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Reiki As the ENERGY

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki, in Sequim, WA

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MOTHERS OUT THERE, MOTHERS OF ALL KINDS, WE CELEBRATE YOU.  AT RAIN SHADOW REIKI WE ARE ALL MOTHERS FIRST AND FOREMOST!!

The only limits to Reiki and what it can heal in your life – are our own limits of belief.

Reiki is a band of energy vibrations of healing energy that comes from a Divine and intelligent source.  There are many names for this source, but in Reiki Class we learn that Reiki is not religious, it is spiritual.  It is whatever the Love and Light Creator is in your heart.  In a Reiki I class, we learn to channel this energy through our bodies to ourselves or others to heal.

One of the ‘definitions’ of Reiki is, “Divinely Guided Life Force Energy.” Meaning, the energy itself comes from a Divine, intelligent source, it knows what to do, where to go, how much Reiki you or your client needs.   Reiki does this part for us.  That means anyone, ANYONE, can easily DO Reiki healings.  

Reiki is often taught as a technique, but it’s actually the energy.  We teach technique with it in order for people to easily access it, but Reiki is the energy that pervades all living things.  Although many people, even Master/Teachers, talk about Reiki as a technique because that is a tangible thing that people can grasp onto and understand.  We teach technique with a Reiki class to give students a starting point and some confidence in working with their Reiki.  But, Reiki is the energy and not the technique.  

Why does it matter that we know that Reiki is the energy and not the technique?

I have found that many of my students get wrapped up in their heads with Reiki when they are first starting (Any new modality we learn, actually, we are in our heads a lot first to learn it in the left brain, knowledge area.) Students focus on the hand positions I taught them and not the part where I said “You cannot do it wrong.

Many of us are so trained to do things ‘right’, do things a particular way, do things the expert’s way, the way in the book………………….. that we forget, Reiki and our Higher Knowing guide us.  We already know how to do this, our human self just needs to step aside, break through the fear, remember it and go for it!

Reiki being the energy, allows us the freedom to know that as long as we’re doing it with honest intention, we are doing it ‘right.’

Practicing your Reiki Gassho Meditation daily will help your body adjust to running Reiki energy and help you to be able to run more Reiki, more often.

And, Reiki is always good and can do no harm.  So, you literally cannot do it wrong!!

So do your Reiki or take a Reiki class from us, knowing you cannot do it wrong. Knowing it is always ON when you ask it or intend it to be.  And, if it always for your best and highest good for all involved. 

Knowing I cannot do it wrong, gave me permission to be daring, to play with it, to try new things, MY way things and to be DAUNTLESS!!!

I teach classes online currently on Zoom.  If you would like to take a Reiki class email me and we’ll see if it’s in the Divine plan.

In Love and Light,

Josslyn, Ellen, Amber, Bren, Susan, Molly, Margaret, Steph, Deborah & Heather, Reiki Masters for RSR

 

Email questions about Reiki to rainshadowreiki@gmail.com, we have a Rain Shadow Reiki Facebook page and we are in Instagram.  360-460-7829 (Leave a VM, we will call back.)

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Your Feet!

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

FEET

A reminder that our feet need Reiki too and HOW to do it!

FeetReikiThis topic keeps coming up at the Reiki circles each month.  At the circles we have other people working on us and our feet get lots of Reiki.  Typically we have three to five people surrounding us at Reiki circle all practicing Reiki at the same time.  It is inevitable that someone will be at the feet each time.  My husband is a foot person so he loves to be entrusted with that area during circle.  I prefer the head or the body.  We do our best to move around during circle so each person gets to experience a different side and perspective, but we still tend to have our most comfortable areas.

Poor Ignored Feet

I admit it, I am not a foot person.  I don’t like to have people massage my feet, tickle my feet or even touch my feet.  Just not into it.  So, I also admit, I’m the first to skip my feet when I’m doing a Reiki Self Healing.  There, I admitted it…I skip my feet!  I get down to my knees and then think “Ok, that’s good, I did my self-treatment.”

7200 Nerve Endings In Our Feet

It is good.   Better than not doing it at all, but our feet work very hard for us, every single day.   They deserve more attention that I’m giving them, and maybe your feet do too.

Another reminder – Our feet are also critical to our whole bodies’ health.  Every nerve line in the body ends in the feet. According to the RAA, each foot has 7,200 nerve endings in it.

Reflexology points on the feet
Reflexology points on the feet

And while reflexology practitioners sometimes talk about manipulating “energy,” the basic theory seems to rest with these nerve endings, which would love to be massaged, energized and activated with Reiki also.  Reiki is always gentle and safe.

As well, we have a nice sized chakra in our feet which very importantly brings up Mother Earth energy for grounding.  No surprise with the way I have ignored my feet that this is a continual issue for me.  No judgment, we all have our issues.  So, you can see, as a reminder to myself and all of you, our feet need more attention than we are giving them.  Reiki is the perfect, gentle way to give your feet that attention whether you love to have your feet touched, or not.  Thank goodness, with Reiki you can do it either way, touch or no touch.

Excuses

Traditionally taught method of doing a self-treatment on your feet.  My son modeled for us on the fly.  Photo by Joss Streett please link if used.
Traditionally taught method of doing a self-treatment on your feet. My son modeled for us on the fly. Photo by Joss Streett please link if used.

Our feet are probably the most uncomfortable to get to.  It’s an awkward position to lift our feet up and do Reiki on them on our lap.  I have many clients who physically cannot do this due to age or physical issues.  Then others like me who get so far and then finish or fall asleep before the feet get Reiki.

HOW TO REIKI OUR FEET

We talk about this in Reiki I beginning class.  I’m thinking most teachers probably cover this.  But, since this topic keeps coming up at circles,  I figure a little reminder doesn’t hurt.

HOW to Reiki Your Feet

  • Traditional method – put one foot at a time up on your lab and do hands on Reiki on your foot.  Two hands on one foot at a time.  One on top and one on bottom works nicely. (see photo above)

    My son beaming Reiki at his feet.  Photo by Joss St, please link if used.
    My young son beaming Reiki at both of his feet at the same time. This is much easier on the body for people with physical limitations.  Hold your hands where most comfortable.  Photo by Joss St, please link if used.
  • Beaming method – Simply put your feet up on a cushion, ottoman,on the bed or even keep them on the floor, and beam the Reiki from your hands to your feet.  One at a time would be best but to beam Reiki at your feet at all, at this point, is all good.
  • Eye beam – beam the Reiki through your eyes, with intention, to your feet one at a time or at the same time.  This may take practice if you have not done it before, but what better way to practice this than by doing Reiki on the hard to reach feet?!  Simply hold the intention in your mind, body and spirit that you are beaming Reiki through your eyes to your feet and then look at your feet.  Imagine this is working and ask Divine to send your Reiki guides to add help for you.  They will give you insight as to how to do this.

IMPORTANT

Please remember, the comfort of your body is important.  You do not want to injure yourself in any way while doing Reiki.  Do what feels good to your body first and foremost and the Reiki energy will flow more abundantly and with ease.

Reiki Symbols

Yes, definitely work with your Reiki symbols with your feet.  I bet your feet will soak up the extra love and attention.  Using grounding symbols at this point would be fabulous since your feet are one area where you may bring up Mother Earth energy for grounding.  The Power Symbol (CKR), or the two Master Symbols (UDKM or TDKM) would work beautifully.  And, of course, since with Reiki there is no wrong, work with any other symbol that your intuition advises for your feet.  It’s all good!

I pray this little reminder will get some of your feet feeling the love very soon.  I know my feet are much happier.  Thank you to all of you who participate in the circles and help to bring so many blog ideas to share with others.

Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki…Better Than Three Cups Of Coffee!

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

Coffee3RowMy husband, Robert,  is one of those guys that can fall asleep the second his head hits the pillow.  I’m the opposite.  So, I do my Reiki at night while I’m attempting to fall asleep.  This has been a lifelong issue for me, not falling asleep.  I remember as a child laying awake in bed for hours on end waiting to get sleepy, not knowing that this was not normal.  Now, the Reiki helps me to fall asleep within thirty minutes or less just about every night, its such a blessing.  For my husband, this obviously doesn’t work, he’s asleep right away, seriously, that fast.  This always amazed me when we first met.  I didn’t know people did that.  Anyway, in attempting to find a time of day for him to do his daily Reiki, bedtime was not going to work.  So, he has gotten in the habit of doing his Reiki first thing in the morning, before he even steps out of bed.  For me, doing Reiki at night, it helps me relax and fall asleep quickly.  For him, doing Reiki first thing in the morning, it wakes him up.  He says he feels like he’s had three cups of coffee.  (and, that was when he was OFF the coffee!)  The Reiki will do whatever you need it to do at that time, its brilliant like that.  Your intention helps it be ever stronger.

Reiki as a Habit

Photo and another great blog about doing Reiki as a daily habit at www.reikiwithmamta.com/reikiblog/2011/06/start-day-reiki-self-treatment/
Photo and another great blog about doing Reiki as a daily habit .

I am a very go-with-the-flow person.  But, when it comes to the first few months of practicing with your new Reiki energy, I tell my Reiki I students that in order to really make Reiki a part of your daily lives and get the most out of it,  it is critical to make it a habit every single day.  Right away.  Make it a priority in your life for that first month, and do it daily.  Find a time that works for YOU and do it at the same time every day, just like any habit you are working on.  Reiki is no different in this way.  Once you have made it a healthy habit then you truly will feel the effects that Reiki can have on your life quickly and you’ll keep it up, even crave it.

Mini Miracles

When you are working with your Reiki regularly in your life, mini miracles start happening right off that bat, I hear about these all the time in my Reiki students when they start working with the Reiki energy.  It really is amazing how the smallest detail is not too much for spirit to help with once we are working with Reiki daily, once we are ‘in the flow.”  From helping people’s stressful jobs going smoother the very week they start practicing their Reiki, to finding a little statue of their spirit guide quite by “accident” in a store they’ve never wanted to go into before, but were suddenly drawn to.  When you work with the Reiki, Reiki works within you.

Quick Tip for Starting Reiki Practice on Yourself, Creating Mini Miracles and Having a Happier “Go-With-the-Flow” life!

  1. Make DOING Reiki a priority for YOU!  IT’S ALL FOR YOU! When you are happier those around you are happier.  Simply tell yourself and your Divine Source that Reiki in your life IS a priority and you will DO it every day this next month.
  2. Do Reiki every day at the same time!
  3. Think about an intention to add to the strength of the Reiki healing.  Such as “Reiki, please help me heal any issues I have about healing myself,” or “Reiki, please help me fall asleep quickly and easily.”
  4. Then JUST DO IT!  You will be surprised at how easy it is to make this positive habit stick with you if you make it a priority for this first month to start.  It feels so good and relaxing you may even get addicted to the feeling.
  5. Watch for synchronicity happening in your life, these are mini miracles just waiting for you to get in line with the universe.  Once you are in alignment, the ‘coincidences’ happen ALL THE TIME!!
  6. Email me or comment here and let me know how it’s going.

Reiki is with you forever once you’ve been attuned.  But, it’s like anything else, if you don’t use it, you don’t get the benefits of it.  Divine waits patiently for us to DO for ourselves.  When we DO, we are rewarded in more ways than I bet you can come up with yourself.  Please feel free to comment here with the mini miracles YOU have seen in your life since you’ve started working with your Reiki.

Love and Light to you all,

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829