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Playing Spiritual Games Safely and for Fun!

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

Rain Shadow Reiki’s New Spiritual Community Activity!!  GNO!!

I’ve talked in the past about how my guides are telling me that now, at this time, it is vitally important to the healing of our people and our earth that we gather in local spiritual groups.  If people are not part of a church, then forming or finding a spiritual group is essential to our spiritual evolution.

The group of ladies in the family room who played Enchanted Spellboard, being photo bombed by my son.  LOL
The group of ladies in the family room who played Enchanted Spellboard, being photo bombed by my son in the background. LOL

We evolve faster and more easily when working closely with other spiritual people of like mind.  I have experienced this first hand in my own Reiki community and can see the direct effects in my own progression.  So, once again, especially if you’ve been getting your own messages to find other spiritual people close to you, JUST DO IT!!  It is not always easy meeting new people and working closely with others, but it is highly worthwhile.

Our Reiki Communities New Group — Meet Our Mystic Sisters!

My guides encouraged me to start a Ladies Night Out group to bring more fun to our small Reiki community.  GNO was my guides idea, but I liked it and got it going with our first group activity, GAME NIGHT!!

After playing some ‘get-to-know-you’ games and filling our tummies with delicious healthy food, we voted on a name for the group and Mystic Sisters won by a slim margin.  My guides gave me this name first so it doesn’t surprise me at all that it won the vote.  So our group is called the Mystic Sisters.  The sisterhood theme was a big one as 5 out of the 7 possible names we voted on, had sisters in it.

Playing Spiritual Games in a Safe Way

The group in the living room learning how to play the Psychic Circle game.  It helps to have one person taking notes and reading the book.  You can take turns doing this.
The group in the living room learning how to play the Psychic Circle game. It helps to have one person taking notes and reading the book. You can take turns doing this.

The spiritual part of our evening this month was to learn how to play spiritual divining games in a safe and accurate manner.  As a child, I had a higher knowing (not that I knew what a higher knowing was at that time) that Ouija Boards and other such games could be unsafe and possibly bring in darkness.  I still have this feeling and have not ever wanted to even touch one, let alone play with one.

However, I do not feel that all spiritual games are this way.  I feel the people who create the game and HOW it is played and instructed to be played makes a big difference.  I feel some games themselves are not safe and I feel it’s possible that the misguided usage of some of these games by people who didn’t know any better or possibly used them for dark needs have over time left an imprint of lower energy that isn’t what I want to be playing with.  Just my opinion/feeling.

The Enchanted Spellboard group, a lively group with more questions than time.
The Enchanted Spellboard group, a lively group with more questions than time.

So I searched for similar games that I could feel good about.  I quickly found a series of games made by a husband and wife psychic team who had the same idea as me; wanting beautiful spiritual divining games that were of Love and Light with very detailed instructions as to how to work with these kinds of games safely.  I found Psychic Circle, Enchanted Spellboard and the Truth Fairy games all by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber.  I tried them out ahead of time with some friends and had lots of fun and felt the whole time surrounded and protected by Divine Love and Light.

Intention & Prayer is Everything in Energy

Of course, prior to starting the game, we brought in our Reiki (Gassho prayer of intention), sent Reiki to the games themselves, blessing them with the Power Symbol, cleansing them with the Mental/Emotional Symbol, and energizing them with Divine Energy with the Power Symbol again (CKR Sandwich).  We cleaned and energized ourselves the same way prior to this and then said a prayer of intention calling in the Highest and Most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides of Love and Light to be with us and guide us.

Setting Space

An arial view of the Psychic Circle game. And again, my 11 year old photo bombing us.
An aerial view of the Psychic Circle game. And again, my 11-year-old photo bombing us.

As the host and Reiki Master in the group, I also set space prior to everyone coming over.  This means I blessed, cleansed and energized the entire home before the event.  I do this before every  event at my home.  For each event I have a different intention depending upon what the purpose of the event is.  For game night, it was Fun, Joy and Sisterly Spiritual Love!  The ‘vibe’ in the room was definitely joyful!  I teach ways to do this, but that’s another blog.  (To be continued.)

Got Reiki?  NO

If you do not have Reiki you can still pray with all of these intentions, state them out loud for emphasis and KNOW and BELIEVE that you are surrounded by Divine and working with only guides and spirits who walk in the White Light of God, and you’ll be good to go.  Put your heart, some visualization, words and intention into this process.  Don’t rush through it, it’s important, take your time and FEEL the difference it makes.

Rebel Danger

What happens if you don’t do this?  Well, sometimes nothing.  But, sometimes, if your intentions are not strong and clear, or you forget to do them at all, lower vibrational spirits who do not have your best intentions in mind can bring in wrong or misleading information, silly or joking information or even dark information.  This is not only a waste of time and confusing, it can be dangerous as these spirits could attach to you and stick around.  Believe me, you do not want this.  They can wreak havoc with your life, your health, your sleep and attract more darkness into it.  (If you feel this has happened to you, I know a trusted healer who can help.  Call or email me for information.)

It is just too easy to say a prayer of intention and NOT end up with this kind of energy around you by being in a state of Love and Light and holding Divine close to your heart at all times.  Especially if you are playing these games with others, you owe it to them and yourself to do it safely.  O.k., lecture over.

It’s All In the Question

Arial view of the Enchanted Spellboard.
Ariel view of the Enchanted Spellboard.

With practice we found out that how you phrase your question is very important as well as having excitement and curious energy helps to bring in movement to the board faster and easier.  The more fun we had, the better it worked.  It was so much fun, some of the sisters wanted to play these games again next month.  Yep, it was cool!  At one point I asked if it would be in my highest good to go to Sedona this summer for my girlfriend’s birthday celebration.  The Psychic Circle board first went to GO and then landed on FIRE.  I laughed and said, “Ok, I can go, but it’s going to be very hot.”  When I told my friend this, she said that she’s a Leo and Leo is a FIRE sign.  Ok, two possible meanings.  Either way, Sedona is a good idea for me anytime.  No, I didn’t need the game to tell me that, my intuition is pretty darn good, but it was a very fun way to get an answer.

WARNING: Please do not do any kind of spiritual work while partaking in drugs or alcohol.

Mystic Sister is new and just getting started but my guides give me great ideas all the time.  I can’t wait to see where we go with this.

If you are interested in Reiki, please read my website and/or feel free to contact me with any pertinent questions via email or phone.  If you live on the Olympic Peninsula and are interested in learning more about Mystic Sisters, please give me a call.  I’d love to hear from you.

Now go out and find a new way to bring fun and joy into your spiritual path!!

Reiki Blessings,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Welcome Mat

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

To make your guests feel more welcome and keep your home clean of ‘outside’ energies at the same time, REIKI YOUR WELCOME MAT!

This is particularly important for me since I work much of the time, out of my home.  My kids live here, my pets live here, I LIVE HERE!  I want to keep the yucky stuff OUT of my house.  This process helps.

WELCOME

Make sure your welcome mat has good energy and message to begin with.  This one reflects the work I do.
Make sure your welcome mat has good energy and a nice message to begin with. This one reflects the work I do.

Before a class or workshop, I put Reiki II symbols into my welcome mat on the front porch to bless each person coming in (CKR), cleanse off the old energy guests might bring in (SHK) and to help them to calm their mind and leave their stress and emotional issues outside (also SHK).  It helps everyone inside to have a better time, whether it’s a party, a Reiki circle or class, or friends coming over for a play date.  The energy is all calmer, happier and feels better if Reiki helps them leave their issues at the door.

COME ON IN

This one is fun and reflects that I love cats, also, beware if you are allergic.
This one is fun and reflects that I love cats, also, beware if you are allergic.

Then I put Reiki II symbols in the welcome mat on the inside of the door for energizing energies (CKR) coming into the home for excitement of a Diving kind.  This helps to raise the vibration of the energy coming into the room.  I put the Mental/Emotional Symbol (SHK) on the mat for a calming and loving feel in the room.  If the person’s Higher Self doesn’t want the Reiki on the mats they don’t have to take it, so we are not infringing on their boundaries.  It’s all in the intention when we place the symbols in the mats and we are putting Reiki into the mat, not into the person.  Either way, the space around each person is still clean and clear, safe and sacred from the Reiki, helping to lift the vibration in the space which helps to lift the moods of everyone who comes into the space.  It’s a win/win and you all know I like those win/win situations.

Noticing a Difference

Now that you can leave your stress behind you, you can breath easy.
Now that you can leave your stress behind you, you can breath easy.

I’ve started this as a regular part of setting space before a class or circle and people say they have noticed a difference.  In one class I had one of the students comment that she was really stressed before she came.   But as soon as she got into my house, she felt much better and had a great time in class.  She was worried before she came that she wouldn’t be able to leave her ‘stuff’ outside.  When I told her what I do with the welcome mat, she really felt the Reiki Welcome Mat helped with this.  I did too.

Another fun new technique to try, Namaste

In Love and LIght,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

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Reiki Stories – Reiki Heals Torn Calf Muscle/Behcet’s Diesease

Reprinted from the Reiki News Magazine Winter 2014 issue

If you have taken a Reiki class or thinking about it and are not yet familiar with the Reiki News Magazine, I am here to say, this is a wonderful resource not to be missed out on.  I have stacks and stacks of these magazines that I keep through the years and reread. Plus I have them available for check out in the Rain Shadow Reiki lending library.

The articles give me inspiration, ideas and motivation by hearing other Reiki stories from other Reiki Practitioners.  The magazine comes quarterly so you don’t get overwhelmed, but you are excited by the time the new one comes.  I highly recommend getting a subscription at any level of Reiki you are at.

Here is a story of physical healing that happened quite over night from the Winter 2014 issue.  Short and sweet, but powerful.  I pray it gives you some ideas about what is possible with Reiki.

Blessings, Josslyn

Most of the stories in this section of Reiki News Magazine have been documented by before and after medical tests and the observations of licensed health care providers.  Please note that while Reiki can cause miraculous healing, it does not always do so.  However most patients receive some level of healing with the minimum benefit being relaxation and stress reduction.  If you have medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that you use Reiki in conjunction with the help of a licensed health care provider.

Reiki Heals Torn Calf Muscle

My husband tore his calf muscle playing soccer.  The bleeding under the skin was visible immediately, and he couldn’t bear weight on his leg.  The chiropractor told him that he would be on the sidelines for six weeks.  He was devastated.  That night I gave Reiki to his calf muscle by simply cupping the injured calf muscle in my hands.  I held it for about 20 minutes in that one spot.  After 10 – 15 minutes my husband and I started to feel a massaging sensation under the skin.  My husband asked, “What is that?”  I replied that I didn’t know and suggested that we just go with it.  The massaging sensation was like a series of waves flowing back and forth.  I held the position until the movement stopped.  the next day my husband was walking, in no pain and with no limp.  the chiropractor declared him fit to play the following Saturday and was scratching his head as to how my husband could have healed so quickly!  –Alex Midwife

Story #2 lets us know what healing is possible with a Reiki Attunement

Behcet’s Disease Healed with Reiki

I had an incurable and devastating illness called Behcet’s Disease.  My symptoms were painful and life shattering including losing my eyesight.  Always intuitive, I knew there was a reason for my experiencing this ‘whole’ body illness.  I intuitively knew that I would be able to heal myself.  I became an ordained minister through the study of the Teleios Technique with Dr. Jim Cox.  Then I began certification in Reiki.  The night of the Reiki I attunement I had a dream about a white light that surrounded my body and entered through the top of my head (crown chakra).  This white light renewed and restored every cell in my body.  That was November 15, 1996.  I have not had a symptom of Behcet’s since that day.  In fact, I am now 60 but I look younger than I did in 1996.  By the way, Behcet’s Disease is described as “No Hope- No Cure.”  —Billie Watkins, M. Div., Minister

 

 

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Your Email

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

Joss’ Dramatic Email Story to Draw You In

Years ago, before I knew Reiki, my husband and I were in the process of buying a franchise business.  It was an enrichment activity place for children and would help children to learn how to feel, understand and relate their emotions more powerfully and spiritually.  It was amazing.  However, after months of planning, preparation and training, we had severe ethical differences with the owner and ended up severing ties with her and the whole business idea.  It was the death of a dream for us.

Emails can carry the good or 'bad' energy of the person who is sending them.
Emails can carry the good or ‘bad’ energy of the person who is sending them.

Unfortunately, it was the death of much more than that too.   Our beloved dog Marley died at exactly the same time in an accident.  It was an accident, however, I still felt at fault and felt a great deal of guilt over the situation.   I was grieving our family member and our business dream at the same time.  We didn’t know where to take our dreams from there, it was just too painful to move on.  It was a very hard time especially since I didn’t have nearly as many coping skills as I have now with Reiki.

THE POWERFUL EMAIL

NO, don't open that!!
NO, DON’T OPEN THAT!!

At the same time of us feeling defeated, depressed and in limbo, the franchise owner’s friend sent me a scathing email about the situation.  She, of course believed her friend to be ethical and didn’t believe us.  The email was extremely unkind but even worse, she powerfully put ALL of her emotions into the email as she wrote it and transferred them to me when I opened it.  As soon as I clicked to open the email, I felt fully every hurtful emotion she was feeling towards us come through the email before I even read it.   It got into my auric field and brought me down like a ton of bricks.  I was still grieving and working through my own fears and issues with leaving the business behind and feeling responsible for our family member’s death, so her email and the emotional energy that came though with it, easily got into my unprotected auric field and exacerbated any difficult emotions I was already feeling ten fold.  I got physically sick on top of the depression and had trouble functioning for weeks afterward.  I didn’t fully realize at that time that an email could carry energy like that and affect me to such a degree.  I finally realized what was happening and started meditating and doing some healing work that I knew at the time to help me remove this energy from my body, mind and spirit.  Over time I got better and was able to put it behind me.  This is obviously an extreme situation, but it is the extreme that sticks with us and teaches us some of our biggest lessons.  And I learned an important one, REIKI YOUR EMAILS, COMING IN AND GOING OUT!!

HOW REIKI HELPS US THROUGH OUR EMAILS

When we Reiki the emails we can neutralize any less than loving feelings we may be having at the time we write the email, so the other person doesn’t receive them energetically.  We can also neutralize any of those same feelings that may be coming IN on an email from someone else BEFORE it gets to us.  We all have stressed or negative feelings from time to time,  but we don’t need to be sending them out to the world or to our friends via emails and pm’s.

BONUS: When we Reiki emails going out, the Reiki will help to heal any less than loving feelings we are having at the time too.  It’s a win/win.

We do not need anyone’s permission to do this because we are not sending Reiki TO the person, we are sending it to the email, surrounding and protecting the energy of the email.   We are sending Reiki to the email so it is full of positive love energy.  If the person on the receiving end chooses to take some Reiki that comes with the email, that is between them and their Higher Power.

HOW TO SEND REIKI LOVE WITH YOUR EMAILS

SEND ONLY LOVE
SEND ONLY LOVE

As always, this is my way.  Feel free to use this one or trust your higher self, your Reiki Guides and you own personal knowledge to come up with a way that feels right for you.

Reiki incoming as well as outgoing emails with this process:(also snail mail, Facebook, etc.)

  1.  Gassho- Hold your hands in the prayer position at your heart and ask Divine to send down the Reiki.  Hold your hands in prayer position at your third eye and ask Divine to send down your Reiki Guides of the Highest and most Sacred Order of Love and Light. (If you are in a hurry you don’t always need to do the Gassho, as long as you do it much of the time. Or you can do this in your mind, silently without the movements if you are at work.)
  2. While I have the email or message that I’m sending pulled up on the computer screen, I simply hold up my left hand flowing with Reiki towards the screen with intentions that it’s getting to the email, every letter, word, paragraph and space. I imagine the email and the Reiki flowing to it. (If around other people, simply do this with your eyes.)
  3. Let the Reiki flow with intention.  You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the email, dancing around the letters.  Flowing through the message or just melding with its essence.  Intention: Clean and clear, safe and sacred.
  4. If you have Reiki symbols – I like to use the CKR sandwich;            1.  Start with a blessing symbol like the Power Symbol (CKR) or a master blessing symbol (UDKM or TDKM) for the intention of sending blessings to the email and anyone who reads it.  (We can send a blessings symbol without permission.)                                            2. Then I send in the Mental/Emotional Symbol (SHK) and chant in my head the mantra with my intention, ‘clean and clear,’ three times each.  This will clean the email of any stress or emotion that you are feeling when you write it.You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into each individual email you are sending out.                                                    3. End the sandwich with the Power Symbol (CKR) for energizing the email to the perfect balance for you and the person receiving it.
  5. Reiki your email until you feel it is enough.

You can use this process for letters, pm’s or other forms of communication.

Thank the Reiki and your guides!  Send the email with Love & Light!

I hope these blogs are helping you to open up your idea box about what to use your Reiki for in your daily life.  Every time you work with Reiki, your life becomes more spiritual and in a lot of ways, easier.  Go with the flow baby!!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn Streett

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

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Reiki At Work – New Blogs About Making Any Job More Spiritual

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

Lets face it, many of us light workers would love to work in a field where we feel fulfilled and spiritual every day.  However, the reality is that we are at the very beginning of major change on our planet.  Therefore, many of us are still in jobs that pay the bills, but maybe don’t quite fill the soul.

Business Experience

My husband and I have both worked in cutthroat businesses and have had experience with not feeling like our jobs are in our highest good.  I wish I had known Reiki back then.  But, with his support, I was able to get out of that arena and follow my true spiritual path to be a healer/reader/teacher, guided by Divine Source all along the way.

New Blogs to Help With Work

I’m starting a new category of blogs for those of you who need to be ‘bringing home the bacon’ in a way that may seem less than satisfactory to you.  A question I get asked quite a bit is “HOW do you make a not so spiritual job, feel more spiritual?”  That is the question I will be answering in this new series.  Please help me with this by commenting below this blog, with what your current job is and asking me ways to bring Reiki in to help you feel better about your daily work.  Give me specific troubles you are having, the type of job it is and/or situations you find yourself in where you’d like to bring Reiki in to help.  I’ll do my best to answer as many of them as I can.  If you do not want to comment for the world to read, feel free to email me at rainshadowreiki@gmail.com .  I love hearing from you.

In Love and Light,

Josslyn Streett

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

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Congratulations to Our Newest Reiki I Students! The Ones Who Made it Through!

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

FIRST, A Big Huge Congratulations to our newest Rain Shadow Reiki, Reiki I students!!

Congratulations Mary Ellen, Camille, and Jayne, much Reiki Love to you all!
Congratulations Mary Ellen, Camille, and Jayne, much Reiki Love to you all!

What a wonderful and fun group of women.  I know, I always say that, because it’s true.  I’m blessed to have deep, inquisitive, curious, strong, respectful, spiritual and simply amazing students to take my classes.

Of course, as teacher, I take some credit, because I put the intention into my manifestation of amazing students every day, that I only get the best of the best students who vibrate well with me and are meant to take my classes.  But, it’s a collision course for success, because they’ve been doing the same in manifesting the right Reiki teacher for them, so it’s literally impossible for them to NOT find me and for me to NOT find them.  I love the way the Universe works.

Healing Crisis BEFORE a Reiki Class

When I took my Karuna Reiki class from William Lee Rand, he sent the books out beforehand so we could study the many symbols prior to the class.  My ‘healing crisis’ or as I call it, HEALING OPPORTUNITY started right away and lasted in my opinion for a few years.  It was powerful or pre-menopause, not 100% sure on that one.  But, the healing opportunity started as soon as I received my manual a month before the class when in the summertime, I got a head cold.  I don’t get head colds in the summer.

“When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters.  One represents danger, the other opportunity.”        John F. Kennedy

HealingCrisisChangeThis can happen with any of the healing classes we take.  As soon as we make the firm decision to change or evolve the healing opportunity can start.  This is not the ‘fault’ of Reiki, this is a conscious decision your soul and human self has made to change, but change also comes with evolution, raising our vibration, learning.  This can look like an emotional upset, cold or flu symptoms, strange dreams, trouble sleeping or being challenged by some of your old belief patters in hurtful and difficult ways.  This is the cleansing process that the student chooses when they choose CHANGE.  When they choose to evolve and get rid of the OLD and bring in the NEW vibration, our body, mind and spirit start to dump out the old stuff that no longer serves us.  Some people start this process after the class, but yes, some of us lucky ones start right away.

From Six Down to Three

Thus, I had three people sign up for the class this week who were not able to complete it. Two of them were so sick they weren’t able to even attend the class, one came and went home early.  Could they simply have colds?  Yes, of course.  Could they be detoxifying old stuff they no longer need and thus triggering a Healing Opportunity?  Yes, of course.  It doesn’t matter the why,  the answer is the same, REIKI!!!  Drinking lots of water, extra rest and taking an epsom salts bath helps a great deal too.  So, my recommendation is, stick with your first intuition to evolve and take the Reiki class at your next possible opportunity.  If you already have Reiki, REIKI YOURSELF A WHOLE LOT, EVERY DAY!  That is my prescription for a healing crisis/opportunity.

“Healing is not an overnight process, it is a daily cleansing of pain, it is a daily healing of your life.”   Leon Brown, found not guilty from new DNA evidence, after 30 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  

I’m greatly proud of ALL my Reiki students for being on their spiritual path and continuing to move forward despite difficult conditions.  You are so much stronger than you know.

LOVE THIS PIC THE BEST! Such excitement.
LOVE THIS PIC THE BEST! Such excitement.

And, again, congratulations to my wonderful new Reiki students from this weekend, the ones who did make it through.  I cannot wait to see where your Reiki path goes.  So exciting.

 

 

Reiki Blessings to you ALL,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Reiki Every Day – Sending Reiki to Animals in Need

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

One of my goals with my blogging and teaching is to encourage people to work with their Reiki gift in their every day life. Reiki is for EVERYONE, not just for being a professional healer.  Reiki to me is for making our lives and those around us AND the whole world, a more beautiful and spiritual place to live.  In fact, I truly see Reiki as the healing power that anyone can do.

Reiki Every Day

I’m starting a new series for this purpose called, Reiki Every Day.  My intention is that they will be short little ideas of ways to work with your Reiki in small but powerful ways for you on a daily basis.  Similar to Quick Tips but more as ideas and encouraging you to figure out the HOW to fit your life.

Sending Reiki to Animals in Need 

LOTS of animals need homes, we can't help all of them, or can we?!!  Reiki can!
LOTS of animals need homes, we can’t help all of them, or can we?!! Reiki can!

I opened up my newspaper today to cut out the wonderful garage selling page with map and description of each sale going on this coming weekend.  Right next to the ads are pictures of kitties from the local rescue organization, brilliant of them, I always read them even though I am not in the market for more cats.  I see the photos and find myself wanting to adopt ALL OF THEM and I have done that before, before I had a husband who puts his foot down as to how many animals I have.  Darn his level head and my bleeding heart.  When we have big hearts, it’s sometimes difficult to see so many animals in need.  How can we help so many?  Easy, with Reiki.

Send Reiki in a Way that Works for You

There are many ways to do this, sit with it for a minute,  your desire to help will communicate to your Reiki guides to give you an idea that will work for you and your life.  Then you can adapt it to you and certain special situations in that moment.  This may even mean getting more involved in the animal rescue group yourself, or it could mean pulling over to help a dog in the street and calling it’s owner or it may just mean sending Reiki to them and moving on.  Since I have a full plate as it is in the pet ownership department, when I come across ads or Facebook pictures that are about animals in need, I opt for the ‘send Reiki’ option.

Please help me find a new mommy.  Some of these pictures really tug at our heart strings.  Sending Reiki is sending a whole team of guides of Love and Light  to spring into action to help this kitten find a home.  Reiki heals in many ways.
Please help me find a new mommy. Some of these pictures really tug at our heart-strings. Sending Reiki is sending a whole team of guides of Love and Light to spring into action to help this kitten find a home. Reiki heals in many ways.

I put a Mental/Emotional Reiki symbol and then a Power Symbol over each picture, say the name of each symbol three times and intend for the Highest Good of All involved for them to find the perfect home.  That’s all it takes.  THAT is powerful intention and healing.  I do this in the paper, on Facebook, dog running through the street, on T.V. and any other time I see an animal in need.  It’s quick and simple and powerful healing.  If you do not have Reiki symbols simply run Reiki over the picture with your positive intentions for the highest good of all for these animals.  It is much like saying a prayer but with Reiki.

FAITH

Then have faith that the Reiki will work miracles and help to find these pets the perfect home for them.  This helps our heart feel better, it got us to stop from our busy day to think about someone else and gave us a chance to connect with our Reiki guides and our Reiki energy.  ALL GOOD!  A win/win!

Hopefully this is a new and welcome idea to some of you or a good reminder to others, now go out, use your Reiki for good and help some animals in a whole new way.

Blessings,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Quotes I Like – Why Fear Doesn’t Work

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

I read many books at a time, two in my car, three by my bed, one in each reading room,  one in the Reiki room, etc.  But when a book really catches my interest like this one, I just read and read and read until I typically start over and read it again.

When I was drawn to this book and told to get it by my guides I laughingly questioned them, “Really, another book written by a medium?  What else can they have to say?”  Well this book now has a whole stack used of sticky notes sticking out of it at places I want to go back and reread or post quotes.  For me, that’s the sign of a good book.  Here is a quote about fear I’d like to share.  I post this quote because it answers many of the questions I get the most.

REMINDER

Run your Reiki when you read ANYTHING.

Run Reiki when you want to heal your fear or other difficult emotions.

Allow your Reiki to surround you with spiritual power, the highest & most enlightened protection and loving support to help you heal deeper, faster and more thoroughly.

From the book “You Are A Medium” by Sherrie Dillard

“Fear acts like a dense wall surrounding us, it is a visceral inner resistance that we erect to try to guard and protect ourselves from what may or may not come our way.  Yet this never works.  

Instead of protecting us, fear keeps us from accessing the inner power of our spirit.

Book-You Are A MediumWhere there is fear, the awareness of the power of your spirit is repressed and hidden.  The cure for fear is to activate your inner power.  Instead of looking for outside solutions or becoming numb with stress, go within and listen.  Summon and awaken the quiet power of your spirit.  Breathe into your body, open your heart, and feel the power in your solar plexus.  If you feel led to take action, activate the courage buried within and go forward with integrity and positivity.  You only truly know the power of your spirit when you allow it to lead you.  Take a risk and confront your fears.  When you do, they fall away.  The earth school lesson of fear is a call to activate and employ the power of your spirit.”

This book is available for check out in the Rain Shadow Reiki lending library with much excellent new information about talking to our loved ones who have passed over.

While checking out Sherrie Dillard I found this page with a good article on what to do if you encounter a ghost.  I liked it so I’m linking here.  It has some good information including, do not attempt to contact the ghost yourself, get a professional to help.

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Head Cold or Healing Opportunity? A Healers Healing Story

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

I had a head cold last week.  Yes, healers get sick too.  How else do we learn so much about healing if we don’t actually DO the process ourselves?!!  Yes, rhetorical question, but you’d be surprised at how many people expect Energy Healers to be perfect, as if being able to channel Divine Energy can only be done by Jesus and Buddha.   When really, it is actually very much the opposite, anyone can do this and everyone needs to do this and we all need to believe we can.  We all learn by doing, which is why we are here on this planet having these very human experiences.  Reiki Masters are no different, I learn through my human self and share the lessons with my clients.  But, I digress…let me step off my soap box and get to the topic at hand…

Blog Goals

By telling you my healing story I hope to:

  •  Empower you to practice with your Reiki for EVERYTHING in your life, bringing you closer to YOUR Creator.
  • Empower you to experiment with other healing modalities while working with Reiki as your spiritual and healing base, or grounding tool, if it feels right to you.
  • Empower you to think outside the ‘box’ as to other ways in which to work with your Reiki.
  • Give you an example of how I use different techniques along with my Reiki to do a self-healing.  I believe with some practice, anyone can do this.

Head Cold History

In order to accomplish these goals, allow me to share a personal healing story.

Growing up my body’s ‘go to’ sickness was head colds.  I got them A LOT!  TOO MUCH.  A sore throat, plugged up nose, popping achy ears, you probably know the drill.  My family didn’t know about natural healing back then so I used the horrible nose drops that never really worked but made me feel like I was at least DOING SOMETHING.  This was a chronic condition for me that worsened through college and beyond until I started learning about the whole new world of natural medicines.  Now, I rarely get head colds and if I do they are mild compared to the one or two-week long dramas that they were in my youth.

New Attitude

It helps a lot that I have a new attitude about being physically ill.  I now view it as a healing opportunity rather than a waste of time.  Every time we are sick, it is a conversation we could be having with our body/mind/spirit.  Our bodies are working very hard to tell us something.  When we believe being ill is a waste of time or just something that we have to live with from time to time, we are in deed wasting a precious learning opportunity.  Rarely is an illness only on the physical level, yet we will usually only heal it on that level when we have the ‘waste of time’ frame of mind.  Typically illness is on two or three levels at the same time, and can also be on all four levels of our energy body: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  This means that in order to truly heal this ‘dis-ease’ fully, we must heal all four levels that need healing.  Yes, this can take many years of head colds before we get to all the levels because all four levels are not always ready to heal at the same time.  We can heal the levels that are ready, when they are ready and then move on to the others when they are ready.  If we are not truly healing, either we are not listening or we are not quite ready mentally, emotionally, or spiritually to know what it is that we need to heal.  Often we are ready on one level but not yet on another.  It is a process like any other journey. 

Past Life Self Healing For My Head Cold

I knew this head cold was a BIG one for me.  It comes after two whole years of not being sick with a head cold at all (a really long time for me), it comes in the summer which rarely happens for me AND it comes in a year where I’ve been healing a lot of very deep physical issues.  I just ‘knew’ this was a big opportunity to heal myself.  IF, I did not ignore it.  The head cold issue has been with me for as long as I can remember in this life.  It has an important message for me. And now, thanks to Reiki and the other healing abilities I’ve learned, I knew I had a special opportunity to heal this.  Possibly for the last time.

Many Lives of Not Being Able to Breathe

While in the throes of the worst part of the cold I couldn’t breathe at all.  For me, this is the most intolerable part of being sick.  I absolutely hate not being able to breathe.  It makes it hard to sleep and for some reason was bringing up a lot of fear this time that I hadn’t felt before.  I had been doing essential oils which helped some, natural supplements, neti pot, warming sock treatment, etc.  Everything I know and others could tell me about, I was doing it.  But, listening to my intuition, I felt I needed something more, something focused, something different energetically.

I felt that I needed to do some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) along with Reiki, which has been very effective for me in the past.  I like that with EFT and Reiki, once you have the ability and the knowledge, they are always with you, where ever you need them.  Any time, any where. (EFT heals us by the light tapping of our fingers on meridians around the body.  The tapping along with certain phrases releases trauma from the physical body by releasing it from the nervous system. Read more at the link.)

THE HOW  –  IN STORY FORM THIS TIME

So even though I do Reiki on myself when I’m sick and self Reiki every day, I felt this time I needed to do EFT.  Trust your gut as to what you need.

So, it’s very late at night and I still can’t fall asleep, I’m exhausted from being sick and not sleeping well.  In my Reiki Gassho,  I call on my Reiki and my Reiki Guides to be with me, surround me with spiritual power, protection and support before I do any healing/spiritual work.  I ask my guides to guide me through the process of the EFT, to help me tap on the phrases that will be most effective and healing for me.  I sit for a moment and think about the problem of not being able to breathe and how that makes me feel.  If a thought doesn’t come to me to tap on, I just start tapping on “Even though I can’t breathe and I can’t sleep, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”  I start tapping on that.  While tapping I’m aware of other thoughts that may come up to tap on next time.  If nothing comes up I tap on “Even though I STILL can’t breathe….etc.”  Then I go from there.  The Reiki is guiding me, supporting me on all levels during the process and protecting  me at the same time.  My guides are helping me to listen to my body and my Higher Guidance to get the next phrase to tap on.  I then feel fearful of not being able to breathe so I tap on that.  “Even though not being able to breathe is making me afraid, …”   I allow my Reiki guides to feed me the phrases I need and the wording I need to tap on most.  Each time I tap on a phrase I can feel the layers falling away, first getting more intense and then afterwards, lessening.

Then as I’m getting deeper and deeper into the emotions of not being able to breathe I start seeing visions of being trapped, trapped in a very small space under a very large stone building, like a pyramid or a cathedral, but it’s not just one life and it’s not just one building, it’s multiple.  Three lives.  I ‘see’ three lives with this same theme of being trapped and not being able to breathe.  The information from the three different lives mixes and mingles with each other making it difficult for me to tell them apart but I’m aware of them being slightly different but with the same overall theme.  I feel and imagine the largeness and heaviness of the building above me and that creates fear too.

In one of the lives I get incredibly anxious and start to ‘freak out.’  I’m not alone, others are with me and try to calm me down.  The whole group cannot move forward in the tunnel until I calm down and keep moving forward but the anxiety is so intense I can’t move, I cannot think straight, I just scream and cry.  We are on our hands and knees in the tunnel trying to get away from someone.  The others try to calm me because we are all at risk of being found if I don’t calm down.  I’m endangering everyone.  The fear is incredibly intense and overwhelming me to the point where I feel I might go crazy there, trapped.  I can’t ‘see’ the outcome and this bothers me.  I decide in order for me as Josslyn to move forward I need to ‘pretend’ I see an outcome, I take control of this part of the vision and move myself forward to be calmer and able to listen to the others help and advice.  I imagine the Reiki surrounding me with its Love and Light, protecting me.  This calms me down too. I’m able to go back to the vision, calmer and viewing it from a more distant place.

It’s dusty and I can’t breathe.  I believe I’m going to die.  I don’t know the way out, I feel trapped like I’ll die in here with no way out, no breath, no help.  I feel I have tunnel vision and can’t see what is truly going on through the panic.  I’m not very old, maybe a young teen, but very scared.  I feel that others are looking for us in one or more of the lives.  I feel we are being pursued and that causes additional layers of fear to come forth.  The dust is so thick I cannot see or breathe and that causes another layer of frustration, agitation, fear, anxiety, it’s all getting layered on top of each other causing my past life self to panic.  I, Josslyn, keep tapping the whole time and tap on the past lives I’m experiencing.  I tap on the fear, I tap on the past life, I tap on the anxiety, the feeling of being trapped, not being able to breathe and I tap on the fear of death.  I keep tapping on these issues while I cry and freak out a little myself because I’m getting too close to the situations in the lives again and it feels too real to me now, too scary and I need to distance myself.  I chant the Mental/Emotional Symbol to help me calm down and ask my guides to help me distance myself from these past life experiences.  Again,  I get calmer.  I can breathe a bit.  I suddenly remember a dream I had a couple of nights before I got sick of being trapped in exactly the same manner and so I tap on the dream and the emotions I feel about it all.  I finally calm down after almost an hour and a half of tapping on my meridians.

I feel I’ve had enough.  I do some self Reiki to help me clean and clear my energy and with the intention of helping me to release everything I’ve learned on all levels ONCE  AND FOR ALL!  I pray for healing at all levels, so that whatever healing has been done is done completely and thoroughly.  I can breathe now.  Then I sleep.

Dear Sweet Sleep

I slept that night being able to breathe and I woke up the next morning being able to breathe.  I’ve been breathing since very nicely while my body is still working through the last stages of the virus.  It is not an instantaneous healing, but I believe I will not have to go through those layers again.  They are done.  I do feel there is more I need to tap on in regards to this issue, throat,  ears, my immune system, etc.  But, I feel relief.  I feel lighter.  I feel the fear of those past lives gone.  I feel free from those layers and I’m grateful for that.  If  I do get a head cold again in the future, I am confident it will be much less on the physical level, the last layer to get to.  Now I’ll be kind to my body and give it time to catch up to the other levels.  I have found that it usually takes my physical body a little longer to catch up to the other levels after a healing.  It does catch up, if I’m gentle and kind to it.

How I felt coming out of the tunnel!!  FREE!!  SAFE!! LIGHT!!
How I felt coming out of the tunnel!! FREE!! SAFE!! LIGHT!!  The Light at the end of the tunnel!!

Be gentle and kind to yourselves and if you feel so motivated, practice your Reiki on yourself every day, rain or shine, tired or energized.  It will guide you through your healing journey too.

Many Blessings to you all,

thanks for reading,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

 

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Writing with Reiki

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

If you want to skip the story and get right to the HOW, scroll down to the HOW.  Otherwise, we learn a lot from other people’s stories, enjoy mine.

WRITING HISTORY

Both my parents were teachers.  My mom in particular helped me extensively with research papers in middle school and high school.  (Thank you mom and Happy Mother’s Day!!) We didn’t know it back then but I am what doctors now call A.D.D. or A.D.H.D.  I rarely remember anything that I don’t use on a daily basis and can’t follow written instructions to save my life.  ( I didn’t know it then, but I have the perfect intuitive brain for what I do now as an energy healer.)

Here is the only photo I have of me studying through all my school days.  But, hey, there is my trusty typwriter
Me in college,  the only photo I have of me studying through all my school days. But, hey, there is my trusty typewriter and my research paper next to it.  The Coke was a joke, but we did drink a lot of it back then.

However, research papers were something I could do and do well.  It just required long hours of work.  Long hours of work, that I could do.  And, I got very good at it.  So, my mom and I would spend days, weekends, weeks even, filling out note cards with information from the Encyclopedia Britannica or other books we would check out from the library on my current topic.  (Sorry, no computers back then.)  We would make a bibliography and then put it all together in one grand paper.  I’d type it up (on a typewriter of course!) and I’d get an A, mainly because my papers were well written, but also longer and more extensive than any others in the class.  I put in the work and in the end, got very good at the process.  This saved me in college where I graduated with honors, again not because I was the brightest bulb in the lamp but one of the hardest working for sure.

TODAY’S PROCESS WITH REIKI

Today I am encouraged to share with you HOW I work with Reiki and my Reiki guides to do my blog writing to maybe encourage others of you to do your own writing with Reiki.  Reiki enhances ANY creative process that we do by offering Higher Guidance, Divine access to information and ideas and timing that will relate to the people who need to be reached at the exact time they need to be reached.

One of Archangel Gabriel's specialties is creativity.  Call on Archangel Gabriel to help you get motivated or any aspect of writing you need help with.
One of Archangel Gabriel’s specialties is creativity. Call on Archangel Gabriel to help you get motivated or any aspect of writing you need help with.

Blogs are great for this process because I could write a blog to be read by one person now, the person who my guides encouraged me to write the blog for initially.  But then, years later, another person will find my blog and read it and it will speak to them as well.  It will be just what they needed to read.  Their guides help them find my blog on the internet even when they weren’t researching Reiki.  I’ve heard this from my clients many times over, “I don’t even know how your page popped up, I wasn’t even researching Reiki, but it did and I read it.  It was exactly what I needed but didn’t know it.”  The internet is a fabulous tool in this way and consistently amazes me.  My Reiki guides help me with all of this.  No detail is too small for them.  When we truly listen to our Divine Guidance every day, trust it, act on it we are in the flow of Divine Energy and our timing will always be right on.  Our guides make it so.

“Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing.”  – Scott Adams

WORKING WITHIN OUR CREATIVE FRAMEWORK

I also believe that our Reiki Guides work with us within the framework that we have in place currently, our human brain, which we chose for our exact purpose before we came here.  In my case, my human A.D.D. brain which is perfect for the intuitive process, not so great for memorizing details, is perfect for what I am meant to do in this lifetime; heal myself and others.  Our guides do not change us, make us “better” or turn us into an award-winning writer when we are not meant to be one.  I believe they work with the gifts we have chosen currently for this life,  and that they believe we are perfect just as we are.  

We come into this world with all the gifts we need, expand them, work with them, be grateful for them and they will grow.
We come into this world with all the gifts we need, expand them, work with them, be grateful for them and they will grow.

We chose to come in with these gifts for a reason.  I was not meant to be the author of the “Harry Potter” series but the author of a Reiki blog for Reiki students.  I have the gifts and talents for that-perfectly.  I work within this framework with my guides while continuing to learn and enhance my abilities as I go.  If I waited until I was a fabulous writer before I ever wrote, I’d never write.  

I say all this, because I want us to stop the negative talk that we do to ourselves.  It hurts us in so many ways, it doesn’t help.  You are exactly as you are meant to be, be grateful for it and learn how to work with it.  Learn what your gifts truly are and enhance them, work with them, be grateful for them and you will expand and grow beautifully.  I’ve found it doesn’t help to put myself down for the abilities I don’t have  (like a tremendous vocabulary, that is what a Thesaurus is for,)  but to be grateful for these gifts I do have and come from a place of gratitude as often as possible, and it is often possible.  Through gratitude of what we currently have, we gain more.  BE GRATEFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE NOW, IT IS EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE!!

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”  Margaret Atwood

HOW TO WORK WITH REIKI FOR WRITING

Laura Ingalls Wilder, my long time hero, did not get her first book published until the age of 65.  She is an inspiration to me, that it is never too late to start something new.  Just do it!
Laura Ingalls Wilder, my long time hero, did not get her first book published until the age of 65. She is an inspiration to me, that it is never too late to start something new. She was a farmer’s wife for many years, started writing articles for local journals and expanded her abilities along the way with practicing for these journals.  She finally wrote her first book because they had lost all their retirement money in the Great Depression and needed something to live on.  That was motivation.  Timing.

Having said that, if you feel drawn to writing, then write.  Don’t wait, just do it!

Reiki can help you by healing your issues around writing.  Reiki yourself for issues, such as:

  • Writing and expressing yourself
  • Being heard, sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions
  • Fear of judgment from others
  • Self confidence
  • Safety on the internet
  • Opinions of others, criticism
  • Responsibility to others, someone using your information in a negative fashion
  • Procrastination or motivation
  • Focus
  • Flow of energy, words and thoughts
  • Any issue you have that is keeping you from moving forward on your writing journey

HOW TO WRITE WITH REIKI

  1. Meditate – in a perfect world I’d meditate before each sitting to write.  I do this often, but sometimes my ideas come when they come and I write “on the fly”.  This is preferred but optional.
  2. Get Centered and Grounded – with or without mediation, spend some time intending and visualizing being centered and grounded.
  3. Prepare yourself with the right atmosphere for you to write; time alone, nice calm music, quiet, door closed, etc.  Sometimes I don’t have any of these and manage to write anyway.  Do what you can when you can.  Don’t let the ‘perfect’ setting keep you from DOING IT!  I have kids and pets, the setting is rarely quiet and perfect for writing, but I do it anyway.
  4. * GasshoBring in your Reiki and Reiki Guides– I do this with the Gassho method.  With my hands at my heart in prayer position I respectfully ask for the Reiki to flow.  With my hands at my third eye, I ask for the Highest and Most Spiritual Order of Reiki Guides with the intention of writing a Reiki blog to come and help me in all ways needed.  Prayer hands back at my heart I intend for Grounding, Centering, a Pure Heart and a Clear  Channel for the Reiki to flow.  
  5. I imagine the Reiki flowing into my crown chakra from Divine Source and flowing down through my brain, through my heart and then through my hands for the typing and out to the keyboard.
  6. I type directly onto my blog.  I first tried to type onto word or write the blog onto paper and transfer it, but no, that didn’t work.  For me I found for the flow to flow the best, I needed to blog right onto the blank blog ‘paper.’  Do what works for you.  Try different methods but your guides will tell you what is best for you quickly.
  7. *LISTEN to your Higher Guidance while typing for ideas and phrases that work best.  This may be the hardest part, the listening.  But, also one of the most important parts.  You’ve got nothing to lose by listening but a lot to lose by not.
  8. WRITE– I write differently every time.  Sometimes I start with just an idea and work on it later.  Sometimes I’ll write the whole blog in one sitting and then edit.  Most times I take many sittings to write a blog, re-write, research, pictures, and editing.  The process is part of the learning and timing as much as anything.
  9. *Reiki Yourself – Be kind to yourself in the process.  Reiki yourself if you start having blockages come up.  Talk to yourself like your very best friend would to help get you through any road blocks to writing.  Reiki yourself some more to heal the issues we talked about up above.
  10. *Communicate with your Reiki Guides regularly I tell my guides to being me ideas for blogs anytime.  I write them down or get the blog idea started and then write it later.  This way I am always open to the intuitive flow of ideas coming from Divine.  Yes, we need to tell our guides what we want and they will do it for us.  Ask and say Thank You!

I pray this encourages some of you to do that little creative thing that has been pestering your mind and spirit lately, whether it be writing, painting, singing, drumming.   Any creative pursuit is enhanced by running Reiki at the same time.  Reiki makes the world a more intuitive and beautiful place.  I envision a very resplendent world myself and you and Reiki are all a HUGE part of it.

Many Blessings to you for reading and bringing Reiki energy into your life,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829