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Past Life Healing Notes- A Samurai Wife, Honored

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

REINCARNATION?

If you do not personally believe in reincarnation you can think of past life healing information as a kind of dream, a subconscious story, or a play that is similar to what you are going through now in your life but with different characters acting it out for you. It could be a story from our mind, from our guides, or even from our ancestral D.N.A. that we need to consciously know about now, in order to heal.  A past life healing allows for us to experience and relive the story but not so we are experiencing it in the now where it would be too close, too emotional.  It aids the client in being able to rise above their personal situation and see it from a more universal perspective, and then heal it with the Reiki Divine Energy.

Picture of a Samurai Warrior, 1890, hand colored.
Picture of a Samurai Warrior, 1890, hand colored.

A SAMURAI WIFE HONORED

My client, Sandy, came in for a spirit guide reading.  However, I’m a healer at heart and so are my guides, sometimes when you come in for one thing, you get a lot more than you asked for.  She got a spirit guide reading, a past life reading, a soul retrieval and a Reiki healing all in one.

I was just as surprised as her when first, one, then two and then three huge samurai warriors came in to greet her and honor her work in a past life.  She told me she wasn’t aware of any Japanese influence in this life.  But, she connected to the story, the people and the emotions as the past life story unfolded bit by bit.

These samurai men are acting as spirit guides in this life but they were also here to give her a message and to help her heal the energy and emotions from this past life.  Sandy had been a samurai wife, daughter and daughter in law.  She grew up in a community and family of the samurai way of life.  Samurai were from wealthy or aristocratic families and were much like the Knights of European countries, came from privilege and were trained to protect the King and country.

They were a close-knit community not allowing outsiders in or near.  Sandy was much-loved and admired by the whole community for taking care of the elderly and children in the entire community. She worked hard and diligently for the needs of others.  She was doting and compassionate to her own two boys as well.  But the men in the community were often gone for long periods of time and often did not come home at all.  When they were home, the love and care that Sandy gave them was much taken for granted and simply expected.  This was their way of life and they believed in it and lived it with honor but that does not mean it was easy.

Three samurai warriors, 1600 - 1700
Three samurai warriors, circa 1880

This family is coming though as your protection in this life and honoring you for your past life as their wife and daughter.” I told her as the message came through.  “As powerful men and warriors they did not realize the sacrifices the women back home-made.  They did not understand or want to understand at the time, how hard it was on you to say good-bye to your loved ones each time they left.  They are honoring you now.

Your samurai husband says he loves you and he placed his hand on his heart to show this, but you made awful soup!”   (LOL  Spirit often comes through with a wonderful sense of humor.)  She was not a good cook but a loving and a wonderful mom and wife in so many ways. They went on more and more about the soup having us rolling in laughter by the thought of it and the connection Sandy felt to it in this life.  She does not like to cook much but says she’s a good cook.  The samurai guides talked about how she would take this soup to the elderly in town but they would not want to eat it.  But, they often would out of necessity and to honor her gift.  I love how spirit often goes into details that we may not think are important but they are to the people hearing them. It brought a light-hearted realism to the whole event.

A group of Samurai men.
A group of samurai men, photo hand colored.

They want you to know that you are a warrior too! You gave your whole life caring for others, living in difficult conditions and emotional ups and downs and you never showed that it was challenging for you in any way.

Sandy in the other life often dreamed of being a samurai herself as she watched her boys training in their martial arts and sword studies.  She had some private fantasies of being a warrior (The character Mulan came to mind here) and going off to fight the glorious battles herself, traveling to far off places, she romanticized it much in order to deal with the reality.  So hearing now, that she was being honored as a warrior of the heart, was a big deal and caused tears in all of us.

The samurai warriors also told us how difficult it was for her to watch her boys grow up knowing that one day, they too would leave to fight and possibly not come back.  The tug at her heart-strings was often too much for her, but she held it inside, where no one else would know or be bothered by it.  Her oldest son in this Japanese life is now her sister, Cammie.  They are very close and working through their own heart issues together in this life as sisters.  In fact they are so close they came to this reading together to share in the experience.

HEART HEALING

Samurai standing, circa 1860, hand painted
Samurai standing, circa 1860, hand painted

The three samurai protect her today in this life as Sandy, they stand to her sides and one behind her at all time.  But, they also brought her a very special gift.  Part of their duties to protect her was to bring back her heart soul part. She left almost half of it with them, each time they’d leave for a ‘mission’ she’d send part of her heart with them. When they didn’t come back to her, her heart didn’t come back either. They cared for her heart until she was humanly ready to bring it back, to deal with the difficult emotions again and to heal this area for good.  They brought her heart soul parts in an old carved wooden box.  They had gathered each one that she left with them.  They put them back together like a puzzle, finally once again as one piece.   Each soul part comes back in its own way, I have found, so they guided me on how to best bring this soul part back and put it back in her energetically.

SOUL PARTS

When life on Earth gets to be too emotional, too difficult, or too traumatic, we sometimes split our energy off and send it somewhere else.  This is sometimes consciously done but usually subconsciously done to protect ourselves.  When we are ready, feel strong enough, we seek out a healer or Shamanic Practitioner to help us get them back.

Antique Japanese wooden box from late 18th century, looks similar to the box they brought her heart back in.  A bit smaller than this and with a bit more decoration.
Antique Japanese wooden box from late 18th century, looks similar to the box they brought her heart back in. A bit smaller than this and with a bit more decoration.

We may not know that is what we need, but our Divine guidance gets us to the right person to handle the healing process.  Often when soul parts come back it is a very emotional experience, especially when it is ones heart.  This is a big and momentous occasion worth celebration and honor of the soul part coming back.  Her guides instructed her on a proper ceremony to welcome her soul parts back and to help integrate them back into her energy field over time.

UPDATE

This was a very recent healing so we still are not fully aware of the healing implications of meeting the samurai and them bringing her heart back.  Often times, after bringing back such a large part of a heart soul part, things get worse before they get better.  It takes time to integrate and release the old to bring in the new.  Once the integration takes place and old energies and people are gone from your life, things get better.   I do know that Sandy has been able to stand up to some very challenging people in her life that she no longer wanted to be a part of her world.  She put up healthy boundaries and told them to leave.  This took a great deal of courage on her part and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the samurai helped her with this process.

Blessings to you all for reading about this healing.  If you are interested in learning about your past lives, call or email me for a healing of your own.  You won’t be bored, of that I can assure you.

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

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My Proof of God

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

 Just telling a bit of my story on how I FELT DIVINE’s presence for the first time and HOW you too can have your own personal EXPERIENCE with your own personal Divine Creator if you so chose.  If that sounds interesting to you, please read on…

Life On Earth is Tough

AngelHugWhen life gets tough for me the only way I get though it is my faith.  I was not raised with faith or religion of any kind.  I had to search for it, study, read, experiment and find what felt right for me.  What made sense in my heart.  I’m extremely grateful for this path.  I feel like I had the blessing of a clean slate to start with and I was able to pick and choose what felt right with few other prejudices interfering.  But, it also meant that I lived much of my life so far, without a strong faith in a higher power.  There was a part of me that always seemed to know and believe there was something bigger than me that I called ‘God’, like people around me, like I saw on T.V., but I didn’t KNOW until later in my life.

No PROOF of God, until there was.

Let’s face it, science does not claim any proof of a Higher Power.  They say there is not proof what so ever, even when there is tons of it all around us.  Faith is supposedly trusting and believing in a Higher Power without proof.  But, what I hear from my clients and students is that they want to FEEL the presence of God with them, not just in the things they see around them, like flowers, trees and babies.  People want to FEEL GOD themselves!  And, simply, I do too.

Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.”—Deepak Chopra

The memory of one time EXPERIENCING God for myself was all I needed to sustain me though the really difficult times.  I believed in a Divine presence before I felt his/her energy, but after, I’ve been more committed to my spiritual journey and more active in my healing path because I truly didn’t feel alone any more.

But, that isn’t enough for our Divine Creator.  He/She lets me know (s)he’s there quite often when I need to feel that I’m not alone.  I hear stories of this over and over from other people of faith.  I know I am not the only one who feels our Divine Source’s  presence but I also know from my students and clients, there are still many who have not.  I guess I’m writing this for those people.  To let them know, don’t give up.  Keep looking, keep searching, keep asking and one day, when you least expect it, when you need it most, you will FEEL the presence of your Divine Creator and you will know too.  This will be when YOUR soul chooses and not before.

I have come to realize through my students how important FEELING this Divine presence is to people.  I pray this helps some people to feel their proof.

My Proof of God Before Reiki

Our pets are angels on earth.
Our pets are angels on earth.

My first and most profound spiritual experience was, no surprise, when I was at the lowest point of depression.  I had been there before but not with my new faith and spiritual beliefs.  In the past I had very much depended upon my pets to give me the love and support that I needed when the depression got to be too much for me to handle alone.  I truly believe that our pets have chosen to be here to love us unconditionally and show us that proof of God, that unconditional love, when we  don’t have that belief system ourselves.  They were always there for me at those times and I’m so grateful for them.  But, I digress.

My Proof of God, After Reiki

At one point the depression got so bad and I felt so helpless that I was feeling totally alone.  I felt no one could understand what I was going through.

I imagine it looking something like this when it happens to me.
I imagine it looking something like this when it happens to me.

I couldn’t calm myself enough to meditate to calm my mind so finally I activated my Reiki in my hands, ran Reiki on parts of my body and prayed and prayed and prayed.  I asked Divine to let me feel him/her around me.  I said I needed to know I was not alone in this.  Immediately I felt a very loving female presence surround me in a huge hug of Love and Light that felt so radiant, so perfect and so immense that there was no doubt in my heart that this was the proof of unconditional love that I had asked for.  The feeling was so incredibly tangible and unlike anything, anything I had ever felt before.  This was bigger than me, to be able to feel this physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually all at the same time, I was blown away.  I knew I was truly not alone in this and that they (God/Goddess and my Spirit Guides) felt so much love for me that I would be able to get through even the most difficult times on Earth with them on my side.  They truly wanted me to know they were with me always and I just knew they were by my side even when I didn’t feel them in this way.  I felt one with their energy always after that.

Faith

After this hug from my Divine I was more easily able to be in a place of gratitude.  The energy completely shifted from pain to gratitude and I was able to be calm enough to meditate and be in a better place.  The next day I was up and about being with my family again with a whole new view on life.  AngelsKeepCalmCallOnAngels

Ask And You Shall Receive

I have called on this feeling many times since, when I needed it and often times Divine and my guides are right there ready for me to FEEL unconditional love again.  But, quite often, just the memory of this event has been enough to remind me in the dark times that I’m not alone and that with Divine and my Reiki Guides, I’ll get through even the most difficult trials.  The memory gave me a faith that has not been shaken.  I’m incredibly grateful for that gift from God, my Proof of God.

The How

I have had many more ‘Proof of God’ experiences since then, thanks to my constant work with Reiki.  Since I work with Reiki every day I am in a constant flow of Divine energy and have many experiences where I feel the presence of God.  I want so much for others who chose to, to be able to FEEL God too!!  Another reason I’m so passionate about teaching Reiki to others, to bring them closer to their own Higher Power and their ability to FEEL this powerful loving energy.

REIKI IS THE HOW

Of all the different methods I tried over the years to be close to a divine presence, Reiki has taken me the farthest.  It has supported me, guided me and protected me through my spiritual awakening.  Reiki has raised my vibration daily, bringing me to the ability to feel, see and hear divine energies.  Reiki has brought me many guides of Love and Light to assist me in my daily spiritual search for my path, my way in this life.  Reiki is my centering and grounding source each and every day of  life in this class room here on earth.  Every single time I practice Reiki on myself or on someone else, I have my proof of God.  I feel a little closer to Heaven each time.  THAT IS WHY I DO REIKI!!  I LOVE IT!!

I pray for you to have your own experience of our Divine Source so that you too may find your PERSONAL Proof of God.

In Love and Light of our Divine Creator,

Josslyn Streett

My favorite angel song, ANGEL by Sarah McLachlan

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Reiki in the Walls – New or Add On Construction

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

Thank you so much for your Reiki questions via comments and emails.  A recent email question gave me the idea for this blog.  A new Reiki Master was building a new home and wanted to know if they could put Reiki into the walls before the drywall went up and if so HOW?  The HOW is my thing. I love writing about the HOW because it helps to open up people’s boxes about what to use your Reiki for and how easy it is.

Yes!

Put Reiki into all aspects of construction when adding on a room to your home, especially if the room will be used for spiritual work or sleep.
Put Reiki into all aspects of construction when adding on a room to your home, especially if the room will be used for spiritual work or sleep.

The answer is YES!  Definitely put Reiki in all aspects of the construction process of your home, add-on, office, what ever you are building where you will live, work or spend time.  Whether it’s one room you are adding on or a whole house.  Put as much Reiki in the construction of your home as possible from the cement, wood, walls, insulation, electrical, appliances, plumbing, etc.  Building a new home, what a fabulous opportunity to fill and surround your home with Love and Light.

Yes, I Have Done This For My Home

I did this when we added on the Reiki room to our house a few years ago.  It was only one room so it was pretty easy.  But, each day after the workmen would leave, I’d go out there with my ‘Reiki hands’ and do this process to the whole space and construction materials.  I do believe everyone who comes into the room to this day can FEEL the effects of the Reiki in the room.  I get comments on the energy in that room ALL THE TIME.  And, I can feel it myself every time I work in there.

Intention is EVERYTHING!!

Put Reiki into bricks and mortar walls too.
Put Reiki into bricks and mortar walls too.

Intention before and during the process is MOST IMPORTANT!!  Hold a positive loving intention for your space.  Be centered and grounded so you are not bringing stress in from other events in your life.  This will bring stress into the space and invite in not so loving energies.  This would be the opposite of what you want.  Be in a very loving place in your heart before you start the process.  Breath and be calm and with Divine.  ( I talk more about intention below, but, safe and sacred, calm and loving, grounded and centered, loving family space, are all positive intentions you can start with.)

HOW to Reiki Construction On Your Home Under Construction
Put Reiki into the walls and windows.  Seal Doors and windows with the Power Symbol with the intention of protecting the home and occupants.
Put Reiki into the walls and windows. Seal Doors and windows with the Power Symbol with the intention of protecting the home and occupants.

Remember, with Reiki, there is no wrong way.  This is one way I have come up with that works for me.  If it does not feel right then tweak it or change it to feel right for you and your situation.  This process is intended for people with Reiki symbols but I have put added ways to do this if you do not have symbols.  Having Reiki symbols with this particular process will make it faster and easier and you can typically run more energy with a Reiki II attunement, but it is not required.  Anyone can do this with a Reiki I and some time and intention.

  1. Stand in the space quietly, connecting with the space that is your home or going to be your home.  Honor your home and ask it for its permission to bring Love and Light into it with Reiki.  This is showing respect for your home, the space, the land and the spirit guides who watch over your space.
  2. If you were taught the Gassho, prayer position, put your hands in prayer position and ground yourself to Divine Source and to Mother Earth both.  Make sure you are nicely grounded and feel very focused and centered in your heart.  Very  present in the NOW.
  3. While in Gassho, ask Divine to send down the Reiki with the intention of filling the structure with Love and Light, Power, Protection and Support.  Safe and Sacred Space is another one.
  4. Move your prayer position up to your third eye and ask Divine to send down the Highest Spiritual Form of Reiki Guides and Angels to help you and guide you through this process.  Thank them before and after the session.
  5. Prayer position back to your heart  – chant the symbols starting with your Master symbol/s until you feel the Reiki flowing.  If you do not have symbols yet, this process will still work, just get your Reiki running with the positive intention and let it flow.
  6. If you have a Reiki II training or above, then draw CKR, the power symbol, in front of each of your chakras starting with the root and ending with the crown and motion it into your chakras.  Draw once, say or chant name three times and motion in to the chakra.  After the crown put a very large CKR towards your whole body.  This is energizing your whole system and helps you to run more Reiki and stronger and faster for this process.  I do this before attunements and setting space and any time I feel tired.  REIKI I LEVEL – If you have a Reiki level I then run energy on all your chakras for at least thirty seconds each, with the intention of energizing your chakras for running lots of Reiki through you.
  7. REIKI II LEVELDraw in the air one at a time each symbol, starting with the highest symbol you have DKM (Master Symbol) or HSZSN (Long Distance Symbol) and going down to the SHK (Mental/Emotional Symbol) for cleansing and calm and sacred, then to  CKR (Power Symbol for sealing and protecting.  Draw each one in the air one time, chant the name three times and visualize it floating in the air.  Then do the next and the next symbol until all symbols are floating in the air.  INTEND for them to float through the air for a couple of days at least supporting you in this process.  You can even ask them to follow you from room to room as you move through the house.  REIKI I LEVELImagine flowing the Reiki out of your palms and into the room you’ll be working in, filling the room with Reiki for help and guidance throughout the process.  Intend; blissful space, sacred space, calm and clean space, safe and protected space.
  8. Start in the room that is most important to you spiritually.  Imagine your Reiki flowing out of your hands like paint from a paint gun, thick and full and filling all spaces easily.  Imagine beautiful calm and sacred colors flowing out of your hand chakras towards the walls, ceilings, floors and all the space you are in.  I usually start with one wall, then move to another until all four are done.  Then I do the ceiling, floor and the inner space.  Do windows and doors, imagining the Reiki surrounding them with protection.  All Love and Light may come in but lower energies cannot.
  9. If you are attuned to Reiki III,  start with Usui DKM (Master Symbol) for blessing the space or CKR (Power Symbol) if Reiki II also for blessing the space, then SHK (Mental/Emotional Symbol) for cleansing and emotional healing, then CKR (Power Symbol) again for sealing with power, protection and support.  That is how I do it.  (Then I run all my Reiki symbols through the walls and space the same way.  It is up to you how much time you have and how many symbols you put it.  The more the merrier I say but depending upon how much time alone you have in the space, do what feels right.  Getting the three in the walls first is important.  This paint process is fast and beautiful and feels so nice.  You can do a room with a lot of intention in about 15 to 20 minutes each.  Faster if you are in a hurry.  Take more time in the rooms where you will sleep and meditate.
  10. Permanent Symbols – Some of you may want to put drawings or pictures of the Reiki symbols in the walls.  I feel this is fine.  I actually sat in meditation and talked to my guides about this and they thought it was a great idea.  You can spray paint them in the walls before the insulation goes up, pin-up pictures of the symbols on the walls beforehand and any other spiritual symbols that you feel adds Love and Light to the space permanently: Om, Reiki Guides, Usui Sensei, hearts, spiral, sun, etc.  Whatever relates to you and adds positive energy is great.  You may cover them with paper or some kind of covering if you are concerned about other people seeing. That is a personal preference.  Most people who will be in the house working on it won’t know what the symbols are and they won’t really even register with them if they see them.  But, do what feels right to you.  The symbols are sacred to us who work with Reiki, but they are no longer a secret.  They can be seen many places but rarely do people recognize them unless they have knowledge of Reiki and/or the symbols are part of their subconscious mind.  It’s all good.  Go with your intuition on this one.  I trust you and Reiki trusts you.
  11. Hold the intention that this Reiki is permanent Love and Light that is now vibrating through your home, land and space forever!
  12. Thank your, home, your guides and your Reiki.
Reiki a garden wall as it is being constructed for a peaceful and spiritual garden space.
Reiki a garden wall as it is being constructed for a peaceful and spiritual garden space.

QUICK TIP – Don’t try to do the whole house in one day unless you are truly in a time crunch.  Put more time into the spiritual rooms if you have to do this.  Otherwise, do the three symbols in all the rooms and go back to the most important rooms if you end up having more time.

Anything you do is better than nothing so no worries.
You can also do it after the drywall if you run out of time.  Just imagine the Reiki flowing through the walls and filling every space inside, like filling the cells of your body, but filling wall, boards, electrical, plumbing and insulation instead.
I don’t know what you have been taught by your teacher so hopefully some of this you already know.  I figure more is better and you can adjust it from here.
I would love to hear from you if you try this on your new or add-on construction, please comment here as to how it felt for you and how the process worked.
Love and Light to you,
Josslyn
rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829
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Reiki Quick Tip: Reiki Your Luggage

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

LuggageSantaThe Holiday season is here and many of us will be traveling to be with people we love.  Nothing can spoil a visit with loved ones like lost luggage.  The busier we are and the more people who are traveling, the more likely an accident with your luggage will happen.  One year traveling on the train to come visit us, my sister had her entire suitcase of Christmas presents stolen.  It didn’t ruin our holiday but it certainly put a damper on it.

The Archangel of Travel Lends a Hand

I had a healing/reading recently with a client who was going to be traveling out of the country with her two sisters.  This was going to be their first trip together as fully grown women to their ancestral homeland.  My guides alerted me to the fact that another woman was going and was possibly going to have luggage problems that would disrupt her mood the entire trip and therefore make the vacation for all of them not as spiritual as they had hoped.  My client then confirmed that her sister-in-law would be going on this trip too.  My guides told me that her sister-in-law is not grounded because she is going through a lot and this may cause energy imbalances in her own ‘universe’ that could lead to the luggage getting lost.  My client agreed that her sister-in-law had a whole lot going on in her life right now and even more big events right before they take their trip.  She agreed that this could very well be the case.  Since my client wasn’t sure if her sister-in-law would be open to Reiki and grounding techniques, my guides recommended that she Reiki the luggage before the trip for her instead.

Nothing can ruin a vacation like lost luggage.
Nothing can ruin a vacation like lost luggage.

I also recommended that she ask Divine to send for an angel of the Highest and most Sacred Order to help with travel.  The only angel that has come for me when I ask for travel help is Archangel Raphael.  Ask Divine and receive, Archangel Raphael would go with them and the luggage to ensure safe arrival for all.  It worked beautifully.  They recently got home and all went well.   They had a spectacularly spiritual trip and a wonderful time being together.  Of course, there is no way to know if the luggage would have gotten lost, but why take the chance when it’s so easy to take an angel with you and Reiki your luggage.  It only takes a few minutes to do some preventative Reiki work. 

How To Reiki Your Luggage

As always, there is no wrong way to do this, other than not doing it.  Even that is not wrong because if you know about Reiki, read this and still choose not to Reiki your luggage and it gets lost, then it was a wonderful learning experience.  Nothing is ever wasted, we learn from every experience if we are open to it.  But, wouldn’t it be easier to just spend a few minutes surrounding you and your family’s luggage with Reiki before you head out for an adventure?  Yes, it would be.  By doing this, you ensure you are in the flow with the Universal energies and they will be with you through your whole trip helping and guiding a long the way. If your luggage still gets lost, then it was a learning experience you couldn’t avoid.

WHEN

  • Before you leave the house is probably the easiest time to Reiki your luggage.  While it’s all together sitting by the door, before you load it into your car, sit with it for a few minutes and run your Reiki through and around all of it.
  • If a big group of people are going and you won’t all be together before getting to the airport or even on the plane, use your Long Distance Symbol (HSZSN) and run Reiki from your home anytime before the trip with the intention of sending Reiki to all person’s luggage.

    At the airport you'll be a little more stressed and pressed for time, just activate your Reiki symbols if you have them and let the Reiki do the rest.
    At the airport you’ll be a little more stressed and pressed for time, just activate your Reiki symbols if you have them and let the Reiki do the rest.
  • At the airport, if you forgot to do it earlier and are now a little rushed for time, simply draw the symbols of the Mental/Emotional (SHK) and the Power Symbol (CKR) over the luggage and send them with Reiki blessings.
  • Don’t forget to Reiki your car, your train, boat or airplane to assure a safe and secure travel experience.
  • And, always Reiki YOU!

HOW

  1. I hold up my hands or imagine the luggage in my mind’s eye and the Reiki flowing to it.
  2. Close my eyes and mentally/intentionally invoke the Reiki as if I were in the prayer position or the Gassho.  Next, ask Divine to send down my Reiki guides to help me.  I never do any spiritual work without my Reiki guides.
  3. Let the Reiki flow with intention.  You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the luggage, send Reiki symbols into the bags through your hands or through your eyes.  You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into each individual bag.  Set an intention of the safest and most joyous trip for the luggage possible.  Use an intention that works for you and your travelers.
  4. Reiki your luggage until you feel it is enough.
  5. Thank the Reiki and your guides!  Enjoy your trip!!

DON’T FORGET

  • Ask Reiki Source/God of your heart to send down the Highest and Most Sacred, the Best of the Best of travel guides to go with you and your family for a safe and
    Archangel Raphael has been one of my healing guides from the beginning.  He is the only guide I know of specifically meant to help with travel.  Call on him for any travel needs.  He'll lead the way the entire trip.  His name means "It is God who has healed" or "God heals." archangel_raphael2.jpg
    Archangel Raphael has been one of my healing guides from the beginning. He is the only guide I know of specifically meant to help with travel. Call on him for any travel needs. He’ll lead the way the entire trip.

    joyful trip.  Put any positive intention to how you want your trip to go: calm, blissful, serene, prosperous, positive relationships, etc.

  • You can Reiki the plane, your hotel you’ll be staying in, the rental car, your journey, anything and everything having to do with a safe and wonderful journey!

Many Blessings to you all at this magical time of year!

Josslyn

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Daily Meditation to Take Care of YOU Energetically!

DAILY 5 MINUTE MEDITATION

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki, please use daily and share with your friends.

Taking Care of YOU!

I am reposting this process with some changes, because it is the one blog I recommend to people the most.  Especially those people who tell me they have read my “Are You Emotionally Psychic?” page and feel they are Clairsentient.  I use this technique or parts of it, every single day and sometimes multiple times a day to take care of my energy system.

Being healers and caregivers we often do not take care of ourselves because we are too busy taking care of others.  However, that is a catch 22.  If we are not well, we cannot care for others. By not taking care of ourselves first and foremost, we are doing ourselves and the people or pets that we care for a disservice. We are also not modeling healthy behavior to those we care for if we are not taking care of US first.

Energy Body

We take care of our physical body every minute of every day.  We bathe, eat, wash our faces, brush our hair, use the restroom, drink water, think positive thoughts, etc. all day long.  But, quite often we don’t think about taking care of our energy bodies.  These need daily care as well but we were not taught this growing up in most modern societies.  Here is a simple beginning technique to get you started caring for your energy system daily.  Do this every day.  In the beginning I would do this two to three times a day until you really feel it’s staying with you all day long.  If you like this and want to learn more about taking care of your energy bodies I recommend doing research on Donna Eden and her healing work.  She has many videos on You Tube to watch and wonderful healing books on Amazon.  Find what works for you and have fun with it.

Daily 5-minute meditation to keep YOU clear and centered and protected.

In the beginning you may need to do this multiple times a day especially in stressful situations where you will be around a lot of people or in work situations where you help people, such as; therapists, healers, message therapists, social workers, etc.  Sometimes healers do this after each and every client to make sure they are clear and clean and protected.  Taking care of YOU is the most important.  If you are not healthy, grounded and centered you cannot help others.  The more helpful you are, the more sensitive you are to picking up other’s emotions; you’ll need to do this more in the beginning and at least once a day after that.  Whenever I’m going to be in a crowd of people I do this again, even if I did it in the morning before I left the house.  I do this before I leave the house or in the car before I get out, PARKED OF COURSE!  (Do not do any meditations while driving.)  In the winter up here in the Pacific North West it’s cold.  So, while my car is warming up, I do this visualization to get me started and warmed up too.  Give it a try, it becomes easier the more you do it.

STEPS

  1. Call on Divine first to surround yourself with Love and Light.  (With Reiki you’d do this during your Gassho.)  Ask Divine to send down the Highest Order of guides to help you and be with you all day.  Give them your intention for the day to help you and guide you towards it.
  2. Visualize this Love and Light as a beautiful protective and loving color.  I imagine the Love and Light or (Reiki) energy flowing from my body or coming down from Divine and surrounding me with beautiful loving energy.  Any color you love will work.  White is often recommended but I find white can often times be too powerful or more than you need for every day use.  I usually like a soft off-white, pretty pink, yellow or blue to surround myself with.  I love color!  You can get creative and think of this color as an invisibility cloak or some other creative covering that works for you.  Opal or rainbows work great for this too.  Have fun with visualizations.   Make them your own, personal to you.  Trust YOUR intuition as to what color you need that day.  FEEL emotion about what is surrounding you and how much you love the feel of it.  Our guides respond to emotion and will work with you more often if they feel your love.
  3. Ground yourself to the Earth.  There are infinite ways to do this; be the tree growing into the earth, a cord with an anchor, a beam of light, etc.  Lately I’ve been connecting to the rocks, crystals and lava within the earth to help me be one with our Earth and therefore grounded and flexible.  (The more intention, the more visualization you put into this the more powerful the connection will be.)
  4. Create a place to send the energy that you do not want.  Creating the intention of a recycling source for the energy that others send to you and for any energy of your own that you want to be recycled will help you to NOT take on the energy into your personal field.  We do not need to be ‘weighed down’ with other’s energies, do we?!  (Good visualizations for this could be a shower drain, toilet, mushrooms, hole to the earth, crystal cave, trash can maybe with Oscar the Grouch, or any other plant or physical manifestation of something that will take the energy away to the earth to be healed. The intention of the energy being healed is important.  All energy is good energy, some of it just needs to be recycled back into higher vibrational energy.)
  5. Reaffirm the THREE parts to this whenever you meet up with someone who is trying to dump on you.  (Receive them with love and remember they are not consciously doing this, they just need relief.  Divine, ground and recycle and their energy gets healed, your energy doesn’t take on crap you don’t need and every one is happy.  They feel better, you still feel good and you have helped them without taking on their stuff.  WIN/WIN. I do this every time I leave the house and then reaffirm the shower drain or the mushrooms all around my feet, kind of like a moat of cleansing and recycling all around me as needed.)
  6. Last and very important is to REFILL yourself and others with beautiful Love and Light of the Divine after the ‘old’ energy has gone.  This will help you to feel lighter, happier and more confident the more you do it.  With this you can imagine a Divine ball of Love and Light or Reiki above the other person’s head flowing into their crown and all through their body filling them up.  Again, be creative and intuitive and do what feels right for you or them.

 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms work as a great visualization for recycling energy, from other people or from you.  Imagine beautiful red mushrooms surrounding you all around your feet at the bottom of your aura, inside and out.  All energy that is no longer helping us needs healing for whatever reason you choose.  Imagine it flowing down to the mushrooms.  They will, along with Mother Earth, cleanse, heal and return the energy completely recycled.  Again, you can do this for yourself or others.  When people are ‘dumping’ their problems on you by complaining, wining or arguing, you can imagine the energy flowing down to the mushrooms instead of at you.  Try it!  It works!

Give this a try.  If you are sensitive to energy like me or tend to be a ‘helper’ or healer you will need this energy work daily.  I tell my clients, we take our trash out daily, why not our ‘trashy’ energy too!!

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Personally Inspired

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

Today I am having a tough day emotionally.  I’m a very emotional person, being psychically sensitive and continually working through depression for years,  I do have these difficult days somewhat regularly.  This is when I do my best to practice what I preach.  However, please remember, I am human too.

In a moment I’m going to go meditate and that always helps.  I’ll run Reiki before, during and after I meditate and that helps even more.
But, as I was catching up on some computer work, adding a new testimonial to my website, I found myself reading the testimonials and comments that so many of you have written for me.  They life my spirit and touch my heart so much, you have no idea how they sometimes get me through these challenging days.
ThankYouforSharingmyJourneySo, I wanted to share them here and say THANK YOU to all of you who have written kind and loving words about me and Reiki for all to read and be inspired by.  I’m so incredibly grateful for all of you, you have no idea.  Probably because it’s hard for me to truly open up and tell you all.  I don’t often step out of the Reiki Healer position into the Human position to do that because I feel so strongly that I need to be a support to so many when they need me.  However, you all also give me a great gift when you support me and I believe that is important to show gratitude for.
Blessings to you all,
Thank you so much for your amazing words and love,
Josslyn
Please take some time to read the amazing testimonials on my Testimonial pages.  They are really amazing.  People have spoken from the heart and that is not always easy to do.  Pick a page and be inspired.  Here is a link to one where my students are talking about using Reiki in their lives.  Wonderful.  www.josslynstreett.wordpress.com/words-of-encouragement/classes/
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Practice Reiki On Your Pets

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

My four legged client, M.M. the day after her Reiki session.  Her mom said "Can you say, RELAXED?!  Yes she can.  Animals heal very quickly on the physical level with Reiki.  It still takes them a little longer on the emotional and mental level, say after an abusive situation, but they do process and heal on the whole quicker than humans.  They don't seem to have as many mental layers as we do.  That is one reason working with animals is so rewarding.  Give it a try.
My four-legged client, M.M. the day after her Reiki session. Her mom said “Can you say, RELAXED?! Yes she can. Animals heal very quickly on the physical level with Reiki. It still takes them a little longer on the emotional and mental level, say after an abusive situation, but they do process and heal on the whole quicker than humans. They don’t seem to have as many mental layers as we do, blockades to allowing the healing. That is one reason working with animals is so rewarding. Give it a try.

I often tell my new students if they want to truly see and feel the effects of Reiki quickly, to work on their pets, or anyones pets.  Animals respond very quickly and often quite predictably with Reiki.  I have found this very much with dogs, whom I work with the most.  They will often sniff your hand to investigate the Reiki, then they will settle down somewhere near by and comfortable to them, even on your lap, and quickly doze into a Reiki nap.  I have often witnessed that they get so deeply in their Reiki trance that if I talk, cough or breath loudly and/or move,they will quickly jolt awake and look at me annoyed.  Oops, I bothered their Reiki nap.  They get back quickly to it and are snoring away again.  Then they wake up when they’ve had enough and come lick you or they look at your very pointedly to say “Thank you for the Reiki!”   I’ve heard other students describe the same situation with their dogs and even cats when they do Reiki on them.  It is obvious they are soaking up the Reiki.   Even new Reiki students can often feel the Reiki being pulled from their outstretched hands towards their pet.  It is an awesome feeling and quite reassuring that the Reiki is doing its thing.  This is the kind of confirmation people are looking for when they are new to Reiki and are still working at FEELING the Reiki energy flow.  It takes practice and more practice before your hand chakras get sensitive to the energy and you start to feel it regularly.  Practicing on your pets is a great way to get this confirmation early on in your practice.

Practicing with Pets

  1. Sit in the same room with the pet you’ll be working on, where they are most comfortable.
  2. Perform your Gassho (prayer position).  During your Gassho let Divine know that the pet can take as much or as little or none of the Reiki energy and that it is totally up to them.  They have free will as to whether or not they want Reiki.  Yes, some do turn it down, and that is just fine.  Try again another time.  When they know you respect their wishes they are much more likely to let you another time.
  3. Put up your hands and run the Reiki across the space between you and your pet.  If it is a new animal to you, a small pet, or a small pet in a cage, stay across the room and run it to them from there.
  4. Give the pet time to get used to the energy and decide if they want it or not.  Given the choice, they usually do.
  5. Allow them to pull the energy, never push an animal to take Reiki.  You will feel the energy being pulled from your hands and after a few minutes start to build.
  6. When you get a message from the pet that the Reiki session is over (they get up and leave, they say thank you to you, they wake up and start to play again, the energy stops pulling) or if you have to leave, thank them for the opportunity to give them Reiki and close with your Gassho.

Every animal is different but every one of them is a gift to practice Reiki on.  You’ve got nothing to lose by practicing on your pet.  Give it a try.  Let me know how it goes.

Comment here if you have any questions, I love to hear from you,

Blessings,

Josslyn Streett, Rain Shadow Reiki

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Animal Reiki by Kathleen Prasaad and
Animal Reiki by Kathleen Prasad and Elizabeth Fulton

Much of my style for working with animals and Reiki comes from “Animal Reiki” by Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad.  Their technique is very kind and gentle for all animals and extremely heart centered.  A fabulous book if you do not have it in your library I highly recommend it.  I have it available in the Rain Shadow Reiki lending library if you are close and would like to check it out.

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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Your Grocery Cart

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

I was in the grocery store with my son, waiting in a larger than usual line and I thought, “Wow, I could just Reiki all my groceries right here, right now and it’s done!”  Brainstorm!  Why didn’t I think of this before?  It’s very simple, where else do you have all your groceries all in one place and a little extra time to work on them? (My kids are older, this may be more difficult for those of you with young active children.  Get them involved and have them HELP you Reiki your groceries.  Never too young to start doing Reiki.)

Grocery cart, bag, whatever your groceries are in, Reiki them.
Grocery cart, bag, whatever your groceries are in, Reiki them.

WHY REIKI YOUR GROCERIES

You might say “Why Josslyn, would I want to Reiki my groceries?”  Good question.  Reiki makes your food healthier and more energized with Life Force Energy!  That’s why!

How do I know this you ask?  I have tested food with muscle testing and divining rods with my Reiki Kids group and got very specific results.  When we did Reiki on food that was not organic, the energy field of the food doubled in almost every case and in many cases equaled the organic food.  We had the same results when we prayed over the food.  When we did Reiki on the organic food, the energy field stayed the same or changed too slightly to tell.  It was already strong and healthy and full of life force energy.  When we did Reiki on McDonald’s food it helped the energy field a small amount.  But, the McDonald’s food started with NO energy at all.  It was totally unreadable with divining rods at all.  So starting with nothing, Reiki improved it some to at least make it have some life force energy.  Not worth eating though so we threw it away.  But, in some cases fast food may be the only choice available.  Hopefully not very often, but even I partake every now and then.  It’s good to know Reiki will help even this food a little bit.

NO FAST FOOD
NO FAST FOOD

Anyway, in every case, the Reiki improved the energy field of the food significantly.  Big time scientific?  NO, but good enough for me and the kids to understand that Reiki helps our food to be healthier for us and more energized.

Put Love and Intention In the Food You Make

I often Reiki the food I’m making for my family knowing that this is adding to the nutritional value of the food for the people I love the most.  But, lets face it, life is busy and sometimes we forget.  I usually catch this with prayers at the dinner table.  If we eat out I quietly put my hands over my food and while others are talking and distracted I Reiki my food before I eat or I’ll say a quiet prayer beforehand.  But, still sometimes a meal will slip through the cracks of modern active life.  If we remember to do Reiki on our groceries while waiting in line, then we know it’s done and even if we forget at the dinner table or while preparing a meal, we know the food has Reiki energy flowing through it.  For me, it’s like a Reiki insurance policy.

Reiki the food in your cupboards, your refrigerator, on your table for a big meal, etc.  You get the idea. Reiki ALL your food!!

How

This is how I Reiki my groceries.  As always, this is just one way, not the only way. Get creative and find what works and feels right for you.  Since this is a public place and many of us prefer to be incognito, I do the Gassho in my head.  Reiki is all about intention, intend for the Reiki to go to your groceries and it will.

  1. I lean on my cart with my forearms and my hands hanging over the groceries.
  2. Close my eyes and mentally/intentionally invoke the Reiki as if I were in the prayer position or the Gassho.  Next, ask Divine to send down my Reiki guides to help me.  I never do any spiritual work without my Reiki guides to help.
  3. Let the Reiki flow with intention.  You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the groceries, send Reiki symbols into the groceries through your hands or through your eyes.  You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into your groceries.  Set an intention of the healthiest food possible, delicious and nutritious, or whatever positive intention works for your family.
  4. Reiki your food until it’s your turn to load the groceries onto the belt or give them to the cashier.
  5. Thank the Reiki and your guides!

Taste

Taste a locally grown Nash's Organic Produce carrot and I believe you will be moving to the Olympic Peninsula just to eat their produce all the time.  We did.  My kids tell me while we are eating dinner "This is a Nash's carrot, isn't it!? I can tell!"  They taste alive and amazing.
Taste a locally grown Nash’s Organic Produce carrot and I believe you will be moving to the Olympic Peninsula just to eat their produce all the time. We did. My kids tell me while we are eating dinner “This is a Nash’s carrot, isn’t it!? I can tell!” They taste alive and amazing.  Like no other carrot I’ve ever eaten before.

Now, I am fortunate enough to live in an area that has an abundance of local organic produce and meats.  I now know how real food tastes.  I do believe the Reiki helps the food to taste better too.   But I have to say, buying local and organic is truly the way to get the best tasting and healthiest food ever. Yes, totally MY opinion.

But, life is as it is, our food has been tainted in many ways, even the air it grows in is not organic, so nothing is 100% clean, thus the Reiki Food Insurance Policy.  Reiki your food!!  Do it for a month and see how you feel about your food afterwards.  Feel if your relationship with food has changed, your calmness at meal times or your desire for healthier foods.  I’ll be interested in hearing how that experiment goes.  At the least you add more spiritual practice to your life and your eating and that is always a good thing.

Blessings to all,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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“Touchy Feely,” Reiki Movie Coming to the Big Screen

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

TouchyFeelyPosterLet me premise this by saying I have not seen this movie yet.  I have read about it and watched the trailer.   However, with the amazing cast of strong women leads whom I enjoy and respect as actors, such as Allison Janney who plays ME, the Reiki Master (not really me, but someone like me) Ellen Page who was fabulous in “Juno” and Rosemarie DeWitt who was unforgettable in “United States of Tara”,  I’m having a very hard time believing that I will not be adding this to my collection right away after first making a very rare for me appearance at the theatre to see it on the big screen.

The story (taken from IMDB) is about a massage therapist, Rosemarie DeWitt, who is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact.  Meanwhile, her uptight brother’s floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.  After, may I add, he goes to Bronwyn, played by Allison Janney, for Reiki.

Rosemarie DeWitt plays a massage therapist suddenly afraid of physical contact.
Rosemarie DeWitt plays a massage therapist suddenly afraid of physical contact.

I have to admit, I’m extremely excited for Reiki and energy healing to be on the big screen and finally get the recognition that it deserves.  Millions of people are becoming more and more familiar with it every day through Dr. Oz, magazine and newspaper articles and now the big screen.  Every time someone hears about Reiki or sees it in print, it becomes more of a norm and therefore ‘not crazy’ to people who would have called it crazy prior.  When people here something three times from three different sources, all of a sudden, it becomes accepted much more readily.  People are opening up and I’m praying, that they did a quality job in this movie, so it will help.  Plus it’s considered a comedy so they’ve chosen to go the lighthearted route which I readily approve of for a first time out.

SUPPORT REIKI IN THE MAINSTREAM

Allison Janney and Josh Pais, who plays the dentist brother, practicing Reiki on a client.
Allison Janney and Josh Pais, who plays the dentist brother, practicing Reiki on a client.

It’s all good, right?!  All publicity is good publicity.  So, please support this Reiki movie and go see it, buy it at the store, talk about it with your friends, drag your friends to the movies with you, whatever it takes to get the Reiki word out there.  The more people who ‘wake up’, the bigger that Love and Light snowball gets and the better for all of us as earthly neighbors.

Here is a link to the YouTube video for the trailer.  Enjoy.

Touchy Feely

In Love and Light of our Divine Source,

Josslyn

You can contact Josslyn at rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Reiki Quick Tip -Reiki Pick Me Up

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

We all have those days or times of the day when we don’t feel at our best.  Many people use coffee or other pick me ups to get them through.  My body doesn’t tolerate many of them, especially caffeine so I have had to come up with alternatives.  Apples give a great boost, just like having a cup of coffee.  I have an apple a day, usually for lunch.  But at about that 3pm mark, I still get the sluggish tired feeling.  Reiki is a great pick me up and I’ve already written how it can be like having three cups of coffee in one of my blogs which you can click and read.

But, this blog is about a simple and quick technique to do when you don’t have time to do a full healing or even a fifteen minute healing.  When you are stuck for time, here is a quick, less than five-minute Reiki Pick Me Up that anyone can use who is attuned to Reiki to give them that extra boost of energy when they are feeling down.  I use this technique often.

HOW

For Reiki I

  1. Sit in your Gassho, center and ground yourself and call in your Reiki guides of the highest order.
  2. Hold the intention that you want the Reiki energy to give you a boost in energy to get you through the day or whatever intention you feel is best for you for the greatest good.
  3. Starting with your root chakra run Reiki energy in your chakras from bottom to top for as long as you feel necessary or for about thirty seconds. (If top to bottom feels better to you, then do that. It’s all good and there is no wrong.)
  4. After running Reiki on your crown chakra run Reiki all throughout your aura with the intention of energizing you.
  5. Closing Gassho and go!

For Reiki IIChakrasLabeled

  1. Sit in your Gassho, center and ground yourself, and call in your Reiki guides of the highest order.
  2. Activate your symbols in whatever way works best for you until you feel the energy in your hands.
  3. Starting with your root chakra draw the CKR Power Symbol,  in your chakras from bottom to top. (If top to bottom feels better to you, then do that. It’s all good and there is no wrong.)
  4. After drawing CKR in your last chakra, draw a large CKR in front of you activating it and bringing it into your body and aura.
  5. Do your closing Gassho and go!

I Pray many of you give this a try when you are needing that pick me up and that it helps.  Let me know how it works for you.

Love, Light and Blessings to all of you,

Joss

A BIG THANK YOU to my teacher, Catherine Morris, for teaching me this technique as part of our attunement process.  So grateful for ALL you have taught me!!

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or  360-460-7829