By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
“During the attunement, the Rei or God-Consciousness makes adjustments in the student’s chakras and energy pathways to accommodate the ability to channel Reiki and then links the students to the Reiki Source……..The attunement is also attended by Reiki Guides and other spiritual beings who help implement the process.” William Lee Rand
My Reiki Guides Celebrate
A personal story from Josslyn about spiritual beings being present during her Reiki Master attunement.
I took my Reiki III class with one other student who was highly developed in her Clairvoyant abilities. She impressed us all with what she saw and shared with us in our energy fields, because we felt it to be true in our own inner knowing we believed in her abilities. At the time of the attunement, we sat side by side in chairs, both feeling like we were being attuned together as one, rather than one at a time.
I rarely feel any energy movement in my physical body when I get attunements, but I feel a great deal as a Master/Teacher when I give attunements. However, I have found, that during attunements, I see more than I feel. This came as a bit of a surprise to me on this day. I guess because I hadn’t thought to ‘look’ for anything before this attunement. And, if I had looked on purpose, maybe they wouldn’t have come. Who knows. But, today, I wasn’t looking and they did come. They showed themselves very obviously in front of me, celebrating, dancing and singing, right where I could see them easily and not miss their celebration.
I remember clearly during that Reiki Master Attunement, the other student and I both saw and were aware of many fairies and other elemental beings singing and dancing and celebrating all around us during and shortly after our attunement. Some were dancing, some beating on drums and others singing. They were totally joyful.
Coming Home to Reiki
I had the feeling they were celebrating my coming back to Reiki. They told me that I had been attuned to Reiki in another life, that I had been a Reiki Master there too and they were putting on a big party in honor of my “coming home.”
I loved it. I was in awe. It reminded me that not only is the Reiki Attunement a highly spiritual and sacred process but one worth celebrating with music, dance and great joy as well! The fact that the other student and my teacher were all a part of this celebration too, was just great confirmation and the icing on the cake, so to speak.
This fairy celebration has stayed with me for many years, reminding me of so many important lessons and keeping them close to my heart.
It reminds me regularly:
That we are not alone in our Reiki practice. Our Reiki Guides and our Divine Source truly are invested in how we do, what we do, and who we do it with. They are equally committed to our spiritual progress as we are.
It reminds me to bring joy to my life and my spiritual practice each and every day.
It reminds me that I have done this before and now, I am just ‘remembering’ what I already know, what I already feel inside.
It reminds me of the supreme sacredness of the Reiki Attunement process each and every time I’m attuning a new student to Reiki.
Being a Reiki Master/Teacher and giving attunements to others is such an immense honor, it also reminds me of how blessed I am to be doing this.
Great Reiki Blessings to you all, I pray that you find what is sacred to you in this life and pursue it.
In Love and Light,
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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…
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.
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.
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.
by Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I have talked over the years with many other healers about the ego. It’s a big topic and everyone seems to have a different way of handling their ego during a Reiki healing on a client. Most people see the ego as a negative influence on the healing process; questioning, denying our intuitive thoughts, etc. Therefore many people label it as bad, in the way, something that needs to be dealt with, like a naughty child.
I have considered these views over the years and tried many of the methods I’ve been taught by others. Unfortunately, none of them felt right to me. I believe it is because over the many years of healing myself and my thought processes, I have found that my ego has been here all this time mainly to protect me from myself and others who have hurt me. It adds a cushion between me and getting hurt again. Like many things in our lives, this protection may have been needed as a child, or at one time in my life, but as I have grown and changed, I have new tools to work with now. I have Reiki and I’m an adult with a new more mature view on life, so this type of protection is no longer needed. But, it keeps ‘protecting’ me whether I want it to or not because that is how our human selves are made.
What Is Ego Protection?
Often the ego protects us in the form of what seems like negative behaviors; defensiveness, anger, procrastination, non-movement or freezing, judgment towards others or yourself, and any other ‘negative’ behavior that protects you from living life to the fullest or making so-called mistakes.
Example of Ego Protection
For example, when we meet a new friend, we may be excited because we really like them and we feel a connection to them. Maybe you are really ready to make a new friend and have been asking Divine to send you someone you really connect with. But then your ego may cause you to sabotage the friendship in someway because you’ve been hurt by friends in the past. It could have been in childhood, or even in a past life, probably both. You may not even remember the original incidence, but your ego does. Your subconscious mind remembers and created a protection device way back when to help you not make the same mistake again. Well, the same mistake might be keeping you from having long-lasting friendships or even long-lasting relationships now. Even though this happened a long time ago, it’s still ruling your current life. Probably not what you want. We have many of these protections that our mind and ego together have created. Our mind creates the thought process and our ego carries out the orders, like the heavy. It’s a great plan, until it’s not.
Ego Vs. Intuition
Quite often, as a Reiki practitioner, our ego gets in the way of the process of Reiki flowing during a healing on others or on our self. When intuitive information comes in, sometimes the ego second guesses it, questions it or totally dismisses it. This ‘conversation’ can be going on in our heads causing a blockage of energy flow and information flow. This also often causes us to not be grounded during a session because of the battle being waged in our minds. Not the scenario we want. We want the energy flowing as well as the intuitive information without questioning without blockage.
Why does this happen?
There are many reasons this may happen. This is something you’ll need to work on with Reiki and meditation on your own to figure out. But, one theme I have found quite common amongst healers is the past life theme of judgment, condemnation or death for being a witch, healer, pagan, or psychic. Therefore, our ego believes it is not safe to do healing or intuitive work and therefore protects us from doing this. Many of us in this day and age feel quite safe doing this kind of work but our ego remembers long ago when it was not. It is still protecting us to this day because it does not feel safe.
Positive Vs. Negative
When you start viewing the world as ‘It’s all good!” then it becomes all good and much can be healed. When I started viewing my ego as a positive part of me that is here to help me, I was able to open up to ways to help heal my ego and thus heal me. A whole new world opened up to me. Anything can be viewed this way because we learn from everything. Therefore, everything is good. Even illness can be a gift when we view it as part of our learning journey on this planet.
How to Heal Your Ego While in a Healing Yourself
Prior to a healing or meditation, this is how I take care of my ego so as to keep the energy and information flowing nicely. I do the prayer position or the Gassho before every meditation and healing that I do. So this is my technique. As always, this is one way, a way that I have found that works for me. I teach this in my classes and have found it to work well. If it doesn’t work for you then please feel free to be creative and find what works with your ego. There is no wrong. We are all unique and we all require a unique method that speaks to us.
Place your hands in prayer position, the Gassho. While doing your beginning invocation; grounding, affirming safe and sacred space, and affirming that you are a clear channel for the Reiki energy, you also add in a place for your ego to go. (If you don’t remember the Gassho, get your Reiki I manual out or your Reiki book and review this information. I find it extremely helpful to my centering of my mind and being prepared during a healing situation.)
The first few times you do this, put extra intention and visualization into it. You may want to practice this before you meditate so you can spend a little more time on it at first. Then add it to your healing invocation.
Create a safe space for you ego to go during the meditation/healing. I send my ego to the day spa. I create a beautiful sanctuary like space up above my higher self in between me and my Divine Source connection. I imagine my ego on a massage table receiving Reiki healing from angels and spirit guides. Get creative with this and make the spa irresistible to your ego, so wonderful that your ego will want to stay there for a very long time.
I hold the intention that my ego is receiving a healing just like myself or my client and that for the greatest good for all, my ego will get the healing it needs and deserves for the many years of service it has given me. Be truly heart centered here.
Ask Divine Source, Mother Father God, to send down the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki guides to help with the healing of your ego while they also help you with the Reiki healing or meditation you are about to do. Ask that your ego get everything it needs to feel safe and secure during this time.
Wait until you FEEL that your ego is safe and happy and then move on to your healing or meditation.
Continue healing your ego with meditation, psychotherapy, hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique or any other technique that works well for you in between healings. These are powerful healing tools for the mind.
Remember the ego is a part of us, a part that is doing it’s best to help us and even heal us. When we open up to new possibilities, miracles can happen. How is your ego trying to help you?
That’s it. Practice, intend, visualize and put emotion into it and you’ll be all good!!
Let me know how it goes, I love to hear from you!!
I was driving home with my boys last night and they knew I wasn’t feeling well. I have a little cold in my nose and sinuses and just wanted to get home, treat myself to some Reiki and the hot sock treatment and go to bed early. I’ve had chronic sinus and sore throat issues from childhood and allergies and often deal with this is the fall and winter time. My twelve-year-old son, from the back seat, says very matter of fact and maturely, “Mom, have you ever thought that maybe this sickness is from a past life?”
I smiled and responded, “yes honey, yes I have. And you are right, it is. I’ll do Reiki on it tonight before bed time.” It made me proud that I’m teaching my kids to think on all levels. I’m teaching them that there is much more to illness and disease in the body then just taking a pill for it. That illness has spiritual roots, emotional, mental as well as physical roots. Yes, sometimes a cold is just a cold and just on the physical level. But, most of the time I have found it to be on more than just one or two body levels at a time. For me it’s usually all four levels (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical) and this needs to be investigated each time I’m clearing a layer. If I do not clear the energy from all four layers each time then the cold continues and often gets worse as if I’m not really listening to its message.
Reiki Mom, Reiki Kid
The night before my son said this I was doing Reiki on my him so he could fall asleep due to a tummy ache. He’d been indulging in left over pizza for days on end and was now feeling the effects of it and having trouble moving the pizza through. (This was not the usual gluten-free pizza they eat.) I was grateful for Reiki that I was able to help him through it naturally, calm him down and get rid of the pain he was having so he could fall asleep. Fall asleep he did, rather quickly too. And, when he woke up he was quite chipper and told me right away that his tummy ache was gone and that the Reiki worked. It makes me feel good because these, I know, are long-term lessons my boys are learning, lessons that will stay with them whatever career they go into, where ever they go in life.
Childhood Stays With Us – It’s All Good
My parents didn’t know about natural remedies when I was a kid and I had plenty of medicines since I was sick a lot and extremely sensitive as a child. But my dad was a Psychologist and believed in NOT using medicine to solve all your issues. He quite often questioned our medical professionals and did not take their advice. Then he’d search for answers that felt right to him, right for our family.
At one time multiple doctors thought I had to have jaw surgery for my T.M.J. (Temporormandibular Joint) issue. He said “No Way!” The doctors said I wouldn’t be able to eat normal food and would be sucking through a straw by the time I was 30. He still didn’t believe that surgery was the answer. Well, I’m over 40 now and I’m still eating food. My parents kept searching for other ways to heal my issue as it got very painful in my teen years. My parents opened me up to other ways to heal. Very advanced for their time back then, they found through friends an Osteopathic doctor who did Craniosacral therapy and basically solved my T.M.J. issues. I still go now and then for Craniosacral therapy to get ‘tune ups.” More often my Medical Intuitive, Candia Sanders works on my cranial bones energetically, long distance, and that does the trick. I also do Reiki on my head to keep it in order in between healings. If I can do it myself gently and naturally, why not do it?!!
But, I’m still chewing to this day with little or no pain. That lesson has stayed with me my whole life and has molded who I am today and how I heal myself and my family for everything else in my life. For that I am extremely grateful to my parents for teaching me these lessons.
Reiki is More Than Just For Healing
Reiki is not just a way to heal but also a way of life and a way to teach children about how to go about life in a spiritual manner including your Higher Power each and every minute of it. Reiki also teaches how to heal your karma and prevent creating more karma by being aware of what it does to you and others around you. My boys and other Reiki kids are learning that everything we do has an effect, good or bad, and that it can all be taken into consideration before we do something. It also teaches naturally and gently that everything has consequences, even as simple as eating too much pizza. But, that it is all good because he learned quickly and fairly painlessly that next time he eats pizza, he might want to NOT eat it, or go easy on it and eat a whole lot less of it. These little lessons stay with us just as much as the big ones. They stay with us certainly more than me lecturing to them about eating healthy food.
It is also important to teach our kids to question our medical professionals. They may know more about medicine, but do they know more about YOUR body? No, they do not. YOU are always the best compass for your body and what will work best for you. Question, research, and try new therapies always until you find what works for you. This will teach your children to do the same. This teaches us to think for ourselves and to use our own intuition, rather than just blindly following the ‘experts.’
For so many reasons, I’m more grateful than ever to be a Reiki Master, but even more grateful than that to be a Reiki Mom!
It’s Easy to Become a Reiki Mom
If YOU would like to be a Reiki mom, take a Reiki class. Come to my Reiki circles and bring your children to my Kid’s Reiki circles. If you do not live in the area then find a Reiki Master near you and encourage them to start a children’s program. Feel free to refer them to me for help in starting a kids program. I’m always happy to share my resources with other teachers who want to work with children. It takes more time and effort but the rewards are HUGE and so worth it.
Thank you Divine Source for this blessing and gift you have given to me and so many,
In Love and Light, sending blessings your way too,
I’m having fun reading over the review of 2012 stats that the WordPress people put out for me. My top two favorites are the countries where my views came from and the top five blogs. The internet still astounds me. If it weren’t for me watching “The IT Crowd” (which is hilarious by the way) I might think the internet is a real little black box sitting in Apples’ offices somewhere on some big wigs desk. Luckily, I’m learning quickly about technology and marketing on the web and here I am today writing my own blogs, but still amazed that people from all over the world are finding my blog and maybe even reading a word or two. Wow! Sorry, but that sill blows me away and next year when I write the review it will still probably blow me away.
And, THANK YOU to everyone who visited my blog, especially if you wanted to learn about Reiki, or you stayed long enough to do so.
So, without further ado, the Top Five Blogs from MY Website in the Year 2012
Top Five Blogs of 2012
Past Life Healing – The Elephant Man(Now I do realize this is probably tops because people are searching the web for information about the movie, that was well worth watching by the way. But it is a great blog too about the past life healing that I do with my clients. If you haven’t read it, it’s worth a few minutes for sure.)
Give a Reiki Hug (Now who doesn’t want to give a better and more loving hug. If you don’t want to, you are on the wrong site. Get off. I’m cheeky today aren’t I!?)
Reiki Quick Tip – Find Lost Items(This little blog surprised me, not only is it top five read, but it has some of the most comments too. Apparently my readers are absent-minded and can’t seem to find anything they need. That’s ok, I’m the same way, that’s why I wrote it!)
God’s Desk Lamp(This was a quick little story about my beautiful younger son and his spiritual quote. He and the quote are lovely.)
Frog Totem(I have to say, this is one of my favorite blogs. Not only did I meet a dear friend because of it but I just love frogs. I’ll be writing more about animal totems in the future.)
The Countries That Have Viewed my Rain Shadow Reiki Site On Purpose Or By Accident
(I’m sorry if I missed some, some countries are very small and they did this by scrolling over a map)
United Kingdom 269
New Zealand 41
South Africa 16
Saudi Arabia 9
Czech Republic 5
Belarus 1 (The only country I haven’t heard of before. Thank you for visiting Belarus!!)
If you’d like proof of all this, the actual report is below. Click on the link to read it. Thank you for reading.
In Love and Light,
Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.
Tenth in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.
To catch up start with blog 1, A Sensitive System or search categories under Nutritional Healing.
“My feet took a walk in heavenly grass.
All day while the sky shone clear as glass.
My feet took a walk in heavenly grass,
All night while the lonesome stars rolled past.
Then my feet come down to walk on earth,
And my mother cried when she give me birth.
Now my feet walk far and my feet walk fast,
But they still got an itch for heavenly grass.
But they still got an itch for heavenly grass.”
One Journey Ends, Another Continues
Two days after I finished my ten-day fruit and vegetable cleanse for better health and cleansing my system, I was standing on the grass, drinking my lemon water in my back yard. This has been my morning ritual since I started the cleanse. As I felt the earth beneath my feet, grounding myself to the energy Mother Earth generously offered, I was contemplating the journey of the cleansing process and how I was feeling. I started the cleanse to try something new to heal myself. I have suffered from multiple chronic illnesses much of my life and am consistently searching for the puzzle pieces to healing my physical body, while at the same time living my life, working being a wife and mom. To read the goals of my cleanse go to my second blog.
Back to the Grass
I was contemplating the journey of the cleansing process and how I was feeling afterwards. I was a bit down because I still felt tired, I still felt unmotivated and I had some high hopes that I’d be feeling better after the cleanse. Many people have told me that after day three, you feel great. Not the case for me. This has been a long healing trek for me so I knew it would take more than just a ten-day cleanse to help me heal completely, but I had hoped that I’d feel a little better when it was done. I was also aware that I was feeling the low of just finishing a big project and wondering where to go next, what was the next step? (details of the cleanse results at the bottom of the blog)
“The best way out of a problem is through it.” Author Unknown
In the movie, “Fat,Sick and Nearly Dead” one of the women who did the ten-day cleanse, because she was having migraines regularly, said after her cleanse “I have the energy of a 21-year-old!” I have to admit, THAT statement stuck with me. WOW, I want the energy of a 21-year-old I thought. I knew my health issues were more complicated than hers but this statement motivated me and still does, to keep going. But, unlike her, I didn’t feel like a 21-year-old. I felt tired, still. A common problem with chronic fatigue and depression. I knew the only choice was to keep going. I knew I was on the right track, I just needed to keep moving forward with the juicing and eating as many fruits and vegetables as possible. But, after years of doing this, it gets a bit daunting. I was having a hard time staying motivated. Cue my animal message.
“By perseverance the snail reached the Ark.“C.H. Spurgeon
Cue the Hummingbird, Stage Left
As I stood there in the middle of my yard contemplating this, a hummingbird flew right up to my face and hovered there for what seems like a very long minute or longer. It just didn’t leave, or move from its hover spot in front of my face. I noticed it was an unremarkable hummingbird, all gray, no spectacular color from what I could see. It just stayed there. So, I stayed still, I watched it, looked at it, trying to figure out what it wanted of me. Birds rarely come that close to me. I have to admit, I like birds, but do not consider myself a bird person.
My sister had birds growing up and I would take care of them for her when she was gone. I never quite believed they were happy being in that cage and thought they must be very bored. Birds needed to fly and be free, I felt. I was also afraid of them close up, because they would peck me and make sudden movements and I never knew quite what to expect from them. I never fully understood them or appreciated them close up. I’m just not a bird person I guess. (Maybe my babysitter allowing me to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” at a young age didn’t help either. Hmmm, have to meditate on that for a bit later.) Lets put it this way, if I were to get a tattoo, it would NOT be of a bird. But, if I were to get a tattoo and it had to be a bird, it would probably be a pretty colored one, like a hummingbird. Anyway….
Back to the Hummingbird
So when this hummingbird came so close to my face, and stayed there for what seemed like a very long time, not only was I a bit surprised and still a bit afraid that it would peck my face, but I knew that this bird must be trying to tell me something or it wouldn’t be doing this with me. I finally just enjoyed the moment and listened. As I listened I heard “Patience, the journey continues!” Well I have to say that just pissed me off!! Patience!! I’ve been on this healing journey for twenty years almost, how patient do I have to be!? (Apparently, more patient than I am at the moment.)
Visions Help Solidify the Message
Then suddenly, standing there on the grass, I had visions of all the lifetimes I’ve done this, many lifetimes of physical and emotional pain that I am working to rid myself of all in this one life. It is time, THIS is the life to taste, digest, and dispose of all the pain from all those other lives. This healing journey that I think I’ve been on for twenty years, I’ve actually been on for much, much longer. In that scope of understanding, a few more years or even a few more lifetimes didn’t seem like so much. Patience on that scale, actually seemed more doable than just this one lifetime of being patient. The big picture to me made my struggles in this life seem small and easier to overcome, more like a speed-bump than a mountain. I can’t completely explain it, but I felt more at peace, I felt like I could go on. I felt like I could continue the healing journey with more patience. Thank you beautiful hummingbird, it was just the message and vision I needed at that exact moment.
“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” An Old Astronomer to His Pupil
Suddenly the gray hummingbird turned away from me and flew away. He knew I’d gotten his message and he was done. I ran in the house and wrote down the message and my experience so I could write it in this blog later. I then picked up my “Animal Spirit Guides” book by Steven Farmer and looked up messages from hummingbirds to see what it had to say that may compliment the message I had gotten. Here is what the book said for hummingbird that related to my situation, like it was written just for me, just for that day.
If a hummingbird shows up, it means:
You need to be very flexible with the twists and turns your life will take in the next days.
Put more emotional sweetness in your life, you need it.
You’re going through some very heart-opening kinds of experiences, and you’ll quite naturally draw more and more love into your life.
Openly express the love you have and feel for those important people in your life.
Give yourself the gift of as many flowers as you can, spread them around your home, and enjoy their sight and fragrance throughout the days to come.
This message also stood out and spoke to me from the book:
Call on Hummingbird when:
You’re feeling down and sullen and want to lighten up, have more fun, and experience more joy.
You find yourself around any negativity or harshness and want to protect yourself and lift your spirits.
You’re feeling fragmented and distracted, ruminating about the past or future, and want to be more present in the moment.
“Hummingbird is about understanding the sweetness of life, about being able to go long distances on little food, and using great courage. Hummingbird also represents the pioneer spirit of finding new lands and moving between worlds. When working with Hummingbird, we may ask it to bring in our Ancestors or the Old Ones who may come from their spirit place and share knowledge with us.
Hummingbirds bring the message that stamina and perseverance is important in one’s life. One must build themselves up to be strong so that their life force is not depleted by those drawing on them for energy. Another message that hummingbird brings to those that it appears to, is that the human must watch his or her digestive system, and that they must not take in too much sugar.”
Hummingbird Totem for the full blog by Tonjha about the spiritual messages of hummingbirds. Here is a quote that related to the cleanse experience for me.
“The hummingbird can awaken us to the medicinal properties of plants. Hummingbirds teach us how to draw the life essence from flowers. “They can teach us how to use flowers to heal and win hearts in love. Andrews says the twittering, vibrating sounds of the hummingbirds bring us an internal massage that restores health and balance. ”
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Author Unknown
Doing Something Different
And so, the healing journey continues as life does too. I got refocused. I met with my doctor and had her muscle test me for the nutritional elements I need to stay focused on most to help my body heal. My body said I need to continue to juice, lots of greens and to stay off the dairy 100%. We also tested time frames and the testing said it will take six months to fully detox from the dairy I have eaten and drank for my whole life. For my body, dairy is NOT GOOD! I think for many bodies, dairy is not good. If you suspect it is not good for you get muscle tested or give it up for a few weeks and see how you feel when you add it back in. You’ll intuitively know. You probably already do. I’ve been feeling this for quite a while but just wasn’t ready to give it up until now. I ignored what my body needed for my emotional needs at the time. Now is the time. Now I am ready. This all feels right to me so I’m continuing. Six months does not seem so daunting to me at all. I’m enjoying the juicing and so is my husband. He already feels the effects with more energy at work and not needing coffee to keep going throughout the day. He’s even started to make his own juice when I don’t have time. I’m starting a trend, I hope so.
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Pamela told me she’s having trouble with pain in her right arm. Her doctors told her, after multiple appointments, that there was nothing they could do for her. They said she would have to just get used to the pain and use over the counter pain relievers.
When I got to her arm, I asked her who she felt she was giving too much to lately. She said she’s been taking care of her in-laws. They had come for a few months to stay and had been doing a lot for them. I was drawn mostly to her elbow. When I put my finger on the spot where it hurt the most, she cried out “that’s it!” I had the right spot. Immediately I felt a great deal of sadness come out through me from her elbow.
The Life – It was basically a Cinderella story. Her in-laws were an older couple in the life I saw as well. They needed help on their land so they adopted a pre-teen girl (Pamela). They worked her and were very hard on her. She did not comprehend why. She had a bit of the victim mentality in this life. She was very confused by their anger and hatred of her. I felt it was very old karmic ties and we were not to know at this time the whole story of why. I felt she had wronged them long ago and this is some vengeance on their part to help them all learn. I felt as if they were abusive to her and actually badly injured her arm at the elbow. I saw the man grabbing Pamela’s elbow very hard and pulling her and forcing her down to the ground by that elbow. I saw him doing this over and over again, time after time when he was angry. I healed the energy from this past and sad life but felt there was still some karmic issues that needed to be worked out. Usually healing the energy from a difficult life, like this one, will lessen the pull of energy between the souls involved and allow for deep healing to take place.
Physical healing took place. When I checked back with her, four years later, Pamela still doesn’t have any pain in her elbow.
If you do not personally believe in reincarnation you can think of past life healing as a kind of dream, a 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. That way the play you are experiencing is not so “close” to you and therefore, not so emotional either. It aids the client in being able to rise above their personal situation and see it from a more universal perspective. (Read examples of some of Joss’ remarkable healings on her “Past Life Healings Notes” page.) WARNING: Much of the time, the past life Josslyn is experiencing and retelling to the client is so real and makes so much sense to the client, they literally have an A-Ha moment. Clients often times end up considering the idea of reincarnation themselves. An experience that makes you really THINK about something totally new, that’s a worthwhile experience!
Open to the possibilities of reincarnation
Here is another “story” from Joss’ Past Life Healing Notes:
Irish Sailor’s wife and Russian Babushka
Before I could even get into a trance to get started with the healing on Noel, I started getting a heaviness and tightness in my heart area and almost blacked out. I felt very dizzy. I had to kneel down before I passed out. I told her exactly what I was experiencing and feeling. It felt like a squeezing of my heart to the point of pain, extreme tightness. She surprisingly exclaimed that it was exactly what it felt like for her. She totally resonated with the feeling I was having. I was glad because otherwise I was going to have to cancel the healing and go to the hospital. But, when she said she understood this I knew it was her I was tapping in to. I kneeled to do my prayer of intention and grounded myself and asked Divine for help moving the feelings out and I felt chills start at my legs and go up my body until it was suddenly gone. I knew Divine had helped me and I felt better. It was the strongest empathic experience I have ever had. But it helped me to really understand to the extent in which the pain in her heart was causing her.
I stood up and started working on her. At once a life came regarding this. At that point she told me how she is in a long distance relationship and it’s really hard on her. Her boyfriend is working and living in CA.
“Emigrants leave Ireland” by Henry Doyle from Mary Frances Cusak’s “Illustrated History of Ireland” 1868
Life 1 – She was a young mother with five kids, one infant. Most were girls, one or two boys. She was only 25 or 26 years old. Her husband was a sailor. He was gone a lot. He started out in another country, Turkey, as a military sailor. He was a bit of a rebel and jumped ship and got on an Irish ship. He was smart and well liked and worked his way up honestly to a position of respect below the captain within a few years time, rather quickly. He loved the sea and the freedom of being at sea. She respected him enough to not want to take that away from him but it hurt her a lot. She held most of it in, in her heart. Her heart looked like very tight like wound up muscles. She only let it out to God now and then when she was alone and it got to be too much for her. Other wise she held all the pain in. I saw him coming home to his family and the coming home was harder on her than the leaving. Noel agreed with all of this and was stunned by how accurate a portrayal of her boyfriend this life portrayed. Herself as well. She was taught growing up not to show her feelings, not to cry or express but to hold it in. When he was out to sea (back in Ireland) she had a good strong support system of friends and family to keep her company and happy. She was a strong women to do this time after time. She and her family went to the woods and the fields and gathered wild flowers and tied them into bouquets and sold them in the market place, not for much but a little extra helped. I felt her husband was good, loyal and respectful, not a sailor who had a woman in every port at all. I felt a strong connection between them but they need to learn a way to come together in this life without compromising her or his passion. She cannot manipulate this man at all, he’d run from that fast. She must give him his space and he will come to her. She totally agreed with this assessment.
A Babushka is a Russian Grandmother
Life 2– She was a biological grandmother but acted as mother to him, her boyfriend again. The scene I saw most was them cuddling together by the fire in a rocker. He died of fever at age 10 in her arms. She also held her grief and sadness in her heart and didn’t let others see. She could not read or write but she could sing her folk songs and even wrote new ones herself and expressed herself that way. She was called a babushka and wore a red scarf on her head. She was not old, maybe in her 40’s to 50’s for a grandma but she was short and squat and heavy and older looking than that. She had such a great love for this boy and he for her. (Much release from her heart chakra along the way while I’m viewing these lives for her.) She put love, heart and soul into her cooking and her singing. Again she had the pattern of not showing her feelings, not FEELING her feelings and hiding them in her heart chakra. After much releasing her heart chakra felt much lighter. She even said it felt lighter which is the one word I get the most after big releases like this one.
Noel said the healing and the experience was one of the biggest of her whole life.
Since the healing she has been able to work with feeling her feelings, crying, and releasing her emotions rather than bottling them up in her heart. When we do this year after year, life after life, we cause dis-ease in our hearts. Reiki can help you to learn to let it go, release it for good!
Do you have to believe in past lives for past life healing to work?
No, not all of my clients believe in reincarnation. However, if you can open your mind a bit more to believe that the past life stories that Josslyn receives could be a metaphor, symbolic or your mind during a free association of both, to help you deal with what is going on in a life right NOW that may be too painful to deal in any other way, then it makes the experience of past life healing more fun. But, what truly matters is that healing takes place, and it does! Whether you believe or not, healing takes place.
Here is the newest addition to my Past Life Healing Notes section of my website. For more healings to read about go to that section. There are many great ‘stories’ there.
The Elephant Man
Hope came in for a session experiencing acute back pain. She said she hadn’t had back pain most of her life until about a year and a half ago when her and her boyfriend Craig started dating. I did a healing on Hope for an hour and a half. Here is what I got.
I placed my hands all over her her back. She saw visions as I saw them, some the same and some different. Hope has experience in meditation and practicing visualizations so I wasn’t surprised that she was getting visions too. Here is what we both got.
I saw many lives where she was deformed, I saw hump back lives, scoliosis lives, limping lives, but the one that stuck out the most was the elephant man life. “The Elephant Man” is a movie that came out in 1980. I remember it had a very strong effect on me because the man was treated so inhumanely. Being as sensitive as I am, that deeply affected me as many were by the movies’ content. Little did I know it would come up so many years later to help me relate to this client’s past life.
The move “The Elephant Man” kept showing up in my head so I told her I believe she had had that disease. At first I saw her as a man with this disease where the head is oversized. He was living in a basement type place. It felt damp and dark and cold and not healthy at all.
As I looked deeper in the life I saw a mother and father having a baby with all the hopes and dreams of a young family having a baby for the first time. The baby came out deformed. The mother rejected him completely. She did not have the strength that was needed to love and accept him. She was vain and cold and wanted a perfect baby. The father rejected the baby as well but had some guilt about doing it.
The mother and father allowed the housekeeper to raise the baby, named Charles, in the kitchen. The housekeeper, Nellie, mothered the boy best she could and with love. She gave him chores to do as he got older so he could feel useful and helpful to her. He somehow knew the other couple in the house were his parents but accepted the love that was available to him. He was kept out of sight as much as possible but the doctor who came to see him was not a kind man and he gossiped about the deformed boy. People in the town knew and it got back to Charles and made him ashamed of his body and himself. He was actually a very kind and gentle boy with a great deal of inner strength to go on with life the way he did. He was able to revel in the little love he did have. But at the same time he knew he was different and felt being that his body was deformed, was something to be debased, unloved and rejected by others and by himself.
At age 11 the mother and father sent him away to live at a “school.” Nellie the housekeeper was very upset by this and didn’t understand why the boy had to go. She didn’t live long after that, a few years. Died before mid 50’s truly from sadness from not being able to protect Charles.
While at the “school” he was treated even worse. The people who ran the school only wanted him if he could work. He was basically a slave to them and they got paid by his parents to keep him there too. For his parents it kept him out of sight, out of mind. Yet, if people in town asked about Charles, his parents could say proudly, “He’s at a special school.” He never went home to visit. He cleaned the stalls, swept, worked on the tractor, anything and everything he was able to do for them.
The one shining light in his life was the owners little girl. She was a bright light from God and loved him as a brother despite his deformity. She snuck out to see him in the barn whenever she could just to talk. They were friends. Their little visits together kept him going, gave him hope that things would get better.
Things didn’t get any better in that life. Charles died at age 18 at that “school”. I saw that Nellie was there in Heaven to receive him.
We learn from the same soul mates over and over again –
Charles’ father in that life is Hope’s bofriend in this life, Craig. Her mother in that life is her sister in this life. The little girl of love and light was Craig’s son and Nellie was Hope’s aunt. All the personalities and issues Hope has with the people in the past life story match up to their personalities now, she confirmed.
When she got up off of my table, she said her back was straight again. She said before we started it felt twisted and curved. The pain was gone. She was able to walk and sit just like normal with no pain.
And, she said she connected with all the information that we had gotten. She had seen the hunchback and deformed lives too. She felt from things Craig has said to her lately that he’d been rejecting her and pushing her aside, just like he did when he was father to Charles. They are playing it all out again in this life, in a smaller way, until they learn what they need to learn from it. She felt she had learned a lot and was ready to move to the next level of talking to her boyfriend about it and learning to love her body as Divine Source made her.
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