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 recently hosted an evening where a spiritual friend of mine who is well-practiced and acquainted with the I Ching (pronounced E Ching) , came over and taught a small spiritual group of people about the I Ching. Charlie Comstock was one of my first spiritual friends here on the peninsula when I moved here six and a half years ago. He did an I Ching reading for me and I gave him a Reiki session. I remember getting information from the reading that helped and made sense but I didn’t get the profound awakening to the I Ching until this evening with Charlie and our group a week ago.
Maybe this evening was so profound because of the group energy, or the introduction and stories that Charlie told about his life and his path to find the I Ching, or just because the Universe was manifesting the perfect time and opportunity for those who were meant to be touched by it, to be truly touched by it. But, for whatever reason or all the reasons, on this magical night Charlie and the I Ching graced our souls with profound and deep insight into our questions about life. It was a truly beautiful evening where not only I felt touched by the Divine Wisdom but the entire group. (Read each persons praises of the I Ching below)
CHARLIE & THE I CHING
On this evening Charlie told us stories about his past and how his whole life had led him to the I Ching and how important aspects of his childhood, young adult years and beyond had been important in making the I Ching prominent in his life. He was a fabulous storyteller and we were all completely enthralled with him and his presentation.
Then he talked about the I Ching and how to pose a question to get a true answer, how to translate the answer and then he guided us through the process to truly amazing results. It is really an amazingly simple process to receive such important wisdom from the Universe. I believe we were all quite in awe of the accuracy of the answers we got. Not just because they were answers we expected but because they spoke to us in the depths of our souls with words we couldn’t say but when we read them, they resonated with us, each of us reading for ourselves or each other. We all understood them to be true.
WHAT IS THE I CHING?
The I Ching is an ancient Chinese text of divination also called the Book of Changes, over three thousand years old.
The I Ching uses a type of divination called cleromancy, which produces apparently random numbers (through the Law of Attraction).
One uses three coins of any kind to ‘throw’, then decipher from an I Ching workbooks which of 64 hexagrams to read. The interpretation of the readings found in the I Ching is a matter of centuries of debate, and many commentators have used the book symbolically, often to provide guidance for moral decision-making. The I Ching wisdom follows the natural rhythm and patterns of our natural world in order to bring us intuitive wisdom about our own natural rhythms and how they relate to our lives.
The I Ching is easy to learn and anyone can ‘play’ with it for answering questions about their daily life, much like divining cards, pendulum, divining games or other divining tools.
POSING AN I CHING QUESTION
Like any divining tool, posing a good question is the key to getting a good answer. Charlie gave us some tips to come up with questions that were important and significant in our lives, and not frivolous. It is good to be emotionally involved but not attached to the outcome or we might influence the outcome by our desire. This can happen if we are not grounded and careful.
He recommends starting the questions with statements that encourage an answer with flow rather than a yes or no answer, such as:
What are the benefits of …….?
What are the effects of …………?
What are the dynamics of…….?
Why is ………….happening to me?
What draws me to …………….?
More detailed question examples:
What are the benefits of me taking this Reiki class in June?
What are the effects of me taking a break from work and focusing on my family and myself this summer?
What are the dynamics involved in me creating and posting my own website for my spiritual abilities?
Why do I have to start a new career at this time in my life?
What draws me to the South West part of the country to live?
NOTE: Once you have a question you feel good about, you can get started. Don’t forget, for the best possible outcome to bring in your Reiki to help you with the process. When I forget this step (Yes I do forget now and then) I notice the answers I get are not as clear or maybe don’t relate to my question at all. Give it a try both ways and see what you feel.
REIKI & THE I CHING
You know me, I’m a Reiki Gal, everything I do, I combine it with Reiki and I feel and know I get more accurate results. The Reiki helps me to be more centered and grounded, in the here and now. That way I am devoted to my questions but not attached to the outcome. The Reiki helps me to bless the process with spiritual power, protection of the highest and most divine order as well as bringing in my Reiki Guides for spiritual information and intuition. This time when I asked for my Reiki Guides, I saw a new I Ching Guide come in to help too. This was a pleasant surprise. I believe he came in to help the whole group.
THE HOW: Before you ask your I Ching question:
Gassho – prayer position -(hands in prayer position in front of your heart) ask Divine to bring in your Reiki through you.
Ask Divine for (hands in prayer position in front of your third eye) the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides for the greatest good of all involved.
Hold the coins you choose to use in the I Ching and bless them with intention or the Power Symbol.
Still holding the coins, cleanse them with intention or the Mental/Emotional Symbol.
Still holding the coins, energize the coins to the perfect vibration for you and your questions answer with intention or again, the Power Symbol.
COMMENTS FROM THE GROUP
Each person who attended this workshop felt very profound results. Each one was happy to write down their thoughts about the evening with Charlie and the I Ching. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Reiki Blessings to you all, thanks for reading,
“This I-Ching stuff was a lot more profound than I expected. Not that I doubted that the power of synchronicity could influence coins as well as it does anything else, but I didn’t expect it to be quite so relevant, eerily relevant. The words in the book were direct echoes of what my own Guides have been telling me. I suspect that Charlie might have had as much to do with that as the process itself? I will need to play with it myself and see what I get. But there was something about him that impressed me as much as “the results.” I’m glad I decided to come and have the opportunity to be introduced to both Charlie and I-Ching! Thank you!” Amber
“Charlie is an excellent storyteller and I enjoyed hearing his life’s journeys that led him to the I Ching. He has a great energy and is a good mix of East and West. the readings were right on the money and made perfect sense. By interpreting the changes and then reading the evolving answer was very cool. I would like to do more and would enjoy hearing Charlie again.” Robert
“Charlie presented a fascinating story of his involvement with the I Ching and using it in his daily life. Having a chance to pose my own question, then casting my hexagram and having it read & interpreted was a profound experience. The descriptions of where I am at in my spirituality, mental & emotional state were ‘spot on’, and helped me understand the more complex nuances of the interpersonal relationships involved in answering my question. As a result of this evening workshop, I have already ordered my own copy of the I Ching Workbook.” Penny
“This (I Ching reading) changed what I thought I wanted to focus on (in life). I now have a new passion to discover.” Lisa
“The I Ching reading has been with me throughout this week. My static “just chill” and “just be “words echoed in my head and helped calm me. The I Ching experience was right on target!! Charlie was extremely interesting and I’d love to hear him talk again on any subject. He should do a day work shop. I always have fun at your house and get very energized. Thanks again for all the blessings. Hugs, Sharon”
“WOW, is all I can say. Working with the I Ching in a group setting was extremely profound. All six of us got answers that resonated with us on a deeper level than we had anticipated. The ancient texts go into such detail about what is happening or going to happen, much deeper than any other divining took I’ve worked with. Having Charlie to read the text to us helped me to be able to listen from a place of higher knowing and interpret how the text related to my specific situation intuitively. I asked a question about a class I was considering taking and got a very obvious “NO” answer. Not the right time. With much detail as to what would happen if I choose to take the class anyway. After the reading I got, all seven of us voted that I NOT TAKE THE CLASS at this time. And, the answer from the I Ching was consistent with what my guides had been telling me.
The other questions I’ve asked in the week since the class have been just as profound and in-depth. For example, I asked, what are the dynamics of me going to Sedona this July with my soul sister for her 40th Birthday celebration? and I got; Although your position has been less than ideal, you will finally meet with the right elements to help you achieve your aim. Enthusiasm coupled with wise decisions lead to good fortune. There was more, much more, but that was my favorite part. The text gives you five or six paragraphs of information about your question, it’s very thorough and for us so far, quite accurate.” Josslyn
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
Question: One of the questions I get a lot is, “How can I run more energy?” or “How can I be a better channel for the Reiki energy?”
The Quick Answer:Practice, practice and more practice. Daily Self Reiki is the key. Plus, eating and living a healthy and spiritual life, meditating, looking in the mirror, practicing what we preach, and honing our skills as a channel for the Reiki energy.
The Longer But More Thorough Answer
Some people have expressed to me that because Reiki is Divine energy it should be easy for everyone to run it the same. Maybe, but all of our bodies are different with different abilities. We can’t all sing the same, or do gymnastics the same, why would we expect to all run Reiki the same. Hmmm…something to ponder.
Yes, the Reiki is from Divine and once attuned, always attuned. But, our bodies are still human and we channel Reiki through our human bodies. Some people have physical bodies that are naturally tuned to channeling Reiki and others will need to practice at it a bit more. It is like this with pretty much any skill, some are naturally good at pottery the first time they take a class, (not me) others will have to practice more. For many of my Reiki I students, channeling Reiki is their first time channeling anything energetically through their physical body at all. Many don’t meditate until after my class or do energy work. So, this is something that is all new to their bodies. All new, at any new skill, takes practice, even with Reiki.
Example: Singing Gift vs Reiki Gift
I truly believe that we come into this life with the God-given gifts that we require to be successful in our specific life goal. I believe with Divine’s help, we chose these gifts carefully beforehand. Some of us chose determination, some chose patience, forgiveness, calmness, motivation, or courage. I believe we also chose abilities for our human body such as, some of us need to be amazing scientists, writers, dancers, artists, and others need to be excellent channelers of Divine Energy. No matter what, we have the gifts that we need in order to be successful in this life. It is up to us to break through our fears and hone these gifts like a professional singer does. Practice, practice and more practice. Then be grateful for the gifts we have and we will be showered with even more abundance in this area of our lives.
I compare the ability to channel Reiki to singing, another gift from Divine. Again, I believe people who need a particular singing voice will choose biologically a family combination that will allow them to have this musical talent. Some people have beautiful singing voices from childhood. However, they still practice and practice to hone their skill if singing is important to them. Some people are naturals at it, others take more practice but can still be great, others have great singing voices for themselves or their shower, but don’t necessarily want to sing to the world. It’s all good. It is all Divine and perfect for us and our needs. But, if someone wants to improve their singing voice, they will need to practice and possibly work with a coach.
This is the same with Reiki. If you want to do Reiki to heal yourself only, you still need to practice on yourself, daily. YES, DAILY. (If you actually want results) If you want to do Reiki on others, you’ll need to practice on others and for the Highest Good, study with a Reiki Master to get help along the way or establish a very strong Love and Light connection with your Reiki Guides. Preferably both. If someone wants to be a Reiki Master/Teacher, this in turn will take more practice, more time, more help, more honing, more experience, etc.
Just because Reiki comes from a Divine source it doesn’t mean we still don’t have lessons to learn about channeling Reiki energy through our human bodies. Most of us do. Most of us are working with the Reiki in the first place to help us with these issues. So, sorry if you don’t want to hear it, but… “PRACTICE MAKES BETTER.” Yes, even in Reiki, practice makes better. You’ll feel better, be able to run more energy better, be able to FEEL the energy in your hands and body better, be able to manifest the things and life you want better. All of the above. JUST DO IT!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher of Rain Shadow Reiki
Gotta keep it light!!
I giggled when my client asked me this question and then quickly answered it for her when I realized she was serious. But when it came up again in Reiki II class the other day, I thought, “Hmmm, I bet other new practitioners may be wondering about this too.” I mean, what do you do with the client’s energy if it is a long distance session, while you are gone taking care of business?
Yes, I do have to use the restroom sometimes while in the middle of a healing. It doesn’t happen very often, I’m pretty good about going right before a session but it is not always possible to regulate your liquids in such a way that you never have to go during a session. And, if your bladder is bothering you during a session, the Reiki may not flow as easily, or it may flow better. LOL, everyone is different. But it is possible to come ungrounded or uncentered because you are focused more on your bladder than your Reiki and client. So, it’s good to know, you can excuse yourself respectfully and take care of business.
Here is what I do if I do have to use the restroom during a session, in person or over the phone. Just in case you wanted to know.
My HOW: I’m sure there are many ways to do this and now that you’ve had your attention drawn to it, you’ll probably get to practice it. Here is my way of doing this.
Tell the client that you need to use the restroom and ask if they too want to get up and use the facilities. Quite often they need to go also. (Please don’t try to sneak off, this is disrespectful to your client and does not build trust.)
Ask Divine Source and your Reiki guides to surround and protect the space, the client’s energyand yours, while you exit the healing space. Visualize clear bubbles of love and light surrounding both of you.
Long Distance Sessions – If the client is long distance and I am holding their life force energy in my hands, I find a safe place to put their energy such as on a pillow or on the couch next to me, I call on Divine Source or my Reiki guides to hold their energy in a small ball of Light for me while I go to the bathroom. Just like if the energy were being held in my own hands.
Wash your hands really well after you use the bathroom. Do not be in such a hurry that you forget this important step. Wash with intention, repeating a positive intention, such as “clean and clear.” Feel that mantra while cleaning your hands. Reiki guides can help you with this if you ask them.
When you come back, take a moment to readjust to their energy field so you can feel it again just as strongly as you did before. Take a moment to run some Reiki on their energy or chant silently the Power Symbol (CKR) or just the intention of ‘more power’ and you will very quickly be right back where you left off.
It’s pretty simple and I’m sure many of you would have figured this out with the help of your Reiki guides. But, lets see how many of you after reading this, all of a sudden get a chance to practice this now that it is in your conscious mind. So, now you can happily excuse yourself to go pee and feel good about it too.
I love answering questions from my readers, clients and students. Please feel free to ask here on the comment section or email me. I will not use your name or can just use your initials, but many people can learn from YOUR questions. I look forward to any questions of Love and Light about Reiki or spiritual work. If I don’t know the answer I will ask some of my other healer/psychic friends or, my guides, or just tell you that I don’t know. Often times I can go into meditation and ask my guides. Please don’t ask me who killed J.F.K. That’s been done.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master for Rain Shadow Reiki
Reiki Ideas for Reiki Healing Students
I’ve had a series of clients lately who consciously come to me and want help but subconsciously have blocks up to protect themselves. You can often tell these people when they are on your table. Often they leave their eyes open the entire time where other clients close their eyes soon after getting on the table. Or they will close their eyes but you can tell that these clients do not go to a deep level of relaxation at all and maybe try to keep you in conversation with them much of the time. Or you can just tell they are not relaxed and having a hard time even closing their eyes and staying on the table. I can FEEL the tension in them. Often it feels like they want to jump off of the table and run out the door. Sometimes it feels like they are trying so hard to hold on to what they truly want to release and this causes tension in them. Change is stressful for most of us, asking for change can be even more stressful.
This usually indicates a high level of a need to control their environment for fear or trust reasons. It is ok. Reiki can help with that. It will just take a little more time and sometimes different techniques than you learn in Reiki I or II. This is the kind of technique you usually learn from your guides with lots of practical experience. That is who I have learned it from and I’m going to give you some tips here as to what they have told me to do.
Chances are, if you read this, you’ll get a chance to practice it on a client very soon.
Reiki will help any condition, I believe, if given proper time. The healing journey is a journey, it takes time for most people. Some people take many years, many lifetimes building up these fears and trust issues, it will take some time to break them down in a safe and trusting manner as well. If this client has come to you for help, at least they know they need and want help. That is the first step. The second step is making sure they feel safe enough to come back. If we do anything to invade their protective space during the healing session then they may not come back and that is not what we want. Sometimes we need to back off with this type of client and give them space to heal themselves with the Reiki leading the way. This quite often has worked well with my clients. But, at the same time, if they do not feel better, feel some kind of results, they may not come back. It is critical to not be afraid of any of these outcomes and just TRUST in the Reiki and that it will do exactly what it is supposed to do to help this person TODAY. Trust in the Reiki and trust in your guides to help you and show you or tell you what needs to be done to help them.
Heart Chakra Case
I recently had a client whose heart chakra was dangerously shut down to a point where I could not feel any movement at all. I could FEEL the tight constriction in his chest so tight that it was making ME feel ill and I couldn’t handle the discomfort. I raised my hands off of his chest and up above but that still wasn’t enough. I knew that if his chakra stayed this way too long he would be in danger of physical illness, such as; heart attack, cutting off his ability to love or be loved. Our heart chakra is of utmost importance because it is the go-between of all the major chakras. It is the interface between our upper and lower chakras and if it is clogged up it’s difficult to get any of the others healthy and balanced. So, I knew I needed something to help him and fast. In this session I just felt I needed to get his chakra open a bit and moving. I asked my guides for their help and they gave me a visual to follow. Here is what they had me do. Plus, here are other ideas that my guides have given me when I’ve been in a tough spot. Ask your guides for help and check with what feels right for your client.
Reiki Back Doors
Go in the back door. There are multiple ways to do this. Try them in this order but it is always best to follow your intuition. If the first one does not work then try the next one and so on. Please ask your Reiki guides to help you with this process for each individual client:
Back off psychically. Turn off the psychic information and just let the Reiki do its work. You may even need to turn off your conscious mind, go deep in trance and just let the Reiki flow without your ego or left brain involved. Practice this.
Talk to your client very gently, explaining what is going on and letting them know that their help would be great at this point. Have them set the intention in their minds that their chakra open and they allow the Reiki energy in to heal them. The client came to you for a reason, get them involved in their healing. Quite often this is enough.
Ask Divine Sourceto send help – in the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki guides, healing guides and angels to help this person so you don’t have to work so hard. Remember, it is not about you, it is about them and doing the highest good for them. Get your ego out of the way and refocus on the Reiki healing that is taking place, it is all in Divine order.
Run Reiki on their subconsciousmind with the intention that the greatest healing the client needs will take place here. Run it for a while until you FEEL that the client trusts you and you can move back to their heart chakra. (Or whatever chakra it is that is blocked.) If you are a Reiki II use the Long Distance symbol and the Mental/Emotional healing symbol to aid this subconscious work. Then move back to the chakra you were working on.
If you are a Reiki Master/Teacher work with your Master symbol (R) to separate the client from the situation and/or the NGZ symbol to break up blockages. One or both of these symbols may help the client’s subconscious mind to take a back seat and allow the Reiki in.
Give them space, move back away from them physically and either do long distance Reiki on them or just run gentle Reiki on their aura. Quite often this will allow them to feel it is on their terms, their choice and then they will open up to the healing being offered.
Go in the back door. This is what my guides showed me to do for this heart chakra client. Literally lay under the massage table and run the Reiki into the back side of their heart chakra to get their heat chakra moving again. This worked for my particular client really well. Sometimes going in the back allows the Reiki to flow in easier and without the subconscious blockages that the client has on their front side. Remember every client is different. Ask your guides what will work best for yours. In very important situations like this one, this can work well. Not a first line though. Check with your guides so that you are not invading or disrespecting your client’s personal space.
Many of these issues are deep because the client has pushed them down in denial for a very long time and past life issues that have stuck around because they never dealt with them. The client will not remember them or even be aware of them. The Reiki will help to bring them to the surface when the client is ready, heal them and move them out. This process again takes time and it may take this client multiple sessions before they really start relaxing on the table. It is critical that YOU as the Reiki Practitioner has total Trust and Faith that the Reiki will do it’s job, and it will.
Your trust and faith in the Reiki’s abilities will translate energetically to the client’s energy and they will be much more likely to stick with the sessions and believe they can help them. If we truly believe, they will too. It’s all energy, it all translates in understanding.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
St. Germain showed up today during a healing with a women who, I didn’t know at the time, is really into metals, welding of metals and alchemy. This is one of his abilities and gifts in helping others, alchemy. He also helps with helping one be comfortable mingling with influential people, courage, direction in life, life purpose, manifesting, perseverance, psychic protection and space clearing. Many people in the spiritual New Age Realm say that St. Germain is the Ascended Master of the Age of Aquarius, the two thousand-year cycle that we are currently living in. He is also the renewer and bringer of the violet fire which can be used for many cleansing, clearing, healing, manifesting and protection properties.
What I know of him, from my personal experience, is that he shows up from time to time while I’m teaching my spiritual classes. He lets me know he’s with us usually while I’m setting space. Then he does his work from behind the scenes and I go about teaching feeling renewed energetically knowing he’s with us, supporting us and bringing his great knowledge to the group.
Violet Flame for Protection
During my session today he wanted to remind us to work with the violet flame for protecting our Auric field and making this a DAILY visualization process. Here is what he showed me. As always, work with it to make it FEEL right to you. There is no wrong.
Hands in prayer position, bring in your Reiki, your Reiki guides and ask for St. Germain to be with you during this process.
Visualize or imagine a large violet flame in the form of a lotus flower on the floor in front of you.
Step into the lotus.
Imagine the violet lotus rising up and surrounding you and your Auric field providing you with powerful spiritual protection.
Imagine this violet energy rising up to Divine and being ONE with Divine energy.
Imagine the Violet lotus with a root going down and grounding you to Mother Earth.
Allow all Love and Light, all good things to come and go through the violet flame petals and can get to you.
Visualize all ‘old’, lower energy or drama, to move down into the violet flames below you and be transmuted into useful energy once again. Old energy does not get to you or get into your energy field.
This visualization mixes well with the 5 minute daily meditation I recommend for people who dont’ want to pick up other people’s energies or have their energy taken by others.
The Violet Flame has very powerful vibrational healing qualities. Try this visualization and see how it feels to you. If you like it and want to read more about St. Germain simply google him. There is a lot of information about him and I don’t want to guide you in any particular direction but allow you to be guided by your Highest Guidance as to which information is correct for you to read.
Let me know if you try this visualization and connect with it,
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
IT’S ALL GOOD!
I teach in Reiki I that there is no wrong way to do Reiki. IT’S ALL GOOD!! JUST DO IT!! Are some of my favorite ‘catch’ phrases. If we make a ‘mistake’ while doing Reiki, we can always learn something from it, and therefore, it was not a mistake. However, even by NOT doing Reiki we are learning how we feel when we do not do it.
This doesn’t work as well if the person doesn’t practice Reiki from the start though, because they never get a chance to feel how good it feels while actually doing Reiki practice.
So, it is my focus as a teacher to motivate my students to DO daily Reiki, every day for the first month after their class, both to create the habit, but also so they can FEEL a difference that Reiki makes in their lives. I have seen this work quite well with many people. However, everyone is different and there are many different reasons people stop practicing their Reiki. Each person is an individual, it helps a lot if I can have a one on one session with them to FEEl in them, why they are not being successful with their Reiki practice. This was the case with my client, Nancy.
My client, Nancy, has been coming to me for Reiki sessions for over a year for pain in her body and stress relief. She also became a student of Reiki and has come to some Reiki Circles so she could work on herself in between our sessions. She felt an extreme difference in the beginning when she did Reiki on herself every day and had mini-miracles happening in her life on a weekly basis. Then, she hit her busy season and stopped her daily Reiki practice. Nancy owns her own business and works very hard at it and loves it. But, often times, she finds herself working too much at a job that is very physical and hard on her body. Reiki and meditation help her to support her body while keeping up a challenging schedule.
While working on Nancy’s heart chakra I received some information about why consistent Reiki self-healing has been a struggle for her. My guides told me that Nancy is a very busy and active kind of person, doing a full half hour session feels like too much for her to do. She likes to be busy, and active and not sit still for long. She’s a doer. I admire this, would love to be more this way at times so I can admire her for her great enthusiasm for her work and life. She loves it and has great passion. However, she also meditates and enjoys the benefits of Reiki and down time too. But, when it comes to Reiki, a full half hour or more session on herself just seems too overwhelming for her. She created a belief in her subconscious mind that Reiki must be done in half hour self-healing sessions. Probably because that is how we do it in Reiki I class. But, if we remember first and foremost, THERE IS NO WRONG, then we can retrain our belief systems to do Reiki in any way that works for us. Let me repeat that, WE CAN DO REIKI IN ANY WAY THAT WORKS FOR US!! This is what I explained to Nancy and she said “Oh yes, I’m a hummingbird. I flit from flower to flower. That will work much better.” I said “Ok, we’ll call your Reiki, hummingbird Reiki for you. And, maybe others would like to try it this way too.”
HOW TO DO HUMMINGBIRD REIKI
Simple, remember that you can do Reiki in little bits that fit into your life and your schedule. Instead of doing all the hand positions like in a 30 minute self treatment, just do one or two of the most important areas. Trust your intuition on where you need it most in that moment and do it. REMEMBERING to do it and start this habit may be the most difficult part. Do what you need to do, to keep Reiki in the forefront of your mind while creating this new habit. A string or rubber band around the wrist is a good reminder and an easy one for at least the first month or until you feel the habit has been engrained within your subconscious.
Make any small moment in time a chance to do self Reiki practice:
Reiki when you are waiting for the gas to finish pumping
Reiki while in the line while waiting to pick up your kids at school
Reiki on yourself while posting on Facebook. Just let it flow.
Reiki to calm your nerves or settle a tension headache before a stressful event
Reiki on your sacral or solar plexus while you are using the facilities for a minute or two, or three
Reiki while watching T.V. or listening to music
Reiki while you meditate or do yoga
Reiki on your kids while they are arguing in the other room. (Reiki them through the walls until they stop or calm down.)
Reiki yourself while your kids are arguing in the next room. (LOL Either one is good for you.)
Reiki beamed at yourself from your hands resting on your lap while waiting for a client or prospect to come in. A very subtle way to do Reiki on yourself in public places.
Reiki yourself while waiting at your table for your food to be brought out.
Reiki on yourself while you have a 15 minute break at work.
Reiki while on hold waiting for a customer service rep. Chances are you’ll need to be very calm by the time they come on the phone.
We have endless amounts of bits of time in between our busy moments where we can do 5 minute or less Reiki on ourselves. ITS ALL GOOD!! Even five minutes, built up here and there, can do a lot.
“Any Reiki is better than no Reiki at all!!” Josslyn Streett, just said that!!
Remember, if it truly is ALL GOOD and we truly can do NO WRONG, then what you can do with your Reiki ability is endless. If you have other ideas on how to do some Hummingbird Reiki or have examples of how you HAVE done this, please share with us here in the comments section. We all learn from each other.
Many Reiki Blessings to Nancy for allowing me to share her story and to all of you for reading, commenting and DOING REIKI!! Even the smallest actions towards Love and Light are powerful!!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I’d like to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to my recent beginning Reiki I class. Each class comes together for a reason that usually becomes clear during the process of the class through sharing and healing.
The Love of Family
One of the themes for this class was clear before we even started, the love of family. Two of my own cousins, who also happen to be husband in wife, were students in the class as well as two sisters and a student who is related to another of my students. The love in the room was palpable and it affected each of us in very spiritual and emotional ways. I felt the energy very powerfully, especially during the attunements and the practice healing.
One of the other themes that brought this class united was all of our interest in spiritual guides, also called Spirit Guides, Reiki Guides, and many other names. The whole group really woke up and had a ton of questions when it came to this topic so we spent a lot of extra time talking about and explaining techniques in working with one’s Reiki guides. This is not a normal part of original Reiki class, but it is in my opinion a very important part of doing any spiritual work, including Reiki.
And, the more we practice our Reiki, the more chances we have to expand out ability to work with our guides. In Reiki I class we do a meditation to introduce us to our guides. If the group shows special interest like this one, I teach a special technique that I created for myself years ago to make sure we bring in the Highest and most Enlightened source of Reiki Guides only. We only want to work with the best of the best to get the Highest Form of information.
This is also one of the benefits to the two-day Reiki I class, we have the time to expand on the subjects that interest each class the most. Each class is so unique, I’m so immensely grateful for being able to do this work, and personalize it too.
To all Reiki students, a reminder, Reiki class only gives you the tools to do Reiki, it is up to you to USE THE TOOLS GIVEN TO YOU! DO your Reiki every day and you WILL see changes. You will grow spiritually and heal physically, emotionally and mentally. It is your choice. Your free will.
JUST DO IT!!
Blessings to all of my students, you literally light up my life,
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
If you want to skip the story and get right to the HOW, scroll down to the HOW. Otherwise, we learn a lot from other people’s stories, enjoy mine.
Both my parents were teachers. My mom in particular helped me extensively with research papers in middle school and high school. (Thank you mom and Happy Mother’s Day!!)We didn’t know it back then but I am what doctors now call A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. I rarely remember anything that I don’t use on a daily basis and can’t follow written instructions to save my life. ( I didn’t know it then, but I have the perfect intuitive brain for what I do now as an energy healer.)
However, research papers were something I could do and do well. It just required long hours of work. Long hours of work, that I could do. And, I got very good at it. So, my mom and I would spend days, weekends, weeks even, filling out note cards with information from the Encyclopedia Britannica or other books we would check out from the library on my current topic. (Sorry, no computers back then.) We would make a bibliography and then put it all together in one grand paper. I’d type it up (on a typewriter of course!) and I’d get an A, mainly because my papers were well written, but also longer and more extensive than any others in the class. I put in the work and in the end, got very good at the process. This saved me in college where I graduated with honors, again not because I was the brightest bulb in the lamp but one of the hardest working for sure.
TODAY’S PROCESS WITH REIKI
Today I am encouraged to share with you HOW I work with Reiki and my Reiki guides to do my blog writing to maybe encourage others of you to do your own writing with Reiki. Reiki enhances ANY creative process that we do by offering Higher Guidance, Divine access to information and ideas and timing that will relate to the people who need to be reached at the exact time they need to be reached.
Blogs are great for this process because I could write a blog to be read by one person now, the person who my guides encouraged me to write the blog for initially. But then, years later, another person will find my blog and read it and it will speak to them as well. It will be just what they needed to read. Their guides help them find my blog on the internet even when they weren’t researching Reiki. I’ve heard this from my clients many times over, “I don’t even know how your page popped up, I wasn’t even researching Reiki, but it did and I read it. It was exactly what I needed but didn’t know it.” The internet is a fabulous tool in this way and consistently amazes me. My Reiki guides help me with all of this. No detail is too small for them. When we truly listen to our Divine Guidance every day, trust it, act on it we are in the flow of Divine Energy and our timing will always be right on. Our guides make it so.
“Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing.” – Scott Adams
WORKING WITHIN OUR CREATIVE FRAMEWORK
I also believe that our Reiki Guides work with us within the framework that we have in place currently, our human brain, which we chose for our exact purpose before we came here. In my case, my human A.D.D. brain which is perfect for the intuitive process, not so great for memorizing details, is perfect for what I am meant to do in this lifetime; heal myself and others. Our guides do not change us, make us “better” or turn us into an award-winning writer when we are not meant to be one. I believe they work with the gifts we have chosen currently for this life, and that they believe we are perfect just as we are.
We chose to come in with these gifts for a reason. I was not meant to be the author of the “Harry Potter” series but the author of a Reiki blog for Reiki students. I have the gifts and talents for that-perfectly. I work within this framework with my guides while continuing to learn and enhance my abilities as I go. If I waited until I was a fabulous writer before I ever wrote, I’d never write.
I say all this, because I want us to stop the negative talk that we do to ourselves. It hurts us in so many ways, it doesn’t help. You are exactly as you are meant to be, be grateful for it and learn how to work with it. Learn what your gifts truly are and enhance them, work with them, be grateful for them and you will expand and grow beautifully. I’ve found it doesn’t help to put myself down for the abilities I don’t have (like a tremendous vocabulary, that is what a Thesaurus is for,) but to be grateful for these gifts I do have and come from a place of gratitude as often as possible, and it is often possible. Through gratitude of what we currently have, we gain more. BE GRATEFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE NOW, IT IS EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE!!
“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” Margaret Atwood
HOW TO WORK WITH REIKI FOR WRITING
Having said that, if you feel drawn to writing, then write. Don’t wait, just do it!
Reiki can help you by healing your issues around writing. Reiki yourself for issues, such as:
Writing and expressing yourself
Being heard, sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions
Fear of judgment from others
Safety on the internet
Opinions of others, criticism
Responsibility to others, someone using your information in a negative fashion
Procrastination or motivation
Flow of energy, words and thoughts
Any issue you have that is keeping you from moving forward on your writing journey
HOW TO WRITE WITH REIKI
Meditate – in a perfect world I’d meditate before each sitting to write. I do this often, but sometimes my ideas come when they come and I write “on the fly”. This is preferred but optional.
Get Centered and Grounded – with or without mediation, spend some time intending and visualizing being centered and grounded.
Prepare yourself with the right atmosphere for you to write; time alone, nice calm music, quiet, door closed, etc. Sometimes I don’t have any of these and manage to write anyway. Do what you can when you can. Don’t let the ‘perfect’ setting keep you from DOING IT! I have kids and pets, the setting is rarely quiet and perfect for writing, but I do it anyway.
* Gassho – Bring in your Reiki and Reiki Guides– I do this with the Gassho method. With my hands at my heart in prayer position I respectfully ask for the Reiki to flow. With my hands at my third eye, I ask for the Highest and Most Spiritual Order of Reiki Guides with the intention of writing a Reiki blog to come and help me in all ways needed. Prayer hands back at my heart I intend for Grounding, Centering, a Pure Heart and a Clear Channel for the Reiki to flow.
I imagine the Reiki flowing into my crown chakra from Divine Source and flowing down through my brain, through my heart and then through my hands for the typing and out to the keyboard.
I type directly onto my blog. I first tried to type onto word or write the blog onto paper and transfer it, but no, that didn’t work. For me I found for the flow to flow the best, I needed to blog right onto the blank blog ‘paper.’ Do what works for you. Try different methods but your guides will tell you what is best for you quickly.
*LISTEN to your Higher Guidance while typing for ideas and phrases that work best. This may be the hardest part, the listening. But, also one of the most important parts. You’ve got nothing to lose by listening but a lot to lose by not.
WRITE– I write differently every time. Sometimes I start with just an idea and work on it later. Sometimes I’ll write the whole blog in one sitting and then edit. Most times I take many sittings to write a blog, re-write, research, pictures, and editing. The process is part of the learning and timing as much as anything.
*Reiki Yourself – Be kind to yourself in the process. Reiki yourself if you start having blockages come up. Talk to yourself like your very best friend would to help get you through any road blocks to writing. Reiki yourself some more to heal the issues we talked about up above.
*Communicate with your Reiki Guides regularly I tell my guides to being me ideas for blogs anytime. I write them down or get the blog idea started and then write it later. This way I am always open to the intuitive flow of ideas coming from Divine. Yes, we need to tell our guides what we want and they will do it for us. Ask and say Thank You!
I pray this encourages some of you to do that little creative thing that has been pestering your mind and spirit lately, whether it be writing, painting, singing, drumming. Any creative pursuit is enhanced by running Reiki at the same time. Reiki makes the world a more intuitive and beautiful place. I envision a very resplendent world myself and you and Reiki are all a HUGE part of it.
Many Blessings to you for reading and bringing Reiki energy into your life,
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
Please note, message from our Divine Creator and my guides: Divine has been telling me for a while, but a whole lot more since the major shift in our energy state at the beginning of the new cycle, that it is time to be working in small, local, spiritual groups. Working in groups of like-minded people helps us to move forward on our healing path and spiritual journey more quickly and more easily. It also makes it a more spiritually fulfilling life and experience. THIS blog, although you may not think so, is a message for YOU. It is time to make our spiritual lives our NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!! It is time to drop activities that are not fulfilling our souls, and add activities that are. This will help to make us feel whole again, and truly get us on our soul path.
If you are not manifesting a spiritual group to be a part of, not starting one of your own, then it is time to do so. Make a list of what kind of group you are looking for. Be specific for what you want, down to how far you want to drive to get there. What kind of people will be in the group. How you will FEEL when you are a part of this group, etc. Reiki the list or pray over it daily. Change it as need be. Feel LOVE IN YOUR HEART as you manifest this group. Then DO. Look through the newspapers and local bulletin boards and talk to friends and family who are open to spiritual beliefs, because you never know where you are going to get the message about your perfect group. Aunt Bea says “Oh, I heard about a new meditation group starting by your house on Wednesdays.” BINGO!! Be open to the possibilities that you WILL FIND the perfect spiritual group for you and you will.
Now for my blog…..
ENERGY HEALERS CIRCLE
Since I moved to Sequim, WA 5 1/2 years ago and started teaching Reiki here shortly after, I have had the goal of the healers on the Olympic Peninsula coming together as one. There are many great healers here doing important healing work. But, we all seem to be doing it by ourselves, in our own way. This has worked for me due to the fact that my main job is mom and my time is defined by mom duties, like taxi driver and homework administrator. But, I’ve continued to manifest this group slowly and surely, knowing that when the time was right, Divine would do the big work. I was right. And, the time is right. It is happening easily and effortlessly which is how it happens when we allow Divine to do most of the work.
I’ve been a part of another healer’s group for about a year. The group has gone through many changes in the last two years. It was a group specifically for Energy Psychology, but now it is focused on all different types of energy healing. Anyone interested in doing energy healing and alternative healing on the Olympic Peninsula is welcome to come, learn and share. We all take turns in teaching some new method of energy healing each month. We meet from 9 am to 11 am on the third Friday of each month. Contact Penny Burdick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are local and you’d like more information about attending a meeting. April’s meeting will be at my home and I will be teaching about healing with crystals.
Back Chakra Activation
This month, three of the healers who had taken a class in Back Chakra Activation shared some of what they leaned and how it can be used in a healing practice. It was so motivating to me I’ll be signing up to take this class in June myself. I felt it was a worthwhile technique to learn and share. This class information was downloaded to the teacher, Franny Harcey, an experienced Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Registered Psychotherapist, over a period of many years. She has now written it up into a class. Her guides even told her which states and areas she was to focus on first for teaching this class. They were very specific.
Back Chakra Activation helps specifically with anxiety, PTSD, depression, chronic illness, fatigue, and acute pain. It also provides energetic support of the body for integrating the connection of front and back chakras. the back side of the chakra system is of key importance to unlocking the unconscious, opening to alternate realities, and embracing our dreams, premonitions and beliefs.
If you would like further information on any of these healings or activities you can contact me at email@example.com .
Blessings to you all, thank you for reading,
360-460-7829 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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