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Congratulations August 2014 Reiki I Class!!

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

I've gotta say, I think Lynn wins for best face making
I’ve gotta say,  Lynn wins for best face making!

YOU KNOW WE HAD FUN WITH THIS CLASS!!  You can tell by the photo what a an enthusiastic and energetic class this was.  Congratulations to Lynn, Dick, Sharon M., Sharon R., Ulia, Jerry and Milton!!

This class had wonderful questions, and questioning of technique and ideas so that I had to dig deep into my spiritual experience to answer many of them.  Lets just say, I believe I told ALL my stories during this class.  And, we only went over by half an hour.  Not bad.  We had so many questions on the parking lot that I’ll have to write four or five blogs to answer them.  Seriously, a fabulous group of people.

Have I said it lately, I LOVE LOVE LOVE TEACHING REIKI!!  I’ll post more photos on Facebook if you’d like to see them or share them, but here are my favorites.

ReikiI8-28-14,2It was Sharon M.’s idea to do some Reiki drumming to help Milton and Jerry connect with their spirit guides. She was listening to her intuition and she was right ON!  I always love when I get to mix it up and do something different for a class. This was powerful and helpful. Connection was made!  It was awesome, different from what I normally do in class during the spirit guide meditation but it worked beautifully.

Ok, here we are looking all nice and 'normal.'  We are happy and grateful for the class.
Ok, here we are looking all nice and ‘normal.’ We are happy and grateful for the class.

I’m so amped up from this class, I can’t go to sleep yet.  I feel so grateful for the path I am on.  I cannot think of anything else in this world I’d rather do than hang out with very cool spiritual people talking about Reiki, drumming, learning about chakras, spirit guides, helping and healing people, it’s all too good to be true.  But, it is true, it’s my life and I’m incredibly blessed.  THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY AMAZING AND LOVING REIKI STUDENTS!  I LOVE YOU ALL!!

Such love pouring out of this class today makes me full of love and wanting to share it.

Reiki Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MY SIX NEW REIKI PRACTITIONERS!!

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

WHOO HOO!!

Yesterday I taught another wonderful Reiki II class with six inquisitive and lively ladies.  Yes, we went over our time a bit, but we had a great day, learned a whole lot, meditated with and connected to each other and the first three Reiki Symbols and they received their Reiki II Attunement.  I think I speak for all of them, when I say it was worth it.  Congratulations ladies, you are now, officially, Reiki Practitioners!  As Reiki Practitioners they are able to charge money for their services if they so chose.

Congratulations Ann, Emily, Joanie, Gloria, Melissa, and Amber!!
Congratulations Ann, Emily, Joanie, Gloria, Melissa, and Amber!!

And now, PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND MORE PRACTICE!!  That is truly the way to learn Reiki.

Many Blessings, Josslyn

 

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Past Life Healing Notes- A Samurai Wife, Honored

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

REINCARNATION?

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

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

A SAMURAI WIFE HONORED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEART HEALING

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

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

SOUL PARTS

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

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

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

UPDATE

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

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

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Reiki Circle – Baby Reiki!!

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

I do not always write about our Reiki circles, but lately it seems there has been something of interest to write about.  Last night we had a very nice sized Reiki circle, not out biggest, but big for our small town Reiki community.  We had 15 people come, learn about, discuss and share Reiki.  

We had three rooms with a massage table in each and five people at each table.  Each group working with Reiki independently but also, I could feel the energy of all 15 of us, all working together as one, one intention, one energy, on purpose- to heal each other.
We had three rooms with a massage table in each and five people at each table. Each group working with Reiki independently, but also, I could feel the energy of all 15 of us, all working together as one; one intention, one energy, one purpose  – to heal each other.  I could also feel, in the bigger picture, all spiritual people all over the world coming together in unity, in one purpose, to heal our world, one person at a time, or 15 at a time in our case.  This is why working in small spiritual groups is so important for all of us right now. (Photo by Josslyn Streett – do not use without consent from her directly)

We had people of all experiences with Reiki and some with absolutely no experience at all.  We started with a discussion of what Reiki is, then how to do Reiki, then as we know, especially with Reiki that EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER, we DID Reiki on each other.  That is what Reiki circle is all about after all, DOING!!

Which leads me to one of my favorite quotes I read in my Reiki I class about Reiki by Frank Arjava Petter from his book “Reiki, The Legacy of Dr. Usui”, “Reiki itself, I mean the energy, cannot be taught.  It reveals itself completely on its own if we are attentive.  This attention is what the teacher promotes in the student.”  

Energy must not be explained, but experienced.”

BABY REIKI

Baby M is back and doing Reiki on us.  He took my full Reiki I class with his mom a month ago and came to the circle with his mom.  Watching was not enough, he wanted to DO Reiki too!
Baby M is back and doing Reiki on us. He took my full Reiki I class with his mom a month ago and we believe he spontaneously attuned himself because he’s been running Reiki ever since then.  Tonight he came to the circle with his mom. Watching was not enough, he wanted to DO Reiki too! (Photos by Josslyn Streett – do not use without consent from her directly.)

 

I and one other at our table received our first Reiki from a baby.  And, he had very distinct ideas about where he wanted his hands as well as his mother’s hands.  He was pushing on her and directing her hands where he wanted them to be.  He was quite serious in his practice.  But, then, he’s quite a serious guy.

COMING TOGETHER

I also felt a very strong feeling of coming together.  Not just this group of 15 people coming together, but the whole world, coming together as ONE, to shift the energy of our planet.  These are the feelings I often get at Reiki circle and one of the reasons I love Reiki circle so much and encourage everyone to attend one.  Small groups of spiritual people coming together with intention, purpose and Divine Guidance can seriously change the world for the better.  We can save ourselves and our world, all at the same time.

What are you doing on a Saturday night that is more important than that?  (Question for you, not for me.)

Thank you so much for all who attended our circle last night.  I’m so incredibly grateful every single time I get to participate with these amazing spiritual people, right here in my own small town.  I’m constantly amazed by how many people are coming out of the woodwork to learn Reiki and also, a whole new way of being connected to our Creator through Reiki practice.  I love it, live for it because it gives me great hope for our future.  And, because it makes life truly magical every single day.

Great Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

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Energy Healers Circle on the Olympic Peninsula

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.

MANIFEST ONE

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.

CHANGE HAPPENS

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 mandalaht@gmail.com 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.

A Back Chakra Activation demonstration by Mary Ellen Bartholomew.
A Back Chakra Activation demonstration by Mary Ellen Bartholomew.

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 rainshadowreiki@gmail.com .

Blessings to you all, thank you for reading,

Josslyn

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

 

 

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Congratulations March 9th Reiki I Class!!

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WONDERFUL  AND  AMAZING REIKI I CLASS FOR MARCH 9TH 2014!!  (I know, I think they are all wonderful and amazing!)

Congratulations to Susan, Gloria, Joanie and our photographer who prefers to remain incognito.  You ladies grew so much this weekend, it makes me so filled with gratitude for you all.
Congratulations to Susan, Gloria, Joanie and our photographer who prefers to remain incognito. You ladies grew so much this weekend, it makes me so filled with gratitude for you all.

Including our camera-shy participant who is taking the photos, these ladies were incredibly open and courageous with sharing their feelings.  I’m so proud of them.  They grew and expanded exponentially during this weekend.  Please send them Reiki Blessings  for doing such an amazing job of welcoming the Reiki energy into their lives.

Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

 

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Why Take a Reiki Class?

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

Interested in taking a Reiki I class?

Maybe you don’t even know you are!  Reiki is not just for healing, or for being a healer, IT’S FOR MAKING YOUR WHOLE LIFE BETTER!

Reiki is a way to work with the healing energy in our every day lives to make our lives happier and more spiritual in every way.  During my classes I teach how to manifest the life you want with the help of Reiki energy.

I also teach how to make your food and drink healthier for you, how to help cleanse your house, car, computer or identity for protection and more loving energy, how to use Reiki to help solve disputes with your children, other family members, friends or animals, how to work with the Reiki to be more successful at your job and how to use the Reiki energy to manifest anything you need in your life from a better career, more peace in your life, a new home, a lost item or to find your path in life and much more.

Practice session during a Reiki I class.  Photo by Joss Streett, please link if used.
Practice session during a Reiki I class. Photo by Joss Streett, please link if used.

 Reiki is not just for healing, it’s a whole new way of LIVING!

I’m so excited at the changes I see in my students and clients and ME, that each time I teach a class I get that much more into it.

NEXT REIKI I CLASS (BEGINNING)

This class will be broken up into two really fun and full days:

  •  Day 1   Saturday, March 8th from 9:45 am to 6 pm
  • Day 2   Sunday, March 9th from 9:45 am to 6 pm  

deposit of $25 and a commitment are required to me prior to the class so I can have all the binders printed up for the students I know are serious about the class.  (Full price of the class is $150)

Any other questions please call or email me!

In LOVE and LIGHT,

Josslyn

360-460-7829 or EMAIL ME TO GET ON MY EMAILING LIST at rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

P.S. Once you have taken a class from me and paid in full for it, then you can repeat that class at any time for free!

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Reiki Round Table – February 3,2014

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

Last night, ten woman and two babies gathered to talk about Reiki and other spiritual issues surrounding Reiki practice and our spiritual journeys.  For me, as many Reiki events are, the evening was nothing short of MAGICAL  It is so difficult for me to describe these feelings to others who were not there, but I will do my best as a means to inspire others to start their own spiritual round table group or come to ours. (Been to Sequim lately?)  Finding a spiritual group you vibrate well with is more important than ever as we are, many of us all at the same time, waking up to a whole new spiritual way of living.  Have guidance and fellowship to help you through this is key to progress and having more fun with it.  Please read on, especially if you were not at this event.

SHARING SOUL TO SOUL

I’m sure each and every person there had a different experience and the same experience all at the same time.  I felt a connection, a synchronicity with each person both on an earthly level and a soul level.  As they would talk, I would connect with them on the levels of having been through what they had been through, understanding the feelings they were having but also FEELING them myself as well, feeling their soul speak the truth, speak from a higher level of being without even realizing they were.

The ladies and babies of our February 2014 Reiki Round Table for Rain Shadow Reiki.Photo by the amazing Chelsea.
The ladies and babies of our February 2014 Reiki Round Table for Rain Shadow Reiki. Photo by the amazing Chelsea.  Please do not reuse this photo without permission.

TOPICS

We talked about so many different topics starting with a basic introduction as to what Reiki is to the new guests, then moving onto talking about our souls and our higher self and what it is, downloads of information, vortexes, spirit guides, the difficulty of the healing journey and finding bliss in our lives in the process, plus many other topics I’m sure I’ve absorbed into my psyche but don’t consciously remember at the moment.  It was beyond fabulous!  We got really deep last night and it was beautiful, confusing and fascinating all at the same time.  It was poetic.

A SPIRITUAL COMING TOGETHER

I can’t share details because everything we say in round table is kept private, but I can share how I felt.  I felt a spiritual community coming together.  I felt a group of ten women and two babies who mostly didn’t know each other, sharing and baring their souls and feeling healed by it.  HEALED BY IT!!  I felt elated by the time the evening was over, full of gratitude and literally exploding with Love and Light of our Divine Creator and of these individual souls.  I couldn’t go to sleep because I was so filled with gratitude and joy, so I stayed up and wrote love notes to my two boys and snuck them in their bedrooms for them to find when they got up in the morning.  Then I settled down and did Reiki on myself.  I felt the Reiki working very powerfully, with flashes of light every ten seconds or so like an MRI machine moving over me.  My eyes were closed, the light was within.  I hadn’t had that experience in about seven years, since a Reiki Master in C.A. worked on me without touching me but created a light show that has not since been surpassed.

GRATITUDE

I’m incredibly grateful to my student, L.T. for inspiring this event.  I’m grateful to all the spiritual people who come to participate.  I’m grateful to Divine Creator for all that is.  I’m grateful to all our Reiki guides who come and surround us with power, protection and support throughout.  And, I’m grateful to my family for supporting me in these Reiki endeavors even though it takes my time away from them in the evenings and weekends.  (Maybe they are happy for the break.  LOL)

So there it is.  Worth taking two hours of my evening on a school night to be with a group of people just talking?  SO WORTH IT!!  I can’t wait for the next one!  What will Divine bring to us then?  I’m already looking forward to it.  The next Reiki Round Table is scheduled for Monday, May 19th at 6pm.  I pray you can make it, if not in person, then in spirit.

Love and Light to you all,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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First Reiki Circle of 2014

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

Our first Reiki circle of the new year was filled with a great deal of Divine Love that we all seemed to feel very tangibly.  After each session that seemed to be the theme that we would talk about, FEELING the LOVE, FEELING the CONNECTION.  It was AWESOME to say the least.

Reiki Circle January 11, 2014, photo by Josslyn Streett, please link if used.
Reiki Circle January 11, 2014, photo by Josslyn Streett, please link if used.

There are so many parts of Reiki circle that I love: being part of a Reiki community, practice, sharing and receiving Reiki from others, which I don’t very often have a chance to do.  But, I feel now, the number one reason I continue doing the Reiki circles is the total connection I feel with the other people during a Reiki healing.  Feeling connected by our heart chakra cords, coming together for a common purpose with such loving intent, consistently gives me hope for our world.  But, it also gives me that reminder that we are not alone, on earth or in heaven.  Divine Source is with us, our guides are with us at all times and other Reiki people and healers all over the world are all together working for a better future for our planet.  We are not alone in this earthly experience and Reiki circle reminds me of that in the most beautiful and profound way.  To FEEL God working within you, that is purpose.

Thank you to the precious souls who participated in last nights circle with us and thank you to everyone who participates in a Reiki circle or share in your community.  If you do not, I highly recommend finding one and making it a regular practice, for you, for everyone.  There is so much love to be shared, lets share it.  JUST DO IT!!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

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Winter Solstice 2013

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

“Your path is illuminated by the light, yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.”~ J.L.W. Brooks

WinterSolstice

Happy Winter Solstice to you all!  I am sending Reiki Blessings to all of you following and reading this blog, each and every day.  I’m also filling this blog with some beautiful quotes about illumination.  Enjoy.

“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come.  At the darkest moment comes the light.” ~ Joseph Campbell

I love this dark cold time of year.  I’m a mother bear at heart and this time of year I get to cozy up in my cave with my fire going, read, reflect, rest and go within.  It’s such an important part of life and yet in our crazy busy modern lives I think we often forget how important it is to sit and to just BE with ourselves.  I hear so many people complaining about the cold weather in the Pacific North West, but to me, this time of year is so sacred, my own personal sanctuary, that I can’t help but be grateful for the darkness and the cold.

Winter Solstice Mandala by Sculptured Image
Winter Solstice Mandala by Sculptured Image

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabi

I also find myself feeling a great deal of hope; hope for the new year, hope for the light coming back and releasing us from the darkness eventually, hope for mankind.  Something about this time of year, maybe the reflection, maybe the snow, the happy faces I see and the love, who knows, but it helps me feel more hopeful for our human existence.

“We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” ~ Earl Nightingale

I pray you can find your sanctuary at this time of year and find some time to reflect on the journeys and experiences you’ve had in 2013 before the light comes back and we all get busy playing outside in the sun.

Love and Light to all my readers,

Josslyn

“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  ~ Edith Wharton




“When you possess light within, you see it externally.” ~ Anaïs Nin

“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over, Snow swept the world from end to end. A candle burned on the table; A candle burned.” ~ Boris Pasternak