In my classes, like my teacher before me, I tell people to look back after one year of being attuned to Reiki and they will see how their lives have changed a great deal. IFAND ONLY IF they are actually working with their Reiki regularly. DAILY IS BEST.
I encourage you to work with your Reiki each and every day in your life, make it a part of your daily living and you will see major changes for good happening right away.
However, what if Reiki doesn’t come easy to you? What do you do then?
Easy………. like any other new thing in your life, stick to it, make it a priority, and then DO IT!! DO IT ANYWAY!!
GO WITH THE FLOW
With Reiki, I’m a very go with the flow teacher. I believe the more we attempt to control our spiritual practice, the more Divine gives us lessons for control.
But, for this one thing, starting a new and very important habit that can literally change your life for the better — This One Time, Don’t Go With The Flow.
ANY CHANGE IS STRESS
In the beginning doing Reiki will be new and therefore different. Anything different to us can often be construed as STRESS!! ………..Oh no, not that!
If your mind translates the Reiki as stress then you will probably protect yourself from the stress by NOT doing it. Sabotage will occur, you stop doing it and then you end up seeing no benefits and it’s easy to say “Reiki didn’t work for me.” When this is really not the truth at all.
We must work at the habit of the Reiki.
The daily work, the consistency to learn it, feel it and want it, is the hard part, the Reiki itself is the easy part.
“Doing Reiki for others came very easy to me, I’m a giver and always have been. Receiving was totally new to me. Therefore, doing Reiki on myself daily did not happen for quite a long time after taking my Reiki classes. I knew I had these mental belief blocks to doing Reiki on myself, and I knew I needed to heal them, so I decided to do a lot of Reiki on others and INTEND to heal these blockages in my belief system during these healings on others. Since our client and ourselves both receive Reiki, this was my indirect way of healing myself, the scenic route to healing an issue. Longer, but also effective. This takes a little longer, but for me it worked – until it didn’t. I reached a point where my intuition was giving me signs that this was no longer what I needed, I needed to do hands on Reiki daily. I needed a new plan.
So, I decided the old fashioned way was best for me. It was close to the end of the year, so I decided that on New Years Day, I would make ONE New Years Resolution. For that entire year, I would do Reiki on myself every single day, no matter what. This was the only new major commitment I made that year and I stuck to it, because I knew I needed to and because I made the commitment to myself. There were only two days where I had the stomach flu and did not accomplish my daily Reiki, every other day I did. And what is more important, now doing Reiki on myself became MY NEW NORMAL. Now, if I don’t do daily Reiki, I don’t feel normal and my body, mind and spirit remind me of this at the end of the day. It’s a win/win.”
Other Help – ME!
IF after a month of doing daily Reiki, you still have blockages that you can’t seem to budge, call me for a private session. That is when we need other healers to help us. Divine wants us to work together as a community. He wants us to work as a team, to trust others. If you have truly done all you feel you can do, that is when you ask for other help. And if you are truly ready, mind, body and spirit, Reiki and myself will help remove the blockages that are holding you back. Helping people move forward on their spiritual path is one of my specialties and one of my most favorite paths to help with. I feel there is no other path that is more worthwhile than working on our connection to our Higher Selves. I’m happy to help with this process.
I pray this motivates some of you to take some action in your lives and practice your Reiki. It’s all good. It’s all part of YOUR personal journey. Ask yourself, do I want my journey to start NOW?
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I was reading an author recently who I have followed for many years and have a great deal of respect for her work. She is a world-famous psychic, been on T.V., written many books on the psychic topic and has proven over and over again just how amazing she is. I have most of her books and read and reread them.
Humans make mistakes, period!
However, on this day, I had just a few minutes to kill, so I picked up one of her books I had not read, turned to just one chapter at the end of the book and started reading it. As I read, she talked about a topic I know a lot about energy healing. What she said, completely disagreed with what I have come to believe in my personal experience with healing work. This made me stop and go WHAO! What the heck? I was astounded. I was a bit in shock that our views on a subject would vier so opposite.
For a moment, it made me question my own beliefs. It made me question my own experiences. It definitely made me reflect at a deeper level.
Calm & Centered
But, then I stopped myself and sat with it. I removed the emotional component and I calmed my mind and body as I went to my inner compass, my higher self and discussed this from a higher place within me. I came to the conclusion that my own intuition and personal experience is what I have to go with, what I trust, what I feel to be true. My feelings and my inner compass have not steered me wrong, but authors who I do not know personally, and who are also human and make mistakes, cannot be my first ‘go to’ authority. My higher self knows best for me and I stick with that. Yes, I decided, it is highly possible, even probably, this author, as great as I feel she is, could simply be wrong on this particular subject.
Recycle the Trash
Then I remembered other books I had read where most of what I had read I agreed with. But, then I’d reach a chapter that just didn’t sit right, didn’t feel right, didn’t feel like it came from a place of Love and Light, so I put it in my proverbial trash can and didn’t take it in. This happens a lot with information I’ve noticed, a little lower vibrational energy, thoughts and words sneak in where much of the book was of Love and Light. After a while of practicing this, it gets easier and easier to trust your own intuition and not the authors. This can be applied to ALL books, magazines, reading materials.
The Golden Rule
“I tell my students at the beginning of all my classes and sessions to NOT take in anything I or anyone else says unless it feels right to them.If an ‘expert’ of any kind says something that doesn’t feel right, don’t take it into your personal space and your mind just because they are a ‘so called’ expert. What they are saying may simply not be right for you, it may not be right for you at this time or it simply may not be right, period.” Josslyn
It is most important, especially at this time of the new age of enlightenment, to find our own inner compass and learn to listen to it. The best way to do this is by practicing, starting NOW. Your own intuition is always your best guidance.
Guard Yourself From Too Much Input!
When we are reading a book, watching television, movies or on the computer we are taking in millions of bits of new input; emotional, visual, mental, spiritual, all levels are being inundated with new input from these forms of media and it affects us on all levels. It is energy and it affects us more than we know.
Do we really want to be taking in ALL of what we read or see? Do we completely trust the source of these books, programs, movies and commercials so well that we will just automatically take it all in? Typically we don’t take in all of it, our filters of our conscious mind is often up and working and ready to filter out what we don’t want. However, the people who make commercials and movies and Facebook posts are trained to SHOCK you, quickly get you to drop your filters and allow in their visual forms of information, without processing it. Or, even more sneaky, they appeal to our bleeding hearts with sad pictures that activate our overly emotional sense of empathy and we take it in due to being emotionally too open. This can happen all too easily because with the modern life, we are already in such a state of hypnosis much of the time, that we are highly suggestible much of the time. Being highly suggestible makes us take in more of what we see, hear and experience around us without the same and ‘normal’ filters we would have up if we were grounded.
This happens more often than we realize. Unless we have filters built-in or put up before hand, you are taking much of this information into your being and accepting much of it as your truth. Reiki can help to make sure this does not happen. Sometimes this information just gets stuck in your energy field, but sometimes it actually gets taken in as a mental truth and it is much harder of a process to get it out afterwards. Either way, this energy then has to be removed from our energy field, and that takes more healing than most of us know to do.
Sensitives Take Caution
For spiritual or sensitive people this is even more of an issue. I personally do not watch the news and have not for many years because I’m sensitive to taking in these visuals and having difficulty ridding them from my psyche after the fact. I also don’t watch scary movies or shows that I feel will be too much for me to handle. The more sensitive a person is the more important it is to keep this visual, emotional and auditory energy from getting in, in the first place. Here is HOW to do it. It is quite simple and just takes a conscious intention to do it and regular practice.
The Simple Reiki HOW to protect yourself from what you hear, see, and read:
Get your Reiki started and if you are a Reiki II or above, chant the symbols that you feel will be needed here.(I would use all three Reiki II symbols because they cover different aspects that are usually involved including the long distance symbol in case this is a past and very old issue. If you are above Reiki II, bring in UDKM the Reiki Master Symbol to help since this is a powerful spiritual issue.)
Hold the intention that you are filled and surrounded by Reiki Power, Protection and Support the whole time you are reading, on the computer or watching T.V.
If something comes up at any time that you are not sure about or questioning, then imagine yourself holding the questions out side of your boundary field; think about it, listen to your heart and your soul and decide if you believe it or not. If you can make a decision right away then do so and be done. Either take it in or send it to Mother Earth for recycling.
If you are not sure and need more information on this topic before you bring it in or dispose of it, then hold the intention that this question stays out side your boundaries until you can gather the information or personal experience you need in order to make a decision. (I sometimes hold questions out for many years before I settle on an answer. When I do get it, it’s a big ‘A Ha’ moment for me and a great feeling of accomplishment. These are what I call, “The Big Questions.”)
Practice the process as often as possible. Pretty soon it will become a very positive habit and you will be loving it. You will feel lighter and more in control of what you take in or leave out. Your energy field will not be as full of psychic smog and you’ll be able to make decisions easier, quicker and with more confidence.
This process also helps you to feel much more confident in your intuition, your decision-making and your ability to read or watch shows with a discerning mind. It just feels better too, to not be taken by surprise.
I also highly recommend, especially if you are a beautifully sensitive person, to practice this quick 5 minute visualization for your boundaries and not taking other people’s stuff in. I have written multiple blogs about this process as it has helped me a great deal. Here is a link to one of the blogs called ‘Don’t Get Dumped On.’
This ‘golden rule’ of not taking anything in that doesn’t feel right to you does not apply when you are acting out of fear. My husband brought this to my attention recently when he didn’t want to do something my guides recommended with his business. I knew it was something totally new for him and would be hard, but I also felt it was important or they (my guides) wouldn’t have told me and made a big deal about it if it wasn’t important. They don’t waste our time. He didn’t want to do the recommendation and threw my words back in my face, “But you always say, if it doesn’t feel right don’t do it.” LOL, I smiled. Thank you Divine for our mirrors and lessons, so grateful even from our closest family members. I reminded him that this doesn’t count if the reason you don’t FEEL like you want to do it is from fear or lack of self-worth or some other lower vibrating emotion. Allowing fear to stop us from moving forward on our path is only hindering us, not helping us. So, just stop and check in with your higher self. Be grounded and centered and listen to this emotion keeping you from moving forward. Is it valid or something you would be best working on with your Reiki to heal it. Be totally honest with yourself (Or a family member will be). Then move forward.
I pray this helps some of you. Please let me know if you try it and it helps you. I’m always grateful for your loving comments.
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
In our quest to have more fun included in our healing journey, our Girls Night Out group (Mystic Sisters) met this week for some ‘cuttin it up!!” Magazines that is. My industrious students have been dropping off magazines to me all month-long. We had a whole room full! The ladies came in and didn’t even want to eat, they were so excited to get started on their vision board, they headed straight for the magazines and started rifling through the pages searching for inspiration. It was the darndest thing. I had to almost pull them away to get them to eat dinner. A quick dinner, some fun get to know you games and we were back at it.
“I can’t stop looking at my ‘graduation card!’ It’s infused with so much lightness and love from everyone. Whatever you decide to do for the next event, I hope it involves using our own creativity. (The vision board process) Sure did bring everyone to life and I believe it boosts our own confidence that we can indeed CREATE!” Pamela Ziemann , Mystic Sister and author
‘Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. This powerful tool serves as your image of the future – a tangible representation of where you are going. It represents your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.
Because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation-by representing your goals with pictures and images-you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions… and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.’ Jack Canfield
Reiki & Vision Boarding
I wouldn’t be earning my keep if I didn’t teach a Reiki lesson with each evening we have right?!! Good thing to me, REIKI IS FUN!!
Vision boards are all about having a physical visual manifestation right in front of you to look at regularly to help focus your thoughts, emotions and beliefs on creating your vision in your physical life. Being able to SEE it right in front of you helps the manifesting process which is stronger with emotions and visualizations. Even the process of creating the vision board is important and stirs up the universe into aiding you in your quest because you are putting time, effort, emotion and hopefully FUN into the process. We put so much fun into our process, we know Divine is helping us manifest our visions. We also put a whole bunch of REIKI into our boards!!
What does the Reiki bring to the table when vision boarding?
Reiki helps us to be more grounded in making decisions about which pictures to cut out and which ones to leave, saving us time and frustration.
Bringing in our Reiki at the beginning helped us to be more cohesive as a group and work together to help and support each other through the process. Everyone was sharing clips, cutting out things for other people, shouting out ideas, it was beautiful.
Reiki helped to set the energy in the space for lightness, community support and fun, before we even started. I always ‘set space’ for any Reiki event and for Mystic Sisters it’s all about love, support and JOY! (Setting space is about the intention of the feel of the energy in the space. I make sure it’s clean and clear, safe and sacred but then add another intention specific for each event. For this event, community, love and joy. The Reiki energy follows my intention)
Reiki brings in our Reiki Guides to help with intuition to know what vision of our future to go for, or which theme is right for us at this time. Before I started, I really had no idea what I was going to create. I just followed the Reiki and it turned out perfect for me.
Reiki brings in spiritual power to help us have the confidence and belief that we can in deed create that which we are setting out to create.
Reiki helps us to be more creative and heal any issues around being creative.
Reiki helps us to take creative risks that we wouldn’t normally take while doing a process like this in front of a large group of people.
Reiki helps us to think less, and act more intuitively getting the job done from a higher level of thinking.
Reiki helps us to create our big picture vision, not our internal subconscious chaos.
…and so much more. That’s just what I came up with in this moment. Can you think of any others and share them with us in comments!?!
This group was totally in to this project. From beginning to end (midnight) they
were focused but at the same time truly enjoying the process and each others help and company. I heard more than a few times “This is so much fun!” That’s all that mattered to me, fun was the goal and fun we had. My guides, my girls and I were happy vision boarders.
Make Your Own Vision Board
If you have never done a vision board, here is my basic instructions on how I do it. As with everything, I’m sure there are tons of ways, this is just one of many. Bring in your Reiki or if you do not have Reiki yet, pray for Divine Guidance and go for it. Allow yourself to feel joy throughout the process. If you do not feel joy, take a break and start again later when you are ready.
Gather a whole bunch of magazines, don’t discriminate, you never know where that favorite photo or quote will come from. We were all quite surprised what kind of magazines we found some of our most stunning photos.
Bring in your Reiki and your Reiki guides to be with you through the whole process, bringing you spiritual power, protection and support.
Ask your Reiki Guides to help you with your vision, what is most important for you to SEE at this time.
Go through magazines quickly without too much thought. Make decisions fast and just tear out the pages that you are drawn to without judgement. Just go, go , go.
Tear out photos and words that you are drawn to and pile them up, move on to the next page or magazine until you have a nice size pile and FEEL ready to move onto the next stage.
Clear, clean and prepare your space for the next process, cutting. Get scissors, glue and poster board to be ready to lay out our rough draft.
Cut up the photos and words to get a basic idea as to how things will fit or not fit.
Make quick intuitive decisions, don’t think too much, work with your Higher Self and your heart, not your head.
Get a basic layout and start gluing stuff down. Know it will turn out different from you plan, but perfect as it is.
Glue down the background first, then start with the words and little stuff, trust your intuition all the way through. Divine knows your bigger picture, your true souls vision, it will appear naturally if you don’t stress or think too much.
Just Say No! Be aware of the ‘big picture’ and what you are truly drawn to. You may have to make some tough decisions, get rid of a photo you really like, but that just doesn’t fit the big vision. A cluttered or chaotic vision board may reflect what is going on inside of you now, not necessarily what you want to create in your life in the future.
Have fun and just allow the process to unfold.
Place the vision board where you will see it multiple times per day. A very powerful time is right before bed, so maybe put it near your bed so you can look at it right before bed time and right when you wake up. These are strong hypnotic state periods in your mind and you are very likely to take in this visual information more easily into your subconscious mind.
I had so much fun, I’m thinking of tackling this project with my Reiki kids group too. Go for it, it’s a powerful and positive process. Well worth the mess on the floor.
Let me know how it goes for you!!
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By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I know, we all want to FEEL the Reiki flowing when we do our self Reiki. Lets face it, the truth is, we often just don’t feel the Reiki sensations in our hands as strongly when we work on ourselves as when we work on other people. I know, I had this issue in the beginning too. But, over time and with a whole lot of practice on others and myself, my hands got much more sensitive as well as the rest of my body and now I feel the Reiki every single time I put my hands on my body to heal myself. Truly I do.
Patience, practice, patience and more practice.
I know that’s not what we really want to hear, do more practice. But, with Reiki and many things in life, this is the best answer. The other option is not doing it at all and we know where that gets us –nowhere fast.
Other Signs Your Reiki Is Working – Yes it is!
So, in the meantime, while you are waiting and hoping that the sensations will just start by magic, why not DO IT ANYWAY!! Get your Reiki I manual out, and sit down and do a self Reiki session. Do all the hand positions, just like you did in class and ‘see’ if you can’t maybe feel some of these other signs that the Reiki is on and working.
Here is what to ‘look for’:
deep breaths/change in breathing pattern
sense of calm sweeps over you
feeling of release
lightness throughout your body/mind/spirit
These are all signs the Reiki is working to help relax the body and relieve stress.
We can see many of these happening for our clients when they are receiving Reiki from us too. It’s fun to watch for the signs and know that the Reiki is working. But, it also helps us to KNOW the Reiki is working and helps to keep us motivated to keep doing it, keep moving forward until our hands do get more sensitive and we start feeling the really COOL sensations of the heat, tingling, throbbing and more. I know, it’s natural to want to feel these sensations, I do too. They help us to know we are connected to Divine Love. Patience grasshopper, patience.
I’m so grateful for you reading and making loving comments letting me know you are out there and that what I’m writing is helping you in some way.
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/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I say work with your Reiki for EVERYTHING and I really mean it. Yes, Reiki is Divine healing energy, but as my African Drumming teacher, Zorina Wolf says, “We don’t know what healing looks like.” Only Divine knows what healing for us looks like. What if healing looks different from a medical miracle? What if healing by Reiki means that it directs you to the best doctor in the area for you? What if healing looks like finding a new home that has better energy and location for your mental attitude? What if healing looks like bringing in a new friend to your life who will love you unconditionally? Would we have asked for that of our Reiki? Maybe, maybe not. But the Reiki knows what we need for our highest good and when and how we are ready to heal, we don’t always know that.
In a nutshell, here is what Reiki brings to us every time we ask for it to come through us. With a little bit of intention for what we want, it’s incredibly powerful daily healing in the way we need it most and the timing we are ready for:
Reiki brings in Divine Power, Protection & Support:
Divine Protection– While channeling the Reiki energy for healing it fills and surrounds you offering you a blanket of protection so you do not take on other people’s psychic debris while they are releasing their old energies and emotions. All you have to do is tell Divine that you’d like the Reiki to do this and the intention is even stronger. Put a visualization or an affirmation with it and it’s even more powerful for you. (Divine Disclaimer – Divine protection will be yours unless it gets in the way of your free will.)
Divine Cleansing – Reiki helps to surround you, your client and your healing space with cleansing Reiki!! That means you and your space is clean and clear of old energy or psychic debris. If you hold the intention of this, put visualizations to this effect it is even stronger and more powerful. (Divine Disclaimer – Divine cleansing will be yours unless it gets in the way of your free will.)
Divine Guidance – when you invoke your Reiki, your Reiki guides come too whether you have met them personally or not. If you did not meet your Reiki guides during your Reiki classes, know that they are coming along with the Reiki. They tell you what you need to know during healings. They tell you which chakras need clearing, how to hold your hands and for how long and much more. Ask them questions and they will gently and quietly give you an answer in a very ‘behind the scenes’ kind of way. NOTE: Hold the intention to your Creator that only the Highest and most Sacred Reiki Guides of Love and Light may come to help you and they will come. Ask Divine to allow you to meet them in a meditation for yourself and they will come in some way to let you know they are with you.
Divine Information – My Reiki guides are with me all the time, I intend it and so it is. They give me any information throughout my day to make my life easier and more blissful. It is up to me to pay attention, listen and follow it, or not. Believe me, I rebel often and don’t follow the guidance they give and then I learn great lessons in the process. My guides even let me know what color is the best for me to wear most days. Then they also give me important information about my healing practice such as; the best days to teach my classes, hold special events, or to rest and not work at all. They tell me which new clients to work with or which ones to refer out to other healers for both our greatest good. They also stop clients from calling for appointments when I need a break and let them back ‘in’ when I’m feeling better. The list of the services my guides offer me is endless, I only need to ask them and they deliver. Over the years, they save me time, stress, worries and simply make my life go smoother. They want our lives to be wonderful and they help us in any way they can to accomplish this without ever interrupting our choice of free will. No job is too small, the more ethical we are in our work, the more guides of Love and Light will come and help us. Just say THANK YOU!
So, maybe you can read these helpful tips that Reiki can accomplish for us easily and effortlessly and see right away how they can help you in your healing journey. Personally, I don’t leave home without it.
Reiki Blessings to you all,
I love to hear from you with questions or comments in the comment section, your questions help others learn too.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
The Peninsula Healers’ Circle is a circle of holistic/integrative healing practitioners living and working on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.
Our goals are to:
Build a mutually supportive community of healers
Develop a more in-depth understanding of the different healing modalities offered by members of the circle
Offer a site where people can locate healing practitioners of various modalities in our area
Networking and referral base to offer appropriate integrative care to our clients
What We Learned This Month
This month at the Peninsula Healers Circle, member Debbie Ritter introduced our group to some of Byron Katie’s teachings called “The Work.” This is a process to use when we are emotionally triggered by a situation involving someone else close to us. The worksheet we did was called “Judge-Your-Neighbor worksheet. But, it really turned into, as you can guess, finding out new insights into why we ourselves didn’t like the ‘neighbors’ behavior and YOU GUESSED IT, it always comes back to US. This is our own personal universe after all.
We all took the time to fill out the worksheet on a situation we were all dealing with. The process is not difficult at all and you can just follow the directions right on the form that you can print off from Byron Katie’s website. I like that it gives you the process, the left brain process to attack an emotional/mental issue you are having with someone. The first step is to analyze the issue by asking “Is it true?” Then “How do you react when you believe that thought?”
The Turn Around
Second and the most insightful part for me was turning each statement around to ourselves. For instance if your statement was “My husband doesn’t listen to me about his health,” you would then turn that around to 1. the self, 2. to the other person and 3. to the opposite. For example:
“I don’t listen to myself about my health.” Then contemplate this idea and write it on the worksheet.
“I don’t listen to my husband about his health,” then contemplate this idea and write it on the worksheet.
“My husband does listen to me about his health,” and contemplate this one and write it down.
This process, and following it step by step brought me and the others many new insights into our belief systems. Then it’s up to us to change what we want to change now that we have some new ideas.
I do a process similar to this for myself with Reiki but I can see that by having the worksheet, nothing gets left out, no hole in your thinking is left to be found or not found later. It was really fabulous and easy to follow but may take some WORK in being totally honest with yourself. At Byron Katie’s website you can print your own worksheets for The Work and have them ready any time you get triggered by a situation.
Check it out if you are feeling you need a little more help with judging others, or yourself.
Always run your Reiki when doing any kind of mental, emotional, physical or spiritual healing, including The Work. Reiki will help you go deeper in your healing and make sure you are protected while in the process.
Next month at the Peninsula Healers’ Circle I will be talking to the group about the importance of past life healing. I can’t wait!
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
My Guides Deliver a Mini Miracle Again!!
The weather called for rain all week for Saturday, the day of our annual drum circle. I just kept the thought in my head of “My guides chose this date 8 months ago, they wouldn’t choose a date we’d get rained out on, unless it was part of the learning experience.” I felt confident all would be well.
It was a good thing I was correct in that assumption because we had so many people at this drum circle, plan B would have been a very cramped but cozy drum circle in our living room. Gray skies and rain threatened all day long, then just as people started arriving, just like a miracle, the sun came out and shone down upon us. It was beautiful and much celebrated. We had out biggest and most lively drum circle so far.
We started with a potluck for the first time, with some fabulous gluten-free, organic and healthy dishes to choose from. What a pleasure to eat at a potluck and not have to worry about what I’m eating. I’m sensitive to so many things, mainly in packaged foods, soy or wheat. No worries here, I ate happily as did many of my sensitive friends. The food was amazing.
Blessing Ceremony with Sage
Then we moved onto a cleansing, grounding and blessing ceremony with beautiful sage from California that my soul sister Heather gave me as a gift. Sage is known for it’s cleansing ability to clear away negative or like I call ‘old’ energy. Energy that we are ready to let go of, it helped us, but is no longer needed. We intend for this energy to go to Heaven or Mother Earth to be healed too. This is also a blessing to each other that we do this FOR each other in love and devotion to the cleansing of ourselves and our world, together as one.
It’s quite a perfect experience. We also just had a lot of fun smoking each other with the sage and feeling our stresses and worries drift away with the smoke. Some had not done this before so it was a completely new experience and others had done this many times. Even the kids got to experience something entirely new to them, opening up their boxes of life experiences at a young age.
Drumming for Healing
“Sound is the medicine of the future.” Edgar Cayce
I truly believe, because my guides have been telling me for about two years and getting stronger and stronger in their messages the more I listen, that sound is the medicine of the future. They are doing great research about how different sound frequencies heal different diseases. (Click on the link on ‘frequencies heal’ to watch a 17 min. video of how sound shatters cancer cells. It is incredible.) It is working against cancer and other diseases such as bacterial infections.
Therefore, I truly believe in the healing power of the drum and other musical instruments and machines that create vibration. When we are feeling joy, bliss and spiritual connection at the same time, such as during a spiritual community event like a drum circle, we can only be lifted up and healed by the process.
Reiki and Drumming
By running our Reiki while drumming we are assured to be safe from taking on
any energies that are leaving the other people who are being healed as well as our own. The Reiki and our Reiki guides take this energy to the perfect place for it to be healed itself and recycled into love and light again. It’s a win/win for all involved. While running our Reiki during spiritual activities like drumming we also are able to receive intuitive information that is much-needed. For me this came in messages about getting up and drumming over each person. Then it came in the form of who needed drumming most and where on their body they needed it.
I listened and the people who needed the stronger vibrations of my Reiki Attuned drum, got them. One person said when my drum was over their head vibrating it felt like golden Divine Light was streaming into his crown. That was a radiant personal example of why we run Reiki while doing ANY other spiritual activity. Reiki brings Spiritual Power, Protection and Support!!
Fun and Games
After three rounds of healing drumming we took a break and Oscar Hammer, a
Reiki Master too, led us in a game called King Elephant. It was funny, hilarious and we were all cracking up by the end. Here is a link to HOW to play King Elephant but we picked our own animals and signs and stood up. Here is a link to a very large group playing King Elephant where each circle of people is assigned to one animal. Challenging but a total blast.
We had some casual mix and mingle time where Reiki people got to meet and talk with other Reiki people. Then some of us did another round of drumming and some of us kept connecting through talk. It was, speaking for myself at least, a truly blessed evening. I slept like a baby too.
A BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN PERSON OR IN SPIRIT. YOU WERE WITH US IN THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE GETTING HEALED AS WELL.
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
We had another great Energy Healers Circle today. Healers of all sorts on the Peninsula coming together to learn, support and refer for each other, it’s AWESOME! If you are a healer on the Olympic Peninsula and you want to get to know other healers, email me and I’ll put you on the list. It’s an old group going through some changes and we are really excited about local healers working together and learning from each other.
Today, Carleen Godwin, retired massage therapist, taught us how to relax just about anyone with a simple hand massage. This technique is simple to learn, anyone can do it confidently and I am proof of that. Evidence suggests even a simple ten-minute hand massage can go a long way in helping people with dementia feel calmer and more connected with others and their immediate environment. (Suzuki 2010)
We all got a massage and we all got to practice too. It was really great. Especially for me, I had two people working on me at the same time. Oh yeah!!
Share and tell your healer friends, we would love to see many more healers join us the third Friday of every month at 9am. We have different learning topics each month and opportunities to get to know each other. This has been a goal of mine since I moved here five years ago, I’m just really grateful to have found these amazing women. Looking forward to meeting more.
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