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Vision Boards for Girls Night Out!!

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

Our whole group tonight being creative, having fun and feeling great joy at being together in this process.  Having help and support from the other ladies in the group was a HUGE help to me.
Our whole group tonight being creative, having fun and feeling great joy at being together in this process. Having help and support from the other ladies in the group was a HUGE help to me.

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.

Lauren was the first to tackle the magazines and finished TWO boards in one evening.  WOW, I barely got my one done.
Lauren was the first to tackle the magazines and finished TWO boards in one evening. WOW, I barely got my one done.

 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!!

M.E.'s completed vision board.
M.E.’s completed vision board.

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.

    Pamela was making a very unique and creative graduation card for a friend of hers in a pizza box that she had carried as a prop in one of her plays.  It turned out so amazing.  Hopefully she can give him this card before he reads my blog.  LOL
    Pamela was making a very unique and creative graduation card for a friend of hers in a pizza box that she had carried as a prop in one of her plays. It turned out so amazing. Hopefully she can give him this card before he reads my blog. LOL
  • 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.

    Lauren was creative AND productive, she even had pictures on the back.  They beautifully expressed her vision.
    Lauren was creative AND productive, she even had pictures on the back. They beautifully expressed her vision.
  • 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!?!

Dedicated Ladies

This group was totally in to this project.  From beginning to end (midnight) they

Amber, Lisa and Lauren were my late nighters.  They were determined to finish tonight no matter what it took.  Me too, I'm a late nigher in general so I stayed to finish.  You could also call me slow, but I prefer intentional.  Smiles.
Amber, Lisa and Lauren were my late nighters. They were determined to finish tonight no matter what it took. Me too, I’m a late nigher in general so I stayed to finish. You could also call me slow, but I prefer intentional. Smiles.

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.

    1. Gather a whole bunch of magazines.  Students brought them, I went to all the thrift stores in town getting free magazines and the library too.  I got a huge assortment.  don't be shy to ask people, most people are happy to put them to good use.
    1. Gather a whole bunch of magazines. Students brought them, I went to all the thrift stores in town getting free magazines and the library too. I got a huge assortment. don’t be shy to ask people, most people are happy to put them to good use.
  • 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.

    After we had torn out all the photos and words we wanted, we moved to a clean table area to take the next step.  We threw the trash on the floor to keep the work space clean and creative.  We had a pile area that we didn't want to use, but thought others might want, we called it the pilfer pile.  I got some good stuff out of the pilfer pile for my board.  It was great working together.
    After we had torn out all the photos and words we wanted, we moved to a clean table area to take the next step. We threw the trash on the floor to keep the work space clean and creative.  We had a pile area of photos and words that we didn’t want to use, but thought others might want, we called it the pilfer pile. I got some good stuff out of the pilfer pile for my board. It was great working together.
  • 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.

    Lisa said my board felt very calm and peaceful.  That is what I was going for without really knowing it.  My mind has been quite chaotic with some intensive mental healing I've been doing lately, peaceful is what I'm really ready for.  I'm putting this next to my bed so I can look at it before I go to sleep.
    Lisa said my board felt very calm and peaceful. That is what I was going for without really knowing it. My mind has been quite chaotic lately with some intensive mental healing I’ve been doing; peaceful is what I’m really ready for. I’m putting this next to my bed so I can look at it before I go to sleep.
  • 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!!

Reiki Blessings,

Josslyn

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Head Cold or Healing Opportunity? A Healers Healing Story

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

I had a head cold last week.  Yes, healers get sick too.  How else do we learn so much about healing if we don’t actually DO the process ourselves?!!  Yes, rhetorical question, but you’d be surprised at how many people expect Energy Healers to be perfect, as if being able to channel Divine Energy can only be done by Jesus and Buddha.   When really, it is actually very much the opposite, anyone can do this and everyone needs to do this and we all need to believe we can.  We all learn by doing, which is why we are here on this planet having these very human experiences.  Reiki Masters are no different, I learn through my human self and share the lessons with my clients.  But, I digress…let me step off my soap box and get to the topic at hand…

Blog Goals

By telling you my healing story I hope to:

  •  Empower you to practice with your Reiki for EVERYTHING in your life, bringing you closer to YOUR Creator.
  • Empower you to experiment with other healing modalities while working with Reiki as your spiritual and healing base, or grounding tool, if it feels right to you.
  • Empower you to think outside the ‘box’ as to other ways in which to work with your Reiki.
  • Give you an example of how I use different techniques along with my Reiki to do a self-healing.  I believe with some practice, anyone can do this.

Head Cold History

In order to accomplish these goals, allow me to share a personal healing story.

Growing up my body’s ‘go to’ sickness was head colds.  I got them A LOT!  TOO MUCH.  A sore throat, plugged up nose, popping achy ears, you probably know the drill.  My family didn’t know about natural healing back then so I used the horrible nose drops that never really worked but made me feel like I was at least DOING SOMETHING.  This was a chronic condition for me that worsened through college and beyond until I started learning about the whole new world of natural medicines.  Now, I rarely get head colds and if I do they are mild compared to the one or two-week long dramas that they were in my youth.

New Attitude

It helps a lot that I have a new attitude about being physically ill.  I now view it as a healing opportunity rather than a waste of time.  Every time we are sick, it is a conversation we could be having with our body/mind/spirit.  Our bodies are working very hard to tell us something.  When we believe being ill is a waste of time or just something that we have to live with from time to time, we are in deed wasting a precious learning opportunity.  Rarely is an illness only on the physical level, yet we will usually only heal it on that level when we have the ‘waste of time’ frame of mind.  Typically illness is on two or three levels at the same time, and can also be on all four levels of our energy body: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  This means that in order to truly heal this ‘dis-ease’ fully, we must heal all four levels that need healing.  Yes, this can take many years of head colds before we get to all the levels because all four levels are not always ready to heal at the same time.  We can heal the levels that are ready, when they are ready and then move on to the others when they are ready.  If we are not truly healing, either we are not listening or we are not quite ready mentally, emotionally, or spiritually to know what it is that we need to heal.  Often we are ready on one level but not yet on another.  It is a process like any other journey. 

Past Life Self Healing For My Head Cold

I knew this head cold was a BIG one for me.  It comes after two whole years of not being sick with a head cold at all (a really long time for me), it comes in the summer which rarely happens for me AND it comes in a year where I’ve been healing a lot of very deep physical issues.  I just ‘knew’ this was a big opportunity to heal myself.  IF, I did not ignore it.  The head cold issue has been with me for as long as I can remember in this life.  It has an important message for me. And now, thanks to Reiki and the other healing abilities I’ve learned, I knew I had a special opportunity to heal this.  Possibly for the last time.

Many Lives of Not Being Able to Breathe

While in the throes of the worst part of the cold I couldn’t breathe at all.  For me, this is the most intolerable part of being sick.  I absolutely hate not being able to breathe.  It makes it hard to sleep and for some reason was bringing up a lot of fear this time that I hadn’t felt before.  I had been doing essential oils which helped some, natural supplements, neti pot, warming sock treatment, etc.  Everything I know and others could tell me about, I was doing it.  But, listening to my intuition, I felt I needed something more, something focused, something different energetically.

I felt that I needed to do some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) along with Reiki, which has been very effective for me in the past.  I like that with EFT and Reiki, once you have the ability and the knowledge, they are always with you, where ever you need them.  Any time, any where. (EFT heals us by the light tapping of our fingers on meridians around the body.  The tapping along with certain phrases releases trauma from the physical body by releasing it from the nervous system. Read more at the link.)

THE HOW  –  IN STORY FORM THIS TIME

So even though I do Reiki on myself when I’m sick and self Reiki every day, I felt this time I needed to do EFT.  Trust your gut as to what you need.

So, it’s very late at night and I still can’t fall asleep, I’m exhausted from being sick and not sleeping well.  In my Reiki Gassho,  I call on my Reiki and my Reiki Guides to be with me, surround me with spiritual power, protection and support before I do any healing/spiritual work.  I ask my guides to guide me through the process of the EFT, to help me tap on the phrases that will be most effective and healing for me.  I sit for a moment and think about the problem of not being able to breathe and how that makes me feel.  If a thought doesn’t come to me to tap on, I just start tapping on “Even though I can’t breathe and I can’t sleep, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”  I start tapping on that.  While tapping I’m aware of other thoughts that may come up to tap on next time.  If nothing comes up I tap on “Even though I STILL can’t breathe….etc.”  Then I go from there.  The Reiki is guiding me, supporting me on all levels during the process and protecting  me at the same time.  My guides are helping me to listen to my body and my Higher Guidance to get the next phrase to tap on.  I then feel fearful of not being able to breathe so I tap on that.  “Even though not being able to breathe is making me afraid, …”   I allow my Reiki guides to feed me the phrases I need and the wording I need to tap on most.  Each time I tap on a phrase I can feel the layers falling away, first getting more intense and then afterwards, lessening.

Then as I’m getting deeper and deeper into the emotions of not being able to breathe I start seeing visions of being trapped, trapped in a very small space under a very large stone building, like a pyramid or a cathedral, but it’s not just one life and it’s not just one building, it’s multiple.  Three lives.  I ‘see’ three lives with this same theme of being trapped and not being able to breathe.  The information from the three different lives mixes and mingles with each other making it difficult for me to tell them apart but I’m aware of them being slightly different but with the same overall theme.  I feel and imagine the largeness and heaviness of the building above me and that creates fear too.

In one of the lives I get incredibly anxious and start to ‘freak out.’  I’m not alone, others are with me and try to calm me down.  The whole group cannot move forward in the tunnel until I calm down and keep moving forward but the anxiety is so intense I can’t move, I cannot think straight, I just scream and cry.  We are on our hands and knees in the tunnel trying to get away from someone.  The others try to calm me because we are all at risk of being found if I don’t calm down.  I’m endangering everyone.  The fear is incredibly intense and overwhelming me to the point where I feel I might go crazy there, trapped.  I can’t ‘see’ the outcome and this bothers me.  I decide in order for me as Josslyn to move forward I need to ‘pretend’ I see an outcome, I take control of this part of the vision and move myself forward to be calmer and able to listen to the others help and advice.  I imagine the Reiki surrounding me with its Love and Light, protecting me.  This calms me down too. I’m able to go back to the vision, calmer and viewing it from a more distant place.

It’s dusty and I can’t breathe.  I believe I’m going to die.  I don’t know the way out, I feel trapped like I’ll die in here with no way out, no breath, no help.  I feel I have tunnel vision and can’t see what is truly going on through the panic.  I’m not very old, maybe a young teen, but very scared.  I feel that others are looking for us in one or more of the lives.  I feel we are being pursued and that causes additional layers of fear to come forth.  The dust is so thick I cannot see or breathe and that causes another layer of frustration, agitation, fear, anxiety, it’s all getting layered on top of each other causing my past life self to panic.  I, Josslyn, keep tapping the whole time and tap on the past lives I’m experiencing.  I tap on the fear, I tap on the past life, I tap on the anxiety, the feeling of being trapped, not being able to breathe and I tap on the fear of death.  I keep tapping on these issues while I cry and freak out a little myself because I’m getting too close to the situations in the lives again and it feels too real to me now, too scary and I need to distance myself.  I chant the Mental/Emotional Symbol to help me calm down and ask my guides to help me distance myself from these past life experiences.  Again,  I get calmer.  I can breathe a bit.  I suddenly remember a dream I had a couple of nights before I got sick of being trapped in exactly the same manner and so I tap on the dream and the emotions I feel about it all.  I finally calm down after almost an hour and a half of tapping on my meridians.

I feel I’ve had enough.  I do some self Reiki to help me clean and clear my energy and with the intention of helping me to release everything I’ve learned on all levels ONCE  AND FOR ALL!  I pray for healing at all levels, so that whatever healing has been done is done completely and thoroughly.  I can breathe now.  Then I sleep.

Dear Sweet Sleep

I slept that night being able to breathe and I woke up the next morning being able to breathe.  I’ve been breathing since very nicely while my body is still working through the last stages of the virus.  It is not an instantaneous healing, but I believe I will not have to go through those layers again.  They are done.  I do feel there is more I need to tap on in regards to this issue, throat,  ears, my immune system, etc.  But, I feel relief.  I feel lighter.  I feel the fear of those past lives gone.  I feel free from those layers and I’m grateful for that.  If  I do get a head cold again in the future, I am confident it will be much less on the physical level, the last layer to get to.  Now I’ll be kind to my body and give it time to catch up to the other levels.  I have found that it usually takes my physical body a little longer to catch up to the other levels after a healing.  It does catch up, if I’m gentle and kind to it.

How I felt coming out of the tunnel!!  FREE!!  SAFE!! LIGHT!!
How I felt coming out of the tunnel!! FREE!! SAFE!! LIGHT!!  The Light at the end of the tunnel!!

Be gentle and kind to yourselves and if you feel so motivated, practice your Reiki on yourself every day, rain or shine, tired or energized.  It will guide you through your healing journey too.

Many Blessings to you all,

thanks for reading,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

 

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Reiki I Beginner class…Plus Baby

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

WHAT A FABULOUS DAY!!

Another first for me, I taught my first Reiki class today with a nursing baby in it.  This class came together so quickly I knew it was meant to be.  I didn’t even know  three of the ladies in the class a month ago so I know my guides set it all up for us.

I didn’t take a Reiki class until my youngest son was three years old.  So when I was approached by a nursing mom to take a Reiki class, I was very happy to accommodate and so were the other three ladies who signed up.  Each person knew there would be a baby in the class and that we may have to stop and allow his mom to take care of him throughout the class, but they all wanted to be a part of this class.  It was a beautiful thing, I must say.  Each ‘mom’ took turns holding him, mainly because we all wanted baby time, but sometimes to keep him occupied while his mom could meditate or write in her journal.  We are holding class for shorter days but more of them spread out, to accommodate not only Baby M and his mom but also another mom with a young child in day care.  See how it all works out when it’s meant to be?!  Perfectly.  Many woman with young children want to explore their spirituality but have a hard time doing it with young children at home.  I totally understand.  I’ve been there.  I’m grateful to be in a position where I can be flexible.  And, I get to have some baby time too.  A win/win.

Baby M asleep in my arms while I continue teaching a Reiki I class after he fell asleep during our morning meditation.
Baby M asleep in my arms while I continue teaching the Reiki class after he fell asleep.

Baby Fix

I got extra long baby holding time, while we did our morning meditation, which is about 30 minutes long.  I got to hold him while I read the meditation so his mom could get the full effects of the visualization and relaxation.  I put my book on a music stand, held Baby M. and fed him Cheerios and let him suck on my finger for most of the meditation.  Near the end he fell asleep in my arms so I got to continue holding him until lunch.  He was so calm and didn’t mind being held by a total stranger.  He loved my brightly colored blouse and the little sparkles on it.  Such a blessing.  One of my students took a picture of me right after the meditation when Baby M had fallen asleep.  Here is me teaching Reiki while holding a sleeping baby, which felt oh so natural.  Brought back some wonderful memories.  Our babies truly do grow up so fast.

Just thought I’d share this beautiful moment.

Blessings to all the ladies in this class and Baby M for hanging with us all day, we have three more days and I’m really looking forward to them all,

Love and Light to you all,

Joss

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Reiki in the Walls – New or Add On Construction

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

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

Yes!

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

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

Yes, I Have Done This For My Home

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

Intention is EVERYTHING!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grounding yourself with tree roots into the earth.
Grounding yourself with tree roots into the earth.

I recently had a question from a student about grounding.  The normal tree roots and cords from her root chakra connected to the center core of the earth, didn’t work for her and I have to confess, it never worked for me either.

Grounding Challenged

Grounding has been a consistent challenge for me for many years and I have found a similar theme with many of my students and clients.  I found I was trying to ground in the way other people said to, not in a way that worked for me.  Grounding to Mother Earth doesn’t feel safe and stable to many people, it feels the exact opposite; unsafe, stressful and chaotic.  Many of us have had traumatic and/or abusive past or present lives, making life on Earth seem unsafe.

Star People

Also, some of us are originally from other planets, and are not used to the heavier energy here on Earth.  People who originally incarnated on other planetary systems before earth are sometimes called ‘Star People.’  Earth does not always feel like home to these souls, making it more of a challenge to be here.  It often feels stressful and dangerous to be on this planet even though we don’t have conscious memories of our home planets.  We do however, have subconscious memories that bleed through from time to time.  However, Star People are here in masses, to help the evolution of Mother Earth and to help us on this planet to move forward spiritually in a big way, quickly.

So how does one ground when they have these feelings about grounding?  Easy, anyway you want.  Any way that feels good and makes sense to YOU!

GroundingTreeAroundMotherEarthWhat is Grounding?

I feel it helps a bit to understand why we ground in the first place.  We ground to feel in the moment, centered and focused.  We ground as a way of being focused on something outside of ourselves, a distraction lets say from the turmoil and emotions going on within.  By being focused on an outside aspect of the world, whether it be in our minds visual or a visual in front of our eyes physically, it gets us to a more centered and stable place where we do not judge or allow our emotions to run away with us, a safe and stable place, so to speak.

Spiritually, many believe in grounding to the core of Mother Earth to bring up the earth energy into our bodies to help us feel more grounded, to heal and for other spiritual help.  I too believe in the beauty and power of Mother Earth and believe it is important to work with her energy in this way.  However, it was not possible for me at first and it is fine if it is not possible for you too.  There are other ways in the beginning until you feel safe enough.  When you are ready, then it’s the perfect time to invite the Divine Earth energy to merge with your energy and feel safe and confident about it.

Reiki Guides You to Your Grounding

You can google ‘grounding’ or ‘grounding to Mother Earth’ and read a bunch of meditations and suggestions on how to ground.  That is probably how you found this post.  I suggest after you read my ideas and try them, you then do some more research until you find one that works best for you.  Try the ones that feel right and you will be successful.  It takes time and determination but it is so worth it once you find a way that works for you.  At the same time as doing this research and practice don’t forget that your Reiki is a great guide to helping you ground.  Run Reiki before you meditate or visualize any grounding. Your Reiki guides will be there with you, helping, guiding and giving suggestions that will work best for you.  Listen and trust what they tell you and you will easily find a way that is all yours.

Reiki Heals Your Grounding Issues

Work with your Reiki to heal your issues with Mother Earth.
Work with your Reiki to heal your issues with Mother Earth.

While you are going through this process, you also want to heal the aspects of you that are making it difficult to ground to Mother Earth.  You may or may not know what these are.  It doesn’t matter.  Do your Reiki daily self-treatment with the intention of healing the blockages keeping you from feeling safe on the earth and keeping you from grounding. In your time the Reiki will help you heal.  Turn to Reiki for any and all issues like this and you will slowly but surly heal yourself.  It is very empowering.

Here are the tips I give in class to help my students.

How to Ground For You

Run your Reiki and always call on Divine Source to send you the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides to help with any spiritual process before you start.   These are tips, suggestions to help, make them yours.  Make them FEEL right to you.

  • There is no ‘wrong’ when it comes to grounding, so don’t worry.  What feels right to you is what is best for you.  As long as you feel centered, stable and in the moment, you are grounded.  The other ways to ground will come in time, be happy with what works for you today.
  • Ground to Divine Source – You do not have to ground to the GroundingLightThroughtheBodycenter of the earth as many meditations lead you to do.  If this does not feel right to you then don’t do it.  Ground to your Divine Source first and foremost.  I do this anyway, every time.   I connect to my Divine Creator with visualization and intention.  You can do this many different ways.  I start with visualizing the beautiful Love and Light of Divine coming down from above: a cloud, the sun, a rainbow, the heavens, the stars or some other place that makes sense to you.  Or you can imagine the Divine Light as part of you, IN YOU, because we are all one with our Divine creator the energy is already within us.  Imagine this Light in you or coming into your crown chakra and filling you up head to toe with Divine Light.  Focusing on your heart center being filled and glowing first and expanding out from there.  Then imagine it filling all your chakras, each and every cell in your body.
  • Find what you love about Mother Earth and ground to that.  Visualize and imagine what it is that you truly LOVE and admire about Mother Earth; the crystals, the volcanoes, plants, water, mountains, etc.  Feel emotion about that part of earth that you LOVE.  This will help you ground.  This will help you find what you feel closest to about the earth and safest with as well.  Whether it’s mist, fog, dirt, forest, rivers, mountains, trees, metals,
    I love the mist and work with it's essence in many of my visualizations.  See if this works for you.
    I love mist and fog, and work with its essence in many of my visualizations. See if this works for you.

    picturesque views, etc.  As with any visualization the more FEELING and visualizing you put into this part the more connected and grounded you will feel.  Intention, intention, intention!

  • Ground to the beauty of the earth – If you still feel you need to ground to Mother Earth, want to get closer to doing so or want to desensitize yourself over time to this fear you have, or you just want to practice this in some way, try grounding to the beauty that earth has to offer.  I have become aware of and been told by spirit guides that earth is one of the most beautiful planets with the most distinction in topography and color that there is.  So, many of us who incarnated on other planets first, Star People, find it stressful to be ON the earth, however, at the same time, we truly enjoy the beauty that the earth has to offer us.  This technique GroundingBeachworks well for Star People who have difficulty grounding.  (Close your eyes and imagine the most beautiful places you’ve seen on earth, either in photos, movies or in person.  Let’s say you are drawn to the beaches; imagine the beaches, palm trees, monkeys in the trees, sea shells, sand, crystal blue water, etc.  Get really into it.  If you are into forests,  then visualize trees, waterfalls, lakes and rivers, mushrooms, lichens, eagles and more.  Again, put a lot of detailed visualization into this, and a lot of emotion.  The more emotion you put into your visualizations the more grounded you will become and STAY grounded throughout the day.)
  • Imagine you attaching to the earth with your grounding cords just like these ropes are attached to the balloon.
    Imagine you attaching to the earth with your grounding cords just like these ropes are attached to the balloon.

    Ground to something that is already IN the earth or to the outside of the earth itself – If these other visualizations don’t work, get creative!  Ground to the trees on the earth, or a tent stake (thank you to my students for these great ideas), ground to the earth like tethered to a hot air balloon.  Try wrapping your grounding cords around the earth rather than going into it.  Imagine a hot air balloon of the olden days with ropes tied around it.  Imagine your grounding cords wrapped around the earth in much the same way but upside down.  This way you are connected to the earth but don’t have to go into the earth.  Again, there is no wrong, get creative and listen to your Highest Guidance as to what is right for you.

  • Breathe deeply and slowly from your Hara (Sacral Chakra).
  • Other ways to ground– exercise, picking and eating foods right
    Exercise is a great way for some people to ground and get out of their emotions and into their physical body.
    Exercise is a great way for some people to ground and get out of their emotions and into their physical body.

    from the earth, playing or listening to certain music (I find drumming very grounding for me),  holding crystals, hugging trees, walking on the earth, laying on the grass (called Earthing), saying kind and loving things to yourself out loud, focusing on your present environment (such as; the walls are blue, this chair is hard, the day outside is cloudy, the carpet is soft, etc.), the body scan is a great physical way to ground, and one of my all time favorites, taking a Reiki bath with Epsom Salts.  I’m sure there are many more that you will find during your search.  Feel free to post them here if you like to help others who are reading.

Again, these are just a few ways, I can only guide and suggest, it is up to you to do the work.  Never lose faith in Divine’s guidance, keep moving forward and you will succeed.  I have faith in you as a brilliant soul of our Divine Mother and Father.

Blessings to you all, thank you for reading and commenting with love,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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Daily Meditation to Take Care of YOU Energetically!

DAILY 5 MINUTE MEDITATION

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

Taking Care of YOU!

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

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

Energy Body

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

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

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

STEPS

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

 

Mushrooms

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

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

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Ego, Friend or Foe?

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

I have talked over the years with many other healers about the ego.  It’s a big topic and everyone seems to have a different way of handling their ego during a Reiki healing on a client.  Most people see the ego as a negative influence on the healing process; questioning, denying our intuitive thoughts, etc.   Therefore many people label it as bad, in the way, something that needs to be dealt with, like a naughty child.

What if we heal it, not extinguish it?
What if we heal it, not extinguish it?

I have considered these views over the years and tried many of the methods I’ve been taught by others.  Unfortunately, none of them felt right to me.  I believe it is because over the many years of healing myself and my thought processes, I have found that my ego has been here all this time mainly to protect me from myself and others who have hurt me.  It adds a cushion between me and getting hurt again.  Like many things in our lives, this protection may have been needed as a child, or at one time in my life, but as I have grown and changed, I have new tools to work with now.  I have Reiki and I’m an adult with a new more mature view on life, so this type of protection is no longer needed.  But, it keeps ‘protecting’ me whether I want it to or not because that is how our human selves are made.

What Is Ego Protection?

Treating my ego like this didn't feel right to me.  It was like punishing a part of me.  I had to come up with a new way that worked for me and my ego both.
Treating my ego like this didn’t feel right to me. It was like punishing a part of me. I had to come up with a new way that worked for me and my ego both.

Often the ego protects us in the form of what seems like negative behaviors;  defensiveness, anger, procrastination, non-movement or freezing, judgment towards others or yourself, and any other ‘negative’ behavior that protects you from living life to the fullest or making so-called mistakes.

Example of Ego Protection

For example, when we meet a new friend, we may be excited because we really like them and we feel a connection to them.  Maybe you are really ready to make a new friend and have been asking Divine to send you someone you really connect with.   But then your ego may cause you to sabotage the friendship in someway because you’ve been hurt by friends in the past.  It could have been in childhood, or even in a past life, probably both.  You may not even remember the original incidence, but your ego does.  Your subconscious mind remembers and created a protection device way back when to help you not make the same mistake again.  Well, the same mistake might be keeping you from having long-lasting friendships or even long-lasting relationships now.  Even though this happened a long time ago, it’s still ruling your current life.   Probably not what you want.  We have many of these protections that our mind and ego together have created.  Our mind creates the thought process and our ego carries out the orders, like the heavy.  It’s a great plan, until it’s not.

Ego Vs. Intuition

Quite often, as a Reiki practitioner, our ego gets in the way of the process of Reiki flowing during a healing on others or on our self.  When intuitive information comes in, sometimes the ego second guesses it, questions it or totally dismisses it.  This ‘conversation’ can be going on in our heads causing a blockage of energy flow and information flow.  This also often causes us to not be grounded during a session because of the battle being waged in our minds.  Not the scenario we want.  We want the energy flowing as well as the intuitive information without questioning without blockage.

Why does this happen?

EgoBornofFearThere are many reasons this may happen.  This is something you’ll need to work on with Reiki and meditation on your own to figure out.  But, one theme I have found quite common amongst healers is the past life theme of judgment, condemnation or death for being a witch, healer, pagan, or psychic.  Therefore, our ego believes it is not safe to do healing or intuitive work and therefore protects us from doing this.  Many of us in this day and age feel quite safe doing this kind of work but our ego remembers long ago when it was not.  It is still protecting us to this day because it does not feel safe.

Positive Vs. Negative

When you start viewing the world as ‘It’s all good!” then it becomes all good and much can be healed.  When I started viewing my ego as a positive part of me that is here to help me, I was able to open up to ways to help heal my ego and thus heal me.  A whole new world opened up to me.  Anything can be viewed this way because we learn from everything.  Therefore, everything is good.  Even illness can be a gift when we view it as part of our learning journey on this planet.

How to Heal Your Ego While in a Healing Yourself

Prior to a healing or meditation, this is how I take care of my ego so as to keep the energy and information flowing nicely.  I do the prayer position or the Gassho before every meditation and healing that I do.  So this is my technique.  As always, this is one way, a way that I have found that works for me.  I teach this in my classes and have found it to work well.  If it doesn’t work for you then please feel free to be creative and find what works with your ego.  There is no wrong.  We are all unique and we all require a unique method that speaks to us.

  1. Place your hands in prayer position, the Gassho.  While doing your beginning invocation; grounding, affirming safe and sacred space, and affirming that you are a clear channel for the Reiki energy, you also add in a place for your ego to go. (If you don’t remember the Gassho, get your Reiki I manual out or your Reiki book and review this information.  I find it extremely helpful to my centering of my mind and being prepared during a healing situation.)
  2. The first few times you do this, put extra intention and visualization into it.  You may want to practice this before you meditate so you can spend a little more time on it at first.  Then add it to your healing invocation.
  3. Create a safe space for you ego to go during the meditation/healing.  I send my ego to the day spa.  I create a beautiful sanctuary like space up above my higher self in between me and my Divine Source connection.  I imagine my ego on a massage table receiving Reiki healing from angels and spirit guides.  Get creative with this and make the spa irresistible to your ego, so wonderful that your ego will want to stay there for a very long time.

    If your ego feels like this, it won't be bothering you during your healing.
    If your ego feels like this, it won’t be bothering you during your healing.
  4. I hold the intention that my ego is receiving a healing just like myself or my client and that for the greatest good for all, my ego will get the healing it needs and deserves for the many years of service it has given me.  Be truly heart centered here.
  5. Ask Divine Source, Mother Father God, to send down the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki guides to help with the healing of your ego while they also help you with the Reiki healing or meditation you are about to do.  Ask that your ego get everything it needs to feel safe and secure during this time.
  6. Wait until you FEEL that your ego is safe and happy and then move on to your healing or meditation.
  7. Continue healing your ego with meditation, psychotherapy, hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique or any other technique that works well for you in between healings.  These are powerful healing tools for the mind.

Remember the ego is a part of us, a part that is doing it’s best to help us and even heal us.  When we open up to new possibilities, miracles can happen.  How is your ego trying to help you?

That’s it.  Practice, intend, visualize and put emotion into it and you’ll be all good!!

Let me know how it goes, I love to hear from you!!

Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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My First Teen Reiki Class

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

I’ve had enough middle schoolers interested in Reiki lately to have a class just for them.  Most of them have parents who are students or clients of mine, or both.  This works best I have found as the parents and kids can do Reiki together at home and reinforce the practice of Reiki together.  These kids are amazing as you could have probably guessed.  They know they are different from other kids in many ways but spiritually is definitely one of them.  It is not always easy for teens to talk to other kids about spiritual issues.  At Reiki circle they get the chance to talk openly about their spiritual beliefs with no one making fun of them or condemning their thoughts and actions.  It’s a very open and safe forum for everyone.

The 1st Rain Shadow Reiki Teen Class!!!  4-13-13, photo by Gigi Christensen please link if used.
The 1st Rain Shadow Reiki Teen Class!!! 4-13-13, (Photo by Gigi Christensen please link if used.)

“I am grateful for Teen Reiki class that I was able to be here with these wonderful people and have this experience. I’m grateful for Reiki because it can be used for healing and cannot be used to harm. And I will always have it with me, because it is an infinite source.”  E. W., age 12 1/2

Teen Class

After introductions, we started the class by teaching the kids a blessing ritual to cleanse our auras with sage.  Then we moved on to measuring each person’s aura with diving rods.  We talked about how to work with spiritual tools in a safe and effective way.  They learned how to bring in their God for protection beforehand, how to program the divining rod for what they want to find and then to find it.  Each person got a turn with the rods.  We measured our auras before the class and again after the class.  Every single participant, including the parents, were able to increase their aura size by the end of class, most were able to double their aura size.  (We measured the auras the second time right after doing a self-treatment with Reiki.)  We talked about how when our auras are cleaner and clearer from doing Reiki, we are happier and healthier on all levels.  We also talked about other ways to achieve this such as; listening to beautiful or happy music, thinking positive thoughts, talking with a trusted friend, running Reiki on our food and drink, eating and drinking healthy food and  liquids, and getting plenty of exercise out-of-doors, just to name a few.

“I am so grateful that I now know how to run Reiki on anyone and anything.  I ‘love’ that it heals the body physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually and you can use it on any animal, with their permission of course.  Josslyn is such a great teacher and person.  She has taught me so much today and that makes me happy.”  A.C. age 12 1/2

Favorite Part

To my surprise, a few of them said that the meditation was their favorite part of class.  I guess I thought the Reiki on animals or the diving rods would be their favorite part, but they really liked going into their minds and seeing what they ‘saw’ there.  That impressed me.  These teens proved to be deep and introspective when they shared what they saw in their meditations.  They were also very good at visualizing even with little or no prior experience.  Most of them asked to do more long meditations in the future at Reiki circle.

“I am grateful to be able to have this experience.  What I like most about Reiki is that it is an infinite Source, that is very reassuring.”  J.D. Age 14

Mandy’s Favorite Part

The feeling seemed to be mutual, Mandy loved the kids and the kids loved doing Reiki on Mandy.  She couldn't seem to get enough of it.
The feeling seemed to be mutual, Mandy loved the kids and the kids loved doing Reiki on Mandy. She couldn’t seem to get enough of it. (Photo by Josslyn Streett, please link if used.)

I can tell you for sure, our dog Mandy’s favorite part of class was when all the kids did Reiki on her for practice.  Mandy does love to be the pet example for animal Reiki classes.  She basks in it and soaks it up.  The teens also worked on our cat Cosmo but that was before I remembered to get the camera out and take photos.

Mandy kept moving around to show us where she wanted us to do Reiki on her.
Mandy kept moving around to show us where she wanted us to do Reiki on her.  (Photo by Josslyn Streett, please link if used.)

I have found that after taking a Reiki class, kids tend to do Reiki most on their pets.  Unless they are encouraged by their parents, the children are a little more shy about doing Reiki on other people.  Even in class this seemed foreign to them, touching others in this new way.  This may take more help from their parents.  I like to encourage and help them along in it, not force them.  Working on pets is a beautiful gift to them and their pets.  If that is all they want to do with their Reiki, I’d say that is a whole lot.  But, I have also found that if I am truly hurting or in pain in some way and I ask my kids to do Reiki on me, they jump to any chance to be able to help me feel better.  If your kids have Reiki in their hands, ask them for help to feel better.  What a wonderful gift they are giving you, and what a wonderful gift you are giving them as well.

A BIG THANK YOU to all my Reiki kids and their families for supporting them in their Reiki adventure.  I’m so grateful for all of you!!

In Love and Light of our Divine Source,

Josslyn

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

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Artemis Protecting Us As We Prepare to Birth a New Vibration of Energy

By Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki

This message has been coming through from my guides lately and my clients’ guides. It is linked to a message for women that I received and blogged about before at Healing the Solar Plexus and Self Love.   It’s a short blog and I suggest you read it again after this new blog.  The self empowerment messages in the blog particularly are important.  The messages from each of these blogs connect to each other.  I asked my guides today, “What message do you want me to post on this big day, 12-12-12?”  This was the answer.

Holding Space

Goddess Mabon
Goddess Mabon, I used this photo in my Solar Plexus blog but my guides wanted me to use it again.

Many of us have been in waiting, holding space, preparing.  But, for what?  We have been waiting patiently for direction, waiting in faith that the answer will come and we will know what to do.   If what I write here feels right to you then do it.  This is the message I have gotten and I will do it.  Many will without even reading this, automatically, intuitively they will sit in meditation and do this.

Women Around the World Unite

Women all over this planet have signed up to participate in this birthing process much before we came to Earth.  We came from all over to help with this process.  Divine works with our grounded earth energies by us being on the planet and having a very different vibration because of being here.  Divine uses this to help bring in this new energy.  In that way we are needed and participate by sitting in space for this energy to come in, to be birthed.

Re-birthing

Rebirthing the energy for earth
Re-birthing the energy for earth

We are all currently in a process of rebirth.   We are preparing to rebirth the earth energy right now.  We are preparing with many thousands of other women light-workers all over the earth who are holding space and preparing to do this with us.  Many of us are needed to do this, to usher in the energy that is coming.  These women play a vital role in this process and many of them have come to earth at this time just to do this.  When I sit in meditation and FEEL the energy of this group of women it feels like a sorority, which means “sisterhood.” We all chose this before we came, we chose to do this together and all are needed in order to follow though with the process and our path.  Some will chose to go home after this process and some will stay to continue helping the earth with other tasks.  Mother Nature is at the head of this sisterhood of women and she is aiding and guiding us in any way she can to help us to know what to do.  (more on that later)

Women and the Birthing Process

Mother Nature pregnant with the earth
Mother Nature pregnant with the earth

Women have been chosen for this process because it is our God-given natural ability to birth, not just babies, but energy and love as well.  Any soul can come to earth and chose to be a woman at this time to do this and many have. There are many reasons we choose to be male or female and giving birth, the experience of creation and nurturing, is one of those reasons.  It is an amazing gift because we are in Divine’s mirrored power of creation when we participate in this beautiful and amazing gift to the planet.  The ability to create, bring forth something totally and completely new and different is a huge undertaking and an even bigger blessing to each and every one of us.  Many of the women in this sorority have been mothers in this life and/or many other lives.  It is a part of our soul to birth and go through the birthing process as a part of preparing for this day as well as learning from the experiences.  We have prepared and we are ready.  Now what?

What do we DO Now?

"Mother Nature Speaks Her Truth" by Roger Kirk Nelson
“Mother Nature Speaks Her Truth” by Roger Kirk Nelson

Mother Nature wants us to all gather together and meditate before December 21 to the 25th, 2012.  Meditate visualizing the other ladies in the sisterhood in a circle together with us.  Visualize all of our hearts connecting with all the other women and Mother Nature in the middle helping and guiding us along the way.  She wants us to SEE ourselves connecting to each other, working together for this process.  We need to do this while holding the intention of bringing forth this new vibration of energy to the earth.  The more we do this meditation and visualize the other women, Mother Nature and the earth as well the more we will get messages about what else we need to do.  for some just being may be enough.  Being in a place of Love and Light and allowing may be enough.  Each person will get individual messages to listen to and follow though with.

Artemis Protecting Us

Artemis, Greek Goddess of the New Moon
Artemis, Greek Goddess of the New Moon, she looks a little wilder to me, like the photo above with the hair flying all around. But, I thought this one was beautiful.

I was meditating today and a new guide came to me to work at my crown chakra area.  I’ve been doing a lot of healing on my top three chakras lately with the help of fall head colds.  This new guide came to me and introduced herself as Artemis and also said Artemisia, which is a plant.   I think she knew I would ‘know’ where to do my research if I had both words together as I always do research when I receive a new guide.  This guide was tall with long flowing greek like white robes.  When I do research I do it to receive left brain information to add to my right brain intuition.  Here is what I got on the internet that spoke to me.

Left Brain Info on Artemis

Taken from Susan Weed’s Herbal website

“Artemis is Apollo’s sister, and Queen of the witches. She is the goddess of the moon, the herbalist, the midwife, the birthing woman, and the hunter. Artemis is an untamed wild woman who runs free with the deer and the hounds. She is the woman who runs with the wolves. She is “Mother of all Creatures.” “Leader of the Sacred Bitches.” “Great She-Bear.” She is owned by no man, and thus she is “Forever Virgin.” And the plants named after her share her qualities.

If you see an Artemisia growing beside the door — or painted on it — you’ve arrived at the home of a herbalist or a midwife, a home guarded by Artemis.”

Right Brain info on Artemis

Intuitively what I got from this passage is that Artemis is the guardian goddess for all the women in the sorority and will be with us though this change protecting us along the way.  Include her in your meditations and prayers and thank her for coming to help us at this time.  Communicate with her and get any more information about what we can do to help bring forth this energy at this time.  When I visualize the circle of women with Mother Nature in the center I see Artemis all around the outside of the group circling us, protecting us as we join our hearts as one.  She feels beautiful, gentle yet powerful.  She is an amazing Goddess of feminine power and can be called on for many other uses; animals and wildlife, camping and hiking, children, environmentalism, fertility, conception and adoption, and increasing and honoring intuition.  Feel free to call on her.  Remember to say thank you.

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Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about visualizations and messages.

In Love and Light of the Divine Source of All That Is,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

Resources:

“Archangels & Ascended Masters” by Doreen Virtue

Susan Weed, Herbalist

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Learn by Experience,Don’t Get Dumped On!

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

Are You Getting Dumped On?

Times are tough.  The economy is down.  Jobs are hard to find and get.  People are busy with holiday shopping.  People are stressed.  That means that those of us who are sensitive, empathetic and compassionate are probably experiencing a lot of ups and downs as well, and some of them NOT EVEN OUR OWN!!

The Energy of Stress

When people are stressed, knowing it or not, they feel the tremendous need to rid themselves of that stressful energy.  Stress is energy too.  One way people dump on others is by finding a compassionate friend or stranger, like YOU, and dumping their energy with you.  You probably know what this feels and looks like.  A friend comes over or you run into them somewhere around town ‘unexpectedly’.  They talk and talk and talk about their problems.  They say good-bye and leave.  Suddenly YOU feel horrible, irritable, even angry.  They dumped their stressed energy on to YOU!  It’s that easy.  It quite often is not even someone you know, but maybe the person next to you in line at the post office or drug store.

It Can Happen Anytime, Anywhere

You don’t have to even know the person to have this happen.  If you are an overly compassionate person (Yes, I said OVERLY) then it makes you a target.  These ‘dumpers’ intuitively know how and who to dump their energy with.

Personal Experience

It used to be like a mine field for me to go out in public because I was unaware of this happening.  I’d go to the grocery store in a perfectly good mood, humming going about my business.  Then I’d wait in line next to someone I didn’t even know.  They would unconsciously dump their bad energy mood with me.  I’d take it in because I was so compassionate of a person, I wanted to HELP THEM.  Right!?  How many of you are HELPERS out there?  Yep, a lot of us.  By the time I’d walk to my car I’d be depressed, angry and ready to tear into someone.  I’d wonder, “Wow, where did this bad mood come from?  I felt fine when I went in to the store.”

Time to Change the Program

Use this HOW technique before going into a crowd every time.

This process could not happen at all if we did not allow it to.  Yes, that is right, I said WE are allowing it by being HELPFUL and OVERLY compassionate towards others.  As energetic beings it is not helping us or them for us to take this on.  But we do it because of our own personal and social programming.  Time to change our programming.  We are not helping others or ourselves by taking on their crap.  Period.  This is what we call, a lose/lose situation.  I will explain how to create a win/win situation for everyone involved.

THE HOW

How you may ask, do we do this?  (I love the HOW!  I’m all about the HOW!)

Kids love to work with the Oscar the Grouch visual. Teach them to send all the energy that needs healing from them or others into Oscar’s trash can. Then they can have Elmo or Big Bird with Divine’s help, fill them up with beautiful colors afterwards.

There are many ways to do this, but for a QUICK REIKI fix, here is what I do.  You can do this anywhere, anytime as often as you need to.  (O.k, NOT While driving, obviously, do not do this while operating any type of vehicle.)

In the beginning you may need to do this multiple times a day especially in stressful situations where you will be around a lot of people or in work situations where you help people, such as; therapists, healers, message therapists, etc.  The more helpful you are, the more sensitive you are to picking up other’s emotions, you’ll need to do this more in the beginning and at least once a day after that.  Whenever I’m going to be in a crowd of people I do this again, even if I did it in the morning before I left the house.  I do this before I leave the house or in the car before I get out, PARKED OF COURSE!.  In the winter time up here in the Pacific North West it’s cold.  So, while my car is warming up, I do this visualization to get me started and warmed up too.  Give it a try, it becomes easier the more you do it.

STEPS

I imagine one of these long shower drains all around me like a moat. I send all energy that is not mine or that I no longer need down into the earth through this drain to be healed and turned back into Love energy. The Earth can do this or the angels can take it to the Light to be transformed.
  1. Call on Divine first to surround yourself with Love and Light.  With Reiki you’d do this during your Gassho.
  2. Visualize this Love and Light as a beautiful protective and loving color.  I imagine the Reiki energy flowing from my body and surrounding me with Reiki colored Love.  Any color you love will work.  White is often recommended but I find white can often times be too powerful or more than you need for every day use.  I usually like a soft off-white, pretty pink, yellow or blue to surround myself with.  I love color!  You can get creative and think of this color as an invisibility cloak or some other creative covering that works for you.  Opal works great for this too.  Surrounding yourself with stones. Have fun with visualizations.   Make them your own, personal to you.  Trust YOUR intuition as to what color you need that day.
  3. Ground yourself to the Earth.  There are infinite ways to do this; be the tree growing into the earth, a cord with an anchor, a beam of light, etc.  Lately I’ve been connecting to the rocks, crystals and lava within the earth to help me be one with our Earth and therefore grounded and flexible.  (The more intention, the more visualization you put into this the more powerful the connection will be.)
  4. Create a place to send the energy that you do not want.  Creating the intention of a recycling source for the energy that others send to you and for any energy of your own that you want to be recycled will help you to NOT take on the energy into your personal field.  We do not need to be ‘weighed down’ with other’s energies, do we?!  (Good visualizations for this could be a shower drain, toilet, mushrooms, hole to the earth, crystal cave, trash can maybe with Oscar the Grouch, or any other plant or physical manifestation of something that will take the energy away to the earth to be healed. The intention of the energy being healed is important.)
  5. Reaffirm the THREE parts to this whenever you meet up with someone who is trying to dump on you.  (Receive them with love and remember they are not consciously doing this, they just need relief.  Divine, Ground and recycle and their energy gets healed, your energy doesn’t take on crap you don’t need and every one is happy.  They feel better, you still feel good and you have helped them without taking on their stuff.  WIN/WIN. I do this every time I leave the house and then reaffirm the shower drain or the mushrooms all around my feet, kind of like a moat of cleansing and recycling all around me as needed.)
  6. Last and very important is to REFILL yourself and others with beautiful Love and Light of the Divine after the ‘old’ energy has gone.  This will help you to feel lighter, happier and more confident the more you do it.  With this you can imagine a Divine ball of Love and Light or Reiki above the other person’s head flowing into their crown and all through their body filling them up.  Again, be creative and intuitive and do what feels right for you or them.
These beautiful red mushrooms make a great visualization for recycling the energies you no longer want or others try to ‘give’ to you. They give me a happy feeling just looking at them which can help with your overall intention of Love while working with difficult people.

Mushrooms

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

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

Feel free to contact me for help on learning how to take out the trash regularly and clearing any blockages you may have to following through with this technique.  I love to mentor new Light-workers!!

Love and Light to you,

Josslyn