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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Some Thoughts On Healing...

What Its All About...
Everything originates from the Source...
However you wish to define Source

Everything is Energy...

Energy is not inherently positive or negative...But the qualities we attribute to something can be positive or negative...Based on how we interpret what is filtering through our field of perception...

It is always best to not give away our power...To anything or anyone...Regardless of how much something/someone may help us

We need to remember that all healing...Is a result of our own inner ability...To activate our own power...Our I AM presence within...Regardless of whatever assistance we are given, take, or use...

When we are unsure about something...If we get in touch with our deeper self...
Check how it feels through the heart center... of the 4th chakra...We usually get the correct answer for ourself.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Master Numbers

PAYING ATTENTION TO NUMBERS

One of the phenomena occurring at this time is to pay attention that we are living with Spirit, and one way our guides and teachers help us is by making us become aware of the energies and the meaning of numbers...such as in the appearance of 3 or more of the same digits.

111
Energy flow - enhancing whatever level you are in presently

222
Resurrection and ascension process. Twenty-two (22) is the master number that reflects POWER ON ALL PLANES AND THE ABILITY TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY

333
Decision number - Either directs you into a phase of 999 completion, or negatively, it puts you in the 666 frequency which throws you back into the third dimension, watch what you are doing VERY carefully

In the crystal book by Melody "Love Is In The Earth", this is what it says for the 333 Master number. Power over the total physical realm is revealed and the application of same is facilitated. Understanding of the "right time" is expedited and the act of non-action is furthered; patience is a keyword. The concept of ease in actualization and the understanding of the abstraction of manifestation is reflected on the 333 vibration.

444
Presence of Angels and ability for Angelic communication or you have completed an important phase and it is the number of resurrection

555
Experiencing the energy or level of CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS

666
Material world, third dimensional frequency, density, pay attention to everything around you and ask if making this decision in this way will hold me back from my spiritual growth in some way?

777
Symbolizes an integration of some portion of the four lower bodies with higher spiritual frequencies within the Third-dimensional plane, or at the level in which you are manifesting your physical reality on the Earth Plane.

888
Symbolizes infinity. The unified spiral of the physical merging with the spiritual. Moving toward the completion of the ascension process through the energies of 222 and 444.

999
Symbolizes the three levels of the triune, completion.

000
The great void, experiencing a null zone. Switching or moving into a new energy field.

11:11
Beginning of a whole new level or phase of development. Another dimension or frequency of experience opening. A way or path opening for you. Stargate 11:11

12:12
Cosmic Connection, a bridge to the future, signifies a levelof completion or graduation

Just the other day my youngest daughter who is in 9th grade mentioned that every day she notices the 11:11 on the clock, and since she is a night owl, most days, she says she notices it twice. I find this amazing. She indicated she is not a clock watcher but somehow always manages to see that particular time on a daily basis. I have to admit, I was a bit jealous, because I never notice the numbers, then again, I rarely ever look at a clock. So, does that have some signifiance?
I do realize that numbers surround us, and I rarely pick up on the signals that come in this manner, although I have been in the car with this particular daughter and she will say, "hey mom look, that license plate has a 333 on it."



SOURCE: Namaste Retreat Center
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Animal Symbolism

UNDERSTANDING ANIMAL SYMBOLISM
Many cultures have traditionally used animals as symbolism. Native people often view animals as teachers, as each represents a beneficial quality that can help strengthen and educate a person. Once we understand each animal’s essence--the specific gifts and strengths the creature represents--we can then incorporate a particular animal into a ritual and ask its guidance.

Recently have you been: drawn to a particular animal? Dreamed about a certain animal? Encountered an animal during some part of your day that you don't normally see? Hear stories or mention of the same animal over and over? Then there may be a message in it for you. Read on to find out what the various animals represent.


ANIMAL SYMBOLISM
Bear: introspection, incubating ideas and bring them to fruition, cultivating power and support

Beaver: architecture and building, teaches structure, problem solving, and the ability to work with others

Butterfly: transformation, moving forward, trusting life to support you

Cat: independence, playfulness, caution, and gracefulness

Crow: intuition, justice

Deer: gentleness, peace

Dog: loyalty, guardian, and protector

Dolphin: power of play, unconditional love, the ability to release stored emotions through breath

Dove: peace, calm, and simplicity

Eagle: ability to see above the mundane, clarity, vision, and connection to the divine

Fox: confidence, cunning, and independence

Frog: connection to water rituals, a cleansing of spirit, body and mind, easing change

Horse: power, dependability

Hummingbird: joy, celebration life, and the ability to feel emotionally "lighter"

Lion: leadership, action, assists one in moving through fear

Owl: wisdom, clairvoyance, and clarity of thought

Peacock: wholeness, authority of self, and the expression of one’s own beauty

Rabbit: creativity helps one face fear

Raccoon: unmasking the truth helps one accept hidden aspects of the self, the ability to play many roles in life

Snake: sexuality, psychic energy, death and rebirth, immortality

Spider: integration, inner connection, and creativity

Swan: ability to see one’s own beauty and goodness

Tiger: confidence, spontaneity, and strength

Turtle: connection with earth grounding helps one slow down and focus on the present

Wolf: teaching, the ability to establish healthy boundaries, encourages friendship and sense of community.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Are You Preparing for the Earth Changes?

MOTHER EARTH PREPARES FOR THE SHIFT
Mother Earth, the Being known as Gaia which "ensouls" the planetary body, is planning at this time to "Ascend" alongside Humanity and other lifeforms to a higher vibrational level. But in order to do so She must first of all cleanse her body of all the pollution that Humanity has accumulated up to now. The physical state of her surface has reached such a state that it cannot carry on much longer without a complete ecological and environmental breakdown. Hence, a thorough Planetary cleansing is required by the Forces of Nature before a New World can begin to be recreated.

Preparing for the Quantum Leap
We and the planet are undergoing a unique transition in our spiritual evolution at this time. We are preparing for a quantum leap unlike any that has ever occurred before.

At the completion point of a multi billion-year single circular orbit around the Great Central Sun, our Galaxy connects diagonally to the next 'ring' on the great Cosmic Spiral. When this diagonal move from one ring of the great Cosmic Spiral to the next takes place, all of the planets, solar systems, and their inhabitants simultaneously take a step into a new evolutionary cycle. This is occurring now. We are not only at the end of a 26,000-year Earth/Sun/Pleiadian cycle; the entire Pleiadian system, which includes this solar system, is at the end of a 230,000,000-year orbit around the Galactic Center, and the entire galaxy is at the completion of its infinitely longer orbit around the Great Central Sun of this Universe.

It is said that prior to the end of 2012, Earth will undergo a spiritual and physical house-cleaning, corresponding to what have commonly been called 'Earth changes'

Crystalline Form
The Earth Mother, along with the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms, and humanity, are currently undergoing a genetic transmutative process to the "crystalline form". The crystalline form has a different biochemical structure that allows any embodiment to hold a higher vibration. The crystalline form also allows for the experience of an ageless and disease-free life experience.

The plant, animal and mineral kingdoms are also in the process of becoming crystalline in form. The planet at large, is a body and is not unlike a human body in relation to the crystalline conversion process. We know that with the human form, the crystalline conversion occurs gradually, and certain parts of the body are converted a little at a time. This is also true for the Earth Mother. Some parts of her, especially those areas that are related to energy ley lines and vortexes, are rapidly becoming crystalline in form. Other areas will not become crystalline until later in her ascension process.

Dissolving All Present Thoughtforms
Earth is in the process of creating well-being and harmony for itself. The nature kingdoms are doing the same. Humanity must choose for itself. Humans that choose to release the past and move along with both Earth and the nature kingdom, will have a very different future than the humans that do not choose to release the past. Everything shall change. There is no present thought-form, no present technology that is going to make the shift into the next dimension. Only that which is conscious shall survive. That which is conscious is all species upon Earth, including the plant, animal and mineral, dolphin and whale, and those humans whom are awakening. There is nothing in your world that shall remain as Earth's vibration reaches a high enough vibration to dissolve it. This shall include the buildings that you rely upon, the cement of your roads, the plastic that you contain things in, and the craft and technology that you perceive as so very important. None of it shall be a part of Earth's future in the centuries ahead. Those who die will carry on with their indebted circumstance in another 3rd dimensional creation.

Global Warming
One manner of measuring an increase in earth's vibration is known as "global warming". The further the Earth moves towards the next dimension or the attainment of becoming an Ascended Master, the warmer she will become. This is simply because the increasing vibration causes the molecules of Earth to spin at a faster rate, which causes the temperature to simultaneously rise around the globe.

Global Shifts
Mother Earth is known to many as Gaia. She is a living, breathing entity and very much a part of your own energetic system. It was not until recently that we have begun to actually care for the planet which supports our own energetic structure. Now the tide has turned and with it the opportunity to reclaim your power has come to you once again. You have been offered this opportunity five times throughout your history. Each time, you have not been able to hold your true power. Each time it was necessary for Gaia to fully cleanse herself, to relieve herself of the tension of the misdirected energy, which you created through your actions. These have been the global shifts that have happened five times thus far in the history of Planet Earth.

Nothing is Written in Stone
There is no question that many prophecies abound today. One should always keep in mind that prophecies are nothing more than predictions. The best prophets are the ones who will admit that there is nothing about the future that is written in stone. The future is fluid and holds many probable outcomes and results, all of which are dependent upon the choices we make today as individuals and as a collective human family. If we don't like what we hear about the future, then we have the power to change it. The intention of anyone who tells you differently should be questioned.

We are not our bodies. We are spirits with souls created by God and with free wills. Throughout our universe, and perhaps countless other universes, there are many root races or different families of souls. Although many have chosen to go their separate ways, we are still and always will be ONE with each other and our Source. The human race is one of these cosmic families.

Ages and ages ago human spirits decided to come to planet Earth so that we (and God) could experience and appreciate the life that this 3-dimensional planet had to offer. As a group we had agreed to uplift this planet in a very sacred way. It would be one that would bring God-consciousness to Earth's level of vibration by blending Spirit into matter. Somewhere along the way we over-identified with the material world through its many physical pleasures and got stuck here in the life-death-reincarnation cycle that typically takes place on planets with a 3-dimensional level of vibration. In essence, we have lost our way and our God-centeredness. We've simply forgotten who we are and why we came here in the first place.

The universe is perfect. There are cosmic cycles, both big and small, within its vast expanse that occur like clockwork and reflect divine order and purpose. There are also different dimensions in God's universe (Jesus told us His Father's house has many mansions). Our five senses only allow us the awareness of the 3rd dimension.

There are planets in the universe today occupied by beings who vibrate at a higher level and intensity than the 3rd and 4th dimension. Planet Earth and all its inhabitants are now shifting from a three dimensional existence to one that vibrates at a higher level of energy. This birthing process is a major cosmic event for us and its purpose is to deliver this planet and all participating life forms into a higher dimension.

Planet Earth is going to go through a profound change. The driving force behind this irreversible and benevolent transformation is a wave of energy called the Christ Consciousness. This is part of the second coming of Christ we are all familiar with.

In addition, the human family currently on planet Earth is not homogeneous. Rather, it appears to be a mixture of starseeds from other planetary systems who were aware that our planet was going to go through a profound dimensional shift in consciousness at this point in time. These starseeds volunteered to forget who they are and where they came from. They were then born here as "humans" and, as cosmic volunteers, will help our planet go through its transformation into the Light.

In order to achieve this, Starseeds were pre-coded to awaken to who they really are at this point in time as Beings of Light and love. Apparently, they have done this many times before with other planetary systems. They live to serve their many brothers and sister from the stars. Such is their love for us.


The sole purpose behind the dimensional shift for planet Earth is to change it from a fear-driven planet to one whose alignment will be spiritual and based upon love. The shift will be irreversible and is estimated to intensify over the next 10 years. Those of us who choose a life of love will continue on with planet Earth and move into a higher dimension. These will be the Golden Years referred to in the prophecies.

Can all of this shift into other dimensions be proven? Not really. However, one thing is for sure. There is a massive change in consciousness taking place on planet Earth these days. Millions and millions of people are awakening spiritually. This in turn has affected the global consciousness of our planet. Many of the dire prophesies made for these times simply have not happened. Yes, there are erratic and violent weather patterns and other Earth changes taking place, but the worst scenarios appear to have been softened by our planetary spiritual awakening. Along with these changes we are beginning to vibrate more quickly. For many who are awakening, this has not been the most enjoyable experience physically. Symptoms of exhaustion, malaise, a desire to be out of the rat race, lack of focus and concentration, sleeping for long periods of time, a desire to find inner peace come and go. There are times when your feelings may be more intense. You might get angry or impatient in a way that comes as a complete surprise to you. Perhaps you are over emotional, cry a lot, feel things deeply. Try to rest easy. These changes are a part of the transmutation process.

In short, the world isn't ending, but it will be a time of change, upheaval and flux. Planet Earth will no longer permit three dimensional situations and attitudes. All the rules are changing. Do not try to hold on to your past experiences and beliefs because they will no longer apply. It is time to let them go.

Earth School, as we have known it, is almost over.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Meridian Wheel

THE MERIDIAN CYCLE

Cyles are a natural part of our day and life expereince. There are seasonal cycles, monthly cycles, and daily cycles, just to name a few. Think about the ocean and the tides,they come in daily - having a high and low tide period. As humans, we also have daily "high and low tide" periods.

There are 12 meridains in the body. Using the meridian system, our day can then be divided into 12 two hour cycles, where a particular meridian is at its highest power period and lowest power period, during a given time frame. This is an internal body clock, that can provide us with much useful information. Review the meridan flow chart below, then use it to determine if there are any regular time periods during the day, where you are feeling particulary affected. .

TIME PERIOD MERIDIAN ENERGY

Active: High Power Time
1am - 3 am ...............Liver ...........................Yin
3am - 5 am ...............Lung............................Yin

5am - 7 am................Large Intestine........... Yang
7am - 9 am............... Stomach.......................Yang

9am - 11am.............. Spleen........................... Yin
11am - 1pm.............. Heart............................. Yin

1pm - 3pm............... Small Intestine............. Yang
3pm - 5pm............... Bladder.......................... Yang

5pm - 7pm............... Kidney............................ Yin
7pm - 9pm............... Circulation/Sex..............Yin

9pm - 11pm............. Triple Warmer...............Yang
11pm - 1pm............. Gall Bladder .................Yang

The low time periods are the opposite 12 hour time period on the clock For example: 1AM - 3 AM is the active time for the Liver, where as 1PM- 3PM would be the resting time for that meridian . Get a printable copy of the Meridian Cycle.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Universal Laws

Drs. Milanovich and McCune in, The Light Shall Set You Free (1998), state there are 12 Universal Laws, and 21 sub-laws, that describe ways in which cause and effect are related. The Universal Laws can also be viewed as guidelines for behaviors that will enhance our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.

The Universal Laws are all inter-related and are founded on the understanding that everything in the universe is energy, including us, and that energy moves in a circular fashion. At the microscopic level, we are a whirling mass of electrons and energy atoms spinning rapidly. In fact, everything in the world is comprised of energy and we are intimately connected with this sea of energy, this sea of whirling electrons.

Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions are all forms of energy. What we think, feel, say, and do in each moment comes back to us to create our realities. Energy moves in a circle, so what goes around comes around. The combined thoughts, feelings, words and actions of everyone on the planet creates our collective consciousness, it creates the world we see before us.

The exciting news is, because our thoughts, feelings, words and actions create the world around us, we have the power to create a world of peace, harmony and abundance. In order to do this, it is essential that we learn to control our thoughts and emotions. Understanding the Universals Laws help us to do this.

1. The Law of Divine Oneness:

The Law of Divine Oneness helps us to understand that we live in a world where everything is connected to everything else. Everything we do, say, think and believe affects others and the universe around us.


2. The Law of Vibration:

This Universal Law states that everything in the Universe moves, vibrates, and travels in circular patterns. The same principles of vibration in the physical world apply to our thoughts, feelings, desires, and wills in the Etheric world. Each sound, thing, and even thought has its own vibrational frequency, unique unto itself.


3. The Law of Action:

The Law of Action must be applied in order for us to manifest things on earth. Therefore, we must engage in actions that support our thoughts, dreams, emotions and words.


4. The Law of Correspondence:

This Universal Law states that the principles or laws of physics that explain the physical world – energy, Light, vibration, and motion – have their corresponding principles in the etheric or universe. “As above, so below.”


5. The Law of Cause and Effect:

This Universal Law states that nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws. Every action has a reaction or consequence and we “reap what we have sown.”


6. The Law of Compensation:

This Universal Law is the Law of Cause and Effect applied to blessings and abundance that are provided for us. The visible effects of our deeds are given to us in gifts, money, inheritances, friendships, and blessings.

7. The Law of Attraction:

This Universal Law demonstrates how we create the things, events, and people that come into our lives. Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce energies which, in turn, attract like energies. Negative energies attract negative energies and positive energies attract positive energies.


8. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy:

This Universal Law states that all persons have within them the power to change the conditions in their lives. Higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones; thus, each of us can change the energies in our lives by understanding the Universal Laws and applying the principles in such a way as to effect change.


9. The Law of Relativity:

This Universal Law states that each person will receive a series of problems (Tests of Initiation) for the purpose of strengthening the Light within. We must consider each of these tests to be a challenge and remain connected to our hearts when proceeding to solve the problems. This law also teaches us to compare our problems to others’ problems and put everything into its proper perspective. No matter how bad we perceive our situation to be, there is always someone who is in a worse position. It is all relative.


10. The Law of Polarity:

This Universal Law states that everything is on a continuum and has an opposite. We can suppress and transform undesirable thoughts by concentrating on the opposite pole. It is the law of mental vibrations.


11. The Law of Rhythm:

This Universal Law states that everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. These rhythms establish seasons, cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of God’s universe. Masters know how to rise above negative parts of a cycle by never getting too excited or allowing negative things to penetrate their consciousness.


12. The Law of Gender:

This Universal Law states that everything has its masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) principles, and that these are the basis for all creation. The spiritual Initiate must balance the masculine and feminine energies within herself or himself to become a Master and a true co-creator with God.

Sub-laws

In addition to the 12 Universal Laws, Drs. Milanovich and McCune (1998) state there are 21 sub-laws of the Universe that are governed by the Higher Self. Using Milanovich and McCune’s stellar work, Dr. Bailey works with her clients to understand and apply these laws to their lives by first differentiating between the voice of the ego and that of the Higher Self, and then by practicing techniques designed to align one’s self with her or his Higher Self.

The 21 sub-laws are actually human characteristics that relate to the Universal Laws. These characteristics are: Aspiration to A Higher Power, Charity, Compassion, Courage, Dedication, Faith, Forgiveness, Generosity, Grace, Honesty, Hope, Joy, Kindness, Leadership, Noninterference, Patience, Praise, Responsibility, Self-Love, Thankfulness, and Unconditional Love.
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Energy Technique Tool Box: Tip 8

Techniques for Removing Energy Blockages

If you find something while scanning or dowsing the energy body, the following techniques can be helpful to remove it. If it feels appropriate you can invite the recipient to tune into what you have found, as they may have an insight about it which is useful to them, such as who is at the end of a cord. Always use compassion when cutting cords and releasing thought forms or blockages. Calling in your Reiki guides and bringing light in helps to boost the Reiki and to guide your intuition. If something still refuses to clear, then the recipient is either not ready to release it, or it is not appropriate for you to clear it for some reason..

Cutting Cords:
Imagine that your hand is very sharp and cut the cord close to the body, with Reiki light. Imagine that the energy goes back to whom it belongs to. I like to call in
Archangel Micheal to either actually do the cord cutting or to assist in the process. This is a powerful energy technique and one that should not be used lightly, without much thought or preparation. Because I feel this needs more detailed explanation, in another post I will go more in-depth with this process.

Filling in Auric Holes:
Place one hand at the edge of it, and slowly bring it towards the body, imagining that you are filling the hole with light and squeezing out anything negative. Then touch your hand to the body, or close to the body if at an intimate area.

Releasing Negative Thought Forms:
If you feel there is something in the aura or the body needing release, reach into it (imagine you are if it is in the body- use your etheric hands), and pull it out quickly. Pull it out of the aura and let whatever it was dissolve into light. Pulling it out often feels like you are stretching elastic, and when this sensation stops, it has come out.

Releasing Blockages:
This can be used with the above technique or on its own. Fluff up the aura close to the body, imagining that this is agitating any blockage so that it is released.

Enlivening a Weak Aura:
The whole aura, or part of it may feel rather small and depressed. To give it a boost, fluff it up, as if you are fluffing up lots of feathers, to a foot or two from the body. The recipient may feel light-headed- this is quite common and shows a negative thought form has been released.

Clearing The Aura:
This is a way of clearing the aura, but more specific work on areas of it may also be required. First of all, chop or cut up to a foot from the body with the edge of your hand, from the head downwards. This cuts minor cords and removes minor blockages. Then comb the aura with your fingers, starting at the top and working down, in a downwards direction. This brings the fibres of the aura back together. Lastly, fluff the whole aura up, again starting at the head, as in the last technique. Do this a coupe of times.

Balancing The Aura:
This needs to be done when the aura feels thicker, weaker or larger on one side. Hold your hands, so one is on each side, and stop when the energy feels even. You may find that there are blockages in one side which need to be removed first.

Before and After the Session:
It is important to provide a space in which the recipient can relax fully. There needs to be no disturbances and it needs to be a warm temperature. Have a blanket ready in case they get cold and to cover them with at the end.

Wash your hands up to the elbows before and after and provide plenty of water for you both to drink afterwards. Freshen up but avoid highly scented perfume. Prepare the room so it is nice and cleanse it energetically by smudging or spraying an essential oil cleansing blend or saltwater around.

Picture white light streaming down, filling all the corners. Prepare yourself mentally by meditating and visualising light coming into you. Call on your Reiki guides and whatever spiritual beings inspire you, for example Dr Usui, Buddha, the Ascended Masters.

Remove any watch or jewellery and ask the recipient to remove theirs. If they will be lying down, they may want to empty their pockets so they don't get any nasty surprises when turning over! They should also remove footwear.

After the session is complete, silently thank the beings you called upon to guide and help you. Rub down the recipient's body at the sides a couple of times. Ask the recipient to come back gently and open their eyes in their own time.

Put a blanket over them. When they get up, ask them if they are grounded and ground
them some more if they are not. Also ground yourself. Advise them to drink plenty of water and take it easy for a while. They may want to share something that came up during the session.Wash your hands to the elbows and go round the room again with incense or saltwater, imagining light streaming in again, paying particular attention to where the recipient was.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Subtle Energy: A Basic Introduction

Energy...Spirit...Awareness...
Intention
Mmm, it is an interesting process to observe. Actually it is a joyful process to watch as it begins to unfold. What you might ask? When I start musing over these things, often I don't quite have the language that best describes what is rolling around in my thoughts. Often these musings occur as pictures or feelings, and language sort of acts as a limitation when I try to describe them .

I think we humans are starting to move toward the reconnection that was lost a long time ago..to rekindle, so to speak the mysteries of the inner world. These mysteries lie in the realm of subtle energy.

As a Reiki teacher and practitioner, I often see amazement in the eyes of those who are just venturing out on this path. They display a keen interest in wanting to know what is going on, they show a deep thirst for understanding, and thus they begin their personal search of re-discovery of that what is already known but buried under the deepness of societal inheritance .

So here are a few thoughts to ponder as you are travelling down that road of rediscovery"

Energy Follows Thought
Where our we focus our will, our attention, our intentions...energy will be attracted to it and follow. If we expect success or failure, health or illness, improvement or worsening, we'll tend to get it. You get what you ask for is not a hollow statement.

Let Me Share an Example:
Scenario #1
I wake up in the morning and make the decision that "this is the best day of my life" and I start to act that way. I hop in the shower, and the water is somewhat cold. "Brrrh, gotta make this one quick today." Get dressed, go down stairs to grab some breakfast.

"Let's see, I feel like cereal and milk." Open the fridge and the milk is empty. "Well, I guess I'll have a banana and mix some of that dry cereal with a little bit of plain yogurt. Wow! I forgot how tasty this combo was, yum! I think I'll put a dash of cinnamon and vanilla as well."


I then get in the car and realize the gas gauge is on empty. "Great! I'm glad I noticed this, I'll have to stop at the gas station to fill up. Thank you Angels for making me realize this, I will be driving on a long isolated stretch of highway today, and if I didn't notice the gauge I could easily have been stranded on the side of the road with no gas!" Again I express gratitude for making me aware, thinking how lucky I am to have the other side helping me, and my day proceeds to be the best yet.

Scenario #2
I wake up in the morning and think, "God, it's only Monday!" I hop in the shower and the water is somewhat cold. "Great! No hot water again!!! It really pisses me off when my girls take 20 minute showers and use up all the hot water, not giving one thought to any one else in the house!"

Get dressed, go down stairs to grab some breakfast. "Let's see, I feel like cereal and milk." Open the fridge and the milk is empty. "It figures! Doesn't anyone around here other than me, know how to dispose of an empty container? Why didn't someone say we were out of milk! Huhhh! Guess that means no breakfast again today!"


I then get in the car and realize the gas gauge is on empty! "OKAY! Great! My day now officially sucks! Now I have to stop to get gas, which is going to make me later than I already am, on top of no breakfast and a cold shower!" Scream out a few %#@&* into the air, start blaming everyone and everything for my day, and proceed to have a very horrific one!

We have all had experiences like those described above. We set the stage and like a magnet, we draw toward us that which we intend. When we remember to choose wisely, it makes the biggest difference in the world.

Energy is Not Good Nor Bad
Energy is natural and neutral. Some people think of 'natural' as 'good', which certainly makes more sense than thinking of it as 'bad', but really it's just natural. Illness/unhappiness is not 'bad energy' that has to be 'got rid of'; but it may be energy that needs to move to a different place or different location, needing to be shifted, or it may be setting the stage for some big opportunity.

Energy Moves
Energy is not static..it is always moving, shifting, changing...when we try to keep things from moving, think what happens! Know a person who is a control nut, always trying to keep things within arms length, tightly guarded and wrapped up in neat little packages? How does that work for them?

Energy Does Not Disappear
Energy does not go away, it doesn't poof and disappear some where never to be seen again. Energy changes form. Energy Is....always!

Energy is Infinite
Viewing life from a culture of scarcity, the basic rule implies there isn't enough to go around. We are often taught to take what we can while it is there, because there may not be enough for us tomorrow. It works on the emotion of fear...lacking enough of what is needed for safety, security, health, etc. I would like to suggest to CANCEL THAT THOUGHT, it's not even remotely true. Working with energy we are working with ABUNDANCE, with PLENTY - which is itself a powerful healing message. To 'give energy' to someone is not to impoverish ourselves; in Reiki, we are an open channel, letting energy flow through us, absorbing what we need as it flows outward to others.

As we work with subtle energy with more awareness, we will develop that intimate connection that provides a "knowing" on a very deep level that spreads well beyond the normal realm of understanding, and into the world of mystery uncovered.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Subtle Energy: A Researcher's Point of View

Below is an article by Paul Von Ward, MPA and M.S., a researcher and writer in the fields of consciousness and frontier science.

"Subtle energy" refers to the medium through which consciousness acts on the realm of matter and energy. According to a National Institutes of Health study, at least 52 terms are used for "subtle energy": chi, prana, holy spirit, manna, ether, orgone, biomagnetism and zeropoint, among many others in our current vocabulary. Regardless of the label, it appears to contribute to many phenomena not currently explained by conventional science: telekinesis, remote sensing, telepathy, gut or heartbased intuition, healing by prayer or other psychic means, biocommunication between species, etc.

Since these phenomena have tangible effects that can be documented but not explained by the known principles of the electromagnetic (E/M) field of matter/energy, they require that we hypothesize another force through which conscious intent acts on the affected objects, senses and cells.

Some researchers believe a fuzzy part of the electromagnetic spectrum, beyond gamma rays, constitutes this force but that it has not yet been discovered due to the lack of refined instrumentation. Just as the harnessing of radio waves and Xrays had to await the development of new technologies, say these researchers, the development of more advanced machines will enable humans to make use of this fuzzy E/M field.

Others, including myself, work on the hypothesis that this force/field exists in correspondence but parallel to the E/M spectrum and may not have the constraints of that spectrum, such as the speed of light. More elaboration on the implications of this hypothesis for theory — David Bohm and other physicists' concepts of nonlocal fields of energy or information — and research — spacebased experiments that challenge the speedoflight limitations on the transfer of information — comes in subsequent articles. Here we focus on the work of one subtle energy researcher: Cleve Backster.

Backster's work in the late '60s and early '70s was an important impetus for the best selling The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. In the '80s, his work was chronicled by Robert Stone in The Secret Life of Your Cells.

His research journey started with the 1966 almost accidental rediscovery that plants are sentient and respond to the spontaneous emotions and strongly expressed intentions of relevant humans. (J. Chandra Bose of India had demonstrated a similar principle in the early part of the 20th century.) Using an instrument to measure galvanic skin responses (GSR), a part of his polygraph or lie detector stockintrade, Backster attempted to determine whether it would measure the moment of rehydration of a plant whose roots were freshly watered. It did not but to his surprise, the GSR meter registered his threat to burn the plant leaf when he spontaneously thought of the idea.

(Prior to that experience, Backster was noted as one of the foremost experts in the use and interpretation of the results of the polygraph test. Over the last 30 years he has maintained that reputation, and enhanced it. (In fact, his refinements on previous polygraph techniques have earned him a worldwide reputation; they have been validated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.)

His mastery of the theory and practice has benefited thousands of specialists who have participated in or learned from the principles taught in his San Diego based Backster School of Lie Detection. He now serves as an advisor or faculty member for several research and educational institutions. These extraordinary professional credentials are important because the same scientific acumen and experimental rigor are applied to his research (observed by me during several days of lab work with Cleve in February 1998) on what he calls "Primary Perception" and others call "The Backster Effect.")

Subsequent to his accidental discovery, an amazing series of experiments demonstrated that the expression of genuine emotion and intent by humans caused measurable reactions (primary perception) in the cells of leaves, fruits, and vegetables. They also reacted to behaviors or changes in states of animals and insects. Conversely, in what Backster labeled "fainting," plants ceased their normal functioning when horrific treatment (burning, scalding, and chemical destruction) was continued on the parallel materials or when the presence of hostile individuals was introduced into the lab. This reaction seems to correspond to Shock Syndrome in humans. More detailed protocols demonstrated that plants possess some discriminatory capability, making them capable of distinguishing individuals who have either destroyed related plants or have very positive intentions; they seem to know who has the sentiments to become a "green thumb."

Experiments with leukocytes (white cells) indicated that a bond of communication exists between an individual's thoughts/emotions and his cells after they are removed from the donor's body. Backster collects cells from the mouth of a donor through a standard clinical procedure, connects them to the electrodes/meter apparatus, and measures their reactivity to the donor's emotional shifts. These shifts can be caused by the donor's voluntary initiatives or their involuntary reactions to events or images such as observed in photographs or movies. Splitscreen videography of the donor's behaviors and the metered responses of the cell cultures, when other causal or random influences are ruled out, demonstrates some form of communication.

Using a Faraday cage and lead containers to shield the plant, eggs or yogurt used to sense the biocommunication, his experiments appear to rule out the E/M spectrum as the medium of transmission. Tests done with a distance of over three hundred miles between a donor of white cells and the lab indicates the communication bond is not affected by distance. The action and reaction appear to be simultaneous, like the splitpair photon experiments by physicists that show one half of the pair reacts instantaneously to actions taken on the other.

Over the last thirty years literally hundreds of experiments have proved the existence of this biocommunication known as the "Backster Effect." My own personal participation in one of these experiments left me without a doubt that a culture of yogurt in a shielded cage showed extraordinary reactions to feeling that were stirred up in me and two female colleagues as we discussed controversial gender and power issues. Interestingly, the yogurt did not react to periods of intellectual discussion about the same issues; it only became agitated when our comments were charged with emotion.

On the basis of this brief review, two characteristics of "subtle energy" communication are clear:

• It happens only when behaviors, thoughts or talk are based in emotions or serious intent. Words or ideas per se do not elicit a reaction unless they have been energized by some force, such as "subtle energy."

• Some process of prior attunement between the sender and the receiver is necessary for the communication link; some higher level of awareness or, at least, frequency resonation is apparently involved.

While we do yet understand the full nature of the communication involved, nor the qualities of the medium, some implications emerge from Backster's research.

• The demonstration of "subtle energy" communication supports the morphogenic field concept postulated by Rupert Sheldrake and others, where an intent-laden force field is transmitted from some beings to others through an as yet unknown medium.

• The reactions occur at the instant of expression of intent, not when a preset test is administered, thereby requiring a rethinking of scientific protocols related to the replication of experiments in the area of psi research.

• The existence of interspecies communication at this level demonstrates the singular and, apparently, universal nature of consciousness.

• The medium involves the apparent existence of a force that can transfer intentions into changes in the physical realm.

These implications alone lead to new hypotheses and experiments for better understanding of the power of innersense communication, healing prayer, self healing, and the dynamics of interpersonal hostility and attraction. They suggest practices for interbeing openness and protection. Such directions will be explored in more detail in subsequent articles.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Reiki Healing & The Chakras

Video Introduction to the Seven Chakras
As used in Reiki Healing. The Chakras represent key points between physical and the subtle aspect of a person.States of mind influences the chakras, and therefore also the physical body. When the Chakras are purifed our consciousness can awaken to higher awareness and insights.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Some Principals of Healing to Remember

I always try to review the concept of the healing process in a Reiki class or when seeing clients who come for energy healing. My belief is there is not one magic bullet, healing therapy that works for everyone. Because we are each uniquely vibrating individuals, we each require a unique blend of approaches that are suited to us.

Below is a listing of some very important points I came across listed by David Furlong, which I feel touch upon and summarize wonderfully many of my own personal thoughts, attitudes and beliefs regarding the healing process.

Take a look, feel them out for yourself, and then let me know what you think, I would love to hear your perspective.

THE PRINCIPLES OF HEALING

Any work which involves the intention to assist in bringing about a greater sense of balance and harmony for a person, a place or a situation may be thought of as a healing occupation. The work of therapy, with all its various techniques and practices, has at its heart this intention; and therapists are faced with the challenges that the healing process involves on a number of different levels.

Looking more closely at the process of healing, the work of scientist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake suggests that there are resonances or vibrations in nature that he calls ‘morphogenic’ fields, which permeate all life creating a web of energy that links us together.

Professor Alan Wolf indicated how this process works when he said:
"The fundamental proposition is that everything is vibrating, everything is vibration. If you can vibrate with it, or attune to whatever it is that is vibrating, a resonance is created. Then you have a way of transferring energy back and forth." We can therefore look upon ourselves like radio stations, both broadcasting and receiving information all the time.

This needs to be seen not just in the context of physical energies but at every level: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Whenever you link with someone else on one or more of these levels, through meeting or just thinking about them, you immediately create the channel for this transfer of energy. Telepathy experiments demonstrate that our thoughts can reach out and connect with another no matter how far away they are.

Science tells us that energy flows from the stronger force to the weaker. It is important to be aware that one of the reasons that you might sometimes feel drained of energy in the company of another is because that persons energies can be very depleted. They can then unconsciously tap into and draw off your energy. This is particularly so of individuals suffering illness.

There are many forms of therapy that work upon balancing energy either through re-adjustment of the flows of energy as in acupuncture or by introducing an energy vibration into the body as in homoeopathy or the Bach flower remedies. Other energy balancing systems include reflexology, radionics, shiatsu and cranial osteopathy.

The work of balancing energies within ourselves will take place to some degree without any conscious intervention on our part. At the physical level, the body goes through a process of continual change and, to support this process, you possess a powerful self-healing mechanism that helps maintain a state of homoeostasis or general equilibrium.

Self-healing processes occurs at a level below normal conscious thought. You do not have to tell your white blood cells to attack a foreign body they do this automatically. 'Psychic' or spiritual healing is a process which acts in a similar way in that an innate knowing at a deep level of your consciousness will draw the right energy pattern to help another. Any therapist can use psychic healing techniques to supplement and enhance other ways of assisting clients: It is very important to learn to trust yourself.

One way of looking at 'psychic' or spiritual healing is to consider that the healer calls upon his or her own self-healing forces and, like a tuning fork broadcasts an energy pattern that can help another individual re-adjust their own balances when, for whatever reason, these have become distorted.

There is no one way to heal for we are all unique and have our own natural balance or matrix of energy. Because of this when opening up to give healing you will naturally be better suited to helping some cases or conditions than others. You need to find the system that best suits you: the only "correct" system of healing is the one that works for you.

Projecting a healing energy is controlled by conscious thought. In this, visualisation and intention play an important part.

One of the most powerful of all healing energies is Love: an energy that harmonises, transforms and protects.

In order not to feel depleted yourself it is very important that you learn to channel energies from outside of yourself. This will also amplify and considerably expands your natural range of frequencies. For example, calling upon or linking oneself to the principle of "Love", the love of God, Christ, Allah, the Creator or whatever name or symbol you wish to think of, will draw a much greater potency of energy than you could naturally harness on your own. This quality of the purest form of Love is not then 'muddied' or diluted by other feelings which we as individuals may have towards our clients. These forces can be brought to bear to assist others recover their equilibrium.

Remember that healing is an offering, like leading a horse to water, you cannot and should not try to make it drink, for we each have our own path to tread. For some this may mean experiencing disease and suffering as they reject those aspects that try to remove the symptoms. In practice, though, very few people reject healing completely.

Author: David Furlong Source

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Arm Deep in Adventure

MY REIKI STORY
Welcome to my adventure in healing. For a long time, I have been on the opposite side of the fence: pain free, energetic, unstoppable in doing what I have wanted to do. Often working with others who are not feeling pain free, energetic nor doing what they want to do because of a challenge they have been experiencing. Well, since I have now, jumped to the other side, I thought, maybe I should chronicle this adventure. Hopefully it will be a short one, a post or two, then faded away into memory.

So why not join me in Arm Deep in Adventure! People invariably make the mistake that if you work in the holistic field, you are always a vibrant picture of health, and I would like to dispel that myth--it couldn't be further from the truth, especially today.

Monday Morning...4/7/08
As I sit here this morning in excruciating pain, I figured maybe I should chronicle the adventure. I have been healthy and pain free for so long, it feels so unusual to be in this condition.

The awareness of this adventure began a few nights ago. I was laying on the sofa watching TV and feel asleep. When I woke up I noticed an ache in my right shoulder, upper back, and upper arm...the type that you get when you sleep on your side for too long. I got up, went to bed, and assumed it would be gone in the morning.

Wrong! Next morning, the ache was still there, noticeable but bearable, able to continue my normal activities. This continued for a few days. Fast forward to Sunday, mid afternoon. For the past few days I have been working with the pain, but not really consciously. As I am doing other things, I'm also doing some Reiki with crystal work. The pain subsides a bit but then returns. Hello! I should know better, pay better attention before it blows up to more than I wish to experience.

Suddenly the annoying, nagging, bearable pain is not getting its message across so it notches it but a bit, well...actually quite a lot. Ok! Now I listening:throbbing pain from the right shoulder blade area, moving up and around into the shoulder/arm ball and socket, going down outside of the arm, through the elbow, into the wrist, and then over to the thumb.

OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! The pain on a scale of 1 -10 is a 14+. As I move my arm around I notice more pain. Then I try to reach up to grab something and yikees! Searing pain...I could not lift my arm up. Hummm. Now what's going on!

All this adventure has driven me to the couch for recovery. Let's see...we will start with Reiki, do a cold pressed castor oil treatment and then add in some meditation. The pain from afternoon, through evening, through late night, becomes progressively worse.

My daughter was returning from a school sponsored trip for a national competition and was due to arrive back at school at 1:00 AM. How would I ever be awake to pick her up? No problem!

The first recognized gift of my pain...keeping me awake so I not miss the call to go get her. The only problem was trying to put my coat on. Driving was a bit challenging as well when I had to shift gears.

Came home, went to bed... lathered in Tiger Balm...woke my husband to help me get undressed..took 2 pain relievers... which I normally never do... slipped a Slim Spurling ring around my shoulder and prepared for sleep. Well actually. prepared to lay in bed, fading in and out of light sleep...more out than in.

Woke up. Okay enough of this! Called my friend Kim who is an awesome energy healer and booked an appointment with her. Called my chiropractor, my first line of defense when I think I may need an extra boost of outside help, and set that appointment.

Then received a phone message from another friend asking for the number of my chiropractor, she has this terrible pain, running down her arm and she is ready to gnaw her arm off. Hmmm! I called her...our symptoms are similar...hers on the left, mine on the right...but we chuckled as we described the last few days of our attempts at healing ourselves...Misery loves company.
Be sure to check back later to see how I have made out at my appointments. I am also getting ready to go in deeper and do the soul searching connection work, for there is where the key to recovery lies!

Healing Begins...Evening 4/7/08
Well I saw my energy healer friend. She assessed where my energy was not flowing optimally, she did her magic and got my energy opened up. By the time I left working with Kim, my right arm could be elevated to chest height with less pain and I could begin to move it in slight motions side to side. The pain was still present but much reduced in intensity. On a scale of 1-10, I would say I was at about a 6 when I left, a very significant drop from the early morning rating of 14+.

Next stop--the chiropractor. Her assessment--frozen shoulder--a little lit of this, a little bit of that...she worked her magic and I scheduled another appointment for Wednesday morning. She felt it would take 2-3 days before I would start to feel myself again. The pain remained about the same at about a 6.

A few hours later...the real magic kicked in...the frozen shoulder began to thaw, the arm could be elevated without any pain to chest level, tender spots were relaxing, and my energy level has returned. Yipee! Now that did not take too long... Am supposed to put a moist heating pad on it as frequently as needed, but have not needed to do so tonight.

So the day ends with a pain rating of a 2. Wow, pretty amazing! Had I gone a more traditional route, it would have looked more like...visit...off for some tests..handed a script for pain...see you in a week or so...oh, and by the way, what was your number, opps, I mean name?

Now I am off to bed, even through I am on the road to recovery, I think I will still tuck my self in with some tiger balm to keep the process working. Nite!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Well, I slept through the night comfortably and woke up this morning feeling full of energy! Hopped into the shower. Amazing! I can now wash my hair with 2 hands, really made me think about what I couldn't do when in pain. There is a wee bit of tenderness at the shoulder when touched, but other than that, my arm goes straight above my head with no pain.

Now my chiropractor said 2-3 days before I would be feeling normal again, but I hadn't mentioned I went to my friend the energy worker before her appointment. With Kim getting that Ki moving around, things then had a chance to rebalance alot quicker. This is one of the reasons why we say Reiki combines so well with other modalities to help with the healing process.

So this little experience brought up several things for me to look at once again:

When my body whispers, pay attention...don't wait for the screams

What parts of my life have I placed into deep freeze that need to be thawed out to move on?

I knew I was having problems staying grounded, pain brings an end to that right away, so what other ways can I choose to be more in my body that are joyfully?

When fully anchored in the moment, it is easy to feel gratitude for the simple things I take for granted, such as having two hands to wash my hair, putting on my coat without asking for help, driving my car and shifting without creating tears of pain, etc

Keep your appointment with the chiropractor, don't cancel just because you feel better, continue to work on the healing.

Guess this is the end of this leg of the journey, but the trip continues. Hopefully, these learnings will continue to have a strong impact and I won't slip back into a state of forgetfulness.
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Science Behind Reiki

WHAT HAPPENS IN A TREATMENT?
Independent research by Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. John Zimmerman during the 1980's investigated what happens while people practice therapies like Reiki. They found that not only do the brain wave patterns of practitioner and receiver become synchronised in the alpha state, characteristic of deep relaxation and meditation, but they pulse in unison with the earth's magnetic field, known as the Schuman Resonance. During these moments, the biomagnetic field of the practitioners' hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal, and not as a result of internal body current.

Toni Bunnell (1997) suggests that the linking of energy fields between practitioner and earth allows the practitioner to draw on the 'infinite energy source' or 'universal energy field' via the Schuman Resonance. Prof. Paul Davies and Dr. John Gribben in The Matter Myth (1991), discuss the quantum physics view of a 'living universe' in which everything is connected in a 'living web of interdependence'. All of this supports the subjective experience of 'oneness' and 'expanded consciousness' related by those who regularly receive or self-treat with Reiki

Zimmerman (1990) in the USA and Seto (1992) in Japan further investigated the large pulsating biomagnetic field that is emitted from the hands of energy practitioners while they work. They discovered that the pulses are in the same frequencies as brain waves, and sweep up and down from 0.3 - 30 Hz, focusing mostly in 7 - 8 Hz, alpha state. Independent medical research has shown that this range of frequencies will stimulate healing in the body, with specific frequencies being suitable for different tissues. For example, 2 Hz encourages nerve regeneration, 7Hz bone growth, 10Hz ligament mending, and 15 Hz capillary formation.

Physiotherapy equipment based on these principles has been designed to aid soft tissue regeneration, and ultra sound technology is commonly used to clear clogged arteries and disintegrate kidney stones. Also, it has been known for many years that placing an electrical coil around a fracture that refuses to mend will stimulate bone growth and repair.

Becker explains that 'brain waves' are not confined to the brain but travel throughout the body via the perineural system, the sheaths of connective tissue surrounding all nerves. During treatment, these waves begin as relatively weak pulses in the thalamus of the practitioner's brain, and gather cumulative strength as they flow to the peripheral nerves of the body including the hands. The same effect is mirrored in the person receiving treatment, and Becker suggests that it is this system more than any other, that regulates injury repair and system rebalance. This highlights one of the special features of Reiki (and similar therapies) - that both practitioner and client receive the benefits of a treatment, which makes it very efficient.

It is interesting to note that Dr. Becker carried out his study on world-wide array of cross-cultural subjects, and no matter what their belief systems or customs, or how opposed to each other their customs were, all tested the same. Part of Reiki's growing popularity is that it does not impose a set of beliefs, and can therefore be used by people of any background and faith, or none at all. This neutrality makes it particularly appropriate to a medical or prison setting.

Author: Tamisha Sabrina-UK Reiki Federation Source


Comment from Reiki Retreat:
What really drew my attention to this article was that the study was conducted by Dr. Robert Becker, one of the leading authorities on topics related to geopathic stress and EMFs. Just this week I received the book I ordered by Dr. Becker entitled The Body Electric, which had been on my list for a few years, but I neglected to get around to it. Since this is my 3rd encounter with Dr. Robert Becker's work in less than one week, I guess I need to pay attention to the message the universe is sending and get moving on reading the book.

I find the information in this article fascinating! When giving a Reiki session to another individual, frequently what occures is the receipant and I will have the same insightful information coming to us during the session. When this happens, I am always in awe, thinking of the million thoughts, or images which could possibly be created, and ask how did both of us zero in on the same one? This article begins to provide me with some of the reasons why this happens.

I hope some of you Reiki practitioners who may be reading this will jump in and share you thoughts on this topic

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Reiki to the Rescue: Reviving Depleted Batteries

REIKI STORY...
When I was taking my Level I Reiki class, I can remember my teacher mentioning as an aside, "Oh, yes and by the way, you can Reiki batteries also." I also remember thinking, "Ok, I was with you-- until now. Don't try to sell me some hocus pocus magic tricks."

All along, what I was being taught seemed reasonable, even though the name Reiki was kind of weird sounding, the ideas made sense on some level to me. And besides, I was only there taking this class so I could continue to do Polarity work without being energetically drained myself. Wrong! Just when I think I have it all figured out, the universe throws me a curve ball.

My teacher continued very matter-of-factly explaining, if you have a battery that has died but has not been sitting in a drawer dead for some time, you can Reiki it and it will revive itself, enough that you will not need to immediately replace the battery. "Yep! Sure! No problem! Watch out Energizer Bunny, I'm looking to take over your job" I'm thinking, holding the laughter in as she was speaking, not wanting to be disrespectful.

Well it just so happened that a few days after this class I was getting ready to prepare dinner and my daughter was doing homework. She came into the room and said, "Mom, my spellchecker just died, you need to go out and get me a new battery." Well my ears perked up on that one. Acting very confidently I said, "give me that battery". I sat down on the couch, put the battery between my hands, activated the Reiki energy, and kept one eye on the kitchen clock.


One minute passed...what am I doing? Am I nuts? Two minutes passed...I feel so stupid!...Three minutes passed...humm, I wonder how long I should hold this battery? Four minutes passed...what's that I feel? Five minutes passed...now it's cooking. Six minutes passed...well, she should be fired up by now.

Very gingerly, I handed the spellchecker battery over to my daughter, waiting for the ridicule that would come, after she put it back into the device and it wouldn't turn on. In goes the battery, "Thanks Mom, it's working!" Whew! I'll tell you, I slumped back in my seat and thought- it can't be true. Then I thought, well I'm sure it won't last. Wrong again, it was several weeks later before I had to actually go out and replace that battery, which totally amazed me.

Shortly after that, I was in the store, and at the time, you could purchase a battery pack with a test strip on the side to see how much energy was in the battery. I would use that to experiment with, giving Reiki to depleted batteries and watching them be re-energized. Each time it would happen, it would still amaze me. Unfortunately I can't find those test strips anymore. But I am beyond needing some demonstration of proof in that manner.

I have a relatively old digital camera by today's standards. It takes two AA batteries which have to be replaced frequently. I would always carry extras around with me, but I no longer need to. There have been quite a few times when I have wanted to take pictures and there are no replacement batteries close at hand, I just take the ones out of the camera, and Reiki them for a few minutes, pop them back into the camera, and I am good to go.

Still, even though I have done this on numerous occasions, I was still have a hard time accepting this was actually happening. Then one day, I had one of those hit yourself on the side of the head type of epiphany's...duh, we are acting just like a set of jumper cables. Our bodies are electrical systems that have life force energy flowing through them, therefore when we hold the depleted batteries we are essentially doing what a full battery does for a dead one when hooked up to the cables--we are giving them a jump. Once I was able to make that connection, I couldn't believe I hadn't made that deduction a lot sooner. So now as I teach my Level I Reiki class, as my teacher had done many years before, I mention to my students, "Oh, yes, and by the way, you can Reiki batteries too." That look I get is one I can identify with. I laugh, and tell them my story...The Day the Battery Died.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Energy Technique Toolbox: Tip 7

EXERCISE: SEEING THE AURA

This exercise is designed to help you see Auras. It is really a very simple task, that takes less than 1 minute to see in the right conditions. Once you are able to do this, it then requires regular practice to become competent at seeing the auric field, even in a less than ideal environment.

Choosing good conditions in which to practice is important- you are not only able to see the Aura better, but it also helps you to gain confidence about what you see.


Have a person sit in a chair with their back to a clear white wall, that is softly illuminated. A color background will change Aura colors, so you need additional knowledge about combining colors. Some combinations of background and Aura colors may cause misinterpretation. You can play around with adjusting the light. Some prefer a dimmer light in the room, others find it more helpful to have a brighter light. Experience it a variety of ways to determine what works best for you.

Then stand back or sit in a chair facing the person whose aura you are looking at, be at least a few feet away. Then focus your eyes about 12 - 18 inches above the head of the individual. Maintain what I call a fuzzy-focus state with your eyes. It is how my eyes are usually when I am daydreaming. When you can look in this manner, suddenly the aura appears. It is then natural for your brain to signal to you "Oh Boy, you have just seen an Aura", but as soon as you divert full attention and focus to that spot, you lose what you saw and you have to start over again.

It is really not that difficult... in summary it is learning to direct the ego self to go to the back of the room so the process can work. Once you know you have the ability to see the auric field, then it is quite simply PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! if you want to develop this skill.

To see your own Aura, so the same thing but look into a mirror. This can be a bit more challenging to start with, but as with anything new your are learning, the more you practice, the easier it gets.

Initially when you see the Auric field, it may appear to you as a hazy, fog-like state. Think about driving at night and you look up at the street light, that haziness you see surrounding the light is similar to what you will see as an aura. Over time you will be able to see colors, if you are unable to see them when you first start. My feeling is the more you can relax into the process, the more you will be able to observe.

Practicing this new technique can be fun. You don't necessarily need to set aside x amount of time each day in your newly created AURA Practicing Space, but rather--play with it, have fun. If you are standing in line at the store, rather than getting annoyed, practice Aura viewing. Waiting in an office for your number to be called? Instead of reading a magazine--practice Aura viewing. As you see individuals in various states of emotion, if you can be a detached observer--practice Aura viewing. The opportunities are endless! Have fun learning. PS: Let me know if you give this a try and how you make out!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Colors of the Aura

WORKING WITH OTHERS

The meanings of the aura colors may vary a bit from each modality and practitioner. Below is a general guideline that you can use to interpret the state of an energy field you may be seeing. These guidelines are simply summaies and not indepth information. If you wish to learn more, I would suggest researching color therapy.

RED AURA COLOR:
Relates to the physical body, heart or circulation. The densest color, it creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or unforgiveness; anxiety or nervousness. Materialistic thoughts, thoughts about the physical body. Predominantly red Aura indicates materialistically oriented person.

ORANGE AURA COLOR:
Relates to reproductive organs and emotions. The color of vitality, vigor, good health and excitement. Lots of energy and stamina, creative, productive, adventurous, courageous, outgoing social nature; currently experiencing stress related to apetites and addictions. Uplifting and absorbing. Inspiring. A sign of power. Ability and/or desire to control people. When orange becomes a strong point, it usually contributes to a yellow halo, which then becomes gold, indicating not only a spiritual teacher, but a powerful spiritual teacher, someone capable of demonstrating his/her unique abilities. Orange thought is a thought about exercising power or a desire to control people

YELLOW AURA COLOR:
Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going. Yellow halo around the head: high spiritual development.


A signature of a spiritual teacher. Do not accept spiritual teachings from anyone who does not have such a yellow halo. Buddha and Christ had yellow halos extending to their arms. Today it is rare on Earth to find a person with a halo larger than 1 inch. Yellow halo appears as a result of a highly active brow chakra (which can be seen glowing with violet by many people at my workshops). Highly spiritual people stimulate the brow chakra continuously for many years, because they always have intensive spiritual thoughts in their minds. When this chakra is observed when highly active, a yellow (Auric pair) halo appears around it, surrounding the entire head. Yellow thought indicates a moment of joy and contentment.

GREEN AURA COLOR:
Relates to heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy color of nature. When seen in the aura this usually represents growth and balance, and most of all, something that leads to change. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social. People with a green strong point in their Auras are natural healers. The stronger the green Aura, the better the healer. They also love gardening and usually have a "green hand" - anything grows for them. Being in a presence of a person with a strong and green Aura is a very peaceful and restful experience. Green thought indicates a restful state and healing.

PINK AURA COLOR
Pink Aura indicates that the person achieved a perfect balance between spiritual awareness and the material existence. The most advanced people have not only a yellow halo around the head (a permanent strong point in the Aura) but also a large pink Aura extending further away. The pink color in the Aura is quite rare on Earth and appears only as a temporary thought, never as a strong point in the Aura.

BLUE AURA COLOR:
Relates to the throat, thyroid. Cool, calm, and collected. Caring, loving, love to help others, sensitive, intuitive. Balanced existence, sustaining life, eased nerve system, transmitting forces and energy. People with blue strong point in their Aura are relaxed, balanced and feel ready to live in a cave and survive. They are born survivors. Blue thought is a thought about relaxing the nerve system to achieve the balance of the mind or a thought about surviving. Electric blue can override any other color in the Aura, when the person is receiving and/or transmitting information in a telepathic communication

TURQUOISE AURA COLOR:
This color indicates dynamic quality of being, highly energized personality, capable of projection, influencing other people. People with a turquoise strong point in their Aura can do many things simultaneously and are good organizers. They feel bored when forced to concentrate on one thing. People love bosses with turquoise Auras, because such bosses explain their goals and influence their team rather than demand executing their commands. Turquoise thought is a thought about organizing and influencing others.

INDIGO AURA COLOR:
Relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland. Intuitive, sensitive, deep feeling.

VIOLET AURA COLOR:
Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. The most sensitive and wisest of colors. This is the intuitive color in the aura, and reveals psychic power of attunement with self. Intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic, magical. indicates spiritual thoughts. Violet is never a strong point in the Aura. It appears only as temporary "clouds" and "flames", indicating truly spiritual thoughts.

LAVENDER AURA COLOR:
Imagination, visionary, daydreamer, etheric.

SILVER AURA COLOR:
This is the color of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect to plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind.

GOLD AURA COLOR:
The color of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. Protection, wisdom, inner knowledge, spiritual mind, intuitive thinker.

BLACK AURA COLOR:
Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it. Usually indicates long-term unforgiveness (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entitities within a person's aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries

WHITE AURA COLOR:
Reflects other energy. A pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent, higher dimensions. Purity and truth; angelic qualities. White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon
In individuals who are ill or sick, several hours before the death, the Aura becomes white, and greatly increases in intensity. For this reason in most cultures "death" is depicted in WHITE (not black), because in the past, people could actually see a white Aura before death. It seems that our ancestors knew much more than we are prepared to admit.

EARTH AURA COLORS:
Soil, wood, mineral, plant. These colors display a love of the Earth, of being grounded and is seen in those who live and work on the outdoors....construction, farming, etc. These colors are important and are a good sign.

RAINBOWS:
Rainbow-colored stripes, sticking out like sunbeams from the hand, head or body: A Reiki healer, or a starperson (someone who is in the first incarnation on Earth)

PASTELS:
A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.

DIRTY BROWN OVERLAY:
Holding on to energies. Insecurity.

DIRTY GRAY OVERLY:
Blocking energies. Guardedness.

To learn a simple exercise in Aura Viewing, go to the post Energy Technique Toolbox: Tip 7

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Introduction to the Aura

WORKING WITH OTHERS
The aura is the energy envelope that surrounds our body. As we continue to develop our skills and work more deeply to gain understanding of energy, having a general idea of what the aura is about is extremely useful.

I think it is important to note there are varied ways that different schools of thought describe the layers of the auric field. When we study, we should be investigating and gathering information. Once we assemble our information, I suggest it is beneficial to pass it through our heart center. If the information resonates with us, then we should connect with it, use it, expand upon it, develop it more, etc. Nothing in this world is brand new and unique, it is just a variation of something already expressed. So with that in mind, the following information on the aura is that which resonates with me and what I have been working with over the last several years.

AURA DEFINED
To me, the aura is the subtle energy field surrounding a living organism which gives a indication of what the organism is experiencing on a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level...in other words, I like to think of it as a holistic snapshot. This aura can be seen, felt or experienced by many individuals in a variety of ways.

Personally, there are times when I can very clearly see the auric field of a person, but I have more difficulty with plants and animals. Usually I am in a very high energy environment when I can detect the aura in colors.


For example, yesterday my husband and I were at a dowser's meeting and the guest speaker was a woman healer. As she spoke with passion about her life journey, the aura around her head became visible to me, coming through in the first layer as a bright yellow and the next layer expanding out several feet was a beautiful green. After awhile, the floor was opened up to discussion, and as different individuals spoke, their auric fields around their bodies glowed. Once again the color I was seeing was either yellow or green. I also saw the aura around many others,but not containing a particular color, instead, being a hazy, fog like glow surrounding them.

As I work with individuals giving a Reiki session, I do so with my eyes closed most of the time. While in this state, I feel the aura or energy body. Sometimes it feels strong and vibrant, at other times it may feel out of balance. When the aura is out of balance, it can be felt in a variety of ways. If I open my eyes, then I usually perceive the aura in a hazy, fog-like manner, probably because I give a session in very dim candlelight.

LAYERS OF THE AURA
Etheric Double
This is the energetic blueprint of the body, containing an exact duplication of the cells, tissues and organs within the body. It extends about a quarter of an inch to several inches beyond the physical body. The Etheric Double has two main functions. First it absorbs energy and distributes this to the whole body, through the functions of the chakra system. Secondly, it acts as an intermediary or bridge between the dense physical body and the astral body, transmitting the consciousness of physical through the etheric level to the astral body, and also transmitting consciousness from the astral and higher levels down into the physical and nervous system.

Emotional Layer
The emotional aura extends about two to four inches from the physical body. This aura is associated with feelings. Positive feelings generally create bright colours, where as negative feelings generally create dark colours.

Mental Layer
The mental aura extends about four to eight inches from the physical body. Within this aura are our thoughts and mental processes. The more active our thinking processes the brighter our mental aura becomes. Within this aura can be found thought forms.

Spiritual Layer
This is the next layer after the mental containing our feelings within the world of our spirit. Here we communicate with all the beings of the spiritual world.

There are many more layers, but as I work with Reiki, these are the basic layers I am concerned with, preferring to keep things simple You may wish to do more research on your own and go deeper into the other layers.

See upcoming post entitled, Colors of the Aura, to learn about the different interpretations or meanings assigned to the colors of the aura.

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