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Best Self-Care Ever Become a Reiki Master

We often speak about self-care especially as we navigate this troubled planet. And self-care comes in many forms from eating healthy, to taking a yoga class, and getting a massage. But what about adding becoming a Reiki Master to that list?

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Here are 5 Benefits to Learning Reiki

  1. When we practice Reiki on ourselves we clear our meridians and unblock our chakras. This allows the Universal Life Force or prana to flow through our bodies leading to greater mental, emotional, and physical health.

2. Practicing Reiki transforms our lives from the mundane details of our daily lives to the choice of career and relationships. We let destructive relationships and jobs go and we allow new ones to replace them.

3. Reiki helps us to stay calm during chaotic and troubled times. We remember the Five Principles of Reiki which helps us to live our best lives even when our lives our put to the test.

This includes, trusting our circumstances, resolving anger, remembering to practice gratitude, being honest with ourselves and others, and being kind to ourselves and others.

4. We can use Reiki on any situation that comes up in our lives. We can send Reiki to our children, parents, friends, spouses, pets, and even people we don’t know who live across the world from us. When we bless them, Reiki blesses us.

5. Finally we can charge or bless our food and our drinking water with Reiki. There isn’t anything we can’t use Reiki for as long as it’s used with the intention that the Reiki flows only where it is needed for highest and best.

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It’s possible again to learn Reiki in person or you can still learn it online. You can learn all three levels including the Master Level or just the First Level. Reiki can be used in person or as distance Reiki. Either way it works. While I resisted learning Reiki for years, the best gift I ever gave myself was to become a Reiki Master. This journey has transformed my life.

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Clearing a Space with Reiki & Sound

In 2021, I took an online Reiki class on clearing a room or even an entire house. While I haven’t practiced Reiki space clearing for a while, I felt a strong urge to write an article about it.

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We are living during a time where shadowy and dark energies prevail. We absorb those energies into our auras and even our physical bodies then we deposit those energies in our living space. If we tend to have crystals in our home, those crystals also absorb the darker energies and can even magnetize them into the space.

Another way denser energy gets stuck and stagnant in a room or home is when the home is filled with clutter or is unclean. I recommend physically cleaning a room and clearing away clutter prior to the Reiki or sound space clearing. This means to first remove all clutter. Give away things you no longer need, recycle paper you no longer need, give magazines away or recycle them. Make sure there are no food products sitting around rotting in a corner or shelf.

Then remove dust and vacuum. Arrange the furniture in a way that creates energy flow in the room. I’m not a Feng Shui expert so you would need to research that part yourself. The next step is to remove all the crystals and gemstones from the space and cleanse them. Some stones and crystals can be cleansed in water; and others are destroyed by water. Some crystals handle sitting in salt while others are destroyed by salt. Do your appropriate research on cleansing your unique crystals and stones.

You can also sage the room and the crystals one at a time or use a singing bowl or tuning forks to instantly clear the crystals. Some crystals such as amethyst and citrine never require cleanings, ditto for selenite. In fact, placing other crystals next to amethyst, citrine, and selenite cleanses those crystals and stones.

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Once your crystals are cleansed place them in a grid or use your intuition for the placement of the crystals in the room.

If you are trained in the first two levels of Reiki, you can use Reiki to clear your space. You can also bring in the Power Symbol and the Emotional Symbol. Set your intentions that these symbols help with clearing the space of denser energies. Then find a place to sit where you will be comfortable and beam the Reiki throughout the room or space.

Conclude like you always conclude a session. Remember to thank the Reiki life force energy and intent that it continue to clear the space and to bring in unconditional love as long as needed.

If you are not trained in Reiki, you can use singing bowls, mantras (for clearing dense energies), or prayers. You can use a drum and rattles to clear the space. Rattles break up energy. You can also chant kirtans or play a musical instrument in a peaceful way. I prefer to play the Native American flute and then follow up with a sacred song or prayer.

When you feel lightness and peace in the room, you can conclude your clearing session by burning sweet grass or using the sweet grass spray/mist. You can also use a spray blend that includes Frankincense or sandalwood.

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To keep sweetness in the room, make sure that you have rose quartz or fluorite in the space. These don’t need to be larger crystals. Any size will do.

Once the space is clear, refrain from bringing a TV or other device in the space. If you have a studio where this isn’t possible, you’ll need to clear your space each time that you bring toxic news or any messages with a heavy density into the space. If you have had a challenging week then you will need to clear the space again.

The end goal is to have a space that feels light and peaceful. You might, if you can afford it, bringing in goldfish, houseplants, and a little water fountain into the room. If you don’t have time to clear your space, you can also play sound therapy recordings that will clear the space for you. There are many on YouTube or you can purchase them online at various websites that sell new age recordings.

Having a clear and purified space lends itself to your well-being. It’s not enough to detox the body with a healthy diet. We also need to detox our living and working spaces. And during this time of darkness, there is still light available. Welcome that light into your space by clearing the way for it to enter.

Just like we can’t fit more clothing into a cluttered closet, it is a challenge to bring light and peace into a cluttered space. And clearing your space does not need to be elaborate or complicated. Work with what you have as far as abilities and resources. Sometimes just clearing away cluttered and doing a deep cleaning on a living space does the trick.

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Sign up for a Session and Save My Life

My title might sound dramatic however, if I don’t work with clients soon, my life is going to spiral further downward.

I had a dream to become an animal communicator. I took the classes and I was certified. Ditto for Reiki. Then Spirit told me to move to Vermont which I did. But now, I’m running out of money and without clients or money flowing into my business, I’m unable to find a permanent home.

This is a dangerous time to live in between homes for many reasons which I won’t go into. So, here’s the deal. We create a win-win situation when you sign up for a session with me. I have many tools to help you navigate the stress of this shifting planet. And I can help your pet too.

Please check out my services and then sign up for the one that suits you or your pet best. Thank you.

What Happens to Animals after Adoption?

Perhaps, you’ve seen the videos of adoption day; balloons in the office of the animal shelter, the new parents (of the animal) taking selfies or shooting videos with their phone. But what happens after the animal arrives at his or new home? And will there be a twist in the story?

Here’s how to prevent returning the animal to the shelter and helping him or her adjust to a new home.

Ceres, Santitos & Crystals (A Mother’s Loves Found in the Mineral Kingdom)

A movie I watched decades ago called Santitos, which features a mother who goes to great lengths to find a missing daughter, has come to mind. And in my mind I couple the goddess Ceres who lost her daughter, Persephone with the mother character from Santitos. Then consider Gaia, the mother of us all who is on a quest to rescue us from oblivion.

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This is the way my metaphysical brain works. It looks for common themes and symbolism as it searches through my mind’s archives. I’m curious by nature so I have collected bits and pieces of information over the years ranging from fine and performing arts, to history, science, and strange occurrences. But underneath all of that, I’m on a quest for healing myself and others.

And on that quest, I’ve encountered the archetypes of mothers and daughters especially under the guise of Ceres-Demeter and Persephone-Kore. And I’ve also experienced energy from the greatest mother of us all, Gaia. On this healing journey, I have worked with plant-medicine for my own healing, sound frequencies, and crystals/gemstones from the mineral kingdom.

I don’t usually work with a single crystal, mainly because I’m so passionate about the uses and properties of all my stones and crystals. I enjoy pairing them or working with a set of 5 to 7 during Reiki and other energy-healing modalities. While each of us needs to figure out which pairs or sets of stones work best for us, here is a list of pairs to get you started.

For heart issues or healing issues in general, I like to work with green and pink stones. Rose quartz is my go-to pink stone but pink moss agate and other pink stones will also help with these issues.

Today, the pairing I’m coming up with is:

Rose quarts and green chert.

For brain or mental issues I prefer to work with white, blue, and purple stones. I find that fluorite and calcite are excellent stones for calming the mind and helping us become more mindful. However, lepidolite, dumortierite, and blue kyanite also calm the mind.

Today’s pair is:

Purple fluorite and blue calcite

For prosperity and abundance issues I like to work with green, yellow, and gold stones. Aventurine, citrine, pyrite, and jade are among my favorite stones to foster abundance.

Today’s pair is:

Green aventurine and citrine

Finally, the stones I prefer for Astral projection and travel are lapis lazuli, aquamarine, Merlinite, quantum quatro, super 7, Amzonite, and blue kyanite.

Today’s pair is:

Aquamarine and super 7

If you want to recall your dreams, then work with this pair:

Labradorite and amethyst

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5 Reasons to Befriend Shadow Workers

With a title like that you probably think that I’m asking you to play on the darker side of life. I’m not. Shadow workers are on the planet as whistleblowers, true-tellers, and to blow the lid off personal lies we tell ourselves and lies floating around in the collective.

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While most people flock to the light worker, often light workers are shadow workers in denial. Just because someone practices yoga, is certified in Reiki (all three levels), and works as a massage therapist, does not mean he/she isn’t a shadow worker. On the contrary. At time when nothing makes sense anymore, in walks the shadow worker to blow off the lid of the dark practices that have nearly destroyed the Earth.

I recently found a novel by John English called The Shift in a free library. I had never heard of the author who acted more as a spiritual channel for the book and not a literary artist. The novel was published in 2003 but speaks of the times we currently reside. The story, in some ways, reminds me of The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, a well-known author but not a literary artist either, not that it matters at this point. Both Redfield and English are shadow workers and their work is important to read, especially as we stand on the precipice of ascension versus world destruction.

Shadow workers are legion. They are in every industry and in every neighborhood. And here are 5 reasons to befriend a shadow worker or if you are one yourself, to fully accept this role bestowed upon you.

  1. Someone needs to tell you the truth

That’s right. If you go along blindly with the mainstream narratives told to you by the pseudo-news entertainment (even people who work for broadcast news have said the news is entertainment), then you are walking down a blind alley. Your life is in peril, not just danger. You’re in danger of losing your personal rights. The shadow worker will point this out. You might squirm and wiggle your way out of that conversation.

However, the truth shall set you free. The shadow worker would never lie to you or gas light you. If you’re dealing with a gas lighter then walk away. A shadow worker is sworn to the truth. They made a vow before arriving on the Earth to play that role at this time.

2. The shadow worker will support you in your time of need

Nothing is too dark or crazy for the shadow worker. Depending on their expertise, they work in the fields of shamanism, hospice care, or in professions most people fear. They will help a sick friend (even someone with a contagious disease). They don’t change the topic when you talk about your disease. They won’t turn you away because you have cancer. They will lend an ear. They will make sure you are properly nourished, including the nourishment of your soul. Shadow workers are loyal and trustworthy.

3. Shadow workers don’t mince words and they get to the point

When the blank hits the fan and you’re standing on your last leg, shadow workers will help you take responsibility for what is yours and they will help you fight your enemies. They won’t allow you to act like a victim or play the role of a martyr. They will help you find your strength. However, since we are running out of time to shift the energies on the planet, these folks won’t engage in flowery language. They get straight the point and they’ll cut through the dung (metaphorically).

4. Shadow workers are natural channels/mediums

You ever wonder where your friend comes up with solutions? It’s like they are downloading from God/Source or that angels whisper the right words and actions into their ears. This is because shadow workers channel solutions and actions to take. They seem like first responders both in the spiritual and the physical sense because they are. Most shadow workers are actually fearless or become so.

5. Shadow workers lift us up

Don’t underestimate a shadow worker’s sense of humor. They are also creative storytellers and gifted speakers. They write the books we need to read whether those books are well-written in the literary sense or not. It’s the message that counts and not the typos or misuse of adjectives. Step away from your egos and don’t get trapped in industry standards that were set too high in the first place. Don’t shoot the messenger but take the message to heart. It could save your life.

If you are a shadow worker or know of one, please leave your comments below. I am a shadow worker and I need your support. Unfortunately, shadow workers don’t receive the same popularity online as their light worker cousins.

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Integrity of a Reiki Master

Anyone can spend a weekend or a series of weekends becoming trained and attuned to Reiki. It’s the daily practice, even during hard times, that creates a true Reiki Master.

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It’s true the label Reiki Master shows up in spiritual circle conversations. It shows up on YouTube videos, websites, blogs, and magazine articles. But what makes some one a true master and what makes someone a pretender (even when they received training)?

Reiki already raises eyebrows of skepticism among non-believers. So, then why not walk the Reiki talk instead of just talk it? What I mean by that is a true Reiki Master practices Reiki every day and that includes carving out at least 30 minutes per day to give him or herself a Reiki treatment. You can also end the day with a brief Reiki treatment or a Reiki shower.

It’s not enough to hang a Reiki symbol in an office or to wear a T-shirt with the chakras emblazed on it. A true master shows up no matter what his or her circumstances are. A Reiki Master might be homeless but still find the time to practice Reiki (I have). All you need is a clear mind and Reiki hands. You can even treat yourself with Reiki while you sleep.

Another way a Reiki Master shows up is to practice the 5 Reiki Principles which include trusting no matter what the circumstances are, we can trust a higher power to help us along our path. We resolve the anger that comes up. Just for today…I’ll resolve my anger. This doesn’t mean we never feel anger, it just means we resolve it mindfully.

We also practice gratitude and respond to life circumstance and others with honestly and kindness. These are actually the principles any spiritual master followed but worded differently for each religion and spiritual path. Another one we can add to the list is to do no harm or to do the least amount of harm since doing no harm is impossible.

A true Reiki Master is conscientious and mindful of his or her actions. While it might not always be possible to recycle, compost, or over consume natural resources, we must still make mindful choices. This includes our diets and daily habits (why do I witness Reiki Masters smoking?) And it’s never easy to heal the addiction from consumerism or outer distractions.

This brings me to meditation and spiritual exploration which are both part of the Reiki Masters journey. This brings me to the path of a Reiki Master. It’s not going to be without challenges. But the transformation that occurs when practicing Reiki every day is profound. We will never know how far our Reiki signals ripple out. We’ll never know to the full extent our hands bringing healing to the world. And that healing occurs when we give Reiki to ourselves and then to others.

Finally, Reiki isn’t a trend to follow. It’s a spiritual calling that should not be taken lightly. When we feel our energy waning or we grow bored with our practice, it’s time to take a workshop or join a Reiki circle. And if the group leaves you feeling discomfort then at least pick up books on Reiki (and not just for reading).

Never take Reiki lightly because you are pulling in unconditional love or the Universal Life Force, also known as chi, qi, or prana. As a Reiki Master you become a conduit for healing to take place on the planet. You are the light in a time of darkness.

If Reiki is your true calling you will commit to it and dedicate a portion of your life to energy-healing. You will find that crystals, and other tools draw themselves to you. Reiki transforms the practitioner in so many ways and in all areas of life.

Become the Master.

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