Reiki Spring Cleaning!

Reiki Spring Cleaning! But it is summer, not spring. Reiki Spring cleaning can happen any time of the year, it is convenient to do it when spring starts because it is a time of year, we can easily calendarize. But Reiki Spring cleaning is not the same as the spring-cleaning ritual that clears out clutter and things we are no longer using, or, the physical cleaning of rooms, closets and carpets.

Reiki spring cleaning is a spiritual event. It can take place anytime and as often as we need our chakras cleared and aligned or the worries and concerns our busy, ego driven mind[s] keep driving us to care about.

COVID-19 and all the upset and changes it has brought for all of us this year has created a need for a Spiritual Spring Cleaning. There are several parts to a Reiki Spring Cleaning.

  • Stop and meditate, or take a few moments to declutter your mind of your ego and all the worries and cares it demands we pay attention to. Let them go and shut off that tireless, worrisome, mind.
  • Unless you reread it yesterday, take out your Reiki Student 1 manual. Start reading it, refresh your mind and your spirit.
  • Read all of it, but pay attention to the Three Pillars of Reiki – Page 28
  • Read and believe in the Dr Usui’s Five Reiki Principles – Page 26

Think about your attunement, and look at your level1 certificate. Yes, it is a piece of paper, but like a door jam, it is holding up the moment when you became attuned and you became not just a receiver but a giver of Reiki. Those were exciting times, and you worked hard to study, to learn and understand so that the attunement could take place.

When you were attuned, you looked forward to level 2 and your greater Reiki journey and the start to a new existence, a more spiritual existence. An existence with something greater than you and which you could, through Reiki Sessions, share with others.

In the first bullet, I recommended shutting off and letting go of that busy, ego mind. If you have let that mind creep back into your daily life, now, in this spring cleaning is the time to practice and perfect releasing and shutting it down. It is a skill, a habit always worth perfecting.

Now that your mind is clear and your Reiki Spring Cleaning is underway. Set your intention for the next week, the next month to allow Reiki into your life more often. If you are attuned to Reiki 1, start motivating yourself to become attuned to Reiki 2, and look onward from level 2 to level 3.

Reiki is a way of life and there are many thing to learn, practice and share. Let the events of COVID-19 spur you on.

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What is Reiki

Many people ask, “What is Reiki?” 

Reiki is healing energy that automatically goes to the area in your physical body or spirit where healing is most required. Reiki practitioners act as a conduit for healing Reiki energy for you, the recipient.  This energy ensures that your entire spirit is in alignment by focusing on the elimination of blocks in your physical body and chakras, the Life force energy centres within you. 

When your chakras are clear and balanced your own energy is able to move freely and as it does so, it strengthens infusing your personal energy on all levels; emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.  When your energy is balanced and allowed to strengthen, your physical body and emotional spirit is better able to repair itself in many ways.  It can relieve pain, discomfort in the physical sense and ease grief and/or anxiety as well as lack of self-confidence and insecurities. Reiki will also provide healing energy for cancer and other sickness and disease and has been found to be a proven healing modality in many other areas as well.

Reiki healing is a natural method of energy balancing, but is not meant as a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis and treatment.  

Reiki works well in conjunction with standard medical treatment from licensed medical professionals as the main purpose of a Reiki session is to reduce stress and to relax the recipient so that they are able to self-heal themselves or speed healing on all levels; physically, mentally, emotionally.  Reiki healing can remove energy blocks which increases a recipients Life force energy enabling the healing process.

 What is Reiki? A list view…

  • a powerful natural system that unlocks the inner flow of vital energy
  • an evolutionary process that increases the natural flow of events and patterns of manifestation in life
  • always available once attuned to Reiki energy you never lose it
  • safe to use anytime, anyplace and in any situation, it’s easy to use
  • an individual experience
  • restores and balances natural energy
  • for preventing disorders, maintaining positive wellness and helping the healing process
  • a powerful tool for personal development and spiritual enlightenment
  • a precise self-help technique for personal growth and transformation
  • for you and for everyone alive who desires a higher quality of life
  • a completely self-contained natural healing system
  • spiritually guided
  • transcendental energy. I t works with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels
  • safe, it cannot be used to manipulate or control
  • brings the body to its own natural balance allowing it to heal itself
  • healing is a by-product which occurs when the body is filled with this divine energy
  • re-connects the body with the holographic image of perfection (or perfect light) contained within its cellular structure
  • stills chaotic energy and brings clear focus and improved concentration purifies and aligns energy level of your being, breaking down old patterns of thinking, speaking, feeling and acting.

Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions, nor do they perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional.

The Five Reiki Principles
The Five Reiki Principles laid down by Dr. Usui

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Intention Slips

The definition of “Intention” is:

  • the end or object intended; purpose.

Intention Slips – when we talk about our intentions for the future, they can be anything. Big or small, complex or simple, they are things we want to happen in the future. Many of us think of our intentions using words like manifest or manifestation. 

We create vision boards, we cut out pictures and paste them on the boards and we write lengthy descriptions to ourselves. We read them over and over again. We put them in plastic bags and keep them under our pillows so we can “sleep on them.”

Intuition slips are simpler. Slips of paper on which we write our intention or what we want to manifest. The descriptions are far simpler. A simple sentence without punctuation. 

If we are attuned with Reiki, we draw symbols on the back of the slip of paper. Then, we put the slips in our Intentions box, some call it a God box. The box can be as simple as a shoe box, or something an Amazon shipment came in.

Periodically, open the box and take the slips out every come of weeks. Look the lips over, and if any of them have been realized, leave them out. Our others that have not realized, back.

More important or larger things like a new house, getting married, you have to find the right person first! Having a baby, those take a little longer, three to four months, even six months is a good gauge for when to check the box and review what is in it. 

You may even have two intention boxes, one fo things that will take longer, and one for those that can manifest more quickly.

Be patient with the intention boxes. Just because something can take longer, three to four months doesn’t mean that I can’t happen a few days after you put the slip in the box.

One format for the intention you write is to declare you have an intention, what that intention is, and thank Reiki for the energy to make the intention manifest. Remember, you are engaging Reiki Energy to help bring this intuition into reality. It is not blind hope. As you wrote the Reiki symbols on the back of the slip, also write them on the box lid so they are what you see when you pick up the box. Write the symbols on the underside of the lid so that Reiki Energy is looking down on the slips.

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Shamanism and Reiki

Shamanism and Reiki are powerful healing forces available to the Shaman/Reiki practitioner. When combined, their power multiplies, and healing methods become available that aren’t accessible when used separately.

Cave paintings in Europe dating from the Palaeolithic era[1] show Shamans along with the natural world in which they practised as healers, and protectors of the tribes they belonged to. In 2006, in Northern Israel, the grave of a Shaman was discovered. She lived in the late Natufian era (10,800-9,500 BCE).[2]

Shamans are practiced in and have extensive connection with the natural world for the shaman, man, animals, plants, rocks, wind, rain, sun, stars, and moon are alive with Spirits.

Shamans were traditional tribal healers, Anthropologists coined the term and use it to refer to the spiritual and ceremonial leaders among indigenous cultures worldwide. Shamanism[3][4] is used to describe ancient spiritual practices in indigenous cultures, it is a spiritual and psycho-therapeutic healing technique. It is a world-wide religious phenomenon, considered by many anthropologists to be the most ancient and fundamental form of spiritual practice in human life. Although Shamanism is not present today in all societies, it can be found in many at all levels of complexity and sophistication across the world. [5]

The definition of Shaman in the Urban Dictionary[6] is:

… One who can interact and mediate with the spirit world on behalf of their community, usually by ecstatic trance techniques (That is their spirit/soul leaves their physical body in order to travel to a world of pure spirit rather than physical matter) for the purposes of divination, foretelling the future, information gathering, healing and to receive wisdom.

The Shamans World view is of realms or domains That correspond with:

The Lower Realm:

The Lower realm is creation, traditionally called, the Underworld. It plays a big role in the ancient Egyptian and Greek mythologies. Later, with the development centralised religions such as Christianity, it was transformed into Hell and a place of punishment, pain and burning. Shaman s visiting the lower Realm may experience variations of level of depth according to their helping spirits and guides. 

The Middle or Physical Realm

The Middle World is the world in which we live. It is what we sense with our senses. The Middle Realm is the realm of the physical and a realm in which each night we go to sleep and dream so it is sometimes referred to the dream world. It is a world of emotions and desires, like water which represents the middle realm, there is a continuous flow of energy from birth to death. Because the realm is represented by water, which is formless without a container, the Middle Realm is also a container.

The Middle Realm container, also holds subtle unseen earthly powers and magical forces. All growing things, rivers, trees, insects, animals, and solid things such as mountains and rocks all have spirits. Gravity and electrical energy are spirits, as is the air we breathe which like water is formless also.

In the Upper Realm 

This is the real of the dead or ancestors. It is also the realm of angels, gods and spiritual teachers. As with the Lower Realm, Shaman may experience many subtle levels in this realm.

Many cultures count more than one level at this world, as many as ninety-nine.

The Upper World is symbolized by the Air element. This realm represents thoughts, ideas, light and inspiration. In the Greek Mythology the Upper World is ruled by Zeus, the king of the Gods. Shamans journey to this world to obtain knowledge from ancestors’ spirits and the dead.

The Buddhist texts Dr. Mikao Usui studied in Tibet were based on recording Shamanic and Bon religious knowledge and practices. The Reiki symbols do not exist in Shamanism or Bon. They are primarily Buddhist in nature.

To add Shamanic energy to your Reiki sessions you first need some practice. Practice in experiencing the ecstatic trance states and states of altered consciousness, Shamans journey across the three realms connecting with the spirit of living and inanimate things to bring knowledge and healing energy to benefit the sick or protect and clear darker energies from a place or person.

Draw the curtains of your bedroom and ay down on the bed. Place your hands over your heart and concentrate on your beating heart. It has a rhythm and will slow down and become less active as your become at peace with your world, this world, the middle realm.

Be clear in your mind about the goals and intentions of your practice. Be clear in your mind as to what your intention is, say it in your mind or even out loud. Say it to your helping spirits. Helping spirts may take many forms, do not judge them, not criticize them. Most of all do not judge the power they have.

Allow the time to benefit you so that when you journey for a person who needs healing, you will be able to help them more effectively. This is a time of growing and progress for yourself. Allow yourself to grow, grow in all directions. When you converse with your helping spirits and any ancestor spirits you encounter, ask how you can develop your relationship with them and the use the information to do so. 

Later, the answer to your question will be directed and used in healing. As you become at peace, clear your energetic mind of the ego wishes and busy frantic mind. What do you experience when your mind is clear of all these distractions?

If you meet spirits and souls, animals, trees and rocks ask if they have a message or information for you. Whether they do or not be thankful for them and of them.

As you become more experienced, you will be able to direct your shamanic journeying and you will interact with your helping spirits who are there to work you and for you. Journeying part of meditation and can be incorporated in to meditation sessions.

A shaman incorporates, drumming, rattles, and an elaborate costume into their practice and ceremonies. Costumes are not essential for adding Shamanic Energy to a Reiki session.

Journeying to the Upper and Lower Realms and connecting with teachers, helping spirits and our guides helps us understand ourselves, our past lives and the events in them. We have had mistaken, injuries, injustices some of which have created blockages to our current physical existence. Use the information you gather on your journey to release them. Write them down and formally release them.

Soul Retrieval is important to a Shaman. Trauma or pain, an accident, or loss of a loved one, or something that it is beneficial to us, such as surgery, can cause a part of our soul to become detached out of fright and fear. The Shaman must journey, find and retrieve and reintegrate what has been found with the persons soul.

If the person is aware something will happen in the future, such as surgery, the shaman may help the soul adjust to what will happen before it takes place. In this way the soul is not shocked and split as a result. 

Bibliography:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/12000-year-old-grave-of-shaman-woman-unearthed-in-galilee/ “12,000-year-old grave of Shaman woman unearthed in Galilee The Times of Israel.”

Rozwadowski, A. and M. M. Kośko (2002). Spirits and stones : shamanism and rock art in Central Asia and Siberia. Poznań, Instytut Wschodni UAM.


[1] Rozwadowski, A. and M. M. Kośko (2002). Spirits and stones : shamanism and rock art in Central Asia and Siberia. Poznań, Instytut Wschodni UAM.

[2] https://www.timesofisrael.com/12000-year-old-grave-of-shaman-woman-unearthed-in-galilee/ “12,000-year-old grave of Shaman woman unearthed in Galilee The Times of Israel.”

[3] “Tibet,” Wikipedia, September 10, 2018, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tibet&oldid=858880580.

[4] “Ancient Tibetan Bonpo Shamanism,” accessed September 11, 2018, http://www.vajranatha.com/articles/traditions/bonpo.html?showall=1.

[5] “Korean Shamanism,” Korean Shamanism, accessed September 12, 2018, http://shamanism.sgarrigues.net/.

[6] “Urban Dictionary: Shaman,” Urban Dictionary, accessed September 12, 2018, https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shaman.

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Long Distance Reiki

After booking a long Distance healing, we will schedule our appointment time. You may have chosen to send an email to share where you might like the Reiki energy to be directed; a physical healing, a reduction in stress/anxiety, to increase confidence/assertiveness or you might simply be booking for an overall wellness session. During the time for our appointment, you may choose to lie down or make yourself comfortable by engaging in some deep breathing exercises, meditating or simply relaxing and allowing the healing energy to surround you.

During this type of session, I will scan your physical and spiritual body for any blockages or obstacles that may be inhibiting your flow of Life force energy – and remove them.