known as the “meditative stone” and “calming stone”
provides calm, balance, patience and peace
equally beneficial on each of the emotional, spiritual and physical planes
can assist with personal losses and grief
aids in emotional stability and inner strength
enhances flexibility and cooperation
can help with overcoming addictions and compulsive behaviours
increases spirituality and enhances intuition
assists in making a clear connection between the Earth plane and Source
helps in opening channels to telepath, past life regression as well as all ‘clears’
protects against psychic attack
protects against thieves and also protects travelers
helps healing with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing
color – purple
Amethyst encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Also enhances metaphysical abilities and an excellent stone to assist with meditation, dream recall and visualization. Amethyst blocks negative environmental energies. Beneficial to the mind – calms or stimulates as necessary. Also enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone balances emotional highs and lows.
enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing & transmitting
channels Universal energy
beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling
harmonizes and balances environment
energizes and strengthens healing qualities of other crystals
can be used to amplify healing energy and to perform diagnostic healing
dispels and clears away negative energy
enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom
increases inspiration and creativity
assists with concentration, studying and retaining information
used in crystal healing to fortify and strengthen all systems of the body
helps in healing arthritis, bone injuries, depression, intestinal troubles and also improves mental and physical energy, stamina and physical strength.
color – clear, white
Clear quartz has powerful healing and energy amplifier. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Works at a vibrational level attuned to specific requirement of the user, it takes energy to most perfect state possible. Deep soul cleanser, enhances metaphysical abilities and attunes to spiritual purpose. Quartz harmonizes all chakras, aligns the aura and cleanses third eye chakra to enable truth to be seen in Self and in situations, and signs and symbols to be recognized and understood
excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance
removes negative energy from all of the chakras
discourages disorganized growth and brings inner strength
stone of romantic love and passion
increases truth, commitment and faith
reduce and/or eliminate self-sabotage conscious or unconscious
helpful in healing blood diseases, regenerating the body, metabolism, spinal and cellular disorders, blood, heart, lungs, regeneration of DNA, assimilation of minerals/vitamins, allergies and anemia.
dark red in color
The Garnet Crystal for the Root Chakra is named for the seed of the pomegranate, it is said to be good luck to be given a Garnet. It is a powerfully energizing stone that protects you, bestows self-confidence and is useful in a crisis where there has been a trauma. This builds your foundation chakra and fortifies the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Crisis becomes challenge under Garnets influence and promotes mutual assistance. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns and outworn ideas that no longer serve, eliminating self-sabotaging behavior.
Reiki is a very calming energy. As we move through our day, there will be moments when life throws us an emergency, almost as a way to find out how we will deal with it. I recall breaking down one day on the way to work and getting out of the car and kicking it as if it were its fault that something had broken and the car could not continue working. I had frustration and anger that my plans for the day had been interrupted.
Today, I have Reiki in my life. I am attuned and experienced with it and my Reiki and also Shaman guides. Naturally, they give me relaxation and calmness in dealing with those little emergencies that disrupt our day, or days.
Today, many years later, I was on the way to take the car into a mechanic, different car from the previous one! It was due to have a fault diagnosed which I wanted him to repair. The car broke down on the way to the mechanic’s shop and the company I called to tow my car, also had a break down which delayed their response to rescuing me.
Reiki helped me stay calm and not to worry, not to become distraught and most of all not to get angry at a situation I could not change. Above all I had a feeling of Gratitude.
Gratitude because the break down happened at the moment I could still coax the car around a corner into a side street. I had not stopped in a busy street; I had not disrupted the lives of all the other people driving behind me by making the go around me. Most of all the break down had not resulted in an accident.
Most of all though, as I sat in the car waiting for the tow truck, I had control of my ego and my busy mind. My ego is not allowed to dwell on feelings of inadequacy that I am sitting in a car that has broken down. Even the most expensive cars break down, there is nothing wrong with the fact my car has failed.
My busy mind was not allowed to churn with all its thoughts, worries, complaints, doubts, and fears that create scenarios that soon spiral out of control in the way it likes to. I was safe, so were all the other people on the busy road and I had somewhere dry and warm to stay in as I waited.
I am deeply grateful for Reiki. It gives me calmness and peace of mind. It gives me control of my ego, my busy worrying mind.
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 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).
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,  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. 
The definition of Shaman in the Urban Dictionary 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.
A vision board is a creative way to visualize the things you desire to manifest in your life.
Over the years I have created many vision boards, including ones that are text only. Some are image only and one that used software and payed back images and text as a “video.”
The intention behind the vision board is that by creating it you solidify in your mind what you want to manifest. It is an act of reinforcement and communicating your desires to your angels and guides.
Vision boards can be for any purpose. The three big questions and desires most of us have are health, wealth, and happiness.
Wealth, a pot of gold! I envisaged wealth as a pot of gold, and where do you find post of gold usually? At the end of a rainbow. So, I found images of rainbows and pots of gold, I even printed out the claim form of a lottery corporation and put them all together on my vision board.
Health, for health I printed out pictures of myself when I was a lot less heavy and in better health. I watched YouTube videos of landscape photographers hiking long distances to take their images and wished to have good health and to be able to walk long distances like they did and photograph landscapes.
Happiness, means a female companion. I printed images of women that had the style or type that I felt I could live and like as a companion.
The images were all glossy, clean and I have a magnetic clip board so I could put them up in combinations that seemed to speak my needs and intentions at the time.
However, desires are not stand alone needs, they interconnect with each other. Wealth would change my life styles, health and relationships, without recognizing them as being connected, I would not see how my life would change if each of them, or all of them were fulfilled.
Some will recommend that a vision board be very specific. A wedding wring with a particular stone setting might be desirable, but if your intended partner provides something different, accept it and do not be disappointed that the image has not turned into reality. It is the appearance of a ring that is important, not its style.
My most recent vision board has no immaculate images, it is all on one large sheet of paper, and rather than pictures of rainbows and pots of gold etc., it is hand drawn with stick figures and crude shapes.
As I drew each for my vision board I realized there were smaller things that needed to be included. With a companion I take a much needed and better holiday than going on my own.
I drew a circle around each and showed how each connected to the other and those all connected to something else, rather like laces that close a shoe, the connections closed the small and big pictures into a whole.
I appear in each circle as a simple stick figure with the word ‘Happy’ next to me.
Things like health are indicated by simple words, ‘fit, trim, and healthy.’ The earlier board with images of me as I was in the past did not represent the now or the future. I am not interested I trying to relive or recreate an old me, I am interested in the new me that will come into existence.
The vision board in the end should not be perfect, it is the unexpected that brings amazing things to our lives. The risk of a perfect vision board is that what we receive may not match what we see on the wall. Remember to be accepting and not disappointed because life did not live up to a perfect image. Most definitely, do not ignore what is given to you.
This is a remote Reiki Session for Dave. A remote Reiki session is for people who cannot be present in person to receive the healing Reiki energy. In this session, Candice and Opame, two of my guides join with me to perform the Reiki session as if the recipient were present.
If you are in need fo healing Reiki energy and are open to receive it, you will receive Reiki energy and the benefits it brings.
This episode talks about hand positions in Reiki, specifically Gassho. What does it mean, how do you do it and why.
The video also describes how to bets clear energy or etheric cords. There are many ways to do it, but I feel the best way is to engage Archangel Michael, the warrior Archangel and his ability to cut and destroy the cords which may be attached to you. How and when do cut cords is also discussed.