Friday, March 28, 2008

Practicing and Tuning in (or "Spooning-in")

I'm trying to practice every night, to learn to better sense the subtleties of Chios energy, and intuit the information present in the aura. I can't see the auric layers yet, beyond the very first etherial one, and don't think I'm getting color information yet. I keep trying to check in from time to time to see if I get more, without straining or giving myself a headache.

And, I am getting better at the visual exercises in the auric learning web pages. I can't do 5 minutes yet, but my focus time is improving. Once a person reaches 5 minutes, auric sight is supposed to increase dramatically.

I am in touch with two Chios practitioners, one person who is learning along with me, with my same teacher, and the other graduated from the program, but she is "tactile" as I am. We're going to send each other Chios by distance in the next few days, at appointed times, for practice, and for us to give each other feedback. It's a good learning experience for both sides. Tonight is my turn - I'm sending energy at 10:40 p.m. I receive at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, and send to the other person at 10 p.m. Sunday night. She will reciprocate one night next week.

I've started working on the questions and practice exercises in the Chios Level 2 Workbook as well, and when it's finished I'll be ready for my level 3 attunement. I guess it will be in the next week or week and a half maybe.

I'm knocking on as many doors as I can to find opportunities to do Reiki and energy healing, whether treatments or training. So far, it's a lot of waiting for responses. I hope the responses come.

And, I tried a little exercise yesterday - spoon-bending. Yes, spoon bending. Sounds like a party trick, but after reading the directions on the rather rudely named website , I decided to grab a spoon and give it a try. Now I have a spoon that's bent over double. It was empowering, actually, and I think that if I practiced a little I would be able to ruin our whole set of cutlery, so I'd better stop until I find some cheap set to play with. It was a similar feeling to channeling the energy for healing to channel energy for bending a spoon in half. I liked the way the spoon began to feel softer as I visualized the energy flowing into it. I have the spoon in my coat pocket and decided not to show my family. It looks a little irresponsible to have mangled a perfectly good teaspoon. Hmm. Still, check out their website. If you didn't think it was possible, you might change your mind.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stepping Back a Bit

Okay. I've decided to follow my teacher and Reiki friends' advice and stop trying so hard. I'm also going to stop trying not to try. I'm just going to follow my intuition, whatever it is telling me or not telling me, and practice.

I did a Chios healing on my mom on Sunday, and she gave me great feedback. She is very sensitive to energy, and I attempted to use techniques for removing blockages and sealing tears in her aura. I didn't see things, but I felt different sensations in my hands than I do with Reiki, and I think I may be detecting subtle differences, which are giving me information about what needs to be treated. It's subtle - very subtle. But, it is there. My mom felt like icy cold water was running down her when I was scanning her aura, and it made her break out in goosebumps! When I put my hands directly on her, they were very warm, and it helped her warm up. Strange! My Chios teacher referred me to another person who took Chios from her and is also "tactile" as I am (from Reiki). She told me that the cold sensation could mean that I was channeling a blue color energy, and next time I should intend the energy to be a warmer red or orange color. I hadn't intentionally been thinking of a color, but it could've happened that way.

I also did a distance Reiki sending last night, and I also called the Chios energy in the middle of it, and used some Chios techniques for removing blockages in my recipient's aura, and sending some color into his chakras, to charge them. I think it was a good sending. I should be getting some feedback this morning at some point.

I'm open to trying this more, so if anyone wants to request distance Reiki, with a little Chios thrown in, let me know! I'm pretty available, and would like the opportunity to practice working with the energy.

I'm feeling more positive about Chios than I was in my last post.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I'm Seeing the Difference - or Not Really SEEING.

This weekend, I've had some nice time to myself to work on studying and practicing learning Chios Healing. I have to say that I'm finding it much harder than Reiki.

Reiki came naturally to me, and it doesn't require any special exercises or abilities. (Maybe that's why it came naturally to me- ha ha ha). I was attuned, and I could immediately feel the difference, channel energy, and benefit from doing self-treatments and sending Reiki. This is especially true for me in terms of Reiki level two. The night I was attuned to Reiki two, I sent a distance Reiki treatment for the first time, and I could feel it working. My Reiki intuitive sense has been developing naturally, through practice, and the people who request Reiki of me feel and benefit from the energy I send them. About 98% of the people I've sent distance Reiki to have felt it when I sent it, and have reported how much better they feel. I've been confident enough and grateful enough for the ability to do this to become a volunteer with the Distance Healing Network. I continued and took the Reiki Master Teacher level course. And, I started this blog out of being inspired by the way Reiki has changed my life for the better.

Chios Healing is different. I feel like I am missing something I should have. Maybe I'm not a visual person by nature. Maybe that is required, or else a person has to work to develop it. I'm the type of person who has to work, I guess. Because being attuned didn't bring about the same changes in me that Reiki did. This isn't automatic, or it seems, a natural method for me. I'm doing brain and eye "workouts" to try to develop the ability to see auras and visual impurities in the aura. I'm doing yoga breathing and looking at optical illusions to try to develop my "intuitive sense" that I seem to have in my hands but not in my eyes or mind's eye. I am supposed to, according to the Chios level 2 manual, be able to look at a person, and get an intuitive sense of where their energy field is in need of adjusting due to leaks, tears, blockages, or low energy. I am not there. I'm trying too hard, I can't hear my intuition, I can't feel any information getting through. Even my hands, my greatest Reiki tools, are not performing well for me with Chios. When I use them, I can sense the location of the chakras, and get a sense of their activity. This is helpful for me to feel if one is less active (blocked maybe) than the others. But when I call the Chios, and use the symbols (another visualizing/internalizing procedure), I'm not sure about the feel of the energy in or leaving my hands. And the people I've been practicing on - my husband and oldest daughter, have reported that they feel "a little warm" but not much else. This feels for me like I'm a couch potato trying to work my body into shape to model bikinis. Can you sense my frustration? I was under the impression that since I'm comfortable with channeling energy with Reiki, that learning a different energy healing modality would be a natural extension of my energy healing technique, and be...well, easier to learn.

I'm not a person who quits if something is hard. I guess I'm just surprised that Chios Healing is so hard for me, even after being attuned. I'm feeling pretty thick, actually, like a brick, and I'm sure that feeling isn't helping me open up either. I'm probably blocking my own learning, which is also frustrating. I thought that if I got my active mind out of the way, that my intuitive sense would be able to do this. But it isn't "just happening" like Reiki did for me.

Okay, enough whining. I guess I have to do the exercises and start from scratch, as if I'm someone who has never worked with Universal Life Energy before. My teacher is trying to help me. She pointed me to websites for helping a person develop auric sight, and I am working the exercises diligently. She also emailed me more exercises, such as the yoga breathing ones, to help me get my right brain more open to hearing intuitive messages. She has sent me extra color attunements, which I felt happening, but I'm still stuck here like a person with no experience whatsoever. Wow what a rant I'm letting loose.

Advice for how to do this better is welcome.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

An Eye Opening Experience

I'm making progress! Thanks to the exercises from the websites posted in yesterday's entry, I am able to see a colored auric outline around a brightly colored object. I saw the yellow outline around a blue gift bag, and the lime green outline around a bright red object that was an art project painted by my daughter last year. I'm going to grab a bunch of brightly colored toys and play around some more in a little while.

Also, last night I think I started to see a faint greenish tint to my own auric outline in the bathroom mirror. (By the way, green is good - not a sickly color. Green is the color of a healer, and the color of the heart chakra - representing empathy and feelings of love.) The concentration techniques and exercises in those two websites really helped me to focus in just the right way, and it's really neat! I am more confident that this energetic sight will continue to develop, through my practice and intent.

And I need to add, that I stand corrected. Objects DO have auras!! So if you've read my post from January, The Aura of a Chair where I was disappointed because I saw the faint aura outline of a chair, and had been under the impression that if I saw an inanimate object's aura, it wasn't a real aura because only living things have auras. I'm wrong. Everything has an aura. Living things have living auras, though, which change, grow, and are connected to the living thing's energy system, and are affected by emotional, spiritual and physical experiences. Sometimes it's good to be wrong, because it means I was right, even though I didn't believe it then.

Soon I'll be looking to send distance Chios Healing. Stay tuned for the announcement, and then please contact me if you're willing to help me practice and receive a free distance Chios Healing session!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Movin' Right Along to Chios Level 2

Chios level 1 was a fine introduction to channeling energy, and because of my experience with Reiki, it was very comfortable for me. I completed the workbook and practice exercises, and was really ready for more of the heart of studying Chios.

Today, my Chios teacher attuned me to Chios level 2. The manual for this level is quite extensive, and the exercises, practices and meditations as well as the attunement itself, are all designed to help the practitioner develop visual sensitivity to color energy. Because I'm so accustomed to feeling the energy by changes in the sensations in my hands, it is a challenge. My teacher provided two websites with practice exercises for developing the ability to see aura colors, and the exercises seem progressive, and doable, with well-written descriptions. Here are the links, for anyone interested: and . Now I feel that I have lots to do and learn! I've embarked on the next phase of my journey of energy healing discovery and practice.

Anyone with insight (oops pun not intended!) or experience in developing this visual acuity to energy, I'd love to hear from you.

Meanwhile, I'm still open to sending Reiki to those who request it, without a fee. In a couple weeks, I will be looking for opportunities to send distance Chios Healing treatments, and so at that point please feel free to request Chios sessions if you'd like to try that modality.

When I complete my Chios Master level training, I may be switching to a different format for accepting distance energy healing requests, but I plan to take one request per night for distance Reiki/Chios sessions for free. Once my schedule fills up for those appointments, I'll charge $20 per half-hour sessions for times scheduled during the day or at other times.

But for now, I'm still a grasshopper.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Energy Growth Through Practice

My Chios 1 Attunement last night was very enlightening. I sat, relaxed, with palms facing up as I was told. I experienced some swirling colors behind my closed eyes, and energetic sensations around my head. It lasted about 6 minutes, and then my teacher called me on the phone to tell me that she had made a good connection. She was able to intuit information about my chakra colors, and she told me that my dominant chakra was yellow, the solar plexus chakra, which indicates that I'm a natural healer - it's my path in life. I suddenly felt emotional when she told me that, as if my gut was confirming her words. I don't often get emotionally overwhelmed, and so it was significant for me. She stayed on the phone with me answering all of my questions, and was very forthcoming and pleasant. I've read the Chios 1 manual twice, and am working my way through the workbook. Level 1 is very similar to Reiki in the way the energy is called into the hands, and channeled through hand positions to the recipient. For the curious, the manuals are all available for free on the Chios Healing website: .

Although my client cancelled because she was too tired, and didn't want to miss the experience of receiving Reiki by falling asleep, I sent distance Reiki instead to a good friend who regularly sends me Reiki. I can't say that I specifically felt more color awareness yet, although when I tried, I could see more blue around my hands than I used to. I felt strong tingles when sending also, and that is always very powerful.

Today I called the energy often, as the workbook instructed me. I also tried to visualize my aura in the bathroom, and felt that I could see the outline bigger than I had before, and a little easier. So, I'm encouraged, and I will keep working on it. I think bigger developments will come when I get to the second and third levels, but I like it so far.

I am going to do a full Reiki/Chios healing session on my 8-year old tonight. She agreed to my offer, and it will undoubtedly set her up for a good start to her state testing in school which starts tomorrow.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chios Healing Level 1 Attunement Tonight!

I've sought out and selected a certified Chios Healing teacher. She will be giving me the first attunement tonight, and will be my guide on my journey to learn Chios Healing and incorporate it into my Reiki practice. I'm excited about opening my mind to this new way to intuit energy, and increasing my capacity for working with ULF (Universal Life Force energy). My attunement and study will be remote, via distance. Most Chios healing attunements are done this way, as Chios Healing teachers are few and far between. More information is available on the Chios Healing website at . My teacher will be Constance Dohan at . I felt a good connection with her when we emailed and spoke on the phone. She's also in my home state, though a couple of hours away, but chances of meeting her personally are much better than if she were across the country. The Chios course will take about six weeks to complete. I have signed up for the whole shebang - all three levels in sequence, and at the end, I should have Master Teacher level certification and be able to attune and teach Chios Healing to others. I'll continue to journal here about my learning, growth and experiences along the way.

I'm also sending my second "professional" distance Reiki treatment tonight. The first was a success, so much so that the recipient asked for more. In fact, she said that she went into last week's session not believing that she would feel anything at all, and was astounded by the bubble of relaxing and soothing energy she felt surrounding her during my sending. It was very gratifying to hear that, and also that she wanted to schedule another session. She also has been speaking to her friends and coworkers about Reiki, and how great it was. I'm pretty happy with the idea of going professional, and hope things continue in this direction. I feel strong and qualified, and the feedback I receive is very encouraging.

Love & Light.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

We're still surrounded by mounds of snow here, but seem to have dug enough pathways to get to and from where we need to go, so that's progress for you.

Meanwhile, I want to report that I had a great meeting last night with a really wonderful Reiki person. We are exploring the possibilities of working together to promote Reiki. He has access to studio space in a pilates/yoga studio near my home, and we spent a good hour and a half sharing our Reiki experiences and ideas. My hands were tingling often while we talked, and I think we both felt very positive about the possibilities.

My first book on my reading list was ready at the library and I picked up Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss. She is a Medical Intuitive, and I started reading her book last night. She posits that physical ailments in the body are a result of our negative thoughts, emotions, and experiences that build up and cause the conditions. She can intuit health problems developing often before a person knows they are there. She can also channel the underlying cause of the problem. She can do all of this by just hearing the person's name and age. Remarkable. But, not impossible or shocking to my way of thinking at this point in my experiences, because I can connect with an individual's energy to send him or her Reiki simply by having that person's name and age or location. I can also sometimes tell where a person needs extra energy through a similar (but significantly less develped!) intuition.

I find this reading fascinating, and will eagerly continue to explore her ideas. I have some kind of strange sciatica-type thing happening lately that may be a pinched nerve of some kind. I'm hoping to find the cause and help it heal through Reiki and energy work. It's not painful, just a kind of "buzzing" feeling that feels as if my cell phone is on vibrate and is ringing throughout the day, especially after I go up or down stairs. Maybe working with Reiki, and attempting to incorporate what I'll learn from Caroline Myss' book will help me resove this. For me it's not an issue of will that work, but just will I be able to get in touch with that level of intuition that will guide me in dealing with this.

I feel that the strength of the Reiki I'm able to channel has increased significantly since taking the Master level class a week and a half ago. Hard to believe that much time has passed already. I'm encouraged by this development, and intend to continue to work with the energy and see where it will lead. My meeting last night felt like it could lead to good opportunities with Reiki, and I'm excited to see what will develop.

And, I've been thinking lately about people who don't believe in Reiki. Here's my take on it:
I think people who doubt Reiki's validity are ignorant about Reiki, because it seems on the surface to be impossible, magical even, that a person could just hold out their hands, think of a person's name anywhere in the world, even if they've never met them, and send healing energy to that person that is tangibly felt by that person. It sounds close to just saying prayers for a person's healing, or on the other side, like saying magic words and sending a magic spell to a person. Saying prayers or "magic words" don't seem like they'd be enough to do anything. I mean, how many of us can affect our physical world by willing it? Can you close the door by saying "door, close"? Well I can't. So how can someone say, in his or her mind, "I want to send healing to Joe Shmegeggi in Boston" and Joe receives healing? I get it - the idea of Reiki being real messes with people's take on reality.

And hands-on Reiki has the same kind of innuendos. So we Reiki people expect the people we are telling about Reiki to put aside this ingrained idea of what is real and what is magic first, in order to be open to trying Reiki without skoffing, snickering, or feeling like a bozo. Not to mention that it's scary to let go of one's version of reality enough to be open to accept the possibilities of being touched by a kind of spiritual energy.

If a person is able to put aside all the ingrained cultural mumbo jumbo and get beyond it, he or she would have a better chance of really being helped by Reiki, or even being open to learning to channel it for him or herself. For some people, that's asking a lot.

But it worked for me. I was just like everybody else who grew up without much of a spiritual connection. I'm not clairvoyant or especially intuitive by nature. I'm pretty down to earth and realistic usually. All of this growth the past few months has been a result of deciding that I would be open to trying and seeing what would happen.

And now my husband has joined me here. (Actually, I think he is even more sensitive to energy that I was at the Reiki I level, because his hands tingle when he thinks about Reiki. My hands didn't tingle until I was attuned to Reiki II). All it took was him deciding to let his mind be open just enough to give it a try.

If I can do it, others can too.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Snowed In

We got hit with a major snowstorm from Friday through very early this morning, leaving us with 2 feet of snow and with everything closed. So unfortunately, was the Reiki clinic where I was planning to go volunteer and give hands-on Reiki on Saturday. I guess it will have to wait a couple of weeks. I was pretty bummed about having to wait, because I was really looking forward to it, but that's the way the snowflakes fell!

My husband and baby daughter had a slight virus this weekend, and we all applied Reiki, and it was over within 12 hours for each of them, so it could've been worse, I bet! I was up from 3-4:30 a.m. with our little one, letting her rest on the couch watching Elmo while I gave her constant Reiki on her head, stomach and chest. Then she slept well afterward, and was better when she woke up.

This week should be a nice week of discovery for me, as Tuesday night I'm meeting with a person who is using some space in a yoga studio to do Reiki treatments, and I'm going to talk over some ideas with him on adding some classes, sharing space, doing a newsletter, Reiki shares, all good things. I'd love to have a place to do Reiki, and this could be a start. We'll see.

I am ordering some more books from the library to enrich my energy healing knowledge. I feel very guided to learn lately, and that's my next step. Here's my reading list, recommended by a wonderful friend from my Reiki class last week:
  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
  • Energy Medicine by Donna Eden
  • Your Sacred Self by Wayne Dyer
  • The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer
  • To Be Healed by the Earth by Warren Grossman
I've requested them all from the library, and will read them in the order in which they arrive!

I'm happy to report that my sweet husband is continuing to learn about Reiki and work with the energy.

The time change - spring forward - threw us all off today a bit and made the day seem to zoom by very rapidly. The snow cancelled my play rehearsal and teaching this morning, so we played in the snow and shoveled.

Time to go send Reiki!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Reiki Here and Waaaaaay Over There

Thanks to my blog, people from places all over the world contact me asking for distance Reiki. Sometimes it's out of curiosity, sometimes out of need, and I always try to oblige. I enjoy helping, and turning people on to Reiki.

Weirdly, this last week, I've had two separate requests for distance Reiki from Singapore, which is across the world from here. Weird, because, consider the odds of that... And I really love that Reiki goes wherever it's sent, irrespective of distance or time. Like making a call on a cell phone, but better!

Also, of course, I seem to be compelled to talk about Reiki at every opportunity. And last night I had the chance to give a little 3-minute sample treatment to an adult at the school where I teach. She loved it and asked for more, and for convenience sake, we decided I would send her a distance Reiki treatment on Sunday night. I had to come up with a fee - this was a professional request! - and I said $20 for 30 minutes. Distance Reiki treatments are shorter than in-person ones. She said that cost was more than reasonable, and so okay, we're on!

I have the feeling that eventually I will be purchasing a Reiki table (massage table - same thing I think but no hole at the head part) and I've been thinking of getting some of those pretty Japanese screens and setting up a Reiki space in my basement (it's carpeted and finished, but would need some rearranging to do this). But there's plenty of time for all this, I just imagine it over the horizon, like maybe by the late summer or fall.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to do some volunteer Reiki at the Sophia Wellness Center at Ursuline College where I took my Reiki Master class last weekend. People come there for free Reiki treatments during the Reiki clinic hours, and volunteer Reiki healers give Reiki treaments to them. I'm happy for the chance to get more hands-on experience with Reiki and hope to be able to round out my experiences. I think that hands-on Reiki will also give me different energetic experiences than distance Reiki, and could help in my own energy healing growth as well.

Love & Light

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Awakening my Husband

This is an update from last night's post....

Last night I gave my husband a Reiki I attunement. I was hesitant to talk too much about it to him because I think he wasn't interested in a lot of directions yet. So I told him how to call the Reiki energy to his hands when he wants to channel Reiki. I gave him my Reiki I and II manual, "The Reiki Touch" by William Rand. He didn't open it. I saw him try calling the Reiki into his hands when we were settling into bed, but I didn't say anything.

This morning I asked him if he tried it, and he said he did, and his hands got a bit warm and tingly though he didn't know where to put them, and he just put them on his stomach. I said that was a fine place to put them. Then I showed him the places in the book that give examples of hand positions for Reiki self-treatment. He asked me if you have to focus the whole time on the Reiki flowing, and I said not really, that you set your intention for the Reiki to flow, and if you want to intend that it go to a purpose or specific place, you intend that too, then you kind of get your mind out of the way and let it flow. He said he thought you had to be very focused the whole time, and I said that in my experience Reiki doesn't need that in order to work. I showed him the book again, and he said he's going to look at it. His interest really thrilled me, as he has not been too interested in Reiki, and gets a little tired of me talking about it. I really love him for deciding to be open enough to let me attune him so he can try Reiki for himself. It took a lot of trust and love, and loosening up some long-ingrained beliefs. So this is VERY encouraging! Also, it's a bit of a relief, because I know that the attunement I gave him worked. (I didn't think it wouldn't work, but knowing that it did still feels great!)


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Doing Attunements

I've been practicing doing attunements on my kids, who were already previously attuned to Reiki. Each of them has let me re-attune them to the level they are already at, for my own practice.

And tonight, da-da-da-da!!! I attuned my husband, who has not only never been attuned, but has been ambivalent about Reiki for a long time. Now he has the ability to channel Reiki when he wants to, and I am sure that he will try it out from time to time out of his own curiosity, whether he lets me know about it or not. I think his interest was a little piqued after I took the Master level class over the weekend, at which I was granted the ability and qualification to do attunements. He was very willing to let me attune him, and I was determined to go a good job, so I practiced on my kids first. My kids were ever happy to let me, and I'm grateful for their wonderful attitudes.

The attunement process is a pretty complicated one, with lots of steps and things to remember, and some rituals like drawing symbols and blowing breath that can seem like a lot of mumbo jumbo to someone new to this. I appreciate my darling husband's willingness to put aside the weirdness of those things and let me do this to him, without laughing, skoffing, or even raising an eyebrow. I know that I did something wonderful for him. I imagine that one day he will think so too. I hope so.

I also know that when I was Reiki I, I wasn't particularly impressed too often with the strength of the Reiki I channeled, though I did do self-treatments every night to help me relax throughout my pregnancy. There were a couple of occasions in which I felt certain that Reiki helped me, but it wasn't all the time like it is for me now. Along those lines, I hope that my husband's Reiki I attunement is enough for him to feel something, anything, different, and not to dismiss it again as something that doesn't work, or that he would think my attunement didn't work, or anything along those lines. I don't expect this attunement to give him instant buy-in.

But it IS a step in the right direction. For that, I'm very, very grateful.

Colorful Reading

Last night I read Jane Struthers' Working With Auras: Your Complete Guide to Health and Wellbeing from cover to cover. It is full of photographs and excellent examples, and is very easy to follow and inspirational. I'm making some progress in terms of training myself to see auras, because I can, when I try, catch the first bright white-blue layer around my head and hands. It flickers, and stops when I look directly, but I can do it more consistently now. I find that I have to be quire relaxed.

I also learned that objects (like chairs even!) have auras, which made me feel better after the first time when I thought I was seeing an illusion or a fuzzy out of focus outline that really was just my eyes and not real. It was there after all, what do you know?

I am hoping for the next step, seeing colors, to develop, and I'm also being patient. It's encouraging that I've come this far, and the book really inspired me to keep trying.

When it feels right and things line up (including money - yes one needs to be practical), I will move forward with studying and getting attuned to Chios Healing, and this helps to develop the ability to see the energy colors more clearly. I read the first manual (available free online at and it is very complementary to Reiki, as is working with auras. I'm excited about this.

I do think I'm still adjusting (and may be for a while!) to the new Master level of Reiki, with some strange buzzing and vibrations going through me from time to time the last couple of days, so I'm taking my time, doing self treatments, and continuing to send Reiki as usual, to keep the energy flowing through me.


Monday, March 3, 2008

Opening Doors

I waste no time. When I get an idea, I go for it.

Today, I asked my son's preschool director if she would be interested in me doing a Reiki demo for her teachers, and then seeing if there would be interest in learning Reiki I, with the idea that, as a teacher myself, I could give them some good ideas for times in which it would help soothe one of their students to channel a little Reiki, and also how they can use Reiki to help themselves unwind after a long day of running after 3 and 4 year olds. She was VERY receptive to the idea, especially when I told her that they could get continuing education units (my Reiki teacher has the forms). She said that next month she'd like me to come to a staff meeting and present the idea as I described. She ALSO asked me if she could pass my name and contact info to her friend who runs a school for nannies. I said yes, absolutely. So, I'm knocking at doors to see what will open. I think I have a special understanding of teaching, and could incorporate this with helping teachers learn to use Reiki to help them in the classroom, and for themselves.

We'll see what develops. I'm open to opportunities to incorporate Reiki into my life and help people to get introduced to the ways in which Reiki can help them.

I also sent Reiki to someone in Singapore, across the globe from me, at his request, and his feedback was amazing. He felt everything and was very grateful. He wanted to experience distance Reiki, having doubts as to how someone could feel Reiki energy that was sent from half a world away. And, now he knows.

Love & Light.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Mastery Mystery

I've completed my Reiki Master training! It was very enlightening, empowering, and at first, even a bit anxiety-provoking! On Friday, I woke up at 4 a.m. worrying about the class. I think I felt the lack of balance between my hands-on Reiki experiences verses my distance Reiki experiences (which are many times greater in number) and worryied about not doing well. I think the worry caused me to be blocked on Friday, because no matter how I tried, when I gave Reiki, my hands seemed to stay cold. And when I received Reiki, I didn't feel anything in particular. I was distraught at the end of Friday!

I mentioned it to Sister Ann, the teacher, and a lovely, welcoming and confidence-inspiring person. She said to send Reiki to my fear/anxiety, and to relax. I also talked afterward with my other RMT who had attuned me to levels 1 and 2, and she said to go in without any expectations on Saturday. So, I did take their advice, sent myself Reiki, including to myself for class time on Saturday, and I took a nice hot bath on Saturday morning, so I went in mellow and okay. It helped. Saturday and Sunday (today) went much better, and I felt better about it all.

I really loved the energy of the other 7 people in my class, and it was fun learning about how we all came to Reiki, and our different experiences so far. I think I made some nice connections with these people, and would be very surprised if our paths don't cross again very soon.

I'm going to volunteer at the Reiki Center and give hands-on Reiki on the Saturdays when my husband is not at school. It'll be good hands-on experience for me, and also be great to have the opportunity to help people right away.

I'm very open to whatever is coming next in terms of my Reiki opportunities. I have some ideas of doing a workshop for hospice nurses, both for them to use on their patients, and to use on themselves to destress from the emotional overload of their jobs. My mom is a hospice nurse. She told me who to call when I'm ready to explore it. I like the idea. I am also thinking of having a workshop for teachers, to help themselves after a tiring day.

I have Reiki Master level attunement and completed the course, but by no means am I a "Reiki Master!" I haven't mastered Reiki! I'm still learning, and growing, and have a LOT to do to continue on this path and gain experience. But I feel that I have the tools now to really explore Reiki to the fullest extent that I can. And for that, I am so grateful.

Peace and Blessings.