Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kundalini Reiki

I have been curious about other "flavors" of Reiki for some time, and decided to get attuned to Kundalini Reiki. I received the attunements on a weekly basis for the first three levels. I had the Master level attunement this morning. Over the next six weeks, there will be six "booster" attunements to follow.

Some interesting features of Kundalini Reiki are:
  • There are no symbols.
  • There are no hand positions. The hands-on treatment involves placing hands on the shoulders of the recipient and letting the energy flow where it is needed. Distance channeling involves simply intending the energy to go to the recipient, holding the hands facing each other, and letting the energy flow until it stops.
  • The energy flows from the earth up, instead of from above down through the crown chakra and into the hands.
  • Giving attunements is a simple matter of intending that the recipient receive the attunement at a specified time.
  • A treatment typically takes about 5 minutes. The energy actually stops flowing when it's done. The recipient, however, may feel the energy continue for up to an hour. I've had this happen.

I tested it. Because, let's face it, it sounds too easy to be true.

It works.

I solicited the help of a Reiki friend in Canada. I asked her if I could do a distance sending for her at 10 pm on the night we selected. She said sure. I did the sending. It lasted for 7 minutes. I didn't do hand positions, didn't scan. Just followed the directions as above. Later, I emailed her and said that I did the sending starting at 10 pm. I didn't tell her how long I sent, or that I didn't send to specific body parts. I asked for her feedback.

She emailed me and said she felt the energy flow for an hour, from head to toes. She said it was great. I'm convinced.

I'm now "empowered" (for lack of a better word) to do attunements up to level 3. I was attuned for free, (people are easy to find on the Internet with a simple search), and for the time being, if someone wants a free attunement to levels 1, 2 and 3, email me. We can set it up, and you can let me know how it is working for you. I would, of course, email you a manual with the specifics about what the attunements do, and how to work with the energy. I'm also available for email support.

If you're interested, just email me and ask.


Monday, May 19, 2008

My Reiki Master & Me

My Reiki Master is the first person who introduced me to Reiki. Actually, it wasn't even that long ago - less than two years. And, I didn't feel this inspired by Reiki's power until I took Reiki 2 with her, which was November, 2007. That was six months ago. And now I'm a Reiki Master. Funny how fast things develop.

My Reiki Master is moving out of the country. She was only here temporarily, and now she gets to move back home. I spent the evening tonight talking with her nonstop about Reiki, energy healing, growth, experiences, teaching Reiki, learning from Reiki, people who try to invalidate Reiki, and all of that. It was great to be able to talk about everything Reiki with her.

We differ on some views concerning Reiki. For instance, I believe that distant attunements are valid, and she thinks one should always learn from a teacher in person. I also think that distant Reiki treatments are at least as strong as in person ones, but for her, hands-on healing is much stronger of a treatment than distance.

Although we may see some things differently, I know that we are both growing and our opinions about Reiki are subject to change based on our individual journeys and experiences. I will always be grateful to her for introducing me to this facet of life that I never knew existed, and probably wouldn't even have sought out without her.

I'm going to be teaching my first Reiki class - a one-on-one session for Reiki 2 - in a few weeks. My student is someone I introduced to Reiki. In fact, she is one of my former teachers. And from then on, I will be her Reiki Master.

Wow. Now there's a thought.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Electric Reiki

Today was my husband's graduation from his MBA program. Congratulations, Evan!

I went to the graduation ceremony, and grabbed my camera on the way out the door. When I got there, I got seated and took out my camera. I turned it on. It turned itself off. My batteries were dead. I put in my spare pair of batteries. They were dead too. The camera wouldn't even turn on. Bummer. They were rechargable batteries, so I guess I had charged them too long ago for them to have held the charge.

I figured I could use my cell phone camera to take his picture, but not really the same. I figured that, as long as I had to sit there and listen to the speeches and watch all of the other graduates file along before Evan, I would see if I could charge the batteries with Reiki. Couldn't hurt.

So I took two batteries, did a CKR over them, and called the Reiki into my hands. Then I channeled Reiki on the batteries for about twenty minutes, while the keynote speaker made his speech, and the president of the college said some things. The first group of graduates lined up to get their diplomas. I didn't feel the Reiki flowing anymore at that point, so I put the batteries back into my camera. Right before Evan was on his way up to the stage, I turned on my camera.

The battery level was at half, and I was able to take pictures! It was extremely cool. I'm still excited about it.

It was a real testament to the reality and power of Reiki.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

My Reiki Top Ten List

Because I was awarded the "E" award (see the sidebar folks!), I was also charged with the responsibility to post my top ten list for the award. So, Elizabeth Grace, here it is. These websites are all in my blogroll, but I chose my ten favorites, and described them more, and here they are. All are excellent, and I recommend spending time at each one.

1. - James Deacon’s Reiki web resource. This is the most informative website I’ve ever come across. It has information about every type of Reiki, the history of Reiki, how to do many types of meditation, Reiki symbols, and many, many articles about Reiki. It is completely text-based, but I can’t recommend anything more than this website.

2. The Halls of Reiki is a very friendly site about Reiki. It is set up like a mansion, with wings and rooms according to one’s interests. There are also recommended links and contacts for Reiki practitioners. There is plenty here to explore, and it is fun to visit.

3. Reiki 4 All features a very active message board with all levels of Reiki and energy healing practitioners who are happy to share their insight and wisdom with each other. It is a true Reiki community, and also features a place for posts for healing requests, which are honored with free Reiki from the members.

4. The Nexus Reiki Cafe is another message board site devoted to Reiki. It is my other favorite place to ask questions, share insights, and learn a lot from other Reiki practitioners.

5. The International House of Reiki is a very informative site featuring Reiki classes, podcast interviews with fascinating people, excellent articles, and other resources on Reiki.

6. The International Center for Reiki Training is a website run by William Rand, one of the most recognized Reiki authorities out there. He has developed Karuna Reiki, a powerful variation on Reiki, and features strong support for Reiki practitioners and teachers, as well as scientific articles on the reality of Reiki, a magazine, Reiki training manuals, and much more. A person could spend months there and not read it all. My Reiki training came from this lineage.

7. Reiki Support is a website run by my powerful Reiki friend, Bridget. She healed her own cancer using Reiki - no chemo. She is a wonderful inspiration, and brilliant besides. Visit her site and get inspired about what Reiki can do.

8. Reiki Artist is Beth, a Reiki Master on her journey, who not only graciously shares aspects of her journey in her blog, but also creates beautiful art.

9. One Reiki Tree is another nice Reiki community, and a place where free attunements and healing are offered, in exchange for “paying it forward” - doing good deeds for others. It is a good resource for Reiki practitioners, and an informative place.

10. Reiki Digest is a well-written collection of articles about Reiki from all over the world. You’ll find extremely intelligent discussions here and more great information.

Happy reading.