Saying So long to a long and interesting year.
Exciting new ventures, knowledge gained, and wisdom attained.
A year of choices not too sound, followed by choices that were sound or at least seem so for the time being.
New friends made, good bye to those once thought friends but were not really.
Relationships on borrowed time that on the one hand never should have been allowed in but if it weren't for them the flowering bud of knowledge could not open into an everlasting blossom of wisdom.
So it is okay. No regrets. Because in the end what really counts is what really matters.
How can you appreciate the good times for what they truly are unless you have weathered through the seemingly bad times.
I appreciate all those who have been apart of my life this past year.
Even those in particular who caused what seemed at the time to be pain.
But true relationships can be reconciled and this year I reconciled three relationships so I see much in my favor.
I have been blessed.
My health has been good. The health of my children even better.
I hope that all I have endured is not for naught.
I hope that I have learned to be softer, less judgmental, more loving and more open.
Open to love and open to change.
And for those that I may have inadvertently (no matter how "on purpose" my actions
may have seemed) caused pain, please forgive me and instead of resentment use what you have gone through as a means or method to grown in your own life...to truly appreciate what you have...and to learn also to never been in judgment of others....and to learn also to approach life in a kinder gentler way. As I have. Because no one has the market cornered on pain, long suffering or being wronged.
Although I'd like for it to be smooth and hassle free the better of me prays that this year will be good for me as well, that I may grow more into who I truly am.
And may my light shine brightly...may I always remember the spark of the Divine that glows within me. May I honor my spark and may I honor your spark because we are one and the same.
May my children truly grow into compassionate beings, loving people, sensitive and willing to contribute to healing.
And may you continue to grow, blossom and shine brightly as you forge ahead in your time that you have on this blue and green bubble.
I love you.
30 December 2007
Saying So long to a long and interesting year.
26 December 2007
According to Kimiko Koyama, the five objects of the Reiki Ryoho are:
1. Tai (body) Ken (health)
The body is the temple of God. Knowing this, we should take care of it and worship in it. Ultimately, we will not be able to endure the experience of enlightenment without a healthy body. We can make the body strong with Reiki, meditation, proper diet , and ...laughter!
2. En (relation, connection, fate, love, karma) Bi (beauty)
Beauty and love go hand in hand. If you see the beauty in every being sentient or insentient, you are bound to live a peaceful and fulfilled life.
3. Kokoro (heart and mind) Makoto (sincerity, authenticity)
Kokoro, the unity of heart and mind, is already mentioned elsewhere. The way to achieve this unity of heart and mind is by being our authentic selves.
4. Sai (talent) Chikara (power)
Talent and power go together. When we follow our talent the result is a power that no one can resist. There's no need to fear our own abilities!
5. Tsutome (duty) Do (work)
Our duty is to work on ourselves. In whatever we do, we should give the best we have. There's no need to hold back what we can give to others--and to ourselves.
25 December 2007
from the book CHAKRAS FOR STARTERS by Savitri Simpson
Remember, too, that it is important not to assess the value of your meditations or measure your spiritual progress b whether or not you experience phenomena, such as colours or sounds that may or may not come to you.
Paramhansa Yogananda said: "The path to God is not a circus." Rather, observe how you are changing as a person in daily life. As one great saint put it: "Your religion is tested best in the cold light of day."
Posted by IR at Tuesday, December 25, 2007
24 December 2007
Volunteering is very important. Giving back.
Origins of The Distant Healing Network
The-DHN was established on May 8th, 1996, by Elwin Reed RM.
The Words of Elwin Reed - RM
I took my Reiki III, ART, Karuna I and II, and finally my Reiki Master training from a local Master/Teacher (Maureen Pysklevic) who is very much a traditionalist in her approach to training. She has her Master students do a six month period of "internship" (for lack of a better word) combined with weekly mentorship sessions during that period. She "suggests" that the students take on some humanitarian endeavour relating to Reiki during the internship. This might be something like visiting a senior's home to give free Reiki, or offering your services at a centre for palliative care. I was casting about for something to take on, when the idea of putting up a Healing Request Page occurred to me.
I put up the page with the form in the Gateway pages, now at http://www.the-synergy.com/, thinking I might get a couple of requests a week that I could work on. I've forgotten the exact numbers by now, but I think there was something like two requests the first week, five the second and it continued to grow from there.
At first I enlisted the help of some of the other students at Maureen's Reiki Centre, giving them their cases by telephone. One night while browsing William Rand's website, I got the idea of e-mailing some of the people who had their names and messages posted on the Guest Page, asking them to volunteer. The first to reply was Rick Rivard. Other early volunteers were Jean Girling, Lois Hutchison and Robyn Walters.
I know I had over thirty volunteers, it may have even been over forty, before Rick took over a bunch of them and became the first Group Leader. I think it was about a year after it started that I put in place the first Case Managers. The rest, as they say, is history ...............
Return to: The-DHN Home Page
23 December 2007
Tai (Body) Ken (Health)
The body is the temple of God. Knowing this, we should take care of it and worship in it. Ultimately, we will not be able to endure the experience of enlightenment without a healthy body. We can make the body strong withe Reiki, meditation, proper diet, and...laughter!
(the spirit of reiki; lotus press)
20 December 2007
Uh, have you met ReiKiMan?
I just received my issue of Reiki News Magazine....
and I've encountered The Emergence of Reikiman....
at first glance I thought it was "corny" (i know, that word dates me)
but then after reading the comic...it was pretty cool.....
The woman has an issue with her Reiki flow... and after a bit... Reikiman shows up.... you will have to read the issue to see whats up....
If you have read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts....
Where is ReikiWoman, Reikiboy and Reikigirl?
Posted by IR at Thursday, December 20, 2007
From the website: Reiki For Holistic Health
WHAT IS THE AURA?
The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body (Human Energy Field-HEF) and every organism and object in the Universe.
The Human Energy Field as a collection of electro - magnetic energies of varying densities that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body of a living person. These particles of energy are suspended around the healthy human body in an oval shaped field. This "auric egg" emits out from the body approximately 2-3 feet (1 metre on average) on all sides. It extends above the head and below the feet into the ground.
To see a photo of the aura, please click here.
WHAT DOES AN AURA CONSIST OF?
The aura consist of seven levels/layers/auric bodies . Each one of the subtle bodies that exist around the physical body, has its own unique frequency. They are interrelated, and affect one another and the person's feelings, emotions, thinking, behaviour, and health as well. Therefore a state of imbalance in one of the bodies leads to a state of imbalance in the others.
THE AURIC BODIES AND YOUR NEEDS ON EACH LEVEL OF AURIC FIELD
1) Physical auric body - Physical sensations. Simple physical comfort, pleasure, health.
2) The etheric auric body - Emotions with respect to self. Self-acceptance and self love.
3) Vital auric body - Rational mind. To understand the
situation in a clear, linear, rational way.
4) Astral (emotional) body - Relations with others. Loving interaction with friends and family.
5) Lower mental auric body - Divine will within. To align with the divine will within, to make commitment to speak and follow the truth.
6) Higher mental auric body - Divine love, and spiritual ecstasy.
7) Spiritual (intuitive) body - Divine mind, serenity. To be connected to divine mind and to understand the greater universal pattern.
AURA COLOR MEANINGS
RED AURA COLOR: Relates to the physical body, hart or circulation. The densest color, it creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or unforgiveness; anxiety or nervousness
Deep Red: Grounded, realistic, active, strong will-power, survival-oriented.
Muddied red: Anger (repelling)
Clear red: Powerful, energetic, competitive, sexual, passionate
Pink-bright and light: Loving, tender, sensitive, sensual, artistic, affection, purity, compassion; new or revieved romantic relationship. Can indicate clairaudience.
Dark and murky pink: Immature and/or dishonest nature
Orange Red: Confidence, creative power
In a good, bright and pure state, red energy can serve as a healthy ego.
ORANGE AURA COLOR: Relates to reproductive organs and emotions. The color of vitality, vigor, good health and excitement. Lots of energy and stamina, creative, productive, adventurous, courageous, outgoing social nature; currently experiencing stress related to apetites and addictions;
Orange-Yellow: Creative, intelligent, detail oriented, perfectionist, scientific.
YELLOW AURA COLOR: Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going.
Light or pale yellow: Emerging psychic and spiritual awareness; optimism and hopefulness; positive excitement about new ideas.
Bright lemon-yellow: Struggling to maintain power and control in a personal or business relationship; fear of losing control, prestige, respect, and/or power.
Clear gold metallic, shiny and bright: Spiritual energy and power activated and awakened; an inspired person.
Dark brownish yellow or gold: A student, or one who is straining at studying; overly analitical to the point of feeling fatigued or stressed; trying to make up for "lost time" by learning everything all at once.
GREEN AURA COLOR: Relates to heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy color of nature. When seen in the aura this usually represents growth and balance, and most of all, something that leads to change. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social
Bright emerald green: A healer, also a love-centered person
Yellow-Green: Creative with heart, communicative
Dark or muddy forest green: Jealousy, resentment, feeling like a victim of the world; blaming self or others; insecurity and low self-esteem; lack of understanding personal responsibility; sensitive to perceived criticism
Turquoise: Relates to the immune system. Sensitive, compassionate, healer, therapist.
BLU AURA COLOR: Relates to the throat, thyroid. Cool, calm, and collected. Caring, loving, love to help others, sensitive, intuitive.
Soft blue: Peacefulness, clarity and communication; truthful; intuitive
Bright royal blue: Clairvoyant; highly spiritual nature; generous; on the right path; new opportunities are coming
Dark or muddy blue: Fear of the future; fear of self-expression; fear of facing or speaking the truth
INDIGO AURA COLOR: Relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland. Intuitive, sensitive, deep feeling.
VIOLET AURA COLOR: Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. The most sensitive and wisest of colors. This is the intuitive color in the aura, and reveals psychic power of attunement with self. Intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic, magical.
LAVENDER AURA COLOR: Imagination, visionary, daydreamer, etheric.
SILVER AURA COLOR: This is the color of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect to plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind.
Bright metallic silver: Receptive to new ideas; intuitive; nurturing
Dark and muddy gray: Residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body
GOLD AURA COLOR: The color of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. Protection, wisdom, inner knowledge, spiritual mind, intuitive thinker.
BLACK AURA COLOR: Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it. Usually indicates long-term unforgiveness (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entitities within a person's aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries
WHITE AURA COLOR: Reflects other energy. A pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent, higher dimensions. Purity and truth; angelic qualities.
White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon
EARTH AURA COLORS: Soil, wood, mineral, plant. These colors display a love of the Earth, of being grounded and is seen in those who live and work on the outdoors....construction, farming, etc. These colors are important and are a good sign.
RAINBOWS: Rainbow-colored stripes, sticking out like sunbeams from the hand, head or body: A Reiki healer, or a starperson (someone who is in the first incarnation on Earth)
PASTELS: A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.
DIRTY BROWN OVERLAY: Holding on to energies. Insecurity.
DIRTY GRAY OVERLY: Blocking energies. Guardedness.http://www.reiki-for-holistic-health.com/auracolormeanings.html
17 December 2007
Compassion in Action: Volunteer Part Deux
I've been perusing James Deacons website which is chock full of fabulous
He has a link on there to CARING CENTER
I've checked it out and it seems to be an organization that promotes opening up free centers around the world where people are able to go for complimentary care modalities.
Such as Reiki :-) of course.
Please check it out...it sounds like a wonderful program. They give you the tools to get one started in your area.
So if you know of anyone that has space they can allow you (You and other practitioners WITH you) to set up shop once a week for 2 hours to offer to facilitate healing for others.
Quickly scanned the list and seems some people use local houses of worship for space (I use a local church to host the Reiki Circle here) others have used Spas, places of business...etc.
I do not know but I would be willing to be that a business could donate space and consider that charity on their taxes?? I don't know.
Anyhoo, they provide a PDF packet on how to get one started in your area.
Take a gander this is a wonderful idea.
Good luck (do not fear)
12 December 2007
This was posted to the list ReikiPath--and I felt it is very appropriate to share with you as we all need a pick me up every now and then.
When we feel like life just is not going the way we want.
Or we have someone in our presence who seems to have the ability to just strip us raw.
*****************************Thank you Sushil for sharing this inspiring and uplifting words....
try to remember these lines,
" Most men consider the course of events as natural,
They little know what radical changes are possible
through Prayer !"
-- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda --
God has never given us a dream without also including
the power to achieve that dream.
We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them
discover it within themselves.
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive." -Matthew 21:22
surah 48 / 1 surely we have given u victory
Posted by IR at Wednesday, December 12, 2007
11 December 2007
This evening is the eighth day of Chanukah and thus the final.
This is the season of lights...of celebrating miracles.
Celebrate the miracles in your life.
Your family and friends and the love they give you.
For every breath you take....
Love and light to you all,
Posted by IR at Tuesday, December 11, 2007
07 December 2007
These are books I would recommend to the novice and veterans alike :-) The spirit of the writing is wonderful, inclusive and patient. The subject matter and depth serves only to inspire, share knowledge and edify.
They are invaluable gems in my personal library.
The Spirit of Reikiby Walter Lubeck, Frank Arjava Petter & William Lee Rand
The Spirit of Reiki ISBN 9780914955672
The Complete Handbook of the Reiki System
Reiki Best Practices--by Walter Lubeck and Frank Arjava Petter
Reiki Best Practices ISBN 9780914955740
Wonder Tools of Healing for the First, Second and Third Degree Reiki
And the final book I will share with you
Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness
Posted by IR at Friday, December 07, 2007
06 December 2007
Ever think about things you wanna do? Wish you could do?
If only.... or when you...(fill in the blanks)
Whether it is two day, tomorrow, or here, there or on the moon
the only place you can start is with you....
So why wait? Why dream? You know the old saying... Just do it?
It is never too late, too early to start with you!
So dare to activate your wildest dream...now....
Open your eyes and see the synchronicity all around you....
Open your eyes to see the opportunities, the connections, the network
you have available.
When you welcome just one opportunity with a grateful heart I guarantee
you that more will follow.
The path of your life is yours alone....and its all laid out before you
if only you would trust you would see the door or the window....one step
at a time.
And...if you fall or stumble, don't worry... rest a bit and get back up....
we are here to support you
Posted by IR at Thursday, December 06, 2007
03 December 2007
It is my belief that one should always be open to the current and flow of Life. Even through trying times we must try to hold on to the belief that something good will come out of what ever trials we are going through.
Holding to the Five Spiritual Principles of Reiki really can lend towards a greater awareness, appreciation and syncronicity of life.
Just for today....do not worryIn keeping with this (my) Reiki spiritual philosophy I'd like to show gratitude towards those who have gently (and sometimes not so gently) pushed me towards my Reiki calling and I'd like to thank my Reiki teachers along the way.
Just for today....do not anger
Just for today....honor your parents,
teachers and elders
Just for today....earn your living honestly
Just for today....show gratitude to everything
My mother, Toni, for being my number one cheerleader, support and constant source of unconditional love. To my brother, Damien, for living his gift of healing in a quiet manner and being committed to the path of service...first to his family and now to the community.
For Alan S. B., MD., for not only twice making the statement that Reiki was definitely for me but for also being the vehicle which delivered that not so pleasant wake up call (and forceful impetus) that assisted me in my spiritual journey by reminding me of who I am and where I really need to be.
For Lady Rachel Evanofsky for giving my first empowerment and encouraging me to self-heal each day.
For Arnie Hagerty for being one of my first teachers and for Diane Griffin for the several sessions of guidance and empowerment and initiation into Second Degree Reiki.
I'm also very thankful for my teacher Dharmadevi for providing resources, teaching and further empowerments for Reiki I,II,III as I walk along my Reiki path. She is a beautiful soul dedicated to the path of Reiki and Ananda Yoga.
And last but must certainly not least I offer thanks for my teachers Paula Michal-Johnson,PHd (Care Alternative), Dora Martinez-Armonstrong, RN, and Linda Baker,MD for laying a most beautiful foundation in my soul for a path of service in the heart of Reiki and for my Third (Master) Degree of both Usui Shiki Ryoho and Raku Kei Reiki system of natural healing.
Yes, I awoke this morning with a deep since of gratitude for the path and journey of my life. And through smiles and tears and smiles again I wanted to make sure I commit to writing for all to see my public thanking of those who have touched my life in so many beautiful, interesting and most unexpected ways.
On my path of service in the heart of Reiki!