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From anxiety to doing Reiki. 

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Last night was another crystal bowl and Reiki meditation where I was performing Reiki while the crystal bowls were playing in the background. Allowing healing on various levels of being. It was a packed room, with twelve people participating in this event. It was our third event together in the past three months. All an incredible experience for everyone involved. To be in that environment now and doing something I love and am passionate about is such an amazing thing. 

It gets me to thinking about my journey and how far I have come in the past two years. How I have transformed my life for the better in so many ways. It’s hard to believe there was a time when my life was controlled by fear and anxiety. Where I avoided everything. Life. People. Living. Now I am doing events like this, and the fear I once had, is no longer there controlling me. I am free. To be free is such a wonderful thing. Now I work to help others change their life and be free too. 

My life has been a wild and crazy roller coaster over the years and has taken me to places I never dreamed of, and am doing things I never thought I could or would. All because I took a chance and took a leap of faith into the world. It was scary but I was no longer going to let that fear run my life. I love interacting with people and helping them make changes in their life. Reiki allows me to be able to do that as I’ve seen what Reiki and energy work can do. Reiki is just one of the many tools I have acquired over the years of healing myself. 

I have been asked many questions on what is Reiki and I hope to answer some of them for people with this post.

So what is Reiki? 

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
What is involved in a Reiki session?

In a typical session the client and the Reiki practitioner, get together and first talk about what brought the person to them. What they are hoping to achieve from a Reiki session and for new people a quick rundown of what to expect and what Reiki is. 

The client then usually lays on a massage table, or in some cases a chair, and the Reiki practitioner connects to the Reiki energy and begins to channel it into the client through their hands, and into their body through various hand positions on the body. Reiki can also be done hands off as well. Reiki is conscious enough to go where it is needed. To bring balance to the body, mind, and spirit, to help the bodies own natural healing abilities and to strength the organs within the body. 

Reiki so based on the principle of channeling universal life force, known to some  as Chi or Qi. 

A typical session can last from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. Most are usually an hour. Afterwards the client will feel relaxed, calm, and peaceful. During a session a client may fall asleep, or have an emotional response, such as crying. It’s all part of the healing process. 

After wards it is recommended to drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins and energies that are no longer needed by the body. It’s not uncommon to be thirsty and drink a lot, as well as use the bathroom frequently to expel it all, as well as have strange dreams, and even sleep a good night afterwards. Each session is unique to the person receiving it.

During a session a person may feel warmth, cold, tingles, or even have visions or feel loved ones around them. Most report a feeling of calm and peace. 

A Reiki practitioner may also incorporate crystals or sound into the healing session. 

Reiki and energy healing is about bringing balance to the individual who is seeking healing. A Reiki practitioner is only a channel for the Reiki energies, healing is up to the person that seeks healing. 

If given a chance to experience a Reiki session, I recommend it. It may just change your life as it has me. 

Energy healing does not replace medical treatment or medical advice. It’s a compliment to help you along your healing journey. To bring balance and wholeness to your entire being. 

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Adventures in going out: Week 36.

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The get up and dance edition.

This post here marks the 90th post on this blog. To commemorate I decided to go out for the 36th week in a row. 36 weeks. 9 months of weekly shenanigans. That is amazing!

This week was a fun week as I was all over the place. It started on Tuesday, which is known as The Flash Tuesday. Sadly, I did not get to see The Flash that night, but it was well worth missing it that night. I went out with some friends to Mastoris in Bordentown, NJ. It was a little dinner. Well, technically it was a LARGE dinner, but you get the idea of it. We had a lovely little dinner, and during the meal, we all felt the presence of a spirit that had come around when we were talking. From what we could gather and feel, the spirit was a male spirit. That lived around the 1800’s. A man of the land, not really a hobo, a drifter perhaps. We think he had lost his child back then. Before we sent him to the light to where he belonged. It was possible that another spirit was picked up as well. Of course we do not know much about the land to know who the spirit was, or validate our feelings/impressions. My friend lovingly, calls us the “spirit 5.” When we are together our energy just seems to bring forth such things.

After dinner we went to Halloween Street in Bordentown where the houses were decorated for Halloween. This years theme was spiders. Gross! Who ever picked spiders as a theme. The houses were fun to look at, and walk around. One of them, had a display of 400 or so carved pumpkins. All types of designs. I snag a few pics of them. My favorite had to have been Marty McFly and Doc Brown, and then the Starwars ones. Since Halloween was over they were giving away the pumpkins to anyone who wanted them and would donate the rest to be food for animals at a zoo. All in all it was a fun night out with friends. It’s always a fun time with us, together. Having fun. Whether it’s reading oracle cards or in this case, random spirit encounters. We plan to go check out Batsto cemetery next weekend, and I am looking forward to that one.

Wednesday night I had a third Reiki session and as always it was an amazing experience. Healing, and clearing out old junk from my self and my energy. All helping me to open up more and have a happier healthier life.

 

Which lead me to my Saturday escapades to romp around and have fun with. I had a sound healing session with gongs being done at the place I get my Reiki from. I had felt called to get that done. It was certainly an interesting experience feeling all the vibrations of the gongs being struck, and the energy vibrating through me. Another lovely healing session. I enjoy them all. They have helped me in so many ways. Of course they are also tiring when they are done as the body adjusts and heals. I was ready just to go to bed earlier tonight.

Before that I would decide to go to the movies and see Dr. Strange. Marvel’s latest flick. I went at a 10:40 am showing, and I honestly don’t think I have ever been to the movies that early before. So that was a nice new experience and the movie was a lot of fun. Certainly a very strange, see what I did there, and trippy movie to see.

All in all another successful and fun week. This coming week I have a workshop to attend on Friday and Saturday morning. It’s an Archangel Gabriel workshop, on 11:11. Ought to have a lot of good energy at that. Then some shenanigans with my friends. That I look forward to. Next Sunday there is a crystal bowl meditation that I will probably attend. I always enjoy those. Never know what will come up and open up within me.

 

Creating a new habit.

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They say if you do something for 21 days it becomes habitual and part of your regular routine. That is where I had found myself creating a new daily habit for myself to better myself in some way. That is what this journey, and this blog, has been about for me. Bettering myself and my life. This past year has been more about the physical aspects of myself and changing them, so I decided to take it up a notch and work on the emotional/mental aspects of myself. Which are just as important if not more in a life of anxiety/fear/panic/depression. Most of that stems from overthinking, and a mind that will not shut up with its “what ifs.” So that is where meditation comes in to help silence the monkey brain, as they call it, and help one focus.

The artofliving.org lists some of the benefits of meditation to be:

Mental Benefits of Meditation

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an relaxed state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of meditation:

  • Anxiety decreases
  • Emotional stability improves
  • Happiness increases
  • Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • Problems become smaller
  • Meditation sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation

 

As can be seen, these are very helpful in a healing and soothing an anxious mind. Now I know it can be easy to just dismiss meditation as some form of devil worshiping hippie crazy, but meditation is not that. One of the things I have learned during my journey of going out was being mindful of the present moment. Staying present and not worrying about what could be, and allow myself to just do. That has been crucial in this journey. Being in the present moment and just doing instead of worrying about it. If I did all of that, I would never have gone out that door that first day. Meditation can and does help us stay present and stay in this moment. Something very important to us all. Meditation also helps to calm us down during stressful anxious moments as we slow our thinking down, and slow our breathing down. Improper breathing has been attributed to help create panic attacks, as we breathe shallow and rapidly. Full deep breaths can be very help to help soothe and stop a panic/anxiety attack from taking us over.

I am not saying go sit in a cave for thirty years and chant and meditate, but if you want to, no one is stopping you. Five to ten minutes is a great start to bettering your life and that is what this journey/blog has been all about for me. Bettering my life.

Now you don’t have to start off meditating that is not what this post is all about. Meditation was just an example of the wonderful things you can do for yourself, and is what I am currently doing for myself. This post is about changing your life, one day, and step at a time. And making it part of your daily routine so it becomes habitual. It can be something like getting more exercise, which I did as well, I started running over a year ago. It can be about eating healthier, not eating junk food. Something else I did, and that has been huge in changing my life around. So do something good for yourself, and take those first steps to changing your life around. Make changes. Do something good. And make it part of your daily routine and see where it takes you. Literally and figuratively.