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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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Healing with Reiki

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Back in September I talked about my journey with Reiki. That article is something that gets read quite a bit, as it becomes searched for a lot of Google. As many come looking to read about Reiki, and healing with it.

Since it’s been a few months since I posted that post, I thought I would do another one, talking more about my journey with Reiki. I have now had three sessions done on me, by a fantastic Reiki practitioner, who is also an Angel intuitive. Each session I had was incredible and each one really built on top of the last one. As each session I could feel more and more with the energies themselves as I cleared myself out and opened up more, I could start to really feel the energies themselves working on me. As I become more sensitive. Working on oneself, energetically, that is what starts to happen. We become more sensitive to the world and all the worlds unseen that we don’t even realize. Healing is such a wonderful thing. It really helps us on more ways than we imagine. Most of us, I was no different when I started this healing journey back in May 0f 07, I just wanted that quick fix. Where I would heal my body, and go about my way. Not really changing anything. Staying the same, just a different body. I learned the hard way over the years it just does not happen that way. Not with healing of this kind. This healing brings about major change. Major transformation. That is why, IMO, most healing fails for people. They just do not want to change. They do not want to confront themselves. They do not want to take down any of the walls the put up. They want to remain the same.

It took me 8 years on this healing journey to learn that truth. That I had to change. That I really had to become something other than what I currently was. I could no longer live that life. It had reached its end. In the Tarot we would call it, the Death card. For it truly was like dying. Just without the physical loss of the human body. That is what energy healing such as Reiki is all about. Changing oneself in more ways than we can imagine. It’s not just about healing the body. While that does also come to us, just not always in the way we expect it to be. For me, it was about changing my diet. Eliminating foods that I could not eat and was sensitive to, and replacing it with foods that worked best for my body. It was the energy healing that I embarked upon that lead me to that path of changing up my diet and how I was living. That energy healing started with the use of crystals. I started working on my chakras, the energy centers of our body taught about in eastern medicine practices, through the use of crystals. Using colored crystals that connected to each chakra. To help start opening things up and getting the ball going. I would put some stones in a little pouch and put them into my pocket and carry them with me, all day, and night. Until I went to bed. Some people put them under their pillow while they sleep. I found that their energy would be too intense and keep me up late, or they would affect my dreams. Yes, crystals can affect our dreams. While they work their magic.

In time with the help of crystals, and healing my energy/spiritual/mental bodies, I would then take that further and go out and get a Reiki session done on me. Each one as incredible as the prior one. All opening up and clearing out so much form me. Each time feeling more and more lighter. Reiki and energy healing can be used on so much. From working on our own energy, to our pets. To even infusing the foods and drinks we consume. I have been using it to clear out my bedroom so it is nice and charged with the healing energy of love and Reiki. All helping to change me from the inside out. I have been attuned to Reiki, so be a channel for those energies. To allow myself to be able to channel them. So I am able to use them whenever I need to. On myself, or if I want to work on another, helping them with Reiki.

In between those three Reiki sessions I have also had crystal bowl meditations done. Which also work on the chakras as well as clearing the Aura. Those sessions have all been powerful in clearing things out and opening me up. Allowing me to become more in tune with myself. Helping me to become more confident in myself and in being me. Something I have struggled with for so long. Lately I have been working with Reiki to take down those walls that I have put up that have kept me safe but also kept me away from the world and others. It has worked well with taking those walls down. While I still have ways to go with that I have hope in the power of Reiki and energy healing in tearing down things that no longer serve my highest good.

Working on myself with Reiki, crystals, and energy healing has been so incredible for me. It has changed my life in so many ways. I am optimistic about what it can do for me and where it will take me. I know I have only scratched the surface of Reiki and energy healing and I look forward to where I end up with it.

 

Adventures in going out:Week 31

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The “are you not entertained” edition.

My calendar seems to be broken. As I looked at it today and it said October 1st. That can not be right. Wasn’t it just March like two weeks ago? This year has zoomed on by, like The Flash chasing Reverse Flash. Speaking of the Flash, season three stars on Tuesday. I can not wait. I love that show. Probably my favorite show on TV right now. Of course I don’t watch much TV these days. Just the Arrow/Flash universe. With the occasional Big Bang. Have not watched that lately. League of Legends is on the same night.

It’s hard to believe that it really is October and that this year is quickly coming to an end. This year has been an incredible year for me. I might even go on record and say this may be the best year I have ever had for myself. The growth, the learning, the journeys, the memories, and adventures have been incredible. I have met so many people, and done so many things. I am thankful for it all. I’ve done things I could have only dreamed of doing. I actually was able to do some of them. For the first time ever I can truly look forward to where the future will take me and not be afraid and fearful of it. I can go with it and let it take me to a whole new world.

Today was a cold and wet day. It rained, or drizzled most of the day. I did not let that stop me and still went out to have some fun. This time I went to Cooper Park in Pennsauken to check out Pagan Pride Day. It was a local event where vendors were selling there wares, doing Reiki sessions, and doing healing sessions. Which is right up my alley. So I spent the afternoon checking that out. Browsing some wares, buying some more crystals. Picking up my first crystal skull. I have not really been a fan of the crystal skulls but this one was speaking to me, asking me to bring it home. So I did, added a crystal skull to my collection. I also picked up some Blue Onyx, which I love the color of, and some Flourite. Crystals are as addicting, if not more so than tattoos’ and I have 5 of those. I ran into some people I know and had some conversations with them and just enjoyed myself walking around, and interacting with people. I even ran into a person I did an oracle card reading on a few months ago. Small world after all. He had a table there today. Who knows one day I may have my own table at a place like this, doing Reiki healing, or oracle card readings, or even selling crystals. There’s no limit to what I could do one day if I believe in myself and set out to do it. I’m slowly getting that belief in myself.

Speaking of oracle card readings, I have three events lined up this month where I will be doing them for others. In public no less. Who would have thought I would be able to do something like that? This year has had so many for me and I can not wait to see what firsts will come for me in the months/years to come.

 

Compassion: Loving ourselves and others.

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I am still trying to grasp the fact that today is the second of September. It feels like this year just started, and within that time, I have taken two full vacations, and took myself to the Smithsonian. This year has been incredible for me, and I have so much going on these next couples months I can hardly wrap my head around it. I’m loving life. For the first time in my life I can actually say that and truly mean it. It is an incredible feeling.

With the beginning of a month it becomes a time to create a new day. A new beginning. A change. It’s a new everything. It’s up to us to do with it what we choose to. The other day when I was doing a daily card pull for myself, the card was Compassion. “I see and feel others’ points of view with forgiveness and kindness.” Then that same night a friend of mine did a pull for me, and out came, Compassion. Once may have been a fluke, twice in the same day, by two different people, not so much. When the universe talks to you, I have learned to listen. So this month is about Compassion for me. This is about learning to love myself fully, all my faults, and flaws, and accepting myself for who I am. For those that have suffered with anxiety that is one of the hardest things for us to do. Love ourselves. We start to hate and loathe ourselves and even life itself.

For me that hate and loathing turned into not believing in myself, and what I could do. Not thinking I was good enough. It did not help I have been on the receiving end of bad criticism that added to the fires of self-hate. The internet can be a cruel cruel place. When you are sensitive, like I am, you tend to take it personally at times. That was long before I got a thicker shell. So now this month is about healing all of that. All that has held me back in believe of not being good, not being worthy, and not being able to. One of the struggles with my anxiety over the years was an automatic saying I couldn’t do it. Now I am learning to believe in myself and being able to. It has improved my life in so many ways. When we find that love for ourselves we are also able to extend it to others. How we treat others can be seen as a reflection of how we treat ourselves. So compassion is also about being loving to others, especially those we do not know. As well as allowing them to have a valid say, and respecting their beliefs. Something the world needs more of.

So for this month I am working on loving myself more, accepting myself, believing myself more, and trusting, having faith in myself. I have set up my crystals, in sending out love to those who need it in this world, as well as myself. I have set up some Rose Quartz, and Selenite as can be seen in the picture up top. Yes, I am in to crystals, in fact, I have not mentioned it before, they have been a key component to me changing my life around. They have helped pave the way to get me to where I am today. I have not mentioned it before on this blog, as I was not sure if I wanted to say something like that. Out of fear of what others would say. This month is about love for myself and sticking up for what I believe in, and being loving and accepting of whom I am. So as such I am embracing more and more of myself, and becoming more and more whole.