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Welcome to a healing adventure! My beingness has included minister, healer and wellness counselor for many years now. I well remember sitting in an orientation lecture, before receiving my ministerial ordination and starting on the path toward healing facilitation. I hear the voice of Rosalyn Bruyere, the person ordaining me that day. Rosalyn says, to myself and the others gathered at the little church in Glendale, CA that day, the choice to become ordained meant that Spirit would enter the life in a new way and new things would happen as a result.
I didn't know how true those words would be. Whenever we make a choice to serve others, such as learning reflexology, massage or herbology or such as being ordained as a minister or becoming certified in a healing modality, we are asking Spirit to use us in new ways. And believe me, Spirit WILL.
I pray you will receive benefit from the Healing Journey E-Series and want you to know that energetic support, love and light were embedded in it's creation and are available for you to receive. You may go through the lessons at your own pace, as one leads into the next and so on. It may be good to meditate on the different areas that your choice may open up in your life. In addition, if you desire total benefit, open yourself to the energetic frequencies resonated within the series as well.
You will find that your own personality issues, ego struggles, and mental/emotional imbalances may flare up greatly as you begin the path toward working in service. It is necessary. Once you have chosen to move ahead in your spiritual path, Universal Life Force energy will swiftly begin to reveal all areas where your own deeper level healing must first occur.
Therefore, it's a good idea to spend time in meditation and prayer and not to fall into the trap of thinking that these temporary flushings and flare ups are indicative of any kind of failure on your part. They are, in fact, indicative of successful progress and should be treated as such. There is no place in this process for guilt, shame, negative self-talk or self-anger. In other words, self-flagellation is definitely not required when these ego struggles emerge. In fact, the opposite is true. Recognize your humanity and ego are being stretched, cleansed, refined as with fire. Love yourself in the midst of any struggles you experience as you learn to walk more impeccably.
Impeccable behavior is far different that perfect behavior, in my awareness of the term. An impeccable being is just as human as the next healer and just as prone to ego-self challenges, struggles and obstacles. The difference is that an impeccable healing facilitator will fully acknowledge their resistance, imbalance or lack of clarity at the same time that they continually move toward surrender, balance and clear-sensing.
Personally, my definition of true enlightenment is not that I reach that space where I am at peace and in balance no matter what. Enlightenment is not a static state. As long as I have a body and as long as I am empathic, I will flux between polarities. Enlightenment, to me, is owning my experience in each moment, whether I am a raging lunatic or a peaceful saint channeling Christ Consciousness energies. In both places, I can be an enlightened being if I am aware, responsible and gently working ever toward balance, integration and truth. Another excellent way to become more aware of spiritual direction and energy in your life is through the dreamtime.
This introduction will be to share some general information about Reiki, for those who might be unfamiliar. The remainder of the series will cover different aspects of your mental/emotional/spiritual balance that may be effected by your choices now, some important information from my own experience about working with integrity and also information on the distant attunement process.
Healing Journey #1: Introduction to The Healing Journey (What you are reading right now)
#2: Healing With Spiritual Integrity Healing Journey #3: The Void; Our Dark Side Healing Journey
#4: Responsible Anger Healing Journey
#5: The Value of Pain Healing Journey #6: Subtle Energy Support Healing Journey
#7: What to expect, Final Email
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and promoting healing. Reiki energy is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the "life force energy" or "chi" flowing through each of us. If one's "life force energy" or "chi" is low, then we are more likely to experience dis-ease or feel stress.
The body radiates warmth and energy. This energy is the "life force energy". A Reiki session can bring that "life force energy" back into balance so that the body can heal itself.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words. One is Rei, which means "Gods Wisdom", or the Higher Power and the other is Ki, which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "Spiritually guided life force energy". The energies associated with Reiki healing are very powerful and will help you to access more of your natural healing essence, as a child of Universal Life Force.
A Reiki session and/or attunement may create feelings of warmth, tingling, or even coldness. All are normal reactions, even the cold. I associate the cold energy with the Divine Feminine and consider coldness after attunement to be a very good sign indeed! The Reiki energy goes where there is imbalance in the body. It treats the whole person - body, emotions, mind, and spirit, and, for many, creates a feeling of profound relaxation and peacefulness.
However, Reiki is also a powerful healing energy and can sometimes cause a flushing out of physical toxins and/or negative emotions. The temporary physical feelings of achiness or flu-like symptoms are so common that they are called the Reiki-Achies by some. Occasional feelings of depression, melancholy or angst can also occur but should be temporary in nature. If not, please get back in touch with me. The typical reactions are nothing to be alarmed about but do contact me if you experience them in a way that feels too intense for you, or if they last longer than 24 hours, because I can help you facilitate a swift return to balance and will be glad to help in that way.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing that works well with traditional medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery and to help relieve side effects from therapeutic drugs (such as those from chemotherapy). Reiki is tremendously helpful for dealing with our everyday stresses and strains. Regular Reiki sessions, whether self-administered or received from another Reiki practitioner, will help you deal with day to day work, pollutions, traffic, and other stress factors.
Ready for Lesson One? Healing Journey Lesson One: Working as a Healer
Health Disclaimer: Reiki Therapy is a method of accessing quantum healing energy. Reiki is not represented as replacement for needed medical attention. The soothing energy of Reiki may be helpful for physical and emotional distress.