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How to Use Colors for Healing

Fill a ruby red colored glass with water and set it outside beneath the morning sun for two hours. Bring it inside and let it warm to room temperature and then slowly sip it. Visualize the water turning red as it flows down your throat and into your stomach. Since red rules energy, this is a terrific color cure for depression. It will also help shrink cancerous tumors....

... I am so sorry, but this post has been moved to my new website, Color Therapy, and can be found in its entirety here: Easy Ways to Use Colors for Healing

The Healing Power of Color

How does using color in meditations increase and accelerate your ability to heal and transform energy? Renowned energy healer Aleta St. James explains this Life Shift technique...

Reiki and Color Healing

Practicing Reiki with color healing techniques in this free alternative medicine therapy video clip.

Grounding Exercise

Sitting on a chair with your spine straight, visualize a rope descending from the tail of your spine. See it go through the floor, down through the earth, then the layers of rock, until you feel that you are near the center of the earth, then anchor the rope there. You can also visualize your body going through the earth with the rope and, having anchored it, come back to your sitting position.

Now imagine that there are two holes in the bottom of your feet and that a heavy brownish-red warm sludge is coming up through these holes and circulating throughout your lower body. Do this until your lower body feels heavier. Then visualize a distant point in the heavens from which a beam of white light is coming down to connect with a point on the crown of your head. Feel the white light flow through this point into your head and through the upper part of your body, cleansing it and making it feel lighter.

Now feel the two different energies circulating at the same time and finish the exercise by touching the floor with your hands to allow any excess energy to return to the earth. This exercise takes only a few minutes to do.

As with all visualization exercises, don't become obsessed with trying to see everything clearly - forming the idea in your mind is enough to make it work.

~From: Healing Reiki

Treatment Tips

Make sure that the environment in which you give Reiki treatments is warm, well aired and relaxing.

Ideally, use a massage table to give Reiki treatments but you could use a firm bed or a duvet placed on the floor.

Remove any jewellery you are wearing such as rings, bracelets and watch.

Always wash your hands immediately before and after each treatment.

Grounding exercises can be useful as a preparation for giving a Reiki treatment.

You could rub a few drops of rose oil or other oil of your choice on your hands before giving a treatment.

Try playing soothing music quietly in the background to help create a relaxing environment.

Sit quietly for a few minutes before your client arrives to clear your mind. You dould even give yourself Reiki to the heart and solar plexus areas.

~from Healing Reiki

Contraindications for Reiki

I would recommend extreme caution if you are asked to treat someone with a pacemaker. The effect of Reiki energy on such a device can be very unpredictable.

Extreme care should be taken when treating anyone who suffers from diabetes. Reiki can affect the levels of insulin required by the body. You will need to warn the recipient that if they wish to receive Reiki, they will need to monitor their insulin levels very closely.

Care should be taken during all stages of pregnancy with the use of essential oils on pressure points.

It is important to remember that while it is safe to give Reiki to babies and children, they do not need to receive Reiki for as long as an adult. Twenty to thirty minutes should be adequate for a full body treatment.

Do not attempt to give or receive Reiki after drinking alcohol as it may cause some unpleasant side effects.

Do not give Reiki to broken bones before the site of the break has been set in plaster. Otherwise there is a real chance that the bone may start to knit at an incorrect angle.

~from Healing Reiki

Reiki Natural Healing

Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word for Universal Life Force and a system of natural healing that channels Reiki through the hands. It is known by many names.

The traditional Asian medical paradigm views injury, dysfunction and disease as manifesting when subtle energies are weak, distorted or out-of-balance. Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Hatha Yoga, Shiatsu, Polarity, Macrobiotics, Radionics, and herbal remedies are means of optimizing subtle auric and internal energies.

Reiki accesses the source of Life to heal the self and others on spiritual, mental, emotional and physical levels. Reiki allows the source of well-being to enhance and balance natural life forces through non-intrusive therapeutic touch. Health maintenance, pain relief, mental quietude and healing result from its application.

Reiki augments and accelerates the healing process. It can be effective in cases that do not respond to other forms of treatment. It can be used in conjunction with any other therapeutic modality. Creative energy is the essence of all healing. Dr. Albert Schweitzer said, "We physicians do nothing, we only help and encourage the
physician within."

Reiki is a spiritual power that came with the Buddha's enlightenment. He gave that gift to his students along with meditation techniques which were the means of his self-realization.

In the late 1800's a specific formula for accessing Universal Life Force was discovered in some Sanskrit sutras found in a Kyoto zendo by a scholar seeking knowledge of what the Buddha taught about healing. Mikao Usui was contemplating what he had learned when he received a transcendental initiation, the results of which were the abilities of healing by laying on of the hands and of sending healing over distance. Much later he realized that the experience of God is more essential to fulfillment of the purpose of life than the power of healing.

Reiki is an essence which comes from the Source of Life itself. Since Reiki is multi-dimensional it can be a catalytic factor in personal evolution no matter what beliefs are held. The experience of Reiki is a vehicle to becoming conscious of your own being regardless of faith or concepts.

The innate ability to channel healing energy through the hands is awakened through a series of direct transmission initiations which attune and align energy centers in the body and hands. Reiki is not a system of religious beliefs. The world does not need another. Anyone can learn Reiki; it is very simple.

  • relieves stress and pain.
  • relaxes muscle spasms.
  • releases emotional blockages.
  • accelerates natural healing.
  • stimulates the immune system.
  • balances subtle body energies.
  • is beyond belief.
  • can be used in conjunction with any other therapeutic modality.
  • is effective on chronic and acute illness or injury.
  • can be learned by anyone.
  • uses laying on of the hands.
  • can be sent over any distance.
  • is a means of sharing love.
  • is completely safe and benign.
  • protects the practitioner.
  • is Universal Life Force.

    Source: SpiritWeb

The only way to know it is to feel it. If you are interested in having a treatment contact me. If you are interested in becoming a Reiki Practitioner register for a class now.

Prayer of Fra Giovanni

There is nothing I can give you which you do not have, but there is much that while I cannot give it, you can take.

No Heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take Heaven.

No Peace lies in our future which is not hidden in this present instant. Take Peace.

The gloom of the world is but a shadow, behind it, yet within reach is joy, there is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see and to see we have only to look. I beseech you to look.

Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their covering cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath a living splendor woven of love, by wisdom with power.

Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel’s hand that brings it to you.

Everything we call a trial, a sorrow or a duty, the angel’s hand is there, the gift is there and the wonder of an over-shadowing presence.

Our joys too be not content with them as joys. They too conceal diviner gifts.

And so at this time I greet you, not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks, the shadows flee away.

by Fra Giovanni - 1513

Points to Ponder

One day in 1991 my Highest-Self gave me a series of lessons and Truths which
really didn't mean much to me at the time. Today I saw them again and had many revelations. Here they are for you to ponder too. Enjoy!
  • Remember: Discipline - monitor your thoughts, words, emotions and actions.
  • Harmony in your life is a gauge of the effectiveness of your work.
  • If things are not harmonous or working, look to your thoughts, words, emotions and actions.
  • Put nothing outside of yourself. You create your reality totally.
  • Forget all you have learned in this life.
  • Strive to be the best you can be - for you.
  • Know thyself - be who you are rather than who others perceive you to be or what they tell you to be.
  • Have Faith - know what you think will affect your life.
  • Words can heal or harm; create or destroy.
  • Everything (thoughts, words, emotions, places, songs, etc.) has a vibration. It will either resonate to harmony or discord within you. That which is discordant move away from or change your perception of it.
  • All in life is learned perception - change your mind, change your perception. Coming to a new level of understanding, changes your perception.
  • There is nothing wrong or bad in the Universe - only your perception of it. What appears bad to someone may be a wonderful blessing to another.
  • Only you can be responsible for you - take charge of your life.
  • Your biggest opportunity/challenge, is your soul's loving way of getting you to change your mind. It's like a joke. How loving or peaceful or joyfilled did you think you were - the challenge is humbling, the more pompus your position the bigger the challenge, but it is only perceived. The True challenge is to be fully who you are, in all situations, 100% of the time.
  • Honor others by listening and responding when asked. Everyone has their own level of reality and understanding, offer yours only when asked, otherwise it may be an intrusion.
  • Be loving and compassionate in all things - simply by allowing the fullness of Love and Compassion (which you Truly are) to flow through you.

    by Adonea (C)1991

Life Creed

To be alone, but not lonely.
To desire, instead of crave.
To do with or without, with no effect/reaction.
To give freely, and expect nothing in return.
To do, for the sake of doing.
To stop searching, only listen to our small quiet voice.
To not question everything, just to feel and Know.
To be Now, not in past or future.
To live life with Joy and Love.
To trust and love the self, and show your Truth and Love to all the world.

~by Adonea (C)1990

Do All Healers Use Reiki?

All healers use life force or Ki, but not all use Reiki. Reiki is a special kind of life force that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it. It is possible that some people are born with Reiki or have gotten it some other way. However, most healers who have not received the Reiki attunement from a Reiki Master are not using Reiki but another kind of life force. People who already do healing work consistently report an increase of at least fifty percent in the strength of their healing energies after taking the Reiki training.

This was verified for me when I first began teaching Reiki. There were two clairvoyant healers I knew who had highly developed abilities. They could easily see the life force flowing through a person's body, as well as see the aura and chakras. They could also communicate with a person's guides and Higher Self. They were adept at moving negative psychic energy out of the body as well as channeling healing energies. In my twenty years of metaphysical work, they were the most accurate and effective psychic healers I had met.

They told me later they had doubted there was anything I was teaching they couldn't already do, but that they took the Reiki training anyway, simply to support me in my new work. After the attunement, they were amazed at the difference they could feel between the healing energies they had been using and Reiki. They said the Reiki energies were more powerful and of a much higher frequency. They noted also that Reiki didn't have to be guided like the other healing energies they were using, and that the Reiki energies began flowing without having to enter an altered state. They also indicated the attunement process itself was a powerful healing experience, releasing restrictions relating to their healing work they had unknowingly acquired when they were healers in past lives. They were very pleased they had taken the class.

Reiki: The Healing Touch

Can Reiki cause harm?

Reiki can never cause harm. Because Reiki is guided by the God-consciousness, it can never do harm. It always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create the effect that is appropriate for them. One never need worry about whether to give Reiki or not. It is always helpful.

In addition, because the practitioner does not direct the healing and does not decide what to work on, or what to heal, the practitioner is not in danger of taking on the karma of the client. Because the practitioner is not doing the healing, it is also much easier for the ego to stay out of the way and allow the presence of God to clearly shine through.

~Reiki: The Healing Touch

Reiki Energy is Never Depleted

Because it is a channeled healing, the Reiki practitioner's energies are never depleted. In fact, the Reiki consciousness considers both practitioner and client to be in need of healing, so both receive treatment. Because of this, giving a treatment always increases one's energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well-being.

Reiki: The Healing Touch

What Is Reiki?

The knowledge that an unseen energy flows through all living things and is connected directly to the quality of health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. The existence of this "life force energy" has been verified by recent scientific experiments, and medical doctors are considering the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process.

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve health and enhance the quality of life.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master. Its use is not dependent on ones intellectual capacity or spiritual development and, therefore, is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

~International Center for Reiki Training

Is Reiki a Religion?

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, for optimum well being in the light of Eastern medical theory that we are a mind-body-spirit unity, it is necessary to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

~International Center for Reiki Training

26 Rules For Living Well

1.All Are Related:
There is a Native American saying, which translates roughly to "All are Related". Everything in the universe is part of The Great Spirit, from a rock, to a plant, to a fish, to a human. The spirit flows between and within us all, and is the building block of everything. Since we are all part of the same whole, we should treat the rest of the whole as if it is part of us, i.e. with compassion and love. We are all part of the Great Spirit, just like all the different leaves on a tree are still part of the tree.

2.The Energy Flow:
The universe is composed of energy. This energy flows between everything, us and within us all. When we have internal blocks, the energy fails to flow correctly, causing illness, lethargy and other symptoms. This energy can be directed consciously, we can see it, and feel it. How we feel affects our energy levels; negativity drains energy, positivity creates energy.

3.We Are Beings of Both Spirit and Flesh:
We are spirits, but at the same time, we are creatures of the flesh. We inhabit both worlds simultaneously, even though we are often unaware of it. We should not shun the flesh for spirit or vice versa. Both are equally important. We have to walk with one foot in each of these worlds, and pay them both attention. Neglecting either world causes distress in the other.

4.No One Entity is Superior to Another:
No one being or creature is any better or greater than another. We are all the same. We are all on different paths and have different levels of understanding, but that does not make any one of us better than another. Humans are not masters of nature, nor the animals and plants. They are our companions, and co-inhabitants of this planet. We are not superior to them, nor do we own them. We should treat them all with respect.

5.Belief Creates:
How we perceive the universe is shaped by our beliefs. If we believe we are in a hurry, then everyone else appears to be going slow. Through belief and positive thought, we can create virtually anything. We should believe in our abilities and ourselves, and we will succeed. We can combine the power of belief with that of visualisation to bring anything into reality.

Inside of us, a voice speaks and guides us. It is our intuition. We can choose to ignore it or to listen to it. Once we are in tune with our intuition and start to listen to it, we will be guided and will find that we can achieve more than we thought possible. We will begin to realise that the Great Spirit works through us - often in mysterious ways, but always to our benefit - in the long term.

7.The Higher Purpose:
Everything that happens is for a reason and for the greater good. We have to learn to look at events in our lives from more than just the normal human perspective. We must see them from the perspective of the Great Spirit and to look at what good will come from these events. This is the old maxim of "is the glass half full or half empty". We can look at events badly, half empty, and our reaction will be worse. However, should we look at events better, i.e. half full, then we are more positive, which means our energy is higher, and our reaction will be better.

8.There are No Ordinary Moments:
The past only exists in our memory. The future only exists as our expectation. The only time that really exists is NOW. It is a precious moment and we should treat every single moment as special and live it to the full. By being in the present, we have presence. To live in the now the conscious mind should be quiet and you must focus totally on what you are doing, not what you are going to be doing next week, or what you are going to have for lunch.

9.There are No Limits:
The only limits we have are those we place upon ourselves, or others place upon us. To this end, we should avoid being put in a pigeonhole and labelled by others. If someone views a dog as being vicious, then it is more likely to be vicious. We should hold no expectations of others, and let them be themselves, just as we should be ourselves.

10.Action not Reaction:
If we are tickled, our reaction is to laugh. We should be at a state where we do not react in a situation, but act. Reaction is unconscious, whereas Action is conscious. We should not let past influences affect our actions, e.g. if we were once bitten by a dog, when we next meet a dog, we should not let the past bite affect how we act towards it. There are times to act, as well as times to be still. By living in the present and having control of the conscious mind, we can better direct our action.

11.Positivity Rules:
Negative thoughts attract negative events and drain our energy. Positive thoughts attract positive events and increase our energy. To this end, we should look at our thoughts and the events which happen to us in a positive light, realising negative thoughts for what they are and releasing them.

12.Posture, Pose & Breathing:
Energy flows through the body, as it flows through all things. If the posture and pose are bad, the energy can not flow cleanly and causes blockages, which manifest as pain or illness. We breathe in energy from the world around us. Therefore, our breaths should be deep and full, coming from the bottom of the belly, and not the chest. This enables us to maximise our energy. Deep breathing helps relax us. When we are stressed, angry or afraid our breathing changes and becomes shallow and faster. By consciously controlling our breathing and keeping it deep and even, we can release the stress, anger or fear, enabling us to act consciously in the situation.

13.Everything in Balance:
The universe exists in a state of balance, as should we. We can do anything we wish, but should always do it to moderation, never to excess. Should we do things to excess, then they can become addictive, which drains energy and may become negative. Being balanced allows us to act better in situations. If we are sat on the fence, so to speak, we can jump off either way should we desire to.

14.Intent is Action:
You can intend to do anything, and your intent is important. However, unless the intent is followed with action, then the intent is nothing. As an example. I may intend to get fit, but spend all my time sat in front of the TV eating pizza and drinking cola. I have my intention, but my actions do not confirm or create the intention. Therefore, if you intend something, do it, don't just talk about it. Action turns knowledge into wisdom.

15.Freedom of Choice:
We all have free will, and can choose to do anything we wish. There is no situation where we do not have choice. It may appear that we do not, but there are always options, if we have the courage and strength to take them. We just have to have the courage of conviction to make the decisions.

16.Change Happens:
Change is continuous and is always happening around us. We can not actually perceive change, but can see the end result of it. Change is not a bad thing nor is it to be feared. Through change we can grow and go forwards.

17.Taking Responsibility:
Our actions cause a reaction - it is a law of nature. We have to be aware of our actions and take responsibility for them and for the consequences of them. It is no good doing something and then saying you did not mean to do it. Had you not meant to do it, you would not have done it. By taking responsibility for our actions, so we can take back our power and freedom to choose. We have to accept that no one will live for us, and that sometimes our actions will cause others, or ourselves, a measure of discomfort. Remember though, that discomfort is one way of helping us grow and to show us where changes need to be made.

18.One Step at a Time:
To get to any goal, break it down into a number of small steps. If you have many small successes, then this will lead to a big success. If you aim for a big success straight off, you may fail. Remember that a journey towards any destination starts with a single step, and then a second and a third, and as many as required until you reach that destination. Remember to reward and praise yourself for your successes, however small they are. By acknowledging them, you increase your power and will to succeed, strengthening your belief in yourself.

We have no right to judge another for their words, thoughts or deeds. They have the freedom of choice to do as they please and act as they wish, just as we do. We are in no position to judge anyone, as we are imperfect ourselves. It is easily done, for example, you see a big man with tattoo's, a skinhead and wearing leather, and the automatic assumption is that he is trouble. He may be a florist for all we know. This colours our judgement of people and changes how we act towards them. By having no preconceptions of other people, we can interact better with them, and perhaps make a new friend.

Integrity is all about how we act when no one is looking. We must live to our own standards and should not judge others by them. This is about living in line with our highest vision despite urges to the contrary.

21.Air Your Doubts:
By airing your doubts, fears, and worries, by looking at them and seeing them for what they are, so you can conquer them and rid yourself of them forever. By refusing to confront them, so they gain power over you, and become even more deeply rooted. After you realise what they are - release them.

It is very rare for us to fail. We only ever choose to stop trying. That is us exercising our free will. We can stop trying any time we wish, but those that succeed never stop until they get to their goal. Success often does not come easy, and does require work and effort from us. You will find that most 'overnight successes' have been working hard for that success for many years. Failure is not something to be feared or worried about, because we can never fail! Everything we do, no matter whether we view it as a success or failure is a valuable lesson for us to learn. By looking at a perceived failure as a valuable lesson, it no longer feels as bad. The only true failure is not learning the lessons our mistakes teach us.

23.The Ongoing Journey:
Our journey of exploration through life never, ever stops. The destination is not the reward or the goal. The journey to the destination is the goal itself.

24.Don't Mind:
If we take an objective view of our mind, then we can see that lots of thoughts drift through it, many of which we are unaware of. A sad, angry or fearful thought may drift up from the sub-conscious and change how we feel for no apparent reason. We must take control of the mind through tools such as meditation, and become aware of these thoughts and realise them for what they are. Then, we can let them go and stay relaxed and centred. By consciously focussing on our breathing, and keeping it deep and even, we can help to release these negative thoughts.

Emotions come and go. They flow through us all the time, often without us even realising. Many of us do not express our emotions because we feel we have to "Be manly" or "Be responsible" or "Be cool". When we feel the negative emotions, we can feel our bodies tense. If we do not express these emotions when we feel them, the tension is stored within our bodies. Having emotions is not to be feared and should be celebrated. When you feel an emotion - express it! If you are happy - smile and laugh, if you are sad cry. Expressing your emotions releases the tension they give, and helps you live more fully in the here and now. Once you have expressed an emotion, it is gone and will not return with the same force for that situation. If we refuse to express them and store the emotions up, then, like damming a fast river, eventually the water level will rise too high if we do not provide it with an outlet.

As children, we play exuberantly. We have fun, enjoy ourselves and have lots of energy. Then something happens, we grow up, and we no longer play believing that adults have to be adult and they don't play. Playing is one of our greatest sources of pleasure. It takes many forms, from sport to games to laughing and joking with friends. Playing increases our energy and makes us more positive. It makes those around us more positive and generally lifts the spirits of all involved. There are times to be serious, yes, but there are times to play too, and that is what we must not forget.

~Jason Johns

Rei Ki - What the Words Mean

Rei: Spiritual Wisdom

Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who introduced Reiki to the West, said the word Rei means universal and this is the definition most have accepted. However, Mrs. Takata also indicated that this interpretation is a very general one. The kanji ideograms have many levels of meaning. They vary from the mundane to the highly esoteric. So while it is true that Rei can be interpreted as universal, meaning that it is present everywhere, this level of interpretation really doesn't add to our understanding of Reiki.

Research into the esoteric meaning of the Japanese kanji character for Rei has given a much deeper understanding of this ideogram. The word Rei as it is used in Reiki is more accurately interpreted to mean supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness. This is the wisdom that comes from God or the Higher Self. This is the God-Consciousness which is all knowing. It understands each person completely. It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties and knows what to do to heal them.

Ki: The Life Force

Ki means the same as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit and Ti or Ki in Hawaiian. It has also been called, odic force, orgone, and bioplasma. It has been given many other names by the various cultures that have been aware of it.

Ki is the life force. It is also called the vital life force or the universal life force. This is the nonphysical energy that animates all living things. As long as something is alive, it has life force circulating through it and surrounding it; when it dies, the life force departs.

If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. When it is high, and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick. Life force plays an important role in everything we do. It animates the body and also is the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life.

The Chinese place great importance on the life force or what they call Chi. They have studied it for thousands of years and have discovered there are many different kinds of Chi. The "Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine" which is over 4,000 years old, lists thirty-two different kinds of Chi or Ki.

Ki is used by martial artists in their physical training and mental development. It is used in meditative breathing exercises called Pranayama, and by the shamans of all cultures for divination, psychic awareness, manifestation and healing. Ki is the nonphysical energy used by all healers. Ki is present all around us and can be accumulated and guided by the mind.

Reiki: Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy

It is the God-consciousness called Rei that guides the life force called Ki in the practice we call Reiki. Therefore, Reiki can be defined as spiritually guided life force energy. This is a meaningful interpretation of the word Reiki. It more closely describes the experience most people have of it; Reiki guiding itself with its own wisdom, and being unresponsive to the direction of the practitioner.

~International Center For Reiki Training

Decisions Decisions

This experience we call life is filled to the brim with decisions. During every waking moment, we are faced with more choices than we can possibly comprehend.

We are often simi-or un-conscious of the threads of life we spin with each thought or direction of thought our minds take. Some decisions are merely reactionary; some are carefully and methodically made. Some major resolutions are brought about by a culmination of seemingly inconsequential decisions and most have small conclusions entertwined in their process.

All that we are and have experienced is embodied in every single decision we make and each decision creates a new experience. Until we make any decision, we have no real idea of what the experience will be. Thus, we never really make mistakes; we only create experiences we either like or dislike.

What does that have to do with health, healing and Reiki?

Ultimately, all decisions direct our lives as to whether or not we are going to get sick with certain diseases, and to a degree, whether we are going to place ourselves in positions that could lead to accidents, or be in environments where catastrophes can happen...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Two Feathers Reiki, hosted at, and can be found in its entirety here: Decisions Decisions

Reiki For Horses

Here are two videos with different approaches to Reiki with horses.
If you have horses, love horses, or enjoy working with animals, this may be of interest.

Universal Principles

1. Universal Intelligence's Perfection
I align all the frequencies of my consciousness with the perfectly operating principles of Intelligent Infinity, The All, God.

Intelligent Infinity is inherently perfect and expresses this perfection through Universal Laws which operate at all levels of phenomena, all dimensions of the created worlds.

As human beings, we are created and we function, according to Universal Law expressing itself perfectly in our lives. Not only is each of us perfect, everyone else is also. See/feel the perfection inherent in all things, in all people, and in all situations.

When we see everyone else as perfect, we allow ourselves to experience our own perfection. In this way, we function intuitively without conscious-mind distortion. People and situations respond to us exactly as we see them.

2. Relationship with Source
Seeing and feeling God as unconditionally loving and supportive is the way I experience life: as a totally joyful experience.

I discard feelings of distrust, resentment, doubt, or anger towards God or Universal Intelligence, and my life works perfectly; I realize my ideal.

3. We Start from Completion
I effortlessly and joyfully experience the perfection inherent in Universal Design. The Eternal Now unfolds in my awareness.

Everything in the Universe is already perfect, including ourselves. We don't ever have to do anything to make the Universe or anything in it more perfect.

Whenever we believe we must do anything, it is a signal to remind ourselves of this principle. It is wise to sit down in a quiet place and rest until the perceived need to do anything passes. Anything done out of a sense of need or obligation is inappropriate. Every activity inspired by joyfulness is appropriate.

4. Only the Present Exists
The present is the only time there is. All created forms exist within the Eternal Now.

The past no longer exists. Any time spent thinking about the past keeps us out of the only time there is - the present. As we focus totally in the present, we notice that our intuition (our connection with Intelligent Infinity) guides us perfectly in our interaction with everyone and everything.

5. Oneness
I am one within myself. I am in harmony with spirit. I feel my kinship to all people and all forms of consciousness comprising the body of God. The breath of God breathes through us all as a single organism.

As we release the perception of separateness and difference, we feel the peacefulness, harmony and joyfulness that come from sensing our connectedness with everything in the Universe. We are one.

6. Align with the Universe
I open to the Universal flow of energy moving freely through my body. Alignment with my purpose keeps me aligned with the Universe.

Efforting is a consequence of resisting the Universal flow of energy: it is a clear signal that you are out of alignment.

7. Cause and Effect
I acknowledge the circumstances of my life and know that I am responsible for them. Without judging myself or anyone, I take total responsibility for their creation. I now open myself to have everything according to my ideal.

There are no accidents in the Universe. We always receive what we want. Since many of our wants are subconscious, the only foolproof way to know what we want is to see what we have. Once we are willing to take total responsibility for everything we have and believe that we caused it, we then open to ourselves the incredible opportunity to have everything exactly as we like it.

8. Do What You Love to Do and the Universe Will support You
For my life's work, I will to do that which I love to do. The Universe supports me in all ways for doing what I love to do.

Do what you love to do.

Selecting a career, for example, because it seems like a safe, easy or quick way to make money insures a life that won't work well. When we are off purpose, the Universe draws our attention to it by making things uncomfortable for us. When we are doing what we love to do, the Universe shows it's support in many ways: we feel more alive, things flow smoothly, we attract people and circumstances that support us.

9. Giving and Receiving
I give and receive freely, and through this I feel the abundance of the Universe. In giving to others, I give to myself.

We can only give to ourself. The giver, having given, is now open to receive and the recipient is in a position to give. It is a continuous experience. Giving leads to receiving, which leads to giving. When we believe in shortage, we hold onto what we have; that holding retards the flow to us, and creates an energy blockage which we experience as discomfort.

It is fun to give and receive freely and generously, as we master this principle, we learn that the real challenge is not dealing with shortage, but expanding our willingness to give and receive more generously.

10. Support
I give support and receive support according to the Universal Laws which interrelate all things in our Universe.

The world we live in is designed as a mutual support system. Use it that way. Locate people who will support you and receive your support in mastering the principles involved in having your life work perfectly.

11. Trust
I trust in the Universe's total support of me at all times.

The most important and effective belief you can acquire, to help you master these principles quickly, is trust in the Universe's total support of you at all times.

12. Understanding Body (Physical) Signals
I respect and understand the spontaneous communications of my body. I comprehend the meanings conveyed from my Higher-Mind to my rational-mind via my automatic body signals.

Listen to your body: it is a finely tuned instrument that tells you at all times just how aligned you are with your purpose and the Universe. When you notice discomfort in you body, look for the way you are withholding love and express it. Learn to read your body consistently, for it reveals the state of your consciousness.

13. Align with Highest Thought and Feeling
I align with my highest good. Effortlessly, I open to my highest thoughts and feelings.

Always go for the Highest Thought and Feeling. Since we can have whatever we want, why not go for the ideal? The Universe loves it when we focus on the ideal, and as a reward, the Universe provides us with universal energy to achieve those highest thoughts and feelings effortlessly. The more we support the Universe - by going for the highest good - the more the Universe will support us.

14. Free Will
The will of my Higher-Self merges with and guides the will of my rational-mind. I free myself and all others to unconditionally express according to our inherent perfection.

When deciding what we want, it is important not to interfere with what other people want. We can only choose for ourselves, not for others. The principle involved is an important one - free will. The Universe accords everyone the choice to live life as each wishes. It is not for anyone to make that decision for another person.

15. Non-Judgment
I recognize the limitations of the rational-mind to comprehend all. I allow myself to truly understand through feeling, intuition, and compassion; and I hold no judgments of myself or others. Through forgiveness, I release all energies of judgment.

It is not helpful to judge anything or anyone, including ourselves. Whenever we judge, we lock the energy around the experience, and it stays that way until we release the judgment. We learn to release judgment by forgiving everyone for everything. This allows us to forgive ourselves. It is then that we feel inner peace.

16. Define the Ideal
I acknowledge and release views of reality that are less than ideal. Only ideals of perfection guide my feelings and thoughts in creating the events of my life.

To the extent we are not satisfied with the things we have, we must define what we prefer. Changes in our lives result from changing our beliefs. Shape your life according to your beliefs as they exist now. By defining your ideal on a regular basis, you change your beliefs, and this brings about changes in your life experience.

We can have our life any way we like it, and we must conceive of it in ideal terms before we shall experience it that way. When we feel and see everything working perfectly, it does.

17. What We Focus on Expands
I see with the light of my inner wisdom: and I perceive only light in outer circumstances. In all situations, regardless of appearances, I see only light.

Our perceived need to deal with our problems only attracts more of them to us. The trick is to release the need to see problems and see only solutions. Every perceived problem indicates an unwillingness to see the perfection behind the illusion. We can discipline ourselves to see and feel only abundance, perfection, and peacefulness in every situation.

18. The Universe Handles the Details
Through my faculty of intuitive knowing, I allow Infinite Intelligence to select the details and variables of my life. Without efforting, I open to, and focus on, the present. I do what I love. The Universe specializes in the details of my life.

Our training in struggle and absorbing discomfort on the path to success encourages us to plan our lives in advance. Unfortunately, planning tends to keep us out of the present (the only time that ever exists) and forces us to select only from variables of which we have conscious knowledge. However, there are many variables that, if known, we would eagerly select in place of the ones we have chosen. There is a simple way to locate them. It is through the use of our intuition - our clear connection to Infinite Intelligence.

19. Awareness of Purpose
Awareness of my purpose for being on the planet at this time now manifests to my conscious mind.

Positive thinking is fine, but it must be focused. We create this focus by defining our purpose. Purpose is an answer to the question, "why am I on the planet at this time?" When we align all of our thought with that purpose, life looks different. We notice that everything has meaning and supports us.

20. Releasing the Past, Living in the Present
I now let go of all negative or distorted thoughts and memories. The past no longer exists. I trust the Universe to support me at all times.

It is not necessary for us to process out our negative thoughts; we only have to let go of them. Forgiveness is the means. Letting go means believing that the past no longer exists and cannot be revived. It also means believing that neither you nor anyone else has done anything wrong.

Letting go is a feeling in the body. It means that we trust the Universe to support us at all times. We believe that we don't have to hold on to anything to achieve a sense of security.

21. Means and Ends Are Identical
I align my motives and my means with the highest perception of my heart, my Higher-Mind. I acknowledge my clear intention to harmonize means with ends.

Whatever means we select to achieve a result determines the results. Expressing anger makes us angrier: expressing peacefulness allows us to experience our inner peace and joyfulness.

22. Abundance
I release that which resists the manifestation of abundance in all aspects of my life. I express gratitude for that which I have. I am open to receive.

Keep acknowledging all that you have. Express gratitude for it. The more you focus on the things in life that are working perfectly - joys, health, harmonies in relationships, etc., the more they will increase. Direct your force to the areas of abundance in your life. Practice feeling abundance. Abundance is truly all around us; it fails to flow in our lives only when we resist it.

Allow yourself to give and receive abundantly. True abundance is in infinite supply. The more we give and receive love, the more we open ourselves to receive and give those things which represent love.

23. Feeling
I acknowledge the wisdom of the heart-energy; the intelligence of feeling. I welcome and I honor my own Higher-Mind faculty of knowing-through-feeling.

Once we have embarked upon the path of releasing beliefs that limit us in any way, we reach a point where we focus on experiencing life at the heart, or feeling level, in place of experiencing it at the intellectual, or head level. As we progress, we notice that we need only live life at the feeling or heart level.

24. Only Joy Is Real
I recognize and release the joy within myself. Love-energy expresses through me to all people and all things. Any obstacles to my joy are dissolved. I experience joy by being joyful.

The only real feeling we ever have is joy. Any part of our lives which we experience as less than joyful is an illusion. The energy of Universal Intelligence is not available to support non-joyful, non-loving illusions. Such illusions are sustained by our own will of mind and will of emotions. That is why dealing with illusions is so tiring.

Focus your attention on the quality of life you desire. Quality of life is the feeling that is the setting for the events and the people that pass through our lives. Most of us have buried the joy beneath layers and layers of illusory feelings. It is necessary to keep peeling the layers of illusions away until the joy is uncovered and allowed to fill our being.

The only obstacle to releasing joy is the unwillingness to feel love for someone or something.

by V.R. Beasley/A.M. Patent

Your Healing Hands

Our hands always let us know how we feel in our heart. If we love someone, the chances are that we'll want to touch them. Pet owners reinforce the bond with their furry friends by stroking them. Yet the urge to use our hands to hurt someone or something is a sure indicator that we've lost contact with love and affection.

Through healing, the energetic link between the hands and the heart is revealed, and although distant healing begins with thought and intention, your hands will also tell you when you're working this way.

As you practice, your hands will lead you to where healing energy is needed, because they have a subtle sensing apparatus that is sensitive to energy flow and imbalance.

This sensing mechanism is activated and guided by the power of intuition, a faculty of your higher self. If you practice allowing the sensitivity of your hands to work in tandem with your intuition, your hands will prove to be a guide and helper you can trust.

Your hands have a direct link with the heart energy center in the middle of your chest. Activating the subtle sensing of your palms helps prepare the hands for distant healing or any therapeutic work.

~Jack Angelo

Chakra Zen Incantations

The Thinking and Breathing incantations in Eric Maisel's book entitled Ten Zen Seconds: Twelve incantations for Purpose, Power and Calm are as simple as counting from one to two.

Here's how it works - First take in a deep breath. Second release a cleansing breath out. The thought is a phrase that is to be spoken outloud. The words are to broken down into two parts so that it has a rythmic tone to it....

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TEN ZEN SECONDS interview with Eric Maisel

What is Ten Zen Seconds all about?

Eric: It’s actually a very simple but powerful technique for reducing your stress, getting yourself centered, and reminding yourself about how you want to live your life. It can even serve as a complete cognitive, emotional, and existential self-help program built on the single idea of “dropping a useful thought into a deep breath.”

You use a deep breath, five seconds on the inhale and five seconds on the exhale, as a container for important thoughts that aim you in the right direction in life—I describe twelve of these thoughts in the book—and you begin to employ this breathing-and-thinking technique that I call incanting as the primary way to keep yourself on track.

Where did this idea come from?

Eric: It comes from two primary sources, cognitive and positive psychology from the West and breath awareness and mindfulness techniques from the East. I’d been working with creative and performing artists for more than twenty years as a therapist and creativity coach and wanted to find a quick, simple technique that would help them deal with the challenges they regularly face—resistance to creating, performance anxiety, negative self-talk about a lack of talent or a lack of connections, stress over a boring day job or competing in the art marketplace, and so on.

Because I have a background in both Western and Eastern ideas, it began to dawn on me that deep breathing, which is one of the best ways to reduce stress and alter thinking, could be used as a cognitive tool if I found just the right phrases to accompany the deep breathing. This started me on a hunt for the most effective phrases that I could find and eventually I landed on twelve of them that I called incantations, each of which serves a different and important purpose.

What sort of hunt did you go on?

Eric: First, I tried to figure out what are the most important tasks that we face as human beings, then I came up with what I hoped were resonant phrases, each of which needed to fit well into a deep breath, then, most importantly—which moved this from the theoretical to the empirical—I tested the phrases out on hundreds of folks who agreed to use them and report back on their experiences. That was great fun and eye-opening!

People used these phrases to center themselves before a dental appointment or surgery, to get ready to have a difficult conversation with a teenage child, to bring joy back to their performing career, to carve out time for creative work in an over-busy day—in hundreds of ways that I couldn’t have anticipated. I think that’s what makes the book rich and special: that, as useful as the method and the incantations are, hearing from real people about how they’ve used them “seals the deal.” I’m not much of a fan of self-help books that come entirely from the author’s head; this one has been tested in the crucible of reality.

Which phrases did you settle on?

Eric: The following twelve. I think that folks will intuitively get the point of each one (though some of the incantations, like “I expect nothing,” tend to need a little explaining). Naturally each incantation is explained in detail in the book and there are lots of personal reports, so readers get a good sense of how different people interpret and make use of the incantations.

Here are the twelve (the parentheses show how the phrase gets “divided up” between the inhale and the exhale:
(I am completely) ... (stopping)
(I expect) ... (nothing)
(I am) ... (doing my work)
(I trust) ... (my resources)
(I feel) ... (supported)
(I embrace) ... (this moment)
(I am free) ... (of the past)
(I make) ... (my meaning)
(I am open) ... (to joy)
(I am equal) ... (to this challenge)
(I am) ... (taking action)
(I return) ... (with strength)
A small note: the third incantation functions differently from the other eleven, in that you name something specific each time you use it, for example “I am writing my novel” or “I am paying the bills.” This helps you bring mindful awareness to each of your activities throughout the day.

Can you use the incantations and this method for any special purposes?

Eric: As I mentioned, folks are coming up with all kinds of special uses. One that I especially like is the idea of “book-ending” a period of work, say your morning writing stint or painting stint, by using “I am completely stopping” to ready yourself, center yourself, and stop your mind chatter, and then using “I return with strength” when you’re done so that you return to “the rest of life” with energy and power. Usually we aren’t this mindful in demarcating our activities—and life feels very different when we do.

Is there a way to experience this process in “real time.”

Eric: By trying it out! But my web master Ron Wheatley has also designed a slide show at the Ten Zen Seconds site that you can use to learn and experience the incantations. The slides that name the twelve incantations are beautiful images provided by the painter Ruth Yasharpour and each slide stays in place for ten seconds. So you can attune your breathing to the slide and really practice the method.

How can people learn more about Ten Zen Seconds?

Eric: The book is the best resource. You can get it at Amazon. Here's the link: Ten Zen Seconds

Or you can ask for it at your local bookstore. The Ten Zen Seconds website is also an excellent resource: in addition to the slide show that I mentioned, there is a bulletin board where folks can chat, audio interviews that I’ve done discussing the Ten Zen Second techniques, and more. It’s also quite a gorgeous site, so you may want to visit it just for the aesthetic experience! I would also recommend that folks check out my main site,, especially if they’re interested in creativity coaching or the artist’s life.

What else are you up to?

Eric: Plenty! I have a new book out called Creativity for Life, which is roughly my fifteenth book in the creativity field and which people seem to like a lot. I also have a third new book out, in addition to Ten Zen Seconds and Creativity for Life, called Everyday You, which is a beautiful coffee table book about maintaining daily mindfulness. I’m working on two books for 2008, one called A Writer's Space and a second called Creative Recovery, about using your innate creativity to help in recovering from addiction.

And I’m keep up with the many other things I do: my monthly column for Art Calendar Magazine, my regular segment for Art of the Song Creativity Radio, the trainings that I offer in creativity coaching, and my work with individual clients. I am happily busy! But my main focus for the year is on getting the word out about Ten Zen Seconds, because I really believe that it’s something special. So I thank you for having me here today!
For information on Eric Maisel's books and services please visit his website. For information on Ten Zen Seconds, the next step in mindfulness practice, please visit

Chakra Balancing Meditation

Visualize a little red ball of light spinning at the base of your spine. This is the root chakra. Mentally note any color that it is and the direction it is spinning if possible. Begin to mentally change the hue of the ball to a brilliant, clear, ruby red.

Encourage the chakra to spin in a clockwise direction if it is not already doing so. Once the root chakra is spinning in the proper direction with the correct hue, expand it until your whole body is surrounded by this brilliant red light. Diminish the red sphere until it has returned to the little red ball of light at the base of your spine.

Slowly turn your attention upward to the orange ball of light slightly above the root chakra......

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Three Steps to Balancing the Chakras

There are three steps to a successful chakra balancing meditation or technique:

First, you must clear each chakra of negative energy. Negativity is represented by a dirty, murky looking chakra. You must change the color of the chakra to the most brilliant shade you can imagine. Sprinkles of white can be mixed into any chakra to lighten the color to the shade you need.

Second, you must balance them. Similar to the tires on a car, chakras must be balanced to ensure proper alignment and direction. Each chakra should be rotating in a clockwise direction. This may mean that you stop a chakra from spinning and encourage it to reverse its direction.

Third, you must charge them by infusing them with energy. This is done by making the chakras larger or smaller so that each chakra is the same size. The meditation and slide show presented here will help you with these steps.

Source: Mandala Madness

Are Your Chakras Balanced?

At Chakra I found a short questionnaire to help you learn more about your energy centers. Most questions have two parts. Be honest with your answers.

Their questionnaire is designed to help you to understand more about yourself. So don’t rush through the questions but rather try to reflect on each question before answering. And make sure you can honestly answer each question to be true at least 90% of the time.

You can use your results to see what energy centers are strongest in as well as which ones you need to work on.

The Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is located near the inside of the top of the head or slightly above your head and corresponds to the connection of Divine energy. It is the highest energy vibration. It is affected by prayer, meditation, and one's feelings toward the Diety. Any extra external energy you need for cleansing purposes come through this chakra....

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The Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra is the basis for all clairvoyant works. It is a purple or deep indigo blue which emanates from the center of the forehead. It is affected by your beliefs about spirits and your feelings about the past, present, and future of your life....

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The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is located behind the Adam's apple(mid-throat region) It is associated with the color blue. It is affected by your forms of communication, truth, and being able to ask when your needs are not met....

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The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is centered along the spine behind the heart region and is a deep emerald green in color. It is responsive to your feelings of love and completeness as a person. It affects the circulatory system of the physical body....

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The Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus (or third) chakra is centered along the spine behind the stomach region. It is the chakra responsible for receiving messages through clairsentience and is affected by power, control, and irrational fear. It corresponds to the digestive system of the physical body (stomach, intestines, etc) and is the color yellow....

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The Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is located along the spine behind the naval region. It is associated with the color orange, is directly affected by physical concerns, and is connected with the reproductive organs. It is the second lowest energy vibration, correlating to the emotional plan of existence....

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The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the color red. It is the lowest energy vibration, correlating to the physical plane of existence. It is effected by concerns of basic survival and sustenance (home, food, career). It is connected to the urinary tract organs....

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The Chakras

Chakras are concentrated points of energy. There are many chakras all over the body, but most healing systems focus on the seven major chakras that are placed at intervals in a line roughly corresponding to the spinal column.

Some cultures picture the chakra as a spinning wheel or sun, others as a flower, a lotus or rose, its petals unfolding as the chakra is activated. Each chakra has its own color and function as laid out below:
  1. Root of the Spine - Red - Vitality, sex drive, personal attraction, power.
  2. Spleen - Orange - Will power, intelligence, logic.
  3. Solar Plexus - Yellow - The most important chakra. Helps control and direct energy effectively.
  4. Heart - Green - Love, growth, wealth, generosity, nature.
  5. Throat - Electric blue - Psychic change and control, creativity, healing.
  6. Brow - Indigo - Telepathy, mediumship, psychic communication, intuition.
  7. Crown of the Head - Violet - Spiritual lessons, psychic power, complete understanding fulfilment.
Lots of cool information about chakaras can also be found at:
Wellsphere: What are Chakras?

Using The Antahkarana Symbols

The Antahkarana is a special symbol that has its own consciousness. It does not need an attunement for it to work. It is the image of the printed symbol that creates the effect. It works directly with your aura and chakras and varies its healing effect depending on what you need at the time of use. Since it is directed by the Higher Self, it always has a beneficial effect and can never be misused or used to cause harm. The symbols can be placed under a massage table, or under the bottom of a chair or you could sit on them. They can also be placed on the wall or they can be held against your body with the print facing the area that needs healing....

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Uses For Each Antahkarana Symbol

There are several variations of the Antahkarana symbol, here is a brief explanation of each one:

The large single symbol is more female and creates its healing in a gentle way healing the female energies of both men and women....

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