One Reiki Within All Styles

                                      

Yesterday, I received a comment from my friend Grace on the previous post entitled, “Essential Oils and Reiki Distant Healing.”

She shared her experience of a session she had had, and was curious to know if there were different “styles” that Reiki practitioner’s used.

This comment caused me to share some of my personal opinion with her, and then inspired me to share more of it on a post.

So, thank you Miss Grace!

I am a level 2 practitioner; attuned to the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing, and have been practicing since 1997.

I use Reiki on myself almost everyday, and have a small practice out of my home. Most of my practitice involves sharing this beautiful energy with those infected and affected with the HIV virus. This work has been a blessing.

To me, Reiki is a neutral energy. However, the beauty of Reiki, is in it’s ability to use each practitioner, in their own unique way. Once attuned, Reiki is the teacher.

This, I believe, is the result of so many wonderful styles.

Each recipient will be drawn to a particular practitioner, because of “something” that resonates between them and the practitioner.

Reiki is like ice cream. You have your choice of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or cookies and cream…however, it’s ALL ice cream.

It is One Universal Energy….with LOTS of flavors. And like all ice cream….it’s ALL good.

I do believe however, their is one COMMON ingredient to Reiki…which is infused and felt within ALL Reiki styles.

And that’s the ingredient of LOVE.

LOVE is the “magical ingredient” within Reiki. 

I honor and respect ALL styles of Reiki, because each one has a “special taste of being” for each one of us.

So…Bon appetite!

And be well.

P.S. And Reiki is also…fat-free!

Photo: MikeCannery

Essential Oils and Reiki Distant Healing

One of the ways I find very effective in which to use two of the modalities that I practice, is through the fusion of Reiki Distant Healing and Essential Oils.

Each of these modalities stands strong on it’s own, however, when married together…create a beautiful and powerful union.

Essential oils, seem to allow for a strong “connection” between the recipient and Reiki. It’s like having a solid telephone connection, that enables a clear communication to take place.

Also, Reiki will always work for the highest good, so when blended with the energy contained within essential oils – it seems to propel that energy, and then diffuses it, where it will do the most good.

To begin practicing this, I suggest using the pure essential oil of either Lavender or Frankincense. Both of these oils are “adaptogenic” – which means that they will adapt to any condition (body, mind and spirit) for the recipient. You may even wish to use the two together.

 Suggested Usage

*Place a single drop of either both or one of these essential oils into the palm of one hand – then gently rub both palms together.

*Feel free to use whatever method you enjoy, that proceeds sending Reiki distant healing.

Prayer

Affirmation

Intention

Visualization

*Then simply hold your hands up and allow the energy to flow.

*If you use symbols, use them.

(I myself, no longer use symbols)

Between the Reiki and the essential oils, you will begin to feel a very strong pulse and pull of energy – it’s amazing.

You can also use this method when sharing a session in person. I sometimes will work with my hands about 3-4 inches away from the recipient’s body. The further I move my hands…the stronger the pull.

I highly suggest checking out the book, “Aromatherapy for the Soul” – by Valerie Ann Worwood. It’s a wonderful education in essential oils, for all aspects of healing. It lists a large majority of essential oils and their properties.

So try experimenting with the wonderful arts of Reiki Distant Healing and Essential Oils.

You may just find…a marriage made in heaven!

Be well

Seasonal Feet!

Ahhh…warm footsies!

Feet are the great “barometers” of our body that reflect the totality of how we feel.

If you can think of the feet as an external thermometer, you will begin to see how they can greatly assist us in regulating our body’s temperature.

When our feet are hot…our whole body feels hot.

When our feet are cold…our whole body feels cold.

During this Winter season, it’s important to keep our feet warm and snuggly – so that we feel the same.

I would like to offer you some helpful suggestions for keeping your extremities in “toe.”

When Outdoors

*Be sure to wear cotton/wool socks when walking in snow. It’s very important to keep your feet warm in extreme temperatures. Boots or shoes that are water-proof are very helpful. The minute your feet become wet…your entire body will become chilled. If your feet do become wet, change your socks immediately upon returning indoors.

At Home

*Be sure to wear a pair of socks or slippers, if your home is not well heated. This will keep your body at a consistant even temperature. Cold bathroom tile floors are the worst culprits for shocking the body into an extreme temperature change.

                                 

A Warm Foot Bath

Nothing feels better than a warm relaxing foot bath during the cold Winter months.

*Mix 4 drops of Rosemary pure essential oil to a cup of Epsom salts. Fill a large basin with warm running water, as you add the mixture.

*Soak your feet for 20 minutes.

*Do this after spending the day outdoors…your entire body will LOVE you for it!

Caution Care

*Use only pure essential oils.

*Foot baths are not recommended for those individuals who have a diabetic condition.

So remember, keeping your feet comfortably warm, will reflect the same throughout your entire body.

Enjoy this Winter season…without a case of “Popsicle Toes.”

And stay well, folks!

Photos: Crittz & Mass Distraction

Aromatherapy & Steam Inhalation

Breathe in……

When we breathe in essential oils, some of it’s molecules travel to the lungs, pass through the lining and into the bloodstream, where they travel around the body. Other molecules take an upward route to the brain, which receives a healing message – to relax or energize, for example – and transmits the appropriate “signal” along the nerve channels of the body.

Inhilation is the quickest way for essential oils to enter the body, and is the most effective way to deal with fragile emotions, and negative states of mind such as stress and depression. On an physical level, it is very useful for respiratory conditions, headaches, and sinus congestion.

Although essential oils may be inhaled directly from the bottle, other alternative methods are available.

Steam Inhalation

*Fill a small to medium size bowl with hot water (not boiling) and add no more than 2-3 drops of essential oil.

*Keeping your eyes closed, bend over the bowl; cover your head with a towel, and breathe deeply for a few minutes.

Some Suggested Essential Oils

Roman Chamomile

*Sedative, immunostimulant, antidepressant

Cypress

*Calmative, restorative, respiratory tonic

Frankincense

*Energizing, expectorant, immunostimulant

Pine

*Stimulant, expectorant, restorative

Geranium

*Regenerative, antidepressant, balances nervous system

Cedarwood

*Bronchial congestion, expectorant, emotionally grounding

Caution Care

*Use only pure essential oils.

*For external use only.

*Do not use steam inhalation if you are asthmatic (steam will aggravate this condition).

*Keep your eyes closed when using this method.

*Do not use this method on babies.

When used with care and respect, essential oils are a powerful tool that can support our total wellness – Mind, Body & Spirit.

Nature has giving us a precious and valuable gift.

So breath in….and enjoy!

Be well

Portions of this post gratefully supplied by: “Aromatherapy for the Soul” – Valerie Ann Worwood