The History of Reiki

The History of Reiki

Many books have been written about the history of Reiki and how it travelled from Japan to the west. I won’t try to reproduce that all here, but I do want to give you a little context about how the system of Reiki was developed. Dr. Mikao Usui (Master Usui) lived from 1865 to 1926 […]

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Gassho and Rei-ji-ho

Gassho and Rei-ji-ho

Gassho means meditation with hands together, a foundational practice of Reiki. Holding your hands together, in prayer position or anjali mudra, in front of your heart, signals the beginning of any Reiki session. It centres us in the Reiki energy and activates the flow of energy through the body. This activation of energy in Gassho […]

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Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the best crystals to start your crystal collection. It is a most often a beautiful violet colour, but it can range from very pale lavender to a deep purple. It is easily found in natural points, clusters, and polished and tumbled shapes. Of course, crystals are only safely used as part […]

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Crystals

Crystals

What better way to start a new season than to create a new resource category: Crystals! I use crystals extensively within my meditation and Reiki practice. I find that crystals allow for an easier focal point in mediation and also set the energetic intention of a session. Crystals work on every level of your being: […]

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Rainbow Tree: Chakra Balancing for Kids

Rainbow Tree: Chakra Balancing for Kids

I’ve been using this little exercise with my son lately to help him settle in at home after a busy day at school and to help alleviate his nightmares. Kids, just like adults, need time everyday to connect into their power and access the spiritual energies that are available to them. Adults, or children with […]

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You are Powerful!

You are Powerful!

Consider a time when you took a leisurely stroll through a park in your city or town. You were embracing and experiencing the sights and sounds of Nature and letting her speak to your soul. Now think about other times you walked in the same park, same conditions, and all you could experience was the […]

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Compassion and Kindness

Compassion and Kindness

  The fifth Reiki Ideal is “Be kind to your neighbour and every living thing”. Often I find that people in my classes do not need any help in being kind and compassionate to others. They offer their love and support and time to anyone and everyone. Except one. Themselves. There is something about being […]

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Music Heals

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye I recently went through our vast music collection. I wanted to put together a few songs that lifted my heart and made my toes tap. Maybe even a few that make me shimmy and shake. I put together an Uplift Mix. What a lovely meandering through my past. Each […]

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