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If you’re in the Chicago area and you’ve been interested in learning Reiki and feeling ready for the next step in your expanding journey, this could be an opportunity to infuse your life with new energy to ignite change.
Beautiful alignments of synchronicity have led me to be able to offer training in this area of all three levels of Reiki certification training.
You can either choose to come for Saturday 10/11′s Reiki 1 & 2 workshop only, or take advantage while I’m there of both days, including Sunday 10/12′s Reiki 3 workshop, and receive all three levels of training through Reiki Master Teacher level.
Registration confirmation needed by July 31st, but if you register early I will provide a discount.
Because I am traveling from out of state, Pre-Registration Is Required and registration is non-refundable.
If in the event cancellations are unavoidable, I provide full credit to be able to apply for a future training, or to any of the services I provide.
There are several people confirmed already for this weekend. I can accommodate a few more.
Contact me for more details and to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date and Time:
*Saturday, October 11th 9am – 5pm Reiki 1 & 2 Workshop
*Sunday, October 12th 9am – 5pm Reiki 3 Master Teacher Workshop
Location provided upon registration. To be announced.
The Reiki classes offered are part of the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Certification Training.
Have you been feeling the desire to connect more deeply with yourself and others? Do you experience increased feelings of love, intuition, and awareness of synchronicities? Are things feeling more uncomfortable or out of alignment because of rapid shifts taking place? Does all of this create a longing to embrace, in wholeness, who you know yourself to be and to start bringing that into your experience in bigger ways and more regularly? Do you feel a calling to be of service, start living your dreams, and perhaps are looking to live and work in more alignment with your heart?
Perhaps then, you are experiencing what many are in terms of accelerated actualization and you feel drawn to take a leap on that journey in order to assist things both personally and collectively.
Reiki is one tool that can support this and is an option for those that feel resonation with it.
Reiki has the ability to bring greater sense of:
* self awareness and alignment with your personal frequency
* deeper love and compassion
The focus is on learning, sharing, supporting and expanding your heart through Reiki (pronounced ray-key). The practice of channeling Reiki (spiritually guided Universal Life Force Energy) is an easy-to-learn, gentle and powerful system of natural healing that reduces stress, induces relaxation, supports intentions and provides many other healing benefits. As a very powerful aid to personal growth, Reiki works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, and can be refined for personal use and in our service to others and animals.
The year keeps rolling along and we find ourselves fast approaching a new Season. I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling that “Spring” in my step and a freshness of limitless possibilities already, and especially in the last couple of weeks.
If anything it’s been more about “Where to start?” than it is about “What the heck do I do now?” And that’s where discernment comes into play and to stop all activity of any sort, just to tune in to receive clarity that will help me to decide where I choose to commit myself, as I know that I want all of my energy fueled purposefully, precisely, and as productively as possible.
I simply don’t want, nor can afford to put energy into things and experiences that no longer serve and truly aren’t aligned with where I’m going, as that not only affects my well-being, but my ability to be of service to a greater good and to people who are also taking accountability in their lives. I’ve had enough teaching experiences to realize where my time and energy would be better focused for the highest good and have learned to allow things and people to come to me in Divine timing.
If I extend myself and receive no response that doesn’t mean to keep at it until I do, but rather, to let it be, regroup, and see if either I’m forcing the timing, or perhaps am not realizing that something is out of alignment. It may be that I’m only focusing on part of the picture that I’ve figured out how to neatly fit into my framework, but am not seeing the bigger picture that reveals an actual mis-fit.
We shouldn’t have to “make” something fit. You’ll know when it truly does, as things just magickally fall into place and continuously keep unfolding without effort. The only challenge may be with your own inner dialogue that might be doubting or fearing the thing you have manifested – in which case its then about building the courage to follow through in action to your visions you intended.
Perhaps you know what I mean when I say that something you manifest may not be exactly the right thing, but is evidence you are on a roll of starting to create and draw in things – your intents may just need a little more tweaking. You get excited about the first opportunity that comes your way and focus only on the parts that feel good, and allow those to overshadow the fact that you likely had an initial “hmmm” that you quickly dismissed because of the shiny pieces that drew you in and spoke to the excitement you had about being able to manifest something that seems like what you asked for. While there are some less obvious and perhaps hidden aspects that just aren’t going to create harmony the way you’d like.
It’s important to clarify what you want and be willing to make tough decisions to release things that don’t feel good with trust that something better is on the way, and set those boundaries, continuously, so only those things truly worth letting drink from your well, is what you choose…
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Another month roles around and with that, some insights from the lovely Lee Harris. It was a nice reiteration to hear he felt a lot of what I was actually in the midst of writing for this month’s newsletter in terms of themes around the need for centering yourself and keeping balanced.
Some other focal points you’ll find in his video below include how we’ve been moving through a lot of transformational energy that has included both physical and symbolic transitions, as well as increased intensities and challenges. A lot of your experience will stem from how well you are able to navigate through anxiety and fear, as you tie up things and are moving into the new.
Everything increasingly is speeding up and that calls for a shift in our responses to also rapidly integrate and readjust. This is where calming, centering, and rebalancing yourself becomes crucial. It will provide you more energy and ability to be able to flow with the changes you’re going through.
One thing to be extra mindful of is how much you are absorbing others’ energy. Try not to merge with their fear or the fear in the global environment, as this takes you off center. You simply can’t afford to go into the fear in order to be of greatest service.
Lee speaks about how any kind of practice that can help you to calm your nervous system, especially for sensitives, will do you great good at this time. This is likely why I am seeing Reiki really coming even more to the forefront these days and interestingly, Lee demonstrates in his video Reiki hand positions that you can use on a daily basis to rebalance and center yourself.
Although he doesn’t refer to them as such, they in fact are taught in Reiki, and are intentful ways to focus energy with conscious presence, regardless if you are Reiki attuned or not.
Lee also reminds us that checking in to see how stimulated you are daily so you can make adjustments, is important as well. Over-stimulation is happening increasingly and we don’t realize how all of this is impacting an overload behind the scenes, in conjunction with everything else you’re picking up on in the world.
You can’t make clear decisions when you’re off your center and right now many are spun out and not centered, which is fueling the anxiety, confusion, frustration, and fear.
Fear of the future seems to be a theme going around. I love what he shares about experiencing and accessing the future, which people are always wanting to do. It’s about being in the present, not worrying over the future. I have shared a lot how I can no longer see beyond present or close future because we simply are needing to trust, follow the energy waves of each moment, align with Earth and Cosmos, and release the need to know. We are operating on an as need to know basis now with the Universe and we simply won’t be privy to that information because it isn’t relevant to the experience and journey.
So remember, keeping your center is most important. If you’re feeling low, ask yourself how you are doing and how much you’ve allowed yourself to get into others’ lowered frequencies.
I’ve mentioned before that staying in and knowing your personal home frequency is key and the more you understand what is naturally you, the more you’ll recognize when you aren’t in center of your playing field.
Here’s Lee to expound upon the thoughts shared:
I’m up to my Third Eye in sacred tattoo designs and loving it. I can see and feel how the energy is shifting so much and so rapidly with everyone, as these designs are amping up not only in symbolic depth, but more and more people are also feeling this vehicle of expression and portal-awakening to be one of their chosen tools of their journey.
One of the most beautiful and valuable things to me that has come from writing my book, “Spiritual Skin”, has been in hearing from others about how their beliefs, ideas, and lives have changed because of experiencing a perspective shift from reading it.
It’s touched me greatly to learn that some even experienced opening and depth to the way they connected with others who have tattoos that they never would have before, finding a new appreciation for each person’s choices.
In some cases I’ve heard about relationships mothers had with their children being enhanced with their new perceptions on tattoos.
My own mother and father had their own transformations so much so that my mom, who would never get a tattoo, said to me “After reading your book, it makes me feel like I would really want to get one too” and my dad has exhibited proud expressions when others stop me to say something nice about my tattoos while he is with me.
In another incidence there was a beautiful story that moved me about a woman who never would have previously stopped to talk to a homeless person, but found herself finding a way to engage meaningfully, after reading my book, and stopped to connect with a homeless man to ask him about his tattoos.
And a lovely, young woman who has courageously supported her family and herself in life shared, ”I read your book and I have to say, I am not a reader, I buy a lot of books that I read half way and then give up. Your book is the only book that I have ever read every page of willingly…I have a Chakra book, a book on Egyptian yoga, I have audio books about the Law of Attraction, I have audio meditation guides that have been very helpful. I have books on angels (I love my angels), and I collect stones to try to meditate with them. I feel like I’m on the right path, but I’m just not getting something. Your book helped me understand a lot of what I have been reading about and listening to, more than everything I’ve been reading or listening to has.”
These kinds of things are priceless to me and are the reasons I do what I do.
If you’ve already read “Spiritual Skin” and haven’t yet shared a review on Amazon, I would love to hear what your impressions and experiences are from reading the book and your journey with sacred body art.
You can leave your review at Amazon here – just click on customer reviews and then create your own review: http://tinyurl.com/spiritualskinreview
Thank you dearly to everyone for keeping this sacred art alive and for bringing the true meaning and value of it to the world. I believe that, as my book title shares, there is much “more than skin deep” that you can take away from an exploration of spiritual meaning behind sacred tattoos.
If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred visionary piece of artwork or tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at email@example.com.
You can easily make your deposit at the link provided to embark on this journey in partnership with me. There is currently a waiting list, so deposits are needed to hold your place, since the designs are created on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation
There’s a big difference between being alone and feeling lonely. It’s important that we feel whole when solely with ourselves and through that wholeness, all of life becomes fulfilling and you start to see things differently.
Lonely is a state of mind, not a state of being. It involves longing for companionship, wishing NOT to be alone. Being alone with yourself can be emotionally threatening because it puts you in close contact with the one person you may have the greatest challenges relating with or liking much – yourself.
When we are alone this is simply the state of being by and with yourself, sitting with all that you are and every emotion, thought, and action that you can feel and perhaps don’t want to feel.
Being alone involves a responsibility to and for yourself, and may present challenges within that framework of understanding and commitment where choices are being made in each moment that can reshape your experiences and life.
And after all, if you experience dissatisfaction or unhappiness with things you are doing and experiencing while you are being alone with yourself, then it becomes clear there is no one else to point fingers at.
Yet, this isn’t to mean you should start attacking yourself either. It simply means that you are in control of your experiences and the way you want to feel in each moment, and that you can love yourself gently and tenderly through the process, as you have longed and hoped to be loved by others when you were in that state of “loneliness”.
Loneliness and longing is simply the child within you wanting your love, nurturing, support and attention. Provide that, and you will no longer feel the longing.
Feeling lonely is a reaction and focus on all of the lacks you think you have, rather than realizing everything you want is within you and always was readily there, but you bypassed your relationship with self, in order to create relationship with others that ironically mirror the missing connection you have with yourself.
It’s a vicious circle and there may seem no way out of loneliness except to move through it with acceptance and new found realization of what it really represents.
And that’s not to say that connectivity and relating isn’t important, as sharing and meaningful interactions are valuable, natural, and enriching, not to mention important to co-creating community.
The difference becomes that when you learn to love being alone with yourself, you can choose who and when you are with others. This becomes an empowered decision that you can make, if you wish, rather than an unhealthy longing and attachment that is merely trying to fulfill an emptiness you haven’t yet given yourself.
There are many opportunities out there if you desire to be part of a group and relate with others in healthy ways, but there are also advantages and value to learning to being alone at times, which can also prove to be extremely supportive to your growth, balance and well-being, as well as keeping you focused on your dreams without distractions.
You can interact and have meaningful relationships with others, but still be ecstatically alone, in which case you are enjoying the best of both worlds and will lessen the feelings of guilt, resentment, disappointment, and pain because you are not defined by the relationships you have, but rather they are extensions of your healthy relationship with yourself that will long endure after others have potentially left your life.
In the empowered sense of being alone, you realize your freedom to make your own decisions, to grow, and to choose what most supports your happiness and needs in each moment. You become accountable only to you and acting from responsibility that understands integrity will result in all of your relating because of your own personal integrity to who you are.
You will begin to realize that you can take care of yourself and that everything beyond the love you feel for you, is icing on the cake. You will recognize a deeper and limitless well of love you have to give and share with others, without feeling over-extended or depleted. You will also recognize your natural boundaries and learn to speak up for yourself when someone crosses lines with that child within that you are now in loving, close relationship with that understands what is okay and not okay to make her/him feel thriving and whole.
The art of loving aloneness will provide you with understanding how times of solitude are invaluable and where you can discover not only inspiration and listen more deeply to the messages all around and within, but also discover that you are never truly alone. In the stillness of heart you experience, you will enjoy deeper communion with the Universe at large and realize how much presence is in your life in every moment.
Discovering the difference between being alone and loneliness will uncover some very valuable lessons of growth. You discover many unrealistic fears and ideas you’ve been carrying around with you about “being alone”. Don’t judge yourself for this, as it was learned, conditioned, and in many cases created because of experiences you had when you didn’t have the ability to know or think otherwise. You may be on autopilot in terms of something experienced that profoundly affected you and the triggers now are unconscious, even when you know there’s no need to feel the way you do anymore.
This is when it will be beneficial to explore the fears and feelings you have, so you can understand what is at the root of them and how this simply no longer applies, unless you decide it suits you more to continue reacting as such, rather than loving yourself into a new and more responsive experience.
Like with anything, it can sometimes be a bit of a process and will be relative to each person, but you can start taking steps to enjoying that loving alone time with yourself little by little. Perhaps start with a designated period of time each day or each week that you spend with yourself discovering something to enjoy. You can also start making more mindful choices of who you spend your time with so that they are healthy reflections, rather than filling superficial needs.
See how your life starts to change, as you make different choices, spend more quality time with self and carefully chosen others, and no longer fuel longings, nor keeping charging triggers.
When you are in that truly harmonious place inside of yourself you WILL naturally attract others that reflect this. So in fact, security with your aloneness will inevitably draw in connections and relationships, but they will be on a different frequency that will feel more aligned and less charged or draining. And others will come into your space only because you want them to and not out of some unconscious need.
When you relate with others from this more self-fulfilled state of being, you will more readily be able to ascertain what doesn’t feel to match your personal frequency and what may simply be an experience to teach you something and integrate for more growth and understanding, rather than be call for deep involvement.
You will move in and out of experiences without the unhealthy attachments, and see the triggers as gifts to further you into loving dialogue with yourself.
Try not to fall prey to self-destructive thoughts during this process, or any process for that matter. You will NOT be without friends, but if you foster a lot of fear, worry, and anxiety, then that will reflect in what you experience for sure. Belief is powerful! Your state of being is a magnet.
Try to breathe through one moment and day at a time and relax more and more away from ideas and time restraints that simply aren’t founded unless you keep feeding them. You will feel more confident, peaceful, and joyful when you embrace the best friend in the mirror first.
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This seems to be a theme in my life and likely, if not in yours yet, you may be pondering making your own way right now as well.
Some of the things that become important when you decide to blaze your own way, is to make a commitment, embrace responsibility, take action to back your words, believe and keep inspired, nurture courage and trust, let go of caring what others think, and follow your heart come what may.
Everyone right now is either creating their new path, in process of making the shifts to do so, are contemplating the idea, or are experiencing challenges because they are fighting what is in their hearts and the fact that time is up in terms of forcing the old to continue, or remaining in denial.
One of my greatest teachers in terms of determined focus, belief, and steadfast fortitude without fail or hindering faith, is my dear friend, Gaia (my Russian Tortoise).
Gaia knows what it takes to do what is in her heart and to follow through with a mission. She also has no concept of the word “impossible” – another important aspect to creating your own path where there is none.
Gaia will relentlessly forge ahead and doesn’t understand it when you say there is no “door” where she is determined to get through. She will sit for hours pushing forward into a corner of a room, because she believes she WILL get to where ever it is her heart is determined to go and she will create a door where there was none to the naked eye.
She also sees herself as much bigger than she physically is in this life, and I never have to be concerned about predator animals around her, as she will emanate an energy that blasts them so much, they go running off in the other direction.
Gaia cares not what you think of her, nor does she buy into the definitions and limiting boundaries you might place her in, given her size and chosen species she embodies in this life. She is unlike any tortoise you think you know.
She knows only her soul essence and its unlimited capabilities. She continues to operate from that all-knowing, all-being, and empowered Source.
Gaia also daily demonstrates that she has a mind of her own and will create a path or bridge where ever she feels called. She doesn’t circle around a barrier to her determined path. She doesn’t move out of the way or let the path define her direction. She simply goes through, the way she feels is the most efficient way that supports her motivations and intents, helping me to see that where there is a will, there is a way and NOTHING can stop your burning belief and heart’s desires, except you.
I was inspired today by Gaia, to share these inspirations. Currently she is indoors again with us, as she showed up back on Earth’s surface a few days before I got back home from my vacation, and with the rains, she is enjoying staying cozy for the moment until she can go back out again.
This morning I watched her, as I often do, create her own path, piggy-backing over Joy’s enchanted stuffed rabbit friend, rather than walking around it. The photos you see are of Gaia creating a bridge where one may have thought there was none.
Gaia has no fear and simply follows her heart.
I also had a magickal little experience with her, as I said good morning to Gaia under my desk where she slept in her favorite place all night near my computer and the electrical wires. As I looked at her a glint of pixie dust lit both of her eyes so ever-slight and sparkly, lasting just a few seconds and then disappeared. Then again more faintly and disappeared. It was not the light, as there was none to shine, and the glints along with the look in her wide-eyes and very present awareness in that moment, spoke much to me. She is often mostly asleep when I find her, but she was quite awake, alive with enchantment, and that sparkle spoke timelessly to me.
May you also be inspired by Gaia and other visionaries to create your own path where there is none.
In celebration of renewal and rebirthing energy this month, as we will be transitioning into Spring, this month’s theme special is focused on Reiki again. Reiki seems to be coming up a lot – and I mean A LOT – and it’s this month’s nudge to offer.
It also keeps in line with the theme of this month’s Reiki Renewal Retreat that is kicking off Spring Equinox on March 20th!
So, if you’re in process of moving through shifts, major transformation and cleansing release, as well as doing your own internal reorganization to empower those intents and dreams, then perhaps a little gentle, but powerful Reiki boost may be the nurturing support for you.
Reiki will help you to get rebalanced again and support calming that over-worked and over-stressed mind, while supporting more courageous action from you with energetic clarity, focus, and embrace. It can assist you with any challenges on all levels including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.
So for the month of March, you can receive a Distant 20-Minute Enhanced Reiki Session for just $50. Regular price $75, which is a $25 savings (or almost 35% off).
And just for this month I’ll offer a 3 package special for only $150 – regular price $225 (which is like getting 3 for the price of 2 (that’s 1 FREE!) with the $75 Discount received.
And I’ll also add in a 7 package special (a week’s worth of intensive “let’s get ‘er done” kind of support at discount rate of for $375 – regular price $525! (which is like getting 7 for the price of 5 (that’s 2 FREE!) with the $150 Discount received.
When you have something deep-seeded you’ve been challenged with moving through and releasing, having an initial burst of Reiki support consistently can really help you move through things. Of course, results are always relative to a person’s readiness to accept, embrace, and put into action the energetic support and the changes that come along with the intents you have for yourself. This is why a package can be very beneficial to keep that momentum going and to help work through the various layers that are in need of rebalancing.
This offer will be good from now through March 31st, 2014.
Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in receiving this support.
Don’t forget this Monday 3/3 is the last day to register for Friday, March 7th’s Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated Workshop here in Costa Mesa. And if you’re still interested in the Reiki Retreat, please message me ASAP!
Reiki love in abundance!