Explaining Reiki

A co-worker at the nightclub where I work asked me “How does it work?” in reference to reiki. She asked, “is it psychological or physiological or both?” I answered that I believe it is a combination of both. I also explained that our bodies have the natural ability to heal themselves and that they are always working towards homeostasis. I also mentioned the Mind-Body connection and the fact that mental stress can manifest in the physical form. So therefore, helping people to relax and de-stress, may also possibly affect physical conditions. I just thought this was a good way to explain reiki to someone who may not be familiar with the spiritual aspects of energy.

My life feels wonderful right now. I am awake at 4:20 AM. I am 23 years old and I am living a life of love and positive energy. I really want to connect with my higher self, and live as a walk-in spirit of my higher self.

On Thursday, I had an amazing reiki session with the energy healing angel I wrote about in my previous post “Distance Healing“. We each gave each other a one hour session, and I added a bit of sound healing into mine as well. I am still experimenting and practicing, but he seemed to like what I did. I used my singing bowl and closed my eyes with the intention of sending healing energy through the vibrations of my singing bowl. After the session, I felt blissed out and very good. I may have a stressful life at times, and I may have just worked two 12 hour workdays in a row (5 hours at one job then went straight to the next job for 6 hours), but, with sessions like the one I had on Friday, I can tap back into that peace and connection with my higher self and feel amazing. Thank you Universe!

Love,

Victoria

New Moon, Letting go

DSC04118-Exposure copyI just got done another Kundalini yoga class with Marilyn at the Healing Arts Collective. The first time I went to the class, the chanting and singing and repetitive motions were new and I had to open my eyes to make sure I was doing it correctly. I still had to open my eyes tonight to see some of the movements, but I also practiced closing my eyes and going at my own pace (as Marilyn told us to do). And it’s interesting because part of the meditation was about guidance.

And I just wanted to mention that one of the reasons I started going to Kundalini yoga was because of a sacral chakra balancing/healing workshop that I went to a few months ago with Alexandra D. at The Reiki School + Clinic. Lately as I have been walking and biking around the city I’ve been noticing tons of Psychic readers and their store signs and advertisements. But from my experience with these types of readers, they aren’t really the most beneficial to me. I am only saying this because I want to recommend Alexandra as an intuitive reader.

Anyway, after the Awaken Fair, another healer mentioned my blockage in my throat chakra. This was no surprise as other healers have mentioned it before. But all I can do is slowly and patiently keep working on it. In the ReikiSound class, we have been learning to use the voice for healing purposes. In one exercise, we did a partner exercise where we read the phrase

“{First Name} I unconditionally love, trust and support you, just the way you are in body… mind… spirit and in sound …light…love.”- Natalie Bliss, ReikiSoundBliss.com

We practiced reading it without consciously sending reiki and the second time we read it while letting our voice carry the reiki to our partner. My partner was Natalie and she mentioned that she noticed the way my voice changed the second time, and it sounded like my voice was flowing out of me more naturally. I even noticed a difference tonight during the kundalini class, as I let the mantras and songs resonate as a way of healing, not trying to sound any particular way. I suppose I naturally try to match the tone of the teacher, but I also think that makes the sound and healing more powerful. I could really feel the energy tonight. And I am so happy about the new moon in Aquarius. I woke up with some pain in the left side of my neck. During the class tonight, I remembered that I should go back to my parents house and grab the Mind Body Connection book by John Sarno that I still have to read. Of course I have so much to read. But as I am on this healing journey, I wonder how much of physical pain really manifests from mental or emotional pain. It may have been the way I slept, but I also wasn’t feeling 100% last night. So anyway, this is just something that I want to continue to explore.

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I also learned from this diagram, that the associated chakra for my sign (Sagittarius) is the Zeal Point chakra, located near the top of the spine and the occipital lobe area. Another source said that the chakra associated with Sagittarius is the third eye. But I think the third eye chakra and the Zeal Point chakra are closely related. I am very grateful that my teacher Natalie is letting each person in the ReikiSound class borrow a singing bowl for the week. I found a bowl that “sings” a G# which is the note associated with the Zeal Point and Sagittarius. It has been working wonders for me (or rather we have been co-creating wonderfully). And I think with the help of that frequency entering my life I was able to have some nice visualizations during the kundalini class. I do want to work on trusting my inner guidance and loving myself more and more every day. DSC04115-Exposure copy

Intentions:

I am Communicative, I Am Expressive, I Am Healthy, I Am Abundant

(Inspired by New Earth Connect)

 

 

Awaken Fair & Healer Spotlight

At the Awaken Wellness Fair last weekend, I was set up to be doing reiki healing. It was my first fair, and I will admit I was a little bit shy and nervous and I wasn’t getting as many clients as the healers around me. Luckily I was able to tell myself that I can get at least one client before the end of the day. I received a “Mind, Body, Soul” healing session from the healer, David, next to me. I knew this would help get my energy up in order to receive a new client. I met an older lady outside of the entrance to the fair. She asked how she could get in for free and luckily I had an extra coupon for free entry! I gave her my card and told her that I facilitate reiki healing. She said, “I would try that.” So, this lady became my first paying reiki client! She enjoyed the brief 20 minute session, and she said that she felt a lot better and “lighter” after the session.

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Before this, I also met a healer named Juanita. I just found out that the ride I was counting on to take me back to Philadelphia from New York could no longer make it. Of course, I could just take Megabus, but I still felt disappointed that my friends were no longer coming to see me and I had to find another way home. Juanita waved to me and I went over to her section. She asked if she could give me a hug. She must have felt that I really needed it in that moment, because I was so happy to give her a hug and I felt more welcomed to be a part of the fair.

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Juanita

She is a reiki energy healer and she also creates her own jewelry and infuses it with reiki energy. Here are her websites: Your Reiki Relief & Nitjuan Designs. She allowed me to try her tuning fork. I was very excited because I am currently studying sound healing in a class called ReikiSound. I tapped the tuning fork on the quartz crystal and let it vibrate near my 3rd eye, and all the way down my Hara line to my feet for grounding. I could only feel good energy from Juanita and I was also happy that she took the time to chat with me and give me tips on how to grow my professionalism as a reiki healer. And she probably knows that we are all connected as humans, so it doesn’t hurt help someone else out!

 

This is something that I just read in the book “I AM Love” by Tyler & Corey McEnroe. In the thought patterns that we were raised with, it would have appeared that Juanita and I were both competing for the same clients on that day. But my reiki level 1 teacher always said that he believed that there wasn’t really room for fierce competition in reiki. The right clients will find the right practitioners and the right students will be guided to the teacher that is best for them.

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NYC sunset holding “I Am Love”