How to make sure you’re not taking on other people’s energy during a Reiki session?

People often ask me, how do you make sure you’re not taking on other people’s energy during a Reiki session?

My standard reply used to be, “It just doesn’t happen, that’s not the nature of Reiki”. In my experience, I usually feel great and energized during and after a Reiki session. One of the intention statements that I learned during my Reiki training at Learn Reiki Philadelphia, is “Please keep our personal energies separate”. I usually state this to myself while calling in the Reiki energy during a private session.

This usually worked well, along with the divine, infinite intelligence of Reiki that automatically knows where it needs to flow. And honestly, I would tell them, it seemed that I had more trouble making sure I wasn’t taking on other people’s energy in my daily life rather than in Reiki sessions. This may be because during the Reiki session the pure intention and consciousness are there, while in regular life, I could have been unconsciously trying to heal others, or just picking up on other people’s stuff. One statement that really helped me with preventing that was “I set the condition that only that which is my vibration or higher may enter my field”. -Cynthia Lamb VibrantFreedom.com

After using that statement, along with periodically wiping off my own energy field and connecting to love energy, my energy had improved greatly. Still, as a Reiki Master, I am always on the path of growth and transformation. I’m always open to learning more and improving my own energy vibration. So last week, I was at one of my favorite spiritual vortexes in PA, The Being One Center for the Night of Energy Healing. I was talking to one of the practitioners there and I asked him, so do you have any techniques for making sure you don’t take on other people’s energy? He said, “Think of fertilizer… What’s it made of?”

“Shit, or poop” I replied.

We already know how much plants and trees love and thrive on fertilizer. Well, he went on to explain that the Earth, also thrives when we release our “negative energy” so to speak, down into her. I had heard of this before, but I always felt a bit guilty, as if I shouldn’t be sending this negative energy or shit, down into Mother Earth. This analogy of “negative energy” being like fertilizer for the Earth, really struck a chord with me and opened me up to a new way of looking at things. I could feel the resonance in my body as he spoke on the subject, telling me that it resonated as true for me at that moment. I have definitely had the experience of hugging or holding a tree and then feeling much more grounded and connected.

So the next time you start to feel any type of energy that’s not yours, one thing you can do is to imagine this energy going directly down into the Earth. There it will no longer be yours to carry. And, try embracing this new perspective, that the Earth actually benefits, when you let go and release this energy down to her!

trees-stairs-freeimageIt’s a plus if you can actually get out into nature and feel the magic. If not, and you’re stuck inside, the visualization still works!

I hope this provides an enlightening perspective and can offer you some insight!

Have you ever taken on someone else’s energy? Have you found an effective way to release it that wasn’t mentioned here? Did you enjoy this post? Please let me know in the comments!

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This is an image of a goddess with arms and wings in lotus position, surrounded by spiritual flames, and clouds, with the moon behind her head sort of like a halo.

Burn away your troubles…

This weekend, I am burning old karmic tendencies, or samskaras. I have always held true that the more we work on ourselves, the more we can be of service to people and the planet. On Thursday, I was spontaneously invited to a special fire ceremony and to do some land/ space clearing. It was emotionally & spiritually intense but felt well worth it as I transformed old pain and suffering (kind of like the picture above).

It truly felt like we were in the 5th dimension, as I was with a new spirit friend I had met earlier that day. His spirit came to me in a dream 4 nights before we met in the Local Yoga Cafe. It was a true mystical synchronicity… but I will write more about that later. Our motto for the day was It’s ok to have fun & get things done! Bringing the aspect of play is a great way to heal our inner children. Anyway, I will be continuing this fire today and releasing and transmuting more.

Have you ever seen the movie Waking Life? It is one of my favorite movies. I used to be afraid when I saw the part where the guy pours gasoline on himself and lights himself on fire.

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Now I’m a little less afraid, and I’ve realized that it’s something that monks have actually done in the past. Maybe the monks have done it with a bit more spiritual reverence and intention than the guy in Waking Life though. While I would never do this to my physical body, I did envision it for myself in meditation this morning. I actually visualized the metaphysical flames covering my body. Since I am a Holy Fire Reiki Master, this actually feels really good energetically! It is gentle and it does not hurt (lol). Sometimes the flames are red and sometimes I focus on calling in the Violet flame or a Purple flame. You can try this too!

And of course, if you would like to learn how to channel pure Reiki energy, I’m teaching and facilitating a class coming up on June 9th and 10th at Learn Reiki Philadelphia in Old City. The abundance exchange is $250 and there’s currently a sale for 10% off! I’m so excited to facilitate this amazing healing energy and hold space for transformation within you! If this feels tingly and exciting to you, feel free to send me a message, or sign up here! (Scroll to bottom)

I’m also available for private sessions, where we could work on these techniques 1 on 1. Allow Spirit to flow through me, and guide you on a healing journey. Make your dreams a reality, and live the life you choose to create through Love.

Many Blessings and Infinite Love,

Victoria

What’s so mystical about the Statue of Liberty? How Reiki leads to greater visionary abilities.

I was participating as a vendor of Reiki and Sound healing at the recent Spiritual Awakening Expo in Bordentown, NJ.

I was running a bit late and felt a bit flustered as I was checking in and setting up for the day. But also filled with excitement about what the day would bring, and what types of spiritual people I would meet.

So, recently during my sessions, I am beginning to see images more and more. Some people may call this Clairvoyance.

At the expo, I am about to give a Reiki session to a woman that seems to be around my age. She is beautiful and has brown hair cut to around her neck. She has never had reiki before, but she has been told that it’s something she needs to learn.

So during the session, I will usually close my eyes. And sometimes I will focus my attention on my third eye region. This brings me into a meditative state and allows me to use my intuition to sense what is going on within the client, whether it be mind, body, spirit or a combination (since everything is connected anyway!).

 

So, I will be honest, I am a work in progress, (aren’t we all?), and in my current state, there are still times where I will have the fear of saying something totally out of the ballpark. For example, “I’m seeing an orange cat, do you have any cats?”, and the client replies, “No… I’m not sure”. I also sometimes have the fear or worry, with some pieces of information, that it’s just something I made up in my imagination, (image-machine) or mind. So being able to more clearly determine which messages or pieces of information are coming from my intuition (a true Divine message), or are something from my own consciousness, is something I would like to work on.

But honestly, it’s all ok! Usually, when I say something that I saw, for example, “I was seeing giraffes”. The client may just say ok, hm… It could symbolize something or it could just be something that doesn’t mean much to them.

On the other hand, there are times, where the image or vision is so strong, that I know it is not coming from me. With the client on Saturday at the Expo, I placed my hands on to the top of her head, allowing the gentle Reiki energy to flow through. And a few minutes into the session, I began seeing the image of the Statue of Liberty in my mind’s eye. I thought wow, where did that come from? It’s not like I had been thinking of the Statue of Liberty or visited it recently. This is one of those moments where I had the initial fear, “Should I say something? What if it means nothing and disrupts the flow of the session?”. But as I mentioned, the image was so strong that I just took a shot and told her what I saw at that moment. She laughed… paused…

And replied, “A mystic recently told me that I need to visit the Statue of Liberty.”

AHH!

An amazing message from Spirit, being delivered through the Quantum Field through me. So, I just verified what the other mystic said. But it felt pretty cool! I went on to continue the session, bringing and allowing her to bring more Light into her body and energy field through Reiki. After the session, I asked her how she felt, and she replied that she felt very good and relaxed. She went on to say that the mystic told her that the Statue of Liberty was made of a certain metal that would be beneficial to be around. Interesting! If anyone reading this knows any other mystical secrets about the Statue of Liberty, comment below!

I am so grateful for these mystical experiences. I want to continue growing so that I can become even stronger in my visionary abilities. And to be an open channel for the highest healing energy, surrendering and trusting so that this can flow through me.

What are three ways we can strengthen the third eye?

1. Nourish the pineal gland

Sugar, Caffeine, Alcohol and Tobacco (S.C.A.T.): A diet free of these will not only flush the system, but it will also bring about your inner energy or “Chi” and allow you to have a more balanced mind/body. The longer you avoid these the better, but it must be for at least two months to help the pineal gland. –The Art of Unity.com

Again, I will admit, I’m not perfect and so I still have sugar and caffeine (occasionally) in my diet. But this is a reminder for me to start now! By eliminating as much sugar and caffeine as possible. I say this because I know I do feel better when I live this lifestyle. I love cacao as a morning drink, which is a great alternative to coffee. Also, I love fruit! So I don’t think that healthy amounts of fruit are bad for the pineal gland. I think he is referring to cane sugar. As for alcohol, I have found in my current lifestyle, it is best for me to avoid. And as for Tobacco, I do believe it can be used as a sacred tool/ ritual, such as rapé, which in my experience actually made me feel more clear. But I’m not sure I would want to do it every day. This is just my preference, but see what works for you!

2. Meditate

Meditation is the world’s most potent and effective third eye opening, awakening, and decalcification tool. –EOCInstitute.org

In the quote above, I’m not sure how meditation directly decalcifies the pineal gland, but I know that it does assist with “third eye opening” and awakening. There is so much research coming out these days on how meditation affects the brain. All of the effects are positive! One of the recent facts that I learned while listening to the Meditation Masterclass from Mindvalley with Vishen Lakhiani and Emily Fletcher was that meditation strengthens the corpus callosum (a broad band of nerve fibers joining the two hemispheres of the brain), therefore strengthening and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain.

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Corpus Callosum is strengthened by meditation

 

3. Learn Reiki! and Practice

New Reiki & Sound Photos

Thanks, Alejandra of Copper Fox Photography for these beautiful photos! I had an amazing time shooting with her around my hometown “Everybody’s Home Town” of Media, PA. It was a bit chilly on this April day, but it felt good to brave the cold in order to accomplish what we set out to, a successful photo shoot!

A Happy Customer & Upcoming Reiki Events

Video Transcript:

Victoria: How did you feel after the session?

Client: It was good, I got to… I came here and I addressed something that I’ve been dealing with pretty deeply on a personal level and I didn’t expect it to pop right up in my head but I laid down and I followed your instructions, the reiki and I fully let myself go… to be open to the experience and I feel really good. I feel like I got a message today and I feel calm.

A happy customer! She describes her experience after a Reiki session with me at the Transcendental Yoga Time event at Colorspace Labs in Philly! She was able to receive a message from her intuition and release a block, with the help of me and Holy Fire Reiki 🔥🙌🔥 In this powerful season of Spring, reiki can ease our transition from caterpillar to🐛 cocoon to butterfly! 🦋 And from bud 🌱to bloom 🌷& from wherever we are now to whatever we desire to achieve, create or let go of.  It was a powerful session! I am so grateful when I am able to help people and see transformation occur in this way!

If you feel ready for change, you can schedule a session with me now, or come to one of my upcoming events or classes.

Raise Your Vibration With Reiki and Sound: April 22nd at HeartSpace at Seven Stones in Media, PA

Usui / Holy Fire Reiki classes taking place in May/ June at Sunset Moon Wellness Center in Bryn Mawr to be announced soon!

Here are some amazing photos from my time at the Psychic & Healing Expo in Cherry Hill, NJ on March 25th!

 

 

 

Why are we here?

When I was younger, I remember asking questions like, “If God exists, why do bad things happen on the planet?” And this is something that I still inquire about, although I do have an updated understanding and viewpoint based on my experiences since that time. Whatever name you want to call it, I have heard many accounts of this “place” that people go during Near Death Experiences.

A near-death experience (NDE) refers to personal experiences associated with impending death, encompassing multiple possible sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light.- AnitaMoorjani.com

If Heaven and Angels and all of these higher dimensional realms exist, then why don’t we just stay in Heaven, or this place that people go to during their NDE’s. I’m not sure “Heaven” is the right word, because of the human conceptions attached to it. But there is this place that has been talked about and I’m sure that you have felt the sense that something exists beyond this space-time continuum.

A recent episode of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast features Dr. Raymond Moody; philosopher, psychologist, physician, and author, most widely known for his books about life after death and near-death experiences, a term that he coined in 1975.

As they were discussing the various cases of Near Death Experiences, some of the cases involved people describing being given the choice whether to stay in this heavenly experience or come back to their life on Earth. And most of them chose to come back.

So why would they choose that? Why are we really here when we could be floating in eternal heavenly bliss?

In the process of thinking through these questions, Dr. Raymond Moody brought up a quote; “God made man because he loves stories”- Elie Wiesel. In my version of the quote, it would probably be “God made humans because God/Source loves stories.” And if you think about it, what is your life but your story?

Then Duncan replied, “I love the idea, ok well God loves stories…and that’s beautiful… but then you’re like, ok God well how about you don’t get me to write the story about being in Auschwitz… how about you get me to write the story about being a wealthy prince with harem who becomes Buddha or something.” Coming back to this question of Why God why? Why do bad things happen to seemingly good people all of the time?

(At around 58 minutes) Raymond asked Duncan; “Let’s assume that tomorrow you went to the doctor and they diagnosed you with some terrible illness, not a fatal illness but some terrible infection that required for you to be isolated on a desert island all by yourself for 10 years. And they could take you out there in a cargo plane with all of the food and water and medicine you were going to need for 10 years. And there was room on the cargo plane for a DVD player and 2,000 DVDs. Now, let me ask you, would you choose all comedies??”

“No”

“Would you choose some tragedies too?”

“Sure, yes”

“When you were watching the tragedy on that desert island would you be crying?”

“Yea, probably!”

“There you go”

I just wanted to put this out there as it’s been an anecdote that has inspired me to be more accepting and understanding of my current life situation and story. There is no doubt that everyone living this human experience will go through times of joy and times of pain. And I realized that my response to the hypothetical situation of being on a desert island and choosing to bring not only comedy DVDs but also tragedies would probably be the same as Duncan’s. In my daily life, I tend to focus on the positive and avoid anything negative because I know that what I think about and surround myself with, will affect my vibration and consciousness and will ultimately be co-created in my reality. But I also know that I have pain and what’s better than ignoring it is finding ways to express it. Movies and music are great ways to be moved to let out my tears and emotions. After I cry, I often feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.

So this has really gotten me to look at my own story subjectively, and realize that the ups and downs are all a part of the oscillation of Source or God’s or even my Higher Self’s plan for my life. Because I also believe (although it’s hard to believe it some days), that I chose to come here and possibly even chose my family that I was born into. But the good news is that we are constantly presented with opportunities to make choices. From the minute we wake up in the morning to the second we go to sleep at night, we can choose to meditate or sing or go hug a tree, or if we are stuck in an office or a prison or a subway car, we can choose our thoughts and our vibrations. And even after we go to sleep, we could choose to explore the world of Lucid Dreaming, which I am becoming increasingly more interested in.

SO, my suggestion to you is to take a deep breath and go drink some Mugwort tea (which has been said to be good for lucid dreaming) and watch this video of Hang Massive playing the Hang:

Unlimited Abundance Success Story

So I have been tuning into the Unlimited Abundance program with Christie Marie Sheldon.

There are 24 common abundance blocks that Christie helps people to release or “delete, uncreate, and ‘destory’ across all time, space dimension and reality.” She has inspired me immensely from the first time I heard her voice. So I decided to purchase the Unlimited Abundance program and listening and re-listening to all of the recordings of the live group sessions. I can’t say I’ve hit my ultimate goal of where I want to be financially yet, but this program has definitely helped me to shift my mindset, which is setting the foundation for my future abundance. And I have already begun to see some of the fruits…

So the story goes:

I am working at Coda for a private Superbowl Party.

I remember having the thought, or visualization of someone handing me a 100 dollar bill as a tip- at one of my jobs. Maybe even this event specifically.

A man coming to get his jacket comes up and asks me “do you have change for a $100?”

I counted what I had in the tip jar and it was $55. He gave me the $100 and said keep the rest! So it wasn’t a $100 tip technically, but the thought/vision still came true in a way. So, $45 is a great tip for one coat! Then after that, I started racking in the $5s. Which was better than the usual $1 tips I get.


To give you a taste of what I have been learning, some of the key points that Christie explains are:

Money is a neutral tool that can be used in different ways, and for different things in life. It is not good or bad, but it depends on what you do with it!

Having a plan is a good idea– to get you moving in the right direction– but not to be stuck or dead-set on the outcome. I recently bought The Inner Guide Planner for 2017 and it’s been helping me to gain clarity!

One of the modules “Clearing Indecision” also helped me greatly. It seems that for most of my life- Parents, Pre-School, Elementary school, High School Teachers, College Professors, bosses- have been authorities that I would look up to, try to please, and follow the rules and get good grades. But in reality, there is no right or wrong, and I am continuously learning to follow my intuition and inner guide.

Another thing she said was “There are wealthy and poor people in every profession- there are wealthy plumbers and poor plumbers, there are wealthy musicians and poor musicians.” One thing that many people ingrained into me was that “you can’t make money as a musician” which is just a negative detrimental belief. It is one thing to want fame at the level of Lady Gaga, but it is another thing to have a healthy, abundant life, affording food and a nice place to live and be a performing artist or musician.

I would often question whether I was making the right decisions. Feeling stuck. She also says that Source or God loves you unconditionally. There are no mistakes!

Another topic that I have been exploring in my life lately is that of “Satan” or “The Devil”. In New Age, spiritual, energy worker lingo, many people talk about “entities”. So I wondered if these were somehow connected to the “Devil” I had heard about growing up. When I was younger, I hated haunted houses and hayrides, and I wouldn’t go near the Halloween mask aisle in stores. This may be because I was taught as a Christian to be afraid of the Devil and a place called “Hell”. I was attracted to the book Positive Magic by Marion Weinstein because I wanted to move forward in my exploration of fearlessness in this life, as well as in other dimensions. I’ve always had a feeling that everything is ultimately good and pure at the Source. And since I’ve begun this healing journey, I understand that Love is truly greater than fear. But this book helped give me some intellectual stimulation to support these newfound beliefs.

 

“Satan is a Western Piscean Age phenomenon. In earlier pagan times including Greek, Roman and Egyptian, the gods were neither all good nor all bad. They were glorified human and/or animalistic personalities with special powers and recognizable failings. Osiris, the main pagan god of the underworld, was both admirable and vulnerable, the underworld over which he presided was not a bad, judgemental place, in fact, before the Piscean Age there was no “hell” and no “purgatory”.

And since there was no one good external God, there was no one bad external Anti-God.

Really examining all of these old, maybe unconscious beliefs and thought-forms which formed in my childhood is a beneficial thing! So back to the topic of entities and spirit attachments. I do believe that these things exist, although I’m still learning exactly what they really are and how to better work to clear them. Sometimes I feel that they can even just be lower emotions and thought forms that need to be released. Or maybe more that I have yet to learn. Here is one useful article from Reiki.org:  Understanding and Releasing Spirit Attachments

Alexis Petrin has also been a part of this recent burst of inspiration in the direction of living my dreams and abundance in the present moment.

All Those “Shoulds”.
All of those “shoulds” 
   vanished
when I finally heard
    the sound
 of my own 
VOICE

-Alexis Petrin,  TheMessyMasterpiece.com

When I arrived at the Supernova Soiree; Sacred Voice Activation edition, there was a piece of paper that said “I WANT-” at the top. She told us to write down whatever we wanted, no matter if we thought it sounded impossible or if we had no idea how it could possibly come true. She explained that the only thing stopping these things from popping into your reality is that you haven’t yet claimed them yet. Once you claim it, it’s yours.

The first thing on my list was “To move to California.” This is something that I’ve wanted to do for years! Back in middle school, obsessed with skaters and people in bands, knowing that California was ‘the place to be’, shopping at Hollister, watching the Hills and Laguna Beach, I dreamed of living in sunny California where you could ski and go to the beach in the same month.

Now, I want to go there for many new and different reasons overall, but the long-held desire is still there. The hub of “transformational” & conscious music festivals like Lucidity, Symbiosis, Oregon Eclipse, Burning Man. My dream school for my Master’s Degree- California Institute of Integral Studies. The MAPS headquarters. Esalen. Joshua Tree and Mount Shasta. Many eco-villages. I am not even dead set on living in the state of California, but I know I feel called to move out west one day, to be in closer proximity to these things that spark my “breadcrumb trail of excitement” as Bentinho Massaro would say.

 

I came across this video Abundance & Relationship to Money: From Hippie to Happy – Bentinho Massaro which features the magical Dante. (Who, by the way, is hosting an upcoming Cacao Spirit Channeling Immersion in Philadelphia) And I can really relate to some of the things he went through with money. I especially loved the explanation of “hippies” being on the high horse because they are better than the rest of society, but down in the dirt because they are above money and other regular necessities. I really feel that I want to make a difference in the world, and sometimes that I am ‘different’ from most people, and feel like an outsider at times. I know that I truly want to live an abundant life of eating fruit and healthy raw vegan food every day, but sometimes I have these beliefs that creep in saying that I will be taking food away from others if I get to have all of the fruit I want-Since I don’t even live in an area where fruit is grown. I sometimes feel like, why do I deserve abundance when people are starving? Can anyone relate to this? Or have any advice to convince me that there is true abundance available to all people on Earth? (If so, Comment below!)

But I also feel the great beauty of all of life. And I know that the more I can tap into the frequency of abundance myself, the more joy, love, and abundance I can spread to others I meet along my journey.

Thank you and I hope to see you soon!

Love & Light,

Victoria

 

 

You Can Create Your Own Symbols!

For the longest time, many clients would ask me for feedback after the session. I would often say something very vague like “I felt a lot of energy in your chest”. Or even just “I’m not sure”. But recently I have been trusting my intuition and inner voice a lot more, as well as becoming more confident in the ability of reiki to channel and flow through me during a session. I have also been holding and working with my aqua aura crystal to aid in communication.

 

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Aqua Aura 

 

I would often hear more experienced healers talk about receiving messages or symbols. A teacher that I highly respect and admire is Danielle Stimpson of Learn Reiki Philadelphia. I most recently took her class Shamanic Reiki, where we learned some ways of using gentle, non-invasive Shamanic techniques that she received from her Guides, as well as created on her own based on her many years of training and experience. One of the other topics we touched on in the class was Symbols. We learned a few new symbols to practice on ourselves and others. For example, one of the symbols we talked about was from Seichim, and another was from the Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak. I know that the Reiki symbols are sacred and powerful, and I treat them with respect. And I knew that there were many other powerful magical symbols out there as well. One of the things that Danielle said that really made me feel empowered was “You can create your own symbols”. For a while, I didn’t really feel like any symbol of importance was there for me to draw. But still having this knowledge and empowerment in the back of my mind was beneficial.

So, during my most recent session for a female CEO, I was tuning into any thoughts or images that popped into my mind’s eye in the process. When I got to her left hip, I saw a clear symbol that I had never seen before.

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Feminine Empowerment

This is, pretty much, what the symbol looked like. When I brought this up at the end of the session, it turned out to relevant to what the client was going through in her life. I described the symbol and she said “Hm, kind of like ovaries?” and I said “yes!” I said that it seemed to represent feminine/ female power. Working in a male-dominated field, she said she could use a dose of this in her life, as I’m sure many women could, in the few months since the recent election. This symbol appearing to me served as a gateway to having a meaningful healing conversation with my client after the session. I later realized that this also happened on International Women’s Day, which made the symbol feel very serendipitous and synchronistic. I can’t guarantee that new symbols will pop up every time I give a reiki session, but this turned out to be pretty magnificent, and I would love for it to happen again in the future!

Love & Light,

Victoria

10 Activities to Enhance Spiritual Growth in 2017

  1. Learn Reiki (Holy Fire)
  2. Float Tanks
  3. Ayahuasca Ceremony
  4. Ajna Light Meditation
  5. Juice Fast
  6. Create or purchase Orgonite
  7. Consume Ormus
  8. Travel to Oregon Eclipse
  9. Attend a White Tantric Yoga meditation
  10. Practice Breathwork

 

If you are looking to step up your spiritual game or enhance your energetic vibration in 2017, well you’ve come to the right place! As a Reiki Master Teacher, I’m always looking for ways to cleanse and clear my energy, as well as grow and change spiritually.

1. Learn Reiki (Holy Fire)

Reiki is an excellent way to gain a greater understanding of your own personal “energy”, aura or electromagnetic field and how you interact with the world. For me, it has been an empowering journey. I’m continuing my training by taking a Holy Fire II Reiki ART/Master Class this February!

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2. Float

Like anything, you receive what you are open to receiving. Floating can be a transcendent experience if you are in the right state of mind and are open to letting go. My favorite place to float in Philly is Halcyon Floats. I’ve also been thinking about what it would be like to receive energy work from a distance, while floating. If anyone would like to try it out, let me know! Or if you happen to read this and then go book a float, say you heard it here first and mention my name 😉

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3. Ayahuasca Ceremony

global_432623975My first time drinking Ayahuasca was a life changing experience. It’s hard to truly put the experience into words, but what I can say is that I believe that it has powerful healing potential. Similar to what I mentioned in the post above, “you get what you give.” Your Ayahuasca experience may depend on the amount of work you put in to prepare before the ceremony, as well as integrate afterwards. It was challenging, difficult, scary, beautiful, life-affirming, death-affirming, humbling and enlightening. This really deserves a whole separate post which I will begin writing soon.

4. Ajna Light

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This highly effective tool uses very powerful photonic light stimulation to induce the same rhythmic brainwaves states seen in advanced meditation practitioners.

I tried the Ajna Light when I was at Symbiosis Gathering 2015. During this experience I had very vivid and powerful visions… but my friend using the same machine said she didn’t see anything. This spurred me to want to use my reiki skills to guide people into deeper states with the assistance of this machine. In 2017, I would love to find another Ajna Light and receive a session, and eventually save up to purchase my own light.

5. Juice Cleanse

I have only begun to realize the benefits juice fasting within the past year. The basic idea is that by consuming a diet of healthy liquids, you give your stomach a break from breaking down fibers. With less time spent breaking down fibers, it has more time to cleanse and detoxify. There are many versions of fasting- including consuming only water, air, or liquids. My first juice cleanse was inspired by Alan Pratt and The Monthly 3-Day Cleanse Community on facebook. 14238137_10153691800407676_5156318860688420847_n

“You can do a juice fast, a smoothie diet, go raw/vegan for 3 days, abstain from coffee/dairy/wheat/meat/sugar/etc for 3 days – whatever game works for you!”- AlanPratt.net

I was already on a plant-based diet, and the fact that he made it so open-ended encouraged me to participate. I’m pretty sure I ended up eating maybe a banana and a vegetable in addition to my juice. But that is a huge start to becoming more conscious of what I put into my temple! Starting next Monday, I will be participating in a 7 Day Fruit Fast Challenge, consuming only raw fruit.

6. Create or Purchase Orgone

11150966_660163070756631_6688263177363512902_nI remember the first time I encountered Orgone at the Mind Body Spirit Expo in 2015, from the vendors Orgone Paradise. I held my hand over the objects and could feel the difference in frequency. I bought that first piece and have been in love ever since! I even made a few of my own pieces of orgone last summer, but I wasn’t careful and got some resin in my eye. I was eager to try again so I made a pyramid 2 weeks ago.

 

 

7. Ormus

“Ormus, often referred to as ORME (Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Element or M-state element), is made from water and other substances and is also known as monoatomic gold.”- Be Well Buzz “What is Ormus?”

Basically it’s a magical elixir to help you become a health superstar and alchemist. Ormus is still a bit mysterious to me, but it was one of those things that my intuition or my gut feeling drew me towards.

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Creator of Kejiwa Ormus – KejiwaStore.com

8. Travel to Oregon Eclipse

Kevin KoChen, one of the founders of Symbiosis Gathering and Oregon Eclipse believes that Music Festivals Can Help Bridge the Donald Trump Era’s Divides. But Oregon Eclipse isn’t your standard music festival. This special gathering is centered around the fact that there will be a total solar eclipse visible from Oregon in August. The event is also a collaboration between many festival organizers and producers from around the world! One of the prominent genres at the festival; Psychedelic Trance, is one of my favorite types of music to listen to these days.

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9. White Tantric Yoga

A one day meditation workshop, including plenty of eye-gazing. One of my other goals is to study and explore Tantra in general. I have had one significant tantric love making experience in the past. And a few others as well. But this workshop is not about sex.

Using the diagonal energy, the Mahan Tantric Yogi Bhajan, connects his subtle body to the subtle bodies of the participants through the course facilitator. This works the same way as a worldwide telephone system that relies on satellites and electromagnetic energy in order to connect two parties. – WhiteTantricYoga.com

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10. Practice Breathwork

Breathwork is conscious control of the breath in order to influence mental, emotional and physical states. You may be familiar with Ujjayi or Kapalabhati, Breath of Fire from yoga class- these were my first introductions to breathwork. But what I am talking about here is more of a practice in itself, that can also be done under the guidance of a facilitator.

I previously wrote about my first Breathwork experience with Michelle of Pushing Beauty. I had an emotional, transformative experience which you can read about in this previous post.  But I’m also curious to experience different types of Breathwork, including the well known Holotropic Breathworktaught by Stanislav Grof. He will be teaching a Holotropic Breathworkworkshop at the upcoming Psychedelic Science Conference in Oakland this April- which I am super excited about!

“The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting.” Holotropic.com

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What are the Akashic Records? & My Defining Moment

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I was selling singing bowls at The Mind Body Spirit Expo in April 2015, when I experienced my first metaphysical healing. I paid $40 for 1 minute, but it was well worth it. I thought about receiving the healing on my first day there, Saturday, but the healer, Art Gutkin, said, you have to be open to it, if you are skeptical it won’t work. As someone who had never experienced any kind of energy healing before, I was a bit skeptical or even scared. But I told him about the pain I had been experiencing in my back, and right shoulder, and he placed his hand on that spot. I could feel the energy streaming through my body, mind and consciousness. I let out some tears. And I could feel a sense of newness in my life.

Later in that same day, the lady I was working for received an energy healing from Mark Ingenito. After they were finished, he gave me a piece of black tourmaline, and said that I could hold it in my hand and say “Archangel Michael, please protect me from any and all negative energy”.  That was the first time I had heard of Archangel Michael in the modern sense. He also said to me, “You know you have good energy, you should learn reiki!” And that’s where it all started.

I am still eager to learn more about the Akashic Records, but I haven’t found a teacher in the Philadelphia area.

“The Akashic records are a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane.”- Wikipedia

I’m also excited to announce that I will be taking the Usui/ Holy Fire II ART/ Reiki Master Teacher Certification at The Prana House in West Chester, PA on February 17th, 18th and 19th. The teacher of the course reached out to me through my website to let me know about the course, and I expressed my interest. Once I started reading more on the Reiki.Org website, I felt the Holy Fire energy coming to me as I was reading. Of course this was just the beginning, but it was a sure sign that I should sign up for the class!

“It is also apparent that the Holy Fire, once ignited in the student, continues to grow in strength and vibration, cleansing more deeply and healing and empowering in ever more powerful ways.”- William Lee Rand