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Reiki for Teaching Professionals and Educators

Reiki for Teaching Professionals and Educators

Are you a teacher of K-12? Can Reiki assist you in preparing yourself for your classes and in creating a level of calmness and harmony in the classroom?  We say, “Yes!” Like many people, you may teach during the week and provide Reiki sessions or classes on the weekends and in your time-off from your regular occupation. As an educator or teaching professional you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a beautiful difference in the lives of our next generation. As a Reiki professional, you also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference on a divine and...

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Thoughts on Teaching Reiki

Thoughts on Teaching Reiki

I have been teaching Reiki since 2006. Over the years I have found myself repeating certain phrases during my classes. I tell my students that if they remember anything from their class to remember these things: Reiki is the Teacher Trust your intuition Intention is everything Keep your ego and personality out of it I’ve said these things so many times in class that I’ve added them to my handouts. And I think I’m going to add – Let Reiki humble you. I’d like to share these ideas with you. Maybe they will resonate with you and you can use them in your class. Maybe you have some words of...

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How to Create a Successful Holistic Health Practice

How to Create a Successful Holistic Health Practice

Inner Factors for Creating a Successful Holistic Health Practice Becoming successful in any field or endeavor does not happen by luck. Hard work and determination might be where some people would begin. However, there are several inner key factors that set apart those who create successful massage and bodywork practices. When you look at someone with a successful practice, his or her secrets are not always on the surface. A lot of their success-making factors cannot be seen because their winning combination starts within. First: What is Your Inner Vision? The first key to having a successful...

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Clearing Your Space with Reiki

Clearing Your Space with Reiki

Applying Reiki Energy to Your Space The energy that moves through you in a Reiki session can be applied to the space you live in and work in as well, with great beneficial effect. In fact, the Reiki you do on yourself and on others will be enhanced if the space you work in is also clear. Stuck or sticky feelings in a space can come from the residue of past experiences which can leave a heaviness behind. Energy lines from the earth’s natural fields can affect a space’s sense of balance.1 Space Clearing for Comfort Some of these sources of discomfort are perceptible with electronic devices,...

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A New Look at the Five Reiki Principles

A New Look at the Five Reiki Principles

The Five Reiki Principles For the past months, I’ve been practicing Hatsurei-Ho, a Japanese Reiki meditation technique which incorporates the reciting of the 5 Reiki Principles.  What struck me a few weeks into this practice was the feeling I got from the words that make up the 5 Principles; that a “stern someone” was standing over me telling me what to do as well as what not to do. The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness It has been 25 years since these principles were first told to me in my Reiki 1 class and while I worked with these principles early on, my personal work with them has become...

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How Reiki Changes Your Life

How Reiki Changes Your Life

Reiki Changes Your Life with Love Reiki profoundly changes your life. Not only have I experienced the wonderful events brought on by the unconditional love of the universe in myself, but I have witnessed it in others too. No one will deny the humbling power of the universal energy that celebrates our connection to everything around us, however too often we impose crippling restrictions and limitations onto ourselves due to our fears; of failure, abandonment, pain or even success. Reiki can diminish and destroy these fears. It can highlight our connection and our love to ourselves, our planet...

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Recharging Your Compassionate Heart

Recharging Your Compassionate Heart

Are you someone who cares about other people?  Are you among the first to notice if someone is upset?  Do you like to help those in need around you? Are you someone who often thinks of other’s needs before your own? Healthy Connections and Healthy Boundaries If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you are probably a person with a lot of empathy. When you are someone who has a lot of empathy it can sometimes be difficult to learn how to have both healthy connections and healthy boundaries. Yet, both are required in order to enjoy your life and not burn out as a caring, empathic...

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Reiki…Ten Useful Applications of Reiki Healing to Improve Your Personal and Professional Life

Reiki…Ten Useful Applications of Reiki Healing to Improve Your Personal and Professional Life

About Reiki and the Concept of  Life Force Energy Reiki is the Japanese name for Universal Life Energy, the source of vitality and the very ‘life force’ that keeps us alive and healthy. Therefore, the fundamental importance of Reiki in life, being critical to our existence, cannot be over-emphasized. Yet, to many the concept of this life force energy remains vague; as incredible as it is, to some it could even seem ‘too good to be true’! Not to mention, understanding the abstract spiritual nature of the healing energy requires a different perspective beyond the realm of the five sense...

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Reiki at the End of Life

Reiki at the End of Life

Exploring Reiki for End-of-Life Care When I was training to be a Reiki Master Teacher, we talked about how hospitals, elder-care facilities, and hospice programs continue to adopt Reiki in what is a growing and wide-spread trend. We explored Reiki as part of the death and dying process and how it could be healing for all involved in the end-of-life experience. At the time I did not know how profound that learning would be. Reiki and the Gift of Connection My first transformative experience with death came as I shared the last three months of my mother’s life. During this time, I was able to...

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Telling a Happier Story

Telling a Happier Story

Telling a Happier Story: Reach for positive feelings before you speak, whether it’s in your head or out loud. Share words of encouragement, hope, empowerment, and love. This core lesson is based on one you learned as a child: “If you don’t have anything nice to say about somebody, don’t say anything at all.” We only have to modify this adage a little so that “somebody” includes yourself and the situations in which you find yourself. The idea is, very simply, to reach for a positive feeling before you speak, whether it’s in your head or out loud. If you can learn to do this one thing, you’ll...

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Reiki in the Clinical Setting

Reiki in the Clinical Setting

Reiki in the Clinical Setting is On The Rise Reiki is increasingly finding its way into institutional settings, from hospitals to hospices, and the push appears to be coming from patients as well as clinical practitioners. “More and more, patients are requesting care beyond what most consider to be traditional health services, and hospitals are responding to the needs of the communities they serve by offering these therapies,” according to researcher Sita Ananth of Health Forum, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). “And hospitals are responding to the...

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Why Dr. Oz has Embraced the Healing Powers of Reiki

Why Dr. Oz has Embraced the Healing Powers of Reiki

Dr. Oz and the Healing Power of Reiki Recognized across the US for his approachable bedside manner and extraordinary breadth of medical knowledge, Dr. Mehmet Oz connects people to important health issues on his syndicated television program, “The Dr. Oz Show,” one of the highest-rated daily television programs in the nation. Drawing an average of 4 million viewers a day, Oz’s voice is a strong one in the American health community, and he has spoken loudly and firmly: in addition to traditional medical treatment, Oz has continually touted the benefits of a holistic healthcare approach. One of...

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Clear Clutter and Free Your Mind

Clear Clutter and Free Your Mind

Clear Clutter to free up time and energy for your priorities External clutter in our lives can add to internal clutter and stress in our heads. It may seem mundane to spend time weeding out household clutter, and yet it can be a cleansing process that purges mental clutter and frees us up to move on. Consider these reasons to clear clutter followed by three basic techniques to weed out clutter to free up time and energy for your priorities. Clear clutter for more energy Think about the thoughts that weigh us down. “Should’s” create guilt. Guilt wears people down. It sucks...

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Reiki Begins a Spiritual Journey

Reiki Begins a Spiritual Journey

Reiki Begins a Spiritual Journey The Vision Board When I first watched “The Secret” some time ago, the film’s recommendation to create a vision board to help attract what you desired in life really resonated with me. It was no time before I started gathering family photos and cutting out magazine pictures to make a visual wish list. Along with affirmations and quotations, the pictures were placed on a poster board, and after a few tweaks here and there, I was finally satisfied with the results. With lots of anticipation and every intention of deliberately creating this vision of long-held...

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Reiki… A Profound Healing Experience

Reiki… A Profound Healing Experience

Reiki… Profound Healing Experiences Whether you experience a 20 minute session, or a full one hour session, the outcome is always so profound. Whether the reason for your Reiki session is for an emotional, physical or spiritual imbalance, the outcome is profound. Whether you have had a Reiki session in the past, or have never had a Reiki experience, the outcome is profound. The profound healing experience can happen while on the table, after the session, that night, or over the days that follow. These have been the results I have witnessed since incorporating this age-old modality into...

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Self-Development with Reiki

Self-Development with Reiki

Reiki for Self Development and Personal Growth One day it just happened. It was as though a switch was flicked. I had but to think healing energy and there it was immediately, working within my body and apparently under my control. Reiki – A Remarkable Healing Phenomenon Much to my delight and awe, I had been practicing reiki for a while, but this was suddenly and inexplicably completely different. My hands for healing purposes became redundant. Not only that, the healing itself was now more robust than anything I had felt previously. Gentle, calming warmth was replaced by strong...

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Chakra Basics

Chakra Basics

What are Chakras? Chakras are the concentrated energy centers of the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit term and it means “wheel” or “disk” and is derived from the root word “cakra”. Chakras are spinning wheels of energy/light. Chakras have the loving responsibility of taking in, incorporating and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels. We have Major and Minor Chakras We have major and minor chakras in our energetic body systems. When a chakra is not functioning properly or if it is blocked, illness is more prone to occur. Our wellbeing on all levels can affect and is...

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Reiki Principles – Just For Today, I Will Do One Thing

Reiki Principles – Just For Today, I Will Do One Thing

As a society, we are doing more, trying to accomplish more, and attempting to fit more and more into each day to juggle the demands of daily life. Recently many of my Reiki I students, who have been mainly women, invariably discuss a common theme; they almost all convey the sentiment, “I have no time.” The students worry about the length of their to-do lists and describe how they enter a whirling spiral of writing items on their lists, checking items off and rewriting their lists. Most of them told me that they eventually stared at their lists so paralyzed by discouragement that they were...

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Reiki Sensations

Reiki Sensations

As Reiki energies flow between the practitioner and the recipient during the Reiki session, the two bodies may respond or react with particular sensations. Those sensations are nearly always pleasant. You may feel heat, warmth, cold, subtleness, steadfastness, or forcefulness. The fact that you can feel Reiki flowing, whether you are giving or receiving it, is verification that the energy is being welcomed. What Reiki Feels Like Reiki works like a thermostat that regulates the body. Much like a furnace that automatically turns on and off to regulate the temperature, Reiki flows slowly or...

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Making Reiki Real

Making Reiki Real

Making Reiki Real By Kathie Lipinski What is Reiki? As a Reiki Master-Teacher, I have been working with Reiki energy for many years and am always amazed at the questions people ask about Reiki, their perceptions and misconceptions of what it is, what it does, and how it works. In this article I would like to share with you what I believe about Reiki. Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy I believe that there is an invisible life force that surrounds and permeates all living things. This universal life force energy animates all living things, gives order to our world, and is the underlying...

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