source I was thinking about that the two most healing things in my life are Reiki and dreaming. I had woken up this morning remembering having had my back adjusted in a dream. It felt wonderful! Often in dreams, healing and Reiki do also combine. A quick google search revealed that I'm far from alone in making the connection between Reiki, healing and dreams. A great blog post from the reiki muse (I have now added her to my blogroll on the left) has suggestions on how to incubate Reiki dreams and I very much enjoyed reading about her experience with whales and reiki while she was in a dream state. When I was first attuned I had a lovely healing dream with dolphins who had come to help me heal a waking life child client and her grandmother. I have noticed that in dreams people often give Reiki by hugging you from behind which is quite unlike how I do treatments in the waking state! I cannot find the source now, but I remember reading that others had had the same Reiki experience while dreaming. I have also read that on the Other Side people do this form of hugging to share information and their souls with each other. I wonder if the two, Reiki hugs and Other Side hugs, are related or are one and the same. Sweet Dreams!
Recently, I have heard a variety of discussions about Reiki during pregnancy and the effects of Reiki attunements during pregnancy. An interesting article by Reiki Master Beth Simmons Stapor on this topic can be found here. In her experience, Reiki has been a positive experience for mother and child before, during and after pregnancy. She recounts examples of Reiki assisting in solving infertility problems and Reiki easing the birth process. In her experience, babies born to mothers who were attuned to Reiki during pregnancy are very calm babies. There is some debate, however, whether the baby is also attunded to Reiki in these cases.
A second interesting thread from MysticWicks can be found here . In this discussion, a person attuned during pregnancy was told (probably erroneously) that the attunement went straight to the child and that the mother is not attuned. I personally believe that the mother is attuned and is attuned for life, but perhaps like all of us needs to keep the connection active and to keep her personal energy system clear in order to become more aware and sensitive to the Reiki vibration. In her case, daily self treatment, in my opinion, would assist her in her awareness of the energy and to clear herself and connect more overtly to Reiki.
A lingering question is whether the child is also attuned if the mother is attuned during pregnancy. Through my own experiences with family and friends, I think I agree with one of my Reiki teachers and believe that attunement is possible, but the child and whatever guides make the free will determination at that time whether to accept the attunement. Like all of us, I believe the child would need to accept the attunement and at some point begin to open to the energy and allow the energy to flow through her/him. In any case, a child with a Reiki mom and who is surrounded by reiki energy is a very fortunate child indeed.
I have been on quite a gem and mineral kick lately. With all the stress at my day job, I think I am finding my rock friends very comforting. Today, I want to talk a little about blue chalcedony. At a recent reiki share, one of the other healers sensed that I have 3 of them that I wear in the etheric like a griddle--love that image!
Here's a blurb about the healing properties of the stone "Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will. It absorbs negative energy. It brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Chalcedony instills feelings of benevolence and generosity. It alleviates hostility and transforms melancholy into joy. Eases self-doubt. Creates openness and enthusiasm. Absorbs and dissipates negative thoughts, emotions and bad dreams." (source) These are exactly the things I need to function at my day job! The universe truly provides.
I was gifted two blue chalcedony stones in this plane and now I feel doubly blessed. The blue variety of the stone (it comes in many colors) also helps the lungs, the throat chakra, and helps with verbal dexterity--all properties I need right now. "Chalcedony is a variety of the mineral quartz that occurs in in a great variety of colors inlcuding blue, lavender, white, buff, light tan, gray, yellow, pink, red or brown. If chalcedony is conspicuously color-banded, it may be called agate and with other minerals it has various other names including carnelian, mocha stone, onyx, bloodstone to name a few." (source text and 2nd photo)
The Domestic Witch is offering a lovely giveaway from Divine Lotus Healing. Visit the Domestic Witch and follow the instructions for your chance(s) to win a lovely spray in your choice of essences and bottle size. I love that this giveaway is sponsored by a Reiki healer who infuses her products with Reiki energy. Many of the products also have other healing energies and the combinations of scent sound exquisite.
I am now going to train in Gendai. I am excited to start a new path in my Reiki journey. After moving to a new town, I have felt disconnected and miss my Reiki friends and associates even more markedly. I enjoyed the older post at www.gendaireiki.com that explains the Reiki symbols (in the post referred only to by initials) in a different perspective. Perhaps to me the most exciting part of Gendai is the focus on Reiki as a spiritual path. It's always felt like one to me, so I think Gendai will naturally fit into my life.
I would like to hear from others what they feel about Gendai training and attunement, especially if you received it after already being a traditional Reiki master. Any insights, no matter what your training and lineage, would be most appreciated.
In just the past few weeks, I have had several chance encounters and internet blog feeds (including even some more from a "fashion" and vintage perspective than spiritual) touting this lovely gem. The herkimer seems to be every where! It's in many ways my favorite and a stone I associate with dreams, reiki, and pure love. Some associate it with the third eye while others associate it with the crown chakra. Some use it for astral travel and for communication with beings from the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms as well as celestial energies. The stone cleanses its environs and thus frequently needs to be cleansed itself. The clear stones are mined in Herkimer NY USA.
I have a few of these golden citrine herkimers which come from India and North/South America. I associate these with the Reiki healing symbol and find them helpful in clearing out emotions and difficult feelings.
I think herkimers are very effectively worn as jewelry and can also be put under your pillow or used in a reikihealing grid. Below are some photos of herkimer jewelry for sale on Etsy that I think are very pretty (not for sale by me and also I have not received any endorsement from the sellers). I heart & shop Etsy always!
"Herkimer Diamond is called the 'stone of attunement'...Psychically, it's useful for auric cleansing and dream recall. Mystical lore says that physically it can be used to heal addictions and remove toxins."
"Herkimer Diamonds are also said to help people to become attuned to each other. They are especially useful for helping healers to attune to their patients...
Herkimer diamonds are a very powerful clearer of electromagnetic pollution and a blocker of geopathic stress. " (Cite)
After reading the excellent most recent post at reiki4writers, I wanted to do a little further research into the idea of this upcoming year's New Year's Day having the interesting numbers of 1-1-11. I am not a numerology expert or practitioner, but for whatever reason this particular combination intrigued me and gave me a funny feeling. Which, when I have a funny feeling I always have to follow it!
Interesting tidbits discovered are that Oprah is launching her new network, OWN, not coincidentally, on this day and that there is a whole host of people that feel that seeing 11:11 on a clock is a time to make a wish and that we are strongly connected to our guides and angels at that time.
The 2012 Winter Solstice will occur on December 21, at 11:11 Universal Time (UTC). On this unusual winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This is a rare astronomical alignment. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time. The ancient Maya recognized this as the Sacred Tree, an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. This event is also recognized in Native American and Egyptian cultures to name a few. In Astrology,The 2012 winter solstice will mark the end of the age of Pisces and the beginning of the age of Aquarius.
In Numerology 11 is a Master (or Power) Number, as are all double digit numbers, such as 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99. The 11 represents rare and exceptional energy originating from outside mundane reality. It also represents impractical idealism, being visionary, intuition, revelation, and artistic and inventive genius. In Astrology, the eleventh sign of the zodiac is Aquarius associated with the 11th house. The astrological traits of Aquarius are attributed to humanitarianism, eceentricity, Intellectualism and Independence. Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius and brings with it a new way of looking at things and its approach is best met with an expanded consciousness. Uranus rules unexpected change, upheaval and revolution.
11:11 is said to be a pre-encoded trigger placed in our cellular memory banks prior to our descent/incarnation into matter. when activated, it will signify that our time of completion and ascension is near. A shift will occur. Our consciousness will raise in frequency along with our bodies. We will be ascending into the next dimension of time/space or space/time. It can be seen as the evolution of consciousness and the earth herself. One will know when this particular gateway to awareness and higher vibration is open for them because they will continually see the numbers 11:11 (or 1111) in there every day lives and it will be a continuous occurrence. The activation of other gateways can be symbolized by other digits.
I think for me, this new year's day is going to be a new beginning heralding in new levels of light and love. At 11:11 on 1-1-11, I will be sending Reiki to the world Reiki grids with my highest intent for openness and peace. I really also like the idea in reiki4writers of putting your intentions in a box that you regularly send Reiki to--seems perfect to me, so I will try it this year.