Map for your Healing Journey

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After my first Reiki attunement, I had no plans of sharing Reiki with others.  I soon learned, like many Reiki practitioners, that once you open yourself to Reiki, the healing energy finds you in numerous ways.  One of the most interesting things that happened after each Reiki attunement was the shift in my patients. Without being prompted, patients began asking me about using energy medicine, crystals, essential oils, herbal supplements and all kinds of healing modalities to aid in their healing.  Even more interesting, many of my patients began to acknowledge a sense of wanting to know more, wanting to dig deeper within themselves. The year after I became a Reiki master, many patients would share with me having a spiritual crisis at the same time as a health crisis, often relating the two without me even asking.

My own personal healing journey was brought on by a crisis on multiple levels. I went through the end of a relationship, as well as the beginning of burn out in my practice.  I begin to experience intense anxiety despite cognitively knowing I was in no imminent danger. A dear lifelong friend had mentioned to me a particular yoga studio which I should attend, and after many weeks of insomnia, I started attending classes at Yoga Home of Therapeutics.  

One of the topics that will come up frequently for many of my patients or Reiki clients is what to do or where to go once they begin to question life, and what steps to take to heal and grow has a human.

I’m going to post several resources I use, as well as books I’ve read that hopefully can help others wondering where to start.

Healing Modalities

The healing modalities I am most familiar with are traditional allopathic medicine, Reiki and Yoga.  I will reference those I am familiar with. On occasion, I will recommend patients and clients to try one of these healing modalities as I am familiar with these.

Part of a healing journey is continued learning.  I plan on updating this list frequently.

 

Yoga Resources

Your local yoga studio is one of the best places to start.  I will always recommend for any new student in yoga to try a local studio first.  If you have a friend that can recommend a yoga studio that’s a great place to start. If you don’t live near a yoga studio, starting a home practice is easy.  You can easily purchase a mat, a couple of yoga blocks,  and a yoga strap (all can easily be found in most stores that have work out equipment).

Finding a Yoga Studio

One of the best resources are family and friends as far as a yoga studio to try.  This link will send you to a directory of registered yoga instructors in your area.

Gaia

Online paid membership site with several yoga courses that are appropriate for beginners.  In addition to beginner’s yoga classes, there are many guided meditations.  Membership is reasonably priced, and access is easy.

Yoga International

Online paid membership website that focuses on yoga.  There are many wonderful articles that can take you deeper into your yoga practice as well as guide you in a Yogic lifestyle. 

 

Online Reiki Resources

The International Training Center for Reiki Training

This website is better if you already have started or will be pursuing your Reiki training. There are many Reiki lineages, but the Usui lineage that many of us learn was founded by William Lee Rand is found here.  One of my favorite activities is the World Peace Meditation.  The link will take you to a PDF that describes what the World Peace Meditation is, as well as crystal grids that can be used to aid in your meditation experience.  The World Peace Meditation takes place every month. I usually try to post a reminder when I receive the reminder as well.

Reiki Rays

This is a great website for experienced Reiki practitioners as well as those that are interested in learning more about Reiki.  I highly recommend signing up for the newsletter if you are a Reiki practitioner. In addition to the wonderful articles, there are frequently many free ebooks with so much useful information.

Reiki Healing Association

Online directory to locate a Reiki Practitioner near you.  If you are a Reiki practitioner, this a a great website to find online resources and grow your Reiki business.

Reading List

Books are a wonderful resource if you are wanting to dig deeper into your healing journey.  There are a large number of books covering chakras, yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, crystal and essential oils.  I am an avid reader, but I understand that many people do not have the luxury of time to endlessly explore books in order to make progress in their healing.  I have started a reading list  with books that may be a good place for you to start. Please see the link on my blog page. I am open to comments as well if any if you reading have further comments or suggestions.  We’re all in this together so any knowledge we share can help each other.

 

Thank you so much for being patient, and please leave any comments.  

Past Life Meditation

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I frequently discuss meditation  at work and in my personal life.  This post is for those that are comfortable with meditation.

I recently started using Insight Timer  in my cell phone.  I discovered a past life meditation that was an amazing experience.

I recommend this meditation for those that are comfortable with meditation.  This is a longer session, around 1 hour.  The meditation will guide you through a deep relaxation then onto a past life.

My personal experience was unexpected.  I discovered many things about myself, including why I love astronomy in this life.

I hope others will try it as well.

Past Life Meditation