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World Peace Crystal Grid

The Reiki News Magazine is a wonderful magazine for all interested in Reiki. In the Winter 2004 issue of the Reiki News Magazine there is an article that describes the World Peace Crystal Grid program, and the adventures William Rand experienced placing them at the North and South Pole and in Jerusalem. Awesome information! Click the link below for the PDF file.

http://www.reiki.org/Download/WorldPeace.pdf

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What Is Reiki?

What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have reported miraculous results.Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. A simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life. Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

via What Is Reiki?.

Color, Gem, Oil, and Affirmation Correspondences for Awakening Your Chakras

This article was written by Margaret Ann Lembo

posted under Health & Healing

Gemstones, color, and scent are universal languages and tools. Likewise, the use of color, crystals, and positive affirmations to awaken your chakras, the energy centers of your body, are powerful tools for bringing balance into our lives.

According to eastern philosophies, we have chakras within our energy field that are spinning wheels of light. These energy centers are responsible for regulating the functions of many levels of our being—the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. There are seven main chakras, and each chakra has a color associated with it (as well as many gemstones and aromatic scents.)

It’s empowering to use colors, essential oils, and gemstones with a positive affirmation. Use the affirmations with each color, chakra, and gemstone included for each chakra in your daily life.

    1. The first chakra is the Root Chakra. This energy center is located at the base of the spine and is responsible for our basic needs. This is where we store our vital energy for providing food, shelter, and water for ourselves. Money is also strongly associated with this center.
      • Its basic color is red.
      • A gemstone for the root is garnet.
      • Use vetiver or patchouli for grounding and prosperous thinking.
      • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I live life fully and completely. My passion for life fills me with joy and enthusiasm. I am strong and healthy. I take action and move forward. I am safe, secure and grounded.”
    1. The second chakra is the Navel or Sacral Chakra. It is obviously located at our navel, just a few inches below our belly button. This is the center for reproduction and creativity; this chakra holds the energy to create and take action in our lives.
      • The color for this energy center is orange.
      • A gemstone for the navel is carnelian.
      • The essential oils of peppermint and orange are beneficial for activating and aligning this chakra.
      • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “My imagination is active conjuring up creative ideas as I play and relax. I embrace fun times and trust in the relaxed flow of the day. When I relax great ideas jump into my consciousness!”
  1. The third chakra is the Solar Plexus. This center connects us with joy, personal power, self-confidence, mental clarity, and the ability to shine our light. While memories of the past may have reduced our self-esteem, likewise, this chakra stores kudos and praises received that raised self-confidence.
    • The color associated with it is yellow.
    • Gemstones for the solar plexus are citrine, amber, and golden calcite.
    • Use lemon, petitigrain, and bergamot oils with the intention to raise your self-esteem.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I am powerful beyond belief. My magnificence shines through for all to see. It is safe for me to be powerful in loving ways! I have the courage to be all that I can be.”

     

  2. The fourth chakra is the Heart Center, located in the center of our chest. This center is the bridge between the lower three chakras of the physical mundane world and the upper chakras of the spiritual world. This is the part of us where our true self resides, the love that we are. It is where and how we integrate that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.
    • The colors for this chakra are green and pink.
    • Gemstones for the heart are green aventurine, pink tourmaline, and rose quartz.
    • Lavender is a perfect essential oil for this chakra (as well as for all the chakras). Other scents are rose and jasmine, which can be cost prohibitive.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “Compassion, kindness, and love are mine. I am tolerant of the differences between my beliefs and the beliefs of others. I am nurturing and accept nurturing from others.”
    1. The fifth chakra is the Throat Center. This center is obviously located at our throat and provides us our ability to communicate and express ourselves. This is not exclusively our verbal expression, but also the way we express ourselves in the world, whether through writing, speaking, singing, cooking, or however else we may express who and what we are.
      • This chakra is blue, like the color of the sky, or stone turquoise.
      • Stones for the throat center are celestite, amazonite, and aquamarine.
      • Essential oils like eucalyptus, Auntie M’s Anti, or tea tree are beneficial to open the throat chakra and clear congestion.
      • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I am impeccable with my word. My words are spoken with love and kindness.”
    1. The sixth chakra is the Third Eye Center, located in the center of our forehead. This is the location of our ability to see the unseen, know the unknown, and hear what is not being said. It is the place of intuition, knowing, and dreaming.
      • This chakra is indigo blue.
      • A stone for the third eye is lapis lazuli.
      • My favorite essential oil for the third eye center is frankincense; it’s a perfect scent for meditation and centering.
      • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “I am focused. I follow my intuition. It is easy for me to meditate. I receive messages all the time and follow my internal guidance system.”
  1. The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra. This is the place of higher intuition, channeling, and the connection with Divine Consciousness. This is the place where our connection to miracles resides.
    • The color associated with the crown ranges from golden white light to a violet flame.
    • Some gemstones for the crown chakra are selenite, amethyst, and clear quartz.
    • Sandalwood and helichrysum, along with frankincense, are aromatic favorites to activate your divine connection.
    • The Gem Spot Affirmation is: “My intuition is strong. I trust the signs and messages the Universe sends me to guide me easily through life.”

Making conscious connection with the chakras with the intention of balancing and aligning them with each other provides an avenue for balancing various aspects of your life. It is beneficial to meditate on each of the chakras using visualization to spin off what you no longer need and replace that with goodness, love, and well-being. Using guided meditation CDs and place gemstones on each of these chakras will bring peace and balance to your life.

Margaret Ann Lembo Margaret Ann Lembo
Margaret Ann Lembo (Boynton Beach, FL) is a spiritual practitioner and owner of The Crystal Garden, a spiritual center and gift shop. For more than twenty years, she has led workshops and classes around the country. Her audio CDs (guided meditations and…  Read more

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Origins

Reiki was developed in the mid-1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese scholar of religion. According to the story that has been passed down among reiki teachers, Usui was a Christian who was intrigued by the idea that Christ could heal sick people by touching them with his hands. Searching for clues that would explain the secrets of healing with hands, Usui made a long pilgrimage around the world, visiting many ancient religious sects and studying ancient books. Some reiki teachers claim that Usui found clues leading back nearly 10,000 years to healing arts that originated in ancient Tibet. During his intense studies, Usui claimed he had a spiritual experience, which enabled him to heal with his own hands by becoming aware of and tapping into the universal life force. After that, he dedicated his life to helping the sick and poor. His reputation grew as he healed sick people for many years in Kyoto, Japan. Before his death, Usui passed on his healing insights using universal life energy to Dr. Chujiru Hayashi, a close acquaintance. Hayashi, in turn, passed on the healing techniques in 1938 to Hawayo Takata, a Japanese woman from Hawaii, whom he had cured of life-threatening illness using reiki methods. Takata became a firm believer and proponent of reiki, and during the 1970s formed an initiation program for training reiki masters to preserve Usui’s teachings. Before she died, she prepared her granddaughter, Phyllis Lei Furumoto, to continue the lineage. Takata had personally trained 21 practitioners before she died at the age of 80 in 1980. Along with other reiki masters authorized by Takata, Furumoto formed the reiki Alliance. A faction led by Barbara Ray, formed the American Reiki Association, which was known as Radiance Technique Association International. Today, there are over 1,000 reiki masters practicing around the world, whose methods can all be traced back directly to Dr. Usui.

The basic philosophy of reiki

The basic concept underlying reiki is that the body has an energy field that is central to its health and proper functioning, and this energy travels in certain pathways that can become blocked or weakened. This idea of energy flow in the body is also a central concept in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture.

Reiki practitioners believe that everyone has the potential to access the universal life energy, but that over time most people’s systems become blocked and the energy becomes weakened in them. A reiki practitioner is trained to be able to detect these blockages, and practitioners will use their hands, thoughts, and own energy fields to improve the energy flow in a patient. Reiki is one of the more esoteric alternative medical practices, because no one is sure exactly how it works on the physiological level. Practitioners claim that it works on very subtle energy levels, or possibly works on the chakra system. The chakras are the system of seven energy centers along the middle of the body believed to be connected with the nervous and endocrine systems, as defined by yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. Reiki masters claim that healing energy can even be sent to a person from far away, noting that reiki works on the same principles that enables praying to work for some patients, although a practitioner needs advanced training to be able to send energy from afar.

According to the original principles of Usui, patients must also have a proper attitude for reiki to work most effectively. Patients must take responsibility for their own health, and must want to be healed. Furthermore, when energy is received from a reiki healer, patients must be willing to give back energy to others, and to compensate the healer in some way, as well. Finally, Usui claimed that a healing attitude was free from worry and fear, was filled with gratitude for life and for others, and placed emphasis on each person finding honest and meaningful work in their lives—all this, in order to complete the picture of overall health.

via reiki – definition of reiki in the Medical dictionary – by the Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

Reiki

Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “universal life energy” in Japanese, and Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.

 

The Five Principles of Reiki:

Just for today, I will not anger
Just for today, I will not worry
Today, I will count my many blessings
Today, I will do my work honestly
Today, I will be kind to every living creature

Dr. Mikao Usui

Astrology is the science of the effects of the planets movements on our lives and all things. Astrology is based on astronomy in that astrologers need to know the correct positions of the planets at any given time, as well as the correct positions of the zodiacal fixed star signs in relation to any place on earth at any given time.— (Das Goravani, Vedic Astrology)

The 12 Zodiac Signs

Masculine: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius

Feminine: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces

Aries
March 21-April 19
The first sign of the zodiac. Aries’ symbol is the ram.

Taurus
April 20 – May 20
The second sign of the zodiac. Taurus’ symbol is the bull.

Gemini
May 21 – June 21
The third sign of the zodiac. Gemini’s symbol is the twins.

Cancer
June 22 – July 22
The fourth sign of the zodiac. Cancer’s symbol is the crab.

Leo
July 23 – August 22 
The fifth sign of the zodiac. Leo’s symbol is the lion.

Virgo
August 23 – September 22
The sixth sign of the zodiac. Virgo’s symbol is the virgin.

Libra
September 23 – October 23
The seventh sign of the zodiac. Libra is represented by the scales.

Scorpio
October 24 – November 21
The eighth sign of the zodiac. Scorpio can be symbolized by the scorpion, eagle, serpent, phoenix or dove.

Sagittarius
November 22 -December 21
The ninth sign of the zodiac. Sagittarius’ symbol is the centaur-archer.

Capricorn
December 22 – January 19
The tenth sign of the zodiac. Capricorn’s symbol is the sea goat.

Aquarius
January 20 – February 18
The eleventh sign of the zodiac. Aquarius’ symbol is the water bearer.

Pisces
February 19 – March 20
The twelfth sign of the zodiac. Pisces’ symbol are two fish.

The Astrology Elements

Using these 12 astrology equations the ancients developed a system based on 4 basic elements with 3 variations of each of those elements.

Water – emotion

Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Earth – physical

Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo

Fire – energy

Leo, Aries and Sagittarius

Air – intellect

Aquarius, Libra and Gemini

Past Future Present

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

~ Lao Tzu

The past is gone – let it go…

The future is not promised – so why be anxious…

Live for today – it is here.

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