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Inside Utopia

April 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

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By: Erin

 

 

We are excited to announce the launch of our New Age product site Inside Utopia.

 

Inside Utopia is a place where you can go to browse through a great selection of New Age products to help stimulate your mind, body, and soul…and maybe even channel your inner psychic!

 

Lavender and tangerine for relaxation and de-stressing, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine for passion and romance, Inside Utopia is especially proud of their wide range of aromatherapy products such as candles, sprays and bath products for a number of different uses. We have picked out some of our personal favorites and we know you will love them as much as we do!

 

The collection that we are really excited about is the Swarovski Constellation jewelry line. Personally, I have never been able to find a piece of jewelry representing my sign (Sagittarius) that wasn’t hideous, and I must say, I absolutely LOVE this collection! All of the pieces are beautiful and make great gifts too!

 

Be sure to check it out we also have a great New Age section where you can get in touch with your inner psychic or simply learn more about it and also our Health and Wellness section has great products to help promote a healthy lifestyle and get you looking and feeling great!

 

We want to also thank you all for your support and it’s because we have such great customers that we want to keep doing our best to not only keep providing quality readings and customer service but go the extra mile and do all we can to get you to be on towards the happiest, healthiest life path.

 

Check out Inside Utopia today!

 

 

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By: Catherin M Delong

 

 

You have the ability to create your own mind-set. Whether your attitude is positive or negative, is up to you. The ability to change your environment, circle of friends, and attitude, is within your control.

 

Just like a computer absorbs raw data, so does your mind. Within your mind a culture, within itself, has grown. Many people feel like they have no control of their own mind, because this culture has become negative. The negativity is a result of past experiences, being in a negative environment, or being under the influence of unconstructive ideas.

 

Similar to a computer virus, you have to identify it quickly, to avoid letting it spread within your mind. You can also pass this virus of negative thinking to people around you. As a result you are spreading negative energy around, like “weeds in a field.”

 

Much like a farmer, you cultivate too. The energy in your mind is the crop, and it is up to you, whether it is weeds or wheat. If you have a farm and let a field take care of itself; you will be lucky to have any kind of a crop, from it. This is the same with the energy within your mind.

 

You have to option to pick quality seeds: Information, in the form of books, eBooks, DVD’s, CD’s, lectures, courses, workshops, and seminars. This is learning, for the sake of self-improvement, and it results in a positive mind-set.

 

However, your work is not finished, because you must still reinforce the lessons, and keep everything in a focused order. This might be compared to fertilizing, watering, and “weeding the mind.” You have to work at it continually or the weeds will grow back. This, my friend, is meditation, and one of the reasons why we meditate, in the first place.

 

Meditation is controlled focus on an object, thought, or task without judgment. This process makes it possible to look at all situations objectively. You can find solutions, turn negative situations into positive learning experiences, and create your own positive mindset. As a result of this you will make new friends, reach goals, handle problems easily, and develop an indomitable spirit.

 

Remember the last time you made an accomplishment. That feeling, and that ability, are within all of us. It is a formula for success, but you have to take action. Action is something that the vast majority of people will never take. Learn to separate yourself from “the pack,” through education, meditation, and action.

 

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Mantra Yoga

February 17, 2013, 6:21 PM

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By: Adam

 

The ancient yogis practiced an art of changing one’s awareness through chanting or singing. Mantra yoga. And the Slit Theory in physics tells us that as our awareness changes, so too does our experience. My favorite, of course, is listening to adepts of the Holy Qabalah chant the Holy names of various energies (angels and archangels). History and anthropology of religion show us that mantra yoga has been used by every culture.

 

The use of mantras is not new to any of us. We are using mantras all day with the many things we say to ourselves over and over again. The most famous mantra is “Hail Mary full of grace!” And the most hurtful mantras are when we tell ourselves in the quiet of our minds that we are stupid or unworthy. I would bet my farm that the most powerful mantra is “Thank you.”

 

Cross-culturally monosyllable mantras or sounds are the most prominently used form of mantra for changing one’s awareness and thusly changing one’s experience. Madame Blavatsky wrote extensively about mantra yoga in her books. Here are three mantras Helena Blavatsky mentioned that both my father and myself use and have found highly potent: Om (pronounounced aum), Klim (pronounced Kleem), and Shrim (pronounced Shreem). Ancient yogis have taught that Om is really a sound of love and gratitude and will render the practitioner to feel consciously connected with Source energy (however Source may be translated for you). Shrim (Shreem) is the seed sound of wealth and aplenty, success. Many attribute the Shreem mantra to the goddess Lakshmi. If you are in business, and most your clientele are females, I suggest you chant Klim (Kleem) instead. In my life I have learned that chanting Kleem increases the presence of feminine aspects in my life, wealth and aplenty.

 

My suggested practice: on your old Catholic rosary or Mala beads, you will recall, there are 108 beads, and you use them to count each “Hail Mary.” The 108 represents the 9 levels of consciousness and the 12 months of the year (9 times 12). I suggest picking a mantra from above and chanting 108 times in the morning and 108 times in the evening. Pick one mantra to try for two weeks before you decide if it’s working or not. Is it okay to chant more than 108 times? Yes. Don’t punish yourself with this. Remember the purpose of chanting is to raise your vibration and awareness, thusly changing your experience. What should you focus upon while chanting? Close your eyes and imagine yourself smiling, see the biggest smile upon your face. If you worry that you are not saying the words correctly, don’t worry. The mental attitude you hold while chanting is what matters most. You probably already know all this.

 

If you want to try a mantra, but don’t want to try it alone, call me at Psychics Fortell (800.873.7073) and we can do it together. If you have a specific problem, and want to chant a mantra to change that problem, please call me. I can help. Chanting mantras works.

 

I have included the Chariot Tarot card (Rider-Waite-Smith version) with this blog because one of the many attributes this cards represents is the power of speech, both verbal speech and those words we repeat to ourselves in the privacy of our thoughts; my goal is to remind you how extraordinary you are.

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By: Nicole A Brune

 

 

Transformational Counseling is about assisting others to transform their life. Transformational Counseling is a process of assisting others to learn how to let go of the past and live fully in the present. To live fully in the present is to become awaken to what is truly real and to our own natural power. Much of our life is spent living in the past, and in the process, attempting to fix it, to make it something that it is or was not. It is from living in the past that we also attempt to create our future, the result always being a living of life as it was in the past. Transformation takes place when we learn to exist in and be present to the Now.

 

The practice of staying present to our natural power and to that which is real is becoming conscious to what is so, to the Now, to the present. What is so, the Now, has no meaning and exists outside of thought and language. As human beings we tend to give meaning to everything, including other people, ourselves and even life itself. It is in our meaning making that we leave the present and create our life from the past, a life that can be filled with a great deal of anxiety, fear and stress. What is so merely exists and it is in the experience of the Now that we begin to live a life of power and freedom, a life and way of being free from our past.

 

A specific technique that is very powerful for practicing staying present to the Now is meditation. It is in meditation that one creates the space to experience a very deep state of relaxation, a state that is very healing to both the mind and body. As we know, in meditation ones metabolism slows down, including heart rate and blood pressure. The consistent practice of meditation will reduce anxiety and stress. For some the practice of meditation allows them to access true Being. For others it is way of reconnecting to the Spirit within us. It is in the consistent practice of meditation that the subject and object distinction inherent in language, thought and meaning making collapses thereby resulting in our access to the present, to the Now.

 

The meditative process can be enhanced by the use of therapeutic relaxation music. Music has always been a very powerful modality for promoting a very deep state of relaxation and even healings. I have found that musical compositions that are harmonically slow, repetitious, with sustained voices, which are rhythmically, random in tempo assists an individual in experiencing a very deep state of relaxation. A second important component of the use of therapeutic relaxation music is the use of binaural audio tones that have been interwoven into the music. The binaural tones, through a process referred to as entrainment or frequency following, gently guides or directs the mind/body to generate more of the targeted frequency of brain wave activity for an even more profound state of relaxation.

 

The meditative process of practicing staying present to the Now is as follows:

 

1. Take a comfortable position in an upright sitting position.

 

2. Allow your legs and arms to be open.

 

3. Allow your eyes to focus upon a chosen object. The chosen object could be a candle light in a darkened room or any point that you choose.

 

4. As you focus on the chosen object, allow your muscles to slowly relax from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.

 

5. Take three slow deep breathes in through your nose as you inhale. Hold each breath to the mental count of four. Slowly exhale each breath out through your mouth. Continue to breath at a slow pace after the three breaths.

 

6. Continue to focus on the chosen object. When your mind wanders to some thought or thoughts slowly and gently bring it back to your focused concentration upon the chosen object. Simply let go of the thoughts that arise. The thoughts are from the past. Stay focused to what is so.

 

7. Continue the practice for a prescribed period of time and then go about your daily activities. Each day that you practice you may even choose to lengthen the time you spend with this technique.

The ability to stay in the present, to access the Now, can be enhanced with the consistent practice of meditation. What this will necessitate is one making the practice of meditation apart of his or her daily schedule. With the consistent practice of meditation one will also create the ability to stay even more present to what is so even when not actively engaged in the meditative process. It is through a commitment to the practice of meditation on a daily basis that one will begin to live more fully in the Now.

 

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Preparing for the New Year

December 26, 2011, 12:00 AM

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By: Elly

As the New Year approaches, it signals the feeling of turning over a new leaf, ensuring the coming year will be better than the last, and making a fresh start.

The key to keeping up with your resolutions is to keep them reasonable. Someone who has never set foot in a gym isn’t going to start going 5 times a week, every week. Just as this is a time to make new commitments about your physical health, it’s also a great time to consider your spiritual health.

Perhaps you want to try meditation, don’t be surprised if initially you have some trouble clearing your mind of ephemera. Practice will only help. Keep at it, and you’ll find over time it will become easier for you to become calm and clear.

Keeping your inner self healthy is going to help you in many other aspects of your life, especially if you want to improve your physical health. For example, working out isn’t as bad in reality as one can make it out to be. Sometimes you can talk yourself out of doing something before you’ve even had the chance to try.

By keeping yourself positive, and centered you’ll find that doing those chores and tasks that you once talked yourself out of, have now become effortless. Setting a schedule will also help, even if you don’t stick to it 100%, having a rough outline of your goals for the day, week, or month, will help keep those tasks off your mind because they have an allotted place and time.

Above all, be sure to meditate where you’re going to be comfortable and uninterrupted, even if you’re struggling with meditation itself, you’ll still get to relax in peace and quiet, while taking a respite from your day.

From all of us here at PsychicsForetell.com, have a safe and Happy New Year!

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Animal Messages.

October 16, 2011, 2:17 PM

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By: Alex
About three weeks ago, I had an interesting experience while I was working as a security guard. I was at a car dealership in a remote location. The place is mostly surrounded by open fields, although it is close to a major highway. I had noticed some animals around while making my rounds. I have seen several cats, a skunk, a couple of toads, some rather loud birds, a raccoon, a hawk, an owl, and I have heard coyotes although I have never seen them.

During this particular time period, I noticed that there were several praying mantis’ around. This seemed quite unusual to me. I had not seen any of them up until then. I happened to notice because as I drove around I saw them on the pavement in the parking lot. In fact, one night, I saw seven or eight of them. I began to think that something was up.

It seemed like they were trying to get my attention. One time, while I was checking cars, there was one just above the door handle. Another time, as I opened the gate, there was one on the gate. Then when I went to open the gate the next time there was one on the wall right above the gate latch. Many times they would just sort of show up in unexpected places, but mostly in front of my car. I had to drive carefully to avoid them.

To top it all off, one got into my car and wound up on the dashboard. I had to get out of the car, go around to the other side, and open the door. Then I went back around to the driver’s side and blew on him so he would get out of the car. If that isn’t getting your attention, I don’t know what is.

I talked to Kat, ext 7054, one of Foretell’s psychics, about all the praying mantis’ that I had seen. She said they have a message for me that had to do with inner strength. Then she asked me if I was talking to them. I said no, but I figured why not. I started talking to the praying mantis’ but I felt awkward and I didn’t really know what to say to them. (What do you say to a praying mantis? Sounds almost like a Japanese Zen Koan.)

So, I just tried to be polite. I just said hello, how are you and are you having good hunting. I didn’t like disturbing them, I figured they were hunting bugs and I didn’t really want to bother them. I also didn’t want to make them nervous.

A few days later, I saw a friend of mine who works in a pharmacy. For some reason I mentioned seeing all the praying mantis and how they were trying to tell me something. She said that the praying mantis was one of her favorite creatures. Interesting. I wondered if maybe she was thinking about me.

Later on I found out from one of Foretell’s psychics that I had been a high priest in ancient Egypt in a previous life, and that this woman had been my daughter. We apparently had a very strong connection and I taught her everything I knew in that life.

Interestingly, after I talked to this woman, I didn’t see as many of the praying mantis’ anymore. In fact they have pretty much disappeared. I think that is probably due in part to the fact that the summer is over and their life cycle is probably at an end, but it does seem like an interesting coincidence.

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Verna’s Answer.

October 10, 2011, 4:00 AM

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By: Alex

I asked my subconscious mind to show me some other ways of dealing with money the other day, right before I went to sleep. (Little did I know what that would result in.) Then I had a dream. I was in a bar that had a lot of people in it. It wasn’t packed, but all of the bar stools were taken and all the tables were full.

The people were nice. The bar was off to my left. There were people at the back of the room also and I think in front of where I was standing. A thin, younger man (20′s or 30′s) came up to me and gave me about $7.00 in cash. I could see the bills clearly, because they were fanned out. He said it was time to buy the next round, and by the way, he pushed the money at me I could tell it was my turn to buy.

The crowd of people seemed relatively happy up until this point. They seemed content. They weren’t rowdy or boisterous. Actually, they were rather quiet, and I could feel there was a kind of expectancy in them. They were all looking at me, waiting to see what I was going to do. While I felt relatively calm, part of me was afraid.

Although these people had been tolerant of me up till then, I was afraid that if I didn’t come up with enough money to buy them a round of drinks, things could get ugly. Moreover, that would be bad for me. I said to everyone in the bar: “This is what you’re going to do. You’re going to figure out what you want. Then you’re going to fight about it!” When I said this, it was in a commanding tone.

There was no hesitancy or uncertainty. That was the end of the dream. It became clear to me that all the people in the bar represented all the bills I have to pay that I don’t have the money to pay right now. (I have been waiting for a fairly large check that got sent to the wrong address.) Although I do have these fears, there is another part of me that knows that everything is going to be ok.

I think this is represented by the calm feeling in the dream. (Although everything was fine at that moment, things could change.) After thinking about this for a bit, I realized that the real issue, the core issue that the dream dealt with was my feelings of inadequacy, represented by all these nice people who were expecting me to come up with a large amount of money (right now) that I didn’t have and had no way of coming up with. I have had this feeling for a long time.

I talked to Kat, ext 7054, one of Foretell’s psychics, about this dream. It occurred to me to mention something to her that I had done some months ago and was wondering about. I had done some workshops back around 1994 with a top notch trance channel named Dr. Verna Aridon Yater. Verna was originally from Santa Barbara, but moved to Colorado Springs not long before I met her. She died a year or two ago, but I had felt her presence a few times since then. She was checking up on her students!

A few months ago, I was having trouble with money and asked Verna if she could help me increase my income. I don’t normally ask Verna for things because I know she is busy and I don’t like to bother her. However, I didn’t know whom else to ask for help, and I figured if anyone could help me, it was Verna.

She knew my issues from years of workshops. I had mentioned this to Kat, ext 7054, the psychic. She said that Verna was going to try to show me an alternative. I had not gotten any impressions since then about what Verna was up to, but after I figured out what this dream was about, it became clear to me that this was Verna’s Answer.

In addition to being a top notch trance channel, Verna had helped us not only probe deeply into our past lives, but she also had a knack for helping people unwind the deeper issues in their psyches. She would often tell us to “ask for a dream” about whatever was up for us. As I said to Kat, ext 7054 the other day, I was not planning to “probe the depths of my psyche” when I asked for this dream, but obviously that’s what happened.

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All About Reiki Pt 2.

August 21, 2011, 3:05 PM

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By: Alex
Reiki’s Effects
Is Reiki effective? According to the Wikipedia article on Reiki, studies were done
to evaluate whether in fact Reiki was sufficient to heal various conditions. The studies concluded that it did not. Now to me that does not discredit or invalidate Reiki.

It just means that according to the studies, Reiki by itself is not sufficient to heal specific conditions. I feel this is a correct conclusion. I would not ever attempt to convince anyone that Reiki is enough, by itself, to heal someone of an acute
medical condition.

In my experience, Reiki definitely has a positive effect on people. Virtually everyone I have ever done Reiki on or sent it to has felt its effects and made positive remarks about it. Animals love it and that in itself is a good sign. There have been a few cases where people had negative reactions, but I think that is because sometimes the energy triggers or stirs up emotional reactions in people who have unresolved emotional issues.

This can take the form of jealousy or other emotions. But I would not take
that as a reflection on Reiki itself. Again, those situations do not invalidate or discredit Reiki. In fact, the guidance that people are typically given when receiving their first Reiki session or Level one attunement is that the Reiki energy
can trigger a “healing crisis.” What this means is that the energy is powerful enough to bring up some unresolved mental or emotional issues.

Sometimes past lives can even come up, if one is open enough to recognize them. I have demonstrated and proven to myself over and over again that Reiki can be sent to other people far away.

In one case I sent Reiki to someone 2,000 miles away and received confirmation from people close to them that it had an effect. In another case I sent Reiki to a friend 1300 miles away and also received positive confirmation from them about receiving the energy.

Then this person asked if I could send it to their friend, a person I have never met. Again, I received confirmation that they received the energy. I have sent Reiki to people I don’t even know and have never even met – all I knew was their name and approximately where they lived, and again received confirmation that they got the energy.

In another case I did Reiki on someone (a psychic) who had pneumonia. I did not know it at the time. This person had difficulty breathing. Later on they told me that the Reiki energy had helped the medical experts at the hospital to attain a clearer diagnosis of the condition, sooner than would otherwise have been the case, and also that the Reiki had quite likely shortened their hospital stay to 3
or 4 days instead of a week.

While this is not verifiable by empirical means, since this information is from a reliable psychic, I feel it is accurate. So, while Reiki may not be a one stop definite “cure” for serious medical conditions, it definitely helps.

Reiki Lineages and Controversies
The subject of “Lineage” can be a big topic among Reiki practitioners. What it refers to is “who was your Reiki Master and who did they learn their Reiki from?”

This should be an unbroken lineage of Reiki masters. In some cases it’s just another form of “mine is better than yours.” In other cases it is possibly a
legitimate concern. I have not personally known of any “Reiki Scams” but that doesn’t mean that they don’t happen.

A few years ago a book was published about Reiki, and the author also included drawings of the Reiki Symbols. This caused quite a controversy. The author stated that basically “the Reiki Symbols are Sacred, but not Secret.” This could be taken as a boundary violation or a violation of trust, but I don’t seem to recall being told not to show the symbols to anyone – except the “Master Symbol.”

Well, that one is in the book too! In the end I was actually grateful that the Reiki Symbols were published, because that meant I could check them with another source. It also allowed me to see two special versions of the Master Symbol, one of which was the Buddhist Master Symbol, and the other was a more modern version of the Master Symbol, which I use quite often.

Is it possibile to “attune oneself” to Reiki? I don’t think so, although there is a video on YouTube that claims that you can be attuned to Reiki just by watching that video. I can’t say whether this is possible or not, but I would say if you want to learn Reiki, you should learn it from someone in person, not over the Web.

That’s the only way (I think) that you can be sure you are getting what you pay for, ostensibly from someone who knows what they are doing. As far as I am concerned, anyone can claim they are a Reiki Practitioner – there is really no licensing of it, except that (at least in some states) you have to be an ordained minister in order to lay hands on a person.

This is (as far as I know) not really a big issue. There are websites from various “Universal Life Churches” for example that will ordain you if you will email them.

Reiki Attunements
A Reiki Attunement is a special ceremony where the Reiki master initiates the student into a specific level of the Reiki practice (either Reiki Level I, II or III). In this ceremony, the student is sitting and the Reiki Master traces symbols over their hands and other parts of the body.

In Reiki Level I, the student attains the ability to channel the Reiki energy through his hands, and is taught the Reiki Precepts and Hand Placements for doing a Reiki session on another person. In Reiki Level II, the student is given the Reiki Symbols which allow him to do mental, emotional, spiritual and distant healing.

In the Reiki Level III or Reiki Master Level, the student is given a special Master Symbol, and (optionally) attains the ability to teach Reiki to others. Reiki’s Origins
Where does Reiki come from? This is a difficult question and is probably best answered by a psychic. The story I read was that Reiki came from Shiva, which I think is one of the Hindu gods.

Beyond that I really don’t know. There have been other stories crediting Reiki to Enlightened Masters such as Buddha and perhaps Jesus. Now I am not really sure that Jesus used Reiki, I think that is somewhat doubtful, but it is possible that the Buddha had something to do with it – or someone who was in the Buddhist Lineage.

I have studied the teachings of the Buddha (I happen to be Buddhist) and there is no mention of Reiki in his teachings, but I have seen a so-called Buddhist Reiki Master symbol. I think Reiki does not fundamentally conflict with any person’s religious beliefs. If you asked the question, “Would any Enlightened Master approve of Reiki?”, I think the answer would be yes.

The fundamental intent of Reiki is for healing. I spoke to Cat, one of Foretell’s Psychics, about the origins of Reiki. I asked her if she could tell if either Jesus or Buddha had anything to do with Reiki. She said that yes, the Buddha, had something to do with Reiki, but probably not Jesus.

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All About Reiki Pt 1.

July 17, 2011, 9:48 AM

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By: Alex
Many people have been asking me about Reiki. I have been a Reiki Practitioner since 1995, so that’s about 16 years or so. I first learned it from a couple of Australians who were Reiki Masters and were taking a workshop I attended in Colorado Springs.

I don’t really know why I was attracted to learn Reiki, although in hindsight I can see causes and connections. I just went ahead and did it without any hesitation. It has turned out to be quite a good thing. What is Reiki? Reiki is a form of healing energy, which is typically transferred from the practitioner to the recipient through the practitioner’s hands.

It is not a form of massage, although I have known massage therapists who were also Reiki practitioners. Typically, the Reiki practitioner places their hands on certain areas of the recipient’s body and allows them to stay there for several minutes. These hand placements are called “Hand Positions.” The practitioner’s hands will often get warm or hot as the energy flows through into the recipient.

After a period of several minutes, the practitioner will shift their hands to the next part of the body. I know that sounds simple, but that’s pretty much it. The practitioner is a “channel” or conduit for the Reiki energy to flow through. There isn’t any visual way to confirm that the energy is being transferred. However, most people will feel it after a while.

Reiki’s Origin, History, and Development
Reiki was originally discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan in 1922. He is said to have gone up on a mountain to meditate for 30 days. He was doing a special meditation where he sat under a waterfall for a period of time. I think this must have opened up his Crown Chakra.

Just before the 30 days were up, he was hit by a bolt of light and the Reiki Symbols flashed into his mind. On his journey down the mountain, Dr. Usui hit his foot on a rock. He put his hands on the injured area and immediately felt better. I think he realized immediately that something was different.

Soon afterwards, he began teaching Reiki to students. Dr. Usui established Reiki clinics in Japan. I think he made special efforts to help poor people as well.
Dr. Usui developed all the basic methods and ceremonies that are still used by Reiki Practitioners today. This includes the Hand Placements, the Reiki Precepts, the Reiki Symbols, and the Attunements.

The Reiki Precepts
Dr. Usui developed the Reiki Precepts. They go something like this:
Just for today, do not be angry.
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, be grateful.
Be diligent in all undertakings.
Treat others with kindness.

I think these were developed as simple reminders for his students to guide them in their practice. I think it was a way for him to help ensure that his students enveloped and maintained a certain mindset in their practice.

The Reiki Hand Placements
In his clinics, Dr. Usui made careful notes of the various ailments that his clients reported, and on the various hand placements that his students (practitioners) used. Eventually, some patterns emerged and this gave birth to the sequence of Hand Positions that are used in Reiki today.

The Reiki Symbols
The first Reiki Symbol is the so-called “Power Symbol” or Cho-Ku-Rei. This initiates the energy transfer and can help to get people grounded. In Reiki Level Two, the practitioner is given three special symbols to use in their practice.
These symbols seem to amplify the energy and extend its healing abilities into other realms.

The second Reiki Symbol is called “Sei-Hi-Ki” and is said to be used for mental and emotional healing and clearing.

The third Reiki Symbol is called “Hon-Sha-Sei-Sho-Nen” and is used for distance healing. It allows the energy to travel through time and space. I know that probably sounds fantastic (and in some ways it is), but I have used this symbol to send Reiki to people far away, and to heal things in my past and past lives. I have sent Reiki to people I don’t even know and have never met, and have received confirmation that they have felt it.

Learning Reiki
Reiki can cost a lot of money to learn. I don’t know what prices are nowadays, but when I learned it, Reiki I was about $75.00, Reiki II was (I think) $150 to $250 and Reiki III (Master Level) was $2500. There was a Reiki Master years ago that a friend went to in Denver that would do the attunements for all three Reiki Levels for $400. But he would attune 10 people at a time.

It was probably almost more like an assembly line. So be warned and ask questions. My friend liked it, it seemed to work for her and she didn’t have the money to spend that the other Reiki Masters were charging. The whole subject of Reiki Lineage can be confusing. Apparently there is something called “Usui Reiki” which is supposedly traces its origin back to Dr. Usui, and then there are another lineage or lineages that goes back through other Reiki Masters.

In reality, all Reiki practitioners should be able to trace their lineages back to Dr. Usui through one of his students whom he passed on the lineage to. In (traditional) or Usui Reiki, people are required to pay large amounts of money to learn it.

This is still the case in the other lineages but I think perhaps the prices are lower. I myself did not learn “Usui Reiki”, but as far as I know, my Reiki masters still trace their lineage back to Dr. Usui. This may or may not be an issue for someone contemplating learning Reiki.

In such a case, it might be well to investigate the alternatives. I didn’t know about “Usui Reiki” when I first learned Reiki back in 1995, but this appears to make no difference. I know from my own experience that Reiki is effective – I have proven that to others and myself repeatedly.

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1024035_yin_yangBy: Wendy Owen

There are three main types of relaxation techniques you can practice when you feel upset and stressed out. If you practice them regularly, they will become part of your lifestyle and you may find yourself habitually more relaxed as a result.

This article contains a breathing relaxation technique and an autogenic relaxation technique. Part 2 will have a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) exercise to release negative thoughts and situations and a progressive muscle relaxation technique too.

Because of the mind/body connection, exercises to relax the body will also flow through to the mind. A lot of the stress we feel is due to our resistance to certain feelings, or emotions. Try to relax and let the feeling flow through you. Sometimes just by doing this the feelings will tend to dissipate on their own.

So let’s begin. Find a quiet empty room for 15 to 20 minutes and take the phone off the hook.

Breathing Exercise:
Do this lying down if possible, arms by your side and legs uncrossed. Loosen any tight clothing. If you can’t lie down, sit and make yourself as comfortable as possible. This exercise will calm and energize you.

Take a couple of deep breaths, roll your eyes up and let them close. Concentrate on the effects of your breathing on your body. As you breathe in your stomach rises, as you breathe out your stomach falls.

Be aware of the life energy in your body, as you breathe in imagine this energy circulating throughout your body. As you breathe out, mentally say the word “peace” in your mind.

Thoughts will attempt to distract you. Rather than trying to force them out, acknowledge them then imagine them just floating out of the back door of your mind. Go back to concentrating on your breathing.

Continue until you feel relaxed. Then gently arouse yourself keeping the feeling of relaxation with you.

Autogenic Relaxation Exercise:

You can do this one sitting or lying down. Loosen any tight clothing and make yourself comfortable. Take a deep breath, hold for the count of three and exhale slowly. Repeat a couple of times. Let your eyes close.

Imagine lying on a deserted beach, you can hear the gentle waves breaking on the sand. In the distance there is the sounds of seagulls. The sun is shining on your left arm making it warm and heavy. Concentrate on how warm and heavy your left arm is feeling.

Now the sun is moving over to your right arm and making that warm and heavy too. Go through the same procedure with your left and right leg, your head and neck and your stomach.

Finally focus on your whole body. Feel how warm and heavy your body is. Let your body sink down into the bed or chair. Stay in this relaxed state for a few moments before gently arousing yourself. Take the calm relaxed feeling with you for the rest of your day.

PS. If you have trouble sleeping, these relaxation techniques will definitely help!

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