How I discovered I had…
The story of my life as a Solitary eclectic witch. I want to share my experiences as I go through them with others as well as learn from others through their experiences too. I believe that one great way to achieve a higher knowledge is through story telling whether fiction or nonfiction. But this is my real life day to day, week to week, journal other than the possibility of short fictional stories and some poetry everything is true. I hope your ready to walk with me through my journey as I hope to walk through yours.. :}
Hey there Gorgeous Spirits!I decided this week to write about what Reiki is, my experience with Reiki, and what Reiki is not. I realize not many may know what Reiki is, or they have heard of it but have been too frazzled to look into it. There’s a lot to Reiki, more than I could explain in one blog post, that’s for sure. So I’m going to try to explain what Reiki is, in a reasonable amount of text. Ha Ha. Don’t fret if I don’t go into it far enough for you, I’m planning on more blog posts involving Reiki!
What is Reiki?
Reiki (Pronounced Ray-Key) means Universal Life Force Energy in Japanese. The origin of Reiki was developed by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui in 1922, and has been passed on and practiced since. Reiki is the practice of Laying-On hands, or working with the energy above the body within the Aura, as a healing art complementary to Western Medicine. Reiki can also be done from any distance if the person channeling the Reiki is at a high enough attunement.
Reiki can help improve health, emotional well being, work alongside and help to enhance western medicine, as well as raise your vibrations. Reiki helps to balance out the whole body, revitalizing the body’s own healing potential. Reiki can be used to charge items, food, and medicine in order to help boost the items properties! You can also use Reiki on your plants, animals, cars, and computers! Basically anything that is living or has working parts.
When receiving Reiki, one may feel warmth, cold, vibration, tingling, or a relaxed sensation (Some even say they feel an electricity feeling). This is the Reiki moving throughout the body and aura releasing blocked energy, helping to balance out the body’s system and chakras. Reiki can be used to reduce physical and emotional pain and to calm the mind. One can expect to experience deep relaxation on all levels as well as improved immune and nervous system functioning. Some may even experience enormous joy or sorrow as they release blocked energy from their system. This can be a very liberating experience.My experience with Reiki..
I was first introduced to Reiki 6 years ago through my mentor Gypsy, the same mentor I spoke about in my Re-Introduction Blog Post. I was 17 and eager to learn more, Gypsy just put a class on Reiki I,on the website, so naturally I grabbed a spot. Little did I know, this was a trip that would transcend a lifetime. Reiki is a skill that I will have forever, and forever be able to use, not only to help myself but other beings around me, sentient or not.
I spent hours learning the basic symbols of Reiki I, then worked onto the next two levels adding more complex symbols. I was distantly attuned by Reverend Cleo Buckland to Master Level September 15th, 2008. For the attunement I took a bath at the same time she was to distantly attune me. When I receive Reiki, I usually feel a warm energy throughout my body, sometimes it’s more condensed in a problem area. As I received this Master Reiki attunement, I felt light as air, warm, and full of vibration energy. You almost feel drunk off of it, it was a very euphoric experience.
I decided after that, that I wanted to share this with the world. So I went to the Universal Life Church website and got all squared away to become a Minister, I even got a certificate to be a Wiccan minister. I do plan on doing more with this title at a later date, but for right now, it allows me to share this gift with the world freely.
Although I am attuned to Master Reiki Level, I still feel the need to continue to research a learn more about Reiki. My study of it will never be finished, every time I use it, it hones it more. It helps me and anyone else it touches. I feel now is the time to share this gift with the world!
What Reiki is not..
Reiki is not Massage, Acupuncture, or Chiropractic therapy, nor is it a substitute for Western Medicine. It is to be used as a complementary therapy to Western Medicine.
Reiki is not a religion, nor is it constricted to one religion. You do not have to believe in a divine being, or practice any religion at all to receive and channel Reiki.
Reiki is an art and a healing gift to the world. If you have yet to receive Reiki, you should give it a try sometime. If you can, find a Reiki Therapist in your town. If not you can always come to me for distant or local Reiki treatment. I hope you all have enjoyed my blog this week, I’ve enjoyed writing it!
Much Love & Light,
JorJa J Bennett aka SunShine-Luna
The International Center for Reiki Training
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Make New Candles out of Scrap Wax
I ran out of candles yesterday. But I did have some old candles that couldn’t be lighted anymore, because the candle wick was too short. So I decided to make new candles out of the wax. And here’s a little tutorial for you, if you’d like to try it :). (this is how I do it = it’s not perfect)
What you’ll need: A jar, a string or cord, a small pot, scrap wax, dried herbs (optional)
1. Melt the candle into a liquid. (You could probably do it in the microwave too - if you’d use a glass bowl). Don’t forget to remove the wick.
2. Dip the string in the liquid - this will make a new wick. (if you already have one you don’t need this)
3. Put the wick in your jar
4. If you want to add herbs, now is the time. Put them in your melted wax, stir it, and pour a little bit of the wax in the jar.
5. Attach the wick to a wooden stick - this should keep the wick in the middle of the jar. (the white thing is modelling clay). Wait until the wax is completely cool.
6. Add the rest of the wax, and wait until it’s cool.
7. Remove the wooden stick, and the excess wick, and tadaa, you’re done! :)
this is the best visual representation of acid i have ever seen
Whoa! This is crazy.
—Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (via lazyyogi)