Distance Healing: Reiki at your convenience

Remote Reiki: social distancing at its finest!

Did you know you can change the structure of water with your thoughts?

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s famous experiments proved that humans can change the molecular structure of water just by thinking about them with intent. You can even try it with anything that contains water, like the apple experiment I did several years ago.

An example of water crystals taken from Dr. Emoto’s experiments

The coolest part is that you can also do it from a distance.

In Emoto’s distance experiments, 2,000+ people in Tokyo sent positive and negative intentions to containers of water in a sealed lab in California.

Pictures of the frozen crystals revealed that the good vibes made the water more ordered, uniform, and actually more beautiful to look at.

The bad vibes disintegrated the crystals.

In my Reiki Level I certification, the instructor poured us each a glass of water. We tasted it. It was basic neutral tap water.

Then, she had us hold onto the cup and think as many negative thoughts into that water as we could for one minute. When the time was up, we tasted it again.

It was nasty. I’ve had some gross tap water in my life, but this was something else. It was definitely NOT the same water from 60 seconds before. It was metallic, almost, with a strange texture in the mouth.

Then, we sent good thoughts to the water and tasted it again.

Suddenly, it was sweet. Like, actually delicious, and lighter somehow. Everyone in the class reported similar results.

I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes. I actually did it, with my own thoughts.

The human body is up to 60% water. What kind of water is in you?

If thinking negative thoughts can disintegrate water crystals halfway across the globe, just imagine what thinking badly about yourself can do to the human body.

Further, the thoughts, prayers, vibes, and whatever else you send to your loved ones matter. You can make a physical difference to others by wishing them well.

Reiki operates under a similar principle. In my in-person sessions, I move your energies with the electromagnetic forces in my hands, but I also send your energy centers powerful intentions of love, light, and peace. It sounds mystical, but it’s the same principle that the experimenters used with the water molecules.

I offer distance sessions because I want my clients to have access to Reiki even if they cannot make it in person. If you are interested in Reiki but want to try it from the comfort of your own home first, why not find a distance practitioner?

My distance sessions are 30 minutes long. You find a safe place to lie down comfortably while I conduct the session remotely. I then email you a reading from your session with insights and recommendations, such as where I found trapped emotions, tension, stress, and other blockages.

In this time of social distancing, turmoil, and uncertainty, distance healing has been an immense source of comfort to me. Looking forward to growing with you ❣

What is Reiki? (and 9 benefits)

In Japanese, Rei (Universal Life)+ki (Energy) means healing using the hands, but not quite like a massage. Massage uses touch; Reiki uses the electromagnetic signature in the body.

During your session, the practitioner holds his or her hands over certain areas of the body and moves energy with his or her hands. Sometimes the practitioner uses light touch, as well.

We are all electromagnetic, and emit certain frequencies (much like beams of light or sound waves). Sometimes energy gets “blocked,” which contributes to illness, stress, and general malaise. Releasing the blockage can result in a variety of health and wellness benefits, listed below:

  1. Can help with anxiety, depression, and other mental illness
  2. Accelerates self-healing
  3. Helps promote relaxation and better sleep
  4. Can be used safely alongside other treatments, including treatments for cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and others
  5. Supports the immune system
  6. Assists the body’s natural detox process
  7. Non-invasive, and can be safely used with wounds, burns, rashes, or other painful injuries that prevent massage or other touch therapies
  8. Clears the mind for greater focus
  9. Safe for pregnancy, children, babies, and even pets!

Come see me at A PEACEful Place to learn more about Reiki and try a session for yourself!

Cedar tea: Not just for explorers

Cedar is healing and cleansing; I love cedar tea any time of year!

Every year at Christmas my siblings and parents engage in a “merry war” (as Shakespeare would say). Mom always wants a clean, easy, convenient faux tree. We always insist on hauling in a wild cedar monstrosity.

Where I grew up, cedar trees are basically weeds. They’re unruly, unkempt, unsightly.

I love them.

Every year we drag Mom out in the cold in quest of the ideal cedar tree. Every year we say it’s the last.

Cedar trees are fragrant, vibrant, hardy evergreens that aren’t exactly known for their elegance or style. However, they also happen to be an important healing plant.

When Jacques Cartier explored North America, scurvy ravaged the expedition. When eventually misery overcame pride, Cartier asked the locals for assistance.

What did they bring? Cedar tea.

According to native legend, the Creator made the cedar tree after watching a man who was always good, kind, and giving. Whoever was sick, poor, or alone, that man would take them in, feed them, and befriend them. When the man died, the Creator turned that man into a cedar tree as token of his goodness.

Cedars have been watching over us ever since.

The Native Americans gave Cartier’s men cedar tea to drink. Thanks to its high Vitamin C content and anti-inflammatory properties, they were healed quickly (or, so the story goes).

Personally, I love cedar tea for its earthy, aromatic flavor. It’s easy to make; just put a few needles in a cup and steep.

My mom, despite her resistance to cedar Christmas trees, has come to rely on cedar tea to balance her hormones.

My parents’ farm is full of cedar. I’ve always loved their red bark, dark needles, and sturdy shape.

If you have cedar in your area you can easily harvest it by snipping the needles a few inches from the end. You can use it right away or let it dry; if you plan to store it long-term, dry it in a cool, dry place for 7-10 days or until it’s brittle. It’s not an every day kind of tea — use it every so often or as a pick-me-up if you feel a cold coming on! As you do, give thanks for the friendly cedar tree, always ready to lend a helping hand.

FREE Webinar: The Soul Cure

My first webinar is up! The Soul Cure is the first part of a longer series (coming soon!) about holistic mental health. It’s based on my recent book, Curing the Problem With No Name, and I am so excited to hear everyone’s thoughts, comments, and experiences ❤

We glamorize depression

We do not help mental health patients in our culture; we shun them. And then, we put up pretty pictures of them to make ourselves feel better about it.

I recently started a YouTube channel and, of course, the haters are out in full force.

One comment in particular warrants deeper thought.

The person said, essentially:

“How dare you just try to make depression look cute, it makes it harder for people who are really depressed” [edited for spelling, clarity, and vulgarity]

First of all, thanks for the compliment, hater. I know I’m cute.

More importantly, though, depression was cute long before I started talking about it.

We make depression cute, glamorous, sexy, funny, fashionable, and all kinds of trendy.

Just look at pop culture:

These images teach us that depression is feminine, mysterious, and passive. Of course, not all depressed people are women, and depression is definitely not cute.

Depression is something you have, not something you are. And it’s not funny, sexy, glamorous, or any other kind of enjoyable.

At my darkest times, I felt keenly the hardship of being an unwashed, unshaven, unfed, unhappy person. It was not at all cute.

And yet, we like to make it so.

Interestingly enough, humans have glamorized illness for centuries.

Here’s some examples from the Victorian era, when they glamorized tuberculosis:

My favorite book about this topic was written by Carolyn A. Day, who goes into the details. Overall, though, we’ve been making illness look inspiring for a long time.

This is a problem.

We cannot keep glamorizing suffering and expect to help anyone. Sure, we can frankly and honestly talk about our experiences and symptoms, but glorifying misery helps no one.

In fact, it perpetuates the angst.

Depression is a mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical experience. People with depression aren’t just “ill” in their brain, they’ve been subjected to labeling and stigma their entire lives. We have no societal ability to describe suffering meaningfully, so we label people with feelings as “broken” and then medicate them.

I went to YouTube to describe depression as oppression.

Understandably, people reacted negatively.

However, we are ignoring wider cultural misunderstandings about what it means to be human.

We do not help mental health patients in our culture; we shun them. And then, we put up pretty pictures of them to make ourselves feel better about it.

It’s gotta stop.

What I know

I’ve always said, “If only knew what I don’t know, then I could learn it.”

As an intuitive empath, I receive intuitive downloads as a matter of course. Explaining what I learn to the people around me…well, that’s a different matter.

I recently wrote a poem about it.

What I know

What I know could fill a library, could I only write it down.

Knowing, after all, is out of style.
“You can’t know,” he insisted.
Lumps rose and faces fell. 
We dispersed and some forgot, but the walls remember well.

Etched in pastel cinderblocks, You can’t know!
Brindled laminate echoes, You can’t know!
Creaking, cracking, screeching, You can’t know! You can’t know!
Cogito ergo sum, but to know is to be an ignorant buffoon!

Quick! Wake up and bury your head,
Before they come to bury your dead!
Justify your answer, support your claims,
Show your work, or burn!
Defend your position, anticipate opposition,
Produce the facts, or die!

Quick! Burn them on stakes, spit them online, 
Roast them on stage, spear them on the silver screen, 
Hang them at the crossroads of Zuckerburg and me! 
All Hail, Holy Science! Praise Almighty Skepticism!
Raise a hymn together, neither a believer nor a knower be! 
We sing to Thee, Empiricism, and we honor Thee, Descartes!
Pass around the offering plate, the mite goes in the cup!

“You can’t know,” he insisted.
Lumps rose and faces fell. 
We dispersed and some forgot, but I remember well.

What I know would fill a library, 
Except I don’t know how I know it. 
So I keep it to myself.

Word-healing (Or, why meditation can be hard)

Don’t get me wrong. I love guided meditations.

Sometimes, though, I want the benefits of sound therapy without the effort of focusing.

When I started meditating regularly, it was painfully hard to focus. My brain was just not really into it.

Now, after years of patiently wheedling my brain into Zen, I can do it pretty easily. Still, sometimes I just want some “ear candy.”

Sure, it helps to have a guru telling you what to do, but occasionally I just want something nice to listen to.

Ho’oponopono meditations are some of my favorites because they use the high vibrational frequencies of four powerful truths: “I’m sorry,” “please forgive me,” “I love you, “I thank you.” Sometimes instead of focusing carefully on the cleansing power of the words…I just…listen.

Instead of trying eagerly to meditate “correctly” by really digging deep into what the track is saying, sometimes it’s important to just relax and allow the spoken word of truth to heal the nooks and crannies of the psyche.

Truth, I have found, is the antidote for untruth.

My new meditation series utilizes sound therapy practices coupled with some of the most beautiful truths written by humankind. I’m plumbing the depths of history for the highest vibrational writing humans have ever produced.

I’m tossing some theta waves on there for good measure.

Meditations on Truth is my new meditation series and you can listen to the first one through the YouTube link on the right!

Timeline Healing: Forgiving Your Ancestors

Timeline healing is the only way to truly let go of what no longer serves us. I healed my timeline with Reiki.

Each of us carry wounds, misapprehensions, and patterns of struggle leftover from our childhoods, parents, and all ancestral generations back to the dawn of time.

Mine have been giving me issues lately.

In my efforts to heal, grow, and attract what I want in life, I kept finding myself bumping up against the same old walls:

"Don't stand out"
"Don't speak up"
"That's too frivolous"
"Just try harder"
A cleansing mountain stream hidden in the grasses

You know the drill. Our inner patterns are responsible for everything in our reality. Sometimes this is a good thing. Other times…not so much.

Our ancestors never intended to bequeath us the legacy of struggle. To them, that was how life was. Previous generations faced hunger, disease, and hardship in ways we cannot even begin to imagine.

Human biology adapted us to attacks by saber-tooth tigers, but has yet to catch up with our mind-numbing daily grind. We’re unprepared for the complexities of social media, politics, environmental malaise of today.

More seriously, we literally carry the anger, fear, sadness, struggle, lack, resentment, traditions, beliefs, and other patterns that do us no good.

Obviously, we need a solution

Finally, I felt inspired to use Reiki with the special intention of clearing whatever no longer serves me in my personal timeline; starting with the earliest glimmer of human history, up through my ancestors, into my gestation and childhood, through my lifetime and into my future progeny, I cleared it all.

I’ll admit that some of the chakras were harder to clear than others. Some of them had quite the load of emotional baggage in there.

I stuck it out, though, starting at the crown chakra and ending up at the root. Then I used Reiki in the room around me, which felt extra full of gunk (more than usual, in fact).

I felt such a release.

Almost immediately, things began aligning that I had been yearning to change. Where I had felt resistance, there was fluidity; where there had been fear, there was strength.

I previously got good results with ho’oponopono meditations before tryiing a timeline healing with Reiki. Now, though, I will be using Reiki to clear timelines regularly — both my own and my clients’. If you have a meditation, Reiki, or sound healing practice, try using the special intention of timeline healing and see if it makes a difference. I’d love to hear your experience!

New e-book: Healing from Depression

“Cicero is quoted as saying that diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body…depression whispers that you have no reason to exist. Without a reason to exist, it is very hard to find the motivation to keep doing so.”

Sarah Beach, Curing the Problem with No Name

Almost everyone I know has depression.

It’s because Western society is failing us.

By refusing the label (and making holistic lifestyle changes), I healed from depression.

So can you.

“Curing the Problem with No Name” blends philosophy, history, and holistic healing as a roadmap to wholeness.

Click here to download your copy!

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