Reiki: Energy Healing for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Reiki: Energy Healing for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

It still kind of blows my mind that I can be sitting in my living room talking to a person on a Zoom call who’s in their own living room in Australia, and connect them with their grandmother in Heaven. How is this even possible?

The simple explanation is that all souls, living and dead, are made up of energy, which transcends space, time, and even the physical world.

 

When you understand that we are all energetic beings, a lot of other things start to make sense.

 

For example, the fact that you instinctively feel at ease with some people and uncomfortable with others can be chalked up to their energy. Your overall health and well being is tied to your energy field too.

The world is so full of stressors, screens, and technologies that affect us at an energetic level, that it can be difficult to stay calm and balanced. While there are times you’d love to spend a month unplugged on a mountaintop somewhere, that’s not always an option! Instead, some people turn to a holistic healing technique called Reiki. Like Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Herbal Medicine, and many other holistic practices, Reiki has been used to heal the mind and body for hundreds and hundreds of years.

Reiki is a healing technique that can help clear and balance your energy.

 

Reiki Healing is based on the idea that there is a universal life force energy that flows through all living things. People who practice this technique believe that this energy can be channeled and transferred to promote healing and balance in the recipient.

When you experience stress or are exposed to negative energy from other people, it can impact your mind, body, and spirit. Most of the time this is temporary, and your energy clears itself. But if you’re struggling with old trauma, excessive stress or grief, have persistent pain or other physical symptoms, or are in a destructive relationship, your energy field may need extra help! That’s when many people benefit from Reiki techniques.

 

If you’re not familiar with Reiki, here are a few things you should know:

 

Reiki can be done through either a hands-on or hands-off approach. Practitioners often place their hands lightly on or above the recipient’s body, allowing the energy to flow where it’s needed most to balance and heal the patient. Some healers even practice Reiki remotely.

Reiki is considered a holistic healing practice, and unlike traditional medicine, treats not only physical symptoms but also emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Many people swear by its ability to promote a sense of relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

While Reiki is known to complement traditional medical treatments, for most people it’s not a substitute for professional medical care. People should consult with healthcare providers for serious health issues and view Reiki as a complementary practice.

 

Energy Healing techniques you can try at home.

 

  • Deep Breathing and Visualization: Practice deep breathing exercises to clear your energy and promote relaxation. As you breathe in, imagine drawing in positive, healing energy. Visualize this energy circulating through your body, bringing vitality and balance. Exhale, releasing any tension or negativity.
  • Mindful Touch: Place your hands on areas of your body where you feel tension or discomfort. Focus on the warmth generated by your hands and imagine healing energy flowing from your palms. You can do this for yourself or offer gentle touch to others, such as a family member or friend, to provide comfort.
  • Grounding Techniques: Connect with the Earth’s energy by spending time outdoors, walking barefoot on grass, soil, or sand. Imagine any negative energy being released into the ground, and visualize fresh, revitalizing energy flowing up through your body. Grounding is believed to restore balance and promote overall well-being.
  • Affirmations and Intention Setting: The mind body connection is powerful, so try using positive affirmations to direct your thoughts and intentions towards healing. Affirmations can be simple statements like “I am healthy and vibrant” or “I release all negative energy.” Repeat these affirmations with conviction, focusing on the positive energy they invoke.
  • Crystal Healing: Many people use crystals to clear the energy around them, but they can also be used for healing. Choose crystals associated with healing properties, such as amethyst for relaxation or rose quartz for emotional healing. Hold the crystal in your hand, close your eyes, and focus on the energy it radiates. You can also place crystals on specific areas of the body or in your environment.

 

Like I said, I’m not a Reiki expert, and am not suggesting that you use practices like Reiki as a substitute for professional medical care. However, based on what I understand about energy, I believe these techniques can help you feel calmer, balanced, and more energetic,

Let’s try a quick exercise for an energy boost!

I can’t physically send energy like a Reiki practitioner might, but this exercise will provide you some positive vibes. If you’re open to it, take a moment to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine a warm, comforting light surrounding you. Count silently to time your breaths: breathe in through your nose for four seconds, gently hold for seven seconds, and exhale for eight seconds – then start again! Imagine yourself releasing the tension or negativity you’re holding onto with each exhale, and allow the positive energy to fill you with a sense of peace and well-being. There! Feel better? Simply by unplugging and taking a few moments to breathe you’ve balanced and cleared your energy.

Whether you visit a Reiki practitioner for a treatment or try a DIY technique like visualization, positive thoughts, or a simple moment of mindfulness, taking time to focus on and heal your energy can have a surprisingly positive effect on every part of you!

Navigating The Holidays After a Loss 

Navigating The Holidays After a Loss 

 

When someone you love dies, it can be a long time until life feels normal again.The absence of a family member or beloved friend can cast a shadow on family gatherings and special events for years and years to come.

 

Now, as the holidays approach, you might find yourself feeling conflicted or even guilty at the thought of celebrating because Grandpa or Mom are no longer around to share the experience. You might wonder what your loved one is feeling as they look down from Heaven and see you decorating your home and planning parties – or what they might think if you choose to sit out the holidays entirely.

 

It probably won’t surprise you that I get lots of questions about this topic every year around this time! People struggle with a sense of guilt and loss, while also knowing in their hearts that life must go on. It’s especially hard when there are children in the family who might not fully understand your sadness, and are eagerly anticipating their favorite holiday traditions. 

 

Based on years of communicating with Souls in Heaven, I have plenty of insight on this topic, so to help you navigate the holidays after the loss of a loved one, I’ve put together some answers to commonly asked questions: 

 

Q – Does my loved one know how much I miss them? 

 

A – Yes! Souls in heaven can see you crying, and they know how sad you are that they’re not around. That’s why they work so hard to send you signs, or communicate with you through a medium. They want you to know that they’re always with you – even if you can’t interact with them in the same way you did when they were alive. It’s important to know that they are not in pain and they’re not suffering, and they don’t want you to either. Which leads to our next question…

 

Q- Should I feel guilty about celebrating the Holidays when they can’t be there? 

 

A- No, No, No! I can’t tell you how many messages I’ve relayed from Souls who beg their family members not to feel bad about being happy and celebrating special occasions. Countless times they’ve let me know how much joy it brings them to see their loved ones enjoying the same rituals and traditions they participated in when they were alive and they especially appreciate when you remember them by telling stories or making their favorite holiday dish

 

Q- Is there a timeframe that I need to stick to when it comes to mourning?

 

A- Your family, church, or culture might have traditional time frames or “rules” when it comes to mourning, but trust me, your loved one isn’t judging you. Grief is a very personal thing, and while there are stages that everyone goes through, you can’t measure them on a calendar. You might feel happy one day, and devastated with loss the next. Take care of yourself, and keep your loved ones in your thoughts. Remember that they are drawn to happiness and laughter, and while it will take time for your heart to heal, you’ll feel closer to them if you celebrate their memory and the good times you shared. 

 

Q- How can I enjoy the season when my heart is broken? 

 

A- That’s a hard question. I can tell you over and over that your loved one in Heaven wants you to be happy, but that’s easier said than done when you’re grieving and missing that person’s presence every day! Be kind to yourself, and don’t be afraid to share your feelings with the people you love. They’re probably struggling with their own sense of loss, and you might find yourself going from tears over how much you miss Mom, to laughter as you all compare funny, happy memories. If that happens, know that Mom is watching over you and laughing along with you. 

 

Q- What’s the best way to honor my loved one’s memory during this time? 

 

A- It’s so common during a reading that a Soul will urge their family members to celebrate the holidays or enjoy their birthday because that allows them to enjoy the experience from Heaven. I remember once, a woman’s husband came through in a reading and told his wife to PLEASE decorate the house and go ice-skating with the kids because he loved seeing them enjoying themselves so much!  When you are having fun and creating meaningful moments, your loved ones are right there and with you. They continue to see and experience life through YOU – so don’t hesitate to enjoy every day to the fullest. You’ll be happier and dearly departed will thank you for it! 

 

As you shop for gifts, cook holiday meals, and attend family gatherings, you might find yourself longing to connect with a loved one in Heaven. In fact, getting a message might be the best gift you could imagine! I can help with that too. Check out my website and join me at an in-person or online reading event. You’ll leave with a renewed faith that your loved one will always be  around, during the holidays and all year round, watching over you and sending you love. 

 

When The Message You Need Doesn’t Come Through

When The Message You Need Doesn’t Come Through

Recently, Alexa and I went out with some old friends, and a young woman showed up who I’d never met before. She was holding tightly to a framed photograph of a middle aged woman, and I knew it was no coincidence that she had joined us for dinner.

 

We chatted for a moment, but when she told me her situation, I was a little concerned. The woman was desperate to hear from her mother. “I can’t believe I’m sitting here with you!” She explained that our mutual acquaintance mentioned that she’d be seeing us, and she had wrangled an invitation to come along.

 

 “I’m pretty sure my mom made all this happen because she has something to tell me.”

 

I was planning to enjoy a quiet evening with friends, but her face was so hopeful that I had to ask, “When did your mother pass over?

 

“Just a couple of days ago. The funeral is this weekend.”

 

“Ohhh,” I thought to myself. I realized why I didn’t sense the presence of a soul around her, despite the photograph and her obvious eagerness to connect.

 

Why You’re Not Getting a Message (especially from someone who has recently passed).

 

When a person dies, especially when their passing is sudden, their loved ones are often absolutely desperate to connect with them. There might be questions about the circumstances of the passing, words left unsaid, and all kinds of unfinished business. But despite their eagerness for a message, there are two reasons why loved ones are often left disappointed.

 

They’re Trying Too Hard

 

First of all, Souls in Heaven are drawn in when people are in a positive space where they can open up and allow the Soul to make its presence known. The bereaved person might be having a private reading or attending an event, or simply searching for a sign or signal from their dearly departed.

 

Either way, when someone is trying to push and force a message from Heaven, it can have the opposite effect. When you’ve just lost someone and your grief is fresh, you might want a message so bad that you actually block it from coming through.

 

What can you do? Well, anytime you want to feel the presence of a loved one in Heaven, repeat this phrase to yourself. “Breathe, relax, and allow Spirit to come through.” Allowing, rather than forcing and controlling, is the key to connecting with someone who has passed over.

 

They’re Getting Used to Their New “Life”

 

But that’s just one explanation for why you might not hear from a Soul who has just passed. The biggest reason that recently departed souls don’t communicate is that they are busy!

 

 It’s kind of like when your teenager leaves for college. Even though you miss them and are eager for an update, you might get a call or text for a couple of days, even weeks, because they’re so busy getting settled in.

 

 They’re adjusting to their new environment, meeting new people, and figuring things out. Once they’re comfortable, they’ll probably get into a routine of reaching out and letting you know how things are going.

 

In the same way, souls who have just arrived in Heaven are acclimating to their new world and their existence as a celestial being. They’re going through their life review, determining their purpose, and mapping out the next steps on their Soul’s journey. Not to mention, they’re learning new ways to communicate, and reconnecting with friends and family in Heaven.

 

It often takes four or five months for a newly transitioned soul to send a sign or a message to their loved ones. That doesn’t mean they’re not around you before that, many times they are quietly present at their own funerals, and sometimes they will send a message earlier – but it’s rare. Those few months might seem like an eternity, but if you’re patient and create a receptive, joyful environment, they will show up.

 

Set the Stage for a Spirit Connection

 

My advice for people, like the woman who wanted so badly to talk to her mother, is to create an environment where connection can easily occur. Keep the person in your heart by displaying a favorite photo, cooking their favorite meal, or sharing stories of happy times together.

 

 Include them in your prayers, and have dialogues with them in your mind as you go about your day. If you do that from the time they pass, you’ll not only feel closer to them, but you will create a space where they can come through – either through a reading with a medium, or with a sign or signal.

 

Recognizing Signs From Heaven

 

Souls love to send signs to the people they left behind, and receiving one can be so healing! Often people question if a sign is real, or just wishful thinking. If you’re not sure if you would like to learn how spirits communication works, or if you want to invite more messages from Heaven, try attending an Online Group Reading or LIVE In-Person Event.

 

It will help you feel closer to the loved one you’re missing, and give you the confidence to know that what you are experiencing isn’t a coincidence – but a true Spirit connection!

 

Does Your House Feel Haunted? Here’s What to Do! 

Does Your House Feel Haunted? Here’s What to Do! 

I can’t tell you how many people assume that because I’m a medium, Halloween is a big day for me. Of course, there are fun activities like carving pumpkins or going to Halloween parties, and I know Alexa and I will love taking Royce trick-or-treating, but I don’t feel a connection with the scary side of Halloween.

I want nothing to do haunted houses, gruesome decorations, and horror movies – but during this time of year, they’re everywhere! In my world, it’s important that I focus on the light and not open the door to negative influences from either side of the veil. 

 

“Don’t Go Looking for Darkness!”

 

When I was young, my grandmother made sure I understood that my mediumship was a wonderful gift, and not something to be afraid of. She also let me know that negative and destructive spirits exist but they wouldn’t bother me, as long as I didn’t seek them out. She always encouraged me to come from a place of light rather than focusing on darkness, and to never mess around with ouija boards or spells.

 

I still remember her advice, and it’s always worked for me! But there are times, like after a major event or trauma or when you’ve moved into a new house, that you might feel the need for an extra “positive energy boost.” With Halloween around the corner, this seems like the perfect opportunity to share some time-tested techniques for clearing out the darkness, and shielding and protecting your space. 

 

Cleansing Rituals Make Room for the Light!

 

Psychic smudging is what most people think of when they want to clear out negative energy in a new home, or cleanse  any space where the atmosphere seems dark and heavy. It involves the burning of specific herbs, usually sage, to cleanse and purify a space. Take these easy steps and see if you feel the difference: 

 

  1. Set Your Intention: Begin with a clear intention. Focus on removing negative energy and fostering a sense of peace and positivity in your home.
  2. Prepare Your Space: Open your windows and doors to allow the negative energy to exit. 
  3. Light your sage or herb bundle. You can tie dried sage leaves together with cotton string or thread, or purchase a pre-tied bundle. Light your bundle carefully, then blow out the flame, allowing the herbs to smolder and produce smoke.
  4. Walk Through Your Home: Starting at the entrance, walk through each room, moving the sage bundle in a counterclockwise direction. Pay special attention to corners, doorways, and areas that feel energetically heavy.
  5. Express Gratitude: As you complete the process, express gratitude for the cleansing and protection. 

 

Using Crystals to Ward off Evil Spirits.

 

Amethyst, selenite, obsidian, and quartz crystal has a long history of warding off evil spirits and negative energy. Here are some ways to use them to ward off evil spirits and protect your home and space from negative energy. 

  • Find a few crystals that speaks to you. It could be amethyst, selenite, obsidian or quartz crystal.
  • Place a few crystals in a small pottery dish in any room, to absorb negative energy and protect against malevolent forces.
  • For personal protection, some people even thread crystals and wear them as jewelry or place them in their pockets or pocketbooks. 
  • Place crystals outside on the home in the four corners of the house. You can bury them just below the surface or place them on the inside of your home.

 

More Protection Techniques

 

Here are a few more techniques to protect your home and yourself from evil energy:

 

  • Salt Cleansing: Sprinkle a thin line of salt across window sills and doorways to create a protective barrier. Salt is believed to absorb negative energy.
  • Salt Lams : Place salt lamps around your home to absorb negative energy and promote positivity.
  • Blessings and Positive Affirmations: Conduct a personal blessing of your living space. Walk through each room, expressing your intention for protection and love in your home. Regularly affirm positive intentions for your home by reciting affirmations, prayers, or mantras.
  • Protective Charms: Create or purchase protective warding charms, like the “Evil Eye” or “Hamsa,” and display them in your home.

 

I hope these tips help make your environment pure and welcoming. In addition to these tips, I’m a big believer in the power of a fresh breeze, family photos, beautiful music, and laughter to elevate your space and bring in the light. 

One last thing – the secret ingredient in any energy cleansing rituals is YOU. As you try these techniques, set your intention to release any negativity and allow only positive energy into your home, and your life! 

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Spirit Communication: Understanding the Unspoken Words of Departed Loved Ones

Spirit Communication: Understanding the Unspoken Words of Departed Loved Ones

The Language of Heaven:  How Souls Communicate 

 

Just like when we arrive in this world as infants and gradually learn how to walk, talk, and communicate, something similar happens when we transition to Heaven. Since we are no longer physical beings in the afterlife, we have to learn new ways to navigate and function in our Spirit bodies. 

 

As we adapt to a divine way of being, we master new techniques for communicating with the people we left behind. Fortunately, in our new form – pure energy – there are lots of ways to “talk” to the living.  

 

It helps that after they leave their physical bodies behind, Souls are no longer confined by the limitations of human language. This is why mediums who only speak English, like me, can understand and relay  messages from your departed loved ones, even if that person never spoke a single word of English during their time on Earth.

 

How Spirits Speak to Us

 

Humans primarily communicate through words, both spoken and written. However, Souls in Heaven communicate in a different way. They can still get their message across through a medium, and if you’re sensitive and tuned into your intuition, they can transmit directly to you. 

 

They utilize a diverse range of methods to help and guide us, and can even provide a window into their existence, surroundings,  and experiences on the Other Side. 

 

Here are some of the ways Souls “talk” to the living:

 

  • Showing us Pictures: Spirits often communicate through images, which is why mediums can often provide detailed impressions of the Souls appearance and surroundings. It’s also through these images that we gain glimpses of what Heaven might be like.

 

  • Shared Memories: Souls love to bring up memories of the time spent with you when they were alive. Through these recollections, they demonstrate their eternal presence and connection to your life.

 

  • Thoughts Translated into Words: Mediums can translate the thoughts of spirits into words. However, these messages often come through at a higher frequency, sometimes appearing fast and garbled. Sensitives may also pick up on the energy of spirits, and catch words or phrases.

 

  • Signs and Symbols: When all else fails, spirits send us signs. These signs can be deeply personal and go beyond the traditional symbols like birds, butterflies, dragonflies, or coins. A Soul might reach out through a scent, a meaningful song on the radio, or even a billboard glimpsed at the perfect time!  

 

How You Can Reach Out to Souls in Heaven

 

You don’t need to learn how to “speak ghost,” possess psychic abilities, or be a medium to communicate with your departed loved ones in heaven. Here are some ways you can establish a connection:

 

  • Telepathic Communication: Simply think about them, and they will be there. Your thoughts are a powerful link to the spirit world, and the more you imagine your loved one or talk to them telepathically, the closer you’ll feel to them. And that’s not just your imagination or wishful thinking! Your thoughts and intentions act like a magnet, drawing your loved ones closer. 

 

  • Revisiting Memories: You can feel closer to that Soul you’ve been missing by engaging in activities or visiting places they loved. Playing their favorite music, looking at photos, or preparing their favorite meal can evoke their presence.

 

  • Journaling: If thinking isn’t giving you the feeling of connection you’re looking for, keeping a journal dedicated to your departed loved one can help you stay focused and open the door to communication. Write a question, or explain a problem you’re struggling with, and you might even get an answer as Spirit guides your hand and enters your thoughts.

 

Even though you leave your physical body, and everything that goes with it, behind when you die, the language of Spirit goes beyond spoken and written words. Their communication is like a collage of images, memories, thoughts, and personal signs.

While mediums can assist in translating their messages, anyone can receive and send messages to their departed loved ones if they’re open and receptive. If you need some help opening up, I recommend attending a mediumship event either Online or In-Person . It will clear any doubts you might be holding on to about the presence of Spirit in your life, and send a message to your friends and family in Heaven that you’re listening! 

The Ascended Masters – The VIPs of Your Spirit Team

The Ascended Masters – The VIPs of Your Spirit Team

 

I remember when I was starting out as a medium and realized that the Souls of the departed were not the only members of my “Spirit Team.” I became aware of the Spirit Guides and Angels, along with another group of highly evolved, divine beings – the Ascended Masters.

Ascended Masters exist at the pinnacle of the spiritual hierarchy, as the highest evolved Beings. When you see their names, you’ll know exactly what I mean!  

 

Who Are the Ascended Masters?

 

The term Ascended Masters may sound very mystical and mysterious, but in simple terms, they are teachers who once lived on Earth, just like us. However, unlike the average person, they reached such a high state of spiritual enlightenment on Earth, that when they ascended to Heaven they attained a special place, and were in a unique position to help and enlighten others.

Some of the most well-known Ascended Masters include Jesus, Buddha, and Saint Germain, but there are many others, like the Virgin Mary, Merlin the Magician, Moses the Prophet, Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Therese, the little flower of Jesus, Diana goddess of the hunt, and many more, each with their unique expertise and guidance. 

 

How Does Someone Reach This Level of Spirituality? 

 

Each Ascended Master has had a unique opportunity to learn and evolve during their lifetime, and has undergone a series of spiritual transformations while they’re alive. By facing unique challenges and adversity with grace and using their will and faith to overcome negative emotions like fear, anger, and self-doubt, they achieve what is called “self-mastery.”

Then, after enduring what is often an extraordinarily difficult existence on Earth,  they ascend to the spiritual plane to become an Ascended Master. 

 

The Ascended Masters are Never Too Busy to Help You

 

You might think, “Ascended Masters are way out of my league! Why would they ever help me?” But remember, Jesus is one of the most well known among their ranks, and he is called upon by countless people every day. And he’s not alone in that. 

 

Ascended Masters can provide guidance and inspiration in specific areas of your life, and act as mentors on your spiritual journey. In times of sadness, fear, or confusion, they can provide clarity and comfort, helping you successfully navigate through life’s challenges. 

 

When you’re seeking spiritual growth and understanding, or if circumstances cause you to lose your faith in a higher source, these special Souls will be there for you. 

In matters of health and well-being, they can channel healing energies and provide support on your journey to physical and emotional wellness. 

 

Reaching Out for Help and Guidance 

 

When you need help from the highest possible source, don’t be shy. Call upon them, and ask them to shine their divine light on you! Here are some steps to help you establish a connection:

  • Meditation: As if there weren’t already enough reasons to meditate, doing so regularly will help you tap into the energy of the Ascended Masters. Just take a few minutes to quiet your mind, focus on your breath, and invite their presence into your awareness.
  • Prayer: Prayer is a powerful tool for seeking guidance and protection. All you have to do is express your intentions and ask for the assistance of the Ascended Masters.
  • Trust Your Intuition: Here’s another reason to listen to your intuition! Sometimes, guidance from the Ascended Masters comes as a subtle feeling or a strong gut instinct.
  • Gratitude: Be grateful for the good things in your life. Gratitude acts as a magnet to draw positive things to you, and that includes assistance from the Ascended Masters! 

 

Inspiration to Shoot for the Stars

 

For me, learning about the Ascended Masters and feeling a connection to them is a blessing. I look to them for guidance and inspiration in my work and personal life, but that’s not all! Understanding the struggles they faced in life, and seeing how they committed themselves to the greater good strengthens my own commitment to fulfill my destiny as a spiritual medium, to help people heal, spread the message of life after death, and overall, to live my best possible life. 

 

Connecting with the Spirit World

 

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