This may seem like an odd thing to be writing about given I’ve just spent a wonderful week in Italy, but since I now don’t have anything planned until my trip to India in October, I am starting to get cabin fever already.
The problem with having a ‘secure’ job is that generally, your boss likes you to be there to, you know, work. That really puts paid to any idea of working from a beach or my hotel balcony like I have been doing the past week.
I figured since more and more people are going away less and less, either because they feel they can’t take the time away from work or they simply can’t afford it, I might share a few of my own tricks for feeling like you’ve had a holiday, even when you haven’t. Continue reading →
Although it’s very natural to me, I completely understand why people may have questions and reservations regarding distant healing. Although it’s an ancient concept, it has only become popularised recently due to the web allowing people to access healers in different places. Before the web you would only go to local people because if they lived in another country you were unlikely to know they existed. If you’re going to see a local healer anyway, you may as well get the healing done in person!
Basically Reiki healers do not ‘heal’ themselves, we are merely a conduit for the healing energy i.e. we have been trained and received ‘attunements’ to help us channel the healing energy more effectively from the universe/God/Allah/whoever to the person or situation that needs it. We can focus the energy. Continue reading →
Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a unique method of working with this source energy for healing. It was established in Japan in the 1800s by a gentleman called Mikao Usui. ‘Reiki’, broken down, literally means; ‘rei’ – ‘universal’ & ‘ki’ – ‘life force energy’. Ki is sometimes spelt Chi in other Eastern systems but it all means the same thing – universal life force. Again we come back to source energy and one single collective consciousness. There are many, many different stories surrounding the origins of Reiki but the basic premise is this – Mikao spent time in solitary meditation at the top of a mountain and had some form of an epiphany or spontaneous attunement and realised he was able to channel this reiki to heal people. Continue reading →