A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki Master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

Reiki - An Ancient Japanese Healing Art

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

When we work with meditation in our lives it can help us to heal ourselves through relieving stress, making us feel more relaxed and helping us to enjoy living our lives in a balanced and creative way. 

Meditation teaches us how to become aware.  We have been living in a life where we are always running around too busy to just stop for a minute and find focus - because of this we have become caught up in the head always thinking and worrying about the future and not spending any time living in the present.  We miss out on so much of our present lives and the joy and fun we could be having because we worry about the future. 

Chakra Colors

Each of us possess seven spinning energy centers called chakras. Each chakra has its own quality and quantity of energy depending on how open or closed it is. Color therapy in a variety of forms can be used to open blocked chakras.

Base Chakra: Muladhara - The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. This chakra deals with human potential, primitive energy, basic survival needs and our foundations. Red is the color associated with this chakra. A significant lack of energy here can make people weak and self-destructive.

Sacral Chakra: Svadhisthana - The second chakra is located just slightly below the navel, or belly button. This chakra is the center of our sexual drive and emotions. The color of this chakra is orange. A deficiency of energy here may cause a person to be immobilized by fear, burdened by guilt or distrustful.


Chakras - The Energy Centers

Chakras are the gateways to the physical body.  There are many chakras throughout the whole body and auric field.  These chakras influence us physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

Seven main chakras influence vital organs as well as emotional states. 

The Base Chakra governs the lower back, legs and lower spine.  The color most seen and which vibrates with this chakra is RED.  Emotionally, motivation, being active and energetic.  When not functioning properly, depression and lack of motivation, tiredness, stiff and sore joints.  Working with this chakra with healing can help a person gain energy to motivate change in their lives. 

The Sacral Chakra governs the sexual organs, bladder, bowel and lower intestine. The color most seen to vibrate with this chakra is ORANGE.  Emotionally, creativity, passion and artistic pursuits.  Sexual and relationship issues arise when this chakra is not functioning properly.  Problems with erections, sexual orgasms and many sexual illnesses.  Working with this chakra with healing can help deal with sexual, issues, relationship problems as well as open their creative and artistic side. 

The Solar Plexus Chakra governs our upper intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and mid spinal cord.  This is a very powerful center that vibrates out powerful, positive energy.  Emotionally it gives us courage, self will, determination and aids us in succeeding.  We store things in this center.  So when it is not functioning, we can store up pain, grief, envy, anger and stubbornness.  The color that vibrates with this chakra is YELLOW.  Working with this chakra with healing can help raise their awareness, give them self control, will power and courage. 

The Heart Chakra governs our heart, lungs, and surrounding organs, especially our circulation, our veins and the blood that flows life force through our bodies.  Emotionally, it influences our feelings of love, hate, anger, joy, etc.  Working with this chakra can help promote healing on all levels.  Because most events that cause illness are emotional one's, working with healing, postivie thought affirmation and Reiki, Seichim and Ki Manna can help to release blocks and promote faster healing and emotional stability.  The colors that vibrate with this chakra are GREEN and PINK.

The Throat Chakra governs the throat area, base of the neck thyroid and lymph glands.  Emotionally it governs communication, writing, singing and expression.  When not functioning properly, there may be problems with the above mentioned organs as well as self lies and lack of expression in verbalizing their needs and ideas.  Working with this chakra in healing will open communication and self expression.  It will help people clear the air with unsaid words and bring truth out.  The color that vibrates well with this chakra is BLUE

The Third Eye Chakra governs the eyes, ears, nasal passages, teeth and facial muscles.  Emotionally it transfers the feelings we have inside us into thoughts.  It is also our center for psychic senses.  When not functioning properly all the above organs are affected.  Working with this chakra can help with sleeplessness, stress caused through mental imbalances and many mental emotional issues.  The color that vibrates well with this chakra is PURPLE

The Crown Chakra is our connection to the divine.  It is also said to be the exit and entrance for the soul to exit and enter the body.  Associated with this chakra is belief, hope and destiny.  The stars, universe and star seed connections.  All our extra sensors beyond our psychic sense are activated with this chakra.  Working with this chakra will open a person to their spiritual quest.  It will clear their head of chatter and they will hear their own divine inner self.  The color that vibrates with this chakra is VIOLET and/or WHITE

There are many, many minor chakras that also govern muscles and main points of the body.  I view all chakras as important to a person's health and growth.  Working with chakras with healing and meditation can influence a person's well being.  A healer recognizes the importance of working with the chakras.  The chakras allow us to go deep within the core of a person and bring out the issues and illness to heal them.  Some of the minor chakras in the feet, knees, hand and shoulders, when worked on can help with pain relief, earth balancing and muscles and nerve calming. 

Solar Plexus Chakra: Manipura - The third chakra is located at the solar plexus and relates to will, power, and social identification. This chakra's color is yellow. A lack of energy here may result in depression and confusion.

Heart Chakra: Anahata - The fourth chakra is located over the heart and relates to love, balance, compassion, and self expression. Green, and sometimes pink, is the color of this chakra. Little energy in this chakra may cause paranoia and indecision.

Throat Chakra: Vishuddha - The fifth chakra is located at the throat and relates to communication, creativity, and self identification. The color here is blue. A blocked chakra here can cause a person to be devious and manipulative.

Third Eye Chakra: Ajna - The sixth chakra is located between the eyebrows at the third eye position relating to mind, intuition, and heightened self awareness. Purple is the color here. Insufficient amounts of energy here can cause a person to be oversensitive and afraid of success.

Crown Chakra: Sahasrara - The seventh, or crown chakra, is located at the top of the head and deals with the experience of self- realization, wisdom, understanding, and enlightenment. Enlightenment is the culmination of all the other chakras and thus is depicted by white. A deficiency of energy here may cause a person to become catatonic. This chakra vibrates with violet or white. 

The first three chakras are concerned primarily with physical concerns, where as the last three charkas are concerned with more spiritual matters. The fourth, or the heart chakra, balances the physical and the spiritual.

Color Therapy - Color therapy can take a variety of forms including light, clothing and minerals. Colored light therapy may be as simple as buying a colored light bulb from the hardware store. People with an interest in theatre may extend the idea to flood lights and a colored gel, a thick piece of plastic. Even the stained glass windows of your local church can help you get the colored light you are looking for.

Clothing can also effect a person. To help alleviate depression, wear colors like orange, yellow, or pink. Black is a color of mystery and should reflect that mood. An erotic atmosphere can be created with red and orange colors. To counteract nervousness, surround yourself with blues and greens.

Minerals and jewelry can also help enhance your mood. Lower chakra stones are best worn as anklets, belt buckles, rings or bracelets. The fourth and fifth chakra minerals are best worn as necklaces over the heart or chokers around the throat. Sixth and seventh chakra stones are best in earrings or hair pieces. The chakra stones are generally the same color that is associated with the individual chakras. The following is a partial list of chakra stones:

  • Base Chakra: RED - red garnet, black obsidian, smoky quartz
  • Sacral Chakra: ORANGE - tiger's eye, carnelian
  • Solar Plexus Chakra: YELLOW - citrine, topaz
  • Heart Chakra: GREEN/PINK - malachite, green jade, rose quartz
  • Throat Chakra: BLUE - sodalite, azurite
  • Third Eye Chakra: PURPLE - lapis, flourite
  • Crown Chakra:VIOLET/WHITE - amethyst, clear quartz
"The secret art of inviting happiness. The miraculous medicine of all diseases. Just for today, do not anger. Do not worry and be filled with gratitude. Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people. Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer. Pray these words to your heart and chant these words with your mouth Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind."
The founder , Usui Mikao

Reiki classes are taught all over the country and in many parts of the world. If you are interested in learning Reiki, please contact "The International Center for Reiki Training" at www.reiki.org.

During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Dr. Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five prinicples of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Dr. Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

When we learn to meditate, we learn to control our stress levels and learn to really relax the mind and body.  We start to feel less stressed, which makes us easier to get along with our family, friends and work mates.  With meditation, we learn to bring back focus in our lives and this focus helps us to make the right decisions that we need for our happiness.

Meditation helps with sickness, it promotes faster recovery.  Meditation helps with anger, fear, worry, pain and emotional traumas from other people hurting you.  Meditation helps you to get along with other people and learn to accept others.  Meditation teaches you how to be strong without pushing others away.  Meditation helps to bring prosperity back by helping you become motivated to act in your life.  Meditation helps you to make right decisions.  Meditation can mend a broken heard, fix a family feud and assist you to find friends and new loves in your lives.  

How?  By showing you how to be aware of your present life and help you see where you life is not working.  Meditation offers the gift of peace and calmness that helps you bring back your center and when we are functioning from our center, our lives become transformed.  Meditation is when you allow the mind to rest and go quiet.  When our bodies are worked really hard, we get aches and pains.  We need to rest the body so it can recuperate from the stress and physical strain we have put onto it.  If we don't our bodies can become ill.  When this happens we are forced to take it easy.  With our minds we are always thinking, even in sleep the mind is working because most of us dream while we sleep.  The dreams are usually all the unconscious fears coming to the surface from our conscious fears.  However with meditation we can slow the mind down and relax it to such a level that it gets the chance to have a good rest.  After practice you will be able to stop the thoughts altogether for a short time.  In times of stress and serious illness we are constantly worried and that puts pressure on our mind and our bodies that is no good.  These two factors can lead to even more illness and more stress.  Just imagine if we rest our mind through meditation we are allowing whatever problem's that are present in our body to heal themselves without the added stress of constantly worrying about them. 

Meditation is so easy that even young children can practice meditation.  This would be beneficial to children who are going through problems at school.  We have to learn how to slow the mind and our thinking down.  When we can do this, we are able to instill within ourselves a sense of peace and harmony.  We are also able to open our chakras and energy centers up properly, so that they function appropriately.  Music is a type of meditation.  Painting, drawing, writing.  All these are forms of meditation.  All forms of exercise are forms of meditation also.  When we stop thinking and place focus on something that gives us joy, we start to truly listen to what is going on within ourselves.  We are able to hear our higher mind and our inner child.  We learn to listen to our body and what it has to say.  If something is off balance or not right, we are able to talk to our bodies and find out exactly what is the problem. 

Symbols - A Universal Language

Since prehistoric times, symbols and pictures have always been a universal language.  Even though there are many languages in our world and universe, symbols can always be interpreted by many different cultures and languages as the same idea.  Using the conduit of "clairvoyance", spirit will send me symbols, pictures and sometimes even symbols that are animated like a movie to convey a certain idea or message.  An example of this was when I was reading for a client one time and I was channeling her grandmother.  Her grandmother was showing me a "book bag" like students carry in school.  Well, it turned out that my client's grandmother used to decorate and make colorful book bags for her when she was a child.  My client could then validate this image and connect it to her deceased grandmother.

Working with spirit as a medium resembles a "sounds like" game.  They will use any way possible to get the message across to the medium.  They often use songs, pictures and names of well known people to get their messages to us.  Our loved ones in spirit are with us ALL the time.  If they connect to you (without the aid of a medium) they may try using smells that are familiar to you, or you might suddenly think of them...just as "their" song comes on the radio, or your house could repeatedly make popping or settling sounds.  These are all ways that spirit tries to reconnect with us.

When we die we take our consciousness with us.  We still feel the love that we felt for our family and friends.  At the time of death, we obviously no longer need a physical body-it can be likened to a suit of armor.  In the spirit world, that suit is no longer necessary, so it is shed and left behind.

However our mental and emotional bodies go with us.  Spirit has the advantage, because they can see their world AND ours.  Our vision is limited to this realm - unless developed to greater stages of awareness.  In a way, there is a one-way mirror between our world and theirs.  They can see us, but we can't see them.

The Gift of a Meaningful Symbol

In March 2012, I had a extraordinary experience happen to me while I was "sitting for spirit".  "Sitting for spirit" is an important part of a medium's development and I practice this every day. What was so wonderful about this particular time of "sitting" is that my family members that are in spirit came to me at one time. My mother crossed to the spirit world in December, 2011. Not only did she visit me, but my grandparents (my Mother's parents) and my brother who passed in 1974 all came to me during this time of "sitting in the power".

I found myself standing in a beautiful, lush field of beautiful trees and thick grass. Mom was standing with me. She did not speak she just pointed across the grove where at the opposite end was my brother and my grandparents. Mom walked me over to where they were standing. My brother and grandparents stared at me intently but yet with a look of love in their eyes.

Dr. Mikao Usui

My brother reached out to me and in his hand was a symbol of some sorts. As he handed it to me, again no words were spoken. But I instinctively knew it was a gift. A gift with meaning. It was a small silver triangle about the size of my palm. The triangle was "open" in the middle and at the top was an indigo colored shape in the form of a "teardrop". As I took this from my brother’s hands, I looked at it and immediately knew it was a symbol specifically gifted to me by the souls of my family. My "symbol of mediumship".  After meditating on the symbol, I discovered its meaning. The three sides of the triangle represent the following:

  • Strength - The strength and "soul' power a medium must have to do their work
  • Emotion - A medium must tap into their inner most emotions in order to receive and interpret messages from spirit
  • Life - The body, the life force and how we must be grounded in order to receive and interpret messages using the body that our soul occupies while here on the earth. 
  • Indigo Teardrop - At the point of the triangle which represents spirit and the love and emotion they bring when they connect with the medium

It was such an emotional experience for me to have all four of them come to me at once and present me with this extraordinary gift. I have recreated the symbol and I am in the process of copyrighting it because it is indeed a very personal gift to me from my family. I plan on using this symbol as a testimony of my work and to inspire others who are working on their own mediumship.