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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Reiki Digest for August 2, 2006, Reiki for the Earth, Reiki Around the World

As I write this, Mother Earth is burning with fever. We are sweltering here in much of the Northern Hemisphere, and using record amounts of energy to beat the record-breaking heat, which only makes the problem worse. Our dear planet needs our help, and Reiki practitioners all over the globe are joining together to give the Earth regular Reiki sessions. As with any Reiki we give, we have no way of knowing if or how it will help the recipient. But Reiki has never been known to hurt anyone or anything, so why not?

This week's podcast of The Reiki Show features Earthsend, a "united group of Reiki Masters and Practitioners who have willingly joined together to learn and grow in consciousness and are dedicated to the service of infusing situations and conditions of Earth with the consciousness and compassion of Reiki." Earthsend co-founder Carolyn Jackson of Bellingham, Washington, USA, talks with hosts Bronwen and Frans Stiene about the group, its history and goals. Every Friday at 9 p.m. Universal Standard Time (Greenwich Mean Time) -- that's 5 p.m. EDT where I live -- more than 600 Reiki practitioners of all levels from most every country in the world gather their attention to send Reiki to the Earth.

Also thinking globally, the International Association of Reiki Professionals has welcomed The Reiki Digest as an affiliate, which means our readers can get $10 off the regular price of membership with this special code: TRD63. I joined IARP myself not only for the benefits (such as professional liability insurance) but because I like the idea of a professional organization that welcomes all Reiki practitioners, not just those of a specific branch of Reiki -- that's the same philosophy behind The Reiki Digest. IARP also publishes its own monthly magazine, The Reiki Times, online for members only.

This week's Reiki Roundup begins on a globalized note, as a British reporter travels to South Africa, visiting a spa (owned by a French couple) where visitors have their choice of ancient Asian healing techniques, including two of my favorites, Reiki and Thai massage, administered in Native-American-style teepees.

The Washington Post finds an ex-fighter pilot Reiki practitioner in an article headlined "Ex-Wonks for Inner Peace."

Another great headline, "They'll Heal Sarajevo -- With Just Their Hands," leads us to a British couple, both Reiki masters, traveling to the formerly war-torn republic of Bosnia-Hercegovina to offer some Reiki to those still traumatized by the 1990s war there.

In Frederick, Maryland, USA, another satisfied Reiki customer explains to another reporter that Reiki is neither a substitute for medical care nor a panacea, but it feels good and it seems to help with a lot of things.

In Poughkeepsie, New York, runners in the 28th Annual Dutchess County road race are being offered Reiki mini-sessions, and other holistic health mini-sessions, in a free pre-race expo.

The BBC reports that the healing waters have returned to the legendary baths of Bath, and Reiki is now available there as well.

From Britain, one volunteer is traveling to South America to offer Reiki to orphans and disabled children.

In Massachusetts, a dog hospice offers Reiki.


In New York City, Reiki Digest subscriber Pattie Jordan and Michele Matteo will be offering a special Reiki 1 workshop for cancer survivors and caregivers on Sept. 10 at a special reduced fee. For more information, contact Michele at or Pattie at

Please send your announcements to, and we'll do our best to include them.


And finally, in case you haven't guessed already, this week's Celeb-Reiki, not Al Gore (with all due respect). It's our home, the Earth:


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