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A regular roundup of news about Reiki from around the world
Mari Hall's Virtual Usui Retreat is in its third week, but practitioners who'd like to participate can join at any time.
I get a lot of calls from people who want to practice Reiki with animals. Some are interested in classes, and some have questions about starting a business. This week I spoke to Maritsa, who is experienced in massage for animals but now wants Reiki to be the focus of her work.
by Pamela Sourelis
editor's note: While many animal Reiki practitioners are also animal communicators, animal communication is not an aspect of the system of Reiki.
On September 16th and 17th, Nina Wallinder of Layers of Health, an online community dedicated to investigating holistic health options, will be interviewing Frans and Bronwen Stiene, founders of the International House of Reiki as part of their Good Vibrations series.
Weigh in here!
By Ming Chee-Brown
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Personal practice/self treatment is an invaluable tool for Reiki practitioners. Here at The Reiki Digest we're instituting a new feature called personal practice Monday, during which we'll be featuring articles on this subject. To kick off our first week, we invite you to take part in Pamela Miles' self treatment poll. Pamela is looking to receive 1000 responses and at last count was nearing her goal. We'll check in with Pamela to find out about the results of her poll and publish them here. We invite your articles on any aspect of personal Reiki practice as well.
The Reiki Digest has covered a wide range of Reiki topics in its four year history including spiritual elements of Reiki, personal practice, celebrities and sports figures who use Reiki, controversies about Reiki and just about everything else in between. There's one thing we haven't covered though, because it's rarely mentioned. Ever.
I continued to lay my hands upon the mom's head and shoulder areas, knowing that no matter where I placed them the Reiki would go exactly to where it was needed. She slept peacefully, breathing in and out while the pup sat close by affirming that those that really matter need no proof of this healing practice, or ask what level of Reiki, hand positions or lineage we are connected to. They just feel it working.
I thanked the pup for his contributions, knowing that the mom was in good hands and at the best possible place. Although, I was using Reiki with a senior it is important to know that Reiki is not just for those that are sick, it’s for those that aren’t sick to stay healthy.
Getting a Reiki treatment has many benefits but learning Reiki for yourself will allow you to give yourself "self-treatments, will bring balance on many levels and it's something you can share confidently with the entire family including the family pet.
Kelly Tammaro and Ann Brum are founders of Heart of Reiki. They are animal Reiki practitioners and teach Reiki globally.
By Beth Lowell, Senior Editor
Behind the curtain
Senior Editor Beth Lowell did double duty for us this month, serving not only in her regular capacity but also as our Guest Editor for August. For those who missed the monthly email edition, or anyone who'd like to find all our featured posts for August, here's a quick roundup. Of course, we'll be publishing frequently throughout the month and more recent posts will be included in our September edition, so visit our web site often and feel free to add your comments anytime.
Reiki authors Frank Arjava Petter and Tadao Yamaguchi will be co-writing the focus meditations for this year's Usui Virtual Reiki Retreat, which begins on August 15, the anniversary of Reiki founder Mikao Usui's birth, and continues for 21 days.
Well, coming just as soon as we hear from you. We've reserved Fridays (though not exclusively) for animal Reiki articles. Our readership includes many animal Reiki practitioners from around the world and we invite your articles, photographs, or videos about your experiences.
When I finally woke
Sayville, NY, USA: Reiki masters led a Full Moon labrynth walk at The Common Ground, a park created in memory of those lost during the 9/11 attacks. Read more about the calming effects of labrynth walking and when the next one will be later this month.
Milwaukee, WI, USA: Although the original interview with Sister Madeline Gianforte took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (See The Reiki Digest's coverage of this story here), PBS will be airing the piece again starting August 6th, during their pledge drive, so the location can be right on your own TV if you are in viewing distance. In case you missed it the first time around, you can read the interview and comments that followed here.Dublin, Ireland: Reporter Amanda Phelan tries a Reiki treatment and shares her results with readers. (I hadn't heard about the 'energy bubble' technique before but I'd be interested to learn more...)
Reiki Master Reverend Gordon Brown has graced our publication before. His long awaited journey around the world by sailboat to raise cancer awareness starts August 3, 2010 from Onset, Massachusetts. He is accepting reservations by email for attunements aboard The Amnesty as well as inviting others to join for any leg of the trip. Find out more information about the trip, including his email address on his blog, The Victory Lap.
In May, 2009, The Reiki Digest featured a review of Celeste's CD, The Healing Power of Music - Reiki Meditations - Energy Purification, Self-Healing and Distant Healing, in which its creator, Celeste, leads the listener through a series of meditations and exercises. In the background, music created from overlays of Celeste's voice and birdsong create a healing experience all of their own. I liked Celeste's CD so much that I bought Celestial Sounds - Meditation and Therapy Music, which is the musical part alone, to add to my collection. As I told Celeste, the dogs love it too!
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