Reiki impacts the world. Children love it. It is helpful for caretakers, healers, and change-makers. Most of us can benefit from integrating Reiki into our everyday lives.
Here are nine ways I often use Reiki. I hope you find inspiration here to create a ritual or practice with Reiki and feel the difference it makes when you weave this healing art into your day. 1. Calming Children I often Reiki my daughter to help her calm down, go to sleep, or settle in the middle of the
Summer Solstice is the height of summer, the longest day of the year, and the time when the sun is the highest in the sky. It is the zenith of yang energy and the beginning of the end of summer. After the solstice yang begins it’s decline as yin is birthed as we head towards autumn and the days get shorter. In the winter, when yang is born inside of yin, we celebrate the time with candles, twinkling lights, and stories from various religions about the coming of the light. Rar
We are now entering the first days of winter - the time of the solar cycle when there is wisdom in slowing down to calibrate with nature's rhythms. According to Taoist medical theory, a huge cause of disease is a failure to live in accordance with the cycle of the seasons. As the planet rotates around the sun, it moves through progressive phases which invite corresponding shifts in conduct. Every two weeks, we enter a different qi node, or cycle. Each cycle invites us to shif
Naming our own matrilineal lineage is an initiation of our sovereignty and an invocation of our milk line. My daughter, Nymue, and I did not have the same last name for the first 5 years of her life. We both had the last names of our father, who had the last name of his father's father's father's father... etc. You get the idea. Nymue and I have been looking for a name we can share for a long time. It has been a big prayer of mine to shed an old skin that got too tight and em
Last week, I was blessed with a visit from Ida Resi Alit, the High Priestess of Bali for a water ceremony. Ida is a Balinese priestess who, as a teenager, emerged from a near-death experience channeling mudras and speaking several ancient languages - none of which she'd had any prior experience with. This extraordinary woman then went on to be named High Priestess of Bali on her twenty-first birthday. To date, she is the youngest woman to hold the post, with her predecessors
I'm slowly integrating an unforgettable adventure - an incredible opportunity to surrender to what is, emanate love, and embrace the unexpected as a path of transformation. Within the first 2 hours on the playa, I found myself in an ambulance on the way to the medic tent resulting in 7 stitches in my forehead. Soon after, the battery on my camper van died, my generator broke, and the propane tank leaked. Then to top it off, Nymue's babysitter didn't show up until the day befo
Our fluid bodies need water so they do not become rigid and hard. Water is a crucial aspect of our being, essential to life. It is what we are made of. Our relationship to water is part of our thriving relationship with life itself. Water is life. Begin the Day With Hydration Drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach has great benefits. I recommend drinking it warm - hot (to protect the spleen) with a small amount of Himalayan sea salt added to it to guide