Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What is Reiki?

I am a Reiki Practitioner/Energy Healer. For years I have been able to, in some way shift energy. I remember when I was younger working in the garage on my motorcycle I could make the radio go off the station when ever I walked past it.

As my spiritual roaming has progressed over the years I have felt energy flowing from my hands. This I have since found out was my own energy. Which in some ways is not good as I am depleteing my own store of energy if I was to use just that the help heal someone.

So I did a Reiki 1 course and six months later Reiki 2 course last year through AngelHeart Learning & Healing Centre

Both courses have truly changed my spiritual life.

I have been brought closer to myself. Learnt to love myself. Felt the love of God way deeper than I ever have before. I am so happy that I Reiki as a very big part of my life. Reiki has become the bedrock for my further spiritual roamings.

So what is Reiki? 

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese word meaning spiritual energy. It is a safe, gentle and entirely natural form of healing suitable for most people. Developed by Mikao Usui in the 1900’s.

Reiki is a Japanese relaxation and healing technique that works on the energetic system of the body. The Reiki energy harmonises and balances your energetic system.

Some of the reasons people have a Reiki treatment!

Stressed to the max, and find it hard to stop.
Have an injury that cannot be massaged or handled.
For assistance with conditions such as: depression, chronic fatigue, ulcers, burns, migraines, sciatica.

Not only can you do Reiki on others but more importantly on yourself. I have found it to be  agreat way to get rid of headaches. I find I no longer need to take head ache tablets.

You can even do Reiki on animals. Because Reiki is healing energy, it will never harm you or your pet. It can be given to any type of animal.

If your pet has emotional problems due to a traumatic situation such as abuse, neglect, or being hit by a car, Reiki can help release and heal those emotions.
For behavioural issues such as nervousness or hyperactivity, reiki can help your pet relax and reduce their stress and anxiety.

If your beloved pet is dying, Reiki for animals can help bring peace and comfort to you and your pet during this difficult time. It really seems to help them relax so they are not afraid and struggling to stay a part of our lives.

A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki energy passes easily through all materials, including plaster casts.

Reiki also has a set of Principles or Precepts to live by. These too enhance ones life.  

I can highly recommend that you find yourself a practioner and have a treatment. Or better still do a Reiki course. It will change your life for the better.

For more information abour Reiki I can recommend these sites:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Dreaming Tree....

The Dreaming Tree
A story from Brazil
(from the Karajae and Apinaye peoples
of the central and northern Amazonian plateau)
As Retold by Elizabeth Murray

There was once a boy named Uaica and because he was small and sickly, the other boys in his tribe picked on him and teased him. He had a grandfather who tried to protect him but when his grandfather wasn't there, Uaica would go alone into the rainforest.

The trees spread out a green canopy above him and hanging from their branches were bright, flowering vines that filled the air with sweet smells. And the birds sang. And Uaica felt happy and content with his animal friends.

One day as he was walking in the jungle and looking up into the beautiful canopy of leaves, orchards, monkeys and birds, he stumbled over something. When he looked down, he was surprised to see a tapir which seemed to be... asleep. And right next to it was a sloth, also asleep. And a little further on he found even more animals - monkeys, a caiman, a jaguar family and even a huge anaconda snake - all sound... asleep, lying at the base of a huge tree. This was very strange, very strange.

Very carefully Uiaca stepped over and around the sleeping animals to look more closely at the tree. But as he did this, he suddenly felt so veerrry drowsy. He felt a huge yawn coming over him and then, suddenly, his legs were like rubber and he just slumped down on the ground and was sound asleep. And as he slept, he dreamt.

He dreamed of animals, some familiar, others strange. He dreamed also of people. Some were family and friends. Others, strangers. They were sitting together singing. And then, in his dream, an old man got up and came to him.

"I am Sina-a, child of Jaguar," he said. And the boy knew about this Jaguar Man, who, among his people, was said to be a great teacher. And when Sina-a began telling his stories, the boy listened. He learned how Jaguar Man had stolen fire from eagle, how he had created food plants from the ashes of a dead snake, even how he alone had once owned all the night on earth in a time of eternal day.

When Uiaca awoke, the sun had set, it was nearly dark. The animals had vanished and he was alone. He ran home in the fading light.
The very next morning, before breakfast, Uiaca was eager to go back into the forest. He found the huge tree again and as before, was overcome by an immense stupor and slumped down ....into a deep sleep. It was the same as before, with all the animals, and the singing. And again Jaguar Man came to him and told him stories. And as before, Uiaca woke up at sunset, returning home when it was too late to eat.
For many days it went on like this, Uaica leaving in the morning, before breakfast, returning late, after the evening meal. He wasn't eating and he was beginning to grow thin.

In his dream, Sinah-a, the Jaguar Man noticed this and said, "My boy, you are growing very thin. I have shown you much of my world but now you must stay away. For if you come back again, you might never leave." And Uaica agreed.

Back in the village, the boy was hungry and his grandfather had food for him. "Where have you been going?" asked his grandfather. " You leave early, before the morning meal and come home when there is no food left." And the story tumbled out, about the tree and the animals and the stories from Jaguar Man.
The next day he took his grandfather into the forest, to the place of the great tree. "There grandfather. Walk under that tree and there your journey will begin." But remembering the words of Jaguar Man, Uiaca was careful to stay at a distance.

Soon his grandfather was snoring. And before long, animals gathered around him, also falling to sleep. Uiaca was SO tempted to join his grandfather and the animals dreaming there under the tree but he remembered the warming of Jaguar Man and stayed away.

His grandfather slept only briefly. And when he woke up, he looked upset. " You should tell no one about this dreaming tree," his grandfather said. "It is very powerful and anyone who sleeps under it must be very strong with their own power from the forest deep in their hearts. If someone is not strong in their heart with goodness they will take this knowledge from the dreaming tree for their own power and they could do evil. You are strong in spirit Uaica, now you must eat and be strong in body, too. It is time for you to stay away."
So Uaica promised not to return.

When they returned to the village, they heard that a boy named Xibute had fallen ill. Uaica knew this Xibute well for he had been one of his cruelest bullies. No cure could be found for the ailing boy and it appeared that he would die. But since his time with Jaguar Man, Uaica had learned the gift of healing. And when he laid his hands on Xibute, the sick boy, was cured.

People in the village could not believe that the scrawny boy, Uaica, could have any powers at all. But after that, sick people began seeking him out. And again and again Uaica healed their ailments.
Then, one night while sleeping, Jaguar Man appeared to the boy in a dream. He said, "You have passed the great tests. You stayed away from the dreaming tree, as I told you to. And then you showed kindness toward your enemy. Now I will teach you more powers so that you may care for your people as I once did."
And that night and every night thereafter, Uaica visited Jaguar Man in his dreams. The boy was taught more of the secret healing ways and wisdom he had begun to learn at the base of the tree.

His grandfather built for him a special house, a place to sleep and to dream. And together they planted a garden with special, healing plants. And Xibute - that boy who had been his enemy and whose life he had saved - became his closest friend and helper, for not only had his body been healed but most importantly his heart had grown deeper and fuller like the great Amazon river during rainy season.

As time passed, Uaica began to see beautiful things in his dream journey, things he never had seen before - things that he thought would be wonderful gifts for his friend, Xibute and his grandfather - brightly feathered necklaces and headbands and bracelets. In his waking life, he began making these beautiful things using bright feathers and shells, nuts and bones and animal fur. His dreams inspired him and showed him beautiful ideas no one in his tribe had ever seen before.

But sadly, when the rest of the tribe saw these treasures he'd made, they were envious. Instead of asking the creative boy to show them how he made these things, they said, "He thinks he is better than us!" And they began plotting among themselves to find a way to kill him! But How?

They decided to wait until he was eating. And hid themselves near Uaica's house. Toward the end of the afternoon, he returned from the river with his grandfather. with a fish they had caught for their supper. The boys waited quietly while Uaica prepared the fish. Then, when he sat down to eat with his grandfather, his enemies crept out of the bushes.

And just at the point when one of them was about to raise his club, suddenly Uaica stood up! "I have learned many things in the dream world! I can even see without turning around!"
And then poof! In a blink he had vanished! He and his grandfather and Xibute, their house and their garden - all vanished from sight. And his enemies were left alone in an empty field!
Uaica had taken Xibute and his grandfather and all their belongings deep underground....and then they came up again in a new place! The elders of the tribe were frantic to find him for no one else had his powers of healing. So they sent out a party of scouts to find him.

When they found him far away, they begged him to return to the tribe and finally he agreed to do so. And for a while things went well. But before long, his enemies were plotting again. They proposed to give a great feast in Uaica's honor. But once again it was a trap. A man crept up and just when he raised his club over Uaica's head, Uaica was prepared. He could see even though his back was turned, and the club cracked open a large rock lying on the ground. And into that crack went Uaica, his grandfather, Xibute and all their belongings! They disappeared down into the crevice of that rock. Only his voice came to them one last time, thundering out to them from deep within the rock -
"This time we shall not return for you do not appreciate what I give you!" And then they were gone forever.
There are many stories among the Jurana people about the great shaman, Uaica, the one with the eyes in the back of his head. And it is said by some that even to this day, he dreams inside that rock where he learns the stories and healing wisdom from Jaguar Man. And sometimes he sends these teachings back to those with loving hearts. And we, too, can receive his wisdom in our dreams if we have loving hearts and ask to receive the ancient healing wisdom to use for good.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The thought manifests as the word- Buddha

As I have been dwelling on the first principle of Huna I came across this quote. Seems to elaborate this ever so much.

“The thought manifests as the word; 
the word manifests as the deed; 
the deed develops into habit; 
and habit hardens into character. 
So watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.”

~ Buddha~  

Saturday, November 27, 2010

From another planet? They live we us all the time.....

Tibouchina spirit.

Everything has a spirit. I mean everything. We humans do, animals do, the wind does, the air does, the water does and so too plants. I have had a thing for trees for as long as I can remember.

I hate it when they are chopped down. So much so that I can feel their pain. The next road over from where we live is being widened. We live in an area with many trees. To widen this road they had to cut down so many trees. The day after the trees got the chop we drove past and I could feel the fear coming from the remaining trees. They did not know if they would be next.

This got me thinking more deeply about the spirit world of trees and plants. I read a great book on this by Pam Montgomery, "Plant Spirit Healing." Please visit her website The book explains how the plant and tree spirits can help us on so many levels.

In this book she features photos of the tree and plant spirits. A tree or a plant is photographed. This image is then edited in a graphics program. I use Paintshop Pro. The image is mirrored and the two mirror images are mated up. When this is done you see amazing results. You see the spirits of the tree or plants. Below are some that I have taken and then edited. Some are so alien to our human mind. Some look like animals. Some have more than one spirit. Keep an open mind as you look at the below images and see what else you can see in them. You will be pleasantly surprised. Click on the images so see them full size.

Turpentine gum spirit.

1000year old tree spirit in Vietnam.

Banksia tree spirit.

Blue gum spirit.

Blue Gum spirit.
Spotted gum spirit.

Turpentine gum spirits.

Grevillea & fungus spirit.

Ornamental grape spirit.
I hope that these images have helped you to see this other realm, a spiritual one, that some many people refuse to acknowledge.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Seven Principles of Huna Shamanism.

As I travel through my Spiritual Roaming I have come to love Huna Shamanism. Huna is the modern or Western name that has been applied to the ancient healing and spiritual shamanism of ancient Hawaii. In an essence it is very simple. So simple that the below seven principles sum it all up. 

Over the next few Roaming postings here I will add my spin to these principles. 

1. The World Is What You Think It Is.
2. There are no limits.
3. Energy Flows Where Attention Goes.
4. Now Is The Moment Of Power.
5. To Love Is To Be Happy With (someone or something).
6. All Power Comes From Within.
7. Effectiveness Is The Measure Of Truth. 

The first one we will look at is "The World Is What You Think It Is."  So simple. You think your life is good and it will be. You think your life is bad and so it will be. I said it was simple. Now go and apply that to all areas of your life. Maybe not hey?! Let me give you an example.

A guy spent many years of his marriage being down trodden. He learnt this from his mother because that's how she treated him from birth. So he looked for someone to marry that would treat him the same way. For years his world was horrible. Till one day the light came on above his head and he realised that he did not have to live like this. So he ended his marriage. After a period of time of being on his own he thought it he would go out with a woman again. So he dated a few women. Guess what? Yep they were all like his mother and his ex-wife all over again. His world was horrible again. So did he decide to become celebrant?  Never to have a woman in his life again? No this time he made an agreement with himself. An agreement to change his world. He would never be involved with anyone again that would make his life miserable. He meant it this time. Guess what. He is now with a woman and in a very wonderful relationship with her. He changed his world. "The World Is What You Think It Is." This guy has made his world better. He thought "I want a better relationship. I don't want the same type of women again in his life."

So if your world is horrible and you hate what is going on. It is up to you and you alone to change it. Yes it may not change over night and this is where patience and perseverance come to the fray. Think you want a better world and then act on that thought.

Love and Light to you all till my next Roaming.  

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The path of roaming can be a foggy one at times...

I have found as I have traveled this spiritual path that I have changed my theological views a few times now. From staunch fundie Christian who believed only fundie Christians would get to heaven to the Calvinist view. Where only those God choose would gain his favour. I see now that God is above all of these views. 
At times it has scared me so much to change. I was afraid of what my so called Christian friends would think. Let me say I have none of these people as friends now. If they knew what I practice and believe now days they would not be able to handle it.
But change I have. Each change has taught me so much about myself and others.
The biggest change was to start to really question what I believe as a Christian. Do I still have these beliefs that I first had 25 years ago? To some degree I do. Lots of my faith I no longer hold to. Maybe a later posting here to explain this more?!
The biggest fear has been what would God think about the changes I have made? This so scared me at times. Yet God is love. As I was told so many times in church. So why was I so scared? As I plunged my spiritual toe into very different spiritual ponds I have found that I am closer to God now than ever before. I see so much more of his creation now that I know we are all linked. People, plants, animals, planets, spirit world. All made by our Creator and all equal. 
The beauty of God is ever so clear now that it is not fogged up with dogma of the church. 
Love and Light till my next roaming. 

Rights for those who also inhabit this earth with us.....

"There is a hue and cry for human rights -- human rights, they said, for all people. And the indigenous people said: What of the rights of the natural world? Where is the seat for the buffalo or the eagle? Who is representing them here in this forum? Who is speaking for the waters of the earth? Who is speaking for the trees and the forests? Who is speaking for the fish, for the whales, for the beavers, for our children? We said: Given this opportunity to speak in this international forum, then it is our duty to say that we must stand for these people, and the natural world and its rights; and also for the generations to come."

-- Chief Oren Lyons, Chief of the Onondaga Nation and the Iroquois Confederacy, in his account of speaking to the United Nations in Geneva

Welcome to Spiritual Roaming.

Welcome to you all. 

This is a place for me to share with you my Spiritual Roaming. Thought you might get something out of the journey I am on. Maybe I can learn from your own journey too. 

So let the Roaming begin......

I have come from a fundie church background. A divorce from both wife and the church has lead me to my life partner. She has inspired me to follow my path. I am now a Reiki Practitioner/Energy Healer. Which in turn has lead me to Shamanic ways. All it took was one shamanic journey and I am hooked. 

I have met my animal spirit guide many times now on a Shaman Journey. I will not share his name as this is very private to us both. I will tell you that he is a huge white owl. I have had many encounters with owls in the middle world (where you are reading this now. I hope? :-) ) for years now. So it is only fitting I suppose that my spirit guide would be an owl. 

Shamanic Journeying has taught me to fully love myself. To love who I am. I love my very being. Something I never got from the church. All I was taught in church was that I had to make myself smaller. I was not to love myself. This was considered a sin. You are only supposed to love God and your fellow humans. These are good things for sure. Yet how can you love someone when you don't love yourself? 
On my Journey my Owl wrapped his huge pure white wings around me and told me he loved me. At that moment I knew that I loved myself.  

I try to say this affirmation everyday. I say it when things are not going the way they should..... "I love myself. I am having a wonderful day..." I find this shifts the energy around me. Helps dispel the bad energy within me and around me. 

Till my next roaming. light and love to you all.