“Like” to Invite Happiness & Health Into Your Life: A New Moon Reiki Meditation

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“Reiki is the secret art of inviting happiness.” – Mikao Usui Sensei

Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique that promotes healing. It’s done through touch and through non-touch. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension. It can be done in close proximity, or be sent over big expansive lands.

Tonight, we will be meditating for inner and outer harmony in our minds, bodies, and souls.

If you would like to participate, simply, “LIKE,” this post prior to 11pm EST and I will add you to the pot. We will be using synchronized meditation as well as a Reiki box for those far and wide.

With this cycle I wanted to add a bit of imagery as well. And what better instrument of imagery than the tarot?

I will also again be sending much needed energy to our brothers and sisters around the world who have suffered and continue to suffer at great length. If you have any special requests for any loved ones, please also feel free to comment, but you can do this yourself by focusing on them while you participate. Regardless if you can or can’t, I will be sending to who ever asks for the gift of blessings. No one will be turned away.

I would also entertain any prayers or blessings for the Earth and her healing at this time as well. 

I would also like to entertain any prayers or blessings for all who are suffering or who have died this year in honour of World AIDS Day. 

As we all know, AIDS is neither a gay disease nor just a sexually transmitted infection. AIDS affects every race, religion, gender, sexuality, and culture. Let us shine our love and support during this New Moon for those who most need it.

We are walking our Winter journeys as we look towards a new year.

As we prepare to meditate tonight under a sky filled with stars, let us set the intention to gently acknowledge and release to spirit all thoughts and feelings about our perceived challenges and adversities that do not serve us.

And let’s fill our Selves with infinite love, light, and joy.

As we step into this acceptance and find our resilience, we open to prosperity and our infinite potential.

And isn’t that the truest truth my friends? Thoughts are incredible powerful things. By shifting our thoughts and perceptions, we can open ourselves up to what is really happening. To new possibilities, projects, and the next phase along our spiritual path.

New possibilities are just around the corner.

every day is a new beginning

The New Moon is all about planting new seeds, even in the dead of winter. Eventually the Spring will come, and with it glorious and beautiful blooms. This will be an excellent time for you to meditate and answer some questions. You may wish to pick a tarot card for added insight.

Some of the following questions are from Joanna Powell Colbert’s New Moon Spread

  1. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon to bring me into deeper personal wisdom?
  2. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in communication, thought, information, intention, meditation?
  3. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in passion, creativity, energy, sexuality, personal power?
  4. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in emotions, intuition, dreams, sensuality, compassion?
  5. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in stability, security, health, finances, manifestation?
  6. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my connection to Source, to the Universe, to the All that is?
  7. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my mind?
  8. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my body?
  9. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my spirit?
  10. How can I best seed the energy of this new moon to find balance and health?
  11. How can I best tend my inner heart’s garden?

Check in on your answers each week to see how this new moon energy will manifest during the month. Do a little journal-writing, even if it’s just notes, once a week. See how it blossoms at he full moon and releases its seeds for the next cycle during the waning moon, turning into compost at the dark.

If you don’t wish to pick tarot cards for each question, you may wish to use the imagery of the card at the beginning of this post.

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The Eight of Fire is all about taking action and a challenge of transmuting vision into reality.

“Meteors with trails like sparkling diamonds streak swiftly towards the earth. Meteor showers are spectacular sights that fill our hearts with awe and wonder. The ancients believed they were portents of great change, for good or ill. Stay open to inspiration, because it could be flying past us without us even realizing it. When inspiration strikes, act quickly before it fades away! Let the meteor showers inspire you to burn brightly and move swiftly, as you take action towards making your visions a reality. You may be set in your ways and resist change, and may even panic in the face of too much change. Perhaps you are rushing others, and may have forgotten to look and listen for inspiration.” -Joanna Powell Colbert

If this resonates with you, then perhaps connecting with the energies of the new moon is just what you need!

There is nothing wrong with fearing change. With fear comes strength, and if transmuted becomes great courage. With every new beginning, with every new cycle of the sun, moon, or fiscal year, there are things that ultimately must be let go and discarded and hopefully composted for future growth. Just because something may be done and over with, does not mean that life ceases to exist. We carry on. We live on. We breathe on. Our hearts continue to beat even if they seem broken. Our bodies still move even if they are stiff. Our spirits still soar in our dreams.

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The new moon offers us a great gift: transformation.

What will transform in your life this new moon? Take the time. Visualize your future the way you want it to be, and take the necessary steps towards greater health of mind, body, and spirit.

And with that, let us share with you our next intention, blessing, prayer (whatever you want to call it).

Feel free to print it out or write it down and repeat it to yourself before bed tonight.
All pronouns will be changed from a personal “I” to a collective “we” when I say it for all of you aloud:

“Thank-you for sending Reiki energy for the greatest good of everyone gathered for this healing.
Thank-you for sending Reiki energy for the greatest good of the Earth for this healing.

May I receive the necessary healing I need for a harmonious mind, body, and spirit.
May I continue to tend hope in my heart.
May I continue to see the beautiful potential for happiness all around me.
May I seed this new moon energy for … (fill in the blank with your personal request)
May the seeds that I plant tonight be tended by the Universe.
May I overflow with love, with light, and with peace.
May I set my vision upon the stars.
As the moon waxes, may my body’s health improve as the moon brightens and brightens.
As the moon waxes, may my mind draw upon the peaceful sanctuary of this season, as the moon brightens and brightens.
As the moon waxes, may my soul be nurtured with self-love and self-acceptance, as the moon brightens and brightens.
As I travel through the land of Winter’s beginning, may I relate my journey to the wisdom of this season.
Namaste. We are all one. By healing myself I can help to heal others.”

Just allow the energy to flow for a few minutes until it seems like you have met your mark. Bathe yourself in sweet moon beams as you drift away to sleep.

If you wish, get comfortable, light some candles/incense, put your choice of music on, and meditate with me.Or, if you will already be in bed asleep, which is a great state of mind to be in when receiving healing, print out and say the intention above. Or you could even say one of your own making.

world-aids-day

Also, here is Inanna’s Prayer in honour of our brothers and sisters who have suffered and continue to suffer with AIDS. May their lives be filled with love and warmth.

“You for whom the house of love
has become the house of death–
I Who am the Goddess
of love and death
open My arms to embrace you.

You are My heras, My heroes,
My saints, My holy martyrs.
You know Me intimately
as few have ever known Me.
And whether you come to me joyfully,
or recklessly, or accidentally,
I welcome you.

Come, enter My house, renew yourself.
Eat from My table,
Sleep in My bed,
taste unimaginable pleasures.

Do you think you paid too high a price
for pleasure?
I reward those who do not bargain
Who willingly or unwillingly
give their all.

The worst is over
Death is not so terrible
It’s the getting there that hurts
Now rest
Now take comfort, now take joy
In the exquisite love
that you have earned.”

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The following may be done to your own discretion prior to your distanced Reiki session:
1. Shower, take a sacred bath, or simply wash your face and hands.
2. Dress in comfortable clothing. (This means pajamas for me!)
3. Select your choice of peaceful music that will span for about an hour, or however long you wish.
4. Create sacred space: However feels right to you but the easiest way is to clean an area from clutter and arrange simply items with intent and purpose, such as the following if you so choose:
-a bowl of water;
-a flower, other green thing in a vase or simply fresh black earth in a dish from your yard;
-incense/essential oils/smudge stick in a fire proof container, and
-a candle on or around the area for meditation. If you feel uncomfortable with candles, a space heater, fireplace fire, or simply sitting in sunshine can be substituted. (Be sure however that the candle will not be knocked over by animals nor will its drippings melt all over cherished items)
-You may even wish to pick a Tarot card or other item to focus your inner imagery during the session.
5. Make yourself a light snack of wholesome whole foods, tea and fresh chilled water. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are best. Waters can be chilled with a slice of lemon or other fruit that has been slightly macerated and left in a pitcher in the fridge. Herbal tea is also good to have on hand. Chamomile would be perfect for just before bed.
6. Make sure you explain to your house guests/friends/family that you will need to be left alone for the duration of your session.
7. Silence all cellphones and land-lines.
8. Ensure animals are kept in an area where they won’t be able to disturb you unless they are familiar with a mediation practice, in which case they may choose to join you.
To begin your session:
1. Place a drop of water/essential oil on your third eye chakra, your heart, and your tail bone. Light the candle, incense/essential oil/smudge stick, and smell the flower or green thing. You may rub it between your fingers if you wish to really smell these earthy grounding essences.
2. Sit in lotus position or “Indian-style,” lay down, or simply find a comfortable chair to relax in. (Possibly in view of the Full Moon if you are lucky. If not, simply visualize the moon in all her glory.)
3. Push the “play” button on your music media.
4. Close your eyes
5. Let your journey begin.
During your distanced Reiki session:
1. Be aware of any twitches or spasms of movement in your body. This is often a sign of release in an area.
2. Be aware of heat, which is the classic and typical feeling in a Reiki session.
3. Be aware of colours that you may see. If there is a colour you see predominately, this could be a sign that you need more of this colour/energy in your life to balance out your chakra of the corresponding colour.
4. Be aware of past memories, or dreams that may surface during the session.
5. Be aware of deep emotions experienced during the session. These could be of joy and euphoria; or of pain, anger, and sadness. All of which are valuable to your healing.
After your Reiki session:
1. Eat and drink plenty of water for the next few days. Often Reiki manifests with similar symptoms associated with detox, and plenty of water is important to flush away those toxins.
2. Sleep and or rest to the best of your ability. 8+ hours a night is recommended.
3. Record and document any odd or exhilarating dreams. These are also detox-like symptoms.
4. Follow-up & share your impressions of the session. My contact information is above if you would like to privately send me your answers, questions, or impressions. (However, you may wish to comment on this post). 🙂
Questions after your Reiki session:
1. Were there any problems or questions during the session?
2. What were your experiences during the session?
3. What did you feel after the session?
4. Did the Reiki healing help you with your complaint?
5. Any other observations?
I am also obligated by law to make you aware of the following:
 
Reiki is a simple, gentle, hands-on energy technique that is used for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki does not take the place of medical care. It is recommended that you see a licensed physician or licensed health care professional for any physical or psychological ailment you may have. Reiki can complement any medical or psychological care you may be receiving. The body has the ability to heal itself and to do so, complete relaxation is often beneficial. Long term imbalances in the body sometimes require multiple sessions in order to facilitate the level of relaxation needed by the body to heal itself.

By inviting happiness into ourselves, we invite in to others.
Namaste, we are all one.

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