Flowers for Rebecca

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It has been a year since I have mentioned her on this website, but ancestral karma has once again twisted my arm.

On 26 September 1692, in the Massachusetts Cambridge prison, Rebecca Shelley Addington died at the age of 67.

Last Tuesday, three days prior to the anniversary, I first fell ill with a mild cold. On the day before and day of, I was completely laid up on the couch with fatigue and sharp body aches in my lower back. There was no fever. Only thirst, and deep fatigue. Three days after her anniversary I am well again.

She was wife to Constable William Chamberlaine, and had 13 children.

She was a compassionate, wise and hilarious woman, and she did not deserve to die in a prison cell not much larger than a kitchen cupboard.

There will always be scapegoats, those blamed for the supposed wrongs of others, and history shows us how hysteria can get the better of us, especially if it is clouded with ignorance.

Today, in her memory, I say again a blessing for all those wrongfully imprisoned, wrongfully murdered, and wrongfully tortured and left to die, alone, cold, and dis-eased.

322 years has passed since the Salem Witch Hysteria, and roughly 787 years since the Burning Times of Europe. The current year is 2014, yet still we continue to choose to believe in our assumptions of a person, as apposed to actually taking the time to learn their stories. Yet still there are those who are tortured, enslaved and discriminated against.

I have written a post here, detailing some previous research I have done.

If you are a fellow ancestor of Rebecca’s please feel free to reach out to me and to leave a note and flowers on her virtual grave.

If you have any additional information or research, please let’s work together!

“Portrait of a Bride” by Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck, 1640
“Portrait of a Bride” by Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck, 1640

Here is a good representation of what Rebecca would have looked like in her late teenage years. “The color black is also very 17th century. Black was the color of wealth, modesty, and respectable mourning, so it’s a bit surprising that the somber color was attached to witches. Most “witches” accused in the Salem trials and elsewhere were often of the lower classes and would not have been able to afford expensive black cloth.” – The Pragmatic Costumer

“Portrait of Mrs. Salisbury and her Grandchildren Edward and Elizabeth” by John Michael Wright, 1675

“Portrait of Mrs. Salisbury and her Grandchildren Edward and Elizabeth” by John Michael Wright, 1675

This is the closest painting that I can find depicting the fashions of the time which were around the same age as Rebecca at the time of her death. Since she was a Constable’s Wife she would have had more money to spend on more luxurious black coloured attire. (Although now upon further reading Constables were usually unpaid keepers of the peace so my previous statement may be incorrect. But it is known that both William Chamberlain, Rebecca’s husband, and she were left a considerable amount of wealth and land making them upper-middle class.)

“These hats were worn by every level of society from rich to poor. These big, funny-shaped hats seem really comical to our modern eyes, but they were considered a common essential for protecting your face from the sun and, for women especially, a sign of modesty.” -The Pragmatic Costumer

Namaste.

Rebecca Shelley Addington (1625-1692) + William Chamberlain

  1. Edmund Chamberlain (1660) + UKNOWN
  2. Edmund Jr. Chamberlain (1685-1766) + Sarah Forbush
  3. Dorcus Chamberlain (1720’s) + William Johnson
  4. Calvin Johnson (1755-1843)+ Sarah Armstrong
  5. Calvin Jr. Johnson (1785-1863) + Temperance Morse
  6. Henry Johnson (1824-1860) + Sarah Ann Gibbs
  7. Roisa Ama Johnson (1850-1905) + Harley Titus
  8. Sadie Titus (1881-1968) + William Cromp
  9. Harley Cromp (1907-1998) + Lillian Soulia
  10. Peggy Cromp (1942) + Thomas Soucia
  11. Tonya Soucia (1968) + Darrell Healey
  12. Derek J. Healey (Me 1987)

REFERENCES

 

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Scholarships & Grants

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Our scholarships are a bit unorthodox…

…they are real and you can get one if you need it. I want people to be able to afford the training they want. I can even give you scholarship to make it even more affordable.  At the same time, I don’t want to be taken advantage of by people who can afford to pay but just don’t want to pay. (I’m not going to penalize everyone for the actions of a few either.)

That being said, if you want to be a Reiki Practitioner, and you truly don’t think you can afford it, think again.  I’ll make it both affordable and fair.  I want to help healers BE healers.  All you need do is be up front and honest with me, and we together will make it happen for you.  I’m building life-long relationships with my students, and that begins with trust and support from both sides.

Scholarships are based BOTH on financial need of the student AND on the desire of the student to be a Reiki Practitioner.  Call me, or come see me or email me, but get in touch with me if you want to be a healer.  I promise you, we’ll make it happen and fast.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • The scholarship entitles you to a 50-100% discount off the current class price.
  • All you have to do to apply is send us an essay by email on why we should consider you for a scholarship.
  • Your application will remain private – it will not be published.
  • Scholarships are available for both local workshoppe classes and distance-learning eCourses.
  • The fee will need to be paid within a week of your Scholarship acceptance.
  • Applications must be in by 1 week before a scheduled workshoppe class and you will be notified soon thereafter.
  • There is absolutely no shame or judgement in applying for this scholarship.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER AND ASK YOURSELF

  • Do I really need the scholarship?
  • Could I just cut back on recreational drugs like marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, and fast food to make up the difference since these things impede my healing ability anyway? You would be surprised how fast these things add up!
  • Could I cut back on my splurging?
  • Do I really need to buy that new (insert materialistic item here)?
  • Can I start carpooling with coworkers for a little while so I wont have to spend so much money on gas?
  • Could I ask someone else to pay for my tuition?
  • Am I simply making excuses for not having enough money?
  • Am I just really bad with my money management skills? At which point you may also consider, how can I improve my relationship with money?
  • Do I really need the scholarship or am I just looking for a freebie?
  • Do I really want to be a healer and create change in the world?
  • Am I ready to really get to work on my health and self-awareness?
  • Am I ready to really get to the source of my trauma/neurosis?
  • Am I ready to really walk my talk?
  • Am I ready to begin my spiritual journey and work on my life’s path?
  • Am I really ready to put forth the effort to learn?
  • Will I be diligent and responsible enough to do what must be done?

Learning Reiki is a wonderful wonderful thing, but it takes guts, determination, and honesty to be self-aware enough to break through your own energy blocks. Learning Reiki isn’t only rainbows and butterflies and sparkles. It is a roller coaster ride. Both frightening and exciting. It takes a certain type of someone to see it through.

  • Are you that type of person?

To Apply For a Scholarship:

Please submit your answer to all of the following in the form of an essay. Submit it in pdf format to: 

admin AT healeyinstitute DOT org

Re: Scholarship Applications
Kindly email your essay along with any level certifications, lineage, and teacher contact information as a way for us to verify your credentials.
Bowing to you three times,
Healey Sensei

PART 1: The financial Nitty-Gritty…

Regular cost of the Reiki 1 training is $40 deposit ($75 total),
Shoden Usui Reiki Training Level 1 for Beginners
which includes your Shoden Book Bundle, Tuition, and Training Room Fee.
Regular cost of the Reiki 2 training is $50 depsoit ($100 total), 
Okuden Usui Reiki Training Level 2 for Intermediates 

which includes your Okuden Book Bundle, Tuition, and Training Room Fee.
Regular cost of the Advanced Reiki 2 training, $50 deposit ($150 total)
Advanced Okuden Usui Reiki Training – Advanced Level
 , which includes your Okuden Book Bundle, Tuition, and Training Room Fee.

Reiki Scholarships are available only for Level 1 and 2 at this time, as I am still working out the Reiki 3/4 curriculum.  The cost for levels 3, level 4, and level 5, will be as follows:

Shinpiden Usui Reiki Training Level 3 for Masters $265.00

Shihan Usui Reiki Training Level 4 for Teachers $300.00

Shichidan Usui Reiki Training Level 5 for Advanced Masters & Teachers $300.00

You need to submit a $5 US non-refundable (it will be refunded if you are denied a scholarship and you do not wish to make use of alternate payment options) registration fee along with the following:

A brief statement to tell me why you can’t afford the full tuition for the class you will be taking. In addition to telling me which Reiki Level is the one for which you are applying, also include answers to the following:

1.) What down payment can you afford?
2.) What weekly/biweekly/monthly payment can you afford?

Please, keep in mind that I paid $75 for my Reiki 1 Training, $95 for my Reiki 2 Training, and $155 for my Reiki Master Teacher Training. Other training out there can be very expensive, and so in a way to help and teach everyone of every financial situation I have created the above prices, alternative payment plan (See below) and this Scholarship.

PART 2: Your desires and intentions…

Why do you want to be a Reiki Practitioner? You really need to convince me here why you’d be a good healer.  I’m looking for people passionate about healing and helping others through these methods and why.

Please include:

1.) Why do you want to be a healer?
2.) What drew you to Reiki?
3.) Why should I give you a scholarship?

4.) What do you plan to do with your certification?

In General, you are expected to pay a reasonable amount toward your tuition and installment payments as determined by your financial situation.  You additionally need to convince me of your intention to pursue a life utilizing the healing practices you will be learning.

In exchange for a total tuition scholarship, you will be expected to volunteer (with proof) your time for community outreach and service for a non-profit, nursing home, hospital, church, garden, animal shelter or other community center.

PART 3: Other Alternatives…

If for some reason you are denied a scholarship there are other options available to you.

I will still offer training for barter, service trade, and/or installment payments. Many of my students have paid tuition by providing me a massage as they were licensed massaged therapists. What skills do you have that could help towards your tuition? Are you a crystal healer, a gardener, a beekeeper?

Reiki is often the stepping stone for a lifetime’s worth of self-growth and learning, and I do not want to hinder anyone truly passionate about bettering both themselves and the world.

This is my promise to you that I will work with you if you are truly of need.

Namaste dear ones~

Your Health Report Card

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Another season is upon us, and it is time to do a check-up. Also, if you are studying Reiki, it would be interesting to take this test prior to your 21-day programme and then again at the end to see how you have improved.

Go through each item on the report card and grade yourself (honestly). Basically, the grade will be your feeling of satisfaction or unhappiness with your situation about the particular item.

Read the following set of questions and grade yourself on a scale of 1 to 5 and have fun!

GRADING KEY

  1. BIG SMILE. Teeth Showing. You’re REALLY HAPPY WITH YOURSELF.
  2. NICE SMILE. You’re SATISFIED.
  3. JUST LIPS. You’re OKAY; NOT GOOD, NOT BAD.
  4. FROWN. You’re DISSATISFIED; COULD REALLY IMPROVE.
  5. GRAVE STATE. You”re feeling like IT’S KILLING ME.

SUBJECT                                GRADE (1-5)

General Diet (_____)
How do you feel about your overall diet and eating habits?
Diet Awareness(_____)
What do you put into your body? Do you care? Do you
get the best foods you can? Without chemicals and additives? Do you take the time to prepare food and to eat, or is it something you do passing through?
Eating Mood(_____)
Do you eat in a pleasant setting? Do you relax before
eating? Do you eat when emotionally upset?
Eating Habits(_____)
Do you chew your foods well? Do you breathe well while eating? Do
you overeat or eat before bed?
Willpower(_____)
Are you in control of your eating or is food in control of you?
Natural Foods(_____)
Do you feel you eat enough fresh foods in your diet, i.e. fruits and
vegetables? Do these and other foods that come to you as nature grows them, i.e. nuts, beans, seeds, and whole grains, comprise the major part of your diet?
Animal Foods(_____)
Do you eat many animal products? Does this feel good to you?
Processed Foods(_____)
Do you eat packaged, quick snack foods?
Chemicals in Diet(_____)
Do you eat foods preserved with substances that are not naturally
found in nature or the body?

General Activity(_____)
Does it seem appropriate to you?
General Energy Level(_____)
Are you happy with the amount you have through the day?
Balance with Intake(_____)
Do you put out as much as the fuel you take in? How is your
efficiency?
Daily Exercise(_____)
Yes? No? Does it feel good to you?
Exercise Discipline(_____)
Can you keep up an exercise program?
Breathing(_____)
Do  you breathe deeply?

Rest(_____)
Do you get enough rest to keep yourself well and functioning optimally?
Relaxation Ability(_____)
Are you capable of relaxing yourself? Is it hard to clear away daily
stresses?
Quality of Sleep(_____)
Do you sleep well? Do you fall asleep easily? Are you well rested
upon rising?
Dreams(_____)
Are you often aware that you have dreamed? Do you try to
remember and write down your dreams? So you learn from them?

General Cleanliness(_____)
Do you keep your environment and your body clean? Could you do better?
Appearance(_____)
Are you happy with how you present yourself?
Skin, hair, Nails(_____)
Do you brush or clean them regularly?
Teeth(_____)
Do you brush and floss after eating? Daily? Rarely?
Intestines(_____)
Do your bowels move well and regularly? Do you often feel
congested or get constipated?

Cycles(_____)
Are you aware of cycles that you have? Are you in touch with being
on and off sometimes when engaged in certain activities? Do you have accidents? 
Physical(_____)
Are you aware of a physical energy cycle? Does your energy vary
over a day, a month, a year? Are you able to go inward and rest when needed, or are you more likely to resist and become ill?
Mental(_____)
Are you aware of changes in alertness and your thinking abilities?
Do you use this awareness advantageously?
Emotional(_____)
Are you aware of mood changes, ups and downs? Do you have
periods of crankiness or other emotions surfacing? if needed, can you become more or less sociable at your will? Do you get lonely?
Menstrual (_____)
Women, are your periods regular and comfortable?

Men, are you aware of your cycles, especially cleansing times?

General Health(_____)
How do you rate your overall health?
Attitude
(_____)
Are you happy about your health? About yourself, your life?
Do you spend time alone? Do you get bored easily?
Health Improvement(_____)
Has your health improved in the last year?

Desire for Health Improvement(_____)
Are you willing to work at improving it?

Health Knowledge(_____)
Do you have sufficient knowledge to live and grow in your
environment, i.e., to improve your health?

TOTAL:               _____

TOTAL SCORE               HEALTH STATUS
                    35-55                Remarkable health habits
                    55-80               Good care; you should stay healthy
                    80-110             Average; step it up!
                    110-135            Poor habits; could really improve
                    135+                 Terrible – how do you feel?              

REFERENCES:

  • “Staying Health With the Seasons” by Dr. Elson M. Haas. 21st Century Edition.

ABOUT DR. HAAS:

Elson M. Haas, MD, is an integrative family medicine practitioner with 40 years of healthcare experience. He is the founder and director of Preventive Medical Center of Marin, a multidisciplinary clinic in San Rafael, California. Dr. Haas is the author of ten popular books on health, nutrition, and detoxification, including Staying Healthy with the Seasons, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, and The Detox Diet, 3rd Edition (June 2012), updated for people of various ages, including a new chapter on teens and detox. He has also written The False Fat Diet about food reactions and weight issues, plus More Vegetables, Please!, a family cookbook with chef Patty James. Dr. Haas, as Dr. Sun, has also created entertaining health education products for children and families, including The Anatomix Comix CD and Songbook and Count Broccula. Visit http://www.haashealthonline.com, http://www.pmcmarin.com, and http://www.seasonsstudios.com. 

7 Strange Questions for Your Life Purpose by Mark Manson

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While I do not agree with all of what Mark says, his questions and way of questioning is perfect. 

The following questions are all great questions for anybody, but especially Reiki 2 Practitioners beginning their journey of deep psyche digging.

1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OF SHIT SANDWICH AND DOES IT COME WITH AN OLIVE?
2. WHAT IS TRUE ABOUT YOU TODAY THAT WOULD MAKE YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF CRY?
3. WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT AND POOP?
4. HOW CAN YOU BETTER EMBARRASS YOURSELF?
5. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAVE THE WORLD?
6. GUN TO YOUR HEAD, IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE THE HOUSE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
7. IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO DIE ONE YEAR FROM TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AND HOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?

Grab your journal and write these down. And then reflect on them.

Ask and Answer. 

Questions are the best tool of self-discovery.

Namaste

(For the full article and full explanation of the questions follow the link below in the reference section.)

REFERENCE

International Day of Peace

Friends, on this International Day of Peace, people all over the world are praying, meditating, chanting, focusing on crystal grids, and marching for change. I only ask that you do something today, however small and/or “weird,” to promote this positivity. Start recycling at home/work. Begin an eco-movement in your soul. Give hugs. Write thank-you letters. Reach out to people who have hurt you in the past and offer them forgiveness. Hold open doors, look people in the eye with a smile, and send out silent blessings to everyone that you encounter. Let’s keep this energy FLOWING and begin today with these and/or other intentions.
Namaste~~~

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Let there be health, and healing, and harmony on all dimensions, in every country, in every time, and in every heart. And so it is.

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