Synchronicity in Hilo Another Reiki Adventure

by Laurelle Shanti Gaia The air was crisp and clear early one autumn morning in 1997. I was walking my usual route for my morning hike, enjoying the jewel toned colors of the trees, the briskness of the air, and the aromas of the autumn forest and wood burning in the stoves in nearby homes. Suddenly I realized I was slipping into a spontaneous meditative state. I have learned through experience, when this happens, it is important and I had better pay attention. So I found a tree stump in the forest, and sat down to allow the meditation to unfold. I saw visions of a tropical island, and felt the warmth of the sun beaming down on me, even though I was “really” sitting in a wooded area on a cool autumn day. I saw black, volcanic rock, the sea, and then I saw this most beautiful vision of our Earth. It appeared to be a future vision, and it was as if I were watching frames from a movie. I saw peace in the Middle East, in Africa, in China and Tibet. In fact, I saw glimpses of many areas of the world which frequently experience, political or religious turmoil, or war. All of these areas were at peace. I saw politicians, and religious leaders, and world leaders from all walks of life working together. I saw all people with an abundance of everything they needed, food, clothing, shelter, and love. I saw all the children, being nurtured, feeling loved and secure. I saw all people of the world giving back to our Mother Earth, more than...

Reiki…Sacred or Secret?

Each person must decide what type of experience is right for them. The online mass marketing approach to teaching Reiki and attuning people  is just not for me. Reiki is much more than that to me, and I feel students deserve more than that. We help the students who come to our classes for training to  have a deep and meaningful experience by creating a very special, sacred Reiki experience that will be a fond and loving memory forever.  I simply am passionate about  providing quality experiences for students.

What is Reiki? How Does it Heal? Where Can I Learn Reiki? Can Reiki Become a Profession?

by Laurelle Shanti Gaia Reiki (ray-key) is a multi-faceted spiritual energy that can be used to help us with meditation practices, spiritual growth, healing relationships, manifestation of goals, and activating the Divine healing power within all living beings. Reiki is a tool to help us develop “wellness consciousness” and also to understand, on an experiential level, what it truly means to be “One with all Creation”. Reiki is usually considered to be a “hands-on healing technique”. This is one application, but it is so much more. Mikao Usui discovered this healing art in Japan in the late 1800s. The Japanese Kanji characters that represent the word Reiki can be translated to mean; Rei = Spiritually guided or wisdom of God and Ki = Life force energy.. How Does Reiki Heal? All forms of healing whether traditional, complementary or alternative have an impact on the human subtle energy system. Each method also carries a unique vibrational frequency and consequently will create different effects. A beautiful characteristic of Reiki is that it has the ability to harmonize energies that may normally be incompatible and can create the best possible outcome. Therefore Reiki enhances anything we do. Reiki is being embraced by many prestigous hospitals where it is offered as a part of standard care. “Reiki is one of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches.” - C. Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D. Founder, American Holistic Medical Association “…Reiki … may ultimately be the most important alternative treatment of all…” Dr. Mehment Oz Many people are practicing techniques to improve their health such as meditation, exercise and improved diet. As this is done, a...

Mastering Time with Reiki By Laurelle Shanti Gaia

ONE AREA OF OUR LIFE that often seems to present challenges is our “management” of time. Our ego can create a worry, which causes us to feel that there is not enough time in the day to accomplish all that we need to do. Or perhaps we allow ourselves to feel that we are so much busier than others that we know. We may impede our relationship with time by telling ourselves “I really want to do that, but I just do not have the time.”

ReikiChat™ with Colleen Benelli

On July 30th I am excited to be the guest speaker on the next ReikiChat™ with Colleen Benelli. ReikiChat™ is a free monthly phone gathering to connect and support the Reiki community. Our discussion will explore: Holy Fire Reiki and Spiritual guidance Reiki and Crystals Reiki and Sound Healing Opening a Reiki Healing Center As well as answering questions from the ReikiChat™ community. JOIN the CONVERSATION Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 Time: 9am Pacific(Time Zone Converter) Register:...

Karuna Reiki and Soul Level Healing

by Laurelle Shanti Gaia Karuna Reiki can bring soul recognition that complete peace is already within us all. The air was crisp and clear and the sounds of a nearby mountain stream were soothing my spirit. I had slipped away for a few moments of quiet introspection at the Karuna Reiki Retreat I was co-facilitating in Colorado this summer. I had just received a most transformational healing thanks to the willing service of my fellow Karuna Reiki Masters and the Karuna Reiki energy. I have always loved the way in which Reiki brings together the perfect blend of energies into each class, and this carries through to Karuna Reiki classes as well. Sometimes there are karmic healings that need to take place among members of a class, sometimes there is future work to be done together, and other times we are simply brought together to learn new techniques from one another. Whatever the reason, the classes always come together perfectly. …Reiki brings together the perfect blend of energies into each class… This class was no exception, it brought together exactly the right blend of energies to create the perfect healing environment for each of us. As I sat by the mountain stream, I perched upon a smooth river rock and dangled my bare feet in the water. The sun was streaming through the trees, sparkling on the rushing water, and a gentle breeze was caressing my skin. This was the perfect place to integrate what had just happened to me. It was my turn to receive a healing in our practice sessions. Four beautiful Karuna Reiki Masters gathered around...

Free on-line Tutorial

Welcome to an introductory exploration into the healing power of human, subtle energy system. This study is based on the awareness that we have a soul level ability to heal, inherent within us. The information presented here is not a substitute for any medical, or psychological treatment, it is offered as suggestions for stress reduction, relaxation and experiencing peace. When we are able to relax, release stress, and become totally calm and energetically clear, we move into that place of peace which allows us to touch into our inner healing power. [catlist...

What to Expect in Our Classes

Be greeted with kindness, unconditional love and respect Feel completely accepted for who you are Learn in an environment in which you are safe to heal deeply Receive quality training in a professional, and sacred classroom space Learn from ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teachers with over 25 years of experience Participate in discussions, attunements and hands on Reiki sessions Receive the full range of Reiki frequencies during hands-on in person attunements Learn without rules, pressure, criticism, or judgment Experience Reiki energy flowing through you and others in the class Learn how to apply Reiki energy heal on very deep levels Connect with others in the class whom have a desire to help people and the world. To receive a certificate from the International Center for Reiki (ICRT) and/or Infinite Light Healing Studies Center. ICRT certificates are pre-requisites to joining the prestigious Reiki Membership Association To have the opportunity to access ongoing training and/or teaching materials and articles To have email support from your instructors after the...

How Can Reiki Training Help Me?

WITH REIKI TRAINING You will learn how to connect to a peaceful, healing energy with ease. With Reiki Training you learn how to apply the Reiki energy to help you relax, relieve stress and pain. It will be easier to become calm at times you feel anxious, worrisome, or afraid. Your intuition, awareness, and spiritual perceptive abilities may be enhanced. You may become more aware and aligned with your life purpose. With Reiki Training you will learn how to help yourself with physical, mental and emotional issues. You will learn how to keep your energy strong at all times. This is especially helpful if you feel others “drain” your energy, or if you empathically “pick up” issues from others. You will learn how to help other people with all of the same points.   WHERE CAN I LEARN REIKI Reiki is taught by many people who are known as Reiki Master Teachers. When choosing a teacher or a school, it is wise to ask them what type of training they have received and how much experience they have. Reiki is taught in a classroom, in self study courses, and via the internet. Although we feel there is value in all types of Reiki training, thorough classroom training, with an experienced professional teacher can provide personalized information as well as hands on experience with other students. Reiki is known primarily as a “hands on healing” method. The  physical touch experiences obtained in the classroom are important to be able to fully “deliver” all the healing frequencies to the student. I teach classes at Peace Place, the Reiki Center of Sedona, with...

About Peace Place and the Reiki Center in Sedona

Laurelle & Michael are ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teachers with over 25 years of experience with Reiki. Laurelle  is the author of “The Book on Karuna Reiki…advanced healing energy for our evolving world” and other books. She has also created the Reiki Crystal Healing training program. Michael is the originator of the Reiki Drumming Practitioner training program. Our videos are designed to educate, energize, and entertain....

17th Annual International Reiki Retreat

  Agenda & Presenters Travel & Check-in Details Friday 3:00-6:00 Check-in 7:00-9:30 Dinner and Welcome Saturday 8:00-9:00 Breakfast 9:30-10:30 Opening Ceremony – Reiki Groups 11:00-12:00 Reiki Share or Retreat Time 12:00 -1:00 Lunch 2:00-3:30 Reiki & Mental Health Part II: PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) – Kathie LipinskiIt’s natural to be afraid when you’re in danger. It’s natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks or months later, it’s time to talk with your doctor. You might have post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, a hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you. Kathie will share methods of working with Reiki to help those experiencing symptoms of PTSD 4:00-5:30 In-depth exploration of Reiki Ideals in Japanese and English - Patricia Miller WilliamsThe Reiki Ideals are the essence of Usui Reiki. They are the foundation of the system of Reiki. Listen to the Ideals spoken in its native language and learn how to pronounce them in Japanese and English. Connect with the energy on a vibrational level as well as through words.By delving into the Gokai / Reiki Principles or Precepts they will deepen your understanding of their significance and purpose. The Gokai can empower and assist you in strengthening Spiritual power by changing your thoughts and emotions that are inconsistent with your natural state of being. More now than ever before,...

Spirit Speaks – January 2012

“Hello to 2012” by Astara E. Edmonds When we reflect on the year 2011, let’s find gratitude and appreciation for our personal growth, accomplishments, realizations and blessings that have occurred for us. Sometimes we can get swept up in focusing so much on the challenges and upsets of life that we forget to focus on the positive elements. This is a moment to pause and reflect on our blessings. Gratitude reminds us that our experiences have purpose and the feelings of gratitude can bring peace and calm to our mind and emotions. With gratitude in our hearts, we can welcome the New Year of 2012 as an opportunity for increased empowerment both personally and collectively. Change is at the center of the times we are in and change need not be feared. Change is what makes each of us grow and expand. Being open to change allows for a positive flow and flexibility with the process. Many messages have been written by our Elders, The Hopi’s, The Maya, The Profits, Sages and Seers throughout time about the change of Ages and cycles on this planet. We are now at the turning of an Age as a 5115 year cycle ends 12/21/2012 and a new Age begins. This cycle as measured by the Mayan calendar is an end point and a beginning point. During this changing of Ages, we are drawn inward to personal reflection of what needs to be released and discarded and what needs to be owned and embraced. This is a time to let go of our fears and allows our spirit to express freely. Astrologically, we...

Reiki Audio Article January 2012

An Audio Introduction to Reiki Symbols with Laurelle Shanti Gaia recorded live at Peace Place, Sedona, Arizona in a Reiki level II class When you click this link a new window will open with the audio file Reiki Symbols, Laurelle Gaia When I think of all the healing energies available to the planet, I realize that they are all forms of light. I imagine this as a massive column of white light shining down upon the planet…. Why do we have symbols in the first place? Reiki symbols are like keys or switches that adjust the vibrational frequencies of the energy …. Each symbol draws in the right frequency at just the right time… We teach much more about the Reiki symbols and many other topics, and offer hands on practice during our training programs at Peace Place-The Reiki Center of Sedona. For information or to register for our classes, please visit ReikiCalendar.com by Laurelle...

Feng Shui and Wellness Tips – January 2012

Creating a Portal of Blessings for Mother Earth by Mariko Yamamoto Though foundational grounds may be appearing very “shaky” lately, including those of the actual earth and waters and the many dimensional structures of politics, finances, relationships, etc., the breaking waves lead us into the exciting adventure of surfing through thinning veils and playing leapfrog through spiritual portals opening into a new earth. We are transitioning from a world of “mind over matter”: the use of force/control/manipulation over that which is viewed as separate as well as the giving away of power to external structures and references to “Soul as One”: where each Soul has the opportunity to attune to their True Essence, honor spiritual sovereignty and align with the Universe as One Awakened Collective. As the great shift takes place, we are being given the opportunity to choose in every moment what we give our attention to. We can choose to interact and dance with the blueprint of collective fear or the blueprint of the Era of the Soul. One of the reasons life may appear as “chaos” is that the present wave is collapsing from familiar, linear time/space into the experience off the non-linear, no time, no space continuum. This gives more readily access to the infinite quantum field of Divine potential. As we accelerate our consciousness into heightened states of awareness, we begin to move beyond the boundaries of old structures and belief systems and can accept the invitation to remember who we truly are and play full out as Spirit playing with Spirit in all of life. As we remember our true nature and inherited...

Inspirations from Baker January 2012

A New Creative you! by Baker Gendron The beginning of a new year seems to give us a new lease on life. We get to start anew, to release anything that didn’t work last year and move forward. In view of that I’m going to ask you to engage your creative side. To look at things in a different light, to think of color and sound and objects differently. To let go of the analytical and just go with your creativity and intuition. Don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the questions, just let your unique answer float in from the ethers, engage your inner child and create. What color is the letter S? What does turquoise sound like? If you were an animal what animal would you be? What does an eagle think as it soars in the air? What does it feel like to be a tree? If you were a car what kind of car would you be? What time is it on Saturn? What does platinum feel like? How old is magenta? If you were a road where would you go? Where were you in 1844? (no analyzing just go with it, let it flow) What does capybara taste like? If you were going to get a tattoo (okay it can be removed the next day) what would it be? Where would you put the tattoo? (remember it can be gone the next day) How much can you possibly love? What does your brain feel like? Now that your creative juices are flowing try these on: What was the most fun you had in...

Reiki for Projects and Goals

Reiki for Projects and Goals Article in January 2012 Reiki Whispers Newsletter by Laurelle Shanti Gaia It is a good thing that I am one who welcomes change. I was planning on writing an article entitled “Surfing the Dimensions with Reiki” for this issue of Reiki Healing News.  I worked on it for several days, and suddenly I found myself “stalled”. Perhaps I became stuck between dimensions? (just kidding). All I know is I hit a block.  I usually use Reiki to move myself through writer’s block, but this time it just wasn’t budging. Now I understand why. Earlier this month I signed on as Spiritual Advisor for a documentary project that one of my friends is developing. I agreed to coordinate Reiki practitioners to send Reiki for several aspects in the production and development of the documentary. As I began to ask people to “send Reiki to the project”, I started receiving questions like “How do I Reiki a project?” Now that I have received over 80 facebook messages asking the same basic question, I finally understand why the other article was blocked. The timing was not right. The timing for this article appears to be perfect. I have been practicing Reiki for 25 years and teaching for 20, and sometimes I lose site of the fact that there are qualities that Reiki offers us that we may forget about over time.  Many of us fall into a routine practice. Regular practice is lovely, but trying new things and exploring Reiki’s limitless nature helps us learn, grow and heal on all levels. Reiki has been helping with planning,...
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