The Butterfly Squads, God’s light resides in every living thing

I believe that God is without a body, but is a consciousness of creating, of love, and has no race, religion, or gender, is kind and nurturing, and has no limitations. God belongs to no one religion or country, but is absolutely free of limitations. The only thing that comes to my mind is that God is perhaps the light of the moon, or a star, the light that illumines the darkness. God’s light resides in every living thing. ~Laurelle Gaia

The Depth and Breadth of True Healing

If I had to sum up the overall difference between how I experienced my life before the stroke, and now I would say; that things that were nice concepts before feel like true realities now. While I used to THINK of gratitude in the past, now I FEEL gratitude in the very cells of my being, I use to THINK of the physical, mental and spiritual bodies. Now I intimately KNOW my physical body and that it is working to grow stronger. And I have really MET my mental and spiritual bodies too. I now know that my mental body needs to be discerning rather than judgmental in order to allow it to pursue its lifelong quest to learn more. I clearly feel that my spiritual body houses my attitude and that the basis of that attitude is my ability to express my gratefulness for everything that comes my way, which provides me with a basis for continuing true healing.

Reiki and Spiritual Growth, True Healing by Laurelle Gaia

I  will be forever grateful to Reiki for many things especially for helping after I had a stroke. I realize now that I use to focus on curing illnesses but did not realize that an illness can actually be a part of our true healing.  What is a true healing? A true healing is coming into harmony with all parts of who we are and accepting who we  are at  any moment as exactly perfect.  A true healing is a process without an end.  In a true healing we feel complete just by being our true self. A true healing is not a goal but it is a process on our path. At least that is how I perceive healing today. Now granted when the doctors said I had a 2% chance of survival, simply surviving was an intention. When I could not walk or talk, doing either felt like a goal but both were just  a part of the healing process.  At times I grow impatient with the process, it definitely feels like there is a timing greater than my own that is in charge of my life. But I realize having more patience with the process is part of my healing too. I also FEEL gratitude to the creator for this continued life and it’s many blessings. Things that were nice concepts feel like realities now. I.e. Gratitude I feel gratitude in a whole different way now. When I use to THINK of gratitude in the past , now I FEEL gratitude in the very cells of my being. I use to THINK of the physical, mental...

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.

Energetic qualities of the 8 phases of the moon

Energetic qualities of the 8 phases of the moon The moon emanates distinctly different energies during the full cycle from new moon to full moon. Each of the eight cycles facilitates the process of creation and manifestation. The eight phases each have a duration of approximately 28 days. An example and definition follow: New Moon Day 1-3 1/2 New moon energy is for creating a vision Crescent Moon Day 3 1/2 - 6 Crescent moon energy is for organizing resources needed to accomplish the vision First Quarter Moon Day 6 - 9 1/2 First quarter moon is using resources gathered to take action toward fulfilling the vision. Gibbous Moon Day 10 - 13 1/2 Gibbous moon energy helps us fine tune our goals, gather opinions from others and make revisions to the plan. Full Moon Day 13 3/4 -17 1/2 The light of the full moon brings about manifestation of, or progress toward our goals. We can see where we are in the process of realization of the plan. Disseminating Moon Day 17 1/2 – 21 Disseminating Moon helps us distribute and share what we have learned, or to have a clearer understanding of what to do next. Third Quarter Moon Day 21 - 24 1/2 In the third quarter of the moon we are in a completion and review phase, or following up on and refining the resources we gathered during the crescent moon. Re-evaluation takes place during this time to determine what is needed as a next step to move forward with the goal. Balsamic Moon Day 24 1/2 - 28 Under the balsamic moon it is time to be alone, meditate, retreat, and release attachment to outcome. It is time to...

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.”

How Does Sound Enhance Reiki Sessions?

by Laurelle Gaia & Michael Arthur Baird Many times we have said, “One of the most beautiful things about Reiki is that there is nothing extra, no tool, or substance needed to be able to help oneself and others heal.”

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...

How to Cleanse a Crystal with Reiki and the “Crystalline Koki ho” Breath

by Laurelle ShantiGaia Crystals are susceptible to absorbing energies from the environment. They can absorb heavy negative energies just as easily as they can absorb loving energy of a very light, high vibrational frequency. No matter how diligent we are with keeping our own thoughts, words and actions kind and loving, we might occasionally lose our center. Also, there may be others in the area where our crystals are housed, who are unaware of the power of their thoughts and words.  Playing music of a low vibration, or watching negative programming on television, near your crystals, can inadvertently infuse them with dense energy. There are many ways to cleanse crystals of dense energies, including yet not limited to, burning sage, prayers, soaking crystals in sea salt water, placing them in the light of the sun or moon, or perhaps burying them in the earth. However, there are caveats regarding the effects some of these methods may have on your crystals. Considering these things, it is helpful to have a fast, simple and portable way so clear your crystals. Reiki to the rescue! You will be incorporating a version of the Japanese Reiki technique known as Koki ho, or Reiki with your breath. Dr. Marcel Vogel, a famed IBM scientist, and researcher in the field of crystal healing, taught us that we “carry the imprint of our soul on our breath”. The method described is called Crystalline Koki Ho. This version of Koki ho is slightly different than the original in that both the inhale and the exhale are through the nose. First think of your connection with the infinite...

Reiki, Sunflowers and Butterflies

This is one of my favorite Reiki adventures. In 1997 William Rand and I visited Mt. Kurama and Usui Sensei’s grave. We brought sunflowers to the gravesite, and placed them in the vases among the many flowers left by others. The moment the sunflowers were in place, a beautiful white butterfly landed on them. We bathed the stones at the gravesite with Reiki water, burned incense, prayed, expressed gratitude and meditated for over four hours. During that entire time the butterfly stayed with us. In meditation we asked Usui Sensei to guide us and help us find ways to use Reiki to assist humanity in awakening to peace. Near the end of the meditation, with my inner vision, I saw a huge white light. As I watched the light, I realized that it was taking the form of a giant white butterfly. At the moment I recognized it as a butterfly, it burst into millions of smaller brilliant white butterflies. I instantly knew that Usui’s message, and answer to our question was teach and share Reiki with many people. They in turn will share it with others, and then Reiki will indeed assist humanity in awakening to the age of peace. The moment we walked down the gravesite steps and onto the sidewalk, the butterfly followed us and disappeared. To this day, nearly every time I teach or practice Reiki out in nature, a white butterfly appears. A most amazing experience was one winter day, at 9,500 feet elevation in the mountains of Colorado. I was teaching a class. I had just told the longer version of this story,...

Healing Religious Wounds with Reiki and the Holy Fire

When I found Reiki in 1989, I unknowingly had been searching to fill a spiritual void. I was not consciously aware of the fact that I had a deep longing to feel worthy of love. Did I carry this with me into this life, or did it develop because of experiences in this incarnation? I am not certain, but I do know that Reiki helped me fill that empty space in my heart.

Reiki and the Key to Self Healing

By Laurelle Gaia It is with the help of the distant healing Reiki symbol (HNSHZN), I am able to connect back in time to an experience that proved to be one of my most powerful personal healings.  When I review the experience, it feels like a different life time rather than simply an earlier chapter of this life. During a time, which seems  to be an  ancient whisper within my consciousness, I was in my 30s, a devoted wife and mother, and a self-employed corporate business woman. I awoke early in one morning and realized that I was dreading the day ahead. I was feeling sluggish, and was avoiding even the thought of rising early and experiencing quiet moments before my family was awake. Those quiet moments had been so important to me; I was able to practice yoga, meditate and enjoy a quiet cup of tea. However, on this morning, I just wanted to close my eyes and pretend the world had disappeared. I felt as though I had become a “workaholic/momaholic” who lived by mine and other’s “expectations” of what a good mother, wife and business person should be. On that morning I forced myself to get out of bed, and began the routine of waking the family, insuring everyone had clean clothes, a healthy breakfast, homework and everything they needed to move through their day. Then off I went to my computer graphic business, to tend to project deadlines, staff, clients, and accountants. I was sitting at my desk, and began to stand up to retrieve a file from a cabinet across the room. To my...

Forgiveness – the Key to Creating a New YOU!

By Laurelle Gaia Everyone has moments from their past during which they have experienced emotional hurt, physical pain, or perhaps even guilt or shame. We know that we are holding onto these issues when we find ourselves, becoming angry easily, or feeling sad or depressed for no apparent reason. Even when the hurt is emotional in nature, we might still feel very definite physical pain in our body. Often this pain expresses itself in our back or the area of kidneys, pancreas, or liver. The physical pain is caused by cellular memory of the past trauma. It is possible to develop energetic “cords” to people from our past who hurt us, or whom we have hurt. Such cords are also created when we are emotionally connected to unpleasant situations. The most effective way to clear these cords is through forgiveness of oneself as well as others. Such cords deplete our energy, and if we are connected to another person, their energy is diminished as well. In order to regain our energy, complete forgiveness is so important. “When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.” Bernard Meltzer There is no better time than right NOW to allow yourself to completely forgive, release and let go of the past. It is through forgiveness that we are able to move forward into the future feeling light, free and ready to create a beautiful new way of being in the world. I have recorded a journey designed to help you gently, yet deeply release, heal, and let past hurts and concerns simply melt away...

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...

Preparing for Reiki Master Training

By Laurelle Shanti Gaia This article appears in the Winter 2013 issue of “Reiki News Magazine” THE PROCESS OF BECOMING a Reiki Master can be an exhilarating and profoundly transformational journey.

Reiki New Moon Meditation

By Laurelle Shanti Gaia For many years I have been studying the power of the cycles of the moon.  Of particular interest are the experiences shared with new moon meditation groups when we invoke Reiki to assist in meditations, for personal growth and world service. Components of the Reiki new moon meditation Sacred Intention … The spoken or written word that describes goals for healing or visions for creation offered with love and for the highest good of all. Prayer … An act of giving thanks for sacred intentions that have been stated and offered to the Divine for manifestation. A statement of faith and knowingness that the intention is fulfilled as it can be for the highest good. Reiki . . . Divinely guided life force energy, which never causes harm. True Reiki is channeled without interference from the ego, nor controlled by the personality. Reiki is totally guided by the infinite wisdom of the Divine. Reiki links sacred intention, prayer, moon energies and the ascended spiritual masters together as one powerful force for manifestation in the highest form. Soul Linking . . . the act of conscious, energetic soul connections which take place between willing individuals to fulfill a specific portion of the Divine plan. Moon Energies  . . . The moon emanates distinctly different energies during the full cycle from new moon to full moon.  Each of the eight cycles facilitates the process of creation and manifestation. The eight phases each have a duration of approximately 28 days. An example and definition follow: Day 1-31/2 New moon energy is for creating a vision Day 31/2-6 Crescent moon energy...


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