How Can I Find a Reiki Master Teacher?
The way one "learns" Reiki is different from other types of healing techniques in that the ability to transfer energy is transmitted from Reiki Master to student during an attunement. You can learn about Reiki benefits and how it works by reading articles and listening to others who have experienced Reiki but it takes an attunement or initiation by a qualified Reiki Master to open the channels for you to perform Reiki.
One way to find a Reiki master is to ask friends that practice Reiki with whom they studied. You can also ask local practitioners of other complementary therapies, such as massage or shiatsu, because these practitioners often know other complementary therapy providers. Or you can check bulletin boards in yoga studios and health food stores or inquire if your local hospital has a complementary or integrative medicine service. Since Reiki is used by many people to cope with chronic illness, any local organization that offers services to people with illnesses such as cancer, HIV, fibromyalgia, or diabetes may have a list of community resources.
It is important to note that Reiki is not a standardized practice and so there is no guarantee that anyone using the title "Reiki Master" has the training and experience you seek in a teacher/mentor. For this reason, it's important to inquire into any Reiki master's background, and a credible Reiki master will welcome this inquiry. Cynthia at Essential Energy Healing is a proud member of the Canadian Reiki Association as a Certified Teacher. Why? This ensures a strong code of ethics for myself and my students along with a high standard of teaching at each level.
Many Reiki masters have websites or brochures that describe their training, experience and classes. If you do not find such information, it is reasonable to have a brief conversation to ask some questions.
In addition, be sure to ask about the Reiki master's teaching experience and classes (scheduling, fee, etc).
And finally, ask what opportunities the Reiki master offers for continued mentoring and group practice. Cynthia offers ongoing support and mentorship along with regular reiki shares for you to connect to your self-healing, working with others and to dive deeper into your Reiki practise.
Choose your Reiki master carefully, looking not only for a teacher who has the qualifications you want, but also for one with whom you feel a rapport.
A Reiki Master/Teacher does not have to belong to a professional organization to be a good and reliable teacher, but taking a look at the professional listings is a good place to start. In Canada you can check into The Canadian Reiki Association.
Cynthia has been a Member of the Canadian Reiki Association as a Certified Teacher for over 8 years and has been teaching and practising reiki in Central Alberta for 14 years.
Much love on your healing journey, Cynthia )o(
Smudging does not have to be ceremonial, it can be a part of your daily rituals or practise too. If you need a little boost today, carve out a few minutes to connect to Momma Gaia through your root chakra and Father Sky through your crown chakra.
Take a few deep breaths, inhaling good vibes, renewed energy, magic and strength from the sky and exhale releasing any frustrations sadness or low energy emotions into the earth, allowing her to transform and heal you.
Smudge yourself with some Lavender Custom Sage. By bringing this ally you restore and energize. It replaces chaos with balance and facilitates a peaceful atmosphere. It also attracts loving energies and allies.
Custom Lavender Smudge Blend is available at Essential Energy Healing
Cynthia is a Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner, a Warrior Goddess Facilitator, Wellness Warrior - Lupus Thriver and a moon momma practicing in Central Alberta
SO WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN USE TO SMUDGE WITH?
A smudge kit usually consists of four of five pieces, each representing one of the four or five elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and sometimes Spirit or life energy):
A shell (abalone shell is most often used) to represent Water
Unlit herbs to represent Earth
Lit herbs to represent Fire
Smoke to represent Air
Sage is one of the most popular plants used for smudging, as the smoke carries an amazing fragrance that lifts the spirits. Even though sage grows abundantly in many locations, the most commonly used sage for burning and ceremonies is desert sage, or white sage.
The smudge sticks you find in witchy stores are most commonly made of sage and sweet grass, both of which play an important role in the smudging process. Sage is used to evacuate the negative energies, spirits and influences, while the sweet grass will gather new and positive energies. Other herbs used for smudging are cedar, juniper and lavender, and plain tobacco is also sometimes used by Plain Indian tribes.
Palo Santo wood from the rainforests in Ecuador was also considered by many to be a Holy Wood, and burning Palo Santo has been used by the Incas since ancient times as a spiritual remedy, for purifying, and cleansing.
AND WHAT ABOUT SMUDGING A SPACE WHERE YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO BURN THINGS?
If your work space does not allow Smudging (most will not), I highly suggest my high vibe Smokeless Smudge Essence Spray!
:: SMUDGING RITUAL: THE BASICS ::
We say we want to make positive changes in our life. We know that we don’t need to have the whole picture figured out, we just have to take small steps towards what we desire each day, yet we find the days and weeks going by and nothing has changed.
We find ourselves trading one hamster wheel for another and look back to realize we have been continuing to let life pass us by without focusing most on what really matters. There is always some new crisis of the day to manage or some urgent thing needing our attention. Then we will start really focusing on what matters.
Well, today is the day all that stops. Today is the day we make focusing on what really matters to us in life a DAILY focus and actually begin implementing small changes DAILY that will begin creating that shift we have been desiring. No more confusion. No more getting distracted by what’s currently consuming our attention and time. No more “I’ll sit down and figure this out later”. No more “I’ll start Monday” or “I’ll start next month”.
Today we start the Make Today Matter Movement!
#MAKETODAYMATTER is a way to take the daily small steps that will create balance and harmony in your life. These simple steps will build upon each other to create lasting change in your life and take the guesswork out of ensuring you are focusing on what is truly important in your life. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Being present and making the most of the moment is the key to happiness and fulfillment in life.
No more lying in bed at night regretting that another day slipped by without you giving attention to what really matters. Because here’s the truth, those nights lying in bed in regret end up turning into lying on your deathbed realizing how much time you wasted on things that, in the end, didn’t matter.
Don’t spend your whole life waiting for tomorrow. Make today matter!
The Make Today Matter Movement involves incorporating 3 easy and flexible steps into your day to ensure there are balance and harmony in all the areas of your life. And here’s the best part. You are probably already taking some of these steps in your day. It’s all about creating balance. If you are already focusing daily on one or more of these areas then you do not need to add anything new.
Just Make Today Matter by making sure that you are doing at least one of these things from each of the three areas. That may mean only one or two worthwhile additions to your day.
The best part is, as the days and weeks go along with you dedicating your time and attention on the things that really matter, the more naturally you will begin incorporating more and more things into your day that are important to you. It will become second nature and your new way of truly living your life will become your new norm.
The steps you will take daily are completely up to you. They can be small or they can be big. The point is to be doing SOMETHING each day in each of these areas that matters to you.
Love and Relationships (Connection) – Your friends and your family, these are probably the most important things in your life, yet our relationships are often the first thing to slide when we get distracted or stressed out by other things in our life. Ensure that every day you are valuing the most important relationships in your life.
This could include steps like:
Health (Feeling Energetic and Vibrant) – Without our health, we don’t have a life to live. All those things you are stressing out about, be it work, finances, or your social life won’t mean a damn thing if you are dead. Taking care of this vessel of ours must be a top priority yet we often sabotage our physical health in an attempt to get further ahead in other areas of our lives. Being healthy and FEELING good is a necessity for enjoying our lives and making moments matter. Make sure that each day you are taking a step towards better, more optimal health.
This could include steps like:
Personal Fulfillment (Giving Attention to Something that is Important and Rewarding in your Life) – This will be a little harder to give examples for as this will be deeply personal. The key is, figure out what is important to you and make sure you are giving attention to it each day. This could be your personal and spiritual development. Working towards your career goals that involve wanting to make the world a better place and improve the quality of life for others. Whatever lights YOU up and fulfills you. Your legacy you want to leave in the world. The key is to make sure every day you are spending some time on what is important to you. This step could even include spending time on figuring out what the heck exactly it is that does fulfill you!
This could include things like:
I recommend taking out your notebook, or journal and brainstorming what steps feel good to you to begin taking in each area.
You can implement different steps each day or you can decide on one step in each area you would like to incorporate every day for a week or a month until they become part of your routine and then build on them by adding another down the road. Do what feels good and feels fun to you.
Don’t worry about what I’ve suggested or what you think you “should” be doing or what other people are doing.
Don’t let another day slip by where you’ve done nothing more than bust your butt trying to pay your bills then zoning out in front of the TV or smartphone.
I really want to start seeing people focusing on what really matters to them. Please share the #MAKETODAYMATTER Movement with your friends and family. Let’s make this movement go viral!
It’s time we stop putting so much attention on trying to look successful and perfect in this society and create a shift in focus towards what’s really important. Team up with some friends to stay accountable and use the hashtag #MAKETODAYMATTER. Let’s do this!
You may find it encouraging to keep track of your progress each day in your planner or journal and I also invite you to share what steps you are taking each day to Make Today Matter.
Please feel free to share in the comments or join us in the High Vibe Goddess Tribe FB Group
A GODDESS IS A DIVINE BEING EMBODIED IN A FEMININE FORM. SHE’S ONE WHO IS REVERED FOR POSSESSING SUPERNATURAL POWERS. ANCIENT PEOPLE AROUD THE WORLD ONCE WORSHIPPED THE GODDESS IN HER MANY FORMS – FROM THE BRAVE HUNTRESS TO THE EROTIC LOVER.
HER MOST CENTRAL ROLE WAS THE FEMINIE CREATOR…..
THIS DEEP HONORING OF THE MOTHER GODDESS WAS ASED ON THE EARLY COMUNITIES DIRECT, INTIMATE, AND SYMBIOTIC RELAITONSHIP WITH THE EARTH.
GODDESS = SACRED FEMININE REFERS TO THE CONSICOUS EXPRSION OF ALL FEMININE TRAITS, QUALITIES AND VALUES THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE WHOLE, AND ARE THEREFORE HOLY.
ANCIENT GODDESS TEACHINGS AND TRADITIONS FOCUSED ON SELF-KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THE GETTING OF WISDOM. WISDOM TEAHINGS WERE HIGHLY PRIZED AND RITUALISTIC CUSTOMS DEVELOPED TO HELP PEOPLE GROW THEIR WISDOM.
CONTRACRY TO OUR MODERN MISCONCEPTION, A GODDESS IN NOT A WOMAN WHO POSSESSES MORE SEX APPPEAL THAN THE MERE MORTAL WOMAN. THIS IDEA WAS PERPETUATED BY THE EARLY HOLLYWOOD FILM IDUSTRY WHICH PORTRAYED SOME OF IT’S FEMALE STARS AS GODDESSES – LEADING THEM TO BE WORHIPED. THE RESULTING LEGAY LEFT MANY WOMEN FEELING LESS THAN DIVINE BY COMPARSSION.
THE TRUTH IS….EVERY WOMAN IS A GODDESS, ONCE SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT SHE’S INHERENTLY DIVINE BY DESIGN.
WHEN WE START MAKING THIS SHIFT WITH IN, WE START HONORING OURSELVES ACCORDINGLY IN OUR CHOICES. THE GODDESS MOVEMENT IS CHANGING THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE AND CREATING LEGACY FOR OUR DAUGHTERS AND IT’S AN EXCITING TIME TO BE IN A FEMALE BODY!
WE ARE EMERGING FROM APPROX 5,000 YEARS OF PATRIARCHAL ONDITIONS: A MINDSET AND CULTURE WHICH TAUGHT THAT THE DIVINE HAD AN EXCLUSIVELY MALE EXPRESSION, WHILE CASTING THE FEMININE AS AN EVIL TEMPTRESS WHO OUT NOT TO BE TRUSTED. THIS PERSPECTIVE IMPACTED ALL LAYERS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND RESULTED IN WOMEN BEING VALUED PRIMARILY FOR THEIR ATTRATIVENESS TO MEN AND THEIR ABILITY TO BEAR SONS.
THIS MINDSET ALSO RESULTED IN WOMEN BECOMING MARGINALIZE AND PRVENTED FROM HOLDING POSITIONS OF EXTENAL POWER.
FORTUNATELY, THE RETURN OF THE SACRED FEMININE IS BEING CHAMPIONED BY BOTH MENA AND WOMEN DEDICATED TO RESTORING THE SACRED BALANCE.
PERHAPS MORE IMPORTANTLY THOUGH, WHEN WE HEAL THE FEMININE IN OURSELVES – A PROCESS WE’LL LEARN THROUGH THIS GODDESS SISTERHOOD CIRCLE, WE CREATE A RIPPLE EFFECT WITHOUT OUR OVERTLY MASCLINE CULTURE.
AT THE 2009 VANCOUVER PEACE SUMMIT WE ALL HEARD ABOUT THE DALAI LAMA “THE WORLD WILL BE SAVED BY THE ESTERN WOMAN.” HE WAS IMPLYNG THAT WOMEN IN THE DEVLOPED NATIONS HAVE THE FREEDOM AND THE MEANS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
IT STARTS HERE
IT STARTS WITH US
TO HEAL THE SACRED BALANCE, WE ALL NED TO QUESTIONS OUR VALUES, BELIEFS WE RECEIVED WHILE GROWING UP IN A CULTURE THAT HAS DENIED, RIDICULED AND MINIMIZED THE SACRED FEMININE. (Source: Tanishka)
I INVITE TO TO JOIN US, SISTER FOR OUR 2019 -2020 WARRIOR GODDESS SISTERHOOD CIRCLE STARTING OCTOBER 2020 HERE
Warrior Goddess Facilitator | Reiki Master Teacher | Moon Momma | Wellness Warrior | Lupus Thriver
Reiki Master Teacher | Practitioner,, Goddess Facilitator, Moon Momma & Wellness Warrior, Lupus Thriver