Supporting the healing endeavors of all individuals practicing Reiki in the Midwest
At the Midwest Reiki Community, we love social media as a tool to spread the word about Reiki around the world. We tweet and pin regularly to share information about Reiki in the news, updates on local events, and inspiring articles and posts by fellow Reiki practitioners across the globe. We realize however that not all our members are using social media, so to help keep you in the loop, here’s a summary of things we thought were interesting this week:
If you follow us on Twitter you know we’ve declared this week to be Crystal Week in honor of our upcoming Reiki Share where Jose Lara will be providing a primer on using crystals in conjunction with our Reiki practice. If you’re excited as we are for his talk, here are a bunch of crystal-related links to tide you over until Saturday:
» A first step in using crystals is to clear them of any negative energy and energetic impressions of anyone who has handled them previously. While there are many ways of doing this, this method uses Reiki to energetically cleanse crystals.
» One of the most common uses of combining crystals and Reiki is in a Reiki crystal grid. Learn how to set up one of your very own.
» Using clear quartz crystals to heal and align all 7 of your chakra
» Crystals can be used for pendulums to help you access you intuition when it’s clouded by stress or emotion. This “blind” method helps avoid potential interference by your ego.
» Try this next time you give a Reiki treatment: the Reiki Crystal Bath
» Wondering what crystal to pair with each chakra? This detailed overview of the chakras provides information on which crystals are appropriate for each major energy point and includes a nice illustrated chart.
“The energy of different minerals is influenced by sacred geometrical form, colour & subtle vibration – minute particles ARE in movement.” ~@WorldofCrystals
We shared some other Reiki news this week that was non crystal-related as well:
» A Reiki practitioner’s lovely recounting of a client’s Reiki experience that allowed him to once again sit on the floor and play with his grandkids.
» There are some great perspectives from Reiki channels around the world in the comments section of this article by Pamela Miles: Are you treating your
Reiki clients as well as you could?
»“If kids could do Reiki on themselves every day it would put their bodies back in balance.” A perspective on Reiki for Kids.
» Our latest blog post: A guest post by Jane Van De Velde describes how The Reiki Share Project is attuning students to Level 1 to give them the power to help take the management of a cancer diagnosis in their own hands.
Crystal Communication and Reiki Share:
Communicating with crystals and using them to enhance our healing sessions.
Gather with fellow Reiki lights to give and receive this yummy healing energy.
» APRIL 7: Reiki Level 2 Training and Certification. Offered by MRC founding member Tracey Ostrand [Chicago]
» APRIL 9: Infinity Foundation offers a free mini-workshop on Using the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to Clear Emotions. Presented by Tom Masbaum [Highland Park]
» APRIL 11: Greenheart Transforms presents their Envisioneers Event, an evening of organic food and great conversation while listening to visionaries talk about the change-maker movement happening around the city. [Chicago]
» APRIL 14: Experience an Akashic Gong Journey. A guided meditation allowing you to connect to your guides via the Akashic Records is accompanied by sound healing from a Reiki-infused gong. Held at Inner Metamorphosis UniversityFacilitated by Tracey Ostrand and Oliver Seay [Chicago]
» APRIL 19: Free Intro to Reiki at Inner Metamorphosis University. No experience necessary; perfect for anyone curious about Reiki. Presented by Tracey Ostrand [Chicago]