Supporting the healing endeavors of all individuals practicing Reiki in the Midwest
June 1, 2013
The Midwest Reiki Community’s (MRC) second Reiki Share in our new home, Urban Escape Healing, featured an essential oils mini-workshop. We each got so much out of this experience that several of us decided to share our experiences with you. Read on to learn more!
“Today we were able to experience an enhanced Reiki Share. Neale shared information explaining the use of essential oils. Essential oils have powerful medicinal properties. History tells us that concentrated essences of various flowers, fruits, herbs and plants have been used for centuries. Glenn discussed which oils work for specific ailments. He also shared personal stories as examples of healing. Both addressed how to purchase quality oils and several methods to administer the oils. We all were able to reflect as we shared the experience of quieting our mind, listening to beautiful music, and inhaling the scent of a healing flower.” ~Carol
“In this Reiki Share I learned more about essential oils and their uses in Reiki and bodywork. Glenn and Neale exposed us to different techniques in using the oils and which oils were best suited for which Chakra. We then were able to apply this knowledge and practice in a three-one Reiki Share. There was also a station where we meditated with essential oils and music; in which I was able to tune out my “monkey mind” with sound and smells. I want to thank Neale and Glenn for their informative presentation and that we were also able to experience the oils first hand in a very relaxing and welcoming space.” ~Marianne
“My thoughts on essential oils prior to this Reiki Share were that essential oils simply served its purpose as a nice complement to massages. I believed that essential oils only help to aid relaxation by infusing the surrounding air with the pleasant aromas. However, after Glenn and Neale’s presentation of the oils I quickly learned that there was more science to how the essential oils affect the body in positive ways much like vitamins or herbal supplements but on a larger scale! Personally I really enjoyed incorporating the sense of smell with Reiki. I felt that it enhanced the experience and left me feeling more balanced. I look forward to utilizing essential oils in my Reiki practice moving forward and would like to thank Glenn, Neale and the MRC for opening my eyes to more possibilities with Reiki!” ~Stephanie
“We observe energy in different ways, and the share on essential oils gave us another means by which to enhance our own experiences, and those of the people with whom we interact. The science behind the interconnectedness of all these facets [smell, sound, Reiki] tumbled around in my mind throughout the afternoon with the connection between our sense of smell and memory, learning and emotion featuring most frequently. After my time with Tai Chi, I find my interaction with energy to be mostly grounding. Working with the basil oil during Glenn’s cranio-vibrational meditation lifted that sensation firmly into my head and chest, and it brought an intensity of lightness that I don’t normally experience. It was a very well put together share, mixing presentation with practical application and I’m looking forward to exploring oils a little more, as well as enjoying subsequent shares in our new space.” ~Paul
“Prior to today’s gathering, I knew very little about essential oils, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I left with a pretty solid understanding of what essential oils are (“herbs on steroids”), how they are harvested, what to think about when choosing a supplier, the basic properties of various essential oils, and some of the ways they can be used. On a more personal and healing note, I arrived to today’s share with a “distressed gut,” as I’ve been holding an incredible amount of stress in my stomach, intestines, and the surrounding area. The combination of essential oils, Reiki, music, and such a wonderful group of people provided some much needed relief. Thank you.” ~Molly
On behalf of the MRC, thank you, Neale and Glenn, for sharing their knowledge, oils, space, and energy.
If anyone is interested in learning more about essential oils, or if you would like to purchase doTerra essential oils, please contact Neale Baldyga at firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenn at email@example.com.