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Wounded Healer=Healer

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

Understand your darkness and it will vanish; then you will know what light is.  Understand your nightmare for what it is and it will stop; then you will wake up to reality.  Understand your false beliefs and they will drop; then you will know the taste of happiness.”

Father Anthony De Mello

My star chart calls me a ‘wounded healer.’

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Since I read that for the first time, it made sense to me.  It resonated to me, at the time, but it won’t always.

It described the route my soul choose in order to get where I am; abuse, chronic illness, trauma, depression.  Not always fun, not easy, but rarely boring and quite literally, expansive.  It has facilitated me in learning the lessons I needed to learn to be the stronger, more intuitive and more interesting person I am today.

My chart also says that through healing myself, I also help others to facilitate their own healing.  This is a gift for sure.  Heal one, heal many.  That has been the theme of this year for me.

This has been my personal process for my whole life, and, for that, I am grateful.

Sharing what I have learned with others, watching others go through the expanding of their own healing process is renewal of spirit and incredibly rewarding.  And for that too, I am grateful.

Since my father passed away last September I’ve been thrown into a whirl-wind of healing opportunities.

Blogging, unfortunately, has not been a part of it.  I’ve been deep in healing myself, which all healers need to be conscious of and DO consistently more than any healing for others.  The beauty of Reiki is that when you heal yourself or anyone else, everyone benefits.  It’s divine.

When a large change happens, like the death of a parent, we need to take time for ourselves to heal, process and expand.  I’ve been doing just that and I’m getting there.  Patience is a big part of this process.  I’m grateful for yours, and I’m practicing mine a great deal.

I know I’ll have plenty to share when I’m ready, but I’m still not at the point where blogging feels helpful or needed.  I have yet to be motivated by spirit to do it.

So, Thank You For Your Patience, as I don’t yet feel blogging and writing about my path this past year is for my highest good.  Yes.  I’m grateful to those of you have have noticed and spoken to me about it.  That means some of you are reading and noticing.  For that, again, I am grateful.  Thank you for reading, thank you for your patience and hopefully when I come back to it, you’ll be ready to read because it’s been quite a year and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with those who want to hear about it.

When spirit moves me, I’ll be back talking about Reiki and other healing modalities that I am learning through this process.  The wait, I believe, will be worth it.

It has been a year of miracles for me.  I believed in miracles for my clients, for other people, this year I finally believed for myself.  Ask and you shall receive.  I asked for a healing miracle and I received a healing miracle.  I’ll write about it to share with you all soon.  In the meantime, I’m taking what I’ve learned and helping others as much as I possibly can.

ALL HEALING COMES FROM GOD, DIVINE, GREAT SPIRIT, UNIVERSE, whatever you call your Higher Power of Love and Light.  Ask and you shall receive…

Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

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Reiki at the End of Life – Honoring My Dad

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

It is my goal with this blog, to give you ideas of ways to work with your Reiki, that maybe you haven’t thought of.  I pray this blog helps anyone who will go through the grieving process.  Blessings to you all…

Where to begin…

My father was diagnosed with Leukemia this past June.  It is now late September.  The doctors said one to five years and we thought THAT was too fast.  Three months later, with our heads still spinning, my dad passed a few days ago.

At this exact moment, I write as a way of getting all the words out of my head so I can stay calm, to honor him and to honor Reiki and all it does for me and my family.

Papa Joe with his loyal lab, Sparty

Papa Joe with his loyal lab, Sparty.  A navy man and a Michigan State fan to the end, actually, I have no doubt he will now have the best seat in the house every time for the games.

Sitting here at this moment, all the work I have done with Reiki, being able to work with Reiki on my father in his last day of life has been the most important and fulfilling Reiki moment of my life.

The Call

Reiki was with us from the moment I spoke with my mom and she being a woman who would never ever ‘cry wolf’ said “If you want to say good-bye to your father, you’d better all come.

My husband checked the flights and shouted through the house to the family, “You have twenty minutes to pack.  We were off, kids, adults, dog, we were packed and leaving the house in a half an hour to catch a flight that we might not be able to make.  I prayed and made phone calls during the two-hour fifteen minutes to the airport. I brought my Reiki with me to help us be calm and not drive too fast but to get us there in time, to help me be strong in the moments I need to be and to help me be able to process and let go at the moments I need to do that.

Our Reiki Guides were with us on the drive to the Airport making sure we didn’t get pulled over, caught in traffic or anything worse.  I asked my Reiki guides to clear traffic on the freeway so we could get there safely.  Our guides provided us with a very nice semi truck driver who went a very good consistently fast speed but not too fast, so we were able to get there in time with a divine escort in front of us.  Reiki Blessings to the truck drivers out there.

When we got on the plane for our two and a half hour flight I prayed most of the way, instructing Reiki how I wanted things to go, manifesting what I felt I needed and wanted most for the situation: to be able to see my dad and him see us, to be able to say “I love you, no matter what happened with us in the past, I love you,” and for him to know we were there for my mom and would take care of her, she would not go through this alone.  These were the things that mattered to me. They were HUGE undertakings at this moment.  We didn’t know if we’d get there in time.  Just that morning my dad was with my mom at the dog park, talking with people, socializing with the other dog parents, planning a trip to Sacramento to see an alternative healer who might have a cure… and tonight, he was……… knocking at Heaven’s door.

Papa Joe, Nana and my boys, Robby and Sawyer at the Dungeness Spit in Sequim, WA a few years ago.

Papa Joe, Nana and my boys, Robby and Sawyer at the Dungeness Spit in Sequim, WA a few years ago.

Divine has granted us with so many healing gifts these last few months.  A huge one is that we made it.  And, I truly felt we were able to make a difference at his hospital bedside.  My dad was coherent when we arrived.  He saw all of us.  He knew we were there for him.  I told him I love him.  I looked in his eyes and let him know I love him.  He saw my husband and his grandsons there for him, his legacy.  We had closure  in that arena and I am eternally grateful for that.  I felt lifetimes of healing happening right there, in that moment.

But then the even bigger gift happened.

Reiki Steps Up to the Plate (my dad was a huge baseball fan, had to throw that in there)

When we arrived, my dad seemed very agitated.  He had a very large tube in his nose for oxygen and he had difficulty breathing and talking with it.  We could make out a few words here and there but it seemed so difficult for him to talk and get the words out we didn’t want him to strain.  We didn’t feel we needed words at that moment, but he did.  He seemed to want to say so much to us that he wasn’t able to say.  I understood but at the same time didn’t want him to be in such pain and frustration.

My boys doing Reiki on my dad in the hospital from across the room. Four hours of Reiki can tire the body, take turns and sit.

My boys doing Reiki on my dad in the hospital from across the room. Four hours of Reiki can be a lot.  Make sure you are grounded, connected to Divine and of the mindset that the Reiki is channeling through you, not using your personal energy.  This way, you will not tire the body.  In this picture they are holding up their hands towards my dad, you can also just place your hands face up on your lap and intend that the energy is getting to the person who has requested it.  This will be less tiring for your physical body for long sessions like this.

His frustration at the tube, lack of ability to communicate and the end of his life too soon, it all was compounding his agitation and he was getting more and more upset.  I instinctively put my hand on his heart and one on his crown and prayed for my Reiki to ease his discomfort.  My family, my husband and my two boys, took my cue and all started running Reiki on my dad from where they were around the bed (my husband is a Reiki III and my teen boys are both Reiki I trained).  My father instantly, I mean instantly, calmed.  He closed his eyes and stopped trying so hard to communicate.  We took turns doing Reiki on him two at a time for the next four hours, keeping him calm, talking to him in the energy of love and spirit through the Reiki.

Communicating Through the Reiki

By communicating that my thoughts, words and intentions were getting to my dad at a higher level of consciousness by riding on the waves of the Reiki that was flowing to him, I let him know in so many ways that I love him, no matter what has challenged us in the past (a great deal, but it doesn’t matter any more).  I let him know I’d be able to communicate with him after he passed.  (My deceased father in law is at our house all the time, what’s one more paternal energy hanging around, right!)  I prayed for my Reiki Guides and his highest and most Loving Guides of God’s to be with my dad as well as any loved ones he would recognize from the other side and for him to go with them at the right time, including his many black labs that he has loved so much.  I assured him he’d see us all again soon.  I assured him that mom would be in Heaven with him too some day soon.  (Heaven time is not the same as here, we will all be there in a blink of an eye).  Since my father did not have a very strong spiritual connection, I felt that reassuring him we’d all be together again in love, was a very important part of him being ok with passing on.  Reiki delivered the messages to him.

Of This I know in my Heart, spiritually…

  • The Reiki helped him to know that there is a Heaven and he will be there.
  • The Reiki let him know that we will all be together very soon.
  • The Reiki let him know we all loved him dearly and he made a difference in this life in many ways.
  • The Reiki let him know there is so much more mystery to life then he knew consciously in this life and that he has more adventures to come.
  • The Reiki let him know it was okay for us if he passed so he wouldn’t be in pain any longer.
  • The Reiki spoke for us, because the Reiki is of God and us and him too.

Reiki Also…

  • Calmed my dad physically and emotionally
  • Calmed me, my mom and my whole family
  • Gave peace to all of us that we were able to do something to help in a situation that seemed uncontrollable
  • Brought my whole extended family closer together in a feeling of unity that we had not had for many years

Reiki Planted Seeds

  • My dad’s amazing doctor was aware of energy work and we had good talks about how it helps
  • The nurses saw us doing Reiki and witnessed how it helped calm my dad
  • My sister who knows very little about Reiki has now seen it work
  • And, spirit is motivating me to write about this so soon after, to share my experience with those of you who need to read about it

Reiki Continues to support us by

  • I do Reiki on myself multiple times a day to stay grounded, strong, and centered
  • Reiki on myself to heal and release the bigger, deeper issues at the perfect time
  • Reiki on myself to help me have the best calming, healing words for whoever needs them at the time, including myself
  • I’m doing Reiki on my niece who has never even heard of Reiki, because she has a sinus infection
  • I’m doing Reiki on any other family members who want it and need it, we all need it, but I’m respectful of each person’s process which may not want Reiki at that moment
  • Reiki on my dad’s dog, Sparty, who misses him terribly and is clinging to my mom
  • On Saturday, I will do Reiki at the location of the Celebration of Life to set space for a positive remembrance of my dad’s life

The ways in which Reiki can support me and my family at this moment is a very long one.

We have a long way to go in the grieving process, it’s been four days.  This week we are supporting my mom and preparing a celebration of life.  Next week, who knows.  One day at a time, but THANK GOD, seriously, that I have Reiki and I know I can turn to this amazing gift from Divine to support me and my family along the way.

I’m so grateful right now, so full of love and light and so confident that with God as my partner through my use of Reiki, I’ll make it through this process with deep healing and more joy in my heart.

Please feel free to share stories of your parents, grieving, Reiki or anything else that is healing to you or others who will be reading.

Reiki Blessings to you all,

Josslyn

For a Reiki session or a reading with Josslyn, rainshadowreiki.com or 360-460-7829

 

Reiki and a Movie

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

My goal is to encourage and help others to incorporate Reiki into their daily lives seamlessly and with great joy.  I have done this for myself over many years of working with Reiki and I find talking with my clients and students that not everyone does this easily.

Newbie

In the beginning, when we first take a Reiki class, we are often so overloaded with the information, the how to’s, that we stay inside our initial Reiki thinking box.  We limit ourselves to the basics because we have to in order to just do the basics.  It’s all good!  That’s how we start.  Some of us ‘get it’ faster than others and some of us take more time thoroughly comprehending what the Reiki can really do and how to do it.  All in Divine time.  But, we can also learn from others if we seek out ways to expand our Reiki boxes, when we are ready.  It is my hope, for the Highest Good of All, that my little blogs help some of you to expand your Reiki box of what is possible to do with Reiki.  Because I know first hand the daily miracles that come from having Reiki working with you to create the life you want.  Here is one example.

Reiki & a Movie 

Jax typically presents his butt first for Reiki.  What a cutie patootie.

Jax typically presents his butt first for Reiki. He likes having his picture taken much more than Cedric, so Jax is our model for today.

I have a very wonderful and close dear friend here in Sequim whose entire family is karmically connected to my family.  We are all close and our kids fight like siblings or cousins I say, but that’s another story and another life.  Gigi and I have over the years become very close and share a love of our families, healthy eating, our pets and of course, our spirituality and Reiki.  Because of hectic family/work schedules, we usually schedule our dates ahead of time.  Now and then  Gigi and I schedule a lunch, walking date or a movie morning while the kids are in school.  Much needed girl time.

I have worked with Reiki on her whole family and every time I visit I work on her two fury buddies, Jax and Cedric.  All animals are different and some don’t like hands on Reiki.  But Jax and Cedric LOVE hands on Reiki.  They are Rat terriers and because of them I have fallen in love with the breed.  They are such sweeties and simply LOVE ME and MY REIKI!  As soon as I’m in the house they are ON me like flies on honey.  They sometimes take turns and sometimes can’t wait and I have one hand on each of them while they sit in my lap.

Jax prefers hands on Reiki as opposed to me beaming it to him from a distance.

Jax prefers hands on Reiki as opposed to me beaming it to him from a distance.

When I come over for a movie date, my two buddies are right on top of me, cuddling and soaking up the Reiki for a full two hours.  When I mentioned this to a new client she was amazed.  “What?  You can run the Reiki while you watch a movie?” She hadn’t thought of that before.  Yep, sometimes in this busy life, we multi task.  If the choice is no Reiki or Reiki while watching the move, I’m sure Jax and Cedric would choose Reiki and a Movie every single time.

HOW

  1. I simply get my Reiki flowing as soon as I walk in the door or even before while I’m in the car.
  2. However you start your Reiki, I like to say my intentional prayer, ask Divine to send in my Reiki Guides of Love and Light, then let it flow.
  3. I hold the intention that Jax and Cedric get exactly what they choose and what they need and that the Reiki will continue to flow through the whole movie.

They come and go, jumping off of me and running to the kitchen or the front door to bark, but they always come back for more cuddles and more Reiki.  Meanwhile, I watch my movie, converse with Gigi as necessary and not necessary for a girls day off and get some doggy snuggle at the same time.  I love when it’s a Win/win, don’t you.

Oh yeah, you can cuddle with your kids or sweetheart and run Reiki AND watch a movie all at the same time too!

Have Fun and Reiki On!!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

 

 

Q & A : How Can I Run More Reiki Energy?

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

Benefits-of-ReikiQuestion: One of the questions I get a lot is,  “How can I run more energy?” or “How can I be a better channel for the Reiki energy?”

The Quick Answer:  Practice, practice and more practice.  Daily Self Reiki is the key.  Plus, eating and living a healthy and spiritual life, meditating, looking in the mirror, practicing what we preach, and honing our skills as a channel for the Reiki energy.

The Longer But More Thorough Answer

Some people have expressed to me that because Reiki is Divine energy it should be easy for everyone to run it the same.  Maybe, but all of our bodies are different with different abilities.  We can’t all sing the same, or do gymnastics the same, why would we expect to all run Reiki the same.  Hmmm…something to ponder.Potters

Yes, the Reiki is from Divine and once attuned, always attuned.  But, our bodies are still human and we channel Reiki through our human bodies.  Some people have physical bodies that are naturally tuned to channeling Reiki and others will need to practice at it a bit more.  It is like this with pretty much any skill, some are naturally good at pottery the first time they take a class, (not me) others will have to practice more.   For many of my Reiki I students, channeling Reiki is their first time channeling anything energetically through their physical body at all.  Many don’t meditate until after my class or do energy work.  So, this is something that is all new to their bodies.  All new, at any new skill, takes practice, even with Reiki.

Example: Singing Gift vs Reiki Gift

I truly believe that we come into this life with the God-given gifts that we require to be successful in our specific life goal.  I believe with Divine’s help, we chose these gifts carefully beforehand.  Some of us chose determination, some chose patience, forgiveness, calmness, motivation, or courage.  I believe we also chose abilities for our human body such as, some of us need to be amazing scientists, writers, dancers, artists, and others need to be excellent channelers of Divine Energy. No matter what, we have the gifts that we need in order to be successful in this life.  It is up to us to break through our fears and hone these gifts like a professional singer does.  Practice, practice and more practice.  Then be grateful for the gifts we have and we will be showered with even more abundance in this area of our lives.

The Harlem Gospel Singers

The Harlem Gospel Singers

I compare the ability to channel Reiki to singing, another gift from Divine.  Again, I believe people who need a particular singing voice will choose biologically a family combination that will allow them to have this musical talent.  Some people have beautiful singing voices from childhood.  However, they still practice and practice to hone their skill if singing is important to them.  Some people are naturals at it, others take more practice but can still be great, others have great singing voices for themselves or their shower, but don’t necessarily want to sing to the world.  It’s all good.  It is all Divine and perfect for us and our needs. But, if someone wants to improve their singing voice, they will need to practice and possibly work with a coach.

Reiki Practice

This is the same with Reiki.  If you want to do Reiki to heal yourself only, you still need to practice on yourself, daily.  YES, DAILY.  (If you actually want results)  If you want to do Reiki on others, you’ll need to practice on others and for the Highest Good, study with a Reiki Master to get help along the way or establish a very strong Love and Light connection with your Reiki Guides.  Preferably both.  If someone wants to be a Reiki Master/Teacher, this in turn will take more practice, more time, more help, more honing, more experience, etc.

Divinely Reiki

Just because Reiki comes from a Divine source it doesn’t mean we still don’t have lessons to learn about channeling Reiki energy through our human bodies.  Most of us do.  Most of us are working with the Reiki in the first place to help us with these issues.  So, sorry if you don’t want to hear it, but… “PRACTICE MAKES BETTER.”  Yes, even in Reiki, practice makes better.  You’ll feel better, be able to run more energy better, be able to FEEL the energy in your hands and body better, be able to manifest the things and life you want better.  All of the above.  JUST DO IT!

It’s worth it!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Happy New Year! Hello 2015!

From my family to yours, many Reiki Blessings for a new year full of possibilities!

Streett Family on the Washington State Ferries going to Whidbey Island, Thanksgiving 2014

Josslyn and her family on the Washington State Ferries going to Whidbey Island, Thanksgiving 2014

I pray for you all every single night and send Reiki to those of you who ask.  I’m grateful for so much in my life, but I’m most grateful for Reiki and people who are opening up and finding Reiki at this time.  Together we bring more Divine Light to the planet and that is how we will heal ourselves and each other.  Blessings to you all for being the Light of Divine and not being afraid to let it shine!!

Reiki Love and Light to you all,

Josslyn Streett and family

For the greatest good of all, bring on the adventure that is life on earth in 2015!!

My Proof of God

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

 Just telling a bit of my story on how I FELT DIVINE’s presence for the first time and HOW you too can have your own personal EXPERIENCE with your own personal Divine Creator if you so chose.  If that sounds interesting to you, please read on…

Life On Earth is Tough

AngelHugWhen life gets tough for me the only way I get though it is my faith.  I was not raised with faith or religion of any kind.  I had to search for it, study, read, experiment and find what felt right for me.  What made sense in my heart.  I’m extremely grateful for this path.  I feel like I had the blessing of a clean slate to start with and I was able to pick and choose what felt right with few other prejudices interfering.  But, it also meant that I lived much of my life so far, without a strong faith in a higher power.  There was a part of me that always seemed to know and believe there was something bigger than me that I called ‘God’, like people around me, like I saw on T.V., but I didn’t KNOW until later in my life.

No PROOF of God, until there was.

Let’s face it, science does not claim any proof of a Higher Power.  They say there is not proof what so ever, even when there is tons of it all around us.  Faith is supposedly trusting and believing in a Higher Power without proof.  But, what I hear from my clients and students is that they want to FEEL the presence of God with them, not just in the things they see around them, like flowers, trees and babies.  People want to FEEL GOD themselves!  And, simply, I do too.

Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.”—Deepak Chopra

The memory of one time EXPERIENCING God for myself was all I needed to sustain me though the really difficult times.  I believed in a Divine presence before I felt his/her energy, but after, I’ve been more committed to my spiritual journey and more active in my healing path because I truly didn’t feel alone any more.

But, that isn’t enough for our Divine Creator.  He/She lets me know (s)he’s there quite often when I need to feel that I’m not alone.  I hear stories of this over and over from other people of faith.  I know I am not the only one who feels our Divine Source’s  presence but I also know from my students and clients, there are still many who have not.  I guess I’m writing this for those people.  To let them know, don’t give up.  Keep looking, keep searching, keep asking and one day, when you least expect it, when you need it most, you will FEEL the presence of your Divine Creator and you will know too.  This will be when YOUR soul chooses and not before.

I have come to realize through my students how important FEELING this Divine presence is to people.  I pray this helps some people to feel their proof.

My Proof of God Before Reiki

Our pets are angels on earth.

Our pets are angels on earth.

My first and most profound spiritual experience was, no surprise, when I was at the lowest point of depression.  I had been there before but not with my new faith and spiritual beliefs.  In the past I had very much depended upon my pets to give me the love and support that I needed when the depression got to be too much for me to handle alone.  I truly believe that our pets have chosen to be here to love us unconditionally and show us that proof of God, that unconditional love, when we  don’t have that belief system ourselves.  They were always there for me at those times and I’m so grateful for them.  But, I digress.

My Proof of God, After Reiki

At one point the depression got so bad and I felt so helpless that I was feeling totally alone.  I felt no one could understand what I was going through.

I imagine it looking something like this when it happens to me.

I imagine it looking something like this when it happens to me.

I couldn’t calm myself enough to meditate to calm my mind so finally I activated my Reiki in my hands, ran Reiki on parts of my body and prayed and prayed and prayed.  I asked Divine to let me feel him/her around me.  I said I needed to know I was not alone in this.  Immediately I felt a very loving female presence surround me in a huge hug of Love and Light that felt so radiant, so perfect and so immense that there was no doubt in my heart that this was the proof of unconditional love that I had asked for.  The feeling was so incredibly tangible and unlike anything, anything I had ever felt before.  This was bigger than me, to be able to feel this physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually all at the same time, I was blown away.  I knew I was truly not alone in this and that they (God/Goddess and my Spirit Guides) felt so much love for me that I would be able to get through even the most difficult times on Earth with them on my side.  They truly wanted me to know they were with me always and I just knew they were by my side even when I didn’t feel them in this way.  I felt one with their energy always after that.

Faith

After this hug from my Divine I was more easily able to be in a place of gratitude.  The energy completely shifted from pain to gratitude and I was able to be calm enough to meditate and be in a better place.  The next day I was up and about being with my family again with a whole new view on life.  AngelsKeepCalmCallOnAngels

Ask And You Shall Receive

I have called on this feeling many times since, when I needed it and often times Divine and my guides are right there ready for me to FEEL unconditional love again.  But, quite often, just the memory of this event has been enough to remind me in the dark times that I’m not alone and that with Divine and my Reiki Guides, I’ll get through even the most difficult trials.  The memory gave me a faith that has not been shaken.  I’m incredibly grateful for that gift from God, my Proof of God.

The How

I have had many more ‘Proof of God’ experiences since then, thanks to my constant work with Reiki.  Since I work with Reiki every day I am in a constant flow of Divine energy and have many experiences where I feel the presence of God.  I want so much for others who chose to, to be able to FEEL God too!!  Another reason I’m so passionate about teaching Reiki to others, to bring them closer to their own Higher Power and their ability to FEEL this powerful loving energy.

REIKI IS THE HOW

Of all the different methods I tried over the years to be close to a divine presence, Reiki has taken me the farthest.  It has supported me, guided me and protected me through my spiritual awakening.  Reiki has raised my vibration daily, bringing me to the ability to feel, see and hear divine energies.  Reiki has brought me many guides of Love and Light to assist me in my daily spiritual search for my path, my way in this life.  Reiki is my centering and grounding source each and every day of  life in this class room here on earth.  Every single time I practice Reiki on myself or on someone else, I have my proof of God.  I feel a little closer to Heaven each time.  THAT IS WHY I DO REIKI!!  I LOVE IT!!

I pray for you to have your own experience of our Divine Source so that you too may find your PERSONAL Proof of God.

In Love and Light of our Divine Creator,

Josslyn Streett

My favorite angel song, ANGEL by Sarah McLachlan

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Winter Solstice 2013

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

“Your path is illuminated by the light, yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.”~ J.L.W. Brooks

WinterSolstice

Happy Winter Solstice to you all!  I am sending Reiki Blessings to all of you following and reading this blog, each and every day.  I’m also filling this blog with some beautiful quotes about illumination.  Enjoy.

“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come.  At the darkest moment comes the light.” ~ Joseph Campbell

I love this dark cold time of year.  I’m a mother bear at heart and this time of year I get to cozy up in my cave with my fire going, read, reflect, rest and go within.  It’s such an important part of life and yet in our crazy busy modern lives I think we often forget how important it is to sit and to just BE with ourselves.  I hear so many people complaining about the cold weather in the Pacific North West, but to me, this time of year is so sacred, my own personal sanctuary, that I can’t help but be grateful for the darkness and the cold.

Winter Solstice Mandala by Sculptured Image

Winter Solstice Mandala by Sculptured Image

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabi

I also find myself feeling a great deal of hope; hope for the new year, hope for the light coming back and releasing us from the darkness eventually, hope for mankind.  Something about this time of year, maybe the reflection, maybe the snow, the happy faces I see and the love, who knows, but it helps me feel more hopeful for our human existence.

“We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” ~ Earl Nightingale

I pray you can find your sanctuary at this time of year and find some time to reflect on the journeys and experiences you’ve had in 2013 before the light comes back and we all get busy playing outside in the sun.

Love and Light to all my readers,

Josslyn

“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  ~ Edith Wharton




“When you possess light within, you see it externally.” ~ Anaïs Nin

“It snowed and snowed, the whole world over, Snow swept the world from end to end. A candle burned on the table; A candle burned.” ~ Boris Pasternak