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Writing with Reiki

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

If you want to skip the story and get right to the HOW, scroll down to the HOW.  Otherwise, we learn a lot from other people’s stories, enjoy mine.

WRITING HISTORY

Both my parents were teachers.  My mom in particular helped me extensively with research papers in middle school and high school.  (Thank you mom and Happy Mother’s Day!!) We didn’t know it back then but I am what doctors now call A.D.D. or A.D.H.D.  I rarely remember anything that I don’t use on a daily basis and can’t follow written instructions to save my life.  ( I didn’t know it then, but I have the perfect intuitive brain for what I do now as an energy healer.)

Here is the only photo I have of me studying through all my school days.  But, hey, there is my trusty typwriter

Me in college,  the only photo I have of me studying through all my school days. But, hey, there is my trusty typewriter and my research paper next to it.  The Coke was a joke, but we did drink a lot of it back then.

However, research papers were something I could do and do well.  It just required long hours of work.  Long hours of work, that I could do.  And, I got very good at it.  So, my mom and I would spend days, weekends, weeks even, filling out note cards with information from the Encyclopedia Britannica or other books we would check out from the library on my current topic.  (Sorry, no computers back then.)  We would make a bibliography and then put it all together in one grand paper.  I’d type it up (on a typewriter of course!) and I’d get an A, mainly because my papers were well written, but also longer and more extensive than any others in the class.  I put in the work and in the end, got very good at the process.  This saved me in college where I graduated with honors, again not because I was the brightest bulb in the lamp but one of the hardest working for sure.

TODAY’S PROCESS WITH REIKI

Today I am encouraged to share with you HOW I work with Reiki and my Reiki guides to do my blog writing to maybe encourage others of you to do your own writing with Reiki.  Reiki enhances ANY creative process that we do by offering Higher Guidance, Divine access to information and ideas and timing that will relate to the people who need to be reached at the exact time they need to be reached.

One of Archangel Gabriel's specialties is creativity.  Call on Archangel Gabriel to help you get motivated or any aspect of writing you need help with.

One of Archangel Gabriel’s specialties is creativity. Call on Archangel Gabriel to help you get motivated or any aspect of writing you need help with.

Blogs are great for this process because I could write a blog to be read by one person now, the person who my guides encouraged me to write the blog for initially.  But then, years later, another person will find my blog and read it and it will speak to them as well.  It will be just what they needed to read.  Their guides help them find my blog on the internet even when they weren’t researching Reiki.  I’ve heard this from my clients many times over, “I don’t even know how your page popped up, I wasn’t even researching Reiki, but it did and I read it.  It was exactly what I needed but didn’t know it.”  The internet is a fabulous tool in this way and consistently amazes me.  My Reiki guides help me with all of this.  No detail is too small for them.  When we truly listen to our Divine Guidance every day, trust it, act on it we are in the flow of Divine Energy and our timing will always be right on.  Our guides make it so.

“Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing.”  – Scott Adams

WORKING WITHIN OUR CREATIVE FRAMEWORK

I also believe that our Reiki Guides work with us within the framework that we have in place currently, our human brain, which we chose for our exact purpose before we came here.  In my case, my human A.D.D. brain which is perfect for the intuitive process, not so great for memorizing details, is perfect for what I am meant to do in this lifetime; heal myself and others.  Our guides do not change us, make us “better” or turn us into an award-winning writer when we are not meant to be one.  I believe they work with the gifts we have chosen currently for this life,  and that they believe we are perfect just as we are.  

We come into this world with all the gifts we need, expand them, work with them, be grateful for them and they will grow.

We come into this world with all the gifts we need, expand them, work with them, be grateful for them and they will grow.

We chose to come in with these gifts for a reason.  I was not meant to be the author of the “Harry Potter” series but the author of a Reiki blog for Reiki students.  I have the gifts and talents for that-perfectly.  I work within this framework with my guides while continuing to learn and enhance my abilities as I go.  If I waited until I was a fabulous writer before I ever wrote, I’d never write.  

I say all this, because I want us to stop the negative talk that we do to ourselves.  It hurts us in so many ways, it doesn’t help.  You are exactly as you are meant to be, be grateful for it and learn how to work with it.  Learn what your gifts truly are and enhance them, work with them, be grateful for them and you will expand and grow beautifully.  I’ve found it doesn’t help to put myself down for the abilities I don’t have  (like a tremendous vocabulary, that is what a Thesaurus is for,)  but to be grateful for these gifts I do have and come from a place of gratitude as often as possible, and it is often possible.  Through gratitude of what we currently have, we gain more.  BE GRATEFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE NOW, IT IS EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE!!

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”  Margaret Atwood

HOW TO WORK WITH REIKI FOR WRITING

Laura Ingalls Wilder, my long time hero, did not get her first book published until the age of 65.  She is an inspiration to me, that it is never too late to start something new.  Just do it!

Laura Ingalls Wilder, my long time hero, did not get her first book published until the age of 65. She is an inspiration to me, that it is never too late to start something new. She was a farmer’s wife for many years, started writing articles for local journals and expanded her abilities along the way with practicing for these journals.  She finally wrote her first book because they had lost all their retirement money in the Great Depression and needed something to live on.  That was motivation.  Timing.

Having said that, if you feel drawn to writing, then write.  Don’t wait, just do it!

Reiki can help you by healing your issues around writing.  Reiki yourself for issues, such as:

  • Writing and expressing yourself
  • Being heard, sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions
  • Fear of judgment from others
  • Self confidence
  • Safety on the internet
  • Opinions of others, criticism
  • Responsibility to others, someone using your information in a negative fashion
  • Procrastination or motivation
  • Focus
  • Flow of energy, words and thoughts
  • Any issue you have that is keeping you from moving forward on your writing journey

HOW TO WRITE WITH REIKI

  1. Meditate – in a perfect world I’d meditate before each sitting to write.  I do this often, but sometimes my ideas come when they come and I write “on the fly”.  This is preferred but optional.
  2. Get Centered and Grounded – with or without mediation, spend some time intending and visualizing being centered and grounded.
  3. Prepare yourself with the right atmosphere for you to write; time alone, nice calm music, quiet, door closed, etc.  Sometimes I don’t have any of these and manage to write anyway.  Do what you can when you can.  Don’t let the ‘perfect’ setting keep you from DOING IT!  I have kids and pets, the setting is rarely quiet and perfect for writing, but I do it anyway.
  4. * GasshoBring in your Reiki and Reiki Guides– I do this with the Gassho method.  With my hands at my heart in prayer position I respectfully ask for the Reiki to flow.  With my hands at my third eye, I ask for the Highest and Most Spiritual Order of Reiki Guides with the intention of writing a Reiki blog to come and help me in all ways needed.  Prayer hands back at my heart I intend for Grounding, Centering, a Pure Heart and a Clear  Channel for the Reiki to flow.  
  5. I imagine the Reiki flowing into my crown chakra from Divine Source and flowing down through my brain, through my heart and then through my hands for the typing and out to the keyboard.
  6. I type directly onto my blog.  I first tried to type onto word or write the blog onto paper and transfer it, but no, that didn’t work.  For me I found for the flow to flow the best, I needed to blog right onto the blank blog ‘paper.’  Do what works for you.  Try different methods but your guides will tell you what is best for you quickly.
  7. *LISTEN to your Higher Guidance while typing for ideas and phrases that work best.  This may be the hardest part, the listening.  But, also one of the most important parts.  You’ve got nothing to lose by listening but a lot to lose by not.
  8. WRITE– I write differently every time.  Sometimes I start with just an idea and work on it later.  Sometimes I’ll write the whole blog in one sitting and then edit.  Most times I take many sittings to write a blog, re-write, research, pictures, and editing.  The process is part of the learning and timing as much as anything.
  9. *Reiki Yourself – Be kind to yourself in the process.  Reiki yourself if you start having blockages come up.  Talk to yourself like your very best friend would to help get you through any road blocks to writing.  Reiki yourself some more to heal the issues we talked about up above.
  10. *Communicate with your Reiki Guides regularly I tell my guides to being me ideas for blogs anytime.  I write them down or get the blog idea started and then write it later.  This way I am always open to the intuitive flow of ideas coming from Divine.  Yes, we need to tell our guides what we want and they will do it for us.  Ask and say Thank You!

I pray this encourages some of you to do that little creative thing that has been pestering your mind and spirit lately, whether it be writing, painting, singing, drumming.   Any creative pursuit is enhanced by running Reiki at the same time.  Reiki makes the world a more intuitive and beautiful place.  I envision a very resplendent world myself and you and Reiki are all a HUGE part of it.

Many Blessings to you for reading and bringing Reiki energy into your life,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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

Personally Inspired

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

Today I am having a tough day emotionally.  I’m a very emotional person, being psychically sensitive and continually working through depression for years,  I do have these difficult days somewhat regularly.  This is when I do my best to practice what I preach.  However, please remember, I am human too.

In a moment I’m going to go meditate and that always helps.  I’ll run Reiki before, during and after I meditate and that helps even more.
But, as I was catching up on some computer work, adding a new testimonial to my website, I found myself reading the testimonials and comments that so many of you have written for me.  They life my spirit and touch my heart so much, you have no idea how they sometimes get me through these challenging days.
ThankYouforSharingmyJourneySo, I wanted to share them here and say THANK YOU to all of you who have written kind and loving words about me and Reiki for all to read and be inspired by.  I’m so incredibly grateful for all of you, you have no idea.  Probably because it’s hard for me to truly open up and tell you all.  I don’t often step out of the Reiki Healer position into the Human position to do that because I feel so strongly that I need to be a support to so many when they need me.  However, you all also give me a great gift when you support me and I believe that is important to show gratitude for.
Blessings to you all,
Thank you so much for your amazing words and love,
Josslyn
Please take some time to read the amazing testimonials on my Testimonial pages.  They are really amazing.  People have spoken from the heart and that is not always easy to do.  Pick a page and be inspired.  Here is a link to one where my students are talking about using Reiki in their lives.  Wonderful.  www.josslynstreett.wordpress.com/words-of-encouragement/classes/

Summer Vacation Via My Reiki Guides

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

Joss&RbyBeachPT2012Every year I take summer break with my kids.  I’m a Reiki Master/Teacher part-time and a mother full-time.  So when they are off school, I’m off too.  I enjoy the down time, the time away from schedules and the ‘have tos’.  I do not teach classes or circles in the summer, I do see clients, but less often.

This blog started out as an apology to my followers for not writing more blogs for the last two months.  I’m usually more consistent than that.  But, especially with my writing, I go with the flow of the energy and the creativity.  And, if it’s not meant to be, then it doesn’t happen.  Apparently I needed some time off because it hasn’t been happening.

Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.” 
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Celebrating Silence

My Amazing Reiki Guides

But, what this blog is really about is my amazing guides and how they allow me to take time off to recharge my batteries and how YOU too can work with your guides to get the time off you need and exactly when you need it.

Talk To Your Spirit/Reiki Guides Daily

I talk to my guides daily.  I tell them my ideas, what I need, what I want and then I simply ask them to help.  I have told them they have a right to read my mind so they know what’s going on all the time.  We must give them permission for this, otherwise they will not invade our mental space.  If it feels right to you, just talk to your God, Divine Source and hold the intention that you are fine with your guides of Love and Light reading your mind.  This saves time and it helps to know that they love us no matter what and only want the best for us.  Otherwise you’ll want to speak to them specifically and with intention to let them know you are talking directly to them.

An Example –  when summer is approaching I say in my mind, “I’m really tired, I need some time off.  Reiki guides, please help me to have the time off I need this summer.  Unless it’s an emergency, Please hold off any clients until I’m ready and refreshed and able to do my best job for them.”  And you know what?  They do.  They do exactly as I ask.  I have had only a few clients all summer and exactly at times when I was ready, willing and able to work with them.  When I got back from our Sedona, AZ trip and I was ready to work again. I simply though “I’m ready to get back to work next week!”  Amazingly I’ve had clients calling and emailing all week and I’ve been booked up!  Thank you Reiki guides!! ( If your guides are reading your mind, they will know automatically when you need a break.)

So, give it a try.  Work at communicating with your guides more.  Give them specific measurable tasks to attain and see what happens.  Play around with them, have fun, say Please and Thank You and you’ll be surprised by the outcome.

And, I’m back!  I’ll be putting out more blogs soon.  This is just a teaser for now,

Pray you all had a wonderful summer and some rest too!

Love and Light to you all,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Heat in Your Hands

By Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki

Years ago, before we had kids, my husband and I for fun, yes for fun, would drive over an hour to the valley in Southern California to go see a British medium named Brian Hurst.  (I have his books in my lending library, one of them is “Heaven Can Help.” Come check it out, it’s great.)  He worked out of his home.   One Saturday night a month he opened up his home to about 40 people for a group reading evening.  (I believe he still does this, check out his website for HOW to get in on it.)

Please, please, please don't ever attempt a seance without a well experienced and qualified medium or psychic to help you.  As well as, never do anything of a spiritual nature without calling on your Divine Source of Love and Light first.  This is very important.

Please, please, please don’t ever attempt a seance without a well experienced and qualified medium or psychic to help you. As well as, do not do anything of a spiritual nature without calling on your Divine Source of Love and Light first. This is very important.

Seances

Some people call them seances but I’ve never felt comfortable with that term.  Having a reading has never been for me like they show in the movies with all the costume and drama.  I don’t much care for that image of mystics from the movies personally other than at Halloween and on board walks while on vacation at some hoaky touristy place.  At Brain’s we all sat in fold up chairs in rows with him at the front, in his living room/dining room combo, just talking to whoever came though for the loved ones in the room.  The more vocal spirits usually came though first.  It was quite normal to us.

To get a seat to this event you had to call far in advance and only on the first day of each month at a certain hour for only one hour.  I believe he still does it this way so people are not calling him all month-long.  You must follow this procedure for a reservation because he fills up quickly and he sticks to it.  For a small amount of money (I don’t remember how much it was, but I’m thinking around $20 a person) you could go to a medium reading session and maybe get a personal reading or maybe not.  But, personal sessions are expensive and if you didn’t have the money or want to spend that, this was a great deal.  And better yet, a great experience.  I can say, it was always interesting and healing for me.

Comic by John Crowther, it's important to have a sense of humor about these things.

Comic by John Crowther, it’s important to have a sense of humor about these things.

An Uplifting Event

We often took friends or other family members, some were believers some were not sure.  Most were won over by the time we left.  Since Robert and I had already had private readings prior, we mostly went to hear the other readings.  I went to hear the stories of love and life.  You might think that going to talk to people who have died would be depressing.  To me it was always the exact opposite.  To me I left feeling better about the world, less weighed down, with less fear of dying myself and usually feeling quite uplifted and lighter.  Most of the readings were about love.  These loved ones who had passed on to what I call Heaven were coming to this man to send their message of love and survival beyond the earthly plane.  To me, how could that be anything but uplifting?

The Reading that Changed My Life

But, one night, I heard a reading that changed my life in ways I had no idea until today when Divine told me it was time to write about it.  The reading that left an imprint on my human self and gave me direction without even knowing it.

One Saturday night we were there listening to the readings.  Brian came to read a man, I’ll call him Ted.   He was to Brian’s left in the front row of the dining room area and we were to Brian’s right in the back in the living room area.  We could see Ted from the front where usually we saw many people’s backs as they spoke.  Ted was an attractive black man in his early thirties, and when he stood up I noticed he was very tall with very large hands.  He could have seemed intimidating to some, being that he was so tall but he had a very humble and gentle appearance to me right off the bat.  He was shy at first, as many are when they believe they will have a loved one  come though to them.

The deceased loved one who came though turned out to be not a relative or a significant other, but a client of this man.  He was an elderly man who had died from cancer and  Ted had been his massage therapist.  But, he was more than a massage therapist as Brian went on with the reading.  The deceased client was thanking Ted for his compassion, his healing and his friendship.  They had worked together for the whole time frame that this man had been fighting the cancer and went to Ted for stress relief and relaxation.  The two men had become friends and obviously good friends to the end if this man came to Brian to talk to him.  His gratitude for this man and his friendship was overwhelming.  Many in the audience were tearing up including me.  It was a reading to remember for sure even without what happened next.  For me, it was the reading that changed my life.

Healing Heat in Your Hands

It doesn't feel this hot most of the time, but you get the idea.

It doesn’t feel this hot most of the time, but you get the idea.

Brian relayed the elderly man’s message with tenderness as he always did.  He said to Ted that when he would do massage on his client his hands would heat up and healing energy from God would come though his hands.  The client in Heaven was telling Ted this.  I was astounded.  I was amazed that this man had healing in his hands and didn’t even know what it was.  Ted said he had felt it now and then too but didn’t know what it meant.  The elderly man who had passed, went on and on about how the healing in this mans hands had helped him though many difficult nights when he couldn’t sleep due to pain from the cancer and that after his massage sessions with Ted he could sleep again and the pain would be gone.  I remember thinking “Wow, how amazing that would be to have heat in your hands and be able to heal.”  I felt like the man had magic in his hands, and he did.  He now knew too and I often wonder what he has done with that knowledge.

Life Goes On

Not long after those sessions at Brian’s, my husband and I had children.  I was in a whole other chapter in my life and being a healer was not on my mind at all.  I forgot about Ted and his story but I did pray often to Divine Source to give me a gift to help others and heal myself.  But I had no idea in what form that gift would come, or if it ever would.  I prayed for this for years while I raised my kids and worked on healing my depression that was still hanging around.

The Divine Reminder

It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that Divine reminded me of this story and how I had felt at the time.  I had felt like Ted had magic in his hands, Divine Magic.  I had thought that would be the best gift in the world and now, here I was, with that exact gift.

Heat in My Hands

Yes, my hands heat up, they also get cold when they need to, they also tingle, vibrate and feel energy as others feel a cat’s fur, naturally and often without thinking about it.  But, no matter how long I have this ability, this gift from God, I never forget how lucky I am to have had my prayers answered.  I never forget that I have heat in my hands and can help other people and that I have Divine Source to thank for that, along with the determination that he/she granted me with.  And, I don’t forget to thank God for this gift each and every day, each and every time I use it and more times in between.  It’s more than just thanking or being grateful that I feel.  I feel the gratitude deep down to my soul so severely sometimes that I weep because I can’t believe God has given me this gift. It is the best feeling in the world and it helps me feel close to our Creator in ways I never have been before I had this gift of Reiki.  To me this is my passion and without knowing what I was praying for, I got the very best gift I could have ever asked for.

Super Flying Healing Mom

Super Mom can fly, heal and teach!

Super Mom can fly, heal and teach!  Cook?  Who said anything about cooking?!

When my kids ask me what kind of super powers I would want if I were a super hero, after flying being my first choice (come on, who doesn’t want to be able to fly like a bird) I say “Of course, I’d want to be able to heal people.”  My kids say “Mom, you already do that.  Pick something else that you can’t do yet.”  Because truly, in all the world, I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do than help people heal themselves though Divine’s love.  Can you?

Anyone can learn Reiki.  Anyone can be a healer.  Anyone can learn Reiki and have heat in their hands.  Through our Divine Source and with Reiki, I can teach you.  After all, being able to TEACH people to heal is my next choice of super powers and I can do that too.  At this point in my life I feel I couldn’t be more blessed than I already am.  Thank you God for your many, many blessings!

Josslyn Streett, Rain Shadow Reiki Master/Teacher/Reader/Super Hero

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Effective Warming Sock Treatment for Colds and Migraines

Just a reminder, I am not a doctor and I am not trying to be.  This is a treatment I learned from my doctor and I am passing it along to you hoping it will help.  Please consult with your doctor if you are sick.  If you do not have a doctor then please check out a local Naturopath, a doctor who uses natural medicines and treatments to help you get well.  They treat the mind, body and spirit.

Effective Warming Sock Treatment for Colds and Migraines

by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki

It’s almost spring but here in the Pacific North West that can still mean cloudy and cold.  Many people here are still struggling with colds and flues.  And people who suffer from migraine headaches, like me, know that they can hit at any time of the year.

Why Wait

I was going to hold this post for a couple of days since I literally just did a post yesterday.  Then my dear friend called and shc can’t come over today because her daughter has a fever.  I said “Have you heard of the hot sock treatment?” and she said “Yes, you mentioned it and that’s why I’m calling.”  I said “That’s it, I’m posting it TODAY!”  So, here it is, I now swear by it for helping the body heal itself.

The warming sock treatment is safe for anyone, even kids can do it.

The warming sock treatment is safe for anyone, even kids can do it.  I bought a pair of wool socks for each of my boys to have at all times for this exact reason.  The trick is remembering to do it at the first signs if a cold.

Tip from MY Doctor

My Naturopath, Dr. Ruth Urand in Poulsbo, WA gave me this Warming Sock Treatment and it has been a lifesaver for me.  I call it the Hot Sock Treatment, others call it the Wet Sock Treatment and some the Warming Sock Treatment, but it is really your feet that are hot so whatever you call it doesn’t really matter, as long as you USE IT!

Sensitive People Get More Viruses

Many people who are highly sensitive, like myself, will be prone to getting viruses and often.  I have found this to be the case.  My kids get something for a day or two and I’m laid up for a week.  This year, using the hot sock treatment (which I was quite cynical of at first) I got sick in October and it hung on but once I remembered about this treatment and actually started using it every night, I didn’t get sick again until January.  In January my kids got sick with the difficult virus that was going around and it hung on for them and I only got a sore throat.  The only difference this time was that I was using the sock treatment from day one of the kids being sick.  The trick is to start right away as soon as symptoms are there.  A tiny sore throat, don’t wait.  Sock treatment right away that night and keep it up until everyone in the house is healthy.

Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone, Any Budget

The Warming Sock Treatment is safe for anyone to do, unlike many medications.  If you are pregnant, please check with your doctor first, just to be sure.

The Warming Sock Treatment is safe for anyone to do, unlike many medications. If you are pregnant, please check with your doctor first, just to be sure.

What I like most about the hot sock treatment is that anyone can afford it, unlike many medications.  AND you can do it anywhere as long as you bring your socks along.  If you are traveling, always bring your socks and you’ll be ready.  Plus, anyone can do the hot sock treatment, kids, adults, pregnant women, it is safe as long as you warm your feet first.  If you are pregnant, please consult your doctor first.  That way I don’t get in trouble for giving you this advice.

Here is HOW you do it:

WHEN to do it:  If you have any of the following symptoms do the hot sock treatment:

  • Sore throat
  • Inflammation or infection of the throat
  • Neck pain
  • Ear infection
  • Headaches,  Migraines
  • Nasal congestion
  • upper respiratory infections
  • Coughs
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infections
100% white cotton socks

100% white cotton socks, I like the shorty ones.

Effects of the Warming Sock Treatment:  This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head and throat.  It has a sedating action and many patients report that they sleep much better during the treatment.  This treatment is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections.

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 pair of white 100% cotton socks

    100% Wool Socks

    100% Wool Socks

  • 1 pair of thick 100% wool socks (pure wool, don’t get a blend)
  • Dry towel
  • Warm bath or warm foot bath

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Warm your feet FIRST.  This is very important as the treatment will not be as effective and could be harmful if your feet are not warmed first.  Warming can be accomplished by 1. soaking your feet in warm water (I do warm to hot, it feels good) for at least 10 minutes or 2. taking a warm bath for 10 minutes OR by 3. wearing wool socks several hours before you go to bed and do the sock treatment.  The key is to have your feet nice and warm before hand.
  2. Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them completely with cold water, as cold as you can get it.

    Soak your feet together to encourage kids to do it too.  They will benefit from the time together as well as the treatment.

    Soak your feet together to encourage kids to do it too. They will benefit from the time together as well as the treatment.  Warm foot baths feel nice and can be a nice ritual for kids.

  3. Be sure to wring out the socks thoroughly so they do not drip.
  4. Dry off your feet and body with a dry towel.
  5. Place the cold wet socks on your feet.
  6. Cover your feet and the cold wet socks with the dry wool socks.
  7. Go directly to bed and AVOID getting chilled.
  8. Keep both pairs of socks on overnight.  You will find that the wet cotton socks will be dry in the morning.

That is it.  Quite easy.  Warm feet, cold wet cotton, warm dry wool and go to bed! I pray this helps many people feel better more often and save time by NOT getting sick.  It certainly has for me.  I am a believer now.

In Love and Light of the Divine,

from me to you with Love,

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher at Rain Shadow Reiki

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

or 360-460-7829

Like Mother, Like Son-The Lessons We are Teaching As Reiki Parents

By Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki

I was driving home with my boys last night and they knew I wasn’t feeling well.  I have a little cold in my nose and sinuses and just wanted to get home, treat myself to some Reiki and the hot sock treatment and go to bed early.  I’ve had chronic sinus and sore throat issues from childhood and allergies and often deal with this is the fall and winter time.  My twelve-year-old son, from the back seat, says very matter of fact and maturely, “Mom, have you ever thought that maybe this sickness is from a past life?”

Mama Proud

My boys and I on the Dungeness Spit in Sequim our first visit.

My boys and I on the Dungeness Spit in Sequim our first visit.

I smiled and responded, “yes honey, yes I have.  And you are right, it is. I’ll do Reiki on it tonight before bed time.”  It made me proud that I’m teaching my kids to think on all levels.  I’m teaching them that there is much more to illness and disease in the body then just taking a pill for it.  That illness has spiritual roots, emotional, mental as well as physical roots.  Yes, sometimes a cold is just a cold and just on the physical level.  But, most of the time I have found it to be on more than just one or two body levels at a time.  For me it’s usually all four levels (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical) and this needs to be investigated each time I’m clearing a layer.  If I do not clear the energy from all four layers each time then the cold continues and often gets worse as if I’m not really listening to its message.

Reiki Mom, Reiki Kid

The night before my son said this I was doing Reiki on my him so he could fall asleep due to a tummy ache.  He’d been indulging in left over pizza for days on end and was now feeling the effects of it and having trouble moving the pizza through.  (This was not the usual gluten-free pizza they eat.)  I was grateful for Reiki that I was able to help him through it naturally, calm him down and get rid of the pain he was having so he could fall asleep.  Fall asleep he did, rather quickly too.  And, when he woke up he was quite chipper and told me right away that his tummy ache was gone and that the Reiki worked.  It makes me feel good because these, I know, are long-term lessons my boys are learning, lessons that will stay with them whatever career they go into, where ever they go in life.

Me doing Reiki on my oldest son in the Rain Shadow Reiki room.  www.josslynstreett.com

Me doing Reiki on my oldest son in the Rain Shadow Reiki room. http://www.josslynstreett.com

Childhood Stays With Us – It’s All Good

My parents didn’t know about natural remedies when I was a kid and I had plenty of medicines since I was sick a lot and extremely sensitive as a child.  But my dad was a Psychologist and believed in NOT using medicine to solve all your issues.  He quite often questioned our medical professionals and did not take their advice.  Then he’d search for answers that felt right to him, right for our family.

At one time multiple doctors thought I had to have jaw surgery for my T.M.J. (Temporormandibular Joint) issue.  He said “No Way!”  The doctors said I wouldn’t be able to eat normal food and would be sucking through a straw by the time I was 30.  He still didn’t believe that surgery was the answer.  Well, I’m over 40 now and I’m still eating food.  My parents kept searching for other ways to heal my issue as it got very painful in my teen years.  My parents opened me up to other ways to heal.  Very advanced for their time back then, they found through friends an Osteopathic doctor who did Craniosacral therapy and basically solved my T.M.J. issues.  I still go now and then for Craniosacral therapy to get ‘tune ups.”  More often my Medical Intuitive, Candia Sanders works on my cranial bones energetically, long distance, and that does the trick.  I also do Reiki on my head to keep it in order in between healings.  If I can do it myself gently and naturally, why not do it?!!

But, I’m still chewing to this day with little or no pain.  That lesson has stayed with me my whole life and has molded who I am today and how I heal myself and my family for everything else in my life.  For that I am extremely grateful to my parents for teaching me these lessons.

Reiki is More Than Just For Healing

Many questions and sharing tonight at the Kids Reiki Circle.  We had nine boys and girls who just couldn't get enough time to share.  Learning about energy is never boring and always an adventure.

Many questions and sharing at the Kids Reiki Circle. We had nine boys and girls who just couldn’t get enough time to share. Learning about energy is never boring and always an adventure.

Reiki is not just a way to heal but also a way of life and a way to teach children about how to go about life in a spiritual manner including your Higher Power each and every minute of it.  Reiki also teaches how to heal your karma and prevent creating more karma by being aware of what it does to you and others around you.  My boys and other Reiki kids are learning that everything we do has an effect, good or bad, and that it can all be taken into consideration before we do something.  It also teaches naturally and gently that everything has consequences, even as simple as eating too much pizza.  But, that it is all good because he learned quickly and fairly painlessly that next time he eats pizza, he might want to NOT eat it, or go easy on it and eat a whole lot less of it.  These little lessons stay with us just as much as the big ones.  They stay with us certainly more than me lecturing to them about eating healthy food.

It is also important to teach our kids to question our medical professionals.  They may know more about medicine, but do they know more about YOUR body?  No, they do not.  YOU are always the best compass for your body and what will work best for you.  Question, research, and try new therapies always until you find what works for you.  This will teach your children to do the same.  This teaches us to think for ourselves and to use our own intuition, rather than just blindly following the ‘experts.’

For so many reasons, I’m more grateful than ever to be a Reiki Master, but even more grateful than that to be a Reiki Mom!

It’s Easy to Become a Reiki Mom

If YOU would like to be a Reiki mom, take a Reiki class.  Come to my Reiki circles and bring your children to my Kid’s Reiki circles.  If you do not live in the area then find a Reiki Master near you and encourage them to start a children’s program.  Feel free to refer them to me for help in starting a kids program.  I’m always happy to share my resources with other teachers who want to work with children.  It takes more time and effort but the rewards are HUGE and so worth it.

Thank you Divine Source for this blessing and gift you have given to me and so many,

In Love and Light, sending blessings your way too,

Josslyn

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