How to Learn Reiki Self Healing

Originally published in 2012

A while ago I wrote a piece called, “Is Reiki Legit?.” With all of the new-age-y, “energy” based healing options out there, it’s super easy to get inundated with the hoopla of it all, and wonder what to believe. I’m no stranger to miracles or magick. But as someone who came to understand my own gifts in such an organic way, I struggled for an outside world label to help me understand what I was doing. I was led to Reiki after having some really profound distance healing experiences with my son, (who is now recovered from severe autism). 

At first, I was confused on how to learn Reiki. But answers came as I continued to educate myself. No doubt, my abilities grew as I practiced energy work. Each time I was attuned, I felt more of the vibration and was gifted with more psychic abilities. Something was changing in me. But, even after becoming a Reiki Master, helping people heal broken bones, forgo surgery and meds, boost moods, get over illness and so much more with “Reiki,” I  rarely used it for self healing. At least not for anything profound.  Without a clear answer in my mind about whether Reiki was responsible for the healings I witnessed — I kept searching.

Besides, Reiki can mean so many things to so many people. And, as a practice, it’s certainly not lacking in posers. I guess I was covering my bases.

In truth, only Time has really helped me understand the value of Reiki in my life. I’m so glad we have Time here in this reality. This past summer has been one of the most eye-opening, freeing times of my life. And with that awesomeness came some confusion, adversity and even physical injury.

It is now that I need Reiki most. And now, that I discovered how to use it for some really amazing self healing. I wish I had pictures. But I was hurt. I wasn’t thinking too much about getting out the camera. I just wanted to share with you a few recent Reiki-fied instances that knocked my socks off.

Reiki Rebuilt my Finger in 10 Days

After a long day working with Doug on our RV remodel, I fumbled through my toiletry bag for some lip moisturizer — When, OUUUUUUUUUUCH! My hubby’s REAL RAZOR Blade (like the kind that men used  back in the 1950’s) completely cut off my middle finger tip. I know what this emotionally implies too.. just not going to go there right now. Blood was seriously gushing everywhere. I screamed so loud, and thought about crying like a baby too.  Then, I quickly used the Reiki power symbol and intended for no further damage from the wound, and ran to Doug for assistance. Once my MacGeyver-Man rubber-banded me a tourniquet, and gave me some ice for the massive pain, he crashed.

I was up all night. The blood wouldn’t stop without the rubber band/ice. So I had to stay awake alternating or else potentially lose more of my finger. (You never know)

As I sat awake that night, I did a Reiki healing attunement on myself. I’ve done these before with great results. But this time I was asking for something more specific and instant. I cut though nerve tissue. I was feeling pain in all my fingers in both hands. Doug scared me with the thought that it could take months to repair my finger tip, and that I may not have feeling when it finally healed.

For 8 hours, I alternated tea-tree oil and Reiki… sometimes holding my finger in my mouth using a special healing color and breath technique.

The next day, you would’ve never known I did any healing at all. I was still bleeding and my finger looked gross. That night, I experienced pain worse than child-birth. This had to be due to the cutting of nerve tissue. I was so tired, and could not get the blood to stop long enough to sleep sound. So, finally I decided to use Reiki to remedy the entire thing once and for all. It was the kind of decision you feel with your entirety. I’ve taken action on less certain decisions and gotten results to match. But, this time was different. The pain is what really inspired me.

I felt the Reiki energy entering at my pineal (top of head), surging through my head and down my shoulders, arms, hands and finger-tips. I was instantly comforted. ALL of the pain gone. I slept and woke up with a finger looking so much better.

Within 10 days, the skin was back without scarring or pain. Not to mention no infections. And, thank goodness I have sensation too.  And I wasn’t even being ultra careful with it either. I’m an active person, and have a hard time stopping. You can barely tell I even got hurt. My fingertip is just slightly more pink than usual, which will normalize soon. Whfew!

But there’s more….

 Reiki Helped Us During and After a Car Crash

We were recently rear-ended while stopped to make a left turn. The bummer news is that we were driving someone else’s car, we don’t have our own insurance yet and the insurance company in charge is slow to help with treatment for us. In other words.. we haven’t gotten any help in the month since we were injured.

The moment of the crash was like nothing I’ve ever felt. It was on my side of the car and felt as if something literally whacked my head/neck with a bat, or something harder. The dude who hit us kept going — slamming on his gas and crashing us more. And, my adrenaline must’ve kicked in because I jumped into the back seat and protected Dougie. I immediately used Reiki on us and the car.  I used the power symbol for no further damage and for protection. I used it in one of those Mama Bear nothings-gonna-hurt-my-baby kinda ways. And, the best news I can give you is that Dougie had absolutely no injuries.

I was so wiped out. I was so wiped out that I didn’t even consider doing Reiki on myself. Instead, I tried making chiro appointments and appointments with other healers. Bills were piling up over $500 that we weren’t sure were going to be reimbursed.

A friend came over and eased my pain with some Reiki. But, more was needed and she had to go. Doug suggested yoga, which is a great idea (If I could move with some ease). I felt I needed a healer. I felt I needed some extra help. I always wait til the last minute. 🙂

The other night I awoke in tears. Sheesh. I was equally as pissed that the crash even happened as I was about the pain that I was in. Then I made that same type of decision. I put my hands together on my neck/shoulders and sent Reiki just as I would with a client.

Funny, I actually waited there for something to happen — kind of impatiently. Like I was judging myself… “let’s see if she knows what she is doing”

Then I felt it. That amazing pulse of  warmth and relief. Like getting a massage that puts everything back in place. Like swimming in a healing pool.

I’m healing by leaps and bounds because I am consciously Reiki-ing me. I’m doing nothing else differently. Just The Reiki, and it’s pretty amazing. If you are interested in how to learn Reiki, click here.

LOVE!

Gina

Reiki Certification for Families

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We hope you will join us for this beautiful family healing adventure. Adults, couples and CHILDREN 😉 are all welcome.You don’t have to be a parent to attend.

Children, especially children of the now, have such a strong connection to source energy, and they can teach us so much just by being themselves. Our beautiful son, who was once sick with so many environmental toxins, is now a thriving angel who helps us uncover our truths more each day, We dedicate this class to learning from our children, our inner child guides, future children and our own childhoods –in order to bring more light and joy into the world.

We will incorporate Reiki healing how-to’s and history, with inspiration for connecting deeper to your own soul families and bringing healing to our children where it is welcomed.

In this workshop, we will come together as a group for discussion and family exercises, and we’ll also offer special children-only energy exercises while “grown ups” hone their skills and meditate.

The year 2012 lives within an energy field of rapid advancement into higher consciousness for our planet as a living being and all of us who live within Her. There are also major galactic shifts that influence our expansion. We are truly coming into an integration period where we are calling back the parts of our selves that have been lost over lifetimes, and realizing that each one of us holds parts of each other. We are One. And, we are figuring that out.

Ancient Shamans and “medicine people” understood how to live with our planet and use and restore her gifts for the growth of all. Integrating these teachings with modern experience, we can learn to transcend our problems by transforming our perspectives and heightening our vibrations.

We have more than just the power to heal. We have the inner power to shift. This connection offers one of the deepest, most satisfying feelings we have ever experienced and that is why we are sharing it with you now. We know that if this class is calling you — you will really dig it too.

It has changed our family in amazing ways and we are so excited to see how it works for you.

Class Details:

This is a Certification Course in Usui Ryoho Shikki Reiki

When you complete the course you will be certified to practice Reiki on yourself and others. This can be included into your healing practice or can be the foundation for a new healing or meditation practice. This certification may be used professionally, but is not licensed in the State of California. Please see your own state’s laws for using Reiki professionally.

You may want to become attuned and certified if you:

  • Love helping others
  • Need your own deep healing
  • Have sick children or family members in your care
  • Work in the medical field
  • Work with people with special needs
  • Would just LOVE to share your amazing vibrant gifts with the world.
  • Reiki is great for doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, massage therapists, yogis, parents, police officers, teachers, realtors, cooks and… YOU

Saturday August 25: Reiki Level 1 Advanced Certification plus Family Reiki Healing Techniques

10:30 am -5pm

Chicago, IL — South Side (Private Residence. Address will be given upon Registration).

Prices:
$222 per adult (each adult may bring 1 child at no cost. Additional children are $22)

Please register by paying through PayPal using the button below, and enter the correct amount for your family.

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Please contact Gina@BlissedLife.com to register by August 15. We will discuss your needs and be certain that these classes are meant for you. You will receive your class handouts and some homework upon registration, so please register early.

Classes must be paid in full unless other arrangements have been made.

All former Reiki students are welcome to audit these classes at no cost.

Here’s the breakdown of what each level includes:

Level 1 Attunement and Certification: Heal Yourself and begin to Share the Vibes

Learn the history and principles of this ancient healing art, and begin to experience the flow of energy through your own body. We will also cover:

Reiki hand positions
Energetic protection
Self-treatment
Using Reiki in your healing practice/with clients
Practice time with fellow students
Unlocking your own healing power
The difference between Reiki and other energy healing practices
Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc)
You were born with the ability to heal and the ability to feel energy. In Reiki Level 1, we help unlock that ability.

Reiki Certification Classes with Shamanic Reiki Techniques Now Available Online or by Phone

Come join us for an inspired adventure into the art of Reiki Healing with a Shamanic Twist. This class offers a practical take on using both modern and ancient healing techniques to help yourself and others through pain, indecision and illness– as well as heighten your consciousness and open you to your spiritual path.

We are experiencing global and even galactic energy shifts that have many of us starving to know more of our natural intuitive abilities. We have more than just the power to heal. We have the inner power to shift anything in our lives that does not serve us or the greater good.

Ancient shamans and medicine people understood how to work with the earth to heal the self and the planet. They further understood that we are one with our planet and all beings within her. This connection offers one of the deepest, most satisfying feelings I have ever experienced and that is why I am sharing it with you now. Combining the universal energy of Reiki with Shamanism feels so right to me, and I know that if this class is calling you — you will really dig it too.

This is an Advanced  Certification Course in Usui Ryoho Shikki  Reiki

When you complete the course, you will be certified to practice  Reiki on yourself and others.  This can be included into your healing practice or can be the foundation for a new healing or meditation practice. This certification may be used professionally., but is not licensed in the State of California. Please  See Medical Disclaimer

Class Details:

Reiki Certification Class: Reiki Levels 1 and 2 Advanced plus Shamanic Reiki Techniques

You Pick the Dates and Times

Level 1:3 hours of Study+ homework (3 Sessions)

Level 2: 4 hours of study + homework (4 Sessions)

Learn more about Reiki

Contact Gina@BlissedLife.com  to register

 

Class must be paid in full by completion  (unless other arrangements have been made)

Please make all payments  through PayPal to Gina@BlissedLife.com

Contact Gina@BlissedLife.com or 773-598-8807 to register or with questions


You may want to become attuned and certified if you:

  • Love helping others
  • Need your own deep healing
  • Have sick children or family members in your care
  • Work in the medical field
  • Work with people with special needs
  • Would just LOVE to share this amazing vibrant gift with the world.

Reiki is great for doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, massage therapists, yogis, parents, teachers, realtors, cooks and um… YOU

Here’s the breakdown of what each level includes

Level 1 Attunement and Certification: Heal Yourself and begin to Share the Vibes

Learn the history and principles of this ancient healing art, and begin to experience the flow of energy through your own body. We will also cover:

  • Reiki hand positions
  • Energetic protection
  • Self-treatment
  • Using Reiki in your healing practice/with clients
  • Practice time with fellow students
  • Unlocking your own healing power
  • The difference between Reiki and other energy healing practices
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc)

You were born with the ability to heal and the ability to feel energy. In Reiki Level 1, we help unlock that ability.

Level 2 Attunement and Certification: Deep Emotional Healing

This level of Reiki helps you discover emotional connections to your own and others’ blocks and illnesses. It also helps you find a balance between the mental and emotional conflicts you may have. Becoming attuned to Reiki Level 2 often inspires balance in all of your relationships as well. You will also learn:

  • 3 Reiki symbols and how to connect to them for use in practice and with yourself
  • How to send Reiki through time and space
  • How your body can read intuitive messages during a session
  • How to connect deeper to spirit
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc)

Check out our Reiki Blog and more information on Reiki Treatments here

Level 1:

Level 2:

These are  private classes.  We teach all of our  classes by phone, Skype and email and internet.

Namaste,

Gina and Doug

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougellis/65313785/

Taking autism Healing on the Road

The other night in Chicago,  I got to hold and give Reiki to a tiny client who I’d been working with from a distance for about 6 months. “Magical” is hardly a strong enough word to describe the feeling that pulses through me when I get opportunities like this. This is Bliss. To witness the children heal before my eyes is simply wowing.  I want more. I want to connect with more of you.

The Bliss Tour

So, you may already know that we hit the road last month to come share our gifts with you, learn with you and attempt to live the most sustainable life possible.  We are in search of an RV that can be converted to burn little to no emissions so that we can freely travel to where you are. We’re in Chicago now and have plans to move on to North Carolina and Connecticut in the next month.

The Bliss Mobile/autism Healing Machine

That little boy — the one who allowed Reiki to help him heal the other night was a messenger to me. It was as if his spirit was shouting “yes” and “thank you.” Just the sign that I needed to KNOW that I am doing the right thing with my life.

That little boy reminded me so much of my own son. And, just like with Dougie I could see his potential painted across the sky in endless stars. And, I could also see how he shined in the moment.  A gift that many of us miss when we are stuck in the rut of recovery. But, that’s why I am here. To help you heal. It’s beyond recovery. It really is BLISS.

Our Bliss Mobile will travel to where you are and share with you our collected wisdom, services, products, and love so that you can feel the Bliss of healing and  wholeness like we do.  We’ll provide one-on one sessions as well as group classes and events that focus on whole self healing and getting to the core of autism in an enjoyable and affordable way.

Our children are truly advanced souls on a mission to help us understand how to live better on this planet.  They “get it” on such a deep level, and it’s time we learn to finally uncover their full message. Last week at  the autism one conference, I heard Jenny McCarthy say that acceptance  does not mean we’ve given up our quest to heal. I’ve always felt this way. We will heal . But, we must accept ourselves, and I know that’s part of my own mission  here.

Our Services on the Road

  • Reiki (Reiki for autism is pretty unique and amazing. It is simply energy, so it has the power to become whatever it needs to become in your body. I have used it to calm a child, help a child go to sleep, stop seizures, strengthen the core, detox, break fever, get rid of pain and stop further damage from injury. I’ll have a full blog on this very soon.)
  • Intuitive Energy Healing (This allows us to connect with the energies of  children and parents, and help define what’s going on inside their bodies. Often it helps us understand the spiritual and/or emotional connection to illness and ways to heal it. This can be combined with Reiki)
  • Eating For autism (We’ll help you determine what foods are best for your healing plan, and also help empower your own intuitive eating abilities. Gina is a Body Ecology coach who also focuses on whole, organic, raw, probiotic, gluten-free soy-free, sugar-free, casein-free, corn-free eating  and super foods. We also have hundreds of healing recipes and samples of cultured/probiotic foods and herbal elixirs  to share )
  • Homeschool/Unchool (We will help you create a system that works best  for you. Some things we love to incorporate in our own unschooling for our son: son-rise inspired play, Waldorf school philosophy (Rudolph Steiner) art and sound therapy, lots of time in nature)

Host a Class or Event in Your Area

if you want to share in some of these amazing services, you can host a class in your home town. Click here for details on hosting a class.

Check out our autism Undone class series. Class hosts receive a free admission , and a 20 minute consult with Doug and me. You need only pay for certifications  if you are hosting a Reiki class.

Let us know if you have any other Blissy requests.

contact us at Gina@BlissedLife.com with questions.

Gina

Chicago Classes: Reiki Certifications and Reiki for Families with Special Needs

 

The Bliss is hitting roads Love, and we’re coming to Chi Town.

Join us for these really amazing classes this April

April 30: Become A Certified Reiki Practitioner — Levels 1 and 2 Attunements (w/Advanced Distance Healing)

Energetic Unschooling

Reiki is a gentle healing art that brings you physical, emotional and mental relief. Pronounced “Ray-Kee,” this beautiful vibrational healing feels like a surge of love pulsing through your veins, and can bring great clarity and openness in little time.

As a Certified Reiki Practitioner, You Become a Channel for that Energy to Flow Through

You can use it to:

  • Help empower your goals
  • Bring healing to yourself, family and friends
  • Reduce stress
  • Help eliminate pain and illness
  • Expand or grow your own healing practice
  • Compliment massage therapy, yoga, shamanic work, healthy eating, and all other natural wellness practices

Wherever You are Right Now, Reiki Quantum leaps You Forward. That’s Why I love it so

Here are the Class Details..

Date: Saturday April 30

Time 10am-6pm

Where: Orland Hills, IL Private Residence (msg. gina@blissedlife.com for address)

Register By March 15 to hold your seat

Price: $333

These are attunement and certification classes, which means that you can use Reiki professionally to expand your current practice or begin a new one, if you like.

Reiki Levels 1 and 2 (advanced): Distance Healing Edition

Bring the power and beauty of Reiki into your life and begin a deep practice of distance/remote healing We will be using this class opportunity to to explore how Reiki can help heal our relationships with self, spirit and soul mates and clients — and how we can use that vibration to bring healing even from afar.

This class is great for those looking to build your intuition, work with clients, and use Reiki in unique (and traditional) ways.

Reiki Level 1 covers:

Learn the history and principles of this ancient healing art, and begin to experience the flow of energy through your own body. We will also cover:

  • Reiki hand positions
  • Energetic protection
  • Self-treatment
  • Using Reiki in your healing practice/with clients
  • Practice time
  • Unlocking your own healing power
  • The difference between Reiki and other energy healing practices
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc)

Level 2 Covers:

This level of Reiki helps you discover emotional connections to your own and others’ blocks and illnesses. It also helps you find a balance between the mental and emotional conflicts you may have. Becoming attuned to Reiki Level 2 often inspires balance in all of your relationships as well. You will also learn:

  • 3 Reiki symbols and how to connect to them for use in practice and with yourself
  • How to send Reiki through time and space
  • How your body can read intuitive messages during a session
  • How to connect deeper to spirit
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc

Every class is designed to serve the unique you and the energies of our group. So, every class is a new experience.

To register for class, simply send an email to me at gina@blissedlife.com to let me know your interest, and then send payment through paypal. Payment must be received by 3-5-11 to secure your seat. Space is limited.

Price: $333

Payment is needed to secure your seat. Inquire about payment plans if you need them. Rides form t he city to the burbs will also be available to those who need them.

if you’ve already been attuned to  Reiki 1…. ask about a discount

much Love,

Gina

May 1 : Autism Undone + Reiki for Families w/ Autism and Special Needs

11 am-6pm

Orland Hills, IL

Register By March 15 to hold your seat

$178

Come discover the root causes and  natural solutions to autism. Find out how nutrition (built specifically for your needs), energy healing, sensory learning and  other natural remedies helped undo our son’s autism and illness. And, how your children can THRIVE.  The Bliss is in the JOURNEY, and life gets sweeter each day.

Plus receive a Reiki Level 1 Attunement and Certification to use Reiki Healing as a means of helping your family heal (and professional use). All techniques will be geared toward autism, allergies, asd and special needs of childhood illness.  See above for details on what the Reiki attunement entails and Msg Gina@BlissedLife.com with questions.

Body Ecology style (allergen-free snacks will be served)

$178

Contact Gina@BlissedLife.com to register by March 15

Image Credit: Tiff_ku1


 

Become a Certified Reiki Practitioner: Reiki Levels 1 & 2 and Family Reiki (Santa Monica, CA)

Hello Loves,

As my hubby and I prep to take our Blissy show on the road, we are offering  some new Reiki Classes in Santa Monica, CA before we go.

Energetic Unschooling

Reiki is a gentle healing art that  brings you physical, emotional and mental relief. Pronounced “Ray-Kee,” this beautiful vibrational healing feels like a surge of love pulsing through your veins, and can bring great clarity and openness in little time.

As a Certified Reiki Practitioner, You Become a Channel for that Energy to Flow Through

You can use it to:

  • Help empower your goals
  • Bring healing to yourself, family and friends
  • Reduce stress
  • Help eliminate pain and illness
  • Expand or grow your own healing practice
  • Compliment massage therapy, yoga, shamanic work, healthy eating, and  all other  natural wellness practices

Wherever You are Right Now, Reiki Quantum leaps You Forward. That’s Why I love it so

Here are the Class Details..

These are attunement and certification classes, which means that you can use Reiki professionally to expand your current practice or begin a new one, if you like.

Class 1: Reiki Levels 1 and 2 (advanced): Valentine’s Day Edition

Bring the power and beauty of Reiki into your relationships. We will be using this class opportunity to to explore how Reiki can help heal our relationships with self, spirit and soul mates.

Date: Friday February 11

Time  10 am-6pm

Where: Santa Monica, Private Residence (msg. gina@blissedlife.com for address)

Price: $411

Reiki Level 1 covers:

Learn the history and principles of this ancient healing art, and begin to experience the flow of energy through your own body. We will also cover:

  • Reiki hand positions
  • Energetic protection
  • Self-treatment
  • Using Reiki in your healing practice/with clients
  • Practice time
  • Unlocking your own healing power
  • The difference between Reiki and other energy healing practices
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc)

Level 2 Covers:

This level of Reiki helps you discover emotional connections to your own and others’ blocks and illnesses. It also helps you find a balance between the mental and emotional conflicts you may have. Becoming attuned to Reiki Level 2 often inspires balance in all of your relationships as well. You will also learn:

  • 3 Reiki symbols and how to connect to them for use in practice and with yourself
  • How to send Reiki through time and space
  • How your body can read intuitive messages during a session
  • How to connect deeper to spirit
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc

Every class is designed to serve the unique you and the energies of our group. So, every class is a new experience.

To register for class, simply send an email to me at gina@blissedlife.com to let me know your interest, and then send payment through paypal.  Payment must be received by  2-5-11  to secure your seat. Space is limited.

I  cannot wait to share this with you. A vegan, gluten-free lunch will be served, but feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.

Click here to learn more about Reiki

Click here to learn more about what each  level entails

Class 2: Family Reiki (Reiki Level 1 with Advanced Energy Healing Technique)

Date: Sunday, February 13

Time: 1-6pm

Where: Santa Monica, Private Residence (msg gina@blissedlife.com for address)

Price: $333

This is a new class that we are offering to families of 2 or 3. Bring up to 3 members of your family (ages 0-111) and, learn about how to use Reiki to bring upon heightened consciousness, better relationships and healing to what ails you. Everyone receives a Reiki Level 1 attunement (or healing attunement, if you prefer) There is a charge of $50 for each additional family member.

Family Reiki Includes:

  • All Lessons from Reiki Level 1 shared in a family friendly manner
  • All energy exercises will be tailored to the lovely people who attend this class
  • Special consideration and attention will be put toward involving your child and helping you carry on the energy work at home
  • Children will be asked to sit with parents or participate in our energy play (puppet show and games), in a very serene setting

To register for class, simply send an email to me at gina@blissedlife.com to let me know your interest, and then send payment through paypal.  Payment must be received by  2-5-11  to secure your seat. Space is limited.

I  cannot wait to share this with you. A vegan, gluten-free lunch will be served, but feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.

Click here to learn more about Reiki

Click here to learn more about what each  level entails

Namaste,

Gina