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Shoden: The Definitive Guide to First Degree Reiki

Shoden cover
It only seems like yesterday that I first became aware of Reiki. I remember searching online for something to focus on after the death of my mother. As I began to search and read about various complementary therapies Reiki kept appearing, it was just as if Reiki had chosen me. It seemed, on reflection, as if the universe was saying “hey, now it’s your turn”. Have you ever felt like that? Have you ever felt that something or even someone was calling you?
So, yes, I took the Reiki courses: all three levels. I had not intended to move beyond the second degree but as I began to work on clients some asked me questions that I was unable to answer and others wanted to learn how to “do” Reiki for themselves.
When I began to teach I did, and still do, feel honoured to become part of my student lives and, when I connect them to the Reiki source via the Reiju empowerments, I often wonder what changes they will make and how their lives can and will change. Some experience subtle changes and others much greater ones.
After I had been teaching for a few years I felt driven to write my very own Reiki first degree manual. I wanted something that my students could take home with them, something that they could refer to time and time again. I also wanted to provide my students with the tools to move forward on their Reiki journey. This is all now possible as I have just realised my dream. I have just released my third book, ” Shoden: The Definitive Guide to First Degree Reiki” by Marion McGeough.
As well as having information about the history of Reiki, the precepts and how to carry out a Reiki treatment and much more, I have included specific chapters on Mindfulness and Meditation. These chapters take the student through all they need to know to learn to meditate correctly. The concept of mindfulness, so important to Usui and his students, is fully explained and a 4 week beginner’s programme is included to both help the student come to grips with learning how to live in the moment. The book is available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions.
I truly love to write. I find writing relaxing and therapeutic. When I was a child I also loved to write and then as I grew older “life” simply got in the way. Reiki has helped me to re-connect with myself. I am a much calmer, more relaxed person that I was prior to learning Reiki; I feel more deeply connected to the source and I appreciate nature and all that she offers so much more now. I take the time to admire the beauty all around me. If you have studied Reiki and you would like to share your experiences I would very much like to hear from you.
Love and light to you all,
Marion

Spring Cleaning

Emerald
Now spring is upon us and we have longer and often brighter days, I began to notice that it was time for my annual spring clean. Yes it was time to get into these difficult to reach corners and open the windows wide and allow the house to breathe.
As I was really getting into my cleaning I found one of my old emeralds which had slipped down the back of a cupboard. Knowing that crystals and stone have a way of disappearing and coming back to their owners when they want to, I held the crystal in my hand so that I could feel its vibrations and connect with it once more. Once I felt connected to the crystal I then soaked it overnight in a bowl of sea salt. Once cleansed I placed the crystal in a prominent place where it could be seen and where it could get some sunlight.
Later, as I sat reading a magazine I found that my attention was drawn to the crystal. I suddenly remembered that an emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. The crystal came back to me at the start of May. I then began to think of the properties of the stone. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra and when used during healing it helps to balance the chakra. Emeralds can help those with memory problems, the stones have a calming effect and indeed the energy in the room was very relaxed and calm. Emeralds also help to detox the liver.
As my mind wandered I began to think of a particular friend who would benefit from a reiki session with crystals and I believe that this friend would also benefit from the use of this particular emerald. Just as I was about to pick up the phone and call her my phone rang, guess who it was? Now I believe that everything happens for a reason. What do you think?

The Weather

It has been a long time since I last sat down to write my blog as I have been busy writing my book  “A Begininers Guide To Crystal Healing” and as I have almost finished it  I now have time to put pen to paper or rather my fingers to the keyboard and begin my New Years resolution which was to post at least monthly on my blog.

Today is a great day for my three dogs Alfie, Bones  (who is really my husbands dog and who is now world famous, check out his blog) and Jessie. The snow has been falling all day long and as I am devoted to my furbabies I wrap up warm and take them on their twice daily walks. The problem is that once off the lead they dont want to come back – they LOVE the snow and when I get to the fields at the back of my home and let them off their leads they simply do not want to come back. So, I am left standing there  trying to attract their attention as they run and roll around in the snow. By the time I get home they are tired out and I am cold and miserable but at the same time pleased that they have had a lovely time.

Due to all of the walking and time out in the cold weather I have began to develop a bit of a sore throat. I have been sending reiki to the throat and to the throat chakra as well as using green calcite to increase my energy and vibrations. This is a great stone to wear, especailly over the throat chakra in the form of a pendant as it helps eliminate any problems with the lungs and thyroid as well as supporting the immune system. You can also carry the stone around in your pocket or as some other form of jewellery.

Well, I am feeling much better now – ready to go out with the  dogs on another walk !!

Psoriasis patients receiving reiki treatments

Reiki is gaining popularity as a complementary treatment in hospitals in  the United States, I found this article and thought you might find it interesting:

 

For more information about Reiki treatments in the East Midlands or receiving Reiki training in the Birmingham area, please visit the website of the British Academy of Reiki

New Venue for Reiki Near Birmingham

I am very pleased to announce that the British Academy of Reiki has moved to a new venue for Reiki treatments and training courses near Birmingham, offering Reiki across the West Midlands. We are now based at Serenity Beauty Salon, 147 Sutton Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield B23 5TN.

Visit our website for more details: http://www.britishacademyofreiki.co.uk/

2012: What does it mean to you ?

I thought that I would start this blog off by asking the question : what does 2012 mean to you ? Whilst we all have our own personal schedule for the forthcoming year are you expecting something of a major worldwide change or shift  to occur ? Some believe that this will be the end of the world , others that we will become more in balance with the world around us. Those of us who are attuned to reiki, meditate or have a close connecttion to the earth may notice any changes sooner than most or perhaps you are an observer of people and you have noticed some subtle shifts in behaviour/attitude. Please let me know what you think. Your comments are appreciated.

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A New Year and a New Chapter

This is my first post on my new blog, I would like to use it to wish everybody a happy and prosperous 2012.