Peace On Earth

 

One of My favorite stories is “The Prince and The Pauper”. A novel written by Mark Twain published in 1881 in Canada. My first exposure to this work was the  comic book adaption, by Classic Comics.  My Uncle Chris had a collection of vintage comic books. When ever I would visit My Uncle and Aunt, I would end up in the basement,  to read the comics. Eventually I graduated to  His collection of Earle Stanley Gardner  detective novels, specifically, Perry Mason.

Without delving too deeply into the plot I offer this  brief synopsis – Two identical  looking boys, one a prince, the other, a pauper, end up mistaken for each other. Through a series of events  the prince assumes the identity of the pauper, and the pauper assumes the identity of the prince. With their roles reversed, each boy faces unexpected challenges and each boy gains a new insight  on life. The prince witnesses the struggles and injustices of the common man. The Pauper experiences the lifestyle of the prince.

“The Prince and the Pauper” contains  all the hallmarks of Mark Twain’s unique story telling style. However, for Me, the true impact of the tale was the dynamic idea that if our roles were reversed, We would have more empathy for one another. Secondly, life would be boring if We had no challenges or obstacles to overcome. Empathy is being able to imagine the circumstances and emotions of another. Imagine how others feel when faced with obstacles and challenges. We are all too quick to judge others without giving consideration.

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Many sensitive people  absorb the  emotional  energy  of others around them. This may happen any where – in a shopping mall, at work, at school, or at the library.  In Reiki or any other form of  Energy Healing,  a sensitive person such a this is called an empath. An empath literally absorbs the energy around the auric field. This would include emotional energy such as fear, sadness, anger or grief. For an empath, this is devastating. To counteract this, an empath may develop ways  to deal with this. One excellent strategy  for an empath is to spend more time in a natural atmosphere. Natural environments have a healing effect. Spending time alone is essential for an empath. Take refuge in the wind, the sun, the stars and the wind.

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Because I am a practitioner of Reiki, I use it  to clear energy fields around My aura and immediate environment each day, every day. I am also able to assist My Clients with this. Reiki is a highly effective tool for transmuting vibrational energies. When the energy in a room feels stale , open the windows to let in fresh air and sunshine. Burning a fragrant candle or incense is another option.  Christmas Day is a day of peace and prayer. It is a day of reflection, it is a day of quiet, it is a day of universal love. The vibrational energy during this day may be felt around the planet. Peace be with You on this sacred day. Merry Christmas to You !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wisdom And Teachings Of Reiki.

Mikao Usui taught and shared with His students the Reiki Principles. The purpose and meaning of the Principles  is to share the wisdom of Reiki. The Reiki Principles are often referred to as “The Reiki Ideals.” or “The Reiki Precepts”.  Reiki is more than another healing modality.  Reiki is a way of being. The Reiki Principles  build the  foundation of for the Usui System Of Natural Healing.  Although the origins of Reiki are may be traced to Buddhism, Reiki is not a religion. It was Mikao Usui’s clear intention that Reiki was to be shared,taught and practiced internationally,  by people of all different faiths.
Reiki Principles

 The Reiki Principles

1.Just for today, I will not anger.
Anger is an emotion which must be kept under control. Unleashed, anger harms every aspect of Our affairs. It destroys the body, clouds  judgement, and creates division and turmoil in families, communities and nations. When anger arises, look deeper as to how, why,  when or where this occurs. Record disturbances and stressors. If anger is an issue, keep a small journal close at hand, to monitor your feelings and behaviours. In moderation, anger motivates the soul to a greater purpose, but in excess, anger destroys.  Develop peace from within.

2. Just for today, I will not worry.         

Worry wears away life force as water flows over and around a stone. Through time the stone is worn down by the flow of the water. When one issue is resolved, another manifests. In the web of life, brush away the cobweb of trauma with stillness and peace. Mikao Usui  taught His  students to practice meditation daily, chanting the precepts, upon rising, and before retiring.

3.Just for today, I will be grateful for all of My many blessings.

Gratitude is key to to success . We forget to admire the beauty  that surrounds Us – The sun, the moon, the sky, the clouds, and the trees. We forget that life is a miracle and a gift. Every challenge You have  experienced is a soul choice, necessary for  growth and self mastery. When a person reflects back over  a lifetime,  challenges overcome are considered the greatest accomplishment. Focusing on the positive  already present gives the mind focus and clarity of purpose.

4. Just for today, I will do My work with honesty and integrity. 

 Do the best You can, in every given circumstance. There is always room for improvement. Persistence in all things leads to results. Being and doing Your best  over times builds confidence and success. Every task is worthy of your full attention and concentration. Finding joy in each moment dissolves tension,  frustration and worry.

5. Just for today, I will be kind to all living beings.                                                       

All life forms are sacred. Every person, every animal, every plant, every rock,  every element, and every particle of dust and soil.  We are all responsible for the thoughts and feelings we send out. Every action, thought, and feeling has an effect on the planet earth. The practice of kindness and compassion sets an example for others to follow.  Each vibration holds an intention. Each intention builds a thought. Each thought leads to an action. Each action becomes a habit.

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Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life.

Have You ever wondered what Reiki is all about ? Allow Me to share My experience        with You.  Reiki was instrumental in assisting Me to permanent  changes in My life.  As    I navigated through premenopause, I  developed uterine fibroids.  My diagnosis was not dangerous or life threatening, however I suffered from many of the typical symptoms of estrogen dominance. This included heavy bleeding for at least five days a month, combined with volatile mood swings. I was overwhelmed with the choices at hand. The first Doctor I spoke with recommended a specialist. A hysterectomy was suggested. I felt this was an extreme course of action. I decided to seek a second opinion. This Doctor suggested a different, less invasive options of medication or surgery.  Finally, I spoke with yet another Doctor.  I had attended school with Her in My childhood. She explained that uterine fibroids often shrink at the onset of menopause.  Because I was approaching this milestone, She suggested I wait to see what would happen, while continuing to check in with a medical doctor through out this process. This was the strategy I decided on. My next step was to visit the public library. I was determined to find an easier,  safer way to balance My hormones. I signed out books related to My health dilemma . My selections focused on a holistic approach to healing and wellness. Many of the symptoms I had suffered from dissolved as I investigated and experimented with a few strategies I discovered in My library books.
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One of the healing modalities I have used with great success is Connected Breathing, also known as  Breath Work, or Rebirthing.  When I began to experience menopause. I had mild hot flashes and and erratic mood swings, because of shifting hormone levels. When I scheduled an appointment for a Breath Work Session, I had never heard of Reiki.  My first experience with Reiki was in a private session.  The Practitioner I found was also a Reiki Master Teacher. The session was a wonderful success. My hot flashes were gone, never to return.  Reiki is often used to balance the Chakras. What I discovered later was that  many each of the Chakras corresponds to a glandular function of the body. Balancing the Chakras in the etheric fields affects the physical glandular function. Over time I discovered My hormones had  balanced.  shifted, and stabilized. Each woman’s situation is unique. Take the time to discover what will work for You. As time progresses hormone levels shift and change. Check in with Your Doctor, for a proper diagnosis. Holistic modalities may be used to balance  hormone production.  For Myself, I have accomplished this using Reflexology and Reiki. 
One of the greatest surprises for Me was discovery of a fantastic new  life was after menopause. As hormone production shifted, menstruation eventually stopped and cyclic mood swings stopped. New opportunities arose – I  become a Reiki Practitioner and Professional Foot Reflexology Practitioner. Positive permanent changes were made inn My life. I established My holistic practice – The Quartz Path. Recently, I launch this Blog – The Quartz Path.
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