Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Power of Words

Words - we use them constantly and most of the time we don't think about them; we don't think about the energy that goes into them; we don't think of them as a carrier wave of dreams. Words carry power. They can be blessings or the opposite.
Do you remember running around as a kid and saying - abracadabra? Abracadabra is a derivation that has been contorted over time and it originates from Hebrew "Evrah Kedabri" (אברא כדברי), I will create as I speak. What did you create as a child? What are you creating as an adult? Are you putting blessings around yourself and on others? Are you singing and bringing joy? Or not so?
Walk in Beauty is a Navajo prayer that I would like to share with you:

The Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony
In beauty may I walk
All day long may I walk
Through the returning seasons may I walk
Beautifully I will possess again
Beautifully birds
Beautifully joyful birds
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk
With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk
With dew about my feet may I walk
With beauty may I walk
With beauty before me may I walk
With beauty behind me may I walk
With beauty above me may I walk
With beauty all around me may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk
It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty

Anonymous (Navajo)

As a way of planting positive thoughts and experiences, the Navajo use this expression - May you walk in beauty. Do you have expressions that invoke beauty and light?
I create as I speak... I create a beautiful home for my family, friends and community. I create healing for all those in need. I create...
What are you creating?

May you walk in beauty.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reiki Meets Shamanic Sound Healing

When I started down the energy medicine path, I have never dreamed that I would be using my voice as a healing tool.
It all started with the song practices for the Lightson School of Shamanic Studies. During that time I had a realization: I like singing and it feels like it doesn't really matter how good I am at it. To my surprise, others think that my voice sounds very nice and I get a lot of compliments. We are talking about serious confidence booster here. I mean before I would go to the desert to sing just to make sure that no one could hear me....
One thing led to another and I found myself in the Shamanic Sound Healing class with my teacher Dr. Lauri Shainsky. I wasn't really sure why I was there but it felt right, it felt like my heart wanted to be there and it was amazing. I grew a lot. This class opened the doors to sound and songs for me and I am deeply thankful for the teachings.
Still the sound didn't come easily to me... it came but it had a hard time getting out of my mouth until...
One day I had a friend come for a Reiki treatment but she was also curious about the sound healing - she wanted to try it out. So what was I supposed to do? Of course I said yes even though my solar plexus was twitching from sudden energy surge. I called in the spirits, Reiki and the symbols and I set to work. After some time channeling Reiki, I felt a song energy coming in and I started singing - my heart was in it and I felt it sweep through my body and out to my friend. Things changed for her and for me, too.
I realized that when Reiki and Shamanic Sound Healing are used together that they are a very potent and powerful vessel for healing. I cherish this time of discovery, growth and expansion.
Are you ready to grow with me?

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Article in the Walk About Magazine

I am pleased to share with you the article that I wrote for the Walk About Magazine.
Walk About Magazine is a magazine for all those who enjoy walking, jogging or running. It is published in Portland and distributed to libraries and other wellness centers across town.
For all those who missed the physical issue - here is the article Reiki: Physical Healing, Spiritual Healing, and self improvement. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


It is time to say goodbye to another year and welcome the new one. Welcome the unwritten pages of new opportunities, experiences, places, people - new life.Starting a new year is always so exciting. Here is this big book with clean pages; no writing or scribbles in it; we decide what to write in it, which way the plot should turn, what changes to make... so exciting.
So I take out my vision board and start putting up ideas and pictures of places, things that I want to bring in my life this year. I love the endless possibilities and playing with the imagination, dreams.
Then the next step is setting an intention for the upcoming year - what a challenge... Every year,  I set my intention in an achievable way - not too high, not too low. Since I started practicing Reiki my bar went up - with help everything is easier to reach. Reiki helps strengthen our will power and focus in the right direction.
I also like to participate in the Burning Bowl ceremony to release all the things that don't serve me any more and bring in more desired qualities...
At the beginning, I like to think that I know how my life will unfold even if that is not 100% true. I just know that taking that first step is easier if I can rely on my dreams, intentions and imagination...
Happy, bountiful journey in this new 2012!