Reiki Healing for You

Reiki Healing for You

 

Reiki Healing from Lucia Maya on Vimeo.

Lucia Maya shares Reiki energy healing. Simply watching this short video will bring this healing energy to you, for mind, body, heart and spirit. Reiki helps to relieve stress and promotes relaxation. It is a divine energy with no limitations of time and space, and though spiritual, is not a religion.

Distant Reiki Healing for You

Distant Reiki Healing

I made a quick little home-made video to send Reiki energy healing for anyone who would like to receive. It can be played anytime you feel you need a few minutes of deep relaxation and energy infusion. I’d love to know what you experience.

Reiki Healing from Lucia Maya on Vimeo.

Reiki One Class and Attunement Integration

Reiki Attunement and the 21 Day Integration Process

Reiki Masters, Usui, Hayashi, Takata

Reiki Masters
Usui, Hayashi and Takata

I hear from many of my Reiki students about some of the physical and emotional challenges they face after a Reiki Attunement. These can be greatly helped with Reiki self-treatments during the 21 day process of integration following a Reiki class.

There are incredible gifts that come from Reiki, and there are sometimes physical symptoms that occur while the body, mind and heart are releasing old memories and blockages.  Please continue to give yourself Reiki  and trust the process – I am certain you will receive more benefits than you can imagine!  There is at least a 21 Day clearing and integration process that follows the attunements, so be patient.

This is also a very intense time on the planet, with more to come, so those who are sensitive to the collective tensions and mood will likely be experiencing quite a bit of intensity!  And Reiki can help with that as well.

Physical Challenges and Healing with Reiki

The physical challenges (a few students wrote that they were experiencing colds, some achiness, and headaches) are not surprising after the Reiki One Attunement – it really can loosen and release lots of old physical, cellular stuff, as well as emotional. As this clearing takes place, it can cause physical symptoms, pain, grief or other emotions to come up… It’s important to continue giving yourself Reiki every day, even if only a few minutes, but as much as possible.  This will help to shake loose any old energies that are no longer serving, open up blockages and bring healing to those deep core issues. Make sure to drink PLENTY of water to help your body to move it through on the physical level as well.

Many students who take the Reiki Level One class report changes in relationships, letting go of situations that are no longer serving, and deep healing of long-time pain and illness. I believe it is from each of you doing your work in clearing and moving forward so that you may be able to shine your light even brighter and affect more people with your beautiful heart!  Please also continue taking care of your physical body in the ways that feel right for you – getting a full Reiki treatment from another practitioner, acupuncture and other energy work can be very helpful in the process.

much love and many blessings,

Lucia

Essential Oils: Q and A

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Questions and Answers about Essential Oils:

I was delighted to discover on your website that you’re an essential oil practitioner because I have a couple of questions. 🙂  How many times must one apply an essential oil before experiencing its affect?

It varies – there is generally an immediate effect, especially on the emotional level (i.e. Peace and Calming can immediately help to relieve tension and stress just by breathing it.) For longer-standing issues, it can take longer to have an effect, and for acute issues it can work right away (like Purification on a bug bite for example, and peppermint can often relieve a headache quickly)

 Also, I find that I don’t always enjoy the scent of an essential oil prescribed for a symptom that I’m experiencing.  Should I just follow my nose?

I’d talk to whoever has prescribed it first.  And, it makes sense that you might not enjoy the scent of one that is actually needed. Funny, but we don’t always like/enjoy what is needed for healing and transformation! If it’s not specified where on your body to place it, one way to deal with this is to put it on the bottoms of your feet. An excellent way to absorb the benefits, without needing to smell it.

  For years I’ve found myself standing in front of the essential oils at Sprouts and Whole Foods but, not sure what to do with them.

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a few of my favorite Essential Oils!

You might want to take a class (a lot of people who sell Young Living or doTerra offer free classes to introduce people to their products, and there are reputable aromatherapy classes online if you’re interested in learning more), or get a book or two to start.  If you start looking at bookstores or online, you’ll find dozens of great essential oils books, both reference books and more in depth books about aromatherapy.  I also have a blog post with some basics to help you get started, here.

That said, I do own a few bottles of essential oils and I use two of them (lavender and orange) together for a bath soak.  The other oil I have is grapefruit, I just LOVE this fresh scent!  Is it okay to just wear?

Lavender is fine to wear – safe for skin even for children. Citrus oils need caution on the skin. They can cause a sensitivity/reaction, so you can either dilute with some  vegetable oil, like almond or jojoba oil, or diffuse in a room, which is very beneficial as well. If you’re fine with it in your bath, it’s probably spread out on the water enough to be fine. Water doesn’t dilute EOs though, only regular oils, like almond, olive, coconut oils do. If you need to remove an EO, use a vegetable oil. Citrus are generally uplifting and wonderful to use in your home.

  And, can I apply it anywhere on my body or, must it be worn on a certain part(s) of the body?

If it’s safe for the skin, which most EOs are, it’s fine to put anywhere (not eyes or other tender skin), and remember a drop goes a long way! You can always dilute with a vegetable oil if you’re not sure, and watch for any reaction. There are a few (bergamot for one) that create sun sensitivity, so you need to be sure to put those somewhere covered.

I hope this is helpful. Please write me if you have other questions about essential oils, Reiki, or any other healing modalities that you are curious about, and I’ll do my best to answer!

First Aid with Reiki and Remedies that Work

Healing an Injured Knee

This weekend I had a couple of small “accidents” that made me so grateful for my home first aid kit and Reiki!  Saturday, while walking my dog Tilly, I tripped and landed with full force on my left knee.  I knew it could be serious, as I felt it swelling quickly. I sat down immediately and applied Reiki directly for about 5 minutes, until I could feel the pain and inflammation recede. My sweet little dog was confused, but after a minute lay down in front of me and waited.  We were able to continue our walk, though I made it a short one.  I mostly rested it that day, and took Arnica homeopathic remedy as soon as I got home to help relieve the swelling and bruising.  I also took Rescue Remedy, a flower essence that is excellent for any physical or emotional trauma or stress.  It helped my body release the trauma quickly, so the healing can begin quickly.

I continued to give Reiki to my knee off and on all day, iced it, and took Arnica 30C a few more times before bed. When I woke the next morning, I had no pain at all!  I could see and feel a bruise where I’d landed, but I could tell it was mostly healed already and that it would continue to resolve easily.

Remedies to Keep on Hand

  • Rescue Remedy – I carry a bottle of drops in my purse, have one in my medicine cabinet, and always travel with it as well. It is invaluable for any situation where you have a physical trauma (accident, cut, burn, fall…) and for an emotional stress or trauma as well (frightening news, an accident, any kind of shock, etc) Costs about $10-15/bottle.
  • Arnica 30c Homeopathic Remedy – this is excellent for anything involving bruising or swelling, especially if you start when you first become aware of it.  It can be taken if you sprain or strain a muscle, fall or have an accident with any force, before and after many medical or dental procedures (surgery, tooth removal, etc.)  Costs about $10-15/bottle.
  • Flexible frozen ice pack – you can reuse these flexible ice packs endlessly. It helps when you need to apply ice to a curved part of the body, which applies to most parts! If you don’t have one in the freezer, frozen vegetables work well too (peas, corn…) Costs about $5-10 for a reusable ice pack.
  • Reiki! Once you have taken a Reiki class and are attuned, you have the healing energies of Reiki available to you forever.  This universal healing force is available at all times, at no cost and has amazing abilities to bring healing on the emotional, physical and spiritual levels.  The sooner a trauma is addressed, the easier and faster it is to heal.  See here for more about learning Reiki to use for healing yourself and others.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – this is an all around fabulous healing oil for so many things! It is excellent applied directly to the skin for burns, small scrapes and bug bites.  It also helps to relax, can be used at bedtime to calm and create a relaxed environment for sleep. It’s an adaptogen, meaning it will give you what you need, so if you need to wake up and have more energy, it can help with that as well. Therapeutic grade, organic essential oils are important – Young Living is one brand I use and recommend.  See here for more about using Essential Oils. To order Young Living brand essential oils, sign up as a member and use my member number: 553228.
  • Coconut Oil – this is excellent for the skin, for soothing and moisturizing dry skin.  It’s a good soothing, healing oil, useful for burns and small cuts and I’ve known people to use it for healing tattoos too. I also use it for cooking and put a big spoonful in my morning smoothie, as it has so many health benefits I can’t list them all here.  I like to use organic, raw and unrefined coconut oil. If you don’t  like the coconut smell and taste, you can use the refined coconut oil on your skin or in cooking.

Healing a Burn

The next evening, I was hungry and in a hurry, and reached in to the (hot!) toaster to retrieve a small piece of delicious nut/seed bread. Somehow my thumb pressed onto a burning hot piece of metal, and I leapt back quickly. I immediately stuck it under running cold water, as my thumb had searing pain. i could tell right away this was a worse burn than I’ve had before from just quickly touching a rack in the oven, as the cold water didn’t begin to take away the burning sensation.

Next, I got an ice cube wrapped in a clean paper towel and applied that, while I went to get my Lavender Essential Oil. I applied a couple drops of Lavender Oil directly to the area – I could see the skin raised and red about a half inch long.  It started to cool and the pain started to subside.  Again, I took Rescue Remedy, as when we have physical pain, our body registers it as trauma and shock.  I gave Reiki around my thumb, without touching the skin since it was tender, and continued off and on whenever it started to heat up. About an hour later it was much better, but still burning when I took off the ice, and I was concerned about being able to sleep comfortably.  I put another drop of Lavender EO on it, and also some pure coconut oil, which brought some soothing relief.

I gave Reiki to my thumb and did a full Reiki treatment on myself before going to sleep.  I do this most days anyway, but felt it was especially important after these two separate accidents! I clearly wasn’t being very present and aware in my movement, and an overall Reiki treatment helps me get more grounded, more relaxed, and more “in” my body.

When I woke the next morning, I had NO pain, and it was still a tiny bit red and raised, but MUCH less than the night before.  Today, the second day, it looks like this, and it’s hard to see.

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One day later, the burn is almost completely healed!

I hope these simple remedies are helpful to you! They’ve been my daily companions for many years and I am so grateful to have them. I’d love to hear if you would share your own remedies that you find especially helpful.

Tips to Start a Successful Healing Practice

Several of my students and clients have asked for some practical tips to start their own healing practice, as Reiki pracitioners, massage therapists, life coaches, and other forms of the healing arts.  These are some practical strategies I have used to create a successful Energy Healing Practice, that I am sharing in the hope they can help you as well!

I always recommend starting where you are – meaning while you still have your day job(s), begin your healing work. Don’t wait for every single thing to line up and be “perfect”, because that may never happen!

Create a space you want to work in, either at home or you can rent a space just a day or two a week, etc… but if you can do it from home, I’d recommend that.  You could start by traveling to the clients, bringing your own table.  It adds quite a bit of driving time, and you have to deal with their environment, but if that works for you, that can be fine too.  If it’s from your home, create a space that you love, that feels safe, relaxing, peaceful and healing.  It could be in your living room or an extra bedroom – be creative.  It can be a space that has multiple uses, initially, as long as you can easily make it feel like a calm and safe environment when you have a client coming.

Next, start putting it out there that you are taking clients – maybe working with friends and family first, going to Reiki shares, etc.  You’ll need to make a business card that says (in words) and shows (images) the feeling of who you are and what you want to project and who you want to attract.  You can keep it simple and use a template from Vista Print or similar, and you don’t have to make it a huge project – just tune in to your vision, and ask your guides if you need help with the wording or image.  If you have the funds, you can also hire a graphic designer to create the look and feel you want. I have the names of people I can recommend.

When you are ready, you’ll also need a website, and again, it can be simple.  You can create one yourself, through WordPress or similar, or if you’re not at all tech savvy, hire someone to create one, and it can be just 2 or 3 pages to start, creating a presence of who you are, what you offer, what your skills are and relevant training, including any educational background, etc.  Find sites that you like, take note of what you don’t like as well, tune into sites that draw you in and are more than just attractive, but would actually make you feel you can trust that person and want to work with her/him.  Then incorporate what you like, using your own unique expression of who you are and what you can offer to another.

Advertising is important at some point, letting people know you exist and the universe know you are ready….In Tucson, Natural Awakenings is the main source of healers and spiritual type of resources, but you could focus on another audience such as an upscale one in another publication, and seek out other resources in your community as well.

You don’t need to do all these at once, and maybe you won’t even need a website or ads. Take your time and allow for this to evolve naturally, without forcing, but also with taking some action.  It is a balancing act of allowing, and inviting… Some people do well with just word of mouth, but most of us need more. gratitude, love

Last, but very important, is prayer/intention/petitioning to your guides, the divine, the universe… I ask that I be in service in the ways that will serve the divine, my clients and students, and my own soul as well, with grace and ease.  I ask that I work with clients who will be able to receive, acknowledge and appreciate the gifts that I have to offer, and who are ready and willing to do their own work, and to heal and transform.  I ask for clients/students who can easily afford my services.  I ask to be in the greatest service possible, to be the clearest possible channel for the divine teachings, healing and guidance that can come through me…  You’ll find your own way of asking.   I do sometimes forget, and notice that I’m seeing fewer clients, or that I’m drawing clients who are not a great fit, (though that hasn’t happened for quite a while) and it’s a reminder to get clear about what I want and need, and ask for it.  It’s important to me to be clear, while also allowing for even greater possibilities.

All you really need is the confidence and trust and you will soar.  I am in total support and am so excited to see and hear about your blossoming!

Incorporating Young Living Essential Oils with Energy Healing

Incorporating Essential Oils with Energy Healing

I use essential oils because they work synergistically with the Reiki energies, on all levels, body, mind, heart and spirit.  There are some Young Living therapeutic oil blends  I use on my hands while treating almost everyone, such as:

  • Valor: I begin and end with this one (on myself in my morning ritual as well!) on the head, because it helps to balance the body, the right and left hemispheres of the brain, the masculine and feminine aspects of ourselves; it helps to ground and center, anchoring us to the earth plane, providing a foundation so we can soar.
  • White Angelica: I almost always use this next, on the shoulders and over the entire aura (outer energy field of the body), as it’s excellent for providing support and protection from the unseen realms, the angelic forces, and our guiding spirits and animal and plant allies.  It helps to clear and protect the aura of anything that will no longer serve.

There are several other Young Living blends that I use based on my intuition combined with the information presented by the client when we talk, including:

  • Peace and Calming: this is excellent for anyone who is stressed, dealing with anxiety, and for most of us who are so busy, moving and thinking quickly most of our waking hours.  It helps the nervous system to relax and unwind, and allows the mind to become more quiet.
  • Release: I use this for both physical and emotional release.  It is helpful when someone is holding on to emotions, afraid or unable to access them or let them be expressed and released; it is also wonderful for dealing with physical tension, tightness and stress.
  • Harmony: this is excellent for balancing the chakras, bringing all the systems of the body and mind into perfect harmony, and helping the spirit body to integrate and absorb all that is being offered energetically.
  • Forgiveness:  works extremely well for issues of guilt, judgement, long-standing resentments and anger toward someone or something that’s happened in the past. Even with our best intentions, it is not always possible to move into a state of forgiveness, and this blend helps us heal in other realms, in ways we cannot easily do alone.  Transcending the anger and hurt and moving into forgiveness is a major piece of healing the whole being.
  • SARA: this oil blend is helpful when there has been childhood trauma, often sexual or physical trauma, creating energetic blocks that may be contributing to pain and illness.  It gently helps to release and heal those past hurts, so that we can move forward toward acceptance, forgiveness and wholeness.
  • Joy: supports anyone in moving into greater states of joy and love, and can be especially helpful for those dealing with grief, anxiety and depression.

I’d love to hear if you have specific issues that you’d like to explore healing with essential oils. Let me know if I can answer questions or support you in any way!

To order Young Living Essential Oils, sign up to become a member here, and use my member number 553228.

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

I was so happy to read this, as I have felt much (maybe all, except the part about chocolate!) of this to be true for many years, and I live my life with these principles in mind.  I don’t think this is simply about preventing cancer, but about creating wellness and enhancing our overall well-being, through our food, our beliefs, our habits.  Whatever you do choose to take into your body – ENJOY it!

This is not to say that everyone who follows these guidelines won’t have cancer, or that for one who does have cancer, you will be cured if you do this.  I have known many for whom that is not true, and we can’t always know what healing looks like, sometimes the illness itself is the medicine we need!

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc., and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size.
However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-essence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.

A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave..

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.

Guest Blogger Jillian McKee on Nutrition

I’m happy to be sharing a guest blog post today on the benefits of eating healthy during and after a diagnosis of any kind of cancer. There are many philosophies and viewpoints on this, and I will be sharing some additional perspectives soon, such as the healing benefits of raw food.

In the words of Jillian McKee:

Why is Nutrition Important for Cancer Patients?

“Battling cancer is difficult, but good nutrition can help the body fight the disease and help the patient return to good health during remission. Eating well before, during and after cancer treatment can help patients feel better overall, reduce fatigue, boost energy and strength, decrease one’s risk of infection and help patients recover and heal quickly.

Eating well means consuming a range of foods that provide the body with the nutrients it needs to maintain good health and functioning. These nutrients include carbohydrates, water, vitamins, fat, protein and minerals.

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Healing Process after a Reiki Attunement

Question:

Hi Lucia,

I have been having a lot of difficulty with my Reiki work. I noticed after the Reiki One class that my fibromyalgia really acted up. I let it go as I practiced but did not get any relief. I worked on my husband and a friend and it got worse. I am taking a break to see what happens. Any suggestions?
Thanks & luv, Nancy

Answer:

First, I’m sorry to hear that your fibromyalgia is (or was) causing you pain or discomfort, though it can be a good sign that some deeper layers of healing are happening!  A couple thoughts I have – one is that the Reiki is bringing it to the forefront to help to release some of what’s at the deeper levels, the pattern levels, that likely were present before you ever had symptoms, so continuing to do Reiki on yourself is what I’d recommend. You might want to try continuing to give Reiki to yourself and abstaining from giving to others to see if that makes any difference.

Sometimes we do have some worsening of symptoms before there’s an improvement. This can be called a “healing crisis”, but I see it as the soul’s way of bringing things to the surface to be healed.  In the same way that after a Reiki attunement people may find some friendships that are no longer serving begin to shift (sometimes not so easily) or dissolve, the body’s wisdom will bring out old patterns to be revisited with new resources and energetic support, so they can be healed at deeper levels.

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