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Preparing to Teach My First Reiki Class

If you are interested in being on my Shamanism filter, please let me know.
If you have completed Reiki III and would like on my Reiki Masters filter, please let me know.
If you are currently on either and just not interested, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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I have been making a conscious effort to focus on my inner path lately. I have been reading and working my way through spiritual favorites in an effort to make it practice as well as my purpose. I've been doing several shamanic journeys a week and I've been more diligent about doing reiki self-healings every day in addition to offering it to others.

On Summer Solstice, I held a very meaningful ceremony. My intent was two-fold: I wanted to release all my perceived negativity and clear myself of everything I felt was 'holding me back', in order to become a 'clean bone' so that Spirit might work through me here on earth. I ended up having one of the most powerful spiritual experiences of my life.

Ever since then, I've felt the tangible shift in energy. I've felt lighter, but fuller - like I'm just bubbling over with it. I felt on a real soul level that now is the time for me to teach Reiki. I can't wait any longer! I've scheduled my first real class for Sunday, and my mom and two sisters are going to take it. They're my 'guinea pig' group and they'll give me feedback to help me solidify my technique. Since my Reiki III class in February 2005, I've only passed one attunement - Josh. He's going to sort of be present again, although he's in charge of the kids. I think it would benefit him to have the class experience, though, because I passed his attunement while I was in labor with Ivy and we didn't have so much of a class as me explaining everything throughout the day as we ran around getting ready to have a baby. lol So I'd like to pass another attunement on him as well, experimenting with the symbols a bit. I plan to offer Eden an attunement if she seems interested, since she'd then be the only person in the family who wasn't attuned.

I also did a journey to meet with my reiki guides and I had very meaningful experiences that really connected me to both Medicine energies and Usui Sensei. I've been rereading my books and worksheets to get everything fresh in my head again, to make sure I don't miss anything. It's like every day, I can feel the energy surging through me even more. As I reviewed the attunement process yesterday, I felt it build up incredibly and my hands started tingling like it wanted to just jump out of them. I've even started having reiki dreams, and I've been getting ideas for level 2 & 3 classes and even intensives, though my original plan was to teach several small Reiki I courses before I attempted to go further.

The energy has been so extensive that, once I finally got a day spent home yesterday, the motivation was just too much and I spent several hours cleaning. I finally found my timer and spent like three or four hours FLYing through the house. A huge bulk of that time was spent on a record scale of Mount Washmore, but I got several small goals accomplished and felt really good about the progress. It's just a start, but the energy is already getting better in our home, too.

My main problem is that after losing all my best computer programs - and the ability to print - I may have to just use my Reiki Master's worksheets. I'm hoping I can personalize some in the coming days, though, and I'm really excited about the coming weekend! I've got Chaplain Duty at church first thing in the morning, and then I'll head over to mom's for the class. I think the energy will be extra special from combining the two, and maybe even moreso since this is my family. I can't wait to see how it goes.

Comments

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a_treitell
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
The shamanism interests me, though I admit to having had some *really* bad experiences with folks into reiki in the past, and don't think my biases would be of any help at all.. :)

And yeah for recentering! :D
lanternlady
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
I hope it was the people and not the Reiki that was an issue. Reiki is but Universal Energy. :o)

(actually, not that people being an issue is good.. not what I mean)
a_treitell
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
Oh no, it was totally the people, but it unfortunately left a bad taste for reiki in my mouth - not that I apply it to everyone who practices it (at all), but the experiences do color discussions of it, and so I'd rather not make ahavah, (or anyone else ;)) put up with issues that are *entirely* my own. :)
lanternlady
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
No worries. I would be nice to get together and help mend that bad incident.. :o)
ahavah
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that you've had bad experiences in the past! I'm honestly surprised, because to me, the best part of Reiki is that it's non-dualistic and can't be used for harm. I can only assume that perhaps the person claiming reiki was a problem. I'm really sorry you've had an experience like that.

If you're interested in the shamanism, though, I'd be glad to have you on the filter if you want. I do merge most of my spiritual practices with reiki, just because it's been a positive force in my life. It's not a religion and I try not to prosthelyze, though, but it's up to you if you'd like to check it out and decide. :) I never mind if someone changes their mind later.
softlywhispered
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
I am more than confident that you will not only be able to personalise your sheets, but your class will be VERY successful. the feeling I get reading this is a confidence I've not felt in you before, even under the layer of doubt. You have the skill, you have the knowledge, and you are personable.

Your guides are with you, they will aid your path. There is no doubt or worry needed, it is smooth sailing.

Ok... for you, and I don't know where this is coming from, A female sensation just passed by me, a very calming energy, one of that of either a maternal figure or mentor is with you. On the Left side of you.. I "see" a red peice of jewlery perhaps a bracelet that you are being prompted to wear. Take it for it's face value.
ahavah
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! That is wonderful to hear someone say. I'm glad to know that you can feel a change, and I had a friend mention it to me on IM out of nowhere, too. It's such an exciting shift! I wish I'd done this long ago.

As for a female sensation - I don't know, are you on my shamanism filter? My soul guide is my great-grandmother, and I've been feeling a deepened connection with Kwan Yin as I gear up towards sharing Reiki attunements with others. I don't know that I have any red jewelry, but I do wear a dark leather amulet. :)
softlywhispered
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
I don't believe that I'm on your shamanism filter, but I would like to be if you'd like to add me. I get impressions from time to time. If dark leather is a warm tone, it could be that piece of jewlery, Wear it, it will give you personal strength.
ahavah
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've added you to my filter, so feel free to peruse my shamanism tag when you have the time. I'll appreciate your input!
lanternlady
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you will do very very well with your class. That first class is so exciting. Congrats on getting this together; I know it's something you've desired a long long time. I will look forward to your update!!!

Namaste!
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ahavah
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Willow! I need to order more candles soon. I had just a wee bit left, and I'm not sure where it went to. I'm almost afraid one of the girls snagged it, and I wanted it for my class. :D
lanternlady
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
H'mmm I've come up with some new candles..hehehe.. they are jar candles, beeswax, and they are Reiki charged. you can choose from "health" "prosperity" or "love". Will last much longer. I plan to burn the health one during Reiki classes!! I'm hoping to see how they sell at the fair in July and if successful I'll put them up on my website! :o)
ahavah
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Please let me know when you do!
intrepidrayne
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
I would like to be on your Shamanism filter... I'd like to read about something new. :) I'm a curious little thing.
ahavah
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm happy to add you - thank you so much! I've made several entries, so you may want to just check out the tag. Some of them are long, so you're forewarned. lol
earthygirrl2
Jun. 26th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Your knowingness and drive are amazing and inspirational. You sound soooo good!!! Ya for you!

I as well am interested in being a part of your Shamanism filter......

ahavah
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I've added you to my filter, and I look forward to hearing your impressions.
naicele
Jun. 27th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
good luck for your classes. i think you'll make a amazing teacher. i can definitely see your passion and imho, having the passion is one of the most important thing in being a teacher! (:
ahavah
Jun. 27th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! That really means a lot tome. I hope you're right.

kathness
Jun. 28th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
Wow- bubbling over with energy, sounds awesome. Good luck with your first class. :)
I'd love to join your shamanism filter, I kept meaning to reply to your previous post and then I'd go off and do other stuff. I've been restless lately.
ahavah
Jun. 29th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm sure the class will be awesome. :D I've added you onto the filter, and I appreciate you sharing that with me!
trixieblue
Jun. 29th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful! Congratulations and blessings on the next step of your journey.

Oddly enough, I had a pretty blatant experience with Spirit on the Solstice as well. Must be the shifts in energy working their magic or something. :-)
ahavah
Jul. 1st, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Things are going wonderfully, and I'm very excited about it.

I think there was a big shift in energy. I've heard that a lot of people had some great spiritual experiences lately. I'm glad.

And congratulations on your experience! I'm pretty behind on my f-list, but if you wrote about it let me know and I'll check it out.
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