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Reiki & Me

To me, Reiki is an active form of meditation that is allows me to be a conduit for God’s healing power. It is an amazing process that always leads me to experience incredible joy.  So much so, that I have called my business “Healing Joyfully.”

I was born with the gift to heal energetically, but didn’t realize what I was doing until I was 30. (I haven’t figured out if I’m unobservant or just a slow learner).  I always thought my friends were being kind and sweet when they told me that being around me made them feel better.  I finally figured it out with help from a distressed friend.  She came to visit me when she was at an emotional low.  At the time I was on a spiritual high from being able to meditate everyday for a couple of hours.   When she arrived I hugged her, thinking I wish I could take away her emotional pain.  Within a few minutes, she was giggling and I was crying.

Once I figured out that I was a healer, I actively searched for knowledge and training.  I eventually came across Reiki and it just speaks to my soul.   Reiki is not just a healing technique it is a spiritual path.  There are five principles to follow (see my jpeg or yesterday’s post).   Just in case you were wondering, now when I do energy work on someone I do not take on their pain, I observe it and let it go.

A little history: Reiki is a technique that was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1920’s in Japan.  The word “Reiki” was formed from two Japanese words that together mean guided universal life force energy.  Reiki heals on many levels: spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

As a Reiki Master I put my ego aside so I can become a conduit of God’s healing powers for my client.  My greatest talent as an energy healer is my ability to get of God’s way.   Because of limitations of the English language there isn’t a word other than healer to describe what I do.  I’m not the true healer, God is.

During a Reiki session, I gently touch my client’s body in various places such as the eyes, face, head, neck, shoulders, stomach, back, legs and feet.   I let God guide me as to where I should put my hands and how long I should keep my hands still so each Reiki session is different.  As God’s healing power comes through me and out my hands to the client, my hands heat up.  Sometimes both my client and I are sweating despite the fact my air conditioner is running perfectly.   Then there are the rare times, my hands become ice-cold.    It’s an amazing experience.

In order for me to be the best conduit I can be, I have to feel love for the client i.e. universal love.   We all know that some people are easier to love than others, so at times I have to call on God to assist me in feeling the love.  He always comes through for us.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Just for Today, I will…

Dream the Impossible

Your attitude pretty much sets up the way your life will go.  For example, if I had the attitude that I would never, ever get better I would still be in a wheelchair.  Worst yet, I would be lying in bed wishing I had the strength to use a wheelchair thinking it is an impossible dream.

Instead the impossible dream I choose to create was based on two facts I knew to my soul were true:  1. I am a beloved child of God; 2.  I am a healthy child of God.   My attitude was and is “it’s just for now” that I feel awful and unhealthy.  I went to bed with the idea: tomorrow, I will wake up and be able to live with joy in my heart, because I am a healthy beloved child of God.

I also did what I could to reclaim my health.  1. Had a support team that consisted of God, my family, friends, doctors and ME.  If I wasn’t part of the support team and I let everyone do for me instead of participating in my own medical choices; then I felt I would have been giving control to others instead of God and me.  Giving away my power to others is not an option.  2.  I followed the medical treatment that was prescribed to me.  There was no sense in spending money on doctor appointments, if I were not going to follow the protocol to wellness.  I didn’t follow blindly, I asked questions, did research and was an active participate in the final decisions.  3.  Prayed daily; on my bad days I prayed hourly.

It was a long slow journey (at least it was to me as I was living it), but I am here today sitting here writing this post with joy in my heart because I am a healthy beloved child of God.   Each night I look forward to tomorrow, because I can’t wait to see what else I can do, how far I can walk and how much joy I can spread.  I created the impossible dream, because I let myself be positive, be hopeful, and be strong until my vision of myself became reality.

What is your impossible dream?  What attitude have you adopted to create this so-called impossible dream?

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Bringing to Life the Impossible

Pain as a Spiritual Tool

For as long as I can remember the saying “No pain, no gain” has been part of my life.  I didn’t believe it so I worked just hard enough to sweat, but no pain was allowed when I did physical exercise.  I believed that you would get the same end-result, but it would just take a little longer my pain-free way.   I didn’t relate pain to spiritual growth at all – until recently.

As a result of my recent bout with pain, I had a spiritual insight.  My usual way of dealing with pain is to ignore it, in hopes it will go away.  I was applying this method, when I realized that pushing away my pain, pushed God out of my life also.  Isn’t that just weird?  When I needed a strong connection to God the most, so I could have hope and see a bright future, I accidentally pushed God out of my life along with the pain.

Let me explain.  When I pushed the pain aside mentally, I disconnected with the world a bit, which I thought until recently was a side effect I could live with.  Turns out I feel at my weakest spiritually when I disconnect to the world – the place God created for us to live, work and play.  So by disconnecting from the world at large, I was disconnecting from God.  Once I had that insight, I brought the pain back to my attention and was one with it.  Wasn’t fun as far as pain levels, but I enjoy life so much more.  I was back to being Sunshine Walking instead of having my lights dimmed.  I still have the pain, but it isn’t bothering me like it was before I reconnected.  I guess I just having too much fun to notice.

So pain is a spiritual tool.  I’m still working on this concept, so my thoughts are not fully developed on this spiritual principle.  Here’s what I have come up with so far:  If you go with the flow of pain and not fight it; pain can be used as tool for spiritual growth.

Am I making sense?  Have you already discovered this principle?  If you have, can you give me tips to fully understand this principle so I can grow spiritual?

Life is good! God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Illustrating How I Felt:

I was just outside the world. Mostly me, but not fully me.

Feeling normal and able to interact with the world

Walking in Sunshine

It might be more accurate to say I am Sunshine Walking.  My face aches from smiling so much.  It’s a ridiculously wonderful problem to experience.

I love, love, love to walk especially these days.  I’m still glowing in the bliss of being finished with my wheelchair and am willing to walk anywhere, anytime.  Nothing stops me from walking, not even blisters, sore spots where my shoes rub my feet or grossly swollen feet.

Whether it is cloudy, raining or a gorgeous sunny day, I am walking in sunshine.  I radiate joy.  I’m doing an inner dance of joy to the refrain of “I’m not in a wheelchair!  This is fun!  I’m not in a wheelchair!  Look at me go, I’m having fun, fun, fun!”

I spend my days walking and my nights soaking my feet so I can go again tomorrow.

Are you walking in sunshine?  If not, why not make some changes in your life so you can join me and be a radiant force for good.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

Genie aka Sunshine Walking

The Health Talk

I figure it is about time we talked about what being healthy really means.  I would like you to pause a moment and think about the definition of health.  What does being healthy mean to you?  Fill in the blank:  Being healthy for me, means that I can ______.   Write or type your statement then please read further.

We need to acknowledge that everyone is on a different path is this life; no matter how much it looks like the guy next door is on the same path as you, there is something unique to each of you that the other may not know.   Someone who has been free of disease their whole life will have a radically different point of view than a disabled person who struggling with diseases and/or disorders.  Also keep in mind that not everyone on this planet is here to experience the ideal health situation according to the mainstream view of health.

Being disabled for many years, more than I care to remember, changed my idea of what exactly does it mean to be healthy.  For example, in my article “Fading Away” (http://voices.yahoo.com/fading-away-524741.html?cat=5) that I wrote in 2007 as Genie Walker,  on this topic: “For me healthy is: getting up in the morning and getting on with my day without having to notice the effort it takes to actually get out of bed.”  If you want to know more about my past, please click on the hyperlink above.  Today, my idea of being healthy is walking up and down the four flights of stairs at work, just because I can.   At this point, I can only do two flights of stairs with a few rest breaks and lot of sweating.

Now, take a look at your health statement.  Do you still agree with it?  Do you need to make some adjustments?  Whether you keep your original health statement or you make adjustments, post it somewhere where you will see it each day.  If you are already healthy, your statement will be a positive affirmation; if you are not there yet, use your statement as a goal to attain.  Remember to stay positive.

I would love it, if you would share your health statements with me.  If you don’t want to make a public comment, send me a private email at geniespeaks (at) gmail (dot) com.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am the photographer of all the photos I post here.

Adds Up

I believe there is more than one aspect to being healthy.  I wanted to share my path to healthiness in hopes my story will help someone else find health.  Until last month, I was in a wheelchair. This month I’m walking and smiling; smiling and walking.

For me attitude is everything!  I KNOW I am healed because all things are possible with God.   Being positive is a necessary ingredient and you need to never ever  give up.  When I was in grade school, I read everything I could get my hands on. Certain tales from history stuck with me and help form my attitude.  I read nonfiction stories about pioneers dying a few feet from their home, because they couldn’t see it in the blizzard so they didn’t know how close they were.  I also read that a lot folks in the old American West died of thirst, just a few feet from a watering hole.  Those people died, because they gave up. I don’t know how to give up.  Even playing a board game, I will not stop playing, because it looks like I’m losing.  I don’t stop playing until I have totally lost the game, not before.  Then I will demand a rematch.  I do not give up.

Having a strong spiritual life is important. If you don’t know deep down to your soul that miracles happen and will happen to you; your mind may reject the healing. If you start feeling better and are able to do something you haven’t done in years, do not tell yourself or anyone else “I can’t believe it.”  That’s a one way ticket back to where you were.  Instead, tell yourself and anyone who will listen, how great God is today, yesterday, and tomorrow.  Expect more miracles. Be a believer.

Have an exercise program; I despised exercise until recently.  My attitude is different, now that I’m not in a wheelchair.  Exercise is fun; anything I do is fun because I’m not in a wheelchair. Starting Saturday, I’ll be doing water aerobics in addition to all the walking I’m doing.  My face is getting a workout also, because I can’t stop grinning.  Inside I’m doing a dance, chanting “I’m not in a wheelchair, woohoo!”

Don’t let anyone set limits on you.  I’ve lost count of the number of people, who have told me that I got rid of my wheelchair too quickly.   That I should use a walker or a cane; that I should rest more, and worst yet “Don’t push so hard. Take it easy.”  I’m not listening to any of these people.   The only thing that slows me down is blisters on the bottoms of my feet; blisters from walking so much.

Another thing to keep in mind, the old saying “You are what you eat” is so true.  I eat as healthy as I possibly can; using organic foods, staying away from processed food and drinking water or juice.  Tonight, I got a reminder that the food choices you make can determine your mood, energy level and ability to think clearly.  I tried a new food product that I purchased from the health food section.  I was careless and didn’t read the label, so I really didn’t know what I bought.  Tonight, I ate the so-called healthy food and within 30 minutes of my meal, I lost my joyous attitude, my connection to God felt weak, I lost the ability to think clearly (I’ve been working on this blog for hours; it usually doesn’t take this long), my energy levels are weak and I feel like tearing someone’s head off.  I hope my body rejects this toxic poison out of my system so I can go back to being glowing with happiness and feeling joyful to the core of my being.

All these steps were part of the whole that led to my healing.  We are all on a different path and have different need, but I believe I have given a basic outline that will add up to anyone being able to be healed.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

p.s.  I woke up the next morning feeling that today is a wonderful day.  Its awesome to feel joyous.

For Real

I enjoy looking for the good in people and noticing their potential.  Deliberately noticing the positive doesn’t mean I’m blind to the negative.  In fact, I’m hypersensitive to negativity; I just refuse to take it in as part of my reality.  If you like living in a world of negativity, hopelessness and just plain unhappiness; just know that you are seeking to be misery on purpose. If that’s what you want, go ahead and wallow in it. Me, I going to enjoy life, notice the good in others and be a positive force for good; on purpose.

I’ve lived in both of these realities: the negative and positive.  When I was wallowing in being a pessimistic, I was quite skilled at distrusting what life had to offer and made sure that others noticed too.  That cliché, “misery loves company” was true in my case.   I truly was a mean person, who used her wit and sarcasm skills to create more misery.  I truly hope those I harmed were not so damaged by my behavior that they have not been able forgive me.

There was a day, when I realized that what I was doing wasn’t working for me, so I worked very hard to change my reality.  It was slow and frustrating process, but I was able to do it.  I even remember the first time I had an optimistic thought float through my brain; I was so shocked that I actually looked around to see who said that.

In my current reality, I am a strong and positive force for good.  I radiant happiness, because I see so much joy in the world and in myself, which in turn gives me the chance of brighten someone’s day rather than tear it down.  

No matter which reality you choice to own, you attract more and more of it into your life.  I choose to see your potential and assist you in seeing it for yourself.  I choose to be happy and to feel joyous, because every day is a great day.  What is your reality?

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

Baby Girl

Last week a small dove-gray kitten was found by my mother in our backyard.  The little one was trapped in the walled area that leads to the access door for underneath my house.  I had been hearing a cat meowing loudly for a couple of days, but couldn’t find it.  I would have tried harder had I realized it was a trapped kitten.  I just thought it was one of the many strays that roam the neighborhood and didn’t think about why it was sticking around.  After all, I love my yard, so why wouldn’t it?  Anyway, Baby Girl, the kitten, was so small she couldn’t jump out of the hole on her own.

Despite shaking with fear, Baby Girl didn’t panic when I touched her; she was so calm when I picked her up, she didn’t scratch me.  This was a divine experience for several reasons.  Namely, for the first time in years, I was able to get down on my hands and knees AND get back up myself.  Last year alone, I fell four times in the parking lot at work.  Namely, because I had a wheelchair lift on the back of my car and I had to walk to the driver’s side after loading up the wheelchair.  Strangers passing by would have to pick me up.  If you want to feel like a huge waste of space and I do mean huge; having a couple of strangers have to pick you up when you fall will do the trick.

Baby Girl has a soul of an explorer; the minute I set her down she took off into my garden.  It took us a couple of minutes to find her again.  Once I had her back, I held her in my arms, but the girl just wanted to explore.  Baby Girl walked laps around my neck, shoulders and lap; I perhaps should have named her after Nellie Bly or Amelia Earhart.

Baby Girl was too young to drink from a bowl.  To help her out, I dipped my fingers in the bowl and let her lick the milk off my fingers.  Why am I going into so much detail about Baby Girl?  I am supposed to be highly allergic to cats; so much so that I didn’t have to be near a cat, just near someone who had been near a cat sometime that day.  Huge hives spread throughout my body, just because somebody had been near a cat.  So the second part of this divine experience was finding out that I’m no longer allergic to cats.

In case you are wondering, a neighbor who feeds the stray cats and dogs in the neighborhood found Baby Girl a good home with her daughter and grandkids.  Yet another divine experience, a stray kitten, which was lost from her mother and siblings, has a new home filled with kids and new adventures

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

Where Baby Girl was Trapped

Out of My Way

Life is amazing and so much fun; I enjoy each and every day.  I am filled with so much joy that I radiant like a human sunbeam throwing sunshine every which way.  It’s wonderful to feel this way.  I feel joy from my head to my toes and deep down into my soul.  This is something I wanted with all my heart and soul and God granted my deepest desire.

My wheelchair was a blessing and a wonderful tool when I was in need.  I’m no longer in need.  I am walking further and further each day and exceeding every goal I’ve given myself.  I can walk up two flights of stairs with no problem.  I do admit to being a little sweaty, but I can do it.  Walking down flights of stairs is so much fun.  I had set a goal of being able to get down on hands and knees without help AND to get up again all by myself.  I didn’t expect this goal to be realized for a couple more weeks, but I did it two days ago.  Life is wonderful!

I keep hearing from family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances that I should slow down and take it easy.  I just have one thing to say to anyone who wants me to limit myself:  Get Out Of My Way!!!!

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

 

 

Listening to God

Once I was firmly on the path to being a positive force for good, I felt the need to get right with God.  I had spent years being ticked off at God, because my life wasn’t meeting my expectations and well I wasn’t getting what I felt was my due.  I was so spiritually immature that I thought that God owed me, because I had put up with a lot of crud in my life.

I perceived my life as one blow after another; all effecting my spirit, my heart, my mind and to my physical being.  There didn’t seem to me much good happening between each blow, so I changed from a giggling child who always had a smile to an adult full of rage and who always had something sarcastic to say.  I didn’t understand that the old saying “It’s all good” was true.  I was living in a black and white world; either it was bad or good; there was no in-between grayness.  What a horrible way to live.

Being ticked off at God, because I wasn’t getting what I wanted,wasn’t working so I while I worked on my attitude.   I started talking with God instead of at God.  I would have liked being able to tell you that I listened to God and did what I was directed to do, but I cannot make that claim; at least right away. It was nearly a decade after I opened up and started having chats with God, before I realized that labeling every experience in one of two categories, good or bad, was holding me back from having spiritual growth.  It’s ALL good.

Sometimes it takes years before I learn the reason why a particular situation needed to happen.  In other posts I’m sure I’ll talk about some of these insights. I wrote a journal entry in April 2012 called “The Gift” that gives an example of a situation that very easily fit into the “bad” label, but it turned out to be totally “good.”

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

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