Emotional Intelligence…Why I have decided to focus on improving mine…

position-2What is emotional Intelligence? It is described as: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

As Reiki healers, it can be so easy to fall into the trap…that ego trap…the one that tells us that we are doing just fine…that we are enlightened…compassionate…loving others unconditionally.

Being an instrument in the healing of another is awesome, but we often forget the saying that says: “Healer heal thyself”. We become so immersed in helping others that we forget to help ourselves, and what often happens is that we begin to express ourselves in needy or angry ways; we forget how to express our emotions in a way that is healthy and helpful rather than destructive and damaging. Self Reiki is meant to be a daily practice and one that we practice position-6without fail.

What happens though is that we become complacent, running from one healing session to another, without remembering that this work cannot be done when we are running on empty.

So…Just for today…I will do my self Reiki and allow my body, mind and emotions to be balanced by this Creative healing.

Until next time.




Sometimes our HEF (Human Energy Field) needs a little help from nature…These aura sprays are excellent

Aura spraysIn this article, I will focus on 3 plants: Helichrysum splendidum (Everlasting), Boswelia carteri (Frankincense), and Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender).

A hydrosol is the water that is left from the steam distillation of plants or resins, to gather the essential oil. This water contains traces of the properties which are found in the essential oils. Because of this they prove to be excellent room sprays, skin toners, and waters which are added to medicinal and cosmetic creams.

How is this information relevant to us as Reiki practitioners or subtle energy healers?

Often, as light workers, if we are in a vulnerable state, we forget to protect ourselves from the negativity of those around us. We may find that suddenly we are feeling exhausted and negative, as though a dark cloud has descended on our bodies. At times like these we have a variety of options: Deep meditative breathing, self-Reiki, using the cutting-the-chords technique, using smudge sticks or incense sticks to clear our personal spaces, and so on. Aura cleansing using hydrosols is a powerful, and helpful tool.

Helichrysum splendidum

helichrysplend2Energetic Uses of Helichrysum Hydrosol:
• Energetically helps heal deep emotional wounds
• Protective and uplifting as well as grounding

Therapeutic uses of Helichrysum Hydrosol:
• Used in a douche for endometriosis, fibroids, and painful periods with Rock Rose
• Speeds the healing of incisions
• Reduces swelling and bruising
• Detoxifies the liver of anesthesia
• Can be used as a mouthwash after dental work
• Effective against gingivitis and receding gums
• Helps heal scar tissue
• Effective and healing on any skin issue or irritation for people and pets
• Helpful for hot spots on our canine friends
• Can be used to treat rosacea
• Soothes sunburns, radiation burns, rashes, and skin irritations of all types when combined with Roman Chamomile hydrosol

Boswelia carteri

Frankincense treeEnergetic Uses of Frankincense Hydrosol:
• Enhances meditation and any form of energy healing
• Offers energetic protection of the auric field
• Believed to attract angels and dispel negative energies
• Wonderful for space clearing
Therapeutic Uses of Frankincense Hydrosol:
• Helps dry up excess mucus and expel phlegm from the lungs
• Deepens and expands breathing
• Useful in acupuncture on the lung meridian
• May be beneficial for mouth and gum infections

Lavandula angustifolia

lavenderEnergetic Uses of Lavender Hydrosol:
• Uplifting
• Cooling to anger
• Emotionally balancing
• Emotionally, Lavender Water is relaxing and revitalizing. It can ease stress and reduce mental fatigue. Lavender is an “adaptor,” adapting itself to your body and your psyche’s needs, soothing or revitalizing as needed.

Therapeutic uses of Lavender Hydrosol:
• Regenerative effects on damaged or fragile skin.
• Reduces all types of skin irritation and inflammation
• Safe to use on baby
• Safe to spray on your pet’s fur for hotspots and other inflammations
• Great for acne
• Used in colonics
• Combine with sage and peppermint to combat hot flashes
• Cooling
• Analgesic
• Combine with witch hazel for a before and after sunscreen spray
• Regenerative effects on damaged or fragile skin.
• Reduces all types of skin irritation and inflammation
• Safe to use on baby
• Safe to spray on your pet’s fur for hotspots and other inflammations
• Great for acne
• Used in colonics
• The “all-purpose” essential oil plant also yields an “all purpose” hydrosol. Lavender Hydrosol is gentle, balancing for all skin types, cooling in summer’s heat, soothing sunburns, healing irritation, gently tones oily, dry, and mature skin, cleanses gently and safely. Lavender has always been recommended for fragile or damaged skin. The hydrosol makes a wonderful ingredient for face masks for all skin types, a gentle toner or cleanser; and a great mister to ease sunburn or windburn.
• A linen spray, just a tiny spritz on the pillow on a sleepless night. Children can use it as a “monster spray”. When afraid of monsters under the bed or in the cupboard, it is safe and gentle enough to let the child banish the monsters all by him/herself.

Subtle energies…What are they?…Why are they important?…

aura 4When teaching Reiki, time is spent on understanding the basics of energy medicine. There are some who do not like using Reiki and Energy Medicine together as they say that Reiki is more of a Spiritual healing modality than a physical one. By dividing the human being into separate entities – physical, emotional and spiritual – we start treating ourselves as different parts of one being. The thing is-every physical thing I do has an impact on my mental, emotional and spiritual state. Every emotional thought I feel, has an impact on my physical and spiritual state and finally, every Spiritual experience I have affects the way I feel and behave physically. For me it is all one.

plant auraIt is widely believed that every object has an aura, especially humans, animals and plants. Another word for an Aura is an Electromagnetic Field. This aura is the subtle energy field. Physics suggests that every thing is energy vibrating at different frequencies, and that our consciousness interacts with the subtle energies that underlie and sustain physical reality.

EinsteinIn Western culture, Allopathic Medicine is grounded in the Newtonian view that the human body is a machine controlled by the brain and the nervous system. But, there is another approach to healing, the Einsteinian pattern which is seen in Vibrational medicine. This paradigm sees the human being as a network of complex energy fields that merge with physical and cellular systems. All matter is energy.

“The theoretical perspective is that our subtle bodies or the aura are affected by our emotional, mental, and spiritual states. If there are imbalances, in any of these areas, it will then affect the physical body.” (3)

1. Brennan, B.A., 1993, Light Emer, Bantam Books, New York
2. Dale, C., The Subtle Body Practice Manual, Sounds True, Colorado
3. Pepe, N., http://www.allthingshealing.com