Just Noticing

It’s still spring for another two weeks.  As Spring becomes Summer, nature changes.  We notice those changes.  Have you also noticed …

  • How many of us wonder how climate change will affect the seasons?
  • How social media has dramatically affected how we see and learn things?
  • How a President who thinks he has so much power actually doesn’t?
  • How people of all income levels recognize that they can have a lot of positive influence through social media?
  • How we can make personal decisions anyways?
  • How here are a lot of intelligent caring courageous people in our world?
  • How we can all make a difference in our world to help others?
  • How we can all make a difference for planet Earth?

Remember how I wrote that I would soon be stopping the blog posts and just using MailChimp to send out a Newsletter called Ripples to Waves to people who sign up?  Well this is the last blog post. I will send out about six or seven Newsletters a year.

If you haven’t already done so, I would love to have you sign up to receive my free Newsletters. The next one will go out end of June.  This link will take you to the signup form and more info.
http://eepurl.com/cBRG2r

Hope to see you through the next Newsletter

Till then, Marie

7 Benefits of Learning Reiki

Whether or not you have received a Reiki session, you probably have some preconceived ideas about why a person would want to learn Reiki.  Of course.  But I would like to take this opportunity to expand your awareness.  You may be surprised.

  1. Reiki is a wonderful means of providing self care.  This possibility goes beyond using the hand positions you would learn in a Reiki class.  You see Reiki really responds to your intention.  “Seek and ye shall find” is a perfect invitation.  Reiki energy is always there for everyone but it respects our free will.  Ask and allow it to flow.  A Reiki class speeds up the process for you so that you will more readily open to the flow and feel the effects. Imagine starting your day by centering and inviting the flow of Reiki energy, asking for guidance as you move through the day’s work, challenges and frustrations.
  2. You can use Reiki energy to calm the energy in your home.  Some days are tense.  Perhaps the kids seem out of sorts.  maybe you are having a conflict with your partner.  The area just feels like it is ripe for more.  Allowing Reiki energy to clear your chakras, and calm your field will be a good start.  You can then do the same with your home.  The Reiki energy will spread around and be “catchy” so to speak.
  3. The first two levels of Reiki can be used also with animals.   Do you have animals in your care?  Sheila Murphy, my Reiki Master colleague has been pursuing Animal Reiki.  Sheila will be offering a class (to those with Reiki 11) on how to use Reiki with animals.  In fact if I have two more students in the course, Sheila will be helping me teach it and can give you some starter tips.  It is different working with animals.
  4. Use Reiki to help prepare yourself for an upcoming challenge.  Perhaps you feel anxious about a difficult meeting, a challenging phone call you are expecting or have to make, or something of that nature.  Let yourself be Reiki.  Yes visualization is helpful but your visualization can be even more effective if you first allow Reiki to be flowing within you.
  5. Reiki helps you be ready for what the future may bring. It will help you be more resilient with the major changes occurring in the world today.  The more we practice being  with Reiki, the easier it is to invite its presence in times of confusion and crisis.  It isn’t an easy time we live in.
  6. You may wish to eventually start up a Reiki practice.  Yes some people study Reiki for the purpose of starting up a Reiki practice.  It will take some time to develop your skills enough to begin seeing clients but some people already have a practice where they see clients for similar kinds of concerns.  Talk to me about this possibility.
  7. Personally I would love to see a variety of health care practitioners using Reiki to strengthen  the care they offer.  An Occupational Therapist or Physio Therapist or Chiropractor could learn Reiki and use it to help bring a client to a better state of relaxation in order for their treatment to be more effective more quickly.  Or, I suppose they could work cooperatively with a Reiki practitioner to achieve the same end.  A Psychotherapist could also work collaboratively with a Reiki Practitioner to help the client be better able to gain new insights and perhaps release troubling issues.

I would be happy to explore these benefits with anyone who would like to work with Reiki in these ways.  Consider the Reiki  courses I am offering soon.  Reiki 1 on May 23 and Reiki 11 on May 30th.  The possibilities are endless.  Click here for more details about the classes.   Or email me with your questions at livingreiki@rogers.com.

Till next time,

Marie

 

Usui Holy Fire 11 Reiki Spring Classes

DSCF4208So glad you have an interest in Reiki. My interest began about twelve years ago and it has deepened continually since then. I love seeing how it helps people. And oh my how it has helped me too.

By the way, you can click on this link and sign up for my Ripples to Waves Newsletter published every two months.

I offer Reiki Sessions and I teach all levels of Usui/Holy Fire ll Reiki as well as Karuna Reiki. My practice is mostly in my home office just 1Km outside of Owen Sound in Georgian Bluffs (Sarawak).

I teach Reiki in different locations within or very close to Owen Sound.

About the Reiki Classes

I can’t help but bring my whole life experience to the classes I teach. Of course I follow the curriculum as taught through the International Centre for Reiki Training (ICRT at www.reiki.org). But I share with you who I am. And who I am consists of many life experiences and much more.

SPECIAL PRICE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO RETAKE A LEVEL I TAUGHT YOU BEFORE.

You do not have to repeat any level but some people like to do that for the healing experience, the reminders, and to experience Holy Fire 11 if that is new to you.

It doesn’t matter how long ago I taught you. Cost will be half price for Reiki 11 plus cost of latest book. (And $300 to retake the Master level I taught you, plus book.)

Level 1:

Spring 2017 Tuesday May 23, 8:30 till 5:00

Cost: $150 plus $25 for the manual written by William Lee Rand (but read on for special discounts)

Level 2:

Reiki level II will follow Reiki a week later on Tuesday May 30, 8:30 till 5:00

Cost: $200 (plus $25 for the manual if you do not have the manual).

Register for both Reiki l and ll together for just $320 + $25 for manual. And if you register with the non-refundable deposit of $100 before April 25th, your manual is free.

To Register or for more information:

Send me an email at livingreiki@rogers.com. Tell me what level of Reiki you are interested in. Give me your contact information so we can discuss. I would love to hear more about you and what is your experience of Reiki so far.

till next time.

Workshop: Ripples To Waves

This 3 hour workshop is a moving, experiential opportunity to enrich what you love most in your life through work with intentions, Reiki energy, and email support.

When: Tuesday, March 21st 1 to 4pm

Where: at the clinic of Dr Kara Dionisio ND on 1st Ave W across and down a bit from Shoppers.

How will it unfold:

Before the workshop:

The process will begin by email the week before when I will help you make your own individual intentions. I will send you one reading material to help learn more out intentions. This means the Intentions part will be private and customized to your specific wishes.

I have worked a lot with intentions over the past ten years or more in retreats, workshops, individual sessions and writing. I look forward to helping you bring Reiki energy to your personal or professional intentions. To me this is how we turn ripples into waves. It can be transforming.

During the workshop:

Actually much of the workshop itself is individual meditation experiences and other Reiki healing. Reiki healing can be a moving experience. Some discussion will happen if it seems in order. In the workshop itself you will use your intentions in the second half but no need to share it unless you want to for some reason. The work you do at this stage can be very powerful.
I will know in advance the level of Reiki you have studied and /or your experience with it and will customize accordingly.

After the workshop:

I will continue contact with you by email to help you stay on track for three weeks. You will not have to respond. The emails will serve as reminders.

I am making this first workshop a beta test. I want to see if my timing is on, if I have to make more adjustments, and will ask for feedback. I expect to have ten participants but no more.

Cost:

$40 for the beta test workshop (but will be around $85 for the next more refined one).
But if you find another person to register with you, then cost is $60 between you. That means just $30 each.

What if you haven’t taken any Reiki classes:

It is best if you have had at least some Reiki experience. But if not experience then Therapeutic Touch or Healing Touch experience will work.

And just in case you still weren’t sure:

To encourage registration I am giving a $25 non transferable credit for any Reiki session or Reiki class (1, 2, or Master level) with me to use sometime before May 2018. Also I will be giving out a gift on the day of the workshop but I am not exactly sure what that is yet.

Registering means

sending me an email at livingreiki@rogers.com and either mailing me a cheque at 294 Park St, RR7, Owen Sound N4K 6V5 ($20 of which is non refundable but if you have to cancel, the rest will be a credit we can discuss if needed) or use email banking asap after Feb 24th.

By the way, ten participants is the absolute limit.😍 So register now.  Only 6 spots left.

Have you subscribed to my free Newsletter yet.  Just 6 times a year.  Click here.

 

Warmly,
Marie
http://marie knapp.com

Enriching What You Do

Reminder:  Soon I will be using this blog minimally as a means of sharing reflections, news, classes etc.  Instead  I will send out a Newsletter 6 times a year via MailChimp.  If you haven’t already done so, please use this link to subscribe.  It is free.

Article: Enriching  What You Love To Do

Do you find some days seem to nudge you just a little further, a little deeper, a little more meaningfully?  Today, I once again picked up a book I brought with me on this trip to Ecuador.  It’s called The Book On Karuna Reiki: Advanced Healing Energy for Our Evolving World.  I first met the author, Laurelle Shanti Gaia, when I took the Karuna Reiki course that Laurel and her husband Michael taught in Sedona in 2014. As I read her words I see her image and hear her voice. She continues to be one of my teachers through her writing and CDs. Laurelle shares her gifts with warmth and total inclusiveness.

There is more to share about Laurelle. Within a year after the class I took, something totally unexpected append to Laurelle. She had a “stroke”.  Actually a bleed as an aneurysm burst. She was unconscious for three weeks. Friends, colleagues and family sent Reiki and prayers.  Her healing journey was one only Laurelle can tell and I hope she will someday share it in more depth.  However I invite you to read her words about her newer perspective about the meaning of healing. Insightful and thought provoking.  Here is the link to what she wrote.

Laurelle’s husband, Michael Baird, taught the Reiki Drumming course I took in Sedona in October 2016. He began the class with his story about how he learned to bring Reiki to Drumming. It was Laurelle who guided him to bring the two together for a stronger, more profound healing effect. Besides the healing experience of the two-day class, it also opened me to something new for me.  Inside of me a voice kept telling me to help people bring Reiki to what they already love doing–just as Michael did with Drumming.

It was a small nudge at first and I could see the value of it.  Little by little I have grown to accept the nudge and be open to how it could be possible.

I suppose you could say that this is the birthing of both the Newsletter I will send out six times a year, as well as the workshop for which I am almost ready to launch the beta test.

On that note, keep March 21 1 to 4 open to  possibly attend.  The information will be released soon.  Only ten spots.  Details will go out in the first Newsletter.  So if you haven’t subscribed yet, here is another opportunity.  Click on this link.

If you want more information about Reiki, please browse through my site.  http://marieknapp.com

Till next time,

Marie

A New Development

Apologies if you have already received an email about this.  Otherwise, please read on.

Time is moving along and it is already mid February. Spring will be here in another 8 or 10 weeks. I mean spring as we like to see it with green grass and signs of flowers poking up. Spring is about growth. I know you are interested in growth too– personal growth, spiritual growth, in fact mind, body, spirit growth. That is why I sense you will be interested in this information.

I am developing a contact list I can use with MailChimp. This way I will send out a Newsletter and use this blog minimally if at all.  Not sure if I may even delete my FaceBook page at some point. You will notice a link below at the bottom.

Subscribers will receive my Newsletter by email about 6 times a year. It will be more structured than my blog and more like a Newsletter. In it you will see one or two relevant articles, (mostly by me but not always), Information about workshops and Reiki classes I will offer, and information about some important events others are leading which I think might interest you. My intention is to keep it simple, infrequent and relevant to what you want.

I am sure the evolution of this Newsletter will unfold as it is meant to. I don’t want to define it too specifically yet. Feedback from readers will be helpful in guiding its evolution.

To begin, I am asking you to subscribe. Now I apologize if you receive this more than once. Just sign up once 😀 of course.

I hope to have the first Newsletter out within a couple of weeks.

By clicking on the link below, you will find a form asking for your first name and email. And then just subscribe. If you find later that you don’t want to continue, just unsubscribe. It’s easy! Thanks so much. Oh, and of course feel free to share this with people who may appreciate it. You can suggest they visit my website to know more about me http://marieknapp.com.

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Reiki: Ripples to Waves

When we take a step to help make the world a better place, we make ripples. The ripples extend from you to those you touch personally and continue to extend outward from those people to others.  Suppose we were to take a bigger step, be a bit more vulnerable, send out more and bigger ripples, can’t you see that soon the ripples have built on each other and become a wave?

Join me in looking at this further. Reiki energy responds to your requests with what is for the highest good of all concerned. Reiki energy comes from the highest source, from the creator, from the highest good. It does no harm.  You know that a Reiki session takes you to a place of deep relaxation that allows your body mind and spirit to heal at just the right pace. It feeds our soul and touches our heart.

As the energy moves through you, Reiki helps you release blocks. Blocks are places where you hold energy for a variety of reasons. Many say that it is blocks in the emotional field that lead to physical symptoms. This makes sense knowing that stress can affect your life in many ways including physical illness.  Blocks can also hold you back in your growth path.

Yes, you can also bring Reiki into your life to help you move forward in your personal growth and in your life goals. If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got. But taking that big leap is needed to move you forward, to transform your thoughts and behaviours. It requires courage, inner strength, patience and perseverance. It isn’t a smooth ride. It’s like taking the road less travelled and having to work your way through wild raspberries and some poison ivy. You reach a place of beauty and awe but the path has its challenges. Reiki can also give you what you need to handle the challenges.

If you have already taken Reiki level 1 or more, you can use reiki daily, ask for guidance and send Reiki energy to your intentions.  Although this is not difficult, sometimes it is easier with someone along side reminding you and encouraging you.

The workshop I am designing is almost ready to post so keep watching.  The input I have received from some of my clients and Reiki friends has been very useful in helping me create a package that will serve you well.

Save the date.  Tuesday March 21st 1:00 till 4:00pm.  You can be part of the beta test group, and be able take the course at a reduced cost.  More coming soon.

You have gifts that you know are valuable.  You have taken them so far but now you can consider taking that jump to a level that will help you build more confidence, be more successful and influence more people with love, compassion, encouragement, and beauty to help make this world a better, more beautiful, loving and caring place.

till next time,

Marie

 

Reiki and its meaning in these times

It is a cool morning in Baños, Ecuador.  We are here for three weeks in February. Among other adventures, it gives me an opportunity for reflection.  I ponder meaning — again — something whose presence has nudged me since childhood.  

Now I ask myself what keeps me so connected with Reiki. I sit back from myself.  I ask my soul self what is it I am drawn to with Reiki. Why do I sense it’s major importance?

I reflect.  The world is troubled.   Do you agree?  There is much unrest both politically and environmentally. Do you find you can get easily trapped in discussing or sharing the negative stuff? Yet lingering in the shadow, while still knowing we need to acknowledge it, but lingering there — changes nothing.

I know personally I need to lift my spirit and raise my vibration in order to find the inner strength, wisdom and courage to act.

What action? I don’t know for sure yet. The action will be different for all of us. But I know Reiki helps me.

Reiki is a means of connecting with the highest of the high energies.  The energy itself is healing.  It is more than healing.  It can help us move forward. It helps us balance, feel grounded, find inner strength and love.

I love its inclusiveness.  First, I know that reiki is not the only way to find these things.  Oops! I don’t mean to sound preachy.  It’s just that in this time of divisiveness, I feel Reiki can support one’s connection to any religion and no religion.  It can be used with and most often taught to all races, all sexual preferences and orientations, any willing level of intelligence, any age.  I see it as a potential unifying force.

Reiki is spiritual.  It helps raise the vibration of the planet one individual at a time.

If you have any connection with Reiki, I am here to help you use it regularly to help you bring the essence of who you are to others with much love and light. The ripple effects will continue to be shared.  More ripples become waves of spiritual love, compassion and acceptance.  I see this as a means of using our inner strength and wisdom to bring peaceful action to a world we wish to enhance, to a planet we hope survives.  

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  If you connect with my reflections please tell me.  It inspires me to move forward with the teaching I am planning.  I hope to expand on this further.  

Reiki blessings, with love 💕 and Holy Fire 🔥

Marie

A Reiki Healing Experience

If Reiki has been in your life, recently or in the past, you have an opportunity to have some input into a half day workshop I am developing.

It will be offered in Owen Sound on a Tuesday afternoon in March from 1:00 to 4:00pm.  Are you interested?

Let me tell you what I am thinking.  I would like to offer you a Usui/Holy Fire 11 group healing experience for sure. I would like to prepare for this with a Guided meditation that includes chakra clearing.   But before these occurs, I would like some discussion about Reiki and it evolution.  Perhaps you have some questions you would like answered.  Give me some input please.

After the healing of experience, we could work on identifying intentions that really matter to you and bringing Reiki to them.  Would you like some discussion about how to make Reiki a living experience for you.

Now of course time is limited but I will prepare a handout that will help you to remember and practice what you have learned.

I see this workshop experience especially helpful to people who have taken at least the first level of Reiki but actually all levels of Reiki.  However if you have received Reiki sessions and have read my web site info, and would like to take it, please email me and   we can discuss.

Your input is valuable to me now as I work on developing the content.  I look forward to hearing from you at livingreiki@rogers.com

Watch for more about the workshop next week.

Marie Knapp EdD

Usui/Holy Fire 11 Reiki Master

Karuna/Holy Fire 11 Reiki Master

Strengthen Your 2017 Intentions with Reiki

IMG_0869At this time of year we often feel prompted to review the past in an effort to consider a direction for the future.  Some call it “making resolutions”.  I prefer to use words like direction and intention because it moves me to a place within where I consider how I want to be over the next year.  I think a resolution is often filled with “shoulds” —  something that comes from without in an effort to please or impress others … or the mirror image of myself.  Over the last ten or more years I have given a lot of attention to intentions in workshops, retreats and personal coaching.

Personally there are some very serious things to consider as I examine the direction for 2017.

  1. Unless you are uniquely blessed with a strange genetic aberration, you are likely getting older. Me too.  As we all get older, I find that health becomes a bigger factor in one’s life.  I hear people say things like “I want to be able to enjoy and play with my grandchildren” or “I want to have quality of life as I age.”  Health seems to be high on the list of directions for the coming year.
  2. At the same time, we realize our mortality and this is another factor that kicks in sometime after age 50.  It nudges one to notice the decreasing number of years left and the importance of leaving a legacy.  Depending on how close retirement is, a person begins to think about ‘what next?’. Some people talk about freedom after retirement.  “Freedom to do what?” I have been retired for several years but still look at what is next, how do I want to be in the year ahead?
  3. The last year has challenged us with some surprise and very concerning situations worldwide.  Syria, Brexit, US elections, climate change, the death of several musicians and performers, family conflicts, financial worries, poverty, the murder of so many aboriginal women, and more.  Our world is in need of positive influences from someone somewhere …  from people living ordinary lives just caring and giving attention to what is needed.  Sometimes we need courage to speak up for what we stand for.  One person cannot do everything but when each of us considers one or two things we can do and ways we can be in a loving, courageous and caring way in situations in our lives, we become part of the movement to make the world a better place.  So how can we be different in the year ahead in an effort to help move us all to a better world?

Setting your intentions is much like making affirmations.  While some like to think of them as goals, I like to give them more power by wording them more like affirmations.

Begin each intention with “I am…”.  Here are a few examples:

 Yes I want to be healthy so I might say “I am making healthy choices in eating and exercising”  Or  “I am healthy and vibrant”

What do I want to leave behind for others? “I am practicing Reiki on myself and others every week.” ” I am continuing to heal myself in order to be better able to help heal others.” ” I am seeking out more learning opportunities for Reiki.”

“I am inwardly strong and courageously speaking my truth honestly and lovingly.”

Your intentions may be very different from mine.  Some people are looking for peace of mind, a sense of fulfillment, love.  The list goes on.

Reiki can play a role throughout the process.  Ask for guidance in determining your intentions.  Write your intentions on a paper and send Reiki to the intention.   Read you intention every day and send Reiki energy to your intention asking for assistance in bringing it to fruition. Express gratitude knowing that what you ask for is for the highest good of all concerned.  Then trust, and let go of the outcomes.

Want to share some of your intentions with me?  I would be happy to read them and send you a response if you wish.   I am sure they will be heartfelt and honest.  I wish you well.

I can also see you for individual coaching with Reiki sessions to help you move forward with your intentions and help you get unstuck. email me at livingreiki@rogers.com

You may be interested in working more on these concepts in an Intentions with Reiki workshop I am creating.   Please email me if this interests you.  livingreiki@rogers.com

Happy New Year,

I wish everyone everywhere a year ahead filled with love, peace and much joy.

Till next time,

Marie