Sending Reiki to the Ebola Crisis

Join us November 1st, 2014 from 10-11am PST.

I feel it’s overdue for Reiki practitioners called to action to set some time aside to send Reiki to the situation, whether that be to the patients, families, medical staff, research scientists, officials and basically into the future, for assistance, light and compassion.

This being the Day of the Dead, to also honor the victims who have died in tragedy, we honor you.

Join from wherever you might be, 10-11am PST.  Feel free to post comments to the event page.

Thank you for your support!

Cultivating a Successful Healing Practic

Cultivating a Successful Healing Practice Thursday, 10/23 6:30-8:30pm West Seattle http://www.reikitrainingprogram.com/node/50

Feeding the pets of homebound residents:

Feeding the pets of homebound residents: http://hooplaha.com/2014/10/animeals-feeding-the-pets-of-home-ridden-residents/

Back to balance part 2

pause_buttonI’m taking a blog break over this and next week to make time for both exercise and meditation.  I’ll come back a bit refreshed and see what new insights will come forth.  See my post from yesterday on maintaining balance…some times, leaving one thing allows room for others!

Here we go….

 

Living in Balance

gt“How do you stay so calm?” asked the young print shop clerk I’ve worked with for years.  “It’s right here on the handouts I’m printing”, I said as I pointed to the word on the cover, “Reiki“.  “It’s a method for managing stress”, I continued.  He then told me he needed to find such a technique, as his doctor had warned him he could suffer heart problems from continuing the way he had been going.  “Josh, your such a young guy!  Do you have high blood pressure?”.  Josh solemnly agreed.

Josh, the amazing print shop maverick, who has saved so many classes and events I’vetaught by going the extra mile to make sure all the printed materials were done on time is 28 years old. I suddenly saw him in an even more compassionate light.  He’s told me bits and pieces about his life as we’ve interacted over the years.  I like that about the clerks I’ve come to know at print shops, because you get to have relationships with people who really do make a difference to your life and work.I think the next time I go in I’m gifting him aReiki session, an early Christmas present.  He deserves it.Later in the day, aReiki student of mine also inquired on how I maintain balance in my life, with all the activities and work I do.  I told her it was less a ‘secret formula’ and more a dedication to my own self-care.As I’ve gotten busier over this past year, the frequency of when I receive bodywork has increased.  I get some form of bodywork usually once a week.  Sometimes it’s twice a week.  That’s only 2 hours to the days spent in service as a teacher and practitioner, but those 2 hours are my recharging stations.  Depending on how I feel, I getReiki (of course),massage, Zenshiatsu, or acupuncture.   Those 4 techniques help maintain my energy flow.I’ve mentioned I also shifted my diet about a year ago.  I’m gluten and dairy-free.  I also gave up alcohol.  Amazing difference.  I have more sustained energy throughout the day.And I wish I could say I’m dedicated to a physical exercise practice, but I’m getting there.  It’s hard to find an extra hour for that each day, so my goal is usually 2-3/week.What else?  Attitude.  I’m something like 80 plus days into this happiness blog marathon, it’s definitely helped!  And support from my family, partner and friends.  I feel blessed to be living in balance!Eileen Dey 2014

 

New Program Encourages Young Kids To Read To Homeless Cats

2014-08-20 08.23.22As they are learning to read, kids can be nervous to read in front of people. But what about cats? These opinion free felines are the perfect reading audience for students. Animal Rescue League Of Berks County, Pennsylvania came up with the program Book Buddies, which invites elementary school kids to practice their reading skills on homeless cats. Parents of students participating say that they’ve seen improvement in their child’s reading ability, thanks to the furry, judgement-free environment where they can practice. The young readers are eager to build confidence and learn to read, while cats want the love and affection of a friend. It is the perfect set up!

Great story, read more here.

9/19 Reiki Soundscape Bliss!

fallWe dive into fall with this amazing Soundscape and a guided meditation of healing by Reiki master and yoga guru Jacquie Hansen. She is teamed by the master musician Bryan Fabert.

Calling attention to the deep divinity of each moment is Bryan Fabert’s passion. Through the ancient meditative technology of the didgeridoo, Bryan creates an atmosphere of sound that calls attention to the rhythm of breath and the natural pulse of Life. Having a background in ceremonial music for community ritual, Bryan is able to flow into the spirit of the moment in collaboration with a wide range of musicians. After being initiated into the world of rhythm by the didgeridoo and hand drums, Bryan is developing himself as a singer/songwriter through ukulele and guitar. Playfull reverence for the creative energy of life guides Bryan’s work as an artist.

No prior experience of Reiki required to attend. Facilitated by Eileen Dey, Director/Founder, The Reiki Training Program and members of the Reiki Fellowship. Friday, 9/19 7-9pm Embrace the Moon 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle $12

Happiness for Perserverence

beckyI caught the segment this morning on the Today Show about Becky Alexander’s story of courage.  She is a beautiful young woman diagnosed with a rare genetic disease that is taking away her hearing and sight.  But she has found her own calling through this process and is not being held back.  The interview will show you what I am attempting to convey.

Thanks for sharing Becky!

Eileen Dey 2014

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Song of Happiness for Today

smiley_with_headphones_post_card-r456938d163c84ad19c7edc0b59864017_vgbaq_8byvr_512Have A Nice Day!   Here are four classic hits whose lyrics describe a different positive outlook on the day.

Which day are you having?

Thanks HooplaHa.com!!

Happiness for Open House Tonight!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoin us tonight at the West Seattle Reiki Sanctuary from 6:30-8:30pm for an open house and potlluck and maybe some Reiki too if we get so inspired.  Details on our meetup here!

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