Monday, April 20, 2009

weekly tip slip up

Ooops! I neglected to send a weekly tip last week and the week before was Easter and was not planning that. I sure have missed everyone and hope everyone is having a great spring.It is interesting, I was going to continue to look at the wonderful world of Reiki. However, this week and last week everytime I focused on where to look at Reiki, something else came up. Diet! Not even including what I am reading, I had clients with questions and other random occurances. So the universe speaks so I listen or try too.So here is what I keep running into, diabetes. Yea, my sugar is just fine, actually it runs low. Thank goodness, cause I have a crazy kind of sweet tooth! One of the things that I have read in multiple places (I'll share those books momentarily) is that diabetes is a warning sign of cancer. OH NO! Yep, here is why in the easiest way I have ever heard it explained. Because I have heard for years that yes, people living with diabetes has a higher risk of illness and other maladies, it did not all connect until I heard Dr. Ann Kulze speak at a Carilion Women's Health University (540-266-6000 to find out when the next one is, they are very informative and on different topics). This is how she put it and I had an "a-ha moment". Inuslin is a "fighter" hormone. If it is off fighting high sugar, it cannot be fighting off a cold, flu or cancer. So if you do have diabetes keep it in check! If you can start excercising and watching your diet and keep in constant communication with your primary care physician, becuase there might come a day when you do not need it, but let them decide. Here are few more juicy details. ZERO Trans fats does not always mean zero trans fats! OMG! What what I said. Yep our food makers that pre-package everything has made it so that your ZERO trans fats can have up to 500 milligrams of trans fats and still say 0. Those 500mg add up! Eat berries with your breakfast and if it is winter get frozen, but eat them. They have a great source of antioxidants. In short those are the cool things that helps our bodies stay healthy.Add water, just because it is that good! The general rule of thumb is 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. If you weigh 100 pounds dring 50 ounces of water. Here are a few books to help you get started and possibly get motivated!Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet: A Simple Plan For Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality by Dr. Ann Kulze - 0974832812Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! by Jillian Michaels and Mariska van Aalst - 0307450732Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber - 0670020346The Culprit and The Cure: Why lifestyle is the culprit behind America's poor health by Steven Aldana - 0975882813Stop & Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide (Paperback)by Steven Aldana - 0975882848Don't forget that I am donating 50% of your appointment cost to The Lance Armstrong Foundation in the month of April! :o)Peace and joy!Rhonda

Friday, April 3, 2009

Weekly tip 04/03/2009

Happy April 2009!
I know that you see Reiki on my Facebook group, holding classes, practices and sessions. I recognize that you may not have any clue what Reiki is and how it can benefit you. The benefits are countless and limited only to your belief. Let us start at the beginning.

What is Reiki?
It is a channeled energy that comes from whatever higher source you believe in. Whatever you choose to call your higher source, God, Allah, Buddha, you, Jesus and so on. It does not come from your energy, so you do not get tired. In fact you get the benefits of the energy at the same time you give a treatment.

How does Reiki work?
Put simply, it gives you good energy and takes away the room for the bad energy. That is if you believe in good and bad. :0) Therefore if there is no room for energy that can drag you down, you have improved health, concentration, better sleep, better coping abilities and the list goes on.

How many levels of Reiki classes are there?
Three levels. At this time Reiki 1 & 2 are one day classes or two half day classes. In Reiki 1 the cost is $125 and includes a book, lots of handouts and the four attunements to open you up to the Reiki energy. Reiki 2 is $225 and expands your Reiki energy to be more powerful and allows you to send distant Reiki. Reiki 3 or the mastership class is $300 and is a two day class. I do offer discounts for full-time students. Ask if you have a question about classes or know someplace you would like to see a class held. With Reiki 1 you can begin a Reiki healing practice, though it is not recommended until Reiki 2, because the energy gets strong the more you use it.

How much does a session cost?
In my office I charge $30/hour, with most sessions not going over an hour.

One wonderful benefits of Reiki is it brings you closer to God and it helps to grow your spiritual practices and beliefs. In the classes I feel the wonderful energy of angels and God filling the room. The same energy comes in during treatment sessions too. Your guardian angels, spirit guides or whatever you call your spirit helpers comes in to assist in your healing. So that the Reiki energy can go exactly where you need it most, even though there are several hand positions that go all over the body.

There is a very brief explanation of what Reiki is. Feel free to ask questions. More next week. :0)
Peace and joy,
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