What is Reiki?

A Brief Overview

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

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Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Mikao Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five prinicples of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Mikao Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder , Usui Mikao

With thanks from the International Centre of Reiki Training website.

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2017 – Your wake up call!

The Year of the Rooster is your wake up call! We’re expecting 2017 to be a clash of grit, determination, and head-strong fortitude.

With work, school and family demands rising we can feel like we’re being ‘hen-pecked’ or stuck in the coup trying to manage the pecking order.

I can hear you saying, “really, a smooth year ahead would be nice”, filled with the peace and calm temptations we see as we comb the social media landscape late into the night, or perhaps before the cock crows in the morning.

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What was my NY Resolution again?

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution and stick to it, until it all became too uncomfortable or difficult to keep going?

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Change requires courage and persistence. Maybe it’s easy in the beginning, but now it’s the hard yards. The time when you sweat and hurt, and feel tired and unsupported. Right?

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A migration of Christmas traffic will grace the roads of our wide brown land next month in pursuit of the meaning of Christmas; a reunion of hearts.

Happiness at this time of year may be a fleeting moment amidst the chaos and activity of the ‘silly season’. For most, Christmas is a time of ‘putting in the effort’ for family relationships in the hope for resolution, shared experiences and something worth remembering. Is this you?

Are you looking forward to Christmas?

Our experts at ‘expectme’ offer you a healthy focus with good intentions, so that you can enjoy the summer holidays, whether you’re on your own or in a crowd. Go to expectme HOME .

For a sweaty workout or a refreshing early-morning meditation session or gentle mobile massage service, you’ll find a great team of ‘experts’ here in the Physical element of our site: to go to Physical, click HERE.

How would you like to feel at Christmas?

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Your New Year’s resolutions will be easier with the help of a clairvoyant or psychic reader, and other energy healers who can offer stress relief and clarity, as well as Christmas gifts and vouchers for giving to others. To go to Energy on our site, click HERE.

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Let’s make Christmas a time of moderation and celebration – one special moment at a time.

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Hydrate and Heal

Hydration is key any time of year, especially for gut and digestive health and vibrant brain activity. Are you drinking enough water?

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If you’re looking to make water more palatable use a lemon. It’s simple. You know that fruits and vegetables are full of water, so mix your favourites with Melissa’s products to increase your intake of good nutrition as well.

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Complement Your Therapies

Holistic health is all about finding a complement of therapies that works best for you to achieve your chosen outcomes. This is not new, but how many times do we corner ourselves into thinking that changing how we live is going to hurt, create discomfort, and take time?

Yes it is.

Creating space for a balance of healthy food, lifestyle, emotion and physical exercise – no matter what our capacity – allows us to find, and feel, our boundaries.

When was the last time you stretched yourself until you reached a new level in satisfaction? Are you proud of who you have become? What can you do to reach higher, and be someone you truely love?

When you love your body, it loves you back. Same for your mind and soul – it’s all an integrated web just waiting for your focus.

Building resilience and strength involves tears, sweat and pain. Acknowledging the past, learning from the lessons, then letting it go.

This is a gift to ourselves to be the person we wished we were – allow yourself time to cry, feel pushed to the edge, and question your response, because when you do this, you’ll be letting go of your ‘habit’ and opening to an enlivened state of vitality.

Here at expectme you’re not on your own in this journey.

We have the experts to help you body, mind and soul.  Empower yourself with the right people, with skills and expertise to get you across the line. This is your journey and we’re here to help you achieve your goals, one step at a time.

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Essential Oils for Wellness, Naturally

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Pure essential oils and oil blends are revolutionising the way families manage their health, according to Sue Gavel of Wellness@ TenParkAvenue.

“These gifts from nature support every function of the body and bring balance, promote health, healing and wellness, naturally”, says Sue.

We’ve noticed an influx of quality essential oils on the market and Sue is proud to share the natural benefits of dōTERRA essential oils and wellness products, as market leaders in Australia. These Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Essential Oils are nature’s safe and effective support for better health and well-being for the whole family.

So how versatile are essential oils? You’d be surprised that dōTERRA also have a range of essential oil-based dietary nutrients you can include in your cooking for inner health, and on the outside, skin care, personal care and natural living products that create an healthy environment for your family in your home. From kitchen to bathroom and laundry, these products offer natural, non-toxic alternatives to chemical-based products.

Sue conducts a variety of workshops in Griffith, Leeton and Wagga, bringing interested community and health professionals such as massage therapists, naturopaths and yoga teachers together to learn the benefits of these products.

The best way to learn is through one of Sue’s dōTERRA Introduction to Essential Oils and Make & Take workshops, as well as one-on-one consultations. With Sue, this can be done in person if you are live around the Leeton area, otherwise a scheduled phone hook-up at a suitable time is available.

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Sue loves to offer and share free samples of these awesome oils and oil blends so everyone can experience the benefits first-hand.

dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are the finest essential oils available in the world. Each of our oils meets strict quality testing for purity and composition, ensuring that your experience consistently provides maximum wellness benefit for your emotional and physical health.

Discover the full product range of essential oil products for healing, recipes for every meal, solutions for home cleaning, and improving peak performance with Sue Gavel at Wellness@Ten Park Avenue – Find out more about Sue’s essential oils products HERE.

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