Holiday Blessings

Wisechoices Newsletter - Winter 2011                           

In This Issue
Message from Mari
An Angel lives in Rugby
Looking back & Forward
Anarchy of Angels
Jikiden Reiki Courses
A Message from the Universe

A message from Mari


Blessings and Peace for the Holidays




December 20-28 


(lit. "re-dedication")

an eight-day festival beginning on 25 Kislev, celebrating the Maccabees' recapture of the second Temple from the Syrian Greeks, and its re-dedication, marked by the kindling of lights on a menorah or chanukiah 



Dec 25

Historically, a long line of festivals have occurred during that time of year and, after the promotion of Christianity to state religion by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 312 AD, the stage was set for Christmas to become the primary holiday for much of the Western world. In the early days of the faith, adherents often took advantage of large pagan holidays to celebrate important events of their own. When the Edict of Milan officially carried out Constantine's orders, what had once been a vast public carnival to honor the Winter Solstice transformed into a way to commemorate Jesus' birth



December 26- January 1st.


It's an African American celebration developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a way to celebrate and promote the African American culture. Kwanzaa focuses on seven principles namely unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

is a Celebration of Family, Community and Culture  



 New Years 

January 1


The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome. With most countries using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, New Year's Day is the closest thing to being the world's only truly global public holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts. January 1 on the Julian calendar currently corresponds to January 14 on the Gregorian calendar, and it is on that date that followers of some of the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate the New Year.




    When we wish for something our consciousness opens to receiving it like a flower unfolding its petals to receive a bee.


What wishes/intentions will you start 2012 with?  


    Take the time to watch this beautiful video


Enjoy the Ride



Here is a video about Gratitude for each and every precious moment

 in our day.  



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An Angel lives in Rugby


English boyI am a mother and grandmother who based in the Czech Republic for over 13 years. I traveled all over the world as a facilitator of personal development and healing. I am considered independent and have really never thought of asking for help; my work is helping others. However life gave me an opportunity to experience how I had stopped the natural balance of giving and receiving in my life. This was supported with the help of many people and especially an angel who lives in Rugby, England before Christmas in 2003.


In October 2003 I came to the UK for a short visit to help friends get organized in order to put their house on the market. I rolled up my sleeves and helped them sort through years of collected papers and stuff. It was fun yet hard work and I felt I made a difference in getting their home in order before the sale. The mountain of tasks to complete finally had become a molehill.


However on the morning of the third day of my visit I suffered a heart attack and was rushed in to A&E in Milton Keynes. I spent a month in hospital after finally been transferred to The John Radcliff Hospital for more tests. 


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Looking Back and Moving Forward with Reiki



Another year is nearly over. My 67th birthday is coming up in a month's time. When I was a young girl my mother told me that time seems to speed up when you get older. Yes, speed certainly takes on a new meaning when life seems to run at warp speed and I sure do not think of myself as "older," yet in a blink of an eye, another birthday has been here and gone.


The year 2011 has been filled with great joys and sorrows.  At times I felt I was riding inthe front car of a roller coaster and being asked to take my hands off the safety bar. Slowly going up to a new height can be exhilarating, and on the way down it can be a hair-rising moment.




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Anarchy of Angels

Mari Hall


Last night I dreamed that I experienced both polarities of my mind in a battle of sorts. Each side wanted to be right, to win and insisted on knowing better what I needed to do. It all made perfect sense. The experience was as clear as the stars in the night sky. Then I heard an Angel Whisper.


"The duality of the mind with all its logical reasons to do or not do is coupled with an overarching YES to the growth experienced once we let go and fly out like the angels we truly are."


"Anarchy" typically is meant to refer to a society/self which lacks publicly recognized government/leadership."   


Join us in the Spring of 2012 for Jikiden Reiki courses 
in Norwalk CT and Houston, TX  

Jikiden Reiki means directly taught in Japanese. It is entirely free of Western influence. It's roots go back almost to the discovery of Reiki itself. It differs to "Western" style Reiki in approach, attitude and ideas. Some people notice a real difference in the feel of Jikiden Reiki. This lineage goes from Dr. Hayashi to Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi, who learned Reiki in 1938. You will experience Reiki in its original beauty and simplicity.

  • It is completely unique- a Japanese Reiki with no western ties
    It is much more than a relaxing therapy- It has a history of success with chronic illness
  • A clear history that has been proven for many years to be safe and effective
  • A very simple, non religious therapeutic treatment that works even if you believe or not
  • Includes all idea and methods not previously taught in the west
  • Accreditation and Regulatory Bodies

All Jikiden courses organized by Mari and Wisechoices are accredited by the Japanese Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto Japan. You will receive your certificates directly from Japan


Frank Arjava Petter will be teaching the three courses offered.

Norwalk, CT

Jikiden Shoden & Okuden Course 
Sunday, April 29 - Thursday, May 3, 2012


Shihankaku Training 
Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5, 2012


Houston, TX

Jikiden Shoden & Okuden Course 
Wednesday, May 9 - 
Sunday, May 13, 2012 


For more information about the classes, follow this link




The Universe

A Message from the Universe

Laced throughout every day of your life are hidden highways of opportunity, invisible crossroads of time, and golden avenues for personal transformation that if only traveled upon, would reveal the extraordinary, the sublime, and the unexpected. 

Yet most slip by undetected until there's first a childlike wonder at the ordinary, the routine, and the expected. 

Hot diggity-dog!


 Heart Food

 Heart Food-Thoughts  at Years End


"Don't just take a few courses. Change the course of your life!"


  "May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, 

and every window open to great possibility" 
--Mary Anne Radmacher


"No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place." 
--Zen saying


  "Scatter joy!"   



"May your life be crowded with unexpected joys" 
--H. Jackson Brown Jr.


"Now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been..."