Evolutionary Reiki
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Evolutionary Reiki Newsletter
JANUARY  2013  #29

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in this issue
COMMUNICATIONS
HEALING CIRCLE
UPCOMING CLASSES IN ASBURY
UPCOMING CLASSES AT BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
REIKI: SPIRITUAL PRACTICE OR ENERGY MEDICINE - BY PAMELA MILES
CELEBRATING THE "BLUE MARBLE SHOT"
WHAT SCIENTIST SAW AS SHE ALMOST DIED
COMMUNICATIONS 
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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

DUE TO A DEATH IN THE FAMILY I NEED TO POSTPONE OUR HEALING CIRCLE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 FROM 6 - 9 PM.

HEALING CIRCLES -
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NEXT HEALING CIRCLE
JANUARY 16, 2013 
FROM 6 - 9 PM
You are welcome to attend the Healing Circle on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.  It is from 6-9 pm. This is an opportunity to gather with other practitioners and share what is going on, ask questions, and receive support. It is also a time for both meditation and receiving of an attunement and, of course, this is all followed by an exchange of Reiki. Hope to see you there. Directions

HEALING CIRCLE DATES:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013  6-9 pm 
(There are no healing circles in July and August)
 

 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES IN ASBURY PARK
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 During the months of January and February I am open to teaching a Level I or II or III class for small groups. If you and another one or two or more people wish to take a class, let me know and we will work on a date.
UPCOMING CLASSES AT BROOKDALE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES
WITH BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CALL 732-224-2315

TEACHER: BILL STEVENS

REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING
Saturday, March 16, 2013  
10 - 5:30 pm   Fee $149
BROOKDALE CAMPUS      Call Brookdale College to register:
732-224-2315


 
REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING
Saturday,  April 13, 2013 
10 - 5:30 pm  $149 
BROOKDALE CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register 732-224-2315  
 
 
REIKI LEVEL II TRAINING
Saturday, May 4, 2013
BROOKDALE CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register   732-224-2315
 


Reiki: Spiritual Practice or Energy Medicine?

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When reviewing the Reiki Backgrounder for the NIH/NCCAM website, I suggested to my NCCAM colleagues that Reiki is more accurately grouped with meditation as a spiritual practice, rather than placed in the energy medicine category.

The point may seem moot, another round of academic hair-splitting, but what a difference this shift could make in today's health care. Let's take a look.

 

In energy medicine, the therapist does the housecleaning, whereas through spiritual practice, we alter our state from within.

Today's medicine is reactive by definition (otherwise it's called Preventive Medicine). Practice, however, is proactive. We reach for medicine when we feel ill; we practice as part of our regular hygiene, cognizant of the damaging effects of accumulated stress, and of our need to settle into home base at least once a day. We practice because our common sense tells us it is necessary, even when our hearts don't register the longing to phone home.

 

Conventional medicine groups spiritual practice under lifestyle modification. You make a deliberate choice, a commitment to self-care that becomes part of your daily routine, like tooth-brushing (and for some, more like flossing).

 

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Celebrating the Iconic 'Blue Marble' Shot

The image that changed the way we see Earth 

turns 40 today

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Forty years ago, on Dec. 7, 1972, three young men were on their way to the moon, racing away from the Earth at 25,000 miles per hour. Some ways out (about 28,000 miles), their ship passed a narrow tunnel of light, directly between the Earth and the sun. In that moment, they looked out the window and saw the Earth as almost no one had ever seen it: a giant, full, beautiful circle. The sands of the Sahara were in full sunlight. The snows of Antarctica shone bright white. The ocean resonated a deep blue hue.

At that point, one member of the Apollo 17 crew picked up a specially made Hasselblad camera and took several photos. No one knows who did this, because all three astronauts recalled taking the photo. Whomever did, it was a stunning, rare shot. You could see nearly all of Africa - the cradle of humanity - as well as the island of Madagascar, the Arabian peninsula and the clouds swirling over the ocean.

The photo would eventually become known as the "Blue Marble," and it would become one of the most enduring pictures of all time. In fact, that photo probably changed the way we viewed our place in the cosmos more than any other.

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What Scientist Saw as She Almost Died

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Before 2008, everything I did had something to do with mental health. I'm a neuroscientist, and I was all about understanding how we create our perception of reality, and understanding what's going on in the brains of people who experience hallucination and delusion.

But then I gave a TEDTalk about my own experience with stroke. Within weeks of delivering that talk in 2008, my life changed and the repercussions still resonate loudly in my world. My book, My Stroke of Insight, has been translated into 30 languages. Time and Oprah's Soul Series came calling. I've traveled to Europe, Asia, South America, Canada; I've criss-crossed the states. And in February 2012, I took a trip to Antarctica with Vice President Al Gore, 20 scientists, and 125 global leaders who care deeply about climate.

While I was traveling the globe, I still thought my core issue was mental health. But, perhaps spurred by that trip to Antarctica, I've come to understand that the two issues of mental health and global health are closely linked -- if not one and the same. Similar processes we use to improve our mental health can help us make better, more responsible decisions as a society -- by focusing on the compassion and integrity of our right brain, rather than the judgment, punishment and deception of our left brain.

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