Evolutionary Reiki
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Evolutionary Reiki Newsletter
APRIL  2015  #55
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in this issue
COMMUNICATIONS 
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NEXT HEALING CIRCLE IS

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15,  2015 
AT 6 PM 

HEALING CIRCLE
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HEALING FLOWER
           
          
               NEXT HEALING CIRCLE               
            
 
   

 
You are welcome to attend the Healing Circle on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. 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 10, 2014  6-9 pm 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 [cancelled] 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 [Cancelled]
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 [cancelled]
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 
(There are no healing circles in July and August)
UPCOMING REIKI CLASSES IN ASBURY PARK
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 NEXT CLASSES IN ASBURY PARK
[Taught by Bill Stevens]

 

Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level I [Shoden]

Saturday - MAY 2, 2015  - 9-5 pm - Asbury Park

With an optional evening from 6-9 pm for those who want more practice. Please make intention to take this class known to Bill,  as soon as possible 

Call 732-284-9990

CHECK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
 

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Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level II [Okuden]

Saturday - APRIL 11, 2015 ,  9-5 pm - Asbury Park

With an optional evening from 6-9 pm for those who want more practice. Please make intention to take class known to Bill two weeks prior to class.

Call 732-284-9990

CHECK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
 

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Usui Reiki Ryoho-Level III [Shinpiden]

Saturday/Sunday MAY  16/17, 2015 -   9-5 pm

[NEED TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS]

With an optional evening from 6-9 pm for those who want more practice. Please make intention to take class known to Bill two weeks prior to class. 

Call 732- 284-9990

CHECK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
 

 


UPCOMING CLASSES AT BROOKDALE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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


REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 - 5:30  $149
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register   732-224-2315

REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING
Wednesday/Thursday, August 12/13, 2015
 6:15 - 9:45 pm  [need to attend both evenings]  $149
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315

REIKI LEVEL II TRAINING
Saturday, August 15, 2015    10 am - 5 pm
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315

East-Coast | USA 4 Day Reiki Retreat | 16-20 April 2015

Pendle Hill 
Wallingford, 338 Plush Mill Rd 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


 

The 4 Day Reiki Retreat at The Barn in Pendle Hill takes your Reiki journey to a different level and understanding.


 

Arrive Thursday afternoon and leave Monday afternoon!

During these 4 days we will discussion the spiritual aspects of Mikao Usui's teaching and how to apply them in our daily lives.

We begin each day with a 45-minute silent meditation during which Frans performs Reiju for everybody. We will practice techniques like Hatsurei-ho, Joshin Kokyu Ho, Hands on Healing, chanting mantras and much more... AND if the weather allows, we might do a walking meditation through the retreat centre.


We practice 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon, with lots of time in the evening to share healing, stories, and fun with your fellow retreatees.

Frans has been hosting these Reiki Retreats for many years now and infuses them with great humour, knowledge of Japanese spiritual teachings, and his own depth of practice of Mikao Usui's teachings.

Come and share with all the other participants to create a wonderful Reiki community.
 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 


 


 


 

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
 ANIMAL REIKI TODAY 
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Animal Reiki Source
Guiding animal lovers to peace and wellness  

New Teleclass! 
Tues., March 31          6-7 PM Pacific 

This special 1-hour teleclass is for all Reiki practitioners who love animals and want to get better responses from the animals they work with.

  • Discover a NEW way to talk about Reiki that EVERYONE can relate to. 
  • Learn the number one sneaky distraction to our mental focus, and how to overcome it.
  • Learn the best state of mind to be in during treatment - and how to stay there!
  • Learn why animals show us we MUST "let go and let Reiki."
  • Realize a deeper practice of Reiki for real results with the animals you love!


*Special price of $47 for the first 25 sign-ups. After that, cost will go up to $55.

If you can't make it live, there will be an mp3 available to listen to and/or download.


Qigong vs. Reiki
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As I study for my certification as  a Qigong/Tai Chi teacher and continue to practice both Qigong and Reiki,  I become more convinced that there is little if any difference between Ki and Qi or between Reiki and Qigong except for the way we access this life force energy. 

 

I would like to share with you some quotations from a book written by my teacher, Roger Jahnke, entitled "The Healing Promise of Qi - Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi, which I highly recommend to you. See if you can get a sense of what I am getting at.

 


[continuation from last newsletter]

Signs of ample and harmonious Qi
*little or no pain
*normal body temperature
*normal pulse rate and volume
*pink tongue
*feeling rested 
* stamina
*productive
*creative
*energetic 
*humorous
*happy/peaceful
*imaginative, curious
If you exhibit six or more of these qualities you have ample Qi. 

Signs of deficiency or Qi stagnation
(Everyone exhibits some signs of Qi deficiency or stagnation, event relatively healthy people.  Signs such as these serve as a gentle wake up call at first. "Disorder is easiest to overcome before it starts; prevent problems before they arise."

*fatigue
*stress, tension
* pain - joints, head, neck, back
*digestive and bowel problems
*anger, fear, worry, panic
*sickness and disease
*frequent colds, flu
*sexual or menstrual difficulties
*lung disorders
*allergies
*overly emotional stress
*forgetfulness
8depression lethargy
*anxiety, restlessness
*frustration, violence
*laziness, procrastination
*difficulty regulating body temperature
*sleeplessness
* red, pale, or coated tongue
*slow, fast, weak, or erratic pulse
If you express three or four of these symptoms, an ounce of prevention is not enough.  Begin with a lighthearted, preventative practice of Qigong to neutralize health problems while they are minimal. If you have five or more of the signs on this list, I would suggest a more accelerated approach to Qigong...

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL QIGONG ASSOCIATION TAKES PLACE IN OUR BACK YARD - BASKING RIDGE, NJ JULY 17-19 [FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY  AND ROGER JAHNKE IS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER -  COME FOR ONE DAY OR THE WHOLE WEEK-END.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Bigger than Science Bigger than Religion
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The world as we know it is slipping away. At the current rate of destruction, tropical rainforest could be gone within as little as 40 years. The seas are being overfished to the point of exhaustion, and coral reefs are dying from ocean acidification. Biologists say that we are currently at the start of the largest mass extinction event since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. As greenhouse gases increasingly accumulate in the atmosphere, temperatures are likely to rise faster than our current ecological and agricultural systems can adapt.


 

It is no secret that the Earth is in trouble and that we humans are to blame. Just knowing these grim facts, however, won't get us very far. We have to transform this knowledge into a deep passion to change course. But passion does not come primarily from the head; it is a product of the heart. And the heart is not aroused by the bare facts alone. It needs stories that weave those facts into a moving and meaningful narrative.


 

We need a powerful new story that we are a part of nature and not separate from it. We need a story that properly situates humans in the world-neither above it by virtue of our superior intellect, nor dwarfed by the universe into cosmic insignificance. We are equal partners with all that exists, co-creators with trees and galaxies and the microorganisms in our own gut, in a materially and spiritually evolving universe.


 

This was the breathtaking vision of the late Father Thomas Berry. Berry taught that humanity is presently at a critical decision point. Either we develop a more heart-full relationship with the Earth that sustains us, or we destroy ourselves and life on the planet. I interviewed the white-maned theologian (he preferred the term "geologian," by which he meant "student of the Earth") in 1997 at the Riverdale Center of Religious Research on the Hudson River north of New York City. Berry spoke slowly and with the hint of a southern drawl, revealing his North Carolina upbringing.

"Every molecule in my body was birthed in a star hanging in space."

"I say that my generation has been autistic," he told me. "An autistic child is locked into themselves, they cannot get out and the outer world cannot get in. They cannot receive affection, cannot give affection. And this is, I think, a very appropriate way of identifying this generation in its relationship to the natural world.

"We have no feeling for the natural world. We'd as soon cut down our most beautiful tree, the most beautiful forest in the world. We cut it down for what? For timber, for board feet. We don't see the tree, we only see it in terms of its commercial value."


 

It is no accident that we have come to our current crisis, according to Berry. Rather, it is the natural consequence of certain core cultural beliefs that comprise what Berry called "the Old Story." At the heart of the Old Story is the idea that we humans are set apart from nature and here to conquer it. Berry cited the teaching in Genesis that humans should "subdue the Earth ... and have dominion over every living thing."


 

But if religion provided the outline for the story, science wrote it large-developing a mind-boggling mastery of the natural world. Indeed, science over time became the new religion, said Berry, an idolatrous worship of our own human prowess. Like true believers, many today are convinced that, however bad things might seem, science and technology will eventually solve all of our problems and fulfill all of our needs.


 

Berry acknowledged that this naive belief in science served a useful purpose during the formative era when we were still building the modern world and becoming aware of our immense power to transform things.


 

Like adolescents staking out their own place in the world, we asserted our independence from nature and the greater family of life. But over time, this self-assertion became unbalanced, pushing the Earth to the brink of environmental cataclysm. The time has come to leave this adolescent stage behind, said Berry, and develop a new, mature relationship with the Earth and its inhabitants.

We'll need to approach this crucial transition on many different fronts. Scientific research has too frequently become the willing handmaiden of what Berry called "the extractive economy," an economic system that treats our fellow creatures as objects to be exploited rather than as living beings with their own awareness and rights. Moreover, technology, in Berry's view, potentially separates us from intimacy with life. We flee into "cyberspace"- spending more time on smart phones, iPods, and video games than communing with the real world. 

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