Author: amorbeedove

Power of Daily Affirmations

With I hear the term “daily affirmations,” I always think of Stuart Smalley from Saturday Night Live who said at the end of each skit while staring in a mirror, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!” While this was poking fun at the use of daily affirmations, in fact, affirmations actually work! I think the hardest part about them is making it a daily habit and sticking with it.

While browsing through the Goodwill, I came across an interesting title called, “The Dynamic Law of Healing,” by Catherine Ponder. It was copyrighted in the 80s and I was intrigued enough as a reiki practitioner to buy it for $1 and see what messages it might offer. Essentially, the book breaks down the power of affirmations and the different types. For example, there are affirmations of forgiveness in which you forgive all those that have hurt you in your past, present, and present as a way to let go and release any long standing negative emotions you may have festering inside your body. Another type is divine love affirmations, where you channel and invoke the incredible power of divine love in your daily life. As many a trite sayings, love conquers are–this is quite true that the riding the frequency of love can change your DNA and mental outlook.

I have been practicing these different types of affirmations and have noticed a huge difference in my life. I am surrendering my issues up to God and living with divine love, forgiveness and gratitude. I wanted to share some of my favorite affirmations that I carry with me in my phone when I have a moment alone or feel like praying. I recite these over and over again during the day. Please use as many as you like or create your own!

  • I am a magnet for miracles. I trust my source and I am divinely guided and directed.
  • My life, my health, my prosperity, my happiness, my success, my good cannot be limited! I am unfettered and unbound!
  • I am divine intelligence. Every part of my body is filled with divine intelligence. I am whole, well, harmonious through and through
  • All that has offended me, I forgive. Whatever has made me bitter, resentful, unhappy, I forgive. Within and without, I forgive. Things past, things present, things future, I forgive.
  • I am the radiant child of God. My mind, body, and affairs now express His radiant perfection.
  • My heart is filled with divine love and divine love will work any miracle that needs working.
  • God is love.

Angel Messages

The longer I practice reiki, the more and more open my channel becomes to other spirits and light beings. These beings include angels. I grew up Catholic so angel lore and mythology was always part of religion studies and Sunday school, but the thought of a guardian angel or communing with various archangels or saints never really stuck with me. However, a recent reiki share experience changed my mind.

For those that don’t know, “reiki shares” typically consist of a meet-up of other reiki practitioners to give and receive reiki and practice on one another. Although I perform reiki on myself everyday, it’s nice to be treated by others from time to time and for those to see or feel things not in your immediate awareness. During this particular reiki share, another reiki practitioner, Stephanie, and myself were channeling energy for a young man. As I was channeling energy around his feet and ankles, I heard a sharp, high-pitched ringing in my ears. It sounded as if a tuning fork was struck loudly by my ear. It was a sound I recall hearing before, but never really paid much attention to. After the session, I asked my friend if she heard the same noise that I did. She smiled and said it was my angels trying to tell me a message and she noted she saw flashes of green and red, both colors associated with Archangel Michael and Raphael. Stephanie also shared that this type of sound is typical from angels as it’s an angelic frequency.

Since that time, I’ve been praying and channeling my angels and specific archangels. Anytime I need help, guidance, or support, I call upon Archangel Michael and, if I need help with helping others or myself, I call upon Archangel Raphael.  As mentioned in my last post, Doreen Virtue is an excellent source on the topic of angels and how to communicate with them.  She talks with them daily and teaches you how to be more conscious and aware of their messages. As with everything, it takes time and patience, but it’s fun talking with them and praying regularly.

 

Angel and Oracle Messages for 2017

While being more in-tuned with my spirit guides and angels, I have been religiously watching Doreen Virtue’s weekly oracle readings. She is world renown for her work with angels and other spirit guides and constantly communes with them to deliver their messages to us. Most can agree, 2016 was a tough year. I can attest that I had a very difficult year with the loss of my father being the culmination of all the chaos (it was the year of the monkey after all!). At any rate, I am eager for 2017 to bring new blessings, abundance, and lots of healing, both globally and personally. If you have the time, I encourage you to listen to Doreen’s 2017 predictions for the entire year. She is on point with so much going on globally and brings truth and optimism to a new year. Relax and enjoy the video and may reiki light surround you and bring you all that you wish to manifest in the new year.

Free Distant Healing Reiki!

The Distant Healing Network is an excellent resource I learned about during my reiki certification which provides free reiki healing for yourself, loved ones, and even pets! It’s a website dedicated to providing everyone access to reiki healing via distant healing energy. As a volunteer reiki practitioner on this site, it helps to practice my distant healing skills while reaching people from all over the globe. To explain, distant healing means the reiki practitioner sends the reiki energy to the requestor without physically being present with one another. The reiki practitioner still goes through all typical motions as they would if the person were there in person. The requestor simply needs to be open to receiving this healing energy and they can access this energy at any time they wish (like reiki energy going into the cloud to be accessed at a later time).

Simply go to their website (below), fill out a short form (i.e., the name of the person who needs reiki and where they are physically located) and you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your request. Shortly thereafter, you will get another email where your request will be assigned an experience reiki practitioner who will provide the requested person with continuous reiki healing for 7 days or more. You can make as many requests, over and over, as you like. When my father was ill, I would send reiki requests each time they expired and even send requests for my dog who had surgery. Every bit helps for those in need.

Distant Healing Network

 

Benefits of Reiki to Treat Anxiety and Pain in Hospital Patients

I often like to review some research regarding the benefits of reiki therapy to common human ailments like stress, anger, anxiety, etc. In recent years, more and more hospitals are accepting and implementing volunteer reiki programs for their patients and staff. Some hospitals already perform a reiki-type practice called “Healing Hands,” which is essentially the same concept of using touch to heal. I have personally provided reiki to cancer patients and those in hospice and they respond well to the sessions and feel relaxed and comfortable. In no way am I claiming or believe that reiki will cure diseases or cancer, but it provides comforting psychological, spiritual, and, in some cases, physical relief. Below is a short article summary regarding a study conducted for cancer patients receiving reiki treatments.

Read on and be inspired!

The Effects of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Patients Attending
a Day Oncology and Infusion Services Unit.

American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 2012 Jun; 294: 290-294.

BACKGROUND: Reiki is a system of natural healing techniques administered by laying of hands and transferring energy from the Reiki practitioner to the recipient. METHODS: We investigated the role of Reiki in the management of anxiety, pain and global wellness in cancer patients. Building on the results of a pilot project conducted between 2003 and 2005 by a volunteer association at our hospital, a wider, 3-year study was conducted at the same center.

The volunteer Reiki practitioners received 2 years of theory and practical training. The study population was 118 patients (67 women and 51 men; mean age, 55 years) with cancer at any stage and receiving any kind of chemotherapy. Before each session, the nurses collected the patient’s personal data and clinical history. Pain and anxiety were evaluated according to a numeric rating scale by the Reiki practitioners. Each session lasted about 30 min; pain and anxiety scores were recorded using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), together with a description of the physical feelings the patients perceived during the session.

All 118 patients received at least 1 Reiki treatment (total number, 238). RESULTS: In the subgroup of 22 patients who underwent the full cycle of 4 treatments, the mean VAS anxiety score decreased from 6.77 to 2.28 (P

<.000001) and the mean VAS pain score from 4.4 to 2.32 (P = .091). Overall, the sessions were felt helpful in improving well-being, relaxation, pain relief, sleep quality and reducing
anxiety.

Source: http://www.shibumireiki.org/blog/article/the_effects_of_reiki_therapy_on_pain_and_anxiety_in_patients 

Also, another short video on the wonders of reiki for cancer patients in Australia: