Are you in the Providence, RI area? Tomorrow (Feb. 14, 2017), in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll be putting on a workshop focusing on “Love and Astrology.” This will be a FREE, one-hour lunchtime presentation starting at noon at a great local venue called The Empowerment Factory, which is a part of the Hope Artiste Village arts collective.
I’ll be giving an overview on what Astrology is in general, what the major components of an astrological chart are, and how you can start to analyze your own chart. Given the timing, this session will place special emphasis on Venus, the Planet named for the Roman Goddess of Love. As added incentive, there just may be free handouts…and I’ll definitely be offering a special, hefty discount on a chart reading by me to all attendees!
Also, on Wednesday evening – the day after Valentine’s Day – I’ll be hosting a FREE Reiki share at the same space. The event starts at 6:30pm, and will last for approximately 90 minutes. Whether you’re a Reiki veteran or a total newcomer, you’re invited to join us!
Last night, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to lead a Reiki share event at The Empowerment Factory, a non-profit organization working to help the underprivileged in the Providence, RI area. This was the second such share in what we now expect to be a monthly series.
At the beginning of last night’s share, we entered into a sort of group meditation…only instead of the more typical variety of meditation you might expect to encounter at an event like this, everyone indulged me in my desire to experiment with our ability to perceive different varieties of energy. I had brought along the three crystal wands pictured in the accompanying photo, and I wanted to see if any of the group might be sensitive to the different energy-signatures of these three very different substances.
I asked everyone to close their eyes and link hands, and then I picked up the first of the wands. I described its characteristics, and then I asked the group to take note of any changes they might be experiencing in terms of their incoming impressions while I was holding the wand, including any sensations, thoughts, and emotions that might be cropping up.
After a minute or two of focusing on that first wand, I let the group know I was setting it down, and I gave us all a minute to sort of cleanse our energetic palates of the “taste” of the first wand. Next, I repeated the process with the second, and then the third wand.
It was a very interesting exercise! I, myself, am not extraordinarily sensitive to input of this nature, but as it turned out, some of the people in the group are, and they had some very vivid and significant responses to the different wands. Because we were all connected by touch, it had seemed possible to me that this could be a possible outcome, but it was fascinating to see it play out with real feedback from real people!
After the exercise, we held the share itself, and it was a terrific session. We had several newcomers to Reiki joining us, and as always, it was very gratifying to see people coming together with positive and selfless intentions. It was also fun to pass the wands around during the Reiki share to see if anyone could sense greater stimuli through the wands (like the difference between listening to someone’s heartbeat with your unaided ear, and then trying it again with a stethoscope), or if the wands might enhance the ability to channel the Reiki energy outward. Again, some of the attendees got really good results from this technique! Reiki and crystals do tend to play well together…
Our next share is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 15th, and it will again run from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at The Empowerment Factory. Reminders to follow, but if you’ll be in the area, please mark your calendars now, and make plans to join us!
I was thrilled to present an Intro to Reiki talk earlier today at The Empowerment Factory, this terrific space here in the Providence area that’s also a very altruistic not-for-profit organization doing its best to help the less advantaged people in the vicinity.
If the video box presented here doesn’t work for you, you can click over to MY FACEBOOK PAGE to see this clip of nearly 20 minutes of the talk that I gave.
I’ll also be hosting a donation-based Reiki share event in the same space tomorrow evening (that’s Wed., Jan. 18) starting at 6:30pm, so if you’ll be in or near Providence, please consider attending! The world has not yet reached the point at which we have too much positivity and healing…
My January 1, 2017 involved a sort of holistic program of both yoga and Reiki. I loved it in the moment, it felt great on multiple levels…but then I had a bit of a stormy weekend afterwards, anyway (emotionally-speaking), and not always for reasons I could pinpoint, which felt sort of baffling and unsettling. Why would I be angry or sad (or both at the same time) for no apparent reason, and especially after I just spent half a day engaging in a terrific healing session…???
But then here’s what I decided was going on:
Just as humans can accumulate plaque on their teeth and in their arteries, we can also collect up the psychic equivalent of gunk…and this psychic gunk can be just as detrimental to our well-being as the physical kinds, but it can be controlled maybe even better, with good self-care.
But self-care, in any of its many forms, (including both Reiki and yoga, as it happens) can, as a part of its process, knock loose some of that collected psychic gunk and then release it into the ol’ psychic “bloodstream”…and until it then washes itself away, and out of the psyche-system entirely, it will be felt.
And feeling it isn’t so super-pleasant for the person whose system had been playing unwitting host all this time to that particular helping of psychic gunk.
Even this is good and healing overall, though, because with something that’s kind of insidious and creeping like plaque, the “better out than in” principle definitely applies…and better to feel some old and unsettling feels for a few days and then be done with them, than to let them fester beneath the psychic floorboards until they become truly horrific! But so the whole thing is a purging of sorts: not fun while you’re going through it, but purifying and a real way-paver for good healing.
Healing modalities across the board (from exercise to energy-healing to psychotherapy) may not always make you feel instantly “better,” but this doesn’t mean that they’re not doing their work, and doing it well…
Last night, I hosted a Reiki share here in the Providence area at this great space called The Empowerment Factory. I’ve hosted shares before, but not in this town, and not at that venue (and it was also the first-ever share held at TEF).
Even with all that being true, it was still an excellent experience! We have a couple of minor wrinkles to iron out, but everyone seemed upbeat and actively positive about the share, and we now have it shaping up to be a monthly deal. Drop me a line if you’ll be in the Providence area and looking for a Reiki-centric event, or keep watching this space for updates!
Most of you who see this will probably not be in the Providence, RI area next week…but just in case there’s a chance you might defy that statement by actually being around these parts at that time, then please consider attending the Reiki share that I’ll be hosting!
Reiki is a form of energy-based healing, with a very positive and meditative overall vibe. A Reiki share is an outstanding opportunity for both giving and receiving Reiki in a safe and supportive environment.
The event takes place next Wednesday (Dec. 14) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. It will be held at a cool place called The Empowerment Factory, which is housed in a local artists’ colony, and which is all about personal growth and community-building. The address is:
999 Main Street #707 Pawtucket, RI 02860United States
After my recent relocation to Providence, RI, I had to take some time to get the new digs set up to my satisfaction…
And I’m happy to report that I now have a space that feels very conducive to the excellent administration of healing Reiki energy! I’m therefore pleased to once again officially offer Reiki sessions aimed at enhanced well-being. I also offer attunements, so if you’re interested in becoming a Reiki practitioner yourself, I can help you along that pathway.
If you’d like to book a session or set up an attunement, then please take a look at my updated REIKI page!