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7 – 9pm Singing Bowls Concert and Reiki Share Together! (For Reiki Practitioners)

Singing BowlsNOTE: This is a FRIDAY event — there is no Thursday Reiki Share in February due to it being Valentine’s Day)

Reiki and Sound Healing, together!

We are so happy to have Sarah Reilly, sound healer, come and play her singing bowls during our monthly Reiki Share.
If you are a certified Reiki practitioner, at level 1, 2, Advanced or Master level, and you would like to practice with other practitioners of Reiki in Daylight’s healing environment, and if you would you like to meet Reiki practitioners from all walks of life, this is the place for you!

Come Experience and Share Healing Energy

Reiki is Source-guided life force energy. It is a gentle, healing energy that is administered through the laying on of hands on or around the body. It feels centering and light, yet deeply calming and nourishing for the whole being. Our Reiki Share is a great way to both give and receive Reiki in a low-key atmosphere of acceptance and mutual respect.

This Reiki share leader is Maureen Rivelle, retired RN and active Reiki Master Teacher! Her teaching and private practice is called Open Hands Reiki, located in Edmonds, at Daylight Healing Center. Maureen has practiced Reiki since 2006 and has seen so many blessings!

Sarah Reilly, who is a Reiki Master herself, has been working with sound for the past several years as a way to bring about spiritual and physical transformation and healing. She is excited to bring her gifts to you! Her intention is to help us to open up to healing in a deep way during our Reiki Share tonight.

We invite all Reiki practitioners, at any level and from any Reiki school, to join us as we give and receive this gift together

We will start with introductions and a short meditation. Then we will proceed to take turns giving and receiving Reiki from the group of practitioners.

We will be putting out some tasty snacks, hot tea and water for you to enjoy.

The cost is only $10 at the door!

Let’s practice Reiki and experience the lovely, healing energies of Reiki and Sound, together!

Be sure to arrive by 7:15 PM, when the door is locked.

9am – 5pm Learn Reiki in One Day! Heal Your Friends and Yourself!

Benefits of Reiki

Reiki 1 training is a gift you give yourself, for a lifetime!

Imagine knowing that no matter what happens to you, where you go or what you believe, you will always have Reiki in your hands and heart, for deep healing and inner guidance.

Experience Pure Energy

Reiki is beautiful and pure, Universal Life Force energy that is capable of boosting spiritual growth during practice and of healing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies of the practitioner and recipient. It is the easiest method of healing because there aren’t any complex formulas or exercises involved in its delivery.

Heal Yourself, Heal Your Friends and Animals… Forever!

I welcome you to come, learn about Reiki, and become a practitioner of Reiki (for yourself and others, including animals!) in this relaxed atmosphere and small workshop! I like to keep these workshops to 9 people maximum, so if you can’t get into this Reiki 1 Workshop this month, be assured that I will be teaching regularly throughout the year. Please try for the next one. You may contact me prior to registration with questions by clicking here.

Reiki 1 is a fundamentals workshop

You will learn:

• the definition of Reiki

• the history of Reiki

• what Reiki can do

• introductory explanation of holistic healing

• the Three Pillars of Reiki

• the five Reiki principles or ideals of Mikao Usui sensei

• how to channel Reiki

• Chakra Energy Center Basics

• Byosen scanning of the body to find energy imbalances

• Reiki hand positions for treatment of self and others

• Kenyoku (dry bathing to remove unwanted energies)

You will receive a Usui Reiki level 1 attunement in this interactive workshop.

You will have ample practice time to become comfortable and begin to sense Reiki during a treatment.

The Reiki 1 Attunement, which you will receive in this class, will enable you to give Reiki to yourself, your family and friends for the rest of your life! It is recommended that you practice Reiki regularly, even daily, on yourself for two weeks or more before moving on to take the Reiki 2 workshop.

The cost for the workshop is $198 and includes a manual written by the International Center for Reiki Training.

Because I want to ensure that students have experienced a one-hour Reiki session for themselves, a benefit to attendance in this class is that you will receive a discounted, hour-long session with Maureen. You will receive a discount code in an email a week before class, to use for scheduling your discounted session.

Pre-registration is required! Classes fill up fast!

Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket, by clicking HERE (You will be redirected to Brown Paper Tickets). 

You can read more about Reiki on my OpenHandsReiki.com website, including questions and answers and information about me. See my reviews on YELP.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon in class!

– Maureen Rivelle, RMT

OpenHandsReiki.com 

9am – 5pm Reiki 2 Workshop (For Reiki 1 Practitioners!)*

Reiki 2 WorkshopGrow Your Reiki Abilities

Reiki 2 is an in-depth study of Reiki for first level practitioners who want to dig deeper, grow and develop their healing abilities.

What You Will Learn

  • Some review of the Reiki 1 workshop and questions or concerns that may have come up since beginning to practice Reiki
  • Performing distant healing
  • The three Reiki 2 symbols and their uses
  • Koki-ho (sending Reiki with the breath)
  • Gyoshi-ho (sending Reiki with the eyes)
  • Usui Reiki level 2 attunement
  • Practice feeling each of the symbols while giving and receiving Reiki
  • Practice distant healing (Ekanku Chiryo)
  • Beaming
  • More in-depth look at Reiki as a tool for spiritual development and happiness
  • Jacki-kiri Joka-ho (releasing negative energy from objects)

Learn to Heal Over Distance and Time

You will be able to send Reiki to others over distance and time after this spiritually enriching class. You also will have many tools and methods to use Reiki to help others. There will be lots of practice time so you will feel proficient. We will again use the Reiki 1 and 2 manual from the International Center for Reiki Training, that you received in my Reiki 1 workshop. If you do not have one, an option is to meet some time before the class date at the Center and Maureen can give you one, so you can begin to get acquainted with the material before class. Just send Maureen an email after registering. After this class, the International Center for Reiki training recommends practicing Reiki daily for six months to a year before moving on to Advanced Reiki Training and the Reiki Master levels. Reiki shares are encouraged for all levels of practitioners.

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE

About the Reiki 2 Instructor

Maureen Rivelle has practiced Reiki daily for 12 years, and is a Reiki Master. See her website, OpenHandsReiki.com, to read the Reiki FAQ and her bio on the Contact page.

Cost

The cost for this Reiki 2 Workshop is $225. *The prerequisite is that you have taken a Usui Reiki Level 1 class. Register for Reiki 2 HERE. Feel free to contact Maureen with any questions before class. There is a discount of $15.00 if you bring another new student who registers for this class or for Reiki 1. If you qualify for a discount, please email Maureen after registration about qualifying for your discount and she will reimburse you at class. Pre-registration is required! We’re looking forward to working with you!  (Email [email protected] prior to registering if you qualify for the discount.)

Thank you!

Maureen Rivelle
Reiki Master Teacher
Affiliate Member International Center for Reiki Training (Reiki.org)

7 – 9pm Awesome Reiki Share for Reiki Practitioners

Reiki Share = Awesome, Healing Energy — Multiplied!

Start your new year with your Reiki practice as a central component of your self care! Reiki Share is a way to both give and receive Reiki in a low-key atmosphere of acceptance and mutual respect. If you are a certified Reiki practitioner, at the level 1, 2, Advanced or Master level, who would like to practice with other practitioners of Reiki in Daylight’s healing environment and if you would like to meet Reiki practitioners from all walks of life, this is the place for you!

Reiki Share

Come Experience and Share the Healing Energy

Reiki is Source-guided life force energy. It is a gentle, healing energy that is administered through the laying on of hands on or around the body. It feels centering and light, yet deeply calming and nourishing for the whole being.

The Reiki share leader is Maureen Rivelle, retired RN and active Reiki Master Teacher. Maureen’s teaching and private practice is called Open Hands Reiki and is located  in Edmonds, at Daylight Healing Center. Maureen has practiced Reiki since 2006 and has seen so many blessings!

We invite all Reiki practitioners, at any level and from any Reiki school, to join us as we give and receive this gift together

We will start with introductions and a short meditation. Then we will proceed to take turns giving and receiving Reiki from the group of practitioners.

Cost: $10

Daylight Healing Center will provide some tasty snacks, hot tea and water for you to enjoy.

Let’s practice Reiki and experience the lovely, healing energy together!

Arrive early! Doors are locked at 7:15 PM to avoid interruption.

Thank you!

Feeling Feelings? The Plight of Empaths

Plight of EmpathsBecause many Reiki practitioners are empaths, a common discussion among practitioners revolves around the suffering that is felt when a friend or client has an illness or is going through a situation that seems sad.

Events Can’t Be Judged

As an empath, I always try to remember that what others are experiencing is not random and cruel. I have found, paraphrasing Buddhist thought, that there’s no reason to judge every life event as either good or bad. When we see everything as good or bad, we are forgetting that whatever happens is ultimately to help us all on the path to our unique wholeness. That is, life experiences cannot be relegated to a simple judgment. Life is so vast, experiences so nuanced and varied, like multifaceted gemstones, that they need to be examined and appreciated from a deeper perspective. And that examination is the job of the experiencer, not the observer. In fact, it is utterly impossible for me, as a different person with a different past history, to truly understand how my friend is experiencing that challenge!

Everything Happens for Our Highest Good

A good question that I ask myself, when confronted with this type of situation, is if I really believe that everything that happens to us is for our highest good. If my answer is yes, that means the “bad” illness or event happening to my friend isn’t actually “bad” after all. It’s ultimately for their highest good, for their growth into wholeness. Furthermore, getting really tough with my self-questioning because I can, I ask myself, do I really believe that we have angels and spirit guides helping us? Yes, I know and have experienced the fact that nobody is exempt from that help, so even my friend who is going through the tough time, has help. I trust that.

Let the Angels Carry That Empath Weight

I then give my friend and/or client, and her situation, over into the hands of her angels, taking her off my shoulders. I have to stop carrying her because she is too heavy! Thankfully, my friend and her illness are not my responsibility. Each time I feel the burden in my heart, of another friend who is going through a challenging life event, my spirit guides show me that we were never meant to carry others in this way. So I decide to honor each person’s life process by allowing them to go through their challenges as they see fit. I can offer support and Reiki, with no expectation of resolution, just for their highest good. They do the healing themselves, in their own time, and in their own way.

Your Cup Runneth Over with Love

As you honor the unique path of others by allowing them to have their challenging life experience, without judging it, you can offer love and help without becoming overburdened yourself. You can let the emotions go through you and send love. It works! As I have done with those I love who are suffering, you may find that you need to give them over to their angels again and again, as you find yourself carrying them, because you love them. But releasing them is so worth it. Your suffering will be lessened and you’ll find an ability to stay balanced and centered. In turn, your cup remains full so you can share the support you enjoy yourself.

What Holds You Back Isn’t Real

Truth lies within

We tend to see yogis, lamas, and other spiritual leaders as being in a class all their own. “That level of spirituality is unattainable for me!,” we think. We may feel “less than” and unworthy. We lament, “For God’s sake, the sheer amount of work involved to get there must be an insurmountable amount of sweat and sacrifice!” We have so many issues and ideas that stop us dead in our tracks from traversing our path of heart, our own spirituality.

Just Step Forward

But what if I were to tell you that all that holds you back is baloney? What if you were assured that all those ideas about spiritual attainment were false? What if that lama, yogi or spiritual leader gave you a pass to all that awaits you as you step forward into your own wholeness? “Just step forward,” the spiritual leader says. “Step.” That’s it.

Why do we believe that coming into our innate wholeness and balance in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being, is hard? Who told us that? Who told us that we don’t have the power within ourselves to evolve in every area of life, naturally? Who said that our spirituality can be found only from meditating for hours, for years? Who said you were less than or unworthy? Why do you feel your depression, anxiety, or physical illness stops you on your path? Why are all the answers offered us to help us walk our path, costly and difficult? Who benefits?

Hmmm, maybe we all were sold a bill of goods. My guidance has shown me that our answers are within each of us. We all have access to that guidance and life direction.

Your Body Holds the Truth

Let’s try an experiment. Below are some statements, which I ask you to check for truthfulness by saying them to yourself and seeing how your body responds. After each statement, if your body gets tight or tense and uncomfortable, it’s baloney, or not true. If it feels neutral or good, and you have tingles or feel relaxed, that’s your body saying it’s a true statement.

  1. My natural way of being is whole and healthy.
  2.  I don’t have the answers. Other people have the answers for me.
  3. My loving heart will lead me to my health. My body and spirit have my answers.
  4. I am unable to access what’s good for me and what my body and soul need.
  5. I am capable of finding what I need to thrive.
  6. I am not connected to spirit, and I need someone to connect me to spirituality.
  7. I am connected to Life and Love.
  8. Spirituality is all about love, and love is my natural, core way of being.

I have experienced this, that our bodies hold our truth. We feel good when we are on the path of heart. By doing exercises such as this one, we are tapping into our own spiritual and innate intelligence by listening to our bodies. Our bodies are connected to our spirits. Our spirits are connected to the eternal fountain of Life, which is an integral part of who we are.

May you find your truth in the silence of your own innate knowing.

Namaste!

Be a Blessing to Yourself

Be a Blessing to YourselfBe gentle

Tread lightly

Walk slowly

Savor

A soft hand leads you.

 

Let love be your guide

your only guide

your one and only guide.

 

Love’s words are not heavy, scary or burdensome.

Love’s words come packed with nurturing feelings.

These feelings feel safe, protected and caring.

So when you wake up, remember love.

Reminisce on past joys

And let these joys hurl you into your bliss

That already surrounds and holds you.

 

The thought machine of mind is a two-edged sword.

Casting blame and doubt, it remembers

What is no longer valid and true.

Each day is new with possibility to pursue

Use the sword’s edge to sever what no longer serves you.

Let the present newness awaken

so the past can be put to rest.

 

Open to your greatness within.

And remember this…

Your inner being is like a lush, English garden.

Tend it well to allow the natural beauty to overtake the grounds-

Bunches of bright colors warm the soul

and brighten the mood-

Your inner kaleidoscope, your inspiration!

Today, be a blessing to yourself.

Incapable

AnxietyHello Anxiety, My Old Partner

I awoke this morning with a pain in my upper belly. I am on vacation with a friend, about to discover the joys of Sedona. I have no apparent worries, nothing I have to do, nowhere I have to go! Yet, I awoke with this pain. Diving into the pain, I realized it was linked to anxiety, that old sidekick. Even after all these years of learning about myself, and especially all the work I’ve done around the anxiety, it still rears it’s annoying and sometimes painful head in unknown situations such as this.

When I planned this trip, it was with a bit of trepidation. I frequently feel fear when scheduling new things, and especially when a different locale is involved. But I felt ready for the challenge and eager for the experience of exploring beautiful Sedona!

Today, after a minute or so of feeling the stomach ache, and realizing it was related to anxiety, I asked my spirit guides, “What is this?” And their response was “You feel incapable.” Yes, I feel incapable of any and everything! Thankfully, I had a concrete answer! There have been times when I’ve felt so anxious, I couldn’t hear myself think, let alone hear an answer from my guides! This time was different.

Dive Into the Feeling

I knew what to do. I dove into the feeling again. I said to myself, over and over in my mind, “I don’t feel capable. I don’t feel capable. I don’t feel capable…” and my body relaxed. Why, you may be wondering, does this work at all?

The body and the mind want acknowledgment. What am I feeling? The truth, to my physical and emotional being, is that I feel incapable. It’s a matter of stating the obvious. If I deny my core feeling of being incapable, nothing happens. That’s a form of inner resistance. I know that the deep feeling of being incapable, that harkens back to much earlier times in my life, is the next part of me that needs acceptance.

You may also be wondering, “What about using positive affirmations?” Yes, sometimes affirmations work because they distract us from the uncomfortable feeling. But in my experience, affirmative sayings don’t work as well or as fast to calm me. And the fact that I have secreted cortisol, which makes the feeling more intense, and makes me want to run away from the “saber tooth tiger” of my mind, doesn’t help. Cortisol is a fight or flight hormone that, once secreted, takes about 20 minutes to dissipate in the body. Affirmations have a hard time cutting through physiology!

Acknowledge the Feeling and Set Yourself Free

So I stated the obvious to myself. I don’t feel capable. And what happened within a few minutes was that my pain disappeared and I fell back asleep. I know this because a few minutes later, due to the initial cortisol spurt from my adrenals, I woke up again, and my pain was gone. I was so glad. And I kept repeating how I felt, “I don’t feel capable.”

After about a minute or two of stating the obvious feeling of being incapable, and because I felt so good now, I decided I was ready to switch over to a positive affirmation that resonated well with me. What came into my mind was “I am full of Light. Light fills every part of my being. I am a being of Light and Love.” I repeated that affirmation and took the healing to an even higher vibration, to joy. And then the thought came to me to share this experience with you.

I look forward, now, to a day of joy and discovery. I feel excited. And I hope, in my heart of hearts, that this experience of mine helps you, too, to treat yourself with gentleness.

Namaste.

10am – 6pm Usui Reiki Master Class/Workshop (Closed! Full!)

Usui Reiki Master Training ClassAre you ready to Teach and Attune others to Reiki? 

This Usui Reiki Master Class/Workshop is for Reiki students who have been practicing Reiki regularly, if not daily, for at least 6 months, and who want to be able to give classes and attune others to this Healing Energy. Being a Reiki Master does not denote the ability to “master” Reiki, but it does provide the ability to teach and attune others. There also is a component of self-mastery involved: As an aspiring Reiki Master, you should feel that you have invited and allowed Reiki and Reiki’s Source to begin to change and heal you inside, and that you want to share this amazing healing modality with the world.

What You Will Learn in the Usui Reiki Master Class

After the Usui Reiki Master Class/Workshop, you will have the ability to attune or initiate others into Reiki, so they can become Reiki practitioners themselves, from Levels 1 through the Master Level. You will have lots of practice time to help you feel capable and understand the process. In addition, you will receive an attunement and some more symbols, including Tibetan symbols, to use in your practice. Finally, you may open a Reiki practice for the public after this class and certification.

I am an affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training (Reiki.org) and I use their manuals and guidelines to teach Reiki through the Master level. You will receive a Master Manual in this class.

Prerequisites and Registration

Advanced Reiki Training is offered within a week before this class and is a prerequisite for this class. If Advanced Reiki Training has been taken in the past, qualification is determined by showing your certificate. You may send me a photo of that certificate in an email on the OpenHandsReiki.com website contact page prior to registering.

Register HERE or get even more information on this offering, go to my website. You have the option to take this class/workshop alone or in a bundle with the Advanced Reiki Training class offered on _____. This class is __ if taken alone. As a bundle, the cost is only ___ for both classes. That’s a savings! Sign up for one or both classes at Brown Paper Tickets — preregistration  is required.

I am honored to teach you Reiki! Thank you!

Maureen Rivelle, RN, RMT

Acceptance — A Gift from the Universe

Acceptance leads to peaceWhat if you accepted everything that came your way as if it were a gift from the Universe? What would your life look like, if you made this your daily practice? Imagine being thankful for the cold you got, that slowed you down enough so that you could rest. Imagine responding to a diagnosis of illness with a palpable peace. You’d be able to make decisions for yourself with much more clarity.

We resist unpleasant things to protect ourselves from what we perceive as bad or threatening. Because of our judgment of the experience as bad and something to resist and fight, we suffer fear in the process. We may then try to cure, medicate, or numb ourselves, as long as the pain and the fear wrapped around it go away. What if we chose to accept what happened to us instead?

The Universe Works on Our Behalf

During a time of sadness or chaos, have you ever experienced the feeling of having everything work out, as if it were orchestrated for you to learn an important life lesson? This is not a random occurrence. This is the Universe working on your behalf. You can experience this more and more, through a basic attitude change. Complaining is a victim’s game, and it doesn’t feel good. Consider the idea that you can regain your personal power through acceptance.

Choose Acceptance

With practice, acceptance can become a bigger part of your life. Work on developing the habit of being grateful for all your life experiences, as if you chose them. And imagine how you can glean the wisdom of your unique past through this process.

What I’m describing is not a departure from seeking medical care when it’s needed. It’s a mindset. It’s a way of seeing your world that is helpful and health inducing. And it works.

Your Life is a Treasure

Your body is a finely-tuned antenna for what is happening in your psyche. It can even alert you to when an emotional upset is skillfully buried deep within the mind. Your body can help you in your quest to live a full life and accomplish your goals and dreams. When you respect your physical and emotional processes, you give yourself space to heal. And more importantly, this acceptance heals the heart.

Peace,

~Maureen