Christianity and Reiki

Christianity and Reiki

Dear God, are You mad at me? No, not mad because horrible things are happening. Right now, I feel totally blessed with everything in my life. But, as life moves up and down, yes, I have asked this question more than once. :)  (I'm human.)

As I tell my story, let me start off by saying that Reiki is NOT a religious practice. It is not based on any religion at all. And yet, I couldn't help but wonder  how does it all fit in with my own beliefs?

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Stop Judging. Start Loving.

Stop Judging. Start Loving.

Do you practice the constant state of judging yourself? And, has anyone ever said to you, "Oh, you shouldn't feel that way!" Or maybe, "That's a terrible thought!"? I'm not talking about anything catastrophic here, I'm talking about everyday kinds of thoughts and feelings.

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Are You Being “Selfish"?

  Inside the dark envelope that surrounds you, it’s warm, peaceful, and almost blissful. You are sleeping soundly, the slow rhythm of the night has found its way into your very breath, relaxing and soothing you after the day before that left you sapped, drained, done. It’s the only time your body and mind have to turn off even for just a few hours. Well, somewhat anyway. You could relish this for at least a few more hours, totally unaware and uncaring in this moment of what calls to you from the rest of this new day. That list of things that always seems to be waiting, and sometimes wailing, for attention. In this brief escape, you are relaxed and unburdened by the weight of this brand new day.

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When the Monsters Come Calling - How to Cope with Worry

When the Monsters Come Calling - How to Cope with Worry

You mean there really is such a thing as monsters, Beth?  Let's get clear before I give you nightmares! The monsters I'm talking about are the ones who come visiting, most often at night, just as we are trying to let go of the day and fall into a deep, restful sleep. These monsters don't have physical form, but they are real just the same. The monsters may not be big and hairy with pointy teeth, but they bite us just the same...

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How to Forgive Another Person for Past Hurts

How to Forgive Another Person for Past Hurts

No one gets through life without being hurt by another person. We all have experienced the pain of a thoughtless remark, gossip, or lie. If you have experienced an unhappy marriage, the devastation of infidelity, or suffered physical or emotional abuse, you know what it feels like to be hurt. It is tempting to hold on to these feelings and build a wall of safety around yourself, but the best way to heal is to forgive the person who hurt you.

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Choosing How You Feel

Choosing How You Feel

Have you ever thought about all the times we make choices in any given day?

I’ve spoken about judgments before, and how to open our awareness to it so we can move into a place of less stress and anxiety, but what about actually choosing how we feel?  We see it all the time. Choose happiness!! Choose love!! But sooo many times, the response (and understandably so) is WELL, THAT'S GREAT BUT HOW???? ....

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Using The Peaceful Path Deck

Using The Peaceful Path Deck

"The Peaceful Path: Simple Strategies for Stress, Worry and Fear" contains 42 real-life, easy-to-learn and use coping skills and strategies along with 7 daily affirmation cards with a short instruction on the back of each card. This allows you to tuck a card in your purse or pocket and carry it with you throughout the day to use as a reminder as needed. You can pull a card randomly, reach day, or choose a specific card you want to learn more and practice. In a moment of fear or stress, you can also choose a card that's whatever you feel you need in that moment. It really is quite versatile and can be a tool you use as you need and want! There aren't any hard and fast rules. Life is chock full of those enough!

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Why AM I So Anxious?

Why AM I So Anxious?

Every human feels anxiety on occasion; it is a part of life. All of us know what it is like to feel worry, nervousness, fear, and concern. We feel nervous when we have to give a speech, go for a job interview, or walk into our boss’s office for the annual performance appraisal. We know it’s normal to feel a surge of fear when we unexpectedly see a photo of a snake or look down from the top of a tall building. Most of us manage these kinds of anxious feelings fairly well and are able to carry on with our lives without much difficulty. These feelings don’t disrupt our lives.

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Let's Look at Common Causes of Stress

Let's Look at Common Causes of Stress

Stress has become a factor in our culture in the last 20 years partly because of the very things that were originally designed to make life less stressful. Conveniences such as ATM machines, microwave ovens, computers, cell phones, and fax machines have made life easier in many ways, but they also have woven an expectation of instant gratification into our culture. This can cause a constant flow of stress for some.

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