The Power of Negativity

Let’s embrace negativity for a minute. That’s right, stare right at it and dig in a little deeper. There’s so much out there about being positive that I got swept up in eradicating negativity. Staying in the flow with Reiki, I erroneously thought I had to push away all negative thoughts, did you?

For a while, I made it my personal job to strap on my backpack of positivity spray and blast out all the negativity out from myself and others to keep everything shiny and clean. Rather than reach my goal of becoming a beacon of positivity, I found myself hyperfocused on exterminating any negativity or sadness. Rather than sitting with my anger, I pushed it away. My poor friends and family as I passionately preached about storm clouds and sunshine, while ignoring my own full-spectrum of emotions. For years I focused on fighting anger and rejecting outbursts from anyone.

Disinfecting Earth view- what a shift as I now embrace all challenges. Image thanks to Image by Ajay kumar Singh from Pixabay 

My determination to “get rid of negativity” became judgmental in my push for perfection. Once I made time to pause, as the stress of COVID increased, I realized there was no way to push through these heavy emotions. So I learned to pause in that moment and instead allow myself to become the observer. I learned to sit with it and instead watch the flow of thoughts and emotions in order to learn what was underneath. In the darker depths of the flow.

Reiki Principals to the Rescue

In this forced quiet, where I could no longer talk about staying in playfulness without having my head bit off, I learned the power of silence. I came back to the Reiki Principle- be kind to all living things. To apply this I have to forgive myself for being angry and engaging in conflict. I was hurting, just in a different way from those around me. I needed to sit in my waves of sadness, anger, and frustration, alone and find the calm floating on the waves.

There’s an age old parable that tells of a young boy and his grandfather. The young boy is struggling with dark impulses. His grandfather tells him that inside each person is a wolf of light and a wolf of dark. The one that wins is the one that the young boy chose to feed. I think this was a meme I saw, but it hit me hard at that moment. He didn’t say, kill the wolf of the dark” did he? He said choose which one you feed. 

We all have the light and dark within us. The key is to embrace them both and then chose which to focus on…

My conflicts were tests for me to apply my “wisdom” and be compassionate. So compassion is what I gave myself, and in allowing myself to pause, I found grace and peace. I could not rush myself or anyone else to hurry through their suffering. I could not rush myself or anyone to see that they were in charge of their experience. I could not rush myself or anyone to see that we all have the wisdom within us when we make time to get quiet. I had to simply get quiet, find my inner calm, and wait out the storm.

Embracing Conflict

As I dove deeper into my Reiki practice, I learned it’s actually about softening and embracing ALL emotions. Feelings are simply indicators of different levels of stress and emotional holding. With energy healing work I learned it’s not the power of positivity but rather the power of love that heals. So dig into negativity…sit with it… deep belly breath and exhale… why am I feeling this way? Then just wait for answer to come… That is the key.

Wow! How empowering. Here’s another Reiki principal:

Be honest and clear. I must learn to face every part of the person in the mirror with love. That’s the most important thing. I no longer reject my negativity, it’s simply my clue to pause, breathe, and go outside to look up at the beauty. Go enjoy the trees, birds, and hum of nature. Go out and realign my energy flow. When I get frustrated or irritated, that’s my stress valve needing a release and nothing more… Being angry, sad, frustrated, resentful does not mean have i have less value, it simply means I need to pause and release, reconnect, and restore my flow.

Energy Balancing with Reiki and Breathwork

By embracing ALL emotions, I am now being honest. I no longer try to censor Bad Mood Bertha. Instead, I see her and pause, and then I ask myself how I am hurting. Negativity has become my inner barometer of unintentionally allowing stress to build and boil into a storm. It’s my clue to go outside and ground with a reiki meditation. I breathe deep into my belly as I expand my awareness up and out , then exhale while releasing down into the Earth. All my stress can then flow out into the Earth and be recycled. I’m so grateful to my reiki practice to know how that feels.

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Learning to get centered and flush out the energetic core of your being is powerful! If you too are ready to practice Self-Mastery with guided meditations or Holy Fire Reiki, reach out. I offer group sessions and private sessions for you to tap into your inner quiet and find your connection to wisdom. Book Now.

Costa Rica Self-Mastery Retreat

Join me for a Three-day Self-Mastery Workshop in Costa Rica May 2-6

Combine Reiki energy & aura work with exploration in gorgeous Costa Rica

The Self-Mastery Workshop, taught/led by Kimberly Naugle Long, will feature daily guided meditation, energy awareness training, chakra balancing through energy work, singing-chanting, creating and maintaining healthy energy boundaries, and aura maintenance. Our goal is to learn to increase flow and vitality for wellness. We will use Reiki meditations and energy awareness of the energy meridians.

Kim Naugle Long at the Private Pool Oasis

Alajuela City Stay


We’ll center our practice at an adorable small hotel in Alajuela, a small city adjacent to capital city San Jose, only minutes from the international airport. Daily excursions will be made to a city spa’s private pool, tree canopy zip line, and swinging bridge tour with hot springs immersion. We will practice staying open and curious while pushing our sense of adventure. Staying in the flow with Reiki and other practices in real life adrenaline rush situations is a challenge. How fun to put the practice to test!


The energy of this sweet town is quaint as there as many parks as there are little boutiques for everything you can imagine: clothes, school supplies, shoes, books, baked goods, and more. Each purchase you make helps a local family which in turn helps this community stay abundant and enjoy the beauty of their country.

While staying here I was amazed at the energy that flows through each of the shop keepers here. Most everyone feels very centered, relaxed, and filled with loving energy. It’s such an amazing feeling to explore and sense the love of this country from an energy healing perspective. The hotel I knew would be perfect for our get away as I saw The Four Agreements of the front desk in both English and Spanish. I will be thrilled to guide you through this amazing country in our short stay.

Parks are every few blocks through the city

Hot Springs Energy Experience

Extend your stay and enjoy several days at the hot springs near resting active Arenal Volcano. This area features more than 12 hot springs. Our extension includes 2 overnight stays here. The hot springs feature pools of a variety of temperatures with waterfalls for a natural massage. We will focus on checking our energy flow before the hot springs and afterwards. Each hot springs area have an on-site restaurant and bar so everyone can enjoy their stay without having to leave. Depending on the participants, we may rent a van or hire a driver to bring us around the various hot springs and rappelling excursions.

Estimated Costs:

Self-Mastery Workshop, Hotel, and Excursions (breakfast and lunch included) – US$850

Superior ​Room has a queen bed and small private bathroom with A/C. 

Cost includes three nights at host hotel, ​three days of training with Kim, light breakfast (Plato típico), and travel and destination fees ​to excursions.

Optional add-on: 

Two days at hot springs resort at Arenal (breakfast only) – Add approx US$550

​Enjoy two additional nights in a private room at the Paradise Hot Springs. Breakfast only included. 

Shuttle to the airport will need to be booked ​individually along with return COVID test if still required by USA and is not included in price.

*Deposit $450 due by March 15th. 3% credit card use fee not included. $150 of deposit may not be refundable depending on various companies and their deposit requirements and fees. 

Register by March 15th


Please let me know if you would like to join and I will get registration form to you. I will have final costs by March 21st once I have total head count to calculate excursions. 

**Please plan on booking your flight by March 20th at the latest for best price. Book a changeable ticket just in case of illness or family emergency-all airlines offer this and is much cheaper than refundable.

***Passport is required and must not expire within 6 months of May 2022.

Personal costs:

​Airfare, taxi/shuttle to and from airport, lunch & dinners are not included in above costs.

​A nice dinner at a local restaurant will cost about US$20 with tip (10% is customary). 

Flights are $280 ​(Spirit) to about $475-700 (Delta), and are direct nonstop from Atlanta airport.

If you chose Spirit, please do not check your luggage as it’s hit or miss on it arriving. 

Tentative Itinerary

May 2, Monday:

• Day 0. Arrive Monday night at Alajuela City Hotel for a workshop meet and greet 7pm & receive workshop materials. Prepare for an early start on Tuesday! Dinner on your own.

May 3, Tuesday:

• Day 1. 7:30 breakfast, 8am start meditation, 10:30am- Walk together to a private pool oasis. Spend the day doing moving meditations and mind, body, energy awareness, including wading into a private stone-lined pool to help you connect with energy flow sensations. Connect with energy fields and chakras, then learn proper grounding for staying present and increasing energy flow. Bring your notebook for a journaling prompt; lunch is provided. Enjoy free time for dinner and shopping. Return and connect in courtyard for an evening grounding practice and recheck.

May 4, Wednesday:

• Day 2. Rise early to catch our group shuttle to a zipline and/or rappelling adventure. We will begin with healing meditation and energy grounding practice for good flow then test it out at either zipline or waterfall rappelling with post-event meditation and energy awareness.

We will focus on healthy energy boundaries and maintenance with a Q&A, enjoy meditations on energy flow and expansion work. Dinner on your own near the hotel, then rejoin in the courtyard for art doodling with energetic flow and watercolors. Receive a journaling prompt for evening reflection.

May 4, Thursday:

• Day 3. Rise early to catch our group shuttle to a Swinging Bridge Canopy tour with hot springs soak (2 hour drive each way where we will discuss energy awareness and more!). Bring your luggage if you opt to add on a two-night stay at the hot springs resort. We will close the workshop together before parting ways!

May 5, Friday:

• Day 4. On your own: Take a COVID Test (not included, about $40-65) and fly home, or add nights to the hotel, or choose to extend your visit with a trip to Costa Rica’s many beaches or jungles. Let me know if you’d like more info about areas to chose!

Activity order subject to change based on weather.

What to know/bring:

•  Costa Rica is equatorial with sunshine from 6am to 6pm, so all driving will occur between those hours. Direct sun is very strong, take precautions as needed.

•  Arenal Área features at least 12 different hot springs areas, Canopy tours, ziplines, and rappelling excursions. Our Thurs excursion will be at one of the original Hot Springs park Tabacon Hot Springs, which has a resort hotel of $550 & up overnight. These springs are in the jungle along hiking trails,& worth enjoying for the pictures opts, adventure, and fun. 

The opt add-on over night is located at a more quiet, private Paradise Hot Springs established in 2011 with lovely large hotel rooms for $200/night. They have 7 different temperature pools, waterfall, and swim up fresh juice bar. 

• There’s a fast lab for a 1-hour COVID test required to re-enter the U.S. It’s a quick walk 1 block away, on the square across from Alajuela City Hotel, and opens at 6:30am. There’s also one at the airport.

• Bring a journal, bathing suit, small towel, water shoes, and walking shoes in addition to your summer clothing. I recommend a long sleeve, light jacket and pants for cooler nights. Bug spray and sunscreen can be brought or purchased locally (pack liquids and lotions under 3oz if doing carry-on.)

• Use a local ATM to draw out cash in Costa Rican currency – colones – or pay with an international (no-fee) credit card at most places. Check with your bank and credit card company to ensure your cards allow international transactions with no fees. If not, you may chose to bring cash to exchange at the local banks. The hotels all accept US dollars, while restaurants & shops typically accept colones or credit cards. 

 Website for workshop hotel: https://www.alajuelacityhotel.com/

Website for recommended hot springs overnight option 

Holy Fire III® Reiki Experience

Holy Fire III® Reiki Healing @serenityattunement

This past few weeks I upgraded to the Holy Fire III® Reiki frequency for my Karuna® Reiki Sessions and what a difference! The energy from the Holy Fire symbol is intensely hot which really helps clients and myself to bring awareness to different parts and layers of the body where there is tightness. The heat of the energy grows as the flow intensifies and then it moves stuck energy or emotions far faster than ever before. I will say Holy Fire energy seems to melt the hard energy blocks quickly. This energy is a powerful level up for the Love energy for healing.

HOLY FIRE heals all over

With Holy Fire Reiki meets each person where they are and helps for an all over energy shift. This doesn’t focus in on one part of the person but rather addresses the whole person. The whole includes all their layers of growth on energetic and spiritual layers. I haven’t seen it push anyone past where they should be causing any type of discomfort in the client later. I have seen that with many different modalities, but not with Holy Fire III® Reiki. This seems to encompass the whole person so that the is far less resistance. I am amazed as the possibilities for release both on soul trauma levels and ancestral trauma levels.

Ancestral reverence and healing
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My personal experience with Holy Fire III® Reiki has allowed me to expand my awareness of my grounding and being a channel of the energy while my hands, eyes, and voice are like conduits that help connect them to the high frequency state of being. This has really helped me to recognize when I am interfering with the flow and shift and correct my posture and then allow for their higher self to guide their experience. The less I direct, the better the flow. How lovely is that?

Reiki Healing Qualitites

Regarding the healing qualities, I remember working on a soft tissue injury like a twisted ankle and it would take about 30 minutes of reiki treatment for the injury to heal with level I&II. When I received the Master level it would take about 10-15 minutes. Then with Karuna Reiki within 7 minutes a twisted ankle would be resolved. Now with the Holy Fire III® Reiki energy I am seeing shifts within minutes. My old deep burn (I neglected to take time to treat immediately upon receiving the injury) that was just scabbing over healed up within a day. It amazing and I cant wait to see what happens next!

Currently, I am working on expanding my energy shift at all levels before I teach a class with this energy. It has been three weeks since my upgrade, and I have led many circles to have Holy Fire III® Reiki experiences. How lovely that have been for all of us. I am excited to continue expanding my spiritual and energetic growth for benefit of my clients and family. These are exciting times!

Grounding your energy body is so important. Check out my newest video for a mini-lesson on how to do this. https://youtu.be/m_ERD9za6xQ

Reach out and book your session today to treat yourself and enter a deep healing space and remember who you truly are: a powerful huge energy being. Release your heavy energy, Reconnect your energy body, Restore your healing power within.

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Reiki Classes Offer a Deep Healing for Each Student

After practicing Reiki for many years, I love to point out to all of my students how deeply healing the class is for each of them. The attunements that we go through during class allow for heavy, stuck energy to fall away. This enables the energy body to flow into a more elevated and harmonious frequency for optimal wellness. While learning the history of Reiki is important for reverence, the technique and foundation for proper practice is essential. 

Reiki classes are a healing


With Reiki, staying open and being grounded is the key to good flow. I like to imagine that I am like a waterfall, tapping into the higher frequencies of the heavens above and allowing it to flow all the way down through my body out into the earth. My hands are just simply that connector that provides that connection of elevated frequency to my clients. I can also use my eyes to channel Reiki as well as my voice as I chant and sing with focus on the person for whom I am holding space for a deep release and healing. I teach all of these practices in class.

During class, not only does a student learn about the practice of Reiki, but each student also has an opportunity to dig deep into self awareness. The goal is to learn how to walk with love and compassion to allow for the deep wisdom and grace to flow through and ripple outward. The more I practice Reiki the more I learn the importance of identifying where I am on my path and respecting others journey as their own.

As a Reiki teacher, I strive to be always learning more to help each person in a way that makes sense to them. Each student will gain more clarity the more they practice. This is the foundation of a Reiki practice, daily self-treatments to have more insight into the inner way of being. The more we practice, the more we are present, the more clarity we have. This is the way of Reiki.

The key to healing the subconscious and reprogram how I react to situations is by visualizing healing myself. While in a deeply meditative Reiki state, I make sure Reiki flows through my entire being starting with hara centering. If I am unable to sense a nice flow through that area I will go through a Reiki self-treatment starting at the root chakra, just below the tailbone, then moving up after I sense the flow.

Next I move up to the hara center point which is the Tan den (aka dantien) 2” below and behind the bellybutton. Once I can feel an expansive flow of Reiki, I move out to the hips and be sure that the flow moves out from the center point. The 3rd chakra receives some love next. I pause here at the base of the sternum until I can sense flow out the front and back of the chakra. I love to imagine a powerful yellow geyser of light out in front as well as behind me. Once the back feels flowing, I draw in healthy energy from behind me. 🌟

 The 4th chakra or the heart-center is my next area of focus. I love to stay here and make sure it expand both out the front and the back and then scan to be sure the entire aura at all the layers are nice and flowing. Then the 5th Throat chakra receives a good Reiki Session. I check the way out to the sides of the aura here as well for good flow and release of heavy slow energy that may be stacking up causing neck and shoulder pain. After this is the 6th or third eye. Again here I will check front and back with scanning to be sure there is good flow and around to the sides especially. Here I will sit to be sure I sense good flow to both the throat and entire head for best connection to intuition and my guides.

Finally I bring my awareness to the entire crown and check for flow up and out the back of the head and center crown and sides to the front. Once this has been completed I am able to work on others. This is essential to start the day so that stress or emotions do not get stuck and begin to stack up causing pain or aches.

In class we cover the importance of all these things. I highly encourage each student to carve out time daily for self-care with Reiki self-treatment because it’s the best way to get to know oneself and stay on the path to healing through self-awareness. Level I continues to awaken senses until 21 days out. Level II attunement does the same. Practice continues to deepen that healing and is very essential to the heart of Reiki practice.

There is so much covered in class I do recommend each student make time to come out to Reiki Circles and practice. This time offers so much learning and support for everyone, especially me. 💖🦋🌸 If you are ready to begin your inner journey, reach out!

Reiki Will Always Be My Go-To

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When I began practicing Reiki full-time, I had no idea where this would lead me. With a giant leap of faith I quit my steady paycheck job of more than 17 years back in January of 2020. I had been trying to grow my own Reiki Energy-Healing practice while working part-time, and finally realized I would only get the energy back that I put into it. And with that, I leapt…

My journey with Reiki practice began with an Usui Reiki attunement in 2002. I was skeptical, but my mom had just had her twisted ankle healed by Reiki at a party a few months back and she was amazed by the results. I had a deep conflict between being very much needing physical proof while at the same time being captivated by the spiritual healings we studied in Anthropology. While auras, biofields, energy-bodies were talked about, I questioned that they were anything palpable, treatable, healable, or visible. So I went into the attunement with a curious but “prove it” attitude. And prove it she did…

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After over a decade studying and learning more about the subtle-body through Reiki, with Sound, using energy meridians, different types of Energywork, I have learned to sense disruption in the biofield not only with tuning forks, but with intuition, Reiki, Quantum Healing and Angel guidance. I have tested what I was sensing and repeatedly found my intuition to be correct. My Reiki students have also been able to sense similar things. This has opened up a whole different aspect of the work as I have allowed for guidance to flow through me. My initial focus was on understanding how energy flows through the physical body and how to improve that flow. I focused on Tuning forks and Reiki to help clear blocks in the physical body. This is powerful but I realize I limited the energy flow in the past. All these methods can work on so many levels. The bigger energy perspective that allows big shifts is the aura level work. 

Now my focus is on Aura clearing at all levels. I can now check at every level and be sure everything that is healthy and gentle to clear has been accomplished. Using Reiki is lovely because it is gentle and powerful. After a full reiki session, I go back and check it with aura clearing and find it to be well healed in most cases. I still check both the chakra (aka major energy centers) flow well, and I also tune in to the meridians within the physical body and verify they are clear and flowing well. I have come to see how our energy should flow quickly like a waterfall which carried away the “blocks” and hard “energy” that can begin to block the flow and over time stack up and create a dam. Once this happens, fatigue, anxiety, stress, lack of focus will result. 

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Aura-focused work shows me how important it is for each client to do daily work for themselves to maintain it if possible. Even one day can cause someone to hold enough hard energy blocks to stack up and cause trouble. Sleeping will help repair this but if there’s enough perceived stress, sleep may be difficult. I include mini-lessons for my clients to continue to maintain their grounding if they are interested.

The key is to be sure to connect to the Earth and release stress out of the body. The key is to take time to breathe, expand awareness into the entire body and then connect to the Earth and release stress blocks down and out of the body. Being able to visualize it and guide the flow of energy is essential. This is why I am creating videos and a book of mini-lessons so that all my client can continue the work at home and practice! It’s so important, now more than ever. Please share these from my YouTube channel if it helps you. It’s time we all work together to help each other rise and be our best. Every day our best will look different and that’s ok too.

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Reach out for a private session, using reiki or other methods, if you’d like additional help. Otherwise enjoy my mini-lessons. Much love. 

Reiki and Plants

Recently the medicine of plants have been calling to me so I have been working with the plants in my yard using reiki. I keep having dreams where I “know” which plants are healing and which plants are nourishing. This deep feeling that we all need to restore our intuitive connection with the plants in our own yard and region is strong.

Just a few years ago I discovered the benefits of essential oils and kept into ordering and studying and learning all that I could. While the benefits are clear and based on the chemicals in the plants, I kept feeling it was so wasteful. 1,000 mandarin to make the mandarin oil I was using. How much sandalwood and frankincense? How could this be sustainable if we want everyone to use plants as medicine? The more I would study the more I learned about unsustainable practices, over harvesting, and companies buying foreign lands and only hiring locals to work the land as employees, not supporting their independence with allowing land ownership. There had to be a better way to heal with plants, I just knew it in my bones.


Doterra supports local owned plants grown and harvested and teach essential oil processing to help support independent families in other countries.

After my deep year long dive into essential oils, I visited my college roommate on her organic farm north of Seattle. She had journeyed deep into shamanism and spirit medicine after we had parted ways. She gave her book on Plant Shamanism and more. That book had such wisdom, talking about the importance of finding the medicine of the plants living near me. Plants growing around me would learn what nutrients I needed and fill that need. I just needed to be spending time with them and talking to them. The plants could read my energy field and see what to make to help nourish me on every level. What an amazing thought!

Since then, I have been working to grow as many herbal medicinal plants as possible. The blue berries are so important but adding in herbs to every meal has provided subtle shifts. I am learning to use stinging nettles, plantain, basil, pineapple sage, kitchen sage, lemon balm, rosemary, oregano, catnip, and thyme in so many ways. I have also discovered that even Sweet Gum trees have anti-viral properties when harvesting green sweet gum balls and making a tincture from them. Chickweed and henbit even have good vitamins to help us. I am so excited to be learning about the medicine in my own backyard. I try to use something from my yard in every meal and even in my water.

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By doing reiki on each plant that’s growing in my yard, I learn what the plant needs to thrive, and I begin to notice what is unbalanced. Perhaps some mulch to maintain the moisture, maybe some weeding to clear the ground, maybe trimming back to help fresh growth emerge, and maybe some compost for nutrients. the reiki also helps the plants to root better and thrive. It’s been an amazing journey to connect with and learn how these amazing plants are here to help us and communicate. I am even learning which weeds are tasty as they are with just a little rinse. They let me know the importance of adding a little to all my food, rather than just adding to one dish once in a while. My yard is full of native salad greens and I even found some mustard greens. What a discovery!

Take time to connect with the food growing in your own yard. Try using Reiki to see what you notice! Don’t know Reiki yet? Sign up for my classes.

Reiki is Energy Medicine

Energy medicine is finally getting the attention that it deserves as a powerful catalyst for healing. Energy medicine includes any modality that helps someone to connect to and expand their subtle energy body. Energy medicine can be Reiki, Aura Healing, Healing Touch, Pranic Healing, Quantum Healing, the Reconnect, and Acupressure or Acupuncture. There is also Sound Therapy that helps to expand the energy body. Because so many people are raised believing all that they are is flesh and bones, they restrict their energy to fit inside that boundary. In reality we a huge energy beings that expand outside of the physical body several feet in every direction.

Our lifestyles are also so incredibly hectic causing our energy to cycle back on itself creating stress, inflammation, and anxiety loops. Many people live inside a box and rarely spend time outside. You can see the emphasis on larger and larger houses rather than larger yards. This disconnect with the frequency of the Earth and plants leads to eczema, allergies, auto-immune disorders, and more over time. We have forgotten how to ground release energy by connecting to the Earth.

Most people do not ever connect their energy body fully into their physical body except for during dancing, singing, or orgasm. It’s important to feel safe in one’s body most of the time rather than just a few minutes of the day. With guidance everyone can learn how to breathe and exhale releasing stress and tension from their physical bodies down into the Earth. This release allows their natural healing life energy to flow powerfully through their whole being once again. This is where energy medicine will empower everyone to heal and be healthy.

With a little practice before sessions and after sessions, I teach my clients to connect into their body and ground into the Earth, centering themselves with their awareness. Many highly sensitive people (HSP) or empaths are constantly focused on others feelings which causes them to ignore their own body. Once an HSP/empath learns to focus on their own body, they learn how to release stress, tension, and heal by staying fully present in their own body. This is how to release other people’s stuff.

Through practice, my clients gain the ability to reclaim their power with a quick exhale and release of feelings that they are holding. With this practice, healthy boundaries return. By paying more attention to feelings and breathing them out, each person can feel fully present, safe, and strong in their bodies. The energy shifts and becomes stronger as one learns how to check inside and trust ourself before agreeing to do something. This centering allows for better expression also. This is self love and is super powerful. A beautiful energy flow and large, balanced energy field is a result.

Holding emotions in is fairly common. Due to judging these emotions on some level as bad or painful, they are stored in the physical body typically in the spleen, pancreas, or liver. This leads to poor digestion and tight muscles in the surrounding area. This causes a buildup of lactic acid, carbon monoxide and other cellular waste that leads to pain and inflammation. How do we learn to stop holding?

First we need a reclassification of emotions from “bad or “painful” to the most basic of sensations, ex- exciting, calming, comfortable, or uncomfortable, then we are able to release judgement and observe our emotional reactions to situations and let them flow out. With Reiki, acupressure, Quantum Healing, biofield tuning, and other energy work modalities, we bring the focus back to the body, so clients feel a deep release. This release and flow of emotions is super healthy and is almost like a remembering of how we all naturally released stress as children. Over time trauma from judgement from family led to an unhealthy holding, not knowing when someone would yell or be angry. with the energy reset and reconnect, a grounding connection is reformed and the hard stress flows out of the body and energy field. This allows a body to function at a most efficient, flexible, and healing way.

Expanding Reiki Energy-work with Quantum Healing.

Have you ever wondered about this “energy” that people talk about? Have you watching Masked Singer and felt the most powerful performer give you goose bumps? Have you watched Dancing with the Stars and felt inspired watching? This is energy moving through them into you. These talented individuals are filled with love while doing these activities, and we feel it as observers.

This energy of love has a very powerful frequency, and other beings match it through entrainment. This process is similar to playing a piano and the sound wave causing the string on a guitar across the room to vibrate. The same thing happens with two grandfather clocks on two separate sides of the rooms, eventually they match the swing of the pendulum to each other.

Since we are made up of mostly water and we all have an electromagnetic field that radiates a frequency when we are happy, energized, or filled with love and excitement, it only makes sense that we can help each other using frequencies to heal our bodies. The thing about the electromagnetic fields though, is that is behaves like plasma (see Biofield tuning). What else behaves like a plasma?

Fire.

Fire dances and twists, turns and burns through most things as the fire grows stronger. Oxygen feeds the fire. This is how energy works in the body. With breathwork, energy moves quickly and more powerfully burning off blocks from emotional holding. Holding any emotion causes a block or a dam to stop the energy and stagnate within that area. This lead to a build up of lactic acid and carbon monoxide over time. This causes soreness, inflammation, and over time disease. With practice, one can learn to be aware of this energy field and help it grow strong and burn off any blocks and allow for good flow and prevent disease. All energy modalities involve some sort of movement of life energy, whether through breath work and movement in Thai Chi or Chi Gong, or having someone else channel high frequency energy to entrain the recipient through Reiki, Healing Touch, or Quantum Healing. Quantum healing is different because it combines the energy work like Reiki and Healing Touch with breath-work.

This amps up the frequency by Quantum leaps into a whole new realm of potential for healing. Every client has felt the energy almost immediately. To me it feels like a warm hug and then starts to move through the body in waves. I have witnessed powerful release of old injuries, traumas, and old ways of thinking over these last few weeks. It’s been really beautiful to watch clients relax deeply and allow their body’s to heal at a whole different level.

If you are ready to take your healing to a new level, reach out and try Quantum Healing! I am super excited to bring this new modality to my clients as I felt it provide a deeper level of reconnecting each one of us to our healing potential. There is powerful healing energy in everything around us and this really helps to provide that reconnection that we have all lost somewhere along the way.

If you are new to energy work, please reach out and book a session. Your body can heal, it just needs to reconnect and remember what that feels like!
I love working with all ages, children and adolescents can really benefit from this work, as do animals and plants. Reach out if you have a loved one who seems disconnected lately. This Quantum Healing can powerfully reconnect them. Book now.

Reiki For Healing

Above all else, being kind is the best expression of love. Healing requires an abundance of love and compassion The more I teach Reiki classes, the more I feel it to my core. Reiki Principles are a simple and clear guide to love.

Just for today, do not anger. The energy of anger is powerful and spins fast like a fan. Unfortunately, when that fan is spinning we have no control and everyone in its path gets hurt. The key is to recognize anger and pause, pull the cord to the power source and go for a walk. Allow the fan to slow down and look at what hurt feelings powered it up in the first place. Tend to the hurt feelings with kindness. Love the opportunity to care for the hurt and heal this old wound.
Gratitude fills me with the opportunity to heal this in the moment to moment. I spent years running around trying to have a house clean enough, my business organized enough, my social media posts seen enough to grow my business. When I sat a listened to what was hurting, I found it was my spirit. It was time for me to be sure to play and do things I enjoyed. It was time to put me first. I had all my responsibilities handled and now it was time to focus on having fun.
Just for today, do not worry. Worrying takes you out of the present. The key to healthy living is staying in one’s body and mind in the minute to minute. I knew this intellectually, but it took me a long time to walk in the present moment. The more I learned to focus on inhabiting my body and treating it with kindness and care, in how I sat, stood, and held myself, the more present I became. I started to recognize how out of alignment I was when I worried, my hips tilted forward and then my whole spine and neck was out of whack. The importance of releasing worry to release my body was never more clear.

Just for for today, work honestly. This one is so important to unravel. I try hard to be honest to everyone, but what I realized is I wasn’t being honest to myself. Some days I didn’t want to be super helpful, creative, resourceful, and persistent. Some days I just wanted to rest. And once I realized how to recognize this, I realized this was me learning to be honest with myself. No one is perfect, and some days I get to lie low and be restful work slowly, to allow kindness to flow back through me. Allowing myself to process and understand my feelings was powerful. Giving myself space to not work at maximum efficiency gave me room to allow others to do the same.
Be grateful for your many blessings. Taking time every day to go through things for which I can be grateful helps me to start off on the right foot. This practice helps to switch gears and be thankful. Gratitude is essential for healing resentment. I needed this as I learned how to be kind to myself. Resentments were melting away and this focus on gratitude helped me to push that old dialogue and pattern out of the way.
Be kind to all living things. We loop back around to the most important thing. By being kind to another, that gives them permission to soften the heart and unwind their own inner dialogue. Being kind to myself, is equally important because it gives other permission to do the same. By being kind to myself, I have room in my heart, mind, and body, to extend grace to others. These principles are such an important key to healthy living. Reiki practice keeps me unwinding and unlinking, to be a better channel of unconditional love.

Learning Reiki is Learning to Love

When I first began my journey into Reiki and Energy work, I was really skeptical. All I knew was that my mother’s ankle had been healed after a bad sprain by someone doing Reiki on her at a party. I was fascinated. Little did I know that Reiki was really learning how to be a channel of love and compassion and this is what heals.

As the years have gone by and I teach more and more classes, I remember the beginning by watching my students. Feeling a bit of doubt, but feeling certain about the sensation of Reiki during the class. Self-treatment sessions are recommended daily. At first I just worked on injuries and neglected self-treatments, curious how Reiki worked. But as years went on I began to understand why self-treatments were so important.

The key to allowing deep flow for self-practice is love. Being able to generate feelings of love is a huge part of being able to channel Reiki. I have no trouble feeling love and compassion for others, but have trouble doing so for myself. By doing daily self-treatments, I have to carve out 15-45 minutes to just listen to my body and learn where I am holding tightness, pain, and emotions. And yes, despite having practiced Reiki for many years, I still hold onto stress and emotions. Remembering and understanding why daily self-treatments are recommended has been a game changer for me through this pandemic.

With this awakening, I learned loving others and connecting to Source, God, Love is the most healing action. The way to allow for more powerful Reiki for my clients is to turn this action on myself. This pandemic has allowed me the blessing of understanding the importance of self-love and self-care made a daily priority.

With so much uncertainty, the one true certain thing is our ability to love ourselves. No matter what happens, we have control over this most healing action. This is the key. No one else can do it for us. We have to learn how to use our most powerful heart generator to feel love for ourselves, all our emotions and mistakes in order to offer this to others. This is how we heal.

If you feel off balance, overwhelmed, angry, frustrated more than you feel love, it may be time to schedule a Reiki session to remember what love feels like flowing through your physical body. Reach out to schedule a session today. Healingwithangels77@gmail.com and just let me know if you prefer mornings or afternoons, weekdays or weekends. Much love to you.💖

Into the Wilderness

With all the shocking headlines, wild facebook posts, and intense twitter videos, I have felt the need to escape into the wilderness to breathe and find release. I am blessed with an amazing forest around both my home and my office so I am sure to give myself frequent break basking in the beauty of the outdoors. This has also made me wonder whatever happened to running wild. Do you remember running wild?

I remember running wild. I loved running with my friend and her dog in the woods. There was so much freedom and joy in just leaping over creeks, logs, and jumping down onto soft sandy land along side. We flew through the woods every time we played and that was the most free I felt. I was such a worrier as a kid. I worried what others thought of me for a long, long time. We moved around so much when I was little, but I felt at home with her as we ran the paths of the forest behind her home. Once I was old enough, I walked to her house to visit and explore the magic of the forest even though we were supposed to be too old for that kind of thing.

As I grew older I found myself feeling more and more out of place. Our friendship slowly dissolved over the years as we matured differently and her interests in boys separated us from adventure time. But the feeling of being wild I never forgot.

When I began to tour colleges, I knew I was home as we drove up to Young harris. The air began to smell different as we climbed the mountain in our car. Once I saw the water dripping down the mossy rocks of the cliff, I rolled down the windows to feel the wild chill in the air and the sweet smell of clean air filled my lungs and woke up a part of me. The wildness began to coarse through my veins and the longing began.

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One of my classmates helped me to manage stress beyond sitting in the trees, watching the night sky, or hiking in the forest. She talked with me about meditation and Reiki. With breathwork I learned to clear my mind and connect with the sense of home no matter where I was.

My interest was peeked with her stories about her mothers friends who learned to heal with their hands. I knew I had to learn how to do this as it felt wild and natural. Healing with meditation and touch seemed magical and mystical and somewhat behind the veil of mystery,… it called to me but would be another 7 years before I answered the call.

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I found myself at the crucial moment after graduation wondering how I could begin to train as a teacher of healing arts. I knew I didn’t want to be a doctor as pharmaceuticals were their course of study. At a music show I ran into a high school art friend. we began talking and the mysterious ways of the universe lead us around to reiki, and of coarse she was a teacher. I learned to channel the wild energy of love and feeling home.

And here we are years later and I am teaching my own Reiki classes. I love opening the door for people to explore their own healing energy body. With awareness and connection they all begin on their path to healing themselves. The amazing thing about learning energy work and specifically reiki, is that you never forget or lose the ability to channel healing energy. The key is to trust and release, and let it flow. Reach out if you are interested in learning Reiki or even acupressure or tuning fork therapy for energy balancing. There’s so much to learn about how to heal. Why wait? Reach out, my door is open, for group lessons, private lessons, apprenticeships, and sessions. Relearn how to run wild.

Other Ways Energy Medicine Can Help You Reclaim Your Power

Powerful force in the fires of passion

You know how angry some people can make you feel? They seem to know exactly how to push your buttons with laser focus and precision. They can hone right in on things that make you rage and fire up in just a few words? Typically the people will be your siblings, lover, spouse, children, or best friend. They know what can really get you boiling and how to pull your strings. Pause just a second. Think about that saying,…they are literally pulling your strings.

What is helpful to realize, is when you are fiery mad and very passionate, your blood pressure gets super high, your adrenaline pumps through your body, and your heart beats super fast getting you ready for a fight. If you don’t run and burn off that adrenaline, then your body is stuck trying to manage the effects of all this fuel being amped up to power you through the fight. Your subtle energy body is tucked up into your center, typically in the solar plexus chakra. That person is literally pulling your strings, pushing your buttons, and controlling you, and you are letting them.

How do I know this? Because I was raised by Mr. Road-Rage himself. Oh yes, I would drive around completely offended that someone hit their brakes, flipped me off, cut me off, or made a face at me. My father tail-gated terribly and was the most aggressive driver, and I hated it. I finally found my voice at 18 and told him to pull over and let me walk the 2 hours home because I did not want to die today. Then guess what? I did that same exact thing…

Everyone on the road had power over me. The day I was a passenger and made a face at someone who was all ragey over us pulling into the center lane at an intersection when she was in the blind spot and trying to pull into the same lane, was the day I realized I needed to heal. She pulled a gun on us and chased us all over. I realized then that I needed to never get angry at another driver, never react with anger, and certainly never make a face . I could have gotten my friends killed as this woman let her anger drive her into rage and chase us through Atlanta. We finally escaped by pulling onto I-20 and racing off.

This was a huge turning point for me. No matter how bad I thought I had it fighting with traffic, there was certainly others who were far more fed up and at the edge of sanity. And they had a car and possibly a gun. This also changed the way I looked at my life. I could breathe, and calm down, and not take things personally and no longer be part of the problem. Who knows what someone was going through-I needed to show kindness. Reiki taught me this every time I practiced.

Overtime I learned to apply filter that to work relationships, patients, and finally family. With Reiki practice, I began to understands how much I hurt myself by staying angry or even allowing myself to get there. It was a slow transformation to make it all the way back to family, but it has changed my life. I no longer take anyone’s behavior or mood personally. I finally have been able to hang out with my father and not take his anger personally and instead ask him how he is hurting. This has helped him to realized how he is standing hurts his back or his feet and to take better care of himself in the moment. It took me years to get there, but it changed everything about our relationship. The last key to untangle my power from my motional family ties was Biofield Tuning. It literally tuned up my energy so I no longer had these walls up, so that I was no longer holding.

In these pandemic times of fear and isolation, this has helped me tremendously to navigate the dicey waters of social media. I do not take anyone’s comments personally, most of the time. In the beginning of the pandemic, I worked hard on social media to try and open up discussion and engage in intelligent debate. But things over time devolved into simply angry people who are hurting and everyone else being wrong. It has been very upsetting. I am learning discernment. There’s times to simply move past the discourse and say nothing. These times are tough but the most unifying, universal truth is love. I return to Reiki to rebalance myself along with chanting. So powerful good.

We all need to touch-base and connect with friends and family and reaffirm that we love each other. It’s super important to not allow emotions, politics, anger to divide us. Instead, when you start to notice your are beginning to feel angry, pause and instead consider it is your souls way of saying it is time to play. Enough is enough. No more work. Time to go play.

If you are having trouble making time for play, likely you need a tune-up. Reiki with Sound Therapy and/or Biofield Tuning may be just what you need. Call or email me to set up your session today. 706-207-4253 or healingwithangels77@gmail.com

Tortured No More- How Energy Work Helped Me

As a highly sensitive person, I have spent much of my life worrying what others think of me. It’s a super painful way to live because I feel others emotions so well. After years of pain, eczema and poor digestion, I have finally learned how to feel safe despite the intensity of all the emotions around me.

Ha ha, just kidding. Although there are certainly time I have wished for this crystaline armor to protect me from others, I learned how to power up my field and become literally this impermeable to others judgements and heavy emotions. Through the most powerful force in the universe….. LOVE.

Yes, that’s right. It’s free and universal to all creatures and from an unlimited source. Love, Love, Love. We all need it, we all want it, and guess what, we all are built, designed, and encoded with the ability to harness and amplify this one most powerful healing thing.

How do you start to tap into this a power up? Through self-love. Pure, unconditional, unadulterated, self-adoration, and awe at the amazing power your have in the very smallest particles of your being. You are amazing, powerful, and incredible. How do you do it? How do you walk, breathe, and play so well? Its truly a miracle we are even alive and the body systems all work if you think about it.

Self-love, that all? How easy right?

Well, no actually. I had to start in the very beginning with unwinding all the preconditions I had learned throughout my life that I had to meet to be loved. Perfect hair skin, clothes, body- nope. Meditate with reiki and breathe love into all those painful memories of judgement about my body, hair, clothes, breathe love into those awkward times when I felt everyone was looking at me and judging me.

Guess what some probably were, but their opinion is not important. I can never be loved by everyone-breathe and radiate reiki into those lessons forward and backwards. I can never please everyone. I have to learn to be myself 100% and please myself, then I can help others without hurting. This article on “The Art of Not Giving a Shit” (yes, I googled that) helped me so much the last few days. Please read this link. SO helpful. Some people will hate me for being too friendly, some will hate for being too sunny, but that’s ok because as long as I am loved by me, then I can be ok without their approval- Reiki all over that and release with breath and energy work.

Guess what, the more I unwind all these limiting beliefs, the more I unkink the flow of the most abundant resource of all of the universe- LOVE. This has taken me years. It has been hard but so helpful. The more I dig in, the more opens for me. And then everything else that I wish to create falls into place.

Did I do this over night? Of coarse not. I have had several teacher, mentors, and I still have them now despite being one myself. You know why? Because I am human and as a human I will fall down into the same hole of anger or fear, until I have learned the lesson in every way possible. These holes though, they get smaller, and what energy work has taught me, is how to see that hole sooner, side step it, or recognize when I have one foot in it, so I may back up and not fall all the way in. You can do it too! Set up appointment with me today. You deserve it.