August
2017

Abuse No More

Reiki blog image Here is a brave response that my client gave to her father, after many years of abusive bullying:  "Yesterday you said it was in your nature to be disrespectful and impatient, and I let it go as always, but it needs to be addressed. I want you to understand that it's in my nature to protect myself from that type of disrespectful behavior. It hurts me that I have to say this because you're my only dad but I wish...

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August
2017

Seaside Retreat: Spiritual Transformation

Reiki blog image  Journeying for Spiritual Transformation for Men and Women Seaside Retreat Friday October 13, 14 and 15, 2017 Offered by Cynthia M Chase Reiki Master featuring Donna Coyote Rain Drumming for Transformation Sandy Guardiola for Meditation Adina Ruskin for Freeing Movement

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May
2017

Gardening

Reiki blog image Have you thought about this?  As you go about your day taking care of others, nurturing others - have you ever wondered - what about me?  When will it be my turn?  This is the current just below the surface of our stories, for so many of us.  See these beautiful violets?  If they don't get enough sun and water they will die.  Consider yourself an exquisite flower!  What flower are you?  How much do you nurture your garden?  Only...

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April
2017

The Flower and the River

Reiki blog image Do you see this flower? It is you! So beautiful and glowing and alive. The river flows behind and through it. You are the flower, the river, and the riverbank. You are woman, mother, and the bearer of Life (whether or not you gave birth to children.) You are so much more powerful than you think. Stand in your own power, your own beauty. Take back your Power. It is yours to claim. We stand tall and strong with you.

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March
2017

Psychopathic Narcissist: Knowledge is Power

Reiki blog image This is an incredible read!  We can be subjected to these tactics on an individual level, and on a larger scale in the political realm.  With this knowledge we can achieve clarity and move to action to Empowerment! "20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You

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February
2017

We are gold, not coal!

Reiki blog image https://youtu.be/BQxcltL7BUg

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February
2017

Abuse from the top down

Reiki blog image "Every time we don't stand down the primary abusers in our lives, we lose a little ground, we fade into the night, we die a little inside.  Rising above it may be a temporary balm, but at some point, we have to come back into our bodies and speak it.  As important as it is to reach a stage of genuine forgiveness where possible, it is even more important to assert boundaries with those who have violated ours.  It may...

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February
2017

Should we take it?

Reiki blog image "One thing I have learned with certainty is not to stand in connection with those who diminish me.  This is particularly difficult when family is involved, because we have a vested interest in perpetuating the family system for all kinds of reasons. I don't believe one should endure abuse no matter how attached they are to an idea of family.  There are many families waiting for us just outside our habitual awareness.  We are not responsible for those who diminish...

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February
2017

The Armored Man

Reiki blog image   "The armored man is afraid of his heart, he is afraid of the empowered feminine, he is afraid of surrendering his egoic shield to something deeper, truer, more heartfelt.  What he doesn't realize is that we are inextricably linked, so linked that when he denigrates the feminine, he imprisons and denigrates his own consciousness.  There can be no victories at the expense of the Divine Mother.  None at all.  It is time for a new paradigm, one that honors...

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December
2016

Write yourself into your own life

Reiki blog image Imagine a world in which you really belong, a world where love and acceptance is your every day life.  Visualize beauty that surrounds you, and that is inside of you.  See yourself walking tall and graceful, at home within.  Breathe in the peace that you are. If you remember that you are the playwright and the lead you will be victim no more. Write yourself into your own life. Imagine.

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December
2016

Turning Holiday Blues into Joy and Acceptance

Reiki blog image Do you have objects that you bring out only at Christmas?  Do they hold bittersweet memories for you?  Are there people that you cherished Christmas with in the past that are now out of your life? Here are some strategies for thriving (not just surviving): Take care of yourself!  Keep you as your number one priority.  Keep up (or add in) your exercise or stretching routine. Eat well - even better than usual!  Yes, give yourself permission to make an...

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November
2016

Are you suffering from Burnout?!

Reiki blog image High achievers: Listen up.  If you feel you can do it all, or you have to do it all, it will eventually catch up with you.  It is insidious in that it slowly reveals itself and you may hardly be aware of what is happening.  By the time it hits fully, you may not understand that this is your body's response to years of bruising and unrelenting overwork. Some telltale signs that you are using up your reserves are: Total...

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November
2016

How to release Energy Vampires

Reiki blog image First, we need to identify who is draining us.  It isn't always easy since energy suckers don't always have fangs.  You may "like" being around someone because you are basking in their charismatic "glory", but note carefully how you feel after spending time with that person.  Narcissists love to use others to supply them with energy to fuel their "show."  Drama surrounds them.  Your own denial allows them to work on you, use your energy as their own, leaving you...

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September
2016

Love letter to myself

Reiki blog image     I am me.  I am important.  My feelings and needs matter.  I am the author of my life.  Peace comes from within me.  I choose the conditions of my life.  I choose the people in my life. I can say yes.  I can say no.  I choose to see the truth.  I am loving, patient and caring.  I have an open heart.  I accept love. I choose life not fear.  I choose love and loyalty. I require love,...

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August
2016

Chapter 8; Sparkles and Smurfs by Carla

Reiki blog image I just had a lovely Reiki experience with Cynthia and friends. She was hosting a Reiki Share and the room was filled with 3 Reiki practitioners and one in training. I was to be the receiver of their practice, and I was nervous.   Before I climbed on the table for the Reiki session, I noticed the heart hanging on the bathroom door in the room. As I laid face down I was thinking about love. There was a lot of...

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