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Season's greetings! May you be blessed with love and peace during the holidays and in the coming new year.

It is my pleasure to send you the December, 2001 edition of our Reiki online newsletter. This online newsletter is being sent as an Email, but as soon as you click any of the links in the table of contents, it will open in your browser window making it easier for you to navigate. If this doesn't work, click on the link below or copy and paste the link into your web browser:

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The Joy of Christmas
by William Lee Rand

When any event takes place on the planet that involves a large number of people, this joining together of minds has an effect on the auric field of the earth and creates a powerful kind of magnetic consciousness that can affect all of us on a soul level. This effect is especially important when it involves a sacred celebration such as Christmas as it allows us to connect more deeply with that part of ourselves that is sacred and also to see this sacred part in others.  This possibility is present now, but to really experience it, we need to take the time to slow down, to meditate and to allow this feeling to come welling up into our everyday lives.  As we do this, the nurturing, healing energy we experience can have such a high vibration that we are awakened to an awareness that goes beyond any outer expression and allows us to experience our true spiritual nature. 

So during this Christmas season when there is so much change and uncertainty in the world, it is important for us to focus on these highest feelings of love and healing; to feel them within ourselves and to express them to others and to the whole world.  We are so fortunate to be here on the planet now and to have such a valuable and sacred skill as Reiki.  So I encourage you to take time to celebrate Christmas by sending Reiki into the world to everyone on the planet.  As you do so, meditate on the spirit of Christmas and on the global consciousness that is being created by all the other spiritual beings on the planet.  As we merge with this higher consciousness, a synergy is created that greatly multiplies the good we are sending out as well as the good we receive.  May you be deeply blessed by the spirit of Christmas and experience peace on earth as you experience it within your own heart.

The Birth Chart of Jesus

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Global Healing Event
by William Lee Rand

Pope John Paul II has invited the leaders of all religions to Assisi to pray for world peace on January 24.  This is an important event and indicates increasing acceptance of the idea that each religion needs to respect the value of all other religions if we are to bring peace to the planet.  This concept is what is promoted by the World Peace Crystal Grids that were placed at the North and South Poles. I am happy to see that the value of this idea is shared by others and is being acted on.

Please mark your calendars and set aside some special time to send Reiki for world peace on January 24.  By joining with so many other spiritual people from so many different religious and spiritual backgrounds, a synergistic effect is created that greatly multiplies the healing that takes place.  This is a momentous event, and a great opportunity for all of us to make a meaningful difference.  Please join us.

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Afghan Children Update
by William Lee Rand

Last issue I included an article on the plight of the Afghan children. One in every two children there is malnourished and one in every four was likely to die of preventable causes.  At that point it was predicted that up to 400,000 children would die this winter of cold and malnutrition unless aid was received. While aid efforts were in place, the Taliban were interfering with the process by taking some of the food to give to their troops and also confiscating some transport vehicles as well as threatening the aid workers.  This created a very difficult and desperate situation.  I requested that you send Reiki and also send donations to help prevent a disaster.

I am happy to report that all the Reiki you have sent along with your donations are making a difference.  The situation is shifting! The Taliban are no longer in power and shipments of aid are no longer being blocked or restricted.  Hundreds of millions of dollars have been donated and the US government is adding tremendous support to the aid effort.  Relief agencies now say they are closer to meeting the need for food and shelter for most of those in need and report that if aid continues to be sent, it is possible that basic needs just might be met.

This is a wonderful turn of events and demonstrates how prayers and Reiki backed by action can take a potential calamity and turn it into a miracle of love and caring. I appreciate your willingness to help the Afghan people and especially the children. While conditions appear to be improving, there is still a great amount of suffering taking place.  It is important that we continue to send help. So please continue to send Reiki and to make donations if you feel it in your heart to do so.  Below are two aid organizations I recommend.

To make a donation

Besure to check the box marked "Emergency Operations for Afghan Refugees."

Help the Afghan Children

USA Today Article

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Global Consciousness Is Being Measured
by William Lee Rand

A team of researchers headed by Roger Nelson of Princeton University has been conducting an experiment to measure the effects of focused global consciousness on random events.  They have had some very interesting results. 

Called the Global Consciousness Project, their experiment involves the use of 37 computers located around the world using random number generators to flip virtual coins. The experiment has been going on since 1998.   Each computer flips 200 virtual coins at a time and the results of all computers are compared.  The results are usually completely random with the virtual coin tosses come up heads or tails 50% of the time. However, when a global event takes place that focuses the attention of billions of people, the randomness of the coin tosses changes and they tend to go significantly more one way than another. In other words they become more coherent or non-random. This took place on September 11 when so many people worldwide were focused on the events of the World Trade Center disaster. This produced the strongest effect so far, but other events have coincided with changes in randomness too, including: each New Years Eve, the papal visti to Israel, the first hour of NATO bombing in Yugoslavia, a variety of global meditations, several major earthquakes, the funeral for Princess Diana and last years sinking of Russia’s Kursk submarine. This seems to indicate that consciousness has an effect on other wise random events. 

This is a profound scientific discovery as it tends to validate the basis of Reiki and other forms of spiritual healing. Of course anyone who has sent distant Reiki knows this is true from personal experience, but it is important that science is discovering ways to measure these effects. As more attention is focused on scientific studies of this type, they are bound to motivate larger groups of people to use Reiki and other kinds of healing. It is also possible that a better understanding of healing and prayer will develop. This is an important indication that a paradym shift is taking place which will usher in the age of consciousness which I have previously written about in "The Spirit of Reiki." Any scientific method that demonstrates a measureable connection between the mind and events in the physical world is revolutionary in nature and worthy of further study . The Global Consciousness Project will continue.

The Global Consciousness Project:

There have actually been over 200 scientific experiments in the area of spiritual healing. To learn more about this, click here:

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Keeping Reiki Free In Utah
by Rev. Timothous L. Seaton

I am pleased to announce that after meeting with the Utah Board of Massage this morning,
[Nov. 13] we managed to get them to remove Reiki from their “list” of massage modalities.  Reiki practitioners are no longer required to have a massage license when practicing Reiki in the state of Utah.  Nevertheless, this did not come easy as several members of the board were hell bent on keeping Reiki under their jurisdiction.  However, we managed to win over the Regional Director of the Occupational and Professional Licensing Division and that was the turning point.  Thanks to William L. Rand and others  for sending in letters to the Board explaining that Reiki is not massage.

Rev. Timothous L. Seaton,  Utah Reiki Alliance, http://

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Reiki Brownies
by William Lee Rand

Here is a recipe that will help you celebrate the holiday season! Amazingly good and good for you, these brownies are so good; most people will not know they don’t contain sugar or chocolate.  Great for kids and adults, they satisfy ones need for something sweet and are nutritious at the same time. 

Stevia is a natural non-sugar sweetener that contains no calories. It is 50 times sweeter than sugar.  Rather than placing a strain on ones pancreas and other organs and possibly causing hypoglycemia, Stevia strengthens the pancreas, kidneys and heart.

Both Stevia and carob can be found at health food stores. To learn more about Stevia I suggest reading “The Stevia Cookbook” by Ray Sahelian, M.D. and Donna Gates.

3 eggs with yolks and whites separated
2/3 cup walnut, peanut or other oil
1 Tbls. coffee substitute such as Cafix or Roma in ¼ cup hot water
1 tsp. vanilla
5-eye droppers liquid Stevia sweetener
1-cup soymilk
2-cups whole-wheat flour
1-cup carob powder
1-cup Reiki
1 tsp. sea salt
1-cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Assemble all ingredients in one area and give Reiki or healing energy for five minutes.  Continue to give Reiki as you mix, and prepare.  You can also send Reiki during the baking process. 

Beat egg yolks and add Stevia, oil, coffee substitute, vanilla and soymilk, mixing well.

Mix flour, carob and salt.  Pour wet mixture into dry, mixing thoroughly.  Mix in nuts.
Beat egg yokes until stiff peaks form and fold into batter.  Pour into baking dish or pan. 

Bake for 45 minutes.

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Reiki In Prison
by Michelle McCarthy

One of the blessings I count in my life is my work with a local Prison and Reiki.  About a year ago I was invited into a county facility here in Western Mass.  We did a few introductory workshops and a Reiki Pilot Program took off from there.  We’ve held three classes thus far for the inmates and the changes taking place are incredible.  The men work on themselves regularly for stress reduction, anger issues and relaxation; they also began working on others in their community and have been given permission to enter other inmates’ rooms for private sessions.  Previously, they were not allowed into others private areas.  One of the students has even put a proposal together for a weekly Reiki Clinic he hopes to start soon for the inmates.  The men are quick to say they were somewhat skeptical in the beginning but have come to be believers in Reiki.  This in turn, seems to be impressing the staff at the jail – so much so, that the Sheriff himself is planning to schedule a session with one of the Reiki practitioners!   You can contact Michelle at

Click Here for Reiki In Prison - Long Version

Article in the Daly Hampshire Gazette about Michelle's work:

Article by William Lee Rand about Reiki In An Indian Prison

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Reiki Class Workbook

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Reiki and other Healing Books

The Reiki Touch - A Reiki Tool Kit
The Spirit of Reiki
Reiki, The Healing Touch
New Reiki Master Manual
The Book On Karuna Reiki®
Spiritual Healing, Scientific Validation

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Email to the editor

Dear Mr. Rand:  Just want to say THANK YOU many times over for the e-mail newsletter.  I love the high vibration picture of the Temple, and the many positive brief articles.  It is always a very welcome publication and I look forward to each one.  I feel as though a friend has come to visit each month with the arrival of the newsletter. I live in a rather isolated location and environment (on a mountain ridge overlooking a valley 'way outside of the small town of Ignacio, Colorado) and so love to come to the little library to use the computer and be in touch with the healing community that you bring to me. Thank you all, again. May you all be well, happy and free. In the Light, Rabiah Star

Dear William: Just a note to thank you for being here. The Light that emanates from your web site has lifted me up many a time.  I have recently been blessed to be a vehicle for performing a Reiki I attunement on my first student.  I can say that going to your web site inspired me to do this.  Though I have been attuned in Reiki I,II,III, I hope one day to take classes and attunement from your Center.  I must say that because, you, William, are fulfilling your destiny, I am fulfilling mine and serving life in this healing way. Thank you from the depth of my soul for the enormous light that shines thru the pictures and the articles of your web site.  What a great service you and those that work with you give to life. Diane Gore-Uecker

Dear William:  I want to extend my thanks for this website.  I am a Reiki II.  I was originally drawn to Reiki by going to a favorite bookstore, and to make a long story short could not see nor hear well briefly for an unknown reason.  In this confusion, though it didn't upset me, I picked up a book and somehow managed to pay for it.  I also picked up a business card I discovered later.  After I left the bookstore, I could see and hear as good as always.  The book was a Reiki book, and the business card was a practitioner. I knew what I had to do.  So I sought out a Master to attune me.  Then, I slowly met others in the small town I lived in that had become Reiki people too. Then, my family was transferred to another small town.  We've been here for over a year, and it is difficult to get support.  I even at times have difficulty feeling the Reiki flow through me.  The nearest support I know of is over an hour's drive.  Which, I take advantage of when I can, but sometimes that's easier said than done.  So recently we acquired a computer, and so I started surfing.  I wound up here, and my heart is singing again!  Global community of Reiki people! The articles I have read have been amazingly personal to me.  So much of what I want to know more about, and things I intuitively seek appear.  Your heart seems to ring so true to me.  You seem to be so open to the Divine guidance. I plan on contributing to this community (and benefiting from it), and to the rest of the world that asks for Reiki.  Thanks for the encouragement just by being there.  Holly Brix, Shenandoah, Iowa  

Dear Mr. Rand: May I begin by saying how I look forward to receiving your monthly newssheet, it really does contain some super articles as well as answering so many of the questions I have. I am as of two months at level 2 and daily marvel at the wonder that is Reiki. My only bone of contention is the mixing of Reiki with other healing methods such as massage or aromatherapy. I first found Reiki whilst in Canada and thought it magical, two years later back home here in Paraguay I received my level 1 attunement and discovered pure Reiki which to me is on a far higher spiritual plane to that which I had experienced in Manitoba. My first experience was a mixture of Reiki and reflexology and although very good, I now feel I was defrauded of a real spiritual experience. If using Reiki with other methods I feel one should say so and not claim to be doing Reiki. I would love to hear other people’s views of my comments and, I for one shall always strive to keep Reiki as pure as I can. Terry McGahan

Dear William, Hello. I am a new recipient of Reiki energy. I am very excited. I recently took the Reiki 1 and 2 courses in Queens, NY with Carlos Gonzalez, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping spread the work and light of Reiki. I feel so blessed to have the ability to join in now. Everyday holds new promise for God's light and love to shine through me and touch others. It is truly a wonderous, joyful feeling. It's amazing what light shead upon darkness feels like. I've experenced such beautiful insights and they have given me an unlimited amount of peace. Thank you again, God bless you. In light and love, Eva Martin

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Reiki Stories

Reiki, Cancer And Chemo
Dear William: I have been a Reiki Master since early in 1998, mainly working on myself and my pets, but Nancy, a neighbor of mine who lives only two doors away, developed cancer some months ago and had a "terminal" diagnosis. Only after she had gone to bed and was barely eating, and had significant pain, was she open to me trying Reiki on her. I sat upright on a sofa next to her and placed my hands on her liver area, the area of the pain, for about 10 minutes, after which she said it was a bit better and moved away a bit. I figured if Reiki was to be of help I would know, and sure enough, the next day her husband showed up at my door and said Nancy wanted me to come and take away her pain!

I have gone over 3-4 times daily and done Reiki sessions, mainly in the liver and lung area for a period of about 25 minutes each. Within two days all pain was gone, which puzzled her doctors, and her first chemo session was a breeze. The nausea from the cancer and chemo is also minimized. I had the opportunity to see how much Reiki was working when I had to leave for 10 days right before Nancy's second chemo session in order to be with my husband who was undergoing back surgery to relieve pain (that's another story, hubby is fine, and I got to directly experience a person blocking Reiki and then relaxing into it).

I attuned others to work with Nancy while I was gone and was able to send by distance Reiki a few times during my travels, but learned upon my return that the second chemo had not gone well for Nancy, who experienced pain and severe nausea for several days. After one day working with her all the symptoms are gone and her next chemo will be in a few days.

I don't know if Reiki and the powers-that-be will allow Nancy to survive liver cancer, but I can tell you that she is most comfortable, eating well and pain free, walking, laughing and having a reasonably good time during which she was supposed to be miserably in pain.

A side effect of doing Reiki on Nancy is that I feel even better after the energy passes through me! I sincerely hope many more people will attune to Reiki because it's not a good feeling to know I am the only one around that can relieve pain thru Reiki. It is my deepest wish that Reiki spread far more rapidly than it has, even if most people attune to Reiki I. The need for bandages around my house is non-existent! Peggy Griffin

Hello again. I wanted to add a lovely postscript to my months of Reiki work on my friend, Nancy. She got the test results back today...she will live, the "terminal" diagnosis is no longer in effect. Her liver function is almost back to normal, and she will have four more chemo sessions, another test and if entirely free of all traces of cancer, two more "for good measure" chemo sessions. I am in awe. She was nearly dead, with only a few weeks to live when we started Reiki on her. Another friend who is a nurse said she had never seen anyone react so well to chemo. Thank you, Reiki. Thank you, Universe. A happy Peggy

Reiki And Stomach Cancer
Dear Mr. Rand: My mother-in-law was recently hospitalized after emergency exploratory surgery. An aggressive, cancerous tumor was found nearly surrounding her stomach, which made eating painful and impossible. Doctor's inserted a tube and fed her intravenously. Their prognosis was that she would NEVER be able to eat without a stomach tube or IV. She lay in the hospital in enormous pain. Morphine was restricted because the doctors were concerned it might interfere with her difficult recovery. I took the evening plane and began Reiki on her as soon as I arrived to correct her energy imbalance and help relieve the pain. Within a few minutes, she was thrilled to find she was pain free and able to sleep peacefully. I performed Reiki on her every day for the next five days. The doctors, who at one point, had told us she probably would never go home, were AMAZED that not only did her incision heal incredibly quickly, but she recovered enough to ingest food and she left the hospital within a week, strong enough to care for herself at home. I might add that my mother-in-law had always been a traditionalist and was never interested in any type of alternative therapy. I taught her how to perform Reiki on herself and she enthusiastically applies her skill when she feels low in energy or a bit off center. She is home, taking care of her cats and eating everything she loves, so far without recurrence of the tumor's interference in her quality of life. Ciel

Diabetic and Surgery
Dear William: Some months back I was diagnosed as having a mature cataract in my left eye for which urgent surgery was the only solution.As a longstanding diabetic with sugars hovering around 220mg/l despite medication, it was difficult for the doctors to go ahead with the surgery. I then thought of my friend Mr Somo Mukherjee of Imphal, Manipur, India who traces his lineage to William Rand. He gave me healing in person and followed it up with distant healing for a week. The sugars dramatically reduced to 110 and remained at this level till the surgery was successfully completed. I must thank Reiki and the ascended Masters for taking me out of a tricky situation. Chakravarti

Reiki Heals Problem Pregnancy
Dear William: I had just learned Reiki II, and my daughter in law, Sue was in her 7th month of pregnancy and was experiencing very excruciating pain in her back and could not walk. She went to the Dr. and he told her that the baby is lying on her sciatic nerves in her back. So he told her to just stay in bed and rest and there was nothing he could do for her. So being that she had 2 more children at home, there was no way she could just stay in bed, well she was in tears, and asked me if I could give her Reiki. Well, I was worried that the energy might bring on labor pains, and at 7 months I knew it would be too early for a baby to be born. I refused, saying I'm worried it may not be good for you or the baby, well, she insisted, and said please, I really need your help. And so I gave her Reiki and as soon as I gave it to her, her belly was moving around in circles, her 2 children were laughing, saying Oh my God, look at what's happening to mommies belly. Lo and behold, the baby actually turned, and was off her sciatic nerves, she was so relieved, got up off the chair, and was so happy to be pain free for the next 2 months! To me that was a miracle. P.S. We now have our own Reiki baby named Diane Marie who is the most happy, loving and spiritual child who is in love with everyone and everything. Thank You God for letting me find Reiki in my life. Margaret Ann

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Send Us Your Reiki Questions, Comments and Stories

We are very interested in your Reiki question(s). If you have a question about Reiki, please use the form below to send it to us. Your question(s) will be answered in a future edition of this Reiki Online Newsletter or it may be answered by Email. Remember, others may have the same question you have and by sending it in to us, you will be helping others gain a better understanding of Reiki as well.

Also, I know many of you have had interesting Reiki experiences where you or someone else was healed or received benefit from Reiki. We are interested in reading about this and so are our readers! Please send us your Reiki stories. Also, if you have written an article about Reiki you would like to share with others send it to us using the form below. By sending in your Reiki stories, you give permission for them to be published in this newsletter or in other Center or Vision publications.

You may find it easier to first compose your question, comment, Reiki experience or article using a word processor and then highlight it, copy and paste it into the form below. Note that we cannot guarantee that everything sent in will be published.

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