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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.
Chart of Jesus
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.
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
To make a donation
Besure to check the box marked "Emergency Operations
for Afghan Refugees."
Help the Afghan Children
USA Today Article
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
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
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://
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
2-cups whole-wheat flour
1-cup carob powder
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.
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 email@example.com
Here for Reiki In Prison - Long Version
Article in the Daly Hampshire
Gazette about Michelle's work:
by William Lee Rand about Reiki In An Indian Prison
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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,
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
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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