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It is my pleasure to send you the October/November,
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
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Peace On Earth
by William Lee Rand
Wei Ji, the Chinese word for crisis, is created from the characters
for danger and opportunity. So it is that with every danger,
an opportunity also presents itself. One of the most important
things to develop from the terrorist attacks is the tremendous
connectedness that suddenly developed between people everywhere.
It seems that the destruction of the WTC, along with the deaths
of so many innocent people, blew away a vale that was preventing
us from being aware of the common bonds that link all of us
on the planet. Gone were the trivial concerns and the superficial
worries and there, staring us in the face was a much more sensitive,
caring and heart felt knowingness that life is both sacred and
temporary. After this, just seeing another person at the supermarket
or walking down the street, created a greater feeling of openness
and appreciation and a real heart connection - even with strangers.
Also, people all over the planet immediately began to pray
for peace and send Reiki. Many reported having very powerful
experiences and could feel the oneness of intent as so many
joined together all over the planet to send help. This tremendous
uplifting of hearts has created an energy field around the planet
so powerful that it is attracting qualities of healing energy
much higher than ever before. Many spiritual workers have reported
And so, because this higher, more powerful healing energy is
available to us now, a new opportunity presents itself to us.
Amazing things can happen! It is now possible to heal ourselves,
others and to heal the planet more quickly and deeply than ever
before. However, to take advantage of it, we must turn away
from any tendency to feel anger, jealousy, hate or fear and
to focus on the light. We must lift our hearts up and focus
on the new possibilities that present themselves to us now.
I am talking about you, your life, right now! A new level of
consciousness is possible. As we open to positive change at
the core level, we are transformed. This includes a new way
of solving problems and dealing with life. As we heal, we heal
the planet. I invite you to tune into this opportunity and make
by William Lee Rand
Fear is rarely useful and the events of September 11 and those
that have continued to unfold challenge us to remain centered
in our hearts and continue to live our lives in a meaningful
way. Allowing ourselves to dwell on worrisome thoughts or to
remain caught in the grip of fear prevents us from living our
lives resourcefully, making it difficult to find the best solutions
to our own issues. Fear also weakens our ability to send positive
thoughts, prayers and Reiki to those in need and to take effective
Because of this, it is important that we first focus on our
internal state and be aware of any fear that may exist. For
some, the fear is obvious, but for many, there may be a low-grade
fear that lingers in the background and mostly goes unrecognized.
By first being aware of your fear, you will then be able to
use your healing skills to release it.
There are many techniques one can use to release fear. This
one makes use of two Reiki II symbols. First take a moment
to do some introspection and become more aware of your internal
state. Look for any fear(s) that may exist and see if you can
localize this energy to any one part of your body or energy
field. Then draw the emotional/mental symbol on your hands,
followed by the power symbol and treat the area you have discovered.
At the same time, repeat a positive affirmation. Use ones like
this or create your own: “I release all fear into the light
and it is gone forever.” Or, “I am always centered in the light
and completely let go of all fear now.”
As you do this, you may notice your attention changing from
events taking place now to things that have happened in the
past. This is an opportunity to heal more deeply and to release
those deeper fears as well. Just continue with the process
as these deeper fears come up. By doing this, you will be transforming
a challenging situation into a positive healing experience.
Do this as often as needed. This technique can also be used
to treat others.
By remaining centered in positive thoughts and feelings and
allowing yourself to feel joy and peace, you will be helping
those around you and be in a better place to send healing for
others and for the planet. Remember, you are powerful, you are
strong and you are centered in the light!
World Reiki Healing Groups
by William Lee Rand
One of the important features of Reiki is the ability
to send it to others and to situations at a distance. This is
especally important now with all the issues that have developed
from the Sept. 11 attack. Rather than simply feeling helpless,
we can send Reiki and make a real difference in how events develop
in the world. The world is in a state of flux right now and there
are many possiblities and directions things can take. If we send
Reiki to world events including the leaders who are making important
decisions, we can support Reiki like changes in the world. This
can turn things around so we end up living in a world with greater
safety and with greater unity between religions, ethnic groups
and nations. Already we can see this taking place between many
countries that were not so closely aligned before the crisis.
A great opportunity presents itself to us now.
So I suggest that you, do what many are currently
doing and either join a Reiki group or start one and meet regularly
to send Reiki for world peace. The group can be made up of just
you and one other person at first or you could get up to 6 or
more. The important thing is for each member of the group to make
a commitment to meet once a week and to do so without fail. You
can focus on specific events or leaders, or simply on the goal
of world peace.
There are many benefits to such a group. In addition
to contributing to global healing, you will also gain a greater
sense of peace in your own life and find that many of your personal
issues will be resolved more easily. This is a wonderful thing
to do and I encourage you to begin immediately. Right now, think
of one or more Reiki people who you would like to work with and
call or Email them right now. Pick a night and a time and a place
to meet and start as soon as possible.
Please let me know about your success and your experiences
and I will publish them in future editions.
Thanks for making a difference.
by William Lee Rand
Afghanistan has suffered through twenty years of war, three
years of drought, the oppressive rule of the Taliban and now
the current bombing by the US and others. This has had a profoundly
debilitating effect on the children of Afghanistan. Most of
them have witnessed unspeakable atrocities. Many have seen one
or more of their parents tortured and killed. Others have had
bombs explode near or in their homes. Many are homeless, others
have been crippled by bombs or land mines. On the average, one
in very two children is malnourished and one in four is likely
to die of preventable causes by the age of five. More that 1
million Afghan children have been born over the last 12 months
and there is now a current crisis in which 400,000 children
could die this winter from cold and malnourishment unless they
It is with the greatest urgency that I request you send Reiki
to help the situation. It is clear to myself and others who
have sent Reiki that they are very receptive to it. The loving,
nurturing feelings that Reiki provides is very much in need
by these children who are in need of healing on all levels.
Also, those who are working to provide aid and the entire situation
in general will benefit by the miracles Reiki can provide. So,
as you prepare for this coming Thanksgiving and the holiday
season, please take some time to reach out with your loving
Reiki hands and help.
I have researched the aid agencies who are helping the children
of Afghanistan and if you would like to make a donation, I believe
the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is one of the best
ones to give donations to. They have been helping the Afghan
children for years and currently have a well organized program
in place. They have a special fund set up just for the children
of Afghanistan. You can make a donation online, by phone or
through the mail. As you make your donation, send Reiki with
it and this will help the money work even more effectively.
Will you join me in sending financial aid to help the children
To make a dontation
Besure to check the box
marked "Emergency Operations for Afghan Refugees."
To learn more about UNICEF's work for Afghan children
USA Today Article on Afghan Children
By now you have likely received the
Email about the friend of a friend who got a warning from a
boy friend about 9/11 and is now warning about a shopping mall
terrorist attack on Halloween.
Of course we all know know that this Email was a hoax.
Email hoaxes are being passed around. Many seem plausible
and because of this, continue to get passed on. However, if
a warning is based on a hoax, it creates unnecessary fear and
takes our attention away from real issues.
If you receive an Email warning, before passing it on, I suggest
you see if it is listed on the below web site. They investigate
Email warnings and other Email stories to determine if they
are valid and then report the facts. If you discover that an
Email warning you have received is a hoax, you will be able
to send back the facts to the same Email list and also let them
know about this web site.
Healing Grounding Problems with Rainbow Reiki
by Walter Lübeck, creator of Rainbow Reiki.
Grounding problems have occurred
for some people during or after Reiki treatments. While this rarely
happens, if it does, it is good to have a method for dealing with
it. Also, ability to ground ones energy at other times is valuable.
Being ungrounded can cause symptoms like spontaneous headaches,
dizziness, nausea, spontaneous pains or difficulty orienting normally
in space and time.
Whenever these kinds of problems
occur you can use some simple Rainbow Reiki techniques to harmonize
the flows of energy. Then the symptoms will quickly fade away.
1. Use Reiki at the soles of both
feet. Increase the flow of Reiki by using the power symbol and
2. If this won’t work, use Reiki to both knees and both ankles.
By applying the power symbol and its mantra also this technique
will work more effectively.
3. Balance both hemispheres of the brain by using Reiki on the
4. Balance the 6 main chakras by applying Reiki on the 1st and
6th, then on the 2nd and 5th, and at last on the 3rd and 4th.
Please make sure that after using
the techniques explained in point 3. and 4. the techniques described
in point 1 and 2 should be applied for some time. Some physical
labor, sports, having some food and walking around with bare feet
also will increase the abilities of the body to ground itself.
Alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs, fasting and all kind
of energy work which concentrates on the head should be avoided
if grounding problems occur.
Visit Walters web site at http://www.rainbowreiki.net
Our Reiki web site at http://www.reiki.org
received its one-millionth visit at 9:05PM on October 29. Since
the site went up in 1995, we have experienced an ever-increasing
number of visits. This has been at least partially caused by
our continuous focus on adding articles and features that support
everyone in their practice of Reiki. The site now has about 350
pages and over 140
articles covering every aspect of Reiki. Our bulletin
audio and slide shows, free
downloadable hard copy Reiki News, Reiki
Reiki class outlines and other forms and Reiki
web store have been a few of the other features that
have added to the popularity of our site.
During this time we have seen the Reiki community
change and grow . We are glad to be in a position to help and
look forward to the years to come and all the wonderful changes
and growth that will unfold for everyone.
Reiki Class in Japan
by William Lee Rand
Many of you received my invitation to go to Japan
to take Reiki training from Mrs. Yamaguchi and her son Tadao.
The trip took place and we are back! We had eleven people in the
group and all of us had a great time. We visited the Usui memorial
in Tokyo and then traveled to Kyoto for the training and to visit
Mrs. Yamaguchi received all her Reiki training including
master level directly from Dr. Hayashi. She is 80 years old and
has been practicing Reiki over 60 years. The class was called
Jikiden Reiki which means "Original Teaching" and is based on
what Mrs. Yamaguchi learned from Dr. Hayashi as well as additional
information Tadao san learned by interviewing a number of Dr.
Hayashi's surviving students. Most of Mrs. Yamaguchi's family
members had Reiki and they invited Dr. Hayashi to teach at their
home twice a year. Mrs. Yamaguchi ended up becoming Dr. Hayashi's
assistant and because of this had a wonderful learning experience!
Below is a picture of myself, Mrs. Yamaguchi and the translator,
Reiki and Coaching
by Stephanie Brail
A powerful way to
create positive life change is to combine Reiki with coaching.
A personal coach (also called a life coach) is someone who supports
you in setting and making life goals. I decided to combine coaching
with Reiki, because when I first started receiving Reiki treatments,
I had a lot of energy movement happening, and didn't know how
to direct it. Using a coach helped me to define where I wanted
to go with all this new energy! I also find that as a coach, my
clients make progress much more quickly when they are receiving
Reiki treatments (even distant Reiki treatments).
Coaching is a profession
that has recently gotten the attention of the public, but most
people aren't that clear on what a coach really is. My definition
is: A coach is someone who works with people on achieving their
dreams. It's not therapy or counseling, but goal-setting, block-clearing,
and dream-manifesting. Not all coaches approach coaching from
a spiritual basis, and in fact, very successful coaching can happen
without a spiritual component whatsoever. However, many coaching
clients come to coaching because something is "missing"
from their lives, and often that missing piece is a connection
with the spiritual.
By offering Reiki
with coaching, the client receives energetic clearing while consciously
working on manifesting the life of their dreams. This combination,
whether done in person or over the telephone, can be a very powerful
means of achieving life changes for clients.
do not need to be certified or even professionally trained to
become a "coach." Many books, websites, and organizations
are available for those who want to learn how to become a coach,
although my advice is that the best way to learn how to be a coach
is to be coached yourself.
I have started a
mailing list for people who want to learn more about coaching
and Reiki. You can sign up for this list at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReikiCoaching
Reiki Master and Life Coach http://www.stephaniebrail.com/reiki
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Email to the editor
Dear Mr. Rand, Thank you for your article in the newsletter about
how the quality of Reiki changed and increased in the last week.
When you sent out the call to us to send Reiki I did exactly as
suggested, as often as I could. It was amazing how strong and
different that energy felt from what I had experienced before.
I only discovered Reiki a few months ago and have had some wonderful
results, but what happened in the last week surprised me. It felt
powerful and different and terrific and left me with sense that
we can collectively truly make a difference, more than we have
ever imagined. It is difficult for me to put into words but I
suspect you understand what I mean. Thank you for your insights,
your wonderful newsletter and your books. You have done so much
to bring Reiki to a world which desperately needs healing. We
are all seeing the world through different eyes now, but perhaps
we can bring some hope and peace back with this gift we share.
Warmest Regards, Kristi Vaughn Palm Springs CA
Dear William: You'll never have an idea of how happy I am now
to be able to send you this email. I have read your book A Healing
Touch and listened to the cassettes included. They are wonderful
and very exciting. I especially enjoyed the experience you told
about the Kahuna! All I can say is that (words would never be
enough) you've come a very long way. Hope I'll be able to do the
same or at least part of it. I am very grateful and shall ever
be, that you created the Reiki Center. its a really great idea
of having an online community of Reiki people, where information
is easily accessible. Reiki did answer my prayer!
With love + light Anuradha from Mauritius (Indian Ocean)
Dear Master Rand & Co., The arrival of the Sept. '01 NL in my
email box is proof that, timing truly is Divine. I can't thank
you enough for all that you do & for the healing sanctuary of
your website. After the attacks on 911, reiki.org was the first
place I turned where I could actually be proactive. Since then,
the site has been my port during this storm for self-healing &
revived inspiration as a Reiki Master. My heart is renewed after
participating in the global healing forums. After 3yrs. "underground,"
I feel deeply empowered to re-emerge & courageously live as an
"emissary of peace" on this planet. Thank you for a safe & loving
place to begin again.
Reiki on! Gassho, Fran Staret
Dear William, I am a South African who has been passionately
swept away by Reiki for the past year. Your website & newsletters
are inspiring & I just wanted to convey deep gratitude for this.
I think that the work you are doing is amazing & I know of many
people here who are linking up to your site. The Reiki Association
of South Africa has recently been established & a website is in
the process of being set up. I find it rewarding to watch global
Reiki develop at all levels.
Thanks again for the inspiration, regards, Claudine
Just to say that it has been wonderful to receive your emails
filled with light and support and knowing that my mediations and
my own work on myself, with and through light, makes a difference.
That the feeling I have had of greater light focussed on the planet
is felt by so many. I am from Chicago and have lived in England
for 20 years - it is good to be connected, the world over. with
love and blessing.
Janet Hanson Rant
Dear Reiki friends: Many thanks for giving me the opportunity
to send Reiki to the crystal grids at the North and South Pole.
I was so very sad to hear the news regarding the terrible atrocity
in New York but I felt I was actually doing something to help
thanks to your e-mail. Here in England people have been going
to Church to say prayers for the people in America and also laying
flowers in town centres.
Thank you. Stephanie
..smile.. I just wanted to take a few moments to drop u a line
and thank u for the inspiration and wisdom in your books. I have
felt the "pull to heal" for many years and like so many
people, I have not quite been sure what modality of healing would
be right for me ..the native American portion of me always cheered
for Shamanism ..and my third eye always yelled Rei ki ..lol ..so
what I am doing is a combination of both ..smile..Thanks to u
and Walter for making me no longer feel as though I was a freak
for combining healing methods ..smile.. I am still plugging away
at classes here and will be certified at level 2 this coming wkend
..when I was taking level 1, my teacher recommended that I buy-and
Spirit of Reiki ..I am glad that I did because I was looking
for something deeper than a day class for certification and I
found it ..smile..along with the guidance of someone even if
only on paper)-who had done some work with mixed modes of healing
-and there u and Walter were- Walter with shamanism no less ...
.smile..and I wanted a reference point on where to go now so that
I can best use my teachers knowledge and be a true Reiki student
and practitioner instead of someone who plunks their money down,
takes 3 one day classes and ta-da! now I am a Master-but of what?
..smile...I intend on studying my behind off between 2nd and 3rd
and in part using the great resources that u, Walter and Frank
have out there so that I can hopefully someday teach as well (and
..lol ..god forbid write my own book one day ~wink~)
So thank u very very much for sharing your gift and your knowledge
..it means a lot to me
Dear William: I received my master reiki attunement almost two
years ago, and I almost feel uncomfotable calling myself a "master"
because reiki is always teaching me something new! Everytime I've
ever done reiki to myself or others my hands have always become
very hot, and everyone else who's done reiki to me have always
had hot hands as well. My assumption was that reiki energy always
comes through as that warm sensation but I had an experience that
taught me otherwise... About a year ago I was reading a book in
bed and my lamp was just above my head, but had no cover on it;
I was getting pretty tired so I reached above my head without
looking to turn out the light and burned my finger on the bulb.
The pain was unbearable, so I ran to the kitchen and grabbed an
ice cube to put on my finger to ease the pain. But I kept melting
the ice cubes within a matter of minutes, and finally was too
tired to go get another ice cube. The problem was as soon as I
took the ice cube away, there was a shooting pain going straight
up my arm, and my finger still continued to feel as if I had just
burned it all over again. I then decided to try reiki on my finger,
but was a little hesitant because I thought my hand would get
hot and make my finger even more painful. To my surprise my hand
that was channeling reiki got extremely cold! The energy felt
so cold, in fact, that it felt as if I still had an ice cube on
my finger. The pain went away within about 30 seconds, and I finally
was able to fall asleep. The next day I had a large blister on
my finger from the burn, so I took a rose quartz stone that I
happened to have, and put reiki into the stone and asked for it's
help to heal the blister. That same night I looked at my finger
and the blister was completely gone! I couldn't even tell where
the burn had been. It was amazing for me to experience the power
of reiki in that way, and taught me never to have any expectations
about what reiki can do or how it works!
Sincerely, Jolene Smith
Dear Mr.Rand: I do not know how to thank you adequately for introducing
this wonderful method to me and to my members of the family who
were skeptical to begin with. You might ask why I am thanking
you when you have not met me or talked to me. I belong to your
proud lineage having been attuned recently by Reiki Master Somorendra
Mukherjee Sharma of Imphal, Manipur,India. Somo is a gem of the
rarest species. Sometime ago during a visit to Imphal- a remote
northeastern part of India- I fell a victim to severe stomach
cramps which no allopathic medicine would cure.It was Somo who
by a mere flash of his energetic hands eliminated the problem.
Since then he has been perusading me to understand Reiki in all
its dimensions He sacrificed his time to come down to Chennai-
a distance of about 3000kms- to induct me to Reiki. I am now a
Reiki I and II Channel. Also the power of Reiki was not lost on
me. He gave me distant healing during my recent cataract surgery.
As a diabetic,my sugar levels were hovering around 250 mg/l despite
20 unis of Insulin twice a day. Therefore the surgery had a risk
element and the doctors were reluctant to go ahead. The day prior
to surgery,however, the sugar dipped to 140 and even when Insulin
was discontinued on doctors orders for surgical reasons, the sugar
never went above 110 mg/l. I thought it was a remarkable turnaround
at a time when I was keen that I should have the surgery done.The
surgery was a success. I am now fairly well convinced that Reiki
has acted through Somo-my friend,philosopher and guide. My grateful
thanks to Reiki and the Ascended Masters.
Hello, An update on my Reiki student I asked all of you to send
Reiki to a couple of weeks ago. I saw her today and have some
information to share with all of you. When I initially made the
request to all of you, I had not known the extent of the calcification
of her aorta. Today I found out that it was 75% blocked! Her physician
sent her to get a CT scan (which was scheduled a couple of weeks
after all of us had begun sending Reiki to her). The physicians
were puzzled when they read the CT scan as her aorta results were
essentially negative - only minimally calcified. This is something
that can be managed by vasodilators and puts her out of the immediate
danger zone. She was VERY happy with the results and thanked me
and wanted me to also thank all of you for the Reiki you sent
to her. I thank you all, too, from the bottom of my heart. If
you don't mind to continue to send her Reiki and lets see if the
remainder of the calcification will "go away".
With light, love, and peace, Sandy
Dear Mr. Rand: I am excited to tell you what happened to me today
morning around 6.00 am Indian time. I have an inverter (UPS) connected
to a battery.I heard a loud noise like click-click-click continuosly,
non-stop. I went to the UPS to see what is wrong with it. UPS
was on off position. I immediately thought off Reiki, and started
giving Reiki to the Invertor (UPS) for about 30 minutes, and to
add to my frustration, it was not working, I started getting upset
and did not know what to do, and stated feeling that how can I
face my students in my Reiki classes. To my surprise, my hand
was guided to the Battery and to the battery terminal. To my surprise
I was guided to one of the terminal which was going to Inverter
(UPS) and found it was cut-off from the Battery, that was the
reason for the loud noise from the Inverter (UPS). I got it reconnected
to the terminal and everything was normal. Immediately I gave
in myself to Reiki and did Reiki on self. To day I can explain
this to students who are coming to participate in My Reiki classes.
Immediately after this happened and I thought of you, hence this
Best regards R. Palakkal
Dear William: I am the coordinator of Waskita Reiki Foundation
branch of Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia (foundation that
especially teach of Reiki G'tummo). I am very interested in socialisation
of Reiki to others. Why ? Because, I myself (also my family) have
directly feel the positive impact of Reiki. Since I've attuned
for Reiki I on October 2000, Reiki II on July 2001, and Personal
mastery on September 2001, I feel great great of my health, thinking,
emotion, etc. Many of my friends often ask me, why do you always
look on 'ON' condition ? I just give them smile, and starting
to give them information about reiki as much as I can. They seem
(and of course sure) interested in reiki. So that I openned the
Reiki Clinic on Fridays and Saturdays (twice a week), to share
Reiki with others. It is openned for public and free of charge.
I also try to socialise Reiki in a few social event (for example:
celebrating independence day at my office - I am a government
employee). We (I and my team) used to give a free reiki healing
in that moment, mass system, not one by one. We invite people
from surrounding and related institutions. One day, I invited
head of Center of Community Health, we call it as Puskesmas -
Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat (small hospital - district hospital).
Surprisingly, She is very interested in Reiki system. She ask
for us to regularly practice reiki in her hospital. Her reason
that Reiki doesn't against medical system, it is paralled. I agree,
and now, we set up reiki healing practice at this hospital once
a week, every friday morning from 10 - 11 am. We are very happy
facing the doctor like her, moderate, so we can join together.
Bugi Kabul Sumirat (Mr.)
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