January 2005 | Light 5 - Ray 1
|"Flaming Star" Daryl Cain 2004
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
New Year from all of the CRA Officers and Board Members!
Since our last AGM, the Board Members have been moving forward by listening
and responding to your requests, in efforts to make this a better association
for you. We are looking at ways to increase membership and have an open
ear for your suggestions, so please let us hear from you.
We now have the Reiki Practitioner's Client Forms which are available
for download in the Members Only Section of the CRA website. This will
support you in keeping accurate records of your client's information and
treatment history. If you do not have access to a computer please contact
Judy and she will send you a copy.
The CRA was present at The Whole Life Expo held in Toronto this past
November 26-28. Attendance records were broken from the previous year,
which contributed to the show's success. What a wonderful way to meet
not only the public and inform them of our association, but to make contact
with our very own members. We have such a diverse group of members in
so many different modalities but our common link is Reiki. Thank you to
all who came out to support the CRA.
Coming this April 8-10th 2005, the Holistic World Expo will again be
held in Toronto and if you would like to volunteer and have not already
signed up, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For personal reason's Tona McMurran resigned from the board. We welcome
Nicole Lafleche who will take on the roll of Acting Board Member in in
For our Vancouver members, make sure to tell family and friends to drop
by the CRA booth at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre the
coming weekend of February 4-6th 2005. Barbara Weston and her volunteers
have been working hard putting the CRA booth together for this great show.
Finally, we are preparing for the next AGM. It will be held July 9th,
2005 in North Vancouver at the Lonsdale Quay. We are planning interesting
workshops for after the business meeting so please make a note of this
date and join us.
There will be a required registration process to ensure we have an accurate
headcount of participating members. This will allow us to more accurately
project costs for the AGM. In the near future e-mails will go out to all
members that will direct you to the CRA website where a Registration Form
will be available for you to download. For members without computer access,
Judy will be mailing out this package of information. Please note that
there will be a Registration Deadline for this AGM, as we need to pre-order
the food for the luncheon and reserve sufficient space for the meeting.
Love and Light
The Canadian Reiki Association: We provide our members with a national
voice; encouraging high educational standards; through our Code of Ethics,
promoting ethical practices and teaching; assisting the public with referrals
to Practitioners and Teachers; and is committed to enlightening and educating
our communities about Reiki.
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Joselin Ratto, M-CRA, Toronto, Ontario
Tell us how you were introduced to Reiki
I was introduced to Reiki through my Mom, and in 1998 I decided to
take the first step into the new path of my life.
What is your major focus for 2004?
I have many goals for the future, and one of them is the opportunity
to expand, spread, and share my experiences in the development of Reiki
Tell us about the contribution you see yourself making to the CRA
My contribution to the CRA will be to support and develop new ways
in which Reiki could be shared across Canada and the Universe.
Nature is all-encompassing, an unending circle of events that touches
every life on Earth. It's the rock in your flower-strewn garden. It's
the first snowfall that covers that garden, leaving a downy white playground
for the kids to explore. It's the pattern left in the snow by a passing
doe, the same one that feasted on your blueberries last summer.
Whether you are scaling a summit, camping with friends, floating peacefully
along the river's edge or resting in a hammock in your own backyard, nature
offers incomparable moments of exhilaration and adventure, beauty and
awe, serenity and healing.
Excerpt from The Chicken Soup for the Soul
was gentle and modest and he never behaved ostentatiously. His
physique was large and sturdy. He always wore a contented smile.
(Excerpt from the Mikao
Usui Memorial Stone, 1927)
by Diane Young, RT-CRA
Since 1997 I have been practicing Reiki and the Learning Path Integrated
Technique (LPIT) in Toronto. The more I do so, the more I realize how
compatible the two techniques are. They blend seamlessly, no matter whether
the primary treatment is Reiki or LPIT.
Most people will not be acquainted with the Learning Path Integrated
Technique as it is just now becoming more recognized. It is a technique
that has helped many people heal major trauma with relative ease. There
is no revisiting the event with LPIT, just a feeling of lightness and
peace. It is both a self treatment and a treatment that can be performed
over a distance.
LPIT uses a diagram in space to trace the client's existence line from
when they left the Creator to when they return to the Creator. The practitioner
senses through this line, using her hands to find those missed opportunities
to learn life's lessons. The practitioner then allows the client to access
the learning around those situations if he or she so chooses; to bring
in love, healing and forgiveness, so that these events do not need to
repeat themselves. If the person using this technique has Reiki, the entire
existence line of the client receives this wonderful healing energy if
they choose. The person is able to access Reiki not only as they are now,
but also as they were at the time of the trauma. The practitioner may
stop at any point during the treatment and give Reiki. Thus, the client
not only does the learning necessary to move forward in life, but also
heals the wounds.
We all have, as Reiki practitioners, experienced those times when one
location on a client takes a lot of energy. Doing LPIT on the spot, allowing
the cells to learn and heal, can speed up the process and provide a more
complete treatment. It releases any blocks to the healing, including any
energies that do not belong to the client. In our complicated world it
is easy to pick up discordant energies that do not belong to us, but influence
us at every turn. These are easily released, using techniques from the
LPIT. I give very few treatments without using some LPIT.
For me, Reiki and the Learning Path Integrated Technique, have formed
an indispensable partnership. I enjoy and appreciate being able to give
my clients such a complete healing treatment.
Diane is a Reiki Master in the Usui and Komyo styles working out of Toronto,
Ontario. She is also a teacher/practitioner of the Learning Path Integrated
Technique. Diane holds classes in these techniques as well as workshops
on Energy Clearing Techniques and the Chakras. She may be contacted at
email@example.com or 416.690.6336
by Martin H. Doherty, RP-CRA
I had the most wonderful experience in August of this past summer. I
had just completed my Reiki Level II a couple of months earlier and had
been networking for new clients in my neighborhood.
I had discovered that a cousin of a lady I knew on my street, was down
from the north of Toronto visiting the Toronto Princess Margaret Hospital
for a couple of weeks. I was told that she (Madeleine) had a form of severe
cancer. She was in her early thirties, had 2 young children (a four year
old son and a ten month old daughter), and was recently separated from
I gladly volunteered to give Madeleine Reiki treatments as a gift, if
she was open to receiving them. Although I had other clients from whom
I willingly accepted payment for such treatments, I felt compelled to
offer this to her. Twelve years earlier I myself, had a near-death experience,
having spent 6 months in the Hospital on the edge of life. That experience
left me with a new awareness and appreciation of life and the power of
healing. I felt it would be an honor to help in any manner I could; and
perhaps, in some small way, this was a means for me to give something
back to the ones who pulled me through those challenging times.
I was still becoming "comfortable" with the whole idea of Reiki - did
it really work, could it make a difference for people, or was it just
psycho-babble?. I am an "optimistic skeptic" by nature, so although I
am open to new ideas, I always weigh in with an ounce of skepticism to
keep things grounded. I am still a firm believer that Reiki should always
be used to augment one's primary form of therapy - not as a replacement,
but that it works best as a complementary form of treatment. To place
all of one's faith in one modality or belief system while avoiding the
potential benefits of other forms of treatments is at best limiting, and
at worst - potentially dangerous. Balance in my humble opinion, is the
I gave Madeleine her first session on a Thursday. I had prepared the
room prior to her arriving, and had some nice relaxing Reiki music playing.
Madeleine was a graceful, dynamic and very pleasant soul. She was on perhaps
15 medications for different reasons, and was in severe pain, yet she
had a most grateful light smile. She had been through chemo earlier, perhaps
twice now. When we started the Reiki session, Madeleine had to lie on
her side, as she was physically unable to lie on her stomach due to internal
pressure. The session was SO powerful that it was like an almost constant
charge of energy flow that I felt through my entire upper body projecting
to Madeleine - especially in the Sacral Chakra area. This was exactly
where the cancer was located. Madeleine had many, many "releases" (body
twitches) - such as when you are asleep. I actually thought Madeleine
WAS asleep - until an hour had gone by when her sister showed up, and
Madeleine said she had been awake for the whole session. Up to that point
it was as though I had been at the gym for an hour of intense activity.
I was perspiring, my heart rate was up, and I had that same "runners high"
or endorphin rush as I get from weight training or from a class of Karate.
Yet - I had hardly moved for that session.
This was one of perhaps two or three sessions over a course of two weeks.
Each session was as powerful as the first. During the months that passed,
I also performed Distant Healing sessions for Madeleine on a number of
After the first session, we had a moment to sit down and talk. I asked
Madeleine how she felt the session had gone. She said it was truly amazing
- that she had pictured "butterflies" floating from her body carrying
away the pain. When we were sitting there in the room talking - it was
as though communication was simultaneously occurring on another plane.
I could see right into her soul through her eyes - Madeleine had a tremendous
amount of gratitude and awareness of life. She was so awake. Madeleine
seemed to carry a childlike wisdom about her. I recognized instantly (perhaps
from my own experience) that same appreciation of each and every moment
of life. Grasping for each fleeting moment that exists as an ever-moving
wave - never still - yet with eternity tied within that same moment. And
- I was taken aback - almost shy, and that is very rare for me. It was
all quite overwhelming and powerful. I fought back the tears that misted
In early November Madeleine was back in the Toronto Princess Margaret
Hospital for the last time. I had an opportunity to visit her once in
the Hospital. We simply sat and held hands while I was there - yet I could
feel the flow of Energy, and even though her body was in it's last stages
of shutting down, her spirit was still very much alive. Sadly, as I write
this, I learned today of Madeleine's passing on the previous Sunday. (Intuitively,
I already knew this before I received the call).
In early December there will be a Fund Raiser that will go towards a
Trust that has been set up for Madeleine's two children. I will be there
to honor her. I know she will be there too.
Note: If you feel so inclined to give a gift towards Madeleine's
children's Trust Fund, you may do so through any Scotia Bank - "Festival
of Life Fund" Account #944660087483.
She will always remain as a sunbeam of inspiration in my soul. This was
by far just as much a gift for me as it was for her.
Martin H. Doherty
'Strategic Business Coach' Project Manager / BPR
Reiki Therapist, RP-CRA
What Happens in a Treatment?
by Tamisha Sabrina
Independent research by Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. John Zimmerman during
the 1980's investigated what happens whilst people practice therapies
like Reiki. They found that not only do the brain wave patterns of practitioner
and receiver become synchronised in the alpha state, characteristic of
deep relaxation and meditation, but they pulse in unison with the earth's
magnetic field, known as the Schuman Resonance. During these moments,
the biomagnetic field of the practitioners' hands is at least 1000 times
greater than normal, and not as a result of internal body current. Toni
Bunnell (1997) suggests that the linking of energy fields between practitioner
and earth allows the practitioner to draw on the 'infinite energy source'
or 'universal energy field' via the Schuman Resonance. Prof. Paul Davies
and Dr. John Gribben in The Matter Myth (1991), discuss the quantum physics
view of a 'living universe' in which everything is connected in a 'living
web of interdependence'. All of this supports the subjective experience
of 'oneness' and 'expanded consciousness' related by those who regularly
receive or self-treat with Reiki.
Zimmerman (1990) in the USA and Seto (1992) in Japan further investigated
the large pulsating biomagnetic field that is emitted from the hands of
energy practitioners whilst they work. They discovered that the pulses
are in the same frequencies as brain waves, and sweep up and down from
0.3 - 30 Hz, focusing mostly in 7 - 8 Hz, alpha state. Independent medical
research has shown that this range of frequencies will stimulate healing
in the body, with specific frequencies being suitable for different tissues.
For example, 2 Hz encourages nerve regeneration, 7Hz bone growth, 10Hz
ligament mending, and 15 Hz capillary formation. Physiotherapy equipment
based on these principles has been designed to aid soft tissue regeneration,
and ultra sound technology is commonly used to clear clogged arteries
and disintegrate kidney stones. Also, it has been known for many years
that placing an electrical coil around a fracture that refuses to mend
will stimulate bone growth and repair.
Becker explains that 'brain waves' are not confined to the brain but
travel throughout the body via the perineural system, the sheaths of connective
tissue surrounding all nerves. During treatment, these waves begin as
relatively weak pulses in the thalamus of the practitioner's brain, and
gather cumulative strength as they flow to the peripheral nerves of the
body including the hands. The same effect is mirrored in the person receiving
treatment, and Becker suggests that it is this system more than any other,
that regulates injury repair and system rebalance. This highlights one
of the special features of Reiki (and similar therapies) - that both practitioner
and client receive the benefits of a treatment, which makes it very efficient.
It is interesting to note that Dr. Becker carried out his study on world-wide
array of cross-cultural subjects, and no matter what their belief systems
or customs, or how opposed to each other their customs were, all tested
the same. Part of Reiki's growing popularity is that it does not impose
a set of beliefs, and can therefore be used by people of any background
and faith, or none at all. This neutrality makes it particularly appropriate
to a medical or prison setting.
The Canadian Reiki Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting
on July 9th, 2005 and this year it will be taking place in Vancouver,
BC. Additional information will be mailed out to all members in good standing
at the beginning of April, 2005 (eg: Agenda, Proxies, Registration Forms).
Barbra Hudson, past CRA President and Founder of Blue Matrix Energetics
will be presenting an introduction to Blue Matrix healing.
Topics covered will be:
- What is universal life force energy and where does it come from?
- Understanding various frequency dimensions in running energy
- Understanding Multi Dimensional Healing Assistants
- The Blue Matrix Merkaba technique
- The importance of the Blue Matrix Body template
Ryon Wexler is a Reiki Master and a certified Aromatherapist and Store
Manager of Saje Natural Wellness at the Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.
Ryon's presentation at the 2005 CRA AGM will include:
- Safety and precautions of using essential oils during Reiki sessions
- Benefits of using essential oils during a Reiki Practice
- Different properties of the essential oils used in a Reiki Practice
(with tester oils for people to sample)
- Methods of application for both client and practitioner
- Chakras and corresponding essential oils
- History of how essential oils and aromatic substances have been used
in healing and ritual purposes in the past (ie: Ancient Civilizations)
Ryon will provide an information handout for everyone attending.
'Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind
and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.'
by Faye Eby, RT-CRA
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH is heating up in the Yukon.....
SENIOR CANADA GAMES in WHITEHORSE, YUKON - September 1 - 4, 2004
It was the first time that Whitehorse, Yukon sponsored the Senior Canada
Sylvia McLaren & Faye Eby after a session at
the Senior Canada Games
There were over 700 seniors in town competing in various events. The
community was surprised at how big an event this was. The seniors had
a wonderful time and presented a very positive atmosphere in the community.
The Yukon Wholistic Health Network sponsored a very successful "Comfort
Zone" during the Canada Senior Games. The "Comfort Zone"
saw over 40 wholistic (complementary and alternative) health practitioners
offering over 20 modalities and of course Reiki was one of them. The Emergency
Health and Wellness Station, which ended up being called the "Comfort
Zone", was shared with Doctors, Nurses Physiotherapist and all the
Wholistic Practitioners. It was more successful than any of us could have
imagined. It was also the first time that the medical profession and the
alternative health practitioners have worked so closely together.
We hear that seniors who are attending Portage La Prairie, Manitoba Sr.
Games in 2006 will be advocating for a wellness station too. There were
many Reiki and Healing Touch Practitioners taking part, along with Acupuncturists,
Massage Therapists, Reflexologists, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, etc. It
was a most wonderful high for everyone with positive energy flowing all
over the place.
|Deborah & Julius Debschewitz
Both are RP-CRA Members
Lise Merchant - Healing
Eleanor Velarde - Reiki Practitioner
Gaye Hansen -Reiki Practitioner
Whitehorse will be hosting the Canada Winter Games in 2007 and there
is a lot of enthusiasm being expressed that alternative health modalities
be offered for this venue too.
HEALTH FAIR held in Whitehorse, Yukon - October 16th, 2004
Sponsored by the Yukon Wholistic Health Network
The Fair was another exciting day for all the members of the Yukon Wholistic
Health Network. I'm pleased to report that there was 5 Reiki Practitioners
who were kept very busy the whole day. The Canadian Reiki Association
brochures and newsletters were handed out. I thank the CRA for sponsoring
my booth. I'm hoping that next year we will have more people interested
in joining the CRA.
Coming up in Whitehorse
SENIORS HEALTH FAIR - June, 2005
Sponsored by the Yukon Government Public Health, Whitehorse, Yukon
The first Seniors Health Fair will be held in June of this year and the
Yukon Wholistic Health Network has been asked to have a member sit on
the board. Faye Eby will be the representative for this first time ever
Fair. This Fair will be geared toward seniors and family members working
with seniors. The Fair would include alternative health providers offering
information in various disciplines.
And last but not least from the Yukon
Faye was invited by the Laureate Alpha Beta Sigma Phi Sorority to give
a talk about Reiki. It was a lovely evening and Reiki was very well received.
Everyone gave each other a mini Reiki session.
Reiki Level 1 Class was held in Whitehorse, Nov. 6-7 and a Master Class
was held November 20 & 21, 2004. Contact Faye Eby at 867.667.4979
for more information
Respectfully submitted by Faye Eby
Usui & Karuna Reiki Master
is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and
heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have
-- Grenville Kleiser
Canadian Reiki Association Exchange
There is no share on February 5th. Come out and see us at the 13th
Annual Wellness Show on February 4, 5, 6th. The next share will
be March 12th and then back to the first Saturday of each month,
subject to change
Nikkei Japanese Heritage Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
1:30 pm to 4:30pm
All levels of Reiki Practitioners are invited. Newcomers are welcome.
Come and try out Reiki.
Comments: We begin with a meditation, and a Reiju Empowerment
for anyone who would like to participate. Then we exchange Reiki.
Bring your pamphlets and business cards to share.
Contact: Judy Cain, M-CRA
Last Wednesday of each month, excluding December
Always J Wellness Center
6 pm to 10 pm
Comments: Free to the public. Anyone who would like to enjoy
a free Reiki treatment is welcome. 25-minute sessions. Please call
to book your time as space is limited.
Contact: Juliane Teves, RP-CRA
The Tri-Cities Reiki Exchange
2nd Friday of the month except February it will be held on the Thursday
Aura Wellness Centre, Coquitlam
7 pm to 10 pm - Doors close at 7:15 pm
Suggested donation of $2.00
Comments: All are welcome to come and experience Reiki. A
Reiju Empowerment will be given to those who wish it and who have
not yet been attuned to Reiki. Cozy space so book early. We have
room for two tables and one chair-Reiki set-up at our current location.
Please call ahead for directions.
Contact: Lyn Ayre, RT-CRA
Every 3rd Friday of the month for January & February, location
changes end of February
Wings of Dove Holistic Centre Steveston Village, Richmond
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Comments: Everyone welcomed. It is a time to share our experiences
- what worked and what didn't do so well and why, Q/A period, meditation
w/Dr Usui, give/receive healing treatment.
Reiki Social Night
Last Wednesday of every month; the date varies. Please email for
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Comments: As Reiki is meant to be shared, I am holding a
social night once a month at my home in White Rock, BC. This evening
is meant to discuss Reiki specifically, with other practitioners
in the area. I believe it's beneficial for all of us who really
want to practice Reiki and be involved with it on a daily basis,
to share experiences and information that would benefit others.
A Reiki table will be set up for demonstrations or short sessions.
Please email me if you would be interested in coming.
Contact: Nancy Caljouw, RT-CRA
Every 4th Monday of the month
The Banff Seniors Centre, except July & August
7 pm to 9 pm
Comments: Dates subject to change due to availability of
space please visit
www.reiki-rocks.ca for up do date information.
Contact: Noortje Vanderelst, RT-CRA
Every 2nd Thursday of the month
The Canmore Recreation Centre, except July.
7 pm to 9 pm
Comments: Dates subject to change due to availability of
space please visit www.reiki-rocks.ca for up to date information.
Contact: Noortje Vanderelst, RT-CRA
Healing Co-op Reiki Share
The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
165 - 3rd Avenue S (The Birks Building)
We meet in front of the elevators between 7 pm to 7:15 pm
Donation: $2.00 off sets the cost of cups & water.
Comments: Reiki Level 1 is required to be a part of our share.
We ask interested Reiki people to contact us if you are interested
in joining us.
Contact: Darlene, RT-CRA
1st Monday of every month
Yorkton Acupuncture & Wholistic Health Center
275 Bradbrooke Drive, Yorkton
7 pm to 8:30 pm
Comments: Everyone welcome that has Level 1 or higher. Time
for sharing and short treatments. You are asked to call ahead so
we know how many will be attending. Hope to se you!
Contact: Pat Bjarnsson, RT-CRA
Reiki Shares / Healing Circles
Held regularly every 2nd month
Dates to be announced
Donation:Voluntary donations accepted to cover expenses for
Comments: For Practitioners, Teachers and their invited guests.
Contact: Shelly, RT-CRA
Whitehorse Reiki Exchange
Once a month
Whitehorse Public Library
Contact: Faye Eby, RT-CRA, for
Like stars, mists and candle flames
Mirages, dewdrops and
Like dreams, lightning and clouds
In the way I will view all existence
(Taken from the notebook of Mikao Usui dates 1923.)
The quote is an extract from an eighth-century Buddhist
prayer/contemplation on the nature of impermanence.
In the Spirit of Truth
3rd Sunday of each month
Dr Sara O'Neill's Chiropractic Office
52 Toronto, Barrie
1 pm to 4 pm
Comments: This share/exchange if open to all persons - practitioners
(any lineage) and the general public.
Contact: Lorinda Weatherall
3rd Thursday evening of the month
Holiday Inn Select, 30 Peel Centre Drive
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Donation: not noted
Comments: This is open to local CRA members as well as my
Contact: Mark Brewer
Guelph Reiki Share
2nd Wednesday of each month
Held at the offices of Hospice Wellington
75 Speedvale Avenue East, Guelph
7 pm to 10 pm
Comments: Welcome Level One and higher
Contact: Barbara McKell, RT-CRA
Guelph Pathways Healing Share
Last Thursday of each month except for July, August & December
7 pm to 10 pm
Donation: Small donations or snacks, juice, etc. are accepted
by not required.
Comments: Meditation and Healing Share open to all levels
and lineages. RSVP if you would like to attend.
Contact: Bonnie Adam, RT-CRA
Hamilton Reiki Share
4th Wednesday of each month
Call for location
7:00 pm start time
Comments: Welcome Level One and higher
Contact: Mary Catherine Darling
1st Tuesday of each month
Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre
115 King Street West, Kingston
Donation: $10.00 drop-in fee
Comments: RSVP is required. Everyone is welcome! Anyone who
has taken Reiki or would like to come and experience what Reiki
is all about. Come to be treated, to treat others, to share Reiki
stories, or exchange new information about Reiki.
Contact: Cheryl Hiebert
Call for date, time, and location.
Comments: I am in London, Ontario and have been holding group
Reiki exchanges so we can have evenings together. It is often a
small group of 6 but we all truly enjoy the time together and go
away feeling light and refreshed. Some, who come and do not practice
Reiki other than on friends and family members, are pleased to join
together and experience receiving a treatment.
3rd Tuesday of each month
Universal Energy Training & Learning Centre
2393 Sixth Line, Six Nations Reserve
7 pm to 9 pm
Donation: $5 per person
Comments: An informal drop-in group. Any level of Reiki is
welcome. Please come and check out our facility. Refreshments provided.
Call for directions or more information.
Contact: Michelle Thomas or
2nd Thursday of each month
Email for details on location
6 pm to 9:30 pm
Donation: not noted
Comments: All who have first level Reiki or Learning Path
Integrated Technique are welcome to join us.
Contact: Diane Young, RT-CRA, of Healing Integration.
Reiki Intro. Talk & Share
Date: Call for next dates
Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue. In the Council Chamber room
on the 2nd floor. Street parking is free where available!
1 pm to 5 pm
Festivities: An icebreaker will be followed by a guided meditation,
Reiki talk and an afternoon of Reiki sessions.
Donation: $10 admission and $8 for students, seniors and
Comments: Please bring something comfortable to lie on: a
pillow, foam or yoga mat, bed sheet, pillowcase, towel. Massage
tables are greatly appreciated too!
Reiki is… A Japanese method of hands on healing. It is deeply
relaxing, alleviates pain, soothes emotions, aligns and detoxifies
Contact: Stephanie Norwich, RT-CRA
Toronto Central Reiki Clinic
At College and Spadina.
Please call for details.
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Donation: $10 requested
Open to general public and all channels from all Masters
Comments: Time in the clinic is tracked for CRA qualification.
New first-time channels must complete a short intro course on clinic
procedures and group hand positions, as we work in teams of 2 or
more. Cost: $45.00. Proof of current Reiki Level is required.
Contact: Roman Szymczak, RT-CRA
Every 2nd Thursday of each month
Call for location
7 pm to 10 pm
Comments: We welcome any new Reiki Types” for an evening
of discussions on various matters before group treatments.
Contact: Debbie Boehlen-Maier
The last Wednesday of each month
142 Braemar Drive Dartmouth
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Comments: Everyone with Reiki Level I and above are welcome.
Contact: Gail Piccott Bannister
CRA & AURA Member
Please send your notice of Reiki gatherings in your own area to
Name of the Share/Exchange
Date (and is it ongoing?)
Who is welcome
Contact info (name, phone, email)
"Unleashing Your Energetic Self"
~a course in subtle energy concepts~
March 18, 19, 20, 2005
Friday 7:00 pm to Sunday 3:00 pm
Edenvale Conference & Retreat Centre
4330 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Lyn and Norman Ayre of Aura Wellness Centre are facilitating this lively
and interactive retreat workshop covering such topics as: what is energy?
"Frequencies of Energy"; how do we lose energy and how are we
drained of it? The energy of "Inspiration & Momentum"/"Joy
& Hope"/"Rituals & Ceremonies"; how can we gain
the energy we need to live a full and joy-filled life? Energetic Techniques;
introducing several universal symbols, meridian tapping, energy body techniques,
and a Saturday night energy healing session.
Energy is the key to happy living. Have you got all of yours? Or has
it been parceled out before you even get your feet on the floor in the
morning. Come and learn how to stay in your own energy. Find out how to
send out the surplus to those in need. Discover your energetic self.
$375.00 per person, two people sharing. Includes meals, beverages, accommodation,
manual and weekend seminar. Class size is limited to 12-14 participants.
For a registration package contact: Lyn Ayre 604-524-8565 or LynAyre@telus.net
Though the retreat is scheduled for mid-March, registrations and payments
need to be completed by February 1, 2005. We need to let the Retreat Centre
know six weeks in advance, if we're going ahead. Thanks for understanding
and booking early.
Import Notice For The Vancouver Area
The February Burnaby Reiki Exchange will not be taking place due to our
attendance at the 13th Annual Wellness Show. It is being held February
4, 5, 6th at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, 999 Canada
Place, Vancouver, BC. We will be in booths 900/900A. Come by and say hello.
For more information on participating contact Barb Weston at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Judy at email@example.com.
Shop at The Reiki Corporate Store:
CRA merchandise featurine our logo is available! T-shirts
in navy and red available in sizes S, M, L, XL plus we have Navy baseball
caps all available for $15.00 each. Send cheque or money order to:
c/o Canadian Reiki Association
PO Box 74072 Hillcrest RPO
Vancouver, BC V5V 5C8
Please include size and colour preferences where applicable! Allow 4
weeks for delivery.
CRA is interested in ways to bring the membership together so they
can get to know each who frequent the Internet via e-mail and website
e-mail list discussion group; subsucribe at:
Extra copies of the newsletter are available for special events or to
use for promotional purposes. They're great to have for Reiki Shares &
Wellness Shows. For additional copies contact: Judy Cain at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking for items of interest for our members & the
public. Send in your articles, special sayings, up and coming workshops,
and notices that you would like included in the newsletter. We would
also appreciate receiving your book reviews.
Mountains and Divine Inspiration
Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep
mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the souce
of life. Breathe in and let yourself soar to the ends of the universe;
breathe out and bring the cosmos back inside. Next, breathe up
all the fecundity and vibrancy of the earth. Finally, blend the
breath of heaven and the breath of earth with that your own, becoming
the Breath of Live itself.
(Quote by Morihei Ueshiba from The Art of Peace by John Stevens)
AURA WELLNESS CENTRE
Offering Sessions & Courses in
*Chakras & Chi*
*EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)*
*Karuna Ki and Usui Reiki*
Sessions Only In:
For more information,
please call Lyn Ayre
604.524.8565 or LynAyre@telus.net
CIRCLE OF ONE
In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Offering workshops and
sessions in Reiki
Learning Path Integrated Technique
Energy Sensing and Clearing Techniques
Contact Diane: 416.690.6336
'It is one of
the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can
sincerely try to help another without helping himself.'
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE WORKSHOP
Through the Canadian Centre for Indian Champissage. 10.5 CEUs.
Classes are available and ongoing throughout Canada.
Contact Debbie Boehlen-Maier at 905.714.0298 or see website at
for upcoming workshop dates.
@2005 Canadian Reiki Association
May not be reprinted without written permission.