Is There a Dark Side to Reiki? (Answer: No)

Is There a Dark Side to Reiki? (Answer: No)

Energy Healing, Healing
By Kim Hutchinson I Love Reiki! I wrote this article because other people said Reiki was bad/dark.  I hope to prove them wrong. Recently, I read a Facebook post from a healing colleague about the hidden dangers of Reiki. I was surprised by the assertions which basically said that Reiki energy was from a lower vibration and that it harmed, rather than healed, people. While this point of view didn't resonate with me, it piqued my curiosity. I wondered what would cause a holistic practitioner to suddenly turn on Reiki, especially given that Reiki blazed the trail for so many other healing modalities.  This prompted me to do a little digging online, and to also meditate on the question. Allegations Against Reiki My online research lead me to several articles about the supposed dangers of…
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One Sees

One Sees

Spirituality
By Steve Clayton [caption id="attachment_1669" align="alignright" width="300"] Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] It is said one sees the world as one is; so then, it is to follow, as one changes one’s self, one changes the world. Sounds logical enough, rational enough, yet how would you respond if someone says the following? “I changed, but the world is still no better. It is still filled with despair and fear.” It may sound like a cop-out, but I would reply:  “Obviously you have not changed as much as you think you have”. The change does not occur with a shift of the mind’s perspective but rather with or through a shift from the mind’s perspective to the heart’s perspective. Where the mind sees fear, hate and despair the heart…
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Truth: A Subjective Impression of Being

Truth: A Subjective Impression of Being

Angels, Spirituality
By Kim Hutchinson I asked Archangel Michael if something I had witnessed in my mind’s eye was real, and his response was to ask me if I wanted it to be real. As he explained, everything that we believe is real is indeed real. Reality is completely subjective. There is no one reality. We decide for ourselves what ‘truths’ are worth keeping and what we choose to discard. Our version of reality is simply the frame through which we perceive our world. If the frame is narrow, then our scope is small. Young children, as well as beings who are new to this 3-D world, will often start with a small frame in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the scope of possibilities. They prefer their world to be small…
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A Matter of Choice

A Matter of Choice

Personal Development, Spirituality
By Steve Clayton Winter has not officially arrived here in the Maritimes but the cold weather has. The ground is covered with snow while the temperatures range from a daytime high of +2 and a night time low of – 9. Love it or hate it winter is well on its way. Watching people’s reactions to the change in the weather is very interesting. There are those who smile good naturedly and remark how spoiled we were with a lovely fall. There are those who are excited because they enjoy winter sports and activities. And, of course, there are those who are already complaining about winter weather. A fellow remarked, with a shudder, at work last Friday how long winter would be this year since it had started so early.…
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