What is Reiki?

By Natasha Botkin 

The definition for Reiki states:

Reiki HandsReiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. Another way to say this is Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy.”

Where did this all begin? 

Usui-Sensei was born on 15th August, 1865.  His pen name is often called Mikao Usui. He did not have an easy life often taking the more difficult path.  It is said in 1922 on the twenty-first day of his fast,  he climbed Mount Kurama and felt a powerful light over his head.  This spiritually awakened Usui, and he acquired Reiki.  Next. he set out to try this on his family and friends, and often this brought immediate results to them.

From there Usui, founded and opened the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Healing Method Society). One would receive Reiki in a seated manner.  A student of Reiki would be appointed and study for years under the master.  Mikao Usui-Founder of Reiki

Which Lineage:

When looking at having Reiki provided for you or studying, one should know the lineage of the Reiki Master.

The originator of Reiki, as previously discussed, and the others are Hayashi Sensei and Hawayo Takata.  Hayashi was asked to open his own Reiki clinic just before Usui passed and is of the Usui Reiki lineage.  He followed the ideology of the originator and founder Usui, but began then to make adjustments from seated to lying down and adding more symbols.

Mrs. Takata was born in Hawaii and had fallen ill.  She felt that her only cure would be to travel for treatment in Japan.  This is where she received and learned of Reiki.  She often felt that “The heat from their hands was so strong, she said, that she thought they were secretly using some kind of equipment.”  She learned from the ways of Reiki from Hayashi and eventually made it back to Hawaii where she opened her own practice.  Some may say that Mrs. Takata’s downfall was the amount that she charged to learn Reiki from her ($10,000), and this was not the way Usui had procured Reiki to be.  Some may say that Mrs. Takata also created her “own version” of Reiki.

Where does Reiki come from?

Reiki is a subtle energy that is brought forth from the divine.  A Reiki Master is a conduit of the Divine.

What will this feel like to the client? 

This will vary from person to person.  One may feel a warm sensation, where as another many feel deeply relaxed.  It is not unusual for a client to fall asleep during a Reiki session or have the feeling of floating out of their bodies.

The benefits of Reiki: 

  • Strengthens spiritual connection and brings forth an inner peace and harmony.
  • Calms the mind and aid
  • in clarity.
  • Helps provide a more positive outlook by balancing the mental and emotional wounds to help open one up to more love.
  • Balances the bodies energies.
  • Adapts to your individual needs.
  • Promotes pain relief of physical (migraines, arthritis, menstrual or sciatica) or emotional (such as grieving).
  • Eases tension, stress and relaxes muscles.
  • Enhances natural healing and help trigger the body’s natural healing system by enhancing one’s immune system and can help speed up the healing process of a long illness and can reduce the effects of medical treatments (such as Chemotherapy).

Who can benefit from Reiki

Anyone: Adults, youth, babies, maturing individuals, pets and any animal (animals love Reiki).

How can I receive Reiki? 

In a typical treatment, a Reiki Master will have the client lay on a massage table and the client remains fully clothed.  One may sit or even stand to receive treatment.  The Reiki Master will place their hands in positions that may touch or be near the client’s body.  This is intuitively and individually based per each client’s needs; the treatment may last 30-60 mins.

What is long distance Reiki

A Reiki Master will have the ability to practice long distance Reiki.  It does not matter where in the world you are, as a skilled Master will allocate the Reiki to where you are.

What to expect after a Reiki Session: 

Be sure to drink lots of water the week following a Reiki session, this will help ease the releasing. Please be aware that you may get a little emotional or even have some physical releasing (mucus, coughing and even eliminating in the bathroom) as the toxins are released. Enjoy a nice hot Celtic sea salt bath with Sage or imagine a white light shower.  Be sure to ask Archangel Michael and/ or Archangel Raphael to request in releasing this from your aura and washing it down the drain.

***Please check with your Reiki Master credentials.  

Natasha Publicity Photo 300 bI am a Reiki Master of the Usui Lineage.  If you are interested in scheduling a Reiki session with me or learning about to become a Reiki Practioner please contact me at  Magical Blessings Healing Center                                           

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings,

                                          Natasha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squealing Away….Launching Day

By Natasha Botkin   

 

 

It is an exciting day!  I am a contriubuting author in a brand new book:

365 Ways to Connect With Your Soul.

 

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365 Ways to Connect With You Soul

 

SUPER FABULOUS FANTASTIC!!

 

So much love has gone into this book.  I am excited to be among 200 authors sharing soulful connections aligning one’s soul to the Universe.

My story “30 Days of Positvity” describes how I made it out of the dark back into the light of the love that I am.

Come join us with the launch of this book.  Those of you who purchase the book, have access to over 100 free gifts: Meditations, e-books and so much more.  Click here: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Soul.

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

 

 

Facebook/Falsebook: Which Book, Which Story?

by Natasha Botkin

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I’ve recently read posts, blogs and such from others crying out for help from Facebook:  their cries are all about the depression and anxiety that Facebook has created for them.

Falsebook, Facebook……stories, they are stories of one’s life.  As another scrolls down this can lead to anxiety, panic attacks and depression.  Look at this person all happy, why can’t I get it together.  Look at the success of this individual, why can’t I be successful.

Let’s look from another perspective.  The one word that resonates is book….these are one’s story and not all stories are of truth; some spin big tales.  As a master intuitive and behavioral specialist, I often sit in observation mode smiling at the placating falseness and mistruth that one can often produce. Now this is not to say that all are; but they do exist more than others may realize.

Let me share a dear story: Years ago, I had one of the most intense story telling students.  She could spin quite the tale!!  After several meetings with her Grandmother, I looked at Grandma and said, “She will become the most incredible author.” Grandma amused, but not understanding, I then say, “She tells the greatest stories-now to filter out which is truth and which is fantasy is what a master teacher must muster.”  This Grandmother who was usually quite challenging – laughed, so hard tears puddled from her eyes.  This was not the first meeting, nor probably the last about the storytelling concern of her granddaughter; this brought forth a calmer, more peaceful manner to help her granddaughter write, and the last time I saw this young lady; she showed me her writing portfolio; awww, the stories that she created were purely fantasy, but a less harmful fantasy, as these are stories to entertain.

What does this have to do with Facebook, stories and feeling less than thereof.  Well, first if one does not have depression nor anxiety, then it is difficult to truly walk that walk.  However, those who do, do not fret dear ones as this is a book and in a book there are many chapters, characters and such.  Some characters you will love, some you will not and some of the things that is said and done, well it can make ya blush.

Ways to help to release an anxious moment or when it feels to big:

#1 Meditation:  If you find yourself overwhelmed and wanting to scream as you scroll.  Close your eyes, place your left hand on your heart and your right hand just above your navel.  Take a deep breath into the count of three (3).  Hold for three counts (3).  Exhale and as you breathe out place your fretful thought into a pink bubble and blow this away for three (counts).  On the last count pop it.  It is no more.  pink bubble

#2 No worries- Oh yes there are worries, it is still there:  It is not, it is a memory, a pattern, a block from the ego (Edging God Out) and this is not tru.  Repeat, this time stand up to your ego and say, “I fear you no more, I release that which does not serve; dear god I surrender the beastly to thee.”  Repeat the breathing moment for a total of 3 times.  Stupendously Be. 

In the end, what does this mean.  Never ever give up on you. Create your own story and enjoy your chapter, the good, the bad, the ugly.  In fact, look at it from another view, what story can you create.  This does not have to be negative, or one story, it can be many, fun, fantasy, everlasting, loving what your heart desires.  This is about your truth, your heart, your love to you.  You are a magnificent light being!!


Unblocking to Love Series: 

Yes, the Magical Blessing Healing Center offers readings, clearings; there is also a fun, creative side as well.  Wisdom pours forth from one’s heart in the most dearest of manners: creative play, writing and art form.

For example, the  Color My Soul course is about soul intuitive drawing.  This is drawing from the soul; but not in the traditional manner; we will learn how to work with chakra colors and spirit colors to create a soul drawing direct from your heart and soul.

This is a prerequisite for the Words of Wisdom course: Words are powerful! With this course let’s open you up by bringing forth the words that your heart and soul wish you to know.

Then there is also Write for Your Soul courseWe will combine the previous courses Color My Soul and Words of Wisdom to go even deeper, writing from your soul and see all amazing possibilities shine through.

And this is just the beginning to opening the portal……  Magical Blessings Healing Center Portal – Opening the Portal to your tru heart.

Click on the link, and this will take you directly to the Creative Discovery of Heart page at Magical Blessing Healings Center  .

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

 

Ways to Attract Positive Energy Into One’s Home

by Natasha Botkin 

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In my last blog, I spoke of ways to clear energies.  You have cleared the energies.  Now what?

  • One of the biggest ways to increase positive energy in one’s home is accepting and loving one’s self.  This not only raises the vibrational energies of your body, mind and soul, but also of your surrounding.  After all, we are energy beings having a human experience and we are what we live.
  • Be-eee Happy.  If you are living with or have lower negative vibrational energies.  This will be sent to your living environment as well.  It is like a never-ending vortex of negative energies.
  • Laugh and laugh often.  Laughter is a way to immediately raise vibrational energies into a positive state of being.
  • Provide greenery.  I do not mean, faux plants.  Bring forth living plants.  This will raise the energies and also clear the air on a routine basis.  A win-win for all.
  • Fresh flowers.  I have a bubble tea shop that I enjoy.  They get so excited when I stop by with my flowers from the farmer’s market.  Recently, I brought them flowers and the space immediately felt more energetic and their energies went through the roof with happiness.
  • Candles are a wonderful way to decrease negative energies while increasing positive energies at the same time.  The aroma of a candle is a bonus.  Many people also enjoy using Himalayan Salt Candle holders or lights.  This both clears and add energies.
  • Space is important.  Make sure that you have enough open space for you to move around.  It just may be time to declutter.  Clutter takes up space and creates a negative vibe.  One may wish to enjoy Feng Shui to help understand the free flow of a space.
  • Color is a great way to increase energy, ambiance and such.  Even if you enjoy a crisp white wall, a beautiful pink throw pillow can jazz up your sofa while increasing a positive flow of energy.
  • Open those blinds, window coverings.  Let the light in.  This will bring forth a warming moment and help you to feel sunny all over.
  • If you are able open up the windows and doors.  Mother gaia provides the most magical way to naturally clear away negative energies and allow the transference of fresh air, movement and positive energies.
  • Crystals are a natural way to clear and cleanse energy as well as increase vibrational energy.  Just be sure to clear your crystal with a dry sea salt bath, a water sea salt bath or the full moon.  (Please check and make sure that you have crystals that can handle a sea salt water bath, not all can and may disintegrate).
  • Spray your residence with a natural essential oil spray.  positive energy positive results
  • An old tradition is to place bowls of sea salt around the home; once you have left this out for the day, toss the used sea salt crystals in the garbage (Be sure to immediately take out the garbage, because one does not wish to undo what one just cleared).
  • Enjoy music.  Music does soothe the soul and will help raise the vibrations.  Now this is a peaceful, calm music; some music even if you love it, does not add positive energy.
  • Depending on the time of year, a fire in a fireplace or woodstove.  This helps to clear out the negatives, warm the home and bring forth new energies.
  • A water feature can also clear the air at the same time as adding positive energies.

I hope that you enjoy these ideas.  Happy raising the vibrational energy of your residence!

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings,

Natasha

Just what is Smudging?

By Natasha Botkin

snudge stick

Maybe you have seen a smudge stick and thought what is that?  Or maybe you have heard others speak of it.  What is it really?

I have to add a comical tidbit of fun; the dearie who asked me “Are you a witch” said that I may.  I am not a witch, a wiccan or cast spells.  What you will find from me is elemental essences of love, light from the divinity of truth.  I am one with nature and use many aspects that may seem as if, and I am not.  Now this does not mean to those who are wiccan, this is a downplay, because it surely is not.  This is me saying, woooo hold up, quite different and I am proud to be an elemental sacred heart high priestess (that in itself is another blog-more to come).

Sorry, I am off my tangent and back to what is smudging?  Smudging can be defined as  a traditional Native American method of burning sacred herbs to produce a smoke cloud which is used in various cleansing or prayer ceremonies and purification or healing rituals. During the Smudging ceremonies and rituals the smoke may be fanned over the person by the Shaman,  Medicine man or healer either using the hand, feathers or a fan. Smudging is the ritual cleansing of the mind, body and spirit.

It does not just cease with an individual, many use this as a form to cleanse and bless a new space, home, office etc.  I had a friend request for me to bless the dog park she adores so much after many unkind individuals began to misuse it.  

For example, one of my son’s was going through a tough time; critical crisis is what this truly was.  This was brought into the home, and every one of us, animals included were affected.  Did he mean ill harm, no, it is what it is.  No worries, no judgement, love, light and cleansing.  

I go back and forth with creating my own and purchasing a smudge stick.  There are many different kinds; the most well-known is sage.

Sage:  Sage is used to ‘wash off’ the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects are likewise washed off with sage medicine smoke to rid them of unwanted influences, feel healthy and heal. The healing components of sage is antioxidants,  brain function, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial; plus it helps cleanse your blood and may even prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Sweet grass: Seneca grass, holy grass and vanilla grass. This very special herb’s sweet vanilla-like scent is the breath of the Earth mother, bringing the blessing of Mother Earth’s love. Sweetgrass  is burned to remind us of essence of the feminine and that the earth provides us with everything we need.

Cedar: is a medicine of protection. Cedar trees are very old, wise and powerful spirits.  Cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences.  Cedar smoke brings in a friendly, healing energy, and is a good alternative for those who have an aversion to sage.

Lavender:  Is often used for protection and cleansing. The name may be derived from the Latin lavare (to wash) or livendula (meaning bluish). The healing components to lavender oil has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents, which explains its effectiveness at helping with everything from insect bites to rheumatism. The botanical name, Lavandula, comes from Latin, lavare, which means “to wash,” probably for its history of use cleansing wounds, as well as washing linens and in personal bathing. It is a known anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, calmative, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative.

Some will walk though with a smudge stick, others may wish to have a smudging bowl (please make sure that it is fire safe as sparks and embers will occur) and a feather (my feather was gifted to me via Three Wise Geese)  I am known to do what the home and/or client is in need of once I tap into the heart and soul.

My other suggestion is if you are completing this on your own; select a smudge stick that is not uber tightly bound.  The tighter the stick; the faster this will burn.  You also want to make sure that the ingredients are dry, so they will burn.

Meditate and find a time where you can complete this without interruptions; whatever you are feeling, is what will be left as energy residue.  What do you wish to feel?

With a mental health crisis, this does not mean that it is perfect by any means.   One moment, one step… Due to what was occurring in the home, I first smudged with a sage stick; going through all of the rooms, doors, windows, the most tiny of cracks, openings.  I, then incorporated Reiki into the next smudging.  The woes of my son lessening; me sensing that if I went to quick, the reverse would happen.  Slowly and steady. Next, I went through with Reiki preparing the home full of love and light energy to receive the clearing, cleansing and blessing.  This time I incorporated sage, lavender and white rose petals.  All very powerful, all incredible healing energies.  I finished this off with a home purifying, cleansing higher vibrational energy spray (that I am creating for each client’s needs) and voila.  The home is happier, the laughter returning.

This is a service provided through the MagicalBlessingsHealingCenter   —- Go to services and it is under Blessing, Clearing One’s Home; there is even a Teaching one how to complete this, option.

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 

Natasha

A New Approach

by Natasha Botkin

Triangle Heart

A week ago, the most amazing moment happened.  My soul and heart united in a whole other indescribable level.  One of my new goals is to create a positive meme each day, for the next 30 days.  I will post this via, Twitter (@magcialblessing), Instagram(@magicalblessings), Pintrest(MagicalBlessingsHealingCenter) and Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/magicalblessingshealingcenter?ref=hl

I have already begun with a couple that were pre-made.  The rest is what my heart’s wisdom brings forth at that moment.

Be sure to visit http://magicalblessingshealingcenter.com

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

Cancel, Clear , Delete

By Natasha  Botkin 

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It all began with an email, I looked at it and went what, is this a joke?  A dear soul I adore wrote me something that made no sense.  I stepped back and asked for the divine feminine wisdom deep within me to herald forward.

Did the answer show right away? No, in fact,  another bizarre email appeared, same sender. Archangel Michael, please help, what is this?  Why am I being given these details?  Then another email from another that held bits and pieces of truth…

Again, I felt lost.  Why is this happening?  I have so much to contend with as of late, please no more.

My heart holds incredible wisdom.  I turned to my inner goddess, show me, give me signs, symbols, help me.  One by one the signs showed, the symbols arrived.  My heart opening up fun bits and pieces.

Then an article breezed my way and the words “magical new beginnings” appeared.  My heart, she began to sing and hum; I chimed into my intuition.  I stopped and listened to the gentle rain and birds singing so sweetly.  Read with care dear one, answers lie within.  I began to read this article and each word, sentence, began to answer what my heart knew; listen to my heart.

I sat there happy, internally dancing.  Victory! Score! One for Natasha’s Heart!  The motion was put forth, go with the flow; a heart full of truth and great love. Me singing to Luna, oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!  Perfect timing with the full moon!!  

What happened next was pure sweetness!  A tarot card that read Cancel, Clear, Delete. Archangel Michael saying, “Only use positive thoughts.”  I knew, what this meant, the past month has been intense!  I recently had lupines dance my way to remind me of “positive thoughts,” and now all of this love from the angels, fairies, goddess’, luna, mother gaia, solia, Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene.  I am so graciously and magically blessed!!

My heart knows its truth and those who wish to sidetrack me, so not happening!  My heart wins a victory!!  I say to myself, “That a girl!  You KNOW your stuff!” Magical Blessings Business card logo

Much Love, Much Light and Magically Blessings, 

Natasha 

http://magicalblessingshealingcenter.com