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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enriching African Violets

By  Natasha Botkin 

African Violet Single

I love to help you naturally clear away negative energy.

To some, the african violet is known to be a fussy plant, and many are nervous to attempt to grow this in their homes.  This may cause one to miss out on their special magical qualities.

How to care for an African Violet: 

  • This plant requires keeping the soil moist to dry.growing-african-violets-L-Jrwnt_
  • To encourage blooming please allow the soil around the roots to dry out before watering.
  • It is more benefical to water from the bottom with room temperature water; as this helps to avoid getting water on the leaves that can cause spotting damage.
  • The flowering plant requires moderate to bright light, some people will have special lighting units just for their african violet.

This may seem like a bunch of work.  The benefits far outweigh the care of the plant.

African Violet Cleansing Benefits: 

This beautiful plant and flower is a mega powerhouse in the form of cleansing one’s space.

Clearing of Neagtive Energies:

They are able to clear away the old, heavy energies that may weigh one down.  Especially an empath.  In any space this sweet beauty will powerfully eliminate those energies. Thus, having this in your home or office will help reduce the negative vibes that may be around.  No one will even be aware, and believe this to just be a beautiful flowering plant.

They are also incredible at transmuting the lower energies into a higher vibration.

Eliminating the Old: 

The presence of an african violet can help release the old, creating an easier transition.  The african violet says, “Please ask me to help you clear away your old nuiances and allow space for the new to take place.”

Bad Dreams and/or Nightmares: 

If you are one to have nightmares or bad dreams, place this near your bedside.  It will help to erase these from you.  Or a child who may have difficulty with sleeping, place this in their rooms and the fear of things that go bump in the night shall lessen.

Archeangel Qualities: 

Not only are the plants and flowers a great way to clear negative energies, this plant/flower also works with Archeangels.

Arachangel Michael who is known as -he who is like God, has a way to create releasing and clearing.  If you request the help of the african violet along with Archeangel Michael’s sword, this is a powerful combination. He will cut away the negative vibes and energies.  After he clears away the negative energies, ask Archeangel Michael, “Dear Archeangel Michael please place a protective divine white light all around me.”  Breath in 3 counts, hold for 3 counts and breath out for 3 counts, and so it is.  The african violet helps to continue to cleanse the area around one.

Archeangel Raphel is an angel of healing-one who heals God’s souls. Requesting his presence along with the afriacn violet can help the healing of a concerned ailment.  He is associated with the color green, and green sparkles are a sign that he is present.

Metatron is not an archeangel, but a human known in the form of a prophet and for his Merkaba cube.  This can help in the clearing of lower energies, and when utilizing Metatron’s gifts one may see pink and green lights.

Associated Chakras: 

The Third Eye and Crown chakras are associated with the african violet.  This dazzling plant can help get rid of any negative, old, heavy energies that are not allowing one to utilize these chakras.

If you feel that these chakras are blocked, sit near an african violet and ask the flowering or non-flowering beauty to help you remove that which is blocking.

Pets: 

Please be aware that sometimes cats like to nibble on this plant, and this is not good as ingesting the leaves is posinous.

 

May you enjoy the incredible grace that this flowering plant bestows upon us in a most natural manner. 

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 

 

 

30 Positive Affirmations Discovery & ecourse

by Natasha Botkin 

A surge sparked and rejuvinated within me.  I wrote my story for an upcoming novel, “365 Ways to Connect With Your Soul.” The reason I say surged is there was timelapse between when I completed the 30 Day Positive Affirmations Discovery for my own personal spiritual growth and the editors edits.

With the arrival of the edits, I had a beautiful moment of just how much I have grown since my discovery juncture.  My heart leaps with excitement for not only the upcoming book, but also for the creatation of my ecourse.

2014-07-30 11.18.1830 Positive Affirmations Discovery: This is an e-course helping one to open up by writing, taking photos and creating their own positive affirmations by allowing your heart’s wisdom to speak in a whole new way.  The ecourse is $90 and created by me Natasha the Owner/Founder of the Magical Blessings Healing Center (this will give your an ideal of the course).  I am an Elemental Sacred Heart High Priestess with the gifts of being a Multi-Dimenstional Master Intuitive Energy Healer.  

Once you click on the Magical Blessings Healing Center  link(this will take you straight to the booking system. Please do not worry about the timeclick any of the times available; this will generate a way to book the ecourse,  pay and voila the ecourse will be sent to your email.  May you enjoy this Powerfully, Uplifting ecourse!

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

Ways to Attract Positive Energy Into One’s Home

by Natasha Botkin 

Positive energy flow hand

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

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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