Thursday, October 31, 2019

I'm Reading Up on Witches ✨


I love Halloween and all things magical. While I have never thought of myself as a witch (after all, I am not Wiccan), the concept of magick is present in my daily life thanks to my experience with energy healing, clairvoyance and crystals. This got me wondering what if anything I might have in common with real life witches. I am also curious about the craft, defined as art + structure + creativity. The word itself, witchcraft, had always made me feel uneasy. 

So I decided to unpack this queasy feeling by reading one of Christopher Penczak's many books on witches. Penczak is the author of Buddha, Christ, Merlin: The Three Wisemen of our Time. In that book, he explores three qualities that we develop by practicing Buddhism, Christianity and Magick at the same time (intense): wisdom, love and power. Healthy use of magical power sits on a foundation of wisdom and love - and personal connection with God or the Universe. 




I am now reading another book of his called The Inner Temple of Witchcraft. It looks at the spiritual side (not practical magic), which is what I am interested in. Below you will see a list of themes covered in Penczak's Inner Temple. Anything with a heart next to it was covered in depth at my energy healing and psychic schools in London. If there are two hearts, that theme was also included in Chakra Healing & Magick from an energy healing perspective 💕 

The goal is to demystify witchcraft for myself and for anyone who might be interested in understanding witches. I should mention that I loved the Inner Temple of Witchcraft and am going through some of the exercises now, as they add plenty of depth to our intuition 💛

Some of the themes in The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: 
  • What is a witch? A healer, psychic, magician or shaman ... 
  • History of witches, persecution and the craft of the witch. 
  • A witch's connection with Earthly and planetary cycles. 
  • Accessing the higher mind, conscious mind and psychic mind. 
  • An introduction to quantum physics and why magic works. 
  • Experiments that indicate the existence of holographic memory. 
  • Ethics and why it's important to align with Divine Will; using magick or healing to help others, harm none, and set our ego aside 💛
  • See and feel yourself as the entire universe to make magick 💛
  • How to feel energy between the palms of your hands 💕
  • How to feel energy in the Aura 💕
  • How to move energy with a specific intention 💕
  • How to enter a relaxed meditative state 💕
  • The power of visualization in and around us 💛
  • The Hermetic Principles and the Kybalion 
  • The microcosm and the macrocosm 💛
  • How to awaken your psychic sensitivity 💕
  • How to connect with earth energy through trees. 💕
  • How to use a pentagram to send healing to someone else.
  • How to work with light and color to clear your Aura 💕
  • Shielding your Aura with light, intention and crystals 💕
  • How to open, close, clear or heal the Chakras 💕
  • Astral travel and psychic journeys to other locations 💛
  • Muscle testing, pendulums and other types of 'divination' 💛
  • Automatic writing and how to connect with guides 💕
  • How to look inside an object and read its energy 💛
  • Past lives, energy healing and other fun stuff 💛
  • How to program a mudra to activate your magical abilities on command - for the highest good of all and harming none. This is truly amazzzzing!
  • Introduction to the various planes of reality / dimensions 💛

The majority of themes in The Inner Temple of Witchcraft have a heart next to them, indicating massive overlap with energy healing. Penczak describes this as a foundation book for aspiring witches - giving them energy tools to be able to cast successful spells later on.

I flipped through his Outer Temple book (2nd degree in witchcraft) afterwards to see what that was about; I discovered that witches do create potions and cast spells. Contrary to popular belief, witches cast spells to help and heal themselves or others. The Outer Temple of Witchcraft book is fantastic if you would like to follow up with an advanced class in spell craft. It isn't something that I am likely to pursue because I am not looking for a religion just now - though Wicca does look awesome if you're into healing, magic and mysticism. Also, I have never been into cooking, ingredients or recipes and there seems to be a lot of that on the witch's path. 

Click HERE to find the book on Amazon. 





A long time ago I was accused of witchcraft (read about it here). It was funny actually, despite the fact that it happened at work. At the time I had no idea what witches actually did, but if a real life witch were to call me a witch, I would take it as an enormous compliment. 

Happy Halloween! 


Regina








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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  










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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Healing the Soul and Spirit

I have been practicing energy healing since 2009 and it has helped me tremendously. The main benefits have been stress relief as we clear the Aura and release thoughts, beliefs, regrets and experiences that weigh us down. It wasn't until seven months ago that I signed up for a Holy Fire® Reiki class that I started to feel like a kite that was grounded on planet earth, and somehow flying higher and higher at the same time. Based on the past year or so, I have come to value the personal growth effect more than anything else, essentially how Holy Fire® Reiki brings us into direct contact with our Spirit so that we can see where it takes us 🚀🚀🚀

Reiki is a self-healing technique that was developed in Japan many years ago. Rei translates as universal energy, divine love and intelligence. Ki refers to the energy in our bodies and how our energy levels are on a daily basis. We can meditate with Reiki energy to connect with our inner guidance as well as channeling it to balance our chakras. 


Understanding the Soul & Spirit 

Rather than think about physical healing, I would like you to take a step back and think about the part of you that is reading this blog. It might be your thoughts or your mind, but that part of you is linked to your consciousness, your soul and your spirit. When we meditate with Reiki all of those levels receive healing. 

The Holy Fire® class defines the Soul as the part of ourselves that has lived many lives. Some of those lives have been easier than others. In every life we tend to have have happiness, love and positive growth experiences, but also difficulties and sometimes traumatic events. We might not be aware of our Soul, but if you visualize it like a large cloud, it might be white, fluffy and breezy. Or dark, rainy and heavy. One of the purposes of self-healing is to clear the soul so that it can fly. 

Then far above that is our Spirit, all it does is grow. Your spirit is pure light, it is also the part of us that has mystical experiences. The happier and healthier the Soul and personality, the more your Spirit is able to soar. In the Holy Fire® Reiki class we learned that the Spirit has infinite growth potential because it is the part of us that is one with the Universe, and that taps into God's love, wisdom and power directly. In a recent Reiki meditation I heard a whisper referring to my Spirit as my Infinite Self because of its endless potential for personal growth, love and happiness. 

Usui Holy Fire® Reiki Classes 

The Usui Holy Fire® Reiki Level 1 and 2 classes instil Reiki in the Soul, where it trickles down to our mind and body. The Reiki Master class sends it all the way to your Spirit. I'd been practicing other types of Reiki for seven years (Usui and Usui Tibetan, which I loved), but I didn't feel the turbo-boost until this Holy Fire® Reiki class. In my case, it has gone to my spirit and personality. 

The difference is how the student receives Reiki. In traditional Reiki classes it is through the teacher, and in Holy Fire® it comes down directly from above. Both are brilliant and underneath it all, I believe that we each are guided to the class that will help us at that stage in our lives. Usui, Usui-Tibetan, Holy Fire® and Karuna Reiki® have helped me tremendously on so many levels. 

Reiki Grids To Heal Yourself

There are other ways to use Reiki too! In Reiki Master classes we learn to work with crystals for distant healing, programming them so that Reiki is sent for 24 hours to a specific intention. I have been a Reiki Master for seven years but I had never set up a proper grid. Yesterday I finally found these small quartz crystals in a metaphysical shop and was able to create one!

The ring of 11 quartz crystals (and one danburite) represent the 12 houses in an astrology chart. Each of the houses has a theme: personality, finances, community, home life, health, career, romance, etc. The idea is for every aspect of my life to receive healing, and one in particular to receive a turbo-boost of Danburite energy. In this case I placed the Danburite where my progressed Sun is heading. More on natal astrology, Reiki and crystals in a later post! 






There are plenty of ways to connect with your Higher Self and heal your soul and your personality. If you'd like to know more please have a look at my latest book, Chakra Healing & Magick HERE. The tools can be carried out with a Reiki 1 degree or by following the instructions in Chapter 5 on Awakening Your Inner Healer. Usui Holy Fire® Reiki teachers can be found at www.reiki.org. 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 







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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  









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Friday, September 20, 2019

My 1st Psychic Development Class - 10 Years Ago!

It has been ten years since I came across my first angel intuition book and began to experiment with psychic abilities. Three months later I signed up for an energy healing workshop where we learned to heal codependence in relationships - and in January 2010, I was sitting in my first clairvoyance workshop at The College of Psychic Studies in London. I was curious but also skeptical. Would I be able to do any of the activities in the class description?


My Inner Child With That Book!

That skepticism disappeared by lunchtime when we completed the first clairvoyant exercise. The teacher put us in pairs and guided us through a meditation where we each went to see the house or apartment where the other student lived. She asked a series of questions - is it in a city, what do you see in the street, how far from the neighbors, what color is the building, do you walk right through the front door into their home or is it a journey? The questions continued - how many bedrooms, how are they decorated, what is in the fridge, what is the view like? How many people live there? Do they have pets? What type of music do they listen to, etc. 

When we came out of the meditation, the teacher told us to describe what we'd seen and the person would say YES to anything that was accurate. I went first and maybe a 1/3rd of the things I saw turned out to be right. The funny thing is I saw flashes of places I had been in real life - not the classmate's place specifically - but when I described my aunt's back yard and the view from her kitchen window, it matched his. I was able to say how many bedrooms they had, how the guest room was decorated, colors of the couch and where they had the violin (his wife, the teacher that day, was a musician though she hadn't told us what instrument she played). 

I was happy with what I saw but chalked a lot of it up to chance. Then my classmate started to describe the place where I lived. He was the teacher's husband, and had been going to her workshops for years - everything he described was accurate. It blew me away. I had just moved to London, moved into a flat in a huge building with more than 900 apartments. He described the number of entrances to the building, how many stairs. Where the concierge was, and roughly how many doors I had to walk by to get to my place (more than 28). He told me what the neighbors cooked, how the smells made it into the hallway and which scents annoyed me. 

When he described the apartment itself, he saw a one-bedroom apartment with no paintings on the wall. He told me what color the towels were in the bathroom, the color of the duvet on my bed and that I had a humongous closet - only a 1/3 full of clothes. He saw accurately that I didn't cook and had never turned on the oven (I didn't use it once the year that I lived there). The apartment was still bare as I had only been living in London a few months and it was a furnished flat with few decorations of my own. I was floored by his description; he didn't say anything that wasn't true. 

When this was over our teacher had us come back to the circle and list three things that we perceived accurately. I was relieved to name ten; she laughed because I was describing her house. Every student in the class was able to name five or more things, and she told us it was because we had begun the day with an hour-long energy meditation to quiet the mind and relax into our energy fields. The rest of the weekend was crazy; we went through dozens of exercises to work with clairvoyance but also the senses of touch, taste, feeling, hearing and just knowing. 



The teacher was visiting from Helsinki and I never saw her again, but I followed her advice down to the letter. First - trust what comes to you intuitively and describe it exactly as you see or feel it. If we interpret what we see without describing it, we risk missing the mark and the person might have recognized that image. Second - we can all go on an 8-hour workshop and do amazing things. But if we want to access our intuition regularly, meditation has to become a daily practice. Our intuition speaks to us through the Aura and Chakras, and we need to build those muscles slowly. I was so tired after this first class that I could barely make it to work for a week. 

Third - ground, clear and shield your personal energy before connecting with Divine Light to make sure that any messages come from Source - whether we call it God, the Universe or Love. The College of Psychic Studies is in central London and I loved that the diversity of the students kept the vocabulary from following any one religion. We all connect with the same light to activate our sixth sense. It didn't matter if you were Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, atheist or a lapsed Catholic like myself. It was not about belief (other than in yourself) - because the proof was in the pudding. The visual was accurate, or it wasn't. 

Later that year I signed up for weekly psychic development classes and started this blog in September 2010. You can go back to the very beginning and read my posts HERE, or follow the links below to my latest book and learn to do all of this fun stuff yourself 💕💕💕



USA ~ Canada ~ Mexico ~ Brasil 
 UK ~ Spain ~ France ~ Germany ~ Italy  
 Australia ~ India ~ Japan




And lastly, here is a meditation to connect with your Inner Child - possibly the best guide for this adventure! As I have discovered, your wiser, higher self and your Inner Child are best buddies. 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 












Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and energy healing at the School of Intuition & Healing. Her passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  









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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Mechanics of Forgiveness

A lot has been written on forgiveness and why it is so important to let go of grievances; it is one of the steps on the road to peace. But it is not the first step nor the most important. Think of a person who has been hurt or betrayed by an ex, a close friend or by a terrible loss. How can one expect to forgive if one still feels hurt? Yesterday I sat and meditated in a beautiful church called Mary Star of the Sea, where I had the most amazing insights on this question... 



The short answer: we can't forgive if we are still hurting. Based on my experiences with energy healing over the past ten years, the first step is to become aware of our emotional pain and let it be what it is. Accept the fact that you feel angry or hurt. If this emotion is the result of an abusive relationship or situation, please get help and find a safe way out - but if it stems from the past, give yourself time and space to let those feelings come to the surface so that you can heal them. Therapy works wonders, and we can also try energy healing at home!


Three Steps to Forgiveness:  

1) Begin by grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy before attuning to divine light. The steps can be found in both of my healing books. You'll find a basic chakra meditation HERE

2) Once you are ready to start channeling the energy of love and compassion through your physical body and Aura, visualize the part of yourself that feels hurt. Let a soft white, violet or pink light stream through you, sending any excess healing energies into the ground. No pressure to heal quickly or to experience forgiveness - just give that part of yourself lots of love. 

3) We then end the visualization by running gold light through our body and Aura, letting it fill all of the spaces that might have been cleared by the healing energy that we have just channeled. Always end by grounding and shielding your personal space and energy. 


This approach acknowledges that a part of your psyche may be in an emotional or energetic ICU. With care and self-healing, it will come through stronger and more resilient. When that part of yourself is ready to emerge, the bruises will have faded; And instead of forgiving rationally because the mind tells you that letting go brings peace, forgiveness will come about naturally. 

Learn To Do-It-Yourself!

Both of my self-healing books guide us through the whole process. If you would like to try a creative approach to self-healing, Chakra Healing & Magick is probably the best fit. Chapter 5 guides us through the energy healing steps required to balance and heal our chakras, or to send healing to specific themes by using crystals as a focal point. This works well as stones amplify energy, and we can choose specific stones to heal the Heart & Brow Chakras 💝 My go-to stones for emotional healing are pink: Rose Quartz is great but so are Mangano Calcite and Rhodonite. The ones in the picture are from Earths Elements crystal shop in Encinitas, CA.  

Find Chakra Healing & Magick on Amazon below!

United States ~ Canada ~ Mexico  
Brasil United Kingdom ~ Spain ~ France  
Germany ~ Italy  Australia ~ India 




If you are interested in forgiveness from a health and wellness point of view, I would suggest my first book, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love; it looks at energy healing as a complementary therapy for cancer patients though it is also useful in other situations. The book might as well have been called Self-Healing, Cancer & Forgiveness. The healing tools are meant to help us channel our emotions, including stress, making it useful for the whole family. It is based on my family's experience with cancer. You'll find the ebook and paperback on Amazon below: 


United States ~ Canada ~ Mexico  
Brasil United Kingdom ~ Spain ~ France  
Germany ~ Italy  Australia ~ India 




Please give yourself a chance to run the energy of love, compassion and forgiveness through your body. Even if we feel that we have nothing to let go of, memories will come to the surface, often from childhood and young adult years. It is often the little things that leave energetic imprints, but they fade away just as quickly when we finally decide to dust ourselves off. 



Reiki hugs, 

Regina 




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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Regina's passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  










Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Yesterday I Sent Reiki to the Eclipse (Fright of my Life 😅)

Yesterday we had an eclipse in Capricorn, which also happens to be my natal moon sign. So I sat down and thought I would draw a Reiki bridge to the Eclipse to download its energy to my life. Not the best idea in hindsight, but it was an experience. 

So what is a Reiki Bridge??? Reiki is a self-healing and relaxation technique that developed in Japan 100 years ago. We can use it to meditate, to send healing to others, or to heal our lives. 




When Reiki practitioners want to set an intention for a healing session, we draw Japanese kanji (letters) on our hands or in the air in front of us. There are just a few Reiki symbols included in the system, and one of these creates an energy bridge to another location, time or person. This is my favorite Reiki symbol because it gives Reiki so many uses. We can use it to send healing to a difficult experience in the past, or to do well in the future. We can send healing to someone that is going into surgery. It doesn't matter from how far away, you can even send Reiki to the Moon! 

This is what I did yesterday, about 6 hours after the Eclipse. It was late at night and I remembered that ages ago, I suggested one of my Facebook friends build a Reiki bridge to the Moon each night to see how the Moon's energy shifts as it waxes and wanes, and as it moves through the twelve zodiac signs. The watery signs are my favorite. I am a huge fan of Scorpio, but they all have something for us and we can download that energy to integrate it. 


Listen To This When the Moon is in Scorpio



My goal was to make the most of the Full Moon and Eclipse, letting go of whatever needs to go so that I can move on with my life. The image that came to mind for this eclipse in Capricorn was of Base Camp at Mount Everest, and unpacking deadweight before heading to the Summit. 

In meditations I often use a mountain trek as a symbol for Capricorn because this resilient sign has the patience and diligence to put one foot in front of the other and eventually reach the top. 

I sat down to meditate, drew the Reiki bridge in front of me and started to feel the Eclipse's energy (I am now wishing I hadn't). It was reallyyyy reallyyyyy intense, which surprised me, because my psychic sensitivity pretty much disappeared 48 hours before the eclipse and I thought it wouldn't come back for a few more days. When I started to feel a rush of energy through my Aura, I asked for the Sun, Moon and Eclipse to clear away any and all fears, attachments and karmic ties. 

About 5 minutes later, the building started shaking - at first it felt like a humongous bird had slammed into the wall. But no, it was a 2.9 earthquake with its epicenter 16 kilometers away (10 miles); it was the fright of my life though luckily the Reiki Quake only lasted a fraction of a second. It freaked me out and I didn't fall asleep for hours after that. We have had several mini quakes this week in that radius, but the timing on this one shook me up. 

When I finally fell asleep I couldn't help thinking how fear has become an everyday part of life in Mexico because of crime, and how these ongoing quakes add to the sense of nervousness. Though maybe, they are meant to wake us up and not shake us up (saw that on Instagram). 







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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the energy of self-love, joy and empowerment to energy healing pursuits.  








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