Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Yesterday I Sent Reiki to the Eclipse (Fright of my Life ๐Ÿ˜…)

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 A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a technique that combines natal astrology, healing and crystals. Her books are available below:  

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Are You a Love or a Happiness?

Ever since I started studying intuition ten years ago I have had the weirdest dreams. Last night I had one where it felt like I was traveling to another dimension or to a new kind of planet. The people there were made of energy and light. I didn't get a sense of physical bodies but they were conscious. They had Auras, light bodies and individuality. 

When I was approached by someone who seemed like he was of the opposite gender (for lack of a better word), I began comparing my energy to his and a question came to mind:

Regina, what are you?

And without missing a light-beat, I replied: I am a Happiness. 

The one asking was a Love. And the feeling that I got was that in that dimension - in this crazy dream of mine - Loves paired up with Happinesses. Yin and Yang in a world of light. 




This idea definitely rang a bell... 

One of the biggest lessons for me has been to define the word Happiness on my own terms and what it means to live a life that makes me happy. If it is selfish to prioritize happiness. That is what my latest book is about, and what Holy Fire® and Karuna Reiki® are about, to a certain degree. 

A few years ago I had the idea of writing a novel about a flower fairy who noticed that flowers faded faster if they went home with unhappy families. The fairy closed up her shop to go looking for happiness so she could put it in her bouquets.  

I am not sure if I have found "it" yet, but Reiki makes a huge difference in my life and then two months ago I felt a happiness boost after going vegetarian (details here). My Chakra Healing & Magick book is geared towards living a life of love and empowerment - fueled by happiness ๐Ÿ’›
      

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 





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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a technique that combines natal astrology, healing and crystals. Her books are available below:  

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Use Reiki to Lift Your Mood (Authentically)

I taught a Holy Fire ® Reiki class in Mexico on Saturday and something new happened energetically - since then it has happened twice more =) 

Here goes my latest Reiki experience!

So towards the end of the class, I was talking about the ways I use Reiki in my daily life. So for example, filling water bottles with Reiki before drinking them; Reiki the shower head, the windows, the front door and all of the rooms where I like to spend time. 

We can jot down goals, putting them on a sheet of paper and filling it with Reiki before brainstorming on how we can bring those plans to life. The thing about Reiki or Energy Healing is that accessing our intuition helps us tune into the unlimited creativity of the Universe - including the knowledge that our Higher Selves have to share. Giving yourself an intuitive boost opens the mind up to new and exciting ways of thinking.




I was talking about these practical uses when my palms started to buzz the way they do at the beginning of a Reiki session. The energy usually feels like electric tingles, before becoming hotter and hotter as I am ready to approach the client in the healing session. But in class, the heat never came, the tingles never left and instead, I could clairvoyantly see and feel a white mist floating out from my palms into the room. 

After 15 minutes of talking about practical Reiki uses, I was looking at the students through a white mist. I don't think they saw it. But I did and it was amazing! 

Then on Monday I gave a one-to-one Reiki class. The student was curious about using Reiki with personal triggers, psychology and emotional healing.  I mentioned that Reiki and journaling go well together and how I use it extensively in my own life - and funny enough, that white misty Reiki started to flow out from my palm chakras! It's like Reiki was talking for me LOL. 

Back to the Mood Lifting Tip!

Journaling has always been one of my favorite activities since childhood, hence this blog ๐Ÿ˜‡ Then in 2017 I signed up for a psychology class where we learned to write about the things that bother us as a way to release those feelings. As you write, you tend to gain a deeper understanding how you really feel and why. Adding Reiki gives the session an extra oomph, as we direct healing energy at those feelings and let them evaporate gently. When you're done writing, place your hands on your Heart Chakra and fill your body with a sense of calm, peace and love (Reiki). 

Reiki doesn't keep us from feeling our feelings, but it gives us a chance to understand them and hopefully feel just a fraction of what is there, as it makes its way out of our energy bodies. In some cases - especially with more intense types of trauma - it is probably best to see a profesional healer and or a counselor, but most of us will be able to give ourselves Reiki informally at home  =)


Many spiritual fads tell us to think positive, keep our vibes happy. I like to think of myself as a generally upbeat person, but I also spend a LOT of time thinking or writing about the sad, angry, and fearful feelings that sometimes make an appearance. And that is a big part of self-healing; otherwise the happy thought is no more than a bandaid. There is no reason to be afraid of our thoughts, but running away from an unhappy one can make it more resistant. 

Reiki gives us an opportunity to deep dive into our feelings - letting the things that 'get us down' come to the surface in a gentle way. It serves to clear and heal the emotional body so that the things that aren't going perfectly well in our lives don't weigh us down so much. My spiritual psychology teacher likened each 'difficulty' of sorts to a glass that was full of water - every time you self heal, journal, or give yourself Reiki, a bit of that water pours out. 

Not Trained in Reiki? No Problem!

We can only channel Reiki if we have been taught by a teacher in a class. But there are other types of energy healing that we can channel without attending a class. Both of my Do-It-Yourself Energy Healing books guide us through the whole process. Chakra Healing & Magick, includes creative approaches to healing including chakra prompts, journaling, crystals and angel intuition: 


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The tools in the book can be carried out with Energy Healing (as discussed in Chapter 5) or with a Reiki Level 1 attunement. Hope it helps and please reach out if you have thoughts on the above! 


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Reiki hugs, 

Regina 








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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a technique that combines astrology, healing and crystals. Her books are available below:  

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Astrology, Tarot and Reiki (Rolled Into One)

I'm an Aquarius Sun with Mercury in Pisces. If there is a traditional way of going about things, I tend to drift away in a different direction. Can't help it; Aquarius likes doing its own thing and Pisces has trouble staying inside the box. Think of a colouring book where the lines are invisible so you draw anywhere and sometimes on the table too. That is Pisces ๐Ÿ 

And with Gemini Rising my ruling planet is Mercury - which in tarot terms, is the Magician! This energy likes to shape its own reality and plays with Fire just because it can. It has gotten me into trouble when sessions get creative. I keep hearing, that is not how Reiki works.


The Zodiac Wheel + Rider Waite Tarot ๐Ÿ’•


Energy Healing and Tarot

Last week I had a crazy creative Reiki session; it was such fun that I hope to repeat it many times. A client came in for healing and wanted to work on confidence and personal power. I started out the way you usually would: clearing his Aura, tuning into his energy from the shoulders and letting Reiki flow from the Crown of his head all the way to his feet. Then I moved onto his Chakras, expecting to use the Reiki Symbols to clear his energy. The symbols are based on Japanese kanji and each of them has a meaning and a vibration. We use them for intention setting. 

Instead, when my palms were over his Solar Plexus Chakra - the center of joy, power and personal identity - a Tarot card came to my mind. I saw an image of two people making their way through a snow storm with no buildings in sight. It made me feel like he was braving the Elements, not knowing where he was going. I thought OK, so we're healing with images now, and started to fill that mental picture with Reiki, while picturing it in his abdomen. 

Within a few minutes the image changed to another card, one where we see the King of Fire sitting on-top of a Fire Dragon (from Doreen Virtue's now disowned tarot). This card is about being able to communicate our vision with power and confidence, so I moved one hand up to his Throat Chakra and kept the other on the Solar Plexus. I stayed there for a little bit longer, until the images shifted again. The next one was actually my favorite card (and please don't think I'm crazy) - the Death card. This isn't actually about Death, instead relating to Scorpio energy. If you're not familiar with this powerful watery sign, it's the energy of demolition and rebirth rolled into one - any situation can be healed by Scorpio. 

Astrology, Tarot and Reiki 

Scorpio is the most powerful Zodiac sign because of its force (ruled by Pluto and Mars) and its laser-sharp insight. It knows how things will play out which ensure success, though of course like all signs it has drawbacks. Smother love and control issues - but when we send energy healing to the image of the card in a person's Aura, those qualities are harmonized. Rather than project the energy of the card, we see it in the person's psyche and let Reiki balance and heal it. 

This isn't how one typically works in a Reiki sessions, but it is very similar to the energy healing sessions that I learned to do at the School of Intuition & Healing in London. And thanks to my dreamy Mercury in Pisces mind, I really can't predict what I will see or where I'll go in healing or Reiki sessions. The fun thing was that the client loved it and felt 100% happy, relaxed and peaceful when the hour was up ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ

I wouldn't have expected a session that dealt with Scorpio upheavals to be peaceful, but that is what Reiki does for us. It calms the waters and diminishes turbulence.  Also it is much better to consciously channel Scorpio energy, than to have it rush through your life unannounced LOL. 






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And you've seen this, but Katy Perry's Wide Awake has so much tarot symbolism. It's the journey that we go through, beginning with The Magician and through the tunnel with our Inner Guide. 



And read Chakra Healing & Magick to channel healing and work with tarot, clairvoyant images and Chakras yourself. Link below!

Reiki hugs,

Regina 


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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a technique that combines astrology, healing and crystals. Her books are available below:  

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

An Unexpected Happiness Boost

Whenever I write about environmental topics people unsubscribe from my blog - which is a little bit sad - especially as our ability to heal ourselves depends on how strong our Root Chakras are and on the connection that we have with Mother Earth. The deeper your grounding, the easier it is for you to channel energy that heals your mind, body and soul. This is so important that my Chakra Healing & Magick book is dedicated to Nature, to each other, and to our Root Chakras. 

One of the things that I have toyed with is going vegetarian to reduce my environmental footprint; but rational arguments aren't always strong enough for us to give up something we love. And my favourite foods are veggies, salads, steaks and cheeseburgers. The compassion plea might be stronger.  If we think about how animals are kept in factories, it is worth it to choose free-range beef and chicken. Let's say the animal had a humane life and we believe in the food chain (animals eat each other in the wild); there is nothing morally wrong with eating animals. Moderation is healthy too. 

Unlikely Messages From Above 

Then three months ago I went on a heart healing workshop where we connected with our Higher Selves and with teacher guides such as Buddha or Jesus. It sounds like science fiction, but as I discovered at The College of Psychic Studies we can all learn to receive their messages and guidance if we meditate with this in mind. This is one of the themes in my Chakra Healing & Magick book and I encourage you to try it. Also, beyond a certain level, the messages that come through are meant to help us and these highest level guides never ask for anything in return. My Reiki Teacher calls it the Third Heaven level where all we encounter is compassion; no duality, no give and take, no agendas. The messages are about helping you.

So the message that I received from a spiritual being that shone like a thousand suns was that my 'food chain' rationale was not good enough; humans have slightly higher consciousness which makes it possible for us to be self-aware and feel compassion for other animals. He didn't tell me to give it up altogether, but told me there is something non-compassionate about eating another sentient being. The last part of the message was that going vegetarian would make me happier as I wouldn't be eating certain emotions. 




I'm Testing Vegetarian Waters 

This was in March. Two weeks ago I finally thought I would go cold turkey for a month. I love meat - I really do - so in the long term my plan is to become a weekday vegetarian and eat burgers and hot wings on weekends. Tacos too - it's really really really hard to be Mexican and live in Mexico and never eat a Taco again (although my favourite taqueria has a vegetarian menu). I went to see a nutritionist to get tips on how to substitute protein, iron and all of the others nutrients that we get from meat. Two weeks have gone by. I had a spoonful of ceviche the first week, and chicken enchiladas on Wednesday, but otherwise no meat products. 

And guess what? I have never been happier. It took like 10 days for my mood to adjust and another few for me to notice. But I feel like my Aura is full of light, my mind is clearer and my Solar Plexus Chakra is radiating. Nothing has changed in my life - actually, there are a few things that make it less than perfect. But I am happy for no reason, except for the biological one ... 

Science On Vegetarian Happiness 

Yesterday I was thinking about how I feel so much happier and was there a scientific reason for it? I googled "happy after 2 weeks as a vegetarian" and came across a clinical study that looks at the acids in animal meat and the effect they have on the brain. This particular acid is called Arachidonic and our body needs it to function properly, but if we have too much, the studies show a correlation between depression and animal consumption. The trials run with meat eaters showed that after just 2 weeks on a vegetarian diet, people who previously ate meat were happier. 

So I had no idea about this before I started - other than my intuition telling me that I would be happier as a vegetarian. The archangels have told me repeatedly that our personal ability to channel miracles into the world depends on how happy we are - but also, that if we are super unhappy they can help us with a bit of divine intervention. Thank God for that, literally. 

I would never presume to tell anyone to become a vegetarian. But if we can't bring ourselves do it for environmental reasons or out of compassion (I couldn't manage it despite those reasons), test it for your own happiness. Just go vegetarian for two weeks to see how you feel, and if you are happier, think about adding a few meat-eating days so that you are able to benefit from the mental uplift as well as your favourite dishes. At this point I don't know if I will stick with it forever, but I am loving the happiness boost. When my trial month is over I might choose the weekday vegetarian plan as that gives us freedom to eat anything on Saturdays and Sundays - then again I might just run with it and go vegetarian 99% of the time. The main benefit for me is happiness  =)

Vegetable Protein Sources

Knowing what to eat is the biggest challenge and to be honest, I didn't stock up on protein alternatives so by the end of the first week I was feeling tired. Plus my favorite workout is spinning รก la SoulCycle, so I had to up my protein game. I have been relying on a few ingredients and I'm actively looking for more. The tiredness went away with these: 

  • Fage Greek Yogurts have 20 grams of protein in one pot, which is almost half of what I need in a day (at 63Kilos) - amazing. 
  • Feta, Goats Cheese, unsweetened peanut butter are good too. 
  • Pastas made from Lentil, Garbanzo have 8-10 grams. 
  • The Veggie Protein Shakes at GNC are great. 
  • Lots and lots of greens like Spinach etc
  • Lentils, beans, garbanzos, nuts and seeds.
  • Quinoa is a famous protein grain but I am really loving another one called Freekeh that is very filling and has lots of protein. 
  • Eggs for breakfast are wonderful. 

My nutritionist suggested switching my carb intake to bread, rice and pasta that take longer to digest. Some carbs give us more energy - and I have to include the right type of carbs, protein and fat in every single meal or snack. The only thing that's been cut are pastries, candy and sweets (or fruit after 2pm as it disrupts digestion). The bread that I am eating is called Ezequiel or Centeno in Spanish; the rice is usually wild or a bit harder, no white or processed carbs for me.  

The Bigger Picture 

We get a lot of nutrients from meat, chicken and fish - not just protein. Iron and minerals need to be substituted as well. I am no expert on this - clearly I am just starting out. But the past weeks have seen such a HUGE SHIFT IN MY HAPPINESS that I anticipate being mostly vegetarian for a long time. How many of us would love to feel a little bit happier. If a plant-based diet does it for you, going vegetarian is a pleasure, not a sacrifice.

There are plenty of rational reasons to not eat meat and you'll find some of them below in this 4 Minute TedTalk on being a Weekday Vegetarian. But we humans aren't entirely rational - so many of our decisions are made emotionally. So do it for yourself - for your happiness, and if you feel a difference it will be very easy ๐Ÿ˜‡





I hope you enjoyed this post and please don't unsubscribe - we will go back to energy healing and intuition posts next week. This is officially my last environmental post. And if you'd like to give this a go - see a nutritionist. The last thing we need is to miss out on nutrients and think that being a part-time vegetarian is exhausting, when it may just require planning and knowledge. And of course, every physical body is different, please pay attention to what you need. 


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Reiki hugs, 


Regina 









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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a technique that combines astrology, healing and crystals. Her books are available below:  

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