Monday, March 18, 2019

What is Holy Fire ® Reiki ?

Hello Chickpeas! 

I want to tell you about a new Reiki class that I took this weekend. First off, when I signed up for Reiki in 2012 there were only three levels: beginners, practitioner and teacher. And if you hadn’t noticed, Reiki is one of the modalities that I enjoy most; I enjoy giving myself Reiki as much as I love teaching it =) 

To make a long story short, when people refer to Reiki they usually mean Usui Reiki - a system of natural healing that was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui about 100 years ago. Legend has it that Usui, a lifelong buddhist, embarked on a meditative retreat on Mount Kuruma in Japan intent on achieving higher degrees of clarity and trust in his life (another word for enlightenment). 

As legend has it, he felt a massive ray of light come down from above. That rush of light entered his body through the top of his head and when he came to again, he decided it was time to leave. Usui was already a healer and over the next days and weeks, he noticed that healings happened spontaneously and with less effort on his part. He shared this with others by teaching a system that is now known as Usui Reiki. Fast forward 100 years, and different styles of Reiki have been taught to thousands around the world. 

How Does One Teach Reiki? 

In order to teach Reiki, Usui and the Reiki Masters who followed him devised a process that is referred to as an attunement. This is a brief healing with which the teacher instills Reiki in the student's energy and body, opening the pathway so that from that moment on, the student can channel Reiki whenever they like. Once you have Reiki, it is yours for life (I LOVE THAT). The past seven years I have used it extensively with myself, with family and with clients, many of whom were cancer patients mid-treatment {link}

In my experience the effects have been soothing and powerful. But I have also wondered how that attunement process came about. Usui received it directly from Source, and since then, everyone who has received Reiki has received it through the filter of the human body (teacher) who shared it with them. Based on my experience with energy healing in general, I have learned that human bodies can only channel a certain amount of energy; the same is true for Reiki Masters. Wouldn't it be cool if we could establish our connection to Reiki without that human filter?

Direct Attunements Are Possible 

In Holy Fire ® Reiki classes, the connection to Reiki is through a guided meditation where the teacher sets the intention, steps back and lets that Holy Fire ® energy come down from above to interact with each of the students individually. This was a Reiki Master class so we had four ignitions (as they're called) over a three day period, each stronger than the last. With the first one I felt lots of irritation as it brought to the surface everything that I had swept under the rug (reiki healing crisis). The second brought a welcome wave of peace and light. And the third a rush of compassion; the subject of my next post as the feeling was pretty much new to me. 

Each of the ignitions was unique. By the time they are over, your energy has been shifted over to a frequency that is more open and loving and also empowered when it comes to healing. Reiki was strong enough as it is, with this direct empowerment it flows a lot quicker than I was used to. That said, I believe Reiki is frequency and we are each guided to the teacher and styles that are suited to help us heal at that point in our lives. The traditional style of Reiki attunements has worked well for me the past seven years =) 

Usui Reiki vs Holy Fire® Reiki

Usui was a Japanese healer and as you would expect, that healing path is largely influenced by Asian religions. In Holy Fire we come across a healing vibration that is closer to what we see in the Bible  (think Moses, the Burning Bush and Healing Miracles). The next level after Holy Fire® is a Master Teacher class in Karuna Reiki® - which takes us back to the compassion of eastern traditions. We went through both this week; Karuna Reiki® gives us quite a few additional tools to work through the shadow side including fears, insecurities and unconscious patterns. Karuna Reiki® is usually studied after we have become Usui (or Holy Fire®) Teachers, bringing the time invested in training to nine full days =)






And Some Aries Fire (In Me)

Two years ago my progressed Sun moved into Aries, astro speak for: I am a lot less patient than I used to be. Traditional Usui Reiki is fantastic and while it worked well for me for years, ever since my Progressed Sun changed signs, I want everything to happen that much faster. I think the Universe answered my prayers for faster healing with this Holy Fire class. And as my intuition kept telling me: No Aries wants to heal slowly hahaha. I kept hearing that phrase to the tune of Ricky Martin and Cristina Aguilera. 

Reiki hugs,


Regina 




Please note that Holy Fire ® Reiki is complementary to medical care, not alternative. The healing referred to in this article is how quickly I have let go of things that used to bother me; the peace that follows is just priceless. That said, Reiki is a wonderful complement to medical care! Please follow this link for more on energy healing and cancer support.  






Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE





*** Holy Fire ® and Karuna Reiki ® are registered trademarks of the International Center for Reiki Training. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

My Jupiter Talisman Is Here! 😍

The last few years I have been studying astrology, specifically a current that looks at the planets and how we can connect with their energy to empower ourselves. At first I wondered what that meant; it's similar to grounding and connecting Mother Earth or Gaia. 

In Energy Healing we use our intention to send healing to people in other parts of the world. When it comes to the planets, we can create similar bridges of energy, bringing the loving energy of Venus down when the time is right for it - or maybe Mercury's quick wit and communications. Each of the planets has a range of associations. 

Distant Healing is covered in my book, Chakra Healing & Magick. The thought of connecting with the planets came to me during a meditation with Archangel Raziel, the angel of astrology. But as it turns out, this type of astrology has been around for hundreds of years! (Details Here)



Next week I am meeting with a group who is interested in a weekly astrological meditation class - in person, in Mexico City - and I was just thinking it would be fun to do something similar online 😍

So far I have just one astrology / energy healing meditation on YouTube, geared towards helping us connect with Scorpio when the Moon transits this powerful, intuitive and transformative sign. The Moon is in Scorpio this weekend, have a look!




But that is not why I am blogging today! A month ago I ordered a gold-plated Jupiter talisman, my birthday pressie to myself. This can be used to connect with the confident and expansive energy of Jupiter in Sagittarius. It finally arrived this morning, yay!!! I have already done my first energy healing meditation. It actually pulsates (the medal).

I have yet to give it an intention but most of Jupiter's themes are right up my alley, as you'll see in this guest post with The Dark Pixie Astrology: Spread Your Wings With Jupiter in Sagittarius

Check it out and connect with the planet of good luck yourself. We have all of 2019 to channel its energy - and no, strictly speaking, we do not need a gold-plated talisman to connect with Jupiter. 

You can do it yourself  =) 






Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE





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Monday, February 18, 2019

Calling on Spirit Guides in Tarot Readings


The Law of Attraction works in funny ways. They say that what we think about or feel very strongly will manifest around us, and this is cool if you are manifesting things you love (if not always straightforward). But there is at least one area where this "law" can trip us up: tarot readings. 

Let's say you go for a tarot reading and you're worried about your job or your marriage. That fear or worry is imprinted in your Aura, and when the cards are shuffled and drawn, instead of drawing the messages that your guides and angels want you to hear, we draw images that appear to confirm those very fears. I think this is one of the reasons why people are often scared of tarot. 

Luckily this can be remedied by following a few simple steps. 


Start By Clearing Yourself

Whenever I sit down with a client, we begin the reading with a short energy healing meditation to help the person ground, clear and shield their energy - toning down any fears that they may have about their lives, relationships and careers. Strong emotions are magnets of sorts, and the last thing we want to do is pull a card that appears to confirm their fear when it is just mirroring it. 

Next, we call on Archangel Michael to place a bubble of protective light around us, before calling on one of the client's spirit guides to join us. As opposed to angels, guides were once human and their advice is more grounded, practical and earthly than angels. Spirit guides know what it is like to be in relationships, to raise kids, and to think about rent or negotiating a raise at work. 

Self-Awareness Triggers 

The other thing that I love about spirit guides, is that having been human, they are well aware of our psychological pitfalls and are quick to call us on our BS. The archangels can be confrontational too, especially Archangel Michael, but guides are as direct as that Sagittarius best friend who says exactly what he sees. 

Once we have cleared ourselves and the tarot cards, we think about the situation that needs healing and visualize a stream of silver light coming down from the heavens, flowing into the cards and adding the magnetism necessary to pull the cards that will illustrate your spirit guide's message in way that we are sure to understand it. 

Before interpreting the cards, I ask the client which one evokes the strongest emotional reaction. This is usually the one that needs attention, and from that card, we can unravel the message.

The Four Elements. 

If you've read my latest book, Chakra Healing & Magick, you will know that the Tarot's Minor Arcana can be divided into four suits of cards: Water, Earth, Air and Fire. Each of these corresponds to a different theme in our lives: personal relationships and emotions, finances and material stability, logic and peace of mind, etc. 

Based on the cards that come up in a reading and specifically on the ones that we are most drawn to, we know where the client's internal blocks, fears and worries lie. This can be addressed with energy healing meditations to work through those issues in the Aura. 

Any deck based on Rider-Waite will work, but for energy healing purposes, the more vivid the image, the better. The ones I have been using in healing sessions are Everyday Witch by Deborah Blake, and The Wizards Tarot by Corrine Kenner. The Enchanted Tarot by Amy Zerner is also great. Clearly, I love the magical associations but the designs themselves are fantastic. 







Want to Know More?

Angel, Tarot and Astrology readings can be booked through my blog HERE and I would love to hear from you. But if you would prefer to learn to work with energy healing, spirit guides and tarot yourself, check out my Chakra Healing & Magick book. 

The first chapter is available as a free download here. It covers the essential steps of learning to ground, clear and shield our personal energy before engaging with any type of energy work. 

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Reiki hugs, 

Regina 





Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE



Thursday, February 7, 2019

Clearing Energy With Quartz Wands

I found a lovely quartz massage wand a few weeks ago and I am loving it so far. The thing with crystals is that I always feel like I have more than enough - anything you might need - then a new one makes its way into my life and I couldn't be happier LOL. 

This stone has plenty of clouds and shapes; it almost looks like it has angel wings in there near the point. I absolutely adore quartz crystals because they are fun to meditate with and on some occasions, we can even use them for scrying. 


This particular wand caught my attention for healing sessions. The thought that came to mind was heavy-duty clearing agent. I suspect that the clearing strength comes from its cloudiness. This got me thinking about how a quartz' characteristics can influence how we use it for energy healing or meditation. 

Three years ago I signed up for a quartz point healing workshop with Claudia Lechuga, a brilliant Crystal Master in Mexico City. 

At the time Claudia mentioned that the clearer the quartz, the better for energy healing purposes as its structure will be better suited to channel light into the client’s body and Aura. And she is definitely right. My cloudy quartz wand is no good when it comes to filling the body with light, but I find that it is very good when it comes to removing dense, stuck or negative energy from the chakras. 

When I saw it in the store it felt like an intense clearing crystal and it just so happened that I had a client booked in the next day who was going through an especially tough time. I bought it thinking of her and then used it in our healing session. It helped LOADS. 

How Do We Use The Wand?

If you are an Energy Healer or Reiki practitioner, make sure you clear the crystal and then charge it {link}. With that done, keep it in your pocket during the healing session and bring it out if you come across a Chakra or Aura layer that takes longer than usual to clear. 

We can hold the wand over that area, point facing away from the body and move it in slow circles, or visualize a vacuum cleaner sucking any negative energy out of the person's energy field. 

As a matter of fact, we do this in Energy Healing sessions even without the crystal, calling on Archangel Michael instead. Just visualize your hands holding a vacuum and ask the angels to remove any energy, thoughts or beliefs that are ready to go. 



Note: I find myself pausing to clear the wand along the way, rinsing it by drawing down a liquid light. We can also use the Harmony Symbol in Reiki to clear it on-the-go.  

If you are clearing the Aura, you could hold it in your palm and brush very gently. In school we learned to brush upwards from the shoulders so that stray thoughts are released over the head and not sent through the entire Aura. The rest of the Aura is brushed down from the shoulders. 

When that is done, we fill that space with healing light or Reiki. If you have read Chakra Healing & Magick, you will know that we have seven large chakras in the physical body and that the Aura can be broken down into four levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Make sure to fill each of these with light when you are done clearing it. I use my hands to bring in light - no crystal. 

Webinar Coming Soon! 

I am working on a new Energy Healing webinar! Essentially how to channel healing light and energy through the body and Aura. It will focus on self-healing and leverages the tools learned during a two-year energy healing accreditation at the School of Intuition & Healing in London. Subscribe to receive updates or follow the links below to Amazon for my healing books =) 








Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE



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Sunday, January 27, 2019

1st Steps in Psychic Awareness

It has been a decade since I moved to London and began exploring angels, intuition and other fun topics at a real life psychic school. For nearly four years I went back for weekly meditations to connect with the archangels, often using the chakras as gateways to access our sixth sense. A lot has been written about these colorful energy centers and they are incredibly important for self-healing purposes, but when it comes to our intuitive awareness, I am fascinated by the Aura. 

The Aura can be seen as a bubble of light around the physical body. It expands when we access our intuition; this is when we can sense the energy around us, including the presence of angels.     



Activating The Aura

The easiest way to access our intuition is through the Aura and the Chakras - but before we begin to flex our intuitive muscles, it is essential to clear and shield our personal energy as well as the space where we meditate. Clearing the Aura removes any thoughts, worries, beliefs and fears that can cloud our judgement (or our intuition) - it is great for stress relief too! 

We can activate the Aura by visualizing pink light in our Heart Chakra and sending a ray of light down, through our body and legs, to the center of the Earth. Visualize it connecting with a large rose quartz and bring your attention back to your Heart. From this place of love and grounding, we ask for a ray of white or silver light to flow down from the heavens, filling our physical body and Aura with energy. Let your Aura expand as far as feels comfortable, sending any extraneous energy into the ground. Let that white light change colors to violet for shielding. 

Shielding the space ensures that we only connect with the angels and spirit guides that we want to connect with. In school we learned to call on Archangel Michael for help here, asking him to stand guard and act as a spiritual bouncer. With that done, we call on our guardian angel or one of the archangels to appear. This ensures that intuitive meditations are always pleasant experiences. 

Ready To Get Started?

Three years ago I published Chakra Healing & Magick with some of the tools that have worked for me over the years. The first chapter is available as a gift for blog readers: a step-by-step guide to grounding, clearing and shielding your Aura. >>> Download the PDF HERE

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The meditations my YouTube Channel are meant to guide us through the process of activating our intuition and connecting with the archangels and our spirit guides. When we are starting out, Archangel Gabriel is good one to call on as he helps us connect with our Heart and listen to our emotions. I will be adding new ones every two weeks - please join me on this adventure! 

Meet Archangel Gabriel 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻








Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE




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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Voting Open! Topic for Next Book =)

Hello Chickpeas! 

Three years ago I ran a poll asking readers if they preferred a book on activating their own healing and psychic abilities, or a memoir on my student days at Psychic School.

The Do-It-Yourself option won and I published 
Chakra Healing & Magick. Time for a new poll! Thanks in advance for reading the options. 


FYI - I have published two books (on Amazon HERE)





Before we start, let me begin by saying that with Options 1 and 2, the focus would be on how I use Reiki and Astrology in my daily life with just the basic 'classical' theory for each of the topics. 


Option 1) A Reiki Book (Title TBC)

Reiki is a tradition that includes three broad pillars. First we have hands-on-healing, placing your palms on specific areas to release stress, relax and facilitate the physical body's natural healing process. The second pillar is my favorite, daily meditations empowered with Reiki energy. And finally we can use Reiki to awaken our intuition through the physical body and chakras.  

It is lovely on its own and I wouldn't write a classical Reiki book because there are dozens of great ones (Penelope Quest's Reiki for Life is fantastic). The idea would be to talk about how I have combined Reiki with crystal magic, astrology, or creative uses like clearing beliefs, manifesting and empowerment - different ways to use it. I use Reiki in so many ways that don't involve self-healing, although of course I give myself Reiki every single day. 

Caveat: Even if you read the book, you'll still need to attend a Reiki class because we need a special one-to-one healing activation to begin channeling Reiki. But it is most definitely worth it =) 


Option 2) Astrology Book (Title TBC)

The past four years I have been digging deep with astrology and using it to heal myself, and in sessions with healing clients. This one still requires research and trials, but I would like to share the 'Healing with Astrology' tools that have helped me immensely:

- What's included in a Natal Chart
- What it says about our personality and beliefs
- How to compensate for our 'flaws' or imbalances.
- Crystals, Bach Flowers and behavioral psychology tips.
- How your Natal Chart overlaps with the Tree of Life.
- How to activate your inner sun and let go of 'pretenses'

- A bit of overlap as I use Reiki symbols here too.  

This book will most likely be a mix of astrology and meditations with Kabbalistic Tree of Life. I still need to think about this as it could be a Kabbalah + Astrology book. If this is the winner the first draft won't be available until sometime in 2020. The other ones I am ready to begin writing now and publish later this year. In the meantime here's a post on Natal Astrology.



Option 3) A Psychic School Memoir

Now that I have been teaching for a few years I find that as well as having the theory (how to activate the chakras, guided meditations, and healing tips), psychic explorers benefit from knowing what it was like to go through the different phases of being a student, from complete beginner to becoming more and more psychic, and then nearly professional (with lots of surprises, fear and doubt along the way). There are lots of healers and teachers who were born psychic but as I was skeptical and hopeless begin with, the opening up process turned out to be a huge adventure. The vast majority of classes were focused on communicating with archangels but I also studied energy healing and how to connect with spirit guides with tarot and clairvoyant meditations. 

There are also all the moments when I had weird, funny or poignant intuitions in my daily life. Like the time that my spirit guides shoved an entire shelf of 'health food' onto the floor at a supermarket to keep me from going home with stir fry dinner.

Read About That HERE =)


Most of that is already on my blog in posts from 2010-2013. This book would compile posts and also add context to the story.


Let Me Know Your Choice!


Thank you for reading and please follow the links to Facebook,  Instagram or comment with your choice (and why). I will consider all of your responses but may prioritize based on readiness =) 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina

Ps... The comments feature has gone rogue and I'm unable to reply but I do appreciate your suggestions - thank you so much! 







Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines astrology, energy healing and crystals. Download an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE