Friday, 28 April 2017

Upate! New Edition of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love!

The second edition of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love is now available with new information on emotional risk factors for cancer. The revisions are small but significant. Please read the book with an open mind and an open heart.

Why Republish It Now? 

I first published this book four years ago, shortly after graduating from the School of Intuition & Healing in London. At the time I was really keen to share energy healing with cancer patients and I had just signed up to volunteer at a local support center.

Since then, I have done work with both patients and support staff in different capacities. The subject of emotional risk factors is always hard to raise because quite frankly, cancer patients have enough on their plates already. I wound up shying away from the topic and thinking about what would be helpful at a time when the patient is likely to feel overwhelmed, without ignoring their emotional health either.   

This new edition touches on this, and other subjects: 

  • Responsibility vs Culpability. Let's begin with the toughest question: If mismanaged or negative emotions are risk factors for various types of cancer, does this mean that the patient somehow contributed to his current state of health? This is a tricky question, on so many levels. If we compare a variety of risk factors, the potential link between anger or grief and a specific cancer diagnosis is less clear (and less evidenced) than the link with obesity, smoking or sun exposure. We shouldn't play the blame game in either case, but there is a difference between culpability and responsibility. Responsibility empowers us with knowledge that can help us live healthier lives in the future. 

  • What Does The Theory Say? Intuitive Healers are taught to ask difficult events leading up to a diagnosis, operating on the assumption that  cancer often follows a big upset in the patient's life. In these cases, one would send healing to the memory or emotion in the patients body and Aura. We can use self-healing, Reiki and other tools to release emotional baggage. This approach is always complementary to medical care, and because energy healing and meditation also us relax, they can be useful for the whole family. 

  • What does the Science Say? A recent meta-analysis (basically, a whopper of a clinical study) by Peking Union Medical College appears to have found a link between striking life events and primary breast cancer in women. These striking life events were defined to include situations that anyone would struggle with, for example the death of a child or spouse, divorce, or forced relocation. While the researchers do indicate the need for further studies to understand the connection between acute stress, grief and cancer, they also conclude that "women with striking life events were at 1.5-fold higher risk of developing cancer than women without." 

I believe these findings put emotional and energetic healing techniques in the cancer prevention sphere. Of course, we can also use these tools as a complement to medical care, as discussed in the second half of my Self-Healing, Cancer & Love book. 

These are some of the issues raised in the second edition, building on the themes that were included four years ago, namely  how there are a range of risk factors that we can influence - diet, weight, smoking, alcohol and even genetics - and how energy healing, meditation and other relaxation techniques are much needed to help the whole family cope. If you haven't read it, please follow the links below for details. 

Read the introduction HERE or Buy The Book on: 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Using Quartz Spheres To Amplify Our Intentions

I remember wanting a crystal ball six or seven years ago but not knowing how to use it, or even if it would work, whatever that means. I was clueless but nevertheless intrigued by these spheres that sparkled in the sunlight. 

In movies, we see gipsies with quartz balls while they do tarot readings, and they are meant to amplify our intuition, whether we use them for scrying  (scrying is when we gaze into a crystal ball, a mirror or a bowl of water and begin to see images) or just let them sit on the shelf. 

Every now and then I sit down to meditate with my quartz sphere and while it is pretty cool because your intuition is enhanced, this isn't how I usually use it. Quartz spheres are my go-to crystals for intention setting.  Often I will set one on my nightstand in front of an image, a picture that reminds me of something that I want to create, attract or better yet, amplify. 

Why A Crystal Ball? 

The idea is for the quartz crystal to amplify that quality in my life, whatever it is. For example, right now I have a nature scene on the table behind my quartz sphere, it reminds me of peace, stability and healing. We can work with clear quartz in this way because its molecular structures amplifies whatever intention or energy we program it with, and spheres radiate that energy in all directions. We can also give a specific intention more power by lighting a candle and meditating on the image whilst holding the sphere in your hands and filling it with light or Reiki. 

What A Feeling!

The key is to focus on the feeling behind the visualisation - and to ask the universe to bring that feeling into your physical reality (while also asking your intuition to guide you in taking the right steps to make it happen). This is actually quite easy when we learn to ask for our Heart's Desires and not the Ego's. 

Last year I gave a reading where Manifesting kept coming up; specifically, how easy it had been for the client's family to score last minute tickets and freebies to see some of their favorite bands. When it came to other "wants" like a business venture, or a new car, the process was slower. The message that day was about the bliss we feel when we are at a concert and how it is not a stepping stone to anything else - you just want to enjoy the moment. If we want to manifest other qualities with that same level ease in our lives, we have to connect with the end goal (or the end feeling) and not an item that we think will fill that gap.  

We manifest our Heart's desires quicker than the Ego's because the Ego wants security and mistakenly focuses on things that appear to give security, whereas the Heart senses abundance and taps into it effortlessly. I also believe we receive answers to our prayers through the Heart Chakra. This is why gratitude makes such a big difference, and why envy tends to diminish our experience of abundance ... 

Inspiration from Flashdance!

The Manifesting Meditation...

If your crystal is new, you will need to clear it first - although I would recommend clearing and charging it anyway to focus all its energy on this new intention. 

- Begin by grounding yourself, you can do this by visualising tree roots growing out of the bottoms of your feet into the earth.  Surround yourself with diving light, and then use all of your Heart and Soul to focus on something that you would like to create in your life. To do this effectively you have to focus on the feeling that you would experience in a given situation, instead of the thing that you want to ask for. 

- Hold the quartz sphere in your hand, and visualise a stream of clear light flowing down from above, into your Crown Chakra, down through your Brow, Throat and all the way down to your Heart. Feel your intention in your Heart, and as it begins to overflow that energy and those visuals travel down your arms to your hands into the crystal ball, where it is amplified so that the feeling fills all your cells. 

- Visualise that clear light coming down from above, and see it changing color to a green, pink or gold. It takes shape inside the crystal and comes to life in your mind's eye. Put the crystal ball back on the shelf and intend for it to continue radiating that energy out, in alignment with the highest good. When that situation comes to pass, you can thank the crystal, clear it and fill it with light again - following the steps in this Crystal Care post. 

It is also worth mentioning that our fears and beliefs can block certain things from coming to fruition, and this is where self-healing comes into play. There are different ways to go about it. Byron Katie's The Work has proved to be really useful for me. If you have my Chakra Healing & Magick book, I would also suggest looking at the section on Affirmations in Chapter 3, as it approaches the verbal and emotional sides to stating our intention and putting our energy into it. 

Identifying Your Heart's Desires...

Below you will find a meditation to connect with your Inner Child! You can use this clairvoyant meditation to ask you inner self what would make you truly happy. I would suggest keeping a pen and paper nearby so you can jot down ideas afterwards. Write anything that comes to you - some of us have an easier time accessing our intuition when we write, so don't hold back and let the messages flow! I recorded this while filming my clear quartz sphere, enjoy! =) 

If you have crystals of your own that you'd like to work with, be sure to clear and charge them before connecting with them in this way, especially if there weren't cleared when you acquired them. Read this post on Crystal Care 101, or turn to Chapter 7 in my Chakra Healing & Magick book for more on crystal magick. I also have an online Crystal Magick Class coming up this May - subscribe HERE for details! 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Connect With Archangel Chamuel | A Meditation

Each of the Arcangels has a specific lesson for us, though we could call it a gift, because, rather than test us, they aim to help us see and experience the world in a more compassionate and loving way. This is certainly true for Archangel Chamuel, the angel of Unconditional Love. This Thursday, April 13th, I have a treat for you... an online intuition class where we will connect with Archangel Chamuel!!!

We start at 8 am Central with a short class before before embarking on this heart-warming meditation. The session will be recorded, so you can also watch catch it later if you'd rather sleep and make the most of the long weekend. Class lasts 30 minutes and will be available for free, my gift to you this EasterIt has been a while since I offered an online class, I hope you enjoy it. Please share the video with your friends! 

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Monday, 3 April 2017

What Can Tarot Cards Tell Us?

Last week I was so excited to learn that Amazon had launched in Mexico - we can now order books without having to pay ridiculous shipment fees. To celebrate, I bought myself a new tarot deck! 

The deck is adorable: The Everyday Witch by Deborah Blake. The pictures make you feel like you're in a storybook. Below you'll see a few images of cards, the artwork is stunning and the book is fabulous too. 

I tend to read tarot intuitively, viewing the images as if they were scenes in a children's book with images  and no words. This lets you intuition speak when you connect with the characters and how they feel. This particular deck makes this approach easy, and we can also turn to the book for help if we need clues. 

What Can Tarot Cards Tell Us?

There are several ways to work with tarot cards. I always begin by clearing a new deck with white light and intending for it to connect with my Higher Self. 

Before beginning a reading, I always ground myself, call on my angels and spirit guides and surround myself with violet light to enhance my intuition. 

With that done, we can try: 

Asking For Guidance: We can think about a situation and ask for guidance, intending for the tarot cards to tell us about our present circumstances and any considerations that we may not be aware of. This helps us make intuitive decisions, though its always good to check with your Heart and see how it feels. We bear with the consequences of our choices; the cards help, but our own instincts take the lead. 
Divination: Essentially, here we ask about the future. I personally have not done this as often because I believe our decisions influence the future, but if we have specific questions such as "when can I expect a job interview" it helps. In these cases, I always ask how we can best navigate the situation. 
Creating Your Future: If we are familiar with the cards and what they represent, we can also use them as vision boards, intending for the scenes to unfold as laid out on the cards. Always specify that you want 'this or something better' because the universe is crazy creative =) 

We can combine this with the manifestation tools in the 7th & 8th chapters of my Chakra Healing & Magick book! Try it for yourself, and tell us how it goes!

Reiki hugs, Regina

Image Source: The Everyday Witch by Deborah Blake {Amazon}

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Homeopathic Reiki Remedies for Beginners

A few years ago I completed my Reiki Master training, which is a fancy way of saying that I'm now qualified to teach Reiki. Our teacher gave us lots of printed information with practical applications and last month I went back to look at my notes. 

I found a section on homeopathy!

I had forgotten about this, but our Reiki teacher provided two different techniques that we can use to charge water with Reiki and use it for self-healing... 

The first involves visualising what we want to create - health, peace of mind, the absence of a headache, etc - while holding a bottle of water in our hands and infusing that water with Reiki. This hasn't worked well for me, I barely notice an effect.  

The Law of Similars

The second option was to use the so-called "Law of Similars" from homeopathy, assuming that like repels like. Instead of focusing on what we want to create (wellness), we use Reiki to fill that water with the energetic imprint of the symptom. 

So far, this technique has worked wonders for me. I have been using it primarily for PMS and I am very happy with the results! Last week I published an article with OM Times Magazine on how to create your own homeopathic remedy {Read It Here!}

If you would like to try this but you haven't been attuned to Reiki, the healing techniques in my Chakra Healing & Magick book will also work. Just turn to Chapter 5, Exercise 3 and once you've grounded, attuned and protected yourself, follow the steps in my OM Times Article. Please comment below if you have any questions. 

A reminder! Reiki and Homeopathy are complementary to medical care, not alternative. Please call your doctor if you have concerns about your health. 

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Why Listening Is An Art

It's funny how certain things come along when we look for them - and in the weirdest ways. Four years ago I was finishing up my energy healing studies and while the program was very comprehensive as far as chakras and spiritual healing were concerned, I felt I needed to develop counseling skills too... 

At the time I had just signed up to volunteer as a Reiki practitioner at a cancer support center near London. One day my supervisor asked if I would like to volunteer as a Befriender too- essentially someone who sits with patients and talks to them when they need a listening ear.  

During the training sessions we practiced different skills that could help us listen to people and respond without coming across as judgemental, and without letting our own fears, insecurities or preconceived notions get in the way. 

This Friday I am teaching those skills at a cancer support center, focusing on how to listen to the patient so they feel supported, even if we don't know what to say to 'fix it'. 
Applying 'Listening Skills' in Daily Life

I spent a day preparing the materials for class and thinking about how we can apply these skills in our daily lives. Below you'll find some thoughts!

Giving our undivided attention is often the hardest part. Even if we manage to switch off our phones and find a quiet place to chat, our own thoughts are a constant distraction. How do we go about quieting the mind?

1) If you are going to be sitting down with a friend, make a list of everything that you need to do that day/week before you see them. If anything pops up during the chat ask your angels to take note. They make great project managers!

2) Half the time we are already thinking about our response before they are even done talking. Take the pressure off by acknowledging their feelings instead of looking for a solution. For example, "I'm sad this event made you feel this way, how annoying!" acknowledges that they're going through a tough time, without trying to wipe away or repress their emotions. 

3) Your attitude is what matters most. We can help by checking any beliefs, attitudes and ideas about what is good/bad at the door. Be kind, be loving, and be objective. 

4) If your companion seems confused, help them order their thoughts by repeating some of the things they said to make sure you understood. Rephrase it and point out a different way of looking at the problem without changing the 'facts'.... 

5) Let them know its OK to share feelings and misgivings. Demonstrate it with your posture, your facial expressions and by nodding rather than saying "spill the beans" 

In a nutshell, deep listening is about paying attention to feelings, body language and words while offering guidance only when they ask for it specifically. 

When we learn to listen to others, we learn to listen to ourselves - including the body which speaks with feelings and sensations. I'm reading a great book on the subject called The Language of Emotions, by Karla McLaren. Stay tuned for details and please share your thoughts in the comment box below!  

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Neptune On My Blog

Before I started this Diary of a Psychic Healer blog, I had one called Walking With Your Guides that didn't last long. At the time I was reading Sonia Choquette's book on Angels and Spirit Guides (called Ask Your Guides) and the name made sense. I was also enrolled in one of my first ever classes at The College of Psychic Studies, on spirit guides. After a few months I deleted that blog because a) I didn't like the name and b) I wanted to talk about energy healing as well as  intuition, astrology and angels. 

I can't remember how I came up with the Diary of a Psychic Healer, but I liked the sound of it and the fact that it includes Energy Healing and Intuition - even though, I don't heal through psychic means. Energy Healing involves channeling energy from the universe and the earth, through the body and Chakras, to different aspects of our lives (see here). Still, the the name was catchy and as I discovered yesterday, if I add up the letters, the numerology adds up to the number 7, which represents Neptune. 

Neptune is the planet of intuition, healing, mysticism, astral travel, and more. It rules the sign of Pisces. My astrology teacher at The College of Psychic Studies used to tell us that the whole building had a Neptunian vibe because of the classes that were taught there. The funny thing is that I'm into all of these themes, as you can tell, but when I signed up for a Kabbalistic Astrology class last Fall, Neptune was notoriously absent from the list of planets that are meant to be active in my life. It wasn't until we got to the numerology of names that it finally appeared - in part of my given name, and in the name that I dreamt up for this intuition and healing blog. 

I didn't do the exercise for Walking With Your Guides, but it could not have been better than Neptune. My guess is it might've been earthly, possibly Saturn or Mercury, which isn't bad, but I have enough Earth in my natal astrology chart. The other fun thing that I learned, is that together, my first and last name carry the energy of the Sun which was the other planet that had been "absent" from my Kabbalistic Astrology reading. Isn't it funny how our parents happen to choose the right name for us? I don't think it happens by chance either, it's a vibrational match. 

Want to know more??? I am currently enrolled in the second round of Kabbalistic Numerology classes, with six weeks to go! Subscribe for updates, or follow this link for an overview of what we've seen so far - it's been fun! =) 

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