Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Finding our Way to Inner Peace 🕊

I took a Reiki class on Monday - taught by William Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training. His school offers energy upgrades for Reiki Masters and this one was focused on World Peace. It was awesome, I honestly feel less anxiety floating around my subconscious. 

The class was meant to help us cope with what seems like never ending stress and escalating conflict, with the world coming out of the pandemic, into a war.

At the time I had all of these intuitions about the absence of peace and where it comes from. I want to share my thoughts, as best I can, because a lot of it has slipped away.


Thoughts on The Absence of Peace: 

  • Biological Stress and Anxiety: In some cases stress or turmoil might be due to chemical imbalances in the brain. This is not my area of work, but a person would benefit from seeing a mental health professional. One of my friends has a PhD in genetics and mental health conditions. She works with people who are affected by their DNA and not just their circumstances. Coincidentally, lifestyle factors do influence our mRna, as discussed in my first book, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love (2013). 
  • Stressful Situations: There is also the chaos and alarming news of the past few years, which added to our usual stress levels. The brain is wired to keep an eye out for threats and emergencies, no doubt a remnant of our survival and wilderness days - which are only a few centuries behind us. The amygdala is triggered when we are stressed; the body goes into fight, flight or freeze mode. In time, we may find ourselves in a state of constant stress. This lowers our immune system, as physical energy is redirected to crisis management. 
  • We also have individual joys, concerns and responsibilities (life!). This may be what we think about on a day-to-day basis, but the collective adds weight to our shoulders.  
  • Health & Financial Worries. The pandemic put both of these under a huge stress-test, even at odds with each other. My blog has international readership; the experience will have varied for those in the USA or Europe vs India or Mexico. When it comes to individual health concerns, it's not just covid - there are so many things to think about. Reiki & meditation have been great stress-relief tools for me and with the World Peace Upgrade, I feel like it goes deeper even though it’s only been a few days. 
  • In terms of healing the rift, I'm a fan of combining conventional health care (or economic measures) with coping mechanisms and a bit of soul healing. As mentioned in my Self-Healing, Cancer & Love book, Reiki is one option but there are lots of things that we can do to bring a sense of peace into our lives. Here is an intro to meditation from a cancer survivor conference. And obviously, counseling is wonderful too!  
  • The macro level is beyond our control - this is where a lot of stress and uncertainty come from. What matters is that we have coping tools, that we focus on what is in front of us, and that we lean on each other! 💙💙  

 

 

  • War & Violence: This one is the toughest to address. As reiki practitioners, we learn to use the distance reiki symbol in the 2nd level. This is used to send Reiki to the root cause of a problem, or to send Reiki across time and space (sounds like science fiction!) When there is a natural disaster or a crisis, we send Reiki with then intention to alleviate suffering. Ideally we'd also send Reiki to people causing that pain. The idea is that the damaged parts of human nature are the ones lash out and create havoc. We send healing to the people causing pain, so that they stop acting out and hurting others. 
  • It is important to look at our own damaged parts - William Rand calls it the unhealed parts of our ego. What part of me feels anger, envy, jealousy or hurt? Are there voids that I try to fill with approval, status or competitive behavior? We can send Reiki to people in our surroundings who cause pain on a smaller scale too. 
  • There is an element of Free Will when it comes to receiving Reiki. In healing school, we were taught to ask our intuition for permission before sending healing to someone else. We can also set the intention for it to flow to someone who needs it, if by chance, the intended recipient rejects it on a Soul or Higher Self level.  
  • Grief & Emotional Pain: This one is tough too. How do we process feelings like grief, anger, anguish or even hatred and revenge? (We do live in that world). In 2019 I wrote a post called The Mechanics of Forgiveness an essential step on the road to peace, but curiously, not the most important one. Reiki is wonderful and I swear by it, but we need strong emotional skills from an early age. We may need counseling as well as a deep cultural shift. To quote my book, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love:  

 

We need to learn to work with our emotions on a daily basis so that our lives are empowered by our changing mood states and not held hostage by them - Regina Chouza  



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Please join me in sending healing to the world. Yourself and myself included! I'm a work in progress, but happy to share 🤍

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 

Ps… Find my books on Amazon 🌎👇🏻



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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. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Raise Your Vibes TV Interview

A few months ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Athena Bahri of Crystal Reiki Healer. If you're not familiar with Athena, she has a very sweet, informative and popular Instagram page where one can learn a ton about crystals.  

We talked about Reiki for Kids, how to support loved ones through cancer treatments (and how to look after the whole family), as well as the value of emotional healing in life. It aired on Athena's weekly Raise Your Vibes show with KPMedia.TV. 

Watch the Interview HERE.


Athena also has a wonderful book called Raise Your Vibes; it made me think about Reiki in a way that I never expected. 

Let's share with friends, the more the merrier!

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. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 


Saturday, March 19, 2022

The Liberating Power of the Female Buddha (Book Review)

Last year I found a book called TARA: the Liberating Power of the Female Buddha, by Dr Rachael Wooten. The author is a depth psychologist and Tara devotee. It had been on my desk for months. Whenever I'd walk by I'd think to myself, I need to sit down and meditate. Green Tara has such a cool vibe but her energy felt distant somehow. I finally started reading it again this week after meeting up with a friend; it turns out she'd been connecting with Tara too 😅

Tara is a powerful female Buddha - known as Wisdom Moon in her early incarnations. Wisdom Moon is said to have taken on the challenge of becoming enlightened. At the time, the common belief was that only men could become enlightened (haha). What it means to be enlightened is a separate topic, but if it includes clarity, compassion and having a bigger picture view of life - there is no reason why men and women couldn't both become enlightened. 

The name Tara translates as Star. The idea is that the goddess Tara connects you with that infinite light that lights up your life. Her energy is very specific. Tara appears as one of 22 colors or manifestations - almost like a prism. Each color vibration has a specific effect on our hearts and minds. This is where Tara's energy flows easily with energy healing or depth psychology. We can connect with the color vibration that resonates with the part of the psyche that we want to heal and integrate. For example; White Tara is calming and soothing, Green Tara embodies compassion, Orange Tara releases spiritual & emotional poverty. Black Tara is fiercely protective. 

Her purpose is to free us from fear and insecurity and ultimately, to free us from the cycle of rebirth known as samsara. Green Tara is best known; she fills us with healing and compassion, similar to Quan Yin in other traditions. The Green Tara mantra invokes all of these protections: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha. Then each color vibration is associated with a specific intention, mantra and healing power. 


As a Healer, I've found it helpful to connect with Tara and then to visualize whatever color vibration I need at that time. I have tried connecting with Tara by following the energy healing steps in Chapter 5 of Chakra Healing & Magick; just setting the intention to connect with Tara after attuning to divine light. Funny enough, I included a bright shining star in many of the book's energy healing visualizations. Bringing Tara in consciously was an easy next step. 

There are also traditional (beautiful) ways to connect with all aspects of Tara. Dr Wooten goes through a full Tara practice in the book including mantras and many visualizations. It's amazing how the energy shifts after a few dozen repetitions of the basic Green Tara mantra. What I love is that it's always the same energy that we're connecting with - a bright shining star. It's just the vibration that changes with our spiritual, emotional and psychological needs. 

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. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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Sunday, January 30, 2022

My New Healing Space!

So excited because I am finally going back into a proper healing space this week! A friend recommended a co-working that is well suited for therapy and coaching sessions. My lease starts on Tuesday. 

I have an office with a desk for Zoom sessions, and for those of you in Mexico City, a Reiki couch and cozy therapy rooms for angel, astrology and interactive tarot! I may also do crystal healing once I've settled in and seen how the space works.  

The office is perfect because the same building has plenty of spaces to accommodate classes, healing sessions (I wasn't expecting that), and areas where I can interact with others. It will give me the mental space to focus on my work when I'm there, and to disconnect when I'm away. 

I’m also putting the finishing touches on my new Intuitive Astrology class before launching it this Spring. Eight weeks where we learn to read astrology charts, healing ourselves by the light of the stars! 

My main focus is going to be on making friends though and building a community, as I've been out of the loop for a while. I've also been posting more often on Instagram and I hope to do more livestreams as well. Look me up there and on Facebook for guided meditations.


Reach out if you'd like a Zoom session - I'm based in Mexico City (GMT-6) and we can find a time that suits both of us. 

My email: geena@diaryofapsychichealer.com 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 

> Suggested Reading: 1st Steps in Psychic Awareness

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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. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Connect with Archangel Raziel: Astrology, Intuition and Tarot

I've been meaning to upload a meditation with Archangel Raziel for months and last night I finally got around to it! It was worth the wait - the angel of the stars always has a mystical surprise for us. 


Archangel Raziel is the angel of astrology and mysticism. He is most often mentioned in kabbalistic texts. I learned to connect with him in the weekly meditations that I used to attend at my psychic school in London. At the time I was thinking about taking Kabbalah classes and in the meditations with Raziel, I kept seeing spheres of light. These were hints of the Tree of Life

I also wanted to find a visual tool that would help me organize the different things that I was studying; I found it in the tarot deck that’s mentioned in the livestream.

Watch the video HERE 💜

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. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Climate Change: Why do we ignore the Science?

 Last year I signed up for an environmental psychology class with Professor Jeffrey Kiehl at Pacifica Graduate InstituteWe looked at WHY the science is so easy to ignore. Professor Khiel has a book called Facing Climate Change where you'll find more info, but in a nutshell:

The last few centuries of progress have been shaped by the idea that Nature is separate from us, inferior to us (as we’ve moved away from seeing Spirit in Nature), and that it can be tamed and exploited. The Age of Reason led to humans being seen as superior, because the intellect was seen as superior. We’ve also developed big egos 😅 Apparently, climate denial is more common amongst educated groups. It’s like the confidence in our ability to think for ourselves outweighs scientific research. There is also a breakdown of trust in the collective, which augments this. 

To solve climate change, we need more empathy and less intellect (weird, huh?)

The scientific community identified fossil fuels as a problem almost 140 years ago! But their warnings fall on deaf ears. Data doesn’t lead to action because the parts of the brain that are involved in decision making and resolution are emotional, not rational. Decisions involve the Limbic System - in one case, a person’s amydgala is activated (a fearful trauma response) which happens if they are scared of losing security or being threatened. Others are aligned with action, empathy and problem solving; the "anterior cingulate cortex" is activated in this group's brain. 

Those who fall into the 2nd neurological response tend to be community-focused rather than individualistic, which makes the prospect of solving a crisis less daunting. They are more likely to act on climate change, and to feel connected to others / nature. 

Denial + inaction are linked to the fear response. I’m sharing this because I watched Don’t Look Up. Loved the movie, but we need to shift our awareness efforts away from facts, and towards empathy & community building. Professor Khiel also points to storytelling and archetypes as a vital tool in climate action. It's what makes us connect with and care about the planet again. 

And remember, we can do it together 🌴🌴🌴


Reiki hugs, Regina


> Also from class: Do Spiritual Beliefs Influence our Mental Health



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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. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A Meditation to Bring Forth Your Light

I have been in Mexico for three weeks now, after almost two years abroad, and gosh it's been interesting. Apparently my body has lost touch with the ecosystem; my first week here I ate all the tacos and then regretted it LOL (Moctezuma isn't my friend). 





Today I had a fun surprise - my new tripod arrived! I recorded a chakra healing meditation with the angels to celebrate. In this meditation we focus on the manifesting chakras (Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus) and on the Heart. These chakras give us presence and power in our daily lives. 

There have been so many times when I promised myself I'd livestream meditations on social media but never got around to it. Here's to new beginnings, and to fulfilled promises in 2022! 



I still have a bit of a cold - hope it was relaxing anyway!

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 

ps...  My books are on Amazon worldwide! Paperback and/or ebook.


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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. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 




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