Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Energy Healing & Tarot

It has been eleven years since I acquired my first deck: The Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharman Burke. I loved that it was based on greek myths and that it felt like a magical work of art. Tarot in general can be seen a 78 paintings that tell a story. This one in particular told the story of greek gods, goddesses and the humans that crossed paths with them. If we take a step back to think about ancient mythology, we see characters with traits that can be described as human and divine. 

My feeling is that these ancient myths encouraged us to grow and achieve our full potential, without losing sight of human nature and the chaos that an unhealed egos can bring about. As the Reiki teacher William Lee Rand says, a happy and healed ego is filled with strength and purpose; an unbalanced ego undermines our lives. In my experience, healing the Solar Plexus Chakra is vital because that is often where inner struggles lie. There are many ways to go about it; I like to blend Reiki or Energy Healing with Tarot as outlined in my book on Chakra Healing & Magick. 

Why Healing with Tarot? 

At first I was drawn to the artwork and the basic card messages, but eventually I realised that tarot cards in particular are a great tool for personal growth and knowledge. Most tarot decks are based on the Rider Wait deck from the early 1900's, with personality traits and skills depicted in the suits of Fire, Earth, Air and Water; and 22 Archetype cards representing major growth phases in life. 

We see ourselves reflected in the cards and this makes it possible for us to develop a deeper understanding of our choices. It is like watching a movie and seeing yourself in the characters. Tarot cards shed a light on what needs healing and integrating. The secret is to choose a deck you resonate with thematically and visually. You'll find some of my favorites on Instagram HERE πŸ’• 

Taschen's Salvador Dali Tarot

The Salvador Dali Tarot deck is a must have for art and tarot fans but I would avoid shuffling them so as not to spoil the deck. Each card literally is a painting and the book is beautiful. 

Tapping Into the Unconscious 

My early experiences taught me to connect with my unconscious and my surroundings (and not necessarily to read the future). Each tarot card is designed to communicate a theme, a challenge or an emotion. When we see them on the table, the cards that evoke the strongest emotional reactions are the ones with a message for us. It helps to sit with the ones we dislike and journal about our feelings. With that done we can come back to the cards that feel better to us. 

There are many people who use tarot to ask about the future. I feel that the real value is in letting the cards open our eyes to all of the stumbling blocks that we have put in our own way so that we can heal them. This helps us move through life - for example by telling us that we are acting out of fear, or maybe stuck in the past. The awareness is empowering if we make inner changes. 

The Magic is in Your Aura

The Aura is often imagined as a sphere of light around the physical body. At the School of Intuition & Healing we learned to divide it into four thick layers for simplicity's sake (it has about 12). One of these layers registers physical sensations while the next two register emotions and thoughts from our surroundings. The last one makes it possible for us to feel the presence of archangels. 

When we activate our Aura to read the cards, the information that is stored in our subconscious and in the Aura's layers comes out. We see it reflected in the cards, the ones that stand out have the most relevant message. This also happens when we read tarot cards for someone else - your Aura reads their Aura and connects with their angels and guides. Reading tarot at a distance changes the dynamic slightly, but we can all activate our intuitive healing abilities. The full process is in Chapters 5 & 6 of Chakra Healing & Magick, on energy healing and psychic abilities. 

Let's Get Ready 

Before doing any kind of intuitive work it is important to clear and shield your Aura and the space where you'll be reading. We also set the intention to connect with Divine Light so that we tune into the messages that help us grow with compassion. Based on my student years at The College of Psychic Studies, the first one that I reach out to is always Archangel Michael. He channels the element of Fire - clearing, healing and transmuting our energy. 

Here is a tip - clearing your Aura before shuffling the cards will wipe away superficial worries, giving us a chance to go deeper in our self-healing sessions. The rest of the archangels help us tune into our soul's guidance by dialling up our intuitive perception. 

Click here for guided meditation to activate your intuition through the Aura & Chakras. If you have tarot cards, hold them in your hand and set the intention them to be cleared before looking through them and choosing one as a journaling prompt. More on that in Chakra Healing & Magick.

Tarot Tutorial on YouTube! 

Please follow the link below to YouTube before for a Short Introduction to Tarot and self-healing. I hope to post another video soon; please subscribe on the social media links below. 

Thank you for reading Diary of a Psychic Healer! Check out the Bookstore HERE - both of my energy healing books are on Amazon worldwide (and Kindle apps for iPad). 

Reiki hugs,



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.  

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Understanding Energy Healing, Grief and Cancer

It has been almost seven years since I published A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love, shortly after graduating from the two-year healing program at the School of Intuition & Healing in London. At the time I was keen to share what I'd learned with patients and signed up to volunteer at a cancer support center. The role that our emotional health plays before a cancer diagnosis was of particular interest, largely because of my family's history with the disease. 

Since then, I have done work with patients and staff in different capacities. The subject of emotional risk factors is 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.   

In 2017 I updated the book to reflect this along with new data on emotional risk factors: 

  • Culpability vs Responsibility. Let's begin with the toughest question: In healing circles, anger is often mentioned as a precursor to cancer, whether a person has trouble letting go of it or they are sweet as can be and never seem to get mad. If an emotion such as anger somehow led to cancer, would this mean that the patient contributed to his or her state of health? This is a tricky question on many levels. If we compare a variety of risk factors for cancer, the potential link between anger and specific types of cancer is less clear than the link with obesity, smoking or sun exposure. We shouldn't play the blame game in either case, but there is a big difference between culpability and responsibilityThe latter empowers us with the knowledge that can help us live healthier lives in the future.  
  • What Does Healing Theory Say? Intuitive Healers are taught to ask about events in the years 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 patient's body and Aura. We can use energy healing and meditation to release emotional baggage. This approach is always complementary to medical care, and because self-healing and meditation help us relax, they can be useful for the whole family. Though ideally, one would learn to work with our emotions before it even comes to this.  
  • What Does The Science Say? A 2013 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, forced relocation and other life-changing losses. While the researchers do indicate the need for further studies to understand the connection between acute stress, grief and primary breast 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 healing and stress relief in the cancer prevention sphere. In these instances one would benefit from psychological therapy, meditation and energy healing.  

These are some of the issues raised in the revised edition, building on the themes that were included seven years ago, namely how there are a range of risk factors that we can influence - including 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 with feelings of fear, grief and anger when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Please follow the links below for A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and feel free to reach out on social media.   

Energy Healing is complementary to medical care, not alternative. The tools in the book are meant to be used along with the treatment plan recommended by the patient's medical team. In instances where a family member or friend was diagnosed, the focus has been on supporting them during surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments. Another big learning has been to continue supporting the cancer survivor in the months after treatment ends, when life 'goes back to normal'; this is often when unprocessed feelings come to the surface.  

Those of you who have the first Kindle version of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love can update it manually HERE. I sincerely hope this blog post helps you and your loved ones. 

Reiki hugs, 



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.  

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Transformative Healing with Malachite Crystals

Crystals and stones have been a huge part of my life for years. I had always been drawn to their beauty, but it wasn't until I signed up for a quartz meditation workshop with my dear friend Claudia Lechuga of One todos somos UNO that I started feeling a strong gravitational pull πŸ˜…

One in particular has made a canyon-sized mark; I had never felt my Aura buzz with electricity just by holding a stone in the palm of my hand. Malachite is a beautiful green rock that stands out because of its many layers. It took me nearly three years to find one and it has been a favorite ever since! The structure allows us to peel through layers of emotional guck so that we can focus on an issue that may need healing, gently releasing the beliefs and pain that stand in the way of our personal growth and happiness. This stone works on all levels of our being.  

Malachite is my absolute favorite for emotional healing and prosperity - a fabulous option if you would like to ground yourself and awaken your inner power. From a personal development point of view, the green stone helps us heal the discomfort and fear that often make us feel ungrounded in the first place. When we are ungrounded, the manifesting chakras (Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus) lose their oomph, making it harder for us to set goals and achieve them. 

If you have read Chakra Healing & Magick you will be familiar with these concepts, otherwise, follow the steps below to activate your Malachite for transformative healing. Please note, raw Malachite can be toxic so find yourself a polished stone to work with for self-healing πŸ’š

  1. Hold a recently cleared Malachite in your hands. 
  2. Ground yourself by visualizing tree roots beneath you. 
  3. Set the intention to connect with Divine Light and channel that loving light through your palms into your crystal. Let that light flow through the Malachite to your body and Aura. 
  4. If you are focusing your efforts on a specific situation, ask that it be healed on all levels. 
  5. Disconnect from that Divine Light and come back to your roots.  
  6. Shield yourself with a bubble of violet light. 
  7. Say Thank You πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

Working with crystals has given a turboboost to my self-healing sessions. We can approach them intuitively, letting the crystal tell us how it would like to help us. The colors can also be linked to the seven chakras. Read my latest book, Chakra Healing & Magick for more! The exercises to awaken your Inner Healer are in Chapter 5, followed by sections on psychic abilities and crystals. 

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Reiki hugs,  


ps ... Energy healing + crystals are complementary to medical care, not alternative. Please see a physician for treatments regarding any illnesses. We can turn to energy healing for added support in tough situations (Case Study)


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.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Teaching Reiki to Kids

This Saturday I taught a Reiki kids workshop where I tossed out the rulebook and focused on how I actually use Reiki in my daily life - which is more intuitive and creative than you might think πŸ’•

For starters I began by asking the kids if they had seen the movie Frozen - the sequel is out this week and a lot of them had just been to the movies. I explained that Reiki is similar to the blue light that the princess shoots out of her hands, but that instead of freezing people, it fills them with love and happiness. We can also use that energy to feel better, to rest and to help others. 

With that we jumped right into the Reiki placement - the part of the class that activates the energy so that they can channel it too. In Holy Fire® Reiki classes this is done with a meditation that lasts nearly 30 minutes - most of it in silence, pretty much imposible for kids. So I gave them printouts of the word Reiki in Japanese and suggested that as soon as they got bored, they start drawing it. 

We had set up this pencil mandala in the center of the Reiki circle and within minutes they were reaching for their favourite colors πŸ˜…

With the activation done, now comes the fun part! 

Channeling Reiki for the first time feels like something out of a sci-fi film. I had the kids hold up their hands, think of a color, and ask for Reiki. They imagined they had a balloon between their palms and they filled it with color. Their eyes went wide, talking about how it felt tingly, hot or cold. To some it felt like they had magnets in their palms - these sensations are mentioned by adults in Reiki classes too. Within minutes the kids were so excited, bringing their hands closer together, further apart, before we smashed the Reiki energy balloons and sent it into the room.

We went through several exercises - filling the room with Reiki to clear it. We filled our shoes with Reiki, the cupboards, the plants, and even filled the school's water fountain with Reiki. Then we moved onto Aura brushing, the idea was for the kids to brush each other's energy fields but they were still feeling shy and brushed their own instead. In Reiki Kids classes I find it is important to respect where they are and what they are comfortable with.  

Giving Reiki To Yourself 

After that we went through the hand positions and what each of them does - for example, healing the eyes helps us clear thoughts and worries. The back of the head lets go of second guessing and also sends Reiki down the spine. The Throat Chakra was their favorite, I think, because we give ourselves Reiki while sounding out DO-RE-MI-FA-SO-LA-TI! I mentioned this step clears our entire mind, body and emotions - without going into the details. The Throat is the center of the 13 Chakra System, including the energy centers above our heads in the Aura and below our feet. 

This class didn't cover the Chakras as it was on Reiki & Emotions; when it came to the heart we put one hand over the left side of our chest and the other on the right for balance. Next we moved onto the upper stomach area and I asked them if they had ever felt butterflies in their tummy when they were scared or nervous (they all nodded). This is where we can heal some of our fears - though as one of the kids pointed out, those can be found in the mind too. 

We continued down the front of the body before ending with our hands on our knees for grounding. Then we dusted ourselves off with Reiki, and created a HUGE Reiki ball to place over our entire bodies. Then came with a surprise - we set the intention to convert that Reiki ball to water so that other people's vibes slide off us. This is one of my favorite tools and as far as I can tell it is only possible with Holy Fire® Reiki, as that energy alternates between feeling like fire, colorful light or running like water. The Reiki meditations in the Master level involve lots of water.

Reiki & Emotions 

Once the basics were over we took a much needed break before coming back to talk about our feelings and emotions. What type of situations might make us feel happy, sad, stressed or angry. For me one of the greatest benefits to Reiki is how it hugs our emotions. I asked the kids to think about a time they had been sad and to give the feeling a color. The color that came to mind representing their sadness was the one they would channel with their hands when they felt sad, letting Reiki flow through them and hug their sadness. It flows through and soothes us. 

In my experience what happens (and I use this color technique with adults too) is we need to acknowledge our emotions. Just by giving our feelings the love and validation they need, we feel a bit better. Then Reiki energy flows through and releases some of it from our energy body, like water being poured out of a jug of water. We might not release all of the sadness, but it does weigh less. The space cleared is filled with Reiki so that we can continue healing ourselves πŸ’–

Reiki is complementary to medical care, kids with anxiety and other conditions are always referred to a doctor. 

Ready for the Kids to Arrive! 

The kids loved the idea of Reiki flowing through their emotions so that they could feel their feelings without getting stuck. We also stressed that it is 100% normal to feel mad or sad, but that none of us wanted to stay mad for weeks afterwards. When it came time to talk about the Reiki Guidelines for Happiness - which in the adult version read "Just for today, I will not worry or anger" - for the kids, I choose to rephrase it as "When I feel angry or stressed, I give myself Reiki."  

The 5 Reiki Ideals 

The adult classes are deathly boring compared to the kids class, with more history into the Buddhist roots for Reiki, Usui's biography and what led him to create this amazing system for self-healing, meditation and personal growth. We also cover the ins-and-outs of energy healing.  

With kids it is best to keep the Reiki class light, practical and playful. I always mention that Usui worked for the Japanese military and how he had been influenced by his family's apparent Samurai ancestry (this was included in the handouts from my Reiki 1 class years ago). We discussed the value of discipline and how Samurai were soldiers, but also spiritual - and that soldiers use their power and force to help their communities live and thrive peacefully.

Because of Usui's background, Reiki's philosophy is based partly on the Japanese military's discipline and guidelines for success (the ideals were taken from the Emperor Meiji). By following these simple guidelines, we would be able to make better use of Reiki in our daily lives. I took the liberty of adapting the traditional Reiki ideals to make them child friendly and relatable. 

Just For Today
If I get mad, sad or worried I give myself Reiki
I give thanks for all my blessings
I do my homework, tell the truth
I am kind to others. 

The original ideals talk about Happiness being the cure for all ills. The guidelines bring us closer to feeling happiness and contentment in our daily lives: Just for Today, I will not worry, I will not anger. I am grateful for all of my blessings. I do my work honestly and am kind to all living beings πŸ’

This group of kids reinforced my faith in humanity and proved that children are our hope for the future. When we came to the last Reiki ideal, I paused and said (in Spanish): soy buena onda con los demΓ‘s, Mexican slang for "I am easy going and kind to others". The kids let out a collective sigh with HUGE smiles on their faces. They loved the thought of being nice to others, and how it would, in and of itself, bring more joy to their lives. They were also quick to point out that if we are kind to others, it comes right back to us =) 

So that was beautiful! 

We went on to do moving meditations - using power poses to activate happiness and confidence. The class ended after we had experimented with different Reiki uses, including: 

  • Handcrafted Reiki Boxes so that the kids could fill the box with love and happiness, and with their intentions. We talked about Free Will and how some people might not want or need Reiki just then, and that was OK. The topic of a wish list came up - Reiki isn't a fairy godmother who gives us video games - it fills us with peace & contentment, and helps us heal feelings of frustration if we don't get that thing that we had been hoping for. We also talked about how things aren't always what they seem, and that sometimes when we have the toy, the appeal wears off (we called them smelly toys...)

  • Give Each Other Reiki: I asked a friend to join me and demonstrated a simple Reiki healing. In this instance I placed my hands on her head lightly and sent Reiki through her body. We ask for permission before touching anyone to respect boundaries, and also to be sure we don't make a bruised knee worse. Reiki can be felt even if we do not touch, as a matter of fact I am a huge fan of keeping my hands a few inches away... 
...When the demo is over there are usually just a few kids wanting to participate. Most hang back to see how they respond. The ones giving and receiving Reiki share their impressions with the group. With this particular style of Reiki it feels like a river flowing through the person receiving it. The reactions of the kids (or adults) giving and receiving Reiki for the first time are a mix of awe, wonder and visible surprise. 

  • The Reiki Circle:  This is my favorite. We stand in a circle and pretend to join hands but don't do it. Your palm is 5 centimetres (2 inches) from the person next to you. We then send Reiki to the person on our right while receiving from the person on our left. It feels so nice and the pictures from this activity were just adorable.

  • Activate a Crystal: Last week I attended a crystal class taught by Claudia Lechuga - you may remember her from the crystal healing section of my latest book, Chakra Healing & Magick. After the class I spotted a bowl of Amazonite stones, which I love. Great for healing fears and speaking the truth. I took a handful of tumbled Amazonites with me and taught the kids to clear them with Reiki. The original Japanese clearing technique looks like a karate chop over the crystal, they loved that! We then filled it with Reiki and asked the stone to help us by transmuting fears and releasing them to the universe. 

Reiki has helped me more than I can put into words, but I didn't discover it until I was 32; what would my responses to life have been like if I had found it earlier? For me the greatest value has been in how it heals fears and hang-ups, tones down our stubbornness and releases beliefs. The adult classes are fun too but more structured; with children we can let our creativity roam free. 

I will let you in on a little secret; though it was written for adults (or grown-up kids), some of the healing tools in Chakra Healing & Magick are meant to connect with kids and our Inner Child. As I have mentioned earlier, our inner magician and our inner child are best buddies. We won't know what we are truly capable of until we reconnect with the joy and wonder that children bring to life. 

Reiki Hugs,



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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