Benefits of Energy healing (Reiki)

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Sending Reiki Healing EnergyThe benefits of Energy healing (Reiki) are profound. Nowadays, the life is fast, and so is the need to be focused and energized. In Japan, a form of natural healing was discovered, called “Reiki”, which can help you stay physically, mentally and spiritually fit. The word Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words “Rei” and “ki” which means higher intelligence and life force respectively. The life force is the force that keeps oneself alert and fresh all day long. It is the life force that helps one keep a balance in work and life and controls emotions and mood. On the other hand, if the life force is weak, the person feels tired all day and is also likely to get physical and mental diseases.

Reiki strengthens the life force and it also increases intelligence. There are many medicines available but Reiki is a natural solution to keep life force energized. Let’s have a look Read More

Selenite Crystals & Their Healing Properties

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Selenite Crystals & Their Healing Properties

selenite webMy instructor instructed me to research the selenite crystal during our Medium-ship workshop. She mentioned it would be very beneficial for this class. She was right, so I bought this great crystal. I was expecting a small crystal but was clearly surprised when I opened the package. It was huge.

The Attributes of Selenite

Selenite Crystals are remarkably peaceful. They instill a deep sense of inner peace, clarity and carry a very high vibration that makes them ideal for healing. The crown chakra is associated with the Selenite stone and aside from this you can use Selenite to contact your Guardian Angel or Spiritual Guides.

Cleansing and clearing other crystals of negative energies and vibrations is another wonderful property of Selenite. Unlike other metaphysical stones, Read More

The Therapeutic Far Infrared Amethyst BioMat

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The Therapeutic Far Infrared Amethyst BioMat


The use of the bioMat for healing is very well known in Europe.

Characterized as purifying, pacifying and transitional; Amethyst has become known as a power crystal with healing powers among spiritualists and meditation experts. Amethyst acts as a healer at all levels of the mind, body and spirit. It also has the ability to transform lower energies into higher ones.

According to ancient Greek folklore, they believed that among the healing powers, Amethyst protected a person from the intoxicating effects of alcohol.

What kinds of diseases does Amethyst heal?

According to alternative medicine experts Amethyst is known to cure Read More

Yoga, The Miracle of Mental Healing

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Yoga: The Miracle of Mental Healing

Yoga silhouette in temple

Almost everyone knows that Yoga came from India but they don’t know that it’s very old and some experts suggest that it began around 7 or 8000 B.C. Almost everybody is aware of the many healing and other benefits of Yoga but they don’t fully understand why it requires the person practicing it to quiet their minds. Yoga is Read More

How mindfulness meditation and Yoga can help with PTSD

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Mindfulness, Meditation and PTSD 

trafficStress is inevitable and unavoidable. No matter how we look at it, stress is a part of our daily lives. Traffic, noise, pollution, work, family and loved ones are considered the common stressors we encounter every day. The way we handle and face all the stress is really important and essential because it is detrimental to our coping process as an individual, no matter how big or small it is. But not all people encounter only the common stressors mentioned above.  Some have experienced traumatic events in their lives which employ a big impact on them.

According to, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that result in psychological trauma.

Examples of traumatic events are:  Read More

Chakra Balancing, Restoring the Holistic Person.

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Happy Mid January to each of you.  Here we are mid way through this month already.  I am trusting that each of you are committed to being about the business of leading healthier lives for 2012.

One of the ways to lead a healthy life is to have balanced Chakras.
It is my pleasure to give a brief description of what Chakras are for those of you who may be hearing this word for the first time.
Chakras were first recorded in Hindu texts in the Sanskrit language.  Tantric and Yoga disciplines have used the chakra system since before the time of Buddha.  Balancing or restoring harmony within the body’s chakras are the foundation of many energy healing modalities.  Chakras are energy centers in the mid line of our physical bodies. The word Chakra means Read More

How Reiki Found Me

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ReikiSeveral years ago, I knew only one thing to be certain.  I knew I wanted to be a nurse.  I had never heard of the word “holistic healing”.  The words alternative healing and complementary modalities were not in my vocabulary either.  I just knew in my heart of hearts there had to be a better way to go about healing then merely chasing a symptom with a pill, and never getting to the root of the illness.

I had come to this opinion from my experience from having a chronically ill child.  My son’s illness was Asthma. Through the years of his illness Read More

Finding Her Voice, Johanna Oosterwijk’s Journey toward Wellness

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Johanna Oosterwijk began her career as a Nurse Practitioner in her homeland of the Netherlands.  She was associated for many years with the Red Cross in a community hospital.  Due to her husband’s business they moved to the U.S. in the early 80’s.  Johanna intended to have her degree in nursing translated from the Netherlands to be able to practice medicine here in the states.  However a series of life changing events would chart a different path for Johanna.  These events would ultimately lead to the founding of Shambhala Wellness Center.  This is her story.

thyroidIt was 1982, Johanna had recently moved to the U.S. She was a young wife and mother of three precious little girls when she was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer.  She was in the process of moving her professional license from the Netherlands to the U.S.
The interruption of cancer put all of her plans on hold for several years.

She was in her early 30’s at the time of this diagnosis. Johanna describes this period in her life as the darkest time she has ever lived through.  She remembers the isolation she experienced as a result of the radioactive iodine treatment.  For this treatment she would have to be isolated from her family for three days at a time.  She was completely cut off from everyone.  Even the nurses who were treating her could only come in her room for brief periods of time and they were covered from head to toe in protective gear due to the radioactive materials that Johanna was taking into her system. Read More

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