I am offically a Graduate Teacher of International house of Reiki!

If you have read past blog posts from me you know I am a committed student of the International House of Reiki.(IHReiki) I have been continuing to further my personal practice as well as teaching knowledge and experience through classes and support from Frans and Bronwen since my March 2008 Shinpiden class. The support and experience I have further gained from them through the years has helped me to take my practice and teachings deeper. I am beyond excited to be listed as a Graduate Teacher with IHReiki. The benefits of this also go along to my students! To see a list of benefits: http://www.ihreiki.com/about/teachers/graduate_teachers/
So if you take a class from a Graduate teacher you receive so many benefits from IHReiki! You will receive guidance from not only me, but also Frans Stiene! What an amazing opportunity! I am beyond thrilled to offer this to my students! I know first hand the amazing guidance I have received from Frans and IHReiki.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Candice

My teachers Journey, Frans goes to Japan

 http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/08/the-spiritual-journey-of-the-reiki-teachers-teacher-frans-stiene/   So grateful he is my teacher, I continue to delve deeper with his guidance and support. I feel truly blessed to be his student. Frans has a commitment to taking the system to it’s roots that is palpable. He inspires me to keep going, keep practicing and keep teaching in my own truth. I gladly share this article of his experiences from a recent trip to Japan to take his practice and knowledge deeper. I feel he did this trip not only for himself, but the greater Reiki community and the world.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Candice

2011 Class dates April to December

 

Class routines have changed! Shoden classes are now held over 2 weeks. Fridays 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturdays Noon – 4:00 PM (Two Friday/Saturdays in a row) Okuden classes continue to be held on Sundays. ***PRICES GO UP APRIL 1, 2011!***

Go to the classes page of my website to sign up!  http://www.coloradoreiki.com/classes.htm  

And read more about classes on my FAQ page: http://www.coloradoreiki.com/FAQ.htm

Colorado Reiki, LLC offers classes in all 3 levels within the Usui Reiki Ryoho branch/lineage: Shoden, Okuden and Shinpiden.

Classes are spread out over two weeks rather than one weekend for Shoden and Okuden, Shinpiden is a minimum of 6 weeks. I strive to help students create a daily self-practice routine, and delve deeper into the system of Reiki. The classes are spread out to allow time between each class for the student to really work with the system. Students are able to come to the next class with any questions that may have arisen since the last class. To receive a certificate homework or self-work is assigned and must be completed. It is asked that you read The Japanese Art of Reiki before your Shoden class. For Okuden it is asked that you read before your class The Japanese Art of Reiki (if you are not a returning Colorado Reiki, LLC student), Your Reiki Treatment, A-Z of Reiki Pocketbook all by Bronwen and Frans Stiene. For Shinpiden all of the above books listed plus The Reiki Sourcebook by Bronwen and Frans Stiene. Certificates will not be given unless the course and all course work are completed. You will receive a manual written by The International House of Reiki founders Bronwen and Frans Stiene. (My teachers)

*Class fees are as follows: PRICES GO UP APRIL 1, 2011!

 *Shoden 4 days over a 4 week time period: $135 -50% non-refundable deposit due at time of sign up

 *Okuden 2 days over a 2 week time period: $270 -50% non-refundable deposit due at time of sign up

 *Shinpiden 6 days over a 6 week period: $400 -50% non-refundable deposit due at time of sign up

To learn more about each course please see the FAQ page: http://www.coloradoreiki.com/FAQ.htm

Please inquire about group discounts available for each class.

The 50% non-refundable deposit due at time of sign up can be used towards a future class if unable to make registered class.

You will find Pay Pal Payment options on the classes page: http://www.coloradoreiki.com/classes.htm    If you would like to pay for the class in full you can. You may also use the Pay Pal Payment option for the 50% deposit payment and the remaining balance.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Shoden Level 1:  2 Friday/Saturdays in a row- Fridays 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturdays Noon – 4:00 PM

April 23 and 30 with May 7 and 14 2011 (Last 4 week Saturdays only session)

June 10, 11, 17 and 18 2011

 July 29, 30 and August 5 and 6 2011

 September 16, 17, 23 and 24 2011

 November 4, 5, 11 and 12 2011

 December 2, 3, 9 and 10 2011

 *Full payment $135.00 50% down payment $67.50 remaining balance $67.50

Okuden level 2: Sunday’s 2 week series: Noon – 4:00 PM

April 3 and 10 2011

May 8 and 15 2011

June 12 and 19

 July 31 and August 7

 September 18 and 25

 November 6 and 13

 December 4 and 11

 *Full payment $270.00 50% down payment $135.00 remaining balance $135.00

SHINPIDEN (Level 3)

Email Candice to set up a class schedule for Shinpiden, taught over a minimum of 6 weeks or minimum of 24 hours of training.

Full payment $400.00 50% down payment $200.00 remaining balance $200.00

*All Class Dates and routines and rates subject to change.

Be on the lookout for workshops and retreat days to be announced!

*Private teaching for groups and one on one training available for all levels.

For any questions you might have feel free to contact me, leave a comment or message me through Facebook or Twitter.

WEBSITE: http://www.coloradoreiki.com/

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/coloradoreiki 

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoReiki

Moving From Within

           I decided to write on here instead of into my handwritten journal I keep. I just finished a meditation session.  I feel like I want to talk about something that I feel happening to me more often than not lately. It seems to be increasing each time.  I really feel a connection to my practice and with that connection there seems to be a free-flowing movement from within. I often feel like I am in the ocean and waves are gently carrying me as I float freely. I cannot recall the first time this happened, but it has been going on for quite some time now. Some days it feels really strong like the ocean waters are rough and choppy. Other days it feels very calm and still, and still some fall somewhere in between the two.  Any way it happens I feel guided from within to just be and let my body move as it needs. It often feels like it is being guided by the energy. This reminds me of a technique we teach in Shoden called Reiki Undo. I love this technique and find the more you do it and allow yourself to let go the more freely your body moves. Of course you must take safety precautions when doing moving meditations as to make sure that if you fall you won’t hurt yourself and that you won’t knock anything over with your movement.

          This past weekend I got together with a friend and we did some meditation then Reiju for each of us then treatments too. It seems that when I was in the chair for Reiju I was swaying around. As I sat with my eyes closed fully open to receive whatever it is that I needed at that time I felt the same movement from within. During Reiju I don’t open my eyes so I didn’t know that I was actually moving. Afterwards though when I was told this, I got to thinking how many times I have sat with my eyes closed in meditation in the movement thinking I was probably really moving all those times too. I usually have my eyes half-open with a soft focus. I find it keeps me more aware of what I am doing and is another focusing tool. We have a new carpet and it has a bold print on it and I find this distracting lately though so I have been choosing the eyes closed method of meditation.

Either way eyes closed or slightly open feeling the movement and floating freely really allows me to be fully open to whatever it is that I may need.  I can say that I love the feeling. Letting the movement come naturally and freely is the key to really being in that open oneness space. We must not try to force movement or attach to it. I do not go looking for it within my practice; I simply allow it to happen if it needs to. This falls in line with what I have been learning in the symbols and mantras class with The International House of Reiki. I adore my teacher, he is completely dedicated and full of wisdom and guidance and support for his students. We talked about something that was brought up in the meditations webclass, but it wasn’t until this one where it became a direct experience for me. (That ah-ha moment from previous posts) Well I find that the movement really comes within the second aspect of what we learned. When we just sit after having used a tool from the system of Reiki, whether it is techniques or meditations, it’s in that just sitting place where I am discovering what lies within. Discovering within not only myself, but the practice as a whole takes place during this just sitting space. It is within this space that I can float freely in the ocean of Reiki. I feel like I am gaining so much wisdom from within myself through my practice lately it is unbelievable! I also feel like I am making so many connections! Next time you are sitting in meditation if you have an urge to move, go for it and see what happens, don’t resist it. *Of course be safe and take the necessary precautions so no one gets hurt. If you have a condition that does not allow for this then please do not try it. I wouldn’t want to hear about anyone getting hurt from falling or anything.  Go deep within yourself and see what you find!

Blessings,

Candice

As always classes taught by me can be found here: http://www.coloradoreiki.com/classes.htm

Info for treatments here: http://www.coloradoreiki.com/Sessions.htm

And my teacher’s site can be found here: http://www.reiki.net.au/

I urge you to please leave a comment, even if it says “read it” or “loved it” or “Boo, didn’t like it” Please share your thoughts! I love hearing from others!

Through Experience the Words Will Come

Through Experience the Words Will Come

For many years now I have had a hard time with using/finding the correct words to say when talking about the system of Reiki. For me the system is very much experiential than intellectual. Of course to practice effectively you need to have an intellectual awareness of what you are doing. A lot of the learning that happens within the system of Reiki is through the experience you have or the outcome of your personal practice. So over the years having learned so much from my practice I find it at times very hard to explain some things to people not familiar with or new to the Classical Japanese aspects of the system.  I take many classes offered by The International House of Reiki (www.reiki.net.au) for post Shinpiden education and further growth. Each class is amazing and wonderful and I always come away with a new found lesson learned or new insight in to myself or my practice. Well I am taking the Symbols and Mantras web class on Wednesdays. We have done 2 weeks of 4 and I feel like I have learned so much for the class and others taking the class.

          Week one of the web class was very insightful for me. I discovered a few ah-ha moments. You know the one’s where something you knew conceptually becomes new knowledge because you now have had a direct experience of it. This is something that happens within the system with con tined practiced and education. I learn something that at first is a concept that I think I grasp, then through my practice or specific exercises in class I gain a direct experience which take it from merely a concept to direct knowledge. Through this I gain my very own personal experience and the words to go with it. This makes it so much easier when teaching or talking to someone and getting my point across. During a meditation session the same day as day 1 of the class this thought came to me copied from my personal journal I write in after meditation:

“Now I realize through my practice the words will come as a result of the direct experiences I will have with the system. With practice and experience the words will come. My own words not someone else’s.”   This is HUGE to me. The best way I can be true to myself and those I talk to is to be able to speak directly from experience. By having direct experiences of concepts within the system of Reiki gives me the confidence and commitment to speak clearly from my own point of view. This is something I think every teacher and practitioner should strive for.

The only way we can get to this place of personal knowledge is to keep practicing and working with the system and reading, taking more classes with your teacher and learning new concepts to aim towards understanding.  Being able to check in with your teacher who is also working and furthering themselves and working with their teachers helps to see where you are. They can offer new concepts to ponder, and exercises that will unknowingly to you lead you to having that direct experience that you need to have to be able to talk the talk. I can relate this to crochet or photography; you have to keep doing a certain stitch or playing with exposures until you know them and can explain them to someone else. So I say keep on practicing and gaining your very own direct experience so you have personal knowledge to pass on and grow from!

Blessings,

Candice

Chanting

I came across this on Twitter and thought it was interesting:http://www.shiftyourlife.com/2010/the-science-behind-mantra-chanting-by-jonathan-goldman/

 I practice chanting jumon with my daily practice. There is s group of us who meet monthly to chant together and boy is it FANTASTIC! I have had many great experiences with chanting. I absolutely love it and the effects it has had on my life. I wouldn’t know where to begin. Maybe in a later post I will write more about what I get from this practice after I contemplate and put the words to my feelings.

Blessings,

Candice