Reiki l attunement with Rosemary Owen

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Good morning!  

I wrote in a post on February 19th about myself going through the Reiki attunement process from the beginning because over all of the years, I did nothing with it as I should have and felt with my cancer diagnosis that I needed it more than ever now.

I signed up with Rosemary Owen;  CHYP.SQHP.GHR, Reiki Master Practitioner/Instructor

Her class:

Reiki I, II, III ART & III Teacher Qualification

(Learn Reiki Levels I, II, III Art & III Teacher and become a fully Certified Reiki Practitioner/Instructor)
Rosemary; Usui Reiki Master and a senior Clinical Hypnotherapist, with over 30 years of studying and teaching holistic therapies. You can read about her qualifications here 
Should one of you be interested, you can read what is included with Rosemary’s class here 
I received my level l attunement last evening at a time we agreed upon, and this morning I received this email from Rosemary:
Dear Sandra, 
I do hope you enjoyed your attunement, I felt it was a very powerful one with a lot of energy flow and colours which leads me to believe you are very open to the Reiki energies and will make an excellent practitioner.
Many congratulations.
While everyone experiences something different with an attunement, my experience was a warm wave of energy flowing from the crown of my head to my feet and back.  I also noticed that right at the time we had agreed upon, my senior kitty ‘Rose’ that was laying on my stomach sleeping, jumped!  I am certain she felt the energy as well.
Rosemary is located in the United Kingdom.
After completing the first class, I immediately received my certification of completion, then the appointment for the attunement.
Today, I am going to work on the next level and complete that class so I can receive the Reiki level ll attunement.
I have since signing up for her class been giving myself self treatments with the hand positions you learn in that class, and of course I remember them from years ago…but starting fresh, I want to do everything perfectly in case I forgot something.
It is asked that you do them for a minimum of 21 days.  This not only gets you comfortable with the hand positions, but builds up the energy that will be flowing from the palms of your hands.  Your hands get warmer and warmer with each time you practice.  If you decide this is what you want to do for others as a business, perhaps apart of your nursing or physical therapy treatments if your a physical therapist or nurse by profession, the energy will be very strong and beneficial for your patients.
Do know that you never, ever…should you decide to give a Reiki treatment to another person…have to physically touch them.  Many people are quite sensitive to another person touching them, and you don’t have to do that at all.
For example, a friend or co worker may have a bad headache, you offer them a Reiki treatment, but they don’t want you touching them, you can give that treatment absolutely without having to touch that friend or co worker.
You can also send Reiki distantly and it will reach that person you wish to send Reiki to. You will learn all of that in your classes, and how that is done.
You will also learn that you never send or provide a Reiki treatment to anyone without their express permission.
Someone may have a pacemaker that your not aware of for example.
On Another Note
This week I will begin my first chemo therapy  treatment.  My Oncologist had stated at my consultation with her on Thursday, she wants me started this next week.
The nurse gave me handouts with the different chemo medications that will be used and I am to have 7-10 shots of vitamin B12, iron, and Leukine.  The nurse also asked me to take Tylenol, and Benadryl before the treatment and to monitor my temperature at home.  I went out and purchased those items along with a nice new thermometer.
I will be having this done in their other office in another city for this first time.  I contacted my insurance carrier about transportation to and from that facility and they do have unlimited transportation all of this year for medical appointments, and covered fully by the insurance.
Thereafter, treatments will be done at the office nearest my home.
This is wonderful, because I don’t know how I would be feeling to drive myself home, and nice to know if your not feeling so good to get to your local appointments.  I truly have no idea how the medications will affect me, so just nice to know.
Well, need to scoot along with my day.

We had rain all through the night, and it is going to rain much of the day and perhaps into tomorrow.  I noticed in the weather app I have we will be having some nice warmer temperatures from mid week on, so that will be nice.
How is your weather?
I wish you all a lovely, lovely day!
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Authorized for treatment

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Good morning, and it just so happens that in spite of the chilly weather we are having the sun is shining nicely and I believe it will be a beautiful day!

Yesterday afternoon I received a call from my insurance company to advise me that my treatment has been authorized, a phone call with the authorization number was made to the Oncologists office and I will receive my written authorization in the mail.

The representative said the request was immediately authorized and she hoped that I would get well very soon.

This afternoon I will be visiting the lab for some additional lab tests.  I drove by the lab when I left the Dr’s yesterday, but the parking lot was full and that means sitting and waiting for too long so came home and made an appointment so I can get in and out without a long wait.

Monday I have a morning appointment with my PCP and will update him with all of the take home information about my treatment plan so copies can be made and placed into my file there.

I want to get my hair trimmed this next week…I just had it cut not too long ago, but it grows out fast and I thought if it is going to thin out with treatment, maybe it won’t be so noticeable.

I also want to go through my crochet patterns and and work on some cute cotton hats. I do love to crochet!  I will be meeting many different people during treatment.  Yesterday at my appointment, it was full of ladies getting their chemo therapy treatments.  It is also something I can work on during my treatments  or a good way to catch up on reading a good book if crocheting isn’t something I want to do on a day.  I thought that a cute hat with a crocheted flower wrapped in pretty tissue paper with an uplifting message on a little card would be nice to hand to those I meet during treatments.

Well on with my day, they seem to come and go so quickly anymore that I want to make the best of this one!   Have a wonderful day!

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Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma stage four

Well, I returned from the Oncologists office, and I really, really like my Dr.  She is extremely nice as is the nurse there that will be working with me.  I had a good experience, the whole office was very nice.

I have Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma stage four…meaning it is not just located in my stomach, other areas including my lungs.

Tomorrow I have lab for hepatitis B and hepatitis C.  I am a baby boomer and she needs to know if I have any of this.

I am also extremely anemic and will be getting a series of 7-10 shots of vitamin B-12 and Leukine…

The office is submitting the treatment plan for authorization to my insurance company for chemo therapy. Those drugs will be Rituxan and Bendamustine.

The Dr. wants my treatment to begin next week.

I inquired about a couple of things suggested by friends for my treatment…Vitamin B17 and Cannibus Oil.  Both were no, no’s for my particular cancer diagnosis.

I asked about my hair…will I loose my hair?  The Dr. said most likely thinning, and too…everyone responds differently to chemo therapy.  It should grow back.

I have several packets of information to absorb today, and mentioned to my mother…I had better get out my crochet hooks!

Just a few short days

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Today is Monday, and my consultation with my Oncologist is on Thursday…just a few short days and I will learn so much more about my stomach cancer.

I am functioning as normal, but I have noticed over this past week pressure or discomfort around my ovary and bladder areas.  Perhaps the mass has grown a bit?  I don’t know and I will certainly be mentioning it at my appointment.  I don’t have any pain, just getting up from a chair or out of bed…I need to be careful because I feel those areas are affected.

Today is a cloudy day, no rain…looking forward to Spring!  One of my favorite times of the year.

I hope your having a good day!

Reiki energy

Years ago, I became interested in Reiki…so many years ago, I don’t even remember to be quite honest.

I also worked two full time jobs so I was always busy with my pets and keeping up with my house cleaning, laundry, errands during the work week and on my days off.

On one of my days off I drove to Palm Springs to attend a Reiki class held by a Reiki Master, and to this day I can’t remember her name and I don’t find her in Google.

The class was a couple of hours long and there were about 20 people there. At the end of the class we were lined up for our attunement (A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class. … The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student)…as best described by The International Center For Reiki Training.

Each of us in this class experienced something different during this attunement process. Mine was a vision of Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist (You can read more about him by searching in Google), as well as a profound experience of peacefulness.

We were to practice our self healing exercises for 21 days, it is a cleansing period you go through and you can read more about that here

I did my exercises, I practiced on not only myself but my cats, plants, any foods I prepared. Since I was always on my feet with my two jobs my hips, knees and feet were important to me and I focused strongly on those areas which to my surprise helped me greatly.  I also use to get headaches from time to time and once again Reiki helped.

Work and time didn’t allow me to take a master attunement class with her, so a few years went by and I found someone on line actually that did attune me with a distant attunement to the master level.

My experience with this attunement was totally amazing.  The energy received was practically tangible, but I didn’t want to open my eyes and ruin this attunement.  I experienced a small pink rotating cloud right in front of my face and the energy was very strong yet gentle. (This is what I saw with my eyes closed).

Thereafter, it seemed as though my hearing was heightened considerably.  For instance, someone was walking by in a pair of flip flops from the mailbox and I could hear those flip flops walking clear around the building after this lady passed by my window as if she was still just passing past my window!  I thought ‘wow’!

Once again, work and an employment change, new training and hours got in the way of my interests outside of work so I never really did anything with it except for myself, cats, plants, foods…

Once you are attuned, it is with you for life however if over the years you haven’t used it, it can be a pretty weak self healing experience!

There is nothing that says you can not be re attuned and I have read from a few other Reiki practitioners that they have at one point had themselves re attuned as they too got side tracked and felt they were ineffective.

Therefore, I located someone to help me with this and I am going through the entire process from the beginning so I can use Reiki effectively with my cancer diagnosis. Starting all over is exactly what I wanted to do since so much time has passed.

There are many articles on it when you do a Google search, and of course Reiki is not going to remove cancer from your body, but it may be helpful to reduce some common symptoms cancer patients experience with their treatments. Some symptoms I may be experiencing myself.  I found this article here last night and if your interested, you can read about it too.

I personally do not want to stress myself out with anything at all…I dislike stress, drama, worry, pain and the like.  So I feel personally this will be helpful to me, especially since I am familiar with Reiki already.

Have a beautiful day.

Angel tears

Good morning!

It is a rainy day in my neck of the woods, and I absolutely love when it rains.  I have since childhood considered rainy days as tears from the angels.  Those tears take care of the needs of nature…watering trees, bushes, plants and flowers that are neglected, and replenish our streams, rivers and other waterways necessary for the needs of wildlife as well as our own.

Just six more days until my consultation with the Oncologist.  I have been jotting down some questions I want to ask her and I also want to project a most positive attitude while sitting across from her at my appointment.  My Dr will become a new part of my health care and I feel to project a negative or hysterical spirit about my cancer will not be helpful to not only myself but to the professionals creating a treatment plan for me.

Over the next few days I will be busy catching up on this and that around the house, and I want to revisit my sewing machine and work on the quilt I started!  All of the fabrics are cut, it is just a matter of stitching them together.  I was humming along with it nicely until I felt that something was wrong with my stomach…it was swelling and from that time to current I haven’t sewn!  So enjoying something I love is what I want to focus on beginning today.

I wish everyone a happy and beautiful day!

My dad he had cancer

Last night when I went to bed, I got to thinking about my Dad and his cancer, how soon it took his life from him at 67 years young.

He was a good man, a loving husband to our Mother, a good father to his children.  I have two sisters.  He loved life, a people person and people loved him, the work he did and he loved all animals great and small. My Dad had also served in the Army at a young age and was a true patriot.

Neither one of my parents drank or did drugs. I also never heard my parents arguing.  If they did it must have been done in private.  While all children get reprimanded when they do something not acceptable, our upbringing and home was one of the best.

Dad had lung cancer.  He was a tool and die maker, tool grinder.  He drove back and forth to Los Angeles to work at his trade all of my young life and into my adult years.  I think in part his lungs were affected from his work.

His passing was difficult, over an hour while hospitalized with his family at his bedside.  I held my Dad’s hand that was warm when I arrived and became cold as he passed.

Dad had one functioning lung with just 20% capacity.

I miss him dearly and not a day goes by that I am not thinking of him, his busy life, zest for life.

While both my parents were my go to persons all through my life when I needed advice about anything, I always found my Dad to be the most understanding and without criticizing or passing judgement.  His answers to my questions were always given honestly and for my best interests.  He always had a positive attitude and I can’t recall him ever putting any of us girls down for our mistakes in life.

Below are just a few of the pictures I treasure.

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Above it a photo of my Dad and my Grandmother Gladys.  My Grandmother passed away with brain cancer.

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My Dad, home on leave at a very young age.  He remained a true patriot.

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A small photo of my young parents after they married and before I was ever thought about!

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Dad enjoying one of our neighbors parrots!  They loved him and they hung out with Dad frequently.  Our neighbor called upon him to watch over her parrots when she traveled.

This picture was taken about 5 years before his passing.

I love you Dad, I miss you and now with my own diagnosis I hope you are aware somehow and will continue to provide me with advice.  I want more than ever to have the strength and to keep my positive attitude as much as you had with my own journey.