Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Taking a salt bath on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis is a must for anyone who is doing any kind of body or energy work period, but for also a good thing for the general public to be doing too! Whether you are aware of it or not, as you go about your daily life you are picking up negative energy - in the grocery store, in the Mall, working on a client, talking on the phone to someone negative, watching the news or lower vibrational shows like Cop/Detective shows, or any show that has violence in it, Reality shows, and violent video games, just to name a few!

And you are generating negative energy in your energy field when you think negative thoughts or interact with someone in a negative situation like with a co-worker, store clerk, relative, partner, etc.

However, there is a science to taking a salt bath - you just don't dump a bunch of salt in your bath water and jump in!  First there is the selection of the salt.  You can use plain old Morton salt (without Iodine) which is the least expensive way to go, or you can use Sea Salt, Kosher Salt or Himalayan Salt (the most expensive way to go).   You can also put a few drops of essential oil/s into your bath. Typically oils used for this are Lavender, Rose, or Geranium, or you could use blends like Peace & Calming, Grounding, White Angelica, Sacred Mountain, etc., (from Young Living Oils).  You might want to read up on the oils and their properties so you can make a better educated decision on what would be appropriate for you for each bath.

To start with, fill up your tub with hot water (too hot and you won't be able to get into it though!).  Then add a cup (or two handfuls) of your chosen salt, and a cup of baking soda (which nullifies the effects of the chlorine in the water).  Now add a few drops of your chosen oil/s and if you wish, and/or flower petals if you chose to add those too, and stir the water around with your hand so the salt is dispersed, and then get in.  I like to add a bath pillow at the top of the tub for comfort in lying back also.

Sit in the water and soak a bit.  You could read a book at this time, or close your eyes and listen to some soothing music.  You could have placed scented candles around the tub (if you have the kind of tub) and or some crystals, and you can draw some Reiki symbols over the water if you want also. 
Now you need to cover all the chakras with the salty water in order to make it worth your while. To do this you'll have to maneuver yourself in such a way that you can get your head under the water, but first pinch your nose shut and close yours eyes.  When your head is under the water, swish it back and forth 3 times, allowing the water to cover your crown, third eye, and throat chakra.  Come back up, take a breath and dive again. Do this 3 times.  

Sit and soak in the water until it begins to cool off (about 10-15 minutes).  Then pull the plug and imagine that all the negative energy is going down the drain as the water drains out.
Next stand up carefully and take a warm shower to remove any salt residue from your body.
If you don't have a tub, you can take a salt shower.  Make a paste out of the salt by putting some in your hand and adding a little water and then scrub your whole body with it, making additional paste as needed.  Shower it all off at the end.

Epsom Salts Baths are good too but the benefits of an Epsom Salts Bath is totally different  from a salt bath.  More on that next time!


Monday, December 1, 2014


I can't stress highly enough the importance of keeping whatever space you are doing healing work in clear, meaning free of any impurities,negative energy, or dark energies or forces. A Reiki friend recently advised me that just opening a window and pulling up the shade to let the light and fresh air into my healing space was highly beneficial. I was amazed to feel a noticeable shift in the amount of Reiki flowing during sessions that I performed afterwards. Seriously! I experienced a greater flow of energy after I began doing just this simple thing . Also I changed up what symbols I used and how I used them in my healing space before and after a session, Reiki Share or class to clear the space

In addition I like to play the tape "Etheric Enhancement," from Billy Topa Tate', my first Reiki Master Teacher in Evanston, IL of the Mystical Sciences Institute, in my healing space before and after every session or class I do in it.

In my Reiki Level II Manual, I give my students a method to clear the space using just the Reiki Power Symbol. I recommend using the CCW Power Symbol. There is a some controversy in the Reiki world as to which one is the Power Symbol (CCW OR CW). Mrs. Takata taught that the Power Symbol drawn CCW is the one that amps up or focuses the power of Reiki, but my second Reiki Master Teacher taught that it was the CW one that did that, and that the CCW one pulled negativity out of the area where it was being used. I've experimented with both and am still not sure, so I decided to stick with Mrs. Takata's advise, after all she was taught by Hayashi, who was taught by Usui.

To clear a room using the Reiki Power Symbol, stand in front of one corner of the room and begin drawing it in the air in front of you, saying it's name (mantra) 3 times at the appropriate place (when drawing the spirals), while visualizing it in your mind, all at the same time. Work around the room CCW and draw the symbol into all the corners of the room, and then on all the walls of the room. Next draw it on the ceiling and then on the floor. I like to draw draw it VERY big!
Then stand in the center of the room, bring your arms up to shoulder height and take them out to your sides, palms up and connect to Reiki. Next intend that Reiki is flowing out of your hands as white light and filling up the entire room/area with white light, intending that the white light transforms or removes any impurities, negative energies, or dark energies or forces into love and send that love out into the world. Stand there this way, running the energy until you feel complete with the process.
If you are not Reiki you cannot perform this technique - only those who have been connected to Reiki in a sacred ceremony we call an attunement can utilize the symbols, sorry. You can, however, purchase the Etheric Enhancement CD and use that - very effective, and open those blinds/curtains and the windows!