Every now and then we get a chance to support an effort that could transform lives at every turn. Today is one of those days. Meet Teri Williams. Teri is an expert in a Japanese system of natural holistic healing that was founded by Dr. Mikayo Usui. The system is known as Reiki, For over 20 years Teri has utilized the holistic healing energy of Reiki in her life.
Now, the following information is something I had NO IDEA about, and find it fascinating.
The term Reiki comes from two Japanese words: Rei which means Universal or “Spiritual Wisdom or the Higher Power.” And Ki which means “life force”. Together those two sounds make up the word Reiki (pronounced ray-key), meaning universal life force.
A Reiki healing session, whether self-generated or by a Reiki professional, generally includes the laying of hands on specific areas along the Chakra system and, at times, where pain, blocks or dis-ease are present. Reiki is available to anyone, in any capacity or spiritual practice and is in use by millions of people all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds.
In her program “Learn Reiki From Home” highly spirited radio host, Shamanic Practitioner, and Reiki Master Teri Williams shares a step by step process on how anyone – from CEO’s to homemakers – can live a stress free life, with more enlightenment, purpose, and joy by incorporating into their life the holistic healing principles of Reiki. She provides step by step instructions, full color text, and more within the 3 separate modules. She teaches you many of the same techniques and exercises you’d learn from time spent with her or other experienced Reiki Masters – all from the comfort of your own home!
Wendy Williams hit the nail on the head during her after show when she stated that one should “never let go of the little girl in you.” Though she was referring to an interview she had done with a member of her co-host audience, the statement Wendy made was powerful.
In coaching and consulting with individuals and organizations on how to effectively let go, I have found that in the process of gaining fame and fortune, people lose (or move away from) their true essence. As a result, they spend lots of time redefining their identity. Some never finish redefining themselves and get stuck between their essence and finding a new identity. The real beauty of Wendy Williams and her many physical reiterations of her identity is she never lost her essence in the process. The essence of a person is hard to change, even when one wants to make that change. In order to “let go and redefine your essence there are some steps that must be taken. Below are two of the many steps in the process of letting go of the old you, otherwise known as redefining yourself.
The first step in rediscovering your true essence, some refer to as identifying core values, is to commit to being perfectly honest with yourself about who you are today. Tell yourself the truth about who you are. If you lie to yourself, then you will only set your redefinition process up for failure. The Shakespearean quote, “to thine own self be true” is very applicable for success of this step, and throughout this entire process. This first step is a must and for some might be difficult to do as it takes great courage to be true to yourself.
The next step, among many, is to take a journey to your past. Reflect on your past experiences and people who influenced your beliefs and ways of being. Selectively reach out to the people in your past and ask them about how you were back then. For example, I remember at a book signing in Atlanta an old friend came to the signing and shared that she was not surprised that I wrote a book about letting go. She shared that one of the phrases I used to say in high school was, “just let it go.” I had no idea (had totally forgotten) that I used to say that in high school. Once I reflected on what she told me, I remembered that I did use to say that phrase. When you begin to reflect in more detail on your past, it will help you to better understand about the choices you make in the present. Keep in mind that reflecting on the past is very different from “holding on to the past.” As you reflect, be mindful not to get stuck in the past.
We have all heard about the incredibly strong undercurrents of rivers and lakes. My guess is that you have seen (or heard about) the many cruise liners, holding thousands of people, that have disappeared in the ocean, never to be seen again. That is water power. Water, the combination of hydrogen and oxygen, is a powerful force to be reckoned with on all levels, including in your body.
I recently read about someone in the UK who decided to put the power of water to the test for one month. She did not change her diet, she did not increase her exercise activity, and she did not spend a bunch of money on some diet plan. She simply replaced all of her liquid intake with one gallon of water daily. The results were amazing.
When people find out that I am a vegan, one of the first conversations after learning more about it, is inevitably related to how they can begin to adopt healthier habits into their eating and exercise lifestyle. I encourage people to take baby steps. I certainly did not show up as a vegan. Becoming vegan evolved over the years from eating any and everything, to eliminating meat and the seven deadly whites, to integrating raw fruits and veggies each day. Along the way, I also learned the power of water in and on the body.