Reiki to be used to help children in hospital

Reiki treatment has improved sleep, fear, anxiety, distress and pain for children

Royal Alexandra Children’s hospital in Brighton has introduced Reiki therapy for its young patients.

The hospital’s official fundraising charity, Rockinghorse, has provided the money needed to provide four specialist Reiki therapists.

The therapists, who have been treating patients on a voluntary basis since 2012, are being funded for an initial three years.  The funding will allow the Reiki therapists to double the amount of time they are able to offer treatments, from five hours per week to ten.

They can provide massage and Reiki treatment for parents with children and babies on the unit, to help provide a sense of calm during what can be a very stressful time.

Consultant paediatrician Kamal Patel said:

“The Reiki treatment has improved sleep, fear, anxiety, distress and pain for children on our paediatric critical unit over and above what we can achieve through modern medicine.

To have such a fantastic team of people offering Reiki really helps our patients get better quicker.”

Therapist Ali Walters said:

“It is wonderful to be able to give both the children and parents an opportunity to relax and unwind.

So often parents tell me they are delighted that during treatment their child drops off to sleep or they see their child become more calm and comfortable. I am delighted that Rockinghorse is now funding our work so we can provide more therapists and treatments to support the critical care that is provided.”

Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the hospital and raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment.

For more information visit rockinghorse.org.uk

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A policeman goes undercover on streets known for street drugs, prostitution and crimes. What he found may surprise you.

Its seems that all we see on the news these days are dramatic and often frightening stories.  It can lull us into focusing on all the negative things happening in the world.

Sometimes its nice to be reminded of all the great acts of daily kindness that happen around us.

One example of kindness that’s bound to warm your heart: an undercover investigation in Vancouver that took an amazing turn. After a series of robberies of people in wheelchairs in the downtown east side of Vancouver, a policeman went undercover and posed in a wheelchair to investigate.   Police sergeant Mark Horsley grew some facial hair and borrowed an expensive wheelchair, making him an “easy mark” for criminals.

But over the course of five days, instead of strangers stealing money from him, 300 people made contact with him to ask if he had someone to care for him, find out if he needed food, or to offer money.

The police officer was shocked to discovered the daily compassion that was happening in the downtown east side, despite being known for street drugs, prostitution, and crime.

Watch the video to see for yourself.

Read the full article here

3 Common Misconceptions about Reiki

Are you often surprised about how little most people know about Reiki?

There are many common misconceptions among people when they first hear about Reiki, and even occasionally among practitioners who are just getting into the Reiki training. According to Reiki Rays here are three of the major incorrect beliefs:

1. Healers are using their own energy to heal their patient

Probably one of the most common mistakes people make is believing that Reiki healers use their own energy to heal their patient. This is not correct. A healer is simply a channel through which the healing energy flows.

The source of the energy is the God, or Allah, or the Universe, the Creator, or as some call  “the Source” (capital S) – or whatever you choose to call it. Once attuned, healers become capable of channeling Reiki energy.”

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 2. Reiki only works if you believe in it

Some people believe that Reiki is some sort of placebo effect, which only works if you believe it works. This is also not correct. Reiki will work regardless of whether you believe it or not, as long as you don’t artificially block it, by resisting the flow or refusing treatment.

 

3. Watches, jewelry, and other metal objects block the flow of Reiki

Some think that healers and patients should not wear metal objects such as watches, necklaces, and other jewelry, because it supposedly blocks the flow of energy.

Again this is incorrect, Reiki has been experienced and proven to work and “pass through” not only metal objects placed closed to the body, such as jewelry, but also through walls, through mountains, across oceans, even across the entire planet – distance healing sessions are a very common practice in Reiki.

Are you often surprised about how little most people know about Reiki?

To learn more and to read the full article visit ReikiRay

The 11 Steps to Raise your Frequency and Increasing your Vibration

A positive, clear and concise way of explaining the principles of frequency

In this video, Teal Swan explains that raising your frequency means moving to a better feeling, more positive emotion.

She also explains that the trump card of all things that raise frequency is focus… nothing is more important than the thoughts you are thinking and whatever you’re paying attention to/focusing on. You cannot focus on things that cause you to feel bad, and hold a high vibration.

Teal then goes on to describe 11 steps that you can take to increase your frequency.

Try it for yourself…

 

Is it possible to heal by thought alone?

Dr. Joe Dispenza believes we can.

In order for us to change ourselves we need to examine our beliefs.

As a researcher, Dr. Joe explores the science behind spontaneous remissions and how people heal themselves of chronic conditions and even terminal diseases. He’s more recently begun partnering with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation during his advanced workshops. He and his team do brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs) and individual energy field testing with a gas discharge visualization (GDV) machine, as well as measure both heart coherence with HeartMath monitors and the energy present in the workshop environment before, during, and after events with a GDVSputnik sensor. Soon, he plans to include epigenetic testing in this research, as well.

Watch this short video where Dr. Joe explains the steps to start changing the way you think.

Beautiful glass mushrooms to brighten up your life

These delicate LED light mushrooms are definitely not meant to be eaten!

Carefully handcrafted from glass, discarded wood, logs, tree stumps and LED lights these mushroom lights look like a magical treasure one would stumble upon in a storybook tale.

Any nature buff will just love these LED Mushroom Lights by Japanese designer Yukio Takano of The Great Mushrooming.

The small lights consist of LEDs that are embedded inside colorful, wavy sprouts to create a soft glow of anything from pale blue to soft red to warm yellow. The playful creations are powered by batteries located in the base of the wood and can be flipped on and off with a conspicuous, retro switch that sits on the front of the structure. Each piece is packaged in a long, wooden box that appears to be aged and colorfully painted to complement the enclosed product. These are definitely a fun and unique way to brighten up any interior space!

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Read the full article here

Images: Tokyo Bling

High Levels Of Moral Reasoning Correspond With Increased Gray Matter In Brain

According to new research, people with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behavior, decision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning.

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The research was conducted in a collaboration between Perelman scientists as well as experts at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a researcher from Charité Universitätsmediz in Berlin, Germany. The team studied students in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Wharton School.

A total of 67 MBA students were administered the Defining Issue Test to determine which pattern of thought or behavior, known as cognitive schema, each student used when reasoning about moral issues. In it, students were presented with complex moral dilemmas such as medical assisted suicide and asked them to choose the relevance of each of 12 given rationales. Based on the results, subjects were then assigned to one of seven schema types which represent increasing levels of moral development. Students then underwent MRI scanning to investigate differences in gray matter volume between students who reached the post-conventional level of moral reasoning compared to those who have not reached that level yet.

Subjects also underwent personality testing and were placed into one of the following categories: neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. Analysis showed higher scores in openness to experience and lower scores in neuroticism for participants at the more advanced levels of moral development.

With regard to brain structure, the team observed increased gray matter in the prefrontal cortex in subjects who reached the post-conventional level of moral reasoning compared to those who are still at a pre-conventional and conventional level. In other words, gray matter volume was correlated with the subject’s degree of post-conventional thinking.

You can read more at ScienceDaily.com. and Perelman School of Medicine

Slightly “insane” hotel modeled on amethyst crystals

Plans are underway to build this unusual Amethyst crystal hotel in China.

It will resemble a huge igneous stone sliced in half, revealing the beautiful amethyst interior. The hotel’s design is intended to instill a sense of calm for the people who choose a vacationing experience in the hotel.

Rooms in the hotel will be arranged around the atrium, with access corridors running around the outer perimeter. This would allow every room to face into the central void, which itself would be fronted by glazing.

Take a look at the artist’s impression of the completed hotel.

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The hotel is set to be built on the man-made island of Ocean Flower. There’s so much excitement around it that the hotel chain is looking to construct more of them around the world.

What do you think? Would you’d like to stay in this hotel?

To view the full article visit dezeen.com

They thought it was a pile of trash . . . until it moved

What an amazing transformation!

Dog lovers know how much unconditional love they get from their pets.  It’s well documented that dog owners enjoy longer lifespans on average, and the companionship of a dog makes those extra years of life more rewarding.  And all “man’s best friend” asks in return is to be loved, fed, and cared for.

Unfortunately not all dogs end up in a good home. Its a sad fact that millions of dogs are taken to shelters each year, no longer wanted or their owners can no longer care for them.  Some just end up dumped on the street.

The photos below show an amazing transformation.

A passerby in Quebec, Canada noticed what he thought was originally a pile of trash until the pile of trash started moving. He quickly took the dog to the Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals so the poor animal could get the care he needed. The dog’s transformation is stunning!

Have a look at the photos taken by the QSPA.

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Years of matted hair had to be carefully clipped away.

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The eyes say it all.

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Look at him now!

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To see the full article visit Higher Perspective

 

Calming Runaway Emotions with a Word

A research-proven trick that can help you get a grip.

Meg Selig, author of Change Power! 37 Secrets of Habit Changing Success used to feel nervous when she spotted a certain imposing woman who was several rungs above her in the hierarchy at work.

One day, she admitted, that she really felt intimidated by her.  Intimidated. As soon as she said the magic word to herself, her fearful feelings abated. Acknowledging her fear had helped reduce it to more manageable levels; later, she considered how she could constructively deal with my emotion.

I had just experienced the magic power of labeling. Putting my emotion into a word—even a scary one like “intimidating”—had paradoxically helped me get a grip.

 If you would like to experience the benefits of labeling, here’s how to get started:

 

Name It.

“Sad.” “Furious.” “Disrespected.” Whatever your emotion, you will feel some immediate relief just by putting your feelings into words, whether in your mind or out loud.

The formal name for this process is “affect labeling,” which involves attaching a label to the messy combination of physical and mental upset you experience. Doing so allows you to “cool down” your feelings and manage them better.

Your feelings will not disappear; nor do you want them to. You need all your feelings to signal you about the dangers and opportunities you face from without and within. But you don’t want your feelings to overwhelm you, and labeling helps prevent that.

If you can’t find the precise word or words to describe your feelings, no problem: Consider, and recite, the four basic feelings—mad, sad, glad, and scared—and choose the one that fits.

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Why It Works

Recently, researchers discovered that attaching a word to our messy emotions is an effective way to lessen mental chaos.

In a series of studies by UCLA psychologist Matthew D. Lieberman, participants who attached labels to emotions like “anger” or “fear” had less activity in the amygdala, the part of the brain which governs our fight-or-flight response. These individuals also had more activity in the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, or the thinking part of the brain. Labeling their feelings shifted them from an emotional state to a thinking state.

If you would like to read more have a look at the full article here

 

How Crystals Work For Healing

This fun video covers everything from the science of crystals to the mysteries of the Mayan Crystal skulls

Crystals have been used for healing since ancient times and have played a part in all religions. They are mentioned throughout many religious texts, including the the Bible and the Koran. The origin of birthstones is the breastplate of Aaron, or the “High Priest’s Breastplate”, as mentioned in the book of Exodus. In the Koran, the 4th Heaven is composed of carbuncle (garnet). The Kalpa Tree, which represents an offering to the gods in Hinduism, is said to be made entirely of precious stone and a Buddhist text from the 7th century describes a diamond throne situated near the Tree of Knowledge (the neem tree under which Siddhartha meditated). On this throne a thousand Kalpa Buddhas reposed. The Kalpa Sutra, in Jainism, speaks of Harinegamesi the divine commander of the foot troops who seized 14 precious stones, cleansed them of their lesser qualities and retained only their finest essence to aid his transformations.

The most important thing to keep in mind when beginning to use crystals for healing purposes is that a crystal’s healing power is relatively inert until you intentionally direct its energy.

It is not the crystal that possesses healing energy; it is your intent to heal, by way of the crystal, which can, when properly used, manifest results.

Deeply relaxing music and ideally timed for Reiki treatments

This music sets the perfect atmosphere for raising angel energy and healing.

Combining the talents of Niall (Reiki River, Calling my Angels) and the classic angelic vocals of Juliana, Angelic Reiki is deeply relaxing music and ideally timed for Reiki treatments. (12 tracks x 5 minutes)

Tracks:

1 Angels open the gates
2 Elysian Meadows
3 Golden Pathways
4 Angels Calling
5 Angelic Lullaby
6 Angel Wings
7 Niall’s Dream
8 Angels Gather
9 Guardian Angels
10 In the hands of time
11 Gilded Angel Voices
12 Closing the gates

Total Running Time: 60 minutes
Produced by Niall
Executive producer Llewellyn

Reiki Healing Music (1 hour)

This relaxing music is ideal for Reiki healing sessions, and encouraging a state of Zen. Let the calming, subtle sounds take you to a higher state of consciousness, and allow you to give and receive powerful Reiki vibrations.

Homeless cats awaiting adoption are read to by local children

The “Book Buddies” program is to encourage children to read while providing comfort to homeless cats

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania has had dozens of children in attendance each week to read to adoptable cats.

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It’s a great way for the children to improve their reading skills while providing comfort to cats awaiting adoption.

The Reading Buddies Program has been a big success for both kids and cats.

The children find the cats non-threatening and a supportive audience, while the cats enjoy human interaction and the rhythmic, soothing sound of a child’s voice.

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According to studies performed by researchers at Tufts University…

“Pets can be considered a source of support”

“Human-animal interaction can make the learning process more comfortable and enjoyable for children”

“Autistic children who were put in contact with an animal demonstrated increased use of language and had improved social interactions while with the animal”

They showed “sustained focus and maintained a higher state of awareness, as well as improved attitudes toward school””Animals can be a “non-evaluative presence that can provide support and comfort to participants without judging them”

The program has strengthened the bond the shelter has the community and introduced new families to the shelter.  This in turn as lead to many more adoptions.

Not only do the kids love it, but it also gives the cats socialization and play time they love, and increases their chances of adoption.

What a great idea.

See more at Book Buddies

Images via The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Berks County & Mark Makela

 

An Inspiring Story (VIDEO)

Most of Us Would Have Given Up . . .

11-year-old Matt Woodrum has cerebral palsy. He didn’t have to run the 400-meter race, but he wanted to do his best. So when he began to struggle at 3:17, his teacher walked over. Then, something amazing happened…

Watch this inspiring video.