Reiki Articles

The Blessings of Being an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2017 REIKI IS A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE for each person who receives it. Some are called to Reiki to heal themselves of physical, emotional and spiritual pain, some are called to spiritual growth and development and others are called to practice Reiki as a professional business. I

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Build and Maintain your Reiki Client Relationships

Part 1 – Email Marketing and ReikiChat™ by Colleen Benelli and Karen Harrison First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2016 CREATING AND NURTURING a meaningful relationship with the people who come to us for Reiki sessions and classes is key to the ongoing success of a professional Reiki practice. Emails, newsletters, and social media are 21st

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Reiki Restores Our Authentic Self

by Colleen Benelli  First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2016 DO YOU EVER FEEL as if there were two different people living inside of you—one who looks to the outside for direction and approval and another who beckons you to follow a path that is more self-directed? Who or what can you rely on to help

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Reiki and Our Aging Parents and Loved Ones

by Colleen Benelli  First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2016 I FEEL SO FORTUNATE to have Reiki as my mother ages. She is now almost 84. This is a new life cycle filled with blessings and challenges for both of us. I use Reiki for her and also for myself. Reiki enhances the quality of life

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Live a Reiki Lifestyle

by Colleen Benelli  First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2015 REIKI IS MY LIFESTYLE and my life management tool. I use Reiki all day long for everything. I am in a deep personal relationship with Reiki that guides me throughout my day. But in the beginning, I had no idea that Reiki would change my life

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The Future of Reiki with William Rand

William will base his idea about the trend Reiki will take in the future by first describing an evidenced based history of Reiki. This will include a synopsis of how Usui Sensei, Hayashi Sensei, and Takata Sensei practiced and taught Reiki. He will also be talking about the essence of Reiki and how Reiki can

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Reiki Business Practices

Reiki Business Practices

by Colleen Benelli and Karen Harrison First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2015 Building a successful Reiki Practice will require the effective use of success consciousness, marketing, technology, business organization and comprehension and self-healing. Equally important will be the harmonious integration of your spiritual resources into all your business activities. Reiki will help you listen to divine guidance in the application

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Should I Take Reiki?

by Karissa Brenneman Photo by Colleen Benelli Should I take Reiki? That was the burning question in the back of my mind. Back and forth I went, over and over, should I or shouldn’t I. Ultimately, I really didn’t even know what it was. My husband, Brad had taken a Reiki class a couple weeks

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Create Your Business Identity

Create your Business Identity

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2015 When you start a professional Reiki practice, you are becoming a self-employed small business owner as well as a spiritual healing practitioner. To have your practice succeed, you will need to follow many of the mainstream business concepts, practices and actions that all small

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KGON interview with Colleen Benelli

Listen to Colleen Benelli on KGON-Portland

During my ReikChat™ call last month, Radio Host Dave Scott of the Classic Rock station, KGON invited me to come in for an interview and talk about REIKI. Susan Pease Bannit joined me and we discussed Reiki and how we work with it. In case you missed the interview live with Dave Scott on KGON

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Waterfalls, Rainbows and Reiki in Hana, Hawaii

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2013. Hana, Hawaii is the place of palms, oceans and whales, and beautiful sunrises. The week we were there was stormy and wild. I loved the wind and the sun shining through the warm rain, casting rainbows all around us. Reiki is awake there. The

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Reiki and The Kingdom of God Within

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2015. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Meditation: IN A REIKI SESSION LAST YEAR, I received the revelation to contemplate this concept: The Kingdom of God is within you. During the session, I was shown that the belief that the kingdom of God is within is a

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I’m on Fire for Holy Fire Reiki

by Colleen Benelli Holy Fire Reiki has consumed my thoughts, my work, and my life focus and I’m on fire for Holy Fire Reiki. It is an astonishing healing energy full of love and beauty. I love giving my self-Reiki and feeling my own love and beauty wake up. It changes how I feel during

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The Color of Reiki

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2011. Artwork by Gaia Orion.   “A colour a day keeps the doctor away, So colour yourself healthy, wealthy and wise.” — LILIAN VERNERBONDS. Introduction: Reiki returns the presence of beautiful colors back to our bodies and our lives. My Reiki guides tell me that

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The Burning Bowl Ceremony

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2006. Introduction: The New Year is upon us and offers the promise that we can leave behind that which no longer serves us and embrace the opportunity to begin fresh and new. Winter will always bring the North, the cycle on the Medicine Wheel that

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The Amazing Grace of Reiki

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2010. Artwork by Gaia Orion.   AMAZING GRACE FLOWS through the universe and all of creation. It is present here on Earth and expresses itself with stunning beauty. The sun shining through the clouds sending golden rays of light from the heavens to the earth

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Reiki Talking Stick

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2012. Artwork by Gaia Orion. A REIKI TALKING STICK is an amazing communication tool that can help focus your attention on your words, intentions and prayers. It can help you find your voice by centering you in your heart, so you can find the words

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Reiki Helps us Remember our Spirit

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2012. Artwork by Gaia Orion.   WHEN OUR SPIRIT INCARNATES on earth, most of us begin a process of forgetting our spirit consciousness as we turn our attention to our physical senses and what we need to learn in order to function in the material

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Reiki Gifts for the Holidays

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2011. Artwork by Gaia Orion.   Handmade Gifts are fun to make and wonderful to receive. Add Reiki as you create, and begin sending blessings to the person your gift is intended for as you work. The gift will begin giving right away. In addition,

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Reiki and Gratitude

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2007. Artwork by Gaia Orion.   “Just for today, be grateful,” is one of the Five Reiki Ideals. It is important for Reiki practitioners to notice and to spread thoughts of gratitude each day, because as each of us lives in his or her grateful

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Meet Your Power Animal with Reiki

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2010. Artwork by Gaia Orion.   A POWER ANIMAL IS A SPIRIT GUIDE similar to a guardian angel in animal form. Power animals are great spiritual companions, and they work well with Reiki. They are not exactly the same as guardian angels, but close. They

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Introducing Reiki to Medical Personnel

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2014. REIKI IS ACHIEVING MAINSTREAM RECOGNITION for the powerful benefits it provides as a complimentary therapy to conventional medicine. A study done in 2007 by the National Health Interview Survey indicates that 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children received one or more sessions of energy

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Communicating with our Reiki Guides

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2007. Artwork by Gaia Orion. When we take a Reiki class, receive an attunement and begin using Reiki, we also become connected to one or more Reiki guides. Our Reiki guides are spiritual beings who are specific to Reiki and only work with Reiki energies.

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Answers to Your Prayers

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2013. Artwork by Gaia Orion.   MANY PEOPLE PRAY, but not all people know how to receive the answers to their prayers. Reiki is a tool that can help. When you receive your Reiki attunements, your inner guidance wakes up and connects to your divine

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Creating a Reiki Ceremony

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2008. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Reiki Ceremonies are a powerful declaration of intention sent directly to God. They invite Divine support into the lives of the people gathered. Reiki empowers the light of ceremony so our prayers are heard in a big way. Ceremony creates an opportunity

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Reiki and the Art of Receiving

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2012. Artwork by Gaia Orion. One of the foundational qualities of Reiki is that it teaches us how to receive. I remember that I actually had resistance to learning Reiki because I didn’t believe that it could just be given to me through a ritual

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Reiki and a Prosperous Earth

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2009. Artwork by Gaia Orion. THE UNIVERSE IS AN ABUNDANT CREATION. We can look to our own Earth and her amazing and diverse life forms as a perfect expression of the prosperous Universe. The Earth is rich with life. She receives the light from the

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Reiki Heals the Imagination

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2012. Artwork by Gaia Orion. The Power of the Imagination The imagination is much more than “what we use to make things up with.” It is our creative power that we can awaken in both the conscious and unconscious mind. Many people seem unaware of

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Reiki Heals Spiritual Resistance

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2007. Artwork by Gaia Orion. In my years of experience, both professionally and personally, I have found that resistance to Reiki and other spiritual practices is an inherent part of the personal growth process. Resistance shows up throughout life. Sometimes it is short-lived; at other

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Reiki Reveals the Joy Within

by Colleen Benelli First Published in Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2011. Artwork by Gaia Orion. There are many types of joy. Some contain feelings and expressions, others are states of being. A person can have feelings and expressions of joy and not be in the state of being in joy, and a person can have

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Reiki, Life cycles, and the Four Directions

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Summer 2010 EVERYTHING IN THE NATURAL WORLD is subject to life cycles. The tides flow by the phases of the moon, plants go dormant in winter to reemerge in spring, some animals hibernate or migrate, and we humans also change with the seasons and longer days and

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Activating Reiki

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2011. Artwork by Gaia Orion. “Do I have to draw all the Reiki symbols before I start giving Reiki?” is a common question my Reiki II students often ask. Students and practitioners sometimes talk of feeling impatient about drawing the Reiki symbols in order to

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Handmade with Reiki

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2009. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Winter is coming and it is a perfect time of year for How to Imbue any Craft Project with Reiki crafts. Consider making your holiday gifts this year and using Reiki to empower your love and intentions as you create.

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Reiki Clarifies Opinions

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2010. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Reiki promotes healthy life skills. It empowers our life force and our higher mind, which gives us a greater ability to think and act more clearly. Reiki practices help highlight the best choices for our lives. It strengthens our internal

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I Am Not Gone

My Dearest Loves, I have left the world. It seems as if I have left you, my children, my friends, and my loves. But in truth, I am not gone. I have only returned to the light; I am still a whisper away. I felt the gentleness of angels as I left the world And

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Reiki Creates Optimism in Stressful Times

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2009. Artwork by Gaia Orion. The past year was very stressful for many people, individually and collectively. It seemed as if everyone I knew was challenged. Family, friends, colleagues, and clients suffered job and financial losses, illness, unexpected changes, death, and relationship issues. We found

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Strengthen your Light with Reiki

By Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2008. Artwork by Gaia Orion. One of the techniques available to Reiki practitioners is “Strengthening your Light with Reiki.” When you strengthen your light with Reiki, your personal energy and your light are stronger. Reiki can help you strengthen your light internally, and it can

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Reiki and the Light of Prayer

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2008. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Prayer is a message to God sent from our hearts. Prayer holds the belief that there is a Higher Power who listens, cares and intervenes on our behalf. It invites enlightened beings into our lives to guide and assist us

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Listen with Reiki

by Colleen Benelli Originally published in Reiki Magazine, Winter 2007. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Being a good listener is one of the most important skills for a Reiki practitioner and Reiki Teacher to have. I love that I have become a person who listens. It has brought me great joy and personal freedom. When I

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Reiki & Nature Spirits

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2006.   As we step from the long nights of winter and walk towards the vitality of spring, we have beautiful opportunities to feel the rhythm of nature in our lives. The world is coming to life around us, and if we listen, we can

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Reiki and Knitting

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2005. Some may wonder how Reiki and knitting go together, but actually they have a lot in common. We know that Reiki is enhanced by meditation and that a meditative state is often accomplished through a repetitive act, such as focusing on your breath, walking

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Reiki and Automatic Writing

By Colleen Benelli First Published – William Rand’s Newsletter, Winter 2006. Reiki can help us travel deep inside, connect with our true self, and teach us to listen from our hearts. Reiki assists us in reflecting on our lives in a sincere way that can bring us fresh ideas to manifest our dreams and create

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Who is the Northwest Reiki Association?

By Kathryn Misetich NWRA Board President Who is the Northwest Reiki Association? Would you like to give Reiki to cancer patients while they are receiving their chemotherapy treatments? The Northwest Reiki Association (NWRA), a non-profit organization composed of approximately 150 members, has formed a partnership with Northwest Cancer Specialists where our volunteers are honored to

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Reiki Tools Heal Mind Chatter

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Winter 2009. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Sometimes it can seem as if our minds never stop talking. The mind can chatter on about some of the most inane subjects, controlling our ability to focus and distracting us from creating what is important to us. I call

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Defining Your Reiki Practice, Part One

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2013. Artwork by Gaia Orion. The simplest definition of Reiki is a “Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.” Accurate and easy to understand, I find that it is usually a sufficient answer for most people. However, Reiki is a big

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The Spirit of Your Reiki Business

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Spring 2013. Artwork by Gaia Orion. Building a Reiki Practice is a creative, spiritual experience. We dream it into existence. Our ideas form in our imagination, and then we take action in the physicalnworld to manifest our dream. As we create our Reiki practice, it becomes

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Reiki Heals Criticism

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, Fall 2006. I have the greatest respect for the one God, and spiritual teachers, prophets, and enlightened masters of all traditions, including Buddha, Yogananda, Krishna, Mohammad, and the various Goddesses and Bodhisattvas. I honor their teachings and have received spiritual guidance and healing assistance from many

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Healing Religious Trauma with Holy Fire

by Colleen Benelli First Published – Reiki News Magazine, February 2014. IN FEBRUARY 2014, I participated in the Holy Fire Reiki ignition process. Over the months since then, I have had some time to reflect on what this energy is and how it has entered into and changed my life. The first part of this

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