Friday, August 16, 2013

Combining Reiki with other therapies

For me, Reiki represents one of the purest and most natural forms of energy healing available on our planet today, and I have no wish to dilute the essence of its message. 

On the other hand, because Reiki means "spiritual energy", the Greater Power that is Reiki will guide us to use other therapies and/or methods as we progress along our own healing journeys.

Reiki is our ever present, ever patient teacher, if we will but listen.

In my own work, I regularly combine Reiki with two other therapies to facilitate the best, or highest, possible outcome for my clients: Spiritual Response Therapy, affectionately known as SRT, and Sound Healing.

I hope to share here a concise overview of how these modalities work to complement Reiki in my own practice.

When a client comes to see me, even if they have specifically asked for Reiki, I usually suggest that we begin with a consultation to determine what is happening from their point of view, and clear life energies using SRT.

What is important is that the client knows which part of the session is SRT and which is Reiki.  I do not confuse them by muddling up modalities - this is vital to understand. If you are going to combine therapies for the highest good of your clients, I suggest having a clear intention and structure also.

SRT is a form of ‘information dowsing’ that is quintessentially non-local. Like Reiki, it can easily be done ‘at a distance’ and it allows me to change information in the field that may be flowing counter to the client’s physical, emotional and mental health. This is done through intention and directed attention to the field of consciousness, whilst working at the super-conscious level.
Through intention, breath and the mechanism of dowsing, I link to my High Self and use a set of channelled charts to access and clear information held in the various energy bodies where the negative programming is stored. In SRT, we talk about 'energies running' or 'programming' or 'negative charge' and our work is rooted in the spiritual principle of the Law of Mind Action: whatever you think about, you create energy around it, and have to deal with that energy.

One of the most useful aspects of the whole SRT process is something we call "prep to work". Here, I check to see if the client's aura has any cracks or holes, and/or if they have any energy attachments or blocks that are preventing a clear connection to their High Self. If they do, Spirit can simply clear it.

When I sit down to work with Spirit, I prepare myself to work as a clear channel - with Spirit acting as my own High Self - and I also prep the client to work with their High Self. In this way, there is person-to-person communication (human level), and also higher level communication happening simultaneously. The prep also helps reduce ego level, which can interrupt the quality of the flow of healing energy and information.

After preparing to work, I will then ask Spirit if there are negative energies (programming) affecting the client in any of the 13 bodies of consciousness? These bodies hold all positive and negative programming, created as potentials to experience when we incarnate.

If there are negative energies to clear, it is as simple as asking for them to be cleared. No ritual is required. Expert dowsing skills are, however, essential to ensure the answers received are clear, true and accurate, coming from the High Self and not the conscious mind.

What I understand from my work is that the negative programming provides the basis for our earthly challenges, which prompts us to ask deeper questions of ourselves, and explore life as it was meant to be lived. This is the basis for greater expansion of consciousness.

SRT is similar to Reiki in that it addresses the 'root cause' of the client's problem energetically.  In Reiki, we may use the HSZSN symbol as a focusing tool to get to the energetic root cause of a problem. For me, SRT helps one to discover the art of asking the right questions with regard to fundamentally changing consciousness. I like this direct approach, which is rather detective-like!

What I find interesting is that, as with Reiki, different SRT practitioners will work in slightly different ways to each other because they perceive things differently, and thus the healing intention and outcome will be unique.

Specifically with dowsing, asking different questions will bring through different answers.There is an art to intuitively perceiving the 'right' questions to ask, and it generally takes a great deal of practice to dowse whilst holding the 'right' question in mind.

We are all individual channels for Spirit/Source/God/The Universe, so it is perfectly natural that we will have some similar viewpoints, but also very different ones. Our different perspectives add to the richness of the tapestry we call Life.

Esther Hicks, of Abraham-Hicks, asked the Non Physical consciousness Abraham, 'If we have been talking to God, why doesn't God say the same thing to everyone? Why isn't everybody getting the same message?'

Abraham said, 'Everybody isn't asking the same question. Everybody is not at the same point of understanding. Everybody is not even wanting the same thing... We are all about eternalness which means we are about difference. It is in our difference that desires of all kinds come forth, and as all of these new desires pop up, every one of them—even in their difference—is important.'

After clearing the bodies of consciousness, I will then use Reiki to complement the healing process. I have trained in both Western and Eastern style techniques, so I tend to favour the more intuitive, eastern-style methods to hone in specific client issues.

Whilst giving Reiki, I do find the spontaneous use of sound coming through to heal and balance the physical and subtle bodies. A lot of times, I will observe the flow of Reiki in silence - but, many times, I am guided to tone and chant directly on or over the physical body.

In the practice of Usui Reiki, the Kotodama is chanted at second and third degree levels to help awaken consciousness further. In Japan the word for mantra is either Kotodama, meaning “words carrying spirit”, or Jumon meaning “chant”. According to Suzuki-San, who is thought to be one of Sensei Usui’s original students, the mantras for the Reiki symbols were the first extra piece of information to be introduced to Sensei Usui’s first teachings.

Kotodama is an ancient Shinto practice that used the vibrations of sound to interact with the natural environment. Mantras invoke a specific vibration through sound and most effective when toned, or spoken aloud.

For those of you who have taken second degree, and thus know the proper pronunciation for the Reiki symbols, I invite you to experiment chanting the symbols out loud (softly). This can greatly magnify the quality of the Reiki energy coming through you. Try it and see!

In Reiki, we don't generally say the symbol names out loud - primarily because this would disturb the client but also because there is a degree of secrecy and sacredness for the symbols and their names. However, chanting the symbol names has a totally different quality to it, and can help create a very soothing experience for the client.

After taking my Reiki Master Teacher training in 2005 and launching Energy Therapy, I went on to take my Karuna Reiki Master Teacher training in 2006. Shortly after taking the training, I found that my voice started to change and that I was creating very unusual sounds whilst toning and chanting - without any effort on my part. I was absolutely fascinated and went on to study with Jonathan Goldman, a pioneer in the use of sounds for healing.

Using an externally created sound, coupled with clear, focused intention, it is possible to project a "healing" sound into the body, reminding the body of its natural resonant frequency, thereby restoring the blueprint for perfect health again.

This is not a new truth but an old truth revisited:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."John 1:1

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:21

In terms of healing it has been said many times that the human body is like an orchestra and that if we are well, everything can be said to be playing in tune. However, when we are ill, there will be parts of us that are out of tune and throwing our body system out of balance.

Whilst remembering the magic formula of Sound + Intention = Manifestation/Healing, we can tap into the power of sound through toning and chanting. Indeed, sound will naturally move through the body to create a space for healing to take place, bringing the client back into alignment with the life force within.

We simply need to trust and allow ourselves to be a vehicle for sound from the higher dimensions. If we trust, then the "right" note will come out. It may not sound pleasant to our ears but it will be the one that creates the shift. It is important to remember that not all sounds are melodious!

Alongside the voice, I also use Reiki Drumming as a separate healing modality, or in combination with my voice.  I also have a strong connection with aboriginal healing, and own several original Yidaki (or didgeridoos). Both the drum and didgeridoo help to create very deep healings for clients as Reiki "rides" the sound waves that are created by these primordial instruments.

Finally, as an Aura-Soma Practitioner, I also like to use the visible colour and light energy of Aura-Soma Pomanders and Quintessences to support the well-being of the client. Each of the frequencies are quite different and complement any healing session.

I invite you to allow yourself to grow with Reiki, and explore your own sense of uniqueness. The last thing that Reiki wants is to be "boxed".

All blessings,

Jaime Tanna
Founder and Director of Energy Therapy

Activism or Education? Will you take a stand for a New Earth?

The world is not going to change by humanity setting on the fence about matters that are important to its well-being. The word 'activism' must be replaced by the word 'education', and the word 'activist' must be replaced by the word 'educator'.

Is the mother who stands in front of a fracking lorry because she doesn't want her children to die from drinking lethally contaminated water supplies an activist, or simply a mother seeking to educate others about the dangers of an industry driven by greed and a narrow-minded, fatalistic approach to energy?

Is the fisherman who stands alongside Greenpeace to stop monster ships - many of them longer than a football pitch, capable of fishing for months on end, and able to catch and process thousands of tonnes of sea life - pillaging our oceans an activist, or simply a fisherman seeking to educate others about treating our waters and ocean life with the respect they deserve?

It’s easy to think of these issues are far away problems that don't affect us directly, but we shouldn’t be complacent. We are complicit in the destruction of our planet, if we don't take a stand.

Today, because of the internet, we are closer to each other than ever before - and, because of social media, we have the tools to speak out on matters that are vital to our well-being and sense of community. In short, we have the ability to make a difference.

It is too easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of online petitions springing up - but they are springing up because they matter to many people, some of whom have their actual livelihoods and even their lives at stake. Whole communities can be ruined because of corporate greed, spurred on by incompetent governments and ineffective laws.

Petitions on, and many other key sites give us back our power, and the opportunity to affect government and industry decisions, especially when our governments and industry have stopped listening to us, the very people who put THEM in power.

When thousands of us come together with one voice, they HAVE to listen. They have no choice because the new paradigm is here to stay.

We must be the change we want to see in the world. We must act today, for a better tomorrow.

What will you do today to make a difference?

Jaime Tanna
Founder and Director of Energy Therapy 

Current campaigns to make a difference:

Donate a little money (even £1!) to help stop monster ships pillaging our oceans:

Prevent Ecocide continuing in Europe:

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Got milk? Go RAW!

Steve at Hook & Son - RAW Milk Producer
Steve at Hook & Son
More and more people are waking up to the fact that RAW Milk (as it used to be produced a long time ago) is totally different to the lifeless, processed milk many people buy from Supermarket shelves today.

The dairy industry, as a whole, has been lying to us.

We've been hypnotised into believing that pasteurised, homogenised milk is "good" for us - but more and more people are finding that they have difficulty digesting it. They are often labelled as "lactose intolerant", meaning that their bodies have stopped producing the lactase enzyme that is essential for proper digestion of lactose. And that's all that is usually said on the subject.

Did you know, however, that RAW milk is a wonderful, natural food that naturally comes with the lactase enzymes needed for digestion of lactose, whereas the act of pasteurising milk kills the lactase enzymes needed for efficient digestion?!

RAW milk actually strengthens the digestion system and provides the body with many vital nutrients.

Commercialisation of milk (pasteurisation and homogenisation) is NOT good for cows, or for us! Commercialised milk actually provides zero benefit (all the vitamins and good bacteria are destroyed), and weakens the body over time.

According to the Campaign for Real Milk website, pasteurisation "destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamins C, B12 and B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer."

Homogenisation is a secondary process where the milk fat particles are smashed into smaller fat particles, so that the fat particles do not rise to the top, but remain in even suspension throughout the milk. This ensures the colour is consistent (there is no cream at the top of the container, or cream line). The health concerns that the body cannot deal with these very fine fat particles, which pass straight into the bloodstream, goes largely ignored.

The government and the industry want to tell you that RAW milk is bad for you, that is has "associated health risks". Yet, why are more and more self-educated consumers on the subject looking for RAW milk suppliers?

The most important thing to know is that a lot of dairy cows are milked mercilessly and do not receive sufficient care - disease is rife and the cows treated with antibiotics to keep disease under control!

"Standard" dairy cows are medicated with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) to stimulate a much higher than normal milk production, causing severe stress that results in mastitis (an infection of the udders) - and this creates a lot of pus.

Pus??!! Yes, you read that correctly!

Around a third of dairy cows will have the infection at any one time, so a lot of pus ends up in the milk.

There can legally be several hundred million pus cells in every litre of milk (figures vary on different websites) here in the UK, which also contains antibiotics and growth factors given to the cows. Also, since a dairy cow spends most of its life pregnant, the milk produced is usually full of cow hormones as well.

No wonder we need pasteurisation and homogenisation!

You might wish to console yourself by thinking that the milk is pasteurised, so the pus cells are cleaned out, but this isn't true. They aren't cleaned out, only heated. So you're drinking a lot of dead pus cells!

Living a much faster pace of life, it's clear that we've lost our vital connection to the land, and to the food we eat. We rely too heavily, and blindly, on the government and industry to tell us "what's good for us" - but it's a big mistake. Especially since "money concerns" often override animal and human welfare concerns.

On smaller farms, where the cows are looked after - all unpasteurised milk in England & Wales comes from pasture fed cows on low intensive or organic farming regimes - and milked in a hygienic environment, using advanced milking equipment that is kept sterile, the milk is actually cleaner! In this way all the benefits of the good bacteria in the milk are kept.

Want milk that's good for you? Buy RAW milk (but only from a recognised supplier, with strict controls)! 

If you live in the UK, one of the best suppliers is Hook and Son, set up by a lovely farmer called Steve.

"Delivering our milk to you straight from the farm means that not only is it extremely fresh, you also know the exact source of your milk. With our weekly newsletter you can really get to feel that you are part of the farm. Don't forget, our milk is raw milk, it hasn't been pasteurised or homogenised, and nothing has been added or taken away. The pastures are free of fertilisers and pesticides. This means that our milk is extremely natural and pure. We work with nature, so that our cows are happy in a stress free environment. The national average life of a dairy cow is six years. Our cows' average age is nine!"

Pop down to Borough Market in London (on a Friday or Saturday) and say hello to Steve at his stall, where you can sample raw milk from his cows, along with raw (pouring) yoghurt and raw butter.

Just follow the link for more info!

Jaime Tanna
Founder and Director of Energy Therapy 

Further reading: 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Are you taking antacids? Link between aluminium and Alzheimer's

Are you taking antacids? Is this a regular occurrence? If so, you may want to think twice about whether this is the best long-term solution for you!

Common Brand Names include Alka Seltzer, Tums, Rennies, Rolaids, Gaviscon. All these brands contain aluminium, usually in the form of aluminium hydroxide.

A leading medical website,, says: "Antacids neutralise the acid made by your stomach. They are commonly used in conditions where it is helpful to neutralise the acid made in the stomach. For example, for acid reflux which causes heartburn. Most people who take antacids do not develop any side-effects."

Think again!

According to the late, enlightened medical professional Dr. Batmanghelid, he points out in his groundbreaking work that, "Antacids that contain aluminium are dangerous. They should not be freely used for a condition that responds to an increase in water intake. Excessive aluminium in circulation has been strongly implicated as a precipitating factor on top of other considerations in Alzheimer-type disease.

It is imperative to understand this relationship between taking aluminium-containing antacids for a long period of time and their possible accumulative toxic side effect of brain damage in Alzheimer's disease. No amount of genetic study will undo the toxic side effect of a metal used in medications to deal with a simple signal of thirst... Most antacids contain between 150-600 milligrams of aluminium in every spoonful of liquid or in each tablet."

Most worryingly, in addition to antacids, we humans also ingest toxic aluminium from many other sources, including from our (city) water supplies, many foods that we choose to eat, and from the air that we breathe.

Today, in so-called, technologically advanced Western societies, aluminium sulphate is used in the process of water purification for city water supplies!

Alongside harmful water "purification" methods, an examination of the labels on consumer products will reveal that many of them contain the metal aluminium.

Cake mixes, self-raising flour, processed cheese, baking powder, food starch modifiers and anti-caking agents all provide additional aluminium in the form of sodium aluminium, sodium aluminium sulfate, aluminium ammonium sulfate, and sodium aluminium silicate. Sodium aluminum silicate, for example, is a chemically synthesised food additive used to prevent caking and clumping so that powdered foods flow more easily.

Aluminium also contaminates pasteurised milk, where the milk is heated in aluminium containers. You would be better off going RAW, buying your milk from a dairy producer that treats their cows properly.

Beverage cans, aluminium foil in contact with food, aluminium pots and pans, alongside the harmful aluminium in many drugs, all serve to ensure that the cumulative load of aluminum in the human body will eventually reach a critical level if we are not mindful.

According to a report from Leading Edge Research Group, "Dust from talcum powder, baby powder, cat-box litter, cement, asphalt mixes, tobacco smoke and ashes contain aluminosilicates. Complex ionic aluminosilicates go directly to the brain through the olfactory system.  [According to neurobiochemist Eugene Roberts, Ph.D., a research physician at the City of Hope National Medical Center.]  Much of the damage typical of Alzheimer’s disease, coincidently, is found in the olfactory regions of the brain. Metal particulates are a significant constituent of the general atmosphere in many industrialized countries. These particulates are typically 1/50 the width of a human hair.  The miniscule size of these particles enables them to join other elements floating in the blood. A darkfield microscopic examination of your blood will show heavy metals floating around. They also travel through cell walls and into the nucleus and directly affect the DNA. Yale University researchers in 1978 published a paper that estimated that 140,000 deaths a year are related to all forms of metallic air pollution compounds. [Noble, H., The air: Unsafe at any site, New York Times Magazine,Nov 4, 1979, p. 122.] Metallic air pollution now kills almost 300,000 people each year, and the toll is rising, despite the scientific evidence. No one is taking industry to task."

There is a silver lining to this rather big, dark cloud - and that is the simple (but largely ignored) advice to drink more good quality water, meaning you should at least use a water filtration system to filter out the intentional pollutants in your tap water.

We all really need to drink 2 litres of water (about 8 medium-sized glasses of water) a day - and much more if we are drinking diuretics like teas and coffees!

Make sure you get off long-term dependency on antacids by starting to drink more water - in the vast majority of cases it will rapidly reduce, if not completely eliminate, the need for complex medications, including antacids, or worse (e.g. proton pump inhibitors and H2-receptor antagonists)! It may sound overly simplistic, even "too good to be true", but, at least, try increasing your water intake before you decide whether water alone is remedy enough for symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, and peptic ulcers.

According to Dr. Batmanghelid, the primary cause of Alzheimer's disease (along with many other diseases of the body) is chronic, long-term (brain cell) dehydration of the body. Aluminium toxicity is a secondary complication.

I highly recommend buying Dr. Batmanghelid's book, "Your body's many cries for water." It's a real eye-opener!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Proposed world-record signing of footballer Gareth Bale will cost £200 million

Image copyright: Sky Sports
According to the Telegraph, Real-Madrid want to offer a record £200 million plus for Gareth Bale, who plays for Spurs in the English Premier League. Just two weeks ago it was £80 million!

"It is understood that Tottenham Hotspur are holding out for £104 million for the 24-year-old forward who is pushing hard for a move this summer. In addition Real Madrid want to pay Bale a salary of £7.8 million a year – net of tax – over a proposed six-year contract, " says correspondent Jason Burt.

This doesn't include sponsorship fees by advertisers, which could easily bring his earnings over £15 million. Maybe £20 million, no one knows for sure.

I celebrate Bale's personal success at reaching the pinnacle of his profession, and rewarded for that in terms of  both prestige and money. When we look at the current paradigm, we can easily see that most of humanity is working to have more money, so we can enjoy a better life, are we not?

Yet what kind of society have we created, where we see a company pay this type of exorbitant fee for a footballer and then we say that we cannot find the money to pay for the healthcare for millions of people? In the UK, many hospitals are closing, nurses and doctors are quite often overworked and underpaid, and many welfare benefits are being cut for those "slackers" who should "get a job"... cuts that may even see whole families thrown out onto the street.

It seems that our values are a little topsy-turvy, are they not? We are creating bigger and bigger divides between the rich and the poor, the "haves" and the "have nots". 

Shall we use the usual justifications, such as "that's just the way life is..." or "that's the way the cookie crumbles..." or "to the winner goes the spoils..."? Or, perhaps we should look more closely at what, exactly, has created these monster earnings? 

And we should definitely look at what we can do to create a world which is not so greedy and out of touch with its own needs. In the UK, so many people (mainly men but some women too) care more about how their team is doing, than how the economy is doing, or how their neighbour is doing. That's a fact!

The Premier League competition formed when the FA Premier League broke away from The Football League in 1992 to take advantage of a lucrative TV rights' deal which will be worth £3 BILLION (that's 9 zeros after the first digit!) as of 2013–14, with BSkyB and BT Group securing the rights to broadcast!

The Premier League is currently the most-watched football league in the world, broadcast to 643 million homes, with a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people.

With an audience of 4.7 billion, big mainstream advertisers (think Coca Cola, MacDonalds, Barclays Bank and so forth) will pay a lot to keep brainwashing their audience into buying their goods and services. It is a sorry fact that if someone sees an advert enough times, they will unconsciously reach for the product through a subconscious imprint.

For example, the brand LYNX always links itself to SEX and makes no apologies for it. Why? So that guys will associate themselves with the guy who gets the HOT LOOKING GIRL IN SKIMPY UNDERWEAR by putting on Lynx Deodorant. You may laugh - but they do it because it works.

In the Conversations with God series, God said to Neale Donald Walsch that beyond a certain income, the rest of a person earnings should go into a collective pool, to be used for the highest good of society. It gave a figure of around $20 million. 

I think that's fair, don't you? In fact, it's more than fair.

Hospitals, schools and so forth would benefit from the earnings taken above that threshold, and the contributor would be recognised for his/her vital contribution towards his/her fellow human beings.  

It seems we are greatly reluctant to do this - it would go against "free enterprise" and inherent "freedoms". Yet, it seems to sit with us just fine that over half the world's population is earning below the breadline, and DYING.

If it isn't okay, we seem incapable of doing anything about it. We seem incapable of standing up and saying the current paradigm is not fair nor sustainable.

Many people will ignorantly blurt out that these footballers - as well as other athletes, movie stars and so on - deserve what they earn. They are "paid what they're worth", is the reasoning. "They are talented", will be the answer! Yet are they more talented than the hospital nurses and doctors we have? Are they any more talented than the school teachers who educate our children?

Is it any wonder that children growing up don't want a "real job"?

And, do any footballers, or professional athletes, mainly young men in their 20s, need to pocket more than £10 million a year?

With all due respect to "free enterprise", I really don't think so...