Do you have a keen interest in learning how to heal yourself or those around you? If the answer is YES I’m right here to assist you in taking the first steps to learn how.
Who am I?
For those of you who are new here my name is Kathryn (aka Kat) I am a Reiki Master & intuitive energy healer.
What does that mean?
As a Reiki Master I have dedicated my life to a path of well being & spiritual development. Working from a place of love by connecting & living my life lead by my Souls guidance.
Using my intuition or ‘inner knowing’ I connect with the invisible energy of the universe & spirit guides to assist people to heal. The guidance I receive comes through in different forms, either through clairaudience, clairvoyance or clairsentience.
This journey has seen me follow my passion for teaching to a spiritual level through yoga & Reiki. As a Reiki Master I am able to pass the gift of Reiki onto others through the sacred ceremony known as the Reiki attunement. I can teach you how to safely connect & use the Reiki energy to heal yourself & others.
What is Reiki healing?
Reiki translates in Japanese as “universal life force energy.” Reiki guides the healing energy through the placement of hands either directly onto the body or held above. Reiki can assist the release of energetic blockages; break down habitual patterns & balances the Chakras. This holistic modality supports the bodies’ natural ability to heal. In order to move on & grow we must heal what we have held onto in the past. Reiki is a gentle, safe & non-intrusive method to assist this process.
The Reiki Level 1 workshop involves:
- Learning the Reiki hand placements on & around the client’s body.
- You receive the Level I attunements.
- Become aware of your own intuition & inner voice.
- You will learn how energy affects the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual bodies.
- Reiki Level I can be used on family, animals, plants & for self-healing.
Reiki Level 1 is a full weekend workshop consisting of fourteen hours in total split over two consecutive days. Learning Reiki is a rewarding & self-nurturing process. You will open the connection to your Soul as well as the universal energy.
There are many Reiki courses out there how is yours different?
It is recommended that you receive your Reiki attunement from a qualified Reiki Level III Master – this is me. I am passionate & dedicated to my life purpose of serving the greater good of humanity.
Being a Master is more than a title I live my life every day to that of mastery. I receive Reiki & other healing regularly, I meditate daily, exercise & keep my physical body healthy through good plant based nutrition. I work with my spiritual mentors every month. I take part in self-development programs to constantly keep growing & moving myself forward. What I learn I pass on to others. Through teaching I am always learning.
My courses are detailed & structured based on the way I learned Reiki from my Master mentor. I tailor the course to each individual depending on their levels of consciousness. The energy of the day will lead us where we need to go. I share my own experience & challenges of my personal healing journey with you.
Courses are kept small with a maximum four students so everybody gets one on one attention whilst still benefiting from a group experience. Hosting the course at my private residence in a rural location offers added healing benefits as well as a more relaxed atmosphere.
How do I know if I’m ready to learn Reiki?
If this post has sparked an interest & you feel an urge to learn more then you are ready. Self-doubt can kick in for sure; use this as the positive resistance that you are moving forward in the right direction. Everybody has the ability to learn to heal; just some are called to it more strongly.
I recommend that you have received a Reiki session prior to taking the course. That way you can ‘feel’ how Reiki works & understand what is involved during a session. It would be hard to learn something that you have never experienced yourself.
If you have any further questions please contact me using the form below or via email.
I’m ready! What is the next step?
The next Reiki Level 1 workshop is on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd March 2014. It will be hosted at a private residence in Perth’s northern suburbs, address given on booking confirmation. Please see the flyer below for more details. A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot & full payment due by Friday 14th March.
To book your place on this exciting workshop please contact me for a registration form using the form below or via email. Only TWO places are left for the March workshop so be quick!
I look forward to connecting with you & passing on this truly wonderful gift.
Love Kathryn xx
This year had been incredible already. I feel I have achieved so much in such a short time & it’s only the end of February. One of my biggest achievements so far has been taking the leap of faith & hosting my first workshop.
Workshops are something I love to attend myself. A whole day or weekend to submerge myself in a subject I’m interested in. Learning new things & meeting like minded people. That is the reason I decided I’d like to run my own. When you’re super passionate about something it’s natural you wish to share it with others.
Of course there was resistance, fear & self-doubt that got in the way for a while. ‘What subject should I present? Will people sign up? Am I qualified? It might die on it’s ass?’ The usual! Once I got out of my own way, found my subject matter & committed to a date everything fell into place.
On February 16th & 23rd I hosted a two-day workshop as an Introduction into the Chakras. Chakras are super interesting & are the main basis for my Reiki energy healing work as well as in yoga. Putting together a workshop on this subject came really naturally. To the point I felt I had too much information to share in the time I had.
Splitting the workshop into two days was something I was advised by my mentor. There is only so much information you can take in at one time. Especially when working with a highly energetic subject I know from my experience you can tire quite easily. It seemed logical to split the days into the lower & upper Chakra’s. Having a week in between sessions allowed the students to absorb & reflect on what they had learned. Then return a week later with much to share. Two days worked really well as everyone had different reactions & trying to squish all seven Chakras into one day would have been too much.
I’d put many hours work into planning the workshop. Designing my own workbooks pulled from everything I know. Writing my notes & gathering my tools together crystals, Chakra silks, alchemical oils & books. I didn’t want the workshop to be just me talking. It was more about feeling & self-healing. I wished to share the techniques I use for recognising & clearing blocked energy. Being a yoga teacher of course I brought in asanas specific to each Chakra too. The preparation took a long time but it was so worth it. When I run it again, all I need to do is hit ‘print’ & I’m ready to go.
My decision to host the workshop at home was a highlight hit with the attendees. We were blessed with two sunny, warm days that did get quite wild & windy at certain points! Being outside in nature surrounded by trees & wide-open space was very healing for everyone. The vibe was very much relaxed, content & happy. Stepping away from city suburban life to be in the country for a few hours can work wonders on the Soul.
The morning of the second day I was drawn to pull three Angel Therapy Cards (as posted on FB yesterday) to ask for any guidance I needed for the day. Three very strong cards presented.
1. You are a powerful Lightworker
3. Power Animal
All three resonated greatly & left a smile on my face. Confirmation everything was working out just as it should be.
The ladies that attended were brilliant. Huge gratitude & thanks to them for being a part of my first presenting gig. Everyone was so open & shared their experiences freely. It didn’t feel like work for me, everything flowed & felt really natural. Masses of healing occurred on all levels. Rounding off both days with guided meditation & a sound healing was perfect.
Each attendee received a surprise gift bag with a collection of goodies. A Chakra coloured glass tea light holder with a hand poured Frankincense & Myrrh soy candle, a rose quartz crystal, incense sticks, self-love cards from Scared Self Alchemical oils & a selection of information from beautiful holistic services I personally use & support.
Overall the workshop as a whole was very well received. All my self-doubt was very unnecessary but part of the process. Looking back now I should have been doing this sooner! (easy to say that now)
Here’s some feedback from the workshop:
“Day 1 with the vivacious Kathryn… opening up, connecting, peeling back layers and healing with the magical winds stirring our souls… beautiful day.”
“A beautiful day xxx Time to care for my “self” & allow the healing to continue…….gorgeous.”
“Two Sundays in a row for GREAT Chakra Workshop… It is amazing to deepen the knowledge of Mind Body Spirit connection… it was also awesome to learn how our chakras can open with YOGA postures…. Bikram yoga postures for most of the chakras. Thanks to Kat, Seren Holistic Lifestyles.”
Time to start planning the next event.
Love K xx
Crystals can be used in many ways to receive their healing benefits. The most common way most people use crystals for healing is by placing them on the body or by holding them. Another way is to make crystal infused water.
Water, just like air is essential for our survival. On average it is recommended to drink at least two litres of fresh, purified water a day to carry the life force charge around our bodies for optimum health. If we are drinking so much water why not spruce it up with some crystal power.
I’ve mentioned many times before in my writing that crystals carry a high vibration directly from the earth. I believe that by ingesting water that is infused with crystal energy can be beneficial as well. Some healers make crystal elixirs that are mixed with an alcohol base as a preservative. I have since learned a more simple technique to infuse your every day drinking water with crystal magic.
It is important to read up on different crystal properties before you make infused water. Some crystals can be toxic if used in this way. A safe recommendation is to start with a clear quartz infusion. Clear quartz is known as a master healing crystal that is very good at balancing the body & the immune system. Clear quartz has the ability to attune itself to the users specific needs. It works through all the four bodies cleansing & clearing any dense energy.
To infuse water with crystal energy is very simple. First you need to cleanse your crystal. I start by washing it in cold salt water, and then place it out for the three days over Full Moon. On the last day I leave it out to charge up with the suns energy for at least twelve hours. If it’s not Full Moon time, just charge in the sun. Then place your crystal in your water jug over night & it’s ready to go. Here’s mine inside my Britta.
You may find the taste of your water is slightly different. More sweet. I find I’m drawn to drink a lot more water if it’s crystal infused. Can’t get enough of it! Use your intuition as to when your crystal needs a recharge. If the taste changes or you just feel it’s time then follow the above process again. I find it’s usually around Full Moon again which is a perfect time each month to recharge you water crystals.
Enjoy! Love K xx
This year is definitely going to be another year of accelerated growth for me I feel. Some days I wonder how I’m going to keep up with the pace & everything I wish to do. Back to my intention of ‘simplicity.’
One of my biggest challenges has been to surrender my control & let life unfold how it should be. Even when there is chaos all around the equal & opposite ‘calm’ is right there next to it. The universe knows what’s it doing & will unfold just how it should be even if this seems like total mayhem to us.
This year, as life is always for me, is about taking action! Way back when I started this adventure I desired to run holistic retreats. I had that idea eighteen months ago & haven’t actioned it. Granted I have been developing my skills, learning a lot in order to be at a place to run such an involved activity. At the end of last year I turned to my Angel Therapy oracle cards for some much needed guidance for the year ahead. I asked the cards ‘what modality should I be focusing my energy on this year?’ Below are the three cards I drew.
Clear as mud hey! I needed a starting point & I knew deep down I had one. Action was needed. I feel my definition of ‘retreat’ was blurred. My original thinking of what a retreat should be was a weekend of pampering, healing, spiritual teaching & yoga. Way too complicated to get organised for a first event. A workshop however is a much ‘simpler’ way to get started. Workshops are still what I would call a ‘retreat’ as people are taking time out of their everyday lives to do something different.
A massive part of my life purpose is to teach. Workshops are a perfect setting to do what I love & use my natural skills to teach a group of like minded people something of interest too us all. I had an idea back in July 2013 to run an introductory workshop all about the Chakras.
The idea stayed in its box until December. Why? Fear was holding me back, fear of not being ready or knowledgeable. A fear no one would turn up or I couldn’t manage it on my own & I needed a team or assistance. The message in my card reading was very clear to overcome this. I just needed to visualise my success. Live like I already have taught a workshop; see it happening again & again. (Just like wrote in Tuesday’s post!)
Keeping myself clear & focused as the third card advises is so important too. When you put yourself out there to the world you are vulnerable, people may attack you or want to knock you down. Staying strong & clear energetically will help. There is a deeper meaning to this card too to remind me after I have taught such an event to disconnect from the energy & cleanse. Workshops are a massive energy exchange I must remember to return to my own energy field once I have shared what was needed.
My fear of not being qualified is one I feel many may have in this situation. I work with my Chakras everyday & in my energy healing sessions. Working with the Chakras consistently should be indication I know enough to teach about them right? There is so much to learn about these energy centres. It’s a subject I’m still learning about too as there are many more Chakras than the main seven. When something new presents that I’ve never come across before I go read up about it. ‘We teach what we need to learn.’ Even more of a reason to get this idea off the ground I feel.
When my business coach asked me to plan my calendar of events the Chakra workshop leapt out at me. This is an event I’m keen to host asap. It is time to take action on this idea.
Now I have! It’s official ‘The Chakras – Introductory two day workshop’ will be taking place on Sunday 16th & 23rd February. I decided two days would be beneficial so not to overload everyone in one hit. We learn more efficiently in small doses. When working with energy you never know where it will go & take us who knows the next workshop might be three days.
Not only is this an opportunity for me to share on a subject I’m passionate about I can use all my other skills too. Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting together unique hand out booklets for all the attendees. My design skills will be put to good use & I love nothing more than creating something direct from my own energy.
If you are in Western Australia give me a shout if you’d like to attend or for more details. Hit the workshops tab at the top of the page. Everyone else I wouldn’t say no to running an online course or a webinar if anyone would be interested?
Have a lovely Thursday, Kathryn xx
Food Focus week kicked off yesterday. Those who follow my blog regularly will know I like to delve into the metaphysical realm. Just because I’m focusing on food this week doesn’t mean it can’t be spiritual as well!
I’m a huge advocate for keeping balance through all four of our bodies: physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. If one is out of whack it will have a knock on effect to the other bodies. Food & nutrition can play a part here & throw our bodies into imbalance.
Everything in our universe is made up of energy. This energy can be measure in vibrational frequency. High vibration energy feels good; it flows & it is happy. That is why people on a conscious living path strive to raise their vibration because it brings us closer to the divine state – love & happiness.
Food is no exception. Different foods have varying vibrations. Higher vibrational foods come straight from the earth. Organic fresh produce is really the highest & best vibrational food you can eat. This is because to be certified organic no harmful, artificial chemicals can be used in its production. Food is our fuel it is also our medicine. The well known saying “we are what we eat” could not be more true.
We can heal our bodies from some pretty serious disease through balanced nutrition. Of course these programs are predominantly plant based. Eating straight from the earth means foods can retain it’s vibrational value. We are literally ingesting a part of mother earth. If fresh produce is put through processing & packaging methods the vibration is lowered. For packaged foods to have a longer shelf life some sort of preservatives have to be added. Again this will cause a vibrational decrease. The closest a food is to it’s natural form = high vibration.
It’s a no brainer to mention foods packed with processed sugar & alcohol are toxic to our systems. Anything that can dramatically alter our mind state, think sugar highs, does not say ‘balance’ to me. When a sugar craving kicks in there is an emotional reason there & it also means your low on the vital universal life force energy. If you eat high vibrational food, exercise & drink lots of water you will go through your day feeling balanced. There won’t be a need for quick pick me up’s as you’ll always be topped up on the right foods. I’m talking 100% from my own experience here. Feeling tired? Have a green smoothie!
I choose to eat a vegetarian diet as it suits my body & my lifestyle. I first gave up eating meat in my late teens. I will admit I was a bit of a rubbish vegetarian back then. The supermarkets in the UK stock a wide variety of processed vegetarian foods. It was far too easy to eat out of a packet with no fresh produce in sight.
When I first moved to Australia I did return to being an omnivore for a few years. Looking back now I was always bloated, my weight yo-yoed & my digestive system never seemed to be happy. Going back to being a vego I’ve experienced none of the above. Being older, wiser & more educated 🙂 I’ve got vegetarian cooking down pat now. Why buy packaged veggie lasagne when you can make your own straight from the garden.
My decision to return back to vegetarianism was also for energetic reasons. I believe when an animal is slaughtered for human consumption, no matter how humanly, it will still experience pain. This pain will then be held in the animals flesh on an energetic level. When we eat an animal product we ingest this pain into our systems. This can dull our vibration as our bodies take on this pain. Some people might not care too much about this. For my line of work I do. To be the clearest channel I can be for my healing clients I owe it to them & more importantly myself to have a clean energy field.
Another tip I’d like to share with you that may well be totally ‘woo woo’ to some so feel free to skip to the end is energy can be exchanged through the preparation of food too. How good does a home cooked meal taste that has been made with love? Good hey? The food has been infused with love & pure intentions that results in a lovely, tasty meal. We then eat the food, it tastes good & we feel good, as we’ve been passed on love through the food.
What is the person preparing the food is not happy, feeling down, angry & not in a good place? The opposite will occur. Their negative energy will be all over that plate of food & who ever eats it will take that on. This I feel may happen when you eat out at places where you don’t know who is in the kitchen. Is food poisoning to blame for upset stomachs? Probably but if two people have the same dish & only one gets sick what then? My take is the person who got sick may well be more sensitive to the dense energies that were in the food. Just something to think about…. (Warned you I would get woo woo!)
Don’t fret there is action you can take here & it’s really easy. By simply holding your hands over the plate of food (or drinks) you can charge it up using your own energy. I say a mantra as well when I do this I call upon my guides ‘to cleanse & bless this food with white light, please allow it to nourish me inside & out, thank you.’ It’s all in the intention to clear any dense energy away. You don’t have to use your hands, use your eyes or simply hold the intention in your mind before you hoe in.
I’ll leave you there with some energetic food for thought. Drink lots of clean, fresh water. Eat straight from the ground if possible. Most importantly enjoy your food, look after your bodies & be the best you can be.
Love K xx
p.s. For more information on this subject I highly recommend this book: Eating in the Light by Doreen Virtue.
Photo courtesy of Ash’s veggie garden 🙂
Over the period of Mercury Retrograde (October 21st to November 10th) there was a huge push to get areas of our lives cleaned up. This meant physical cleaning as well as emotional. One Sunday morning what started with a quick rearrange & dust turned into an overhaul of my healing room. I hadn’t planned what was about to happen but the universe sure did.
Take a look at the photos below. Once I started moving things around and pulling open drawers I just couldn’t stop. I’m very good at hiding things away, out of sight out of mind. My drawers were full of stuff I was holding onto just in case. As you can see once I tipped them out the task ahead was epic. So much crap! One drawer was full of bits of cut off ribbon & craft materials. Seriously will I ever us a ten centimetre scrap of ribbon?
The room isn’t very big especially with my table up. When I have a session I need to reposition my table & my desk chair gets wheeled out to make space. I felt like this was a lot of effort especially as I’m conducting sessions more regularly. All that rearranging adds to my pre-session preparation. I decided I needed to loose some furniture so the table can stay put in one place.
After clearing out my drawers I stream lined the contents so I could totally get rid of one small set of drawers. The printer that sat on top was moved below the desk. A much better spot for it & it made better use of the desk that is designed to have a printer the lower shelf.
Then the fun started. The other two pieces of furniture went round and round in circles. I could not decide what felt right. I loved the space I created in the middle of the room by taking the big drawers away from the sidewall. It meant my table could stay in the one spot & I could get round it better. I just couldn’t decide where the drawers or shelves should go.
Finally I was too tried to drag the drawers around anymore & they stayed put by the door. The small shelves are in a better spot now as these house my metaphysical bits & pieces I use in sessions. I need these at easy reach. Stepping back & viewing the new room layout it feels so much better. All the furniture is away in one corner/wall, leaving a huge open space in the centre for my table. The energy really can flow round now with out any furniture blocking it’s path. My desk chair does not need to be moved out now. Actually it’s better it stays in so I have somewhere to sit whilst I talk to clients, makes it all the more friendly.
I realise now my room was craving this make over, it needed a switch up, and it was time for it to evolve. It’s amazing what happened next. The next day the phone & email went nuts with new clients enquiries. Business had gone a touch quiet. It happens, I don’t stress if it does. I feel the reason why was because the space I was working from had gone a bit stale. By cleaning it up & changing it around it’s vibrational frequency changed sending out messages to my clients that it was ready to receive them.
The same thing happened when I first set up the room. Once I set the intention that space was dedicated to healing & I left the table up all the time I had an influx of clients.
What I have learned from this is the space I work out of is a high vibrational entity just like me. This space is as much part of the healing session as I am. It will evolve with me as I grow & just like myself it will needs will change. I clear & cleanse the space energetically every day but now I realise as well as a physical clean it will need a rearrange from time to time. What worked with the layout before was fine for when I first started out. Now I need more space to get around & a chair to sit in as the after session coaching is getting longer.
Have you ever noticed how the energy of a room changes & shifts when you move around the furniture? Please share your experience in the comments below.
Love K xx