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Yes (Wo)Man

POSTED BY ginntree | 08.16.18

I talk a lot about how saying ‘yes’ to yourself sometimes means saying ‘no’ to others. Now let’s consider that ways in which saying ‘no’ to others can also mean saying ‘no’ to yourself. I’ve been thinking about how my social anxieties and insecurities have often made me a no-(wo)man a lot of my life. For the most part…


How to Make Contact With Your Spirit Guides

POSTED BY ginntree | 07.13.18

There are many ways to communicate with Spirit. From person to person, this usually manifests differently. This is how I learned: I had a high school friend who became a sort of mentor to me in our early college years, let’s call her Kim. She validated what I’d been feeling and allowed me to understand that I wasn’t…


Empathy

POSTED BY ginntree | 04.10.18

Empathy has been an especially big topic of discussion these last couple of years. I full-heartedly believe it is one of the most important ingredients in cultivating peace and love in this world. We often lose sight of the humanity in people when interacting through a screen or watching from afar. To tap into the human experience and remain fully…


Simple Affirmations

POSTED BY ginntree | 01.22.18

Affirmations are mantras that we can say to ourselves to help manifest positive conditions in our lives. They can be as simple or elaborate as the imagination allows. Here are several affirmations that I’ve collected over the years and love dearly. Choose one to meditate with, say throughout your day, or make it the theme…


Reiki Tips: Everyday Uses

POSTED BY ginntree | 12.04.17

Regular use of Reiki, healing energy, and mindful intentions can have a positive impact on our lives. Whether or not you are attuned specifically to Reiki, anyone can charge or infuse everyday items with a healing intention and loving energy and benefit throughout their day. To charge or infuse something: While holding or hovering your hands over…


Boundaries (Holding Space)

POSTED BY ginntree | 11.06.17

Zulu Alpha Kilo When I started in the massage industry, an interesting thing happened: many of my friends and family members would serious-joke about getting free and in-the-moment massages while we were dining, catching up with coffee, at get togethers and parties, on vacations, and even during the holidays. Isn’t it strange how people will assume…


Spirit and Reiki

POSTED BY ginntree | 10.02.17

As my clients settle in for their Reiki session, I let them know they can invite a supportive being to be present for their healing at any time during their session – God, a deceased loved one, their spirit guide, etc. Sometimes the invited will have a message for my client, while others simply want to be present and not interfere. I’ve found that people…


Gassho Meditation

POSTED BY ginntree | 09.01.17

Dr. Usui practiced and taught his students to start and end the day with the Gassho Meditation. Gassho means “two hands coming together.” This meditation teaches us to focus on one point, helping us to center ourselves, quiet our minds, and strengthen our connection to Reiki and ourselves. I’ve included some of the Gassho Meditation variations. I…


Oh To Be Healthyyyyyy

POSTED BY ginntree | 06.02.17

I see a lot of clients, friends, and family (and myself) who struggle to establish healthier habits. Many fret about their struggles and how they’ve had to neglect other areas of their lives while working to accomplish their goals. They’ll often run themselves down, throwing their energy and chakras out of balance. It’s a fabulous thing to want to do…


WWYD (What Would Yoda Do)?

POSTED BY ginntree | 01.26.17

“Luminous beings are we. Not this crude matter.” – Master Yoda With all the emotional turmoil our nation and communities have enrolled in, I can’t help but consider the famous Yoda quote, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Oh and how palpable…