Welcome to a new year my loves. How are you feeling? What's coming up for you as you look ahead? Are you leaving anything behind that was weighing you down? Are you feeling a sense of renewal? A fresh start? There's just something special about turning the calendar page to a whole new year, you know? It feels so cleansing to me.
That said, I'm not one for making huge changes or dramatic resolutions in January. I'm still in my slowed down, re-charging, hibernating winter mode. When it comes to rituals of any kind, I find it's best to listen to my heart and follow my intuition. Thus, my ritual to ring in a new year is simple and personal. I'll share it here:
I create an EnVision board using my creativity and intuition, and I reflect on messages from my board throughout the year.
I journal a list of what I'm letting go and what I'm calling in.
I choose a few words of focus for the year. The words typically come to me via messages from the universe. For 2022 my words are BOLD | GENUINESS | RESPECT.
I take a long, hot, cleansing bath in Himalayan salts and essential oils.
I write messages of love, hope, and gratitude to the important people in my life.
I also enjoy checking in with my astrological chart for the coming year, pulling an oracle card for the year, and reading up on the numerology. Speaking of...numerically speaking, 2022 is a six-year ushering in a focus on relationships, responsibilities, and deep healing. It's the ideal time to let go of our differences, forgive the past, and accept each other. To which I say halleluiah and sign me up!! (You can read more about this year's numerology here.) Wishing each and every one of you a year filled with good health, abundant love, and inner peace.
With a grateful heart,
INTRODUCING THE REIKI BLESSINGS BOWL
There's a new edition to the Reiki Studio--a Reiki Blessings Bowl. I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but the timing wasn't quite right. Then last last week, in a small shop called Earthbound Trading Co., I found the perfect glass bowl resting in rustic wooden hands, poised open to receiving. Message received that it was time to begin the Reiki Blessings Bowl.
What is the Reiki Blessings Bowl you may be asking? Well it's exactly as it sounds. It's a bowl to hold prayer requests for anyone needing an extra boost of Reiki's healing energy. Simply submit a request for yourself, a loved one, or a situation in the past, present, or future. Each request will be kept confidential and be lovingly placed in the sacred bowl to receive ongoing Reiki.
Please note: the Reiki Blessings Bowl is not intended to replace individual sessions. It may be used to set an intention for healing and call in abundant life force energy.
With Deepest Gratitude
Every year the website Nextdoor runs a campaign called "Neighborhood Favorites" to highlight beloved businesses in local neighborhoods. Winners are determined by the number of likes they receive on Nextdoor and the number of recommendations received over the past year.
I'm beyond grateful to announce that Palo Alto Reiki won for 2021! Thank you to all who voted. My practice literally would not exist without our incredibly loving and supportive community. A thousand thanks!!
Did You Know?
What Does It Actually Mean To Manifest Something—And How Do You Do It?
Sharing this insightful article from Women's Health about manifesting. Spoiler alert...the real magic comes from your attitude, focus, and gratitude. Enjoy!
"Manifestation might seem like magic, but it’s much more than “think happy thoughts!” Instead, train your brain to make your dreams a reality...Overall, manifesting is less about speaking a dream into existence than about subscribing to an uplifting mindset as you bring that goal to fruition. So how exactly do you start adopting that POV, then turn it into a consistent practice that helps you create the life you want? Let our experts show you *all* the steps that create magic."
How May I Help You?
REIKI FOR PETS
Energy Healing for dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles. May be done in person at your home (withing Bay Area, CA) or over Zoom. Both are equally effective.
Using a variety of oracle/tarot decks, we'll tap into universal energy and pull an array of cards meant specifically for you.
REIKI ENERGY HEALING
This ancient healing technique is a gentle, no-touch practice which treats the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit.
ENERGY CLEARING FOR SPACES
Clear negative energy from your home, car, or workspace with Reiki. In person appointments are offered within the Bay Area.
Throwing a birthday party? Coordinating an office teambuilding? Planning a girl's weekend? No matter what kind of event you're planning, Palo Alto Reiki will bring the magic! You schedule the time, place, and attendees, and together we'll create an event filled with bonding, mysticism, and fun. Private events may be booked as card readings, group meditation, group Reiki, or any combination of the three. I will work with you and your interests to tailor the event to your preferences. I will travel to your location (within the Bay Area), or the event may be over Zoom anywhere in the world. Email to discuss in detail and book your private event: email@example.com
RECIPES FROM THE HEART
Cooking has always felt magical to me. You take a bunch of stuff, that on its own isn't very interesting, and mix it together to create something new and divine. That's alchemy. That's magic. That's energy.
CHICKEN POT PIE
This pot pie is comfort food at it’s best. It's like eating a warm hug. You'll feel nourished body and soul with this meal. Thanks to my friend Lindsay for sharing this recipe with me 12 years ago!
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas and carrots
1/2 cup fresh celery, chopped
1/3 cup white onion, chopped
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup half & half
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F .
Rinse and drain frozen peas and carrots then set aside.
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat, the stir in onion, celery, flour and pepper.
Cook, stirring constantly until mixture bubbles, about 5 minutes.
Whisk in chicken broth and half & half.
Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in chicken and peas and carrots, then remove from heat.
Press 1 pie crust into ungreased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish, ten pour in chicken mixture.
Cover with remaining crust, pinching edges to seal. Cut very small vent in top pie crust to allow steam out.
Bake 35 minutes. (Check after 20 minutes and if crust is too brown, lightly cover with tin foil.)
Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.
Nourishing My Soul
What I'm Reading
I Hope This Finds You Well, poems by Kate Baer
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, a novel by Marie Benedict
Angel Prayers: Harnessing the Help of Heaven to Create Miracles by Kyle Gray
What I'm Shuffling
Light Seer's Tarot
What I'm Up To
January 2, New Moon Magic Meditation with Denise Elizabeth Byron
January 5, Past Life Regression Therapy, with Susan Lyons
January 13, Awaken Your Feminine Power Masterclass with Sand Symes
January 17, Full Moon Circle with Jenna Monaco
Every Monday, Cosmic Compass Conversations with Denise Elizabeth Byron
Every Tuesday, Sensuous Unwinding Meditation with Jess at Naturally Rooted
Bring Energy Home
Hand Crafted | Energy Infused | Superior Quality
I lovingly fill each 4 oz. fine mist spray bottle with an original blend of the highest quality therapeutic grade pure essential oils, witch hazel, and purified water. Each bottle also contains the ancient healing power of crystal chips and the pure white light Reiki life force energy.
I personally hand-pour and create each energy candle, combining the ancient healing power of crystals, with the medicinal properties of flowers and herbs, and the pure white light of Reiki life force energy.
Take time to quiet your mind and experience profound relaxation with my one-of-a-kind guided visual meditations. Click below to purchase and download the audio files to listen at home.
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"Kristen makes you feel comfortable and walks you through what to expect. You finish the session feeling both relaxed and energized…much like a great meditation. It was a great experience and I recommend to anyone. There are only positives to the experience!!"
Jennifer, Redwood City, CA
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