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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Capricorn Full Moon Energy Forecast

Capricorn Full Moon Energy Forecast - July 9th, 2017
By Ann-Marie Patten

This is a time of reflecting on the quote " to give is also to receive."  It may be time to step up and give back to your community.(working with local homeless shelters, animals shelters.) others ways to give back is to simply set the intention to send love to Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants once a week. When you give back, and volunteer that energy will come back to you in different forms. Aligning with your free, adventurous self listen deeply to your needs and what is serving your highest self at this time. It could be that some people in your circle you need to cut out and walk away from. It's time to reflect and ask yourself if everyone you are friends with "can I be my true authentic self around." And does "x person make me feel good or bad"

It is important to surround yourself with like minded others that are positive, supportive, and that align with you and your needs. This full moon is nudging you to live a little on the edge, to think outside of the box, be free with yourself and your creativity. With that being said, be very clear with your intentions at this time . You probably have a lot of choices, meaning you need to decide on something! You need to choose what's best for you. Stand your ground and move forward. 

You are supported by all these changes as they are leading you to we ground and new beginnings to set foot on. Allow yourself to transform with a natural progression -- no force or criticism needed! Harnessing the power of manifestation and the support of your ancestors, you are guided to trust the unfolding happening and are reminded to always pray and ask for guidance from God and the angels. Before you go to sleep you are encouraged to pray to them about anything that needs easing and a solution to. Record your dreams and observe correlation to your prayers. You are stepping into a part of yourself that is ready to flourish and grow! 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Rock Tumbler

It's been an energetic rock tumbler to far this year with the ability to polish us like a rough stone to a smooth one. The trick to allowing the polishing is to flow with what comes up rather than clinging to the past. Be open to the new and most importantly being honest with ourselves. What are your true motivations? What are your gifts and what areas need some attention? Where are amends are needed and what can be released? It's time to step into your personal power! 

Energy healing can be a wonderful way to help raise our vibrations, clear that which is no longer serving us and support overall wellness. It can be performed distantly while on the phone or in person. 

When you come to Phoenix Reiki & Wellness for an in person session we include use of our Amethyst Biomat, sound healing and a chakra (energy center) reading with your Reiki session at no extra charge. Energy healing is not massage, the recipient remains fully clothed and usually experiences gentle relaxation along with a feeling of deeper balance and peace. We also offer deep clearing energy healing sessions, readings, Reiki past life regressions and a host of other services listed on our website. To schedule a session email info@phoenix-reiki.com, full details are here http://www.phoenix-reiki.com/Services.html.

Onward and upward!

Anne-Marie Revello, CRMT

Benefits of Massage Therapy

By Melissa Davis, LMT

Massage has been studied for many years and has been shown to have many positive effects on a number of health conditions. Massage's greatest benefit is increased circulation which speeds healing and enhances recovery of tissues. Massage also increases lymph flow which removes waste from the body. Other benefits of massage include:
  • Relieves stress
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Allows ease of movement and breath
  • Relieves pain and tension
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Promotes a quick recovery from injury
  • Improves circulation
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Relieves muscular problems
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces anxiety and promotes an overall sense of well-being


Research shows that all of these health conditions can be improved with massage...
  • Anxiety/depression/stress
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Circulatory problems
  • Digestive disorders/constipation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson's
  • Alzheimer's
  • Headaches
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ
  • Endometriosis
  • Emotional or physical trauma
...and many more! To schedule a massage at Phoenix Reiki & Wellness email mda0624a@gmail.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Beyond Poses Part 1 Pranayama

By Judy Sellman-Hrybyk, 200hr RYT


Yoga is so much more than the shapes we make with our body. In fact, there are eight limbs of yoga; yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. When many of us think of yoga, we think of the asana practice. Over the next several months, I would like to explore the eight limbs of yoga with you. We will first dive into one of my favorites, the practice pranayama.


B.K.S. Iyengar  stated in Light on Yoga,


“Prana in the body of the individual is part of the cosmic breath of the universal spirit. An attempt is made to harmonize the individual breath withe the cosmic breath through the practice of pranayama.”


What more could you want, right!? Being part of the cosmic breath of the universal spirit! In the end all practices lead us to samadhi. The fourth limb being pranayama, leads us to the greater connection with the universal spirit through breath control. When controlling the breath by means of stretching, lengthening, expanding, and restraining, one can reap great benefits to the body, mind, and spirit. From the reduction of stress and mental chatter to lowered heart rate and muscle tension, the benefits of breath control or pranayama can be felt both during the time of practice and throughout daily life.


To begin the practice of pranayama, one may simply draw attention to the breath by watching each inhale and exhale and making effort in creating a steady equal rhythm. Continue to draw attention back to the breath throughout each day over a week to increase the natural occurrence of the equal rhythm. To move the practice forward or to step into a concentrated pranayam practice you may want to continue or begin with the three part breath.


Three Part Breath


Finding a comfortable seated or reclined position with the back completely straight, place one hand over the heart and the other over the lower abdomen.


Inhale deeply filling the abdomen, then lower ribs, and upper ribs.


Exhale upper ribs lower, lower ribs lower, abdomen lowers.


Repeat inhale and exhale for 3, 5, or 11 minutes.

Like many physical practices, Pranayama has beginner, intermediate, and advanced techniques.Some practices may not be suitable for individuals, make sure to check contraindications before beginning a practice. I encourage you to explore your breath.. In joy, with practice all is coming!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Reiki and Children - A Mothers Experience

This was written by a Phoenix Reiki and Wellness client who wishes to remain anonymous for her children's sake:

"Every parent looks at their child at some point in time and thinks "I sure wish you came with instructions".  For the most part, you get to know the child and everything turns out fine.  First crying child needed to be swaddled.  Second needed sung to and third needed to be in constant motion.  Pink eye, ear infection, strep throat is fixed with a quick trip to the doctor.  I quit my job to be a mom.  Fixing is my job.

My heart was crushed around 5 years into my journey of being a mom.  There were things that I told my oldest two I would fix but it was not working.  Those two started showing signs of anxiety, panic attacks and even depression.  It got so bad that suicidal thoughts were being spoken.  I quickly put them in therapy and was also sending them to a psychiatrist.  Bi weekly talk sessions and medications were not helping.  I felt like a failure and most importantly I was scared for my children.  The medications were added to and changed monthly.  I felt like I was using my kids as guinea pigs with no results.  Something had to change.

Luckily I am an open minded parent.  Traditional is not working so lets try non-traditional.  I did a little research and decided to try Reiki.  After a Google Search I found Phoenix Reiki and Anne Marie.  Yes, it was strange at first.  Apparently my children are empaths.  Being told that they needed grounded and filled with light and protection bubbles was a bit strange for sure!  After the first sessions I saw immediate results. I could not see the blocked, small, cloudy, too large, etc. chakras being fixed but my children could feel it. To my surprise the Reiki sessions even worked from Anne Marie's weekly phone calls!   My ridged children looked much more relaxed and happy.  No it was not fixed after one session, it takes daily work but Anne Marie happily gave us the tools to do that work.  My children are now armed with the healing crystals, techniques for grounding and protection they can do themselves and more.

Is everything perfect over a year later?  No.  But it is whole lot better.  They are now teenagers which is a struggle on it's own but one child is off medication and therapy completely.  The other is also being weaned off and is on the lowest dose medication possible.  They know how to help themselves now when they get overwhelmed in large groups of people or after being around a grouchy teacher or coach.  Sometimes they need reminded, sometimes mom secretly grounds them when I see things getting out of control. Mom is still my job.  I am forever grateful for Reiki, it's a powerful tool that I highly recommend.  My oldest is Reiki 1 trained now, this has been a fabulous life changing experience that I am so happy I fell upon."

Peace To All

May we not get pulled into the vortex of negativity out there right now. Regardless of our individual political views we need to move forward and upward from this place to create a paradigm that supports all of us - holding the higher vibrational energy in the collective consciousness will help (we are all connected). 

Please remember as we are shifting up into higher energies the old heavy discordance needs to come up to be acknowledged, healed and released. May we all be part of this healing process. We CAN create change for the better in accordance with the greatest good for all if we choose to, lets do it! 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Freedom

As we celebrate the USA's birthday this weekend it's also a good time to consider what freedom means to us as individuals and to the human race.
Examining our lives to illuminate any areas where we do not feel free to speak our truth or stand in our power is a good place to start. What are the hindrances to that freedom and how can they be cleared away? Are these obstacles coming from inside of us, perhaps in our beliefs or self esteem?...
While the First Amendment grants us freedom of speech and religion in this country there are many all over the world who continue to be oppressed, many who do not have the opportunities for these freedoms. And here in our own country there are many who still suffer the oppression of poverty, racism and discrimination in various forms.
We as humans are all connected, the oppression of our brothers and sisters impacts the collective consciousness. As we look to heal any roadblocks to our own personal freedom may we also look to eliminate roadblocks on a global level for all who suffer oppression.
Let us celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in America and extend a hand through service work, prayer or activism to extend freedom to all humans that we may create an earth in peace and unity. So be it.