NOVEMBER  2017    #88
COMMUNICATIONS 

NEXT HEALING CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 8,  2017
  


You are welcome to attend 
the next Healing  Circle on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 8 , 2017
FROM 6 - 9 PM 
at  Asbury Tower, 
1701 Ocean Ave.   Apt. 23 H 
in Asbury Park, NJ.
 
PLEASE RSVP. Since the space is limited, I will need to know if you are coming. You can do this by e-mail [WASTEVENS@AOL.COM] , phone 732-284-9990, or text.

If I cannot accommodate everyone who wants to come on the date announced, I will offer a second date to those who call.
 
This is an opportunity to gather with other practitioners and share what is going on, ask questions, and receive support. It is also a time for both meditation and receiving Reiju and, of course, this is all followed by an exchange of Reiki. 
 
Hope to see you there.

Click on the link below for directions and give me a call if you are having any problems.

There is a parking lot used by surfers and fisherman as well as others, opposite the front entrance of Asbury Tower, to the left of the boardwalk, which you can use FREE. 

There are also parking spaces all around the building 
which have parking meters.  

Also a block down any side street, there is open parking. 
 
It is a couple of blocks north of 404  5th Ave.  where we use to have it and you can easily see the tall building from there. 
 
 Feel free to call me if you are having any trouble.  (732-284-9990)
 
Just touch the #1 when you come into the main entrance and the security guard will let you in. Take elevator to 23rd floor.
 

HEALING CIRCLE DATES: 
 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
(No healing circle in February)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018






UPCOMING REIKI CLASSES IN ASBURY PARK 

Taught by Bill Stevens

Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level I (Shoden)

SATURDAY -  APRIL 28 ,  2017  9 - 5 PM

Please make your  intention to take class known to Bill, two weeks prior to class.  Call 732-284-9990



Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level II [Okuden]

SATURDAY -   November 18, 2017     9 - 5 PM

SATURDAY -  JUNE 2, 2018   9 - 5 PM

Please make intention to take class known to Bill, two weeks prior to class.   Call 732-284-9990




Usui Reiki-Ryoho - Level III [Shinpiden]
Saturday/Sunday  December 2/3, 2017  -  9 - 5 PM
[Need to attend both days]

Saturday/Sunday June 23/24, 2018     9 - 5 pm
[Need to attend both days]

Please make intention to take class known to Bill two weeks prior to class.   Call 732-284-9990

 

UPCOMING CLASSES AT BROOKDALE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES 
WITH BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CALL 732-224-2315 

REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING

Saturday - March 17,  2017
10 - 5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register 732-224-2315


  REIKI LEVEL II TRAINING

Saturday, May 19, 2017
10 - 5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315


REIKI FOR PETS
Saturday,  April  7,  2018
10 -  5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register   732-224-2315

TAI CHI EASY/QIGONG CLASSES

MONMOUTH MALL - EATONTOWN - CALL 732-542-1326

TUESDAYS -  September 19 - November 7, 2017
2 - 3 PM   

TAI CHI EASY AND THE TEN PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION  

The human system produces the most profound medicine naturally within.  Qigong and Tai Chi are time tests tools for activating this incredible human capacity.  In the park every morning in China, millions of people practice forms of Tai Chi and Qigong that are very simple, and targeted toward basic energy enhancement and healing.

In this 8  week class we will continue to introduce and review the five movements of Tai Chi Easy and incorporate the ten phases of Qi cultivation into these classes.

 
 FITNESS CENTER        LINCROFT, NJ  

Lifelong Learning Program

FRIDAY - September 22 - December 15, 2017
2 pm

To register call 732-224-2315

THE NINE MOVEMENTS OF TAI CHI EASY
AND TEN PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION
AND INTRODUCTION INTO PRIMORDIAL QIGONG
 
These classes  will focus on simple practices to restore and nurture a healthy balance throughout the body, enhance vitality, strengthen and calm the nervous system, still the mind and rejuvenate the mind and body. 
 
Tai Chi Easy is carefully developed method and approach to Tai Chi that makes it easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.  The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24,36,42) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi.

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Consensus Report

In November 2005, a panel of more than 30 nationally and internationally recognized experts in Qigong and Tai Chi, physical activity and aging and biomedical research gathered to explore and recommend key strategies on issues related to providing accessible and widespread Qi Gong and Tai Chi programs.  

You might find it interesting to glance through the report.

ASBURY PARK SENIOR CENTER 
1201 Springwood Ave    732-988-5252
10:30 AM    

NEXT CLASSES

November 8, 2017
December 13, 2017



TAI CHI EASY - 9 MOVEMENTS
AND 10 PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION


Bill Stevens is a graduate of the 200 hour Teacher Training Program of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.  [IIQTC.org]







WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO MY BODY
DURING REIKI

 
If you know what I'm talking about when I talk about reiki, you likely feel strongly about it. Maybe you describe it as the  life-changing saving grace to your chronic back pain, or maybe you're certain it's quackery capitalizing on people at their  weakest. At least for those moved to write about it on the internet, there's little middle ground.

For everyone else, a brief explainer: Reiki is a spiritual healing practice which originated in Japan in the early 20th century, and is built on the belief that the body is innately able to heal itself. The word "reiki" loosely translates to "universal life energy" - an energy which practitioners believe exists within, and surrounds, each body - and the practice involves transmitting or balancing that energy, through the specific placement of hands on or above a recipient's (fully clothed) body. Most commonly, reiki is used to ease pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression, but since at its core is the conviction that the body in its natural state can heal any ailment, the applications, theoretically, are endless. However, the few, small studies on the practice have yet to yield much  evidence of its efficacy (though the research has also found that it doesn't appear to be harmful).

Six months ago, when I walked into my first reiki appointment at a Santa Fe oxygen spa, I had only ever heard the word in passing, and I didn't really know what to expect. The spa's description spoke vaguely about healing and relaxation; I thought I'd paid for a massage. What I got was one of the strangest experiences of my life: an hour in which my practitioner waved his hands over me and blew smoke across my body, to which my body responded with warm tingling in my arms and hands, mysterious pressure on my chest, and uncontrollable tremors in my legs. It was unexpected, a little scary, and definitely not relaxing.

According to my practitioner, these sensations indicated an energy blockage being released; they were merely signs that the session was working. He told me my body was returning to its natural state, i.e. "nearly orgasmic" energy. But it didn't feel orgasmic. It felt crazy. I tend to be a cautious believer, but even I couldn't accept this as the cause and effect. I needed to know: what had happened to my body?
***

What complicates discussion of reiki is that, unlike alternative medicines which have become more integrated into Western medicine such as acupuncture and chiropractic, reiki is unregulated. The result of this is a proliferation of many and varied manifestations of the practice, influenced by different historical traditions and lineages, and often linked by little other than the practitioner's calling it reiki. This dispersal of technique can be a source of frustration to those who've trained in the specific method as developed by the man generally accepted as the founder of modern reiki, Mikao Usui.

So far, the research cautions that reiki should be used in conjunction with, and never instead of, conventional treatments for conditions like pain, anxiety, or depression. But if reiki is to be used with conventional medicine, then there first needs to be clarity around what, precisely, reiki even is. Practitioners going rogue, blending multiple spiritual practices into something new and naming it reiki, muddies the already sparse data. One person who is working toward a singular definition of the practice for patients, practitioners, and medical professionals is  Pamela Miles.

New York | 
Shinpiden Reiki III 
June 1 - 3, 2018 



Online preparation course is included in your course fee. 
9.00am-5.00pm each day




Venue
Reflections, New York 
227 East 24th Street 
New York, New York, USA

Shinpiden is the Japanese word for 'mystery teachings'. It is aimed at Level II practitioners or established Reiki Teachers who wish to continue their personal journey, a journey that is ongoing long after you complete the Shinpiden course. It is therefore not just about teaching and is even suitable for those who wish to simply develop their personal Reiki practise and occasionally teach those around them.

Self-empowerment is attained in Shinpiden through a strong energetic connection to the source of Reiki. It is also the result of the confidence you will feel as a result of your thorough knowledge of Reiki - how it works, what all the variations on Reiki actually are, where Reiki stands in the world today, the Japanese shirusi (symbols) and jumon (mantras) and their connection to Japanese philosophies and what the origin of Reiki's spiritual nature is.

One of the major focuses of this course is to tap into the sense that you are, and always were, a great, bright light - this is achieved by working with the fourth shirushi and jumon. 

TAI CHI MASTER AND THE DOG


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