JANUARY  2020  # 115
COMMUNICATIONS 

NEXT HEALING CIRCLE
WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 8, 2020
 
PLEASE RSVP SO THAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL
BECAUSE OF SNOW OR EXTREME COLD 
I CAN CONTACT YOU
  
 

You are welcome to attend 
the next Healing  Circle on Wednesday, JAN. 8,  2020
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 11, 2019
Wednesday, OCTOBER 9,  2019
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 13, 2019
Wednesday, DECEMBER 11,  2019
Wednesday, JANUARY 8,  2020
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 12, 2020
Wednesday, MARCH 11, 2020
Wednesday, APRIL 8, 2020
Wednesday, MAY 13, 2020
Wednesday, JUNE 10, 2020

(No Healing Circles during July and August)



UPCOMING REIKI CLASS IN ASBURY PARK 

Taught by Bill Stevens

Usui Reiki-Ryoho - Level III [Shinpiden)
JUNE 6-7 , 2020
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
9-5 PM
IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS CLASS 
PLEASE LET YOUR INTEREST BE KNOWN TO  
 BILL STEVENS  AT WASTEVENS@AOL.COM 
 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES AT BROOKDALE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

LEVEL I AND LEVEL II CLASSES THIS MONTH 
SEE BELOW

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

REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING
Saturday,  March 28, 2020
10- 5:30 pm   $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315


  REIKI LEVEL II TRAINING
Saturday, April 25, 2020
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     2 - 3  PM   
SPRING 2020
(Dates not confirmed yet) 

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 tested 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.
 
The First Promise of Qi is:  Qi is free and it is everywhere and everyone has direct access to it through simple methods that are easy to learn and practice. Qi can be cultivated purposefully to resolve any challenge or enhance any function.
 
The second promise of Qi is:  Every person who uses Qi cultivation methods consistently experiences some form of health improvement and personal access to greater energy and power. 
 

In this 10   week class we will continue to introduce and review the five movements of Tai Chi Easy and incorporate the ten phases of Qi
cultivatio n into these classes.

 
 FITNESS CENTER        LINCROFT, NJ  

Lifelong Learning Program

FRIDAYS     2  - 3  pm

APRIL 17 - JUNE 19, 2020

To register call 732-224-2315

THE NINE MOVEMENTS OF TAI CHI EASY
AND TEN PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION
A
 
These 10 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.
 
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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.
 
 
 
TAI CHI/QIGONG ON THE 
ASBURY PARK BEACH
[In front of Asbury Tower]
6 pm

Summer 2020
JULY 21 - SEPT 29
{when mother nature allows}

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






QIGONG FOR EVERYONE

Thursday Evening Qigong Classes - for all levels 

Each Month (4 Classes) with a Different Qigong Instructor

Starting January 9, 2020; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Qigong is a self-initiated health and wellness practice and can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that can improve one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breath, and self-massage.  

Qigong Instructors


 
OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPERIENCE



Some of you are aware of Christian Brothers Academy administered by the De La Salle Brothers in Lincroft, New Jersey.  On the grounds of the Academy they also have a Nursing home for their brothers.  I was speaking to Brother John McMahon not too long ago, who is on the staff there. We had a common interest in Reiki and he asked me if any of my past students would be interested in offering Reiki to the brothers who are at the Home.  I said I would share this invitation with you.  It is a good opportunity for those of you looking for experience (and you would be in a friendly and appreciative atmosphere).  

So if you feel drawn to find out more about this, set up an interview with Brother John.  He can be reached at 
732-580-2361.

De La Salle Hall 801 Newman Springs Road   Lincroft, NJ 

What are the Principles
of 
Distant 
Healing?


Here's the latest discussion topic we've been asked about!

Q. What are the principles of Distant Healing?

A. There's quite a bit of talk about this at times.
In modern Reiki practices it is common for people to ask for distant healing and, therefore, for others to 'send' it. Basically, distant healing is where someone who is not present receives a Reiki treatment.

Yet, if you look at the structure of universal energy (Reiki) then distance doesn't exist - even some quantum physicists today will tell you this (perhaps food for another blog). The term distant healing is therefore probably inappropriate but it is the commonly used terminology so we will also use it here.

When you work with Reiki on someone who is not present the recipient needs to be open to the healing. Generally practitioners ask the recipient to hold in their minds something like this: I want to heal myself. I am willing to receive whatever it is that I may need at this moment in my life.

The practitioner then performs the technique that he or she has been taught. This technique will vary according to the teacher and/or branch that the practitioner has studied with.

From a traditional Japanese perspective distant healing works in this way...

An energetic connection is developed during this technique between the practitioner and the recipient. The practitioner remembers his or her own connection to Oneness. This experiential understanding of Oneness supports the flow of energy between the practitioner and recipient. The effectiveness of the technique depends upon the practitioner's ability to remember this connection as well as the recipient's openness to healing. This is not unlike an in-person Reiki treatment.

Initially, a Reiki practitioner understands that we are all universal energy and yet to truly understand this, the practitioner must have first-hand experience of this wholeness or Oneness. This comes with time and practice.

Although everyone is universal energy, we experience it energetically at different levels depending upon our connectedness to the universe. Humanity in general exists in a largely disconnected state with just glimpses of Oneness. 

This is why we practice the system of Reiki which supports our personal growth; the remembrance that we are universal energy. This remembrance in other practises is often called becoming fully conscious.

On Usui Mikao's memorial stone it is written:

He suddenly felt One Great Reiki over his head and attained enlightenment and he obtained Reiki Ryôhô.

Notice the order of what is attained? First Usui Mikao attained enlightenment through his practice and then, ONLY then, did he attain Reiki Ryôhô. In other words, enlightenment comes first and then comes the complete experiential understanding of Reiki; universal energy.
Reiki treatments - whether in person or 'distant' - are for healing of the mind, body or spirit.

 Read this book for more information:
Your Reiki Treatment 

And as with all Reiki treatments it is best practice to focus healing intent on the wholeness of the recipient rather than a specific area. An imbalance may be linked to an imbalance elsewhere that may not be obvious to the recipient or practitioner. Everything is interconnected. This however does not mean that hand positions should be done away with. Ritual, such as this, is extremely helpful for practitioners and recipients alike.

People all over the world work with these practices, resulting in benefits being experienced by many!

Bronwen and Frans Stiene