DECEMBER, 2018  # 102
COMMUNICATIONS 

NEXT HEALING CIRCLE
WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 12, 2018


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, DEC. 12,  2018
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 12, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

(No Healing Circles during July and August)



A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard. During the night, someone came across this. An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep ( He chose baby Jesus as his comfort) No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night. (We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time.) This is too sweet not to share. No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd!" 
FYI: THIS POOCH WAS RESCUED  BY A CHURCH MEMBER  



UPCOMING REIKI CLASS IN ASBURY PARK 

Taught by Bill Stevens

Usui Reiki-Ryoho - Level III [Shinpiden)
June 1/2, 2019
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
9-5 PM
Please make intention to take class known to Bill two weeks prior to class (May 24, 2019).       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 23, 2019
10 - 5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register 732-224-2315


  REIKI LEVEL II TRAINING

Saturday  April 27, 2019
  10 - 5:30 pm    $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315



TOUCHING    By Frans Stiene

Within the system of Reiki we often think that we have to touch people or that we have to hold our hands just above the person during a healing session. But for me that is just one very small element of the system of Reiki.

In essence the system of Reiki is all about embodying the precepts:
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be grateful
Be true to your way and your being
Show compassion to yourself and others

As we can see, the precepts are a state of mind. And when we are in that state of mind we start to emanate a greater amount of energy. But this energy is not just coming from our hands, but from our whole being.

Thus the more we lay bare this state of mind of the precepts through the meditation practices taught within the system of Reiki, the more we start to see that it is not always necessary to put our hands on or just above someone for healing to take place. For example, we can sit opposite each other and simply allow the healing to take place. Over time and with practice, we can find that we are emanating a greater amount of energy without touching at all.

Of course we all know that when a person walks into the room who is angry or worried, we can feel this. Or we know when a person walks into the room who is happy and playful, how this can have a healing effect on us. This is really what is pointed out within the system of Reiki. Hands are a great conductor for healing, but there is so much more than our hands.

This greater amount of energy is also pointed out within the meditation practice hatsurei-ho. Literally hatsurei-ho means 'a method to emit our inconceivable spiritual ability'. Thus when we start to practice these kinds of mediations within the system of Reiki on a daily basis, we start to see that we can sit in a cafe or sit with someone in their house and healing can start to take place already because of what both of us are emanating.

The symbols and mantras also point this out. For example both Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen and Dai Kômyô point to our original non-dual nature. In this state of mind, we realize that our mind is also the mind of everything else. And it is in this interconnectedness state of mind that healing can start to take place - mind to mind.

So as we can see, it is not always necessary to place our hands on or even near a person. We can be with a person, walk with someone, or play with each other and healing can already start to take place because we are emanating this greater amount of spiritual energy and/or we have realized this deep interconnectedness state of mind and state of being.

But it takes time to lay all of this bare within our practice. This is why at the beginning we often just start with the hands. And the deeper we go, the more we start to realize that it is not just our hands but also our state of mind. However, even if we are in that deeper state of interconnectedness, that doesn't mean we don't have to use our hands. We always can use our hands, as touch in itself is so healing. But some people do not always like touch, maybe due to past issues, pain or sensitivities. Thus we can just sit with them; there are so many possibilities.

So take a step away from thinking that the system of Reiki is only a practice which we do with our hands. Step away, explore and do the daily meditation practices within the system of Reiki to lay bare your inner non-dual bright light. Explore and practice and in time you will find that with every step you take, you are emanating this light into the world.



Christmas Gift?????????
 ACRYLIC PAINTINGS

Kelly, a good friend of mine, is an animal lover, an animal communicator, a Reiki Practitioner and does beautiful Acrylic Paintings of pets.  A number of years ago I adopted a special cat, Sammie, from the SPCA, who died two years after settling in with me. Kelly as a gift to me did a portrait of him, as shown below and it is something I cherish. Kelly claims he is one of her most beloved subjects.  She did this from a picture I had of him. 





SO I WANTED TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION ABOUT KELLY WITH YOU SO THAT IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE DONE FOR YOUR PET OR FOR THE PET OF SOMEONE YOU KNOW, YOU WOULD HAVE THIS INFORMATION.




CONTACT  KELLY AT:
heart2heartpetportraits@aol.com  for more info.

Kelly will give 10% of all proceeds to the Monmouth County SPCA and/or the Popcorn Zoo in Forked River - chosen by the personplacing the order. 

CLICK HERE   for prices and quotes from those who have used Kelly

CLICK HERE  for other pet portraits


TAI CHI EASY/QIGONG CLASSES

MONMOUTH MALL - EATONTOWN - CALL 732-542-1326

TUESDAYS     2 - 3  PM   
(Next Classes will be scheduled in the Spring, 2019)

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 pm

April 26 - June 21, 2019

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 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.

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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.



TAI CHI/QIGONG ON THE 
ASBURY PARK BEACH

Summer 2019


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







 
 
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