Thursday, April 28, 2011

Back in the studio.....

Laundry is done. Chaos has disappeared. Replaced by order.
The rhythmic and consistent sounds of the waves fill the space that just a day or so ago vibrated with giggles and laughter . I am back in the studio.

Reiki wall pieces are calling out to be created.
I am thrilled that these have been selling as soon as they arrive at The Chalk Farm Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico! I'm setting my prices low because nothing feels as good as a piece of one's artwork selling and being placed in someone's home. I love making these pieces!
Each piece has a hidden Reiki symbol under a tempered glass mosaic. My intention is that these pieces bring healing energy into the space where they are hung.

The first piece is created on a palm frond with a bone that I found on the beach and old rusted pieces, highlighted with rhinestones.

The next piece is done on an old Chinese board. I used a skull that I had found, embellished with rare red coral and rhinestones.

I include a write up with each piece that explains the power of the piece.

"Having studied the several thousand year old energy healing system known as Reiki and having become a Reiki Master teacher, I have experienced the power of the Reiki symbols. By creating artwork that contains these symbols, respectively hidden but energetically present, my intention is that their inherent power become available through these art pieces.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation which also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that "life force energy" flows through us. If one's "life force energy" is low then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word "Reiki" is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy".
Thus Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy". Reiki Healing Energy provides a means to balance the human energy fields and energy centers to create conditions needed for the bodies healing system to function.

There are several different Reiki symbols that focus and empower different energies.
The symbols that I use are:

Cho Ku Ray: "The Power Symbol". It's meaning is "I have the key".
The primary use of this Symbol is to increase Reiki power. This symbol is nicknamed "the light switch" as it connects us to the flowing of energy, like a light switch being turned on. It opens us as channels for Reiki energy. It cleans out negative energies. It is used for Spiritual protection and to aid manifestation. It is used to empower.

Sei Hei Ki: The Mental/Emotional Symbol. Meaning: "Key to the Universe".
It is used primary for mental/emotional healing and calming the mind. It is known as the harmony symbol and is used to heal mental and emotional energies that no longer work for us, and to heal emotional and mental distress. It offers psychic protection. Cleansing. It is used to balance the right and left brain and as an aid for removing addictions. It is used for healing past trauma and clearing emotional blockages. Removes negative energies and bad vibrations. Restores emotional balance and harmony.

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen: The Distance Symbol. Meaning: "The God ( The Buddha, the Christ,..) in Me Greets the God in You to Promote Enlightenment and Peace". This is used to send Reiki over distance and time (past,present, future), to anyone and anything. "Correct Thought (/Correct Mindfulness) is the essence of being". True consciousness is attained when our little universe (our mind) unites with the great universe. Grounds and balances energy. Helps to unblock the energy chakra centres allowing the energy to flow. Helps to remove karma and trauma. Makes contact with the essence of every substance and situation.

Dai Ko Myo: The Master Symbol. This is the most powerful symbol in the Reiki group.
This symbol is used to heal the soul. The "Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion" lists a definition for this symbol as "Treasure house of the great beaming light" and states that it is a Zen expression for one's own true nature or Buddha-nature, of which one becomes cognizant in the experience of enlightenment. The meaning literally translates to "Great Being of the Universe, shine on me." It helps to provide enlightenment and peace. This symbol brings profound life changes.
It is used to Light the Awakened Heart

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Whispers of memories.......

The first morning after everyone has gone is always the strangest.
I wander around and through the rooms and find only memories scattered and left behind. Memories..... and piles of laundry. :)
I think that tears are nature's release valve for a love and gratitude that just is so immense that it can't be contained within one small human heart.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Creating memories....

I love creating memories for my grandchildren.....memories of being with cousins.....catching time.....