Meditation & Beyond

You are much more than your body. Sitting by a quiet lake is not the only place where you can go within ‘you’ to that place where no one else has gone, or can go; a place free of mind clutter and stress. When you stop thinking, without falling asleep, you go to a place where you can find treasures that are solely yours.

Finding Your Solutions is not what you think

Meditation, the same as some Gendai Reiki Ho and Komyo Reiki Kai exercises allow you to connect with the finest and brightest within you.  Others can tell you how they solved their problems, but when you look within you can find your answers/your solutions. One of the quotes attributed to Buddha “Meditation is finding that place within you where anything is possible”.  

In the Japanese Reiki meditations or listening to one of my original guided meditations you can find yourself going beyond ordinary levels of consciousness to a beautiful peaceful level that has many benefits. 


     Gainhealth through meditation In summary, meditation helps you to uncover the tranquility and joy stored within your inner conscious.   This can happen as . . .

  1. stress melts <read more>

  2. your creativity increase as mind clutter dissolves <read more>

  3. new neurons are generated

  4. you can discover hidden talents/skills.  

which can . . .

  1. reduce insomnia

  2. open you to a calm that leads to happiness and self-esteem

  3. reduce your anxiety and depression, so that you are able to see more positive things in live

  4. improve your relationships

  5. increase your energy level

  6. develop your sense of inner calm

  7. improve your health promoting a younger biological age

  8. and much more

  9. purposely create aha moments <read more>

 The stillness you enter into in meditation is void of mind clutter and all the triggers of stress; your mind is quiet and a quiet mind is an insightful mind. Aristotle said, “The energy of the mind is the essence of life”. <read melting stress>

I am teachings Medication classes  for RSU #12 Adult Education. These classes begin Thursday evening September 21 and continue for 8 weeks.  To register contact the Adult Education at 207-549-4687.

The trite expression Free to be me’ describes what you feel when worries, fears, anger, doubt, and mind clutter all melt.  In meditation there is no one to judge you, and no reason to judge yourself; without judgment you can connect with your true passions in life and simply be in the moment.

I was once asked what I meant by meditation for your health.  The answer was/is simple.  Meditation helps with fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, belly fat, pain, study habits, and much more.

  • Daily meditation, the same as the Japanese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho, nourishes your mind, body and spirit/soul.

   Albert Einstein said, The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift”. 


There is no wrong way to meditate. In the meditation classes I offer I guide students in various easy ways to go into meditation. The more you are guided into meditation and meditate daily the deeper you go, seeing much more than in your beta/conscious level. 

We are human beings not human doings, so taking slices in time to simply ‘be’ makes perfect sense.

Meditation is the opposite of trying to make something happen, it is simply being.

When you let go of other people’s opinions of who you are, you can then define yourself.

When you define yourself, you can move forward in the best way for you.

Once you let go and ‘be’ you can then ‘do’ in a better way for you and those around you. In Gendai Reiki ho and Komyo Reiki kai classes you experience meditations that allow you to resonate with Usui Reiki, which is beyond ego, to fined the finest and brightest within you.  <read more about learning Japanese Reiki>

 In the stillness of meditation you can connect with your life’s rhythm, which allows you to hear your heart’s song. When you make that connection you step away from the outside world and find your inner strength in all areas of life

  ‘Meditation is not what you think’ may be a trite saying, but it is true. Imagine all your mind clutter as balloons and as you slip beneath them you are cutting all the strings so that they can drift away.   <read erase mind clutter>    


 Take a leap in faith and find solutionsYou were born with an authentic skill; a skill that cannot be learned, but instead must be uncovered/remembered.  You can discover this by accident; you can purposely discover this through Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai classes, or through guided meditations.


Helen Keller described the beauty of life you experience when you close your eyes and hush the outside chatter as she signed,The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.”

When the outside world is hushed you can find your voiceyour passion, your purpose in life and often uncover treasures within you.  


I offer guided meditations privately and in workshops. You can register for a workshop, schedule a single guided meditation session or take advantage of one of my guided meditation packages <guided meditations and Japanese Reiki healing session packages>  or <current scheduled workshops>

 One client’s comment  — Roberta’s meditations are wonderful. They have brought me a lot of insight and understanding”. — Paula

Call 207-445-5671 or Contact by Email  Roberta R. Barnes to register for meditation classes, private guided meditation sessions, or a guided meditation workshop, and begin your healing journey.   



A quiet mind (which happens in meditation) is an intuitive mind.   Guided meditations, Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai may not seem logical, but connecting with positive energies is creates health for your mind, body, and spirit.



What you focus on, you give energy to, and what you give energy to grows. When faced with a problem, it is the solution that you want to grow, not the problem.

Life be much simpler and brighter when you look beyond your problems and see solutions

 The guided meditations on Finding Your Solutions first help you learn to meditate, and then form the habit of looking beyond problems to see the solutions.  

  • Experience the beauty of awakening your creativity.
  • Give you analytical left brain a chance to rest and recharge while you embrace your life’s rhythm.
  • Learn to go into meditation without memorizing mantras by discovering you have always known your perfect mantra.
  • In only 18 minutes go into a state of relaxation that is right for you at that time in a peaceful place of your creation.

Listening to the faint gentle sounds of nature in the background helps you to focus on the voice guiding You into your perfect place where there is no judgment.

The guided meditations on “Finding Your Solutions” are perfect to listen to on those hectic days when relaxation moves from being a luxury to being a necessity.  This is also the perfect gift for all occasions

Guied meditation CD

When you are able to Tune-in to the stillness,

Turn-on to tranquility and peace,  

and Drop-out of stressful thought patterns 

you can bring a positive calm into your life


One of my purposes in giving guided meditations is to help you unlock the wisdom within your subconscious. It is through the wisdom of many years of extremely deep disciplined meditation that Mikao Usui gained enlightenment and was able to open up to a piece of the source/ universal energy.

  • The deeper you go  into meditation, the more you open to your subconscious reservoir of insightful wisdom.
  • The deeper you go, the more you allow your left and right brains to join in a dance that can bring abundance into your life.
  • The deeper you go you feel your own rhythm — feeling your own rhythm brings you closer to hearing your heart’s song.

  To register for classes or workshops, Call 207-445-5671 or Contact via Email Roberta R. Barnes for private guided meditations.

Through the stillness of meditation or guided meditation you learn to take the time to enjoy the moments in life that can fly away in a second.

being in harmony with nature When you take the time to look beneath bold colored flowers you might see one of nature’s fleeting beauties.  When you are in harmony with nature you can see the complete beauty in gardens or wild meadows.

When in a rush to get to the next thing you must do or see, you often walk past the beautiful things in life that do not come with replay options. With meditation you can see beauty in the caterpillar–without the caterpillar their would be no butterfly.<read more>

Meditation is actually the art of connecting to the beauty within you. In the stillness of meditation you can find light on the darkest of days Some people spend most of their life looking outward for a source of happiness and fulfillment.  When you look inward you find inner joy that brings you confidence and fulfillment. Opening up and looking inward you may be amazed at the sources of happiness you find.  Meditation is similar to Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai, in that it allows you to explore your true nature, and restore the memory of the wholeness in your life. Looking inward you find strength, creativity, and wisdom. The quote, A problem cannot exist unless the solution for it exists at the same time”,  is good to remember when you are do focused on your challenge that you cannot see the solution. Solutions are not always what you think.

When you are frustrated and upset outside chatter and mind clutter might even suggest that you turn to pills or something that comes from smoking or a bottle.   The question then is, are the side-effects of those things your solution, or are they tomorrow’s problem?

nature brings happiness Solutions like happiness can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places; those places where your left analytical brain usually does not venture.

Looking to your left you see the herb Borage (Borago officinalis), which legend says will bring happiness to any home in which it blossoms in front of.  It has also used for dispelling melancholy, externally soothing sprains, fostering courage and useful on cuts and burns and more.

In front of the borage you see a dragon, which many legends show as a fearful creature that is the direct opposite of happiness.  When you analyze the photograph does it make sense that borage is growing beside dragon?  

If you knew this photograph was taken in front of my home you would not bother  analyzing the photograph. The interesting thing is that borage self seeds and this borage plant growing so tall and full behind the dragon was one of the delightful gifts nature gave to me that summer.

 The vibrations created by the legends of dragons are brought into balance when combined with the vibrations created by the legends and use of borage. The balance of vibrations is one of the things  you learn in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai classes.

Through meditation you gain a new awareness that allows you to melt the filters in your visual cortex and see many things.  My first reaction to students asking me to explain how I see the energy field that surrounds each life form, was to say simply relax and look.   The energy fields, commonly called auras, are not often thought of as part of each life form, but they are.  This can be one of the solutions that unfolds for following wither the guided meditations I give or  Japanese Reiki classes.



past life regressions Revisiting a time in your current life that you may have forgotten, or a past life are journeys of self-discovery.  I give these guided meditations (enhanced by Usui Reiki flowing through me), to help the person(s) receiving connect with that which the conscious mind cannot access.   

 Your can change your view of past experiences through the exercises I teach in Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai, and the guided meditation I give privately and in workshops

 It is not your experiences that from your beliefs, it is how you view those experiences.   Your view of your experiences forms your beliefs, and your beliefs form your reality.  Your reality is your auto pilot that often determines how you respond to everything in your daily life.  

This might seem like you are locked-in a loop.  However, this loop can be broken once you revisit an experiences through the guided meditations; seeing at a different time can change your view, and then your beliefs, and your reality.

Even if you cannot visually recreate an experience/event, the knowledge and feelings you formed at the time of the experience remain within you. Even when a person has total amnesia the feelings created by how he or he viewed an event and the knowledge gained are not erased. A good reason for coming to even one of my guided meditation workshops is that your reality determine your actions today. When you revisit an experience that created certain beliefs because of the way you viewed it at that time, you can see things in a totally different light and your beliefs cam change.  Change your belief and you change your reality. Your reality is directly connected with your subconscious that control 88 to 96% of all your actions.   Once you go into your past, seen an experience and changes your beliefs, your life today can change.  Sometimes another person can taint your view of an experience; when you are viewing it without their input the experience can look completely different to you.    My original Guided Meditation journeys are packages simply waiting for you to open.

  • Have you ever had the feeling you have met someone before, but their is no logical reason when or where you would have met that person?
  • Have you ever gone to a place you have never been before, but you know your way around and everything was so familiar?
  • Have you ever started to do something you have never done before, yet as you do it seems like you simply know how to do it?

View the workshops I am offering at this time or the packages of private guided meditations and Japanese Usui Reiki sessions. These are all things that can make perfect sense once you have journeyed in a past life through guided meditation, which I give in workshops and private sessions.  Both help you to have a deeper connection with your true self so that you can unlock the wisdom of your subconscious. Through my guided meditations you become aware of any stumbling blocks from your past. Once you know what your stumbling block is, it is very easy to walk around or simply ignore because it is in your past. Regardless of whether the experience happened in this life or a past life, once you see that event through your present moment eyes  your view can change and negative feeling can be let go; once negative feelings are let go you feel lighter and your vibration becomes higher

The higher your vibration is the more you attract people and events of higher vibrations. The base line of most programs/practices to improve your life is raising your vibrations.  In my meditation classes, Japanese Reiki classes, and guided meditation workshops you learn how to raise your vibrations. In the advanced guided meditations I give you also learn how to release the negative and connect with the finest and brightest within you.  

  The emotion that comes with some thoughts can trigger your fight or flight response and shut down right brain creative thinking.  However, in the stillness of meditation you go beneath your thoughts and your emotions and your fight or flight sits quietly in the corner.

From the science world, authors Thibodeau & Patton tell us, ‘the altered state of consciousness known as meditation leads to decreased sympathetic activity and a group of changes opposite to those of the ‘fight-or-flight response’

  When you follow my guidance you stop thinking about what you should be doing,  your mind and body relaxes, and you go into the Alpha or below level.  Your subconscious takes the lead and the wisdom that is unlocked may surprise you; your creativity is also enhanced.   The guided meditations I give are journeys of self-discovery, one of the most important and exciting journeys you can take.

Like the spiritual practices of Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai , the guided meditative journeys I give are safe gentle ways to discover, release and bring calm into your life. You can discover the authentic you, and that skill that is not learned but instead remembered. Painful memories can be tossed away once you see them as the safe observer. Discovering the reason why you are afraid or angry with something, brings relief by allowing you to let go and move on.

When attending my workshops many people experience awakenings that are right for them.

When you let go you find there is more knowledge in the mystery then in the known. Some of the guided meditation workshops I give are on letting go.

As in with my classes in Janese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho,  the guided meditations I give can have the following effects:

1) Gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and your authentic sill in life.

2) The disintegration of obstacles in your life’s path.

3) The letting go of thought patterns that have kept you from moving forward in life and rewriting old tapes in you mind.

4) A freedom from the fears that were not helpful to you.

Each guided meditation journey I give into your past or other areas is $60.  Unless in a workshop, an advanced Reiki healing session, or in a package with a Reiki healing sessions.  

  • The first package begins with a full Reiki Healing Session combined with a guided meditation, and then includes 3 follow-up guided meditation sessions. These are custom guided meditations I create especially for you.  This  $275.00  package is at this time $155.00.
  • The second package begins with a full Japanese Reiki healing session and a guided meditation, followed by 2 follow up guided meditation session.  The fourth session is a Reiki healing session combined with another guided meditation again taking you deeper.  The final session is a very deep guided meditation. At this time this $370.00 package for $160.00

 “The way you took me into my past lives was so wonderful in helping me to understand things in my life today.” –Julie 


Sometimes you might recognize a negative vibration that simply hovers over you, but you cannot connect it with an event.  I create guided meditation journeys to help you locate what created that negative so that you can release it.

A painful past experience can turn minnows into sea monsters that are chained in the corner of your mind.  They remain chained until you break those chains and release them.

On a guided meditation journey surrounded by  As you observer surrounded by universal unconditional love and harmony I guide you to  break those chains set the monster free.


Call 207-445-5671 today or Contact Roberta R. Barnes by Email today and schedule your appointment or first appointment in one of the packages. 

When life is moving in a direction that results in sleepless nights, going beneath your thoughts into the tranquil stillness of Guided Meditation moves from being a luxury to a  necessity. Instead of reaching for a drink or pill to help with life’s overwhelming problems, try getting into the habit of daily meditation, or either Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai exercises,  for twenty-one days.

Until you set up a daily meditation routine, there are times when it might be difficult to go into the peaceful stillness within  At those times listening to the guided meditations on my CD Finding Your Solutions  is perfect.

In my original guided meditations I  guide you to a safe place that you enjoy.  Knowing or seeing you are in a place in nature that is safe and enjoyable, connects you with higher and finer energies. Imagination, like meditation and Usui Reiki, is not bound by time, space and does not conscious visualization. When you imagine/feel that safe place in nature where you have never been before, you do it with a sense of joy and excitement. This puts you in an even deep state, and attracts to you more benefits.


At this present moment I invite you to make yourself comfortable, turn off your phone, relax and enjoy one of my original guided meditation with the perfect visuals provided by ICE Worldwide.  



When listening to this Bluebird Meditation, © Roberta R. Barnes you may uncover those positive things already within you.  My inspiration was the legend that if a bluebird lands on a sprig of wheat by your front door good luck will come to you–as you listen you may find luck is already within you.  

This is one example of the original guided meditations if give in workshops and in private sessions to help people connect with their conscious where many positive skills and knowledge is stored. attributes are stored.   When these guided meditations are combined with one of my Reiki healing sessions the healing can go into vibrations from one of your past lives. <Reiki healing sessions>

Imagine the well-being you will experience when you weave meditation and Traditional Japanese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho into each of the present moments that compile your life.

Have you ever started to clean out a closet, but after awhile it was easier to push the clutter even further back in the closet?  The same thing can happen with your mind, which is one of the reasons I offer a letting go workshop, or in private guided meditations.

“Out of sight out of mind’ only works in theory.  Think of pushing a cat to the back of your closet and imagine the mess you will find if the door stays closed too long. Carl Jung’s quote, ‘The cat neglected becomes the unconscious tiger’  fits with this thought train.  The unconscious tiger is anything that is a monster to you. The bad thing is that your reaction caused by that monster can come from something you see, hear, smell, taste, or even touch.

Call 207-445-5671 today and schedule your guided meditation session or advanced Reiki healing sessions which includes a full Japanese Reiki healing followed by a guided meditation that is best for you at that time. <healing sessions>

Once your monster is out of the closet, or unchained, many of your reactions are history and you are back to acting instead of reacting.  Tigers or monsters can easily be created through no fault of anyone. One of the original guided meditations I  give in private sessions and workshops is to release your monster chained in the corner or hidden in the closet. You do not have to consciously see or know what corner or what monster, because your inner conscious knows the way and the what.

The flip side to that tiger or monster is that sometimes we forget about that adorable kitty or puppy that is also in the closet. When the adorable stays in the closet, you are missing a beautiful  part of yourself.

You most likely will have remembered the flame that burned your finger. On the other hand, the flame that brightened up a dark room might have been forgotten.  Meditation and the Japanese Reiki I teach join together in helping you to uncover those forgotten or dormant things that can bring you happiness.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE workshop is a series of guided meditation journeys that take you deeper and deeper into your past to bring forward skills that can help you today.   Down the Rabbit hole workshopIf you look in the lower right of the photograph above you will see that the name of this workshop might be confusing to some. Nevertheless self-discovery is fun and safe when experience in a healing studio fill with Usui  Reiki.  The question you will be answering is ‘how far down the rabbit hole do I want to go’. 

The workshops I offer are not only for discovery, but to make you aware of your hidden potential. Visit my Reiki classes and workshop page to see the scheduled dates and time for not only my Down the Rabbit hole workshop but . . .

  1. Letting go workshop is a series of guided meditations to release feeling attached to past experiences, feelings that are holding your back from enjoying today.  I  have had many clients say, ‘Wow I just feel so much lighter now!”                                                                                                  
  2. Raising Your Vibrations focuses on viewing past experiences through today’s eyes, which create different vibrations. You views create your beliefs and your beliefs create your reality that is your GPS in living today.  You can change your reality as needed  and raise your vibrations through this series of guided meditations that allow you to make a connection with the finest and brightest within your.
  3. Opening up workshop  This workshop helps to remove those filters in that have prevented you from seeing what is natural but some refer to as supernatural.  You are also guided to know that you can  see the energy fields surrounding all life forms (auras), and tap into positive forms or energy around you.
  4. Connecting with vibrations workshop You saw many things when you were very young that you do not see now. As your brain developed filters were put in place and you created stronger but fewer connections in your brain. This workshop can help you get back some positive things lost. It swith letting go and opening up guided meditations.


My article “The Past Cannot be Changed, but Today Can” shows how powerful reprogramming your way of thinking can be. How you see things today is important, as one Zen saying portrays, ‘Now it’s all you have’.

If you like more information please send an Email to contact Roberta Barnes or call 207-445-5671.


Being in harmony with nature  is one of the things you feel when you study either Gendai Reiki Ho or Komyo Reiki Kai, and in meditation.  Balance and harmony naturally happens in nature without charts, graphs or symbols; grass simply grows, fish swim, and birds fly without downloads.

As you read on What is Usui Reiki Ryoho page — Wildlife doesn’t search for ‘state of art’ ways to make things better, everything in nature is simply in-harmony with the natural world/universe around them as they follow their dharma (sanskrit word that is not a law but universal/authentic self).   <read more about Usui Reiki and nature>

Nothings in nature works, yet everything works in nature. <read More>


 You connect with nature every day, whether you realize it or not, which is why being in harmony with it is important. In my book fantasy children’s book What Tail? the breezes give advice to the main character.

Reiki heals all wildlife When did you look into a field or your own back yard and see  The Elder One?

These photographs  to your left  have an interesting story behind them <read More>  

Nature speaks to us in a very basic spiritual way.

A better understanding of this comes from reading my article, ‘Life . . . It’s Beautiful’ first published in my column in the Amherst Daily News in Nova Scotia, Canada.

 You will see the last line is,  “Stop and think, is there anything more precious than life in any form”.

Click here to read more about how Japanese styles of Usui Reiki are in harmony with nature.


Would not life be a lot simpler and friendlier if everyone looked beyond their problems and saw solutions?



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last updated  08/24/17