Stress is the nickname for all the side effects of your body being put on full alert when you are threatened physically or mentally.  Having your way of life threatened may not on paper look the same as having your physical life threatened, but they both can trigger your flight or fight response.

Stress can cause headaches, sore muscles, rapid heart rate, loss of appetite, teeth grinding, declined sex drive, dizziness, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, lack of energy, indigestion, insomnia, weak immunity, fatigue, slow concentration, low self-confidence, frequent anger, uneasiness, panic attacks, mood swings, nervousness, depressions, feeling as though you could burst to tears, and more of the things you do not want.

Too many diseases come from stress, which makes stress enemy number one.  You can avoid or melt if it sneaks in without drugs or long hours in therapy. 

When you are able to melt stress all those side-effects that take a toll on your mental and physical health also disappear and you can begin to heal. The easiest ways to melt stress are through meditation and Japanese Reiki.

My guided meditations and the meditations you will do in my classes take you into that place where stress does not exist.  In that place there is no one to judge you and no reason to judge yourself.  

In meditation you open the doors to release your thoughts of what you should do, must have, must say, and more; you go into a stillness that is free of stress.

Without stress your awareness can expand; the Usui Gokai, and exercises in both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai, are simple ways to expand your awareness without ego, which goes beyond mindfulness. 

Japanese REiki can open your awarenessYour fight or flight response, causes your body to release adrenaline and cortisol, raise sugar level in your blood, and more.

If something is physically going to hurt you, your fight or flight response is a welcome ally that shuts down in a few minutes when it is no longer required.  On the other hand, physiological threats can have your body on full alert for days, weeks, months and even years. This can take an exhausting toll on your mind, body and spirit.

Elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, plus all the negative things that stress causes.  Meditation can lower cortisol levels and reduce anxiety, which is why at certain times listening to the guided meditations on Finding Your Solutions moves from a luxury to a necessity.

It is estimated by the major health journals that over 240,000,000 people are daily experiencing negative symptoms caused by stress. If stress is effecting your life you probably do not care about the statistics, you simply want it erased. 

If your life is moving at a pace that engages your fight of flight response sleepless nights, going into the tranquil stillness of Meditation, Gendai Reiki-0ho or Komyo Reiki Kai classes or healing sessions moves from being a luxury to a  necessity.  

Have you ever noticed how people who focus on their passion in life and not their problems  are most often happy with their life?  Being guided to look beyond your problems you can connect with your passion in life.


In Finding Your Solutions you are first guided into a state of relaxation that is right for you at that time, and then to the place where only solutions grow. CDs may be old school, but with headphones there are no distractions to one of the most beneficial ancient practices–change your thoughts and change your life.  Guied meditation CD The first program on Finding Your Solutions introduces you to easily going into meditation.

The second program  takes you to that beautiful place in nature where you can leave worries, and all the must haves and must dos of the world behind, and simply enjoy being surrounded by only solutions.

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The tranquil place you slip into during meditation is void of fear, anger and tapes of problems playing over and over. In meditation your body has no need to mobilize all its resources to deal with what your left brain sees as threatening, so your fight of flight response is put on hold. Added Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai to that and you have a restorative rhythm forming in your mind, body and spirit.


Just as light is the opposite of dark, meditation is the opposite of stress.  Meditation takes you into a peaceful place where there is no chatter.  Being in this peaceful place melts stress, allows you to think more clearly, boosts your immune system, erases the fear that is not helpful. and move forward in the way that is best for you. 

In Shoden, the first level of Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai, as you learn how to easily weave Usui Reiki into your life you learn how simple ways of life can improve your immune system.  The last short simple line of the Usui Gokai, which you learn in Shoden, shows how to strengthen your immune system and raise your serotonin levels.

Remember the saying that the wind from one door closing blows open another.  When stress and doubt have their hold on you, your view of that open door can be blocked. The more hectic your life becomes, the more open it is to stress.   Your busiest of days can be smoother when you pause and go into a calm state.

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