Stress is one of the side-effects of your mind, body and spirit being put on full alert when you are threatened, actually or imaginatively.  

You can take something from a bottle, or you can use a natural way to avoid or melt stress. Natural ways are healing to your mind, body and spirit. 

Meditation, Gendai Reiki-ho, and Komyo Reiki Kai take center stage in melting and stopping stress from forming. 

Having your ‘way of life’ threatened may not on paper look the same as having your physical life threatened.  Nevertheless, either can trigger your flight or fight response.

When you are threatened in any way your body’s sympathetic nervous system goes into action and stimulates your fight or flight response. Unfortunately, it also slows or relaxes your body’s functions that are less important in emergencies, such as digestion, bladder and sweat glands.  When all of your body is functioning together in the way best for you, you can feel your healthiest.

Hearing about germs and viruses may not seem as dangerous as a gun pointed at you. Nevertheless, when you continuously hear deadly virus facts, as were everywhere with the COVID 19 pandemic, your mind and body are put on full alert. Being on full alert causes stress, which can cause illnesses in your mind, body, and spirit. 

When you switch to focusing on solutions and not the threat, your fight or flight does not kick in and create stress Japanese REiki can open your awarenessWithout stress you can think more clearly and can often see possibilities and find solutions.

Worrying about what others will think of the uncut grass in your yard may seem silly when compared to a person with the gun pointed at you.  Silly or not, each can put your systems on alert and cause stress. 

The second short line of the Usui Gokai, which Usui Sensei brushed in 1921, is no worry (I say let go of worry as somtimes it is an automiatic response). <what is Reiki> 

When something is physically going to hurt you and you can physically stop it or run away, your fight or flight response is a welcome ally.

Your fight or flight is not an ally with physiological threats that can have your body on full alert for days, weeks, months and even years. 

Physiological threats, regardless of how small, can take an exhausting toll on your mind, body and spirit. The first level in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai focus on healing and self-growth; when you heal yourself you heal your family, your group, your community, and our world. <learning Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai>  

Your fight or flight response causes your body to release adrenaline and cortisol, raise sugar level in your blood, and more.  Elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, plus all that stress causes. 

Meditation can lower cortisol levels and reduce anxiety, which is why at certain times listening to the guided meditations on the CD ‘Finding Your Solutions’ moves from a luxury to a necessity.


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.

That is one long list, especially when you add in the diseases that are triggered by stress, making stress enemy #1. 


The good thing is that it is an enemy you can avoid or melt without drugs or long hours in therapy.   In meditation and guided meditations you stop thinking without falling asleep. You slip into that place where there is no one to judge, no need to judge yourself, and unlimited possibilities can unfold.  

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. 


Having a safe raft to navigate through the swamp of artificial energy and the negative happenings around the world as reported by the media, is a way to avoid stress.

Meditation, Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai are rafts, each allowing you to avoid all the should haves, would haves, could haves and other minus thoughts. The rafts that take you into a tranquil stillness where there is power.


My guided meditations on Finding Your Solutions can be that raft taking you into that tranquil place where there is no one to judge you and no reason to judge yourself.  


Have you ever noticed how people who focus on their passion in life, and not their problems are most often happy, healthy people?  When you are 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 you are guided to look beyond problems and see solutions.Guied meditation CD

CDs may be old school, but with headphones there are no distractions keeping you from  one of the most beneficial ancient practices, which is when you change your thoughts and you can change your life.  

 The first program on Finding Your Solutions introduces you to how you can easily go into meditation.  Others who listen for ten days found themselves easily going into the second program with no though; those who listened to the second program for  21 days found themselves looking beyond problems and seeing solutions.

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.  In this place  being in where only solutions grow you can relax and enjoy the freedom or no worry.

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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 your mind. 

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.


 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. 


When you daily experience the tranquil stillness of meditation you can form the habit of bringing calm into you daily life.  Meditations and exercises in both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai help you to expand your awareness without ego.  various Japanese exercises Usui Reiki  guide you to melt stress; once stress is gone all those side-effects that took a toll on your mental and physical health can begin to heal. 


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 the opening door can be blocked. The more hectic your life becomes, the it is more open stress. 


Your busiest of days can be smoother when you pause and simply stop thinking without falling asleep; this space of no thought allows you to think more clearly when you return to your beta lee (fully awake conscious state) and look at solutions not problems.


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