We are all Sound Vibrational Beings

We are all Sound Vibrational Beings

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC


June 20, 2017

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Each person, animal, vegetation, fish, rock, etc. are vibrational beings.  Each one, individual vibrates at his/her own frequency.  Each of us creates our own sound, projecting it to others.  If we are harmonious, our sound will be harmonious.  If we suffer from disease, we are unharmonious in our sound.  Disease, also known as dis-ease, comes from our own inner world we create.  If we tend to act towards ourselves and/or others with negativity, we cause ourselves to create negative emotional blockages in our Etheric layers of our auras.  The area that has the blockage always corresponds to the chakra that governs that area and associated organs.  If the blockage is left intact, a disease is created in one or more of the associated organs of that charka.  Thus, you have created dis-ease in your vibrational frequency you project to others and yourself.  Disease is also known as being unharmonious.

A person who is harmonious or unharmonious can change the harmony of others just by being around them.  If you are unharmonious in your vibration, by being around others, your unharmonious vibration affects other’s harmonious vibrations by changing theirs to being unharmonious also.  This isn’t to say, by being around someone who is unharmonious will cause you to become diseased.  I’m only stating that being around a negative person can change your positive outlook to a negative outlook.  This can be seen in families, close friends, coworkers and other relationships.  One person is grumpy and by being in the presence of a family member, the grumpiness (or the unharmonious vibration) converts the harmonious vibration to an unharmonious one.

Sound healing and Reiki energy healing are ways to bring your whole being back in a harmonious state. To be harmonious is to be healthy.  Whether receiving Reiki, listening to a sound healing session, or using crystals, they all heal in the same way.  Each one of these projects harmonious vibrations to the affected chakra and energetic area.  Following the teachings, that all disease starts in the Etheric layer of your aura, placing a harmonious energy that is attuned to that chakra, the harmonious energy will change the unharmonious area to a harmonious vibration again.  This dissolves the negative emotional block.  This in turn lets your energetic system flow freely once again providing clean energy to the afflicted area.  The afflicted area is bathed in harmonious vibrations once again, becoming healthy.

In my belief, if a client comes to receive Reiki, crystal, and or Tibetan bowl therapy, I feel there needs to be an added step in helping the client to become harmonious again. The person needs to understand, in order to stay healthy, he/she needs to understand, accept, and change some of their behaviors, their thoughts, their thinking, and some of their beliefs.  If these are not addressed, dis-ease will start up again, but maybe in a different organ. All these alternative therapies are here to assist a person to become harmonious again.   But to stay harmonious, one must be willing to look at what caused the dis-ease in the first place.  And then, one must be willing to “change” themselves for the better.

When I provide a Reiki session, I provide an after-session talk. I talk about what I found during the Reiki session.  I provide suggestions to what the blockage was from.  If the client wants to talk more about what the blockage and how it was created, I try to assist them.

I do believe we are all here, on Earth, to heal our inner wounds. We have people, loved ones, friends, coworkers who are meant to be in our lives for the sake of either providing us with loving support or to show us, by their own bad behavior, we also have the same bad behavior-inner wound, that needs to be acknowledged, healed, and let go.  If we do not look close at ourselves, we risk the ability to not know ourselves, to misunderstand people around us, and we become unharmonious (dis-eased) in life.  And because we are all connected, if we are unharmonious in life, we will also tend to convert those around us to a dis-eased state.  It is our job here on Earth to tend to our own inner-wounds and not be judgmental towards ourselves or others.

I have hopes that people will want to be harmonious in life, providing all of us with their unique, beautiful sound that will in turn, create more beauty in life for us all. Remember, harmonious vibrations can also convert unharmonious vibrations to harmonious energy.

Be the harmonious energy!

My Sacred Place


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It is a gift to yourself and to others, to find a quiet place, whether it is in your home, work, or outside in nature. This quiet place is where you can relax, be yourself, and go within yourself.  This is where no one judges you, criticizes you, or tries to change you.  This place needs to be a place where you can connect to your higher self.  To make your quiet place your own special place, try placing objects there that have special meaning to you.  Special pictures, rocks/crystals that you enjoy, flowers, books, essential oils, candles, feathers, music, whatever makes you feel good and it’s yours.  If you’re at work and you cannot have special belongings left there, try bringing in your favorite belonging in your pocket.  Take it out and have it in-sight when you relax and/or meditate.  My special place is my home office where I make jewelry, give Reiki to my family, work on the internet, write stories and blogs, give Reiki to myself and meditate.  I have family photos, stones/crystals, essential oils in the air, my favorite wool throw blanket, and my cushy chair to sit in.  Some people will even make a sacred place by placing an alter there with their favorite items.  Your own sacred place is all about “You”.  Take time to make a sacred place and to use it daily.  Honor yourself and surround yourself with items that talk to you, about you.  This is a place you can retreat from chaos that surrounds us in daily life.  By doing this, you can find that you are a vessel of “peace”.  You have always been and will always be this way.  By making that sacred place around you and finding the sacred place within you, you will find peace and love.  You will become a vessel of peace, projecting it to others around you. You will become the positive change for others, in your life.  I will leave you with this one last thought.

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Do not go back to sleep.  Do not go back to sleep.  Do not go back to sleep.” By Rumi.

Make that sacred place around you, so you can find that sacred place within you.

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC

Reiki in the Prairie LLC




Sound Healing


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by Cynthia Bergsbaken


I have shared some articles on Sound healing. Sound healing has been around for thousands of years.  When earth was created, God used sound to create.  Sound can be:  music, single notes played,  syllables sang, it can be chanting,  thinking, prayer, and it can be the spoken word.

We all do sound healing every day when you provide a simple encouragement to someone at the appropriate time. When someone is feeling low and maybe even depressed because of what they are going through in life, even the smallest word of encouragement can help.  When we acknowledge the person and his/her experience, and give them the time and patience to speak what they are feeling, we give them the space to start healing.  When we take the time to listen, we will know the proper time to give that other person a positive statement that can completely change the way they are thinking and feeling.  By saying even, the simplest words to another person in need, we help them to see that they are not alone, they have support, and they are loved.  Some small words of encouragement are intended as guidance for people, while other words are meant for providing clarity in life.

Lela was a young, vibrant woman that was cheerful, friendly, and creative in life. She was following a spiritual life, enjoying using her newly founded spiritual gifts.  Lela felt sure of herself, reading about all her abilities and strengthening them.  The evening after Lela had her birthday, she began to have many paranormal things start to happen to her.  She began to become fearful.  She was being spiritually attacked in her bed at night.   She started getting attacked, spiritually every day.  One evening, she decided to call a person whom she did not know, but read about in his newly written book.  She thought this person might be able to shed some light on to the situation. This person was a professional Psychic Medium.  She called this person and talked to him.  He was perplexed as to why she would call him.  He was also perplexed on what to do.  They talked for a bit, Lela feeling calm, but the psychic medium feeling nervous.  Then the conversation ended.  Lela hung up with no answers to her problems.  Each day, Lela thought about the conversation she had with the psychic medium.  Even though there were no concrete solutions provided to her, she remembers one sentence that caused her to re-evaluate her situation. One sentence that was spoke at the correct time to her that completely changed her thinking and feeling.  Lela had needed to be reminded about how powerful it is to “pray”.  This psychic medium reminded her when times are hard or we are going through something bigger than us, we need to use our spoken words, in this situation, prayer.

This true story, with a name changed, is an example of using the spoken word as a form of healing to another in life. How simple one word can be that can change a person’s perspective in life.  Even a stranger can provide healing words to another.  Lela is doing well and has come to appreciate the support and help others can provide at just the right moment with the spoken word.

Sound healing is all about providing loving vibrations that break up negative blockages inside of the energetic body. Once these blockages are dissolved, a person can have clarity of mind, body, and heart.  A person can become balanced energetically, which causes the rest of the body to become balanced also.

Let’s all of us  get out in to the world, whether it is in a huge city or in our own little neighborhood, and be there for another with gentle, loving, kind words that when spoken to another at the appropriate time, can cause them to start healing themselves.

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC

Reiki in the Prairie LLC



The Sound of Silence

May 4, 2017

Birds/The Sound of Silence


I once read a post that at the time, I really didn’t think about it. I just thought it was cute.  But after experiencing some difficulties in my  business, this post came to me.  The post goes something like this;

“A bird is sitting on a branch enjoying life. The branch breaks.  What happened to the bird?  The bird is safe because the bird does not rely on the branch.  The bird always relies on its own wings to get to safety.”

These words have profound wisdom and meaning in them. To me, this tells me never rely on anything outside of you to bring you to safety.  Always rely on your own “inner self”, your Divine self, your God self.

I started to be interested in a spiritual life about 10 years ago. You see, I realized I had spiritual gifts.  I was so excited to realize this.  Like most people who find out they have these gifts, I felt the need to strengthen and make them better.  I felt a huge sense of being “better” than all the people around me who did not show any signs of intuitive gifts.  I practiced over and over to help myself become stronger in my chosen area.  The more I practiced, the more I realized I was not going anywhere.  I joined psychic communities, I worked in psychic fairs, and I took courses to learn how to work with my abilities and how to make them work for me.  I wanted to feel a part of a group who had similar intuitive gifts.  I was looking for information about myself and my abilities. I received a message, by a voice, by intuitive means, that it was God’s wish I should take up Reiki.  At that time, the outer voice that came to me, helped me decide to go in to Reiki.  I took course work in Reiki and within a year or so, I was a Reiki Master.  I went in to Reiki, thinking it was a great way for me to be in a spiritual job that could help myself and others.  I had high hopes of teaching children that needed extra love in their lives, Reiki.  But my hopes of doing this came to a quick halt due to my Reiki teacher and I being on different paths in life.  I left my Reiki Master/teacher program with just the Reiki Master certificate.  I was excited to provide a professional service to people that was an alternative healing source.  I really thought I had found my spiritual calling in providing Reiki.  I was helping others and helping myself at the same time.  But soon, I’d have a realization that I was not in my highest light path.  You see, this whole experience has shown me how “power” brings out people’s “ego” self-the not so nice  self, the dark side of self.  Power one holds, will bring to them rivals who will try to buy, use or contaminate oneself in hopes of taking your power for themselves.  I have witnessed a lot of this amongst many types of people, including church goers, medical field, teaching field, the spiritual area, and many more.  What is true power?  Not a path where people will demolish others through their words, thoughts, and/or actions just so they can feel good about themselves.  True power is when one becomes “still” of mind, body, and spirit.  When we become still, we can hear God’s voice and wisdom.  For when we can hear his/her voice, we are able to know what God’s will for us is.  For true power is following what God wants for us.  True power is love. True power is relying on your inner God self and not on anything outside of yourself.  True power is being one with God.

After realizing this, I decided channeling outside energy for healing is not relying on my inner God self. It may be that we are relying on our God selves to direct the energy, but we truly are not relying on our inner selves to do the healing.  We are having faith in the Reiki energy working with our inner God selves.  True power comes to us when we realized, we are the ones who make ourselves sick.  We are the only ones who can truly heal our own selves. We have the power inside of us to heal or do anything that we feel is worth working for.  I enjoy being on a spiritual path, but it’s time for me to rely on my own inner God self.

So, what is your inner God self-telling you? What do you rely on?  Where is your faith placed?

I suggest you be like the bird and rely on your own inner direction-your God self.

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken

Picture by Golden Books, “A Guide to Field Identification Birds of North America.” Copyright 1966.

Losing Someone to Death and still having Resentments towards Them.

When we lose someone in life to death, we are in grief. Many times, we still harbor anger/resentment regarding this person. How do we release these feelings about this person who has crossed over? Why do we need to? In order for us to stay healthy and positive, we must release all

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emotions which cause us pain.(negative feelings) Repressing emotions only causes us to push the energy deep down causing us to block our own energy flow. Evidently, the energy flow is stopped, causing ourselves to manifest physical ailments. Try this. Sit down and think of the time this person caused you to feel hurt in life. Is this issue resolved or is it still bothering you? If it is still bothering you, speak out loud to the crossed over soul it pertains to. Say the person’s name, tell them what happened, how you felt, and tell them you’re releasing it to them and heaven to be healed. Forgive yourself for any guilt, anger, or any other emotion you have felt regarding this issue. Know that your loved ones in heaven are there to support you and provide you with love, always. They want us to be happy and feel fulfilled in life. Let your loved ones help you heal. A great way to spring clean your own temple(house). This makes room for your soul to grow.
Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
picture is named: “Prairie Grass” by Cynthia Bergsbaken

Watch Your Sugar Intake!


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As time goes by, there is more and more research stating that sugar and foods that change in to sugar rapidly in our body, is one of the number one culprits for causing inflammation in our bodies. When we develop inflammation in our bodies, our bodies will let us know by our:  blood pressure going up, blood lipids (fats) going up, cholesterol going up, and our weight goes up.  These are all signs of an inflammatory response.  If we continue with providing our bodies with an inflammatory response, we may develop:  diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.  Sugar is highly addictive, like a drug.  I know I really love the sweet taste of a dessert after a meal or even before a meal.  Surprisingly, sugar is found in many, many readymade foods on the market.  Sugar, as well as salt, is found in mass produced foods for taste.  If an item is marked as low fat, beware that in place of the fat, they have placed in either sugar or salt for flavor.  Now our bodies need fat, just the right fats.  I grew up in an era that “Crisco” was the healthy fat for us instead of beef tallow.  Crisco is a trade mark refined hydrogenated vegetable fat brought about to be the “healthy” choice for homemakers to use in all their cooking and baking instead of the dreaded saturated fats.  Many years later, many countries have banned the use of hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans fats) due to being “unfit” for human consumption.  This fat is also one of the top culprits for inflammation in the body.  As I grew older, there was a fad that all fat is bad for you and so they replaced fats with “low fat” versions.  But this took out the flavor and so the companies added back other sources of flavor-refined sugar, salt, Monosodium Glutamate, artificial flavors.  Again, we see that fat is being named the culprit for inflammation in the body.  We also notice that the introduction of high refined sugar and high refined salt in foods coupled with refined vegetable oils and/or hydrogenated vegetable oils has not stopped inflammatory responses in people’s bodies.  If anything, low fat foods have created obesity, high blood pressure and more, in many.  The body needs fats, including saturated fats to run effectively.

Now, we can see where refined sugar and refined salt have been added to mass produced foods, causing much inflammation in the body. (maybe 1970’s?)  Replacing fat with sugar or salt is not the answer to creating healthy bodies.  To help stop our bodies from going in to a inflammatory response, we need to be food wise.  Some of the top culprits for causing the inflammation response in our bodies are:  sugar (refined, chemically altered sugars, dextrose w/sucrose, and high Fructose corn syrups), hydrogenated fats, partially hydrogenated fats, refined vegetable oils, food dyes, chemical additives, preservatives, and refined salt.  When it comes to knowing what you eat, you need to read the ingredients, only.  The nutritional facts are misleading.  The nutritional facts may state that there is 0% trans fats in it, but in reality, there is some in the product.  Any amount of trans fats is a trigger in your body for inflammation.  Trans fats have a half-life of about 51 days.  And so, this means, if you eat something with trans fats in it, it will cause havoc in your body for about 102 days.  And if you eat a food with trans fats in it the next day, you add on a longer time for the inflammatory response in your body.  And so, if you continually eat trans fats, your body will remain in a state of inflammation.

When purchasing foods, the less processed the food is, the better for your body.

Some better choices for refined sugar: using fruit purees, honey, barley syrup, malt syrup, fruit juices, maple syrup (100% maple), and Stevia.  I like to take dates, apricots, or prunes and I cook them with a little water until they are a puree or paste.  I take this and add to baked goods for the sweetness and for added moisture, fiber, and minerals.

Look at the Glycemic index chart I have listed here. The lower the number the food has, the slower the food will change in to sugar in your body.  The slower it changes in to sugar, the longer you will feel full, less of a blood sugar increase, and low body inflammation, if any at all.  Notice, the more unprocessed the food is, the smaller the number.

Fats, I feel are healthy choices are: Olive oil (Extra Virgin-cold pressed for cold eating on food, Classic Olive oil for sautéing/cooking foods.), Coconut oil (non-hydrogenated), and butter.  Yep, I say butter is healthier than refined vegetable oils.  Butter is non-processed.  Our bodies still need some saturated fats, just not a lot.

I am not a nutritionist, I am not a medical doctor, but I am someone who wants to have a healthy body. From much reading in this area, I wanted to share my thoughts and ideas on this topic.  I know many people in the world, including me, to a certain extent, have inflammatory responses going on in their bodies.  I also know of some people still believing in the belief that foods with high cholesterol are bad for you if you are experiencing high cholesterol.  (such as eggs, shrimp, etc.)  Not true.  Our bodies will make cholesterol due to having inflammation in our bodies.  If you have a lot of inflammation going on, your body wants to protect you and to get rid of the inflammation.  And so instead of getting rid of the cholesterol, we need to get rid of the inflammation!

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken RM of Reiki in the Prairie LLC




“Dr. Bod’s Drugless Guide to Balancing Female Hormones.” By Dr. Robert DeMaria

The University of Sydney, link http://www.glycemicindex.com/about.php  For Glycemic charts.

Glycemic Index Foundation, chart on switching high glycemic foods for low ones.


Harvard T.H. Chan (Why Trans Fats are bad for you) https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/transfats/

Mayo Clinic, Trans Fats are bad for your Heart


UAF Education (sugar intake causes inflammation in body)


Dr. Bob’s Trans Fat Survival Guide, Why No Fat, Low Fat, and Trans Fats are Killing you. (This article also includes information on sugar as being inflammatory.) By Dr. Robert DeMaria






How Important is Gut Health to your Over All Health?

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There has been medical evidence that having healthy gut flora will keep you healthy and energetic. As a nation, we tend to start taking antibiotics as early as childhood. These antibiotics kill off our healthy gut flora, causing us to take on “bad” gut flora. We eat meat from animals that have received antibiotic treatments before slaughter. There is evidence that a low dosage of antibiotic also is transferred to us, again killing off our good microflora in our guts. I recently posted about how the microflora in our guts communicates to our brains. Unhealthy gut flora can cause depression, weight gain, digestive problems, and many more problems. The healthy or unhealthy bacteria are looking for food for themselves. The healthy microbes will ask for healthy selections of foods-berries, vegetables, etc. where as the unhealthy ones are looking for foods rich in saturated fats, sugars, junk foods. We receive cravings related to what gut flora we have in our intestines. And of course, the more you feed the “bad” bacteria, the more you grow them in your gut, causing many health problems.
Probiotics are a way to place back healthy gut flora. But they will not last (die) if you are not feeding your microflora with the proper food choices. We choose from: cultured milk products such as yogurt and kefir. There are also pill forms of probiotic.
I culture my own Kefir and yogurt at home.

Kefir by Cynthia Bergsbaken

Other then having really fresh products, I am able to choose what sweetener to use.  To grow your own Kefir, one needs to obtain Kefir grains. I add my Kefir grains to fresh milk, right from the refrigerator.  I cover bottle with  cloth and I let it sit for 24 hrs. on counter.   Kefir grains are bought from people who culture their own Kefir.  For culturing my own yogurt, I buy a small container of active culture yogurt and I mix 3T. of it with milk that I previously heated close to simmering and I cooled it to room temperature.  The mixture is heated at a low temperature in a yogurt maker.  It heats for 7 hours.

Prebiotics are foods that feed your healthy gut microflora. In order to have a healthy gut, one must feed their gut probiotics and prebiotics.
Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
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Here is a list of foods that are considered prebiotics:


Reiki in the Prairie LLC·Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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I just read a very good article on spiritual responsibility.  How people who are highly spiritual are afraid of  taking their spiritual responsibility in life-be big in their soul’s purpose.  People tend to have excuses to why they should not follow what their soul’s purpose is on earth.  We manifest health issues, we manifest financial problems, we manifest rivals to either stop us or slow us down in our true purpose.  Why are we here? we ask ourselves.  What is my soul’s purpose?  Am I fearful of taking on my power in life?  Am I fearful to feel the inner power, my “I Am”, and so I sabotage my efforts?  We all have a beautiful, powerful ,light spirit in us.  We are here to bring our own inner light (power) to earth and manifest God’s love.  We are here to plant our light (love) on earth and hold it there.  In other words, we are here to recognize our own Divine selves.  We are also here to assist others in their struggle to  recognize their own Divinity.  Are you fearful of your own inner power, your responsibility?
Above note is written by Cynthia Bergsbaken RM, IARP

Here is the article I share with you to read.  Enjoy!


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Shadow Working

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I,  off and on make comments on posts in the Empath communities on Facebook.  It’s typical for me to suggest to others, the most important experience I’ve brought to my self is “Shadow Working” on my self.  Usually the comment I get back is, “What is Shadow Working?”

Shadow Working is basically you excavating in to who you are.  To start, you can pick any area in yourself that you notice.  Such as;  Likes and dislikes-What is your favorite color?  Why?  How does it make you feel?  Why do I like this….?  Why don’t I like that?  Another area you could dive in to is your beliefs.  A lot of our problem beliefs were taught to us as children.  Question your beliefs;  Do you still believe in……?, Why?, Where did you learn it from?, Does it still make sense?, Is this belief always true for you?  If you find a problematic belief, it’s time to “dump” it and make yourself a new belief to take its place.  By using the formula that Luis Angel Diaz, author of “Memory in the Cell” shares with you, you start to see how the belief was benefitting you, in a negative way.

Formula exercise from “Memory in the Cell”(1).

Find the strongest emotion regarding your belief.  Example rage.

Now place that emotion in to this formula-  “What is the benefit of your feeling ………(example rage)?  Answer this.  Try writing all this down on paper.  If the benefit is an action word, write down how you feel about it.  Keep writing down this question with each new beneficial  emotion.  When you get to the most positive emotion you can have from this, stop.  Now look at all your first answer(example rage) and your last answer(example love).  Place the last  answer in the first spot in this formula.  Formula 2.   “In order to …….I need to……”.   Than take your first answer and place it in the last spot in this formula.  Now read it and think about it.  This is how you think in terms of this belief.  “In order to feel love, I need to rage”.   Does this make sense to you?  This is a good way to heal mistaken, negative beliefs in your life.  By noticing what you actually believe, you’re able to heal and release them, replacing them with a positive  belief.  It is amazing to see and understand, how some of our beliefs from childhood became twisted.

Shadow working is also looking at your behavior in life.  Why did I react the way I did to that person?  Anytime you are triggered in life, or react negatively to an experience, you are projecting your negative emotions out to others.  This goes for any person that acts negatively in life.  People and experiences come in to our lives to help us “heal”.  At times, they trigger our negative reactions.  The person that triggered this in you is your mirror.  They just mirrored to you what you need to heal in yourself.  Example;  You are all excited because you bought a new purse that was different, but fun,  from your usual purchases.  You show your new purse to your sister, looking for that validation that it is so cute!  Your sister looks at the purse and says, “It looks like you bought that from a rummage sale!”  You become embarrassed at first, wishing you hadn’t bought  the purse.  But then you become angry at her.  Why?  Why did you  become embarrassed?  Your sister criticized you which made you feel ashamed.  She shamed your happy experience of having a cute, fun, out of the ordinary purse.  By becoming ashamed, you just let another person manipulate you.  Your sister, criticizing you , is a mirror image that shows you, you have this “criticizing” tendency also in you and have used it towards yourself and others.  Now ask yourself, why did I feel angry?  Because your personal boundaries were just attacked.  Your sister walked all over them and you did not stand up for yourself.  These are questions you need to ask yourself.  Why did you react the way you did and what is being shown to me (the others bad behavior) that I can heal in myself.  By healing the behavior in you, you actually start to also heal the other person’s behavior in them.  To heal behaviors shown to me by others, I have successfully used the “I love You” technique or also known as Ho’Oponopono technique.  The Ho’Oponopono technique

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was introduced by Dr. Hew Len of Hawaii.  I wrote an article talking about how to use this.


Lets take a closer look at the embarrassment or shame you felt from your sister criticizing you and your purse.  Why did you feel shame?  Again, this can be someone’s behavior towards you when you were young.  Think back to your parents, sister/brothers, etc.  Was there someone who off and on embarrassed/shamed you and others?  When you figure this out, it’s time for you to heal it.  Know when others act negatively in life, they are showing their inner realities to everyone they treat badly.  When you realize this, you start to think differently when someone acts badly.  Instead of feeling embarrassed, you start to have forgiveness and compassion for them.  You also can realize when someone purposely tries to make you feel bad about yourself, it’s called manipulation and control.  Manipulation is the” art of making someone’s soul dance for the manipulator’s pleasure.”  Stand up for yourself instead of dancing.  How?  By becoming assertive.   Assertiveness is not aggression, it’s simply stating, out loud,  what is happening, communicating how you feel about it, and stating what you want done about it.

Working on all your boundaries will also help you.  Look at each of your boundaries-Personal, Emotional, Mental, Sexual, and Business.  Write all your beliefs down regarding your boundaries.  Do they make sense?  Do you need to re-vamp them?

All these ways are a way to start “Shadow Working” on yourself.  I’ve been doing this for about 10 years now and I have enjoyed every stage of it.  I can’t think of any better way to show love to yourself than getting to know yourself.

I’m also a believer in using natural stones to help learn about your self.  By wearing one  or more of these stones, their energy vibrations will assist you in bringing forth emotional areas in your life to be healed.

Picture by Ancient Wisdom jewelry by Cynthia.

-Calcites                                              -Lepidolite

-Carnelian                                           -Magnesite

-Blue Chalcedony              -Malachite

-Citrine                                                   -Rainbow Moonstone

-Dragon’s Blood Jasper                        -Blue Common Opal

-Unakite Jasper                                    -Pink Common Opal

-Lapis Lazuli                                         -Rose Quartz

There are many other stones to choose from that can help you Shadow work.


Receiving Reiki energy in a session will also help you bring forward emotions and areas in your life that needs to be healed.  Reiki energy goes in to you and balances all aspects of you.  For more information on Reiki and Reiki sessions, go to     http://www.reikiintheprairiellc.com/

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC


I will list all my resources.  I also suggest you take a look at these books and videos for yourself.  I found them to be so helpful.

1.  “Memory in the Cell” by Luis Angel Diaz;

-Formula exercises for understanding your beliefs(1)

Amazon-  https://www.amazon.com/Memory-cells-Luis-Angel-Diaz/dp/0595523781/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488641201&sr=8-1&keywords=memory+in+the+cells

2.  Dr. Hew Len’s “I love you” technique, called Ho’Oponopono

-Found on Youtube as a video called, “Inner Child meditation”.

Dr. Hew Len also has a book about this technique talking more in detail.

“Zerolimits” by Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD.


3.  “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook”  by Edmund J. Bourne, PhD

(This is the 2000 edition.  There are newer editions available.)


4.  “Assertiveness for Earth Angels.”  by Doreen Virtue


5.  “Anatomy of the Spirit”  by Caroline Myss


6.  “Sacred Contracts” by Caroline Myss  (book on archetypes)


7.  “The Instruction” by Ainslie MacLeod


8.  “Emotional Freedom”  by Dr. Judith Orloff


9.  “Astrology for the Soul” by Jan Spiller


10.  “8 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation…” by Paul Lenda


11.  “Shame on You!  Do you Use Shame to Control Others?”  by Psychology Today







Be the Miracle!


Jellyfish by Cynthia Bergsbaken

Reiki in the Prairie LLC· Friday, February 24, 2017

Be the miracle!  Miracles may not happen if you just wish for them or ask for them.  It’s time that you stop observing, and talking about them  and actually do the work.  Be the miracle in life.
By Cynthia Bergsbaken  of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
www.reikiintheprairiellc.com for inspirational and educational articles and for Reiki session information



By Cynthia Bergsbaken

Labels are meant to name and describe something, such as a food, a type of vehicle, and many other items. But we tend to also place labels on people.  Why would we label a person?  I feel we tend to label people out of fear.  Examples, “She is so shy., “He is clumsy.”, “He is so dumb.”, “She is a clerk.”  When we label a person, we have shown our fear of the whole person.  We fear what they are compared to our self.  What we label the person, I feel, is what we, are ourselves, are feeling about ourselves.

A person is not a label.  A person is so much more than this.  The person receiving the label has a choice of believing in the label or not.  If the person believes in the label another person gives to them, they will be limiting their own being.  If the boy who believes in others labeling him as “dumb”, then the boy will feel dumb.  He will start to act dumb even though he is intelligent.  He has limited himself in life to the perception of  being and feeling dumb.  He has placed a negative limitation on himself.  If you believe the “label” in some way, I suggest you sit down and think about why you believe in it.  Ask yourself questions like, “why?”, and “where did this belief come from?”, and “Is it an old belief that I need to release because it is limiting me in life?” etc.

So, next time someone gives you a “label”, believe that it is not true, it’s just the other person’s negative perception. Trust in your own perception of yourself.  We are all spiritual beings that were created in the “perfect” likeness of God.  Know this, understand this, and believe this.

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC

www.reikiintheprairiellc.com for inspirational articles and Reiki session information.

Imagination, One of Your Super powers

God’s Unconditional love surrounding earth.
Our imaginations are one of our superpowers on earth. This is stated in the book called “Your 3 Best Super Powers” by Sonia Choquette. I feel she is 100% correct. You see, in this world, we use thought and spoken word to bring to us our own realities we live in. In other words, if we think negative thoughts and/or speak negative thoughts, we bring to us a world that is pretty negative. We bring other negative people to us that provide us with negative experiences. And so, I feel it is important we use our imaginations in loving ways. Watch our thoughts and spoken words. Are they loving? or are they in need of a little “tweaking” to a more positive feel. Instead of thinking of the future in “worry” and “resentment”, how about using your imagination and think of how beautiful your day will be. Think about all the smiles you can give out and think about how people will respond to this-in a loving way. Imagine yourself, walking through your day with a circle(aura) around you that projects “love” to everyone you see and meet. Think about how your evening will look. Maybe imagine you are meeting friends, a significant other, or family and you see yourself having the greatest time. All of you are laughing, smiling, and enjoying each others company. Or maybe you had a fight with someone the other day. Now imagine yourself walking up to the person and hugging them. The other person is stunned, but then melts into the hug and says, “I’m sorry” and hugs back. Now after you’re done thinking and imagining these experiences, how do you feel? You feel more positive and loving. Now, when you go out in to the world, notice how people react to you. You are projecting off “love”. Notice how people will look at you with warmth and love in their hearts. Notice you’re making a positive difference in your area. Now think of how it started by you using your imagination in a loving way and how it is impacting the area around you, like a domino affect. Why not, in your imagination, place your love and God’s unconditional love around our world and ask it to stay for eternity. I invite you to help change our world with “using your imagination in a loving way. “
Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
www.reikiintheprairiellc.com for more whole health/inspirational articles and Reiki session information.
sources:  Your 3 Super Powers by Sonia Choquette

Dancing for Health

Dancing for Health

Picture by Cynthia Bergsbaken


What in the world are you talking about, you ask me? Dancing is an art form that also is away to become active, become healthy and to release emotions.  Dancing can be a form of meditation, where you just listen to the music and flow with it.  When we dance to music we love, we enter in to a state of joy.  We move our bodies in any way that feels good.  Whether we learn a certain dance and follow it or we make up our own steps as we go along, dance helps you to release any pent- up emotions by letting you feel your body. Dance brings you down in to your body, so you can experience every physical sensation.  And so dance will ground you. For me, I will put on my 50-60’s rock music and I will dance with whatever step I think of.  I use dance for a healthy exercise accouple of times a week.  By the time, I’m done with bopping and twisting to the oldies, I have built up a healthy sweat.  On my Facebook site, I have some ladies that do what is called, Journey Dancing.  Again, this is another way to become open, expressive, and releasing pent-up energy and emotions in life.  Here is what one of the ladies just posted.  I write this here with her permission.

“Mark your calendars, next Journey Dance class at Avalon, 404 W. Superior Street, Duluth, MN. March 11th 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. My heart is full, filled with love. Have had an expansive past few months with a few deflations. Yesterday I shared one of my passions, Journey Dance, it was a global event! Even though there was only three of us on the dance floor, it felt like so much more. I’ve always told myself I married my toughest student if I can get him to believe in what I am doing I can conquer anything, Dave was right there with me dancing every step of the way along with a lovely acquaintance  Lisa whom I met at a journey dance/yoga event. We filled the room, the world, with all the joy and love we could muster up.” Said Kim Buskala.

These people and others, are enjoying their bodies, getting healthy and meeting new people. What better way to do this?  Anyone can do this.  As long as you have a body, doesn’t matter what size it is or if you’re in a wheel chair, you can dance.

I invite you to try dancing yourself to health! Whether you do it alone or with a group of people.  There are many types of dance out there to bring you joy and happiness.

Check it out!

Here are some sites that can get you started dancing:

Journey Dancing   http://journeydance.com/what-is-journey-dance

– Kim Buskala, is a facilitator of the Superior, WI group of Journey Dance. You can find her on journeydance.com or just follow her on Facebook for all events concerning Journey Dance. The home page is journeydance.com
Kim invites you to open to the joy of life. You are the Prayer: your body, your movement, your…

Qi Gong   https://youtu.be/JeVYamQTeuA

Fifties and Sixties music https://youtu.be/l7xZcT-QglI

Ballet (view of DVD to purchase) https://youtu.be/OKjxhVaQFJ4

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC

www.reikiintheprairiellc.com for Reiki session information and whole health articles.

I’m editing this article to say, even watching someone dance  can be healthy!  I hope this video puts a smile on your face for the day! Seen on Youtube.


Ho’Oponopono, the “I love you” Technique

                                          Ho’Oponopono,  the “I love you”

                                                    Technique    12/15/16

What is Ho’oponopono technique and why should it interest you? This technique is an ancient Hawaiian technique for clearing out your Subconscious mind.  The Subconscious mind is also known as our “Inner child.”   Our Subconscious minds contain all the information and memories of our existence.  Our Subconscious minds are like computers collecting all the data that comes to us as energy. Energy that is equivalent to emotions, thoughts, ideas, thinking, etc.  This technique was brought to the public by Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD.  Dr. Hew Len is a psychologist who was working with mentally ill criminals in Hawaii using this technique to cure them.   This technique uses “love” to heal.  It sounds like a fairy tale, but it is proven through Dr.  Hew Len’s accomplishment of healing all the criminals in Hawaii’s hospital.  He did this without even seeing the patient!   This is just a quick back ground of this technique.  My intention is to actually give you the technique to start using it in your everyday life. I may have inadvertently changed a few of the words, but it still works.  Dr. Hew Len has a Youtube video that he talks to the audience about this technique and how to use it.  https://youtu.be/5lHiWyWU-Eo       

 There is also a book that I have read about this technique called, “Zerolimits” by Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD.

Let’s get back to your Subconscious mind (Inner child). What kinds of things do I need to erase from my Inner child?  Building a good relationship with your Inner child is the most important relationship you can make in your life, says Dr. Hew Len.  Your Inner child can be looked at as yourself at a young age.  Talking to your Inner child, acknowledging him/her when you feel yourself having negative emotions, and asking him/her what do they need, is being a good parent to your Inner child.  You need to be a loving parent to your Inner child, providing him/her with security and fulfilling needs.  As far as what should you erase from your Inner child, it’s whatever you feel is detrimental to your young self.  And so, if you had a bad experience, whether from your past or now, it would be wise to use this technique to heal it and erase it from your Inner child. Treat your Inner child like any other precious, young child, but in this case, it is you as a young child.  If the experience would not be beneficial for a child to be around, this is prompting you to use this technique to release it.  When you use this technique, you’re not only healing yourself, but you are also healing the other person involved with the experience. 

So here is the technique. I started using this technique about 2 years ago now. 

The words you will use (technique) are:

“I’m so sorry”

“Please forgive me”

“I love you”

“Thank you”

Yep, it’s that simple! When you say these words to your Inner child, you are telling your Inner child (which is also your Divine self) you’re sorry for neglecting him/her.  How many times have you asked your Inner child, “how are you doing?  Do you have a need?  Or I feel you’re scared, how can I help, how can I give you support?”  Our Inner child has been with us since we were created.  We are apologizing for not paying attention to their needs, for not healing the “bad” experiences and emotions we have stored up all our life.  The Inner child has had to continually experience all your “bad” experiences in your life. 

Saying “please forgive me”, we’re are asking our Inner child (Divine selves) for forgiveness for neglecting them.

Saying “I love you”, you’re creating that precious relationship with your Inner child. In order for us to heal ourselves, we must love ourselves first and foremost. 

And finally, letting your Inner child know that you are very thankful for their help, again is part of making a precious, loving relationship with your Inner child. (Divine self). You are thankful, that they will heal and erase what needs to be.

These words are said 3x in a row.

So here is an example how I use this to clear my Inner child.

Example: On the internet, I have a person become mean acting to me.  I figure out she is jealous of my ability to make jewelry.  After I get home, I will ponder if this same kind of behavior is in me? (jealousy of another’s abilities.)  We all are mirrors to each other, showing what is in our aura’s that is unhealed.  I think back to my life, reviewing it and looking for similar behavior.  I find that I have become jealous of other’s abilities in my life.  And so, to use this technique, I’ll say, “Cynthia (my name), it’s time to clean house. Please find all the information and memories of me being jealous of other’s abilities in life.  Gather all this together and release it up to God to be healed, neutralized, and erased. I am so sorry, please forgive me, I love you, and I thank you.  I say the bold line 3x’s.  That’s it, the behavior I had previously had in my Subconscious mind stored up has been healed, taken out and erased. This technique can also be used for unhealed past life issues.  Just say the same words, except place in “gather all this information and memories from my past lives and present life.” 

 The more you do this technique, the more space you make for inspiration to enter your mind.  Thank you  Dr. Hew Len for bringing this technique forward in to the public.  I, myself am very thankful!

Information from:

*“Zerolimits” by Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

*Youtube video by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len (Dr. Hew Len)

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken, RM, IARP of Reiki in the Prairie LLC (a registered member of International Association of Reiki Professionals)



The Healing Power of Stones and Crystals

The Healing Power of Stones and Crystals 11/14/2016


I’ve been wanting to write an article about the healing powers of dsc01482stones and crystals. I

(Picture by Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia.  Raw Rose Quartz and Rose Quartz, Tanzanite, and Lepidolite necklace.)

wanted to show how natural stones/crystals can help a person in life with releasing emotional baggage and how they can enhance one’s whole self. The problem is how to start it and what to write.

I’ve always loved stones and rocks, ever since I was a child. I had my huge rock collection saved up in a plastic, quart size Dairy Queen container. The more color and sparkly the rock was , the better. Well, since I grew up, I decided to make myself jewelry with natural stones/crystals. The jewelry is my new rock collection in life. I did this for the love of stones/ crystals and for the desire to have healthy jewelry. I learned how to make jewelry the hard way, by a book. Soon, I was making jewelry like thousands of other people in the world. My plan was and still is, to make quality jewelry with solid Sterling silver or Gold-Filled metals and pair them with authentic, natural crystals and stones. The more natural the stone, the healthier the stone, the more healing energy the stone can provide. Soon I discovered each crystal or stone had its own energy vibration. And so when you put a crystal/stone on to wear, the energy of the stone tends to bring your own aura energy up in vibration to match that of the stones. Some stone/crystals are so strong in their vibration, that it takes days for a sensitive person to acclimate to the stones vibration. This is when I started to discover the healing powers of stones/crystals. You see, different colors of the stones/crystals correspond to the main chakras on a person. For example, black and red stones activate the Root chakra, yellow stones/crystals activates the Solar plexus chakra, pink and green stimulate the Heart chakra and so forth. Each chakra corresponds to certain bodily organs in a person. For example, the Heart chakra will be regulating the energy for the heart and lungs. If I wear a black or red stone, this stone will activate the Root chakra. The Root chakra is known for situations regarding our physical survival in the world. This would include food, shelter, love, finances, and water. This chakra is blocked by “fear”. Fear tends to make a person ungrounded-up in their head worrying. When you’re ungrounded, a person has a hard time releasing negative emotions and energies they take in from others and themselves. By wearing a black or red stone, the person stimulates the Root chakra helping themself to feel grounded and fully in their body. Thus if you’re grounded, a person is more likely to face their fears in life and heal them. The stones help you to rebalance the Root chakra.

Each stone has its own energy vibration. So just because some stones are black, doesn’t mean they all have the exact same energy. The black and red stones will all help you with your Root chakra, but each one may help with other areas also.

I’ve been wearing stones/crystals for many years now. I know what emotional areas in my life are weak and so I will wear the particular stone/crystals that will supplement this area and help heal me along with my own work in that area-“Shadow working” and using Reiki energy.

For years now, I have been “Shadow working” on my self. “Shadow Working” is another name for excavating your whole life emotionally and mentally, releasing what is not your beliefs and thoughts, etc. and healing what is yours. I suggest this to anyone who lives on planet Earth. ( Note: Here is an article that gives you how to do some “Shadow working” on yourself. Go to www.reikiintheprairiellc.com and to the section called Emotional/Mental. Click on this and scroll down to the article titled, “How do I Heal Myself from Past Emotional Traumas and Baggage.” )

Because I ‘m a Reiki Master practitioner, I give my self a Reiki session seven days a week. This is so I can keep a high vibration and stay energetically healthy so I can provide the highest level of Reiki energy to my self and to the public. The Reiki energy and natural stones/crystals help me to stay clear of energy blockages and they help me in finding what I need to release in my “Shadow working.” The Reiki energy, after receiving it, lasts about 4-5 days in my body. How do I know this? I found out from trying something new and finding out it was not a good choice for me.

When I first started out with Reiki, I decided to use Rose quartz with my Reiki session. Rose Quartz is a valuable stone for healing one’s emotional wounds in regards to loving oneself. What you do is send Reiki energy through the Rose quartz and in to your body. This is a great way to add healing to the Reiki energy-although Reiki energy is highly sufficient on its own. My problem was, I could not wear Rose Quartz comfortably due to its strong energy vibration. This did not enter my mind when I gave myself Reiki sending it through my Rose quartz. Rose quartz is known for Divine love, helps you love yourself and others and it activates the Heart chakra. Well, after my session, my body was truly vibrating from the inside out. My body was full of the Rose quartz energy vibration, which was strong for me. I basically panicked with this feeling. I had the Rose quartz feeling for 4-5 days. This told me:

1). Reiki energy goes in to a person’s body and it disperses immediately in to all parts of the body.

2). The Reiki energy is a round in your system for 4-5 days after receiving it.

3). Rose Quartz is a strong healer stone, but should be used with knowledge and respect for its ability.

Now I give myself Reiki energy everyday along with wearing certain stones/crystals throughout the day. Using natural stones/crystals and Reiki energy helps me with staying balanced energetically, keeps my vibration high for healing, helps me to release any emotional baggage, shows me what I have to release, helps me feel confident,and they help me to purify any negative energy (emotions) that gets in to my auric field. Plus the last benefit of wearing natural stone jewelry is that it looks beautiful.

I have no concrete proof that natural stones/crystals can help you heal emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically, but I know from my own experiences using them, they are a healthy, supportive ally.

Here are some of my favorite crystals and stones to wear:img_1052

(picture by Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia.  This bracelet contains Hematite, Carnelian, and Shell.)

1. Black Tourmaline-Great for grounding and clearing your energetic system of negative energy. Root chakra activation.

2. Rose Quartz-Great love stone which helps with loving yourself and others and feeling Divine love. For those who are sensitive to the strong vibration of this stone, try using Pink/Red Tourmaline. Activates the Heart chakra.

3. Sodalite-Great for accessing the subconscious mind. Helps you detach from worry’s in life. Helps you to perceive your reality from a higher state of consciousness. This stone also helps to regulate and support blood pressure. Activates the Third eye (6th chakra).

4. Carnelian-Great for helping you feel courageous, energetic, and confident.

Activates the Root chakra, the Creative/Sexual chakra, and the Solar plexus chakra.

5. Amber-Great for general healing. This stone can help with S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and other depressions caused by lack of sunlight.

6. Amethyst-Great for helping you stay feeling positive when amongst many people. This stone is also good for countering addictive behavior. Amethyst also helps you find the root causes of certain habits and behaviors that can cause blockages and disease. Activates the Third eye, Crown chakra, Etheric and above chakras.

7. Lepidolite-Great for helping you to release stress, giving you a calm, relaxed feeling. This stone helps you stay strong emotionally, not letting external dramas affect you. This stone also is great for hyperactivity and insomnia due to stress and worry. Activates all the chakras especially the Heart and Third eye chakras.

8. Ametrine-This is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. The Amethyst keeps you positive while you’re around groups of people. The Citrine activates your Solar Plexus or your “own will”. Thus you combine your will with our Divine’s will. This stone activates the Third eye, Crown chakras, Etheric and above chakras, Root chakra, Creative/Sexual chakra, and your Solar Plexus chakra.

9.  Golden Sheen Obsidian

This stone is black with a metallic golden sheen on it.  This stone, other then being beautiful, is a good negative energy shield.  It forms a shield surrounding your aura, stopping any negative energy from entering in.  It is great for grounding oneself to the earth.  The golden sheen activates the Solar plexus.  Thus, it tends to help one with their own will power in life.  This stone affects the Root chakra and the Solar plexus chakra.

These stones I listed, have more ways to help you, but I listed some of the main ones. There are so many beautiful, natural stones and crystals out there to enjoy and to help you enhance your energy field. I invite you to look in to purchasing yourself a stone/crystal that you’re attracted to. Another way to choose a stone that can help you if you don’t really know what you need help with is whatever attracts your attention in regards to natural stones/crystals-the color, texture, the luminescence, and/or the energy. These are the stones that can enhance your whole being, (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.) You can wear the stones/crystals as jewelry or you can simply place them in your pocket for all day.

Welcome to the wonderous world of stone and crystal healing!


“The Book of Stones” by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken, MP, IARP

From Reiki in the Prairie LLC


and Ancient Wisdom Jewelry by Cynthia



To love oneself is to take care of yourself!

To love oneself is to take care of yourself!


Picture by Cynthia Bergsbaken
This would include, creating your own personal boundaries, standing up for your personal boundaries-no matter the cost, walking away from issues that do not have your highest interest at heart, watch what seeds you plant in life (watch your thoughts and what you say, make sure it is not opinion (judgement), but factual and kind. Instead of seeking revenge on another for their negative projection to you, find compassion, forgive, and send “Blessings” for these are the people who truly need to be healed and could use “blessings”. Be authentic to yourself! (talk authentic, act authentic-no matter the consequences.) Exercise, eat foods that your body feels good on.(This doesn’t mean the foods that your head says, yum, yum to.), stop any addictive behaviors(smoking, drinking alcohol, binge eating, emotional eating, etc.) Learn to be more assertive. Learn to say “no”. We are not “superman/woman, when that next volunteer job comes up and you already have your hands full or you’re not interested in it, just say “no”. “No” is a complete sentence, so use it. You’re not the only one in the world that can help this new group, or help that person that sooo needs to have some help. When life gives you “sour apples”, don’t blame others for your “sour apples”. Instead, look closer at what your thoughts, behavior, and actions are in life. Take responsibility for the Universe giving you the experience in the first place. We receive what we put out there. Each experience will teach us all about ourselves. Take the time and learn about yourself.
These are some ways we can “love ourselves”. We can only love others when we love ourselves first.
Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken, RM IARP of Reiki in the Prairie LLC

You’re Unique and Beautiful

In this world, we are surrounded by strong negative emotions. At times they are from our own family, coworkers, or boss. It’s ok to feel these emotions for when we do, we realize we are feeling another’s unhealed pain. We’re not here to fix the other person, tosundogs take on their pain, or even to project

(picture by Cynthia Bergsbaken)

back the same negative emotions. We are here to feel the pain, have compassion, understand, release the pain to the ground to be healed and to move on with our life. We are here to heal ourselves, to find out who we are, and to follow in life what gives us enjoyment, excitement, and happiness.

If a situation or people in your life does not provide you with enjoyment and happiness, but grief and demeaning feelings towards yourself, do what you need to do to change it. If it requires you to be “assertive” in life towards the situation and people, do so. By understanding the situation, you figure out there is no way to change the situation or people with assertiveness, be ready to walk away from it, be it a job or an abusive relationship.

Life is too short to put up with disrespect, criticism , gossip, controllers, manipulators, or abusers.

If you do not have already a good sound “personal boundary” then make yourself one and stand-up for it. Stand-up for yourself! After all, you are the only one of you. The world needs individual people and not ones who conform to what others think you should act like or be like. Don’t you think it’s time you “love” yourself- do this by holding on to strong “personal boundaries” and truly being your authentic self.

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken RM, IARP of Reiki in the Prairie LLC


picture by Cynthia Bergsbaken RM, IARP

The Leopard Frog Story


The Leopard Frog Story

by Cynthia Bergsbaken  7-12-2017



It was an early Tuesday morning, around 7:00 am on July 12, 2016, when I let my dog Quinn out to do her usual business. She was outside for a bit, when I decided to go outside and look for her and join her in walking around the yard. It’s enjoyable to walk outside our house in the middle of summer in bare feet. We live out in the country where there are no neighbors to watch you as you stroll around in your yard. We have window wells that are quite deep all around our house. The day before we had a mouse stuck down in my son’s window well. My son showed great interest in rescuing the mouse and so I left it up to him. Today, I decided to check all the window wells including my sons. Now in the past, we have had mice, moles, frogs, toads, lizards, and Muskrats fallen down in the window wells. And so we try to check the window wells often. Out in the prairie, we can not use the usual plastic coverings for the window wells due to the constant wind we have. The first window well I came to, I noticed a green Leopard frog. He was all huddled up against our cement wall of the basement. I thought, “oh, I’ll just come back later when I’m completely dressed to rescue him.” But then I thought it may be too hot for him in the window well by the time I got back. And so with my p.j. top on, long sweat pants and my thongs on my feet, I jumped solidly down in to this window well. These window wells are about 4′ tall. And so when I’m standing in the window looking out, I have the metal edge basically lining up to my throat. If I needed to get out again, I would have to use my arm strength to push my body up and out. I slowly kneeled down to look at the frog. He  layed there looking up at me. I thought, “I’ve never really held a frog before in my hands.” I can’t say I was looking forward to the feeling. So I decided to gently pet the top of his head. I did this a couple of times. I was amazed to feel his skin was cold, but not wet to the touch. As I pet him, I realized I was feeling extreme fear. I pulled my hand away ready to pull myself out of the window well in a hurry. Then I noticed the frog. He had placed his hands on top of his head, telling me in body language , “Please don’t hurt me.” The frog was in extreme fear due to his inability to move. Frogs are cold-blooded and so when they are cold, they are stiff and move slow. I had a ah-haa moment. I realized the fear I was feeling was not mine. It was the frogs fear, thinking he was going to be eaten by this huge animal(me) in front of him. At that moment, I kneeled back down and promptly projected love to him. I gently picked him up and carried him to a safe, cool location in our lawn next to our house. Here, he could warm up and then move to a safer place to rest. This was the second time I have experienced a fearful moment with a little animal. I will admit, I don’t like the thought of little critters in my house or crawling on me. The first time, I let fear enfold me, I followed it. I did not like the results of me following fear. This time, I felt fear and almost reacted to it. But from noticing the frog trying to protect himself with his little hands, I felt sadness and love. I realized we all go through feeling fear at one time and another. The secret is to feel it, but don’t react to it. Try to understand why you’re feeling it and then let it go. Bring in compassion, understanding and love for yourself. When you do this, you are able to thoroughly understand why we were feeling fear. This will transmute the fear in to love.

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken RM, IARP

Brought to you by Reiki in the Prairie LLC


Letting Go

Picture by Cynthia Bergsbaken.

In life, we are constantly being asked by God to “Let go.”  Each time we move to a new  house, we need to let go of friends and relatives.  Each time we need to heal  traumatic issues and toxic emotions, we need to “let go.”  When we graduate from high school and college, we are asked to let go of friends and that comfortable way of life we’re used to.  We get married, we let go of our dependency to our parents and family.  Our own children get married or move away, again we need to let go.  Soon our relatives and friends start to die and cross over to the unseen worlds.  We are asked to “let go” for our sake and theirs.  When we become known as elderly ourselves, we let go of our youth.  When we come to our last day on earth, God, one last time asks us to let go.  Let go of all physical ties.  Let go of family and friends.  When we are in heaven, we let go from being who we were in the physical realm.  Every time we “let go”, God gives back to us  love, support, compassion, and the ability to learn more about ourselves.  So death at the end of life is not scary, horrible, or new.  For all through our lives, we have been letting go and walking forward, becoming more and more independent, beautiful, compassionate, and loving.  Each time we are asked to “let go”, we find another missing piece of ourselves.  When we are at the end of our lives, Reiki energy sessions can be greatly beneficial to both the one leaving our earthly realm and to those who are left behind.  Reiki energy provides you with peace, calmness, love, and support for inner healing.  These are beneficial to both, the one who is leaving earth and to the one who is left behind. Reiki energy will help with your depression and fear you feel.   I invite you to help your loved  one feel love, calm, and at peace while getting ready for their new life. 

Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken, Usui Reiki Master, RM-IARP

of Reiki in the Prairie LLC