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How Do I Choose the Right Reiki Practitioner?

November 05, 2019

Receiving Reiki healing is a great experience.  But like any other form of service you receive, it is wise to feel comfortable and confident about and around your practitioner.

Here are a few tips about choosing the right Reiki practitioner for you.

*Meeting with a new Reiki practitioner before committing to taking their service is a must.  Asking questions not only about the Reiki service they provide, but a little about the person.
Each Reiki practitioner has a different personality and different beliefs, just like anyone else in the world.  I would suggest you meet up with the new practitioner days ahead of any thought of receiving a Reiki session.  This way, you can get to know the person and understand:  what Reiki techniques they use, if they are combining other energy type work with their Reiki, what is the type of Reiki they are using, understand the difference between Reiki types, Get to know the person.

I have read articles from people that have received their f…

Sending You Reiki energy

This photo is infused with Reiki energy.  With love, I send you Reiki energy to be used for your highest good. If not wanted, the Reiki energy will be sent to Earth.

What Will You Accept?

Letter from an Empath
"While I love to help others, I am not responsible for fixing your life or catering to your toxicity.I am not responsible for managing your triggers, walking on eggshells or telling you what you want to heart in order to keep the peace.I am not your emotional punching bag nor am I your emotional sponge.I do not exist for your pleasure or as a site for your projected pain.My responsibility is to myself to be my own person and stay true to myself to heal my own wounds, manage my own triggers, and engage in self care so that I can give to others authentically without depleting myself in the process.My responsibility is to maintain healthy boundaries, especially with those who are unhealthy." By Unknown Author
This letter has great significance to me.  When I was first figuring out what makes me, me, I saw that I was letting people “drive me”.  My personal boundaries were not the greatest. I was letting others’ drama (energy) affect me. 

As I re-read it, I feel…
The Blue Jay is one of my favorite birds to observe. 
Their feathers are brilliant blues and white. 
They are known for mimicking other birds at times. 
Blue Jays are fearless. 
Blue Jays, symbolic message to us when one comes into our life is, You have a choice:
 “Living & expressing your true self, using your talents & skills you have deep inside or mimic & pretend to be someone else in life.” 

What is your choice??? 
To be a true master in life is to master yourself. To be a master of ourselves is to accept & love ourselves, heal what hurts we have (triggers), and to be committed, dedicated, and responsible to our ourselves & what talents & skills we have.

Follow your own path, follow your own 

Source:  "Animal Speak" by Ted Andrews

By Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC


Coping Skills to Stay Positive During the Holidays

November 19, 2018

The holidays are upon us with the frenzy of accomplishing decorating and gift shopping, cooking and baking large amounts of food, and socializing with families and friends all to be done in a certain amount of time. 
All of this is so exhausting, even to think about it.

 I originally was going to write about our family traditions, but I wasn't inspired to finish the article.  I decided to write about how to "stay grounded" and positive during joyful times that can also bring us exhaustion, negativity, and overwhelm.  These are techniques that I, a sensitive, like to use during the holidays and any other time I'm around many people.
Whether shopping in a crowded mall, driving on a busy interstate or visiting with relatives at  Thanksgiving, give these a try to help yourself stay positive and grounded.

1).  Carry a 1 inch essential oil bottle with you that has a mixture of 50% olive oil or any other carrier oil to 50% Lavender essential oil  (authentic ess…

Let's Talk about Meditation, Series 1

Meditation is the practice of having focus on a sound, breathing, movement, object, or visualization in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and to increase spiritual growth.  Some would say meditation is actually not focusing, it's just clearing your mind and watching what comes to you in your mind and letting it go.
Depending on how you are meditating, I'd say they all are right.

Meditation dates to prehistoric religion.  Prehistoric religion meaning from Paleolithic-Iron Age religions.  Meditative practices are recorded in Genesis 24:63, showing evidence of practices among Judaism.  Throughout the Hebrew Bible, Judaism always contained a central meditative practice.  Early Christian meditation involved repetitive words or phrases, using a specific posture.  This has been raced back to Byzantine period.  Western Christian meditation contrasts with most other forms of meditation, because Western Christians do not use a specifi…

Traveling Made Easier

Traveling Made Easier

Tis the season when people who live in the north want to escape the cold and cloudiness for the beautiful warm and sunny days in the south.
In the past, I've had many stressful trips due to not being prepared.  Not knowing what to pack, not knowing where to park at the airport, not knowing the amount of money I need for parking and the trip, being around so many people in the airport, being packed so close to so many people on the airplane, and not knowing what to do with myself while flying a long flight. .   Traveling tips for packing and some coping tips for highly sensitive/Empaths.
Traveling can be stressful.

 I know I learned the hard way years ago.  I was forced to throw away a brand new, large tube of toothpaste before entering the airplane.  It pays to learn and understand the regulations of transport and other countries.
While waiting in airline lines, I've witnessed people unpacking their suitcases  to either put on multi-layers of clothes or throw a…

My Legs Want to Move!

My Legs Want to Move! September 24, 2018
Do you ever have it where your legs just want to move?  This use to happen to me quite a bit when I was a child , sleeping.  If I ever had to share a bed, I'd be promptly told to "stop moving your feet".  It felt good to move my feet back and forth in the bed sheets, getting rid of the restless feeling.
This is what I call "Restless Legs".  

Now that I'm older, I've had this happen once in a while during my sleep.  I will have slept about 4 hrs and I wake up to this feeling.   My legs felt like they had drank 5 glasses of dark coffee while  I slept!  Feeling restless legs makes me feel like I want to get up and walk or jog around.  Trying to sleep with restless legs is just about impossible for me.

Well, I used to think taking magnesium supplement would help relax my legs.  I found out the magnesium with calcium at a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio did nothing for my restless legs, but it did give me a relaxed feeling to fall a sle…