Your Power is in Your Heart

Welcome to November and powerful changes,

Dynamic changes continue in November as the world seems to become crazier week by week. What we are seeing in the outside world is a sickness detox. Headlines are filled with political leaders asserting themselves. The Brexit postponement, pending impeachment proceedings, upcoming elections combined with lots of global pushing and pulling is evident everywhere you turn. The important point is to remain grounded, centered and to continue to balance yourself. Despite all of the chaos, the energy of peace and consciousness is also rising and is stronger than ever on the planet. The world is hungry for more peace and consciousness. Each of us has the ability to bring that energy through for ourselves and others through heart centered living. We need to be mindful of discerning what energy is ours and what energy belongs to the collective. Don’t get into arguments. Avoid unnecessary worry and anger. Refrain from judgment. Separate your energy from the crowd. Staying heart centered is important to avoid getting triggered or unbalanced. Know when you need to take a break. The energy of peace lies within your heart. Cultivating gratitude and compassion will help your heart grow stronger and more resilient. Focus on finding joy everyday.

November 11th (11-11) is a powerful gateway or portal and an unusual astrological event as Mercury transits across the face of the Sun. This happens 13 times in a century and will not happen again until 2032. It will be visible in the southern US and the southern hemisphere. Mercury, known as the communication planet and now retrograde until 11/21, will be traversing the Sun which represents your consciousness. So, what you may experience on this day is a reset of your consciousness. You may experience a new awareness or synchronicities to help you reconnect with your personal passions of your heart. Believe that life is always improving. The drama and the news are reminding us that humanity is learning to shift from a fear response to make conscious choices where we can choose unity, cooperation and collaboration instead of separation, competition and domination.

November 12th is the November Full Moon and is also the day when Jupiter will reach the galactic center of our galaxy (once every 12 years). This is the point (discovered in 1974) around which our Milky Way galaxy turns. The energy of this event will add greater expansion, understanding for cosmic consciousness and awareness of our connection to the Universe. Many people will feel energetic shifts. With the full moon in Taurus, take time to feel a connection to Divine intelligence in nature. Be mindful of bringing your attention inward and away from the outside chaos. Find peace and stillness in nature on this day. You will connect with the abundance of nature’s harvest.

Last month I had the privilege of attending the North American Jikiden Reiki Congress in Vancouver, Canada. One hundred fifty six Jikiden Reiki students and teachers gathered from around the world to focus on deepening our understanding of Japanese culture and to connect with the roots of Reiki. It was a fascinating weekend. I listened to speakers (several who were my personal teachers) who directly knew Chiyoko Yamaguchi Sensei who had been initiated into Reiki by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi in 1938. Dai Shihan, Mari Okasaki from Vancouver, emphasized the power of simplicity of Jikiden Reiki, encouraging us to be filled with wonder in the healing capacity of the body and to go within to connect with the flow of Reiki. Reiki is nature. Reiki practitioners learn to bring the flow to heal people. We are containers for bringing Reiki through. Keeping our channel clear is what is important. There is no hierarchy with Jikiden Reiki and no competition. We are a Reiki community that desires to help others restore balance and harmony.

I am very excited to offer the Shoden (Reiki 1) Jikiden Reiki course this month on November 15-17 at the beautiful Holmes Camp and Retreat Center in Holmes. NY. Registration is closing this weekend. So please call if you want to attend. The next course will be in February 2020.

Jikiden Reiki

from Japan, the Birthplace of Reiki

**Final Registrations DUE NOW!!**

Jikiden Reiki Retreat Learn Shoden: Reiki 1 Certificate Class November 15-17th

at Holmes Camp and Retreat Center 60 Denton Lake Road, Holmes, NY 12531 Reservations: 845-878-6383

Come learn the Jikiden Reiki Shoden course in the lovely nature setting of Holmes Camp and Retreat Center in Holmes, NY. This beginner Reiki class brings the true spirit of Reiki alive through the direct teachings passed down from Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, his Shihan Hayashi Sensei and his student Chiyoko Yamaguchi sensei. In the Shoden class you will learn direct hands-on healing as originally taught in Japan. You will receive a manual from the Jikiden Reiki Institute, learn more of the documented history of Reiki, learn the emphasis of feeling the energy of Reiki in your hands, receive “Reiju’s each day to help you channel Reiki and much more. Every student receives certificates in English and Japanese. More information is available at Reservations include tuition, meals and accommodations. I look forward to seeing you there!!


Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown, NY

10 am – 5 pm

Anne Bentzen, Jikiden Reiki Shihankaku Teacher 914-588-4079