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The BEAUTY OF TRADITIONAL REIKI

 

 Kathy just graduated from Traditional Reiki I on March 30, 2014 and these are her words:

“I do want to share with you my wonderful Reiki experience.  We have had a landslide (literally) in the town of Jackson and area known as Budge drive which is on the face of East Gros Ventre Butte.  There are about 30 houses up there and the one on top has split and a Budge Slideweek ago this last Friday the face slid about 10 feet.  During that day it looked like the whole thing might go.  I was working that day and we had been watching the slide on webcam at work.  The slide area is directly north of my house about 6 blocks away.  We have a two-story home and so I went to the upstairs spare room and could see the slide area over the roofs and treetops with the spotlights glaring on it so the police could monitor the area during the night.  I put my hands up (flat, fingers together including the thumbs) and started to Reiki the slide.  I was so stunned by the response.  At first it felt like gentle golf balls drumming against the palms of my hands and then it changed to a wave which rocked my whole body, gently, never any feeling of malevolence or danger.  Just intense energy.  And then it just stopped, gently, quietly just stopped.  I could feel that the slide had settled.  It still has some movement, about and .5 to 1” per day.  The toe of the slide destroyed the Walgreens parking lot and began to pull up the pavement in another business parking lot.  If you get a chance you can look at the slide on townofjackson.com, video of Budge Drive slide.  The message I got from Pachamama was she just had a little hitch in her get-along from all the digging they had done putting in that new Walgreens and she just needs to get back in balance.  I also had great success reviving one of my houseplants.  I have also Reikied the aspen trees out front because they have been having problems the last couple of years.  We shall see”.

 

Go in a good way,                                   

Diana Lynn Siderides   

Diana@pathwaystounderstanding.com

 

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How One Woman Defies the Odds to Assist Injured and Orphaned Birds of Prey

Flight to Freedom

Book Review by Angela Earle

 

How One Woman Defies the Odds to Assist Injured and Orphaned Birds of Prey

By Diana Lynn Siderides, 172 pages ©2000

 

Marsh Hawk Chicks
Marsh Hawk Chicks

This isn’t only a book about birds of prey, or a book about one woman’s journey in establishing a habitat and recovery center for them, it’s about the deeper soul’s journey of wounded beings, of willingness, healing, and of listening.  Birds of prey don’t have a lot of nuances to their emotions regarding people:  they either love or hate you and the only way you know the difference is by being able to speak their language, or through broken bones and nearly-pecked out eyes (both of which the author has survived during her training).  Diana Siderides, who began Flight to Freedom in 1985 in Boise (and now living in Bozeman, MT), was listening, not only with her eyes and ears, but with her heart and soul.

What makes this book so special is that Diana is very upfront and matter-of-fact about her usage of alternative and complimentary treatments on the birds that come her way.  She is a Reiki Master, trained in a prestigious lineage, and uses the energy modality daily in her work with injured, abandoned, and non-releasable birds.  She not only works on them, though, she works with them.  She communicates with them, gives them what they need, what they ask for, and

Adolescent M
Adolescent M

helps them “transition” when it is their time to move on.  She doesn’t perceive herself as “special” in any regard, and in fact, she thinks we all have these latent abilities and simply need to open ourselves up and learn the language of the world around us.  She respects the birds’ instinctual habits, and seems to ask nothing in return except the opportunity to be of service.

In addition, Flight to Freedom is her own story, how she came to be here, what she has gone through on her path, and her own process

of self-discovery.  Through her work with the birds, she is able to go deeper within herself.  Through her work with what appear to be abandoned, misfit, outcast creatures she is able to heal experiences in her own past and through finding the beauty, love and glory in the birds, she is finally able to see those qualities within herself.

There’s no happy ending with all of the loose ends pulled together perfectly.  This story asks us, What if every step were made in spirit, and our eyes and ears were always open?  For Diana, this is a necessary way of life, and as she is a student of the birds, she becomes a teacher for us.

Flight to Freedom Cover 600

I mentioned earlier how hard it is to watch an owl or a hawk die when it is in my care.  On the other hand, I feel that I must not allow myself to get in the way of this happening if this is what is meant to be.  All raptors that come into my care do so with the knowledge that I will be unconditional in my efforts to respond to their needs….Five days after I stopped force-feeding the second baby barn owl, he transitioned.  In human terms, this little fellow put up one brave attempt to beat the odds but he finally succumbed to his fate.  My heart was broken for he was a very courageous little boy.  Yet he did it his way, under his own terms.  I realized that he was now totally free of his physical burdens and pain and had become spirit.  This brought happiness to my heart. (pp. 93-4)

To order Diana’s book, or find out more information on her workshops on Reiki and Animal Communications visit: www.pathwaystounderstanding.com

BUTTERFLY ENERGY

 

 BUTTERFLY ENERGY

~by Diana Lynn

Colorful butterflies feeding on minerals in a dirt road
Colorful butterflies feeding on minerals in a dirt road

 Colorful butterflies surround every pothole puddle for miles along the stretch of road that connects Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi. Other protected areas rich in butterflies are Kibale and Bwindi National Parks, which are also greatly forested. There were thousands of brightly iridescent colored butterflies everywhere I walked.  If you stood still, they would light on you and then flutter away.  These butterflies seemed content to stay on the African’s bodies but not on the tourists, except for me.  I seemed to be a magnet for them.  And one of the tour guides in Bwindi took me out for a couple of hours to observe everything, because I was easy going and really enjoyed taking “in” their Africa’s smallest details. He told me, that he had never seen the butterflies land on a white woman before in such large numbers, there were no bare spots on my body; all were taken by these awesome and engaging butterflies.  He was miffed and I was thrilled; I believed they came to me because of the Reiki and the energy work that I do.  When the butterflies were on my body, they were receiving the Reiki which in turn gave them a strong dose of vibrant energy that insured their safety from the animals and the elements for the next 36 hours! For me to have all these butterflies on my body were several moments of sheer joy with their sharing with me; it felt like gentle nudging’s of shared connection for me and much more for the butterflies. The vibes that I felt from them:  “Where did you come from?”  “Are there more of you?”  “We haven’t felt this before.”  “Stay, we like this vitality.”

This is what Nature loves to share with people, their individuality!

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 Uganda's most stunning butterflies Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.