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Threshold Blog -- Shifting Into The New Year
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Last Updated: January 15, 2014         RETURN TO THRESHOLD BLOG iNDEX
 

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This blog is one of a series where I give my ideas on aspects of Reiki and/or energy work. The pages are intended to give some "food for thought" and some are only my viewpoint. While a number of facts may be included, you should decide for yourself how much (if any) of the content feels right to you.

The New Year is a time in many cultures when plans are laid out for the coming year for the purpose of improving or bettering oneself.  Or maybe it's just that we might need a change of focus or experience. 

 
I've decided to add to my own daily explorations by representing wellness products as a Shaklee distributor.  They are well known in the Green community for their cleaning and cleanliness products, having been around since the 1950's.  And they have achieved some kind of landmark status with their Vitalizer wellness product and its effect on those using it.  Yet I was surprised to discover my own doctor's feeling about what he calls "off the shelf supplements."  He doesn't trust these companies and their sources as they are not listed in his medical database.  So it seems there needs to be more work done on the part of our new wellness scientists in interacting with our allopathic medical base.  Plus, supplements are big in the news these days as the governments and certain companies try to downplay their importance and effectiveness. That's usually an indication that many of us are looking for alternative solutions. 
  

Pretty much the same happened in the Reiki and alternative therapy movement a decade or so ago.  But now more and more legislation in some areas is coming into being to try get a handle on some of these methods.  That's pretty much an indication that they have been caught up in the mainstream and that the governments are having to accept the fact they are now part of everyday life.  There is even a push for the legalization of cannabis.  In Canada our own government has finally seen the possible tax base and has begun to take over the growing and selling of medical marijuana.  Those who had been allowed to do this for their own medical needs are now been legislated out. Yet 2 of the northern American states are legalizing this substance.  I can see that coming elections are going to cause some widespread changes, in many areas of our lives.
  

My own thought is to present an additional aspect of wellness to my student base and those who are interested in an alternative approach.  Most healers know that combing methods, even those of traditional medicine and doctors, is a proven course of assistance for the unwell and the maintenance of wellness.  As a Reiki person I have long since used this and other healing energies on my food, plants, animals, not to mention my family and friends, plus focusing them in certain areas of the city and country - all of which can be achieved in person or distant-wise.  So I feel the same can be done for the products we present to others, and to our own customer base. This can be as easy as using a crystal grid or a Reiki box or something similar in order to give a daily focus and boost to the growing number of people you are working with and for, and to the products being shipped that you represent.  And anyway, I have done this for almost 2 decades just for my student base alone.
  

And I've actually seen this done by students of mine, even to the point where more harmony is achieved in the work place, or a sudden surge of customers has made a aromatherapy shop's business extremely successful.  In that latter case a few of us assisted by using methods I describe in my" Light Technique for Healing" article.  And of course the added benefit to this kind of daily focus is that you get to experience all the energies you are transmitting.  The usually double "whammy"  of energy work.

I don't know how all this will play out, but then I didn't know in advance anything like that  about my adventures into Reiki and energy work (when Reiki was just picking up steam), or my previous office career (when computers were new), or my awakening to raising my own family (there weren't many guidebooks on this then.)  Somehow those all turned out to be very interesting choices. I can only intend, and visualize, that this new focus in my life will also be as fruitful and interesting for me.  smile


Here are links to some of the web pages mentioned in this blog:
- My Shaklee Webpage      - Shaklee Physician's Resource 

Becasue I feel that Reiki can work hand in hand with any wellness product and customer base, I am willing to offer free Reiki training for those interested in sharing in the idea of my new adventure.  Click here for Special Offer details.

Richard (Rick) Rivard

If you have comments or suggestions, Contact Me.   I will try to answer them all.

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