Energy

Love is The Energy of Life sign with a beach

There are two kinds of energy, potential and manifest.  Before you think this is going to be boring, bear with me!

Potential energy is waiting to be expressed.  If it waits too long it stagnates and if it stagnates in our bodies it creates dis-ease.  (That’s not a typo!)

When energy is freed to move, it is manifested.  It can be manifested through intentions, meaning “If I have an idea and I put it into motion, I’m freeing up energy.”

Money is energy in material form.  It waits to be freed to create opportunities, experiences and sustenance.  Saving is great, but dying with stagnated energy in the bank probably isn’t the best idea.  Bequeathing the fruits of labor for the next generation to use isn’t a bad plan, but using money to do good works is a great idea.

Physical movement frees energy.  Our jobs keep us seated a lot of the time.  Stagnated sitting creates pain in the low back and digestive issues.  Take it from me after years of sitting in the therapist’s chair!

What I experience in Reiki and Reflexology practice is the movement of energy in clients who rise from the table feeling cleared and rebooted.  Therapeutic essential oils do the same clearing.  Even moderate movement frees up energy.

Love is the purest energy and can be expressed interpersonally, in work and in everything we do.  If expressing love is the intention, the actions that come from it will bring positive change.

Move your booty!  Don’t ruminate in your head! Have the intentions of embodying love energy and freeing potential energy every chance you get.   You will bring light into your world…

With love, Rosanne

How Does Reiki Work?

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Since 2014, Rosanne (Roseanne) Bostonian, PhD, has served as an adjunct faculty member at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, New Jersey. In addition to her work in academia, Dr. Rosanne Bostonian is a certified reiki master teacher who provides energy-based healing to clients.

Each person has a current of universal life energy within them. This energy, often referred to as chi, is connected to important energy centers in the body known as the seven chakras. Chi also is present in an ambient energy field around the body, typically referred to as the aura. Whenever the flows of this energy become obstructed, negative effects can begin to manifest themselves physically in the body.

A reiki practitioner addresses the energy blocks by acting as a channel, directing positive energy from the universe into the individual. By raising the vibration levels and focusing energy work on the affected areas, reiki can help restore the balance of positive energy in the body and alleviate the effects of energy blocks that are inhibiting the flow of chi.

An Introduction to Reiki

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Ms. Rosanne Bostonian, Ph.D., has practiced in the helping professions for many years. Ms. Rosanne (Roseanne) Bostonian, Ph.D., now maintains an independent healing practice in which she draws on her background as a Reiki master.

Reiki is a Japanese healing art targeted at reducing stress and promoting the circulation of life energy. The term itself comes from the Japanese words “rei,” which translates to “God’s wisdom” or “higher power,” and “ki,” which means “life force energy.” The full term thus translates to life force energy guided by a higher power, and this guidance takes place through the hands of the Reiki practitioner.

In a Reiki session, the practitioner places his or her hands over or gently on the client’s body. Practitioners believe this provides a natural support for the client’s ki, which causes illness and discomfort when disrupted. Practitioners also believe that such disruption results from negative thoughts and feelings that collect in the vital organs of the body. Reiki is thought to restore positive intention to the client, and in turn, remove the blocks and restore health.

Tune Up

Orchestra conductor on stage

No conductor would start a symphony performance without tuning the various sections of the orchestra.  In fact, if you’ve gone too long without getting a tune up for your car, you may have been left somewhere you’d rather not be.

Most instruments and machines come with “owner’s manuals” that tell us what they need to keep them functioning.  Our bodies, not so much!

I lovingly call our bodies our “Earth Suits.”  They are the form consciousness takes at the material plane.  In other words, this is who we are at the physical level of consciousness.  As I’ve written before, we are bringing energy (invisible) into visible form through Life.  An owner’s manual didn’t come with this process.

We can try to fix ourselves up with material approaches such as immunizations, preventive examinations, setting broken bones.  These all seem to rely on something bad that has happened, or that’s about to happen.  What if we had ways of tuning ourselves up without the specter of something creepy around the corner?

As I’ve moved into the fields of Reiki and Foot Reflexology, I joke with my clients about hitting “the resent button.”  It’s my way of inviting them to appreciate the fact that merely living causes distortions in our “alignment.”  I’m not referring to orthopedic alignment, but rather to energetic alignment.  If we’re even a little “off,” it’s difficult to identify that invisible realm from which our energy and our being emanate.  We become depleted and de-energized.

I hope we each have a practice, whether it’s being in Nature, doing Yoga, meditating, visiting practitioners such as myself or acupuncturists, massage therapists…any practice that helps us hit the reset button and realign energetically.

Plan your tune up in whatever way works for you.

Blessing on your Earth Suit!

 Rosanne

What Is Reiki?

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Ms. Rosanne (Roseanne) Bostonian, PhD, is a Reiki master teacher and independent wholesaler of Young Living Essential Oils in Florham Park, New Jersey. Through her work as a Reiki practitioner, Ms. Rosanne Bostonian, PhD, helps her clients heal and improve their wellness.

Question: What is Reiki?
Answer: Reiki is a method of healing that relies on spiritually guided life energy. It is not meant to be a cure for any specific malady but, rather, a tool for promoting wellness and healing.

Question: What is a Reiki session like?
Answer: During a session, the client will relax on a massage table for 60 to 90 minutes. The practitioner will begin to use standard Reiki hand positions over the client’s body. Clients may generally choose whether or not the practitioner touches them.

Question: What does Reiki feel like?
Answer: Physical experiences vary from client to client. Some simply feel calm and relaxed, while others report warm or tingling sensations.

The Basics of Reiki

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Dr. Rosanne Bostonian, PhD, is an adjunct professor of psychology at New Jersey’s Berkeley College-Woodland Park. She concurrently sells essential oils as an independent wholesaler with Young Living Essential Oils and is a self-employed Reiki master and teacher in Florham Park, New Jersey. As part of her Reiki business, Ms. Rosanne Bostonian, PhD, performs light-touch energy work on clients to promote health and wellness.

Based on the traditional concept of ki energy, Reiki is a stress-reduction and relaxation technique of Japanese origin. Reiki masters lay their hands on or over clients to help direct the unseen ki, or life force energy, that is said to flow through every human being. Although it is a spiritual healing art, modern Reiki is not generally aligned with any specific religion or religious practice.

Far from massage, Reiki incorporates extremely light touches or uses no direct contact at all. Practitioners often place their hands directly above the bodies of their clients. A typical Reiki session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.

Meditation or Medication?

AdobeStock_29745620.jpegI had lived a life of intense competition prior to age 40, running for Student Government and Class offices, pitching highly competitive Women’s Fast Pitch Softball, and working toward my doctorate (and much more).  I was the female Midas, touching all and turning it to gold.

In the meantime, my poor body was imploding, but I ignored the stress signs.  My vulnerable area was the thyroid gland, so when my mother died suddenly right after my 40th birthday, it said “STOP!”  Of course I ignored even those symptoms. After all, there were so many important things to do!  My stubbornness resulted in the need to get off of my feet and potentially serious consequences.  I call that my second birthing, a wakeup call.  Many of us aren’t lucky enough to catch our carelessness in time.

In our culture, we’re trained to ignore our bodies.  We don’t ignore how our bodies look…and there are implants, Botox injections and all sorts of bizarre interventions to improve our appearance. What we ignore is how we actually feel.  If we feel lousy, we have only to stroll down the aisles of the local CVS or Walgreens and find a million symptomatic remedies to shut our bodies up.

This approach is like cutting the wire to your car’s check engine light.  No warning light, no problem, right?  Wrong!!  Whatever was causing the lousy feeling is still operating its mischief.  We’re just blithely ignorant having cut off the discomfort.  The symptoms aren’t the culprits, they’re our friendly and unpleasant reminders.  “The body remembers what the mind forgets!”

Since I’ve been doing Reiki (light touch energy work) and have now am adding Foot Reflexology (see last week’s blog), using beautiful essential oils and playing gorgeous music, I’m watching my clients melt into the table, their breathing slow and rhythmic and their sweet faces in blissful repose.  As the work hits the “reset button,” each client remembers what it feels like to be realigned and clear.  As I see the effects of this work, I have renewed belief that being responsible means taking time and listening, making friends with our bodies rather than struggling with them.

Perfect music requires a tuned instrument.  The gentle touch, the quiet time and stillness wrapped in Nature’s rhythms, will be the reset button that allows the mind to rest. Quiet time, quiet mind…the peace we all seek.

With love,

Rosanne