Monday, January 2, 2017

Julie's Heaven 2017


MAY ALL THE WORLD KNOW JOY
MAY ALL THE WORLD BE WELL
MAY ALL THE WORLD BE PROSPEROUS
MAY ALL THE WORLD KNOW PEACE
 
 
2016 was a rough year for many of us, most of us in fact. I leave that behind now, inspired to create a New Year, a New Way of Being. The energies of the number 1 allow us to begin again, to adjust what has not been working and move into greater Universal Alignment. Spirit is calling on us to be aware, open and courageous enough to feel, speak and act from our truth.
 
 
Julie's Heaven is moving into alignment, with some price adjustments to allow more people to access the services provided. New services will be offered, aligning with greater relaxation, increased joy, enhancing your success factor. Without Joy we cannot know health, prosperity or peace. So moving forward Joy is the intention I hold for all of you.
 
 
The feather on the Logo represents Air - As we breathe in we allow Spirit to enter, as we breathe out we send our intentions, thoughts and feelings out into the world. I ask you to become aware of what you are breathing into life in each inhale and exhale you take.
 
Classes will center around this awareness, inviting all who wish to be a part of creating Joy to enter into partnership with other like minded hearts within the community and the region. We are not broken or in need of fixing - we are in need of more fun, relaxation, trust and fellowship.
 
A New Moon Circle will be held on or near the New Moon Phase and will be a setting for creating intentions, giving thanks and supporting each other in creating a world we want to live in. There will be ceremony, blessings, and fun stuff to do. Consider joining in, learning more about setting Intentions, Angels of Support, Goddess Energy, and finding Inner Happiness. If you would like to be notified of this, please contact me at jmelville@live.ca or send me a message on Facebook.
 
For those who need more support, Julie's Heaven will offer programs on a retainer basis, giving you more access than just a one off or weekly session which generally is not enough for some. Contact me with your needs and we will work out a program for you.

As I return to my more creative side, I will be offering Customized Essential Oil Blends. Let me know what support you need and I will create a specific blend suitable to the support you need.
 
Over the past few months I have come to own my identity as an Exploratory Mystic, not willing to settle for any status quo, wanting to know more and share more. I will continue to look for easier, joy filled ways to bring health and healing into the world, more ways to be at peace, to know prosperity, to feel fulfilled. The answers are within all of us, if we will open our hearts to hear the messages given to us in each moment of joy and despair.
 
I am so grateful for everyone in my life, so grateful for the lessons learned, so grateful to know we all have the power and abilities to create our lives, any way we choose. Choice is always the key. Though there are times when we feel helpless, we are never that. When life seems hopeless, we need only turn the page to find hope. When faced with what seems an unsurmountable obstacle, let Joy guide you through whatever lesson is there for you, or for those you love. In Joy all things are possible.
 
I reach out to all of you - asking what products, services, classes, support would help you to live in Joy. As I restock the store, your input will be invaluable.
 
Together we can make 2017 a Miraculous, Magical Year.
 


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Beyond & Before Reiki Master




I invite you to look beyond even energy. Look to the place which is only Light. Light in all the colors of the spectrum, yet even brighter than you can imagine. Look beyond the sights and sounds of this physical world, to a place where all you  hear is the beating heart of the Universe. Feel the heart beat within you, strong, in unison with all living things, all inanimate things.

I invite you to feel into trees, rocks, homes, vehicles, ornaments, pictures, and even digital equipment. See beyond their physical appearance. Feel their light. Notice the differences in the shades of light.

Even if you have never been attuned to Reiki, you have the ability within you to see and feel, to process and communicate within this deeper world of understanding.

Even if you have been attuned, to Level I, II, or Master, you may not fully use your supported ability to go beyond what you see on the physical level.

For many Reiki is a healing modality, nothing more. Yet Reiki was never meant to be a mere healing modality. There is a reason, initiates spent a lifetime, studying, practicing and experiencing the laws of Reiki prior to becoming a Master. To fully embrace Reiki, you must be prepared to do the work of self love and forgiveness. You must condition yourself to see beyond what is before your physical eyes, your human heart and mind. To fully embrace the joy and expansion, you must be willing to let go of all of your humanhood - "to be in this world but not of it".

After nearly 20 years of practice, I find myself, still in awe of this total surrender, of which I am still practicing. As with A Course in Miracles, I believe we will always be students of the Course. Each day will bring new challenges to overcome, new ideas to support us in moving through the challenges. Through time, we continue to unravel the threads of our physical lives, as we move closer to the Light, closer to peace.

When we no longer feel the need to petition for our good, but accept everything as good, then we know we are reaching the place of Master. As we begin to see each moment as precious, never resentful of the past, nor worried about the future, we are beginning to trust the Reiki Force in our lives.  It is through surrender we heal. In order to be able to fully heal others, we must fully heal ourselves. This is the only way to be a clear, unhampered conduit of Reiki energy.

When we repress and carry our shadows, doubts and fears, there is transference between us and those we are healing. They can only heal to the extent of the healer doing the treatments. As Reiki initiates, we must never fool ourselves about our true feelings and beliefs.

Does this mean you should not offer treatment to others? Absolutely not. It merely asks you to be aware of where you are in your life and in the moment of treatment surrender all to the All. Do not let your ego enter in.

And just as those who have been trained in Reiki heal from their place of imperfection, so too can those who have not had training, offer healing to the world, to friends, family, animate and inanimate objects.

The study of Reiki does not end the day you become Master. It does not end the day your first client, friend, plant or pet is healed. Reiki is a lifetime, lifestyle study of Light and Love. To study and never become attuned, gives the initiate the same insight and opportunity to live from a place of Divine Surrender and Intervention. The symbols are additional support. The certificate is validation of your commitment. That is all.

I have become saddened by the fact, Reiki can be taken online, attunements done through distance without interaction with the Master who offers them. I find discomfort in seeing the almost snobbish attitude of those who have been attuned. A true Reiki Master or Initiate would never see themselves on a higher plane than others.

To carry the responsibility of Reiki is humbling. It is through this humility we allow ourselves to know nothing, so we can open to the unlimited possibilities which exist. These possibilities can only be shown to those who are willing to release, forgive, surrender, putting Love first, knowing they are yet servants to the Light which created them.

When we stand in this place of humble light, miracles occur. We become the co-creator.

As a servant to this Light, and in service to Reiki, a class is being created, to be offered over a 3 month period where those who have been attuned and those who may choose to be at some point, can learn the true value and meaning of living a Reiki lifestyle.
If this would interest you, please contact me at jmelville@live.ca.

Monday, April 11, 2016

On Reiki, Miracles, Healing and Dreams

And so continues my Reiki Life. I often ask what life would be like now, if I had not taken that first class, or the second or stepped up as a Reiki Master.

The more I focus on Reiki working in my life, the more I realize how much there is we do not know about energy, and how it changes our metabolism, hormone balance, broken bones, and other upsets in our physical bodies. How does it recognize illness before it attaches to our physical body? How does its gentle flow heal a broken heart? How does it bring prosperity?

Do we need to how?

As I sit with the names (and some pictures) of those who have requested distant healing twice a week, I often find myself skeptical that it is even worth my time. Then a message comes from someone on the list who is now well enough to be removed, and many asking me to add loved ones. (I only add with permission from each individual) So even beyond my skepticism the Universe works through me to bring another into balance. How cool is that?

The more classes I hold and the more I speak with people about this wonderful healing system, I begin to see and feel Reiki is more than a modality, it becomes our life, guides our life and even molds or controls our decisions, actions, words and thoughts. But only if we let it.

Like raising several children, Reiki can be taught by the same person, and yet so many variations result. Each individual brings to Reiki a different perception, a different vibration, a different intention and Reiki returns to each individual with resonating vibration. Many have taken their first level and returned to their lives somewhat or unseemingly touched. They will say it made no difference in their lives or their lives seemed worse. To the first I ask, the same as I ask myself daily, "What would my life be like now had I not stumbled into that first level?" To the second, we must realize our lives will often seem worse when we make steps to alter our current path. The falling away is a simple process the Universe uses to make room for bigger and better things, taking away the distractions and opposing vibrations so we can take on something new. For everyone I believe the perfect Reiki energy plants the seeds within you, to be for you what you need at all times in your life.

At times I wonder if people think I am pushy about my belief in Universal Control and Guidance. It is my passion. I have seen how when we turn within and ask for help, so much good comes piling in on us. I guess I want that for everyone. Even now, though I live a happy comfortable life, I keep looking for ways to create more love, joy and peace in the world. So yes, sometimes I seem pushy, but it comes from a place of love. No matter where we are on the path, stopping or becoming complacent shifts everyone into a stagnant or downward spiral. We do not continue our studies because we think we are not yet good enough; we continue them because the more we learn, the more we want to learn, and the more we realize we know nothing, yet. We also keep learning to stay in an upward vibration which brings all of the world into an upward vibration. Maybe someday, if enough of us keep gathering together we will know peace and prosperity for all. I hope so.

Whether the energy is Reiki, another spiritual practice or a belief in a practical application of intention combined with love, it doesn't seem to matter, our lives can be shifted in an instant. That I see as a miracle and it is the miracles which keep me wondering, practicing, learning and sharing. But is it me pushing towards the miracle or is the miracle pushing me?

Reiki has become a lifestyle for me, though I know I still have much work to do before I have perfected all of the principles on a 100% basis. I think no matter what we choose as our path, we will always strive to be perfect, but no where do the principles or practice say perfection is a requirement. Even the Reiki Prayer says, "Just For Today". And it seems to me, that even when we only give 10% Reiki will step in to do whatever has to be done to give us a boost, give healing, peace, and joy.

As I return to my studies on herbology and shamanic practices, I find myself wondering, "Am I integrating Reiki into these studies, or is Reiki integrating me into the studies and practices, ceremonies, crafting and ritual?" Do we create our desires or is there a Higher Power, who sees our interests, skills and abilities, that creates It's dream within us, asking us to express the dreams and goals within It?

Do you have a dream or a desire you are not sure where it came from? I often ask myself, "Whose idea is this anyway?" The answer that comes is always, "Does it matter?" "Do it anyway."





Sunday, April 10, 2016

Knowing Doesn't Matter

There has been so much power flowing into life these past few months. Some see it as chaos, others see it as the destruction of the old to make way for the new. Others, especially those who love change and challenge are in their glory.

It becomes so clear, as we watch the reactions to this new and wonderful transformation of life, that perception is key, our belief systems hold the answers to our questions.

The New Moon this past week brought many insights and dreams. Many were so metaphorical, I am still processing, though I know the understanding will come in time. One, however, was very clear and I was instructed to share it.

Whenever there is something important I need to see or understand, eagle comes to me in meditation or dream time. He gently spreads his wings and offers to take me above the fray so I can see more clearly, the bigger picture of a situation. I pull back when eagle wants to take me beyond the limitations of this galaxy. Though I am willing to see our earthly realm from a deeper, wider perspective, willing to travel to the Akashic Field to access new ideas and understandings, I have not been ready or willing to go beyond the beyond.

As I climbed on eagle's back, spanning my arms across his wing span, I got a sense this was not going to our usual tour of relaxation and reassurance. As we took off from our place on the beach, I noticed that it was not the usual gentle breeze, clearing my mind, but rather a strong gale, making me fearful we would not get off the ground.

Once we were above the wind force, I suddenly realized all I thought I knew was gone. When I tried to think there was nothing I knew, at least nothing I felt sure I knew. Confusion settled into a gentle peace and for the first time in a long time, it was okay to know nothing. All of my beliefs were replaced with simple love, light.....

As usual we passed over my childhood - the farm where I grew up learning about nature, plants, the stars, the clouds and people. This time however I had no recollection of my beliefs or judgements of any of it. There was just a sense that all of this had brought me to this time on eagle's wings, seeing the world differently, without judgement or expectation.  Tears of joy began streaming down my face and falling toward the earth, creating a rainbow. I found myself focused on this rainbow, feeling as though it was my creation, finding myself feeling proud of my accomplishment.

I was so intent on what I thought I had created that I did not notice eagle had passed our usual landing point until I saw it in the distance. I called for eagle to return. With a chuckle he said, "If you had not been so busy fluffing your own feathers, you would have seen where you were going." Such humility befell me, I could only hold on and reach out for trust and faith in where I was being taking, against my will.

I watched as we approached a narrow portal and wondered how we would ever pass through. Yet I felt the strength of eagle passing through me and in awe I felt myself surrendering to this force much greater than I could ever be. I closed my eyes for just a moment and when I opened them, we had moved from the earthly realm to a place so familiar I could not help but feel at home. Eagle landed and let me slide off his back and sit in what seemed mid-air and yet I felt supported. I also felt protection and a love I had never felt before. I looked around and found the stars of my youth, but brighter, more clear and could feel the warmth they offered. Clouds drifted by with messages, animals and ideas, much as I noticed as a child, but in this space they offered hope and laughter more profound than I had known. Throughout my childhood and even as a mom, I often saw dragons in the clouds and I would holler to the wind (and my daughter) "fear not for I'm a dragon slayer". This time I did not feel the need to slay the dragon. As she approached with fire blazing I opened up, allowing her flame to burn the remnants of painful memories away. I felt such gratitude for her presence. I felt the moonlight, cooling the flames and pulling all resistance from my body and my mind.

As the sun began to rise, the colors overwhelmed my senses and the heat seemed to be dissolving me, melting away all parts of who I thought I was. I looked for eagle, wanting to leave before I could no longer breathe. And then, all panic left. All there was, was light. Light so gentle, yet filled with colors we cannot paint.

And from this place I heard a quiet voice, "Ask, Thy Will Be Done for it is then you shall receive." "No longer be afraid to travel where you do not know, for here there is so much to learn, and nothing you learn will matter anyway." "All you need is given you, and all you need is love."

I do not know if eagle brought me home......