The Role of Byosen Scanning in the Reiki Session

Article by Kathleen Johnson as published on Reiki Rays, June 28, 2020 Generally speaking, the treatment phase of the professional Reiki session begins with the energetic, or byosen scan, and is conducted when the client is comfortably situated on the Reiki table, and after the Pre-Session Intake and Discussion. Many Reiki practitioners recognize Byosen (“sick accumulation” or “place of […]

Combined Reiki Sessions (Couples Reiki and Reiki for Two)

As first published on Reiki Rays, October 20, 2019… Article by Kathleen Johnson Several years ago, I was guided to begin offering combined Reiki sessions for individuals experiencing relationship difficulties. These combined Reiki sessions included couples in romantic/spousal/life partnerships, as well as those in other relationships, such as family, friendship, and even professional. Since then, […]

Is a Home-Based Reiki Business Right for You? (Part 2 of 2)

As published on Reiki Rays, September 15, 2019…  Article by Kathleen Johnson The first part of this article discussed the many steps and decisions involved in creating a professional Reiki practice, with a focus on the importance of your new business’s location. Many practitioners opt to have a home-based business (instead of renting or sharing […]

Is a Home-Based Reiki Business Right for You? (Part 1 of 2)

As published on Reiki Rays, September 8, 2019… Article by Kathleen Johnson Upon completion of their training, many Reiki practitioners decide to practice Reiki professionally. It goes without saying that this choice should not be undertaken lightly; so, for this article, it is assumed that prior to launching a Reiki business the practitioner is certified […]

Honoring Gaia

     Tomorrow, April 22, the world observes and celebrates Earth Day in honor of our Mother Gaia. Although this is a wonderful yearly tribute, I cannot help but believe that every day must be Earth Day. After all, as cohabitants on Earth, we are accountable to Gaia and charged with the responsibility of caring for […]

Be the Change

            Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  It’s a quote you see and hear often, but how many times do we actually act on this idea?             I’d like to think for a little while about what that would look like.  What if, instead of trying to change other […]

The Soul’s Agenda

 The other week I was listening to a telecast interview with Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God books.  The telecast was called “Living from Your Soul,” and he gave three steps for doing this: 1) Become aware of who you are – your authentic self, your soul self. 2) Find out why […]

The Art of Letting Go

I’m looking out my window at the snow falling outside (it’s been coming down all day) and thinking about the concept of Letting Go.  It’s something I’ve been learning to do for the last several years of my life, but never more than recently.        What is it, exactly, this letting go?  At first it […]

The Reiki Path – Initiation

Yesterday – Saturday, November 9th – marked the end of my 21-day “initiation” period after my Reiki One attunement.  It has been an incredible experience that only continues. I really didn’t know exactly what to expect with receiving Reiki, but the beautiful thing I’ve learned about it is that you don’t need expectations.  It’s not […]

Welcome To Soul Journeys!

Welcome to Soul Journeys, our new blog home at UniverSoul Heart!  I am so pleased to be able to meet you here and share our journeys together, and for the opportunity to introduce myself. I am Jessica Eve deCastro, and I’m co-writing the blog with Kathleen Johnson, a wonderful woman, friend, mentor, and spiritual teacher.  […]