Free E-Book: The Harmony of Breathing.

Breathing is the foundation of all healing work, whether it is self-healing or helping others. This free E-Book (PDF format) introduces you to some simple and highly effective ancient Daoist breathing techniques for health & longevity. 5 minutes a day is all you need to get started…

Click here for your free guide to Daoist breathing techniques!

Hope you enjoy it!

N.B. I adapted this document from an original piece by my TaiChi teacher, (with his permission of course), because the techniques are still great even if you don’t practice TaiChi. There is a link at the end to his school which is based in the UK.

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Sound Moves #4

Keep Your Feet On The Ground!

Tripping up is easy. We all do it, in  many different ways. I tripped up twice yesterday, once with my words and once with my feet! If you want to stay grounded, try this simple technique. Yawn the soles of your feet into the ground, as you stand, walk and talk. Notice the immediate alteration in your posture and how your skeleton actually shifts position. It helps with clumsiness and confidence, as you feel stronger and more connected and centred. I would say it’s a sound move…

Here’s an extract from an interesting article I found online, the link is at the end if you want to know more.

Walking.  Walking slowly and deliberately is very helpful for centering and grounding.  Think about your feet as you walk and send your energy into the earth with each slow, deliberate step. If helpful, imagine you are being pulled along when you walk by a magnet hidden under the earth. Another way is to imagine you weigh 500 pounds and each of your steps crushes the earth beneath your feet.  Another idea is to imagine your foot is like a large suction cup that spreads out as it attaches deep into the ground.

An ancient walking method is at times called tai chi walking or chi-kung walking.  Imagine that a wire or string is connected to the crown of your head, holding up your head.  Imagine the rest of your body hanging loosely from this wire.  This will help you stand in a relaxed manner. Bend both knees a little and stay low throughout your walk.

Place all your weight on one foot.  Lift the other one slowly and step forward gently and firmly.  Do not straighten the knee completely.  If you do, your head will bob up, which completely disconnects you from the earth.  This is the opposite of what you are wanting to do.  Keep your weight on the back foot when you step forward.  It will feel uncomfortable at first, because most people fall into their steps.  So practice this part a number of times slowly until you can step forward without moving your weight forward.

Next, slowly shift your weight forward and down onto the front foot.  When all your weight is on the front foot, you may then repeat the process, lifting the rear leg and taking your next step.  You must start very slowly until this style of walking becomes a habit.  Some do this instinctively or unconsciously.

Most people, especially those who are not grounded, will have difficulty at first and it will take time to master.  It is well worth the effort, however.  This is the way all animals move in the wild.  Observe your cat and you will notice this exact sequence of movement if you look closely enough.  It is a survival mechanism for animals, as it allows them to test the ground before they place their weight there.  It also helps their strength and balance.

Grounding is often about “testing the ground” before you move forward in order to stay strong and balanced.  So this technique is a metaphor for grounding as well as a useful way to move through the world. Be sure you do not bob your head up and down when you step, as most people do.  This is the “Gomer Pyle walk”, the opposite of grounding.

http://www.drlwilson.com/Articles/GROUNDING.html

BLOG: EMOTIONS

WHAT ARE EMOTIONS?

The other day I was reading an article about emotions and the author described emotions very simply as energies that move. Energy + motion = emotion. E Motion.

It made perfect sense to me. We double over with laughter, we jump for joy, we cower in fear, we frown when worried, we crawl under the bedclothes if we feel depressed, we fight in anger. These are the external movements that emotions illicit in us.

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So the next time you are feeling emotional, understand that it’s simply a case of energy moving you, moving in you and you don’t have to feel taken over by the experience. All that begins, will end and emotions are no different. Watch the movement, as if from afar. Observe with interest where the movement takes you and wait for it to pass without engaging too much. This is the beginning of being able to control your emotions, understand them and accept them, and yourself as part of the big movement, the big dance.

This isn’t always easy! I hurt my back last week and got very upset. Pain upon pain and eventually a flood of tears. At first i felt ashamed at being ‘weak’ and a big baby, but then I just let them come. When the energy motion was over, and it happened naturally, there was a feeling of relief. No one was there to make me feel better, but the rush of crying my eyes out brought a kind of comfort. After that, there was nothing to do but pick myself up and get on with things.

As the wind takes a feather, let your mind take your emotions and be enchanted by them, be in awe, be thankful, for they are wondrous and guide us to make our decisions.

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Blog: The Desert Rocks

Wow! Getting ready for my first ever trip to Africa and the amazing Sahara Desert.

Sahara Dunes.
Sahara Dunes at Dar Sidi Bounou, Morocco.

Last year I met a fantastic woman called Karima who lives in Morocco and runs a company called LetsGo2Morocco

We made friends by talking for hours, sharing our stories and continuing to meet up. Over time it became clear we could work together and so we began planning a joint project; she had discovered an excellent venue called Dar Sidi Bounou right on the edge of the Sahara desert that she felt would be perfect to host a retreat and she asked me if I would be interested.

The idea of singing and playing the sound healing instruments I love in such a spectacular location thrilled me and we began to put together a trip, which would mean a group of people could travel down through Morocco, with her as an expert guide, to take some valuable time ‘out’ of their daily lives and do some self healing and percpective changing, simply by seeing a new horizon, listening to some consciousness expanding sounds and moving in a new environment.

We both wanted to share our skills in a happy supportive group environment and so the Sahara Desert Healing Retreat idea was born.

I feel that for some people, the idea of travelling to a Muslim country might be something they are shy of, especially in these troubled times. Karima works as a travel companion for single Muslim women, who often find it a challenge to go on trips and in her experience, to be accompanied is a great help. She knows Morocco as a rich and colourful country that  encourages tourism and makes a huge effort to assure the safety of travellers there.

So, this September, we will be doing our first trip/retreat and we have another one planned for Spring next year. Maybe you can come! I hope so. It will certainly make for some interesting blogs.

There will definitely be some recording happening and i can’t wait to publish the music we make in the Sahara. The Desert Rocks!

If you want to know more about our Sahara trip Click Here

If you want info about booking CLICK HERE

MIND, BODY & SOUL ARTISTS RETREAT 2016

29 September – 9 October 2016

  MIND, BODY & SOUL ARTISTS RETREAT.

Sahara Dunes at Dar Sidi Bounou, Morocco.
Sahara Dunes at Dar Sidi Bounou, Morocco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Days Trip from Marrakech to the mighty Draa Valley with its kasbahs, to the soft Saharan dunes and its gentle local hospitality.

Immerse yourself in the landscapes and culture.

Open yourself up to the desert healing and reconnections.

You will have guided walks to local Kasbahs, a desert walk to an ancient site, walks in oases and time to relax by a pool.

The best of freshly prepared dishes and great music and conversation. The opportunity to fill your sketchbooks with source material and take many wonderful photos.

Beneficial healing sessions and a new sense of self to move forward on your chosen path.

Open your mind, eyes and ears. Move your body. Reconnect with your soul and inner voice.

MIND, BODY & SOUL ARTISTS RETREAT 2016 Morocco.

By opening your mind to new possibilities, your eyes to wider horizons, your ears to unfamiliar sounds and also to the silence, by moving your body in different landscapes and by reconnecting to your soul, your essence and your inner voice, you have the possibility to open up your artistic potential to another level.

This is a retreat rather than a course or workshop. It is also a sketchbook retreat, so plenty of opportunities for observation and gathering of material for future projects.

Your guide is Karima, find out more about her amazing story and how she came to live in Morocco by clicking on the link above.

There will be Sound Healing with RJ Raymond for the group sessions, with an option for clients to receive private Reiki sessions from her during the trip.

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This event is being organized in collaboration with Karima from http://www.letsgo2morocco.com

 

Spiritual Gold.

Spiritual Gold.

The creation of true harmony, personal, planetary and Divine, requires as a foundational prerequisite the death of the inferior ego. The realisation that our human role and capacity to love, will, create and be expressions of the Divine, and the spiritual initiations that some of you took lifetimes ago and some of you are presently taking are also being poured into the mass consciousness of humanity. Many hundreds of thousands if not millions of people are awakening, right now. Your healing journey is the healing journey of the world.  If you are a healer, you have already accepted your mission to push on, propel and pioneer this evolutionary movement.
In certain ways it is reminiscent of the California Gold Rush, a seven year period which began in 1848. Back then, the news of ‘GOLD!’ brought tens of thousands of seekers to California. Sadly, that particular hunt for treasure resulted in many tragedies such as the genocide of the Native Americans who lived in the Great Basin and the development of industrial mining companies which lead to great wealth, but only for a few.image
In your search for treasure, spiritual treasure, you may well have been an early ‘prospecter’ and if so you are already in the ‘claims office’ with your bag of gold on the scales being weighed and valued, whilst the majority are only now reading the headlines of the riches awaiting them at the end of an arduous journey. You have been on that voyage and you were alone, not part of a huge wagon train.

You searched in the rivers for nuggets of the precious prize, you dug your own mines, you sweated, starved and suffered, never giving up and digging deeper and deeper, with an inner knowing that one day the brilliant treasure would reveal itself to you.

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And now, you have collected much of this spiritual gold, many nuggets of wisdom. It may even have become a heavy load.

You are ready to to exchange this weight and take on your fortune. Become lighter. Be enlightened.
“It’s a done deal,” says the man on the other side of the table.
Now what do you do?
NOTHING.
NOTHING!
You don’t have to do anything. You are rich! You may choose.
You may choose to quietly observe the rest of the world catching up with you, (or you may not recognise your fortune and continue to dig for more mines) or you may choose to aid and guide those who land in the dusty, overcrowded, ever growing town full of hope, faith and enthusiasm. You can choose. You are free.

Understanding therefore that the story of the Gold Rush is a metaphor for the current and ever widening search for enlightenment, let us learn the lessons of the age we are working to transition out of. This spiritual gold is not, “my treasure”, “my gold”. The spiritual riches being uncovered by so many today are not possessions to be jealously guarded, hoarded, mystified, bargained with or profited from. Choices like these only lead to destruction, as we can clearly see from the consequences of the Californian Gold Rush.

In the new paradigm, the shift is towards sharing, harmony, equality and community.image
“My treasure is your treasure, my heart is your heart, I am another you, you are another me, we are, All is, One, and the same.” So, allow the tiny inferior ego to be annihilated and share all you know.

Healers, share all you know and all you have with each other.

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Let’s be clear – This does not mean sharing ‘modalities’ or swapping ‘systems’ with each other. These are your tools, the tools that you used to dig for your knowledge. But what is it that you actually know? What is your treasure?…the gold, the precious, the object of all alchemist’s searches and experiments…

The quest of the alchemist to turn base lead into gold is well known and often used as (another:-)) useful metaphor for the spiritual process of transforming dense energy into the bright shining everlasting non-corruptable energy of Divine love and light. 

THIS IS WHAT YOU/WE KNOW!  This is what we can share and the sharing of it, without possessiveness and without ego, is an act of Will, exercised with Love and Wisdom, which brings about the co-creation and manifestation of true harmony between peoples, souls, nations, dimensions and universes.

So, you could choose to build a casino, a brothel, or a shoddy expensive hotel with your hard earned fortune. (We’re back in California again by the way :-)). You could choose to try and profit by having something that someone else does not.
Or, you could take your spiritual gold and use it to become a benevolent and charitable founder of a new kind of settlement. A new kind of world. A new paradigm. Don’t think too hard…

RJ Raymond.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article.
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Healers In Harmony/Mary Magdelene Retreat. 17th July to 24th July 2016

Healers in Harmony/Mary Magdelene Retreat. France.

On the 24th of July 2016, 8 Souls will come together and from this unified point of light will come a Sound.

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The heart and mind of each individual will transmit a tone, a note, a colour and through the weaving of these fundamental threads of Divine Co-creation in one shared moment out of time, they will begin a spinning on the Cosmic Loom, an orchestration of planetary and celestial sounds, building a rainbow bridge between heaven and earth.

An infinite everlasting song. The sound of infinity.

8 voices will come together and create One voice, mirroring the Harmony of the Universe, rejoicing in the presence of the Elohim & Archangels, sending a vibration of peace, harmony and healing into the unified field, into the crystalline structure of our Mother Earth and singing into the higher dimensional multi-universal realms.
This chorus is being co-created for a Group Ascension Activation and is a conscious expression of the second ray of Love-Wisdom.

It is time for all lightworkers to raise their voices in harmony.

 

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Healer RJ Raymond is offering this special
singing workshop experience
during one of this year’s wonderful Lift Your Spirit retreats.
You do not need to have singing experience, as you will be taking part in a Harmony Workshop and practising with each other, as part of the many other activities on offer at this relaxing gathering.

If you feel drawn to join in and be a part of The Monastery Celestial Sound Healing Choir please click here.

Please feel free to email RJ Raymond at- rjraymondhealingarts@gmail.com

Tuning into your Soul

I’m a sensitive, spiritual person. Why do I have such ‘down’ days?image

To be truly healthy, we have to be whole and above all satisfied with all that we are. You are a Divine Being! There is no need, no fear and no separation from the Source that gave birth to all of us, including the beautiful planet we live on.

Very sensitive people may have been experiencing great joy alongside apparently unexplained symptoms of physical discomfort as they wake up to the gift of living in a 5th dimensional way. This can be a challenging feeling. It is understandable that with our ‘antennae’ turned on, we become able to pick up on all kinds of energy, the positive AND the negative. In this world today, picking up on the negative; things like pollution, chemicals, hate and destruction, is very easy, those things are all around us and for sensitives it hits hard.

Sensitives are born receivers and are here to help transmute the darkness into light, so by default, the ‘density’ enters into them in a deeply physical way. This can cause illness unless it is addressed.
Some sensitive people are being diagnosed as bi-polar, or manic depressive as they see-saw from one extreme to the other, suffering and seemingly unable to stabilise.

Is there a solution?

To find the solution to anything, we must first find the problem. To recognise the beauty in something, we must be able to recognise the ugliness. Each extreme problem or ugly experience we go through is a an opportunity to reflect on the opposite extreme and therefore find the middle position, the still point, the centre.

This is the way of balance. After all, how do we really know we feel terrible unless we have something to compare it with?

Image Credit: Rowena Pattee Kryder
http://creative-harmonics.org/pages/about-rowena-and-sacred-art/rowenas-books/vibrational-healing-cards.php

“Yesterday I felt great! And today I feel awful…”

Finding your centre.

The key to finding your centre and maintaining your balance is to understand that there is also an opposite to your extreme ability to receive. The more sensitive you are and the more you can feel and experience ‘darkness’ on the negative side….i.e:

Everything I perceive, receive, feel, is contaminated, out of control, out to get me, painful, worried, sad…”

…the more you are actually able to do and be the exact opposite!….i.e:

“Everything I perceive, receive, feel, is clean, under control, peaceful,  healthy                                               and free from harm, relaxed, happy and joyful…”

The opposite extreme of receiving is transmitting. The middle way of balance is ultimately to recognise when it is time to receive and when it is time to transmit (or give.)

How do we turn pain and fear on it’s head?

By looking deep in our hearts. By understanding and recognising that although we may sometimes see the outside world as dark and dangerous; our inner self, our higher self, our own soul is not. Our own soul is light and beautiful. Once we accept this fact, we can begin to TRANSMIT!

By turning our soul’s signal outwards, instead of receiving all the density around us, we create not only a huge shield of protection for ourselves, but we also turn our gift of sensitivity into a gift for the world around us. We step into service.

How does this effect our health?

Our body is like a radio. Our soul is like the signal. If we are not in tune with our soul, we receive a distorted frequency, like white noise. Over time, our radio becomes damaged, it folds in on itself, gets tense and tries to turn away from this horrible noise. We experience this as a fearful feeling, as pains or as an inability to face the world.

imageHow can I tune in to my soul?

Light Language will help to retune your body to your soul’s frequency; the frequency of Divine Love and unconditional acceptance of who you are.

Your soul is eternal, light, love, cannot be harmed and always has your best interests at heart. It’s purpose is to guide you towards the highest expression of yourself.

If you have never heard it, you can listen to the sacred sound of Light Language on my You Tube Channel. Just click here and the link will appear…Subscribe to get more free recordings as they are uploaded.

Light Language Harmony Activations are a powerful sound healing containing sets of vibrational codes and messages that are able to reset your frequency. This is the language of creation and the language of light empowers us to create our reality and be our true, whole, light selves.

Aligning to your soul, automatically has a direct effect on your physical body!

As you begin to release fears, tensions and old unnecessary programs, like a defrag on a computer, or a reboot, you will feel changes as these deep seated programs surface in order to be let go.

It is important to work with your body and fill the space that clearing creates with a new higher vibration. Language of Light Harmony Activations are offered to you for this very purpose.

Find and use your tools of meditation, accept your work.

Begin to sense your inner beauty, begin to sense your peace and begin to transmit your peace and harmony into your outer world. It may begin as a simple smile at someone who previously triggered anxiety in you, or even as you notice that a challenging task seems easier.

Set a clear intention. Visualise all your fears being transformed, into opportunities to SEND a signal of love, rather than receive a signal of fear and then take that opportunity!

It is a law of physics that the ‘lower’ or denser vibration (which we feel as fear, worry, anger or illnesses), is in obeisance to the ‘higher’ or lighter vibration (which we experience as joy, love, healing and health).

This means that the light will ALWAYS outshine the dark.

The smallest candle can light up the biggest darkest cave.

You are lighting the way, not only for yourself, but for others too. Your self healing journey is a tool that you can use to help others if you so choose! Bless you.

P.S. Don’t forget to laugh!!! This is one of the best medicine’s available! Don’t forget to BREATHE! When you find yourself holding your breath, breathe out!

RJ

For your own Light Language Divine Harmony Activation, which you will receive in the form of a distance healing & personal recording, feel free to contact me by filling out the form below.