August 2005 Z A P - e Z I N E Volume 1 - Issue 3

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This months’ feature is the ROOT CHAKRA, also known as the first energy body (etheric).


The etheric body is the electro-magnetic field of the physical body. It has the same structure as the physical body and includes all the anatomical parts and all the organs. The etheric body extends from one to five centimeters (one-quarter to two inches) beyond the physical body.

A healthy body is made up of fine lines of energy, similar to a delicate network of light. Some people can see “shadows” in the etheric layer that indicate disturbances of the physical body. These shadows change during the day and depend on whether the body is passive or active.



The deeper and stronger a shadow, the more serious the physical illness. The stronger the physical body, the stronger the etheric layer: they are interdependent. We can learn about a person’s physical health by reading his or her energy body.


The healthier the physical body is, the stronger and more efficient the etheric layer is. The most important function of the first energy body is to protect the body from troublesome energy-for example, bacteria and viruses: either they cannot penetrate the physical body or they are excreted immediately.

Clairvoyants and psychics can “see” the colors of the etheric layer, which pass from light blue to grey. An individual who is sensitive will be likely to have a similarly sensitive body, reflected in a bluish color in the first layer.

A person with a strong, tough body, will have a grayish color in the first energy body.

The first energy body holds all the seven chakras, which resemble spinning wheels of light similar to the etheric layer. The chakras connect all the other energy bodies with the physical body and

transmit information between each other. On the physical plane the chakras are connected with the endocrine glands which transmit subtle information from the other energy bodies into physical reactions. This is a complex system.

The first and second chakras direct energy to the physical body and without these functioning well life is not possible. Realizing the importance of the first energy body, we become more aware and more responsible about protecting and treating it with love and care, like a special friend.

    1) Root Chakra

    2) Sacral Chakra

    3) Solar Plexus Chakra

    4) Heart Chakra

    5) Throat Chakra

    6) Third Eye Chakra

    7) Crown Chakra

Continued next month featuring the


also known as the
Second energy body (emotional)

August 2005 Z A P - e Z I N E Volume 1 - Issue 3


Just for today, I will -
Give up Anger,
Give up Worry,
Do my Work Honestly,
Give Thanks for my Blessings,
Honor my Neighbor
and all Living Things

This months’ principle is
“Just for today, I will not worry”

The second principle is intended to let us look into worrying. Where does worrying come from? Worry is a thought pattern that ultimately results from a feeling of being separate from others and from the universal whole.

Worry is a negative belief system that prevents us trusting ourselves and the shole of existence. We worry that things may go wrong in the future, and we worry about things that went wrong in the past. If you regret a past experience in your life, then learn the lesson you need to learn from it and move on.

Worrying about the future is a futile activity, since it is always an unknown and this scares us.

Most of us want life to be secure, but in its very essence it cannot be. This makes every moment new and fresh, exciting, unpredictable, and adventurous.

Trust yourself, trust life, and know that you are loved by God and life itself. This will let you surrender to events in your life, knowing that in the end everything will work out for the best. Even if at times things are unpleasant or unwelcome, later you will realize that an important experience took place.

Worrying creates tension and stress in body and mind. If we become aware that we are worrying, the next step is to see that there is nothing to be gained by it.

It is not worth worrying about the past because it has already gone, and it is not worth worrying about future events because they may never happen.

As soon as we realize that worrying never helps any issue or situation, we can drop it, like an old habit.

If we worry a great deal, we are disconnecting ourselves from the present moment and from ourselves. We are not actively trusting ourselves or the process of life.

Through Reiki, meditation practicism, and prayer we learn to reconnect with our divine inner being.

Next Months’ Newsletter, I will expound on the next Reiki Principle-

“I will do my Work Honestly”

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August 2005 Z A P - e Z I N E Volume 1 - Issue 3

  25 Proverbs 
      to a
healthier life

   - continued from last month -

   19.  Junk is something you've
           kept for nineteen years and
           throw away three weeks            before you need it.

   20.  There is always one more
           imbecile than you
           counted on.

   21.  Experience is a wonderful
           thing. It enables you to
           recongize a mistake
           when you make it again.   

   22.  By the time you can
           make both ends meet,
           they move the ends.

   23.  Though shalt not weigh
           more than thy refrigerator.

   24.  Someone who thinks
           logically, provides a nice
           contrast to the real world.

   25.  Blessed are they who can
           laugh at themselves, for
           they shall never cease to
           be amused.

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How Does Reiki Heal?

by Laura Ellen Gifford

Many people are practicing techniques to improve their health such as meditation, exercise and improved diet. As this is done, a deeper awareness often develops concerning the flow of subtle energies in and around the body and the connection between these subtle energies and one's health. This developing awareness validates the ancient idea of 'life force energy' as the cause of health and its lack as the cause of illness. The existence of 'life force energy' and the necessity for it to flow freely in and around one's body to maintain health has been studied and acknowledged by health care practitioners as well as scientists.

Our body is composed not only of physical elements such as muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, organs, glands, etc.; it also has a subtle energy system through which 'life force energy' flows. This subtle energy system is composed of energy 'bodies' which surround our physical body and assist us in processing our thoughts and emotions. The energy bodies have energy centers called chakras, which work somewhat like valves that allow life force to circulate through the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. We also have energy meridians and nadas. These are like rivers, or streams which carry our life force energy throughout our physical body, to nourish us and assist in balancing our body’s systems and functions.

Our physical body is alive because of the 'life force energy' that is flowing though it. If our 'life force' is low or blocked, we are more likely to get sick, but if it is high and free flowing, we more easily maintain health and a feeling of well-being. One thing that disrupts and weakens the flow of 'life force energy' is stress. Stress is often caused by conflicting thoughts and feelings that get lodged in one's subtle energy system. These include fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, etc. Medical research has determined that continual stress can block the body's natural ability to repair, regenerate and protect itself. The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75%-95% of all visits to doctors are the results of reaction to stress.


The effects of unreleased stress range from minor aches to major health concerns, such as heart disease, digestive disorders, respiratory and skin problems.

Reiki (ray-key) is a technique that aids the body in releasing stress and tension by creating deep relaxation. Because of this, Reiki promotes healing and health. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "the Wisdom of God or the Higher Power" and Ki which is means 'life force energy.' So Reiki means 'spiritually guided life force energy.' The Reiki system of healing is a technique for transmitting this subtle energy to yourself and others through the hands into the human energy system. Reiki restores energy balance and vitality by relieving the physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress. It gently and effectively opens blocked meridians, nadas and chakras, and clears the energy bodies, leaving one feeling relaxed and at peace.

Reiki can:

  • Accelerate healing
  • Assist the body in cleansing toxins
  • Balance the flow of subtle energy by releasing blockages
  • Help the client contact the 'healer within.'

    A treatment feels like warm, gentle sunshine which flows through you, surrounds you and comforts you. Reiki treats the person’s body, emotions, mind and spirit as a whole. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

    Reiki is powerful, yet wonderfully gentle and nurturing. During a treatment, the clients remain fully clothed. Reiki is an effective alternative, or complement to massage therapy. Reiki supports any medical, or supplemental healing methods a client may be using and is of growing interest to chiropractors, medical doctors, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, psychologists and hypnotherapists.

    Anyone can learn to tap into an unlimited supply of 'life force energy' to improve health and enhance the quality of life by learning Reiki, or by receiving treatments from a Reiki Practitioner or Master.



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