2017: Year of the Red Fire Rooster (Phoenix!)

by Robyn Stroll

Gong Hei Fat Choi!   We are finally out of the chaotic year of the red fire Monkey, and entering into the year of the red fire Rooster. Because it is a yin Rooster, some will call it a Chicken, and others will call it a Phoenix. For the purposes of symbolism of what this […]

Prayer and Meditation, contemplations on similarities and differences.

by Robyn Stroll

(the following is from an excerpt of a short essay that I wrote in ‘Paganism 101’, edited by Trevor Greenfield:) Every breath, every act, and every thought can all be prayers dedicated to the Gods, and can all as easily become meditative practices. I myself walk the world with a deep-seated spirituality, and so I […]

2015: Year of the Green Wood Sheep

by Robyn Stroll

Gong Hei Fat Choi! The new moon on February 19th kicks off the Chinese New Year as well as the Tibetan New Year celebration of Losar, both of which herald the astrological year of the Green Wood Sheep. “Green” is about luck and prosperous as well as creative strength. The Wood Sheep brings a feminine […]

How to Live a Healthy Life Between Treatments.

by Robyn Stroll

A question that often comes up with my patients is what they need to do to maintain their well-being after a Reiki session, until the next. So much of what I am about to say would seem like such straightforward things to do, but often what I see happening is that initially there is a […]

The Reiki Precepts.

by Robyn Stroll

Just for today, I will let go of my anger Just for today, I will let go of my worry Just for today, I will be grateful for my many blessings Just for today, I will do my work honestly Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing These are the Reiki […]

A Brief Beginner’s Guide to Meditations.

by Robyn Stroll

When teaching people how to meditate, I often come across several myths: That to meditate you need to silence your mind, that there is only one perfect way to meditate, that you need to meditate for at least an hour to accomplish any benefits, and other similar items. The good news is that all of […]