I wish you were here

Here is a beautifully written poem from Prasad. This touched my soul in a very comforting way.


Life is a maze, love is a puzzle

I am lost in the haze, caught in the bubble

I turn around and see the shadows of you

I lie awake and I miss you


It’s not the same without you

I am in a world that I never knew

I can’t get over the past

The eclipse came and went off so fast


Still the silence seems so bad

Without you, these are the worst days I have had

I haven’t slept in days

I wander in the dark along the bays


Sitting on my doorway all day and night

The old times still brings you to my sight

Chicken and eggs and noodles and wine

I wish I could take you out again to dine


Too many laughs, too many cries, too many talks

Another moment with you is all my hearts asks

If only…

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The Healing Power of Reiki by Raven Keyes


I read this book a while back and I just wanted to share it with others who might have an interest.

Raven Keyes is a Reiki master, teacher and hypnotherapist. She also instructs guided meditation. ‘The Healing Power of Reiki‘ takes you on a journey through different periods in Raven’s life when she was called upon to use Reiki to help others heal. She spent many weeks at Ground Zero right after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This time was very special to many of the first responders and others who helped to navigate through the rubble to find survivors and the others who were not so lucky. Raven used Reiki to replenish the emergency workers’ energy and to help lessen the horror of the images that would be permanently burned into their memories.

Ms. Keyes has also worked with professional athletes. She has administered Reiki to NBA and NFL players who were suffering from injuries sustained on the court and on the field. Many of these athletes had scoffed at the idea of energy healing, but after the first session, they couldn’t wait to schedule their next session.

Dr. Mehmet Oz has worked side by side with Raven during his surgical procedures. He performed the actual surgery with scalpels and cameras while she performed her own Reiki “surgery”. While Dr. Oz was operating, she beamed Reiki at the patient and at the medical professionals in the room. The patient would be able to come out of anesthesia more smoothly after the surgery as well as have less pain while recovering.

Anyone who is familiar with William Lee Rand will know that he is is the founder of The International Center for Reiki Training. He is quoted in this book, “I recommend this book to anyone wanting a deeper understanding of Reiki and how it can work with conventional medicine”.

I concur.

Side Note: You can click on any of the links within my blog to learn more about Raven Keyes, Dr. Mehmet Oz, or to purchase a copy of this book. I am not receiving any kind of payment for blogging about this book, I just think it is very interesting and gives people a new perspective on integrating Reiki with Western medicine.

Blogging Tips: The Sequel

Suzie Speaks

I was going to call this post ‘Empire Strikes Back‘ as it is the sequel to something that I wrote a while ago (Blogging Tips), but then realised that it made no sense whatsoever to do so.

I’ve recently been getting lots of writers who are new to blogging that are asking for tips and advice. I’ve only been doing this myself for about five months and therefore hope that you don’t feel patronised by this, but rather than writing the same thing repeatedly I thought I would add to my previous list and create a complete post that may assist others when starting out. Please note: this is not a definitive way to blog – these are just tried and tested ideas that have proven to be successful for me. As always, I’d love your comments, feedback and feel free to reblog if you feel it…

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Keep Calm and Reiki On

Just a few words to express how I am feeling today…



The Frustration of Confusion by Callista

Reiki Never Gave Up



I have always felt different from others growing up. I never felt like I ‘fit in’ with the crowd. I was always on the outside looking in. Never one of the popular kids, but I never felt like I wanted to be. They just seemed so fake.

I tended to be drawn towards befriending the kids in school that weren’t so popular; the ones who were constantly bullied, the ones who were social outcasts.

As an adult, my love relationships were taking the same form. I entered into relationships with men who were addicts, depressed, who had ego and self esteem issues. I started blaming myself for being weak and telling myself it was my fault for getting involved with these types of men.
Then in 2004, while in my college World Religions class, I heard a new term that I had never heard before.

Indigo Children.

My World religions teacher had a special guest in class that evening. She was a healer. I am not exactly sure what type of healer, but she told me that I should research Indigo Children. She didn’t give me any additional advice or information. So, as I love researching new topics, I started looking up everything that had to do with Indigos. I was amazed with what I had found! It described me perfectly.

Since then, there have been many changes in my life, both good and bad. I lost my mother to suicide August 15, 2008. I found my high school sweetheart in 2009 and we were married November 12, 2010.

I had my Level 1 Reiki attunement on August 17, 2013. Reiki found me in the beginning of 2008. I don’t really recall how I found out about it, but I just remember hearing the word reiki and wondering what it was all about. I learned about a Reiki retreat that was scheduled  in Sedona, AZ. I was not sure if I wanted to go at the time. I remember that it was pretty expensive. I decided that I wasn’t going to go to the retreat and I just let it go. A few months went by and then my mother committed suicide. I fell so deep into a dark hole that I wasn’t thinking about anything, not even Reiki.

Things started getting really bad between my boyfriend and I, and we ended our relationship. This started a kind of ‘reset’ period for me. I lived by myself and just worked at my job. I didn’t go out with any friends, I just became a bit of a hermit. Then one night, I decided that I would get on the internet and try to find my long lost high school sweetheart. We had dated for a year during high school, then broke up and went our separate ways.
I was shocked when I actually found him on a social networking site! I sent him an email and he responded within a half hour. We made plans to meet up and have been together ever since.

After we got back together, Reiki made its presence known to me once again. My husband’s aunt is a Reiki Master. She rekindled my interest in learning Reiki and I am so thankful that Reiki never gave up on me.