~Diseases and Color


The Attunement Process of Reiki

Most Reiki practitioners allow the energy of Reiki to flow through their hands and into the patient they are working on at the time.  It is an attachment to the Universal Life Force that they are accessing to bring this healing power to people.  As the practitioner goes through the many attunements for each level of Reiki, they will also learn the symbols that are drawn and repeated for maximum healing.  Each level has its own symbols.  

Each attunement received by the student raises them to a higher frequency.  The attunement can only be given by a Reiki Master because their connection to the Reiki frequency is so high that they can help you connect to it as well.  An well known example is tuning in a radio station.  You have listened to one all your life, but now want to go to another new higher one.  Such is Reiki, you are just moving from one vibrational frequency to the next.  

As this happens, you become more aware and more attuned to may things.  You will start to notice it a little at a time.  Maybe you are more empathetic or maybe you can attract wildlife wherever you go.  You will definitely notice a change as you go through the Reiki levels on your journey to Reiki Master.

During an attunement, the Reiki master will write the Reiki symbols onto your aura.  These attunements are permanent.  Your energy frequency will then adjust to the higher vibration.  These are given usually in groups of ten students.  The Reiki master will approach each student, draw the symbols and anchor them in.  You may feel like you are floating, you may feel like you are in a trance, you may spin somewhat, or you may feel nothing at all.  Once you have access to Reiki, you can begin your journey of helping others with what you have learned.

Bathing with Stones and Crystals

Healing baths are a great way to relax and take advantage of a stone's healing properties.  Even a plain old rocks is said to have some healing properties.  The water helps to enhance the stone's vibrations and this, in turn, will help you become more aware of your own energy.  You should notice a new vitality to the water with you place a rock or stone in the tub.

Sea salt for ten minutes is also considered a relaxing bath.  The salt will help all the dead skin slough off and you will be renewed with only a smooth skin without the slippery oil.  You can also add some lavender or flower essences to the bath as well for aroma.

Sometimes to get the full healing power of he stone, you ca run the bath and let the stone stay in for a while before you get in the water.  The energy is absorbed by the water and you will be quite refreshed when you get out.  

You can also try holding the stone in the left hand and placing it under the water.  You should feel the energy transmitting through the water and back to you.

The most favored stones to bathe wit are Quartz crystals and Granite.  You may also try Amethyst, Garnet, Citrine, Bloodstone, Agate, and Onyx.  Place these in a mesh bag though, you don't want them to go down the drain.  

You want to watch using a few stones in water as they can dissolve.  These include Halite, Selenite, Gypsum, Talc, Calcite, and Alabaster.

You could also place the stone in your bubble bath and let it charge until you are ready to use it.  Place smaller stones in the shampoo or body wash in the shower.  You could place stones in your drinking water or in your hand soap.  The possibilities are endless. 

Boji Stones

Boji stones are used in the healing process.  You can feel the energy from the stones trying to help balance your energy field.  When you hold the stones, one in each hand, you can feel them pulling and pushing each other like magnets do.  It is best to always use two stones, making sure that one is a male and one is a female.  When you feel what you think is the strongest energy, notice which stone is in which hand.  Keep this in mind for future uses.  When you are ready, lie down on your back and place the left hand stone above your head and the right stone at your feet.  Visualize a golden white healing light as they work to release blockages you may have.

These stones can be used on the meridians of the body instead of the acupuncture needles.  You find which sides of the stone are the strongest and you lay those on the body.  When laying the Boji on yourself, it takes away some of the pain so you can heal faster.  The really neat thing is you don't have to believe in them to have them work for you.  Those people who are sensitive to the vibrations of he stone will feel the energy when they are holding the stones.

The Bojis also have a positive and negative side as well on each of them.  The crystallized ones are usually male, while the smooth ones are the females.  The male is almost always placed on the weakest side of the body.  

Taking care of the Boji stones means sitting them out in sunlight or the moonlight twice a week.  To clean them, use baking soda and a toothbrush.

These precious stones at found at geological digs where fossils and petrified bones are located. Sometimes if it rains, the Boji stones will emerge looking like a rock mushroom plant.  

Breathing Color

Breathing color is a meditation form.  You simply imagine yourself inhaling and exhaling the colors.  Do this someplace that is comfortable sitting or lying.  Breathe about twelve to eighteen times a minute until you have a consistent rhythm.  Surround yourself in a white light that starts at your head and goes down to the feet and out through the toes.  Keep this vision in your mind for about two minutes.

Now visualize yourself surrounded by the intense light of the color you choose.  Red, Yellow, and Orange are drawn up through the feet from the Earth.  Blue, Indigo, and Violet are drawn down from the atmosphere through the head.  Green, however, is its own entity.  It should be seen as coming into the abdomen on a horizontal level.  You take a few minutes to let the green rise up from the abdomen,  then another few minutes to let the green flow down toward the feet.

Breathe in the color and let it journey to your lungs and heart and solar plexus.  As you breathe out, visualize the complementary color.

Now bathe your entire body in a pure white light for two to three minutes.

You can do this exercise in the morning or at night in the bath.  Simply relax and give yourself time to enjoy and visualize the colors that you need to have.  Usually, the first ones that pop into your mind are the ones you need.

If you are busy and don't have time for the whole meditation, then find a picture that has blocks of every color within it.  Study the picture picking out each color.  Stare at each of the colors for a few minutes until you feel like you have had your fill and g onto the next one.  Some colors will jump right at you, and others will be a little harder to get.  

Celtic Reiki

Martyn Pentacost, a Reiki Master in Britain, was applying Reiki to a dying tree when he had a revelation.  The tree was reciprocating the healing energy back into his hands.  After this experience, he traveled Britain studying and meditating with the Ogham trees that the ancient Druids knew well.

These particular trees have their own unique healing capabilities.  In nature, most plants and trees do.  The ogham trees work with the healing knowledge of the ancient Celtics and Druids.

Celtic Reiki combines Japanese methods with the Ogham trees healing power.  The ancient Druids had probably already figured out he healing power of the trees.  They held most of their meetings and practice sessions inside a circle of these trees.  The neat thing here is one does not have to touch the tree to share the energy, it can be drawn through the earth as well.  

There are Ogham symbols that are in correlation to the modern Reiki symbols that are used.  The Ogham symbols are like a Celtic alphabet and are used in magic and communication.  The most powerful system is Ogham nan Crann which is the Tree Ogham.  

There is also an ancient story about thorn trees that could heal.  There are two sisters that are opposites of each other.  One is dressed in all black and the other in all white.  The dark one will run her hands all over your body, touching different spots that causes you pain.  She speaks some incantations and draws the symbol for Blackthorn and blows it onto your body.  All the negativity rises out of your subconscious.  The white sister then comes in and draws the symbol for Hawthorn and blows it onto your body.  All the negativity recedes with the light, the pain vanishes, and you feel wonderful.  You then fall back into a nice easy restful sleep. 

Chakra Stones, Elements, and Colors

1st Chakra:  Root

Location:  Base of spine

Sense:  Smell

Element:  Earth

Stones:  Black onyx, hematite, carnelian, garnet

Color:  Red or black

Sound:  Do

Musical Note:  C

Functions:  Life force, Instincts, survival

2nd Chakra:  Sacral

Location:  Underneath the ribcage

Sense:  Taste

Element:  Water

Stones:  Orange agate, Red jasper

Color:  Orange

Sound:  Re

Musical note:  D

Functions:  Procreation, sexuality

3rd Chakra:  Solar Plexus

Location:  Middle abdomen area

Sense:  Sight

Element:  Fire

Stones:  Tiger's eye. Citrine, yellow stones

Color:  Yellow

Sound:  Mi

Musical Note:  E

Functions:  Metabolizing food, emotions, and sympathetic nervous system

4th chakra:  Heart

Location:  Center of the chest

Sense:  Touch

Element:  Air

Stones:  Jade, Rose quartz

Color:  Green or pink

Sound:  Fa

Musical note:  F

Functions:  Circulating the life blood for energy

5th Chakra:  Throat

Location:  Throat area of neck

Sense:  Hearing

Element:  Ether

Stones:  Lapis lazuli, turquoise

Color:  Sky blue

Sound:  Sol

Musical note:  G

Functions:  Communication

6th Chakra:  Brow

Location:  Between the eyes

Sense:  All the senses including psychic ability

Element:  Light

Stones:  Amethyst, Moonstone

Color:  Purple

Sound:  La

Musical Note:  A

Functions:  Vision, Imagination, Concentration

7th Chakra:  Crown

Location:  Top of head at the crown

Sense:  All senses including consciousness

Element:  Will

Stones:  Moonstone, clear quartz, amethyst

Sound:  Ti

Musical Note:  B

Functions:  Upper brain functions

These chakras are spirals of energy that rotate in specific orbits.  When one is out of alignment, the body can quickly get sick or ill.  They also help in removing old wasted energies from the body.  A Reiki treatment can help you realign your chakras.  They should spin clockwise and in a perfect circle.  Some will be tilted or even spinning backwards depending on how sick you are.  Go to that part which is causing the most trouble.  For instance, if you have a sore throat, is there some truth you are not communicating that you really need to? 

The chakracises

These are simple exercises to help you get your hakrasc open and spinning in line when they are out of balance or misaligned.  If you feel you are stuck in the past or you are feeling disconnected from other people, then your crown chakra is probably out of alignment.  Chakracises to remedy the problem are meditation and prayer.  The colors associated with the crown chakra are white and violet.

Problems with the brow chakra include paranoia, false realities, and poor judgment.  Chakracises to try to align this chakra are Lucid dreaming and visualization.  The color associated with the brow chakra is indigo.

The throat chakra can cause problems when we don't speak the truths that we need to sometimes.  Dishonesty and biting your tongue or holding back with what you want to say can cause this chakra to spin out of balance.  The chakracises recommended are screaming and gargling salt water.  The color for this chakra is sky blue.

The heart chakra problems include Lack of confidence in yourself or others, depression, and some trust issues.  The chakracises suggested here are swimming and hugging yourself.  The color associated with this chakra is green.

The solar plexus chakra, if unaligned, can make you feel overwhelmed, ultra-sensitive, and scared of life.  This chakra is the root of our own personal self-esteem issues.  The chakracises used to treat this are hoola hooping, dancing the twist, and doing some belly dancing.  The color associated with this chakra is yellow.

The sacral chakra problems can be no creativity and sexual dysfunction.  The chakracises recommended are pelvic thrusts and circular movements.  The color linked to this chakra is orange.

The root chakra is our grounding force.  Problems occur when we are confused or distracted.  Some chakracises to try here are marching, squats, and stomping your feet.  Te color associated with this chakra is red.  


The word chakra comes from the sanskrit meaning wheel or circle.  There are seven chakras or wheels from the base of your spine to the top of your head.  The function of each of the chakras is to spin and rotate and keep the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical body all in alignment.  When we get sick or ill, it is a sign that one or more of the chakras is out of alignment.  

The crown chakra is one of consciousness and is the master to all the others.  It is compared to the pituitary gland.  Symbolized by a lotus plant with a thousand petals, it is found outside the body above the head.

The brow chakra is compared to the pineal gland.  It is the chakra of time and light.  The symbol is a lotus plant with two petals.  It is located between the eyes on the forehead.  It is also known as the third eye chakra.

The throat chakra is in charge of communication and other forms of expression.  This chakra is compared to the thyroid gland.  It is located in the throat area of the neck and is symbolized by a lotus plant with sixteen petals.

The heart chakra is one of higher emotions, love, compassion, and well-being.  It is compared to the thymus.  It is a part of the immune system and the endocrine system.  Symbolized by a lotus plant with twelve petals, it is located in the center of the chest.

The solar plexus chakra is related to higher emotion and energy and is compared to the pancreas and outer adrenal glands.  Digestion is the conversion of food into energy for the well being of the self.  This chakra is symbolized by a lotus plant with ten petals.  It is located right underneath the ribcage.

The sacral chakra related to base emotion and sexuality.  This chakra is compared to the ovaries or testes.  Symbolized by a lotus plant with six petals, it is located in the groin area.

The root chakra is related to our intuition, instincts, and survival.  It is compared to the inner adrenal glands and the adrenal medulla in the kidney.  It is symbolized by a lotus plant with four petals and is located at the base of the spine.  

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care dates back to ancient Egypt.  This modality took root in 1895 when David Palmer presented the theory that all illnesses had the root of their problems in the spine and the nervous system.  According to palmer, when the vertebrae are misaligned, the person will experience any number of ailments.  

Chiropractic care holds that the body has the innate ability to heal itself if it can achieve balance or homeostasis.  When we have a misalignment of joints, this is said to cause an imbalance in the nerves and cells.  The chiropractor after several treatments gets our spines back in alignments and we are surprised by how much better we feel.

The proof of Chiropractic working is seen on x rays taken before and after the treatment series, usually for a month to two months.  The chiropractor will give you specific adjustments designed to place your spine back in its natural position.  They may also use electric stimulation to get the muscles to relax better while this is going on.  This does not hurt, but rather feels like little ants crawling on your back.

When chiropractic care started, insurances wouldn't recognize it as a health treatment.  However, today, in the 2000's, some insurances have started to see the benefits and have added it to their policies so people can get the specific help they need from a trained specialist.  Medicare covers the treatments and most third party payors accept claims from chiropractor visits.

The manipulation of the spine has shown to produce good results for back and neck pain, headaches, and musculoskeletal problems.  Some say it even helps with infectious diseases to strengthening the immune system.  Adjustments are given in the office and are painless.  You may hear a “crack” as the air pops out of the joint being manipulated.  They are non-invasive treatments and you will start to feel better after the very first one.  

Clearing Your Crystals

Clearing a gemstone or crystal is key right after purchase.  It may have many things attached to it on its way to be yours.  A cleared crystal will feel bright and positive.  If it feels hot and heavy, it probably needs to be cleared.  

Sea salt is the best way to clean your crystals.  It will dispel any disease and negativity.  It is also used as a psychic and physical disinfectant.  It can be mixed with water or used dry.  Place t stones in the container and let them soak overnight.  If you are lucky enough to live by the ocean, you can bring the salt water in a jar and soak your crystals in it overnight.

The light of the moon is also a powerful cleansing agent for stones.  Place the stones outside during a full to new moon.  Place necklaces in tree branches where the moon will be sure to hit them.  The waning moon is a good time to dispel any negative energies from the stone.

Don't place them in sunlight ever.  The sun can fade the intricate color from the stones.  It can also cause cracking or internal damage if they are left out too long in the sun.

Burying your crystal in herbs such as sage, sandalwood, frankincense, or myrrh can also help cleanse them.  This has a lower cost and is gentle to your stones.

You can also bury them in the dirt.  This method is used for deep cleanings.  Simply dig a hole and place the crystal in with the point down, and cover.  Place some kind of marker so you don't lose your stone.  The amount of time needed is up to you and how you feel the crystal is recharging.  You can also use flower pots for this as well. 

Color Therapy and the Chakras

The seven chakras in our bodies control our mental attitudes and emotions.  They can also reflect when there is an imbalance somewhere.  You must first figure out which chakra is unbalanced.  After you do that, find the color that corresponds to that chakra.  You can use color to balance the chakras every day.  

An easy way to do this is to get many swatches of fabric with different colors.  These can alos help in balancing the chakras.  Th best part is it is very inexpensive.

The process will take about twenty minutes from start to finish.  Lie down somewhere comfortable and make sure you have the seven swatches of fabric nearby.  These are in order:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.  They are the colors of the rainbow.

Take several slow, deep breaths and look back over the day's happenings in reverse.  Be sure to take note of any strong emotions or attitudes that were expressed during the day.  What chakras would have been unbalanced by these emotions?

Take the color swatch for that specific chakra and lay it on the area of the chakra you have deemed unbalanced.  Envision the color being drawn down into your body from your head down.  

Take several more breaths, breathing deeply, and focus on the color and drawing it into the chakra.  It may take up to five minutes before you feel “full” of color.  

Another route is to take all seven swatches of cloth and place them on each chakra one at a time.  Let the chakra draw in the color until it is full.  Then proceed to the next one until you have done all seven.  

Repeat if you feel that the color did not take, or if you are still feeling a little “empty” of one specific color.  This can bring joy and brightness to your life, so give it a try.  

Color Through Food and Diet

An easy way to introduce color into your life is within the foods you eat.  You can select colors to go with your palette or you can eat the fruits and vegetables for good health.  Just be sure you have a balanced diet with all the different foods.  You don't want to have too much of one color and not enough of another.  The colors of the food will draw us in and when we eat them, we get all the nutrients plus the healing of the color.  

When you go to the store, look around at the produce and see what catches your eye at first.  See what colors really attract you.  Is it the Yellow bananas or the bright red apples?  Is it the cold green celery or the deep purple of the eggplant that catches your eye?  Choose your food wisely and eat wisely and in moderation to each color.

For Red foods:  Radishes, Cherries, Beets, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Watermelon, Cabbage, Meat, Onions, Grapefruit, Apples, Grapes, Pomegranate, and Peppers, 

For Yellow Foods:  Bananas, Beans, Apricots, Butter or Margarine, Corn, Lemons, Melon, Onion, Persimmons, Squash, Apples, Onions, and Yolks of eggs

For Blue Foods:  Plums, Eggplant, Grapes, Raisins, Prunes, Dates

For Orange Foods:  Carrots, Pumpkins, Carrots, Yams, Rutabagas, Peaches, Oranges, Tangerines, Kumquats, and Papaya

For Green Foods:  Lettuce, Spinach, Beans, Kale, Cabbage, Celery, Peas, Lima Beans, Collard greens, Turnip Greens, Zucchini, Apples, Onions, and Broccoli

This was just a short list of foods you can choose from to get your daily allotment of color.  Take this list to the store and cross off the ones you picked this week and next week, try others.  Go down the whole list mixing and matching your colors.  Let it be a fun things to see how long it takes you to get through the entire list.  Have your family join in too,  and teach the kids while they are young to eat right and it will follow them into adulthood.  

Colors and Healing


The Throat chakra is powered by blue energy.  Blue represents spirituality and is a great healing power.  It can help you calm you mind, help you sleep, help with a fever or when you have a major shock in your life.  Its calm nature is to keep us connected with the universe.


The Root chakra is governed by this color.  It represents our ties to the earth and always shows a positive outlook.  Red gives strong qualities of courage, security and self-confidence.  It stimulates and energizes the wearer.  It can help when you are tired, are anemic, need courage, or just need some renewed energy.


The Solar Plexus chakra is under this color.  It is often referred to as the brain of the nervous system.  When the chakra is balanced, we shouldn't have any abdominal problems.  It helps to cleanse the pores in the skin and stimulates the brain.  Yellow is compared to joy and brightness.  It may help when you are tired, depressed, have skin or weight problems, or suffer from ulcers.


The Sacral chakra is governed by this color.  Orange is stimulating and helps us in times of depression and lonliness.  Orange also has the love from red and the wisdom from yellow mixed into it.  This color will help the wearer to increase their appetite, help with nerves, asthma, and allergies.  It also helps when you lack the energy to do the work you need to get done.


Th Heart chakra is ruled by this color.  Green is a harmonizing energy and helps with balancing.  It has a very strong tie to nature and can help the wearer become peaceful and have more harmony in life.  Green can also help you calm your nerves, when you have migraines, have a need for peace and tranquility, and need positive and happy feelings.  

Crystal Meanings A through C

Agate:  This stone is made of tiny flecks of quartz in ribbons.  It is waxy and soft and always translucent.  It helps to build self-confidence.  Also, it helps with left and right brain balance.

Amazonite:  This stone is representative of prosperity.  It helps to open the heart, throat, and solar plexus chakras.  It increases your self-esteem and helps you to communicate better.  

Amber:  Clear or orange petrified tree sap is the charm of this stone.  It helps in past life work.  The stone gives the person mental acuity, confidence, and a balance in their thinking.  It can help with depression and bringing forth a positive attitude.

Amethyst:  This stone is for dream recall.  It can help enhance psychic abilities.  It reduces nightmares when worn at bedtime.  It is considered the master healing stone.

Aquamarine:  This beautiful stone has the calming energy of the sea.  It can be used for protection when traveling, particularly if you will be on water.  It helps to clear blocked communication and assists in verbal wording.

Beryl:  This stone helps in filtering out distractions, relieving some stress, and can help to bring peace to your mind.  Most times, these stones are used for harmony and balance.  

Bloodstone:  So named because this stone was at the foot of the cross where Jesus' blood dropped on it.  It is used for calming and tranquility.  It attracts good luck and is correlated to honesty and integrity.

Calcite:  This crystal comes in many vibrant colors.  It is used with the joints, cleansing the organs, and helping with memory.  This stone will keep you anchored and help you feel comfortable no matter where you may be.  

Citrine:  A versatile stone, this one is mostly used for mental and emotional clarity and memory issues.  It never has to be cleansed of negative energy, because these stones are quite positive.  Most importantly, it can help us rid those negative feelings and assist us in accepting events the way they are.  

Crystal Meanings M through O

Malachite:  This stone has a steady flow of electromagnetic energy.  It is used in healing and can clean the auric field by absorbing negativity.  Place in all four corners of a room to cleanse of toxins.  The stone must be cleansed daily.  It will also help to amplify the positivity in your life, so use when you are feeling down or depressed.

Meteorite:  A solid brown to black mottled stone, it helps with greater awareness of your surroundings.  These stones are in tune wit the cosmos' energies and can help raise our own energies to a higher level.  

Moonstone:  This stone comes in a variety of colors.  It honors the Goddess in all women and also aids in dieting, meditation, and Psychic awareness.  It can help give us greater flexibility and calmness in our lives.  

Nephrite:  This stone has creamy type colors.  It has a steady energy and helps to mellow one's existence.  It can also assist the wearer in ridding themselves of negativity.  It is a protective stone and helps the body filter out any toxins.

Obsidian:  This stone is formed when hot lava is poured into water.  It has a strong grounding property and reduces the need for escape from life.  It help to dissolve anger and fear and converts it t flexibility.

Onyx:  This stone helps to balance and ground the wearer.  It is used for centering the person to connect with higher powers.  It can help to banish grief and enhance self control.  It also brings balance to the body and good for people under mental and emotional stress.

Opal:  This sparkling stone amplifies feelings or buried emotions.  It gives us the ability to be more spontaneous.  It is a very fragile stone and will crack in the sun.  It can also help to balance the left and right brain.  


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