Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reiki: The Art of Channeling Grace

“You were born with wings,
why prefer to crawl through life?” ― Rumi

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy" that can be channeled through a simple process of intention and hands on healing. Once initiated, Reiki energy governs itself to go where it is needed in the mind/body system. Anyone can receive Reiki treatments and anyone can become activated to channel Reiki, through a series of attunements and initiations. Reiki is a powerful natural practice that unlocks and releases the flow of chi within both the receiver and the giver.

One of the most powerful ways that Reiki restores well-being is that is helps calm the central nervous system, which re-established the mind-body-spirit connection that is so critical to health. Once the nervous system is truly relaxed and calm, the body's own inner physician can begin to do its work in healing and energizing the body. As tension is released in a gentle and controlled way, the effects of stress may be prevented from manifesting in the body. It is also a wonderful technique to control anxiety as it gently calms the mind and emotions. It can synchronize and energize acupressure meridians while gently balancing and aligning the energy systems of the body. Quite simply, Reiki is a way to connect with an infinite supply of intelligent, vital life force energy which can be a catalyst for healing and empowerment of self and others.

Many people feel as though they already have the power to channel healing or spiritual energy. And while this is true, once a person becomes "committed" and "matured" in their desire to actively use energy healing as a way of life, the natural progression, as with all things of great importance to humans, is to be witnessed and formally initiated by another human, who holds the same power. The handing down, from one human to another, of knowledge and signs is an important part of many spiritual activations. Reiki is no different.

Usui ReikiMaster/Teacher, Rev. Renee Bledsoe is dedicated to bringing energy medicine practices, such as Reiki into the mainstream as an accepted modality in complimentary and integrated medicine care. It is her passion to help others learn about and become empowered to work with energy medicine, by inspiring them to feel comfortable and safe as they explore the mysterious world of energy and spiritual forces. By teaching Reiki in a practical and hands-on way, as well as combining it with other modalities, the new practictioner can become quite adept in a short period of time to be and remain confident to do energy work. Reiki students also have a great deal of ongoing support through the Church of Spiritual Light and the programming offered through the People Shine Project, to assist in their journey of personal growth and spiritual development.

For more information about Reiki and upcoming classes, please visit or contact Rev. Renee at 239-560-6314
The class schedule is also on the calendar at

Friday, December 7, 2012

12.12.12 Sacred Ceremony

Join us for our special gathering to honor the new energies of 12.12.12.that are building all around us. These are important times and there's no better way to get centered than through meditation, diksha blessings and crystals bowls! We normally have the Illumination Meditation and Pure Light Blessing every Wednesday, but on 12.12.12 we're going to be expanding our evening just a bit to include a some sacred altar work and crystal bowls. (We will be seated for the crystal bowls, but please dress comfortably).

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7-9pm
Hosted at: Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr., #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Facilitated by Rev. Renee Bledsoe
Cost: $10

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Earth Rising Solstice & Aquarian Ceremony

Join us for this sacred, celebratory ceremony and ritual to honor the Winter Solstice and welcome in the New Earth and the beginning of the new Aquarian Age. We will be opening and anchoring the great potential for power that is being born at this time. As the New Earth Energies are Rising up in our lives we are inspired and enlightened to newer, deeper, higher levels of love, compassion, grace, creativity, abundance, peace and joy.

Please dress in accordance with an attitude of respect and devotion and prepare your body and mind for a Light Activation of New Earth energies. You will be handed down an Atlantean ritual to support your journey in 2013. As we re-attune our energies to the waters of the soul in the Age of Aquarius (the Waterbearer), we recall the ancients and their wisdom back into our life. 

This ceremony is facilitated by Rev. Renee Bledsoe and Eva Stulb
Hosted at: Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Please RSVP to Rev. Renee at 239-560-6314 or send email to
There will be light, healthy refreshment and eatables.
Cost: $25 (Donation to CoSL)

December 2012: New Earth Rising

We have the great priviledge of being alive during the shifting of an age. Many of us remember hearing a very popular song from the 60's - it's refrain now passing out of the realm of art and entertainment into true life - for what we surely are witnessing is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, and its promise of peace and plenty.

“Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.” - Georg Lichtenberg

Aquarius is the water bearer and is symbol is represented by a man pouring water out of a jug. Yet, Aquarius is an air element. It could be said that we are now entering a time, where our heads and our hearts will finally find greater connection and fuller expression. In a sense, this sign of the times is literally informing us that our enlightenment and our mental power is not complete without the magic of our heart and soul.

"If luck means being in the right place at the right time,…..being in the right place at the right time is actually all about being in the right state of mind."  - Richard Wiseman

We are looking at not just a shift in an astrological age, but truly a shift in consciousness. We have already been witnessing this shift. There has been an awakening of souls, some through spiritual emergency and crisis, and some through pure grace. However it comes, it is coming for anyone who can let go and get into the flow. Gary Zukav in his book, Seat of the Soul, reminds us that new multi-sensory aspects of the human condition are coming online for everyone. And it is what we choose to do with those upgrades to our ability to communicate with each other, with nature and with the Universe itself and the powers that be, that will tell the tale of our ability to create a golden age.

“To recognize one's own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.”  ― Eckhart Tolle

Never before in the history of the planet has so very much of the world been able to directly communicate in the physical. This has changed everything and made things possible that would not have been possible. This rapid communication has actually affected time and has been and will continue to change the way we work with time. This has the potential to affect us in ways that we may not yet be able to comprehend. As the Mayans have been teaching us, time is to be respected and consciously worked with, including seasonal energies, cosmic and astrological forces, as well as our personal relationship with time and implications of an advanced means of relating to time.

“If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best.” ― Neale Donald Walsch

The earth is changing and so are we. As more and more people become conscious of the power of intent and actively communicating with the earth, the planets, nature, animals, guides and guardians, and of course each other, we must hold the space for the wisdom of the ages, the insights and the teachings that have rolled forward through humanity and the human condition to nourish and advance us. This is our soul's emergence on the planet and in the flesh.

“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.”  ― Eckhart Tolle

There is still much to be done, and it is all a labor of love. For never before has there been so much hope for healing, enlightenment, joy, peace, abundance and love for so many. Even the possibility of the dawning of a new age has begun to have an impact on the way that many of us now see the world. For we are seeing with clearer vision, higher hopes and open hearts.  And so it is being re-membered how to walk the sacred way, the beauty way as we feel it in our bones, this New Earth Rising.

“Your life is your spiritual path.” ― Sandy Nathan

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
December 09 - New Earth Rising
December 16 - Working with Spiritual Guides
December 23 - Sacred Circle Altar - Winter Solstice - Christmas Ceremony
December 30 - Time is Love, So Be Here Now

New Earth Rising Affirmations
I am envisioning a new earth.
The new earth is filled with love, creativity and joy.
I face my fears and release the path of suffering.
I embrace the gift of life.
My joy is the joy of the world.
My peace brings peace to the world.
I honor and acknowledge my ancestors.
I understand the role my ancestors have played in my life and this creation.
I tap into the deep magic of creation.
I recognize my powers of manifestion.
I refine my connection to Spirit and to my own soul.
Through my heart connections I create my life in love.
I am filled with inspiration, creativity and solutions.
I see myself at the center of the universe.
When I find my medicine, my power, I am centered in my heart.
My heart is the gateway to my soul.
My soul is emerging.
The new earth energies are supporting our journey to bring heaven to earth.
I re-enter the garden of earthly delights with the full understanding that this manifestation is so that I can express and experience true love.
I make choices based in love.
I see all people, places and things through the eyes of love.
I take part in actively creating the New Earth.
I am Home.