Reiki I: Exploring the Basics introduces people to the basics of Reiki, including hand positions for healing yourself and others, what areas of the body those hand positions address, what it could be like to receive the Reiki I attunement from a Reiki Master, origins of Reiki, information about the aura, chakras, and much more.
Reiki II: Expanding Your Skills includes information about the differences between a Reiki I and II attunement, the emotional and mental cleanses that can be involved in each, pictures of the three Reiki symbols you can use once you get an attunement from a Reiki master, how those symbols can assist in healing work, and much more.
Reiki III: Mastering the Healing Art includes information about how to choose a Reiki teacher, illustrations of the Reiki Master symbols and how to use them, energy pathways through the body, detailed instructions for how you can give Reiki I, II and III attunements once you have received a Reiki Master attunement from a Reiki Master, and much more.
Published by Casa de Snapdragon, Albuquerque, NM. It may be purchased on Amazon. A young adult fantasy novel for ages nine to one hundred. Three children on their way to summer camp in northwest New Mexico don't think they know each other, but they discover that through time they have been chased by an evil woman. She wants their blood so she can stay young and their powerful connection to nature so she can control the world. When they get to camp, she's waiting for them! This book was a finalist in the 2015 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.
This non-fiction book discusses the benefits of being around trees. It includes some of the author's experiences with trees. It also includes a variety of exercises for staying better grounded and balanced and for releasing challenging emotions. Also offered are 110 tools in eleven different categories that help us navigate life more easily. This book was a 2017 finalist in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.
This picture book for ages 4-10 tells the story of Katie and Francisco, who love trees. They can hear them with their hearts. The friendship they develop with a cottonwood tree helps both them and the tree.
Book review from Taos News:
If I Were a Tree, What Would I Be?
By Margaret Cheasebro, illus. by Ayin Visitacion
Balboa/Hay House (2019, 21pp.)
"If I were a tree," Francisco, a young visitor to Grandfather Tree, tells his friend Katie, "I would know when you are sad and give you a hug with my branches."
The two are clambering on the huge cottonwood in the meadow together and contemplating the healing ways of nature.
"If I were a tree, I'd listen to your stories and laugh at the funny parts," Katie says.
Author Cheasebro, a reiki master and former elementary school counselor who lives in Farmington, imparts a simple, yet profound lesson, accompanied by bright, catchy illustrations: by observing, listening and empathizing, the ancient tree will "ground" one and provide safety.
Grandfather Tree is shown with a kindly, gnarled, wise face.
The children decide to visit the tree more often. "Can you feel that in your heart?" Francisco wonders. "The tree likes having us as friends."