New Moon = New Beginnings

New Moon = New Beginnings

New Moon in Aquarius…Wow, what a gift!

On February 4th, the new moon in Aquarius arrived. Bringing with it a fresh start, this new moon is the first in 2019 that is free of shadow. January was consumed with both a lunar and solar eclipse, neither of which were open to interpretation. Eclipses ten to dominate the scene with their agenda. This new moon is more of a clean slate for us to work with and will perhaps feel like the first new moon of 2019.

What you start with this new moon has help, encouragements, and a door or two opened for it. Whatever it is you are working towards, this new moon gives your efforts the lift they might need to get you there with greater ease.

The more you believe in the validity of your dreams, desires, and visions for your life, the more real they’ll feel.

Here is a question to ask yourself to get started:

“What am I? What am I not?”

Then start writing or speaking your dreams, desires, passion by saying:

“I will” in place of “When I”

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”😊



Heart Waka (Japanese Poetry) for Peace and Calm

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Waka directly translates as “Japanese poem.” Japan’s Emperor Meiji (November 3, 1852 – July 29, 1912) was born in Kyoto. He is said to have written 100,000 waka. This form of Japanese Poetry was part of the teachings of USUI Mikao Sensei’s Reiki Ryōhō, a Japanese Healing Art/Method that originated in 1922. The practice of reading waka is known as gyosei. Waka from the Emperor Meiji are read at the gatherings of the Reiki Gakkai, the original Reiki Association in Tokyo.

Meditative and Reflective Practices – Even during chaotic, unsettled and stormy times in our lives, learning and practicing meditation, reiki, tai chi, qi gong, yoga and other similar meditative and reflective practices can help one find a greater sense of inner peace and calmness.

‘Heart’ Waka from Emperor Meiji – As you read and reflect upon this waka titled ‘heart,’ may you also enjoy a sense    of ‘peace, comfort and calm.’ Note the ‘rainbow’ cloud in the photo. In Japan, this type of cloud is known as zui un, and is considered to be an auspicious sighting. Please freely share this photo and waka.

Waka for Usui Sensei

Enjoy a Peaceful, Calm, and Relaxing Labor Day.   – Karen


Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC.  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit Find us on Facebook –  Contact information: Email – or Call – 978-283-4258.

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