World Healing Day, April 30, 2016

Have you ever noticed in online searches that sometimes the relevant information gets lost in the amount of information? Such is the case with World Healing Day. On Google search there are several references to several different dates for World Healing Day could easily be confused with a myriad of other more specific healing days. Although most are likely positive and beneficial, the one having to do with the the open-ended transmission of healing energy that is beneficial to all is on the last Saturday of every April, and includes related events on every day of the weekend surrounding it.

On April 30, 2016 the vibration of the conscious energies of millions of people throughout the world will focus on “One World, One Breath”. Anyone wanting to participate in World Healing Day is welcome and can be assured they are joining with global consciousness if they mark calendars for April 30, 2016.

The power of group consciousness directed toward an aim such as peace has been tested, and has proven astonishing results of at least a 70% drop in violence, warfare, and terrorism, according to Permanent Peace Organization. Quantum physicists and scholars alike have carefully scrutinized the power of meditation in and find results are consistent and nearly immediate, when people collectively focus on an end-result of healing or peace while in a relaxed delta state of meditation, the focus becomes reality.

If you would like to see a fascinating ongoing study of meditative phenomenon such as brain painting, random data tapestries, and music in data, check out The Global Consciousness Project of Princeton University, and what better way to promote world peace can there be than to involve a university of minds simultaneously on World Healing Day?

The founder of World Healing Day, Bill Douglas, set this forth as a day we can meditate, pray, and focus on the mantra “One World, One Breath”. Mr. Douglas has provided us with a central point to integrate universals of mind, body, and spirit at worldtaichiday.org. Here you will find worldwide and real-time videos of the these events, along with an abundance of resources and connections to the events.

Does anyone else have the honor of a birthday that falls on April 30? For my part in celebrating my own birthday, I will be offering 99 healing art and music videos regarding; reiki, qi, meditations, readings, visualizations, and additional resources on youtube and on jilljj.com. These videos are designed to assist with reaching a calm and focused state of meditation in which you may begin to heal yourself and others, bring peace into being, experience delta frequency waves of art and music, and learn a multitude of techniques you can use to create inner and outer peace.

Art therapy has been a topic of my recent research, and in doing so, I have found a multifaceted meditative approach as demonstrated in these videos to good effect and makes meditation easier to assimilate and understand. Ultimately, they were designed to bring peace online and into hearts. In a most recent video I have had the privilege of working with a prodigy and truly inspired musician, Suduaya who naturally includes waves of abundant love and peace in his music. I hope you attend and meditate with me and the many bright minds and hearts as we focus on the peace of unity.

In searching these resources, you will find a collage of helpful information covering many groups throughout the world as they practice he events being held that day including; tai chi, qigong, yoga, prayer, healing, meditation, art, music, reiki, and dance. It is an opportunity to hone these skills while connecting with energy to heal self, others, and our precious planet.


Suduaya Shaman, Meditative Video for World Healing

This huge meditative party of collective consciousness happens to be a day to celebrate. It would be great to acknowledge just how many guests plan on attending this event. If you are planning on spending this day celebrating with us, and with me on my birthday, we hope to see a comment or thumbs up from you, your friends, neighbors, and your families, on April 30, 2016, a Saturday, which is reason enough to take a breath, relax, meditate, and take another breath,and Om with the world.

Namaste’

Jill Annette Johnson

Jill is an artist, writer, reiki practitioner, and farmer, who lives in the heart of Minnesota. She graduated quite honorably from SCSU with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, and is currently studying art therapy and healing techniques.
In her daily life, she integrates and promotes the concepts of holistic mind, body, and spirit with her works and shares her portfolio of experiences at jilljj.com
   
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OmWorld8                                                                                     

Kaliedoscopes, Mandalas, Beautiful Backgrounds

A voyage of self-discovery and therapy is available through art. Let me become the perfect guide with this journey of empowerment, discovery and joy.

Are you are aware that humans think in images a lot more than they think in words?
I provide an opportunity just within to further improve our outlook, perspective, attention, awareness, and manage stress, and improve thought processes by looking through an art lens called Kaleidoscopic Reiki.

I’ve assembled video kaleidoscope movies of my art to include Reiki healing and relaxing music into high quality screensavers, which are now available starting at $25 downpayment. DVDs and other digital formats as listed below also now available upon request according to your needs.Paypal quality assurance and easy transactions available by sending instant payment to jilljjam@gmail.com (just click the link to open Paypal if you’d like to get this transaction going immediately).

These are moving mirror images of my art and photography. The movies below are at a lower quality for the sake of easy loading on the web and theft prevention (and yes, if you take them I can find you because they are copyrighted and watermarked). Should you be the honest type who would rather support the artist, I will in the format you prefer…mkv, mov, wmv, avi, mp4, flv, screensaver and desktop wallpapers available too, even if you want a kaleidoscope made of your own colorful image, I can certainly do that or one like one of these below in regular, high definition, NTSC, widescreen, or computer or web formats or any derivatives of this as listed above made to suit your device and screen size just fill out the inquiry form below to inquiry.

Look through the kaleidoscope posts for samples you like, contact me with your request, and I will make you up a custom kaleidoscope.
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Reiki Beautiful Certifications Available

If you would like to achieve certification in for Medicine Buddha Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Fusion Reiki, Ascended Masters Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, or Violet Flame Reiki, I can assist you with your attunement and make you a personalized certificate of completion for your level. After your training and attunements (3 are needed to reach master teacher level), I can send you a beautiful 8 1/2 x 11 inch certificate such as the one you see below, printed in color onto a fine white linen paper. The price for an attunement via phone by appointment with me is $20. The certificate is $10 and you can get certificates made up for whatever level you are at, 1 2, or 3=(Master Teacher). The uses of the Reiki are priceless and limitless. Fill out the form below to contact me about scheduling attunements and type of attunement you want along with which info on certificates (if you are a little color shy, I can print these up in black and white instead) contact me if you would like to get started with Reiki, otherwise known as natural healing of body, mind, soul, and spirit…..

 

For the past 20 years or so, I’ve been researching various forms of natural healing. My studies have included: yoga, tai chi, meditation, natural gardening, whole foods, ayurvedic medicine, herbal remedies, essential oils, henna, EFT tapping, psychology, art therapy, and reiki. Until the time I am able to get this wealth of information into a somewhat condensed and organized forms of books and videos, I’m offering consultations and energy healing sessions. I can combine above therapies and tips to suit your needs, so am hoping you will fill out the contact form so I can talk with you.

 

You’ll find other pages related to this throughout the rest of the site too, so please allow yourself some fun and relaxation by browsing through slowly. Namaste’

Reiki Guide Guardian Wallpaper

I have a friend who needs food, shelter, and protection.
Maybe you have a friend like this too.
I am putting out this Reiki Guardian of the Flame Wallpaper for those who are studying Medicine Buddha Reiki in hopes they will use this guide correctly and study thoroughly. I encourage much and many years to study the subjects involved in the principles and only use of this with good intent for the universe. You can use this as computer wallpaper if you want. If you would like a copy of the artwork only wallpaper, send me a contribution via paypal. The money is going for a purpose of world healing, so I won’t put a price on it when it is the thought that counts. This artwork came about as I took pictures of the birch in the Fall, I loaded the pictures into photoshop and made a kaleidoscope image of them. The little figures holding lights you see in the top middle and bottom were natural occurrences and I literally jumped out of my chair as I saw the guardians of the flame appear. It was probably the most magical thing I’ve ever witnessed while doing art, and the image has been nudging me towards a study of natural healing with light, frequencies, metaphysics, reiki, and the like.

guardian of the flame medicine buddha symbolism and mantra study

guardian of the flame medicine buddha symbolism and mantra study

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

an article worth sharing

By Roman Krznaric

This essay originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential?

Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. According to new research, it’s a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives.

The big buzz about empathy stems from a revolutionary shift in the science of how we understand human nature. The old view that we are essentially self-interested creatures is being nudged firmly to one side by evidence that we are also homo empathicus, wired for empathy, social cooperation, and mutual aid.

But what is empathy? It’s the ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions. That makes it different from kindness or pity. And don’t confuse it with the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As George Bernard Shaw pointed out, “Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you—they might have different tastes.” Empathy is about discovering those tastes.

Over the last decade, neuroscientists have identified a 10-section “empathy circuit” in our brains which, if damaged, can curtail our ability to understand what other people are feeling. Evolutionary biologists like Frans de Waal have shown that we are social animals who have naturally evolved to care for each other, just like our primate cousins. And psychologists have revealed that we are primed for empathy by strong attachment relationships in the first two years of life.

But empathy doesn’t stop developing in childhood. We can nurture its growth throughout our lives—and we can use it as a radical force for social transformation. Research in sociology, psychology, history—and my own studies of empathic personalities over the past 10 years—reveals how we can make empathy an attitude and a part of our daily lives, and thus improve the lives of everyone around us. Here are the Six Habits of Highly Empathic People!

Habit 1: Cultivate curiosity about strangers

Highly empathic people (HEPs) have an insatiable curiosity about strangers. They will talk to the person sitting next to them on the bus, having retained that natural inquisitiveness we all had as children, but which society is so good at beating out of us. They find other people more interesting than themselves but are not out to interrogate them, respecting the advice of the oral historian Studs Terkel: “Don’t be an examiner, be the interested inquirer.”

Curiosity expands our empathy when we talk to people outside our usual social circle, encountering lives and worldviews very different from our own. Curiosity is good for us too: Happiness guru Martin Seligman identifies it as a key character strength that can enhance life satisfaction. And it is a useful cure for the chronic loneliness afflicting around one in three Americans.

Cultivating curiosity requires more than having a brief chat about the weather. Crucially, it tries to understand the world inside the head of the other person. We are confronted by strangers every day, like the heavily tattooed woman who delivers your mail or the new employee who always eats his lunch alone. Set yourself the challenge of having a conversation with one stranger every week. All it requires is courage.

Habit 2: Challenge prejudices and discover commonalities

We all have assumptions about others and use collective labels—e.g., “Muslim fundamentalist,” “welfare mom”—that prevent us from appreciating their individuality. HEPs challenge their own preconceptions and prejudices by searching for what they share with people rather than what divides them. An episode from the history of US race relations illustrates how this can happen.

Claiborne Paul Ellis was born into a poor white family in Durham, North Carolina, in 1927. Finding it hard to make ends meet working in a garage and believing African Americans were the cause of all his troubles, he followed his father’s footsteps and joined the Ku Klux Klan, eventually rising to the top position of Exalted Cyclops of his local KKK branch.

In 1971 he was invited—as a prominent local citizen—to a 10-day community meeting to tackle racial tensions in schools, and was chosen to head a steering committee with Ann Atwater, a black activist he despised. But working with her exploded his prejudices about African Americans. He saw that she shared the same problems of poverty as his own. “I was beginning to look at a black person, shake hands with him, and see him as a human being,” he recalled of his experience on the committee. “It was almost like bein’ born again.” On the final night of the meeting, he stood in front of a thousand people and tore up his Klan membership card.

Ellis later became a labor organiser for a union whose membership was 70 percent African American. He and Ann remained friends for the rest of their lives. There may be no better example of the power of empathy to overcome hatred and change our minds.

Habit 3: Try another person’s life

So you think ice climbing and hang-gliding are extreme sports? Then you need to try experiential empathy, the most challenging—and potentially rewarding—of them all. HEPs expand their empathy by gaining direct experience of other people’s lives, putting into practice the Native American proverb, “Walk a mile in another man’s moccasins before you criticize him.”

George Orwell is an inspiring model. After several years as a colonial police officer in British Burma in the 1920s, Orwell returned to Britain determined to discover what life was like for those living on the social margins. “I wanted to submerge myself, to get right down among the oppressed,” he wrote. So he dressed up as a tramp with shabby shoes and coat, and lived on the streets of East London with beggars and vagabonds. The result, recorded in his book Down and Out in Paris and London, was a radical change in his beliefs, priorities, and relationships. He not only realized that homeless people are not “drunken scoundrels”—Orwell developed new friendships, shifted his views on inequality, and gathered some superb literary material. It was the greatest travel experience of his life. He realised that empathy doesn’t just make you good—it’s good for you, too.

We can each conduct our own experiments. If you are religiously observant, try a “God Swap,” attending the services of faiths different from your own, including a meeting of Humanists. Or if you’re an atheist, try attending different churches! Spend your next vacation living and volunteering in a village in a developing country. Take the path favored by philosopher John Dewey, who said, “All genuine education comes about through experience.”

Habit 4: Listen hard—and open up

There are two traits required for being an empathic conversationalist.

One is to master the art of radical listening. “What is essential,” says Marshall Rosenberg, psychologist and founder of Non-Violent Communication (NVC), “is our ability to be present to what’s really going on within—to the unique feelings and needs a person is experiencing in that very moment.” HEPs listen hard to others and do all they can to grasp their emotional state and needs, whether it is a friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer or a spouse who is upset at them for working late yet again.

But listening is never enough. The second trait is to make ourselves vulnerable. Removing our masks and revealing our feelings to someone is vital for creating a strong empathic bond. Empathy is a two-way street that, at its best, is built upon mutual understanding—an exchange of our most important beliefs and experiences.

Organizations such as the Israeli-Palestinian Parents Circle put it all into practice by bringing together bereaved families from both sides of the conflict to meet, listen, and talk. Sharing stories about how their loved ones died enables families to realize that they share the same pain and the same blood, despite being on opposite sides of a political fence, and has helped to create one of the world’s most powerful grassroots peace-building movements.

Habit 5: Inspire mass action and social change

We typically assume empathy happens at the level of individuals, but HEPs understand that empathy can also be a mass phenomenon that brings about fundamental social change.

Just think of the movements against slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. As journalist Adam Hochschild reminds us, “The abolitionists placed their hope not in sacred texts but human empathy,” doing all they could to get people to understand the very real suffering on the plantations and slave ships. Equally, the international trade union movement grew out of empathy between industrial workers united by their shared exploitation. The overwhelming public response to the Asian tsunami of 2004 emerged from a sense of empathic concern for the victims, whose plight was dramatically beamed into our homes on shaky video footage.

Empathy will most likely flower on a collective scale if its seeds are planted in our children. That’s why HEPs support efforts such as Canada’s pioneering Roots of Empathy, the world’s most effective empathy teaching program, which has benefited over half a million school kids. Its unique curriculum centers on an infant, whose development children observe over time in order to learn emotional intelligence—and its results include significant declines in playground bullying and higher levels of academic achievement.

Beyond education, the big challenge is figuring out how social networking technology can harness the power of empathy to create mass political action. Twitter may have gotten people onto the streets for Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring, but can it convince us to care deeply about the suffering of distant strangers, whether they are drought-stricken farmers in Africa or future generations who will bear the brunt of our carbon-junkie lifestyles? This will only happen if social networks learn to spread not just information, but empathic connection.

Habit 6: Develop an ambitious imagination

A final trait of HEPs is that they do far more than empathize with the usual suspects. We tend to believe empathy should be reserved for those living on the social margins or who are suffering. This is necessary, but it is hardly enough.

We also need to empathize with people whose beliefs we don’t share or who may be “enemies” in some way. If you are a campaigner on global warming, for instance, it may be worth trying to step into the shoes of oil company executives—understanding their thinking and motivations—if you want to devise effective strategies to shift them towards developing renewable energy. A little of this “instrumental empathy” (sometimes known as “impact anthropology”) can go a long way.

Empathizing with adversaries is also a route to social tolerance. That was Gandhi’s thinking during the conflicts between Muslims and Hindus leading up to Indian independence in 1947, when he declared, “I am a Muslim! And a Hindu, and a Christian and a Jew.”

Organizations, too, should be ambitious with their empathic thinking. Bill Drayton, the renowned “father of social entrepreneurship,” believes that in an era of rapid technological change, mastering empathy is the key business survival skill because it underpins successful teamwork and leadership. His influential Ashoka Foundation has launched the Start Empathy initiative, which is taking its ideas to business leaders, politicians and educators worldwide.

The 20th century was the Age of Introspection, when self-help and therapy culture encouraged us to believe that the best way to understand who we are and how to live was to look inside ourselves. But it left us gazing at our own navels. The 21st century should become the Age of Empathy, when we discover ourselves not simply through self-reflection, but by becoming interested in the lives of others. We need empathy to create a new kind of revolution. Not an old-fashioned revolution built on new laws, institutions, or policies, but a radical revolution in human relationships.

Roman Krznaric, Ph.D., is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London and “empathy advisor” to organizations including Oxfam and the United Nations. He formerly taught sociology and politics at Cambridge University. He is the author of Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution.