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Thank you so much to all my students and clients. I’ve decided to close ‘Brighton Reiki’ – 20 years has whizzed by! So many of you have felt the benefits of reiki and I am immensely grateful to all my teachers and guides. Reiki still gives me such healing and joy. My life truly transformed when I learned reiki and I am so glad to have helped so many people over the years.

I am still helping people in many different ways now.

Head over to www. to find out more.

I wish you much love on your reiki journey and if you learnt with me, please do keep in touch.

Love Rifa x

Thoughts on the current Coronavirus situation – from Crystal Herbs

Our world has been in a particularly unsettled, chaotic state for some time now, but despite this everyday life has continued to function with a reasonable degree of ‘normality’ for most people. However, this has now changed with the unexpected arrival of the coronavirus, a pandemic which is gradually turning everything upside down and rocking the foundations of everyday lives all around the world.

Internal Alarm Bells Go Off When We Feel Threatened
Changes on this scale are not something that humans in general respond to particularly well. Internal alarm bells go off when we see our everyday security being threatened by something apparently outside of our control. Fear, panic and anxiety follow, emotional responses that can be so strong they prevent us from seeing the reality of a situation.

Collective Fear Spreads Like a Virus
Collective fear works rather like a virus, in that it spreads fast and is not easy to contain once it gets going. It is a seductive energy that can pull you in very quickly and make it much more difficult to know what is best for you in any given situation.

This is because the vibration of fear is an imprint stored in both our personal emotional body and within the emotional body of the Earth. Take a moment to reflect upon the number of events in human history that have left an imprint of fear down the ages and you will see that memories of plague, famine, wars, sieges and massive earth changes are all archived experiences just waiting to be triggered off by anything that carries a similar vibration.

When this happens, we can find ourselves suddenly engulfed in fear and not be able to recognise that what we are feeling is not all about what is happening now. Simply keeping this in mind will make it easier to respond to the current situation in a proportionate way.

How To Stay Calm When Your Fear is Triggered
One of the most important things we can do for ourselves and for those around us right now is to stay calm and generate an atmosphere of balance and harmony. Holding the positive vibrations of balance and harmony with focus and intention will make a very big difference as we go through the next few weeks and months. Not only do these energies impact your own well-being, they also create a positive vibrational field that others can align with.

What is going on now is all part of the transformational process that we are going through as we create a new reality based in love rather than fear. Taking time out to breathe with awareness, ground and connect with yourself will greatly help you move through the challenges and opportunities of this time with ease and grace.

From Crystal Herbs

From Coronavirus to Consciousness by Mark Kahn

With the widespread panic of pandemic flu in the air, whether creating the anticipated perception of illness in your mind to fight, track, and avoid, or experiencing symptoms that have you more sincerely worried for your wellbeing than ever before, there is always an equal opportunity to allow any form of collective hysteria to act as wake up calls to greater consciousness — within you and the planet.

Although perhaps not visible to most, this outbreak is evidence of how quickly consciousness is already waking up worldwide. I am not suggesting that due to consciousness awakening, a dormant virus known as Corona has manifested in many lives. What I can point out is how clearly the narrative of this global news story has put a lot of people into a constant state of fear. When steeped in fear, you enter survival mode where you must rely on the impulses and demands of your ego versus the instincts of your evolving soul’s wisdom. While I affirm the ‘fear of pandemic’ is more of a pandemic than perhaps any virus could be, there is no doubt that an outbreak of fear has entered our local and collective atmospheres. Thankfully, it will be unable to slow the progress of an awakening consciousness that cannot be opposed or denied. The faster consciousness wakes up, the more it speeds up the fabric of time. The faster the fabric of time speeds up, the less opportunity there is for fear to operate with any degree of influence over our awakening consciousness.

Using this notion of time distortion, the unconscious patterning of fear stays in power when the fabric of time slows. As the fabric of time slows, progress halts. The only way the fabric of time slows is when the evolution of consciousness is paused in some way. And, of course, the only means through which this occurs is when human beings align with fear.

I am not saying there isn’t a coronavirus. I’m just very clear on its highest purpose. The fabric of time is a constant ticking mechanism of measurement, and yet, within each passing moment is a field of infinite spaciousness that can be molded to match the whim of intention. This means a clock never stops ticking, but you can either slow or speed up the ticking of time to allow days to pass as seconds or seconds to span the dawn of days. And yet, this slowing of time can only occur, if humanity is more aligned with fearing the worst, than utilizing this climate of uncertainty as a space through which the consciousness of all continues to unite and awaken as One. So how do you use this pandemic of fear as a catalyst for greater conscious awareness? Just as many are using herbal remedies to address the onset of any symptom, from a vibrational perspective, our first line of defense is gratitude. First, I’ll explain why this is such an effective tool and then provide an interactive mantra to help you anchor its frequency throughout your field.

In order for gratitude to be a remedy for fear, it has to be opposite of fear in some way. Since fear is the withholding of your light, gratitude is the willingness to share your light for the benefit of yourself and wellbeing of others. Such a shift occurs through the cultivation of courage. Just as courage is the feeling of owning the beauty of your own inherent power, fear is a sensation felt when your power has been given to something artificial or outside of the effect of your will. Because gratitude contains a felt sense of celebration, through the expression of gratefulness, you are, in fact, stripping anything of the power you unknowingly gave away and reclaiming it as the embodied courageous presence of your soul.

In order to anchor the vibration of gratitude, it must be authentic in its expression. The only reason fear plays such a powerful role in anyone’s life is due to how authentically afraid anyone is capable of being. Here are some real world examples of how you can authentically choose gratitude, even during uncertain times like these: Now more than ever, people are covering their mouths when coughing and washing their hands on a regular basis. Without needing fear as a motivator, we can be grateful that such a virus has inspired a greater mindfulness in cleansing ourselves and being mindful of the purity of other people’s space of experience. While many schools have temporarily closed, it gives families opportunities to come together and receive the emotional support that allows such a pivotal moment in Earth’s Ascension to highlight the importance of cultivating each relationship to its highest frequency of resonance. Even for those who can’t afford childcare, there have been many teenagers in Washington state who have organized to offer free babysitting while parents go to work in support of their families.

While there is obviously a strong vibration of mass hysteria, many are stopping to ask deeper existential questions that wake each of us up out of the narrative of a dying matrix, swiftly moving us over into parallel timelines of rapid growth, acceleration, and expansion. While the matrix of an outdated paradigm was created as ‘patterns of doing’ to such an unconscious degree, this made it nearly impossible for any sentient being to pause throughout the day and realign with Source in moments of restorative beingness, our daily rhythm of ‘do, do, do’ has been interrupted by an opportunity to dive headfirst into an inner dimension of being, where there is nowhere to go, no one to be, and nothing to do but connect, align, grow, and expand during this pivotal time of rebirth. When you or someone you know is not so mesmerized by the changes taking place, these important times can be used as opportunities to get to know who you are emotionally and vibrationally, which helps align the subtle bodies of your energy field into greater harmonic concordance.

Lastly, when you express gratitude, you are acknowledging the presence of something as inherently containing value. Beyond each perception of how something contains value in the outer world, the prime value in anything, including the coronavirus is the consciousness dwelling within it. When you react fearfully to any form, you are subconsciously asking that form to stay informed, so you can continually respond fearfully towards it. If not wishing to react fearfully to any particular form, we implement the vibration of gratitude to courageously acknowledge the value of consciousness within it, which creates a deeper relationship between you and the form in view. When aligning with the consciousness of any form, through moments of gratitude, as co-creators of our reality, you are commanding the form in view to become its highest consciousness, which in this example, would invoke the coronavirus to dissolve back into its original form of pure eternal light. 

To support your strongest immune system, wake up out of the matrix of fear, and reclaim the glory of your long-awaited courage, clarity, consciousness, and power, please repeat the following words:

“Thank you coronavirus for being the wake up call this world has needed. Even just the fact that I am saying thank you and coronavirus in the same sentence is already helping me dissolve spiritual superstitions that claim I’ll manifest what I speak out loud. Of course, such fanciful thinking could only be the inner workings of fear disguised as spiritual concept, and if I needed this type of pandemic environment to fully wake up, then so be it.

Thank you coronavirus for the mindfulness being instilled in so many beings. As we wash our hands, may we cleanse our realities from broken paradigms of corruption. As we explore more time for ‘being’ than lifetimes of endless ‘doing’, may the world take pause from unhealthy habits of survival mode to explore life from a deeper state of peace, harmony, and oneness. As friends and families come together, may this bring neighbors and communities together in intended peaceful assembly as our new 5D earth continues to be birthed in the glory of my awareness and presence.

Thank you gratitude for showing me how to create relationships with the consciousness in all forms, so not to be hypnotized by the power I unknowingly give to things outside of me. Thank you gratitude for showing me that the power of my perception is stronger than any pandemic of fear. In knowing it is so, I allow all patterns, characters, and agendas of scarcity, victimhood, fear, abuse, survival mode, greed, and corruption to be cleared out of my energy field, returned to the Source of its origin, transmuted completely, and healed to completion now. From this moment forward, as the co-creator of my reality, I command all power I unknowingly gave away to be swiftly returned to my energy field, I strengthen my immune system with higher frequencies of embodied integrated light, as I transmute the echo of unconscious form by acknowledging and praising the consciousness within it.

Because the consciousness of all is the consciousness I AM, I allow each moment of gratitude to return each form in view to the purity, holiness, and perfection of eternal light, now that I am ready, willing, and able to step forward as the truth and transmission of Source in form. May this intention heal my being, uplift each circumstance, and transform reality for myself, my family, my relationships, my friends and neighbors, for humanity at large and beyond.

Thank you gratitude for transforming coronavirus back into light. Thank you for reminding me the power that is always within me. And so I’m healed, transformed, and reborn as the light of consciousness I AM now.”

As we remember the word, ‘Corona’ means crown, we are undergoing a radical process to en-sure the fabric of time remains accelerated to restore balance and consciousness in every heart. As each of us reclaim the power of our crowns, we are taking back the throne of Heaven’s kingdom from a patterns of imbalance and unconscious addictive cycling that was only designed by the highest consciousness to be the very catalyst of awakening waking up within you. It doesn’t have to be done with aggression or fear, but with the courage of your highest truth that relates to the consciousness in things, no matter how anything seems or appears.

This is what it means to wake up from the matrix. If you are reading these words, I can confirm your waking up is well underway. Instead of fearfully interacting with uncomfortable feelings, physical symptoms, or scary news headlines, let’s us employ the power of gratitude to unite with the consciousness in each form, so to transform it back into light by honoring the value it offers. 

On behalf of the Universe, the Akashic Records overseeing the Earth’s Ascension, and all Galactic Councils holding space for the awakening sovereignty of each sentient being, I am here with you every step of the way. 

Victory to the light I AM now.

All For Love, Mark Kahn

The Energies of February 2020

Excellent info from Crystal Herbs – Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences
Sharing with lots of love to you 💖

The Energies of February

In general, the energies of February will offer us an opportunity to re-evaluate, tie up loose ends and gather ourselves after the intensity of January’s energy flow. While many of the themes that January brought forward for you are likely to continue needing your attention through February, it will be in a more dilute and manageable way than was possibly the case over the last few weeks.

A Focus on Healing Emotional Wounds
The cosmic line up this month has a focus on helping us to heal old emotional wounds, particular those of the heart. You will most likely have connected particularly strongly with anything that is most important for you around the full moon on February 9th.

There are some very deep and painful old issues coming to the fore for many people at the moment, often things that we thought we had dealt with or maybe had no idea were there.

When something is really painful, we can all be tempted to resist exploring, however it will definitely move through quicker if we just allow ourselves to feel the feelings, acknowledge what is there and allow flow. We are all getting more practised at this, but it can still take us by surprise on occasion.

A Time for Action
The energetic flow this month will be quite insistent that we take action to implement any changes we identified as important during January’s illuminating intensity. This could be something practical in your outer world but is just as likely to be something you identified as being redundant within yourself. For instance, a particular fear of moving forward or a subtle thread of victim consciousness that stops you from taking full responsibility for yourself.

Mercury Retrograde
Mercury will turn retrograde for the first time in 2020 on February 17th at 12.54am UTC and will appear from our vantage point on Earth to travel backwards through the heavens until March 10th at 3.59pm. This period will offer us an enhanced opportunity for inward reflection and gathering our inner wisdom but also signals the need to pay particularly careful attention to how we communicate in the outer world.

The Influence of Aquarius
Each month of the year the sun shines upon the Earth through a different constellation, magnifying its influence and the energetic qualities and opportunities that it stimulates.

This year the sun moved into the constellation of Aquarius on 20th January, so we are now receiving the full flow of magnified Aquarian energy.

In astrology Aquarius is represented by the symbol of the water bearer, who freely distributes the waters of life and love to all. The airy, expansive energies of Aquarius stimulate connection to the higher mind and bring forward the spiritual values of unity, sharing, freedom and right human relationships.

From our perspective looking out to the cosmos from Earth, Aquarius is now occupying the influential position of Earth’s rising sign, as you might see it in an individual astrological chart. This means that we are now fully into the Age of Aquarius, so not only will we experience an annual magnification of Aquarian energy at this time of the year, it will also remain a consistent and potent influence on Earth for the next 2000 + years.

Cultivating the Art of Allowing

In general, the energies of February will offer us an opportunity to re-evaluate, tie up loose ends and gather ourselves after the intensity of January’s energy flow.
Even though we are only just into February there is a strong sense building that the energies of 2020 as a whole, are set to take us into previously unknown territory. This feels both expansive and exciting but also brings forward the need to focus on how best to negotiate the new possibilities that will be revealed.

There are many streams of reality opening up on the planet right now that are offering choices which were previously unavailable. At this current time the old third dimensional reality of polarity, fear, domination, control etc is still playing out in full force. However, there are also many more expanded layers of reality operating side by side with this old reality that we can now choose if we wish.

Steadily increasing levels of high frequency light flowing onto the planet are expanding our awareness and opening doors into new realities based in love and unity consciousness. To stay in these new levels of awareness takes practice and a level of mindfulness that we have not previously been used to. A helpful foundation to assist with this is to actively cultivate the art of allowing.

Allow What Is
Holding your focus in a new reality will depend upon your ability to allow the old one to go on around you without getting sucked back into it. Practice allowing everything to have its place whether you resonate with it or not. Falling into fear, judgment, anger or any other reactionary vibration will only strengthen the old reality. Focus instead on creating vibrations that resonate with the reality that you would like to see expand. For instance, gratitude, respect, cooperation or happiness.

Each time that we do this with focus and determination we are anchoring these vibrations into physical reality, creating reference points that others can use. Literally we are laying the foundations of a fifth dimensional reality which will in time replace the current mainstream reality. Meanwhile we are learning to navigate between realities and becoming masterful at allowing new choices to manifest.

Allow Flow
We are often told to ‘go with the flow’ and of course this is good advice, however it can often be interpreted as a need to allow life to move us along as though we are a lump of wood in a fast-flowing river. This is a scary thought for many and can lead to greater resistance rather than less. Instead try learning to allow life to flow through you. Stay firmly in the driving seat of your life, grounded, present, connected and happy. Breath and feel the energies of life flowing through you. No need to move outside of yourself, simply allow everything to flow to you. Choose those things that resonate with you and allow the rest to flow through. Relax and enjoy.

Allow your Heart to Lead
Stay connected to the wisdom of your heart and allow your inner truth to reveal itself. The heart is the leader in the new levels of awareness. It is the heart that will bring forward the new ideas and inspiration from the higher mind that will offer solutions to many of the seemingly unsolvable problems of the mainstream reality currently being played out around us. Allowing life to flow through you will bring these things right into your awareness.

Lions Gate – 8/8/18


Each year the month of August brings us an important planetary ‘reset’ opportunity. In ancient times it was understood that what is sometimes called the Sacred Year, or planetary new year began on July 26th. Between July 26th and August 11th/12th each year the earth comes into alignment with the Galactic Core, the Sun and the Star Sirius, creating a portal or stargate known as the Lions Gate. While this portal is open we receive a download of high frequency light that contains the codes we need to take us up the spiral of spiritual evolution over the coming 12 months.

This light flows through the Lions Gate, which is open to its fullest on August 8th and into the earth grid points of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Over the coming 12 months this light will gradually be absorbed by the Earth and humanity, awakening consciousness and activating the dormant DNA codes that are needed for us to expand beyond the 3rd/4th dimensional paradigm. This is highly transformational energy so taking some time out to connect, absorb, integrate and ground what is being offered would be very beneficial.

From Crystal Herbs

Brighton – Ekam Peace Energy Point

The World Peace Festival is our contribution towards creating a beautiful and harmonious world. It is a momentous time when thousands of people across the planet will meditate together to bring about a massive shift in human consciousness.

The World Peace Festival is from Aug 9th-19th 2018 in the sacred precincts of Ekam in India.

On Aug 19th there is a grand culmination of the festival, people from across the world, gathering in PEACE POWER POINTS including Brighton, England – connecting to the phenomenon of Ekam. Ekam will amplify the immense peace energies generated by the meditation of these multitudes of people and bring about an immense transformation in human collective consciousness. This will manifest as greater kindness, greater harmony and greater order in our world.

If you would like to join in the meditation on Sunday 19 August at a central Brighton location please get in touch.

Top tips for 21 day clearing process

Give yourself healing

After receiving reiki attunements, you will go through a process of clearing and detox lasting 21 days (sometimes more). Each day, give yourself healing and spend at least three minutes on each position.  Watch a reminder of the reiki self-healing positions.  

Set an intent for your healing before you start and call the reiki energy, for example: “I want to feel energised,” or “I want to feel calm and relaxed.” You can say a short prayer, or simply ask the reiki to come in, for example: “I now call in the reiki energy, may it go where it needs to go, for the greatest good.” Use reiki music that includes a chime every three minutes, so that you don’t have to watch the time. The chime is the signal for you to move your hands on to the next hand position. I love using Reiki Healing Hands and Reiki Touch of Love, both albums by Anuvida & Nik Tyndall, who are reiki masters. These have been around for a long while and are available on most music platforms and to buy online. Before you purchase anything labelled ‘reiki music’ always check that it includes the chime. I do not believe in copying music, so please try to pay for your music whenever you can, to support the artists.

Keep a journal

During this 21 day clearing process it’s helpful to keep a journal of your experiences and to give yourself healing every day. Record any chakras or areas of your body where you feel sensations such as tingling, or if you see any colours or have any insights. Make a note of any daytime experiences: chance meetings, serendipity or crazy coincidences. Healing sometimes happens with ex-partners, or colleagues, or friends, when you least expect it, through a chance encounter or maybe some new knowledge comes to you. Make a note even if nothing happens, because the next day you give yourself healing, might be the day that you see unicorns and rainbows, or the day that you feel a lot of different, more powerful sensations.

Build a habit

It takes 21 days in a row to build a habit, so even if you only get a chance to give yourself healing on one position for three minutes, it’s best to do the self-healing every day. Ideally you will complete the whole routine. If you miss a day, just pick up the next day. If you want to build the habit, you could even start again at Day One if you have missed days!

Create a sacred space

Make your space special before you give yourself reiki. Light some incense, maybe a candle if it’s safe to do so, switch off your phone and make sure you won’t be disturbed for 35-40 minutes. Have a blanket and some water nearby and make sure you are lying completely comfortably on a couch, on the floor, or in your bed. If you’re using your smartphone to play the reiki music, make sure it is switched to ‘flight safe mode’ so you’re not disturbed.

Get used to the energy

The 21 day process is helping you become used to using reiki energy and helping the attunements to continue working on you. This is an important time for releasing past patterns, unhelpful thought processes and emotional baggage, as well as a physical detox taking place. You might feel tired for a week or so after receiving reiki attunements, so drink plenty of water, rest and be gentle with yourself. Keep giving yourself reiki to help the process go smoothly.

Effortless detoxing

You might find certain foods, such as red meat; as well as alcohol or smoking no longer serves you and healthy changes may occur without effort. Some people report having stopped smoking and hadn’t even realised it for several days! Sometimes more dramatic clearing can happen such as a sudden breakup of a relationship, or loss of a job that is no longer good for you. This may seem like a negative event but is actually the universe getting you out of your own way so that something even better can enter your sphere. You may be propelled to travel to another city or country, or get offered a dream job, or meet a new highly significant person in your life during the 21 day process, which is very exciting to look forward to.

Keep giving yourself reiki self-healing after Reiki One, Reiki Two and Reiki Master attunements, to ensure the 21 day clearing process is as smooth and gentle as possible for you. Set positive clear intentions and start planning your new life, filled with fun and happy changes. You can’t force the process so just relax and enjoy the ride.

October/November newsletter

Wow, the clocks have gone back already, so there’s not much of 2017 left! More massive global shifts are coming in 2018 so get ready for more “interesting” developments in all areas of life. How can you keep sane when all around you seems chaotic? I find meditation, reiki and yoga give me the grounding and healing that I need to keep giving support to others. If you’re ready to step into the next level of reiki, course info below.

LOUISE L. HAY 1926 – 2017 
“As I forgive myself, it becomes easier to forgive others”. I invite you to honour author and healer, Louise L. Hay who died last month at 90 years young. The work of Louise L. Hay is key to everything I’ve done: her affirmations and teaching are invaluable to every reiki healer. Not only did she self-publish a tiny book of affirmations, which grew into a world famous self-help publishing house, she was an extraordinary woman who’s own work on forgiveness and compassion led to a inspiring life of self-love; she also led many other great authors to create their spiritual work for the whole of humanity. Her best book is her first: “You Can Heal Your Life” which I always recommend to my reiki students. Thank you, Louise for all you’ve given us.

I know many of my reiki and Oneness students have gone through the Course in Miracles. It’s still on my shelf and I’m still reading it very slowly. 🙂 I have just finished the classic “Return To Love” by Marianne Williamson, which is fantastic. She explains the core teachings in the Course in Miracles, consciousness and compassion in a very down to earth, easy to read way. I definitely felt a lot of divine energy whilst reading this book.

We had a wonderful time at the first London Oneness Source and Synchronicities course last month. I had such a fabulous experience, I was blown away by the energy and it was delightful to connect with the UK Oneness family. I’m running a short Oneness course on 18 Nov in Brighton, before I fly over to Chennai in India to do the Journey 1 and 2 courses at the Oneness University, now called OO Academy. I’ll let you know how I get on, maybe I’ll start levitating, since the last time I went to India was in 2013!

Saturday 4 November – Reiki Master-Teacher
Sunday 5 November – Reiki Two – SOLD OUT
Saturday 11 November – Reiki Two – SOLD OUT
Sunday 19 November – Reiki One
Sunday 26 November – Reiki One – SOLD OUT
Sunday 17 December – Reiki Two – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 19 December – Reiki Master-Teacher
Wednesday 27 December – Reiki Two
Saturday 30 December – Reiki One
If you would like to continue your Reiki Journey with me, do get in contact. Prices will be increasing on January 1 2018.

Learn all 3 levels of Reiki before the end of Dec 31. Book now and receive 20% off total price, ends soon!

Has it been a while since you learnt reiki with me? I’m offering 3 hour refresher sessions with reiki and meditation for anyone who’s worked with me in the past. It would be great to catch up and see how you’re getting on and do more together.

Give yourself the gift of time to heal, relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. Come for a reiki treatment any time, I’m here for you.

Don’t forget to follow Brighton Reiki on Facebook and please drop me an email or give me a call if you have any questions or just want to have a chat. Keep an eye on my website too for more info.

If you’d like to leave a review on Google – just google Brighton Reiki and click “write review” next to my listing, Thank you so much!  Please share this email with anyone you think would benefit.

I look forward to seeing you soon and Happy Halloween!
Love Rifa xx

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How did you feel during yesterday’s eclipse?

How did you feel during yesterday’s eclipse? Wiped out? Me too… this from our friends at Crystal Herbs.

“When we arrive at the new moon solar eclipse on August 21st everything that we have been working with since the full moon will be ripe for transformation. The energy of this second eclipse is highly transformational in nature and carries the potential to be a pivotal watershed moment that will allow us to expand in consciousness without needing to look back, provided we are willing to allow an upgrade in the thoughts, emotions, beliefs and patterns of behaviour that do not align with the vibration of our true self.

This eclipse will trigger a movement from masculine to feminine energy on our planet, something that will have far reaching effects on our consciousness and how we relate to each other as a collective. As always during times of major transformation it will take time for everyone to come into alignment and many will initially appear to resist the flow of this change. Focus on anchoring the changes within yourself and remember to go with the flow for best results!”