The Butterfly Squad by Laurelle Gaia 2017 Winter Edition of Reiki News

I AM WRITING THIS as many questions are surfacing and perhaps some answers are arising too. This is also to give gratitude for teams working together. I am healing from a serious stroke caused by brain aneurysms that occurred about one and a half years ago. The doctors gave me a two percent chance of survival. Yet I am here and I am here for a reason. That experience contributed to a coma that lasted three weeks and resulted in the temporary paralysis of the left side of my body. I could neither walk nor talk and I feel that I was given the opportunity to rebirth myself. I am in the process of that rebirthing even as I type this. After a fabulous medical, Reiki and therapy team effort, I am healing. The way that the therapeutic team worked to help me regain strength and mental and emotional clarity has helped me awaken more to the power of working together as a team. In so doing, we benefit from one another’s gifts. This and my new awareness are helping me see teams everywhere. Apparently that experience gave me a new awareness and understanding of team work. Perhaps that experience is giving life to The Butterfly Squad. As healing is happening for me many questions are surfacing. My First Question If God were manifesting in this life now, what would God’s body look like to us? I believe that God is an expression of love and has no race, religion, or gender, and is kind and nurturing. God belongs to no one religion or country but instead is absolutely...

Reiki Energy and the Subtle Energy System

Now we know our body is composed not only of physical elements such as muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, organs, glands, etc.; it also has a subtle energy system and chakras through which ‘life force energy’ flows. As we briefly discussed earlier, our physical body is cocooned in many layers of light known as etheric bodies. In this illustration , the outer image represents the spiritual body, which has many layers. Inside the spiritual body is the next level which is the mental body. It cocoons the emotional body, which in turn surrounds the physical body. These energy ‘bodies’ assist us in processing our thoughts and emotions and responses. The energy bodies house our chakras, enabling them to work somewhat like valves by facilitating the circulation of life force energy through the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Our physical body also relies on the proper function of energy meridians and nadas. These are like rivers, or streams which carry our life force energy throughout our physical body, to nourish us and assist in balancing our body’s systems and functions. Our physical body is alive because of the ‘life force energy’ that is flowing through it. If our ‘life force’ is low or blocked, we are more likely to get sick, but if it is high and free flowing, we more easily maintain health and a feeling of well-being. Stress and toxins disrupt and weaken the flow of ‘life force energy’. Stress is often caused by conflicting thoughts and feelings that become trapped in one’s subtle energy system. These include fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, etc. Medical research...

Know Your Reiki Guides… the Art of Listening

If I need guidance I find it works best for me to stop whatever I am doing, take a deep breath, say a prayer, invoke the distant healing symbol, and ask that the Reiki energy help connect me with my guides. When I feel the energy flowing, I will ask a specific question, stay very quiet and pay attention to what I hear.


Apophyllite Sensitivity Angel Healing Lucid Dreaming Unconditional Love Unites Heart and Crown Chakras Understanding of One’s Connection to All CHAKRA: Heart & Crown The meaning of the name Apophyllite, comes from the Greek words that mean ‘get’ and ‘leaf’, referring to its proclivity to exfoliate like a leaf, when heated.  These crystals comes in a range of colors, but the most common are the clear or colorless crystals, and the Green Apophyllite stones. The Crystal Bible By Judy Hall Apophyllite works on the respiratory system and, when held to the chest, can stop asthma attacks. It neutralizes allergies and promotes the regeneration of the mucus membranes and the skin. Placing an Apophyllite crystal on each eye rejuvenates the eyes. Apophyllite  is especially useful in healing matters of the spirit and in helping the spirit come to terms with being in a physical...

Golden Apatite

Aids One in Overcoming Fear of Success Heals Patterns of Self-Sabotage Encourages One to Move through Fear of Action to Manifest One’s Dreams Renews One’s Self-Worth Instills Self-Confidence Helps One to Feel Hopeful and Passionate About Life Aids Poor Digestion CHAKRA: Solar Plexus Gold Apatite is a high vibration crystal that helps to eliminate and/or purge dense, stagnant energy. It is helpful for those who tend to stuff their feelings, repressing anger, fear, etc. by allowing a gentle and gradual “letting go”.  Gold Apatite works to help release the energy of victim hood. A good crystal to use when doing any type of past life recall or karmic work. Gold Apatite is a wonderful crystal to use when working to balance the emotions, healing/removing blockages, and releasing old baggage/conditioning which may be holding one back from moving forward.  This crystal will offer support as that which no longer is needed, is released.  Gold Apatite can also help with issues of depression, lack of concentration, lethargy, and lack of motivation,etc. Physically, Golden Apatite Crystals are excellent for counteracting arthritis and is even more effective when used in combination with a green colored mineral, such as Dioptase.  May specifically be used for any type of bone related issues or illness.  Gold Apatite also works in the area of the pancreas, liver and...

Blue Apatite

Facilitates Public Speaking Psychic Activation Past Life Work Akashic Records Lucid Dreaming Healing for Eyes Aids in Weight Loss CHAKRAS: Third Eye Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation, promoting a humanitarian outlook and service to others. [Raphaell, 163][Melody, 126][Hall, 62] Blue Apatite is a deeply spiritual stone with a cleansing influence on the aura, especially in the mental body - the vibratory level associated with psychic perception and paranormal abilities. It is a particularly strong stone to use in past-life or alternate-life work, because of its ability to access the energy levels where the Akashic records and an individual’s soul patterns exist. It is excellent as a dream stone for creative problem solving, and for vertical vision, where it is possible to see multiple levels of consciousness operating harmoniously and simultaneously. [Simmons, 41][Ahsian, 41] Blue Apatite may be light, bright, or dark blue, sometimes within the same crystal. [Eason, 230] The name Apatite is derived from a Greek word meaning “to deceive” because the variety of colors and formations in which this stone occurs makes it easy to mistake for other minerals. It may be yellow, blue, green, brown, gray or colorless, but the Apatite stones used for metaphysical purposes are primarily higher-quality crystal pieces in blue, green and gold. [Simmons, 41] Apatite is also the stone associated with animal conservation, because it is composed of the mineral phosphate that...

Magical Moon 2017

The November 3rd/4th Full Moon in the earth sign of Taurus is going to be showering all of us with love and abundance, making it one of the most magical Moon’s of 2017. November is already a power month seeing as it holds the vibration of 11, and this Full Moon is the perfect way to kickstart all of this wonderful energy. 11 is a sacred number in numerology as it represents divinity, rebirth and higher consciousness. It is also the number associated with angels. This vibration will be with all of us through the month of November, making it the perfect time to turn our dreams into goals and our goals into actions. Couple this 11 energy with the Taurus Full Moon and the first part of November is going to be glittering with an abundance of opportunities for money, success and romance. Since the October 19th New Moon, we have all been guided to start planting seeds and making wishes. This was also seen with the rare alignment of Jupiter and the Sun which occurred on October 26th as well. Whatever seeds you have been tending to during this time, wherever you have been putting your energy, you are now really going to be able to reap all the rewards. This Full Moon is really going to be guiding you, all you need to do is start taking steps forward in the direction of your choosing. If you have been looking for love, or looking to open your heart after a heartbreak, this Full Moon energy is also going to be supporting you. Put yourself out there, go on a date,...


Apache Tears
Enjoyment of Physical Experience
Emotional Cleansing
CHAKRAS: Root, Sacral, Heart

Is attitude adding or distracting from our intentions?

by Laurelle Shanti Gaia I have been rather quiet for the last year. I experienced serious brain aneurysms in late July of 2015. Besides using the time to physically heal, I have been doing some deep soul searching to find my own answers to many questions. Before that experience I often taught Reiki students that healing and curing are two different things. Now I understand that statement in a whole new way. Curing might mean symptoms cease, yet healing may happen during illness when we are offered the opportunity to rest in silence. Silence provides the opportunity to delve deeply into our thoughts and examine the thoughts from many perspectives. Medical treatment when combined with the use of Reiki helps them function in a complementary fashion, contrasted with alternative treatment which might inadvertently indicate that one way is better than another. I always pray that Reiki which I channel be directed to the highest good. Not realizing that highest good may be cloaked within new perspectives. Or attitudes. Is attitude adding or distracting from our intentions? Positive attitude is more important than I even realized previously. Some say that if we have a positive attitude it is the same as denying reality. I feel it can help to create reality. I am so thankful that the doctors chose to say I had a 2 percent chance of survival rather than a 98 percent chance of something else. Perhaps illnesses are not truly hereditary. Maybe attitudes that contribute to illness are truly what IS hereditary. I hope all patients and medical personnel and all affected realize how powerful words and...


Communication with Angels
Creates Deep Peace
Releases Old Patterns and Habits
Enhances Telepathy
Raises Awareness
Helps One Speak Their Truth

Throat, Third Eye, Crown

Angel Aura Quartz

Expanded Awareness
Elevates Mood
Angelic Guide Connection
Purification and Rest
Energies Combine Quartz, Platinum and Silver

Crown (7th) and Etheric (8th and Beyond)


Clears Negativity from Aura Helps Overcome One’s Fear of Making a ‘Wrong Decision’
Removes Resistance to Action
Eradicates Patterns of Self-Sabotage

Solar Plexus and Crown


Amethyst, Enhances Meditation Tranquility Improves Psychic Awareness Protects Against Psychic Attack Heals Insomnia and Restlessness Relieves Physical, Mental, Emotional Pain Promotes Sobriety 

Chakras: Third Eye and Crown


Neutralizes Negative Intentions
Alleviates Depression
Boosts Self Esteem
Teaches One to Trust
Draws Out Toxins and Disease
Improves Vitality

Sacral, Solar Plexus, Throat

Desert Rose Selenite

Helps dissolve unhealthy beliefs, releases programming, assists in creating healthy mental and emotional patterns.

Charkras: Heart, Sacral, Soul Star, & Soul Vision Center

The Butterfly Squads, God’s light resides in every living thing

I believe that God is without a body, but is a consciousness of creating, of love, and has no race, religion, or gender, is kind and nurturing, and has no limitations. God belongs to no one religion or country, but is absolutely free of limitations. The only thing that comes to my mind is that God is perhaps the light of the moon, or a star, the light that illumines the darkness. God’s light resides in every living thing. ~Laurelle Gaia

Synchronicity in Hilo Another Reiki Adventure

by Laurelle Shanti Gaia The air was crisp and clear early one autumn morning in 1997. I was walking my usual route for my morning hike, enjoying the jewel toned colors of the trees, the briskness of the air, and the aromas of the autumn forest and wood burning in the stoves in nearby homes. Suddenly I realized I was slipping into a spontaneous meditative state. I have learned through experience, when this happens, it is important and I had better pay attention. So I found a tree stump in the forest, and sat down to allow the meditation to unfold. I saw visions of a tropical island, and felt the warmth of the sun beaming down on me, even though I was “really” sitting in a wooded area on a cool autumn day. I saw black, volcanic rock, the sea, and then I saw this most beautiful vision of our Earth. It appeared to be a future vision, and it was as if I were watching frames from a movie. I saw peace in the Middle East, in Africa, in China and Tibet. In fact, I saw glimpses of many areas of the world which frequently experience, political or religious turmoil, or war. All of these areas were at peace. I saw politicians, and religious leaders, and world leaders from all walks of life working together. I saw all people with an abundance of everything they needed, food, clothing, shelter, and love. I saw all the children, being nurtured, feeling loved and secure. I saw all people of the world giving back to our Mother Earth, more than...

Reiki…Sacred or Secret?

Each person must decide what type of experience is right for them. The online mass marketing approach to teaching Reiki and attuning people  is just not for me. Reiki is much more than that to me, and I feel students deserve more than that. We help the students who come to our classes for training to  have a deep and meaningful experience by creating a very special, sacred Reiki experience that will be a fond and loving memory forever.  I simply am passionate about  providing quality experiences for students.

What is Reiki? How Does it Heal? Where Can I Learn Reiki? Can Reiki Become a Profession?

by Laurelle Shanti Gaia Reiki (ray-key) is a multi-faceted spiritual energy that can be used to help us with meditation practices, spiritual growth, healing relationships, manifestation of goals, and activating the Divine healing power within all living beings. Reiki is a tool to help us develop “wellness consciousness” and also to understand, on an experiential level, what it truly means to be “One with all Creation”. Reiki is usually considered to be a “hands-on healing technique”. This is one application, but it is so much more. Mikao Usui discovered this healing art in Japan in the late 1800s. The Japanese Kanji characters that represent the word Reiki can be translated to mean; Rei = Spiritually guided or wisdom of God and Ki = Life force energy.. How Does Reiki Heal? All forms of healing whether traditional, complementary or alternative have an impact on the human subtle energy system. Each method also carries a unique vibrational frequency and consequently will create different effects. A beautiful characteristic of Reiki is that it has the ability to harmonize energies that may normally be incompatible and can create the best possible outcome. Therefore Reiki enhances anything we do. Reiki is being embraced by many prestigous hospitals where it is offered as a part of standard care. “Reiki is one of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches.” - C. Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D. Founder, American Holistic Medical Association “…Reiki … may ultimately be the most important alternative treatment of all…” Dr. Mehment Oz Many people are practicing techniques to improve their health such as meditation, exercise and improved diet. As this is done, a...


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