Dear Healers and Seekers,

The first of five Reiki Principles, or Precepts, as they are sometimes called, is, “Just for today, I will avoid anger.”

That’s a great idea. There are so many people going around angry right now – especially with election campaigns and hearings ramping up. It’s like being in a pot that’s getting ready to boil. The anger, outrage, controversy, and emotional angst swirling around our country is palpable. It’s all over social media, the news, and discussions pretty much everywhere you go. How are you going to avoid this anger, and avoid getting swept up in it?

It takes determination. I will avoid anger doesn’t mean I will never get angry. But, if you are looking to avoid anger, you can recognize that you’re feeling angry and decide to release it.

How to do this? Start by examining the anger. “Hmm, I’m feeling angry about XYZ.” Looking at a feeling objectively already starts to deflate its intensity. Go farther next. Ask yourself, “Where is this anger coming from? What am I REALLY angry about?” Chances are, it’s about feeling a loss of your power. Most anger is actually a fear of losing power or control. Powerlessness can be frightening.

The next step is to ask yourself if there is something that can be done about the situation that you’re angry about. This doesn’t mean revenge. This means something constructive that you can do to help yourself feel more empowered. Sometimes, just releasing the anger by focusing on gratitude is all you need to do, and it helps. It helps because it is impossible to feel angry and grateful at the same time. So, if you switch your focus to gratitude, you’ll find your anger dissipating.

If there is something constructive to do, you can do it. This means something that won’t hurt anyone, but will actually make the situation better. You’ll feel empowered then, and not angry.

If there is nothing you can do about the situation (someone you love was fired, someone got a dire diagnosis, etc.), then you can hand it off to your spiritual team. That means, whatever your spiritual connection is, give it to them. For me, that’s my Guides and Angels. They’re the team to which that I hand off my issues that I can’t change. And, I tell them, “Take this (problem) and please solve it for the highest and best of all concerned. When there’s something for me to do, please show me.” Then, I release it, and I immediately feel better.

Going around angry is bad for the energy, and will be reflected in the health of the body as well, if it’s not dealt with. Anger leads to a lot of needless violence in this world. Changing the anger in our country, in our community, in our families, begins with our own resolve to do so in ourselves.

The Reiki Precepts are inspiring and can make powerful change in your life.

The full list is:

Just for Today

I will avoid anger.

I will avoid worry.

I will do my work honestly.

I will be grateful for my blessings.

I will be kind to all.

The Reiki Precepts, or Reiki Principles as they’re sometimes called, are not commandments, nor are they mandatory in Reiki practice. They are ideals, ethical statements. But, wow. Just try this. Focus on one each day, or all of them. Your life will be better for it.

With love,


Dear Healers and Seekers,

Throughout my ongoing studies, the deeper I get into studying healing and consciousness, whatever the source (EFT training, reading Lynne McTaggart’s books, or watching videos about various healing modalities), one theme keeps coming back repeatedly. That theme is that we are all connected.

A friend who does a type of physical therapy showed me that if I hold my left arm strong, and then he wiggles his left arm with me watching, I can not hold my left arm strong again for a few minutes.

Donna Eden demonstrates if someone holds his arm strong, and then she wiggles her hand under his arm near the side of his body (in his aura), his arm loses strength.

In a class I took with Lynne McTaggart, she emphasized that if we, as practitioners, are thinking that our client is really sick, can’t get well, or we are feeling pity towards the client, it will weaken the healing session for that client.

All three of these examples are showing how much influence we have on one another, whether consciously or not.

Today, people are very agitated by the media. There is so much mistrust, negativity, and divisiveness going on, it can feel like trying to swim through thick soup just to be around people.

But, something else I learned is that the strongest energy sways the others. So, that applies to gratitude, compassion, and love too. It means that if I stay grounded, and rooted firmly in gratitude, those around me are going to shift to my vibration, rather than bringing mine down.

You can do the same. Make gratitude a daily practice – not just words, but in your emotions. Feel grateful, even for the little things like flush toilets, hot coffee, and cozy sweatshirts. We’re dang lucky, actually, in thousands of ways. Keep that feeling flowing, and you (and all of us) can become the source of energetic change. And that has an impact.

With love,


I’m excited to share with you that the Advanced Healing Pioneers Membership Group is going to be replaced by something more experimental for 2020, the Metaphysical Mastermind membership group! Nice name, right? 😀

Led by Alice and Yancey Grantham, seminars will focus on actual experiments we’ll do together to expand our understanding of the effects of our minds and energy on making real changes in our lives in every way.

Our upcoming Seminars, which will be every other month, will focus on a metapysical concept, what it is supposed to do, and then… we’ll try it together! There will be follow up things to do (simple, impactful things) and a simple form to share your results on an ongoing basis. The Facebook group will allow us to interact, compare results, add ideas, and grow together.

I bet you’re wondering about what kind of things we’ll actualy do! That’s the exciting part!
Here are some of our topics for the year, which will start January, 2020:

  • Observing The Brain and the Body During Meditation and Healing: Through using technology such as EEG headset, aura camera, and HeartMath Innerbalance Connector, we can actually observe mental and physiological changes that happen during meditation, thinking of gratitude, manifesting, and sending and receiving distance healing. We’ll have the chance to do that, and learn via directly observable feedback just what is going on.
  • Charging Water for Healing and Manifesting Intentions: using homeopathy techniques and intention we’ll program water with specific intentions and use the water in structured ways, to see how it brings about changes for us.
  • Tapping Together on a Shared Intention, Personal Intentions, and Manifesting: using EFT techniques, we’ll test this method as a group, and going forward individually to see how we can use this powerful method.
  • Telepathy and Remote Viewing: how we can get our minds to show us what our eyes can’t see. We’ll explore techniques for connecting to information and sharing information in new ways. Then we’ll try them out!

Are you excited yet? We are!

Want to know more about the Metaphysical Mastermind? Read about it and apply now for 2020 right here!

Hoping you’ll be with us as we embark on a journey into new territory!



10 Things Energy Healers Absolutely Must Know Today

Are you working with energy healing? Perhaps you offer Reiki, or you work with a different method, such as Quantum-Touch, Energy Medicine, or something different. Regardless of whether you’re offering healing to yourself, family and friends, or as a profession, this list has 10 essentials about this incredibly diverse holistic field. This Guide is meant to help you open your mind to the greater concepts of what you’re doing, and express what’s essential to know about energy healing.


  1. Energy Healers are Facilitators of the healing process. We are not “doing” anything to the recipient; rather, we are offering an energy frequency that the recipient can come into resonance with, which will affect healing. This frequency is available to us because we are attuned to it. We came into resonance with this frequency, and now we are able to offer this to others.
  2. The energy we offer comes through us, not from us. It is not our energy – it is energy that we are capable of resonating, as a guitar string that has been plucked and then others nearby start to also vibrate. Through intention, we are offering a resonant healing vibration that affects the bioenergy field of the recipient, encouraging a balancing effect on the emotions, body, and spirit.
  3. Permission matters. The recipient must be open, on some level, to accepting this frequency in order for the benefits to occur. Free will always rules. We do not control the outcome; the energy will be used by the recipient in the ways in which it is accepted by him or her. It is not our choice, nor can we control how the energy will affect the recipient, unless we are doing self-healing.
  4. The “right method” is subjective. There’s no one “right” or “best” method of energy healing for everyone. We are individuals, with individual intuitive strengths, gifts, and preferences. Having a choice, and cultivating the tools which work best for us, is a journey, a process, and a way of tuning in to our own growth. It’s not about amassing as many tools as possible; it’s about developing our strengths in order to do the best work of which we are capable. The journey is not one with an end point, rather a continual growth and learning process. Find what feels best and is most comfortable for you to use, and develop it through mindful practice. Let others do the same without judgment. If we’re all engaged in offering our intuitive and healing gifts to the best of our abilities, that’s good for everyone.


  1. With intuitive growth comes spiritual development. As one develops a mindful practice, it is “par for the course” that one fills with gratitude for being connected with all life and this life force energy that is capable of so much healing. Allow that gratitude to flood your being, and change the way you see the world, other people, and your life. Daily connection with this energy can infuse you with Grace – and you’ll start living that way in your thoughts, words, and actions. Take time to consider the way this feels to you. Blog, journal, connect with others, and express your thoughts and feelings. You’ll find that there are many others on this journey with you.
  2. It all starts with connection. Whether you meditate, engage in yoga, repetitive exercise, journal, or find some other way to quiet the intellectual mind and tune into the intuitive mind, you are connecting to the ever present flow of life force energy. This energy is guided by intention, which is the same basic energy for manifesting, and creating change. In this space of awareness, we are able to affect change for ourselves and extend healing energy to others. The more this connection is cultivated, the more we are aware of the great power that is within us.
  3. We have help. Regardless of religious traditions of our upbringing, healing work is not done alone. There are spiritual helpers, guides, and angels, among others, who are available and helping every time. Try asking for help and see how your awareness can expand to sense their presence. Offer a quick thought or prayer of thanks for their assistance. The most powerful healing work is never done by one person alone. Nurture this connection by simply asking, and you’ll find immense support is constantly with you.
  4. Do the work. Others may doubt you, they may not believe in what you’re doing, or they may even shun you for sharing. They are on their own path, with their own lessons, which are not yours. Do not own negativity that isn’t yours. Don’t get into defensive arguments, or try to “prove” the reality of energy work to those who aren’t interested in dialogue. There are plenty of people who want and need your help. Give your attention to them. Keep doing the work with quiet confidence and the results will speak for themselves.
  5. Use your intuition. We may be presented with challenges that encourage us to consider where our boundaries lie regarding issues such as ego, delusion, and open-mindedness. Keep a perspective that’s grounded in experience, be willing to try new ideas and discuss things you question. Know that some people’s beliefs are outside of your boundaries. Trust your intuition in deciding where your boundaries are, while keeping an open mind in case your experience brings a shift.
  6. Ethics matter. Although we are not regulated by a state or federal body, it’s up to us to do our work within ethical and moral boundaries. This helps to create respect for the work, while protecting those we are here to help. Learn to speak clearly about what you do, to respect the work you are doing and those you serve, and to be a model for those who have yet to learn about energy work. We represent practitioners of energy healing, and the more we own this work credibly, the more it will help the work gain acceptance. The more this work gains acceptance, the more we have the opportunity to help make the world a better place for having been here.



About the author:

Alice Langholt is a Reiki Master Teacher, author, and the Executive Director of Reiki Awakening Academy School of Intuitive Development. Her book, Practical Reiki: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health, won second place for Best Reiki Book in the Reader’s Choice Awards. Alice teaches Reiki and intuitive subjects online and in the Washington, DC area. Connect with Alice on Facebook at Reiki Awakening Academy, and on Twitter as @ReikiAwakening. You can also know more about her work at

I’m so happy and excited to announce that I’ve completed my Level 2 EFT Certification and I’m adding tapping to my practice in person as well as online. It’s truly amazing work and I’ve already seen it bring about surprising and significant changes in my life as well as my family’s, friends’, and clients’.

If you’d like to know more about it, this is a 7 minute video from the founder, Gary Craig, which explains and shows its power as a healing tool.

AND, I’d love to show you personally what it does and give each of you a mini-session to clear a self-limiting belief or painful memory that’s holding you back. So, at a special discount price of $30 instead of $45, I’m hosting Let’s Tap!

Here’s the description:
Get a taste of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), otherwise known as “tapping” with Dr. Alice Langholt, Certified Level 2 EFT Practitioner in this hands-on, experiential class.

Alice will explain what tapping is about, and how to do it. Then, every participant will get to experience a tapping session to clear one issue or self-limiting belief. This is a group participation class, and everyone benefits!

Come with something you’d like to work on in yourself. The difference you experience by the end of class will amaze you!

Class size is limited to allow for individual attention.

I’m so excited to share this with you!


Welcome new RAA  teacher Diane Faist! See her upcoming classes here!

Hi, I’m Diane!

I am an energy life coach, reiki master, intuitive guide and deep listener, and I want to help you on your journey of discovery and achievement ( I am an experienced distance healer and writer, and I enjoy expressing myself with creativity. My approach is neutral and non-judgmental, and I always try to provide honest guidance quickly.

Early in my career, I helped individuals and business teams learn how to use digital publishing tools, and taught college classes for many years. That career was interrupted by a significant health crisis, which changed my focus and guided me into intense training as an Energy Based Life Coach. This training helped change my health and career path for the better, and through that process I learned to trust and follow my internal guiding light and spiritual guidance. I am looking forward to having an opportunity to help you experience the same type of growth and empowerment that has energized and enriched my own life!

Diane will be teaching:
Be sure to check them out!

Dear Healers and Seekers,

The Fall is coming, and with it is the new session of the exclusive nine month intensive training called The Lightworkers Intensive Program. This program is by application only, and only six students are accepted per year. These students will embark on a journey together in a tight-knit, intensive setting deisgned for powerful support throughout the many opportunities to grow intuition and healing that are ingrained in the program.

The six students work closely with each other, trying new techniques in a practicum setting, getting to know each other well, and helping each other thrive. The program is in an atmosphere of deep caring, acceptance, and reflection as everyone steps outside of their norm to discover and hone new metaphysical and holistic abilities that emerge throughout this journey together.

Are you called? Registration will open first to those on the VIP list, and then any remaining spots will be open after. The program begins in October. VIP registration will be sent to those on the list this week. Public registration will open by September 20.

Do you want to know more? This link takes you to the description page.

Do you want to decide if this program is for you? Sign up below for three 20 minute videos of the program’s highlights.

I know that this program isn’t for everyone. It’s important to me that those who are interested know that they’re ready. That’s why I made the video series. Please have a look. You‘ll know if you belong in the program.

Once the program is filled, a waiting list will be created for next year.

With pride in you,

Dear Healers and Seekers,

Since Connie has retired, we have spaces on our calendar for new teachers presenting new classes! It’s time to grow the RAA teacher list! Are you interested in joining us?

RAA teachers enjoy:

  • Getting their classes in front of a group of interested students on the RAA website
  • Promotion in the weekly RAA newsletter
  • Payment based on student registration
  • The chance to offer multiple classes on multiple dates
  • The opportunity to offer your recorded classes for sale on the RAA website
  • Use of the RAA Zoom account for teaching in a stable online format
  • Your bio on the RAA teacher website
  • Being part of a respected group of peers who offer the best holistic and metaphysical content on the web!

If you are an experienced teacher with holistic or metaphysical content to share, here’s what to do next:

  1. Look at our Upcoming Classes to make sure that your idea doesn’t duplicate something we’re already offering.
  2. Write up a course description that includes what your class is about and at least three things the student will gain from taking your class.
  3. Repeat #1 and #2 for anything you’d like to teach for us.
  4. Write up your bio – include your training and teaching experience, and a photo of you.
  5. Email the above to Alice. (alice(d0t)langholt(at)

I’ll get back to you to set up a time to discuss your ideas and move forward.

Excited to see what you’ve got to offer!