Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pre-January Reiki Newsletter

Dear All,

May this be the year to love, to be kind and compassionate to ourselves, the Earth and all humanity, to let go of anything we don’t need any more, and to unite around love, kindness, care, service and action.
May this be a wonderful year for you all!

We continue our Reiki New Years tradition in Cincinnati, thanks to our dear friend Tony Agee who has organized a “Distant Reiki Experiment” every year for the last 10 years. The purpose of the experiment is to help Reiki practitioners empower their goals with Reiki for the upcoming year. You are all invited to participate in this experiment. This year’s event is scheduled for Tuesday January 1st at 3pm EST. To sign up and get the instructions click:

You can still participate if you don’t sign up- at 3 pm on Tuesday, sit quietly for 10 minutes or so, and use the following statement of intent during whatever process you choose to send Reiki so we can all focus the energy in the same direction: “I would like to send Reiki Energy to fully and completely empower and manifest each goal posted to the Distant Reiki Experiment's website; and to heal and empower every practitioner participating in this event as well as the Earth.”

May all your wishes come true...!

As is tradition for every January Newsletter, I’d like to share some tips on how you can create your resolutions and use Reiki for their materialization.

 Manifesting a reality starts with clear intentions (remember The Law of Attraction). What you focus on is what you attract to your life.

 Express your New Year resolution with clarity. Instead of saying “I want to be happy”, define happiness. Say “I want a new job that will bring my highest potential” or “I want to be in a relationship where we can share and grow together”. Instead of “I want a new car” say the model and the color and add any other details as possible. This shows how clear you are with your goal.

 Always use positive statements in current tense. Instead of saying “I don’t want to be sick”, say “I am completely healthy”.

 Visualize yourself as already accomplished your wish or resolution, i.e. you can visualize yourself at the front yard of your dream home, at the office, or in a loving relationship. Visualize as many details as you can.

 Think about what emotions you’d have when you accomplish your goal. Add that emotion to your vision. Feel the breeze of the ocean or sand in the beach, warmness of the sun in your face when you’re in your dream vacation. Feel the joy, the happiness, the contentment of accomplishing your goal.

 To empower your goals with Reiki; you can simply write down your resolutions on a piece of paper or visualize it.

 Connect to Reiki by saying an intention or affirmation like “I’m opening myself to Reiki”. Feel the gentle current of Reiki.

 If you know Reiki symbols use them at this time. If you are using visualization, beam Reiki to the image as if it’s in a screen in front of you. If you prefer to write it down, take the piece of paper into your palms and provide Reiki.

 Send Reiki to the image or to the paper for 5-10 minutes, or as long as you feel necessary. .

 Well, the work starts after you send Reiki. Make an action plan and work towards your goal. I’ve just updated my personal OGSM (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) and I’d be glad to work with you individually if you’d like to create yours. This is a tool I’ve adapted from the corporate world. It starts with having a vision, mission, achievable goals, and measurable targets for your goals. It works amazingly!

 It’s also very important to prepare yourself for your goal and bring your surrounding conditions ready for the materialization of your wish, i.e. check internet resources for healthy diets, how to learn a new skill, etc. One thing I often do is talk about my goals to my family and friends. The more you talk about your goals, the more you’re inspired and get closer to them. It’s also important to surround yourself with people who’ll support you and your goals.

 Always remember you are worth it and you deserve it!

 Probably the most important aspect is not to cling to the outcome. Remember it’ll be materialized only if your goal is aligned with your life plan and if it’s for your utmost good. Trust the Divine order for that.

Watch for volume 2 of my January Newsletter as I’ll announce this year’s “Kindness Quest” very soon- an act of kindness you can all participate and support! Fasten your seat belts, more coming soon.

Reiki hugs,

Love & Light,

Zeynep “Premdasi” Yilmaz

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Reiki Newsletter- December 2012

Dear friends,

You know how deliberately I try to stick to Reiki in this newsletter, but this is one of the few occasions I will slightly navigate (you can tell how strongly I feel about this event).

Imagine a world where the driving force is love, compassion, kindness and unity. Communities cultivate creativity, empathy and truth, and individuals are spiritually motivated for evolution and compassion guides the way. Imagine a community living sustainably, where cooperation is the motivation, where respect, mutual understanding, humility and deep connection are bonding elements. Imagine science and spirituality coming together.

A very important milestone in the evolution of human consciousness is coming on December 21, 2012. A 26,000 cycle will come to an end and a new era of consciousness will start. I believe that this milestone will bring potential of positive change for humanity to evolve to the next stage in our consciousness where we can cultivate all these qualities and recognize our unity.

So… drum roll please…..We decided this “once-in-a-history-of-mankind” milestone deserves a special celebration. We will celebrate this milestone with an overnight party at Cincinnati Yoga School starting at 7:30 pm on Dec 21 ending at 7:30 am Dec 22. We’ll raise our consciousness with a series of events throughout the night to celebrate our evolution for a positive future for ourselves, for a sustainable community and humanity.

I sincerely hope you can join us and help cultivate this new consciousness.

Arrive at 7:30 pm

8 pm-10:00 pm “I AM" movie and discussion (bring your journals, we’ll make individual action plans on what can we do for ourselves, our Earth, our community and the humanity)

10:00-11:30 pm Reiki and Energy work

11:30-1:00 am music, chanting, drumming

1:00- 5:30 am free time for meditation (or sleep)

5:30 am morning meditation and peace prayers

6-7:30 am gentle yoga

Event is donation based (with a suggested donation of $25). All donations will go to Virtues Project to support a school that underprivileged children attend in India. You don’t have to commit the whole night, you can participate in the events of your choice only. If you plan to stay over, bring your sleeping bag and a pillow, CYS’s comfy blue carpet will be our bed (if we ever sleep). Snacks, drinks and a Birthday cake will be available.
Lotus Yoga Temple/Cincinnati Yoga School is at 6125 Ridge Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 247-9642

You can RSVP by simply sending me a message or at FB:!/events/309621532486273

If you want to read more, here is a great article:

Reiki Chanting and Practice Night at Cincinnati Yoga School is on Tuesday December 18 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (for Reiki 2 and above practitioners). We gather every 3rd Tuesday at CYS for a night of Energy practice, Reiki chanting and Reiju. There is a very special guest this month! (and I mean VERY special!)

10-week Yoga series continue with a different theme each week, until Dec 21, to help us re-birth to our essential self. Come join me at the Grace Tree Yoga Studio, Thursday nights 6 pm-7:30 pm.

- Dec 6 Opening doors: Mindfulness

- Dec 13 Connectedness

- Dec 20 Compassionate heart

Upcoming Reiki classes: Every year I select an agency and do a fundraising campaign by teaching yoga and Reiki classes. We helped build a water well in Africa last year and draw awareness to water shortage. This year I selected a wonderful program inspired by Half the Sky!. Watch for Reiki classes coming in late January for a fundraising program that we’ll provide funds to thousands of under privileged women in Africa to give safe birth.

I bow to you all changing agents, farewell until then.

Love & Light,