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Discover THE LOST Energies: Reike

Over the past few days, we’ve talked about ancient relics that have mystical powers, but how did the relics get those powers? Did they come from the materials with which they were made or from an external force, possibly the person or people who made it?

So today’s discussion is about human sources of energy and how you can access them. It’s what inspired the SIN HUNTERS who are an ancient race that have learned to tap the potential of their particular affinities as well as the energies of the people, things and nature around them.

But to start that discussion I guess that means that one has to believe that people inherently possess some kind of life energy – a ch’i (or chi or qi) as the Chinese would call the energy flow within us.

I believe in that and if you think about it, how many people do you know that are the “life of the party” and just full of energy. How many others are perpetually downers, that can drain the life from you by their very presence? (I based the SHADOW HUNTER faction of the SIN HUNTERS on such energy vampires!)

But what do you do about that energy and how do you tap into it? One way that some claim to do so is through the spiritual practice of Reike. Reike was first practiced in the 1920s by Buddhist monks and involves the laying on of hands to transfer healing power. A first level Reike practictioner can heal herself and others while a second level can even do so at a distance. Reike masters are able to teach others the skill.

The word Reike in Japanese comes from a combination of the words Rei meaning “soul or spirit” and Qi meaning “life.”

Now I’ve not had the opportunity to try out Reike, but I definitely think there are things that can “lift my spirit.” The ocean for example, is one thing that makes me feel peace and somehow makes me feel stronger. Maybe it’s because I’m a Pisces. Who knows. But it’s why I love spending time at the beach and also why my SIN HUNTERS are so connected to the elements of nature along the shore.

How about you? Do you believe in those life energies within us? Do you believe you can grow them, move them around or drain them?

Also, just a quick reminder that tonight is the night! I’ve got Jeaniene Frost visiting with me live on camera for some sexy fun, romance talk and prizes. If you can’t see the widget below, just use this link to access the live event tonight at 9 pm EST: http://t.wbx.me/fbam1

Reike Photo Credit: Cegomez@wikipedie.en.com

Discover THE LOST Energies

By now you know that I’ve got two releases coming up, THE FIFTH KINGDOM a romantic suspense, and THE LOST, a paranormal romance.

Now I don’t want to give too much away about either of them, but after considering it for some time, it occurred to me that they have something in common that has really grabbed my attention: Magical and mystical energies.

In THE FIFTH KINGDOM, the energy comes from an ancient relic discovered in what could be Montezuma’s tomb. The relic is a copy of the Aztec Sun Stone sitting the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The original sun stone is about 12 feet in diameter and weighs about 24 metric tons. You can read more about the original here.

The relic in the book is similar in terms of its look, but it is small enough to hold in your hands and made of obsidian and silver on stone. It is very different in one important way: It has mystical powers which are released once it comes in contact with something very sacred.

What can be so sacred? What about blood?

Now I won’t spill about whose blood awakens the energy in the relic or what it is because I don’t want to spoil the story for you.

Those energies, whether in relics, nature or in people, are all around us I think. As I said, that’s what inspired me for the two stories.

For THE LOST it was my visits down to the shore and the power I’d feel in nature, but also in the people gathered on Sunday mornings for Pavilion Praise in Ocean Grove. The gathering of that many people focused on one thing creates almost palpable energy to me.

It made me remember that I had felt something similar on a Palm Sunday many years back when my family and I went to Rome for Holy Week. Walking into St. Peter’s Square when it was filled with thousands of people joined together was seriously an amazing experience.

Those energies in us and around us is what inspired the SIN HUNTERS, a race of people capable of harnessing and using those energies for all kinds of cool things.

In the next few weeks, I’d like to explore with you those LOST energies. Find out if you believe or not in whether such powers can exist in nature, people or things.

For today, I’ll leave you with the Aztec Sun Stone and it’s supposed abilities to predict the end of THE FIFTH KINGDOM and also, the video premiere for the novel.

I’d love to hear from you as to whether you believe in THE LOST energies as we explore some other relics, people who see auras and sense energies, and all other kinds of cool things!

Don’t forget that on Thursday I’ll be having a live video event with Jeaniene Frost where we’ll be chatting about sexy urban fantasy and its heroes and heroines. If you can’t see the widget below, you can go to this link: http://t.wbx.me/fbam1 for the live video event.


Photo Credit for Aztec Sun Stone in Blog: Rosemania@wikipedia.com