Sarah Gregg - The Reiki Drum Technique

I am really happy to see how Reiki Drumming is now firmly in the UK Reiki Community’s consciousness.  Every week there seems to be more students coming through wanting to learn this fantastic healing modality and the great team of teachers who have trained with me over the past five years are doing amazing work around the UK in raising awareness.  I was really honoured to be able to include an article about the therapy in the most recent edition of Kindred Spirit, which in itself has a large audience and will help to get the message out.  If you’ve not yet tried Reiki Drum, please seek out your nearest practitioner.  It really is the most amazing healing experience. Read the article here:   Kindred Spirit Article on Reiki Drumming November 2012 Please feel free to share with people who may be interested.

The recent Samhain Reiki Drum residential in Suffolk was an incredible experience for me as a teacher.  We extended the teachings by two days and fitted lots of new and exciting Reiki Drum techniques into the retreat.  Samhain, the Celtic New Year, is traditionally a time to honour our ancestors, so our practises reflected this theme and included an all night Reiki Drumming Vigil along with a beautiful and very moving Honouring the Ancestors Ceremony.  The Reiki practitioners who attended were lovely souls and we went very deep into the practises and were supported greatly on an energetic level.  The Reiki drumming creating a high energy environment throughout the weekend and we had lots of Orbs show up in many of the photos.  The retreat had several repeaters on it, which shows what a positive and lasting impression Reiki Drumming has on people.  It was a joy to spend time with old friends!   We also managed to get out and about in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and connected with the elements and nature spirits during our coastal walk.  Happy memories.

We also celebrated Samhain when I returned to East Herts with another group of fantastic people and were blessed to have several people with mediumship skills in the group, so the messages we received were very clear and poignant.  We did a drum journey to connect with an Ancestor and everyone in attendance was surprised at the people who they met – Ancestors who had very important messages for them and wanted to be remembered and recognised that night.  We also spent time reflecting on the things we needed to let go of at the end of the Celtic Year so we could embrace the New year without any encumbrances and move forward confidently.  Another beautiful event. In fact, whenever a group of Reiki practitioners get together, the events are always magical and full of joy and healing for those who attend, and when the drum is added… it just takes it to another level, as those of you who practise know.

I am already looking forward to 2013’s events and am now taking bookings for the Reiki Drum practitioner classes scheduled throughout the year.  The Spring Equinox Reiki Drum share is already over half full, so please let me know if you are coming, so as to avoid disappointment.  I have the joy of spending the next three days with two lovely ladies who are doing their Shinpiden Reiki Master Teacher Course and as always I am mindful of the Reiki precept, Be Grateful, as I truly am grateful for having the opportunity to do this work.

If you would like to find out more about this beautiful healing modality, please contact us at info@reikidrum.co.uk for further information.

With love and Reiki blessings, Sarah

2013 Reiki Drum classes and Share

Duration of Course: 2 days •Fee: £250 – Includes drum, workbook and class manual. If you have your own drum, the fee is reduced to £200, please advise at time of booking.

Reiki Drum – Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
26 & 27 January •27 & 28 April • 6 & 7 July • 5 & 6 October

Annual Reiki Drum Share – Sheering, Essex
Sunday March 24th, 10:00 – 16:30.
Fee: £20 – pre-booking essential.

Well the Water element is certainly making itself known here in the UK and how welcome it is when drought restrictions were imposed just a few weeks ago.  Water brings with it energies of love, purification, psychic awareness, receptivity and insight, so despite the fact that the heavens have truly opened and we are encountering a deluge of rain currently, I like to think that those qualities are raining down upon the Earth and all of its inhabitants.  These energies seem particularly apt with the Beltane and May day celebrations coming up over the next few days.

It’s been a while since I last blogged.  2012 is a busy year for me this year with lots of wonderful events being held, so I may not be as prolific on the writing front as previous years, and in fact this blog post is more of an update of what’s taking place this year.    I finally got round yesterday to editing the video footage from the Reiki Drum Share we held last month in Sheering, Essex.  Wow, what a day!  The video has got me buzzing all over again!  Check it out here:  Reiki Drum Share March 2012 It was such a high energy event, with 55 Reiki Drummers all in one space.  We enjoyed sacred ceremony, Reiju, shared drum healing, an amazing community healing for two people, journeying, power animal work and some rhythmic creative drumming and dance.  If you haven’t yet experienced the magic which is Reiki Drum, I’m running a four day Reiki Drumming retreat at the end of October at the wonderful Phoenix Centre in Suffolk.  The earth energies here are very condusive to the work we will be doing and it is being held around the time of Samhain, the Celtic New Year and an auspicious time to be working with Reiki and  the Ancestors.  The two day Reiki Drum practitioner course can be life changing, so to have four days as a residential will be a true blessing for those who join us.  Spaces are limited, so if you would like further details, please email info@reikidrum.co.uk at the earliest opportunity.

In April I started to run chant/mantra and Kirtan evenings in Sawbridgeworth, East Herts.  The first one was a really lovely evening, working with some powerful Goddess energies such as Durga, Kali and Tara.  We made good use of my wonderful new Monochord Sound Chair which arrived in February.   I’m planning on rolling out more of these evenings and the next one is being held on Thursday 7th June.  Places again are limited, but I have a few spaces remaining.  If you are interested in joining us to use your voice and chant in a group, then please let me know. The evenings cost £8 and run for about two hours.    I am still running regular gong baths in East Herts and have some plans for further evening events which I’ll be rolling out later on in the year, so watch this space!

This weekend I’m blessed to be holding the Sound & Light Beltane Retreat at the very special Dev Aura, Lincolnshire with a fantastic group of people.  We’ll be doing lots of voice work, playing the gongs, drumming, ceremony, meditation, movement and enjoying some silence!  I always feel so lucky when I run events at the very special centres I hold my events at.  Last year when I arrived at Dev Aura, I ran around for about half an hour in raptures and full of gratitude to be able to hold the retreat at such a special place.

I’m no less excited to be holding a Reiki retreat at the Glastonbury Abbey retreat centre in July.  For those who’ve been following my blog, you’ll know how much I love Glastonbury, my spiritual home,  and despite the four hour journey, I try and visit there at least four or five times a year.  This year Sarah Baker has kindly agreed to lead the participants of our retreat on a Tor labyrinth walk.  Sarah and I did the Labyrinth walk back in February this year in preparation,  joined by the wonderful Lucy Baker and Sue Jones.   It’s really a magical and spiritual experience.  The labyrinth is on seven layers to which has been attributed much myth and legend.  One of the beliefs is that each layer corresponds to one of the seven chakras.  As we walked around the specific layer/chakra the environment spoke to us communicating what we needed to see in terms of our own life paths.    For energy centres I know I needed to do some work upon, I found the walk on that particular layer a little challenging, whereas for those centres which I knew were in balance, the walk was easy and no effort at all, as if I was walking completely in the flow!  Sarah has told me today that another belief is that each layer corresponds to the elemental realm, the bottom layer working with the earth elementals such as the gnomes and the dwarves, working with undines, salamanders, sylphs and to the celestial realms culminating in the Archangel at the top of the tor.  Whilst walking the labyrinth, we find ourselves at the Egg Stone, reputed to be the entrance on the Tor to the elemental realm.  We sat there for a while in February and the energy was extremely powerful.   We were also joined by a beautiful blue orb (blue orbs are said to be Archangel Michael energy!).

Besides the tor walk in July,  I have booked the Chalice Well gardens especially for our group so that we can have Reiju blessings and private meditation time, and there are lots of other wonderful things planned.  Just staying at Abbey House on the Michael leyline can be intensely healing in itself.  As I write I have four spaces remaining on this retreat, so if you would like to experience the magic of Glastonbury and immerse yourself in Reiki practises for a few days, then please consider joining us.

I’ve had lots of you enquire after June, my mother-in-law,  whose story I blogged about this time last year.  I’m pleased to say that June is doing well, in fact she is still enjoying an active life both inside and outside of the home.  June was given weeks to live in January 2011 following a cancer diagnosis and was dying.  Her doctors said nothing could be done for her allopathically and for her to put her affairs in order, but she has been following a natural health regime with lots of Reiki and body work over the past 16 months and is proof that the work we do actually DOES work!

So it only remains for me to wish you all a wonderful Beltane and May Day, may the Spring and Summer bring your ideas and inspirations into manifestation.  Sending love xx

Forthcoming Events and Classes

Regular Gong/Sound Bath evenings – please enquire to be put on the mailing list

Evening of Chant/Mantra & Kirtan – June 7th – Open to all, please contact me to reseve a place

Karuna Reiki –  23rd-25th June, 3rd-5th August

Reiki Drum Practitioner –  21/22 July, 8th/9th September

Reiki One (Shoden) – 2/3 June, 1/2 September, 3/4 November

Reiki Two (Okuden) 14/15 July, 24/25 November

Reiki Master Teacher 18-20 May, 9-11 November

Sound & Light Retreat 27th-29th April

Glastonbury Reiki Retreat 5th-8th July

Reiki Drum Residential & Samhain Retreat – 26th-29th October

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