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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To really change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  

Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983)

Happy Spring Everyone!

I wanted to share this quote which I hold dear, from the brilliant American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist, Buckminster Fuller.  Anyone who wants to change something knows how true his words are, especially when we are looking at self mastery through self healing.  Now is a great time to review each of our existing realities to determine if they are working for us.   Self healing is about building new models of thinking and feeling void of limiting beliefs rooted in anger or fear.  When we can identify and surrender our limiting beliefs and misconceptions about life and what we are entitled to, new models emerge, new guiding philosophies that are aligned to who we really are and what we believe. That’s the amazing outcome of self healing, consciously reincarnating who we thought we were into who we know we are.

I meet a lot of people in the classes I teach at the Sound Reiki Institute and through my healing practice.  Many ask me questions about how to interpret events, feelings or thoughts that are impacting their ability to move forward in their lives. I have often thought after I responded to them, how beneficial that answer would be for so many others that might be going through the same thing.

Great questions like:

  • Why do I still attract the same things, i.e. job, boss, relationships, when I think I have healed the past?
  • Why does my energy feel low?  It seems like I can’t find out what is causing the imbalance and the doctors say I am fine.
  • I am going through a lot of changes in my life and trying to follow my personal beliefs but I am struggling with my faith and trust.

I am very happy to introduce to you my new blog “Ask Catherine”.  I will be accepting questions about energy healing and posting the questions and answers that will be the most beneficial for everyone each month.

When I answer questions, I will be looking intuitively into the energy of the person that has sent the question and will use Sound Reiki™ techniques, remotely, to identify their blocks or areas of imbalance.  Areas we could be discussing are Chakras being affected through energy cords, stress or other factors,  an Inner Child coming forward to be healed, or perhaps a Karmic Pattern being activated, as well as anything else that the Divine Source guides me to tell you.

I am sharing answers in this blog that have a lot to do with people’s personal transformation through discovering and applying their personal and spiritual philosophies to practice.  Everyone, it seems, is experiencing life altering changes and this blog is intended to assist all to keep moving on their journey, unravel the road blocks and share epiphanies from the experiences of others who are like you; like us all.

Here is a question from someone who is studying Sound Reiki™ energy healing.  She is going through changes in her personal life.  She has completed a twelve month sponsored educational program  and her primary source of income has ended.  She is a talented and published writer and is now looking to make it in her own business, following her passion.

Dear Catherine,

I thought it might be nice to choose to do Sound Reiki™ sessions on someone, once a week over a period of 8 weeks, to learn and also write a case study on my findings as well as give something back to the community. But the person I chose put an energy cord on me so that I woke feeling lethargic & ill this morning. I have toned to release this with love & forgiveness, but now I’m wondering if this is the right course of action to take … as in, should I proceed? Or am I wasting my time?  I would really appreciate your feedback.

I understand why this happened as I am struggling with fear and to trust in the Universe that I will be provided for, as I am about to leave my employment due to layoffs and will totally need to rely on my income as a single parent to make ends meet. Doesn’t seem to matter what I tell myself, I still feel it.



Dear L~M,

I hope you are having a great day.  You are cord free and I do get that your idea of doing healings and writing about it is wonderful.  The subject of your article is not the right person.  That is the only thing not in alignment.

I would like to suggest that you send a prayer to the Universe as to your intention with this article, and what purpose you desire to be fulfilled by it.  Then ask to be aligned to a person who will also resonate to the divine purpose of the article and see what happens.

Whenever we leave what we perceive as security, moving into the unknown, it is natural to be insecure, the only way we can heal it – is when it appears.  It feels like the insecurity is not coming from doubting your abilities.  If you were a single person, I do not think you would feel quite the same, so it is not in your ability.  It is your fears of not providing for your family, and how that reflects on you as a mother.  I think that is what the motivation for the fear is.  It feels like the path you are on is the correct one, and going through this will help you address and overcome the fears of not being able to provide safety and security so you will take more chances and explore new options, knowing they are meant for you now… and you are ready.

You are surrendering your fears because you believe in yourself.  Remember a time in the past when you felt the same way and overcame the limiting beliefs?  Allow that to strengthen you in times of doubt.  You did it then and many times after, and you can do it now in love.  You can always get another job if you want to, but that doesn’t feel right, does it?  Nope, because you have moved on from the illusion that you need to sacrifice what you love to do for security.  There is no security in the old paradigm.  You are creative, resourceful and now you get to awaken and exercise a part of you that you may have forgotten.

(I felt compelled to pull a card for her from Doreen Virtue’s Archangel Michael Angel Cards)

Archangel Michael says to you:  Prayer Will Help this Situation.

“Dear God and Archangel Michael, (and anyone else to whom you pray, such as Jesus) I ask for your Divine intervention (describe the situation).  I welcome your help and I trust and follow your guidance with gratitude and grace.  I need a miracle and ask that you send one to me and this situation quickly.  Thank you and amen.”



L~M Replies

Dear Catherine,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! What you’ve suggested does help. I really appreciate your time in unearthing my base from which fear stems – providing for my family as the sole provider is a big challenge for me. You’re so right about taking more chances … I’ve just signed a contract to spend $2000+ on advertising! Something I’ve never done before, but the reasoning behind it was – how will anyone know what I do, if I don’t?

Thank you for reminding me of those past times when similar hurdles arose – each and every one I can recall turned out just fine, if not better than I had anticipated. You are also correct in saying I’ve moved on from the illusion of sacrificing what I love to do, for security in working for someone else – for there is none.

You know, I can almost feel the excitement stream into my body again. To awaken and exercise a part of me that I may have forgotten about is really something positive to focus on – as well as exciting. I BELIEVE:) is definitely one of the mantras I need to work on.

Thank you again,

With love & gratitude


I am very happy to introduce to you my new blog “Ask Catherine”.  I will be accepting questions about energy healing and posting the questions and answers that will be the most beneficial for everyone each month.  When I answer questions, I will be looking intuitively into the energy of the person that has sent the question and will use Sound Reiki™ techniques, remotely, to identify their blocks or areas of imbalance.

Whether you are new to energy healing, a student or a practitioner, your questions are welcome.  Please forward your questions to: with “Ask Catherine” in the subject line.

Note: By submission of your question you give permission to the Sound Reiki Institute to use the question and answer in their newsletter and on their website.  For those published questions/answers, names are changed to protect privacy.  The advice intended in this blog is not a replacement for medical advice, if you have a concern about your health, please see your doctor.

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