Tax Relief for Us All

Well, here’s an unpleasant surprise. Today, in the mail, came a letter from the IRS. I had many jobs in 2009 – teaching, freelance writing, game content writing, Reiki classes, and even worked for Google for a while. Apparently, on last year’s tax return, one of my W2 had not made it into my 2009 tax return. In fact, I had never even received it and it was overlooked. But not, apparently, by someone at the IRS. We’re being charged a rather alarming sum of back taxes based on unclaimed earnings. Blah.

So I’m deciding to make a win-win situation out of this instead of lamenting it.

My Energy Healing Certification Program, a nine month comprehensive program in advanced studies of energy healing, usually has a $1,500 tuition fee. To give you prospective students a break, and to encourage the possibility of making the program possible for more of you, I’m offering the program (which starts this Sunday, January 9 or Thursday, January 13 – two different tracks will be running concurrently to meet demand), at a discounted rate of 3 payments of $330, or one payment of $940.

You and I will have more money left to deal with our taxes, and more of us can enrich our lives with learning and growing intuitive abilities.

I like looking at a troubling situation as a win-win instead.

So the only catch is that the program is starting so soon. I have to give a deadline for registration. The good news is that the class is recorded, so if you miss the first one because you need a week to get your own finances organized, you can watch the introductory lesson after the fact.

Therefore, you may register no later than Saturday, January 15, to receive the discount for the Sunday or Thursday program.

All of the dates and topics for the Energy Healing Certification Program can be found here. Check it out. This is a life-changing opportunity.

And there’s another win involved. This training, from the second week forward, gives you skills that you can apply toward helping others. That also includes guidance and support from me on growing a practice for yourself that can bring in some money in exchange for your services. As your skills increase, so will the number of opportunities that come your way.

I guess that makes this win-win-win. Take that, IRS!

P.S. Here are some FAQs about the Energy Healing Certification Program:

  • Q: Can I really learn Reiki this way? Doesn’t this training need to be done in person?
  • A: Reiki energy is not limited by distance. Attunements are fully effective either way, and will be experienced same as in person by each student. Everyone who receives training this way is completely capable of connecting to the Reiki energy immediately following the first attunement.

  • Q: I’m skeptical. Will Reiki work for me? Will I feel it? Don’t I have to believe in it for it to work?
  • A: Skeptics are welcome. All you need is a basic curiosity – enough to say, “I don’t know if this will work, but I’ll give it a try and see.” I encourage everyone to let experience be his or her teacher. I’m here to allow and facilitate you being able to experience this for yourself.

  • Q: I’m afraid to pay for something if I don’t know if it will work or not. Is there some way to try Reiki before I commit to the program?
  • A: I offer free 15 minute phone consultations. Email me for a time, or call and I’ll talk to you right then or call you back shortly. My number is 216-469-2499. I’ll give you Reiki while we’re on the phone and you can try it for yourself. I’ll also answer all your questions. Talk to me. I’m here to help.

  • Q: How is this program taught?
  • A: We meet live, online, via, using a link I will send you for our online virtual classroom. You’ll need a webcam, internet access, and earphones.

  • Q: I already know Reiki. Is this program for beginners?
  • A: Whatever level of Reiki you have, or other energy healing experience, this program will take you farther, deeper, and enrich your skills in a multitude of ways. I’m here to work with each individual to help you meet your goals – from where you are to where you’d like to be.

Reiki Awakening Reiki blog by Alice Langholt

Help Wanted – Energy Workers

Wanted: Energy Healers/ Lightworkers/ Intuitives and those with a desire to become one, to offer assistance to those in need of healing, awakening, and finding their path in life. Must be an open-minded, independent thinker with a desire to help others. Natural intuition is a plus, but not required. Experienced candidates should have a regular self-healing practice in place.

Pay varies with the assignment. Candidates should also be comfortable using a computer and have internet access.

Will provide training to all applicants. Training fees apply, but after training is complete (and during the training period), one will have many opportunities to earn the fee back through offering services to others.

Minimum qualifications include: a basic curiosity, desire to improve one’s life and help others, and interest in expanding one’s intuitive awareness. Skeptics welcome to apply; naysayers should find a more suitable position elsewhere.

Once you accept the position, the opportunities to practice will begin to show up in your life, ushered in by a team of angels. The more you embrace this path, the more people will be sent your way.

Benefits include: a sense of purpose, well-being, increased health and vitality, ability to manage stress, exude positive energy, clear and release negative blockages, increase intuitive awareness, recognize the divine aspects of one’s self, path, and life in general.

To apply, sign up for the training program here. Weekly training sessions will be through January, and then twice monthly training thereafter (through September) begins January 9, 2011, so prompt application is required. Training is online, and this can be done from home.

Questions should be directed to Alice Langholt by email: or by phone 216-469-2499. EOE.
Reiki Awakening Reiki blog by Alice Langholt

Peeking Behind Oz’s Curtain

Some interesting things are happening lately, and I’m treating the experiences like little peeks at the workings going on behind the scenes. This series of events seem like they could lead me where I’m hoping to go, and yet they leave me wondering. Ah, the mysteries of life – LOL!

Here they are:

Two days ago, I was in the shower, and as I sometimes do when I have some rare time to myself, I was asking my angels, rather directly, for some help. I said I am all set to begin my Energy Healing Certification Program (the January track – I already have two tracks in progress), and I need more students. I asked them to help bring these students to me, now please.

I got out of the shower, dressed, and my cell phone rang. It was a person who had met me at the Victory of Light expo in Cincinnati, and who was calling to say she’s interested in enrolling in the Certification Program. Wow.

Yesterday, I had to run an errand to Bed, Bath & Beyond. I started driving there and realized I wasn’t sure where the store was. I called my husband, who told me it was in the opposite direction from where I was going. Feeling a little dumb, I turned around and went the other way. I was berating myself a little for driving out of the way and wasting time to find the store. I finally arrived. In the store, I found myself in the same aisle as a young woman I had taught with a few years ago, with her mother. We exchanged greetings, and she asked me what I’m doing these days. I told her I teach Reiki and her eyes lit up. She knows about Reiki and receives Reiki to help with her chronic sinusitis. I told her that I have a class coming up in a week and gave her and her mom my card. They said they’d be interested in taking it.
I realized that I wouldn’t have run into them if the timing hadn’t been perfect.

Then later yesterday, I was at a holiday party with my kids at The Gathering Place, a cancer support center where I’m a volunteer Reiki practitioner. My cell phone rang. I answered and someone asked for “Sheila.” Instead of saying it was the wrong number, I said, “This is Alice.” The person on the other end said, “Oh, Alice! Funny, I didn’t mean to call you.” It was one of my newest students, who told me that she was trying to call her friend to invite her to take the upcoming Kundalini Reiki class with her.
I realized that I wouldn’t have known she was recruiting people to be in the class unless she had dialed the wrong number and reached me.
When I got home from dinner at my parents’ house last night, there was an email from a gentleman who is interested in being in the Certification Program. We’ve exchanged several emails since last night and things look good for him to be in the program, but he plans on learning Kundalini Reiki by distance individually with me first.

And one more thing, too. On Tuesday, when I was at The Cleveland Clinic, where I volunteer as part of the Healing Services Department giving Reiki, I happened to have a meeting with my volunteer coordinator. She said that she is trying to create a position for a part-time instructor, part-time Reiki staff person, and she thinks that all of the staff should be instructed in Kundalini Reiki. Since I told her about Kundalini Reiki, she has been impressed with the ease of use of this modality. The description of this position is exactly (and I mean to the letter) what I’ve been asking the angels for in terms of a steady job. Things happen either excruciatingly slow or unnervingly quickly at the Clinic, so I am now stepping back and trying not to hold my breath. But it’s another glimpse into the motion behind the scenes that I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t stepped into my volunteer coordinator’s office that day.

So what’s the point here? Here’s the point:

While none of these people have actually enrolled in anything yet, and there’s no steady position being offered to me yet, I feel like I’m getting the message that things are in motion to answer my requests. It’s like I’m being given a peek behind the curtain to see things being put into place, rather than waiting in the dark for something to happen. I am being told that all of these seeds are being planted, I’m in the right place at the right time to talk with people, and it’s only a matter of time before things germinate.

Then there’s my little snarky voice in the background. It’s saying “Yeah, and if none of these people actually enrolls, if the Clinic says no, won’t you look dumb for believing that these are all signs?” It doesn’t like me to have faith, but prefers hard evidence. I hear that. And yes, I do worry about it all being for naught. But again, that’s a lot of events in the last few days all pointing in a positive direction. So the snarky voice can stfu, excuse my vernacular.

I’m sticking with the idea that these are all ways that the angels are saying, “We’re working on it for you, Alice. Hang in there.” And I am.

It feels like a good argument for asking the angels and letting them work.
Anything like this ever happen to you?
Reiki Awakening Reiki blog by Alice Langholt

Needles and Energy

Yesterday I had acupuncture for the first time. It happened that I met an acupuncturist, Jared West, at Insight Learning and Wellness Center last summer where we were both working at Camp Insight, a holistic day camp. I was teaching Reiki and songwriting, and Jared was doing challenge games with the campers. This summer, he suggested to me that we do a trade. He would give me an acupuncture treatment, and I would give him a Reiki healing. I agreed. I’ve always been a little curious about acupuncture, and I’m not afraid of needles at all.

I’ve also been rather stressed over waiting for registration for many classes I’ve scheduled that are coming up at the start of next week. Enrollment is a little lower than I was anticipating, and my promotional efforts have been huge. So I thought the timing was perfect for a little healing and releasing stress, and this was a great opportunity to try something new.

So I talked for a bit with Jared about my feelings and what’s been going on in my life. He was interested and caring. Then I lay on the table and he placed needles in my ears, head, forehead, arms, stomach, and feet. It did not hurt. He put on nice music and told me to just relax, meditate, rest, whatever I wanted to do and he would check on me in five minutes. I decided it would be great to just meditate a bit and take advantage of quiet time. I closed my eyes. I felt mildly tingly as I noticed energy flowing. I asked my guides what I could do about the enrollment for my upcoming certification program. I felt that I was receiving a response. It sounded like a conversational reply to my question. The response said that I have done all I needed to do, and I should just relax, take this time to care for myself so I can be the best teacher in my ability, and let the students who should be learning with me come. It’s advice I would have given to another person had he asked me the same question, but for some reason, hearing it told to me was very reassuring. I felt myself relax.

Jared came in and asked me how I was doing and I smiled at him and said just fine. He adjusted a few needles and left the room again. I tuned in again, grateful for the chance to quiet my mind. I asked what I could do to attract students more. The answer came again, sounding like I was having a conversation with someone who was always there but who I had not really noticed before. The answer was to shine my light, from the heart. I asked how to do this so it would be noticed. The answer was “intention, silly.” I liked the “silly” addition, because “intention” is a word I am always using when I’m talking about Reiki to my students.

I also asked what I should do to improve my own intuitive growth. Chided again, I was answered that this meditation was an example of something I should do daily. That the intuition is there for me if I could just get quiet enough to notice. It was good advice, and resonated familiarly because I had just told my students at the Increasing Intuition workshop I taught on Monday night that meditation is the most important means to strengthening one’s intuition. More advice I should heed, of course.

Jared came back into the room and asked me how I was doing. He began to remove the needles. I was really relaxed and happy, and felt lots of energy flowing, the stress really gone. As I was telling him that, I noticed a bright, lime green aura appear around his head. I smiled really big and told him what I saw. He laughed, and I laughed too. He said our energy was probably reflecting off each other. It was a nice idea. He left the room again. I kept laughing. Then I started to cry. I think I just needed to release all of the clenched up tension I had been holding for quite some time over all of this.

My acupuncture experience was really great. I felt wonderful for the rest of the day. I was also glad to have been able to share Reiki with Jared, who really enjoyed it as well. We agreed to do another exchange in two weeks, something I’m looking forward to already.

Energy flows in many ways. It’s been great to experience some of the same benefits of a Reiki session in a different modality. I look forward to future opportunities with acupuncture and also whatever other chances I’ll be offered to experience different energy healing modalities.

Building a local Reiki practice is hard work. It starts slowly. I’ve been expecting lots of return for lots of effort. It is coming about, but slowly. Word will spread and more students will find me. The ironic thing is that I was just called on the phone and asked if I could teach Kundalini Reiki for an associate and her client who wants to learn it. I said yes and we planned for Sunday to be the start. Then she said there was another client interested and gave me her number. I called, and that person was added. By the end of the day, I had 5 students enrolled for a class I had not scheduled or put any effort into promoting. I was left shaking my head at the humor in the Universe.

An addendum: Last night I taught an hour long Intro to Reiki class online via webcam. The replay is available for $10 and it’s really packed with information. It’s in .exe format and so it has some interactive components too. If you’d like to download it and view it for yourself, this paypal link will take you to the download page once you put the $10 through:

Also, I’ve opened a new section of the online Energy Healing Certification Program, starting in October. You can read more about it and enroll here:


Reiki Awakening Reiki blog by Alice Langholt