How To Protect Yourself From Negativity

Over the past few months I’ve noticed an increase in clients complaining about being exposed to and effected by negative energies.

Protect yourself from negative energies, reiki of greater boston, waltham

Here are some common symptoms related to this issue:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling ‘off’
  • Shallow or Difficult Breathing
  • Sleeplessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • More susceptible to illness
  • Hypersensitivity to sensations (light, noise, touch, etc.)
  • Restlessness
  • Anger
  • Complaining often

More severe symptoms are:

  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Memory Loss
  • Word Mix Ups

The source of these negative vibes can be varied. You may not even know where they’re coming from but the most common sources are other people! Bosses and family members are top on the list. Friends and co-workers are next. It could also be a bad energy imprint left by someone or something who was in the space you live, work or drive in. Less common, we find that there is someone or an entity putting a curse around you and/or sending you negative thoughts/energy. Constant exposure to technology like phones and computers can contribute to a congested/negative sense of space also as can TV.

Whatever the source, there are time proven ways to ward off this negative energy. Here are some favorite, simple but effective methods to stay whole and centered amid these negative vibes as  well as to banish them:

  • Grounding

Spring is an easy season for most people to start grounding. It’s easy. Just increase your time outdoors! Hug trees, walk barefoot on grass or sand (any natural substance), walk in the woods, commune with some wild animals and talk with some boulders! See how you feel after a full dose of those activities.  Here are some other ways to ground including crystal healing, yoga poses and essential oil use.

  • Incense/Sage 

Saging your space is called Smudging. The most commonly used herb is white sage but you can use whatever is appealing to you. Palo Santo is also popular. Play around with some different incense fragrances and see what works best in making you feel clear, pure and happy.  My personal favorite is Sandalwood. In addition to treating your spaces I like to sage/incense my own body as well. Ahhh. Feels good.

  • Bells/Sounds

    Tingsha Tibetan Bells

Completing a sound clearing is quick and easy. Get a hold of some bells, a Tibetan Bowl or just a crystal and a tuning fork and make some noise all around your space and your body. Be gone all unwanted and unhelpful presences!

  • Crystals

Place Selenite Wands in each corner of an impure space.

Selenite, Smokey Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli are some favorites. When I know I’m going to be dealing with difficult people or people who push my buttons I load myself up with Black Tourmaline in the form of jewelry and also pop some loose crystals in my bra. Over the years this has kept me grounded and less reactive as well as protected so that my energy does not get sapped. I am most grateful for this stone’s protection.

  • Visualization

Sit or lie in a quiet place and take a few deep breaths relaxing your body and mind. Choose a color that you like and/or one that makes you feel safe and protected. It is common to use a clear white or cobalt blue but one of your preference will be best. I am partial to a deep forest green or rich brown for a protective shield! Begin now to see yourself surrounded by a circle or oval of your chosen color. Stay there inside this bubble for 5 minutes or so. You can make the shield hard or soft, moving or stationary. You may be moved to say a prayer or sing. Listen to your higher knowledge as to how to travel through and to end your visualization. Through your day whenever feeling low vibrational energies reignite that color bubble. You can find some guided protective visualizations on line if doing this on your own is too overwhelming.

  • Say No

Yes, just saying, ‘no’ to things/people that give you anxiety or push your buttons can help to keep your energy vibrations clear and high. Like everything else, this gets easier with practice so get started.

  • Plants

Some easy to grow and fairly inexpensive suggestions are: Rosemary, Aloe Vera and Peace Lily. These will all help clear your space and discourage low vibrations from sticking around.

  • Salt

Put a few bowls of sea salt around the space you’d like to clear, use some epsom salts in your bath and/or use a salt lamp.

  • High Frequency Music

You can find others on line.  Using  high frequency music  can  also  help  to  clear  your  space.   Here is one example.

  • Holy Water or Water Infused with Reiki Energy

Sprinkle or spritz it all over your space. I also like to spray it above and in front of me and walk through the mist. Ahh so cleansing and refreshing!

  • Reiki Healing

Come on in for a Reiki Healing. In our session I will use several of the above methods for clearing your physical and energetic body from sapping energies: Smudging, Bells, Essential Oils, Music, Crystals and of course Reiki itself. Recipients report feeling lighter, relaxed, chill, grounded, clear and focused.

One more tip before I leave you to get yourself and your spaces clean. You can carry out these techniques just as they are listed or, if you feel connected to a higher power like God, Angels, Saints, Spirits (maybe a loved one who has passed) or an overall energy source, you may ask for their assistance in your clearing efforts.  


Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Reiki Of Greater Boston Heals The Mind, Body and Spirit Through A Combination Of Healing Methods 

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The healing work practiced at Reiki Of Greater Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts is geared towards activating the innate power in every individual that has been sidetracked, weakened, or paralyzed from exposure to the toxic forces in our world. Through the healing power of Reiki, the body is moved toward its original state of health, the mind directed towards peace and the heart guided toward its true purpose.

Reiki is a non-religious based energy healing treatment that promotes healing, stress reduction, and relaxation. Through the gentle placement of the practitioner’s hands on the client’s fully clothed body, universal healing energy called Reiki is channeled to the client. This positive energy facilitates conditions in the body that allow healing to occur.

Throughout our daily lives, we are not included on our list of priorities. Grocery shopping, working long hours, and providing for others puts us all continually out of balance, disrupting the forces inside us, causing illness, unrest, and despair. To get health back on track we must unearth the truth of our purpose: the truth of who we are. At Reiki Of Greater Boston, Reiki therapist Lisa Hassett performs energy work that assists Boston residents in exposing the lies we live that contribute to our mental and physical illnesses. For countless people, Reiki’s focus on stress reduction is the first step on the road to recovery.

Conditions like Sadness/Depression, Stress, Anger, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and other Auto-Immune disorders are particularly responsive to this treatment in combination with traditional treatments. Luckily for folks in the Boston area, Lisa Hassett is sharing the healing power of Reiki with people suffering from these debilitating conditions.

“Most of my clients, both adults and children, do present some type of stress that is affecting their lives in some negative way such as insomnia, lack of concentration, or eating imbalance. Lately, this all seems to be magnified by the political state of our country and our fast-paced way of life, especially here in Boston and the Northeast,” Hassett said. “Reiki puts your physical and energetic body back into alignment so that you can react to external stimuli in a more balanced manner.”

However, Hassett admits that Reiki is not a “silver bullet.” Just as it takes time to enter these states of stress, it takes time and energy to escape them. Although Reiki works independently to facilitate mental and physical healing, it works best when clients choose to be active in their path to healing and participate in the conjunctive services offered by Hassett: breath work, meditation, crystal healing, and life coaching.

Hassett also provides clients with helpful homework such as books to consider reading, journaling assignments, and practicing the breathing, meditation, and yoga techniques she introduced to them. For Hassett, these techniques must simply be put into practice to experience their full benefits.

“Reiki and the other healing modalities I use are difficult to put accurately into words,” Hassett said. “Direct experience provides the best way to know how these methods will enlighten your body, mind, and spirit.”

Hassett herself has experienced firsthand the rich benefits of yoga, focused breathing, and Reiki. After suffering from a debilitating illness in the late 90s, when no Western medicine could help her, she turned to these methods. This restorative combination pulled Hassett out of death’s grip. Since then, Hassett has dedicated her life to helping her fellow Earthlings find relief from physical and emotional illness.

“Here I am,” Hassett said. “I’m so happy to help.”

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Love Packages Sent From Earth: Crystals


Crystals are little love packages sent from the earth!  Each stone has its own vibrational blueprint depending on how, when and where they were formed. They hold millions of years of the earth’s history and since ancient times have been providing healing and guidance to our race. I’m sure you’ve seen crystals, maybe even been attracted to one or 2? These gems can help move you toward physical and emotional joy! Now that you know that, why not try working with a few? There are stones in various shapes, colors, sizes, textures and vibrational frequencies and they are all beautiful! Each one has healing properties for one or more physical or emotional ailments. Have headaches? Try amethyst. Back pain? Blue Kyanite. Sadness? Carnelian. Below are some commonly used crystals along with some of the situations they can assist with. Bear in mind however that the effects of each crystal can be different for each person.*

Crystals I Use Daily In Treatment of my Clients

  • Amethyst-Protection, purification, Divine connection, release of addictions, sleep
  • Selenite -Spiritual connection,  Connection with spirit guides and angels, Clearing space
  • Crystal QuartzConnection with spirit guides, energy cleansing
  • Blue Lace Agate -Communication, heart healing
  • Lapis Lazuli – Truthful communication,
  • Rose Quartz -Love, gentleness, emotional healingcrystal-medley
  • Lepidolite -Emotional healing and balance,  serenity, relaxation, stress relief
  • MalachiteClearing out of old patterns,creativity, confidence, protection
  • Apache’s TearsEmotional healing, protection, psychic tuning
  • Citrine -Manifestation, personal will, mental clarity, creativity
  • Blood Stone -Strength, courage, purification, vitality
  • Moon Stonefertility issues,self-discovery, intuition, insight, dream remembrance
  • Carnelian -Courage, sexuality, vitality, confidence, action
  • ApatiteSpeeding metabolism, Psychic activation
  • HematiteGrounding, manifestation
  • Ruby -Life force, courage, passion, strength
  • GarnetStrength, security
  • Black TourmalineProtection
  • Smokey QuartzGrounding, practicality, organization

There are many more types of crystals but this will give you a nice little tool box for yourself to treat the most common of issues that visit.

How to Purchase and Choose Your Crystals

You can purchase these on line. A couple of my favorite sites are: &

An even better way to purchase these gems is in person. In the Boston area I recommend:  7 Stars, Cambridge and Enchanted Fox, Medway. Also Kyle at Crystal Concentrics opens his crystal space in Arlington about once a month.

crystal-shoppeWhen you go crystal shopping plan to spend a little time there, ‘trying them on’. First stand in front of the display, close your  eyes and take some deep breaths. (Don’t worry about the staff thinking you’re crazy. In these type of stores they are used to this and are well versed in these methods of intuition.) Then open your eyes and see which 1 or 2 crystals are calling your attention.  Pick them up one at a time and hold them in your hand for a bit, see how they make you feel. Try a few of each of the crystals that got your attention and then purchase your favorite either based on the color, size, shape, or feeling it gives to you. Practice being open and  receptive and you will be drawn to a stone that will have meaning for you and will move you energetically toward whatever you need at this time.

How to Work with Your Crystals

Wear them!  Either put them in a little satchel in your pocket or tape them directly onto your skin. Women can wear them in their bras. For the latter make sure you’ve purchased smooth crystals.

Wear them as jewelry!  The 2 on-line sites and 3 store-front sites I mentioned above all sell crystal jewelry. Another fabulous crystal jewelry site is: Lunar Skye. This is a company based in MA and owner Trish, a Reiki Practitioner purchases quality gems, makes each piece herself and infuses them with Reiki energy.bracelet-protection

Sleep with them under your pillow.  Just that.  So simple.

Meditate with them. Just a quick 5 minute sit-down, holding the crystal(s). Tune into your breathing and then simply listen to what the crystal might be saying to you or how it might be making you feel. If you’re not used to tuning into your intuition or higher powers this may take some time. Keep at it. It’s worth it!

Create Crystal Grids.  A crystal grid is an arrangement of crystals in a geometric shape. There are grid templates that you can purchase but I just like to make my own designs and set it with what ever intention I have at the time. Place a stone center piece and then play with symmetrical arrangements around that. You can also write your intention on piece of paper and place it under your center piece. Try it, it’s fun!


Use a Wish Box. One final way that I often use crystals when I have a wish or goal I’m working on is to write that down on a small piece of paper and insert it into a decorative box. Then I choose a crystal that I feel would help me progress in these areas. Just trust your intuition on choosing the stones. At first it is uncomfortable but soon you will ‘just know’ which crystals are ‘right’.  Once chosen, I put a couple of that type of crystal in the box with the wish/goal and watch the magic happen.


Whatever you do, do not just throw your crystals in your purse or stick them in a drawer or on a night stand. You must cultivate a relationship with them for them to do the most intense work. Like a relationship – you must feed it or it will dwindle and maybe even die out.

Reiki Healing with Crystals – Come in for a 60 minute Reiki Healing with Crystals and experience the power of both! ($80.00) Make your appointment here.

How To Cleanse Your Crystals

sCleanse your Crystals at least once per week and more often if you use them daily. It’s also a good idea to clear your crystal when you first get them.washing-crystalsCrystals can gather energy from thoughts, touch, emotions, etc. so cleansing and recharging is important to keep your crystals working optimally.

The simplest ways to recharge your Crystals:

  • Run under cool, clean Water for 2-3 minutes (most crystals can be wet but not all so check before you drown them!)
  • Submerge in a bowl of Dry Rice overnight
  • Submerge in a bowl of Sea Salt overnight
  • Set out in the Moonlight overnight
  • Pass them through the Smoke of a sage or incense
  • Play them some high vibe meditational Music.

So if you choose to try using crystals to improve your health and wellbeing, let me know how it goes for you. As you begin to tune in to crystals and their vibrations you will become more aware of many additional vibrations around you. You will also likely want to learn more about Crystal Healing as you discover its benefits. There are many more ways to work with these Gems and many more gems available to assist you in your search for health and happiness. I will be happy to share my knowledge with you! Bring your crystals in when you come in for a Reiki or Life Coaching session and I will infuse them with some Reiki energy which will enhance their strength and healing power.

Enjoy your love packages!

*Disclaimer: Crystal Healing, Reiki & Yoga are intended to be used as a complement to traditional medical care or as a personal relaxation and stress-reducing tools. They are not a substitute for medical/psychological diagnoses or treatment.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Feeling Insecure or Angry? Check This Out.

Reiki & Yoga for Chakra Balancing at Reiki of Greater Boston


 Are you plagued with any of these Emotional Issues?

Anger Issues: Seeing Red?, Rage

Fear: Of Letting Go, Of Deadlines, Of Abandonment

Guilt: Sexual or otherwise

Deep Grief






Unable to provide financially


Placing Blame

Living in a fantasy: unable to face reality or denying it altogether


How about these Physical Issues?

Addictions: Food, Money, Sex, (Shoes?)!

Eating Disorders: Anorexia

Elimination Issues: Constipation/Diarrhea/Frequent Urination/Colitis/IBS


Blood Issues: Hypertension/Low Blood Pressure

Sexual Issues: Impotence/Highly Sexed

Kidney Issues: Stones, infections

Leg Problems:  Weakness in Knees/Sciatica/Swollen ankles/Hips/Calves/Feet/Arches/Varicose Veins

Cancer of lower organs: Prostate/Rectum/Bladder/Kidneys

Skin Issues: Rashes/Itching/Psoriasis

Lower Back Issues: Pain/Curvatures/Aches

Immune System Issues:  Lupus/MS

If so, rebalancing your Base Chakra could help!

What is a chakra you say?

In basic terms they are energy centers, vortexes or wheels.

To date, 114 Chakras have been identified in the human body! There are 7 Major Chakras running the length of our spine. Today I will discuss the First or Root Chakra (Muladhara) which is located at the base of our spine. (The Red One)chakra spine

In my experience, chakras are a vital piece of our health picture. Our chakras are influenced by everything we do and they go in and out of alignment and balance daily so they need to be realigned and maintained to eliminate disease of the mind, body and spirit.

If these chakras are in balance, energy runs from the top or our heads to the bottom of the spine and back up again but if one or more of them are out of balance our life force energy does not move ideally and results in certain Chakras being deprived which leads to physical and emotional issues.

Here are the associations for the First or Root Chakra:

Developmental Stage: Womb to 12 Months

Sanskrit Name: Muladhara – Meaning root, source, foundation.

Location:  Base of the spine, between the anus and genitals, between the legs and hollow of lower spine.

Color: Red

Physical organs: Large intestine, rectum and kidneys.

Key Note: C

Sense: Smell

Element: Earth

Sound: LAM

Endocrine System: Adrenals

Causes of ImbalanceLack of love, attention and/or security of food, home or self during childhood.  Sexual abuse, and complications during the birthing process as well as abandonment situations.

If you suffer from any of the above listed maladies you might try some of the treatments below. They will help you establish a connection with the natural world and minimizing the frantic pace of modern life, recovering your trust and calm.


Balancing and opening the root/base chakra allows negative emotions to be released, regenerating confidence and your will to move forward in life. A healthy root/base chakra promotes feelings of security and encourages exploration to find your life’s purpose and achieve success. Once your Root Chakra is in balance you will reduce or eliminate the physical/emotional issues listed and feel grounded in reality,down-to-earth, in control of your drives, have limitless energy and best of all, you will feel adventurous and alive.


Yoga Postures:

  • Mountain
  • Forward Fold
  • Tree (You can hug some trees too!)
  • Goddess
  • Easy Pose

Check out my Yoga Chakra Workshop in May!


  • Reds: Ruby, Garnet
  • Browns: Smokey Quarts, Petrified Wood
  • Blacks:  Black Tourmaline, Hematite

Carry one or more of these stones with you when you’re feeling untethered. They will help ground you and connect you to solidity.


To balance the Chakras with Reiki we will do an assessment of each of the 7 major chakras with dowsing and a questionnaire. Next, crystals will be tested for compatibility with your body and placed at specific points on your body/or table and a guided meditation and Reiki session will ensue.  A general session can be done in either 60 or 90 minutes. A specific session working on 1 Chakra at a time can take place in the same amount of time and will also include practicing Yoga Poses and chants. Make your appointment here.

Chanting: LAM

Click link above to hear this chanting. You can simply listen or join in on the chant for a more intense vibrational healing.


Try one of these fragrances in the form of essential oils (use in a diffuser or rub the oils directly on your skin) or incense (burn) when trying to strengthen your foundation.



Stand or Walk barefoot on the earth each day.

Walking Meditation: Walk slowly and as you walk feel each section of your feet connect with the earth – your heels, arches, balls toes and again, one foot after the other.

I am by nature connected to earth and very grounded so I like to learn new ways to enhance this strength. This meditation method was shown to me by my Shaman friend and opened up a whole new level of earth energy connection.

Sit up tall in a chair, spine long, feet flat on the ground. (If you’re too short for your feet to be flat on the floor place blankets or pillows under your feet.) Inhale deep breath through the nose and exhale, with sound through the mouth. Continue this for a few minutes.

Now on each exhale imagine your breath releasing not only through your mouth but through your feet. Let your exhaled breath fall out of your body and into the ground.

eye_of_horus_by_atlameNext, as you continue to breath deeply with exhales now either through your mouth or nose, you want to imagine that the soles of your feet have openings in them and that your breath is leaving your body through those openings. I like to picture open eyes on my soles where the solid, grounding energy from the earth enters my body and travels up my legs and into my groin and lower back and belly area creating safety and comfort. Try it!

Color Therapy:

Red, Red, Red.  Wear more red, surround yourself with more red items. Eat some red foods:  
Apples, beets, pomegranates, etc.

Mantras: Root-Chakra-Affirmations-Pinterest

You are safe. Now Go Live Your Life Out Loud!  In Living Color. Preferably RED!

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Waltham, MA  02451