Welcome again to your newsletter, I hope you have been finding something of use and/or general interest in these newsletters as I have been writing the bulk of its content so far. I hope some of you will contribute a thought or two in the future, a future where there is going to be a big change for the association which I will talk about later.
The main news for us was Kathleen’s visit to the UK. Most of the classes were held in the Hampshire area. I was able to attend the Monday class in which Kathleen catered for a myriad of purposes. She gave and taught the new Heart Chakra initiation, gave re-initiations to all who asked for Reiki and Seichem I, II, and III. She talked on various topics that those who were there asked her about and also gave some healing to those who felt the need. It was a full and varied day ending with most of us having dinner with Kathleen at a local Thai restaurant. Marvellous!
Kathleen asked me to write about my experience with “The Lasa” (Earth Guardians who showed up for Kathleen’s shamanic class) for her newsletter. I copy here what I wrote to her:-
“Here is what I remember of my experience of the Lasa in Glastonbury this March.
I was not able to attend the two day shamanic class in Hampshire that was held over the spring equinox this March, but when I attended a class the next day, Kathleen told of the ancient and great Earth Guardians who had been called on and who had returned at this time after a long absence from Earth affairs, and we know them as "The Lasa".
The following Wednesday Kathleen and our group were in Glastonbury having hired the Chalice Well Gardens for a private session for healing, ceremony and initiations. It was very special to receive the Heart Chakra initiation in a location that is known as The Heart Chakra of the planet.
The evening prior to this I was saying in the Travelodge on the edge of Glastonbury and I remembered what a friend had said to me when she had heard we were going to Glastonbury. She said there was a traffic island just outside of Glastonbury and described its location, and when ever she and her and friends got near this area they felt strongly that there was a great need of healing and clearing at this spot. This friend is a practising psychic consultant who gets a fair bit of work as she is a good psychic, her friends are also very tuned into the energies. So, I felt I would pay attention and look out for this traffic island. I did not have to search very far, it turned out the Travelodge where I was staying was on this island!
Tuesday night before I retired I called in the energies and did the most powerful clearing and healing that I could think of. The idea of the Lasa who I had just found out about came to me and I called upon them with a fair bit of humility, an emotion that just filled me. Then immediately I felt a surge of energy and an impression of one or maybe a pair of BIG, BIG human like beings, I was about the size of one of their eyelashes. I felt they sort of embraced the surrounding area in a loving and protective way. It felt GOOD!
I mentioned to my friend to check it out next time she is in the area to see if she can feel any difference and let me know, I will let you know what she says
I placed an advert in the Cygnus Review magazine, May issue, to try to advertise the fact that this Tera-MaiTM Association exists. I directed readers to our web site for the full article which I copy below.
The Cygnus Advert – What’s it all about?
I hope this will explain more fully what the Cygnus advert was trying to convey in 80 words or less.
Last year it was discovered that in the UK an error had found its way into the Tera-MaiTM manuals. The error related to the instructions for giving initiations, the very foundation of the Tera-MaiTM standards. It seems this dates back to the early days when Tera-MaiTM was first being taught in the UK, and the manuals from the USA were re-typed to fit the UK A4 paper.
Those who choose to practice Tera-MaiTM should know that this system of healing and the name Tera-MaiTM is a federally registered trade mark that is meant to maintain standardised initiations that are not altered by its practitioners, or mixed or matched with any other non Tera-MaiTM Reiki or Seichem initiations.
Those who use the trade mark are asked to sign a form stating that they will abide by what are known as “Buddha’s Tera-MaiTM Standards”. As most of us have used the manuals produced by the original Tera-MaiTM Association that was originally based in Brighton, it is likely that most of us have followed incorrect instructions. This means we have not passed on the full and pure power of the Tera-MaiTM initiations and although most of us have had very satisfactory results they are not the results that that we should be having. What we have is really a man-made initiation, that is, it was made up and or altered by a person and therefore does not have any Universal foundation.
As it seems virtually impossible to know if every teaching master in ones lineage had the correct procedure or not, there is only one solution to ensure the TM standards, that is to be re-initiated correctly. There are a growing number of teaching masters who will re-initiate others on a donations are accepted basis. There is a list of some of these on this web site.
The old Tera-Mai Association that was run by Brenda Davies advised Kathleen Milner that they would not be insisting that its members were re-initiated and also would not be adopting Kathleen’s new manuals. Kathleen said it was not possible under these circumstances for the association to keep the Tera-MaiTM trade mark and the association has changed its name to RASA (Reiki and Seichem Association). Kathleen asked me to take over the running of the Tera-MaiTM Association in the UK, which I agreed to do.
I was advised by the RASA committee that the membership details could not be transferred to me because of data protection rules. So if you were a member of the old TM association, you are now a member of RASA, you are not automatically transferred to the new Tera-Mai UK association and you will need to fill in our membership form to join. As I do not have the membership address list, the Cygnus advert was to let as many Tera-Mai healers as possible know that there is a Tera-Mai Association in the UK that is supported by and is keeping links with Kathleen Milner.
Forms can be downloaded from this site or can be posted to you if you contact us. Kathleen has asked me to make our first years membership free. Our first membership year runs from 1st September 2010 to 30th August 2011.
Since the new Tera-MaiTM association was formed several instances of misinformation have come to my attention. The following are some of these, they are NOT TRUE:
1) It is not true that every one has to pay Kathleen Milner £100 to be re-initiated to be allowed to use the Tera-MaiTM trade mark.
The truth is that you can contact Kathleen to be re-initiated for a donation. The donation is any amount you are able to give, afford, or feel is right, no matter how small or large. Also most masters I know who have been re-initiated are going on to re-initiate their own students for no extra charge. Those who are volunteering to initiate others for a donation do appreciate receiving something to cover the cost of printing and postage and their time.
2) It is not true that if you do not belong to the new Tera-MaiTM UK Association you cannot be Tera-Mai and use the trademark. What is true is that the same simple rule applies, that is, if you have been correctly initiated (and that probably means re-initiated) and are abiding by Buddha’s Tera-Mai standards you can use the trade mark. I am sure there are members of RASA and other Reiki associations and those who have never belonged to any association who have been correctly re-initiated and are abiding by the Tera-Mai standards and are therefore entitled to use the Tera-Mai name. However the new Tera-Mai UK Association is the only association that insists that all of its members be properly re-initiated.
A note to practicing Sakara Masters: - You will have agreed to sign the Sakara contract with Kathleen whereby you promise to join the Tera-MaiTM Association if there is one in your country. You also agree to send the details of all students that you initiate into Sakara II and Sakara III to the Tera-MaiTM Association.
3) It is not true that if you do Tera-MaiTM you can never do any other form of Reiki or Seichem. If you find another Reiki or Seichem system that you would prefer to do, you are perfectly free to do so. All you have to do is stop using the Tera-Mai name in any of your work. You may do as many other Reiki and Seichem systems as you choose, but you cannot include Tera-MaiTM with these other systems.
If at any point you find that you would prefer to do Tera-MaiTM again you are very welcome to do so. You just ask a Tera-MaiTM teaching master to clear you of all initiations that may be man made and then have your re-initiation into Tera-MaiTM. You then need to agree to abide by the Tera-MaiTM standards and you can use the Tera-MaiTM name again.
I hope this information is helpful.
In love and service: -
Anita O’Hagan – Caretaker of Tera-Mai UK Association
4) Here is what Kathleen has said about the new manuals:
When a group does not have standardized manuals information tends to get lost or altered. ...... There are countless stories of people who are being cleared and re-attuned, whose own healing is advancing, blocks in their lives are being removed and that they have more healing energy to channel for others.
Some people in England do not like the fact that the TM Reiki I manual instructs the healer on how to do exorcisms. This is not likely to come up in either a class or healing session; however, healers should be prepared so that s/he knows what to do should something of this nature occur.
An exorcism came up when I took Reiki I, and the instructor was unable to provide any real useful guidance to my group as to what we could do to help the student, who was lying contorted in the shape of a pretzel on the healing table. Nobody else had healing experience, so, I was left to figure things out for myself and for the group I was working with. Luckily for the woman on the table, I knew the questions to ask and a way to proceed.
Instructors may teach in whatever manner they wish, and they may choose to ignore the bit about exorcisms. But the material should be there so that the student can go back and learn if s/he chooses to do so......
The new Tera Mai Reiki and Tera Mai Seichem manuals have more healing techniques and exercises than my original manuals. This is to provide the student with a stronger foundation for healing, and thus be more confident.
Tera Mai instructors (masters) may add additional material at the back of my manuals. Just make sure that it is clear that material has been added and to give proper credit where credit is due. So, if you have 'favourite' material that you enjoy teaching, just add it at the back of the manual.
Some really good news: .....the Angels are using the clearings and re-attunements that are happening in England as an easy opportunity to bring the energies of Tera Mai up. Thus, all Tera Mai initiates benefit in one degree or another from being re-initiated into Tera Mai.
Thank you to the many TM Masters in England who are clearing and re-initiating TM initiates. We are all feeling and benefiting from the work that you are doing. Thank you!
Kathleen Ann Milner
On the note of Re-Initiation
I recently have asked a few people if they would like to comment in the newsletter about their experiences of re-initiation, here is one such contribution – Thank you Adam
My name is Adam Beardsley and I received the Tera-Mai Reiki and Seichem Master initiations at the beginning of 2008 from my master Anita O'Hagan. For the next few weeks following this I noticed my energy channels/pathways which had been like dry riverbeds before, suddenly start flowing again. I could feel the universal energy operating through me.
I had practiced on friends, family and on animals for the following two years with some success, but it was not until I took the kind opportunity to be re-initiated by Anita at the beginning of April this year (2011) that I really felt like an 'open channel'.
During and straight after the re-initiations I didn't really feel too much, although the colour pink was predominant. It was a day or two after that things really got going. This time my hands were buzzing, like I had electricity issuing forth from them, and my awareness, intuition and sensitivity had all increased.
I am being told by the 'still, small voice within' as I like to call it, that I need to keep, adhere to, and maintain the standards set by Buddha for Tera-Mai. This is important. I know I must keep myself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy in order to do this and to be able to provide the best, purest and most open channel of healing for those that require it. I am also a practicing Zen Buddhist and meditate regularly, and I believe that rather than being seen as two distinct practices, that actually, Tera-Mai Reiki/Seichem and meditation complement each other, and in doing so raise the vibrational levels of both yourself and the planet/universe as a whole.
In Gassho and with Bows,
Here is the news of the big change that I mentioned on page one. I have decided to step down as caretaker of the association and close down this incarnation of the association.
When Kathleen asked me to take over the running of The Tera-MaiTM association last June I did so as I believe in Tera-MaiTM and the need to keep connections with Kathleen. I thought it would be as in previous occasions when a new chairperson was found and the association was handed over and continued under new management. I was naive about the new legislation that has been coming in and the data protection laws. I was not able to take over the membership data and the running of the association. In hindsight I am grateful for this, I think I would have found it a little daunting to suddenly have 1,000 to 1,5000 members to deal with!
However there is a problem emerging. By starting from scratch without a comprehensive constitution, association rules, or complaints procedure in place, it is now problematical to introduce these things in retrospect. After taking advice and looking at the current situation, the best option all-round is to close down the current association; this will be fairly simple to do as we have such a small membership and most members have taken advantage of the first year free membership.
There is going to be a new association that will have all the above considerations in place and members will in signing their membership applications agree to the association rules/ethics and are in accordance with the constitution.
In accordance with data protection rules, I will not be handing over member details to any new association. Before the current association is closed down I will send you details of the new improved set up and you can decide if you wish to be a member. You will have the opportunity to look at any new association and its values before you decide to join.
Those who have paid a membership fee in advance for 2012 will be refunded. I will prepare accounts for the year and post them to all members as soon as possible.
I have volunteered to continue for now sending out manuals, DVDs, CDs, and leaflets as I did before I became the caretaker for Tera-MaiTM UK. I am also happy to help organise classes locally for Kathleen later this year or as soon as it is feasible, Kathleen has already expressed an interest in doing this. I will also still be available to those who like to email or telephone me about all matters Tera-MaiTM.
Nothing more will be announced until everything is in place, so things will continue as they are for a very short time.
In love and service