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The IHUK Podcast, from Intentional Healing UK

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Welcome to the podcast from Intentional Healing UK, presented by Reiki Practitioner Sarah Knight. In each short episode, Sarah explores various aspects of self-care, intentional living, and healing, with (or without) Reiki.
18 Episodes
Just as the flowers are blooming outside, Spring is the time when we often feel stirrings within ourselves. This episode is about listening to the signs that something is ready to bloom within you, and how to ascertain the appropriate steps you can take. A guided visualisation is included. You might like to get a pen and paper ready before listening, so you can make a note of what you uncover!  Mentioned in this episode:  - Intentional Healing UK - Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell (Amazon affiliate link) - IHUK Women's Circle - Sarah's Beltane Spread (published on 'The Curious Cardslinger')
With the introduction of new IHUK offerings which include card-reading, this short episode considers the way that our questions can affect the guidance available, and offers sample questions which leave space for answers that you may not know you need!  Combination Reiki & Reading sessions and stand-alone email readings are available via the IHUK website, and you can find collective readings, free spreads, and commentary from Sarah on The Curious Cardslinger blog,  Facebook Page and Instagram account.  (Cover art shows the Moonchild Tarot by Danielle Noel)
“New research shows the human heart is much more than an efficient pump that sustains life. [R]esearch suggests the heart also is an access point to a source of wisdom and intelligence that we can call upon to live our lives with more balance, greater creativity and enhanced intuitive capacities. All of these are important for increasing personal effectiveness, improving health and relationships and achieving greater fulfilment.” - from 'Science of the Heart' published by the HeartMath Institute.  If our hearts are such an incredible source, how can we access the wisdom and intelligence within them on a day-to-day basis? How do we learn to recognise and trust the guidance we receive? I believe 'heart-centred living' (HCL) is the solution to this. This episode is about using HCL to bring your physical, mental, and emotional systems into balanced alignment with your heart’s intuitive guidance. It includes a guided meditation / visualisation and a written exercise you can use to align with and tap into your heart's wisdom. Find the downloadable exercise sheet (PDF) here. Mentioned in this episode: - - IHUK on Facebook  - IHUK on Instagram Find the written version of this and previous episodes here. 
If you've ever spent much time with babies and very young children, you'll be familiar with their flawless authenticity and self-expression. When they are happy, or they love something, it's really obvious - in their face, voice, and body language. Similarly, when they are unhappy you know it. There is rarely any doubt about how a one-year-old is feeling, regardless of where they are or who else is around! Yet the opposite is the case with most adults. Something makes us shift from being self-expressed kids to holding back as we mature. This short episode includes a discussion of ​authenticity and why it is that we feel compelled to hold back our authentic selves. You are invited to consider how this may be affecting your own life and wellbeing.
Continuing the theme of 'Grievances', this episode is based around Lesson 78 of A Course in Miracles and includes a guided visualisation which aims to replace your grievances (against a person of your choice) with a new vision. Listening time: Under 14 mins Mentioned in this episode: - Resources from Episode 13 - - A Course In Miracles, Complete and Annotated edition (Amazon affiliate link) - Commentary on Lesson 78 by Robert Perry - - IHUK on Facebook - IHUK on Instagram Find the written version of this episode, plus details of the IHUK services and events at
In this episode, I'm talking about the effect of our grievances and offer a few ways you can bring attention to your own grievance-addiction. A short exercise and worksheet are included to help you release your grievances. By releasing your grievances, you release yourself. Mentioned in this episode: - A Course In Miracles, Complete and Annotated edition (Amazon affiliate link) - October Women's Circle (Facebook event page) - Download the Worksheet by visiting the blog page for this episode - Ho'oponoponoʻoponopono - Davidji / Hay House music for meditation music for letting go of grievances - For students of A Course in Miracles: A composite exercise on forgiveness by Robert Perry
After starting a Women's Circle in my local community, I'm talking about the importance of our relationships with other women and the different ways in which they nourish and support us. Mentioned in this episode: - Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell - (Amazon affiliate link) - Huffington Post article about Girls' Weekends - - Intentional Healing Events page - Find the written version of this episode here:
A somewhat rough and ready episode (recorded on holiday), in which I’m talking about recognising and letting go of self-doubt and the notion that we have to have everything ‘together’ before we can share our voices. Find the accompanying blog post (with links) here:
I recently shared a video of Russell Brand talking about how the justification of pain is a way of recommitting to it. Brand said each time you blame whatever happened to you as your justification for pain or suffering, it is the same as signing a new contract with it. But when you choose to let go of the suffering and can say "this happened to me and I want to move forward" you have the opportunity to re-imagine your world and your place in it. In this episode, I'm discussing the issue of choice and offer practical steps you can use to help let go of the things you've been 'recommitting' to and which are cutting you off from peace. Links: - Russell Brand video: - The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: - A Course in Miracles Made Easy: - The Work of Byron Katie - - Reiki treatments (& blog archive):
Self-care "is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health, or the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during times of stress". Considering the way the summer holidays are portrayed in popular culture, you'd never imagine this to be a stressful time, or that you might need strategies for preserving your health and well-being. As much as we might plan to have a wonderful summer, it doesn't always live up to expectations. While it may not be possible to avoid all of the potential stressors, it can be helpful to have a few strategies which will help you to stay in the right frame of mind and to cope more easily if things divert from what you'd planned. In this episode: a three-step exercise to identify your self-care needs, plus a meditation you can use at any time for a dose of calm. Get in touch with Sarah or find the written version of all episodes at
The energy in your body is carried through a network of connective tissue or 'fascia', in a way that is directed by your thoughts and feelings. There are seven main junctions in the body where the fascia joins together in thick horizontal bands forming a high-concentration of energy. These points are known as 'chakras'. In her book Anatomy of the Spirit, Caroline Myss ( calls the first one the Tribal Chakra and explains that "archetypally the word tribal connotes a group identity, group force, group willpower, and group belief patterns." She says that all of these meanings make up the energy content of our first chakra. Located at the base of the spine, it's more commonly known as the Root or Base Chakra and the Sanskrit name is 'Muladhara' meaning 'root support'. In this episode, I'm discussing this energy centre within Myss' context, and offering some ways you can tap into your own energy to identify the 'tribal' factors that are influencing your life.
Acceptance comes easily when things are going our way, but what about when they are not? How easy is it for you to accept something which isn't in line with your plan for how things should be? When you don't get the job, when your train is cancelled, when you lose someone or something you love - how easy is it to accept things then? And if you don't accept them, what is the result?Eckhart Tolle says that the cause of pain is some form of non-acceptance, "some form of unconscious resistance to what is". Despite our natural resistance to accept things we don't want or like, doing so can make a tremendous impact on our health, wellbeing and day-to-day experience. In this episode, Sarah talks about the different aspects of acceptance and offers simple steps you can practice in your daily life. Mentioned in this episode: - The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - (amazon affiliate link) - Guided Breaking Meditation with Kim Eng (11 mins) -
In his best selling book 'Reality Unveiled' Ziad Mistry talks about the crossover between science and spirituality. This is something which has fascinated me for many years, but especially since I discovered energy healing - particularly distance healing. At first, it seemed too 'woo' to be true... yet people I knew and trusted were working with it. I wanted to understand how, and whether it was scientific and provable, or purely 'spiritual'. For the written version of this and earlier episodes, including all links, visit Mentioned in this episode: - Reality Unveiled, by Ziad Mistry - (affiliate link) - Distance Healing - - Washington Crime Study - - Dr Masaru Emoto documentary (YouTube)
In the last four episodes, I've been talking about the way that we can use physical pains, issues or conditions to identify what needs to be healed within us. I've been using an imaginary example to explain various exercises you can try for yourself, but over the last week a real-life situation came up for me - it's quite simple but perfectly illustrates how the process works, and how you can use the things you identify in your body as an indication of aspects of your life that also need attention. Find the written version of this and all other episodes at . You can also follow IHUK on Facebook - and on Instagram - .
How often have you made some sort of change in your life, hoping it will make you feel happier and more fulfilled, only to realise you’ve ended up with more of The Same - the same feelings, the same results. Over the last forty-something years I’ve realised that we all do it - it seems to be a default setting to think that changing external circumstances alone will be enough to change our internal feelings or experience, but it doesn't really work that way.  In this episode, I look at the way breakthroughs can lead to real and lasting change and consider how you can apply the different elements of a breakthrough to create change in your own life.  Find the written version of this and previous episodes at Find IHUK on Facebook - , and on Instagram -
It's often quite easy to treat the symptoms of physical or emotional discomfort, but none of this deals with the underlying issues. If you treat symptoms in isolation, without removing the cause, the problem will eventually return. In today's blog post and podcast episode, which is a continuation of the exercises in Episode 2, you'll find a way to uncover the root cause of issues that you're ready to heal, to state how you'd like to feel, and consider how you can achieve that. Mentioned in this episode: - Jim Rohn - - Calm Cure by Sandy C Newbigging - Find the written version of this and all previous posts, including relevant links, at
In episode 1, I talked about using Reiki to 'tune in' to the body's subtle messages. However you don't have to be attuned Reiki to listen to your own body and the guidance it offers - everyone can do it. We are all naturally intuitive, but our education and social conditioning usually teach us to ignore our intuition, and so we get out of practice. To help you tune in and learn to interpret what your body is saying, this episode includes three simple but effective exercises that you can start using today. If you'd like to read the written version of this episode, please visit Read more at - you can also follow IHUK at
It's commonly known that Reiki is likely to help you relax, sleep better, have an increased sense of well-being, etc. However, I've also experienced a number of unexpected benefits to 'tuning in' to my body in this way. Listen to this short episode to find out more! COMING NEXT: Episode two will include three exercises anyone can practice (with or without Reiki) in order to start 'tuning in' for themselves. ------------- This first episode of The Intentional Healing UK Podcast was originally published as a blog post. --------------
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