Past Lives, Present Lives and Future Lives, Part Two

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Our world is vast and complicated. The Earth is a mid-sized planet in the middle of an enormous Universe. The concept of reincarnation is ancient and complicated. Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato all wrote about reincarnation back in ancient Greek times.

The belief in reincarnation is a basic Shamanic belief. It was present in many hunter-gatherer tribes. This shows us that reincarnation had to be part of the most ancient cultures of our planet. Many North American tribes believed in some form of rebirth in their spiritual traditions. This is especially true for the Intuit, Tlingit, Aleut, Beaver, Kutchin, Carriers, and Kwakint tribes. Almost all Native American Indians considered reincarnation a natural way of continuity and further development of the soul.

I have been involved with past life work for over 30 years. I highly recommend any workshop of Dr. Brian Weiss, Denise Linn, or Anita Moorjani. Some forms of reincarnation focus on linear progress in lives toward releasing karma or toward enlightenment. Others explore different circumstances and lives to understand different cultures and classes.

Around 20 years ago I was introduced to a concept that I realized that both Denise Linn and Dr. Brian Weiss knew. In their workshops we not only could go to any past life that was important for this lifetime but also we started going to future lives to explore our futures. Then I read Anita Moorjani’s book Dying To Be Me. Dr. Wayne Dyer contacted her and helped the world know about her extraordinary near-death experience and her miraculous healing of her cancer within three months.

In her near-death experience, she saw and discovered what mystics and scientists have been saying for a while. Everything outside the Earth’s time zones there is no time. She already believed in past lives BUT was startled to see that all of them were connected in a line that included her past, present, and future.

It took me a while to put all of this in my brain but I can honestly say I have. I knew time didn’t really exist but it took a while to put all the pieces together. We made time up many centuries ago so we could have days, weeks, months, and years.

I now realize that’s how both Denise Linn and Dr. Brian Weiss can take you back to any lifetime and help you change the circumstances of that life if you have been troubled by it in some way. This process then trickles through all your lives changing any situation that you have changed.

There is so much to learn no one could learn it all in one lifetime. For me, it opens up a whole world that I am still exploring with a deep passion.


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Past Lives, Present Lives and Future Lives, Part One

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Years ago I met an extraordinary woman who my friend Polly said I had to get a reading from at a Psychic Fair in Boulder, Colorado on a Full Moon. Now for some people this is not an extraordinary event. For me is was beyond anything I had ever done. It was my first reading, first Psychic Fair and I had just taken my first Reiki 1 Class the weekend before April, 1985.

So I sat down in front of this kind looking woman who smiled and asked for something that belonged to me that she could hold. So I gave her my keys and introduced to a world I didn’t even know existed.

She immediately looked at me and said you have many past lives. I remember thinking this life has been hard enough I don’t want to even think about past lives or future lives. She smiled and said “You came here because you wanted too, not because you had to.”

I was stunned because I didn’t say what I was thinking. Then she talked about other things that no one knew and the icing on the cake was when she told me that Ethel Prowinski, my other grandmother was around me in the difficult times ahead. I knew I hadn’t ever told anybody Nana (my grandmother through marriage) name.

After a period of time this woman became one of my best friends. I investigated past lives. I went to workshops put on by Brian Weiss and Denise Linn. Eventually I got my friends to go with me on cruises with Brian Weiss and James Van Praggh. Such gifted teachers at all levels.

Eventually Dorothe and I did past life workshops in Boulder and then finally once a month up in the Rocky Mountains at my home. I learned through time how to regress people and do past life flame readings. My world expanded in so many ways through the years and past lives, present lives and future lives are a big part of it. We will be exploring all of these in this blog series. I hope you enjoy them


2023 Summer Solstice Newsletter

Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Five

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Welcome to my blog on alternative healing methods that seem effective. Tapping also known as EFT is simple and yet very powerful, especially in terms of releasing stress and any number of painful circumstances in your body and life.

EFT tapping diagram

EFT tapping chart courtesy The Tapping Solution

The points in tapping are used in Reiki, Acupuncture, Acupressure, and many other alternative healing arts. These points are all on the meridians which are energy lines through which chi (life force) flows. When there is a disruption in that flow discomfort or disease is possible. Two of my favorite leaders in the tapping world are Brad Yates and Nick Ortner. They both have books, workshops, and videos.

Another alternative healing system is the Ayurvedic medicine. It is practiced in India and Nepal. Therapies include herbal medicine, special diets, meditation, yoga, massage, oils, and much more. Dosha balance is emphasized. The dosha that needs to be balanced are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Many doctors are both Western physicians and Ayurvedic medical doctors. Deepak Chopra is a good example.

Acupuncture and Acupressure are based on meridians and the points along the meridians. Acupuncture uses needles and requires years of training. Both of these arts are ancient healing arts connecting to points that stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Both of these healing arts are very effective when used consistently on many physical problems. There are many books and references on both of these subjects. There are many alternative healing arts to explore and I would love to read your comments about any of them.

This is the end of this series, but a new series will come out in July.


Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Four

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As we have said previously a Reiki practitioner’s life becomes a statement to the world. There are ideals or rules to help Reiki practitioners’ live a balanced life. These rules have been passed on through many traditions. The heritage of Reiki actually seems to be traced back to the Tibetan monks thousands of years ago and brought to the Western world by Hawayo Takata.

We are multidimensional, multi-sensory beings. We need to nurture ourselves with music, art, color, dance, nature, ritual, prayer, meditation, and unconditional love.

The ethical principles of Reiki or the Rules of Reiki are only suggestions to help you have a happier and more peaceful life existence.

They are :

Just for today do not worry.

Just for today do not anger.

Honor your parents, teacher and elders.

Earn your living honestly.

Show gratitude to everything.

Please remember that these are centuries old so, the language may not be the same as we have today. After a Reiki class Clarity in thinking is enhanced and intuition is opened up dramatically. Emotional traumas are released from their emotional bodies gently over a period of time. There are many different reactions to Reiki treatments and classes. There is no set pattern. Some people cry. Some people laugh and giggle uncontrollably. Some people have intense physical jerking etc that eventually go away.

Reiki defies categorization and classification. It does support us to live passionately. Laughing and crying are good for your immune system. It opens us up to a world that is vast and fascinating, a world where the ego is small and weak. Reiki shows us a path to the interdimensionality of the Universe. We are here to heal ourselves, each other, and the earth. We are all connected to each other with an unbreakable bond. Fighting among ourselves is foolish.

Even the wisest human being on this planet only sees a limited piece of the whole picture of life. Therefore, being able to judge anything accurately is an absurd concept that humans created to make themselves feel more secure on this little blue ball hurling through space.

In the next blog, we will be investigating other healing methods.

If you have any comments or questions please email me at [email protected] with Reiki in the subject title.


Welcome To Our 1st 2023 Newsletter

New Podcast: The Harmony of Feng Shui with LuAnn Cibik

I’m excited to share this wonderful interview, The Harmony of Feng Shui, with LuAnn Cibik.

LuAnn has taught feng shui and space clearing certification programs worldwide, since 2003. Her clients have been some of the top new age publishers and authors.  LuAnn is a contributing author to the bestselling Simply Color for Everyday Livingbook and creator of space clearing and Forest Therapy certification courses.

LISTEN HERE on the Synchronicity Publishing website, or on your favorite podcast app!

When not making feng shui magic, LuAnn enjoys just sitting on the back porch and listening to the trees. Her true passion is helping people find the magic they want in life! You can find out more at



Vernal Equinox Newsletter

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Welcome to our Vernal Equinox Newsletter. Summer is coming to an end here at Synchronicity Publishing LLC in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The trees are starting to turn gold, red and yellow. We are getting so many things together up here. I am thrilled about having in-person classes again. The first reiki class and past life class was completely full and wonderful as always.

There is space available in both the Reiki I and Reiki II courses on September 24th, 10-4, and lunch is included. There is also space available in the past life class, also on September 24th, 5-9, and dinner is included.

Our Build Your Own Story writing course is open for enrollment and happens on October 8, 2022,  10-4, and lunch is included.

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Description: Ever wonder how authors come up with interesting stories? Ms. Upczak will show you the building blocks of a story: character, setting, theme, and plot (the problem and the solution). Experience fun, hands-on activities using intriguing prompts and a basic blueprint. By the end of the workshop, your creativity will be flowing and you will have the satisfaction of having completed your own story. Then you can take the blueprint and build some more. Offered as a one-day course in person, or online course in two parts. 

A note around payment for courses. 1) Please pay for the online courses through PayPal. 2) If you are paying by cash or check for an in-person course please pay on the day of the course at the beginning of the class. 3) If you are paying for the course with a credit card please go to the website and use PayPal there. Click here for payment links

The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part 4

We also have posted the latest installment of our blog The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part 4

In this blog we are going to explore briefly Lucid Dreaming. The first question most people ask is “What are Lucid Dreams?” Lucid dreams are when you know that you are dreaming while you are asleep. You are aware that the events flashing through your brain aren’t really happening. But the dream feels vivid and real. You usually are able to control how the action unfolds. It is much like you are directing a movie in your sleep.

Many people seem to be dreaming about different kinds of animals, birds and creatures of the sea so we going to give some short meanings of some of these creatures in a dream. Read more


Our in-person October classes are: Build Your Own Story, October 8th, 10-4 (lunch included; Reiki I and Reiki II, October 29, 2022, 10-4 (lunch included); and Past Life class also on October 29, 2022, 5-9 (dinner included). Visit our Classes, Conferences & Workshops page to learn more and register for all classes.