Take Good Care of Yourself Through Moderation

In these stressful times, we’re all learning what we need to do to take good care of ourselves. The path of MODERATION is often the key.

Rheanni Lightwater
Rheanni Lightwater Reiki Master Teacher Medical Intuitive

There is no shortage of information and advice out there about what we should and should not do to take care of ourselves. Early on in my experience as a medical intuitive, I discovered that there is no “one way” to protect ourselves or heal that works for everyone. We are all unique individuals with our own strengths, weaknesses and preferences – our own karma, if you will.

I also learned that what works today may not work tomorrow. That has to do with circumstances; something may have suddenly changed that has to be dealt with. A shock may cause you to loose your footing and get off balance. Or, there may be some other spiritual or emotional blockage that needs to be released before a clear solution can appear. There could be underlying toxins in the system, the timing may not be right or the body could be so challenged by something like a virus that it’s unable to communicate properly.

So, given all the variables present in this extremely difficult time, how can you take good care of yourself?

A New Perspective from an Old Friend

Transformation Games - Take Good Care of YourselfKuan Yin is a time honored and respected spiritual guide in the healing arts. She has been helping us to transition from the old paradigm based on greed and fear to a new paradigm of equitable co-operation and sustainable prosperity for the Common Good. Her advice on how to take good care of yourself springs from the I Ching, an ancient book of change and divination that follows the flow of the cosmos. Because of that, her insight comes from a different perspective than ours.

Kuan Yin’s Readings and Transformation Games can help you get present and see things through a new perspective – one that comes from your innermost knowing. Simply relax and gaze at the Intuitive Learning Circles while contemplating Kuan Yins words. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek. Here’s an example:

“I connect with my five senses to perceive what I need now to be healthy.”

“I use them to become aware of confusion, lies, conflicts and self sabotage.”

“I use them to discern the difference between healthy life force and an invading energy.”

“I gain clear awareness of beneficial resources, solutions, opportunities and _________.”


Note: As you gaze at a Circle, it may move around, change color or spin. The lines may disappear and reappear again. That’s okay. It just means that it’s working with the positive affirmations and your subconscious mind to help you make needed changes. You’ll know the adjustment has been made when the energy subsides. Take all the time that you need.


Excellent! Now, let this Circle help you balance all of your senses so that you are listening to your own body, instead of all that discordant noise from the outside world! The volume may be turned up too high, or it could be too low.

Take several breaths and relax. Breathing into your belly and exhaling long and slow. This is helpful to every part of your nervous system.

“I listen to my heart. I notice my breath. I move my body around and stretch.”

“I activate my intuition and use it in balance with other aspects of learning, such as common sense, logic, observation and instinct.”

Mind Body Integration

Mind Body IntegrationFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

Feel free to move at any time in any way to help you embody your experience…

Get out a pen and some paper. You may want to journal what comes up.

Now you’re ready to start playing the game!


Welcome to the I Ching Reading and Transformation Game for:

Hexagram # 15 – Moderation – How to Take Good Care of Yourself in the New Paradigm

Transformation Game - Take Good Care of Yourself

“In difficult times, it’s usually best to move with the flow of MODERATION, Hexagram #15, where ‘The predominant forces … are in the process of balancing extremes and harmonizing interests.’ ~ The I Ching Workbook, R.L. Wing

The ancient Chinese text describes MODERATION as the best way to make progress by disengaging from harmful extremes and following the truth and guidance that comes from within. In almost any situation, if you’re able to walk a moderate and middle road, there will be improvement in whatever you undertake.

Finding Moderation and Following that Path ~

As a general rule, MODERATION is a sensible flow to follow whenever there’s so much chaos and confusion that it’s hard to tell what’s going on. In the midst of chaos, unpreferred karma (cause and effect) can be easily triggered. For many people, soul contracts have been completed and need to be released to prevent unnecessary health problems. Generally, people are probably either:

  1. Being pulled into a negative spiral of mental, emotional, physical or spiritual health.
  2. Stuck in frustration, rebellion or an obstinate refusal to change. 
  3. Getting scattered or revisiting regressive patterns from the past, or
  4. Pulling themselves together into a centered position of empowered authority.

As you softly gaze at this Circle that accesses karmic seeds, see if you’re currently experiencing one of these situations. Ask yourself:

“Am I generally experiencing situation #1, 2, 3 or 4?”

It could easily be a mix, depending on your mindset and what stage of the karma you’re living through.

Whatever it is, you can take good care of yourself by letting go of any karmic agreement that is complete – over and done with or that’s causing you harm in any way. This game will help you do that. 

Let Go So You Can Bring In New Ways to Take Good Care of Yourself.

Use this Soul Contract Circle to help you identify and release the agreements. Imagine that each agreement is like a lock attached to every vertebrae of your spine. To let go, see if you can access the original Soul Contract that started the whole pattern for you. Start at the bottom of the line and and the bottom of your spine at the tailbone to find the contract that has the strongest emotional charge. Release it first. You can imagine it burning up or breaking apart. 

Then, move up your spine – unlocking any harmful agreements as you go all the way to the top of your neck. Here are some examples:

“I unlock all agreements that sacrifice my health or place me in harms way.”

“I let go of any lies, poor guidance or assumptions that block my ability to heal.”

“I discontinue activities or beliefs that put me at risk.”

“I release pathways, false concepts and patterns of behavior that lead to conflict, confusion, hardship, over-indulgence or ________, etc.”


Reclaim Your Power:

Take all the time you need to really relax into this chart with these positive affirmations:

“I decide to gently integrate healthier patterns that upgrade my happiness and well-being, in accordance with my highest good.”

“I exist and am empowered to take good care of myself.”

“I nourish myself with healthy habits.”


Clear Out the Clutter:

As you look at this Reiki Key, clear your mind of  hurtful entanglements, confusion or false guidance. By letting go of all the cobwebs, you free up a lot of energy that’s better spent on your good health and vitality.

“I clear my mind and calm down.”

Now it’s time to assess what’s going on for you. What is your main concern at this time? Is anything stressing you out? What do you need to pay attention to? Is this is a good opportunity to clear your mind of any outdated intentions or thoughts that have been interfering with your health or happiness?


Make Commitments to Your Good Health and Well-being:

Because of the chaos involved, there aren’t many guarantees out there. Making any kind of reliable prediction is next to impossible. You’re going to need all the presence and energy you have to help you during times such as these. Gently look at the next Circle while you check into these positive affirmations and see what applies in your case:

“My Soul is in charge.”

“My new agreement is to stay present in my body and follow my inner guidance – calmly and honestly.”

“I am flexible and able to adapt to what’s needed.”

“I notice what’s happening with my physical, mental and spiritual health. I ask for and receive reliable help when I need it.”

“I make wise choices about my health and well-being.”

“I make sure I’m heading in the right direction.”

“I slow down and ______.  I let go of ______. I prepare for ______.

I take care of ______.   I am open to ______.”


Strengthen Your Energy Field:

“I decide to build an attraction field for _________, _________, _______.” Suggestions: excellent health, healthy boundaries, nourishment, equality, good company, cooperation, sustainable prosperity, etc.


Focus On Your Priorities:

Use this Circle to help you slow down and shift your focus to what really matters.

“I make a choice to focus my attention on hope, health, sustainable prosperity and ______________.”


Evaluate Your Energy:

To successfully accomplish your priorities, it’s essential to assess the energy of your life force or chi’ and how you’re using it. The next few Circles will help you monitor how that’s going. Check in with this Circle to start.

“Am I interacting with auspicious and generative life energies?”
“Am I correctly positioned in my Solar Plexus to receive them properly?”
“Is my Power Animal present and working with me to manifest my intention?”

If not, what would help?

“I strengthen my ability to tap into the auspicious life energies available to me and position myself correctly to receive them.”


Protection and Self-care:

It’s just as important to be aware of how well you’re protecting yourself.

“Am I protecting myself properly?”
“Am I inadvertently tapping into harmful or inauspicious energies?”
“Is my Power Animal present and working with me for protection?”

“I decide to disconnect from harmful energies and stop tapping into them.
I am centered correctly to receive the protection of my Soul.”


Develop Healthy Reciprocity:

What you put out comes back to you, so it’s important to put out a clear and direct message with your intentions. Too many contradictory or poorly thought out intentions can create confusion, conflict and even chaos! Take time to organize your energy in alignment with Cause and Effect to help you manifest clear intentions.

“I put out __________ in alignment with my highest good and __________ is returned to me.”

 Once you feel in the flow, ask yourself: “Am I working in alignment with Cause and Effect? Am I remembering to include play and to have fun? Are there any habits or behaviors that would be helpful for me to change? “


Physical Nourishment:

Now let’s turn to the physical aspect of taking care of yourself. Consider how well you’re nourishing yourself and make notes so that you’ll remember.

“Are there any foods, especially herbs, teas, vegetables or fruits that would benefit me? Am I getting enough fresh water? Is there anything to stay away from?

Is there anything I’m consuming that’s causing a problem?”

“Am I approaching my physical challenges correctly? If not, can I tell what’s needed?”


Breathing and Oxygen:

Relax for a few minutes to consciously breathe and relax. Imagine what kind of exercise you could do that would be most helpful today.

“Am I getting enough oxygen through breathing, fresh air and exercise?”

“Is there anything I need to let go of?”

Emotional Calm

“Am I functioning with too much tension? Am I having a lot of emotional reactions? If so, what might help me?”



Your body needs sunlight to stimulate good health and keep your immune system strong.

“Am I getting enough Vitamin D-3?”
“Am I getting enough sunlight to make it?”
“Am I getting the right nutrition to assimilate it properly?”

“If not, what would help me with this?”


Evaluate Your Current Actions or Intentions:

“Are there any activities I’m planning that would be unwise?”

“Are there any external conditions I need to be aware of?”

If so, can I tell what they are? What do I need to be cautious about? How can I follow a more MODERATE and beneficial path?”


Check the Vibration of Your Life Force:

The First Chakra located at the base of your pelvis (sometimes called the Root or Sacral chakra) governs the general level of your vitality. Do you sense any unusual sluggishness, sensations or low vibrations? This is a good opportunity to clear your foundation of any outdated intentions or energies that interfere with your health or happiness. 

As you look at this Reiki Key, visualize any heaviness, illness or toxic energy moving out of your root and expelling to the Light.

“What can I do to help raise my vibration? What might me get grounded?”


Let Go of Destructive Patterns:

Now it’s time to dissolve mental and emotional patterns that pull you off track. Use this symbol for dissolving destructive blueprints to identify and let go of self-sabotage or any societal or familial pattern that still affects your health in a negative way. See them disappear as you send them to the Sun:

“I dissolve destructive energy and any connection I have ever had to it.”

“I dissolve ___________________.”

Please note: Never send destructive energies into the Earth, she already has too much to handle now. Use the Earth for planting seeds of happiness and life – not death!

Close the Pathways to Suffering:

Once the patterns are cleared, close the door to pathways that lead to  extremes, unnecessary suffering or danger.

“I decide to close the door on harmful pathways. I follow the direction of healthy protection.”



In order to actualize the benefits of this game, it’s important to get grounded. Put both feet on the ground and let this Circle help you get grounded in a new paradigm of equality, cooperation and sustainable prosperity.

“I finish by being fully grounded in the New Paradigm.”


Finish with Positive Energy in the New Paradigm:

At this point, you’re probably feeling much calmer and more in balance. Finish with this affirmation:

“My mind is open and ready to receive generative life force.”


Take Good Care of Yourself

“Learning how to take good care of yourself at this time is an opportunity to go within and expel contradictory patterns of fear, conflict and apathy. May we all arise from those patterns, much as a beautiful lotus arises from the muck and mire at the bottom of a pond.” ~ Kuan Yin

Now is a good time to move around or take a nice walk if you can. Enjoy being out in the Sun and fresh air.

Note: Go through this game as often as you need to, especially if you’re experiencing health challenges.

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Rheanni Lightwater, Reiki Master Teacher

If you feel that How to Take Good Care of Yourself has helped, but hasn’t addressed all of your needs, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP has 25+ years experience in the art and science of mind body healing. Contact her for a private session if you still feel off track or overwhelmed.

Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives through energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing. Sessions are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: info@soulresourcesllc.com.

This Transformation Game should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.