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Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR), SKHM, Sekhem & Others

Presented below are the primary energy healing systems that have evolved from the teachings of Patrick Zeigler, who taught his first Seichim class back in 1984. Seichim was the first of several names used by a number of energy healing systems that most often include Reiki, yet which also include a vibration that was rediscovered by Patrick when he spent the night in the Great Pyramid in Egypt in 1979.

Though Patrick was not trying to create a new healing system, there were two people in the early days of Seichim that became very enthusiastic about it, and each began evolving Seichim in their own style and way of working with the energy. They are Tom Seaman and Phoenix Summerfield, and from them came two seven-facet Seichim systems. Seichim moved to Australia and more systems were born such as Sekhem and Isis Seichim. Another well-known and popular system is Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR). I created and evolved this system built on the work of those teachers who came before me.

My book, All Love: A Guidebook for Healing with Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki and SKHM, gives the entire history and details of most of these related healing systems, see Publications for more information on how to obtain this book.

All of these systems are available at HeartPath. Please call or email for more information about both in person and distance learning.

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(Excerpted from ALL LOVE: A Guidebook for Healing with Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki and SKHM by Diane Ruth Shewmaker, ©1999, Diane Ruth Shewmaker, All Rights Reserved.)

Q.  What is SSR and what are its benefits?

Sekhem (pronounced "Say-kem") is an Egyptian word meaning power or might. Sekhem is also the Egyptian equivalent of the Indian term prana and the words chi and ki as used in the Orient to denote the all-encompassing essential force that binds the universe together and is present in all life. Sekhem is both all around us and in us. Seichim (pronounced "Say-keem") is living light energy as well as an ancient Egyptian system of healing wisdom. Reiki (pronounced "Ray-key") is a Japanese word meaning universal life force. Reiki and Seichim are standalone healing systems that until recently have been taught and applied separately.

SSR is a healing matrix that is a unique integration of these three related, yet distinct, multidimensional energies. Sekhem, Seichim and Reiki work together as a unified trinity of sacred healing energies to completely balance and harmonize a person's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. This expands the individual's capacity to carry more light and love and anchors and grounds the essential life force within his or her energy system.

SSR complements and enhances traditional medical interventions. The high-frequency, vibratory light and sound energies of SSR help to activate a person's innate healing resources to support healing of acute and chronic disease as well as anxiety, fatigue, depression, stress and other symptoms that are produced by unbalanced thoughts, feelings and emotions.

SSR encompasses the understanding that conditions and symptoms found in one level of a person's energy field usually have corresponding components in one or more of the other levels. For example, a physical symptom may have matching emotional, mental and spiritual components. As the subtle aspects of cause are addressed at these multiple levels, deeply held energetic blocks and constrictions are released, bringing the opportunity for improved health, more joy and love of living, higher levels of energy and vitality, greater creativity, increased mental clarity and focus, and improved relationships.

As the healing process advances over time, it is also common for the recipient of SSR to have the experience of a new beginning and rebirth of life together with a greater sense of meaning and purpose and an expanded awareness of self in relation to the universal whole.  Other reported benefits of SSR include deep relaxation, stress reduction, clearing of addictive patterns, emotional stability and greater self-esteem. SSR can also assist a person in finding his or her soul purpose, and in enhancing communication with his or her spirit guides, angels, the ascended masters and the Source of ALL LOVE. The positive effects of SSR are cumulative and will carry forward from session to session, building momentum as an individual moves through the healing process.

SSR is an energy system that encompasses the full spectrum of electromagnetic frequencies available from the Source of ALL LOVE. Each of its three components plays a specific role that when combined with the others creates a unique synergy. Reiki anchors and grounds the healing vortex of the universal life force in the physical and subtle bodies and into the Earth. Reiki also assists in the early stages of opening the doorway or portal to accessing the many levels of one's higher nature. Where Reiki leaves off in this latter function, the multidimensional living light energy of Seichim takes over. Seichim dissolves barriers to the higher self, activates and strengthens the light body and opens and enhances one's connection to his or her angelic guides, the ascended masters and the Source of ALL LOVE.

As the energies of Heaven and Earth come together to spiral, dance and become One within the heart, Sekhem balances and merges the physical and subtle bodies, unifying all polarities including masculine and feminine. The lotus blossom of the unified heart chakra bursts open and unfolds, bringing forth the eternal golden blue-white flame of what some call the indwelling Christ Consciousness and the I Am Presence. Thus, SSR is a trinity, defined by J.C. Cooper in An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols as a unity; a three-in-one and a one-in-three that creates unity in diversity, with the third (Sekhem) uniting the opposites (Reiki and Seichim).

At the expansive level of the Source of ALL LOVE, all that exists is fully united in the One, including each of the components of SSR. In this realm of being, there is no duality or separation from the Creator -- no Heaven and Earth, masculine and feminine, dark and light, or love and fear. This is the true nature of the Sekhem energy – total oneness, harmony, peace and unification. It is this enlightened state of consciousness, health and well being in which we are seeking to live.

At this stage of humanity's evolution, most people are not clear enough to handle this high level of energy without causing major distress in the circuitry of the human energy system. For this reason, the electromagnetic frequencies of Sekhem adjust themselves by stepping down their "voltage" to meet us where we are, which for the time being includes duality consciousness. Thus, the vibrational frequencies of Reiki meet us at the foundational level of our physical or Earth existence, then flow into Seichim, which helps us open to and connect with our divine or Heavenly nature and the infinite multidimensional frequencies available from the Source of ALL LOVE.

Under the guidance of the recipient's higher self, just the right amount of pure Sekhem energy then flows into the "high octane" blend of SSR, facilitating the growth, integration, elevation and balancing of all levels of the individual's being. Another key component of this process is the building and widening of the central light column, which is a person's direct line to the Source of ALL LOVE as well as the mechanism for grounding the SSR energy stream into the cellular memory of the physical body and the Earth.

As the physical and subtle bodies of the human auric field begin to merge, a force field is created around the person that gradually allows the acceptance of greater and greater amounts of universal light frequencies without overwhelming the person's energy structure. This process in turn prepares the way for the oversoul to descend and live in the physical body. The oversoul is that already-perfected part of a person's consciousness that exists on the plane of universal love and wisdom. In this way, the SSR healing matrix assists the entire energy structure in becoming centered in and attuned to the unified heart chakra.

Q. What is an SSR energy session like?

An SSR energy session may be given in-person or through distance healing. The electromagnetic vibrational energy of SSR is transferred through the practitioner's hands with the hands placed on or above the physical body.  The practitioner is a conduit of the SSR energy matrix, receiving and transferring it on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The practitioner often uses one or more of the SSR sacred symbols, which allow the energy to come forward in a focused manner and open access to the high vibratory love frequencies of SSR.

The practitioner works in partnership with the recipient's conscious intent, higher self, angelic guides and the universal Source of ALL LOVE. The amount of energy received and integrated by the individual will be exactly that which will best serve his or her highest good at that particular moment in time.

Q.  How do I become an SSR Practitioner and Master Teacher?

SSR classes and attunements are available to all who desire to connect with this universal energy stream to become a practitioner and master teacher or for personal healing. Each attunement is a heart initiation that further awakens, illuminates and accelerates your soul journey and the divine plan carried within the heart as your soul purpose and blueprint. The result is more love, happiness, joy and peace, which you then extend to others.

SSR FACETS I-VII COMBINED (for beginners as well as those trained in any or all of the Reiki degrees, up to and including Reiki Master): Eleven sacred symbols are provided, including the Reiki Master, Seichim Master and SSR Master symbols. These powerful multidimensional symbols open the central light channel, grounding you to the heart of the Earth and the Source of ALL LOVE. Your ability to access your soul purpose and balance and integrate all the levels of your being is also enhanced. The class also includes those elements of SSR not covered in any prior Reiki training you may have had as well as instruction in how to give SSR attunements. The person who completes this initiation may give attunements for SSR Facets I-VII and all degrees of Reiki and teach classes.

Q.  Are there updated SSR attunements available even if I am already an SSR Master?

If you have already received the SSR Master attunement in the past, consider having an updated attunement, as today you are a very different person who is ready to receive more. Additional "downloads" of expanded frequencies are happening more frequently, making an expanded range of healing frequencies from this infinite energy stream available on an ongoing basis. Having a "tune-up" attunement can not only bring you "up to date," it can also help to further accelerate your spiritual growth and development. These updated attunements can be done in person or at a distance.

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Q.  The following are a grouping of related comments and questions I have received since my book, All Love: A Guidebook for Healing with Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki and SKHM has been out. The situations that are being asked about are along the following lines: (1) While reading your book, I believe I have experienced one or more spontaneous initiations; (2) I have been giving myself self-attunements using the information provided in the book; (3) My friends and I have been giving each other SSR attunements as described in your book; (4) and other similar comments.

All of these comments have led their writers to ask one or more of the following related questions: Since I feel I am already working with the energy of SSR, do I need to have the attunements for SSR from a teacher who has also received the attunements? May I call myself an SSR master teacher without having the attunements from a teacher who has also had the attunements? Under these circumstances, will you certify me as an SSR teacher?

Let me begin by agreeing that certainly we do receive spontaneous initiations and also further the process through self-attunements and other personal work with the energies.  However, it is also my feeling that this does not necessary replace receiving attunements from others who have received attunements from a certified teacher. Though initiations from Spirit are happening to people more and more frequently, sometimes Spirit also needs a grounding rod in the form of a human being who has worked extensively with the energies to more effectively bring them through to the recipient, as well as to teach the recipient more about the process.

All of the above are valid ways of tapping into the universal frequencies. I also believe there will come a point sometime in the future (and perhaps in the not too distant future) when the need for attunements will become a thing of the past, yet in the meantime, most, if not all, people can highly benefit from them as they can bring definite accelerations of your spiritual development, and often provide tremendous help with the next stages of clearing and healing that you may be going through.

Please consider the possibility that just because you are a "channel" of universal frequencies, this does not necessarily mean that you have fully grounded them within yourself or that you are a totally clear channel at this point in time. As such, though I am the "creator" of SSR and did the initial channeling of these frequencies (adding to the work of others before me), I regularly personally work with the energies (such as with self-attunements and using the SKHM meditations found in the book), often receive spontaneous initiations from Spirit, and also exchange SSR attunements on an ongoing basis with other SSR teachers to further clear my channel and to share the various expansions we have each received.  This is because the energy is infinite, and my capacity, though growing steadily, is surely not at infinity as of yet, and as a work-in-process, I still have more openings to go! This statement is true for all of us. Finally, the 7 facets described in the book are only the beginning, with much more in store for us to come!

You are your own guide as to what is appropriate for you, and I am not going to try and convince anyone that you "need" an SSR attunement. However, I feel that calling yourself an SSR master without having had the attunement(s) from a certified teacher is inappropriate and out of integrity if you allow others you work with as clients and students to believe that you have had them when you have not, and because currently, SSR (as described in All Love) is set up and is known and advertised by certified teachers as attunement-based.  

Yet I am not anyone's keeper on this matter, nor do I wish or intend to be, and so I leave this to each person's guidance and conscience. I support everyone working with this infinite energy stream to take it in and work with it in your own unique way, yet understandably can not and will not officially endorse or certify anyone that I have not worked with personally.

I also refer you to the entire section of All Love entitled "Important Note to the Reader" found in the front matter on page xxii, especially the last paragraph for further clarification of these questions. 

Q.  How can I bring SSR to my area?

I will travel to your area to teach SSR classes as well as for private healing sessions. Please be in touch to discuss the details of such an arrangement.

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SKHM is the term used today by Patrick Zeigler to describe the basic energy stream from which all Seichim/SKHM energy systems are derived, including Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR). Seichim is the original name used by Patrick. Patrick is the person who first rediscovered the SKHM energy stream in 1979 when he received a spontaneous initiation while spending the night in the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Patrick also uses the term SKHM to describe the specific way in which he works with the energy which is typically in a group or individual format.

SKHM re-establishes your connection with the Source of ALL LOVE, allows you to become more aware of your life purpose and assists you in removing blocks that create the illusion of separation from the Source. SKHM uses a several group meditations; the infinity dance; sound healing using toning, overtones and gong meditation; body movement and many other methods for opening to the Source of ALL LOVE . Spiritual and chakra clearing and the opportunity for spontaneous heart initiations and openings are usually part of the experience as well.

See my book All Love: A Guidebook for Healing with Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki and SKHM for more information on SKHM and the SKHM Shenu which is a visual rendering of the SKHM energy stream. Go to Publications for more information about All Love and the SKHM Shenu.

SKHM classes are led in various formats by Patrick and other certified SKHM teachers, including myself. The website www.all-love.com has more information about SKHM as well as a list of certified teachers.

There is an SKHM email group available that is co-moderated by several people, including Patrick Zeigler and me. Go to www.yahoogroups.com If you are not already part of an email group on this site you will first have to join. Then do a search for our group which is called: "All-Love-SKHM". Then follow the prompts and links to join the group. See you there!

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Sekhem is an outgrowth of Reiki and what was first known as Seichim (originated by Patrick Zeigler and added to by T'om Seaman, Phoenix Summerfield and Margo Deepa Slater (an Australian), as well as by many others in the United States and around the world). This particular Sekhem healing system has been further developed, revised and expanded upon by Helen Belot, also of Australia. My Sekhem teacher was taught by Helen Belot.

This Australian Sekhem system includes a total of 22 symbols, many of which are part of Reiki, Seichim and Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR) and other related healing systems, and are familiar to many. However, an expanded vibration is included with these familiar symbols and there are also 7 new symbols which are associated only this particular healing system. These new symbols open various multidimensional gateways and are a wonderful addition to anyone's healing "toolkit". They are effective for healing others and yourself, as well as for healing the planet.

Anyone interested in expanding upon the frequencies they are able to access and work with will benefit from these attunements. As well, those who have had the attunements for most, if not all, of the related healing systems that have evolved from Patrick Zeigler's original teachings, will find Sekhem a wonderful addition that fills in one of the puzzle pieces of all of the systems that are available today. 

The system is set up for a series of between 2-5 attunements depending on whether the person receiving them is already a Reiki Master. The attunements may be completed in person or at a distance.

Other Related Systems
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Two more well-known energy healing systems that are part of this energy stream are (1) another seven-facet Seichim system that has been linked most often to Tom Seaman and one of his students, Ken Lowry, and which is sometimes called “Renegade Reiki”; and (2) Isis Seichim, which was developed in Australia as an extension of the early Seichim teachings of Margo Deepa Slater. These two systems put the last two pieces of the puzzle so as to bring together all of the major and related Seichim/Sekhem/SKHM healing systems in existence as of this writing. Attunements are available for these two systems as well, please call or email for more details.

"All energy healing is based on the idea that energy and consciousness underlie the physical and biochemical structures of the body (and the entire world). Healers say this energy and consciousness surround and permeate our bodies. It is more primary than our physical, material self, the template out of which our physical bodies and experiences arise." 

-Diane Goldner
How People Heal: Exploring the Scientific Basis of Subtle Energy in Healing


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