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All Love: A Guidebook for Healing
with Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki and SKHM
by Lesley Stoune

Diane Ruth Shewmaker’s All Love is a very approachable and easy-to-read guidebook for energetic healing.  Shewmaker brings her knowledge and experience as both a psychotherapist and practitioner/teacher of more than 10 holistic healing systems to the writing of this detailed, and well-illustrated volume.

All Love centers on Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR) and SKHM.  These healing arts were derived from the work of Patrick Zeigler who first experienced this universal healing energy stream in 1979 as part of a spontaneous initiation in the Great Pyramid.  The book combines well-organized, practical information and advice with deeply personal accounts of the author’s own transformative spiritual journey.

Shewmaker openly offers sacred information, believing that sacred does not have to mean secret.  In the introductory pages she states, “...we are all universal beings equally entitled to freely access all universal light frequencies and energies without any form of restriction, judgment or limitation placed on us.” Thus, Shewmaker makes public the healing techniques, symbols and attunement ceremonies of this energy system that have, until recently, been available only to initiates.

Part one is a useful introduction to the basics of human energy anatomy, with concise discussions of the human aura, chakra system, kundalini energy, and central light column. Shewmaker draws upon many different sources and cultures, as well as her own broad experience, to provide an expanded understanding of these concepts. Part two explores the nature and benefits of SSR and SKHM, explaining how this sacred universal energy stream works to completely balance and harmonize an individual, and how it leads to physical wellness, emotional joy and ultimate enlightenment. 

The SKHM Shenu on the book’s cover is also described as a powerful tool to help facilitate this enlightenment. The symbolism of this beautiful and powerful image is examined, including suggestions for using this image in meditation and healing.

In part three, Shewmaker tackles the difficult question of “What is Healing?”  She eloquently describes healing as “...the process that reconnects and restores you to a wholeness and holiness that fosters balance, health and well-being at all levels including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of your being.” The healing process “...includes your interrelationship with all that exists…as well as the Divine.”  Shewmaker explores why people seek healing and the nature of the healing crisis. She also provides thorough descriptions of the sacred healing symbols of SSR and clear instructions and illustrations for drawing them.

She outlines the elements of an energy session, including preparation of the physical space and yourself, communication between practitioner and client, suggestions for opening and closing prayers or invocations and how to open your energy body to facilitate channeling of the healing energy.  This part also discusses the use of angelic light weaving, the breath and sound during a session.

Part four describes the path for further development as a practitioner/teacher through discussions of how to establish a healing practice, give attunements and teach. The information offered here should appeal equally to students, experienced practitioners and teachers.

Excellent resource information is provided in the appendices, including the complete text for the unified heart chakra meditation, a concise chronology of the history and development of SSR and SKHM, the complete text of the meditations used in SKHM and the SSR attunement ceremonies, and samples of business forms for use by practitioners. A bibliography and index round off this useful book, and it is no surprise that All Love is endorsed by best-selling authors and healers Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., Nick Bunick and Ken Page.

All Love: A Guidebook for Healing With Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki and SKHM, by Diane Ruth Shewmaker, Celestial Wellspring Publications, $18.95, paperback.