Blessed Release

  After many years of watching a case of domestic violence unfurl itself before my eyes, and having no way in which to extricate my loved one from its jaws of slow and steady death, blessed release has, at last, come, as she walked away. Watching injustices like this can make one bitter over time, but the challenge is to…

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Treating Anxiety with Reiki — the Effects Are Real… And Medically Approved!

As an anxiety sufferer, I can attest to the healing effects of Reiki for the psyche. We know that anxiety truly is a body/mind/spirit condition, and Reiki addresses all these areas! Reiki helps clear unwanted patterns and conditioning Having undergone psychotherapy and having used medication for 12 years for anxiety, I can vouch for the efficacy of these modalities! I’ve…

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Why Practice Reiki?

Many of my Reiki 1 students, despite writing rave evaluations about their experiences in class, do not move on to Reiki 2. Some don't practice regularly. I've always wondered about that, and I have many theories. I realize that there is no one answer, and that each person has their own life story. I respect that, too. After all, at…

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Maybe I Was Born This Way…

Each of us can choose how to live. I have chosen to live in service to the Divine Beloved and to the Divine in others, and I've done this for a long time. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Catholic nun. Hmm..maybe I was born this way.. In Reiki, we are taught to become hollow reeds for the…

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You Don’t Need Fixing

I was at a Reiki Share the other night. That's a place where Reiki practitioners come together to share Reiki with one another. As each one took their turn on the table,  enveloped in shared healing energy, they seemed so radiantly beautiful. Each one, like a unique rose in a bouquet, had a story all their own, yet was an integral part of…

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It’s not a Performance, it’s Service with Compassion

When a client comes to me for their first Reiki session, I sometimes feel apprehension or performance anxiety, even though I am confident in what I bring to the session. My stomach starts to churn, and then I realize what's happening and how I'm falling into old habits of worrying about presentation and resolution, as if I must put on…

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