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So glad you have an interest in Reiki. My interest began about fifteen years ago and it has deepened continually since then. I love seeing how it helps people. And oh my how it has helped me too!
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The Roles I play:
- Mostly I am practicing Reiki for my own spiritual growth and connection. It is through my self care and awareness that I am most helpful to others.
- I offer Reiki Sessions during the day Monday to Friday. My practice is mostly in my home office just 1Km outside of Owen Sound in Georgian Bluffs (Sarawak).
- I also teach all levels of Reiki when I have three or more people expressing interest.
- Until recently I have called myself a Reiki Master hesitantly. I feel it is a misnomer. The person who studies the third level of Reiki, also called Shinpiden, is really only beginning. That means I am always learning more by reading and by practicing. More and more I have learned that it is in my own self healing that I can best be of service to others. The path is long with many ups and downs. It is a soulful path and one that gives me a sense of purpose.
About the Reiki Classes
I have taught Reiki in different locations within or very close to Owen Sound. If you are interested in taking Reiki classes from me, let’s talk. I like to have at least three students to run a class. Just keep me posted. Email me at email@example.com
Usui Reiki levels 1 and 2.
I have recently returned from taking the Shinpiden (level 3) with Frans Stiene and will be redesigning how I offer these courses in the future. I have been moved spiritually from the course. Frans offers the more traditional Reiki as Micao Usui worked with the energy. I am letting the process evolve within me at the moment and will be adding more to this site soon.
Usui Reiki Master course (Shinpiden):
The next Reiki Master course will be offered once I have integrated my new learning. Initially I had said it would be in November but I suspect it may not occur until spring. There will be a module offered online in preparation prior to the in-class session and an online segment following the course..
Note that all prices are in Canadian Dollars.
And Now More About Reiki Itself
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy modality. The following is a definition taken from the International Reiki site at http://reiki.org of which I am a member.
“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.”
What I find most meaningful in Reiki
For me, it is the spiritual nature of Reiki that inspires me most. It is a spirituality that is not connected to any religion but could be connected to all of them. It is also a spirituality that is not dependent on any preconceived concept of what God is or isn’t. One simply has to know that there is a force in the universe that is greater than us and is a creative energy.
When I am offering a Reiki session, I feel the Reiki energy that is within me. It is like I am sitting or standing within in and it is everywhere around me and in me. To me, this is “Being Reiki”
So do you have to believe in God?
No. It is optional. I have crossed paths with more and more people who are confused about their beliefs. Their perspective is agnostic, even though they don’t know for sure what that means. Being agnostic is really a noncommittal belief to a concept of God. Maybe God is and maybe God isn’t. Maybe universal energy is the same as God … Maybe Reiki energy is the same as Christ energy or Allah energy … maybe you have another word that describes the same thing.
And so Reiki offers us the opportunity to unite in a way that can have meaning to all. Now I am speaking from my personal life experience. I hear others speak of this too.
What is a Reiki treatment like?
From here, you might wonder what is so useful about Reiki. When I am offering a Reiki treatment to someone, I have begun first with some talk time in order to know better what the person is facing along life’s path. Together we come up with an intention to incorporate into the Reiki experience. The intention is usually something that is related to a healthy perspective or being centred or calm or focussed or something of that nature.
Before we begin Reiki itself, I like to help the person relax and I use a guided imagery that is customized to the situation we have been discussing and the intention we have formed.
Once I begin the Reiki itself, I can feel the energy within me. This is both inspiring and highly meaningful for me. I don’t see energy fields but as my experience with Reiki increases, I trust my intuitive senses more. That frees me up to allow Reiki to do what needs to be done.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
The relaxation that occurs is visible and palpable. That in itself is a benefit. This means that Reiki helps relieve stress in the physical body. That relaxed state promotes healing.
I see other positive effects from the relaxation. It seems to help people leave the circular thought patterns that go along with challenges. It clears out the garbage chatter and they are able to view a situation from a different perspective. This is helpful in coaching. I see opportunities to use Reiki as a means of helping a person remove blocks and change thought patterns thus helping their connection with life purpose and dealing with life transitions in a healthy way.
If you would like to learn more about Reiki, email me with your questions. Perhaps you would like to book a session with me and experience it for yourself.