In studying various forms of vibrational healing, some of them quite complicated, I was led to take a Reiki I course. After experiencing powerful changes in myself and my family during the month of self-work following Reiki I, I realized that Reiki’s simplicity is the absolute beauty of it. I continued to read books, practice on myself and 16 months later took Reiki II. After further study and intense self work with impressive results on both myself and our pets, I decided to become a Reiki Master Teacher.
Reiki is a Japanese word which means “Universal Life Energy.” It is actually two words: Rei and Ki. Ki refers to the energy which makes our bodies alive, Rei is the Cosmic source of this energy. We are all born with Reiki. I use the Usui System of Natural Healing named after Dr. Mikao Usui who rediscovered the system in the late 1800’s, and Shambhala Reiki. Reiki can be facilitated in person or at a distance of many miles. In person, it can be hands on or hands above the body. Reiki helps to balance the body and quieten the mind. It can be used in conjunction with allopathic medicine. It is not a religion, and can be used with all faiths.
As a Reiki practitioner certified at the Master/Teacher level, I continue to study Reiki because of the transformations I have seen in my life and the lives of my pets. I have studied under five Reiki teachers, drinking up all they have to offer. I am a Licensed Spiritual Healer LSH #1079 since May 2012, a certified veterinary homeopath (British Institute of Homeopathy), and aromatherapy coach. My membership in the International Center for Reiki Training [Reiki Membership Association] keeps me in touch with the latest Reiki advancements. I teach out of my home studio (winters in TX, summers in WI). With a degree in music education, teaching comes naturally to me, and I am happy to merge these skills.