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What is Reiki?
Reiki is a very simple, hands-on method of stress reduction and relaxation that heals on several levels: the spiritual, the emotional, the mental and the physical.

Reiki is comprised of two parts:

· The "Rei" - meaning Universal Wisdom or Higher Spiritual Consciousness. This is the wisdom that comes from God or the Higher Self. It is an all-knowing wisdom, meaning that it understands every person totally and it also knows the causes of each individual's problems and difficulties. Along with that comes the knowledge of how to heal them.

· "Ki" (also referred to as "Chi" or "Prana") - is known as the Vital Life Force Energy or the Universal Life Force. As long as we are alive, there is life force flowing through us. When our life energy departs, quite simply we die. If our life force energy is low, we become ill. It is the "Ki" that animates our bodies. It is also the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life.

So, it is the Higher Spiritual Consciousness of "Rei" that guides the life energy called Ki" in the practice of Reiki. Therefore, we define Reiki as spiritually guided life energy. That's how most people experience Reiki, as well. The practitioner simply facilitates the energy for the client. The Reiki guides itself to the areas in need of healing. It is in our best interest to keep our "Ki" high and free flowing. This can be done quite simply through the use of Reiki.

When our energy is high, we are less prone to feel the effects of stress (the number one cause of illness and disease in the body today). We are more likely to manifest good health, and have a balanced state of energy and creativity. Reiki helps release emotions and stress, and promotes relaxation while working on the "causal" level of disease. It is the simplest and yet most life-changing modality I know of.

Since Reiki is also about accepting responsibility for oneself, our health and issues, it is definitely recommended that a Level I Reiki class be taken as soon as a person feels ready. By doing so, we are able to tap into the Universal Life Force ourselves, thereby, facilitating healing energy for ourselves on a daily basis. This is the best way to utilize Reiki's healing ability. "Physician Heal Thyself" is a very powerful statement. While we all wish to help others, the best example we can set is one of accepting responsibility for our own healing.

Reiki takes no special talents and can be learned by everyone, regardless of age, race, belief system or religion. It is everyone's birthright. Reiki has several levels or degrees; click here to see more information about each level!

I have been teaching Reiki for several years. It is my belief that we grow and change through using this healing energy. It is my intent that upon completion of Reiki Master Teacher training, my students will have everything that is needed to begin teaching ~ all manuals, paperwork, etc.

I cannot teach you how to teach - I can "teach" you how to attune others, how to set up classes, put your name out there, etc. Learning the material, experiencing the energy . . . quite frankly, that is your job. Even after you have finished training with me, I am readily available to assist you in whatever way you wish. I do not "require" that I sit in on any classes you are teaching, nor do I insist that you sit in on mine. However, I also do not discourage anyone from sitting in at any time. I encourage you to learn the material, experience the energy and trust that you have exactly what you need AND that there are people RIGHT NOW who need what you have to offer.

I ask that you do not follow me - as I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me - as I may not follow. Simply walk by my side - together we will learn and grow. What begins as mentorship or teacher/student, when given the opportunity, blossoms into friendship. What we do for one, we do for all.

It is an honor and a blessing to walk this path with you. May I express my gratitude at this moment for however long we walk together.

Please visit the Schedule page for information on upcoming Reiki classes. Namasté!

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