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20 Sep

RAL 039: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with Leslie Deems from Awaken Balance

Leslie Deems from Awaken Balance was inspired to learn more about her own health when she was suffering from an illness when younger and her allopathic doctors were not helping her get better, she was getting worse.  During her search for regaining Health and Wellness, Acupuncture was one of the key modalities that helped her.  Chinese Medicine is a practice dating back over 5,000 years.  In the state of California, Chinese Medicine covers several areas including the following modalities :  Acupuncture, Chinese Herbalogy, Nutrition Counseling, Qi Gong, Moxabustion, Cupping and a Massage Technique called Tui Na.

In this episode:

  • Herbal Formulas
  • Acupuncture
  • Meridian Theory
  • Body Wisdom
  • Apothecary
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Stress in the Body
  • Cupping
  • Tui Na – Acupressure
  • Benefits of Acupuncture
  • Diagnostic Tools in Chinese Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Mei Zen Facial Rejuvenation using Acupuncture
  • Great Podcast Interview
  • Meditation Practice

Contact Leslie:

Leslie Deems, MSTOM, LAc.
Practitioner of Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutrition, NAET

website: http://www.awakenbalance.com

Call or text: 510.846.8451

Email: Leslie989@gmail.com

website contact: http://www.awakenbalance.com/contact

More about Leslie:

Leslie Deems is the founder of Awaken Balance.  She is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, NAET practitioner, and lecturer. She holds a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese medicine and is licensed by the state of California. She has been studying and practicing Chinese Medicine for 20 years. Leslie was drawn to the art of Chinese Medicine when facing her own healing crisis in 1995. Her personal journey with the efficacy of acupuncture is what drew her to apprentice with the world famous Dr. Richard Tan in San Diego.

Leslie treats a variety of illnesses and diseases, but she has a passion for helping people with chronic pain issues and food allergies.  Leslie has lectured at California State University, San Marcos, on alternative health care and facial diagnosis. Her manuscript on Face Reading is presently in the works. Currently, she is a volunteer for the Buddhist Tzu Chi medical foundation, providing free medical care for underserved individuals. She presently sees patients in both the San Diego and San Francisco Bay Area.

07 Sep

RAL 038: Reiki Conversation with Frans Stiene about Toning Mantras

Frans Stiene is the co-founder of the International House of Reiki, a Senior Teacher and a published author who has been teaching Reiki for over 20 years.  As Frans continues to research and travel around the globe for hands on Reiki teachings and practices, the Reiki community benefits.  He has a very easy manner and gentle teaching method that helps to bring out the teacher in his students.  In this interview he shares his tips for integrating one of the often forgotten teachings of Reiki, Toning.

In this episode:

  • Training with Hyakuten Inamoto, Doi Hiroshi, Chris Marsh
  • Heritage of our Reiki Lineage
  • Traces of Symbols in Japan
  • Experiencing Reiki for Yourself
  • Student Motivated Learning
  • Mantras for Healing
  • International House of Reiki Classes and Events
  • Direct Reiki Experience of the Reiki Precepts
  • Cho Ku Rei, O, U, E, I Mantra
  • Chanting in the Right Way
  • Different Aides for Different Students
  • Start with Grounding and Centering for Reiki Mantra
  • Frans shares the Reiki Ideals

 

Contact Frans Stiene:

Australia
International House of Reiki
PO Box 9
Glebe
NSW 2037
Australia

Contact Form

About Frans:

Frans is a co-founder of the International House of Reiki and Shibumi International Reiki Association with Bronwen Logan (Stiene). He has also co-authored with her the critically acclaimed books The Reiki Sourcebook,  The Japanese Art of Reiki, A-Z of Reiki PocketbookReiki Techniques Card Deck and Your Reiki Treatment.

Originally from Holland, Frans is now based in Australia and since 1998 has trained in a variety of countries such as Japan, Nepal, Italy, UK and Australia. His teachers include Hyakuten Inamoto, Doi Hiroshi and Chris Marsh. Frans’ research has included interviewing Yamaguchi Chiyoko (now deceased) and other Japanese teachers including Dr Matsuoka. Frans is currently training with a Japanese Shingon priest, Takeda Hakusai Ajari (see photo left), who was once a Tendai monk as a disciple of the great Sakai Dai Ajari, learning about Shinto, Shugendo, Tendai and Shingon. Frans is also studying with Reverend Yamabushi Priest Kûban from France.

16 Aug

RAL 037: Magical Living and Holistic Energy Magic with Tess Whitehurst

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Are you living a Magical Life?  Tess Whitehurst is an award winning author, feng shui consultant, and intuitive counselor who was supported in her magical development since childhood.  Tess has taken her intuitive gifts and melded her interests in natural magic with feng shui to come up with her own Magical Living and Holistic Energy Magic techniques and guidelines.

In this Episodes:

The Good Vibe Tribe:

The Good Vibe Tribe membership program is about gaining spiritual wisdom, staying in the inspiration loop, and constantly growing more and more fully into your magical power.

Members have access to monthly online workshops, weekly web chats with Tess, weekly affirmations, and an online forum to connect with other spiritual creatives.

Because the whole world wins when magical people own their power and express their gifts.

Not to mention: it’s fun!

Contacting Tess:

http://tesswhitehurst.com

Website Contact Form

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tesswhitehurst

More About Tess:

Tess Whitehurst has been interested in all things magical since childhood. Her parents remember the way she casually referred to the “different colors around people’s heads and shoulders,” and her preschool age backyard activities included intuitively performing nature rituals and speaking with faeries.

Now, for almost a decade, she’s helped thousands through her booksarticlesfeng shui consultationslive workshopsonline classes, and intuitive counseling sessions. She truly loves sharing principles and practices that have so supported her (and continue to support her!) on her own healing journey.

03 Aug

RAL 036: Sacred Music and Kirtan with Ragani

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The sound waves of music can reach across distances and bring deep healing.  Join us in welcoming special guest Ragani to our Reiki Answer Lady podcast as we explore sacred music and kirtan and  the potential for peace through music.  Kirtan is a call and response style of musical meditation that guides the participants on a shared journey of bliss.  Ragani shares her insights into how sacred music and kirtan works to bring our whole selves into a higher vibration for transformation.  Ragani is a musician and holds a doctorate of Clinical Psychology as well as a degree in Acupuncture Therapy.

In this episode:

  • Kirtan – call and response
  • Spiritual Foundation
  • Yoga
  • Sri Swami Rama
  • Magic in Music
  • Spiritual Message
  • Uniqueness of Music Vibration
  • Quieting the Mind
  • False Self
  • Changing through Inner Peace
  • Standing in a place of Peace
  • Sacred Presence in Kirtan
  • Peace Prayer Project Sneak Peak

Contact Ragani:  

website: http://www.raganiworld.com/index/

webmail: http://www.raganiworld.com/contact/

More about Ragani:

At the age of eight, Ragani met the legendary yoga master, Sri Swami Rama, former Shankaracharya of India and founder of the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy. Under his tutelage, she was initiated and personally trained in the Himalayan Tradition of yoga sciences, meditation and eastern music, including kirtan, and over the next two decades she continued to deepen her practices under his guidance. She further studied classical Indian vocals under the generous tutelage of Laxmi Narayan Tiwari from Kanpur, India. During her teenage years Ragani devoted herself to a regular practice of meditation, asana, and other yogic methods, and these practices became her life’s foundation.

A second-generation yoga practitioner, Ragani’s lifelong involvements in yoga, meditation, and complementary medicine led her to lecture in the US and abroad on topics of yoga science and stress management. She holds a doctorate of Clinical Psychology as well as a degree in Acupuncture Therapy, and she integrates mind-body practices into her acupuncture therapies.Her deep love of yoga, mysticism, and meditation has led her to India’s Himalayas, where she has traveled and studied with many known and unknown mystics and yoga masters.

Ragani’s Music:

Ragani’s Music award-winning Kirtan Café albums are recognized for their heartfelt & lush vocals, rich world instrumentation, and the sacred mantras of India. Her single mantra beat releases, “Peace Prayer” and “Love Holds Everything”, hit #18 and #24 respectively on iTunes World Music charts. “Love Holds Everything” also held #1 Top Selling Vocal and Top Selling World at CD Baby for two weeks straight. Ancient Spirit (Kirtan Café, Vol. II) was named CD Baby’s Editor’s Pick, awarded Best Production Runner Up by International Music Aid awards, and honored with “Best of the Year” by Backroads Music. The Just Plain Folks’ “Grassroots Grammys” (the largest international music awards in the world) awarded Ragani’s debut album, Best of Both Worlds with 4th place Best Asian Ethnic Album (selected from over 10,000 albums and 140,000 songs).

The mantra is a friend that helps the mind become one-pointed and slowly leads the student to a deep state of silence,  to the Center of Consciousness within.” 

– Swami Rama

What is kirtan?

This ancient practice of kirtan (call-and-response yoga chanting) has been found to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and renew the spirit. It is a participatory, cross-cultural sacred music experience that incorporates the audience right into the music itself, and it has swiftly gained popularity throughout the U.S. as it follows on the heels of the yoga movement. While kirtan and mantras have many spiritual aspects, they should not be confused with religion; their benefits can be enjoyed by individuals from all walks of life.

19 Jul

RAL 035: Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Reiki Practice with Deb Karpeck

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Deb Karpek is a Reiki Master Teacher and a newly published author of the book ‘The Reluctant Reiki Master’s Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Reiki Practice.’ Join us for this really inspiring conversation about Reiki, writing books, following guidance and allowing for opportunity for growth and expansion.  Deb will be at a book signing on July 24th at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee.

In this Episode:

  • Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Reiki Practice
  • Master Student Questions
  • Connecting the Dots
  • Trusting in Reiki Flow
  • Putting in the hard work
  • Step by Step Guide with Checklists
  • Networking Groups
  • Talking about Reiki
  • Taking risks and finding leads
  • Technology

Contact Deb:

http://www.debkarpek.com

info@debkarpek.com

(928) 274-6199

About the Book:

The Reluctant Reiki Master’s Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Reiki Practice … by Deb Karpek

From the nuts and bolts to starting a business to the emotional highs and lows that accompany this endeavor, it’s all here. Part how to, part Reiki memoir, Deb is not shy about sharing what has worked for her and more importantly, what has not. She takes you on her journey as she faces and transcends her fears, learns how to “Do It Afraid,” and comes out on the other side with a thriving Reiki practice. Her personal stories will not only show you how to do it, but motivate, encourage and inspire you with humor and compassion. If you’re just getting started but are afraid you don’t have what it takes, Deb will hold your hand and guide you. If you already have your practice, her stories may validate your feelings and nudge you to the next level.

Meet Deb Karpek

Deb Karpek

Deb Karpek is the owner of Peaceful World Reiki. Originally from Wisconsin, in 2012 she realized a dream and moved to northern Arizona, near Sedona, where she lives with her husband. She has been studying Reiki since 2001, practicing since 2003, and teaching since 2006. Deb is a Holy Fire II Usui and Karuna Reiki® Master/ Teacher, having received her Reiki certifications from the International Center for Reiki Training.

Deb received her Master of Spiritual Psychology from the School of Integrative Psychology in Glendale, WI and is certified as a Level 1 Breathwork Practitioner. She is a Reiki Crystal Healer (Advanced Level), a Reiki Drum Practitioner, and a Reikisonics Sound Healer (Level One).

Deb is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.

Having experienced profound life changes as a result of Reiki, Deb continues to study and practice the various modalities of energy medicine. She devotes her life to walking the Reiki path and helping others discover the benefits of Reiki.

06 Jul

RAL 034: Reiki and Empaths with Yolanda Williams of Yew Chi Wellness

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Yolanda is herself an empath and found Reiki during a transitional period in her life.  Are you an empath?  Can Reiki help you develop a relationship with your gifts?  Join Yolanda and I as we talk about the many ways Reiki provides a foundation for our spiritual growth and how Reiki helps guide you in embracing your True Self on your Healing Path.  Yolanda is a Reiki Master Teacher and has her own Reiki show called Reiki Radio.

In this episode:

Contacting Yolanda:

website: http://www.yewchi.com/index.html

email: http://wellness@yewchi.com

contact form: http://www.yewchi.com/contact.html

More About Yolanda:

Reiki-Master. Intuitive. Teacher. Author.
Yolanda Williams is a Reiki-Master Teacher, Intuitive Mentor and host of the weekly podcast, Reiki Radio.  She specializes in transformation of energy and Divine-Eye training (intuitive mastery).  She believes the key to all spiritual work is rooted in self-connection, allowing you to see yourself in TRUTH, from a higher level of consciousness.  Her mission is to help you gain clarity and move beyond self-imposed boundaries.  She is dedicated to helping you reveal your gifts, while guiding you through your own processes of transformation.
Be Your Own Healer and Intuitive Mastery are two of Yolanda’s classes.

And if you’re an Empath…

Surrounding energies can be exhaustively overwhelming!  These tools have also helped me learn how to manage my empathic nature by realizing which energies are mine, and which are not, when sharing space with others.  If you’re unsure of what it means to be an Empath, you probably are if:

  • you become anxious in crowds because of overwhelming energy
  • you have a hard time sharing space with certain people, even if you can’t rationalize why (it’s just a feeling)
  • you can’t watch certain things on tv/movies because of how you feel when seeing or hearing certain images/sounds
  • you are very uncomfortable in certain environments, seemingly without reason, but you can sense something is “off”

Empaths have a natural sensitivity to energy, which can seem like a curse if you don’t know how to manage and utilize this gift!  It comes down to having an awareness of self, understanding that not everything you feel is your own AND that you can manage how you take in and process what you sense.

This awareness allows me to observe from a space of neutrality, as I support and guide you during sessions and classes.  I also receive intuitive messages about old wounding and energetic challenges when working with clients, which helps you gain conscious awareness of your own soul-evolution.

All of my offerings are held with love, compassion, and without judgment.  The roads to self-healing are personal and I have the utmost respect for the unique journeys of each client and student.  My intention is always to help you recognize and connect with yourself, as well as discover your own answers.

21 Jun

RAL 033: A Reiki Story about Mrs. Takata with Susan Mitchell of Reiki Healing Arts

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Are you as curious about Mrs Takata as I am?  She is the main Matriarch of our Reiki Lineage here in the west.  Join me in this conversation with Susan Mitchell, a Reiki Master Teacher who was first attuned for level one Reiki by Mrs. Takata in 1978!.  Susan is a great story teller and she gives us an insight into Mrs. Takata’s teaching style as well as some key components of her training, you might be surprised!

In this episode:

  • First Degree Class set up
  • Mrs. Takata’s personal style and expectations
  • Initiations at Level One
  • Treatment Positions
  • Honoring Intuition
  • Reiki Stories, an Oral Tradition
  • “Reiki will teach you” a Mrs. Takata Quote
  • Start Your Day with a Reiki Treatment
  • Mrs. Takata’s Treatments
  • Reiki Alliance
  • Northwest Reiki Gathering – http://www.nwreikigathering.com
  • Mountain View Retreat House – http://reikihealingarts.com/mountain-view-retreat-house/

To Contact Susan:

Treatment — Training 
Reiki Healing Arts

Susan and Paul Mitchell
Reiki Masters
35695 E Canyon Rd
Cataldo, ID 83810                                                                                                                                                    208-512-1524

Email Susan                                                                                                                                                            www.reikihealingarts.com

About Susan:

Susan Mitchell has treated thousands of people since she began practicing Reiki in 1978. She learned Reiki from Hawayo Takata, who brought Reiki from Japan to the West. As the long-time director of The Reiki Alliance and now assistant editor of Reiki Magazine International, she is a well-known and respected member of the international Reiki community. Starting life with a cleft palate and harelip put the themes of healing and wholeness front and center in Susan’s life. Susan has dedicated nearly her entire adult life—the past twenty-seven years—to the practice and principles of Reiki. Witnessing the healing that comes through Reiki inspires Susan to help others find their own source of healing and wisdom.

07 Jun

RAL 032: Healing Ancestral Karma with Dr. Steven Farmer

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Can you answer the question Who am I?  Do you have a relationship with your Ancestors? Please join me for this really timely and interesting conversation with Dr. Steven Farmer, a world-renowned author,  Soul Healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher about how current events highlight  our opportunity for deep spiritual healing through Healing Ancestral Trauma.  Topics include how these patterns might present themselves in the healing space.

In this episode:

  • Roots of Shamanism
  • Ancestors, Deceased Loved Ones
  • Ancient Ones
  • Ceremony for Calling in the Grandmothers and Grandfathers
  • Ancestors want to Love us and Support us
  • My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Our Genetic DNA Sequence is 99.9% the same!
  • Plants as Ancestors
  • Current Political Atmosphere
  • Shadow Selves
  • Partner Exercise  – What do You Want?
  • Ancestor Healing Benefits everyone
  • Partner Exercise – Sit in For Forgiveness Exercise
  • The Dark Law
  • Stepping Back into the Ancestors

To Contact Dr. Farmer:

Website: http://www.earthmagic.net

Options for Working with Dr. Farmer

About Dr. Steven Farmer:

Dr. Steven Farmer is world-renowned author, Soul Healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher. He is the author of the recently released Healing Ancestral Karma as well as other best-sellers, including Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, Animal Spirit Guides, Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals, Sacred Ceremony, and many other publications, including Children’s Spirit Animal Cards, Children’s Spirit Animal Stories CD Volumes I & II. . He conducts workshops and trainings on a variety of topics related to Earth Magic®, Soul Healing, shamanism, and Earth-centered spirituality, and offers private consultations face to face or by phone for Earth Magic intuitive readings and shamanic and psychospiritual healing.

As a life-long healer and teacher, he has extensively studied and explored spiritual transformation, trauma recovery, shamanism, hypnotherapy, breathwork, and energy psychology. Dr. Farmer brings a wealth of skills and experience to his writing, teaching, and healing work. He offers clients a unique and powerful synthesis of his many years of experience as a shamanic practitioner, spiritual psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, Soul Healer, to afford quick, effective, and long lasting results. His dynamic and entertaining teaching style helps workshop participants fully engage in the experiential learning process.

In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist (retired), he is also an ordained minister in the Circle of Sacred Earth Church, and has conducted a number of ceremonies in his role as minister and shamanic practitioner. Dr. Farmer’s education includes a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Chapman University, and a Ph.D. from Madison University. He is passionate about his work, and enjoys hobbies such as singing and songwriting, camping, hiking, and skiing. He makes his home in Dana Point, California with his wife, Jesseca and stepchildren, Serena and Arianna.

The Book I mentioned that reminded me of my ancestor:

The Redemption of Red Fire Woman by Kathleen Rude

Here is the photo of my ancestor:

ancestor healing with dr steven farmer

24 May

RAL 031: Reiki and Crystals with Ashley Leavy of Love and Light Healing School

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Do you have crystals in the healing space but are not sure of how to incorporate them into your healing sessions?  Then this podcast is for you!  Join Carmen from Reiki Answer Lady as she has a conversation with Ashley Leavy of Love and Light Healing School about Reiki and Crystals.  Have a listen and find out what Crystal Reiki is all about.  Ashley shares some very easy to follow tips and pointers for using crystals in the healing space, including guidance for a Crystal Grid for Reiki Professionals.

In this episode:

  • Ashley’s story
  • Crystal Healing Certification
  • Continuing Education Credits through Love and Logic
  • Crystal Reiki Program
  • Sacred Stone Grid Program
  • Apophyllite
  • Intuitive Guidance
  • Selenite
  • Quartz Wand uses in Reiki session
  • Program Stones
  • Reiki Symbols with Crystals
  • Listen to Inner Guidance with Crystals
  • Beginners Kit
  • Rough versus Tumbled Stones
  • Distance Healing Grid for Reiki Professionals

To Contact Ashley:

Love & Light School of Energy Medicine
Email: ashley@loveandlighthealingschool.com
Phone: (630) 254-4685

Mimosa Storefront:
Address: 260 West Gilman Street
Madison, WI 53703

Mimosa Online Store – http://mimosaspirit.com/product-category/crystals-2/

Love and Light School – https://loveandlighthealingschool.com/shop/

More About Ashley:

Crystal Healing Instructor, Founder, & Educational Director of the Love & Light School of Energy Medicine

JSchleis-46Ashley Leavy is a crystal healing instructor for the Love & Light School of Energy Medicine, as well as the Founder & Educational Director. She provides online crystal healing classes for heart-centered healers and spiritual entrepreneurs who want to create a life and sacred business aligned with their heart and soul.  Ashley’s creative spirit and extensive crystal healing training, in addition to her experiences a crystal healer and business owner, have her in her role as Educational Director.

Teaching others about crystals is Ashley’s passion and her purpose. She enjoys sharing with and learning from her many students, creating fun and informative blog posts and videos for the school, and getting the word out about the healing energy of crystals. She loves helping alternative practitioners learn great techniques for self-healing and care, how to be of service to others, and how to diversify their healing arts practice and embrace energy work as an alternative career path. Ashley enjoys working with heart-centered, dedicated students who are serious about using crystals to make big changes in their own lives (and in the lives of others). It is her goal to help like-minded people move into an alternative career, so that they can increase their income while living a life that is in harmony with their spiritual path.

A Note From Carmen:

During this show with Ashley she mentioned something really cool I could do with my crystals, here is a before and after photo of my crystal altar behind my healing table.  I did use the stones to make the Reiki Symbols too and kept that for a few days but then I was called to just have fun with it.  Enjoy, I hope you have fun listening to the show and have fun with your crystals!

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11 May

RAL 030: Discernment in the Healing Room with Patricia Williams

Reiki Discernment in the Healing Room with Patricia Williams on Reiki Answer Lady Podcast

Are you practicing Discernment in your healing space?  Patricia Williams from Inspired Heart shares her knowledge of the different spiritual energies and how to practice Reiki and other Energy Healing Modalities safely in this Reiki Answer Lady podcast.  Patricia is an International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) Licensed Reiki Shihan/Teacher and teaches Usui Reiki I, II, ART, Holy Fire Master (Shinpiden), and Karuna Reiki® Master classes through the Center.

In this Episode:

  • Discernment
  • Daily Personal Practice
  • Awareness through Empowerment Ceremonies
  • Three Heavens
  • Free Will
  • Developing Relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Physical Symptoms of Spirit Attachments
  • Importance of Self Care
  • Healing Underlying Patterns
  • Shinto
  • Working with the Harmony Symbol
  • Heal Yourself, Love Yourself, Be Reiki
  • Reiki Ideals

To Contact Patricia:

Website: http://theinspiredheart.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspiredheartreiki/?fref=ts

Inspired Heart 
1420 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL 32960
located on Old Dixie Hwy between 12th and 16th Streets
Vero Commerce Center
(Chopstiks Restaurant faces Old Dixie)

Call Patricia 772.696.1910

About Patricia:

Life is an interesting journey; one never knows what lies ahead.

Newly divorced, I (Patricia) was raising my only child Anthony. While visiting Graham his childhood best friend, Anthony passed over instantly along with three teenagers in an automobile crash.

Descending into an abyss that fateful day; life as I knew it no longer existed. Just as Anthony experienced a death/rebirth – so did I. Anthony’s passing was the catalyst for my conscious spiritual journey. Unaware that my soul had shrunk for many years, my sacred core enabled me to survive the most horrific experience of my life. My awareness expanded as I struggled to keep my heart open.

A friend suggested I receive Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) treatments. Reiki is a type of energy healing. The Reiki sessions were amazing. I felt myself relax and release discordant emotions while feeling its loving energy work on me.

While attending a conference, a fellow conferee recommended that I learn Reiki for myself. She explained that self-treatments would assist me on my journey of healing (wholeness). I received First and Second Degree Reiki in 2000. The self treatments really help keep my heart open, assisting me in loving myself and others.

Reiki’s divine love assisted me in keeping my heart open while dealing with Anthony’s passing. I received Shinpiden (Master) training in 2001. I am very honoured and grateful for this precious gift bestowed upon me.

I began taking courses through Atlantic University with my dear friend Karen. Through a mentor, I learned of a course called Meet Yourself at Mullingstorp Health and Education Centre in Sweden. Later that year I returned to assist in the Meet Yourself course and through my roommate, met my husband Dominic whose son Joshua, had recently passed in an automobile car crash. Dominic took Reiki training with my teacher and became a Reiki Master (Shinpiden). We then moved to Vero Beach to be near his parents and opened our shop The Inspired Heart in downtown Vero Beach.

I took my second Reiki Master class from William Rand, the founder of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) and then Karuna Reiki® Master course with William Rand, Laurelle Gaia, and Michael Baird.

Next I took Gendai Reiki-Ho Master class with Hiroshi Doi. Doi-Sensei is a member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (the Japanese Reiki society founded by Mikao Usui) and created a Reiki system based on eastern and western Reiki. Being with Doi-Sensei and Hyakuten-Sensei was truly a gift for me. After taking a Reiki pilgrimage to Japan, I took Doi Sensei’s Gendai Reiki Ho Gokukaiden (Master) course again and also took Hyakuten Sensei’s Komyo Reiki Kai Shinpiden (Master) course.

I am an International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) Licensed Reiki Shihan/Teacher and teach Usui Reiki I, II, ART, Holy Fire Master (Shinpiden), and Karuna Reiki® Master classes through the Center. Reiki continues to be a sacred gift for us.

Bless you our sons, for the gifts you gave us. We are grateful to have been your earthly parents.

Thank you for showing us the Way.

Patricia and Dominic

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