Tag Archives: reiki

30 Dec

RAL 043: Reiki and Horses on Hidden Brook Farm with Pam Allen-LeBlanc

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Imagine your surrounded by a lovely idyllic farm with rolling hills and beautiful trees, you feel a soft breath caress your cheek and your whole self is infused with a warmth that brings peace and relaxation.  When you open your eyes you find yourself with Pam Allen-LeBlanc and her amazing group of Reiki Horses, receiving Reiki from her friends Star and Scout and her other Horse friends on her farm Hidden Brook in NB Canada.   Pam shares her Reiki story with us and how she finds herself sharing Reiki together with her Horses with her students that come to the farm for riding lessons.  Pam is a Reiki Master Teacher and has many opportunities to be part of the Magic on Hidden Brook Farm, join us for this interview:

In this Episode:

  • Pam is a Reiki Master Teacher, Master Horsewoman and an Animal Scientist
  • Being an Empath
  • Usui Reiki Master with William Rand at Stonehenge
  • 2015 Pam started with Holy Fire
  • Holy Fire Upgrade 2 Webinar
  • Reiki 1 Attunement for Animals
  • Reiki as a Tool for the Horses
  • How do Horses Share Energy with us?
  • A Message from the Animals on Healing
  • Lessons with the Horses
  • Stories of Healing with the Horses
  • How the Animals like Holy Fire Reiki
  • Holy Fire 2 Karuna Reiki Master Class
  • Essential Oil Blends

Contact Pam at Hidden Brook:

210 Upper Durham Road
Durham Bridge, NB Canada E6C 1C6
Phone: (506) 451-2274

About Pam:

Reiki Master:  In May of 2011 Pam was blessed to work with one of the most famous and respected Reiki Masters in the world (William Lee Rand) in Glastonbury, England and to receive her Reiki Master attunement in the inner circle of Stonehenge, becoming a Reiki Master-Teacher. Then in May 2013, she went to Glens Falls, NY to study with William Rand again.  This time, she studied an advanced form of Reiki developed by Mr. Rand known as Karuna Reiki and became a Karuna Reiki Master-Teacher.  And in May of 2015, she once again went to Glens Falls, NY, this time to study Holy Fire Karuna Reiki with William Rand.  She is simply blown away by the power and effectiveness of this new Holy Fire energy which has recently become known through William Rand.

She now gives Reiki treatments and teaches Reiki classes, both of which have a profound effect on people’s health and well being. And sensing a void, she began offering Reiki classes to children and performing Reiki attunements for animals as well. You can give Reiki treatments to animals, but with William’s guidance, we determined how to give animals the ability to run Reiki energy themselves with tremendous results for the animals involved.  In the 2013 fall issue of the Reiki Magazine, William asked Pam to write about her experience attuning animals, and her work became known around the world!  In fact, Pam and her horse Storm were thrilled to find themselves on the cover of the magazine!  Then in the fall of 2015, her article “Reiki Animals Part 1” was featured in the Reiki News Magazine.  And in the winter magazine, Part 2 will be featured.

17 Nov

RAL 042: Active Hope with Kathleen Rude from Gaia Wisdom

Active Hope with Kathleen Rude

Active Hope.  When we come across challenges and set backs while working towards protecting what we love, where do we turn when we feel run down or defeated?  Active Hope is an amazing workshop experience based off of The Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy.  Please join me along with Environmental Writer and Activist Kathleen Rude as she takes us through the 4 Stages in Active Hope.  Kathleen is a Shamanic Practitioner and Ceremonial Leader and a Senior Facilitator and Mentor in the Work That Reconnects.  Don’t despair, get Active with Active Hope.

In this episode:

  • The Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy 
  • Honoring Our Feelings and Allow Them to Fuel Us
  • The Power of Community
  • Standing Rock and the Water Protectors
  • Righteous Anger, Emotion and Action
  • Honoring Our Pain
  • Anger and Justice
  • Silence
  • Giving Away Our Power
  • Daily Making an Impact, Making a Statement
  • Money as an Influencer
  • Seeing with New Eyes
  • Importance of Ceremony and Ritual
  • Connecting to the Future Ones
  • The Four Stages
  • Holding Space for Not Knowing the Outcome
  • Building Something Beautiful Together

Active Hope Workshop with Kathleen:

Friday, April 7, 2017 – Sunday, April 9, 2017
6:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Prairiewoods Spirituality Center
120 E Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA

Active Hope Weekend Workshop

Contact Kathleen:

Phone:  847.331.1050
Email: kathleen@gaiawisdom.org.

Offices in Glenview, IL and Boulder, CO

More about Kathleen:

Kathleen Rude fell in love with the natural world as a young child and found her voice for environmental activism at age 10. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and an Master of Science degree in Natural Resources. Kathleen began her career as an environmental writer.

Her studies of indigenous spiritual practice eventually led her to become a shamanic practitioner and ceremonial leader. She has been mentored by elders of Blackfoot, Lakota and Northern Ute descent and trained by Betsy Bergstrom. She is a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice.

Kathleen has been mentored by Joanna Macy and is a senior facilitator and mentor of The Work That Reconnects (WTR). She is a founding member of the Work That Reconnects Facilitators Network. In addition to her WTR workshops, she also runs workshops on environmental awareness and Earth-based spirituality.

Kathleen has published her first novel, The Redemption of Red Fire Woman. She is currently working on a non-fiction book, How To Become an Every Day Difference Maker.

She is a board member of Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS), a nuclear power watchdog organization, opposing nuclear power and promoting sustainable renewable energy.

Kathleen loves to sing, dance, hike, explore, discover, marvel, celebrate and nap.


25 Oct

RAL 041: Organic Skin Care with Isvara Organics creator Elizabeth Alvillar

Isvara Organics Creator Elizabeth Allvillar on Reiki Answer Lady

Did you know that our skin absorbs 60% of what comes into contact with it?  That our skin is really our largest organ?  Do you know how your skin care products are made today, the true cost of our cheap skin and hair care?  Please join me for this very enlightening conversation with Isavara Organics creator Elizabeth Alvillar.  Elizabeth is really down to earth and has been on a journey of education to help consumers navigate the world of natural skin and hair care.  Elizabeth prepares her Isvara Organics line in small batches, keeping with the tradition of our ancestors and she helps other companies craft small batch natural care products.

  • Education
  • True Nature of our Skin
  • Small Batch Products
  • Understanding Labels
  • Regulation in the Industry
  • Small Companies purchased by Large Companies
  • Formulation, How Do Chemicals work Together
  • How Absorbent are Petroleum Products
  • Signs of Toxic Overload
  • Gluten Free Skin Care?
  • Chemical nature of some popular oils
  • Manufacturing Chain Impact on Cosmetics
  • Being Your Best Self
  • Nourishing Ourselves as we age
  • IndrajAla Salve for Pain Relief
  • Energetics of Manufacturing
  • World Wide Market, Understanding Global Consumers
  • Devi Elixir
  • The True Story of Inner Beauty

Contact Elizabeth:

Customer Service: 831.566.8334

Email: customerservice@isvaraorganics.com

Shop: http://www.isvaraorganics.com

More About Elizabeth and Isvara Organics:

The creator of Isvara Organics is Elizabeth Alvillar, a highly trained professional with over 20 years experience in the beauty industry.  Elizabeth has spent the past 20 years as a stylist in the exclusive spa atmosphere catering to celebrities, royalty, and people just like you. Her dedication to excellence in beauty inspired her to develop a holistic approach to beauty after experiencing alarming results from the use of some of the most highly recognized beauty products in the professional industry today.  Elizabeth began suffering from toxin overload from years of working with standard cosmetic products.  This was alarming to her and she began to question whether the services she was providing were safe to her clients or herself.  After several years of research, development and testing Elizabeth is pleased to bring to you a full line of superior quality professional beauty products that deliver amazing results that are better for you and the environment, naturally.

Isvara Organics is a cosmetics company founded upon  the belief that the best way to promote and protect the natural beauty of your skin and hair is through the use of vital plant nutrients. We have worked diligently to bring you a superior professional product that will give you amazing results without the chemicals that are being utilized by many of the leading professional beauty product manufacturers today.  Plant and flower extracts promote amazing results by helping to regulate skin and hair function, soothe irritations, and stimulate and support the body’s own healing powers. Plants rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants have been used for thousands of years in many different cultures to promote optimum beauty. At Isvara Organics we are inspired by these ancient beauty rituals and utilize only the highest quality certified organic and natural ingredients available chosen specifically for their incredible anti-aging, regenerative and balancing abilities, delivering more vibrant, beautiful skin and hair, naturally.

Our products are tested on people, never on animals. Our packaging is made from recyclable materials. Isvara Organics donates a portion of its profits to non profit organizations.

11 Oct

RAL 040: Access Your Body Wisdom with Rachel Goldberg

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Rachel Goldberg is an expert in Emotional Anatomy with a unique program called Access Your Body Wisdom for Professionals, especially Professional Women.  Rachel combines her own experiences as a professional woman with her Reiki Practice and her expertise in Energetic Anatomy to offer both online and in person retreat opportunities to explore your whole vibrant self.   Join us in this conversation to learn more about her program as well as her really great Reiki Community called Global Reiki Webinars.

In this Episode:

Rachel’s Contact Info:

Touch Transform

Access Your Body Wisdom

Rachel’s Retreats and Programs

Rachel’s email – TouchTransform@gmail.com

Global Reiki Webinars with Phyllis Furumoto

More About Rachel:

Reiki Master Teacher, Classroom Instructor & Author   

Rachel is a powerful energy healer with a keen understanding of the emotional body and how it translates from the physical.  Soon after meeting her first teacher and receiving shamanic initiation in 2008. Rachel trained intensely and grounded her healing practice through the modality of Reiki. Rachel is a Reiki Master – Teacher with additional training in Quantum Touch Therapy, sound healing through vocal toning, and accessing the Akashic Records.  Rachel is a teacher by nature and empowering others with skills and tools to naturally heal themselves is her highest intention.
Rachel sees private clients and students at Touch Transform. She holds retreats, lectures and groups activities and retreats locally, nationally and she reaches the global community through webinars and social media.  To contact her directly please email: TouchTransform@gmail.com

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.

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:


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:



(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.

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