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Experience the Benefits of Reiki

This article appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of Spirited Solutions’ Newsletter.

I just finished teaching Reiki Level I and was reminded of the power of Reiki. Having practiced this healing modality on myself daily for over a decade, sometimes I forget how much it can change lives! Teaching all levels of Reiki keeps me in touch with the process of healing that Reiki engenders if you choose to learn it and use it on a regular basis. Read more…

What to do when Reiki finds you

This article appeared in the December 2003 issue of Innerchange Magazine

One of the most amazing things about Reiki or the Usui Method of Natural Healing is that it always manages to find us at just the right moment! We all know the adage, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” In fact, all of us have probably had the experience of a teacher coming into our lives precisely when we needed what she or he had to offer. But what about “When the student is ready, the healing modality appears”? Read more…

The Powerful, Positive Benefits of Reiki

This article appeared in the March/April 2002 issue of Eastern Spirit.

Sometimes there comes a turning point in your life so sharp that you end up traveling a totally different road. For me, that turning point was an accident that brought Reiki, the Usui Method of Natural Healing, serendipitously and wondrously into my life. Read more…

What’s in a Reiki I Class?

This article appeared as part of a series for Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship

Did you know that one of the best ways to look and feel great is to take a Reiki class? Reiki Level I is usually taught over two class days or a weekend and involves about eleven teaching hours. After taking Reiki I, the student should wait at least two and a half or three months to go on for Reiki II. This interlude is essential to allow the student to adjust to a higher energetic frequency and to work amply with the energies and information passed on in Reiki I. Read more…

Reiki Can Relieve Pain and Reduce Stress

This article appeared in the September 2, 2000 issue of The Chapel Hill News, and was reprinted in the December 2003 issue of Illumination Journal.

Sometimes in our lives we experience what I call the cosmic two by four, that situation or event that hits us like a hearty piece of lumber, fresh off the saw block. For myself, one such event happened in 1992 when I was the sixth car in a seven-car pile-up on a treacherous stretch of highway in Winston-Salem. Read more…


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