The word Reiki comes from Rei, meaning “a supernatural force or spiritual intelligence,” and Ki (qi), meaning “life energy.” It is generally translated as “universal life force energy.”
Reiki is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy and universal light. Reiki comes from the heart, not the head.
Reiki is one of the most effective ways to holistically take care of yourself. This spiritual Japanese hands on or distant healing practice helps you to relax, not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. With just one session, your energetic system begins to balance itself and you feel more at peace. It helps to ease pain, tension, and stress.
Shamanism and Reiki work together very well because they are both spiritual modalities. They compliment each other because they both balance and harmonize the subtle body. Reiki is working through the heart and Shamanism is founded on the view that all life, not just human life, has consciousness. The intelligence that infuses life empowers the shaman to transmute disease and harmonize imbalance. The truths of both Shamanism and Reiki are discovered through direct personal relationships. As a Healer one is able to intuitively understand that the Spirit world interfaces ours and everything within it can be communicated and interacted with.
Shamanism is one of the oldest practices of spirituality that exists today. It’s roots are buried thousands of years in our past. Indigenous shamanism teaches that nature can balance and revitalize and shift consciousness; it opens us to invisible and intrinsic energies that most of us are unaware of.
Both the Aztec and Mayan ancient civilizations held “ Cacao Ceremonies”. They obviously knew instinctively, what we now know scientifically. Cacao, the seed that serves as the basic ingredient for chocolate, has numerous health benefits! Traditionally, people drank Cacao not only for medical health, but also for spiritual awakening and creative guidance. Recent scientific studies point out the health benefits of a cup of pure cacao. Pure cacao beans contain numerous vitamins, minerals, and pure antioxidants. Drinking cacao releases feel good endorphins and increases blood flow. Therefore, for ceremonial purposes, it creates a “ natural high!”
Today, Cacao ceremonies may vary widely. They may be as simple as sharing a cup of cacao with a small group, reciting a mantra and raising a toast to an intention, or they may be a sophisticated, orchestrated spiritual ceremony for a large group.
Yoga means “ union.” Therefore, yoga brings into alignment the body, mind and soul. Yoga is truly a science and a type of Art for me. It is an active intelligence that is awakening your whole body and bringing you back to the moment, which is the best place to be. The mind follows the habits of the breath and the body so when you can control the breath you can control your mind and body and vice versa.
I have been doing yoga for over 30 years and teaching for over 20 years. Yoga has truly saved my life, physically, mentally and spiritually. I could never have built my Lodge if I had not had yoga in my life. Yoga is life for me and it is a time I set aside each day to practice breathing deeply so as to quiet my mind, to exercise so as to strengthen my body, and to meditate to get in touch with my soul—my voice within. A daily practice has been proven to strengthen mental clarity and sharpness, emotional positivity and inspiration, and physical well- being. Come join me. I will definitely cater to your personal needs.