Thursday, March 29, 2012


I love Spring - the time of year when everything is waking up, coming back to life after a long period of hibernation. Just like the first daffodils that came up, parts of myself are coming back to life, too.
If you tune into nature you will feel the energy rushing up, the explosion of new light, the strength of the seed that shoots up into plant. In the same way, I feel the energy of the Earth coming up and exploding in me. My body feels rejuvenated and ready for physical activities, exercises; my brain works at a different speed; my soul sings a joyful song at the crack of dawn.
Nature sings its wake up song and we happily respond.
This is how I feel every spring:

"As each year unfolds
we weave more of the
miracle and wonder
of who we are into
the fabric of life...
... and all of life benefits."
~ From an original design
on hand died fabric
by Janet Tyers

Every spring, after the period of hibernation, I feel like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly; something beautiful emerges and that beauty shines on all of us.
Reiki helps me see all the colors of nature in a more vibrant and joyful way and appreciate the life cycles even more.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Children, Reiki, Animals

At the age of three, my younger son, Attila, played that he was going to a Reiki school. He would put his hands on me and tell me that he was "Reiki"-ing me.
Both of my boys like receiving Reiki - when they are hurt, don't feel well, before bedtime or just because they feel like it. At one point both of them wanted to learn how to give Reiki and my heart sang with joy! A week later, we sat down and I told them a short story about Reiki and Dr. Usui, then explained the attunement process and what they needed to do. It was a challenge to keep a three year old from getting up or asking questions in the middle of it all - but we finished successfully. Both of them got attuned to the first level of Reiki which meant that they could heal themselves and help others, too.
On the days when I am not at home and someone gets hurt my older son, Tibor, is the healer. He puts his hands on the body part in need and asks for healing. Attila, on the other hand, didn't want to give Reiki. He just wanted to receive it until... Until we got a puppy, Padme, who had surgery before we got her.
One afternoon I was watching Attila and the puppy lying next to him. He had both of his hands on her tummy. The puppy lay still for quite some time and then suddenly turned around. Attila was not happy and he kept telling her to turn back. I asked him why is it so important to him that the puppy lay on her back and he said indignantly - "So that I can Reiki her!"
It was amazing to me that he intuitively knew what she needed! And Padme loved it. I don't even have to say that her wound healed very nicely under the hands of her Reiki healer.
Animals love the gentle and loving energy of Reiki. They immediately notice the changes and improvements that happen in their body and they will let you know when they've had enough.  You can also attune your pet to Reiki. Your pets sense when you don't feel well and they can treat you to some Reiki.
Whether you are a two or a four legged, a plant or a tree - we can all benefit from Reiki, the loving energy of the creator. Whether you use it for stress reduction, pain relief or letting go of old wounds, Reiki promotes well being and balance.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ways of Reiki

Around the time I started studying and doing energy work, I started hearing wonderful things about Reiki - how it helped with the quality of life, bringing healing and peace...
It took me almost 10 years to come back to Reiki but once I found it - I knew it is here to stay. Reiki and its all including energy and love are my basic tools for healing - Reiki is my foundation. From there I can easily build custom treatments depending on the client's needs.

Today I would like to introduce my guest blogger Nissa Howard, a beautiful and passionate healer, and the ways she likes to use Reiki in her own practice. Enjoy!

Prepping with Reiki

As a Shamanic Practitioner and Empowerment Coach, I find that Reiki does to my healing sessions what salt does to food.  It kicks up the heat, adds flavor, blends with everything, and when in doubt….add it! 

When I create sacred space to hold a session, Yoga class, or workshop, Reiki brings a settled shiver of cohesive wholeness to the circle.  A subtle power surge of universal limitlessness, Reiki fills the room, the circle, the bodies, and the hearts of every being seen or unseen.  It completes the family of my spirit helpers, my guides, me, and the energetic medicine that takes place in my work. 

I have recently implemented the use of Reiki to relax a class or client before I begin the session and noticed an amazing shift take place in each time. I activate the room, the people, and myself. The clients are exponentially more allowing to the healing taking place, and are having vivid, tangible feelings in their body as they receiving the “medicine”.  After I began prepping with Reiki, one of my least visual and least open clients began to feel the energy moving in his body as well as see himself release certain memories.  He now speaks of that session with enthusiasm and has expressed his new found hope and sense of capability in his life.  Yoga class clients are transported to the stillness within in a way I had never seen before.  They are walking out of Yoga grounded, expanded, and renewed on such a deep internal level. Other clients have come out of sessions or classes asking “What did you do differently? I felt more connected to what happened! I’ve never had a session like that before! I felt so much bigger than my body!”  Naturally, they now make sure I will prep them with Reiki at each session or class.  Of course, now it is my standard operating procedure.

As the practitioner, I am experiencing beneficial shifts now that I prep my sessions with Reiki.  It’s almost as if Reiki gets my helpers and guides fueled up so when I state the intention for the healing, they are ready to go, it’s clear, and we get there quick.  Sometimes after an extraction, it’s not known what needs brought in to refill the empty spot, so I have been using Reiki to fill and the clients feel profound love. Prepping with Reiki fills me up and relaxes me too so I have less mind chatter as I stand as the observing “hollow bone” for the energy medicine to take place.  These combinations create a richer, more connected, more tangible experience for me and my clients. 

My favorite side effect of bringing Reiki into my circle of “power tools” is that anytime I have felt stuck or unsure of where to go in a session or workshop, I take a breath to focus on the activated Reiki and instantly I know or see what is next.  It’s my “when in doubt” tool.  So many times a session or workshop is disrupted by outside forces or insecurities and Reiki brings everything and everyone back to the moment and the feeling state of being a human in progress.  And it’s a powerful state when you accept being a human in progress.

Shamanic healing and energy medicine facilitates a life lived in balance, a life lived with heart and a life lived from inner truth.  I feel blessed and honored to do this work.  I am deeply grateful to have Reiki accelerate its benefits.  The combination of Reiki with any healing work I do, whether it’s Yoga, Shamanic, Chakras, Workshops, has changed the landscape of my practice in an incredible way. 

Nissa Howard is an Empowerment Coach and Shamanic Practitioner.  For more information check out her website at www. or".  Like her on Facebook at .