I love being out in nature and feel a deep connection with it. I truly feel the vibrational energy emanating from its majestic presence. I have always had strong intuition and have been able to sense the energies around me and of others. In addition, I have always had a deep spiritual life. However, starting in the spring of 2010, I was faced with a series of very difficult, distressing, and painful life events whereupon my beliefs were challenged. This was after the sudden death of my mother-in-law, who was truly like a mother to me. These events not only took a toll on me emotionally and spiritually, but also took their toll on me physically. It was then that I started to reexamine all aspects of my life, ranging from my occupation as a public school educator, to my views on parenting, to my religious and spiritual beliefs.
I began the search to put things in perspective and allow my healing and learning to begin. In the summer of 2012, I had the fortunate opportunity to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii for a spiritual-healing retreat. It was there that I first experienced energy healing and meditation, and there, that a tiny seed was planted to explore this area of holistic health as a profession. Finally, after much reflection, and a daily practice of meditation and prayer, my spiritual beliefs have been strengthened and broadened, my health is better than ever, my outlook on life has been brightened, and the interest in teaching meditation to others and having a Reiki practice has been manifested and solidified. Whether you are going through a major life challenge, trying to get through an emotional block, dealing with a physical condition, or just want deeper harmony and balance, please allow me the honor and privilege to be of service to you.
I believe that everyone has the capability of healing and having a life of happiness. Yes, there will be ups and downs. Life is like that. But healing old wounds, maintaining the care of your inner and outer self, following your bliss and learning how to be in the flow, allows us the ability to maneuver through those situations with more grace and ease. And, instead of falling into the depths of despair, we can come out a stronger, wiser, and healthier version of ourselves.
If you’ve ever wondered about reiki, meditation, what they are, or what they can do for you, you are not alone. Reiki is a complementary form of energy medicine discovered, and then taught by, Mikao Usui. Reiki encourages the self-healing response in the body. It increases natural healing, relieves stress and pain, and induces deep relaxation. Reiki gently releases emotional blockages, and balances the body’s subtle energy centers. It's the same type of energy that is used when you bump yourself and you intuitively move your hand over that area to soothe yourself.
Meditation is a means of gaining and maintaining balance by making time to go within yourself and getting centered. It is a period of deep relaxation where emotional and physical healing can take place. It is a state in which thoughts become settled and and sense of peace and calm is instilled. Blood pressure, hormone levels, pain and anxiety all decrease with meditation. In fact, after only FIVE days of meditation, positive structural changes start taking place within the brain. Meditation also assists in attaining greater self-awareness, insight, and achieving higher levels of consciousness. In addition, meditation cultivates mindfulness which allows one to maneuver throughout the day in a less stressed and present way. Best of all, studies show that those who meditate regularly are happier people.