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Reiki is Unique and Personal

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There was a time when I would pause and sweat when someone would ask me to explain Reiki. It’s an explanation that is best understood when served as a demonstration. In short, Reiki is a Japanese healing practice that promotes stress reduction and relaxation. That is what most people receive from it on the surface of their Reiki experience.

What comes next is literally different for each receiver because Reiki provides whatever is needed for each individual. One person, after working with Reiki, may sleep more deeply. Where as another finds she has an extra bounce in her step. I have heard from one of my clients, after only one session, her first Reiki experience, her grandparents came to her as she was on my table. With her eyes closed, she saw herself floating on a riverboat and her grandparents waved to her from the shore. She missed and loved them very much. She needed to ‘hear from them’ and ‘see them’ that day as part of her healing.

So, now, when someone asks me what is Reiki, I reply, “It is a connection to whatever it is you are needing at the time of the experience.”

If you need peace, Reiki allows you peace. If your body is asking for love, it supplies your heart with an unexplainable sensation of warmth and tenderness.

Reiki becomes what you seek, what your soul seeks that you may not even be aware of yet. That is also why I teach Reiki privately. Each student, while receiving the traditional teachings with me, is also given space for healing while being trained. Even the Reiki energy during the classes creates a strong vibration that opens the door for healing. I have seen intense shifts while teaching and the students are quite thankful to have had the intimate and personal experience with only me present.

Reiki can be received as a one time session. Or, for long term effects, you can learn how to give yourself, and others, Reiki as a student of Reiki training. Imagine always being able to give yourself what you need, even if you don’t know exactly what that is on a conscious level. Reiki knows. Your soul knows. Together you get what you need.

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Family Geneology: Healing Your Famiy’s Tree With Reiki


As I was meditating today, something I don’t always feel like doing, I had a very detailed thought I was told needed to be processed: “No matter how distant in your family tree someone is related to you, there has to be a reason for this connection.”

It seems logical that there is a link the Universe has created between you and these individuals. Of all the billions of people in the world, what does it mean to share your family’s specific DNA with certain people?

I have second cousins who carry with them the blood of my beloved grandparents yet do not remember their names or know where they live. In fact, because my father left when I was 6, I do not know or cannot recall a single relative from the paternal side of my own family.

Consciously, I do not urgently feel as if something is missing in my life or that these connections require healing so I can live out my life’s purpose. If we don’t know someone, how can we miss them or feel a loss? Yet, there they are, walking around and sharing my family tree, my blood, descendants of my ancestors.

Luckily, however, I have this amazing tool called Reiki. The benefits and purpose for Reiki are beyond comprehension. Not everybody, even people who are attuned to Reiki energy, are aware of everything Reiki can help and heal.

So, as I process this message, question really, about family ties from my meditation today, I can simply send Reiki healing to my entire family tree! How incredible is that? Or, in other words, what does that do? Since this question was brought to my awareness, there is obviously some sort of work I need to be doing around relatives, even those I do not know. If we are genetically connected, I am being told to get to work on it. Reiki heals relationships, situations, emotions, and energetic cords (as well as the physical body, of course).

By sending Spirit-Directed Life Force Energy (Reiki 😉 to everyone I am related to, my intention is that Reiki will heal and alleviate any discord in that genetic group(s). With this energetic magical flow of healing and high vibration light and love, which basically is Reiki, I hereby raise the frequency and amount of love in my family tree. And so it is.

Are you interested in learning more about Reiki and how, like in a situation such as disharmony somewhere in your family’s history, applying Reiki can help you with necessary healing to ensure a happier life?

Reiki has unlimited potential. My own experiences have proven that to me day after day.

Reiki can be received as a healing treatment or can be learned so one can begin healing themselves, friends, and family at home right away.

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Thank you for reading! And if you have family issues, read more about Reiki and its potential to heal everything if you so intend.


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Free At Last!


Forgiveness. This is the real true tool to happiness and soul development.

What happens when we hold on to anger and resentment? Or spend precious time thinking about hurts and people that were involved? Sometimes even wishing they experience pain and suffering, too?

There is an energy that grips us when we hold on to anger of a person or situation. It literally wastes time and eats away at our soul and spirit. Anger and resentment can take hold of our heart and block good from coming our way. Energetically, it constricts and even blocks the flow of your life force that is designed to keep your physical body functioning effectively and properly.

Anger and resentment effect your body in all possible ways-emotionally, energetically, and even physically. Pain, tumors, heartburn, headaches-these are some common physical symptoms the body can develop as a result of hanging on to the emotional pain and anger.

Is it easy to let go no matter how much you felt wronged? Well, it isn’t easy but it is as simple or as complicated as we make it.

Can it happen over the course of a day or night? Actually, it can. If we have already been ready and willing. It can also take longer, depending on how many layers the anger has to be stripped away. One layer may come off and allow the lighter feeling of freedom to encourage us to delve deeper.

Here is a very effective exercise for facing and releasing anger so you can forgive and finally live again (or for the first time).

First, identify the anger. When you think of the cause, where do you feel it in your body?

Does it have a color or shape? Really observe its attributes and where it resides. Does it have a texture? What form or object can you associate with it? Take a few minutes in silence to concentrate on this place, sending green healing energy to it.

Once you feel less effected by its presence, ask if there was a lesson. Think of a gift or blessing it may have given to you. If it is too close to when it happened, the positive outcome may not be as recognizable.

Continue sending healing light to the area of your body where this anger is being stored. Gently consider what the lesson might be. Breathe deeply for a series of 5 inhales and exhales.

Now envision a tube-like connection from the bottom of your spine to the earth.

Go to your core, your stomach, which is the center of your being. Imagine a light, like a candle flame burning. Picture it getting bigger and brighter and warmer like the sun. This healing angelic light gently moves to where your body is holding on to this vibration of anger. The light envelopes this now physical energy and takes it to the bottom of your spine where this tube is waiting to collect what no longer serves you and sends it down into the earth. You can slowly breathe in and exhale enthusiastically as you give it extra force downward J.

For example, I had cancer. At first, I was angry and really scared. Then I sent all kinds of healing light and prayers to it. When I was less afraid and mad, I asked what it was really all about. It was no coincidence that I found Reiki at the same time. Receiving Reiki during a cancer journey was a miracle. A must share with everybody experiencing disease or pain or suffering of any kind! That is what it must be! The cancer lesson, the blessing, was that I must show others this healing miracle Reiki that is accessible to the whole world! Yes, even cancer can be forgiven and has the potential to be a blessing J.

Another very important lesson I learned about forgiveness and letting go of anger was something I held on to for over 40 years. This may be more relatable to those of you who have spent life times with anger and family problems.

I was 5 when my father left us and began a new life. What is a 5 year supposed to think when she sees her daddy with a new family? Not to say he didn’t try to see me, but again, what would a 5 year old feel and think as her father lived on with another daughter and new wife in toe?

I held on to this hurt and resentment most of my life. Until I started doing healing work, I hadn’t connected my insecurities and fear of abandonment with childhood. Whatever we experience before the age of 7 sticks like glue in our subconscious. And in my case, that sense of safety and security was compromised. Hence, 40 years later, I began healing issues regarding feeling unsafe and insecure and not worthy all of the time.

When I finally decided it was time to release my father and honor his life path, the feeling of freedom was remarkable. I decided it was time to forgive his choices. They took him on his path, and took me on mine!

I used to believe that this was the most harm that was ever placed on me. Once I was finally able to face that anger, who it was attached to, and found compassion and forgiveness for why it happened, I released it like a balloon into the sky.

And honestly, there was room for forgiving myself for not wanting to see him before he passed. I had a chance to write and tell him I forgave him and he seemed to appreciate that. He visits as his spirit makes up for lost time. I occasionally feel his presence and we talk about what happened. He understands now why I didn’t want to see him and I forgive him for not figuring that out for himself.

As you journey through this life, remember that it is too short and too beautiful to spend time carrying anger around in your body and soul. Not to say don’t get angry! That is a very valid emotion we were obviously given to experience. Simply recognize there is so much more to focus on in this life. The prolonged anger only slows down our soul’s development and pushes the good away.

Time may be the key if you are not ready right now. Consider the more exciting thoughts you would prefer to carry until then.

May you find peace and healing along your path. There really are so many blessings around us to focus on that keep our vibration higher, attracting the goodness the Universe has to offer.

As always, I am available to assist you when you decide to take the healing path to freedom, declaration of self worth, and peace <3. Visit


Girls, Reiki, and Lemonade


When the world hands us lemons, what is a girl to do?

The answer to this question will provoke many opinions on the subject. Believe it or not, much of it will depend on one’s childhood and the role models she has had throughout life. That’s not to say, if it is an unfavorable reply, that you cannot then decide to expand your perspectives and become more creative and confident whenever you choose, regardless of the past. I write this blog about confidence and girls as a veteran teacher with many years of observing girls and ways of behaving in the classroom.  And as a girl and adult with very little confidence until my 40’s.

Now, you might ask, “What does being confident have to do with how I answer this question about being handed lemons?”  Thank you for asking. It has everything to do with it.

There are across the board associations people have with lemons. The first is often the color yellow. A common second meaning, one that I feel determines a low level of confidence and self-esteem, is the fact that lemons are very sour and are likely associated with not tasting very good or being duds, flops, or mistakes.

A person with low self-esteem often considers the disapproving aspects of an issue. If she does not have positive feelings of self-worth and judges herself regularly, her view of the outside world will reflect that. Someone with low self-esteem, I predict, would first respond to the world giving her lemons with an unenthusiastic and downbeat reply such as, “Oh great! Of course. More duds for me. It figures I am always being given something that doesn’t work. That’s what I attract, duds and failures.”

Now, a girl with healthy self-esteem and confidence in herself, a girl who recognizes her own worthiness, radiates happiness and a bright outlook of the world. Ask this girl, “What do you do when the world hands you lemons?” She most likely would reply, “I can make lemonade, add it to my water to make it more refreshing, and squeeze it on apples so they last longer. Lemons smell citrusy and leave a clean scent in the air.”

Pretty different, right? The same word, lemon, eliciting very opposite reactions depending on someone’s level of self-esteem. Having been a teacher for so 23 years, it was my observation that girls with low self-esteem, timidity, and little confidence in themselves lead to an attitude of being wounded or a sufferer. Whereas the girls with confidence and certainty were enthusiastic, passionate, and noticeably comfortable in social situations.

I go back to my childhood and reveal to you that I was the girl who did not look favorably at the idea of being given lemons. I would have seen only the negative connotations and would have gotten stuck there, as a sufferer, wounded, helpless, doomed. Yup, the lowest of self-esteem on the block.

My mom coddled and protected me. I hid behind her comfort, ran to her when it got too rough. Stayed frightened and wounded. Allowed suffering to stir and boil. I love my mom dearly. She did what she thought was best and wanted to be protective of her children, not ever wanting us to feel pain or defeat. Secluded in that protective bubble didn’t give me the answers I needed as an adolescent or adult. That bubble kept me safe from the outside world but not my inner critic. I saw no value in myself. I had no skills to cope with disappointment, or lemons. I was a frightened middle schooler and teenager. I was a terrified adult making impulsive decisions without considering my self-respect. Choices and outcomes were simply because it was what I deserved. Abusive relationships, panic attacks, and frustration. Settling for what I was handed. Jealous of what others seemingly had and I didn’t.

Something shifted. I can’t say exactly when. I can’t pinpoint the exact age other than it was definitely in my late 30’s. I do know what instigated it. Reiki. I committed to healing. I decided it was time to look at why I experienced life through the eyes of a sufferer. I no longer wanted to be wounded. I let Reiki, this gentle, life force energy, flow through me and show me what to do. This healing healed the physical me, migraines and chronic digestive issues . Reiki softened and balanced the emotional aches and pains I carried as a child of divorce and insecurity and confusion. Reiki helped give me mental clarity. Reiki introduced me to my guides, the angels, the most amazing people in the world, faith, trust, and most important, my inner power and courage. Reiki put all the pieces together as it healed on all levels. I am now whole, balanced, confident, and sure.  Reiki, even though I am infinitely grateful for now, would have been so powerful to have as a girl enduring low self-esteem and fears of a big insensitive world .

If there was something I could give and wish for all girls to have, it would be Reiki. With Reiki, a girl could experience feeling whole, hopeful, spiritually protected and safe, and always having a tool to help somehow, in some way, the world which she is a part of. Reiki is a gift one has forever, a gift one has to share every day of her life. That sure is a confidence booster. Consider this for any young girls in your life. It just may be the gift she cherishes more than any she ever receives. A gift that reflects stability, assurance, self-love, and the enthusiasm and creativity to turn lemons into lemonade!

Please visit my website for more info about Reiki and the infinite benefits. If you are in Portland, Oregon, I am offering a free talk on how Reiki can assist you with self-esteem, confidence, and self-love. I highly recommend we include girls in the power of Reiki. Join us on Sunday, May 19th at 11:00AM-12:00PM.

If you would like to hear more how we can work together, for you and your daughter, contact me for a free 15 minute consultation. I have extensive training in education and hold a Master’s of Science in Family Support and Parenting Education from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts. I would love to be of service.

Have a beautiful May!

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When I first began this healing journey, I had know idea what was in store for me (and frankly, for those around me!).

Cancer triggered my new goal in life, to heal and to stop the frustration of feeling that I am not what or who I thought I would be by now. What I discovered immediately was that cancer was only the tip of the iceberg. And that healing is an ongoing process, every day, almost of every minute of the day.

Sometimes I wonder with a sigh if living blindly would have been easier. Of course, in the long run, it would not have been, but I do admit it can be exhausting at times. Like yesterday when I considered throwing in the old smelly dish towel.

This is how I usually feel after visiting and spending a long time with family. We often work through issues that come up and feel and believe they have been addressed, “fixed” to some degree. Well, it feels great especially if family, or what triggers us, lives far away and not part of our daily routine. Out of sight, out of mind can sometimes feel resolved. Family is here to remind us that we are not done with that issue yet! Thank you family. No, truly, I mean it.

Family brings up emotions we thought were taken care of, healed, but come to realize have only been suppressed. Serious stuff like the ability to develop healthy relationships, self esteem, money issues, the chance to really find happiness without guilt and shame. Each time I visit home, I am reminded of this. Distance and avoidance can play serious tricks on the heart. I can pretend, I can run, I can live 3000 miles away from home. But when I return, so too does: the guilt of not having grandchildren for my mother, choosing to live so far away from her even though she would never have left her mother, sibling battles, self esteem issues involving past and present decisions, sibling insults we throw at each other stemming from old childhood pain, and most important, the idea that there is financial lack and hardship and money is stressful and secretive and worth fighting about…..Augh, I thought we took care of all of this shit!

Breathe. Relax shoulders. Think love. And the gift of Reiki. Yes, the answer to all of life, good and difficult. The memories and pictures of last week’s visit flood my mind and fill me with those unpleasant feelings of anxiety, sadness, guilt, shame….. Overly dramatic, perhaps, but my body’s way of telling me these issues are not yet resolved and may hold me back. Childhood experiences, adult experiences with the old family beliefs, affect my choices and perpetuate my fears.
This is where Reiki saves my life, again.

I call in the healing energy, hold it to my heart, and ask for gentle, soothing comfort. I ask to replace the uncovered pain with love and healing energy. This does not make it disappear. It adds new perspective to old wounds. It transforms my view from victim to observer. Painful triggers and memories are easier to look at as an observer-it is more likely to watch or replay in this role as fewer emotions will arise. What was learned? What can be done to change it for next time? What was I needing and not getting? What was the other person needing and feeling?

Reiki balances emotions so that any issue can be viewed from a less traumatic lens. Thinking of family while using Reiki is a tool like no other. My relapses after visiting home are shorter since I have adopted my Reiki practice. And I do believe that while with family, I am able to stay grounded and centered more often than not by calling in Reiki during stressful moments.

Every family has stressful moments. Reiki can give us freedom from the cords that bind us. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about how Reiki can help you break away from the old ways of how you work with your family. Distance healings are always available.You may discover a whole new world that can include loving and spending time with even the toughest of family members. Family is a big part of life. We can find ways to enjoy all family has to offer us. As I am reminded often, without family, we wouldn’t be here 😉

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Self, Health, and Matters of Family

As a practitioner who assists others with healing on an energetic level, I practice and commit to being an open channel to the Divine. It is then that I am able to receive guidance so I know what to do and how I can be of service to clients, friends, and loved ones. Intuition and trusting myself to receive this sacred information for others is the key when facilitating healing.

Sometimes I forget that the same ‘rules’ apply to me, too. When I am not feeling well, experiencing physical or emotional symptoms of some sort, it is essential that I tune into the Divine and trust my intuition so that I can help myself.

When I have so much information about myself, it is often difficult to set aside old beliefs and see my own situation clearly. However, last night, I was proud that I was able to tune into guidance— for me. I am visiting family for a week and tend to wander away from healthy choices I have made as an adult concerning physical and emotional well-being. To make things easier, I eat what my mom has in the house and eat the special foods she enjoys making for me. I’ve gone through several years of explaining to her why I no longer eat certain foods. We usually go straight from the airport to the grocery store because food is a priority for mom, wanting to make sure I have what I need while I am here. The prices of the gluten free foods and organic fruits and vegetables I eat cause her great stress and angst. This time, as she has not been feeling well, I chose not to go down that road, so we skipped the trip to the grocery store.

I am discovering that while I am trying to save my mom from the stress related grocery store incident, my body is telling me that what I am putting in it is more important. Last night, I kept dreaming that I could not breathe. Several times I woke up in the middle of the night gasping for air. I realized that my throat was closing, as if I was experiencing an allergic reaction to something I ate. Well, the only allergies I have are to antibiotics and occasionally funny reactions to peanuts. Rather than getting scared, I decided to tune into my body and angels and intuitive guidance. I immediately heard, “It was the chicken I ate for dinner. It was not organic. Think of what is used while raising the animals for food that is not organic. Aaaaaah! Hormones and antibiotics!” Bingo! I took a benedryl, prayed that my airways cleared for safe breathing, gave myself Reiki, and fell asleep for the rest of the night.

Lessons learned:

#1 My health and well-being is more important than trying to control someone else’s level of stress-which has nothing to do with me in the first place. I love my mom but I also love being able to breathe. Even though it is only a week, food and emotional choices are a priority. So glad it is raining today so we can go to the grocery store for some healthy choices without missing outdoor time :).

#2 We love our family, try to protect them. I know. I also know that the wisdom to understand that some things cannot be changed or controlled, the serenity prayer, was written in regards to navigating family relationships.

Here’s to health, self, and the Serenity Prayer!


Healing is a Committment and a Process


When I recall hearing the words, “You have cancer,” I remember wanting to fall to the floor. I felt and heard my heart beating like never before. Everything seemed to turn into slow motion. The unexplainable emotions grip the soul, the sleepless nights, the pacing in the dark, that feeling of forgetting to breathe all took hold pretty quickly. The first few nights I spent walking around in the dark, feeling lost, scared, and confused, similar to being lost in a corn maize with no visible way out. I even started to watch tele-evangelists at 3 in the morning, searching for hope and words from God. There were some moments I felt as if they were talking directly to me. Yes, I received some helpful words of wisdom tuning into the 700 Club! We filter and take in what we need, right? At that moment, at 3 in the morning, I heard words that helped me get through the night.

7 years ago now seems like a life time ago. I immediately found personal support, books, and alternative healing. Incredible women like Louise Hay and Doreen Virtue kept my head up high and my positive thoughts streaming through my head day and night. I stopped pacing and kept reading and calling in the light. At night when I could not sleep, I meditated and called in every color of the rainbow, each with its own healing frequency.  I asked everyone I knew to send prayers. I felt those prayers and kept on leaping forward through every obstacle. I surrounded myself with loving, compassionate people, some healers who gave me tools for life. My Reiki Master, and her Reiki Share Circles, that was my true place of healing and solace. The love and support I found there was immeasurable and gave me all I needed that year. Friends. Nurture. Support. Love.

What I learned then, and continue to apply to my life to this day, is that healing doesn’t end. It is a lifelong process. Scars often remain, physically and emotionally. There are lessons to be learned from dis-ease and tragedy. I will sometimes read or hear about someone with cancer or in an abusive relationship or having had a loved one pass away. This brings me back to my own experiences , a sign that it is time to revisit a situation, to go back and see if there is more to learn from it. Well, today I did just that. I read a blog that shared how to get through the hard times after hearing one has cancer. It was what I was planning on writing about today. But then I discovered something else. Part of the blog discussed being aware of what your body is telling you when it is in pain.

I looked back on the first few weeks after receiving my news, and tried to distinguish what my body was experiencing. I revisit the anguish. It is shocking to recognize that where my body felt fear and anxiety was my heart! I honestly sit here for the first time and am aware of this new piece of information that my subconscious mind is now revealing to me. It is now 7 years later and I am happy, healthy, and teaching Reiki and Angelic Healing to adults and children all over Portland, Oregon. I sit here right now and realize I have some more healing to do and it wasn’t at all what I expected. Heart, we have some work to do. I love you and will never again ignore you.