That's me in the picture!
Truly the greatest gift you can give is that of your own self-transformation.
- Lao Tzu
I have been practicing Reiki since 2017. I became an Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki Master in 2018 and then an Usui/Holy Fire® III/Karuna Reiki Master in 2019. Yeah, I know, what a mouthful! Being a Reiki Master doesn't mean that you have mastered Reiki. It means that you have allowed Reiki to master you. What does that mean? For me, it means that Reiki is a part of my everyday life. It's how I serve others - human people and animal people. It's how I serve our Mother Gaia. More practically, being a Reiki Master means that I can attune others to Reiki and teach them techniques to use Reiki for self-healing, helping others and in their everyday life.
There are many lineages of Reiki. They are all great. I think I was called to Holy Fire® Reiki because the attunement process is direct from Source rather than the energy being passed through the teacher. Also, it is a lineage that encourages the use of your intuition as well as the standard Usui hand placements. It's an energy that is continually evolving - or rather, it allows access to it's higher vibrational frequencies as we humans evolve.
I also completed foundational training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2020. Besides having an excuse to go to Victoria, B.C. every few months, it helped me develop a neutral, centered and grounded mode of conducting a Reiki session, allowing "the work to do the work." BCST is a light touch healing modality that promotes the body’s own natural ability to heal itself by releasing patterns created by physical and emotional trauma. There is no direct manipulation in a BCST session. I practice Reiki that is informed by my BCST training and skill.
I have also studied Quantum Touch® and Biofield Tuning. I became a certified HeartMath® Practitioner in 2021. I am endlessly curious. I love to study and learn different energy healing modalities. Which leads me to PSYCH-K®! I love PSYCH-K® and believe that, although a very different process than Reiki, the two can be a synergistic combo in empowering the self and the inner healer. I became a PSYCH-K® Preferred Facilitator in June of 2023.
Want more detail about me? Read my musing, My Reiki Journey.
So what's with the Tree of Light? Well, that name came to me during a meditation. A year later, I was studying the Tree of Life system. Holy Fire + Tree of Life = Tree of Light! It's a beautiful image for the concept of Holy Fire® Reiki lighting up your Tree of Life. It's even cooler than you think because your Tree of Life correlates to your chakras!
Usui Holy Fire® Reiki 1 & 2, 2017
Usui/Holy Fire® II ART/Reiki Master, 2018
Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master, 2019
Shamanic Reiki 1 & 2, 2020
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Two Year Foundational Training, 2020
HeartMath®: Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Self Regulation, 2021
HeartMath®: The Resilient Heart™: Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certification, 2021
World Peace Reiki Ignition, 2022
Quantum Touch®, 2023
PSYCH-K® Online 1 & 2, 2023
PSYCH-K® Basic and Advanced Workshops, 2023
Master of Public Administration, The Evergreen State College, 2015