Sunday, October 10, 2021

Reiki at a Distance

 After nearly 40 years as a Massage Therapist, and 30 with Reiki, I am shifting my practice to include more virtual work, and fewer in person sessions. Reiki and other energetic offerings are often more powerful when offered remotely, which gives us the opportunity to work together wherever we are in the World!

When we combine Reiki with a dash of creativity, Magïc happens!

In a  constantly changing world, we are often asked to Pivot to adjust to new energies and opportunities. This last year has invited many of us to rethink how we connect, and what we offer.

Remote Reiki and Lightweaving sessions rreduce stress, support relaxation, rejuvenation, and a return to wholeness. They heighten one's ability to connect with our inner light and with others in a deeper, more compassionate way. 

I have been using Tuning Forks in my work for over a decade, and these translate especially well for distant sessions.  I use both the Intention tuners (most of these are not weighted - and intended for off body work) and several other sets for 'Tune-Ups' which combine Reiki, visualization and sound healing. 
"In water and watery solids, such as the human body, sound travels over 4x faster in the form of photons or sonic shear waves." Dr Karl Maret in the forward to Tuning the Human Biofield.

Lightweaving is also done off the body, & is a wonderful addition to Remote sessions.

Your session will include:
  • check in and intake, where we identify the focus for physical and whole field healing, and set an intention for our session. 
  • The session itself - relax and get comfortable, allow about 45 minutes for the session
  • Sharing - insights, suggestions for benefiting from your session
The gentle energy of Reiki is an ideal complement to some gentle coaching. Blending Reiki, Creativity and coaching bring fluidity to the process of tapping the body's wisdom, allowing one to identify and transform limiting beliefs, and open to new ideas and goals. Each experience of coaching with Reiki and Creativity will be unique, with sessions customized to meet individual needs. 
Contact me for more info or to book your session!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Reiki Anniversary

This month marks my 30th anniversary as a Reiki Master - 

When the student is ready .... 

A friend calls it holes - when you know something's important, and you need to do it, but - why?

I can trace my "introduction" to the healing modality I'd been seeking to a harp concert  (by a 2nd degree practitioner!) 9 months before, in a bookstore about an hour away. Who could resist Karen Brunner's title, "Out of the Silence, Into the Wind" ... And her tape, Where the Dragons Come to Drink - recorded the summer before during the Lion's Gate portal, 8-8-88. So I was drawn to that January concert! 

... After the amazing concert, I looked for the right book, picked up one on Chiron (Barbara Hand Clow's), the wounded healer ... 

That fall, I saw an announcement for a talk on Chiron - at the same bookstore that hosted the concert! The catalogue was in the Mail, when I returned from offering a talk to on asteroids to a local Astrology group - how could I Not go?


During her talk, the astrologer Analyse mentioned that Reiki is connected with the asteroid Chiron (healing, synchronicity, chiros rather than chronos time) and ... if anyone was interested ... She was offering a first level class in a week or two - YES! sign me up!! 

So, I went! It was exactly what I wanted and needed! At 39, I'd had a spiritual opening the year before I didn't yet have tools for understanding, Reiki initiation helped me integrate it! 

And .... My master Analyse told us she'd be moving out of state shortly after that first degree class, but had a mailing list! I didn't know anyone who did Reiki - the next spring,  I happened to connect with Janelle during an Earth Day event (remember that big celebration in 1990?) 

So Janelle and I began trading. She also lived ~ an hour away, and - though I didn't know for awhile, is a Master! I was considering taking Reiki II with her - I knew at the first class i wanted to open the Reiki Door ...

... Then I heard from Analyse - she was offering a second level training, at the coast, and we could stay over for an extra $25 (the other gal didn't??!!!) Oh, YES! 

I put the symbols into the drum I'd recently crafted, and Analyse watched me dancing them on the hill, from her beach walk.... That night when I couldn't sleep, I danced them again, under the stars! 

She after her visit, she went back to Wyoming... And the next spring, I moved to Breitenbush Hot Springs! So I called Analyse, and we made arrangements for her to come up to offer 2nd and 3rd degree to some of her students - 30 years ago this month! 

Sacred river

About a week after our training, which included auditing/ helping with the second degree class, she offered a Q and A session, before returning to Wyoming. 

Shortly after I was made Master, I met Phyllis Lei Furomoto at the PNW Reiki Gathering! I loved hearing parts of her own story and  of her struggles with the title "Grand Master", (and was intrigued that she had decided against issuing certificates!) She later accepted the designation Head of the Discipline. 

My Harper friend Karen was at that first PNW gathering - "ah!! She does Reiki!! That explains it!" I invited her up for Winter Solstice in 91 and 92, and a few years later, invited her to hold space and play harp for the classes I taught through our retreat center, and later at the coast. Karen had taken 1 & 2 from a prominent and dedicated Master, but ended up going to Machu Pichu with another Master for her own 3rd initiation! (Karen was incredible at holding energy - not just this lifetime!) 

.. I stayed in touch with Linda, who was in the Mastery class with me, and of course met many practitioners and Masters from all over the world at the NW gatherings! And - as Analyse told us, Reiki will teach you! Plus healers from other modalities, including a Qigong master who had is draw a symbol, then dance it!! 

I initiated many fellow staff members, some short term, some I'd known before ... And then, moved to the beach town, Neskoin.

At the coast, I was blessed to meet Anita, who was familiar with leading Reiki circles, (initiated in both Usui and Sechim forms (!)) & Who had the burning desire for Mastery.. She has also lived for 6 months at Findhorn, and taught attunement (tune into what's next! Again, often, not what you'd think!)  Plus offering Rebirthing sessions, and facilitating the Transformation Game!

I love co-facilitation, so working with Anita was a great match, she hosted circles, we had a strong Reiki and Reiki Master community ... And Karen came to co-facilitate a class.

Just after Anita and I worked out a thorough Mastery process, one of my students from the public Breitenbush workshops contacted me for mastery initiation - prior to his own upcoming move - to the Carolinas!! 


And then I realized, he took my 4 day first level immersion, the 3 day second level training, whilst in medical school!! Sigh! 

Dr Jim had a strong connection with Reiki, and a good ability to integrate teachings! So we sat in the floor of his nearly empty apartment, the day after his farewell sweat lodge, and I was in the clouds after the training ... And he was heading out the next day! And - I blessed him with the Reiki thread that would draw him to whomever he needed to connect with, when he needed more pieces! 

Anita and I had a blast, using Reiki messages, attunement, and a teaching from a medicine man after my first level initiation - 

I appreciate ongoing connections with students and other masters, and often they appear and ask! ! I'm not so great at sending emails, but have a virtual presence, and have been in one place over 20 years. My friend Margot was initiated in first degree by Takata (40 years ago!) Then 1 again and 2 during her massage training ... Then finally in level 3 from my trade buddy, Janelle!! Circles and cycles! 

I felt blessed to be able to participate in several calls in recent years with Phyllis and Rachael, before Phyllis made transition. The last calls were with Reiki Masters around the world, an eclectic little bunch, brought together via Reiki and synchronicity! 👐

Reiki will teach you! And - Reiki drew you to your master(s)!

Sunday, April 18, 2021


 Living and working on Healing Arts at Breitenbush in the 90s, I was blessed to attend the Annual Reiki Gathering with Phyllis Lei Furomoto, and to study with healers and mentors from many traditions and backgrounds, including Wheels of Light author Rosalyn Bruyere, the Breema community, Egypt scholar Nicky Scully, ethetic healer Eric Vormanns, Lightwork teacher Amorah Quan Yin, and many others.

I met Amorah when I first moved to Breitenbush thirty years ago, and enjoyed our chats and hearing about her Pleiadian Lightwork, and the book she was writing. So when she offered her second month long intensive training several years later, I signed up! I had moved to the coast, but was asked to fill in during the time of the workshop, so got permission to schedule my sessions around our class time!

I was already implementing the teachings from the Pleiadian Workbook, practicing the basic techniques and clearings. One day, Amorah "happened" to call about the workshop whilst I was doing a session, and had forgotten to turn the phone off!

My client had severe bruising from the seatbelt during an accident, and Amorah said, "Oh! Do a QTG!" An etheric technique, the Quantum Transformation Grid is designed to "break up cellular and emotional patterning, ... Imagining microscopic lasers of colored light from several directions" entering the body to the cellular level! ... I pulled out my book for the process, and it indeed helped ease the pain and speed healing! 

During our intensive, Amorah invited me to help set the tone each morning, playing her original music guitar with me on harp. After finishing one intense session, I began playing softly, and later my friend Lauren said she could really feel the Star Temple we envisioned during our sessions drop around us! 

When she signed my Pleiadian Workbook, Amorah wrote, "dearest dahling Nadya  Dance and play/sobriety and depth/ love and spirit/ earth and fire - sacred formulas of our shared times in loving remembrance and ancient friendship. Love, Amorah ❤

The Dolphin Star Temple is a mystery school, founded on the same principles as the ancient teaching temples in Lemuria, Atlantis and Egypt, where students are offered tools and techniques to remember and reconnect with our own divine essence. 

About a third of the students and assistants in our intensive had taken Reiki, and I found the combination amplified intuition and simplified accessing the shifts. Like the MAP process, we invited a team of masters and guides, plus the Pleiadian Emissaries of light to assist and support each session.

Crystalline HeArt Song

 During the 4 week intensive, we learned (and received) many clearings and activations, including the "master" KA meridians, which optimizes energy flow through the body and organs, and clears the pathways for higher energies. 

The etheric sessions I learned from African healer Eric Vormanns dovetail nicely with clearing the Ka channels, and i often use Cherokee chakra chants or tuning forks with Diaphragm clearing. I resonate more with Qigong than I did with the Feldenkrais moment Amorah studied. Flower essences support shifts.

Still, these teachings weave into my sessions, and Pleiadian show up in some canvases, and I am grateful. 

Like other Pleiadian Lightwork Practitioners, i am available for sessions and teaching practices from level 1, containing with creative practices, movement and drink to support your own journey of Awakening! 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cutting Cords

 An inquiry arose in a online Reiki community recently on fielding communication from a former client, several years after their therapeutic relationship ended, which no longer felt beneficial or appropriate. Suggestions from the community included both setting / reinforcing boundaries, and perhaps a need for cutting cords. 

Some of my teachers and fellow healers have offered techniques which can be used when it feels that cutting cords is in order. This practice includes teachings from several of them, and can be adapted as you feel the need.

Middle Mea Meadow Pool - Breitenbush

If you've taken Second Degree, you can include Mental-Emotional and distant Reiki. 

  • Sit in a quiet, safe space, ground yourself, and see your aura bubble shining bright around you, bring your hands to Gassho (prayer position.)
  • Invite your Reiki guides to support and guide you in this process.
  • Ask that any clearing be for your and the other's highest good, and that it be a gracious, gentle process.
  • Scan your body, where do you feel the cord(s)? The solar plexus is common - and check behind you, as cords connecting to your past may be there.
  • Do you get an image? It may feel like a thick rope or cable, or like a tentacle. 
  • You may or may not know who it's attached to (either is fine)
  • Take your hand, detach the cord(s) and push it/them out of your field, out of your bubble, imagine this happening behind you as well.
  • Take a couple of breaths, and ask if there is anything more to clear at this time.
  • My teacher Amorah called gold our "self affinity" color, and invited us to imagine beautiful gold light coating the "wound" left from clearing the cord - this helps fill the gap and not leave a blank space. 
  • Imagine roses outside your aura between you and the other, transmutating the energy held in the cord, and further protecting your field. This helps block further cording. 
  • Make a statement of release, of gratitude to your guides, and perhaps say to the other, "I return your healing to you."  
  • Place one Hand on your heart, the other on your solar plexus, (or other areas as drawn), sit for a few minutes more, and enjoy /observe your cleared energy. 
  • This is a good time to use the Mental-Emotional symbol, and invite insights and compete healing.
  • When ready, open your eyes and notice three things in the room. Ground yourself, and imagine mama Gaia welcoming any released energy as compost. 
  • Sweep your hands from just above your head, over the back of your neck, down your sides, and click your fingers, imagining anything extra being released into the earth. Repeat at least three times.
  • Bless and drink a glass of water, and write about your experience in your Reiki Journal. Drink extra water, allow about 48 hours for continued healing and insights.
  • Perhaps go outside and take a walk or ground with a tree!
  • You may be drawn to do some movement to reinforce the clearing, Dancing your aura egg, as if you were in a beautiful soap bubble at arm's width, all around you is a simple, fun option.
  • Take a bath with Epsom salts (plus essential oils and flower essences if you wish) to support your refreshed field and boundaries.

For the next several days, take time in the morning to ground yourself, imagining roots from your belly/ Dan tien and from the center of each foot going into the core of the earth. Define your aura bubble, perhaps adding a rose in front, behind and in both sides; and invite your guides to help clarify and refine your energy.  

One of my fellow healers "saw" a cording, and told me, "you know how to clear it!" Then warned that I might unexpectedly see the person I was cutting an the tie with, and to be prepared to reinforce the energetic shift! "Be polite, but keep it braid, and don't get sucked in, if you don't want to!"'

Another mentioned that she imagined putting on light bracelets and anklets when she was doing addiction counselling, and had several clients she perceived as emotional vampires. She reported a couple of them turned  quickly to face her, asking what she'd just done! Smile ... 

Just for today, be Grateful

You may be drawn to do a land tuning to support your energy, and/or to smudge and bless your house - keep listening! And thank your guides for the insights! 

In the evening, take a few minutes to sit on the edge  of your bed, and collect your energy from around you. Bring your hands to your Dan tien, and breathe into your belly. Invite your Reiki guides tip heal and bless you as you sleep. 

Do you have other tips for clearing cords?

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Equinox Blessings

 Embrace the power of the Equinox to fully embody Divine Timing and the power of the present moment! 

So often we get caught up in "Should have, .... Could have, .... if only..." 

And forget to enjoy the moment we are living! 

In our Intentional art community, we often say, "there's no behind" ... 

Perhaps you're on step 3, while others are on step 5 ... 

What if we don't race to 'catch up,' but focus on the inquiries and lessons of step 3? 

Someone is likely on step 1 or 2 ... which lay the foundation for the following steps. 

When we rush to 'catch up,' often something important is overlooked - which may be perfect in its own way, and may be the reminder we need to stay present.h

The Reiki precepts invite us to embody presence, and several begin, "just for today,' 

This day, of equal day and night, may we find the balance of Divine Timing, and be present to the possibilities inherent in this moment! 


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Reiki and MAP

 In the early 90s, I began making flower essences shortly after joining the Healing Arts Team at Breitenbush Hot Springs and becoming a Reiki Master. 

One of my books on essences was Machaelle Small Wright's. I'd been gardening co-creatively with Nature since reading about Findhorn in the 80s, and later discovered Machaelle's Garden Workbook. When she published her Medical Assistance Program (MAP), I got her initial handouts, then the book.

Petunia - creative visionary

With this program (developed from her work with Devas and nature spirits, Machaelle began to work with a "team" for personal health - both physical and mental/emotional. It dovetails beautifully with energy work including Reiki and etheric healing, tuning forks and lightweaving, and during sessions received from other healers.

The team includes:

  1. PAN (the CEO of nature) 
  2. Great White Brotherhood (Ascended Masters, including Motherr Mary and Christos, and the Reiki guides)
  3. Deva of Healing (and possibly the Deva for the land you're on)
  4. Your Higher Self

Set up in a comfortable place, often lying down, and invite your Team to work with you (on your own, or in conjunction with other healers) generally for a set period of around an hour. You can do self Reiki during this session, following your intuition. 

Test for flower essences before and after the session (and during if so guided) At the end of the time, thank them and release the "coning.' This is a good time to record impressions and insights in your Reiki Journal.

You can Ask for the name of your team for future sessions. For an acute issue, you can leave the coning open for a longer time. A sweet addition: visualize journeying to a Temple of Healing for your sessions. 

You can also do group work work within a coning, with each person including their own higher self. Invite the Deva overlighting the land you're on (or each person's land, if you're on a conference call.) My friend Anita lived near Findhorn for a year, and taught our Reiki Circle to use a similar method for group meetings. 

I had begun working with MAP when I slipped on wet stairs, and likely cracked a few ribs!! Even though I had insurance, and several of our private (retreat center) medical team were my Reiki students .. I worked with poultices, flower essences and my MAP team ...(clay cut the pain immediately, and I had homeopathic Arnica)

A psychic later told me she noticed me gimping along, not moving with my usual dancer Grace and lightness ... Juliet thought of offering healing (she was initiated in Reiki 1 by Takata!) - but saw my house surrounded by angels, and received the message I "didn't want other help at the moment!" (A couple of my Reiki students did give me sessions) ... 💖🌹💜

Healing Temple

A practioneer who took the DVD workshop on using MAP wrote, "Use your MAP session as an exploration of  what you are feeling and experiencing around an issue. The MAP team can only "work" with what one is conscious of, and the exploration can help us become more aware of what's going on around an issue - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. ... Using essences (with the session) can be helpful in gaining and maintaining balance."

She commented she found using a MAP-based coning while giving Reiki treatment supports and deepens the Reiki practice. When using MAP with others, invite their Higher self, not your own, for the 4th component of your coning, and remember to thank your team and release the coning at the end of the session. 

- Shortly after beginning to use MAP personally, I began using it professionally, and had several clients who were also familiar with the practice. We were excited to include MAP  in their sessions, and to compare notes afterwards.

You can use Professional MAP in your sessions and work with clients in any capacity! After you've worked your personal team for awhile, and are comfortable with the process, open a conning with your own Higher Self and your Professional Team. Request a name for your Professional MAP Team, and use a journal for your notes. You can request information and insights on how to best include MAP on your practice.

I'd love to hear if you decide to use MAP as part of your practice!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Cats Invented Reiki

Ask a cat if they would like some Reiki, and they'll likely tell you they invented it!! 

When i embarked on my Reiki journey, it seemed by 'happenstance! During her talk on the asteroid Chiron, the 'wounded healer, Analyse mentioned Chiron oversees healing initiations, & invited those interested to register for a Reiki class in a few weeks.

I was intrigued, & signed up for the class on the spot. I'd long realized there was 'more we could do' with our hands, without personal effort; but hadn't been sure how to tap it consistently. 

One other student and one of Analyse's new Masters and I arrived for the class. After the introduction, we moved to the massage tables for our first sessions, and the resident kitty was at the door, wanting in! It joined Analyse for sessions, then would go out during the Reiki lessons! 

In the years since that first class in 1989, I've done Reiki on animals, or they've joined in classes several times. 
Coal and Ash (grandkitties)
  • One weekend, I joined my son and his family at a rural outing, and as I was doing Reiki on his horse Magic, the other horses gave me the LOOK, "is it my turn yet?" (Yes, they got turns!)
  • Visiting my friends Kylene and Roy, who had wanted to take a class for awhile, it suddenly worked out just after they got a new puppy - a Great Pyrenees, who insisted on laying in between his people during the initiation - and between my feet! During a later visit, we were walking to the garden, and when Kylene mentioned his foot was bothering him, I laid my hand on his head - and he sat down in my foot, "more, please!" Kylene laughed, and said, "remember, he's a Reiki dog"
  • Living at the coast in the mid 90s, my daughter's kitty Jade joined me, as I could picture him at Reiki circles and classes ... forgetting often people are allergic to cats! Like my master's kitty, he liked to settle on someone during their treatment (and if they were ok with him there, I let him.)
  • Shortly after I took etheric healing from my African teacher, Jade came home limpng. I tried doing Reiki with my hands touching him, he hissed! I called my student Joy, who was one of his favorite people, who suggested I try the off-body etheric, as animals were often more sensitive.  I held one hand over his hips, one over his heart. He nestled in my lap and purred for about 20 minutes! Joy worked on him as well, and he was OK a few days later.
Percy and Gracie

  • A dog named Emmett come with his person Patrick to a first degree initiation at the coast. A mellow Norwegian Elk Hound, Jade wasn't too bothered to share the room ... During the initiation, Emmett came from the doorway, and lay with his head under the initiation chair, before I called Patrick over! I also invited the class to practice giving Emmett Reiki, which he quite enjoyed. (A psychic later told me that Jade showed her Emmett filled the whole house with a rose gold light!)
  • If a dog is present when I play the harp (and transmit Reiki via the music), they often lay near the harp, and soak it in. My psychic friend said her elder and gimpy dog asked, "is that another way she talks? It makes my whole body feel good!" I plagued the harp the night I came home with my Gracie over a decade ago, and she curled up for a nap.
  • Once while living at Breitenbush, a friend and I went to mine in a nearby town for a holiday meal. When we arrived, the Corgis were jumping with excitment, but theit pal a Golden retriever didn't even greet us... Our hostess explained he was diabetic, and had gotten into the Christmas cookies, which were on a card table, when she went outside! He'd had his insulin, she'd been in touch with his Vet, and the dog was sleeping it off. I thought of Reiki, and switched from petting him to putting my hands on his tummy ... And after doing Reiki got several minutes, went into the Living room, and sat on the couch. The dog got up, strolled over to the couch, climbed up beside me, and leaned back, exposing his tummy, "um, you're not done yet, lady!" So I did some more Reiki, till he was satisfied, climbed of the couch, went back to the kitchen, and emptied his water bowl! I always tell my human students and clients, "drink more water," he didn't need to be told! He was alert and curious from that point, and returned several times you say "thank you!"
  • My friend Linda and I became Masters together in 1991. When I visited her home in Portland, I slept on a daybed in the living room... Before lights out, I heard a scraping sound in the hall - her German Shepherd Angel was pulling her bed down the hall, to sleep beside me! (Laughing, Linda and her daughter took the bed back down the hall!) Angel had the hip dysplasia common to shepherds, and several times, Linda crawled into the kennel at the vet's with her, and extended her life (and comfort!)
A friends Intentional Creativity® Tribute

There are, of course, many more stories - and Mrs Takata shared some of her own. Living among farmers in Hawaii, she instructed them to hold eggs and beam Reiki before putting them in the incubator, and to use their "Reiki hands" on injured animals. If the injury is acute (like Jade's hip) off the body etheric is generally more comfortable than direct Reiki. 
Several Reiki Masters have written about their experiences with animals, and this Psychology Today article highlights one practioner, Kathleen Prasad's work with Reiki and animals. 

When I'm asked if one needs to "believe in" Reiki for it to "work," I often tell an animal healing story - the animals know it feels good/ is calming and helpful, without needing statistics, or to be convinced! And like Kathleen, I've found that animals will lead, and let us know what they want!