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Some Reiki Master Teacher Questions

A version of these questions came through via email. I thought other people might be interested in the very thorough answers, too, so I’m posting an anonymous version of the questions with my replies:

I was wondering what was required of you by your Reiki Master Teacher in order for you to be attuned to that level?

Thanks for your message. I took Reiki Level 3 Master and then Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher in early 2002. These levels feature the same attunement and very similar material, but Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher focuses on how to teach the course, as well as how to give Initiation Attunements. Reiki Level 3 Master only teaches the Reiki Healing Attunement, not initiation ones. I was certified after taking both classes, but I ended up apprentice teaching for a year with my teacher, who was also my partner, and then husband.

We had both practiced other healing modalities, but I’ve found Reiki the most powerful when used regularly. My then husband had three different Reiki Master Teachers for his Level 3 training and extrapolated what he felt was most important and consistent from each of them. He had also studied with Buddhist monks, and so incorporated some of that material as background to Usui’s Buddhist heritage. When he got Lyme disease, I began teaching Reiki on my own and studied numerous Reiki books, kundalini yoga, and other healing and energy modalities.

In terms of what I require of my own Level 3 students, it depends on if it’s an in-person or private correspondence class for Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher. I stopped teaching just the plain Reiki Master Class, because I found so many students took that class not thinking they would ever teach, only to find that they now feel called to teach. They have the correct Attunement, but not the training or knowledge of Initiation Attunements. I teach Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher with the idea of “if you really want to know something, teach it.” Exploring this level through the lens of “if you were to teach Reiki 1, 2, or 3, how would you do so?” helps students to learn the material in a deeper way.

Students are certified after they complete the course, but I encourage ongoing practice, auditing of any classes I teach, and I am in process of creating some guided practice journals for both Levels 2 and 3. In-person Level 3 is usually a 1-day in person course from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a lunch break; however, I give handouts ahead of time, as well as exercises and future auditing opportunities. For private correspondence training, I offer six 1-hour long phone sessions, plus handouts, homework and practice requirements. About half my Level 3 students already received Level 3 training from a different Reiki Master Teacher, but take the training from me so that they feel much better prepared to train others.

I’ve trained many dozens of Reiki Master Teachers over the years, many who had other teachers before me, so I know that this level varies widely, both in cost and scope. I have had some students who did a year-long apprenticeship with different teachers for thousands of dollars, but in the end, they did not begin teaching on their own until training with me. I teach the Usui lineage with the Tibetan symbols, since that’s how I learned, and I find value in the Tibetan symbols. I try to strike a balance between thoroughness, some self-direction, and lower cost than a formal apprenticeship would require. Hopefully that answers your question.

Thank you for this valuable information. I guess my main question is based on what my current Reiki Master Teacher is implying and that is that I have to go thru some kind of crisis in my life in order to be attuned to Master Teacher. Is this normal with all Usui practices?

No, I wouldn’t say it’s a normal requirement. The Initiation Attunements are like telling the Universe, “I’m ready for the next level. I’m committed to this next level.” If you don’t have resistance, then things just open up in a natural way. Sometimes people have resistance, or old things come up that make the need for change obvious. It can occur before or after initiation, and many times initiation to Level 3 is more of a confirmation of being on path. I do not require anyone to have a crisis in order to be initiated. Embracing ones path usually helps to avoid crises, or at least make the most of them if they arrive anyway. 🙂

Applying to take Reiki Master Teacher training through me requires at least Reiki Level 2 Certification, plus some back and forth emailing to make sure I feel you’re ready and that we’re a good student-teacher fit.

11/11 One-Day Flash Sale

Happy 11/11! Happy Veterans Day!

On 11/7, I felt led to post about Repeat Numbers, Signs and Manifestation. I never know why inspiration strikes. I just follow the guidance when signs and synchronicities lead the way. Today, they’re pointing towards a $111 and $1111 sale from 11:11 a.m. EST on 11/11/18 until 11:11 a.m. EST on Monday, 11/12.

$111 40-Minute Intuitive Session (any variety)

Save $66 off the usual rate, as well as $22 or $11 off November 2018 Monthly Specials. You may purchase these for yourself, or as gift certificates for someone else. Please contact me to sign up. Offer expires at 11:11 a.m. EST (same as NYC) on 11/12/18.

$1111 Manifestation Bundle

Package bundle includes:

7 one-hour intuitive/coaching sessions (value $1554)

1-hour Tarot check-in (value $111)

1-hour of Reiki support (value $85)

The 7 hours of intuitive/coaching sessions can cover medical intuition, soul readings, astrology, life path, property readings, life coaching, transition strategies, career support, past-life readings, or any other service detailed here. These 7 hours can be used in half-hour, 40-minute, 45-minute, or hour session increments.

The 1-hour Tarot check-in can be done as 2 half-hour Tarot readings.

The 1-hour of Reiki support can be completed as a single session or in 15-minute Reiki bursts.

(Package expires 12/31/2020.)

Save $639 with bundled services. Offer valid for one day only: 11:11 a.m. EST 11/11/18 thru Monday 11/12/18 at 11:11 a.m. Please contact me here to sign up.

 

Traverse City Weekend Getaway

David and I took a well-earned mini-vacation this weekend, driving three hours north to Traverse City, Michigan. I’ve had Traverse City on my radar for awhile, because per capita it seems to have the largest number of Reiki Master Teachers in Michigan. This is anecdotal, but I consider clusters of RMT’s, vegan and gluten-free food options, metaphysical shops, and art galleries as a kind of energetic signature that sparks my interest. We chose this weekend hoping to find peak fall colors, and wow, did we ever! The golds lit up the grey mist, as did friendly locals and cozy food.

I thought I’d share some photos and expriences here since I have a lot of vegan and/or gluten-free readers. Traveling can pose challenges for special diets unless you find yourself in a major city or along the East or West Coast. With all my (43) moves, I’m hard pressed to list another small location other than Sedona or Tahoe with this many vegan and gluten-free choices.

We first stopped in Oryana, a real community co-op that reminded me of the food co-op in Ashland, Oregon. You could tell this was much more than a store. It felt like a community gathering place, and Oryana Cafe is amazing! Continue reading

October 2018 Specials

OCTOBER 2018 SPECIALS

“Boo, Gotcha!” Big Picture Reboot

The title of this new special references that haunted house scare from someone or something jumping out when least expected. Some shocks are easier to laugh off than others; some of life’s “boo, gotcha!” moments can haunt us for years or even decades. This 30-minute session brings clarity and bigger picture context to the ghosts of your past. Whether from last week or eons ago, soul shocks finally begin to heal when we recognize and honor their role in the soul’s larger journey.

This session will help anyone with unexplained attachments, difficult breakups, sudden “accidents,” unexplained phobias, or feelings you just can’t shake. It can also provide clarity on recurring dreams, “blessings in disguise” where you can’t find the blessing, as well as “what are the odds?!” freakish experiences. A half-hour for $88 if prepaid on or by October 31, 2018. (Save $45 off my usual half-hour rate.) Please contact me to sign up.

Celtic New Year Wheel of the Year Special

Although Western Culture considers New Year’s Eve as December 31st, Samhain (pronounced SOW-en) marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of the dark, introspective half of the year. Traditionally celebrated on October 31st as Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve, Samhain seems like the right time to begin my next Wheel of the Year Special. (The official crossquarter day occurs this year on 11/7/18, so I’ll leave sign up open through 10/31/18.) Participants in the 8-Day Wheel of the Year Special I offered last January have found deeper connection and harmony with the seasons and their inner and outer worlds. On my end, I’ve loved helping people empower themselves by recognizing larger energy currents and non-linear time cycles. I’ve timed the Reiki Healing Attunements for maximum potency and support with each Turn.

Honoring and celebrating the Wheel of the Year reclaims secular or religious holidays and seasonal shifts as eight windows of “time out of time,” when the veils grow very thin. Whether we use such times as a reflective pause or to align ourselves with natural cycles, the Wheel of the Year invites us to partner with the Dance of Life.

This $888 special includes eight 30-minute sessions (one scheduled before each Turn of the Wheel, beginning in late October or early November 2018), plus a Reiki Healing Attunement at each Turn. These private sessions will be intuitively tailored to you (and your hemisphere), helping you to recognize synchronicities and supportive energies, as well as to clarify focus, intentions, meditations of your heart, rituals, Earth healing, personal healing, and/or discernment about how to make the most of these openings.

If you’ve felt called to embrace a deeper connection with the Land and a more soulful experience of time, the Wheel of the Year Special offers a discounted bundle of eight sessions and eight Reiki Healing Attunements in order to support and deepen your quest. This $888 bundle saves $616 off an individual investment of $1,504 and also represents my commitment to fit you in for a session prior to each Turn of the Wheel. Please contact me to sign up. Offer expires 10/31/18, because we will need time to schedule before our first Turn in late October/early November.

As with the original special, I don’t know if I will offer this again. My doing so now involves a year-long commitment to walk with you through an entire Circle of the Seasons.  (If you signed up for the original Wheel of the Year Special and want to continue for another year, this package will begin where your original leaves off.)

Timothy Glenn ~ Autumn 2018: The Dominoes Begin to Fall

Here’s a new update from Timothy Glenn. The only thing I would add to it is that — given the presence of twelve nuclear reactors in the path of Hurricane Florence — including two on the coast of North Carolina, I looked at the astrological aspects for today in Southport, NC. I used 11:11 a.m. September 12, 2018 for my calculations.

Since Pluto rules nuclear power, and Uranus rules unexpected, chaotic events, I paid special attention to those aspects. While highlighted with an almost exact Pluto in Capricorn trine Virgo Sun (0 degrees, 58′ separation) and Pluto sextile Jupiter in Scorpio (0 degrees, 03′ separation), at least these are less intense than the square or opposition. Uranus in Taurus almost exactly trines Saturn in Capricorn (0 degrees, 31′ separation) and opposes Venus (0 degrees, 10′ separation). I love Timothy’s interpretation of Uranus trine Saturn (below)!

With the Venus opposition, please keep in mind that relationships and control/freedom issues could become triggers or volatile. As my friend Toni says, “Take a breath of God.” Inhale love before reacting. Pray for discernment regarding authority and communication. Uranus also rules ideas of “brotherly love” and “highest good of all.” Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is almost exactly sextile Mars (0 degrees, 17′ separation). This is about as easy as Chiron-Mars alignments get, not a picnic, but an opportunity to exert will power in regards to healing self and others. Combined, all of these aspects favor everyday heroes rising to the occasion with compassion that flows from their own awareness and experience.

Those on the East Coast, especially in the Carolina’s, no doubt face major challenges in the days ahead, but these aspects also favor strong will power, healing and regeneration. As Timothy mentions at the end of the article, Divine Love helps us shift into neutral and full empowerment. From this space, miracles occur. Please send Reiki, prayers and loving energy as you feel led. All that said, here’s Timothy Glenn with astro-insights into the coming months.

Autumn 2018: The Dominoes Begin to Fall

by Timothy Glenn

As we approach the Autumn Equinox during a midterm election year in the United States, the traditional “October surprises” will start popping up in September. This will most likely result in “September surprises” and “October shocks”.

The conventional planetary controllers have been backed into a corner, and are now playing “for all the marbles.” Continue reading

September 2018 Specials

Today’s the last day to sign up for August 2018 Specials, which you can find by clicking here. As usual, for this month’s specials, I’m responding to frequent requests and my sense of upcoming needs for support. (If you wish to combine both specials, you can use your Reiki as a full hour, or as a 20-minute energetic boost for each hour of coaching.)

SEPTEMBER 2018 SPECIALS:

$77 Reiki Special

Save $8 off the usual rate for an hour of long distance Reiki, an ancient healing method rediscovered in the 19th century by the Japanese monk Dr. Mikao Usui. The “Rei” in Reiki stands for “universal” or” spiritual,” and the “ki” corresponds to the “life force energy” known as “Chi” or “prana” in other Eastern systems of healing and energy work such as feng shui, Tai Chi, Qigong, or yoga.

Thus, Reiki refers to “universal life force energy,” “divinely directed healing energy,” or “life energy of a spiritual nature,” with an emphasis on subtle energy fields rather than the physical body. By working on all the different levels, Reiki helps the body to relax into a state that allows optimal self-healing. Reiki can also empower and support intentions and events.

This session can be scheduled for a specific time delivery while you meditate or relax, or I can set the session for delivery while you’re in deep, receptive sleep. Depending on your needs, the hour can also get delivered during an important meeting, travel or other event.

Please contact me to sign up, and share (briefly) what you’d like to support, empower or heal. If you have specific timing in mind, please share that as well. $77 (instead of the usual $85) if prepaid on or before 9/30/18. Please contact me to sign up.

Three For Two

So many people have asked me to repeat this special, so here it is. Three hours for the price of two: save $222. This package can be used in whatever increments you choose — hour, 40-minute, half-hour, or 20-miute sessions — and for whatever services you’d like — Medical Intuition, Life Coaching, Soul Readings, or any other related service. $444 if prepaid on or before 9/30/18. Please contact me to sign up.

Possible Reiki 1 Class in Kalamazoo this Fall

I had all but decided not to offer anymore Reiki Level 1 or 2 classes until 2019; however, four people in the past week have inquired about Reiki Level 1. Not everyone’s local to Kalamazoo, but I do pay attention to synchronicities. If you have interest in learning Reiki Level 1 from me sometime this Fall, please contact me with some good dates for you in mid-October to mid-November.

I’ve got my September trip to Lake Tahoe to co-teach “Living a More Magickal Life” with faery sis Tania Marie. (We still have a few spots left for the Fall Equinox class.) Other than that, I’m focusing most of my energy on phone sessions and completing my metaphysics of Lyme disease book. If enough people want a Reiki Level 1 class this Fall, I’ll do my best to make it happen, but the more time I have to figure out timing, the better. The Reiki 1 class would be at our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Participants would become certified Reiki Level 1 Practitioners, able to perform Reiki on themselves and others.