Reiki guides us to our true path

It is also important to remember that Reiki began as a spiritual practice to improve and maintain health, to cultivate peace of mind and to enhance our vitality and well-being. The Reiki Ideals were guidelines for living a compassionate life and daily self-Reiki was the foundation of caring for ourselves. Reiki is a meditation for the soul. Now more than ever, I believe that when we embrace Reiki as a true spiritual practice, it directs our path and guides us towards our true purpose. As Kahlil Gibran wrote in his much loved book, The Prophet:

“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

This I believe is true of Reiki. When you allow Reiki to direct your course, it puts you where you are supposed to be; it connects you with the right people and puts you in the right place at the right time. As a young child growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher. I would dress up in my mother’s dress, put on lipstick, make up papers and pretend I was a school teacher. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I decided I wanted to be a nurse. Now I have come full circle, back to my original dream of teaching by becoming a Reiki teacher and allowing it to guide me in my career. I get the best of both worlds—sharing my nursing knowledge and experience with clients and students as well as guiding them on their Reiki journey.

From an article written by Kathie Lipinski, Reiki Master

Reiki Benefits

The benefits of Reiki are limitless. Reiki can be learned by anyone and everyone can benefit from Reiki.

Reiki is a method to aid the body in releasing stress and tension through deep relaxation. It supports and complements any medical healing method and is practiced at many hospital throughout the United States.

Makao Usui, The founder of the spiritual practice known as Reiki
Mikao Usui, the founder of the spiritual practice known as Reiki

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key)

Is a healing technique that restores energy, balance and vitality by relieving physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress.

Reiki is powerful, yet wonderfully gentle and nuturing.

It is believed that the aim of Usui's teachings was to provide a method for students to achieve connection with universal life energies, that would help them in their self-development. What sets Usui's teachings apart from other hands-on healing methods is his use of reiju or attunement to remind students of their spiritual connection.

Usui Reiki has five precepts, to be meditated upon daily.

Just for today:

  • Do not worry.
  • Do not anger.
  • Be grateful.
  • Work with diligence.
  • Be kind to people.

Testimonials from Joanie's Reiki Students

"It was very personal, but professional. I felt at ease immediately and really enjoyed the act of giving Reiki to Joanie. She was so encouraging and helpful in expressing how I was doing. I would like to tell others that it is comprehensive, the subject is explored in depth, and it is a nice blend of hands on, conversation and resource materials.."

Jane Padrutt - Hedgesville WV
Reiki I & II

"Joanie is an excellent teacher. She makes learning about Reiki a positive experience."

Jaime Bagley - Riverdale Park, MD
Reiki I & II

"Being gifted Reiki through my hands, giving and receiving. I thought it was amazing."

Sierre - PA
Reiki I

"This healing modality is available to anyone with an open heart and compassion for healing."

Roberta H. Burnam - RN, St. Albans, WV
Reiki I & II

"Joanie does an amazing job of opening up the world of Reiki to her students. With her encouragement and compassion I was able to dig deeper into my practice and even surprised myself."

Kristine - Portsmouth, NH
Reiki II

"This was truly an exceptional and extraordinary class that I would recommend to anyone interested in learing Reiki and expanding consciousness."

Cheryl Doucette, APRN CHT - East Kingston, NH
Reiki II

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three connected images the first is someone performing Reiki on a woman, the second is three stones with Reiki, Body and Soul writen on them and the third is a lotus stem with blossoms over a stone in water