Smudging is a ceremonial way of cleansing or purifying a space, person, or object. But there is far more complexity and ancient wisdom to smudging than just that simplified statement. The Native Americans and Ancient peoples practiced sacred rituals, often using smoke or "smudge" to cleanse the energy of a space or object. Indigenous rituals, religious … Continue reading Basics of Smudging
What is this thing called a Healing Crisis? Have you ever had a massage or energy session and then afterward felt "off"? I'm talking about the sort of feeling like being uber-emotional, or angry for no reason, or lethargic, or just plain yucky.. Maybe you had a headache that wouldn't go away, or you felt … Continue reading Healing Crisis
The therapeutic work I practice... Massage Therapy, Energy Healing, Aromatherapy, Holistic Wellness, et al.. is highly spiritual in nature. For the record, and for the specific purposes of this blog post, you might be interested to know that I see spirituality and religion as two separate things. I'll write more on this subject another time. … Continue reading There Was A Buddha In My Office
As both an Usui Reiki Master Teacher, and Karuna Ki Reiki Master, I am often asked to explain what Reiki is. The short answer is that Reiki is "healing energy". But what does that mean, really? Let's break down the concept of Reiki Energy for the purposes of learning and understanding the basics: Reiki (pronounced Ray-kee) is a … Continue reading What is Reiki?
Have you ever given any thought to how we came to use money? No, no, no... this is not a blog post about economics. Rather, this is a topic that goes back to ancient times. Our modern world chooses to trade money for goods and services, but it wasn't always a monetary exchange. It's quite … Continue reading The Currency of Energy Exchange