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Let’s face it


- in today’s world there are many methods by which you can find balance and inner harmony. You can take a yoga class, meditate, read Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life for the tenth time, stick yourself with needles, or simply tune in to TV’s OWN network. Life has opened a plethora of resources and tools geared toward all of your “inner work” needs. As yoga and New Thought were becoming mainstream (you might remember a book called The Secret), so were many of the not-so-popular energy healing techniques out there. As a matter of fact, Reiki Energy Healing is now available in many hospitals across the nation! Reiki, a Japanese healing technique that focuses on realigning the body’s energy centers, has proven to be a powerful healing modality. Both Western and Eastern doctors recommend Reiki healing to cancer patients going through chemotherapy, patients who suffer from depression or anxiety, and anyone with acute to severe nerve disorders. Reiki is a great addition to the treatment of any disease or physical condition that is unhealed within the body. What some do not realize, however, is that on a spiritual level, Reiki can eliminate energetic blockages that hold you back from becoming your greatest imagined self! The word “Reiki” is made of two Japanese words “Rei”, which means “God’s Wisdom” or “the Higher Power”, and “Ki”, which means “life force energy”. Literally, “Reiki” is “spiritually guided life force energy”. This technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and healing is administered by

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“laying on hands”. It is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If our life force energy is low, we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are better capable of being happy and healthy. My journey with Reiki began about 8 years ago when I met my mentor and guru, Kelly Pipper. Kelly was a very gifted spiritual healer and advisor located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. At the time I felt lost; I realized and accepted the fact that I was allowing my past to dictate my future. I had so much fear and doubt within me and, at a core level, I believed that I was not good enough, nor deserving enough, for success and happiness. I began to seek help. I knew that I wanted to heal myself through spiritual connectivity because I have always been a channel for spirit. So, who better to go to? Kelly became my living spirit guide.

“Through energy healing sessions I quickly began to transform. All of my old thoughts, habits, feelings, and stuck emotions that were buried inside me began to emerge.” Some I didn’t even realize I had! My past became something that I no longer needed to deal with because I was forced into present moment living. When in the present moment, I had

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