Blog

Spirit and Reiki

POSTED BY ginntree | 10.02.17

As my clients begin to settle in for their Reiki session, I like to offer them the opportunity to invite a supportive being to be present for their healing – God, a deceased loved one, their spirit guide, etc. They can ask Spirit to join anytime throughout their session. Sometimes the invited will have a message for my client, while others simply want to be…


Gassho Meditation

POSTED BY ginntree | 09.01.17

Dr. Usui practiced and taught his students to start and end the day with the Gassho Meditation. Gassho means “two hands coming together.” This meditation teaches us to focus on one point, helping us to center ourselves, quiet our minds, and strengthen our connection to Reiki and ourselves. I’ve included some of the Gassho Meditation variations. I…


Oh To Be Healthy…Blehhhh

POSTED BY ginntree | 06.02.17

I see a lot of clients, friends, and family who struggle to establish healthier habits. Many fret about their struggles and how they’ve had to neglect other areas of their lives while working to accomplish their goals. They’ll often run themselves down, throwing their energy and chakras out of balance. It’s a fabulous thing to want to do better, get…


WWYD (What Would Yoda Do)?

POSTED BY ginntree | 01.26.17

“Luminous beings are we. Not this crude matter.” – Master Yoda With all the emotional turmoil our nation and communities have enrolled in, I can’t help but consider the famous Yoda quote, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Oh and how palpable…


Reiki Precepts & Self Doubt

POSTED BY ginntree | 09.08.16

Just for today… ~ Be free of anger ~ ~ Be free of worry ~ ~ Work honestly ~ ~ Be grateful ~ ~ Be kind ~ This is a slightly different version of the Reiki Precepts. There are a few, but always with the same 5 points taught to all who learn Reiki. It…


How To Choose a Reiki Practitioner

POSTED BY ginntree | 08.11.16

How does one choose a Reiki Practitioner? I get asked this question a lot. I also want to reassure those who normally wouldn’t ask that they SHOULD ask. I feel it’s an important point to consider. I’ve had many clients as a social worker, massage therapist, and Reiki practitioner that were deterred from seeking services because their…


What are Familiars?

POSTED BY ginntree | 07.19.16

The term ‘familiar’ has many interpretations and a very rich history. Essentially familiars are animal companions or animal spirit guides in physical form with which we have a soul connection. They are often associated with witches and witchcraft. However, familiars are not limited to a type of lifestyle or belief system. Sometimes a familiar will…


Is Distance Reiki Just as Effective?

POSTED BY ginntree | 06.01.16

Many Reiki practitioners offer Distance Reiki sessions. What does that mean and does it work? First we must understand what Reiki is and how it works. The word “Reiki” breaks down to this: “Rei” – universal, trascendental spirit, essence “Ki” – Qi (Chi) or life force energy, the energetic building block of life Life force…


What Is Integrative Reiki?

POSTED BY ginntree | 03.09.16

What is Integrative Reiki? Is it different than a other Reiki sessions? Every Reiki practitioner has their own style. Because Reiki is so versatile, it can be given and received in a myriad of environments, positions, and potentially by anyone. Some practitioners use Reiki for self-care, others incorporate Reiki with traditional and alternative medicine, while some prefer to use…


Meditation Challenge(s)

POSTED BY ginntree | 12.07.15

I have always found meditation difficult, a fairly common sentiment. My challenges come in various forms – not being able to develop regular habits, an unusually high (and untimely) amount of itches and fidgets, having a great meditation one day and a really bad one the next, low confidence that I’m doing it well (or right)! I find…