Posted on December 23, 2014
 Approaching Christmas 2014 as a child of the 50's and 60's, I am wondering when this season changed from one of excitement, expectation and magic into a time of hustle, bustle and stress.  We are surrounded by media advice on how to slow down and enjoy the holidays.  Yet the turkey needs to made, the cookies need to be baked, the presents need to be wrapped and the floors need to be mopped...Don't they? I hate to admit that for the past few days I have been a poor example of my brand:  Balance in mind, body in spirit...indeed!  Bah Humbug!  Gotta work on that list!  There will never be enough time! Miraculously, however, I am today feeling the Joy and Peace that I remember from Christmas past.  It started early this morning with my re-posting of a blog by Pamela Miles on how Reiki can... Read more
Posted on December 11, 2014
On completion of my Reiki Level 2 training over 10 years ago, I needed to complete 50 documented Reiki treatments before progressing to Level 3 (Reiki Master/Practitioner).  While vacationing in my home province of Nova Scotia, I, therefore, offered Reiki treatment to as many family members as possible.  While everyone I treated reported feelings of relaxation and wellness, it was my then over eighty  year old aunt who was most enthusiastic.  One of the great things about Reiki is that treatment delivery is very flexible, depending on the needs of the client.  Aunt Verna simply sat in her favourite reclining rocking chair and continued to chat through much of her treatment.  “Oh that feels so good!”  “I feel like I can fly like a bird!”  “Your hands are so warm!” and “Thank you so much... Read more
Posted on November 13, 2014
Rideau Lakes Reiki provides a choice between Western Usui Reiki and traditional Japanese (Jikiden) Reiki techniques. What is the difference? All forms of Usui Reiki practiced today originated in 1922 in Japan with the founder, Mikao Usui. This simple healing practice migrated to the west in the 1930’s via Hawayo Takata, a first generation Japanese-American and Dr. Chijuro Hayashi, one of Sensei Usui’s original students. Mrs. Takata, who was recognized by Dr. Hayashi as a Reiki Master in 1938, continued to practice and teach in Hawaii, on the U.S. mainland, and in British Columbia until her death in 1980. Within 15 years of Mrs. Takata’s death, Reiki had spread throughout the rest of the world via the 22 Masters she had trained. With this rapid growth, changes were introduced and some... Read more
Posted on November 1, 2014
Denise has graciously given me the opportunity to write 4 posts as Lotus Wings “Practitioner of the Month”. As I have just recently made the switch to a public Reiki Practice, it seems logical to start with what is unique about my services. How might my services fit your particular needs? Are you looking for a Reiki practitioner with a scientific approach? With a background in Biology, Education and Speech-language Pathology, I bring a knowledge set not always found in the field of Complementary and Alternative Practices. My treatments and teaching style combine a balance between intuitive guidance and pragmatic knowledge of basic science, anatomy and physiology. I may be a good fit, If you are looking for a Practitioner who can understand conventional medical treatments that you may be... Read more