Author Archives: Holly Troy

About Holly Troy

I'm a rock-n-roller poet who left the Big Apple for the Big Sky Desert where I've been letting it be and grooving with universal love, singing to the gods, dancing with the muses and bicycling with dreamtime messengers. I like altering my reality through imagination, movement, breath, and makin' stuff.

Good vibes for all in the big city (and beyond) – an interview with Geordie Numata

This is an interview of my friend and teacher, Geordie Numata, by Dave Gorczynski and Inoshi Denizen, the founders of the NY Reiki Conference. Geordie is based in New York City. Mainstream Reiki Practitioner: Geordie Numata What does Mainstreaming Reiki mean … Continue reading

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Next online session of Writing the Energetic Body begins March 11th!

Some of the benefits of taking part in Writing the Energetic Body:

compassionately and creatively observe the Self
uncover hidden impulses, stories, and life patterns
awaken the body/mind
utilize the breath for presence in the moment
deepen and expand creative vision
loosen up and strengthen fluid writing
There is no need to “know” anything about the chakra system, our bodies physically and energetically hold information, and by freely writing we can tap into that knowledge.

Participants will receive daily writing prompts designed to stimulate a specific chakra for the given day in their in-boxes. They will spend 30 minutes only on the given prompt. They will return their responses via email to me. Participants will also have the chance to upload their work to a private blog site to share and to give and receive feedback from other participants.

I will personally respond to your work via email.

As an added bonus, participants also receive either written, audio, or video instruction for movement, meditation, or breath work that will deepen the prompt for the day. Participants may use the additional instruction however they choose—and it is theirs to refer to whenever they like.

The cost for the 28 Day Workshop is $72.00

Register for Writing the Energetic Body here. Continue reading

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invitation to write the energetic body

Are you ready to let go of your intellectual understanding of what is “socially acceptable writing” and allow yourself to really say what you need to say?
Are you ready to let writing move through your body, into your energetic being, and trust what it’s saying to you?
Are you ready to release memories (or make up new ones), blocks, and sticky spots?
Are you ready for non-judgmental feedback, compassionate communication, and encouragement?
If you said “yes” to any of the questions above, t Continue reading

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Healing in the World

Last year I had the opportunity to go to Peru with a group of alternative medical practitioners called Healer2Healer. Healer2Healer is an international organization based in New York City that brings volunteer alternative medicine practitioners – such as acupuncturists, Reiki practitioners, and medical massage therapists – to rural indigenous communities.

Before I went to Peru, I shared about what I was going to experience. Here is the gist:

In addition to five days of Community Clinic in Cauhide where H2H participants will work with Western and alternative practitioners in triage to treat the expected 2,500 to 4,000 patients from the local area, we will:
· Take part in indigenous ceremonies,
· participate in perma-culture activities,
· stay at and learn about The Paititi Institute for the Preservation for the Amazonian Rainforest and Indigenous Culture,
· experience lectures about healing on many levels and modalities,
· and study indigenous traditions and natural medicine.

This will be an opportunity for me to aid and learn from a population that is un(der)-represented and often marginalized. I will also have the chance to learn and deepen my own healing practice and skills, and evolve as a human/spiritual being.

To this day, I am still experiencing the reverberations from that trip. It was a mind-body-and-spirit-blowing experience! I had no idea what to expect—I could not imagine the Amazon Jungle or the Amazon River, it just was not my reality. (I have spent most of my life living in NYC, and the last 5 years in the desert of AZ). Since this trip I have been contemplating my role as a reiki practitioner and teacher, an artist, and basically what it is to be a being on this planet (let alone a being in this city/region/country). Continue reading

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Wisdom for Body, Mind, and Spirit

10 Things You Should Do Everyday is a simple list for living a good life.

I’ll start with number 10:

10. Forgive.

Almost every day presents us with challenging people or situations. These people and opportunities are put in our way because they serve to make us better people—if we allow it. So stop carrying old baggage around, and open yourself to the notion that every minute provides you the chance to start again—regardless of the date. Let yourself move forward—without the weight of burdens that don’t serve your best self. Continue reading

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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for deep relaxation and stress reduction that can speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms of discomfort. It is a form of energy healing that uses a “laying on of hands” in order to direct Universal Life Force Energy or a form of Ki to the recipient. Hands are placed just off the body or are lightly touching the body.

Used as an “energetic tune-up”, reiki can be a soothing experience with the beneficial effects of deep relaxation, feelings of peace, security, and well-being. Used in conjunction with medical or other therapeutic techniques, it can help relieve side effects and promote recovery. Many people experience profound insights during and after a reiki session. Continue reading

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Just for today . . . be happy


The secret art of inviting happiness,
The miraculous medicine for all diseases.

At least for today:

Do not be angry,
Do not worry,
Be grateful,
Work with diligence,
Be kind to people.

Every morning and evening, join your hands in meditation and pray with your heart.
State in your mind and chant with your mouth.

For improvement of mind and body.
Usui Reiki Ryōhō.

The founder,
Mikao Usui. Continue reading

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