Category Archives: reiki

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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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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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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