A space for Jerry’s musings about Reiki, yoga, veganism, spirituality, and the adventures of life in general. Look here for guest posts from her students about their experiences with Reiki.
The first 14 days of March, I participated in my first Instagram yoga challenge, despite doing yoga for 13 years and teaching for 9. I had stayed away from doing openly visible things with my yoga practice and body.read more
When my mom showed me this photo of her when I was about her age, I had a hard time believing it was her. The little girl in this photo has blonde hair and I’ve always known her to have dark brown hair like me. I’ve never had hair that light, but granted her hair might seem so fair because of the lighting, the camera work of the early post-war years, the black and whiteness of the photo.read more
Hi Jerry. My question may sound silly, but I really am not sure. I have been doing Reiki on my crystals. But I'm not sure what is the function of a crystal that is infused with Reiki. Can you explain it to me? I put the crystals (near me) when I meditate. I gave one...read more
I love to eat. I'm vegan (no meat, no eggs, no dairy). I love to eat junk food. I know eating healthier in a WFPB (Whole Foods, Plant Based) way feels sooooo much healthier! But junk food tastes so good! But let's be honest, junk food to me is something that tastes...read more
This past weekend, I volunteered at one of my favorite Reiki events: a Holiday Boot party for children at a grade school in Chicago for the 3rd year. Winters in Chicago can be brutal and not all the kids and their families at this school may have the resources to buy...read more
Hi! Jerry here. Please welcome Jennifer D., a lovely soul, as she shares her Reiki story.
My Reiki Story: Jennifer D.
A year ago I had no idea what Reiki was or that it would be a major influence in re-connecting with my spiritual side. In the past year, or perhaps the last two years, I have been a journey of immense personal and, more recently, spiritual growth.read more
And like that, 14 years have come and gone.
I turned in my keys to my Chicago apartment just an hour ago, a place I had called home in East Lakeview. (Note: I will still be teaching Reiki and maybe yoga classes in Chicago – check my schedule for upcoming dates!)read more
This past year has been quite the ride in loss and creating space. My father passed away suddenly of a heart attack in September of 2016. While he was in his 80s and he’s been gradually slowly down in the last decade and he was in rehab for weakness following a hospital stay, the death was sudden, raw and jarring. He was due to come home on Monday and he passed suddenly on Saturday, just 2 days before he was to get his biggest wish, to be at the home he built with my mom and had lived there for 49 years. But he got the next best thing, he passed quickly with my mom, his wife of 56 years, at his side.read more
My Reiki Life by Jen Gerenraich
A couple years ago, I was going through a really tough time in my life. My business took a massive nose dive south and I didn’t really know what to do with myself. I went into a bit of a depression and I was trying to find my “true self.” I know everything happens for a reason and I have been a dedicated meditation practitioner for many years but, I couldn’t shake this funk I was in. I started to look inside myself and really ask “what gives me joy? What do I really want to do for the rest of my life?”read more
Hi all! Jerry here. I have an announcement that will affect all of the Reiki classes I will teach from here on out. I was introduced to Reiki via the Usui tradition 2010 that was given to Dr. Usui in the 1920s and I have been teaching this style since 2013. My time...read more