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.
As you know, I’m a Reiki teacher, which is a practice/art/modality that this particular linage derives from Japan. While it may be common knowledge that Reiki was “discovered” in the early 1920s, but what may not be well known within the history is the jump that it made from a Japanese practice to something that is primarily practiced in the western world today. Google it, Reiki isn’t that big in Japan, or not in a public way that it is in here, which blows my mind because it’s a practice of Japanese origin! (And while it’s of Japanese origin, it’s for all the peoples of the earth).read more
Hi Jerry, It just dawned on me that we didn’t discuss any post attunement cleanse. Friends of mine who have had level 1 have mentioned this to me and I’ve read that it is crucial. Should I plan to follow the 21 days of cleansing and self practice? I know these things are generally beneficial but I would love to learn your thoughts. Thank you! ~ Kelseyread more
Today the planet Mercury moves into retrograde, transiting a portion of the sign Aries over the next three weeks. Mercury is the fastest moving planet of our solar system and the nearest to the sun. He rules over issues of communication, electronics, little details, thoughts and ideas.read more
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