Shamanic Reiki Sessions
Relaxing and rejuvenating, Shamanic Reiki is a gentle yet powerful way to reconnect with your Self and allow healing. Along with hands-on Reiki, I may use stones, plants, crystals, sounds, healing waters, journeying, music and more in a nurturing way to help you transform what you are ready to and tap into your own natural healing. You will be fully supported and held in love.
60 minutes, $50 Suggested Donation
At my home.
Paula Marie Martin is an award-winning writer, teacher and healer who has been helping people tap into their own divine essence for over 25 years. Along with teaching creative writing, spiritual expression, and arts classes, her background includes extensive mentorships in shamanism and new-paradigm healing, attunement in Usui Reiki Level III, black belt in Cuong Nhu Martial Arts, and years of practicing multiple spiritual pathways and meditation.
What is Shamanism?
Paula’s concept and practice of Shamanism is the art of seeking guidance in the seen and unseen realms through nature, sounds and music, elementals, guides, and multisensory messages. At the heart of this view of shamanism is balance; without balance healing cannot occur. Paula has been trained in and works with universal shamanism and is not working with any specific way or tradition. With universal shamanism, the practitioner is one who reaches altered states of consciousness to walk between worlds and in the realms to guide the client to his or her own inner healer. Shamanic healing includes not only physical but simultaneously mental, emotional, and spiritual healing as well, understanding that one is not separate from any of the others. Paula knows that for all of us the healer and teacher we seek is within, and her job is to guide you to show you where to look, but not what to see. That is all yours.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it. While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.