Ruth Anne Mak, Usui Tibetan / Karuna® Reiki Master
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing and balance. I first experienced Reiki several years ago and knew right away that I wanted to learn it so that I could give it to myself and those who would let me share it with them. I had simply laid back and relaxed, expecting nothing more than a quiet few minutes of relaxation, but although I certainly did relax I found it was a deep relaxation that helped me sleep better that night and feel more centered and relaxed even the next day.
I went on to learn Reiki and become an Usui/Tibetan Master Teacher so I could not only help anyone who wanted to receive it, but teach anyone who wanted to learn it to help himself or others relax. Reiki energy isn’t complicated and doesn’t require anything more than someone trained to allow it to flow and someone who wants to receive, so it is ideal as a complement to traditional medicine, alternative medicine techniques, or by itself. Since the client is fully dressed and doesn’t have to talk or know exactly where any issues might lie within the body for the energy to flow to where it is needed, it is ideal for those who are sensitive to touch as with a massage. Reiki only involves light or no touch as the client prefers, and it can be adapted for any position or situation for those with special needs.
As time went on I felt the call to become a Karuna Reiki® Master, and I also began taking shamanic classes as well. Today my practice includes several energy methods that help each of my clients find balance and stress relief in their lives. I teach these methods to those who want to learn because my goal is to empower my clients and students to use our own natural abilities to feel joy and enjoy life to the fullest. My clients and students are some of the most amazing people I have ever met, and I learn from them each day.
Along the way I realized that I had been called to deeper work that complemented the Reiki and La Ho Chi energy work that I do, so I sought to learn more about shamanic work. I realized as I studied with a wonderful, gifted shamanic practitioner, Valerie Nunnelly, and also with another gifted shamanic practitioner, Jeffrey Rich, who gave me a different perspective on shamanic work, that I had practiced these techniques all my life, but now understood how all my life experiences fit together to bring me to where I am now in my life.
Reiki changed how I feel, think, and how I live, and it can change your life as well. It helped me focus on living peacefully and joyfully. I see it, now that I look back, as a “gateway” energy that helped me find the path upon which I was intended to walk in this life. It was gentle and helped me find balance and healing in my life. I can’t imagine not sharing the joy and wonders that are right at our fingertips. I wish you healing and peace, and if you feel moved to ask for any service or class that I offer I would be honored to be part of your journey.
Ruth Anne Mak