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Written by Sarah Kirton | Updated On May 31, 2023

Reiki with Teresa

Reiki with Teresa

MysticMag shoots the breeze with Teresa – a certified Reiki Master Teacher and Vibrational Sound Practitioner with seven years of experience. She is the founder of Cloud 9 Reiki and Vibrational Sound, a holistic wellness practice that combines the healing powers of Reiki and sound therapy to promote relaxation, balance, and harmony of the mind, body, and spirit. Teresa is passionate about helping others achieve optimal health and wellness through her personalized and compassionate approach to healing.

Can you tell us about your journey to becoming a Reiki practitioner and how you discovered your passion for energy healing?

My reiki journey began shortly after losing my husband to a brain tumor only 10 months after we were married. A close friend suggested I try a reiki session to help deal with grief issues. I was very skeptical and did not know what to expect. Not only did that begin my journey into healing but it set me on a path of my life’s purpose. Wanting to learn more I took a reiki level 1 class (changed me) later followed by reiki level 2 (changed my world) and eventually reiki level 3 ( changed my universe) and I became a reiki master/teacher.

What specific techniques and practices do you incorporate into your Reiki sessions at Cloud 9 Reiki?

My practice is to become the truest form of reiki (universal life force) also called our true nature each and every day. I do this by embodying and meditating on the precepts of reiki which brings me to the truest version of my divine being. The reiki precepts are: For today only- I will not anger, I will not worry, I will be grateful, I will be true to my path and way, I will show compassion to myself and all living beings.
I begin each day and each session chanting these principles in Japanese as reiki was discovered in Japan by Mikao Usui, a lay monk well versed in Buddhism.
By remembering my divine light or universal life force I hold the space as a reminder for others of their own divine nature, this is where the healing begins to take place. A reminder that we are a great bright light, here to lay bare our great bright light, and stand in our true nature. In other words, remember who you are. As we remember who we truly are, the fear, worry, anger, and ungratefulness begins to fall away like a lamp shade that has been covering our light.

How do you work with clients to understand their unique needs and tailor your approach to best serve them?

I will ask questions to figure out what is keeping them from standing in the highest version of themselves. It will always fall under one of the following: anger, worry, ungratefulness, not being true to their way, or lack of compassion for self or others.

What do you see as the main benefits that Reiki can offer to clients, and can you share any particularly impactful success stories from your practice?

Reiki has numerous benefits, including reducing physical, mental, and emotional stress, revitalizing the body’s energy, helping one get past emotional issues, helping one grow spiritually, bringing balance to the body, mind, and spirit, loosening blocks, and promoting total relaxation.

In addition to Reiki, what other holistic healing modalities do you believe can complement and enhance the benefits of energy work, and do you offer any of these additional services at Cloud 9 Reiki?

I am also a licensed sound therapist and teacher of energetic sound therapy. This is a modality using therapeutic singing bowls directly on the body, The vibration creates an internal massage. Benefits of sound therapy are: quickly inducing a meditative state, reducing depression and sleep issues, easing blocks and tension, brain entrainment, raising focus and a clear mind, and boosting creativity.

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About the author
Sarah is a keen and passionate advocate of the spiritual and healing components within the mystical realm of the world we live in. She resides in Cape Town, South Africa, where she enjoys spending time in the outdoors, kite surfing, and playing guitar.