"Reiki is a way of life, a dance that
circles and teaches as you
gradually move closer to that place where you can pass through
without breaking or losing any
part of you, and then turn to
embrace yourself."
--Light and Adonea

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese word representing Universal Life Energy, the energy which is all around us. Reiki energy activated and applied for purposes of healing, addresses the body, mind, emotions, and the spirit.  It accelerates the body's ability to heal physical ailments and emotional upset, releasing causes of dis-ease and pain.  The joys of balanced wellness become apparent through Reiki as the student/patient begins to take responsibility for their own beliefs and realities.  The Unlimited System of Reiki is a natural healing art which uses Reiki in these ways.  Although Reiki is a means of working with energy that we cannot see, it requires no particular belief system.  It is not a religion. 

A Reiki treatment is a light, hands-on process whereby a Reiki practitioner transfers universal life force to the recipient, that is to the body of another or into one's own body.
Reiki even works through bandages and casts and can be transmitted at a distance.  The Reiki practitioner is a channel for the energy and therefore is not actually "doing" the healing.  The receiver's willing ness and acceptance determines how much energy is received and the progress that is made in on's own healing process.  Reiki can relieve pain and acute symptoms quite quickly while more chronic problems may require extensive treatment.  Length of treatment depends upon the root cause of the problem and the amount of energy needed to revitalize and bring into balance the ailing area of the body.
Reiki works in conjunction with and as an adjunct to medical and non-medical treatment and therapy and is NOT a substitute for medical and/or psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

Reiki is a powerful way of contributing to the well being and communicating with loved ones.  For those wishing to relate to others on a deeply profound level, Reiki is a wonderful way to nurture.  Reiki is an incredible way to communicate at the heart-spirit level, and has been used to heal the past and present as well as to send healing energy into the future.
Receiving a Reiki treatment is a unique experience.  You don't have to be sick to receive the benefits.  The practice of Reiki promotes 
Relaxation, releases fear/anxiety/depression/stress and improves sleep
Clears the mind, improves learning ability
Improves creativity and communication
Releases co-dependence, abuse issues, habits, addictions, karmic issues, past life issues, unconscious patterns, relationship issues

Release "dis-ease" on a cellular level, accelerates all healing
Develops good habits, compassionate action, stimulates spiritual growth

Harmonizes spiritual energy with physical energy and provides "grounding"

Empowers and brings peace, creates trust in life

A little bit of Reiki each day is a simple and effective way to manage daily stress and improve your personal vitality.
Reiki is often learned in three distinct levels.  At each level the student is "attuned" or awakened to the Reiki energy that sleeps within each of us.  This awakening is done slowly so that the student is able to adapt to higher vibrational energy levels necessary to perform Reiki.  Students are given ample opportunity to practice their skills and learn to "read" the energy throughout the class time.  The classes must be taken in order as they build on each other.  You may, however, "skip" a level if you have taken Reiki from another master/Teacher and have achieved certification at that level.  You will need to show your certificate to the instructor prior to enrolling in class as well as demonstrate an understanding and proficiency at your certified level.

Level I
Attunes the physical body.  Many students report a mild "cleansing" of their physical body (often through an increase need for sleep and water) for a brief period of three days or so following class.  Following the cleansing, students report improved sleep, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains.  There are three private attunements at this level. (You'll learn why past students have dubbed these "atonements"!)  The instructor will show you the level of energy in your hands before and after your first attunement.  There is homework for 30 days following this level.  (It's easy--you keep your regular bedtime, and the homework assists you in achieving a wonderful night's rest!)  After this 30 day period, you are then eligible to take Level II.  Cost $175.00.
Level II
Awakens the emotional body, and often students report feelings of unconditional love, release, and relief at this level.  This level also teaches the student to move beyond the time-space continuum and provides a self-treatment to the student in their childhood.  The class works together to move an amplified Reiki wave to the benefit of a society or nation in a remote Reiki exercise.  This class may be difficult for some students.  Assistant instructors are brought in based on class size to ensure the emotional safety of every student.  Students are not allowed to leave the training area until they demonstrate that they have returned to a "grounded" state.  There are two private attunements at this level.  You'll be able to check your own energy levels at this point in your training.  At the completion of this level, you will be able to attend Reiki Ways.  When you are ready, you may approach me to obtain eligibility for Reiki Master.  Cost $200.
Level III or Reiki Master
The final and/or Master level aligns the spiritual body with the energy of Reiki.  This generally creates a more subtle sense of wakening and joy within the student.  In this level, you will learn to pass attunements, and, following and apprenticeship with the instructor, you will be able to teach Reiki should you so desire.  Students often report that "they didn't feel anything," and then months later have moved themselves into better jobs, relationships, housing situations.....  There is one attunement at this level which is done in front of the class so that you can begin to understand how attunements are performed.  If time allows, you will also learn about Reiki grids.  After demonstrating your proficiency in teaching and passing attunements, you will be certified as a Reiki Master.  Cost $250.
Following successful completion of each level, students are issued a certificate recognizing them as having met the standards necessary to "practice" at that level.  Students are encouraged to utilize their skills through regular participation in Reiki Ways and/or community Reiki shares, through practitioner to practitioner exchanges or through community service.  Reiki Ways may be arranged through Laura Silver.  If your hospital, nursing home, counseling agency, cancer treatment facility, or service agency would like to host a Reiki Way at no charge, please have them contact Laura Silver for details.
All levels of Reiki are taught over a two day intensive weekend, usually from 10am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.  Casual comfortable dress is recommended.  A pillow and a blanket is appropriate for each level.  Wisdom River Lodge does not require any special dietary preparations.  Lunch for each class will be determined based on location and majority student decision.  It should go without saying that this kind of energy work is best done clean and sober.  Your instructor will be.

Host a Reiki Class in YOUR Home
Host a class in your home with at least five paying students, and receive your class FREE!  Gather your like minded friends/ co-workers and move through the levels together!  You'll be astounded at the bonds you will create!  If your spouse wants free tuition as well, invite at least 8 paying students, and it's done!  You set the time and date, get the student commitments (I'll help you with this), and host the class.  Meals can be potluck or "on your own:" if there are local restaurants nearby.  Contact Laura Silver for a list of potential dates and more information.