I have written this newsletter countless times. I was sure the last version was just right ~ until I read it again a day later. This morning I realized that this message doesn’t need to be eloquent, doesn’t need to have links to related information, doesn’t need the perfect photo and does not need to inspire. It simply needs to be honest and to the point.
2016 was a challenging year. Last June, the news of my daughter’s suicide left me in shock and full of profound sadness. After taking 3 months off, I returned to my studio, slipping right back into my usual schedule of seeing clients and teaching Reiki classes. For a while I felt strong and thought it was good to get back to what I love so much. In October, I felt another emotional wave approaching. A few weeks later, with the oncoming holidays, it felt like I was hit by a tsunami of grief. I continued to see clients and teach classes, but began to feel like I was in quick sand. The harder I tried to hold it together, the deeper I sank. My amazing, loving family and friends helped me through the holidays. But still, I felt like I was being dragged down.
I had been seeing and hearing subtle Universal messages about slowing down, being still and giving myself the space to grieve. One afternoon in December, I was sitting with a client in my Reiki room and we were talking about the busyness of life. She was looking at me with tears in her eyes, exhausted from being the last on her long list of things to take care of. I heard myself say to her “We can’t give what we don’t have…”. My words were so loud in my ears. I realized in that moment, I had recited those exact words to all my clients earlier that day. You can deliver messages to others only so many times before realizing your own words are as much for yourself as they are for someone else.
It’s with great clarity and understanding that I have made the difficult, yet necessary, decision to create space in my life by taking a year-long personal leave from my practice, teaching and Sacred Healing Hands Wellness Studio to grieve the loss of my beloved daughter, Chelsi. I will surely miss my work, but I know it to be true that if nothing changes, nothing changes.
My final teaching for this year is next month’s Metta Reiki Master Class. Sacred Healing Hands will host 2 more Reiki Shares for Reiki Practitioners on February 21 and March 21, 6:30-8:00pm.
Despite the events of this past year, I AM truly blessed and grateful beyond words for everything that has brought me to this moment. I AM eternally grateful to all who have placed their trust in me to guide them along their sacred spiritual Path and for the loving support that continues to flow from family and friends. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Here’s to hope, healing and transformation for all of us.
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Welcome to Sacred Healing Hands!
We teach all levels of Usui Holy Fire Reiki from beginner to Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki® Master and Metta Reiki® Master.
Tracy M. Houchins is an ICRT Senior Licensed Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner, Certified Soul Coach, Past Life Coach, Founder of Metta Reiki® and Founder of Sacred Healing Hands in Marriottsville, Maryland. Our studio provides clients and students with a beautiful setting to relax, rejuvenate, heal and learn. We offer Reiki healing sessions and teach all levels of Usui/Holy Fire Reiki, Karuna Reiki® and Metta Reiki® training. Stay tuned for Soul Coaching® Practitioner Training to be offered in 2017!
Did you know Reiki is for everyday people?
Reiki is a simple, easy to learn method of restoring balance to our lives. Anyone can learn Reiki and there are unlimited ways to use it in our everyday. We can use Reiki for ourselves, our family, other people, animals or even the planet. The only requirement is a desire to learn it! So whether you’re a learning beginner or a seasoned Usui Reiki Master ready to take the next big step, Sacred Healing Hands has a Reiki class for you!
Reiki as a Career Path…
If you have a natural desire to help others, you may find that Reiki as a career path is the answer to the question, “What is my Soul’s Purpose?” Becoming a Reiki Practitioner or Reiki Master Teacher offers ways to assist others while filling your passion to make a difference in the lives of others.
Biodynamic Touch Therapy Level 1 & 2 and Advanced BTT Level III with Paige Valdiserri – October 2016!
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Our mission is to provide you with the tools to become the most vibrant version of yourself. So whether you’re thinking of taking a Reiki Class for your own self-healing and preservation or to become a Certified Reiki Practitioner as a career path, you can be sure you’ll receive everything you need to do hands-on Reiki with confidence. Or perhaps you’d like to experience a Reiki session from a seasoned Reiki professional. Give a call and let’s chat about how we may assist you along the next best steps of your spiritual journey.
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Reiki Shares for Reiki Practitioners…
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 – 8:00pm, Reiki Practitioners are invited to come together to assist each other on their healing journeys by giving and receiving Reiki. Reiki Shares are open to all levels of Reiki Practitioners. This is a free event, although your donations are welcome. Your RSVP is appreciated when possible. 410-720-2510
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese hands-on healing technique that utilizes Universal Energy and positively affects the body-mind-spirit as a whole. This energy is powerful, yet gentle and works to encourage the body back to its natural state of balance. Reiki is very effective at removing the blockages that prevent us from living a life of total well-being. Reiki relieves stress and instills a deep state of relaxation. This is the place where miracles of healing occur. Whether you’re experiencing stress, chronic illness, physical pain and discomfort, addictive behaviors, emotional imbalance, or having difficulty in achieving your goals and living the life you desire, Reiki can assist in removing these obstacles that stand in the way of you being the best version of yourself! Reiki also assists in bringing to light our life’s mission and soul’s purpose.
Usui Reiki Ryoho was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in early 20th century Japan and brought to the United States in the 1930’s. Universal Life Force Energy (Japanese Translation of Rei-ki) flows within and around us, and nourishes the organs and cells of our body, supporting them in their vital functions. Read more about Reiki here!