Posts Tagged ‘Rancho Santa Fe’

After going for 6 hours, almost nonstop, giving Reiki to more than 12 clients, you’d think I would have been exhausted. In fact, I was invigorated and inspired.

It was such an honor to be a part of Circuit Healing Day on Monday, founded and created by Anna Naturalista – a force of a woman on a quest to heal the world, one person at a time.

Custom-made day

Held at a beautiful estate in Rancho Santa Fe, Circuit Healing Day served as a specialized, custom-made “spa” day for each participant. As they arrived and registered, their needs were assessed – whether physical, mental, emotional or all.

Then they enjoyed different healing modalities, techniques, and tools throughout the day, and the estate.

Not to mention taking in incredible views, enjoying delicious healthy food, and taking a dip in the pool or jacuzzi between sessions.

Reiki is different for everybody

As they arrived in a private back room for a Reiki session with me, each client shared their own amazing story and what brought them to circuit healing day.

And, as Reiki is a universal energy, everyone responded differently to the session.

~One client felt a release in the tension of her neck.

~Another cried over missing a loved one.

~Another saw angels all around her.

Most comments I received included, “that was wonderful” and “I am so relaxed.”

Receiving Reiki might elicit a feeling or experience that can be challenging to articulate. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for the body to relax and receive an energy that is universal and healing.

What does Reiki have to do with it?

So, what is an officiant doing practicing Reiki? What does that have to do with wedding ceremonies and baby blessings?

Well, in a word, everything.

To me healing energy and Reiki – *spiritually guided life force energy- is the “connective tissue” to all that I do. Honoring the sacred in everything, whether is it officiating a wedding ceremony, performing a baby blessing, facilitating a memorial service.

It is showing up with the understanding that there is so much more at work than just me.


*The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words:  
~Rei which means “God’s Wisdom” or “the Higher Power”
~Ki which is “life force energy”
So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy”

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That was a first!

This afternoon I officiated a wedding ceremony while standing on a rock in the middle of a creek. The couple stood on another rock next to mine, and the water flowed around us.

12/12/12 – a popular day for weddings. And no wonder! In addition to the pleasing numerical repetition, the number 1 represents new beginnings and masculinity, the number 2 union and the feminine, and together the number 12 brings harmony and balance of the masculine and feminine.

Congratulations to Ursula and Justin! They were married today in the middle of a creek (river?) in Elfin Forest, near Rancho Santa Fe.

What a spectacular location it was, with the sun streaming through the trees, and the sound of the water flowing around us.

I love my profession!!

And congratulations to everyone who shared vows on this very special day.

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Dean Barker with Paul Barnett Photography

Dean Barker with Paul Barnett Photography

Transform your private home into a fantasy world. For this private home wedding in Rancho Santa Fe we added clear tenting so guests could enjoy the beautiful landscaping and starry night while still staying warm and cozy out on the expansive patio.




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