Thank you SO much Alan Mercer. I'm gifted with a great friendship in you! Thank you for the awesome time, great interview and just oodles of love for your photography. [Excerpt]
"He’s been called a spiritual landing pad and a modern shaman. I’m pleased to call Scott K Smith my friend. He is a Massage Therapist, Health Educator and Reiki Master Practitioner Teacher. He combines over 20 years of Reiki & Energy Work, with a certification in Therapeutic and Relaxing Massage Therapy, and private consulting. Scott provides therapeutic touch, insight and direction. His specialties include light work, guided imagery, meditation and healing practices, spiritual / intuitive coaching, and healing. He is a Graduate of the National Holistic Institute School of Massage. The body is a temple, healing and wellness are not just clinical, they are integral. Through his services, Scott provides therapeutic, compassionate touch, sensitivity, intuition and a working knowledge of the physical, and energetic. I had a session with Scott a few months ago where he worked on my left hip for about thirty minutes. That one session wiped away years of chronic pain that has never returned. That’s enough to convince me that Reiki works, but what is it?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
So with an “open and eager to learn more about this” frame of mind, I sat down with Scott after our photo session and he shared his knowledge and experience with Reiki."
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