Usui Shiki Ryoho – A Wild Woman Walking the Spiritual Path

Welcome to my journey as a Reiki Master Teacher of Usui Shiki Ryoho – the Usui System of Natural Healing

I call myself a wild woman because I enjoy adventures, partying and completely letting loose. Moderation is not a word that describes me. Pacing myself is not a word that describes me either. I’m either all in or all out. I’m never a one glass of wine kinda gal.

My struggles with alcohol can be read in these blogs:

Mystic Order – Reiki Level IIIA – 21 Day Cleanse – A Miracle Has Happened

Personal Development – Cutting the Ties That Bind – Saying Goodbye to Alcohol

Spiritual Discipline – My Alcohol Addiction – My Story Now

Is Too Much a Choice or Addiction?

It’s not easy being a wild woman and a Reiki Master Teacher. There is the pull for a reflective, spiritual life and the pull to party, dance and be free. I have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other.

You can read more about this struggle in my blog, A Wild Woman’s Journey with Drinking and Hedonism While Walking the Spiritual Path.

I do my very best to be as authentic- true to where I am at any given time as I share my journey.  What I notice most about my journey is my desire to be free. Free from drinking too much.  Free from the judgements of others who claim I drink too much. Freedom from repressing this wild part of me that create so much self-doubt.

This page and dropdown menus are, at this time a work in progress as I develop a deeper understanding of Reiki that will be incorporated into my eventual teachings of Usui Shiki Ryoho – the Usui System of Natural Healing.

My lineage of Usui Shiki Ryoho includes two Master Teachers – Erica Blackburn from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan from Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher, Erica Blackburn:

I first attained Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level I, II, & III3A with Erica Blackburn in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

About Erica from her bio page at Halifax Yoga Studio.

Erica is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Life Coach, and Reiki Teacher/Master. She is a fully Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and is registered with the International BodyTalk Association. Erica completes on-going continued education in BodyTalk and other forms of advanced yoga, energy medicine and spiritual development. She is passionate about elevating consciousness and well-being for individuals one-on-one and in group settings. Erica leads speaking events and workshops on how to incorporate more wellness into your daily life. This includes teaching Reiki Attunements (Level 1, 2 and 3 a & b). Erica’s formal education is in business. She received her BBA from St. FX and her MBA from Saint Mary’s.

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher, Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan:

I repeated Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level IIIA and attained Level IIIB with Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan during a one week stay at Carnoustie Ayurvedic & Wellness Resort in Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India.

Soon after this, I returned to the same area of India and reunited with Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan, repeating Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Levels I, II, IIIA & IIIB with him.

Knowing that re-attunement is not necessary, I did so anyway with this acharya, this Reiki Master Teacher who has over seventy years of experience with yogic wisdom and elevating consciousness. Because of this, I was able to deepen my own understanding of Reiki, its symbols and attunement processes. 

About Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan from his book “Healing at Carnoustie – Be Your Own Healer.”

“Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan is the resident yoga professor, Pranic Healer and Reiki Master Teacher at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, located in Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India. He has his PhD in yoga and MD in Alternative Medicine. He also has masterships in as many as ten energy healing disciplines including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki and Pranic Healing. He is an international trainer of Stress Management through Yoga at corporate level. He served as Head of the Yoga Centre under Central Government in Kerala for twenty years. Dr. Rajasekharan was born into a family of Sanskrit scholars and has had a spiritual inclination since his teenage years that found fruition in choosing yoga as his career. He is a direct disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of Bihar School of Yoga. Therefore, Dr. Rajasekharan yoga teachings are of the Bihar School of Yoga or Satyananda Yoga tradition.”

Following the The Four Aspects and Nine Elements of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Reiki Master Teachers add their personal style too. My practice and teachings of Usui Shiki Ryoho will be infused with yogic wisdom taught to me in India by Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan.

With light, love and joy,

Stephanie, ❤

Reiki Picture - 2018 - Doha, Qatar