Welcome to Crown to Root! You are not here today by accident, there are no coincidences and today you are hear by a Divine purpose! I have much gratitude that you have arrived to my lil' space on the vast web; my goal is to share with you my journey and perhaps walk aside you in yours. We all have innate abilities to heal ourselves and others, my healing journey was through Reiki, and my life has been forever changed!
Hi! I'm Cindy Griffin and I would like to share my journey with you. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist #9334, Jikiden Reiki Shihan-kaku, and Karuna Master Usui Holy Fire III, Spiritual Coach, Teacher, a Member of the Jikiden Reiki Association, Certified Professional Member of the International Center of Reiki Training (ICRT), and a Universal Life Church Minister. I know, woah, that's a lot of words and all that really means is; I really do enjoy what I stumbled across and I have tried to learn as much as possible - that way I can pass on help to you.
I am a seeker, especially things that peak my interest. Reiki, was that 'thing' for me. I began my search for alternative knowledge and healing many, many, many years ago. As a wee little girl, I had experiences that I couldn't explain to my mom or dad because I could not fully understand what was happening to me. As I was growing up, I couldn't really ever forget my experiences, and I think that was always a driving force for me to look further into life. Well, while on this journey of self-discovery, I eventually stumbled across Reiki!
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" (called ki, chi, or prana) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. “Rei” translates from Japanese into “Cosmic, Rain, Spirit or Universal”. Therefore, REIKI, means "the cosmic rain of Universal Life-force Energy". (pronounced "RAY_KEY")
Next up in my journey?
FIND A TEACHER!
That's what I did, her name? Tianne Lastra, the only ICRT Licensed teacher of Usui Holy Fire III Reiki located in the whole state of Louisiana! She offered classes and well you can imagine what I did. I jumped on that like white on rice and my entire world shifted. Exactly 1 year later, I was introduced to my second Sensei, Frank Arjava Petter. He is a phenomenal teacher, mentor, friend, writer, and Reiki Sensi - http://www.frankarjavapetter.com
As you can imagine after meeting these two the rest is history! It started making sense to me, I knew I was on the path I had always looked for.
Time goes on:
Since then I continue to study and dedicate all my free time to learning and practicing the art of the Reiki discipline and its various styles from both Eastern and Western styles of Reiki. With diving into the knowledge I discovered I wanted to provide healing and help others find a more sense of calm in this world of stress and over-stimulation. What better way than to offer spiritual coaching and meditation gatherings to help others find their center!
Hope for the Future:
What I hope for all of you, is that this is something you can learn to love just as I have done. This Japanese Modality, Reiki, is an entire life change that starts from the inside and grows outward. I hope for everyone that Jikiden Reiki is a start that helps to begin healing for you, your families and maybe even your communities!
I want to leave you with this, I strive to live by the Gokai, I know cool word pronounced GO-kye, which is the 5 principals set in place by Usui Sensei during the time and legacy of the Meiji Emperor:
Kyo dake wa JUST FOR TODAY
Ikaru na DO NOT BE ANGRY
Shin pai suna DO NOT BE WORRIED
Kan sha shite BE GRATEFUL
Gyo-o hage me DO YOUR DUTIES FULLY
Hitoni shinsetsuni BE KIND TO OTHERS
Are you ready to take your journey to healing?
Crown to Root is located in Raceland, Louisiana in Lafourche Parish; my Reiki dojo is less than a mile from Hwy 90 and is very accessible from the NOLA metro areas, Terrebonne Parish and all areas from up and down the bayou! I offer in-person and distance treatment sessions. Reiki can be used alone, but is often a complimentary therapy and should be used in conjunction with your primary healthcare provider when working on a more serious life-threatening illness. I am not a licensed medical doctor, I do not diagnose or prescribe medications. Reiki does not interfere with other forms of healthcare.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
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