WHAT IS JIKIDEN REIKI?
JIKIDEN REIKI is a traditional healing technique that was developed in Japan and widely practiced before modernization. It is a pure, simple yet an effective physical treatment that promotes healing by re-establishing the a flow of ki (or energy) throughout the system which in turn enhances the bodyʼs innate healing abilities. Jikiden Reiki addresses physical, mental, and emotional conditions such as headaches, pain, digestive disorders, anxiety and depression to name a few. It doesn't just treat the symptoms but goes to the root of the problem. Reiki is gentle and safe and is complimentary to other medical treatments and therapies.
Reiki is a popular and beneficial healing modality that is utilized for health and wellness. It is based on energetic principles and is practiced in many hospitals, medical settings, and in private practice all around the world.
Reiki is a pleasant and effective tool to aid with stress reduction and relaxation. When the body and mind are relaxed, the body can work to repair and heal, and the mind may function with more clarity. Reiki may assist the body in creating an environment which facilities healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine. Many people utilize Reiki as part of their wellness plan.
Benefits of Reiki
Stress Reduction and Relaxation
Decreased Anxiety, Pain Decrease
Speed Healing Process
Minimizes recovery time
Reduces side-effects of Medical Treatments
Increases the sense of calm and inner peace
Minimizes unwanted unhealthy habits
AND SO MUCH MORE!
“JIKIDEN” TRANSLATES TO “DIRECTLY PASSED DOWN”
Jikiden Reiki is the original form of Reiki from Japan. Jikiden” translates to “directly passed down” in Japanese so nothing has been added or changed. These are the original teachings of Sensei Mikao Usui that were passed down to Chujiro Hayashi and Chiyoko Yamaguchi. Everyone from health practitioners to everyday people can easily learn how to facilitate healing for themselves as well as for others. It also serves as an excellent personal development tool to help improve one's overall well-being.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
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 Jikiden Shihan-kaku, and Usui Holy Fire III Master, 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 of new things, 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.
Meditation Circles & Gatherings
*Currently we host meditation groups as needed or requested. Since times and dates are flexible, it is best to contact us via FB or like the Crown to Root FB page and ask to be placed in the private group to stay informed! We discuss basic principles and perform simple meditation techniques such as quieting the mind, focus on breath and mindfulness and guided meditations. The group enjoys collective discussions before and after the 20 -30 minute exercise. The Private meditation group goes a little deeper discussing metaphysical principles and rituals.
Mediation 101 | this group is for those who may have never tried meditating. We discuss basic principles and perform simple meditation techniques such as quieting the mind and focusing on the breath. The group enjoys collective discussions before and after the 30 minute exercise.
*All meditation days will be announced on social media.
Private Meditation | this group is by invitation only due to the nature of the conversation and the open honest vulnerability by its members. This group provides a safe place for practitioners to be, a place for healing and focused intent.
Special Events and Planetary Alignment Gatherings | Full Moons, Sacred Alignments, World Healing days, 8/8 Lions Gate Portal and more, are all special days to join in the collective to increase the energy of these auspicious days. When people meditation together, entering a state of peace. They may be doing so separately, in their minds, but the energy that is created in the room is palpable. You can feel a sense of calmness and steadiness that they are emitting through their meditation.
*All special days will be announced on social media.
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