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Introduction to Usui Reiki Level I Class

Welcome and Thank You for being here.  I appreciate you taking your time to consider, review and research me as a potential guide for your Reiki journey.  I believe very deeply that we all have the innate ability to heal ourselves.  Reiki gives us an organized “system” to use.  So what do I mean?  Learning Usui Reiki has methods, class materials and format.  However, If you rub your hands together you will gather, generate and activate your Ki energy.  This energy is often forgotten, we can then direct the energy towards anything that we wish to transform. You have transformative life force within you.  Reiki I is a gentle reminder of this.  READ MORE.


Introduction to Usui Reiki Level II Class

While in Level I we are getting acquainted with the natural and spiritual connections within us, in Level II we begin to understand that we have the POWER!  In Usui Reiki Level II we are learning techniques and receive three (3) symbols that are our tools to purposefully shift, clear and cleanse —- activate, energize and rejuvenate —  our energetic fields and their influences on our lives.  READ MORE



Mercedes is a Holy Fire II Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Advance Theta Practitioner. Both energy modalities can be deliver hands-on or over distance. I can be in Las Vegas and you can be at home! Let’s Talk if you have questions!   

Transformation and Relaxation Retreats are 30, 60 or 90 minutes in length. These energy harmonization sessions focus on bringing peace, relaxation and balance to you. Sessions can be conducted over the phone or if 60 or 90 minutes in length, in person if you are in Las Vegas. Realigning to peace can contribute to a feeling of overall well being, help with seeing a different point of view, bring clarity and “tune up” your natural intuitive instinct.Retreats includes a combination of breathing, meditation or prayer and energy alignment (reiki). I mentor every session, In Spirit. My gift of intuition, inspiration and insight makes each experience unique. Information about Reiki Sessions & Scheduling



yinyang[1]Reiki is a spiritual healing art. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. A Reiki session usually is between 60 and 90 minutes in length. The session is performed by a Reiki Practitioner (RP or RMT) using specific Reiki hand positions. During a Reiki session, the client is fully clothed while comfortably reclining on a massage table or seated in a chair. A Reiki session aids in stress reduction and it is almost always a very relaxing experience. Reiki sessions or classes are a great investment in yourself.

Reiki is:
– A subtle and effective form of energy healing using spiritually guided life force energy (Rei-ki)
– Practiced in every country of the world
– Being used in many setting including hospitals, hospice, as well as in private practice and in self-care
– A wonderful complementary modality in a personal wellness or healing program

Reiki is not:
– Affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice
– New, it is thousands of years old (at least)

Defining qualities of Reiki:
– A practice of transmitting healing energy through the hands
– Passed on through the attunement process
– The energy is not guided by the practitioner, but the energy has it’s own innate wisdom to guide itself.
– Reiki energy is not based on belief, faith or suggestion.

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress, and can help support the body to facilitate healing on all levels- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s own personal wellness, not just illness.


Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means Universal Life and (Ki) which means Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy healing using spiritually guided life force energy.

Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a persons body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate healing on all levels “ physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness and not just for an illness.


Reiki is believed to have begun in Tibet several thousand years ago. Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator in Kyoto, Japan, rediscovered the root system in the mid to late 1800’s. Dr. Usui did an extensive study over the period of twenty-one years of the healing phenomena of history’s greatest spiritual leaders as well as ancient systems that are linked directly to the human body and the nervous system which activate the universal life energy for healing.

After undergoing a metaphysical experience personally, he then began to instruct others on this form of healing he named Reiki and taught it until his death in 1893. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, The Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced. Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.

Recently in 2014, Holy Fire Reiki Evolved and is now being taught. Here are some of the attributes of Holy Fire Reiki II.

Holy Fire Definition

The use of the word holy in the name Holy Fire is not religious in meaning. The word holy has as its root meaning to be whole and complete and this is how it is used in Holy Fire. Therefore, Holy Fire is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

These qualities are present in I&II and become more pronounced in the ART/Master and Karuna classes

Usui Holy Fire Reiki is being introduced by the International Center for Reiki Training. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.


The Usui Holy Fire Reiki energy is noticeably refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness than any energy we have encountered before. It is also more effective. Some of Usui Holy Fire Reiki attributes include:
•Works continuously even when not thinking about it and spontaneously heals issues as they come up.
•Always respects free will.
•Heals deeply and quickly without distress.
•Heals relationships and interactions with others.
•Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way.
•Spontaneously provides guidance that is palatable for every level of life experience.
•Tends to develop healthy personality traits such as love of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy, peace and so forth.
•One of the more wonderful effects is a feeling of being loved. This is a deep and refined feeling that is very nurturing.
•Once received, Holy Fire energy continues to evolve in its effectiveness.


A session is usually 30, 50 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during your first session with a Reiki Practitioner. They will describe the session to you, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues they are experiencing and ask them what hat you are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table o their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.

The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.


Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness, not just to assist in healing. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment that may facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use in complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings. Reiki practitioners understand that an illness is an expression of some part of the body/mind that does not know how to be well. Reiki works first on a mental and emotional level, as it works to achieve long-term improvement by helping people address, heal and release issues that lead to the problem. Depending upon the severity and duration of the problem a physical change may or may not occur. Sometimes all that can be achieved is helping a client to accept and live with a major illness “ improving someone’s quality of life and comfort.


The technique of using crystals and gemstones on the receiver’s body for healing is called laying on of stones. It is a powerful method of cleansing negative energy, clearing and balancing the chakras, effecting emotional release, and bringing light and healing into all the aura bodies. Cleared, programmed, and dedicated stones move the receiver’s vibration into alignment with the planet and the universal grid. This results in a freeing of life force energy in the chakras and aura, a healing of the Body of Light, and a transformation of negative or dis-ease into health.

Process of Laying On of Stones

The process may be done with clear quartz crystals only, colored gemstones only, or a combination of both. The stones may be used alone or with a hands on healing (ie; Reiki). The stones are placed upon the receiver’s body from feet to head. The healer then begins using her hands as usual starting at the head and moving toward the feet. (Use gemstones with colors matching each chakra’s color. The stones can be in any form-faceted, raw, tumbled,eggs, or beads.) Energy in this type of healing needs to move in one direction through the body, either Earth to sky or sky to Earth. If the energy is Earth to sky, all the gemstones that have points are placed with the points turned towards the receiver¹s crown. The effect of this direction is to move the receiver’s energy to a higher vibration or more spiritual level. If the direction is from sky to Earth, it is the opposite, with the crystals pointing toward the feet. This direction moves life force energy from crown to feet for grounding and rooting into Earth.

The receiver lies on their back on a padded floor or massage table, with pillows under their head and knees for comfort. The space should be quiet, comfortable, and warm. Use only stones that have been dedicated to positive energy and programmed for healing. Invite spirit guides and angels into the session if you wish.

A laying on of stones healing can be quite intense. There is often a major energy shift during this type of healing. More frequent emotional releases, past life and this life trauma openings and other transformative events. The healer’s role in this is to wait for the release to end and to be entirely non-judgmental. After a session, there may also be a physical detoxification process that can continue for up to a week. Be aware of what is happening and again, allow it. The laying-on-of-stones is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment that may facilitate relaxation and healing.

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