My latest article is up with Rebelle Society!
This is in honour of my Reiki teacher, giving back the love she gave me. Joanna Lewins really inspired me and my training with her was not part of my original plans, it just magically happened. She, by chance happened to be in Bali the same time as me and was offering a last minute reiki level 2 round the corner from where I was staying and on the day I was meant to fly back to the U.K.
the decision to follow my heart and intuition changed my life AND changed how I view life. If I had not followed my heart I’d have been back in the Uk earlier, not gone to Australia and not gone on to become a reiki master teacher and not gone on to develop a passion in researching more about shamanism, ancient priestesses and mysticism.
Jo is one of three teachers who’ve inspired my path.
This woman is utterly wonderful and I consider her a mermaid soul sister
“When one is attuned into the Reiki lineage, it’s like receiving a beautiful blessing from above, and is done as a short and sacred ritual that stays with you for life. It really is a gift. To be able to tune into this infinite source, to be able to give yourself hands on healing, is truly one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. It allows you to open up as a channel to receive the light to move through you, and ignites your soul. When you work with your energy body, you’re tapping in on a cellular level, that also influences your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, so it’s all encompassing and connected. It doesn’t take much to have a deeply powerful experience. Yummy, right?” ~ Joanna Lewins, Reiki Master Teacher
Jo Lewins is a British-born Reiki Master Teacher, water healing therapist, and yoga teacher who has bundles of knowledge on crystal healing, massage and shamanic journeying among other talents.
We discussed with Jo, a multifaceted and gentle soul with a deep resonance to Reiki, about her passions, projects and how Reiki and energy healing transformed her life.
KN: As a Reiki teacher and practitioner, you work shamanically, can you tell us a little more about that and what that entails?
JL: Bringing in shamanic elements, for me, is about taking the receiver on a deeper journey, by working with the Spirit realms. I invite all of my guides, masters and ancestors to join us in the space. It may sound crazy, but I have a team of allies that I work with and they assist me. I also use sound. Everything is energy, and a vibration, so sound creates a shift in the space. A medicine drum, rattles, chimes, singing bowls, and music, all enhance the journey and tune in with the chakras that are spinning. I also use crystals to heighten the clearing and healing. And burn sacred smoke to clear and cleanse the aura and spirit.
When I work with clients, I take a very holistic approach to my work, and so you won’t be receiving just Reiki alone, rather a more in-depth method that could bring great awareness and deeper healing than other traditional methods.
To read more, click here: Interview with Reiki Master Jo Lewins