The Art of Remote Healing
An interview with Reiki Teacher Ginny Mackles by YogChakra Exploring the Power of Remote Reiki
“Through remote Reiki healing, distances become mere illusions as the energy of compassion unites and heals.”
Ginny’s Reiki Journey
Finding the stillness within has long been Ginny’s source of strength. The practices of yoga and meditation have supported her in accessing her inner quiet place. But during a very disruptive transition time in her life, she felt the need to expand beyond these practices.
With perfect timing, Ginny was introduced to Reiki as a healing method to complement her meditation. Her first experience with Reiki occurred in 1985 at the Siddha Yoga Ashram, in South Fallsburg, New York, where a fellow meditation student was offering it.
This is how Ginny describes her life-changing experience and her journey since then,
“During my first session, I instantly felt relaxed, and my first thought was, “Something’s going on here.” It felt like I was coming home to myself. I signed up for the next available class and have practiced daily Reiki self-treatment ever since.
Opening to the experience of Reiki was like discovering a treasure. I studied Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki I and II with The Reiki Alliance, the only Reiki teachings available at the time. The day quickly arrived when I realized Reiki wasn’t simply an additional practice, it was my spiritual path and vocation.
For the first couple of years (yes, years) I used the practice of Reiki for myself with daily self-treatment and the Reiki Precepts. With the stressors of divorce and single parenting coupled with working two jobs—one as a full-time corporate executive, the other as a start-up Wellness Center—Reiki provided much-needed peace while chaos surrounded me.
Reiki provided a great centering practice for me to begin each day and end each night. The Reiki Precepts were visibly posted in my office, reminding me to recite them throughout the day.
Reiki helped my kids get to sleep at night and was a handy first aid support when my son injured his ankle during baseball and my daughter tore her MCL sliding into home plate.
Very quickly I learned the importance of integrating Reiki into my lifestyle.
The more I practiced Reiki, the stronger my connection became and I knew it was something I needed to share with others. I offered Reiki to family, friends, and colleagues at work. I shared it with individuals in need, with senior citizen groups, with cancer support groups, and eventually with clients through my own busy professional business practice.”
Ginny’s approach to remote Reiki:
As an independent Reiki Master Teacher, Ginny’s classes have a strong Japanese influence, combined with the structure of Western Reiki through Takata’s teachings. Her Reiki Level 1 and 2 foundational classes incorporate the best components she has learned from various styles, including Jikiden Reiki, Komyo ReikiDo, Gendai Reiki, and Karuna Reiki certification.
Ginny loves teaching Reiki due to its ease of learning and the ability to integrate it into anyone’s life in both formal and informal ways. Witnessing the positive transformation in her students after receiving empowerment fills her heart with warmth. Teaching Reiki remains a passion and a tremendous source of joy for her.
Ginny approaches all Reiki sessions with grounded integrity, whether in person or remotely.
This is how Reiki Master Ginny describes a typical distant Reiki session:
“Our session begins with a brief conversation which may include general medical and family history, ailments, and anything else they would like me to know. I ask them to lie down and open to receive. While they are beginning to relax, I prepare myself by getting grounded, and centered, reciting the Reiki Precepts, activating the Reiki II symbols, and setting an open healing intention. As with an in-person session, I open to the flow of Reiki to my client, slowly moving down the body and concluding with grounding at their feet.”
In cases where clients are unable to connect on Zoom at the beginning of the session, Ginny uses a photograph or a piece of paper with the person’s name and birthdate as a surrogate (as Sensei Takata did) to help visualize them during the session.
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Jikiden Reiki, Komyo ReikiDo, Gendai Reiki, and Karuna Reiki certification as continuing education for those interested in exploring beyond the foundational classes.
In support of Reiki students, Ginny created The Reiki Journey: Meditations for Mindful Living CD (available on Amazon and iTunes). It provides an intro to meditation and the practice of Reiki to those new to the system. It is especially helpful as a support to those having taken a Reiki workshop.
The CD offers four separate 10-minute guided meditations, including three Japanese Reiki practices, perfect for starting or ending the day or even a great mid-day centering option. The meditations can be done as a 10-minute stand alone or as an intro prior to self-treatment. Many use these meditations to assist in giving some structure to their personal practice.
The Reiki Journey CD also offers the Reiki Precepts in both English and Japanese, providing easy instruction for those who might like to learn how to say them in their original language.
The Reiki Journey CD is for Reiki Teachers as well. It includes a 25-minute guided meditation up Mt. Kurama which is ideal for use before or during passing attunements. Find it on her website, Amazon, or iTunes.
Teaching and practicing Reiki since the mid-1980’s, Ginny is a 5th generation Reiki Master Teacher in both Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage and Shinpiden certified in Usui Reiki Ryoho. Her journey with Reiki began in 1986 studying with Carol Vidula Krum of the Reiki Alliance. (Master Krum was initiated as a Reiki Master through Phyllis Furumoto, of the Reiki Alliance.)
With a seemingly insatiable need to learn and grow with Reiki, I continued my studies with Gail Sterling Usui Shiki Ryoho, David Jarrell Reiki Plus®, William Lee Rand Karuna Reiki®, Frank Arjava Petter Japanese Reiki Techniques and Jikiden Reiki, Ethel Lombardi (student of Takata Sensei), Frans Stiene International House of Reiki, Tadao Yamaguchi Jikiden Reiki, Hyakuten Inamoto Komyo ReikiDo, Hiroshi Doi Gendai Reiki Ho, and others.
Ginny Mackles is a Holistic Life Coach, licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Reiki Master Teacher. In conjunction with over 30 years’ experience, her broad background includes extensive work with counseling, holistic practices, over 35 years of meditation and mindfulness practice as well as 15 years of corporate Human Resources management. With Ginny guiding your way, you’ll experience immediate a-ha moments and insights, strengthen your relationship with yourself, gain tools to better manage stress, cultivate more awareness and mindfulness, and create a roadmap to achieve your goals.
She has supported over 8,000 clients throughout the past 30 years and taught holistic practices to more than 5,000 students internationally. Author of award winning The Reiki Journey: Guided Meditations for Mindful Living CD now in its 3rd printing.
See Ginny Mackles’s Profile on YogChakra here.