About Me

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About Me

Michael has been practicing and teaching Reiki since 2001, and is a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999. He is a Certified Shihan within two lineages: Gendai Reiki Ho (Eastern) and Usui Shiki Ryoho (Western). Michael discovered in early childhood that he had strong Spiritual leanings, and has actively explored the role Spirit has in his life. He is intuitive, inquisitive and inspired; always seeking to navigate the interplay between the Spiritual and material worlds and serves as a conduit for both. Reiki has been an amazing catalyst throughout his journey … and continues today!

My Personal Goal

The goal of Reiki Practice: (According to me … in my current state of enlightenment):  In my opinion and/or perspective, the purpose and ultimate end of Reiki is that it is a tool, first and foremost, for the ‘self’.  A ‘system’ to facilitate the finding of ourselves fully in alignment with GOD, in complete ‘victory’ over sensory stimulation and delusion.  Following the 5-Principles of the Meiji Emperor, sitting in quiet contemplation and utilizing Reiki with ourselves twice daily, are fundamental needs for our Spiritual growth, toward the realization of eternal ‘Bliss’.

Once the Reiki principles and practice are fully integrated within ourselves, it is no longer Reiki that we share with others, only ourselves, fully vested (ie: the Reiki is then, put away). We ARE the Reiki! In sharing Reiki (ourselves) with others, we then provide an opportunity, a space of pure potentiality, for this realization to be acknowledged and received within them as well. What a way of life!   [explore]

Note: This ‘Bliss’ in which I speak is not a ‘feeling’ which is tossed about and carried away by the waves of emotional despondency. This ‘Bliss’ is ever-present and unshakable because it is who we ARE forevermore, once the ‘victory’ is ours!

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word that means Universal Life-force Energy.

REI: refers to the universal aspect, consciousness.
KI: refers to the Life-force or energy flowing through all living beings.

Reiki IS:  A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.  A program to defrag (reboot) our current energetic systems.  A system to reconnect us to our guidance/navigational system … our “true” original state of existence.  An energy system to reinvigorate/restore ourselves to our natural state of awareness/oneness with Spirit.  A healing technique based on the principle that the practitioner can channel energy into and around the client, to activate the natural healing processes of the client’s body and restore mental, physical and emotional well-being.

By changing our energy “patterns”, Reiki releases stress and anxiety, enhances spiritual growth, expands relaxation and creativity, promotes good health and emotional healing. Like attracts Like. We attract what we ARE! We ARE what we BELIEVE! Our energy-patterns are reflective of our consistent thoughts (beliefs). We need to change our energy patterns to attract differently. Reiki breaks through the old, stagnant energy, and infuses the person(s) with vibrant, fresh resources.

Like anything else, if we don’t consistently maintain such, we eventually revert to our old,  CONSISTENT patterns.

Be Blessed and BE the Blessing!!!


What People Are Saying

I received my Level-I Reiki certification from Michael. His class was educational and inspiring ... and I really enjoyed his down-to-earth teaching style of sharing his knowledge and experiences of Reiki. Due to the in-class hands-on practice, historical reviews and practical applications for Reiki, the training was well-rounded. As a medical professional, it has given me other options to traditional therapies, when caring for my patients who utilize holistic modalities

Marilyn M

Michael, I just wanted to express how much I gained from our private session yesterday. You are an excellent teacher, and your calm, confident demeanor set me at ease. I appreciate the way you stayed engaged through the whole process, though you've probably taught thousands of novices. I am looking forward to building on the basic skills you taught me.

Cathy M

MIKE RULES!!!!!!!!!  See you soon, bro!

Lazaro T

Michael was my instructor in massage school, is my Reiki Master and will always be my brother in this journey of life. He is an amazing, compassionate and loving human who will always strive for the best in whatever he does. I have been blessed to have him in my life. With Love, Honor and Respect

Nate A.

Michael is the Real Deal!  He Lives, Breathes, and Embodies the Reiki Ideal.  His Zen Master style of teaching will have you opening up to BEing your True Divine Nature in 'no time.'  Be prepared to Fly Fast and Free with wings of Love and Light.

Donna B

Michael is many things.  He is one of the most gifted Reiki Masters I have ever met.  He is a truly phenomenal healer. But he is so much more than just those things.  His heart is big enough to fill New York City. He gives of himself, even when there is nothing else to give.  He has been my friend, my mentor, my teacher and my brother for over 10 years. He has been the example I have attempted to live up to.  Thank you, Michael

Pat M
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