The Lightside Has a Darkside

Updated: Mar 2

My Personal Experience

I have debated on writing this blog for so many months. On one hand, I believe that sharing this information is fusing power back to the students and away from their energetic Mentors, but on the other hand, I didn’t want to breathe life into what is already there. My intention for this year is TRUTH, and in the energy of that intention, I’ll tell you mine.

This year, 2020, I had my own experience of being sabotaged, slandered and lied about by another Reiki practitioner in my small town. I think it’s taken me this long to finally really understand what happened, and how it happened to me.

First off, I want to be clear that I have nothing but compassionate understanding for all people involved, but I do believe that it is time to take accountability for the wrongs that have been done. Throughout the course of this journey, I have been forced into forgiveness many times because my sanity required it. I can’t tell you how awful of a feeling it is to know that there is someone out there, who doesn’t even know you, that is spreading lies and scaring their students, harming their students, with their lies. This was, and is, a terrible misuse of power and goes completely against the principles of Reiki that we both teach and were attuned to.

Take a seat and buckle up, guys. This is a long story, just when I thought it was over, it began again.

The Beginning

At the beginning of last year it dawned on me that I had in no way contributed to the betterment of my community. I had all these tools that I offered in workshops, trainings and retreats, but I wasn't using them to build up the community I lived in, so I set out to offer a free Mindfulness workshop for everyone in my area. I had the support of the community, the response was OVERWHELMING. It was UNREAL. There was a local business that stepped up straight away to generously donate their space for the workshop to be held. It felt like serendipity. The excitement built up as over 75 people signed up within days (our community is under 5000 total), which is HUGE! We even made the local paper, imagine that! I had created an event on facebook and left it to do its thing. When I came back, I was heartbroken to see that under the event details and on the community pages, there was a woman who was adamant about stopping this event from happening. She owned the building where the workshop was being held and banned this workshop from occurring there. I was completely dismayed, I couldn’t believe the energy behind her comments. I had never once even met this woman. As confusing as it was, the event was easefully moved over to another buil