I've always been interested in Mind Body Spirit connection.

It was a time of my life that I needed healing myself- I gained weight, I was seeing an allergist and an acupuncturist. I realized that in order for me to share myself fully with the people I love and care about, I have to go to the center of my being and ask myself- WHO I AM ? and WHAT DO I WANT?

It was three months before my graduation from The New York College of Health Professions (Holistic Nursing Program) when Reiki came to my life.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that utilizes deep relaxation to calm the mind, reduce stress, relax the body, and ease the spirit.
Reiki can be combined with other healing modalities.

“The mission of Usui Reiki Ryoho (Healing Art/Method) is to enhance mutual well-being for oneself and others, on one hand, by fulfilling a peaceful and joyful life mentally and physically and, on the other, healing the sick.”
–Usui Sensei

Who is Usui Mikao Sensei?

Mikao Usui is the Founder of the Reiki Ryoho (Healing Art). Sensei commonly known by the name "Mikao" with an extra name "Gyohan" is from Taniai-mura (village), Yamaga-gun(country), Gifu-ken(perfecture).
Sensei was born on August 15, 1865. His father's name was Taneuji, and was commonly called Uzaemon. His mother was from Kawai family.

It was in Mount Kurama-yama, after 21 days of a severe discipline without eating, that he attained enlightenment and obtained Reiki Ryoho. Then, he tried it on himself and experimented on his family members. Sensei thought that it would be far better to offer it widely to the general public and share its benefits than just to improve the well being of his own family members.

The Five Precepts
"Today, do not anger"
"Do not worry"
"Be thankful"
"Work with diligence"
"Be kind to others"

Benefits of Reiki:

*Stress reduction
*Supports physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual well being
*Promotes qualities of loving, caring, compassion, trusting, peace, serenity
*Ease pain and discomfort
*Strengthens the immune system
*An intelligent energy that goes to the greatest need

Characteristics of Reiki-Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei

*Once you are initiated into Reiki, Reiki healing ability willbe all yours for the rest of your life.
*No specific training and experience are needed.
*Reiki energy will flow of its own accord (You cannot direct or manipulate it).
*No conscious focusing (a mind concentration) is necessary.
*A Reiki practitioner is not in danger of taking on other's negative stuff (energies).
*Reiki is a very compatible with other modalities of healing.
*Reiki can work on all beings (humans, animals and plants), and works on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
*Reiki is not a belief system (religion) at all.

*Reiki, the love, harmony and power to heal of the universe, does help and guide you to develop your spiritual growth, for Reiki Ryoho is a spiritual path and practice.

Thank you Usui Sensei, Reiki is a Blessing in my life. Thank you to all my Reiki Masters/Teachers especially to Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei. Komyo Reiki Kai, the system Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei has created, presents Reiki as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1930's in Japan. This system places emphasis on spiritual enfoldment through the practice of Reiki Ryoho, aiming for "satori" or enlightenment.

Komyo Reik Kai Motto:
Go placidly in the midst of praise or blame!

(kissa ko) A cup of tea, a cup of enlightment!

As a Holistic Health Practitioner, I'm deeply honored and blessed that I have an opportunity to share Reiki to the people I love and care about-my family, my friends, my patients/clients etc.

Life is a journey. As for me, I believe that life itself is the best school and for all of you who has been a part of my life's journey thus far-Mind Body Spirit, I will always be grateful to you.


*Gassho is a position used for greeting, with the palms together and fingers pointing upwards in prayer position; used in various Buddhist traditions, but also used in numerous cultures throughout Asia. It expresses greeting, request, thankfulness, reverence and prayer. Also considered a mudra or inkei of Japanese Shingon.(Source: Glossary of Buddhism-Wikepedia, free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_terms_and_concepts )

Author's Bio: 

Lilia has been a Critical Care RN for more than 20 years working primarily in Coronary Care Unit in one of New York City's busiest city hospitals. As an RN working in New York for many years, she worked in both city and private hospitals. Although she worked primarily in the CCU, she has also worked in the different units: Medical –Surgical, Microsurgery, EENT, prison Ward, Psychiatry (Adolescent. Adult, Prison Psychiatry), Critical Care Units (Medical, Surgical, Neurosurgical) , Recovery Room, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Nursing Home etc. She received Honors in Academic Excellence and Clinic awards-Certificate for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Holistic Nursing with Therapeutic Amma Massage at the New York College of Health Professions. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She has training in both Traditional and Western Reiki. She is a National Guild of Hypnotists Certified Consulting Hypnotist Lilia is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is trained in all the different dietary theories, eastern and western nutrition, modern health issues, personal growth and development, and health counseling. Lilia is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Lilia's mission is to teach, guide, motivate, coach, inspire and empower motivated and committed individuals to transform their lives by making lifestyle changes. She leads workshops on stress management, Reiki, Hypnosis, Nutrition etc.

USUI REIKI RYOHO LINEAGE (Japanese)Komyo Reiki Kai
*USUI Mikao (Founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho)
*HAYASHII Chujiro (early member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai and Founder of Hayashi Reiki Kenkyi-Kai)
*INAMOTO Hyakuten (Komyo Reiki Kai)
*MARQUEZ, Lilia V.

04/27/2008: satisfactorily completed "Komyo Reiki Shinpiden and is accredited as Shihan/Teacher" by Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei.

Komyo Reiki Kai New York