FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is a guide to help you understand our offerings. Please familiarize yourself with the terminology, and please continue to learn about this beautiful alternative healing medicines. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please give me a call or send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
WHAT IS ENERGY HEALING?
The primary function of energy healing is to change the frequency of the body’s energetic fields, channels, and centers to improve health and enhance healing
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a form of energy healing developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.
Currently, Reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices to complement other forms of health treatments.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF REIKI?
The word Reiki derives from the Japanese words REI, meaning “universal,” and KI, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things.
WHAT IS HOLY FIRE REIKI?
Holy Fire Reiki ("Holy applies to the root meaning of the word whole) is a blend of traditional Usui Reiki and a modern evolution of Reiki introduced about three years ago by the ICRT. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.
Holy Fire® energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness.
Holy Fire Reiki is not a religion and is available to everyone regardless of his or her spiritual belief system
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF HOLY FIRE?
The word holy has as its root meaning to be WHOLE and COMPLETE. The use of the word holy in the name Holy Fire® is not intended to have a religious meaning.
WHAT IS SHAMANISM?
Shamanism is an ancient indigenous practice that combines energies of earth, animals, plants, and spirit to bring about healing on a soul level.
Shamanism taps the power and energy of expanded spiritual realities and of nature to encourage harmony for individuals and communities.
WHAT IS CURANDERISMO?
Curanderismo is a Mexican American healing art with a holistic approach to wellness that has been used in the Americas for hundreds of years. Curanderismo infuses physical, spiritual, and supernatural facets.
WHAT IS A PLATICA?
In Curanderismo we begin with a “Plática,” the confidential heart to heart conversation held between the curandera and the client. A Plática is done before every private session, ceremony or ritual. It is the time you spend sharing what is “on your heart” and why you have brought yourself to be seen. A Platica is a ritual to open space. This safe space allows one to go within our soul, remember, set out intention and begin to heal.
WHAT IS A LIMPIA / BARRIDA?
A limpia or spiritual cleansing, is used to cleanse the body, mind and soul of negativity. The limpia brings peace, protection, clarity, and opportunity your way. It attracts prosperity and blessings, stimulates the third eye, balances the chakras, and much more.
A Limpia can be performed with various objects Many are performed with raw unbroken eggs and fresh herb twigs that are used to sweep the body.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING INTEGRATION?
Integration after a healing session is very important. This is a time where you gather your thoughts, and regain your sensory awareness before heading out - especially if you’re driving. During this time, you provide and receive feedback about your session. You may want to journal about your experience.
WHAT IS SOUND HEALING?
Sound healing is an ancient meditative practice that uses different musical implements to create healing vibrations around the body in a meditative state. Singing Bowl Therapists, for example, use Quartz crystal bowls and Gongs tuned at strategic frequencies for healing different parts of the body and mind.
This method of sound healing is ancient and sacred in Tibet, where it was first used around the 12th century for meditation and rituals.
WHAT IS A SOUNDBATH?
A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself.
The music is a carefully selected wash of instrument and voice with notable resonance and overtones.
WHAT IS HAPÉ?
Hapé is a pulverized mix of various medicinal herbs and Nicotiana Rustica (a type of tobacco also known as mapacho) served by blowing a small amount of Hapé through each of the subject’s nostrils using a specially made pipe.
Hapé is a powerful, sacred shamanic medicine used by ancient tribes and indigenous cultures for thousands of years. When served in a manner that honors the traditions it can provide insight, guidance, protection, cleansing and healing. It is a means to focus the mind by decalcifying the pineal gland, and releasing energies that do not serve you.
WHAT IS RAPÉ/HAPÉ?
Hapé is a very sacred snuff, made by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Hapé, or Rapé,’ is pronounced ‘haa-pay’ in English. It is used for deep connection to the spirits, animals and Mother Nature, it is very cleansing and powerfully healing for the body, mind, and soul.
When served in a manner that honors the traditions it can provide insight, guidance, protection, cleansing and healing. It is a means to focus the mind by decalcifying the pineal gland, and releasing energies that do not serve you.
WHAT IS RAPÉ/HAPÉ USED FOR?
Rapé or Hapé (pronounced “ha-peh” or “rapay”) is a powerful, sacred shamanic medicine used by ancient tribes and indigenous cultures for thousands of years. It can provide insight, guidance, protection, cleansing and healing. It is a means to focus the mind by decalcifying the pineal gland, and releasing energies that do not serve you.
HOW DO YOU TAKE HAPE?
Rapé/Hapé is traditionally blown through each nostril on both sides using a pipe made from bamboo or bone. Rapé is administered by person knowledgeable of the traditions and the use of this Medicine using a blow pipe (Tepi). One end of the Tepi connects the blower’s mouth to the other person’s nostrils. To respect the spiritual healing it offers, Rapé should be used only in a quiet, sacred space, with sacred music playing if you’d like. After each application, you should breathe slowly and with intention, with your eyes closed.
WHAT IS HAPÉ/ RAPÉ MADE OF?
Hapé is a pulverized mix of various medicinal herbs and Nicotiana Rustica; small leaves NOT grown for commercialization or genetically hybridized with high amounts of nicotine, thus it has none of the negative properties that commercial cigarettes have. Instead, it is grown and made in deep reverence for the and for Mother Earth.
* This sacred medicine takes days to make and is a very labor intensive process made in a ceremonial way, out of various Amazonian healing medicinal plants, leaves, trees and seeds from native lands.
IS RAPÉ /HAPÉ AN ILLEGAL DRUG?
NOTE: For clarification purposes: Hapé is legal in the USA and does not contain any hallucinatory agents
WHAT IS A CACAO CEREMONY?
Cacao ceremonies originate all the way back to Mayan and Aztec traditions, used for spiritual, medicinal and ceremonial purposes for inner awakening and creative guidance. Pure cacao is used as a heart opening medicine for people to safely experience awakening, revelation and inner healing.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT CEREMONIAL CACAO?
Cocoa powder has been roasted for long periods of time at high temperatures, which changes the molecular structure of the bean, lowering its naturally abundant nutritional value.
Cacao powder, although it may be organic, “raw” and a “superfood” is also highly processed to commercial standards, removing the bean’s natural fat — cacao butter. This means that many living enzymes, healthy fat and most of the subtle energetic properties of cacao have been destroyed.
Ceremonial-grade Cacao is made by fermenting and lightly toasting or sun-drying the beans, then peeling the husks (usually by hand) and stone-grinding them down to create a paste which is set into a block — nothing added, nothing removed. The bean’s fat remains intact, helping to balance its stimulating properties and facilitate absorption over a longer period of
DOES CACAO PROVIDE ANY HEALTH BENEFITS?
Cacao is one of the most nutritionally dense superfoods and provides many medicinal benefits.
It contains more antioxidants than any other food on the planet.
It stimulates the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and anandamide (also known as the BLISS chemical) leading to feelings of euphoria.
It relaxes the muscles and balances the nervous system whilst focusing the mind and activating the heart.
Please note: Many antidepressants do NOT mix with the tryptophan and MAO (Monoamine Oxidase) Inhibitors in this cacao… Research your medication!
WHAT IS KUNDALINI?
Kundalini, which translates from Sanskrit to "coiled snake," describes the energy that rests, often dormant, coiled at the base of the spine. In Hinduism, Kundalini is a form of divine feminine energy.