Carolyn Musial is a Senior Licensed Reiki Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher and Director with the International Center for Reiki Training. She has been a full-time Reiki Teacher and Practitioner since 2003, and incorporates Reiki in everything in her daily life. Reiki is her passion! Here is her Reiki story…
My name is Carolyn Musial and I am a full-time Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner. I had my first experience with Reiki in April of 1998. I had been reading spiritual books and searching for answers. I just knew there was more to life, though I had no idea what I was searching for. Then a friend suggested we take a Reiki class. I immediately responded, “O.K.!” Then I said, “What’s Reiki?” I had no idea what Reiki was, but when I heard the word something resonated inside me, and I knew I had to take that class.
And so this journey began, yet finding Reiki was like coming “home”. I started a daily practice of Reiki for myself, and also began treating friends and clients. Within a year I knew I wanted to teach, to share this amazing gift with others. I learned that my first Reiki Master had moved from the area, and I was not successful in locating him. It was another year before I found Laurelle Gaia and the International Center for Reiki Training. I became a Reiki Master in July of 2000, and a Karuna Reiki® Master in July of 2001. By her example, Laurelle has shown me what it is like to “live” Reiki – opening to the healing, peace and guidance it offers, sharing those gifts with others and empowering my students to do the same.
In May of 2002, I took my first of three classes in Animal Communication at Spring Farm, near Binghamton, NY. I always “knew” I could communicate with animals, I just did not know how. Spring Farm, and the animal teachers there, opened up a whole new world for me of wisdom and understanding.
In December of 2002 I completed a four year program in Shamanic Studies and Energy Body Healing at the Heartwind Center for Holistic Studies. Then in April of 2003 I left my 28 year career in corporate America to become a full-time Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner. It was time to follow my dream.
In 2003 I began to receive “guidance” to take hypnosis training. Everyplace I turned, I was receiving information on hypnosis. I have to admit I was put off by what I considered its “clinical aspect”, but the messages were clear. Finally, in 2004 I found the perfect teacher in Crystal While at Insight Therapies in Erie, PA. Crystal advised me that she had a “spiritual approach” to hypnosis, and I knew I was in the right place! I completed my training as mandated by the National Guild of Hypnotists and learned how to help someone contact their own “wise mind” for information and guidance. I find hypnosis and working with the subconscious mind absolutely fascinating, and I feel privileged to offer this service to my clients.
In September, 2006 I had the privilege of studying with Hiroshi Doi, President of the Gendai Reiki Healing Association in Japan and a current member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. Through Doi Sensei I received my certification as “Gokui Kaiden”, the highest level of Gendai Reiki Ho.
In May, 2011 I had the honor or studying Jikiden Reiki with Frank Arjava Petter, known to most of us in the Reiki world as “The” Historian on Reiki. It was sheer joy to receive both the Shoden & Okuden levels of Jikiden Reiki in the traditional Japanese style (no Western influence). I now have an even deeper appreciation of Reiki, and my heart is filled with gratitude for all that Arjava shared with us! (Thank you, Arjava Sensei! Kansha Shimasu!)
April of 2014 brought more changes – when I received my ignitions to Holy Fire Reiki. I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about this “upgrade” of energy, but decided to simply trust Reiki – and Reiki did not disappoint me! This energy is amazing, powerful and gentle. I did not think it was possible to love Reiki more than I did, but I do with Holy Fire!
My practice includes Holy Fire Reiki, Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki®, Reiki Drumming, aura cleansing, healing attunements, wellness imagery, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), muscle testing, chakra cleansing and balancing, soul retrievals, healing of past lives and other shamanic practices. I am a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master, a Senior Licensed Teacher, Mentor Teacher and Director with the International Center for Reiki Training (www.reiki.org). I am always happy to spread the message of Reiki and share what I have learned, and am available for talks to any group that is interested.
Reiki has transformed my life, bringing me to a place of inner peace and harmony, and opened me up to a deep understanding that ALL IS ONE. It continues to teach and guide me as I walk my path. I give thanks each day for the gift of Reiki in my life and look forward to connecting with you on your journey. As we heal ourselves, we heal the planet. Reiki ON!