My Personal Journey with Reiki

I had been interested in Complementary Therapies while living in South Africa but it was only when I came back to Aberdeen that I discovered Reiki.

I was working as a Hairstylist at the time with two small children and was very  ‘run-down ‘ when I found a wonderful book in the local library. After reading that book …. I felt that this was what I had been searching for.

They say that Reiki ‘comes to you at the right time in your life’ and it certainly did for me !!

I had never had a treatment and Reiki as a therapy was not well known at that time but that book about a Commune using Reiki in their daily life just spoke to me !

I was having a drink in a Health Juice bar one day when I spotted a few therapist leaflets lying around. One of them contained the names of two Reiki Masters offering training.

The first one was moving away to Australia so I called the second number. That was back in July 1998 that I found the lovely Elizabeth Harley and did my Reiki 1, Reiki 2, Advanced Reiki and Mastership programme with her then completing my training in December 2000.

I started teaching my own Reiki Workshops but wanted more … so I went on to do my Karuna Masters with David Burton in 2001 and then Sekhem with Vicki Rebecca ………. however I no longer work with the Sekhem energy.

It all went a bit weird behind the scenes with political nonsence so I walked away. I believe it has changed names to SourceStar with a completely different energy.

I then updated my Karuna Reiki Masters with Morag Rollo in December 2010.

It was a time of personal self-development for me as well as helping to improve my own health. I was able to combine Reiki with my other therapies as a form of Stressbusters as well as on it’s own.

Even now, it never ceases to amaze me how Reiki just ‘ knows exactly what is needed.

At the time of finishing my Masters training, a lot of new undiscovered ‘Original Japanese teachings’ were coming out of Japan via Reiki Masters Frank Arjava Petter , Walter Lubeck and many others.

‘Masters’ just means Teacher and students can choose whether to just do that level of training for personal self-development and family use or go on to share that knowledge with others by running their own Workshops.

I incorporated these teachings into my teaching with my Students but didn’t really practise them myself at the time.

I taught Reiki and Karuna up to Master level for many years, but felt that I somehow needed to tie up all the teachings that were around at the time.

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I also encorporated Crystals, Smudging, Chakra work etc in my Reiki teaching and over the years, added some things and let others go and I had been reading more and more about the Original Japanese teachings and became more interested in…….. what I would call ‘Authentic Reiki ‘ without all the ‘ added extras ‘……… and the Qi Gong energy exercises.

I had also been noticing Taggart King’s name kept coming up for me over the years and when I finally had a look on his site …. I discovered everything that I had been looking for !!

So I re-trained with Taggart King at Reiki Evolution and now run my Reiki Workshops along the same lines using his Professional and Informative Manuals, Audio CD’s and Training DVD. I am on the Reiki Evolution website as his Teacher for Aberdeen.

If you book through his site then he will send the Study Pack to you and book your place on my Workshop ….. if you book via my website then I send out your Study Pack and arrange your Practical Workshop.

Workshop information and dates can be found on the links from this page HERE

At the end of 2019 I went on to do Karuna Ki Reiki with Aimee Phlegar and have now blended it with the Karuna from my original William Rand training.

It is such a beautiful energy with the word KARUNA in Sanskrit meaning  “Compassion or Compassionate Love” and you really feel that energy when you work with it.

This year (2022) I have been putting together several Reiki combination Workshops that are open to Reiki 2 Practitioner and Master level students.



Mikao Usui’s Precepts – the full wording …..


The secret art of inviting happiness ….The miraculous medicine of all diseases

Just for today …..

Do not anger,

Do not worry,

Be humble,

Be honest ( in your dealings with other people)

Be compassionate towards yourself and others

In every morning and evening, join your hand in prayer, pray these words to your heart and chant these words with your mouth ….


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