How To Strengthen Your Digestive Fire | The Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of your personality, your identity and of your ego.   Your third chakra is linked to your stomach, abdomen, upper GI tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidney spleen, adrenal glands and the middle spine area behind your solar plexus.

The gift of this chakra is sensing your personal power, acting confident, responsible and reliable.

Chakra Challanege:

The energy of this chakra allows you to transform inertia into action and movement. It allows you to meet challenges and move forward in your life.

The main challenge for the third chakra is to use your personal power in a balanced manner.  This chakra is related to the element of fire. It has a connection with the sun, heat, the energy of light, vital energy, all forms of power.

Solar Plexus Chakra Color:

The Solar Plexus chakra is most commonly represented with the color yellow. Since it’s associated with the element of fire, it is also sometimes depicted with the color yellowish red.

The Solar Plexus chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions:

  • Expression of the will
  • The “accounting mind” that categorizes and counts everything
  • Personal power
  • Establishing ideas and plans into reality

5 “I am statements” to clear the Solar the Plexus Chakra:

  • I am willing to release all my fears and struggles that have to do with power and control.
  • I am free.
  • I am peaceful with all the little things in life.
  • I am fulfilled.
  • I am balanced in all changes of cycles.

3 ways to heal or open the Solar Plexus Chakra:

Healing From The Color Yellow To Open the Third Chakra: “Yellow is the color of the third chakra” It is recommended to wear yellow and keep your surrounding yellow so as to help you heal or open the blocked solar plexus chakra or the blocked Manipura.

Simple Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Opening the Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura Chakra: Meditation is the most effective way to open the blocked solar plexus. You need to close your eyes and imagine a yellow colored flower opening in the naval. You can also imagine a yellow burning flame or a glowing ball while meditating. A simple breathing exercise while meditating would help you have a strong effect in the opening of the blocked solar plexus chakra.

Your Intention Makes The Difference: While working towards the opening of the energy centers, you must have a strong and powerful intentions to heal for betterment. Before proceeding towards the steps for opening the chakra, you must at first set your intention to grow your self esteem, self confidence and get closer to your core self.

What is a Reiki Practitioner and what do they do?

Reiki is an ancient healing modality which allows the practitioner  to assist in bringing balance to the energy field (Aura) thereby allowing the physical body to begin healing in a natural way.

Reiki is a Universal Energy that has no time or space constraints and can be used to send healing to anyone, any time or anywhere.  Students are attuned to Reiki Symbols which add strength to the flow of reiki energy as the body’s energy field regains balance.


Universal energy connects each of us to all that is around us. Every living being is connected to the universal energy and each one of us has our own unique frequency. Positive thoughts keep our frequency high, as well as leading a healthy lifestyle, allows you to have and keep a healthy frequency. Positive energy for example, being Happy or in Love is a way our frequencies reach a much higher level. When we live in a state of negativity, lack of exercise or by eating unhealthy food we lower our energetic frequencies. Another way to lower your frequency, is by using products with chemicals, drinking alcohol or taking drugs as choices do not allow the body to have high frequency.

Our life is a reflection of our inner and outer energy.  In other words our thoughts, what we do to and put into our physical body.  We are responsible for our energy frequency by the choices we make.

Here are 7 simple things that we can do to assist our energy field in keeping our frequency as high as possible:

 Try one of these at a time.   Integrate one into your day to day life and become aware of any changes that may occur.  Do this with love and patience for your body as it becomes safe with each new change.

  1. BECOME AWARE OF YOUR BREATH AND BREATHING PATTERNS.   When you are anxious or fearful focus on expanding your breath.  Use an expansive breath to change an Old Pattern and begin a New Pattern.   Deep controlled breathing.   Awareness and Focus with patience. This is a great way to raise your energetic frequency.
  2. BEGIN A MEDITATION PRACTICE.  Meditation just 15-20 minutes 3 to 5 times a week will make a significant change in your daily life and raise your energetic frequency.  Meditation is the practice of quieting and focusing the mind.  By sitting in a comfortable position, becoming aware of your breathing: slow, deep and rhythmic will allow for stress release as well as a feeling of great calm and peace.  The Timelessness is a wonderful 10 min. breath meditation, click here.

  3. ADD EXERCISE TO YOU DAILY ROUTINE.  Walking for 20 to 30 minutes is a great way to start.  Or look for a class to join:  Yoga, Zumba whatever sounds fun to you. Enlist a family member of friend to accompany you.

  4. GO OUT IN NATURE.  Take time to go to your favorite spot in nature: Beach, Park, Zoo, The Farm and use all your senses:  Sight, Smell, Hearing, Feelings, Tasting to raise your energetic frequency. You will find a sense of peacefulness and see the BEAUTY all around you.

  5. FEED YOUR BODY NATURAL, ORGANIC, CHEMICAL FREE FOODS.  Keep you frequency high by purchasing and consuming only natural, chemical free items.  This includes the food you put into your body and the daily items you use on your body. From the fruits and vegetables you eat to the perfume, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, nail polish, makeup used on your body, just to name a few everyday items in our lives.
  6. SEE LIFE’S BEAUTY AND ENJOY THE SMALL THINGS.  Our lives have become so busy and full with all sorts of activities.  You need to give yourself permission to take time to really enjoy life by slowing down.  Set aside all your stressful thoughts for a short time to renew you energy field and raise your frequency.  You will have a new calmer perspective when you return to your every day, everything will be waiting for you.

  7. JOURNAL YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS. Begin writing/typing your thoughts, feelings, questions, concerns, fears, hopes and dreams.  Do this without and judgment about what you write, just release the thoughts from your conscious mind.  As humans we judge ourselves and have self talk that can be negative.  When we become aware and release these thoughts our energetic frequency raises.


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Bring Reiki into your practice for yourself, loved ones and clients.  This wonderful user friendly and beautiful Reiki training program is offered three times a year.  Click here to learn more about our upcoming training.  Also, one on one training is available if class dates do not fit your schedule.


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What does the Wesak Full Moon Mean?

The Wesak full moon is considered the most powerful full moon of the year.  When doing mediation on the Wesak a down pouring of healing energy is given to all those whom are seeking it.  It’s allows for one to have contentment, peace and joy.  Using this divine healing energy that is cultivated in one’s body and spirit all that can be sent to healing Mother Earth.  Wesak is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha because according to Buddhists, all the three events took place on the same lunar date.

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How does Karma play a positive role in this Wesak Meditation?

While the down pouring of healing energy flows through you at this time you have the opportunity to bless Mother Earth.  By doing this selfless act you are then blessed with contentment and peace within.

Wesak Ceremony is held each year.  Spiritual initiates gather in the presence of the Enlightened Masters to receive the highest dispensations of the light from Buddha. Which is dispensed into the Earth’s body via the Wesak Valley in the Himalayas.

Want to know more about Wesak…

  • Wesak Day is often referred to with other names in each country. Official names of Vesak Day are Vesākha, Vesak, Wesak, Waisak, Visakah Puja, Vaishaka, Buddha Purnima
  • Vesak is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha because according to Buddhists, all the three events took place on the same lunar date.
  • The Buddhist eat a vegetarian diet prior to the festival in order to cleanse and purify themselves.

Acts of Kindness during the Wesak

In India, Vesak Day is known as Buddha Purnima. On this day, Buddhists do not eat meat. This is considered an act of compassion towards animals. People are encouraged to perform other acts of kindness such as sharing food with the poor. Some people even set up road stalls providing free, clean drinking water.

Join us for Wesak Meditation and Ceremony on May 20th…

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Meditation Teacher Training

Benefits of Obtaining a Meditation Teacher Certification

Meditation Instructor Certification program offers a highly interactive and effective way of deepening your personal mindfulness meditation practice & learning how to teach meditation to others.


The Meditation Certification is:

  • For those who desire to strengthen their foundation and expand their capabilities as professionals in any work environment, including healthcare (allopathic, holistic, or lifestyle improvement), education, technology and business.
  • For any person who chooses to experience greater health, creativity, decision-making abilities, happiness, and more successful personal and professional relationships.
  • For any person who wants to experience a more contented and rewarding life. Students, workers in mid-career, as well as those in retirement, can find great benefit in this training.mtt_banner

The program is designed to lead students toward self-care, self-awareness, self-reliance, and Self-realization—all that fosters a balanced and truly fulfilling life.

Achieve your goals and inspire others to reach theirs.  This certification enables an individual to successfully begin a wonderful journey of teaching meditation.

Meditation is becoming well known in today’s world as an invaluable tool for enhancing one’s quality of life. Meditation teachers are needed and wanted in yoga studios, churches, businesses, health clubs — the list goes on and on.

The certification training begins when you you are ready.  Ignite Your Intention!  Click here to learn more about Meditation Teacher Training,

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Billie Topa TateOne of the important aspects of receiving your Meditation Teacher Certification is …. “who certifies you?”  Billie Topa Tate has a long history of teaching and service to the community and has a long standing teaching reputation with the general public. Your certification would help you connect with many people who have heard of her work as a Native American Teacher.

Billie has provided services for Rush Hospital, Northwestern University (teaching medical students, indigenous wellness, as well as, sacred breath, Reiki training and short burst meditations ) as well as The Cancer Center of American.  This professional standing with the medical community combined with her field work and expertise further enhances the value of your Teacher Training. She is the developer of Oncology Reiki, The Reiki Phowa, Loving Kindness Meditation and so many other training courses. People also find it exciting to connect with Native Teachers who can add value to their training principles. After your certification, you will receive a beautiful certificate which you can display for your students to view as well as utilizing our Center and Billie Topa Tate as your resource and professional support.

Gifts from the Mind – Online Class from Billie Topa Tate

A message from Billie Topa Tate – Mescalero Apache | Founder MSI Healing INC

Dear One, Words can not express my deepest gratitude for you in my life.   Each one of us helps each other to enhance the world with kindness and wisdom.   My hope is that we continue to ” Create a Sacred Space One Person at a Time” and wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone in the world would help each other in some small compassionate way.   Imagine a world where everyone practiced meditation and strived to be in gratitude.   I want to personally thank you for supporting our efforts to share Native principles, meditation practices, and wisdom filled teachings.   Thank you for your help and support.    Many Blessings – Billie Topa Tate


Create a Sacred Intention Every Day

Creating a Sacred Intention in the morning is a wonderful Native Tradition to bring into our world wonderful categories of energies.

Remember most thoughts are below the level of awareness and it is always important to invoke in the morning to become aware of our thoughts.  Also, Karma equates to “always wanting more of what won’t get us anywhere in the first place”.


Here are some gifts from the mind when we use “Sacred Intention” in the morning before we start our day.


  • Have others around you who believe in you, who teach you to be a better person.  It is always wonderful to have people around us to inspire us to be better people and to gift us insight that will help us resolve something within our lives.


  • Choose well, choose wisely, it is not so much our educational credentials that make our lives, but rather our choices that create our lives.  Make your choices wisely, not with emotional judgment but with wisdom, this includes wellness of your body, mind and spirit and others you may care for.


  • Live life in a way that will help others grow.   Be better in wisdom filled ways, this will help you to grow and learn the principles of balance to “Learning, Teaching and Servicing.”   Helping others may also include you displaying healthy behaviors, words, actions, feelings and thoughts.


  • Believe in yourself.    Be your own valuable and empowering coach and allow that part of you to guide your mind to remember that you add great value to the world and are here to heal yourself and “what calls to you” within your heart in wisdom filled ways, that is loving to you as well as others.


  • Release the past in order to secure the wisdom of the past,  you must let go in order to heal and assess the past with wisdom and empowering insights.


  • See the good in each day,  because virtues need to be seen to make an impact.   When we see the good in each day, we can access the good within us, which facilitates the principles of virtues that can transform us and others.


  • Make life precious now,  because when we are on the other side and look down on our lives, we may say that we could have done that just a little bit better or more joyfully.    Make life precious now so each day of our lives is cherished and we experience more joy, peace and love in our lives now.


  • Truly love what you are doing.    During our lives we work through our own limitations and move toward what we really would like to do.   Have patience with the process and keep working toward doing something you love that will serve the world and also nourish you.   Also, the key element is to secure a balance even within your life’s calling.   So do invoke each day to do what you love but also do what you love with balance and wisdom here and now and from this day forward.


setting your intention for the dayHere is a short “ Sacred Intention” that you can use before you start your day.

Click here to learn more about Meditation Teacher Training with Billie Topa Tate


By the power of my good merits,  I invoke for my virtuous higher self and all the wonderful beings who assist me in good and virtuous ways for the following

 That I have others around me that believe in me and help me to become a better person in virtuous and empowering ways.   That I choose wisely and compassionately for myself and others I may care for.

That I truly see the good in each day, therefore, see the good in me and facilitates virtues that impact others in good ways.   That I see life as precious now for myself and all other sentient beings.  That I truly love what I do and strive to perfect this love in all good ways.   That I release the past for healing, wholeness and forgiveness for others and myself.   That I believe in myself and see that I add great value to the world.   In full faith, so be it now, thank you.


Billie Topa Tate founded MSI Wellness Center over 19 years ago and in honor of her birthday we ask you to contribute to raising funds for our weekly free meditation, repairs to our classroom and providing overall value to our students and clients.

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Billie Topa Tate’

Billie Topa Tate

Native American Healer, Reiki Master Teacher

Billie Topa Tate’ is the founder of MSI (Mystical Sciences Institute) an earth friendly educational institute located in Evanston, Illinois. Billie is Mescalero Apache and is dedicated to presenting the sacred principles, doctrines, and teachings of her Native Culture and many ancient wisdom systems from around the world, creating synthesis through harmony of many lineages.

Billie is a traditional Native American healer and teacher of Mescalero Apache descent, trained and educated by numerous family Elders and extended family members. She is a Reiki Master Teacher Eighth Degree and licensed therapeutic massage therapist. Billie is an approved provider of continuing education programs for Massage Therapists and Illinois Nurses. Has written and lecturer extensively for more than 10 years. She is internationally recognized as a wonderful teacher, healer and advocate of Earth Friendly endeavors. Billie maintains a successful practice at her MSI center in Evanston, and with the expressed permission from her Native culture Billie shares many of the ancestral principles, healing systems and native wisdoms with her students and clients.

What is Reiki Phowa?

The Reiki Phowa is the gentle and loving way to provide assistance respective to helping a loved one in their physical death process.

Please enjoy this wonderful conversation between Billie Topa Tate and Reiki Phowa Teacher Chuck Killman, click below to watch.

What is Reiki Phowa

The Reiki Phowa combines the various Reiki sacred symbols, principles and energy, with the wonderful empowerments and philosophies of the Phowa.

A blend of the Mescalero Apache – Native American Principles of the Chakras, philosophies and deeper understandings of the death process.   All this information has been restructured to be more applicable in a Universal platform, which is not bound by any religious constitution.

In this class you will learn…

What Is The Reiki Phowa
  • The Phowa Lineage , The Reiki Healing System
  • The Developer of Reiki Phowa
  • What Is Reiki Phowa
  • The Levels of Reiki Phowa – As A Practitioner/Facilitator



The Four Types of Situations (Steps for each situation)

  • Defining The Four Categories
  • Integrating Reiki Symbols and Phowa Techniques
  • Step by Step Process for Each Category


Principles of The Sacred Journey of Death
  • Foundation and Deeper Understand of The Transition process
  • Mystical Teaching Regarding Three Categories “Return To Soul”
  • Understanding Life after Death


Preliminary Mind Body Spirit – Mystical Self Care and Techniques
  • Why Take A Salt Bath , The Neti Pot
  • Karma Invocation. Meditation Techniques
  • Service Work, White Cloud Invocation
  • Releasing Tension Exercise



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Feng Shui For the home

Feng Shui Guidelines For Your Home, Office or Business

The Beautiful and Ancient System of Feng Shui has helped people harness universal forces and lead lives rich in good health, wealth and happiness.

Feng Shui practice can be applied to almost every facet of the living and working condition. It has to do with enhancing the energies of the surrounding environment as well as the immediate living and working space. It functions on the premise that if one lives- breathes, sleeps, sits, eats, and works – surrounded by healthy, vibrant energy, then one will be enveloped by an aura of good vibrations that attract excellent or healthy success.   On the other hand, if one is shrouded by bad energy or constrictive energy, the environment brings constrictive or unhealthy outcomes.

10 Feng Shui Guidelines For Your Home, Office or Business

  1. Create a separation between the entrance foyer and the rest of the interior space. Transition time is needed from the exterior world into our homes.
  2. Provide clear-cut pathways both within each room and from room to room. Distinct passageways make one fell secure.
  3. Represent nature in your home with the five elements; water, fire, metal, wood, earth. These remind us of our connection to the whole earth and they nurture a sense of well-being.
  4. Have important seating areas in your home facing windows that look east or south. Sunlight promotes optimism.
  5. Arrange your bed so that you can see any person who enters the room without having to turn your head more than 45 degrees. You do not want to be startled when you are trying to relax.
  6. Furnish your home with both yin lines (curved) and yang lines (straight). A combination of masculine and feminine lines will create balance.
  7. Make provisions for both intense and soft lighting with in each room. Lighting can create appropriate atmospheres.
  8. Separate the food preparation area from the front door. Kitchens too close to the front door invite overindulgence.
  9. Use high chi colors like red, purple, fuchsia and russet judiciously in conversation areas. These colors can excite, aggravate and energize.
  10. Keep your home in optimum condition. Your home’s health mirrors your own.

Negative energy can linger anywhere – curtains, clothes, and people. Here is a perfect way to clear the icky feeling from whatever it is.  Also perfect to play in your child’s room (or in a family/conference room) while they are away.

Continue to keep the energy in your home, office or children’s room clean, clear and positive by using the:

 Etheric Enhancement CD

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astrological mapping

What is an Astrological Mapping Report and What are the Benefits?

A 12 month astrological reading and mapping can greatly increase your yearly success and positive outlook.  Understanding what to expect for each month of the year will provide you with  insights and a head-start on how you should proceed through the year.  This customized report based on your time, location and place of birth can be completed for you at any time of the year.

Enjoy the free online video below.  In this 1 minute video, Billie Topa Tate will explain:

What is an Astrological Mapping Report and How will it help you throughout the year?


An Astrological Mapping can help you identify:

  • Health Expectations
  • Life Style Changes
  • Auspicious moments in the Heavens
  • Relationships
  • Career and Financial Stability
  • Prosperity and abundance
  • Optimize Lunar & Solar eclipse
  • Working with Retrogrades

Get your personalized 12 month astrological mapping by clicking here
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5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

In this season of thankfulness, it is important to take a step back, look at your life, actions and mindset to consider how you can increase your personal gratitude and happiness.  Gratitude is possessing the ability to recognize the sources of goodness and to return to that source with kindness.

Benefits of Gratitude:

  • Helps us focus on what we already have instead of what we lack
  • Reduces Stress
  • Provides contentment which comes from being thankful for what you have
  • Produces healthier mind and body

5 Ways To Possess Gratitude:

  1. Keep a Gratitude Journal each day.  At the start of your day, write down one thing you are grateful for.  This will help you begin your day with positive intentions.
  2. Give, Give, Give.  Donate to charity. Give your time or money.  By giving of yourself you will become grateful for all you have and also for all you are able to do for others in need.
  3. Smile and genuinely thank people for compliments.  Taking a compliment can be difficult for some.  Make sure to really listen when someone pays you a compliment, take it in and thank them in sincerity.  Later, you can reflect on that compliment and return the favor to that person with a genuine compliment towards them!
  4. Meditate.  Take time out of your day to meditate.  This will help to keep focus and perspective on the good and calm.
  5. Find value in the negative. Remember, there is always positive even in the most unfortunate situations.  Locate the positive and your gratitude will appear!

The word Gratitude is truly a verb, meaning it is a practice.  It needs cultivating and is always developing.  Begin today by sharing this blog with those your are grateful for having in your life!

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Reiki Training for the Healer in You | Chicago Reiki Courses

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese style of hands-on healing, using healing energy and beautiful Reiki Healing Symbols. Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows anyone to improve health and enhance the quality of life.

Reiki is increasingly offered in hospital, hospice, and private practice settings, applied to a variety of illnesses and conditions. Those who receive such treatments report relief of symptoms from numerous health challenges, including mental health issues. Research shows that reiki primarily helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain — the last of which can bring on anxiety and depression, or make episodes worse on.

To reduce stress in your life, please call our center to schedule a Reiki Treatment 847/866-0505

Reiki Training For Healers:

At MSI-Healing, we are proud to provide ongoing courses and training’s for those that heal.  We are currently offering 3 very special classes this December for all Reiki Practitioners.

Reiki for the Nervous System


reiki for the nervous systemThe combination of the nervous system and the muscles, working together to permit movement, is known as the neuromuscular system. Neuromuscular disorders include motor neuron diseases, neuropathies and muscular dystrophies.

The brain controls the movements of skeletal (voluntary) muscles via specialized nerves. The combination of the nervous system and muscles, working together to permit movement, is known as the neuromuscular system.

Reiki treatment or training realizing that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of  health conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Infertility
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Autism/developmental delays
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Emotional illness, including mild psychosis
  • Fatigue syndromes

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Reiki For Addictions Class


addictionsA wonderful opportunity to release ourselves and clients from proclivities, tendencies and addictions with specific Reiki applications and techniques.

Learn About:

  • Self Care
  • Cravings and where they come from
  • Why addictions develop
  • Mystical anatomy
  • Energy stagnation

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Oncology Reiki


oncology reikiA beautifully designed training for patients and family members who are healing from cancer. Oncology Reiki uses the energy of Reiki to help facilitate the body’s own healing systems by promoting relaxation and deep meditative states.    The techniques and applications can be done both chair and table.

This technique helps the body facilitate a great sense of balance and peacefulness. This balance and peacefulness has great potential to compliment the healing process. Billie Topa Tate, Reiki Master 8th Degree has designed unique Reiki techniques regarding self care and Reiki table sessions specifically for our cancer patients, family and friends.

 Learn how to administer …

  • Reiki during the chemo therapy session
  • Reiki to ” Port ” locations
  • Reiki to areas of pain from chemo treatments
  • Oncology reiki to the emotional energy field to help infuse the qualities of hope, faith, and a general sense of well being
  • Oncology reiki to the other energetic properties of cancer patients to help alleviate fear, stress, anxiety
  • Oncology reiki to modify general thoughts which cause anxiety

Learn how to understand, help and use…

  • Understand the energetic anatomy of cancer patients
  • How to mentor cancer patients on reiki self care respective to their cancer and cancer treatments
  • How to help with specific discomforts regarding cancer treatments
  • How to use a Reiki blanket during treatments
  • How to use oncology reiki breath during chemo treatments
  • How to use oncology reiki to set energetic intentions during doctor visits and sleep time

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If you would like to learn Reiki to assist yourself or loved ones as well as become a Reiki Practitioner, click here to see when the next training takes place.
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