At the age of 18 I was adopted into the Bella Coola tribe in Northern British Columbia. It was an isolated tribe where I learned everything from the basic skills of survival to the healing arts of trance work. Having been a practicing Medicine Woman/Shaman for over 20 years, I have added Reiki to my Shamanic skills and have become a Reiki Master. I am fascinated by how powerfully Reiki works with the traditional healing skills of the Native Americans.
In my training as a medicine woman I was taught to feel the Universal life force energy that runs through all things. I learned how to commune with the spirits of the trees and plants, to ask if they were what I needed to harvest. The life force that flowed through the plant/animal/mineral world was respected and honored. Working with Reiki I have seen humans, plants, and animals revived by Reiki. I believe this is natural since Reiki works directly with the life force that flows through all things.