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February 6, 2015 10:29 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

However you are stuck in the past- be it a past love, a past job or a passed family member, there is help for you.  Things happen in your life, all for a reason.  Some times you understand the reason immediately, which makes it easy to move on.  Other things really stay in your head and can cause heart ache and depression for years if you let it.

The issue may be who you think you were supposed to be in this lifetime. For example, if you were supposed to be an accountant, but you didn’t have the money to finish college this could stay in your head for a long time.  You go over it again and again, if only I had done this instead of that, trying to make logical sense out of it.  Instead, you dropped out, and went to work full time to support yourself and your family.  Years later, this could still haunt you – if only I had the money then, to finish college.  Sometimes you need to just move forward knowing that you will understand this some day.  Looking back years later, you may realize why it had to happen that way.  Maybe it was more important that you learn to put family first.  Or maybe because of that job it lead you to the love of your life.  Maybe you wouldn’t have met if you were in college.

Maybe there is a Divine plan that we agree to before birth.  If so, how can you let ANY thing in your past keep you from moving forward.  It is better to immediately try to figure out the lesson.  What did you learn, be grateful for it, and let it go.  Have faith in your Divine plan, and keep moving forward.  Chakra work and Usui Reiki have been my way of understanding my life.  Every single event in my life has brought me to where I am today, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Remember, no one has a perfect life, we are all meant to feel emotion; sadness and happiness.  It’s how you deal with it that keeps your body healthy and ready for the next grandest version of the greatest person you have ever been!   I realize the Divine doesn’t make mistakes, and although I don’t always understand the why’s, I am open to receiving all that is in store for me.   Once you start this process it will be easy to move past the hurts as you recognize everyone is on their own Divine path.  How you cross paths is a life lesson for each of you.  And know that if you are not on the right path, you are learning a lesson to get you there.  Remember, that to know great joy, you must experience great sadness. There is balance in everything, you just have to look for it.  Let go of the darkness, and look for the light.  Don’t fight to let go, life is too short!

(c) 2015 A Hand in Healing,  All Rights Reserved.

August 23, 2014 4:02 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

The decision to become a Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) is important to be able to create more healers in the world.  You don’t realize at the time, the amount of work required of you!  You will experience all that is necessary to encompass this full level of mastery.  A Reiki Master student endures tests of their emotions, strengths, relationships and core values.  This is not something you go into just to add another title to your name.  Reiki Master is an earned title that takes months to acquire with me.  This changes your life permanently, all for your highest and greatest good.  It doesn’t stop here, it continues through your life, constantly changing, upgrading your energy as you are able to acquire it.

My class, or process, is long, which is why most people don’t take it with me.  Most want to take a class that is done over the weekend and they have a new title on their certificate so they can start charging more money on Monday!   My class begins with the attunements, learning the new symbols and practicing how to give attunements to others.  Each RMT student must attend one of my Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 classes as I am teaching and take notes.  Each RMT  student must then teach one Reiki 1 and 2 class with me in attendance.  The RMT student then makes their own Reiki 1 and 2 Practitioner books that they will use when they teach.  There will be several independent meetings with me to talk about how their practice is progressing as well.  A LOT of energy shifts will occur and questions are asked daily via phone, text messaging or emails.  I am sharing everything I know about Reiki with each RMT student, notes, books, experiences.   You need all of this in order to pass along the lineage in the way I believe Mrs. Takata did it.

Being able to then share all your knowledge to your students is beyond any words we currently have an understanding of today.  Touching people’s hearts, healing lives one at a time.  Choose your RMT wisely, it is not just a weekend class that makes a Reiki Master worthy.  It is hours of work, huge shifts in energy vibrations, and love of the art that makes a true Usui Reiki Master able to assist in magnificent healings.   Namaste!

(c) 2014 All rights reserved, A Hand in Healing.


August 8, 2014 10:59 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

There are some people that jump from New Age Fair to New Age Fair trying everything in site!  I am not here to put fear into anyone, but please know the person that is giving you energy work.  Call them up and chat on the phone at the very least if you can’t meet in person first.  You want to ask some questions – interview them before you decide if this is the right person to work on you.

Find out:

From who and where did they learn their form of energy work?

How long have they been doing it?

How have people said they benefited from it?

What are the the sides effects of it?

Can I call/text you with questions later in the week?

Do you teach it?  If no, why not?

Do you use it on yourself?

Do you have insurance?

Can you give me testimonials?


The reason you ask these questions is to see if they are professional. They should have insurance, be using it on themselves daily, and able to show you lineage documents that show their depth of knowledge.  They should be able to tell you stories of those who they’ve helped and those that had issues and why.

If you are getting generic “energy work” find out what they are doing to you.  Don’t simply say “ok”, and open yourself up to unknown energy.  Always know what you are getting, as if this was a medicine the doctor gave you.  Google it if you don’t understand it.

All Reiki is not the same.  I only teach and give Traditional Usui Reiki.  I can’t tell you what other Reiki types feels like, I was taught this was the only one that you need, and from doing it since 1999, I agree!  Anyone who has taken a Usui Reiki One class can charge for it.  Those who get Usui Reiki from a Teacher or Master should know that their level of skill is higher and you will likely pay more for that service.   Whoever works on you should be available for follow up questions later in the week!

This is very important, this is YOUR health, your chakras.  Be sure the person working on you is professional, knowledgeable and able to answer each question you have BEFORE you let them work on YOU!

(c) 2014 All Rights Reserved, A Hand in Healing



April 22, 2014 4:47 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing
For protection in the car:
Lord Michael above me
Lord Michael below me
Lord Michael to the left of me
Lord Michael to the right of me
Lord Michael in front of me
Lord Michael in back of me
Lord Michael, Lord Michael, where ever I go
Please get ( insert names here) home safely at the end of the day no matter what means of transportation we take.
THANK YOU Lord Michael!
February 18, 2014 4:58 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

              it's finally done!The INDOOR Labyrinth is ready at AHIH! What is it? A single-path (unicursal) labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate. Many labyrinths set in floors are large enough that the path can be walked. They have been used historically for private meditation.

Call 860-620-7709 for your private session or reserve time before a class! Minimal fee of $5., great way to release negative energy and gain positive energy!

February 15, 2014 5:28 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

chakrau_logoA Hand in Healing turned two years old on Feb 11, 2014!  As I look back,  I realize the journey has been nothing short of amazing!  I came into this business thinking we’d have a nice business, help a few people and make a few friends.  Instead,  it was “BAM”, change lives, meet soul sisters and don’t worry about the business!

I have watched MANY people grow into the 5th dimension, and although this wasn’t in my “business plan”, it has morphed me onto a new path. For 2 years I have watched as the body, and it’s energy system is evolving, keeping up with the earth changes. Experiencing 3rd eye pain, dizziness, adjusting to dietary changes, all to support our whole new way of being.  Self confident, courageous, with love,  joy and hope for the future of natural healing!

As the body was evolving, the business was changing as well.  Behind the scenes, we’ve been building The 7 Heavens Chakra University.  Every time I thought it was where it was supposed to be, a new piece would be added.  Now, we really do have it all together to begin teaching everything about chakra’s.  How they work, and how you need to understand them to have all you want in life: love, health, happiness and prosperity.  It sounds simple, yet requires work on your part…you will experience family, job, spiritual, and thought process changes!  ALL to become a bigger, better version of YOU!

First Chakra U class is on Thursday, March 20- First Day of Spring, First Day of the NEW YOU!

copyright 2014, A Hand in Healing, all rights reserved.


December 28, 2013 3:08 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

Are you born to work?  Are you born to fill a passion in your life? The answer is both.  I believe that everyone starts out in life with work.  You work to pay bills, and provide for the basics in life.  Along the way, what happens is that you figure out what you really LOVE to do versus just to be paid.  The two may not agree, and then you are forced to make a decision.  What do I do?  If I leave this job, how do I know the thing I LOVE to do will bring me what I need?  The answer comes because it is your passion. You are born to fill a passion, this is the core of who you are.  Bringing it to everyone around you is your gift.  We all have a gift, find yours and let your light shine!

Usui Reiki is my gift.  For the longest time, I knew everyone possessed the ability to give Usui Reiki.  I acknowledge that we are just channels between the person getting the reiki and their Universal source/energy. There is a difference in each person who gives Usui Reiki in the amount of reiki received by the client and the amount and type of power behind it.  With each year that passes, a more powerful component is added for my clients/pratitioners benefit.All vocations are like this, the more time spent doing it, the more information you receive about it to become a master for what you need now.  I am proud to say I am an Usui Reiki Master. This is more than a job, it is my vocation.  This is my deliberate pursuit in life. I am here to guide you along your Reiki journey with respect, confidentiality and compassion. 

I encourage you to find your passion and live the life you are here to live!



November 9, 2013 8:28 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

When A Hand in Healing closed in July 2013, I thought I would instantly open another store .  While looking to purchase a building, I became ill with Anemia.  I was sad that I couldn’t continue instantly, but there is always a silver lining.  I realized that the time I was given to recover made me really analyze what I wanted to do next.  The 7 Heavens drum had given me the vision that chakra’s were where we going, yet I still didn’t have the whole picture.  I remembered the journey to the 7 Heavens drum.  She told me, when you understand how each chakra works with you, you are in heaven.  Years ago, when I originally looked to name Southington Reiki, LLC I wanted to call it Reiki U, but it was already taken.  Chakra U was not!  Then it all fell together.

Working with chakras in conjunction with Usui Reiki for the past 13 years, I realize that although some people know about chakras, they don’t realize how deeply they need to understand them.  For those people who have reoccurring health issues, chakra work can bring about new thought processes in order to heal.  Although this is hard work for each individual, you really do feel like you are in heaven once you reach that ah – ha moment!  I have witnessed it over and over during reiki sessions!

I knew I could teach how each chakra works at Chakra U …but what else does it need?  I thought about how my smell was always lacking, and how important scent is to everyone!  I thought about how I carried Red Jasper around for over 8 years! So, of course, stones also needed to be a part.  It was easy to add light therapy….now we have everything we need to heal all together !

This one of a kind combination is intense, we recommend that you can go home from this appointment to reflect and journal.  Chakra U opening Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013….please call 860-620-7709 for your confidential appointment.

This is the beginning of a whole new YOU! Chakra U!

July 4, 2013 2:24 am - Posted by ahandinhealing

azure dragon 1 Sierra does a drum ceremony to her guides to find your power animal. She gets the info needed then blows the energy into your crown chakra and your hands and then you put your hands to your heart. I kind of drifted to the drum beat until the drum got loud and very fast. Sierra didn’t take long before putting the energy into my crown. It was very hot in both my hands that I then put to my heart. As she proceeded to sit down she was as red as could be and said “Oh my Goddness, that was intense and amazing!”. I gave her a minute to relax, have a drink and asked “what’s my power animal.” She said you are a dragon. Now, I know nothing about the dragon and thought it was odd since in my mind dragons are mythical. She told me the Shaman’s want to find out their dragon and it’s not something she would just pull for someone. Dragon must appear for you. Sierra’s journey took her to her power animal to find mine, and then all her power animals showed up and she got worried since that doesn’t happen unless she needs them. She was then taken to the sea, and out comes this iridescent blue majestic dragon. She said it is as big as the mountains and was the sea dragon, but also represented all elements. He came out of the sea, to the sky, then dived back into the ocean. He returned to Sierra with a lapis ocean pearl that was vast and immense. The pearl is the energy of the dragon, particular to that dragon, represents pure light. Dragon medicine is transformation and manifestation. I was now so into it that I needed to find a picture of him, and finally, I found out his name is Zaque. Since then, I’ve used the dragon energy with Reiki when I need something more powerful to clear an area, and Zaque does it quickly!  Thank you Sierra for this very powerful reading!
I urge everyone to find their power animal with Sierra. The info she gives you is amazing and can help you connect to something more than you ever thought possible!  I look forward to hearing about more people’s power animals during her next session  on July 17.  Everyone reports a unique connection to the info they are given.   Call for your private session today!  They fill up quickly!

(c) 2013 All rights reserved, A Hand in Healing.

May 29, 2013 10:59 pm - Posted by ahandinhealing

For over a year, Sierra North would bring drums for the monthly drum circle. I drummed every single one to find my drum….and didn’t until February. When I picked her up (all drums are feminine) and drummed her the first time, I thought maybe this is the one. However, I like to be sure about these things so decided I’d use the drum 3 times to see if I felt the same way. The second time I used it I could feel a better connection and others told me it was singing. Then the May drum circle came and I used it again. Typically, the last person we drum for is Sierra, and it was no different this night. There were four of us drumming and suddenly, everyone stopped. My drum told me keep going. Now I thought “am I just thinking I should keep going or did the drum just tell me that?” This was the beginning of our first communication.

So, I kept going thinking this is weird, I should stop, no one else is drumming and I feel funny. I was told, “it’s our store you can do what you want, keep going.” I asked, “why am I the only one drumming” and was told ” this is a special ceremony for Sierra” Then I started crying and thought: “OH, I better keep drumming” and wanted to know more. “Where should I drum?” “start by bringing in the energy from the Universe to her from the 12th chakra” once that was done, I brought the energy up from mother earth. Now I was told that very special ascended masters were here to help her. I was told to walk around her three times and stop in front of her each time. When the drum was finally done, I was exhausted and glad I was able to do this for Sierra. Sierra verified all that I told her I heard. And she was given something very special she had been waiting for during her meditation in the drum circle.

I can’t properly word the emotions that were felt with this special ceremony. But this is exactly the experience I needed to know that this was my drum. The DRUM picks the DRUMMER, not the other way around. Once I knew this, the next step is to paint the drum….panic attack sets in as I have no artistic ability. Again, the drum is in control here, yet you don’t realize this until you have completed the process. The journey to the drum is where you find out what the drum wants to be. I was told a healing drum to be used before or after reiki. It would be the chakra colors. I had to ask how to paint it? In a pie shape? A rainbow? and was told white in the center and the colors coming out of it from there. The center would be shown to me later. I was told it has to be bright and shiny. OK, I thought, simple enough, I can do this! I needed to paint the entire surface white, and then the rose appeared in white in front of me. I don’t know how to paint roses, even though it’s my favorite flower. After that, the rest just kept falling into place.

The initiation to the drum was amazing! If you’ve ever had an attunement for Reiki, it was very similar to me. My entire body got hot, and when the drum beat got faster, that is when I knew we were connected. But that wasn’t the end. I journeyed to the drum to find out what I’m to accomplish with it. I was told Chakra balancing, before reiki or as it’s own individual session. Next I asked to use the drum on Sierra to see about the chakra colors. I was in awe as I drummed each color and noticed a different pitch. Some colors didn’t sound “right” to me, even though this was my first time doing this, I could tell when it was off. That’s when I learned I need to keep drumming that color until it was clear. I have so much more to learn about “The Seven Heavens,” (my drum’s name). I can’t THANK Sierra enough for this journey with her. I never thought I would own a drum, and then when I did, I really didn’t have a clue how powerfully healing it could be. I can’t wait to add this to my reiki tool belt!

IF you are looking for a natural way to heal, please come to a drum circle – maybe 3- to see if this resonates with you. It really takes a while for you to understand how these drums work with you, but once you get it, there is no return! NO experience necessary, and it will change your life, if you let it! NAMASTE Sierra!
(C) 2013 A Hand in Healing