The Inspiration and Vision for Circling Together

In September 2019, I deepened my Reiki practice during a Spiritual Reiki Ireland Tour with my Reiki Teacher, Bonnie Tarantino. I was re-connected and ignited by the Ancient Celtic Traditions and was deeply inspired by Goddess Brigid/St. Brighid of Ireland. To connect with traditions that are in my ancestry and heritage was deeply moving, and I knew that I needed to come full circle and begin gathering in Circle again, to celebrate Earth and the human connection to Earth and the seasons. Creating this year-long program with Gretchen has been effortless and extremely exciting. To connect Reiki trainings/attunements, from Reiki 1 to Masters and Karuna, throughout the Celtic year, infusing celebration and ceremony, while supporting the community with monthly Reiki shares in synch with the full moon is exactly what I want to bring to the world. It has been growing and building since I started teaching Reiki and I am excited to finish 2020 offering this year-long program in partnership and collaboration with Gretchen. ~ Love, Tekla

When Tekla brought her vision of Circling Together to me during our weekly peer supervision, I couldn’t suppress my enthusiasm for her foresight. The idea of bringing this type of work and healing to individuals which ultimately changes the world, is a shared vision for both of us. We brainstormed and realized working together would allow us the benefit of reaching more people and creating a curriculum that could be more expansive and solidly held. Love of our Earth, the oneness we all share and trusting ancient wisdom practices creates a foundation from where I start. A quote by shamanic practitioner, Sandra Ingerman explains so fully my belief and understanding of this world, “It is who we become that changes the world, not what we do. Harmony within, creates harmony without.” Given the chance in this year-long intensive, to share this understanding with others in ceremony and celebration, who can then bring it to others, lets me hold fast to the notion that the transmutation we crave can be realized. ~ Love, Gretchen