The Inspiration and Vision for Circling Together

The Inspiration and Vision for Circling Together has evolved greatly since the pandemic caused a vision and dream that Tekla and Gretchen were creating and ready to offer to the world, had to change. During the first year of the pandemic, we offered a weekly 30 minute guided meditation with self-Reiki, open for all. Now we are continuing to shift the vision of Circling Together to a Community of Reiki Teachers and Practitioners, collectively bringing community and the practice of Reiki together. We are both deeply inspired by Valarie Kaur and her Revolutionary Love Project, which is based on her book See No Stranger. Through her work she focuses on the importance of self-healing and COMMUNITY- and finding your way of fighting- this is our way to fight- by bringing together a community and to encourage the daily practice of self-Reiki.

Background on our Vision for a Year-Long Reiki Program Inspired by the Celtic Wheel of the Year

We are now grateful to be able to evolve and change our original vision and use this platform and website for this new community of Reiki Teachers and Practitioners, offering daily Reiki practice in community! 

From Tekla- 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.

From Gretchen– 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.