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California Reiki Celebrates its Anniversary 2008!

September marked a very special time for California Reiki. Special events were organized, the invitations were sent, and people came from far and wide to enjoy themselves! What more could we ask for?

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / October 10 2008

This past year has been an absolute whirlwind. Reiki has been a passion for me since the first day I was introduced to it. It is something I do for the love of doing it; something that fills my spare time with so much joy and so much happiness, and it is the giving that drives me.

I've lost count of the number of classes, workshops and sessions that have filled my days this year, but looking back, the most rewarding thing for me has been to witness how on so many occasions Reiki has empowered people and helped create a positive change in their lives; I have seen the smiling faces of students and clients, and it is something truly worth celebrating. So how rewarding was it for me then, that when I extended an invitation to some of my most frequent customers to attend a very special workshop and a party, that so many of them came from far and wide to join me in celebrating this very special time.

This year I organized two anniversary events: One was a special workshop which combined Reiki with a technique and meditation to help manifest desires — I thought this was appropriate since so many good things have happened to me this year by following these techniques that I wanted to share them. The other event was a party enjoyed in the sunshine with food, drinks, and of course cake!

I've put together a few pictures of the anniversary events in the photo gallery below. I hope you enjoy them!

Please also be sure to check my other story this month, California Reiki Anniversary Stories and Testimonials 2008. As part of the celebrations, I asked people to reflect on how Reiki has affected them this last year, and what their experiences have been. I collected some of their thoughts and stories and put them together to publish in this commemorative article.

I would like to round off this story with a few words to all the people I've had the privilege of meeting through California Reiki this year, and especially to all those smiling faces who came to celebrate with me: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope that all of you continue to find the same peace, joy, and happiness that Reiki has provided me with over the years.

Here's to next year's celebrations!

Students practicing Reiki, which included scanning techniques, during a special workshop organized as part of California Reiki’s anniversary celebrations. More Info

Students practicing Reiki, which included scanning techniques, during a special workshop organized as part of California Reiki's anniversary celebrations.

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Three students giving Reiki to another student as they practice a group healing during the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop. More Info

Three students giving Reiki to another student as they practice a group healing during the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop.

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California Reiki students focus on the Hara as they practice giving Reiki to each other during a special Reiki Workshop organized to celebrate the anniversary of California Reiki. More Info

California Reiki students focus on the Hara as they practice giving Reiki to each other during a special Reiki Workshop organized to celebrate the anniversary of California Reiki.

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Reiki students practicing the Reiki Hand Positions in the private Reiki room during the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop. More Info

Reiki students practicing the Reiki Hand Positions in the private Reiki room during the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop.

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Reiki students practice giving Reiki to another Reiki student in the private Reiki room during the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop. More Info

Reiki students practice giving Reiki to another Reiki student in the private Reiki room during the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop.

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Some of the Reiki students that attended the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop: Manifest Your Desires. More Info

Some of the Reiki students that attended the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop: Manifest Your Desires.

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More students at the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop, some sharing their Reiki stories, others reflecting. More Info

More students at the California Reiki Anniversary Workshop, some sharing their Reiki stories, others reflecting.

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A group of students attending California Reiki’s Anniversary Workshop eagerly give feedback to each other after a practice Reiki Session. More Info

A group of students attending California Reiki's Anniversary Workshop eagerly give feedback to each other after a practice Reiki Session.

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Yadira (foreground) with some of the smiling faces that enjoyed California Reiki’s Anniversary Party. More Info

Yadira (foreground) with some of the smiling faces that enjoyed California Reiki's Anniversary Party.

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