|Karuna Reiki« in Italy|
My name is Melinda DeBoer.
I have fifteen years experience with Reiki and have been teaching since 1993.
I am also an ordained minister, certified Pranic Healer and Iyengar Yoga
Instructor. I am the founder of the Reiki and Yoga Wholistic Health Center in
Flagstaff, AZ. I am a Master Teacher of Usui and Karuna Reiki«. And now enough
of the statistics. I believe that we are all born Reiki Master Teachers. The
Reiki training simply helps us to remember our Divinity.
My home base is in the beautiful ponderosa pines of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. The Grand Canyon is 1.5 hours from my home and Sedona is 45 minutes away. This place is literally heaven on earth and I thank God for the honor of living and loving here.
When I was twelve years old, I decided to become a missionary when I grew up so I could share God's good news around the world. Well, my parents, especially my dear Father, was fearful for me to go to places of unrest where I might be killed. I remember saying my prayer and just turning it over to God to direct me in whatever service was best. When I turned fifteen, I developed severe migraine headaches. After many tests and medications the headaches only grew worse. At age 21, co-workers would literally have to take me home from work because my sight, speech and motor skills would be paralyzed. After being confined to bed for 2-3 days, I would return to work and wait for it to happen again.
There seemed to be no medical cause for the migraines so I decided to try Yoga to help me to relax. Through the practice of Yoga, at age 21, I began to realize the power of God within me. Thus began my inner journey of self realization. I practiced Yoga and attended classes weekly for six years. In 1985 I began exchanging Yoga for Reiki treatments at lunch with an Usui Reiki Master co-worker. The Reiki really sped up my spiritual evolution, helping me take even greater responsibility for my own life. It helped me to see the Divine order in even the seeming chaos of my professional life. I was a great one for stuffing my feelings which was one of the key causes of the migraine headaches. The Reiki helped me to speak my truth and stand up for my beliefs.
In 1986 I began teaching Yoga out of my home and apprenticing with Mardi Erdman in Denver, Colorado. In Denver I received incredible Yoga training in yoga postures, Pranayama "the science of the breath," meditation and relaxation techniques, as well as Ayurvedic Medicine through the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine with Sarasvati Burhman. An incredible growth process and opening of my heart occurred with the Reiki and Yoga. I had a lot of "old tapes" of guilt and unworthiness to release myself from. I finally took my Level I Reiki training in 1988 and Level II in 1989. I started working on myself every day and others weekly. In 1993 I became an Usui Reiki Master Teacher and began teaching immediately.
In 1995 I took the Karuna Reiki Master class. Karuna Reiki totally empowered me to take the next step into full time wholistic consulting. Since October 1996, when I was invited to teach Karuna Reiki to 30 Italian Usui Masters, I have been doing my "missionary work" around the world sharing the healing power of the love of God in action which is REIKI.