Photograhy by Geri Sheppard
Renae Bailey - Reiki Master and BlueStar Master Healer
My journey into energy healing began over 20 years ago when I first experienced a Reiki session to support my body during a period of high stress. During that session, there was a profound awareness of having found what had been missing. I knew at that moment that my pathway involved Reiki.
It wasn't long before I undertook my Level 1 Attunements and enjoyed treating friends and family. In early 1999, I traveled to Australia to study Level 2 with Tibetan-Usui Reiki Master Annie Kropman.
Although I had a desire at that point to practice Reiki full time, I mostly kept it to myself. I worked at a couple of different vocations, before coming to Nelson to study Outdoor Leadership at the start of 2002. I enjoyed combining my love of the outdoors with my spiritual practice.
Fast forward to 2010. While pregnant with my son, I had a strong yearning to develop my Reiki further. A series of synchronous events led me to find local Reiki Master Kathy Valler-Wahrlich and I undertook traditional Reiki Master/Teacher training in March of 2011.
My son arrived in June that year, allowing Reiki to became a large part of my life. At that point, I developed a daily self-Reiki practice, which continues to bring peace and calm to my life. Such is the power of a daily practice. As my son has grown, it has also been amazing to witness first hand, how open children can be to energy healing.
In March 2015, I reconnected with Annie, and was blessed to receive attunements and training as a Tibetan-Usui Reiki Master/Teacher. I find this energy to be softer, yet more powerful and refined than traditional Reiki. It resonates well within me, and is the energy I use in my sessions and workshops.
As I have stepped more fully onto my spiritual path, I have also been guided to discover and integrate other "tools" into my practice. I have embraced the Magical Child within, as well as reintegrating crystals and essential oils into my practice. I have since expanded on oils and crystals, qualifying as both an AromaTouch Technique practitioner and a Crystal Healing Practitioner during 2017.
In March of this year I traveled to Christchurch to learn the BlueStar Healing Method with James Thomas of The Awakening Network. I thought I was going to learn new tools to add to my practice. Instead, I learned a whole new healing method that has been truly life changing. Not just for myself, but for many of my clients. BlueStar Quantum Healing is an energy for this time, enabling a more authentic connection with my true self and the energies of home.
I guide you in Finding Your Light Within, whether it is covered in trapped emotions, trauma, past life imprints, or just a little bit of stress or imbalance in your life. It is a pathway we walk together. I do not heal you, I create a safe space and the right environment for you to access your innate healing wisdom. In essence, you will be guided and supported to heal yourself.
I have been enjoying my time in Nelson, finding it hard to believe I have been here for 17 years already. For the last 14 years, I have made my home on a boat in the marina with my family.