Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. -Albert Einstein

Shelley Easthope - Healing Arts

If everything is energy, why do we have difficulty sensing and being aware of the energy we are made of, the energy we are immersed in and that flows through everything? 

I can help you learn this language of energy and discern how it is flowing in your body and in the world around you so that you will have access to a limitless source of connection and healing.

Most of us have not been taught to observe energy and have no 'vocabulary' in the language of energy. When you listen to a language that you do not understand, it all just seems like meaningless sounds. The more you listen, the more you can discern and by learning some vocabulary and paying attention, you begin to understand and eventually have some proficiency in the language. The same is true for the language of energy which is called 'ki' in Japanese and 'chi' in Chinese.  I love to help you notice and work with energy. It is exciting to see people grasp the possibility that is presented when the world is perceived as energy. Energy is not restricted by time or space and thus can transcend both, to effect seemingly ‘miraculous’ change and healing.

You may choose to learn about energy through different paths. These are paths I have taken and teach:

Reiki-- A simple hands on healing system that can be learned in a weekend. Through continued practice you engage with the flow of energy and become more aware of it and the laws that govern it. Mrs. Takata, who first brought reiki from Japan to America, said "Reiki will teach you."

Constellation Work-- When we look at systems through a Systemic Constellation lense, we can observe laws of energy flow. These laws were called 'Orders of Love' by Bert Hellinger who was the father of this system of healing. When you sit in a constellation circle you can often feel the energy at work even before you understand it.

Ki to Health=Ki to Happiness classes-- This introduction to Traditional Asian Medicine gives you some philosophical background and very practical tools to notice, understand and enrich the flow of energy in your own body, or in the environment around you.

I have over 30 years experience leading groups, teaching classes and working individually with clients to explore and improve the flow of ki. I offer opportunities to learn through any of these paths. You will find more detailed information on reiki and constellation work on this site, on my blog, and by subscribing to my newsletter. The first step is to be in contact through my newsletter or by coming to an event. My events page gives you opportunity to sign up for classes and circles. I love witnessing the joy that arises when ki that has been stuck begins to flow. My teaching and facilitation are my contribution to the flow of life energy in our world.

Over the past few months as we have seen change in our daily routines and in our world on a massive scale, I have sometimes felt the tumult of change inside my body as if the unrest in the world was also in me. Unsettling. I was given the go ahead to return to my shiatsu/reiki practice at the beginning of June, with very clear guidelines for cleanliness and interaction. I am able to work with people as I always have yet it is not the same. I must clean  surfaces, wear a mask, ask questions.... the added requirements have meant that I have only opened my practice to clients who had been seeing me regularly and I am not taking new clients.

I have worked out health precaution measures for other events which I am planning, including ritualized hand-washing and limiting numbers to allow for distancing.

I am looking forward to the nature constellation day this summer, where we can gather according to provincial guidelines, in a healing circle. Again, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we have altered the event, so that we will each look after our own needs. No potluck or shared snacks this year. 

I am currently working on putting my Ki to Health=Ki to Happiness course online. This course is an experiential introduction to Traditional Asian medicine, which cultivates balance and harmony to create strength and resilience in the body. Watching the Covid-19 health crisis unfold, I felt more motivated than ever to share this knowledge of Traditional Asian Medicine, to assist in building health and resilience so that we are prepared for challenges when they come. I am surprised at what a huge undertaking it is to put a course I have taught for years into an online format! I am hoping to run a small in person class this summer in which we will take some video to use in the online course. The Ki Breathing video on this website is a component of the course and a great way to begin to cultivate Ki, the vital energy.