About Orange Flower Healing LLC
Hey there. I’m Becky Holtzman, and Orange Flower Healing is my Reiki practice, based in Bloomington, Indiana. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from IU in the mid-90s, and 20 years later I find myself back in B-town, painting and practicing Reiki.
About Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki
Usui Shiki Ryoho is a specific style of Reiki practice. Reiki is usually translated as “universal life energy,” but I often feel this word choice to be limiting and vague, as even the words “life energy” can mean something slightly different for each individual. Practically speaking, Reiki is a safe, gentle, light touch practice that assists in stress reduction and helps encourage the body’s systems to balance. Reiki treatments are received on a massage table, fully clothed, and last about an hour. For more information about Usui Shiki Ryoho, please visit the Reiki Alliance website.
Professional Reiki with an Experienced Practitioner
I received my Reiki I initiation in June 2013, and my Reiki II initiation in October 2014, both with Reiki Master Shantika Bernard. I am currently a master candidate with Shantika, in a traditional multi-year apprenticeship. In June 2015 I attended the Northwest Reiki Association’s one-day Volunteer Training in a Medical Setting, and in August 2018 I attended Pamela Miles’ three-day Reiki & Medicine Intensive in the Chicago area. I have offered Reiki sessions to well over 100 people, and have logged hundreds of hours in practice. I also volunteer as a Reiki practitioner in cancer support.
My Reiki Story
I came to Reiki looking for stress management during a time of major transition in my life. I took to heart the instruction “practice, practice, practice,” and noticing how much better I felt on the days I did practice, I embraced Reiki readily. Within a few months of my Reiki I class, a dear family member was diagnosed with cancer, and I found myself sharing Reiki with other people, which surprised me, as I was not generally a touchy-feely person! The experiences I had over the next several months—challenging, enriching, and profound—seemed to deepen my relationship with Reiki, and 16 months after my first class, I took Reiki II. As my personal practice continued to unfold, I started to feel that professional practice was calling to me. Thus began my journey to establish Orange Flower Healing LLC, in early 2016. So many individuals, partners, and organizations have helped me in this endeavor; I am indebted and grateful to all!
Why the Orange Flower?
As a child I had a wonderful encounter with an artwork: a large silkscreen that was almost entirely white, with a simple orange flower in the center. Alone in the room where the print was hanging, I glanced up to see sunlight coming through the curtains, a beam of light perfectly centered on the orange flower, illuminating its petals. I remember asking myself, Is this a miracle? Something about the experience felt important, and I’ve never forgotten it: a moment in which art, light, and my undivided attention met Mystery. Practicing Reiki evokes a similar sense of mystery for me, a sense of Aha! There it is. Reiki practice nourishes life, and even when things seem unsettled, can help us feel better. Who doesn’t want to feel better?
Disclaimer: Becky does not medically diagnose or prescribe treatment. Do not discontinue any medical or psychological treatment you may be receiving. Becky is happy to work in conjunction with your current physician and healing team, and recommends telling your health care providers that you receive Reiki.