Transformation and change takes commitment and daily practices. I encourage clients to meditate daily, practice Reiki daily, or any practice that keeps their energy moving and releasing. Finding connection in community with others is so important for human wellness (it is We-llness, not I-llness). Since the pandemic started in March 2020, I started offering a weekly Tuesday Night Zoom Circle: To Connect While Distancing. We meet on Zoom from 8-9pm. The collective wisdom and support of a circle is powerful, and having a circle that you can come back to for weekly support is healing. You are invited to join and are interested in a community that gets to know each other in this brave place to share- the ups and the downs, the positive and the negatives, the shame and whatever is showing up for you.

This meeting has evolved into more of a weekly support group, loosely inspired by my experience in Alanon meetings (12-step work) but not with the 12 steps, and with more meditation and a variety of reading inspiration. I loosely follow The Circle of Trust approach by Parker J. Palmer, whose work I was inspired by in grad school, and I was recently reminded of these principals by one of my teachers. If you are not familiar, the principals hold true for how I hold our circles. Please read through them if you are not familiar.

Each circle will begin with a guided meditation and a reading, which will often focus on codependency awareness and work (which basically means focusing on your own healing and patterns, not focusing on everyone else). Books that I like to use for inspiration and conversation are Melody Beattie’s books, The Language of Letting Go and Journey to the Heart. I’m also inspired by Irish writer and poet John O’Donohue and different oracle decks. I also like to remind us about connecting to our inner knowing, Earth energy and Reiki energy.  We will also continue the conversation around Racism and Whiteness in our country and how to dismantle the current system of oppression. We share resources and support everyone’s continued growth and learning as a collective.

Please join the circle to BE and participate in circle and community, to share wherever you are, and to see the connections that are present in the circle. The circle will end with a 10-15 minute guided meditation, using Reiki and visualizations, to calm the nervous system and to rest. Register here to receive zoom information for the circle. $5-10 donation Venmo @ Tekla-Ayers or PayPal [email protected] Monthly subscription coming soon.

Daily meditation is crucial to mental and physical wellness, and I encourage everyone to find a daily practice. After learning Reiki, it is important to continue practicing Reiki on yourself. Bringing Reiki to any daily meditation practice is a great way to practice Reiki, but not everyone always does it…. not everyone always practices daily meditation either! That is why we, Circling Together, led by Gretchen and myself, offers a 30 minute guided meditation with Reiki healing, every Saturday from 9-9:30am on zoom. Click here to register and receive the link for all meditations. We start the zoom call at 9am MT, do a very brief check-in (who you are and where you are) before we guide you in a grounding meditation, followed by a guided meditation, bringing awareness to your energetic and physical body, guiding you through Reiki hand positions. You do not have to know Reiki to join this circle. You will receive Reiki from the circle. A great way to start your weekend- in community, with meditation and Reiki. $5 donation Venmo @Tekla-Ayers or PayPal [email protected]