Fabulous Spring Workshops

This has been an exciting Spring session of Reiki Level 1 & 2 Workshops! The time I spent with these wonderful people was amazing and perfect. We now have several more Reiki Level 2 Practitioners in the area. What a blessing this is in so many ways—to all of us. The more people that practice Reiki, the more healing there is in their own lives, plus all the lives around them, including the workplace. Thank you to these special individuals for taking this step of learning Reiki to open their world to healing and health.

I’m already looking forward to the Fall session of Workshops! I have 3 planned, one for August, one for September, and one for October. I will be posting the dates soon. If these dates don’t work for you, I can also work with customized dates. At this point, I don’t have any workshops planned for the winter, but I’m open to customized dates then too.

To everyone 🙂, have a wonderful summer.  If you have any questions or comments, give me a shout. To the new Reiki practitioners ♥, I would love to spend a few days, or even a few hours practicing Reiki, sharing stories, and chatting with you during the summer. I am always available by phone, text, or email. Talk to you all soon.

Sincerely in happiness and health,

For more information please contact me, Tracy Bauer, at:


What Does Self Care Mean to Me and How Do I Practice It?

meditation-benefits-300x223Since I am a Reiki Teacher, self-care definitely is about Reiki self-treatments, and self-care is also SO much more too…  🙂

  • Reiki self-treatments – a few times a day, always first thing in the morning, taking the time to release old trauma, wounds, and stagnant energy—allowing new and vibrant energy to come forth
  • Stretches
  • Walking down our country road, or in the hayfield (when there’s not 2 feet of snow), which also provides grounding for me
  • Journaling
  • Chiropractic
  • Deep sleeps at night
  • Quiet time
  • Growing our own fruits, veggies, and beef
  • Watching the sunrise
  • Eating organic when possible
  • Pets who provide comfort and laughter
  • Movie night usually once a week
  • Aromatherapy
  • Laughter
  • Doing what I love

Learning Reiki—What Does Reiki Mean?

To best understand the name Reiki we can split it into two parts: Rei & Ki.

Rei – means universal higher knowledge or spiritual wisdom. This wisdom comes from God, Universe, or the Higher Self (whichever term is comfortable to you), and is the God-Consciousness, which is all knowing. It understands each person completely. It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties, and knows how to heal them.

Ki – is life energy. This non-physical energy animates all living things. Ki flows through our channels in our electromagnetic bodies supplying us with our life force energy. It is the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts, and spiritual life. If your life energy is low, or there is a restriction in its flow, you are more vulnerable to illness.

Reiki can be defined as universal life force energy. This energy is channeled through you, the practitioner, to your client. It is something anyone can learn to do, as we are all intimately connected to the universe. The ability to give Reiki is learned simply through oral tradition and initiations (attunements) from a Master Teacher to the student. These follow the original teachings founded by Reiki Grand Master Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1800’s. Reiki is a useful tool for self-awareness and personal transformation and will often provide support for students to release many unwanted issues from the past. Reiki is a non-invasive therapy, and can work effectively through clothes, blankets, and even a plaster cast. Reiki can be used alone or as a complementary healing method along with other therapies. It is not affiliated with any religious dogma or practice, enabling people from any religious background to learn it. Reiki guides itself and the practitioner with its own wisdom, rather than requiring the direction of the practitioner. Because of this, you, the practitioner, will enjoy the freedom of being a participant assisting those you treat in remembering who they really are, and be the catalyst that allows them to heal themselves.

What essentials oils and hydrosols do I use?

My favorite essentials oils are lavender, lemon, rose, neroli, and chamomile.  When I head to the city for shopping and appointments, I place lavender and lemon in my aromatherapy necklace that holds these oils close to my nose.  🙂  The lavender is calming and the lemon is also calming plus antiviral.  We have animals in our home, two dogs and two cats, and we have learned that essential oils can be detrimental for cats.  We have since changed to diffusing hydrosols (which are safe for cats) in our home.  I teach Reiki and give treatments to people and animals, and my favorite hydrosols to have diffusing during that time are a mixture of lavender, neroli, and chamomile.  It’s a lovely relaxing scent.  I diffuse rose hydrosol in my office for refreshing clarity, and I also use it as a body mist as it is also energizing.

Spring Reiki Level 1 & 2 Workshops

Spring would be a great time to…

  • start something new
  • awaken your spirit
  • let new energy flow into your life
  • expand your awareness
  • open your mind to new possibilities
  • heal yourself and others, including pets and animals

Learning Reiki is the perfect place to start.  Check out the workshops coming up this spring.

Another Quote From Another Magnificent Book…

WGWfeaturedI’m now reading The Warrior Goddess Way: Claiming the Woman You Are Destined to Be by HeatherAsh Amara, and again, I felt inspired to share a wonderful quote from her book…

“Have you ever noticed that you often look simply to confirm what you already think you will see? Or that you often listen to confirm what you expect you will hear? When we do this, we live our lives based on what we think we will experience rather than actually having an experience, fresh and new in the present moment. As a result, things rarely change for us, as we more than likely will get what we are already expecting. Even when something else is present, we often can’t see it because we aren’t open to the possibility of its existence. It’s like eating porridge at every meal because it is familiar and ignoring the glorious buffet overflowing with delicious, mouthwatering foods that surrounds you.

I call this the trap of living from the mind rather than living from the heart. When we live without being conscious of what’s happening in the present moment, our mind takes over and thoughts end up dictating—and therefore limiting—our experience.

Once you start paying attention to the thoughts that arise in your field of consciousness, there is something else you will notice: your thoughts are rarely about the present moment. As women, we often define ourselves and the world around us from the well-trodden past, which doesn’t allow us to be in vibrancy of the ever-changing present. The mind spends much of its time worrying about the past or fretting about the future, and in the process you miss the only life that ever happens: the moment you are living in right now.

Noticing these habits of the mind—where your thoughts and expectations prejudge and predetermine your experience, or constantly whisk your attention away from the present and into the future or past—shows you the areas where your attention needs some refocusing. What you need to free your mind from its crowded jail of limited perception is already within you: your vastness of your true self, your awareness.”

A Quote From a Magnificent Book…

51kx3cQK5vL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_I just finished this book called Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant To Be by HeatherAsh Amara. I invite you to read this magnificent book, but for now I’d like to share a quote with you…

“…And the guidance is this: As Warrior Goddess women, we can bring healing back to the planet and the people. We must be brave, open, trusting, and giving. We need to move past old stories of being ladylike or nonthreatening or normal and break the chains of our fears to share our gifts fully. The world is waiting with open hands. It is time to stop isolating ourselves. It is time to step up to serve all.

Be the woman that you are meant to be. Not the woman you think you should be, or the woman others want you to be. Look in the mirror and say hello to the Warrior Goddess staring back at you. Befriend her. Support her. Love her. And let her open her wings to soar.

When you open your heart to yourself, quirks and all, you change the world. When you let go of pleasing others because you think you have to, when you relinquish trying to squeeze yourself in to a metaphoric shoe that doesn’t fit so you can be accepted, you come home to the comfort of yourself. And when you embrace the precious Warrior Goddess that you are, you naturally want others to know the truth of themselves as well. Each step in your healing, no matter how tiny, ripples out to heal everyone around you. And every time you embrace your fiery nature or your sweet stillness, every time you deliver a full-bodied yes or a clear no, also makes waves.

The world needs your brand of kindness and love, your power, your sacred ritual, your creativity, your quiet presence, your magnificent vision, your charming silliness.

Here’s to you, Warrior Goddess: embodied heroine, slayer of unconsciousness, beloved of the world. Go forth and empower.”

Reflecting On My One Year Anniversary on Facebook

Todawild rose 5x7y is the day, one year ago, I took the jump into social media and in particular Facebook! I know that may seem silly or even trivial to most people, but to me, it’s a big deal. The reflections of this past year have been a year of huge changes. Good changes. Who would have thought I’d be the Tracy part of The Russ & Tracy Show? I certainly never imagined it! Through Facebook my world has also expanded exponentially to meet new and amazing people. I’ve shared many laughs, and even several tears with friends. I’ve gained many courageous ideas, and found many more people on the same path I’ve chosen to walk. I’ve had the honor of sending healing energy to people who have reached out to ask for help for themselves, or their loved ones. Thank you to the many friends who have been a part of my new Facebook world for the past year, and a special thank you to Russ for the “strong” 😉 nudge to take this amazing jump. fb-art