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Where do I go? Am I lost?


When I first moved here to the countryside after selling my two salons, I knew exactly which direction I was taking. I wanted to be able to treat clients on a one-to-one basis in an environment that enabled total peace and relaxation. I left behind the bustling high street salon environment and wanted to be in a space where I could teach Reiki without having to take students on a Sunday when the salons were closed. That was nine years ago, and things have changed so much in that time.

Twitter is my friend!

For one thing, encouraged by Louisa Miles, I embraced Social Media. Twitter became a huge business tool for me, and has enabled me to ‘meet’ people who live all over the world. It’s just like recommending a service or product to someone at a dinner party, but with twitter the audience reaches far beyond the supper table.

There is so much help out there for all sorts of things. I love it. I have also discovered how to use FaceBook to it’s full advantage, and balance posts between my own life, my business, and sharing other peoples interesting posts. With the recent introduction of Instagram, everything links in really nicely. I find it enjoyable as well as being a much better way of getting yourself known than a few years ago when we only had newspaper adverts and Yellow Pages.

I’ve met some great healers, nutritional experts and therapists, as well as people who are wanting to expand their knowledge and experience with vibrational work beginning to ‘wake up’ and realise what life is all about. With the advent of Social Media, it’s so easy to share inspirational pictures, quotes and teachings. Helping people is ultimately what I do, and now I have a new medium in which to do it with Blogs, newsletters, and even my book!

But where do I go now?

I’m very happy doing what I do, but I’m reaching that funny time of life. You know the one, a big birthday!  If we didn’t have birthdays, or we had amnesia and couldn’t remember how old we were, what would happen then? We would just potter along, doing things. Living. I’m don’t have amnesia and am faced with a birthday next year that brings me to 

being here at Wayside House for TEN years. Now, don’t panic! I’m not giving up or moving out. I’m just wondering what the next ten years will bring. It’s a real dilemma and I feel I should go with the flow, allowing the universe to guide me. One thing I am sure of is that there is a huge demand for Reiki training.

The Retreat has changed things!

More than ever, especially after that little BBC series The Retreat, with Nick Knowles. This has brought awareness of Reiki to the forefront and people are asking about it. Reiki – translated as Universal Energy, is one of many healing modalities, but the reason I like it so much, is that it is available to all as a method of self healing. Not just as a treatment to offer in a salon. Anyone can be attuned to receive and use Reiki, they just need to find a Reiki Master who they want to work with.

Is this where my pathway is taking me? Which direction? More people to train and workshops to hold? Should I be writing more? I’ve had a few people wanting me to write more about setting sacred space and ceremonies for the moon cycles. I don’t have enough content for another book, but this blog is reaching a few people since I am writing more frequently and varying the content. If it is useful to some, then I am achieving something.


Healing massage here at Wayside House

I will still be hands on, so don’t worry!

I love treating people, hands on with facials, massage, LaStone and healing, but I feel there is something more. Should I be working more on line? I’ve recently discovered Kate Spencer on Face Book. So real, and so very comfortable with the camera when she does her FaceBook Live broadcasts. I’m still getting up the courage to do one of those! Remember I am the girl who doesn’t do Face Time or Skype! I’d much rather write things in a blog. At least that way I get to edit it and add photos. I’ll get there. One day.

Back to that question…. what next? I need to pay the mortgage so need to make money. I need to use my skills in the field of healing and energy work, together with my extensive knowledge of skin care and therapies….. should I be embracing Social Media more and selling my services online? I know people who do card readings on line. Is this the way forward I wonder? An addition to what I do, not an instead of, so don’t panic. I’m not shutting up shop just yet. I’m just ‘putting it out there’ and seeing what turns up…..

You never know!



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Nicki is a Contemporary Energy Artist and Holistic Healer based in the beautiful Somerset Levels.

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