In 2012, a small group of women--traditional healers, community organizers, health professionals parents and teachers--decided to join together to promote the practice and understanding of Reiki and to improve the community's access to Reiki treatments. As the Sacred Spring Reiki Collective, we are organizing our efforts to bring healing to those who need it, and to strengthen our bonds as Reiki practitioners. The creation of the Sacred Spring Reiki Collective is our way of combining our love of the practice of Reiki with our passion for improving the well-being of our communities.
Reiki guides us toward the realization that Universal Love resides in each one of us--it is the convergence of Spirit and humanity. Our mission is to honor the innate healing ability of All Living Beings through Reiki.
Our Core Values
Transparency, Integrity and Authenticity
Mutual Respect and Support and Collaboration
Honesty, Trust, Humility and Honor
Communication, Inter-dependence and Connectivity
Our Guiding Principles
Service to others. We approach others with love, compassion and care. We provide support, knowing that generosity and healing come full circle.
We create with others to make possible what is impossible alone. Through mutual respect, we partner, collaborate with and promote the work of other organizations.
We honor our individual gifts and the common Spirit that connects us. We sense that all living beings are connected in a relationship of interdependence. We honor the messages at the core of the world's cultural and spiritual traditions.
We honor and build relationships. We look for what we have in common and seek to create a space for the beliefs and feelings of others. We honor whatever anyone offers with pleasure and appreciation.
We cultivate an altruistic motivation. We seek always to act from clear and heartfelt intention to benefit all beings. We practice reflecting our motivation in all our actions on behalf of the organization.
We seek the courage to act and wisdom to guide our actions. We seek to foster our capacity to act in the face of complexity and imperfection. Be bold. Be flexible and work with and in the world as it is.
We embrace change. We embrace new, fresh ideas, people and perspectives. We are committed to an ongoing renewal of our mission, operating principles and priorities.
History of Our Community Reiki Practice
The Community Reiki Clinics evolved out of Cancer Care Reiki Clinic that was the creation of Reiki Master Paula Terrero, Jeni McCormick and Frances Varela. In June, 2008, we started it with a group of volunteers as a way to serve cancer patients in the Albuquerque area. All of the volunteers have been Reiki practitioners who had been touched by cancer in some significant way. As a breast cancer survivor who used Reiki during her conventional treatment, Jennifer felt great relief from distress, a sense of normalcy and phenomenal social support as she pursued weekly treatments during the chemo, surgery and radiation, and afterwards. She and Paula used their abilities as community organizers and Jennifer’s public health experience to develop this survivorship program.
Soon, the clinic became a means to standardize the delivery of Reiki to cancer patients in Albuquerque. It met the need for programs in Albuquerque that treat families going through the transition from the acute phase to the chronic phase of the illness experience. Soon we had partnered with the Breast Cancer Resource Center, Dr. Fontaine at NMCC, PLTC and our network of Reiki practitioners to create an informal referral system. The clinic has always been free of charge to quell the financial burden of cancer care for the families we serve, although patients have been free to give donations for services. Space was donated originally by Betty’s Bath and Day Spa, later by the Breast Cancer Resource Center and is currently donated by Dr. Richard Lueker and his staff at New Heart Center for Wellness, Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation. It has grown from a small, monthly clinic with 2 volunteers to twice a month with a volunteer base of 20+ practitioners donating 1-hour Reiki treatments to over 40 New Mexican families.
We have recently formed a 501c3 organization that has been approved in the State of New Mexico, effective July 3, 2014. We have also developed relationships with several other Integrative medicine programs that use Reiki as an intervention. The St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, OR, the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, ME, The Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT and MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program Dept. of General Oncology have all offered to support our efforts by sharing information, guidance, research and tools to support us through this process.