Hello, I hope you're doing well. I'm very excited to have joined the Etsy Natural Healers Guild recently and would like to make a contribution by writing articles for the blog. For the first article, I'd like to briefly introduce myself.
My name is Jessica Bergeron, and here, in the field of natural health and healing, is where I'm meant to be. These themes have been of interest to me from an early age and I've taken various steps throughout my life to explore and gain a better understanding of some of their many facets.
Reiki caught my attention in 2010 and I delved into First Degree studies without having previously received a treatment or knowing much about it. I was facing a very difficult period and didn't hold many expectations, but Reiki turned out to be one of the most valuable tools for releasing emotional burdens and re-establishing life flow. With regular self-treatments, I've come to develop a greater understanding and acceptance of myself, I better hear and honour my inner voice, I live in stronger connection with my life purpose, and I feel more empowered and able to realize my potential.
My awareness of and dedication for healing continues to evolve, with many discoveries still to be uncovered of course, but I do feel comfortable to begin sharing with others what I've grown to appreciate.
In October of 2011, Gathered Roots was registered with the Government of Canada and I am currently establishing a private practice in my home. I am an active member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), registered as both a Practitioner and a Teacher, and I am also enrolled with several government-recognized colleges to pursue natural health and healing more extensively. Herbalism and Intuitive Studies are my current areas of focus.
This process feels both meaningful and necessary (AND exciting!) to me. It is commonly believed that the Universal Life Force channelled during a Reiki treatment automatically gravitates toward the area that is in most need of being remedied or enhanced, whether it be on a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual level. This concept inspires Gathered Roots' mission.
Simply, I intend for the services offered at Gathered Roots to be reflective of my personal experiences, wisdom, and character. From there, I trust that the benefits will manifest for individuals based on what is most needed for them and according to where they are on their unique path.
You are invited to visit my website (www.gathered-roots.com) to learn further about Gathered Roots and/or Reiki. Both in-person or distance Reiki services may be scheduled there. Distance Reiki services are also offered through my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/gatheredroots), where a selection of herbs and other energy-healing related items/crafts will soon be listed. I can also be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GatheredRoots) so feel free to either become my friend or "Like" my fan page.
This blog article was contributed by Jessica Bergeron from Gathered Roots (http://www.etsy.com/shop/gatheredroots).