"For most of my life I suffered with chronic pain and poor health. My ability to heal my own body, mind & spirit is my greatest strength as a practitioner because I know that it can be done. I relate to the suffering of others and am a source of hope for healing." ~Nicole Perez
My personal journey with Reiki is a beautiful and inspiring one. Reiki has helped me to transform my mind, my emotions, my physical body, my spirituality, and my overall way of being in the world. At the age of 29 years old, the condition of my health was very poor and I suffered greatly. I had severe endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dysmenorrhea, adrenal fatigue, liver and kidney taxation, chronic digestive upset and inflammation, pre-diabetes, chronic sinusitis, hypertension, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, severe asthma and allergies, and phase 3 bone degeneration throughout my body that caused constant debilitating and chronic pain. I did not know even a second of life without significant pain. I suffered from depression and anxiety, held on to painful memories and trauma, and battled with eating disorders and addictions. I was taking countless medications that caused more side effects to manage. I was filled with incredible anger at myself, at others, at the world, and at the Universe for giving me such a horrible and difficult life. I had lost faith in all things, and was completely lost in darkness.
One day I broke down and asked the Universe for help, and I was connected with my first spiritual teacher, Billie Topa Tate. This is when my personal healing journey began. I developed and nurtured sacred mind, sacred thought, sacred heart, sacred emotions, and a sacred body. I began to believe that I too was worth healing, and wholeness, and happiness. I learned Reiki along with other healing modalities, and I saw the great Light of life. I administered the light and love of Reiki energy on myself every single day. I learned to have great love and gratitude for myself and for all living things. The healing of my physical body quickly followed my mental, emotional and spiritual transformations. Within a year I was off of almost all medications, and had healed nearly all of the dis-ease that had plagued my physical body.
My own experiences have taught me that we are capable of incredible healing and miracles when we truly accept and believe in our own greatness. The journey of healing my own body, mind and spirit has made me a great helper and healer for others. My first-hand experiences with suffering allow me to relate to the suffering of others, and also to serve as living source of hope for healing. My ability to restore optimal health and vitality to my own body, mind & spirit are my greatest sources of strength as a practitioner because I know first-hand that it can be done. My experiences of transforming my own personal suffering are a great source of hope and inspiration for others to believe in themselves, and to know that they are capable of doing the same.
Nicole is a Reiki Master Teacher, 6th degree. She is the founder of Reiki Rivers, a private healing practice that she has maintained successfully for several years. Nicole also works as a Reiki Therapist at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.