(267) 571-WELL ♦ LearnReikiPhiladelphia (at) gmail (dot) com
Danielle is a Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy® Master-Instructor and intuitive psychic based in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2008 Danielle Founded Learn Reiki Philadelphia, which seeks to bring the healing arts to new communities by offering affordable, comprehensive training in convenient local venues and with reasonable time commitments. She is also committed to supporting the success of her graduates.
Danielle currently teaches all levels of Usui Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy® Basic through Advanced, working with gems and stones, intuitive development, business basics, Introduction to the Shamanic Journey, Psychic Development and more. She has also assisted with the Reiki education and training of volunteers within Philadelphia’s animal welfare system and the treatment of individuals infected with or in some way affected by HIV/AIDS.
In addition to writing for her own blog she occasionally submits pieces to other websites. She has been featured on several radio shows and was Recovering Yogi’s September 2012 Contributor of the Month.
For upcoming classes, workshops and events, sessions and readings with Danielle, visit learnreikiphiladelphia.com
If you would like to invite Danielle to present a workshop, lecture or class or to be a guest on your show contact her directly at learnreikiphiladelphia (at) gmail (dot) com or by calling 267-571-WELL
About the Blog
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness
well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
– Pema Chödrön (The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times)
I am Danielle Stimpson, and I am a Reiki Master, Psychic Intuitive, IET Instructor and radio personality. I am also a recovering anorexic and domestic abuse survivor who struggles with PTSD. I began my personal healing in 2002 with the help of Psychiatry and Psychology, and I began studying Reiki in 2005. If your mouth just started watering at the thought of lambasting Western Medicine in favor of what are often termed “Alternative Therapies”, I apologize in advance for your disappointment in this blog.
In my roles as student, client, and practitioner of the healing arts I’ve seen some some amazing things. People taking charge of their own wellbeing and making huge strides in their own healing. Lessons learned, pain alleviated, and lives lived more fully than ever could have been imagined before. I have been able to experience healing practices that many have never even heard of, some thousands of years old, some younger than myself. Each one just as awesome as the last.
There is no map to healing, no path “best” traveled, and no progress to be invalidated by how it was made. We are no different from our clients-we have as much to learn from them as they do from us. One’s sacred path of healing is to be respected and honored at every turn, and at any speed. I will accept no judgements or projections from anyone in regards to what works-or doesn’t-for me, and I don’t think you should have to either.
This blog is not about pointing out the shortcomings of practitioners, doctors, lightworkers, etc. It is about embracing our need for healing alongside the needs of others. It is about entertaining methods, ideas, and experiences besides our own. It is about challenging ourselves to dig deeper, try something new, and grow as people. It is about embracing our “faults” as opportunities for improvement, our frailties as potential sources of strength.
It is about the Human Experience with all of it’s desperate struggles, unimaginable suffering and awe inspiring wonderment.
Thank you for reading.
Danielle L. Stimpson