Story lines of Reiki
Welcome to the Reiki lines tour 2009 with Wanja Twan and Michelle Beauregard. We will provide news, photos and updates of our 2 month tour to gather Reiki stories from around Europe, Scandinavia and Poland.
The story lines of Reiki are collected here starting in Canada to weave a story of tradition, love and light. This site also contains a BLOG for you to add your own stories about giving or receiving Reiki.
This trip celebrates Wanja's 30 years of Reiki practise around the world as one of Takata's 22 Reiki Masters. Following my 75 year old mother-in-law Wanja on a great Reiki adventure we set out to 7 countries in 7 weeks. This is a site dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Hawayo Takata, Wanja's teacher who dedicated her life to sharing and teaching Reiki. We will visit friends and gather their stories to share in an upcoming book. We hope that you enjoy the tour as we make our way one step at a time, as a celebration of the Reiki tradition.
The BLOG is a way to keep the story lines strong as we make the connections. This site is updated live, as the tour happens so please check back soon!
If you have a Reiki story you want to share with us about giving or receiving Reiki please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
To order one of Wanja's books please see last page of this website entitled Reiki Books for sale.
Your story could be chosen to be part of a collection of stories that we are putting together for an upcoming book about Wanja's tour to celebrate her 30 years as a Reiki Master in the lineage of Hawayo Takata. There is no word limit...any length is acceptable. Thank-you!
Stories of inspiration we collect as we travel...
Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle has revealed the childhood bullying torment that spurred her bid for stardom.
Susan, 48, wowed judges and viewers with her version of hit West End show tune I Dreamed A Dream as the ITV1 series returned last night.
But she told how as a youngster she was ruthlessly mocked by other kids because being starved of oxygen at birth left her with learning difficulties.
Her ordeal saw her seek comfort in singing - a talent she discovered when she was five.
Spinster Susan - who has never had a boyfriend - said: "I was born with a disability and that made me a target for bullies. I was called names because of my fuzzy hair and because I struggled in class.
"I told the teachers, but because it was more verbal than physical I could never prove anything. But words often hurt more than cuts and bruises and the scars are still there."
However, Susan has proved such a smash hit on Britain's Got Talent that supremo Simon Cowell has held talks with her about signing for his Sony BMG record label.
And she believes her TV success is the perfect answer to the childhood tormentors who made her life hell in Bathgate, West Lothian.
The singer said: "I still see the kids I went to school with because we all live in the same area.
"They're all grown up with children of their own. But look at me now - I've got the last laugh."
Susan went on the talent contest to fulfil a fervent wish of her late mother Bridget, who died in 2007.
She revealed: "Mum loved the show and used to tell me I should put my name down and that I'd win it if I did.
"But I never thought I was good enough. It was only after she died that I plucked up the courage to enter.
"It was a very dark time and I suffered depression and anxiety. But out of the darkness came light. I realised I wanted to make her proud of me and the only way to do that was to take the risk and enter the show."
It is a gamble that has paid off, with her tear-jerking rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables getting an enthusiastic thumbs-up from judges Simon, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden