Friday, September 02, 2011

Elder Reiki Rail Ride

I've been pondering how to energize this project (notice the contrast between "pondering" and "energize"!). During the past year and a half, I've been focused on learning to be a grandfather, a truly bedazzling responsibility, and joy. Now, turning again to EldersBloom, the idea clicks.

Vision: A Reiki Master dedicated to elder healing, travels around the country, the slow way, by train, visiting with elders and Reiki providers along the way. In this connected Internet age, he shares by personal presence, his love and passion for this work. Projects already well established for doing Reiki with elders (see as one example), he learns from, and brings the successful ideas to the next group along the way. Reiki providers who are just starting, he lends a hand, whatever's needed, from moral support, to publicity, to help with presentations and hands-on healing and teaching of Reiki.

Almost every day, he writes, posts photos and blogs, records videos, and in general uses the journey to gain recognition for the benefits of Reiki, and for the ability of elders to share their wisdom through mutual healing.

The journey may last a few months and cover one region, or a couple of years and span the whole country. It may start and stop, several journeys may happen over time. The most beautiful thing would be, if others were inspired to do the same thing. I know there are many of you out there who have decades of experience with Reiki, and are elders yourselves. Why not take a trip and share it?

Anyway, we've put ourselves out there on the Pepsi Refresh project, a charitable giving website that uses voting to select monthly grant winners. Please go see us there, and vote!

There is much to plan and do, to make this idea into a reality. Your ideas are welcome -- just leave a comment. I'll use this blog to think out loud, and help put together the details.

Meanwhile, if you are an elder interested in Reiki, or a Reiki provider with a passion for working with elders, or both, please consider whether you'd like to have a visit, and what you'd like to have help with. I'm planning to be on the rails within the next two years, until then, we have the growing EldersBloom community online. See us on Facebook at

Many thanks for all you do with your healing hands!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Reiki Digest: Statewide recognition for Reiki in Hospice in New Jersey

The Reiki Digest: Statewide recognition for Reiki in Hospice in New Jersey

Folks, this is significant, and exciting to see Bill Stevens bring Reiki to a new level of recognition.

Watch the Reiki Digest next week, as I am guest editing an issue on elders and Reiki. Busy finishing it now, so gotta go!


Sunday, March 07, 2010

Newest member welcome - Gina McNeill

Welcome to EldersBloom's newest member!

Gina McNeill joins us from Bend, Oregon. A Level II Reiki practitioner, she found EldersBloom on, while looking for organizations as part of her grantwriting class assignment(!). She is full of enthusiasm and energy, so I flooded her with information about EldersBloom's fundraising possibilities.

Here's her self-introduction:

"Hello, I am very happy to be connecting with this wonderful cause. I believe in the vision of Eldersbloom and hope to be part of its blossoming across the nation. I have been a level II practitioner for nearly six years and a yoga practitioner for over thirty years. Namaste."

Thank you, Gina, for the energy you bring!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Hi there! Time to re-awaken this blog. The 2009 EldersBloom annual report has just been completed, and is available on, right in the middle of the webpage. Take a look, there's an easy-to-read executive summary.

For a start, I'm hoping to use this blog for transparency, planning and outreach. Some possible topics are:

  • news on events and plans
  • thoughts on principles and ethics of elder Reiki practice
  • alerts about related projects
  • links to credible research on Reiki benefits for elders
  • anecdotes - yours and mine
Anything else you'd like to see? Want to help? Let me know!

Thank you and Blessings,

Saturday, September 02, 2006

EldersBloom is born

a grandparent in fact or in spirit
body slowing, spirit blossoming
values community
willing to lead by example

EldersBloom is elders healing with Reiki -- healing themselves, healing others, healing the world at large