Twenty years ago I became a Reiki Master. Of all of the extensive healing studies and experiences that I had for the 28 years’ prior, this tradition of Reiki attunements’ and teachings changed my life and many others since.

Today Reiki is accepted and used in Medical practices as an adjunct to surgery and treatments. It is used for relaxation and allowing healing to occur. The gift of Reiki is now available more than ever and people are willing to accept the healing and possibilities that are awakened.

When I was first attuned to Reiki in 1994, it was not well known or accepted. Reiki opened me in ways that were exactly what I was seeking. On all levels of body, mind and spirit, I experienced healing, peace and love. All of the other modalities and healing I researched and practiced became more enhanced with Reiki. As I continued teaching and working with students and clients, more understanding and abilities unfolded helping thousands of people.


A perfect support to Be The Medicine, Reiki begins a journey to self-healing and helping others in simple, clear ways. We are self-healing beings and Reiki helps us learn and awaken how to accomplish this.

Reiki is a practice with great purpose and results and an amazing new journey to experience and grow with. Massage therapists and other health care practitioners, and mental health, nursing and doctors in traditional medical practice, to holistic doctors, modalities, practices and therapies, increase their energy, understanding and results with their patients and clients.

Reiki is an energy healing modality that taps into our divine nature as health. Being a channel for healing is to awaken our innate gifts as humans. We allow healing and release fear as we learn to be one with our nature of healing and health.



Magic happens when we align with the truth of us. It is simple and easy because it is our nature that we are awakening to. Learning to let go of beliefs and fears that block healing is important in receiving the energy and raising our cellular vibrations. Our best protection is allowing our inner light to shine fully.

There are no promises given for results and the client and student are encouraged to follow medical support as they know is needed for them. Over 22 years of practice I have witnessed amazing healing in people of body, mind, emotions, spirit and soul.

Since achieving Reiki Master I have continued my studies and deepened my practice and yet as more people are ready I find that Reiki is the best way to bring people into natural energy healing and awakening their inner gifts.

Anyone can study Reiki and discover more about healing and how to use it with themselves and others. There is always a focus on self-healing to help us through our personal challenges and to be a clear channel for others. Each Reiki class and session is full of joy. Each person receives what they need, and more than they imagine. It is always a gift for all who give and receive.

Be-the-Medicine03-1 Be The Medicine Reiki adds teachings and experiences that offer deeper understanding, receiving, and giving for the practitioner and their students and clients too. When I learned Reiki I did not fully understand healing as I do now. Because of the ongoing work I have practiced and studied with Masters from around the world, and my work with clients and students, there is grounded understanding and knowledge passed on in each class and session.

A Reiki Master is a teacher. Even if you never teach a class, to be a master we are expected to be able to know the whole system to teach clients and students and to attune people to the energy. A Master is one who knows and can impart Reiki to others.

In Japan the founder of Reiki, Dr. Usui, is said to have taught a ten-year apprenticeship to become a Reiki Master. In the west this tradition has been shortened. There is so much to learn and experience it is important in these times to feel you have a complete understanding of each level of Reiki you receive and practice.

In these times some teach Reiki 1 and 2 in as little as a few hours and some teach all three including Master levels in a weekend. My concern has always been that we have enough teaching and practice so that everyone is fully trained and feels confident in their Reiki practice so that they use it for themselves and others easily.


In the program I have developed over twenty years, we have a 12 hour or 2-day class Reiki 1, with attunements, practice and homework. Reiki 2 is 15 hours or three sessions of more attunements, remote and bodywork practice and learning with remote practice in between classes. The last day or evening of Reiki 2 is scheduled weeks later to allow practice and experience to continue and follow up with deeper teachings. Reiki Master is a six day 36-hour class scheduled over several months with attunements, advanced teachings and review of the entire system at an advanced level and homework in between sessions.

I suggest at least one, one on one session with the Master in each level, and offer a discount for that to encourage deeper learning and experience. We can answer any questions and learn more through this personalized session that heals on more levels. Reiki practices in between are available to deepen your practice and receive healing as well.

I am honored to pass on this tradition and awaken healing in those who participate. You do not need any special preparation except to be open to receive and learn. It is a gift with many blessings and new beginnings on our human and spiritual journey, no matter where we are.

Healing and Wholeness

All Possibility

Love and Blessings of Delight, Janet StraightArrow

Contact Janet at Janet.bethemedicine@gmail.com 973-647-2500

See Janet’s website, calendar and Reiki Training Page on www.bethemedicine.com

If you have a group who desires trying, Janet will travel to your location.


About Bethemedicine

Shaman, Healer, Teacher, Spiritual Coach, Reiki Master, Astrologist, Yogi, Sage, Janet StraightArrow has been creating Be The Medicine since 1967 as a way to live our true, best self, in all areas of our life. Researching and living this journey has been an adventure that she has shared all along the way. Janet has worked with renowned teachers, healers, doctors, and masters from traditions around the world seeking universal truth and how to live it.
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