Welcome to this installment of The Wellness Universe’s ‘A Conversation With …’ interview series! We will feature interviews from some of our amazing WU World Changers so you can learn about who they are as a person, their profession, mission, and their why!’
Welcome to A Conversation with LaTanya Hill –
JD, Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Master Teacher
The Wellness Universe directory is a resource and community filled with Change-Makers; we call WU World-Changers (Wellness Universe World-Changers). Today we want to introduce you to LaTanya Hill, Reiki Master Teacher.
Hello LaTanya, will you please tell us about yourself?
Well, where to begin? I am a bit of a West coast, Northern, Southern girl who grew up in a highly spiritual family, surrounded by persons who were healers, psychics, and very religious bible thumpers. I identify as an energy healer and Reiki Master Teacher who practices in the Usui/Holy Fire III style of energy healing.
I will say that I have been a healer my entire life, but didn’t really know the extent of my gift until a few years ago. At least, I should say that I did not fully recognize it. I thought the ‘laying on hands’ I did for friends or random people was something everyone did, but found out later the hard way, it was not. I kind of let the gift take a back seat because of that for a few years. It was only when I was diagnosed with rheumatic fever that I started taking notice of my gift again and channeling it to help myself to heal. Even then, I still wasn’t that focused. It took me having two surgeries for other reasons back to back for me to acknowledge my true ability to work with energy.
I tell people, and this is absolutely true, that one morning while I was on leave from the second surgery, I woke up and my spirit said, “You need to do Reiki.” I had no idea what that was, so I looked it up online and was like, “Wow! I’ve been doing this my entire life; this is a career?!” I was so excited and never looked back.
I immediately got certified as a Practitioner, then Master, started my business IMREIKINOW. I also began volunteering at a non-profit that provided alternative healing to the community, and now I not only have private clients whom I see in person and online, but I host my own Reiki Healing Circle every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. I write articles on Reiki and energy healing for The Wellness Universe, and I have a personal blog on my business website where I write an essay once a month.
I am also working on a novel about energy healing. And while I am doing this, I still work a 10/40 full-time professional job. I guess you can say, I am someone who believes in doing as much as the Universe allows you to do, which is infinite if you are tapped into the energy.
LaTanya, what is it that inspires you?
I can name so many great philosophers, Reiki Masters, or energy healers that I have taken inspiration from, but in the end, it is the knowledge that we truly are composed of the same thing – energy, and that once we allow our mind to open up to the Universe, the Universe opens up to you. Reiki inspires me and guides me with every breath and blink of my eyes.
Will you please tell us what you call yourself and explain what it is that you do?
As I said before, I am a Reiki Master Teacher who uses Universal/God energy to help others heal by removing blockages, clearing away attachments, and helping people to relax to a point where healing can take place, bringing forth the authentic self. I basically channel the energy from the Universe into the person’s aura, etheric body, and to the physical body. This “knowing” energy works for the greatest good to help with inner healing on every level; mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional.
How exactly does that help someone?
When a person is constantly putting on masks, hiding who they truly are, pretending, and trying to fit in to societal norms, or receives negative responses from experiences, it can damage the spirit and move that person further away from whom he or she was meant to be in this world. Reiki removes the locks and brick walls we put up. Thereby opening that inner door to the person’s true self, all for the greater good.
It doesn’t mean that the person will stop living their life appropriately in this world. It means the person understands how this world really works and how the gift inside can be used to make this world and their life better, not worse. It also helps in the recovery process if a person is undergoing surgery or therapy of some kind, whether physical or mental. There are a lot of studies to show how Reiki integrates successfully in Western medicine. I have research posted on my website, IMREIKINOW.com, for anyone to review.
Why are you so passionate about Reiki?
I am a witness to how it has changed my life and the lives of those around me for the better. I have seen it work in accelerating healing for cancer patients, removing negative spiritual entities attached to people, healing emotional and mental trauma from childhood, and thereon. I have also seen it expose an individual’s Universal gift in my sessions with clients, like the gift of healing, prophecy, discernment, …. It has brought people to me who are children of light, who want to do good and maybe didn’t know how. My Universal mission is healing but includes guiding those persons back into the light and helping them strengthen and discern their gift, so they are able to help others. It fulfills me to do as the Universe commands and it makes my spirit so very happy.
Did any specific life experience prompt you to follow this path?
I grew up with spirits all around me, so people living in both worlds was very normal for me. Reiki came about by spiritual request. Energy healing is my own natural instinct. But it was definitely the rheumatic fever and surgeries that made me remove myself from the material world and go back to spirit. I wasn’t listening to what was being told to me, so the Universe found a way to make me pay attention and get to work.
How long have you been doing this?
My entire life, decades. But I didn’t go into business officially until about two years ago.
Will you share a story of how you have made a difference in someone’s life?
I actually prefer others to tell their stories about how my Reiki has helped them. It feels unnatural to speak for someone in something so deep. My sessions are so personal and individualistic that I would feel as if I am violating confidentiality to completely answer this question.
I will just say that my Reiki Healing Circle was a result of a few requests, but one person in particular really wanted to be a part of a Reiki circle hosted by me. My spirit agreed that I had to do it for her and others like her who may not be able to have an individual session at this moment, or who prefer donation-based group sessions.
Everything for me is so spiritually motivated that I am even told when to speak and when to remain quiet. On this one, I must remain quiet. I can only say that I have a few reviews on Yelp and Google that speak to how my gift has assisted. I will leave it at that.
What’s next on the horizon for you?
Besides certifying Reiki practitioners and masters and working with more individuals and groups in Reiki sessions, I’m always updating my website with monthly essays and t-shirts that I’m now selling by request. I am also working on my energy healing book, and I am in the process of taking my published sci-fi novel, DollHead Corporation. I hope to turn it into a script for TV or movies, let’s see what happens.
I am also writing episodes for my YouTube channel, IMREIKINOW, that I plan to begin in the next couple of months. When I say that I want to help others find their authentic self and their gift, I am absolutely serious. I know how beautiful this world truly is, and we need to send the highest level of positive energy to stabilize and overcome all the negative we are seeing at this time. I will use every avenue to share and reach out to the world’s people.
Thank you so much for sharing today, LaTanya! Do you have any final thoughts?
I will end with a personal quote, “From my heart chakra to yours the energy connects, and the Universe is content that we are all aware of Oneness.”
If you would like to connect with LaTanya, please visit: https://www.thewellnessuniverse.com/world-changers/latanyahill/
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