Why I offer and do New Moon, Full Moon, Solstices and other Ritual events.

Over 10 years ago now I studied at the Academy of the Ancient Arts.  Every week for a year I drove to South Lake on Tuesday’s up on Echo summit to my teachers house with my fellow students.  We would spend the whole day there learning.  There were only 3 of us accepted into the program at that time and 3 that preceded us. We studied, in depth, the 4 elements and the 4 directions, the lunar cycles, the solar cycles, tarot and much more.

These were taught to us as they had been passed down from grandmother to granddaughter through the generations to our teacher.  A blend of Native American and Celtic tradition.

Each month, as part of our course of study and for years after, we performed the moon rituals – new, waxing, full, waning and the void.  About every other month we also performed the Solar Cycles or the 8 High Days – Winter Solstice/Yule, Summer Solstice/Lithia, Fall Equinox/Mabon, Spring Equinox/Ostara, Samhain/Halloween, Imbolc, Beltane and Lammas.  Typically, this was done with our Circle.  A group of individuals who came together to play with the energies of the day and celebrate.

As part of our daily practice, we would open sacred space with the 4 elements and 4 directions calling in what we wanted to bring forth into our day.

We always practiced and still practice…“To the Highest Good and with a Blessing to All”. 

These practices are ingrained in me and are part of my world both in waking and in dreamtime.  I call in the directions for everything I do.  I set my intentions each day.  I set intentions for clients, friends, and family using the 4 directions and 4 elements.  Each month when new moon comes around, I take time to do a ritual and set my intentions for the next lunar cycle.  Each high day that comes I take time to bring forth more things I want to create.  Sometimes myself and others offer these rituals publicly and sometimes we just do them for ourselves.

They are wonderful techniques to help create the life you want to manifest.  When done in a group setting, the energy of each person who is in attendance gets added to the intentions that you have set forth.  It adds an extra boost to your creation and it’s always fun to co-create!

I do ritual, because I want to share these wonderful techniques with others who can benefit.  I do ritual because it is part of me and who I have become.  I do ritual because it is fun, and I enjoy the co-creation.  It is always perfect each time no matter if 1 person joins or many join in.

When we come together, we add to the cosmic wave of light that has been created in the world.  By becoming our own creator, we heal parts of ourselves as well as mother earth.  We get to have the life we desire.

I hope you will join me in some of our upcoming offerings at Reiki Tahoe at Fifth Element Healing Center

In love and light,


Join us June 13th at 6 pm for New Moon Meditation and Ritual.  Sign up here

What is Distance Reiki?

What is Distance Reiki?  How does it work?  It is a hard thing to explain sometimes and is something to be experienced.  As the picture above says, “where attention goes, energy flows.”

Think for a moment: Your having a bad day, you call your best friend, your mom, your partner… you hear their voice and you start to smile, relax and become grounded again.  You feel better all by hearing their voice and having a conversation.  This is energy.  They may be across the country but you feel them, you sense them as you listen to them, it’s as if they are right there with you.  Everything shifts!

This is how distance reiki works.  As a reiki practitioner, I can tune into your energy when I am given permission by you.  This allows the energy to flow directly to you and for you to begin to heal, feel grounded and uplifted.

Here are some quotes from previous clients as to their experiences with Distance Reiki.

Amy – Southern California – “Over the past year I’ve had several remote sessions with Marianne and they’ve all been impactful and have provided significant insight as to what was going on in my life and suggestions for how I might want to approach different changes I was seeking.  It has allowed me to take pauses in my life and get centered and balanced.  It’s amazing to me how well this works remotely and I’m so grateful for the healing that can be done with Marianne.  I typically set an alarm on my phone to remind me of my session time and I always make sure to take a few deep breaths and smile knowing that great work is about to be done. I’m looking to make a move to the east coast and am happy to know that I can continue my Reiki sessions with Marianne no matter where I am in the world.  I highly recommend this option if you can’t be with Marianne for an in-person session.”… continue reading by clicking here

Jen – Alabama – “After returning home I decided to give distance Reiki a try. For the first session we scheduled I set the time aside to lie down still, clear my mind and breathe as she worked. After the session she sent me a summary which was spot on in so many ways I could hardly believe it. Every distance session I’ve had with Marianne has resulted in significant progress for me personally, whether through revelations from the session or direction she has given me to follow as a result of what she picked up.

I don’t really understand how or why it works but in each session she seems to tune right into where I am and what I’m working through in my life at that time. I’ve long been a hard-core, left brain, pragmatist but I’ve come to accept that just because I can’t understand or define something does not make it any less real. Marianne comes with my highest recommendation”