President’s Update

Reiki NZ Inc. – Chairperson’s Update

As this year draws to a close and we prepare for and celebrate the Christmas holidays and the beginning of 2023 I wish you all good health.

I find myself reflecting on the year just gone. It feels as though Covid has been dragging on and on and I wonder if we will ever know a world again without being surrounded by one or more strains of Covid. 

I would like to take the opportunity to say “thank you all as members of Reiki NZ”, for your support throughout the last year, and for answering the numerous requests for distance healing for our members, and for their families, as the need arose. We will agree that we have all been through difficult times in one way or another.

I wish to say a very big thank you to the Reiki NZ Board members who give of their time and energy, month after month, to the vision of making our organisation greater and more accessible going forward. Their energy and willingness to support our vision is inspiring. Also thank you to the other members who work alongside our Board, ensuring the quarterly magazine is delivered and other special projects are completed.

It has been a busy year with Reiki events despite Covid. For instance, we were able to hold our first biennial conference in four years.

The conference committee had arranged a wonderful array of international speakers who presented via zoom.

This was an enormous and very successful undertaking and the highlight of the year. The Conference was held in Rotorua in mid-August. This was followed by the annual Dunedin Retreat in late September, and the Southland Retreat in early November.

Following the conference, the Board took the opportunity to hold a planning day. It was the first time that we had all been together face to face in four years. The theme of the day was “Taking Reiki NZ forward in the next five years” – a huge challenge but one which the Board is committed to.

The New Zealand Reiki community sadly acknowledges the passing of Patrick Hanlon. Celebration of his life and contribution to Reiki will be included in the next Reiki News.

Finally, on behalf of the Reiki NZ Board, may I wish you all a very happy and joyous Christmas.

“Peace on Earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day” – by Helen Steiner Rice

Let us rejoice in our good fortune as we strive to live a meaningful life.


Love and blessings,

Michele Gunns



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