Cerise M. LaCore BSc, CMP is ranked among top five finalists in the Favorite Reiki Teacher Award in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
What readers say about Cerise..~Sensei Cerise is 4th generation. Closest English speaking teacher to source. She is my 3rd teacher and by far the best!
~She is so know knowledgeable and so down to earth. I love her spirit, her generosity, and her sense of humor and ease about Reiki. Even though she is a TOUGH teacher!
~Wonderful, warm, dynamic, supportive teacher.
Cerise says:I am the owner and founder of Auburn Reiki Center as well as admin for Komyo Reiki Kai® International Association and Hyakuten Inamoto, a Japanese Buddhist Monk from Kyoto, Japan, and founder of the Komyo Reiki Kai® system of Reiki. I am a Certified Komyo Reiki Shihan (teacher), Licensed Massage Therapist, and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Clayton College of Natural Healing holding a BSc in Natural Health and a Certification in Homeopathy. I am currently working on finishing my Doctorate in Natural Health.
I first studied Western style Reiki in 1995 with Barbara Mariano after leaving the hustle and bustle of the corporate and marketing/advertising world. I had no intention of ever becoming a Reiki teacher, but I guess the Big U had other ideas because I found myself being asked to teach almost daily at one point. Once I acquiesced and got my Reiki "Master" certification and taught my first class, it was like 'coming home.' I felt like I had been teaching forever! As time went on and even though I had been teaching for several years, I still felt something was "missing" in my Reiki practice. It was only after meeting and studying with Komyo Reiki® founder, Hyakuten Inamoto,(a Japanese Buddhist Monk from Kyoto, Japan,) in 2005, that I became aware of the spiritual aspect of Reiki. Once I discovered that Reiki was actually a two-fold practice, both a spiritual personal practice and a hands-on healing practice, my practice felt complete. I then chose to study and become a Certified Komyo Shihan and that is the only style I now share.
Gratitude Statement (if you wish you may send me some thankful remarks or acknowledgement I will pass on to the readers who nominated you for this award)
Cerise's response to my question:What lesson have you learned in life that has helped or inspired you in a significant way?
I think what has inspired me the most is the Komyo Reiki Kai® motto:
"Go placidly in the midst of Praise or Blame."This means that no matter what is going on in your life, whether good or bad, it’s important to stay centered and practice non-attachment. Putting this into practice in our everyday lives is not easy, but I have found it to be a wonderful way to achieve the ultimate goal of Reiki practice, which is "Anshin Ritsumei" or Inner Peace.
Cerise's message for our readersI am so honored and humbled to be a finalist in this year’s Favorite Reiki Teacher Award. I am in the company of some very well-known and highly-respected Reiki Teachers and am so grateful to all those who voted to nominate me. I am especially grateful to my own two Reiki teachers, Barbara Mariano and Hyakuten Inamoto. Their teachings set my feet on an amazing path and have forever changed my life!
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