Tracy Houchins is an ICRT Licensed Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher, Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, Metta Reiki® Master Teacher. She is also a Certified Soul Coach, Certified Past Life Coach, Owner of Sacred Healing Hands Wellness Studio and Founder of Metta Reiki®. Tracy’s life-long interest in being of service to others led her to receive extensive training from celebrated teachers in many modalities of complementary/alternative medicine and coaching, providing her with a rich understanding of energy healing and the spiritual journey. In her private practice, she works intuitively with people of all ages and all walks of life to assist them in their return to a natural state of balance. As a wellness catalyst, Tracy assists clients and students on their spiritual path by teaching all levels of Reiki classes from beginner to master. She also offers healing sessions where she blends her intuitive Reiki gifts with her Soul Coaching skills. Her work promotes total well-being on all levels, serving the body-mind-spirit as a whole. Tracy is a devoted LRMT, wife, mother, grandmother and healer, and grateful to have found her passion and Soul’s purpose on The Path of Most Light.
Hi, I’m Tracy Houchins from Ellicott City, MD. I AM grateful beyond words that Reiki found me in 2004. My greatest pain and suffering on the sacred path of addiction/alcoholism came to an end in 1999 when I received the miracle of sobriety. 4 years later in recovery, during a very challenging time in my life, stress manifested as constant painful ulcers in my mouth. This physical imbalance had been going on for more than a year. Western medicine could not bring relief or cure me because they couldn’t define what was wrong with me and dismissed me, saying that I may have a disease called Behchet’s and adding that they have no way to diagnose it, they don’t know how you get it, there’s no way to treat it and I would probably have it for the rest of my life. The thought that these brutally painful ulcers in my mouth would be with me for the rest of my life left me feeling hopeless about my health and future. A few weeks later, through a number of synchronicities, I found myself in a Usui Reiki Level I Class taught by Ellen Potter, RMT. At the end of the class, my teacher instructed me to practice on myself every day for 21 days. Only 7 days into my Reiki self-care, the ulcers began to diminish and only 3 days later, they were totally gone. I was in awe of the power of this healing energy called Reiki and the relief it brought to me. So I began to offer Reiki to anyone and anything that would sit long enough for me to place my hands on them. 6 months later I attended a Reiki Level II Class and it was during my attunement to the Usui Reiki Level II energy that I received clear understanding that Reiki would be my life path. I didn’t really know what this meant at the time, but found myself stepping more fully into my Reiki practice and began seeing clients regularly in my home. 6 more months later I received my first Reiki Master attunement from my first Reiki Master Teacher and began teaching soon after. Two years later I met Laurelle Gaia, Michael Baird and William Lee Rand at the International Reiki Retreat in upstate New York and attended their ART/Reiki Master Class. I loved it and began teaching even more Reiki of all levels immediately following the class as my interest expanded along with my personal vibration.
In December of 2009 I opened the doors to Sacred Healing Hands Wellness Studio in Marriottsville, MD where I teach and practice. It brings me so much happiness to work with clients to regain their balance and wellness, and to teach others to do what I love to do – practice and teach Reiki! One of my greatest joys is to see the reaction of students when they first realize they have a beautiful, Universal healing energy flowing through them, and witnessing the self-doubt melting away as they receive validation from the other students.
I decided to become an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher in September 2010. I knew then I wanted to be a part of something that brought standardization and integrity to the teachings of Reiki as a powerful, gentle healing practice with unlimited potential. Being an LRMT has been a rewarding experience on many levels. I have had the honor of being mentored by Laurelle Gaia and Michael Baird of Sedona and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and grow with them.
In February 2014 I was attending a Karuna Reiki® Master Emergence event at Peace Place in Sedona where I was introduced and ignited to the energy of Holy Fire. This highly refined energy further expands Usui Reiki energy and capabilities. It has been a wonderful experience to be a part of ushering in Holy Fire as it continues to evolve!
On this amazing Reiki Path I have had many interesting and joyful experiences. In August of 2013, shortly after I began my morning run, I received Divine understanding and was energetically attuned to a new form of Reiki called Metta Reiki®. Metta Reiki® is a beautiful energy that works cooperatively with Usui Reiki as it offers healing into the deepest dimensions and aspects of our soul body. I was guided to work with the energy and symbols and develop this as a form of Reiki healing practice. I was later directed to develop a class and offer it to Reiki Masters as another tool in their Reiki Master toolbox. I began teaching a Metta Reiki® Master Class in March 2015. It has been an exciting, yet humbling experience and I’m very grateful to be Divinely connected to this beautiful Universal energy, and to offer it to others.
Having served thousands of students and clients on this beautiful Reiki Path has brought me more joy than I ever imagined. I always so look forward to empowering others as they connect with their innate ability to heal themselves.
It is my Soul’s purpose and passion to teach Reiki and pass along what has been so generously passed down to me through my rich Usui Reiki lineage and Divine guidance.
My gratitude further extends to all my teachers and the peace and joy I receive daily on behalf of this multi-dimensional healing energy we call Reiki.
Wishing you loving-kindness, joy and benevolent healing always,