As a child, I had an imaginary underground cave in my grandmother's yard. I would go there, to my own secret hideaway and read books or just relish the time to myself, daydreaming and visiting with my imaginary friends and mentors. Sometimes, I would practice my flying skills.
There was an entrance at the back of this cave that led down to a much larger, deeper cavern. This place seemed to be lit by a natural source of golden light. There was a pool of clear, still water and many gemstones, stalactites and crystals sparkled from the walls and ceiling. This was my own secret place and I loved going there.
When I grew older and my family moved across country, in time the memory of this special place evaded me. It wasn't until years later that those memories returned and I once again visited my own secret hideaway.
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to study very briefly with a friend named Richard Basil. Richard taught the way of the Qero. They are the shamanic ancestors of the Peruvian Inka. One of the things that Richard taught me was a way back, through journeying, to my secret cave. I have found over the years that the 'location' of my cave has changed. It is no longer secretly concealed in my grandmother's back yard but is located on the side of a mountain overlooking Machu Picchu, the ancient land of temples, high in the Peruvian Andes. I go there now at will and have rekindled a very special friendship with one of my beautiful animal spirits who resides there. He is a very gentle and unusually large snow white leopard.
In 1997, during my Reiki Master apprenticeship with Daniel EagleBear Day, every day was full of magic. It was during this time that I was befriended by Crow/Raven. I tell a crow story or two within these pages. Over the years, Crow has served me selflessly and wisely. He is a great teacher and companion; a protector of the law. These wonderful companions continue to guide me to this day, along with Bear, who was EagleBear's teacher and friend.
In 1998 EagleBear gifted me with an initiation into the Bear Clan. This is something that one does not ask for, but is a profound gift that I will always cherish deep in my heart. It was also during my time with EagleBear that I was given the name of Achello. I do not know what the name signifies, nor did EagleBear. That story is included within these pages, as well.
Since that time, I have continued to journey down different paths leading to self understanding. I continue to grow with Reiki, completing the Threshold Master Shihan level of training with Reiki Master Shihan Richard Rivard in 2005. Although teaching Reiki since late 1997, I officially opened my own school, the Gainesville Center for Reiki Training in the summer of 2003. Reiki is my path, it is the one thing that I love most about my life. In essence, it is what this web page is about.
It is my intention in creating these pages to offer an introduction to some of the things that I have learned on my journey. My own secret place has become a cavern full of many rooms. Some serve as study areas, or libraries, if you will.
Some are places for deep meditation and healing.
It is into these special rooms that I now invite you...so,
ACHELLO'S INNER CAVE
It is my hope that you will find healing and knowledge here that will serve your Highest Good. May these gifts serve you well!
Within this cave, you will find a room all about REIKI. One of the greatest Blessings bestowed upon me is the gift of teaching Reiki, the Usui System of Natural Healing. In the "Reiki Healing Room", you can email me to request a Reiki treatment in absentia. You can also request a healing from the Distant Healing Network through the link on my page.
You will find many links there to other valuable information about Reiki. Or, you can just visit to bask in the healing energies that are constantly sent through the photograph of Reiki practitioners as they send Reiki to YOU!
Another room takes you to the GAINESVILLE CENTER FOR REIKI TRAINING, my Reiki school, located in Gainesville, FL.
You will find information there on class content and schedules, as well as an explanation of Reiki from the founder of the Reiki system, Mikao Usui. I have also recently added a question and answer article, hoping to answer some of the basic questions an interested Reiki student might wish to ask about my training, teaching style, fees, etc.
There is a room dedicated to the memory of my first REIKI MASTER, BARBI LAZONBY and another to my good friend and REIKI MASTER, DAN EAGLEBEAR DAY.
There is a room dedicated to HEALING MOTHER EARTH, as well.
Achello bids you welcome!
c.1999, Terry Rogers, Usui and Threshold Reiki Master Shihan
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