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105: Reiki Master, Spiritual/Manifestation Coach- Jehna

Jey (00:13.303)

Settle down, settle down, settle down. Welcome into another episode of the Young Die podcast. I'm your host, Jay. I'm very excited for today's episode. We're going a very different direction today, to say the least. Something a little out of left field, way out of left field, you could say. I'm joined today by Jenna. Jenna's a Reiki master and a guided meditation facilitator. She's also a manifestation and spiritual life coach, and she enjoys using her platform to teach beginners on all topics spirituality.

So Jenna, thanks for being here. Tell us a little bit about you, what you do, I guess how you became what you are, and then what you do now.

Jehna (00:51.358)

Okay, awesome introduction. I'm gonna sum up. Yes, I'm Jenna. It's really, really nice to be here. I have been on this pathway to spirituality for my entire life, being raised in a very spiritually open house. Well, we have religion. We've also been super open to other modalities, just whatever makes you feel better in the world. So from there, I opened up to just learning a lot about this spiritual world.

and learning especially about Reiki as a healing modality. So, well, I'm sure going to Reiki in a minute, but after many years of practicing Reiki for myself and my friends and my family, I decided to take it next level and just go for that final Reiki master certificate. And yeah, now I'm doing that. I'm a guided meditation facilitator helping people kind of learn how to meditate. Meditation has such a huge like,

It can seem overwhelming to a lot of people. So guided meditation is kind of that beginner's first step to trying to delve into that world, which is really, really fun. I do that individually, small group. I also am going to hopefully do it for a corporation this coming spring. And then in addition to that, I'm also a manifestation spiritual life coach where I help people really get in touch with their inner divinity and learn how to co -create the life of their dreams. And in addition to all of that, my day job is being a sixth grade social science teacher.

which is also really fun.

Jey (02:20.983)

Very cool. Very cool. So how What is Reiki like what is it for all the people that are listening the moms and dads everyone in between? What the heck is Reiki?

Jehna (02:34.43)


Yes. Okay. Reiki is this amazing, ancient healing modality. It's where we work with energy. So breaking it down for super beginners. Have you ever been through kind of a traumatic experience? It could be not even like traumatic on a level of, you know, super trauma, but just something that stayed with you that you couldn't let go of. Something that impacted you when you were a child or young adult at any phase of your life. Something that kind of just stuck with you.

Jey (02:59.863)

Yeah, definitely.

Jehna (03:07.038)

Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique that says that we hold on to that trauma, that energy in different places in our body. And usually we work along the idea of it being on our chakra centers. So there are seven base places that Reiki believes that we store that energy. And so what happens is that a Reiki person will come in, a Reiki healer will come in and they are trained.

to move that energy. They see where the energy is stuck and then they use practices, gentle touch, just moving the energy out of that place. So that just like a river, our body has energy flowing through us. If that energy gets stuck in a place, then a Reiki master will come unstuck that energy so that everything is back flowing and we're back to being grounded and centered.

Jey (04:03.863)

Okay, so how did that journey start for you? Like when, so you're raising a very spiritually open home and you kind of just found out about it or where was the first sign like this was kind of what you should be doing or an extra thing you should be doing or did it just start as like a hobby and an interest or has it been something you've always kind of wanted to like work your way to?

Jehna (04:10.75)


Jehna (04:30.974)

So I've known about Reiki growing up. I had my first Reiki session receiving Reiki when I was probably 12, 13 years old in a little small town in Utah called Moab. That's fast growing and I hear people now talking about it all the time. But when I was going there, it was a very small town that very few people knew about besides for the national parks. And so I experienced Reiki and it was life changing. It just helped me let go of...

so many little traumas that had been stored up. And so I knew how powerful it could be. And then I regularly received Reiki growing up from there on out, even when I came back to Michigan from that vacation, I found a Reiki practitioner here and I loved it so much, but once a month wasn't enough for me at that point. And I wanted to learn because anybody can do energy healing. We all have the capacity to just heal ourselves.

And so I went through and I did the training so that I could do Reiki on myself, especially as a teacher, we can get so stressed. We're taking on so much pressure to be these role models, sometimes parental figures, sometimes friends, sometimes just guides to our students. And that's a lot of pressure. So just to be able to heal myself and ground myself in between students and working with different classes.

That was huge for me. And then I used it in my worldly life as well, just going through a day -to -day basis. So for me, it's become a grounding tool. And then I learned how to do it for my family and my friends and even my pets. So then after that, I just decided, okay, why not share this with other people? Why not, you know, help raise the vibration of the planet?

Jey (06:20.599)

No, I love that. I think that's really cool. So was Reiki your first path and then you became like a spiritual manifestation coach or which one kind of came first?

Jehna (06:32.702)

So I've been into the spiritual game my entire life. As a child of nine, I was reading the spiritual holy books of all these different religions, the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran, the Bible, just reading anything spiritual, the Iliad and the Odyssey for ancient Greek mythology, just anything spiritually inclined. And then that led to learning about manifestation and co -creating the life of your dreams. My uncle and my mom were super early.

believers and loving the secret that came out. And so they like raised me along with my dad and my sister. They all kind of just brought me into this belief that we can manifest the life of our dreams. I didn't think that I could teach spirituality and manifestation. So while I got my Reiki certificate first, I've been into spiritual spirituality and spiritual life and manifestation my entire life. So this is just...

Now taking that and helping others and having the certificate and the tools to be able to teach others how to co -create.

Jey (07:37.527)

Very cool. No, that's awesome. So what could like the average like parent or like the average dad who's kind of like hearing this and be like, oh, like, how can the average dad or someone like benefit from that? Someone who's kind of on the fence like, I don't know, man, I don't know.

Jehna (07:49.086)


Jehna (07:55.71)

Yeah, that's a fabulous question. I think just have an open mind. I know that it's a lot to believe, but what's the worst that could happen to believing that you have the power to have your dream life or raising your children to have the confidence that they can co -create their reality? Even if you don't believe it yourself, what's the harm of giving your child the self -confidence to say, you know what, I can achieve the life of my dreams.

I just have to work hard and I can also then play hard. I just have to put the intention out there. So just having that open heart to saying, you know what, let's just, let's see, try it out. Go out there and say, you know what, universe, God, whatever, I wanna just see a repeating number today, like a 111 or 222. Or just say, you know what, I wanna hear the word courage out there today and just see how it unfolds for you.

Maybe it'll take a couple days, but then you'll see the signs come through that somebody's listening and you manifested that. You brought that in. And for my real beginners here, manifestation isn't the secret magic trick. This isn't just saying, okay, you know what? Tomorrow I'm going to be a millionaire. Here we go. Otherwise everybody in the world could be a millionaire. It's saying, okay, I want to achieve this goal. I am ready to

embody that goal saying that I want to act like I'm going to be a millionaire or I want to act like I have the confidence or I want to act like I'm a really amazing parent for my child. Just show up and act like that, embody that. And that's taking a small aligned action towards that goal. Manifestation really is about intention and taking actions towards it.

If you're just sitting here and saying, okay, here, I'm gonna be a millionaire tomorrow, and you don't even buy a lottery ticket, or you don't take a small -line action towards it, then there's only so much the universe will want to do, because you can have the intention, but you're not taking that first step. You gotta take the first step. The universe will come in and provide the rest. And having been raised on that belief system has really helped me. I've seen where...

Jehna (10:19.006)

Oftentimes, and it's not to say that I don't have limiting beliefs, but my peer circle would have limiting beliefs. And I would say, no, I'm going to do the hard work. And I'm going to trust that the universe is going to lead me where I need to be led.

And as a child, that's so empowering. That doesn't mean that you're arrogant. It just means that you have faith in something bigger and faith in yourself and faith in your parents believing in you.

Jey (10:46.071)

Definitely. I think that's so important. Like for, for just all parents being able to believe in our children, for them to grow and develop into people who are going to be successful, who are going to be productive members of society, who are going to carve their own path, who are going to be just the examples in the world to other people, to other kids. Like they, it starts really young for kids being a model of being a great human being, whether that's them being just kind or helpful or courteous.

They could be just extra obedient. They could be cheerful. They can be brave. You know, there's so many good qualities that we can instill in our kids at a very, very young age. And it's so important to believe that they are capable of it. Because I work with a lot of parents. I'm a mental health clinician. And I work with a lot of youth and families. And the parents just, there's a, it takes a long, not a long time, but it can take a long time for a parent to actually believe in their kid.

Jehna (11:40.862)


Jey (11:41.879)

Believe that they can change and that they can do better and be better and then it takes 15 it takes, you know 8 9 10 11 12 months Sometimes and then once they finally start believing in them. I was like, oh wow. Look at that. Now we're making progress Because your child knows that you have their back you're not just calling them a bad kid or

you finally understand their behaviors, you finally understand where they're coming from, you're finally patient enough with them, you're finally loving and understanding enough with them to get through these big behaviors, to get through these struggles, to get through their mental health things, to work with them instead of just expecting someone else to work with them versus you when they need you to work with them more than they need me to work with them kind of thing. So.

Jehna (12:12.51)


Jehna (12:28.766)

Absolutely, and I see that all the time as a teacher myself that as a parent just you have to show up and you have to believe in your child and if you want to manifest believing in your child just choose to say I want to believe that my child's gonna do better. Speak affirmations over them. I know that sounds you know like magic or anything but it's not because you are what you believe and if your child is consistently hearing I believe in you. I trust in you.

I think you can do amazing things in this world. At first they might not believe you, but the more they hear it, the more it's gonna get ingrained in their subconscious. And then one day they're gonna show up as their highest self saying, you know what, my parents never gave up on me. They always believed that I could do better and be better and get past this hurdle.

Jey (13:16.951)

Definitely. No, I have a family that I'm working with right now that, you know, part of the kids, like one of the kids biggest things that the family's really concerned about is how much negative self -talk he has and how like he gets down on himself. And so what we ended up suggesting that they do is create like a positive affirmation jar. So every time he says something negative about himself, he has to go in, pull out a positive affirmation. And then in the mornings, you know, they each read a stepmom and

uh, grandma and you know, whoever else they read positive affirmations about it. Uh, they're going to write these things out and then they're going to make a little Mason jar and they're going to put them in the jar. And it's kind of like a swear jar, but for positive affirmations. Uh, so it was like, we had to, and they were like, so into the idea. They're like, that's amazing. And, um, I'm like, even put like signs up, you know, put signs up that like, I have like positive affirmation signs that you get like hobby lobby or whatever.

Jehna (13:57.918)

Yes, I love that.

Jehna (14:08.382)


Jey (14:13.815)

that everyone thinks are just so cheesy, but it's like, oh, we have a bunch of those in the garage. We'll hang up right now. I'm like, cool. Put one in his room. Put one in the bathroom. Put one in the hallway. Like put it in places where he's going to see them all the time, where he's going to glance at them, look at them, probably ignore it for a while or read it for the first few times because he's getting used to it being there. And then he's just going to keep walking by it. And then that's going to be like part of who he is because it's going to just kind of subconsciously. It's going to sink into his subconscious.

Jehna (14:38.814)

Mm -hmm.

Jey (14:42.231)

whatever that affirmation says. Same for those positive affirmations. Like if he's having a hard day, he can think back, oh, well, this morning, you know, I'm really having a hard day at school, but grandma said I'm really smart, and I am really smart. I can do it. That's going to carry with him through his day. He's going to have like little voice in his head kind of pushing him through his day.

Jehna (14:42.526)

Yes, absolutely.

Jehna (15:03.614)

Absolutely. And I love that so much. And I absolutely agree. And I tell my clients this as well. And it's not something that I don't practice. On my third monitor here, I don't use it as a monitor. So I have a bunch of sticky notes with affirmations. And I read through them. But once I look past it and it doesn't resonate and I don't actually actively engage with reading it, then I know it's time to switch it out. I've already, you know, moved past that affirmation. It's time to bring something new in that's going to get my attention. And that's so amazing that.

you're helping these kids start at such a young age with that. That's amazing.

Jey (15:37.687)

Yeah, no, I think that's really cool what you're doing with that affirmation. I mean, one thing that you said that really resonated with me personally is that you have to be intentional. You know, it comes back to being intentional. You know, I started journaling about a little bit more than three weeks ago every day, just trying for myself to be more intentional in that way. Like I'm going to be intentional about journaling and using it as like an outlet for like self care to help my creativity boost back up to kind of get like like my writing juices flowing because I felt like I was stuck writing something I really enjoy doing.

Jehna (16:05.758)

Mm -hmm.

Jey (16:07.383)

I felt like I was stuck. I felt like I had the idea to write a couple more children's books. Like I had the titles, but I'm like, I don't have any motivation to actually try to create this thing. Like granted, I'm also, you know, have my master's degree in psychology. I'm finishing up. And so that's also difficult because that takes a lot of my writing energy is with research and my topic for the paper has been to jury segregation. So.

Jehna (16:09.47)


Jehna (16:15.134)

Mm -hmm.

Jehna (16:21.95)

Mm -hmm.

Jey (16:37.623)

I'm sure as a social studies teacher, you know, all about de jure and de facto segregation and the legal segregation post -World War II in our country. So that's a heavy topic. Very heavy topic. The color of law was kind of my inspiration for that. Absolutely loved that book. And then that really resonated with me because like it talked about the city w