Traditional Reiki Testimonials

Traditional Reiki I

Yes, you are an excellent Reiki Master! I remember hosting a practice at our house after taking the course. Energy, powerful loving energy, was streaming out our front door! God is good J


“I recently had the pleasure of being invited to join a two day class and get attuned to the first level of Traditional Reiki. Studying spiritualism for the last seven years, it had come to my attention that I needed to experience exactly what people meant when they were talking about feeling and seeing energy.  I have had very brief moments of each and wanted to escalate those encounters, but had no idea how. A couple of friends of mine are into Reiki and after listening to them describe it and having experienced the healing properties of Reiki in a session with them, I decided that this was just what I was looking for.

Searching into Reiki on the internet, I signed in for an online course. Following the course step by step, at its conclusion, got absolutely nothing out of it. It was a complete waste of time and money. I still felt that Reiki was the way to go for me, so when I heard a few other friends were gathering a class together for a live Reiki training I immediately jumped in.

The instructor, Diana Lynn, is a Master in traditional Reiki and studied under one of the only three Grand Masters of Traditional Reiki that there are, and has  practiced this form of energetic healing for about thirty-one years. For me, those two facts alone, told me she was the instructor I was looking for. I definitely did not want some watered down version, interpreted version, or someone’s hybrid version. Whenever I want to know or learn something, I always go to, or get as close as possible to, the source, where the lesson is in its truest and most pure, original form. Also, the fact that Diana Lynn has been practicing with traditional Reiki for over thirty-one years, tells me she has an extensive working knowledge and practical experience with it. In my book, there is absolutely nothing more powerful than personal experience!

As a person, I love Diana Lynn’s sense of humor. Although she keeps it well hidden, when it finally seeps through, it shows the inner joy of a life filled with richness and the peace of finding and fulfilling a noble purpose. What Ms. Siderides cannot hide is, her genuine love of nature’s aesthetic beauty, her deep felt compassion for all life, animal, plant, and mineral, as well as human, and her  veracious concern to aide and help guide all to a more serene and tranquil coexistence.

Diana Lynn, the instructor, has a direct, no-nonsense, and to the point style of teaching, that can be likened to a breath of fresh clean air. You may not be used to it and have to gulp it in at first, but in time your body realizes this is the way it should be and was meant to be, and you begin to appreciate the crisp clearness of it, making you want to absorb as much as possible. Her two day trainings have no time for “fillers” as they are literally packed with a perfect mix of teachings, hands on experience, and spiritualistic connections.  And of course, she has an enormously vast array of personally acquired examples (stories) of her life working with Reiki, to astound and open exciting new pathways of unlimited possibilities for her students.

My personal encounter with Diana Lynn’s Level I Traditional Reiki training,  unlocked a multitude of emotions and energies within me. Under Diana Lynn’s guidance, I learned how to connect to the healing energy known as Reiki, (which loosely translates from Japanese to “universal life force that animates all living things”), and channel it through myself, virtually becoming a receiving antennae and conduit, into the energy field and body of a fellow being. When introduced into one’s body, Traditional Reiki removes blockages in a person’s energy flow and resets their system to  its original state of perfect health and harmony. While still considering myself to be a novice and my almost daily practices of Traditional Reiki being done mainly on myself, I  have experienced amazing sessions with this force. I literally and physically feel this healing energy enter into my body and flow through my hands into the subject. When the subject is myself, I feel Traditional Reiki re-entering my body through my hands  where I can relax and leave it to clear and heal the most pertinent issues of my body, or if I let my ego get involved, I can direct it to any part of my body I choose. The calmness and peace of mind, not to mention the excitement of every cell in my body jubilant from getting a recharge after each session, is indescribable.  And my cats, one in particular, never misses a session, as they instinctually gravitate towards and love to bask in this natural life force.

Diana Lynn, it is with my sincerest gratitude that I have been connected with the honest and dedicated traditional Reiki missionary that is you. Thank you!”             Patrick Kevin Feeney Chicago, IL.


“I am a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, have served two tours in Iraq, and have been a recipient of energy work for three years.  Until Diana Lynn’s Traditional Reiki I course I was dependent on other light workers to help me through  my physical and emotional challenges.  Energy work has changed my life in ways, many of which I will never be able to place in words, most notably my physical challenges.  Through the many years of rough physical activity I was left with the inability to run which was one of my favorite past times.  After receiving the Traditional Reiki I  attunements I have had zero arthritis pain and within three weeks have built up to running four miles.  Going through Diana Lynn’s Traditional Reiki I course has given me  an extreme sense of empowerment, that I too have the ability to heal myself and others through the miracle of the universal life force energy that is around us 24/7.  I have been drawn to Reiki for a long time and have researched other establishments, but Diana Lynn is one of the VERY few Reiki Masters who have been traditionally trained by one of the original Japanese Reiki practitioners.  I would highly recommend her classes to others and I am looking forward to taking Reiki II with her.”



Diana Lynn,

I am hoping you will post my letter on your website.  I want people to know that they have come to the site of a healer who will change their life, and enhance their perceptions of healing.

I have had several experiences of healing at your hands, but none was more amazing than the most recent emergency healing you gave to my old dog, Katie.  You brought her from a state of deranged pain and suffering at the edge of death (due to poisoning), to a growing peace and strength, and a will to live.  Your coaching after that first day of healing (including a diet plan and how I could use the Traditional Reiki  1 you taught me last year) enabled Katie and me to continue the healing process appropriately. Katie is now back to enjoying all the things a beagle should enjoy, including puppy-like dashes in the yard–only 2 weeks later.  Although I am a believer, it still amazes me you are able to bring such powerful, palpable healing into my home from many miles away.  Katie and I thank you every day for the healing you brought to the household.  I highly recommend you to all who chance upon your website or facility.  To them I say: Diana Lynn can help you.  Erase your doubts, and embrace the part of you that brought you to Pathways to Understanding.  Love brought you here.  Follow through!


Martha Malkasian

~On behalf of the Wellness Council


State of Idaho

Transportation Department

Boise, Idaho

Dear Diana,

On behalf of the Wellness Council I would like to thank you for your presentation on Traditional Reiki which was held recently in conjunction with our stress reduction program, Feel Like a Million.  I was pleasantly surprised by the greater than expected attendance and the interest shown by the questions asked. Since so few employees are familiar with Reiki I had anticipated more reluctant participation.

The open discussion of your background and experience put the audience at ease and facilitated the session.  Demonstrating the technique during your discussion also provided a level of comfort which allowed more employees to participate, who might have otherwise hesitated. I received positive feedback from numerous employees who experienced Reiki at the session. They were amazed at the release of tension, reduction of pain and general relaxation proved by the treatment. In addition I have received calls from employees who are interested in pursuing further treatments or possibly taking your class.

Hopefully the presentation generated at least awareness of Reiki as an alternative stress release and healing technique. Thank you again for your time and energy.


Jenna Gaston /Wellness Coordinator


Thank You Diana

I want you to know how much I appreciate your Traditional Reiki Class.  I will continue to discover new aspects of the gift and myself as I move forward on matter how much I choose to use it.  As with all of my experiences, I am not the same as when I began, nor will I remain the same as I am today because you have left footprints on my heart.  I send my love to you and all the animals.

In gratitude,



Traditional Reiki II

“WOW!!!! Luckily I’m a writer and I never run into the problem of “there’s nothing more to say”!

I attended a Traditional Reiki II workshop this weekend near Emmett at the home of my Traditional Reiki Teacher and Traditional Reiki Master – Diana Lynn. It was so incredible, so empowering, and eye opening on so many levels. Just when you think it’s gotten as cool or powerful as it possible could, Spirit opens up another door, we climb another flight of stairs and it keeps spiraling ever upward.


For those unfamiliar with Reiki – it is a hands-on healing practice in which the practitioner calls in the universal life energy known as Reiki and channels it through to himself, a person, an object, a situation, etc… Begun in the 19th century in Japan (long LONG, but beautiful, story) it first came to the US in the middle of the 20th century, and now has quite a following, with thousands of practitioners.


There are three levels of Reiki – I, 2, and 3, and each level is a deeper initiation into the spiritual and energetic power of the energy. In First degree, we become connected to the power through attunements in which the teacher connects us with the energy, and learn how to use the flow through hand positions. During Second Degree, we were attuned on a more powerful level, and learned symbols to use in our practice to call in even more energy and to practice distantly – i.e. the person or object we were treating did not have to be in the same physical space as us.

There’s obviously a lot more about Reiki, but this will suffice as a general introduction. Check out the internet to learn more about the wide world of Reiki, its history and its practices.


In Second Degree, I found the energy of the house and my hands to be so strong it was almost surreal. Diana Lynn, my teacher whom I have known for over a year now, is so full of healing energy and love and REALNESS that it was wonderful just to be in her presence. She has been practicing Traditional Reiki for over 30 years and her  attunement, connection, and understanding of the Traditional Reiki Consciousness is amazing.

I found during this class that I was open to hearing and seeing more about these aspects. I meet a lot of healers in the work that I do, and often, as is the case with most human beings, I make an impression of them based on a lot of things when I meet and interact with them. From my gut, head, and obviously my own past experiences, and the words that come out of their mouths. With Diana Lynn I realized that I had put her in my life as an amazing Traditional Reiki teacher, but there were  things about her life that I couldn’t place in my own understanding of Enlightenment or being awake. What I found this time was that either she opened up or revealed herself more, or I was suddenly open and aware to more, but I know that she is WAY deeper than I realized, and on, what my TOSA friends would call (see last blog message) the level of Ascension Awareness, while I am still operating a lot of the time out of Spiritual Activism.


At any rate, I now hold her in my heart as a Teacher of all things, someone to look up to, and a spiritual guide. I’m so grateful that I was open to that experience, and open to having my ideas challenged and to letting them go.


While I can’t go into the symbol details or much more, I will say that allowing myself to go deeper I gave myself such a huge gift, and feel today that my ability as a healer is more rightly aligned with the Universe, and that while I still have life doubts, and all of that, there exists a place and a power I can go to inside myself and all around me, that exists on a higher vibration but is ever available. For instance, when I was with Diana Lynn I felt and saw myself as a successful Traditional Reiki practitioner, and when I pulled into my driveway, I felt that it was a pipe dream, that no one would ever  respond to my ad, and that I would always be scrounging for money, blah blah blah. I know that this is a common feeling in this Valley, particularly about the lack and not-enoughness, and that I have the CHOICE as to whether I will buy into it – operate at that level – or choose to operate on another level. I don’t have to do anything.

That’s my report from this weekend. I offer it to you in hopes that it will spark your own inner and outer explorations!”

Angela Earle

Traditional Reiki III

“It was by chance that Diana Lynn came into my life as a teacher of Traditional Reiki.  Prior to our first encounter I had briefly heard the term Reiki and that it had something to do with healing.


I was recently asked, “What has Traditional Reiki done for you?  First, I will say it was important for me to take all three levels of Reiki after experiencing the first class.  As a  result the following response is in reflection of the time spent as a student and as a practitioner of Traditional Reiki.  With each class level grew a deeper understanding and appreciation for what Traditional Reiki stood for, which only paralleled a deeper level of  growth, understanding and appreciation of myself.


In the beginning I was curious and in awe of the entire process.  Learning to physically feel the flow of Traditional Reiki energy is a unique and wondrous process.  Some thing  I had not encountered before. Through the practice of Traditional Reiki one is taught  many things, one for example is how to direct one’s attention. In doing so, one begins to understand more specifically the meaning behind the phrases; “to focus” and “to become aware.”  So as a student becomes aware of thought and speech patterns, one can begin to understand the relationship of emotions to thought.  If the thoughts are negative in nature then the results are a reflection of this.  If, however, the thought processes are of the positive nature, then again, results are a reflection of this too. What are you thinking?  What are you feeling?


To take time to observe, “focus,” one’s thought process long enough to discover if one is looking at the glass half empty or half full is most valuable?  A lesson that may be taken into everyday life.  After observing the thought process then comes a second important tool, “to become aware” of and practice the art of inner stillness. For in observing our thought process allows us to look at our self honestly.  In this honesty comes a moment of inner silence which enables the student to connect intimately with themselves and with the healing process.  A beginning has been forged to finding inner peace within.


One of the key elements that initially drew me to Reiki was that of “healing of self first then others.”  In working with other individuals as a practitioner, Traditional  Reiki taught a new aspect of being of service to others.  More importantly though, it taught me a new level of service to “self.”  As a woman, mother, wife, friend, it is customary or typical to place others ahead of one’s own needs. To heal myself meant I had an opportunity to reacquaint and reconnect with my body.  Which meant I actually sat with my physical self paying attention to my entire being.  This was another new experience putting myself first without guilt.


It is also taught that Traditional Reiki works in bringing balance to an individual not only  of the physical level but that too of the emotional and spirit of the individual.  Which, to me, means that in order to have some balance in our lives, we bring together our physical well-being, our mental (thought process) well-being, and our Spirit (who we truly are) together.  How often in life do we have experiences much less opportunities to discover our self on a deeper level?  Trusting and believing in a process that gently shows us a bit of who we are.


By knowing myself in this new way is also reflected in how I know and observe life and others around me.


May this help you in finding an answer you are seeking for yourself?  Traditional Reiki came at a perfect time in my life as I was in search of self, ready to discover that there is so much more to life.  Traditional Reiki is a great tool, and has been a great guide in teaching me to listen and hear myself.”


Marcy Reynolds