Welcome to the fifth edition of the Mindfully Creative Podcast series! This fifth episode focuses on the role that alternative therapies, specifically the healing art of reiki plays in unblocking creative energy as well as enhancing it. Janice Buerkli (a.k.a Janice B.) is the featured guest for this topic, a multi-talented woman whose musical and healing arts journey has roots based in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area.
Defying genres and transcending the standard music industry labels, songwriter & singer Janice B. has created her own style which she calls “Eclectic Soul”. Whether it’s R & B, jazz, blues, rock, country, or house music it is soulful. Born in Washington, D.C. and growing up in Maryland, Janice began her professional music career as the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band Intuition. After a fairly successful five year run, Intuition disbanded and Janice continued as a songwriter and solo performer with producer Maurice Carroll. Having just completed her third project with Carroll, Janice continues her songwriting journey collaborating with many talented artists. She has worked with International DJ/Producer N’Dinga Gaba on several house music tracks. Their songs “Feeling Fine” in 2013 and the 2014 remix of “Watch Me Fly” gained worldwide attention when they both charted in the top ten on the Traxsource Soulful House and Afro House charts respectively. Janice is involved in bringing awareness to the worldwide issue of human trafficking and modern day slavery with her song “Freedom”. Proceeds from the download sales Of “Freedom” benefit local charities.
Janice B. is also an Usui Shiki Ryoho & Holy Fire II Reiki Master/Teacher providing intuitive reiki treatment, energy clearing, chakra balancing and crystal healing. A lifetime of intuition and clairsentience (the ability to read people and feel their physical states and well-being) eventually led Janice to the world of Reiki and energy work with a passion to help people heal themselves. Her unique, transparent approach to healing combines reiki with intuitive insight, chakra balancing, and work with crystals.
During this conversation we talk about Janice B.’s journey from music to healing arts, the role reiki has played in her creative career as well as how it has benefitted other creatives that she has worked with in her practice. Whether or not you personally believe in the power of alternative therapies, there is no denying that reiki and energy healing has increased in popularity as one method to deal a variety of physical health and emotional issues. This is by no means is a recommendation that reiki be used to heal creative blockages, but may be worth exploring as one of many ways to address this concern.
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