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"You know they say when one door clos-
es, ten more will open? That was Almighty
God closing one door and saying, Okay.
Go through that door instead. "
That door led to long-term healing for
Nadine De Leon Deonarine, who, after expe-
riencing heartbreak and bankruptcy, found
pure joy once more through reiki healing.
Reiki is a traditional Japanese technique
which focuses chi or life energy, and channels
it to heal physical, mental and emotional
For Deonarine, reiki is the one of the
biggest parts of her life and came to her
when she needed it the most. She first
encountered it after seeing a nondescript
newspaper ad. Despite the lack of detail, she
found herself drawn to it and decided then
and there that she needed to participate in
the weekend-long course in 2000.
"I didn t know what it was but I said, I
going and do this. Because I was really angry
most of the time. I say, I going and do this.
Now Deonarine has been practising reiki
for 14 years, and she started her own practice
in 2010, the Reiki Fountain.
After her attunement in her first session,
she learned how to channel the energy that
characterises reiki healing.
"At that time I didn t know what a chakra
was, far less understood that everybody had
it. It opens your mind," she said. "I went
and I did the class and I was just blown
away. That energy is so peaceful. It is so
Deonarine has progressed through the
years and has mastered both Usui, the original
reiki (named after Mikao Usui, who founded
the practice); karuna reiki, which is regarded
as more powerful and usually done by more
advanced practitioners; Integrated Energy
Healing (IET) and SPHE-RE (Sacred Peace
Healing Energy). She runs a thriving practice
from her home in Tacarigua.
She sees clients in a private room separate
from the main building of the home she
shares with her second husband, two sons,
three dogs, six cats, a bird, a turtle and
numerous fish. The Reiki Fountain actually
got its start providing reiki treatments for
pets, but soon realised there was a demand
from their owners as well.
Her studio is a cosy room with charts giv-
ing details on chakras and IET. On a bookshelf
she keeps her healing crystals, books related
to the healing systems she practises, statues
of her favourite archangels---Ariel, Raphael
and Michael---and photos. There are pictures
of her own Reiki Master, Dr Winthrop Wilt-
shire; Hawayo Takata, who is credited with
bringing reiki to the western world, and Dr
Usui, its founder.
Her journey has not been easy. Deonarine
had to deal with an unhealthy marriage,
divorce and the bankruptcy that followed.
She and her first husband co-owned a busi-
ness and after their divorce in 2009, she
found it hard to re-adjust to traditional nine-
"Having our own business at the time
afforded that luxury of being around when
Finding peace in Reiki
Deonarine channels Reiki during a session at The
Reiki Fountain in Tacarigua. PHOTO: KEARRA GOPEE
Continues on Page A30
A draft of one of the most popular
songs of all time, Bob Dylan's Like a
Rolling Stone, sold Tuesday for US $2
million, which the auction house called
a world record for a popular music
A working draft of the finished song
in Dylan's own hand went to an
unidentified bidder at Sotheby's. The
selling price, $2.045 million, included a
The manuscript is "the only known
surviving draft of the final lyrics for
this transformative rock anthem,"
The draft is written in pencil on four
sheets of hotel letterhead stationery
with revisions, additions, notes and
doodles: a hat, a bird, an animal with
antlers. The stationery comes from the
Roger Smith Hotel in Washington, DC.
Dylan was 24 when he recorded the
song in 1965 about a debutante who
becomes a loner when she's cast from
upper-class social circles.
The manuscript was offered as part
of Sotheby's rock and pop music sale.
Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' draft sells for $2m
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