Martha St. Pierre

Holy Fire III Reiki Practitioner

Holy Fire III Reiki  Master/Teacher


In 2013 I retired from teaching secondary school in order to practise Reiki full-time. I had studied Reiki for many years, and in February 2015 I became a teacher of Reiki. And then I learned about Holy Fire Reiki and knew that I needed to study it. I went to Glastonbury, England in May 2015 to become a Holy Fire Master/Teacher, studying under William Lee Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training. In December 2015 I went to the International Center in Michigan to study Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki®, again with Rand. I have been teaching Holy Fire and giving Holy Fire treatments ever since. As of January 2019, I was a Holy Fire III Master/Teacher. In April I travelled to Jerusalem to take the full Holy Fire III Master course with William Rand.


It is my privilege and joy to be able to offer Reiki healing treatments and to teach others to use Reiki. Treatments bring deep relaxation and healing in a gentle but powerful way. My teaching Reiki means that more and more people will have access to this loving, healing energy. While Reiki is the modality that I practise, I also have training in Therapeutic Touch, Past-Life Regression (with Brian Weiss), Clairvoyance (with Debra Katz) and Quick Pulse (with Jo Dunning).

Holy Fire Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word that means universal life-force energy, and is an ancient holistic energy technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing and wholeness. It addresses one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

Usui/Holy Fire Reiki is Reiki’s most recent evolution, and is of a higher frequency than pre- Holy Fire Reiki. It was given to William Lee Rand of The International Center for Reiki Training. It is a powerful, beautiful, loving, profoundly healing and very gentle energy. The energy keeps evolving: from Holy Fire to Holy Fire II in 2015 and now, as of September 2018, we have Holy Fire III.

Please see at the bottom of this page an article that I've written about Holy Fire III.

(The “holy” of Holy Fire energy is not intended to have a religious meaning, but goes back to the word’s root, meaning whole and complete. I have treated Jewish, Muslim and Christian people, agnostics and atheists, and all have benefitted from the Holy Fire energy.)


Holy Fire Reiki is a development within Usui Reiki. It is not superior to Usui Reiki, but is a new branch of it. Reiki has existed for 2,500 years and has developed on many continents and has taken many directions. It continues to evolve. Since Usui introduced his Reiki in the early twentieth century, the use of hand positions has become a standard practice; Tibetan symbols have been introduced; Karuna Reiki® was developed. Holy Fire itself has evolved: originally, Attunements were still used, but in 2015, Placements superceded them. When I first read about Holy Fire Reiki in The Reiki News Magazine, I was instantly drawn to it, knew that I simply had to study it. Most of my students have experienced a similar “knowing” that Holy Fire was for them. Here is a description of Holy Fire Reiki by William Lee Rand: Holy Fire Reiki is a new form of Reiki being introduced by the ICRT. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. . . . The Holy Fire energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. Some of the qualities students have experienced include:–  Works continuously even when not thinking about it and spontaneously heals issues as they    come up.–  Always respects free will.–  Heals deeply and quickly without distress.

–  Heals relationships and interactions with others.
–  Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way.
–  Spontaneously provides guidance that is palatable for every level of life experience.
–  Tends to develop all the personality traits that are healthy for a person to have, such as love
    of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy,
–  One of  the most wonderful effects is a feeling of being loved. This is a deep and refined
– Once received, it continues to develop itself to be more evolved and effective.

One of the main tenets of Holy Fire II and Holy Fire III Reiki is that the teacher “gets out of the way” of the energy when activating it in students. If you have ever received an Attunement, you know that the teacher is close to your body, is in your energy field, when activating the Reiki energy. With Holy Fire II and Holy Fire III, in the Placements (which have replaced the Attunements) and the Ignitions that activate the Holy Fire symbol, the teacher sits across the room from the students in order that the energy acts directly on them. A similar thing happens in the Experiences which have replaced meditations: instead of a guided meditation spoken by the teacher, there is now a brief introduction, and once again the divine energy works directly with the students.

Having taught Reiki before Holy Fire and since, I can attest to the power of the Placements, Experiences and Ignitions. There is so much more healing that goes on in Holy Fire classes than there was in earlier classes. The energy is powerful!

Another difference between pre-Holy Fire Reiki and Holy Fire Reiki concerns our Soul and our Spirit. In Holy Fire Reiki, Soul is defined as that part of us that holds all our experiences from this life and from all past lives and contains all the attitudes, values and beliefs that we have formed. It contains parts that are highly evolved and there can also be parts that are sick, angry and sad, that have low levels of consciousness. Spirit is the part of us that is connected directly to Source. It provides mystical experiences, including feelings of oneness, of being connected to other beings, to all of life. It is at the Soul level that Reiki Attunements are received; it is the Spirit that experiences the Holy Fire Placements, Experiences and Ignitions which heal and refine its ability to receive divine blessings. The Spirit then helps the Soul to grow and heal.

Holy Fire treatments are offered in the same form as they were offered in pre-Holy Fire Usui Reiki.

If you have levels I or II of Usui Reiki, you can continue your studies in Holy Fire. Reiki Masters must do the Holy Fire III Reiki Master/Teacher course or the Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki® Master/Teacher course. The cost of the Master courses may seem high, but with them, you are also a Teacher. Even if you have no intention of teaching, you can activate Reiki in family members or friends. I have had students who had no intention of teaching, but who have now become Teachers. (The cost of my courses is considerably less than the fees I paid to take them. I want Holy Fire III Reiki to be accessible to people who are interested in studying it.)

I think that we have been given Holy Fire now because we have come to a time in our evolution when we are able to handle its higher frequency, and because we and the earth are in desperate need of its powerful healing energies.

If you have any questions about Holy Fire Reiki and/or courses, please e-mail or call me.


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                                                                        Happy 5th Birthday, Holy Fire Reiki

                                                                                  Welcome, Holy Fire III

                                                                                                                                               by Martha St. Pierre

                                                                                                                                               Tone Magazine, March 2019,

      Holy Fire Reiki has been growing fast since its birth five years ago. From Holy Fire in 2014 to Holy Fire II in 2015, we now have its latest manifestation – Holy Fire III – in 2018.
    Reiki is an ancient healing modality, but we are aware of its evolution only since Mikao Usui brought Usui Reiki to Japan and Hawayo Takata brought it to North America. In the past 100 years we have seen many changes in Reiki: among them we’ve had symbols added, hand placements delineated, the balancing of chakras now an integral part of a healing treatment, and the introduction of Karuna Reiki. These changes show us that Reiki is a growing, evolving healing modality.
    Holy Fire Reiki comes to us at a time of great transformation. Our vibration is increasing and becoming more refined. Time seems to move faster as we become more in tune with the energetic world of quantum physics, where healing can happen in an instant. Understanding who we are has moved from the psychological realm to the energetic where we can heal on many levels (physically, emotionally, meantally and spiritually), sometimes all at once. We live in this glorious age of energy healing and as our consciousness rises, we are able to heal ever more deeply and quickly. Enter Holy Fire Reiki five years ago.
    It is through William Lee Rand of The International Center for Reiki Training that Holy Fire presented itself. You can read about him and about Holy Fire at I was fortunate in 2015 to do my Holy Fire Master training with Rand in Glastonbury and my Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master training with him in Michigan. I have done my upgrade to Holy Fire III, and will be doing the full Master’s course in Jerusalem at the end of April. I haven’t really had a choice about these courses: they appear, somehow the money shows up, and I go. As a teacher, I am happy to bring my students the latest developments in this exciting and beautiful evolution of Reiki that is happening for us now.
    In my opinion the most profound shift from pre-Holy Fire to Holy Fire Reiki is that it has moved from the level of Soul to the level of Spirit. Many people use these terms, Soul and Spirit, interchangeably.  Holy Fire sees the Soul as the sum total of all our experiences and our interpretations of those experiences, of our emotions and thoughts, from past lives and this life. It is a place of Divine Grace and ego/shadow parts: it changes as we change. Spirit, unlike Soul, is our direct, undiluted communication with what Holy Fire terms the Third Heaven, the place of Spirit, of Love, of Divine Beings who are beyond ego and who exist only to help us to grow and heal. As our Spirit is more and more in contact with the Divine, it teaches and heals the Soul. Holy Fire works at the level of Spirit, bringing us to higher and higher levels of consciousness.
    In the Holy Fire Reiki class, one of the results of this direct access to the Divine is that “the teacher gets out of the way.” In earlier Reiki, the Reiki was activated in students by means of Attunements: teachers would place their hands on the students and would move around them; that is, teachers with their energy, thoughts, and ego would be in the students’ energetic space. In Holy Fire, rather than Attunements we have Placements: teachers are seated away from students and the Holy Fire energy comes directly to the students. In like manner, guided meditations have been replaced with Experiences, again where the energy acts on students individually, giving them whatever they specifically need.
    As early as 2015, Rand sensed that the Third Heaven was much larger than he or anyone was able to comprehend. Enter Holy Fire III in 2018, and we have been given access to the Fourth through Twelfth Heavens, a path that offers higher and higher levels of vibration that lead us to knowing and living Unity Consciousness.
    There is much to be said about Holy Fire III. What stands out for me and what I find so thrilling is that it takes us on the journey of healing our ego as it guides us to recover our Authentic Self. In Holy Fire, the ego is not something that we need to overcome or set aside in order to evolve spiritually; it is an integral part of ourselves. We learn that it has a Divine Nature and that is has a part to play in healing ourselves and the planet. It roots us in the here and now so that we can embody and manifest Divine consciousness.
    Our Authentic Self existed at the time of our birth when we were in direct connection with the Divine. Having to adapt to the expectations and beliefs surrounding us as we grow up means having to repress many of our authentic emotions and qualities. They lie dormant until Holy Fire III energy uncovers them and they are newly revealed to us. We come to know ourselves again as the Divine beings that we are and always were. Truly, we attain Heaven on Earth, and thus bring Heaven to Earth.
    As Rand says, often people struggle to know their path, to achieve their purpose, but that’s not the way of Holy Fire III. Its energy opens the way, clearing away obstacles and difficulties. Our life becomes easy and enjoyable.
    If you are interested in exploring Holy Fire III Reiki in a treatment, in a class, or in an upgrade, please contact me.