candy, others simply trying to put up a fright.
But every day, toward the east end of Main Street, where ghouls
and goblins figure to roam sidewalks freely, a different kind of
supernatural force can be found.
It is where Derek Campbell practices "reiki," an art he describes
as the Universal Life force of healing energy that is used to balance
chakras and clean out a person's aura field.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing of the mind,
body and spirit that first transforms the inner person and is used to
heal anything of an emotional, mental, physical or spiritual nature,
"This energy has a mind of its own because it goes to the place
where your body needs it most, whether it be at any of those levels,"
Campbell said. "Reiki causes a deep-seeded healing as well."
"What I mean by that is, people store different types of issues,
such as being happy or sad, in different parts of their bodies. Reiki
causes some of those issues to come out."
Campbell said that after a session or even during a session, the
person being healed may start to feel several different emotions at
once, reminding that person of a past issue or problem.
"This causes the person to embrace the emotions in a different
manner because they know it's not how they feel right then and there,
so they are able to deal with it and let it go," he said. "When the
healee is ready to let go, a release happens and they are freed from
that stress in their nervous system."
"Everyone knows that the less stress you have in your nervous
system, the better off we are, the more we can do and the better we
become as human beings. During a session I can find the place where
you store stress in your body and take it out. Reiki is an amazing
The Huntington Beach resident has been practicing reiki for four
years. He holds sessions for clients at Vibe Tribe in Downtown.
"I truly believe that Derek has a connection to a higher being,"
said Lizanne Zendejas, an intuitive card reader at Vibe Tribe who
co-owns the yoga and wellness center with her husband, Luis. "He