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Kathleen received this message from Spirit during her Reiki II attunement; to this day, it represents the principle that guides her spiritual path. Learning to live in gratitude is essential for spiritual growth, including gratitude for the inevitable challenges, obstacles, and difficulties that life brings. It is within those challenges that the greatest opportunities for growth occur, leaving us stronger and more resilient. Gratitude is a fundamental component of Kathleen’s soul purpose, and continues to drive her personal mission of service.

The creation of UniverSoul Heart represents the culmination of my lifelong interest in spirituality, metaphysics, and the holistic human experience. Although the  journey to this destination was circuitous, and often tumultuous, the life experiences were necessary for my soul’s growth and served to fuel my passion to be of service.

My education includes a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Criminology, both of which were conferred by Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also received training and certification as an expert polygraphist and embarked upon a law enforcement career which spanned more than two decades before an early retirement. During this time, I relied heavily on my knowledge of psychology and human behavior in order to bring successful resolution to varied assigned cases. As the years passed, my interest in humanity and the total human experience deepened, accompanied by an increasingly urgent desire to be of service. The law enforcement career unexpectedly accelerated this yearning, especially during those times when I was required to function as counselor and confidant in furtherance of her duties. I soon realized that these opportunities to be of service were most fulfilling, far eclipsing the more traditional law enforcement roles. Witnessing the devastating effects of crime released a deep need to help and assist in any way possible. Because of this awareness, I was open to the guidance to follow my intuition and develop the necessary skills to facilitate holistic wellness in others.

 I also have substantial experience in teaching undergraduate courses at Rowan State University and Salem Community College in New Jersey, and was also Program Director of the Law Enforcement Academy sponsored by Salem County Technical Schools.

I also completed extensive post-graduate studies in Mental Health Counseling and Transpersonal Psychology.

My Reiki training includes Reiki Master Teacher in Usui, Holy Fire III and Kundalini Reiki. I am also a Certified Past-Life Regression Therapist, and a Certified Crystal Healer, offering Reiki Crystal Healing sessions.

In 2013, I added teaching to my healing and wellness toolkit. However, my guidance has redirected my focus to working with individuals to assist during this pivotal time, and I’ve stepped away from teaching for the foreseeable future. 

I am committed to raising awareness of the benefits of Reiki and holistic wellness. As part of that commitment, I’ve  been a co-host as well as a presenter and sponsor for the Reiki Rays Annual Summit since 2017. My presentation at the 2022  Reiki Healing Summit was “Reiki as a Life Companion.

I’ve had the opportunity to be a featured guest in numerous radio interviews and also hosted “UniverSoul Heart Radio with Kathleen Johnson- Sensible Spirituality for Everyday Living“, on Transformation Talk Radio. Most recently, I co-hosted “Beyond the Reiki Gateway” podcast, Seasons 1-3.

In 2016, I co-founded the Northeast PA Reiki Connection (NEPARC), a Reiki community dedicated to promoting unity and harmony among all those who walk the Reiki path.

In April 2022, I was deeply honored to be selected as Top Reiki Master of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication.

Writing is another passion of mine, and my articles about Reiki and Spirituality are published on Reiki Rays,  Reiki News Magazine, and

In my personal life, I am a mother of 4 grown sons and grandmother to two beautiful babies, who each clutch a substantial piece of my heart in their chubby little hands. 💜

I’m also committed to the plant-based lifestyle. So much so that I became certified as a Plant-Based Nutritionist through Cornell University’s Nutrition Studies Program in 2021. 

Finally, writing a book is the first thing on my bucket list and I know that Reiki, as my life companion, will be with me every step of the way.

Thank you for reading! 

With the creation of UniverSoul Heart, Kathleen’s mission is to assist others in transforming their lives in accordance with the Highest Good. This mission is her soul’s purpose, as she gratefully and joyfully anticipates-

“The Blessings Yet to Be.”