About 10 years ago, I was painfully aware of how unhappy I was. Sure, there were moments of my life I enjoyed, but overall I constantly felt this sense of wanting more. I could identify areas that weren’t working but wasn’t really sure what I wanted instead or if I’d ever have the courage to do anything about it.
I set out on this journey to learn how to meditate. I’d been hearing a lot about it and thought it was the answer I was looking for. I thought if I could only learn to meditate, life would be awesome. I would be able to live in a state of peace and happiness for the rest of my life, not too much to ask for, right?
That exploration led me to yoga, which opened my eyes to a whole new world of energy and light. I learned about chakras. I learned about intuition, energy healing, Ayurveda, breathwork and more. All this wonderful information just kept popping up before my eyes and I was there, ready to take it all in.
Early in the process, some shared the idea of Reiki with me. Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing which can be used on yourself and on others. It involves using your hands I decided to check it out and signed up for a Reiki 1 & 2 class here in the area. I really loved every minute of it. The exploration of energy, of self, of others…the connection to each other, to the Universe, to our higher self. The ability to create a sense of ease and comfort was amazing. It was a magical day.
I went home and began sharing the gift of Reiki on myself regularly and on others who were wanting/needing it. For about 3 years, I volunteered through a Distance Healing Network where I would get a person’s name and other information who had requested healing and I would send healing to them for the week and I volunteered through our local cancer resources center to provide free services to those with cancer for several years as well. They were both beautiful ways to give back.
I also began to explore other therapies. I kept hearing about the “latest and greatest” techniques out there and wondered if they really were better. Being the learner that I am, I had to find out for myself so I started taking other classes as well. A few of those have stuck with me over the years because they resonated with me and I love them, including Usui Reiki.
Because of this, I decided to get my Master level and also repeat 1 & 2 with a different instructor, just to see how someone else would share. There were differences in teaching styles but the loving energy of Reiki was consistent. Reiki is such a great tool to use anywhere, any time and with anything. It always calms my energy. It helps me stay grounded and centered throughout my day and sleep well at night.
I believe any therapeutic technique can be powerful for someone. What makes it powerful is how well it resonates with the giver and the receiver as well as the intention behind it’s use. One of the principles of Reiki is to do no harm and Reiki energy is definitely one that can do no harm. Reiki is a perfect introduction to energy healing and it’s also a great addition to other techniques you may currently use. For most of us, one tool is not enough. There are times that one may feel more “right” than another…much like an artist chooses their brushes or paper or paints. It’s exactly the same thing.
In the end, I discovered that the perfection is not in finding this utopia-type life with only positive all the time. The perfection is in the process and finding the right tools to create more moments of peace and joy to offset the mucky things that do crop up now and again. If you’ve been looking for something to ease your journey…to remove blocks and open opportunities…to reduce stress…Reiki is perfect. Join us now for a magical journey.