I first heard about Reiki in 2010. I received my first Reiki attunement on November 6, 2010. I will never forget that day. The feeling of love, real Universal love & connection, the feeling of oneness that I experienced is by far the best experience I have ever had in this lifetime! The “high” I felt from so much life force energy (Chi, Ki, Kundalini)flowing through me created this amazingly healing emotional release, that tears started uncontrollably streaming down my face (I hadn’t cried in years!) I was buzzing for almost a full week afterwards. I was so alive and spiritually aware for months. I was so gung-ho that I dove in head first. I was working with cancer patients at the hospital in Dallas & telling everyone I came in contact with about Reiki. I was practicing on myself & my daughter every free moment I had. If she had an earache, Reiki. If she was tired, Reiki. Didn’t matter what it was, Reiki was my answer for everything!
I am now a Reiki Master/Teacher, this means that I have the ability to heal & attune others. It’s been 7 years since my first attunement and I still haven’t attuned anyone. I don’t know if it’s because I still have issues with calling myself a “master/teacher” or not. I can say that one of the main reasons is because after the initial “high” wore off I haven’t felt “worthy” to practice on others. I still sporadically do Reiki on myself, my pets & children. I have tried practicing on my husband, but he’s not open to it yet. One time he let me & it brought up so many emotional issues that he needed to work on and let go of that he made me stop. he says, “plus, your Reiki thing makes me tired.” I recently met one of his friends who turns out, is a Reiki Master also. Talking about it with him was my awakening point. It made me realize how far from my path I have strayed. I believe this was The Universe tapping me on the shoulder & whispering in my ear to come back home to my true self. I am slowly starting to draw myself back in. I pulled out and dusted off my Reiki Manuals & actually read them! Since then, I have met 3 other beautiful souls online who practice Reiki as well and we are talking about starting an online Reiki Circle/Share. I believe this to be the Universal equivalent to someone screaming in my face to pay attention! lol
So all this talk about Reiki, you’re probably wondering ,
WHAT IS REIKI?
According to Reiki.org, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
HOW DOES REIKI CONFLICT WITH MY RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL BELIEFS, OR LACK THEREOF?
Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
I have decided to leave it at this for today. I will post tomorrow on THE 5 PRINCIPLES OF REIKI & how we can incorporate them into our daily lives. Even if you aren’t a practitioner of Reiki.
WE CAN HEAL!!!
Namaste Y’all ❤