Reiki found me in the spring of 2006. I was casually thumbing through a VITEC catalog when I came across a First Degree Reiki class. Something in me lit up, as I was reading the description, next thing I knew I registered for class. During training, I was amazed at the healing energy emanating from my palms. I was fascinated with the thought of being able to send Reiki over the miles with distant treatments, so I decided to continue my training and take Second Degree.
Reiki is a sacred form of hands-on healing, that works by supplying you with the energy needed to heal yourself. Reiki removes energy blocks of the mind, body, spirit and emotions. When receiving a Reiki treatment, you lie comfortably on a plush Reiki table, different sensations you may feel during a treatment range from warmth to gentle tingling to coolness. These sensations are the body’s way of taking in the healing energy. Treatments and training are the two ways you can receive the healing benefits of Reiki which can be used for anything, from headaches to anxiety, aches and pains, childbirth to postpartum depression and everything in between.
Reiki was created in Japan, by Dr. Mikao Usui, in the late 1800’s. In 1936, the third Grand Master of Reiki, Mrs. Hawayo Takata, brought Reiki to Hawaii. The roots of Reiki run deep here, considering the first place it was practiced in the western world, outside of Japan, was Hawaii.
Since completing my Reiki Master training, and now as a full time Reiki Master, Reiki has brought me more joy, grounding and peace than I ever thought possible. Healing on all levels is an everyday occurrence for me, as Reiki brings to the surface, whatever isn’t for my highest good, to be healed. Simple and powerful!
Image Credit: Diane Larson