WHAT IS REIKI
Reiki is classified as an energy therapy (non-invasive)- said to aid in relaxation, assist in the body’s natural healing processes, and to develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is a complementary health approach. Reiki does not directly cure diseases or illnesses. Instead, it’s used as a way to manage symptoms and improve general well-being.
Reiki is based on the idea that energy is transmitted through the Reiki practitioner from a universal energy source to the client to raise or improve the flow of the client’s life-force energy.
MY REIKI EXPERIENCE
My first experience with Reiki was during a visit with my mom’s hospice social worker, shortly after New Years Eve of 2008. I remember the social worker placing her hands around my mom, sometimes gently placing them on her or just hovering above. At the time, I had no idea what was happening but knew that I needed to learn more about ‘energy healing.’
During my mom’s transition from this world, I felt completely helpless- as many people do while watching someone they love in pain. After she passed, I obtained my level I Reiki certification because I wanted to be able to help others the way the social worker helped my mom that day, to hopefully help provide a little peace during scary and difficult times.
I sat with that certification for nearly 10 years. Only ever doing sessions for my husband, our dog, myself, and our kids. Never feeling confident enough to share it with others, always feeling a little too “woo-woo” for the world around me. Then when I was diagnosed, “woo-woo” went out the window. I was blessed to have someone show up and greatly help me through some scary times with reiki / energy healing. Her sessions helped me feel like I was able to take some sort of control over my health, healing, and well being- during an otherwise hectic and uncontrollable time.
It was then that I decided I absolutely wanted to share energy healing beyond my inner circle and chose to further my education- I am now a Reiki Master, which includes the ability to perform distance reiki sessions. (Meaning we do not have to be in the same room, city, state, etc. for the session)