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Musings on a Reiki inspired spiritual journey

I have been inspired to write a blog for a long time, mostly to comment on the truly odd things I encounter in my daily life.  However, I actually need to do this to order my thoughts and get myself straight to do my Reiki Master.  Curious, I just flicked through a few Reiki related blogs on WordPress and encountered everything from total denial to what appears to be acid inspired musings on the Universe.  Sorry to disappoint you but I am not inebriated (this actually hampers the Energy flow) and if anything I have a VERY pragmatic approach to what, on the face of it, appears to be rather wacky.

So what is Reiki, well my interpretation (on the receiving end) can only be described as feeling a flow of amazing Energy, I tend to see colour and often hear messages directed at me for my benefit.  When treating clients, I receive (intuit) instructions on where to concentrate my hands to direct the energy flow, sometimes I will receive pictures or words which make absolutely no sense to me but resonate with my clients.  In my experience it compliments rather than interferes with personal religious beliefs.  I have been on my personal Reiki journey for seven years now, after meeting a wonderful calming Reiki Master, who herself, came to Reiki after experiencing direct spiritual guidance to get out of a life threatening situation.  As a confirmed cynic on all things Religious and Holistic, I sought Reiki as an absolute last resort to try and heal my fertility issues.  Eight weeks after my second treatment I discoveredI was pregnant for the very first time (after failed IVF attempts and 10 years of trying).  My son is now 6 years old and we have recently been blessed with a little girl too (though there was no active Reiki treatment to achieve her – she was one heck of a surprise).

With that kind of result, I realised that there clearly was something in all this Reiki stuff.  I started meditating on and off with the intention of doing my Reiki 1 at some point.  Three years later I was given an Amethyst pendant.  My Grandmother had died two years previously and my Uncle ‘wanted to give me something of hers’ – turns out it has been in my family for many generations.  The pendant and I connected strongly in my heart chakra and shortly after getting it I did my Reiki 1 (the pendant is always with me as a personal talisman).  About a year later I did my Reiki 2, along the way I met some very interesting people who kindly agreed to be my case studies and learned a huge amount about my healing abilities and myself in general.  I am not the same person who started this journey!

Until now I have kept my Reiki abilities as a parallel to my life, rather than incorporating the positivity and general goodwill that I am capable of in a treatment into my daily life.  Why is absolutely beyond me!  I have had a dilemma for a while – I can do all this lovely healing stuff and help both myself and others – fantastic, yet, deep inside me is a gaping wound that If I could have anything in the whole wide world, I would no longer visit it on my nearest and dearest, who god bless them, have a finite amount of patience (tell the truth so do I).  Most of the time I do fine, but every now and again it all just goes pear shaped – that pear is the bane of my life! So, a few days ago, I took the conscious decision to start the day on a positive note, i.e., actively introduce positive energy into my rebellious soul that just wants to sleep.  This is not the same as activating a Reiki channel – that’s a whole different ball game. You know what, its working!!

To a lot of people – that is a probably a no poo Poirot statement – to me its been mindblowing!!  I can physically feel myself being stronger and more able to deal with the tiny challenges each day brings, I no longer ‘kick the cat’ (don’t panic we don’t have one), my responses are far more normal and well adjusted.  Everything just seems to be a whole lot easier, physically and more importantly emotionally.  So here’s hoping that pear doesn’t appear again.

Anyhow, I’ve got ideas for the next post – there’s been a whole load more benefits to this Reiki journey – I help people with Crystals as well.  A piece of stone – yep – amazing what they can do a person!

Till next time – thanks for reading!

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