I have had the blessing of Reiki in my life for a good while now. Recently, I was thinking back to how much my life has changed since Reiki first came into my life. For one, I used to experience a lot of tension within my body and in my life. Since Reiki has entered my life, I have released that tension from my body.
Remembering my Reiki Level I class, I recalled how I finally felt as though I had found the heart of my healing hands. Finally my hands felt the beautiful, loving, and compassionate higher power that as a child I somehow always knew that they had.
When I was a child, it felt like my hands wanted to reach out and touch a person. Over the years, I’ve learned that my hands can channel a silent compassion.
Actually, it was my hands that led me to become certified in massage therapy.
After completing an intensive massage study program, I started to feel as though all the technique and modalities I learned in massage still didn’t quite translate the language my hands wanted to express.
I felt sad. Something was missing. I felt sad because I thought my massage therapy study would be the end of my healing art search.
When I received my Reiki Level I attunements, I found what was missing. Through the Reiki symbols, my hands learned the language they needed to simply communicate love and compassion and it was enough to heal the body, the mind and spirit. I thought, “this is it!”
Today, now many years later, I still strongly feel, “this is it!” about Reiki.
There are so many more Reiki practitioners now than when I first received my training. When I first learned Reiki, there were relatively few people who even knew what it was. It brings me great satisfaction to know that so many people have received wonderful benefits and healing from Reiki.
I thank God for Reiki. Reiki has changed my life just as my original teachers said. It has grown and developed in and with me, giving me no more and no less than I could handle. Like a true mentor friend, Reiki has always been by my side, guiding, supporting and encouraging my development.
I would love to hear about your experience with Reiki, either as a practitioner or a receiver. What’s your experience with Reiki?