What Reiki is REALLY Like

“The Reiki method of healing was founded on the revelation and understanding of the body’s energy system. Reiki Practitioners strive to improve health and quality of life by offering Reiki  energy and restoring balance. Reiki is used in self-care, for care of one’s family, and is offered in private practice and in hospitals and medical settings as an adjunct and supportive therapy to wellness and traditional medical care. The form of Reiki that many people practice today, Usui Reiki, has been in use for over one hundred years.”

This is from the International Association of Reiki Professionals.

When you are open and aware of the power of energy, you can really begin to understand the power of Reiki and all of the energy and light work that can come from it. I was called to learn Reiki through visions I had during Reiki sessions with my friend, Caroline. My first session was full of visions of hawks and owls. They have always been messengers for me, though I rarely paid them much attention other than maybe I was lucky. I’ve had owls fly with me as drove down the road.

I’ve had hawks always near, but one hawk in particular stills stands out to me. My mom and I were driving to Chapel Hill back in 2002. Headed down I-40 and just outside of Chapel Hill when we saw a hawk standing on the side of the road. As fast as we were going, it really seemed like slow-motion. Without any warning, he started to take off out into the road. In a flash, he was smashed onto the windshield of the passenger seat where I was riding as mom drove her big suburban down the highway. If the window had shattered, he would have been in my lap. It seemed so surreal. I immediately turned around in my seat to see him land in the median. He was killed on impact. I’ve never forgotten that and often wondered what exactly his purpose was….other than making that grave mistake.

I went for 2 more sessions and my visions continued. One with more energy and animals and the last one with Mrs. Takata coming to me in a vision. Mind you, I had NEVER seen this women before in my life. Much less heard of her. Caroline gave me her name and when I googled her, I found the same woman from my vision.

It was then that I decided to pursue Reiki and become a practitioner. Once I hit the level 2 partitioner, I mostly practice on myself and close friends. I studied for my Master level and immediately noticed the uptick in my energy field after the attunement and my first use of those symbols. I currently receive Reiki once a month with my friend, Julie.

The last week of May/first week of June, just before the Full “Strawberry” Moon, I experienced quite a bit of energy shifts in my body. On Tuesday, I had my regular Reiki sesh with Julie. We never know who or what’s going to come up. The previous session had been intense and felt like a LOT of work was happening. Even when we HAD to stop due to time, we both knew the work wasn’t done. So when I went back 5 weeks later, we were prepared for whatever might come up.

We weren’t disappointed either. Before we begin any sessions, I always pray for protection and for clarity. This week, I specifically asked that my intuition grow clearer. Anything that was blocking my intuition be cleared.

The energy I felt moving through my body was palpable. I felt the energy radiate through my entire body. My hands tingled. I felt myself move from awareness of the room to being aware of the energy movement. Honestly, I felt like I was in and out of consciousness. I felt my soul was doing work that was for my highest good.

Toward the end of the session, I had a vision. I saw myself on the table with golden electricity radiating from my head. It was very Game of Thrones-ish, but also very intense with power and a golden and bright white color. It was surreal, but it was also VERY clear and very real. I also felt like I was holding giant orbs of pure white energy in my hands.

Some weeks, the energy is incredibly strong and the visions are powerful. Sometimes, its just a relaxing hour on the table. Reiki isn’t something to fear, but you cannot go into it with any expectation. You acknowledge the thoughts, or visions or feelings and let them go. Either way, I highly encourage you to try energy healing with a practitioner who is energetically sovereign. Someone you trust and who you can discuss the things that come up for you without fear.

It is absolutely worth your curiosity!

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