I was having a conversation with my friend Vince about Joy. The topic led to us thinking back to moments in our lives that sparked a true feeling of joy in our souls.
I told him about when I was a young nurse a decade and a half ago and a more senior nurse took me aside to comment on my “healing hands”. She told me they were a gift and they should be appreciated and honoured. Pride filled my heart and I felt like a superhero, here to help heal humanity. Eventually, the business of keeping people sick got to me and I walked away from the OR for good. Never looking back.
When I finished my story he asked “Have you ever heard of Reiki?".
I had heard the word but didn’t know much.
I was also in the middle of a spiritual awakening and was extremely curious.
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s and involves the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to their patient.
After he explained the concept and his own practice (He was a level II at the time). I was lit up.
Something felt right. Very right.
After he gave me my first distance Reiki treatment. I believed.
I immediately signed up to learn under his teacher Laura De Simone.
*Everything aligned because she was absolutely the best teacher for me.
When I did my level I, it worked out to be me with only one other woman, Mishelle. What a weekend. We laughed, we cried, we healed, we learned, we trusted, we experimented, and we loved.
Mishelle trusted me so deeply that my journey started with confidence.
It also sparked a Dark Night of The Soul and plunged me into shadow work.
My life became: Pain, tears, healing, worse pain, healing, brighter light, seemingly unbearable pain, healing, blinding light, repeat.
I read books and dove headfirst into educating myself on crystals, energy work, meditation, Kundalini, meeting my ego, balancing chakras, letting the Divine take the lead and prayer.
I also started practicing daily Reiki on myself and hands-on Reiki to my close circle.
Healing was happening all around me.
I started speaking up and playing bigger. My dreams expanded. Self-Care started to feel like a gift. My heart rate lowered. My HRV increased. My sleep became delicious. My children were more relaxed.
After completing many many many hours of Reiki. It was time for Level II.
Again I got the honour of a private course with Mishelle. We went deeper.
During my second attunement (a sacred ceremony to welcome you to the next level) my visions were way more clear and the understanding of them was deeper. Gratitude filled my soul and I thanked all the dots that had to connect to bring me to that moment. Tears came down my face and I felt at home.
We learned how to heal the past and how to heal the future.
We also learned how to do Distance Reiki. It was love at first sight.
Because Vince was the friend who introduced Reiki to me. I chose him to be my first distance Reiki receiver! I got into a comfortable position.
I followed the sacred instructions I was taught and I listened to my intuition.
In the 5th. I was free. I was smooth. I was graceful.
Not being distracted by my human body and the body of the Reiki client I was able to let go and focus on Vince’s energy with such clarity and confidence.
My visuals were very clear and resonated deeply with Vince.
I left that training knowing I now possess a powerful gift to expand myself and those around me.
I am grateful to the Universe for allowing me to finish my Reiki training as a Master with Mishelle by my side. An honour to commit to the path of enlightenment with my Reiki sister.
I am committed to my personal and spiritual voyage.
I want to amplify how I show up in this world so I can make a bigger impact and contribute to the community of people who are changing the world.
I want to invest in myself so I can be more loving in everything I do.
If you are interested in a Distance Reiki session. Let’s chat.
"My Reiki attunements were moments I squeezed a little tighter because I knew they were significant and would change me forever. Grateful to be on the other side and to be full of love."
Distance Reiki works according to an ancient principle called the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all made of energy and part of a larger whole. Invoking this law during a distance Reiki session allows me to link up to the energy field of the recipient.