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My Reiki Journey
I first experienced Reiki back in college. A friend casually mentioned it while she and I were walking around campus one night. She offered to perform it on me and I accepted.
She gently grabbed my hand and began to lightly rake my forearm with her fingertips, for just a few moments- much less than a minute.
I was astonished. I felt true joy and peace. My worries were non-existent. It was indescribable. All I could say was
Over and over again with the biggest smile on my face.
A moment later the stress and depression that I had been suffering from, floated back in and we continued our walk, but that night really left an impression on me.
I didn’t begin studying Reiki until almost a decade later. However, after I began learning, I realized that as an energy conscious empath, I’d been using some aspects of Reiki for a while.
There was a point in time when I noticed that hugs could be very draining for me. -I was once trapped in a group hug and was left extremely exhausted, so much so that I was unable to even drive afterwards. After consulting other empathic friends, I began to not only ground myself while giving hugs but to also allow universal energy to flow through me, into the person I’m hugging, so that I wouldn’t be drained.
I also later found myself lightly sweeping their backs with my fingertips, when detaching from the hugs, with the intention that anything not serving them simply flow away.
After learning Reiki, I began volunteering my services to my friends, loved ones and even strangers at bars. Most notably, I spent a summer with my aunt who was bed ridden with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. During the nights she was in extreme pain. I stayed with her through the nights performing reiki on her to soothe the pain and relax her. It was a bittersweet blessing to hone my skills while being of service to her.
Fast forward today, I offer reiki healing to anyone open to receiving it. If you would like to learn more about Reiki or would like a session feel free to reach out.
I am currently based in Columbus, Mississippi but will gladly perform a distance healing session for you if you aren’t close by.
Peace and Love,
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of complementary medicine that originated in Japan during the early 20th century. Proponents say that it works with the energy fields around the body and involves the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to the client.
How Does Reiki Work?
Reiki is based on the idea that we all have an unseen “life force energy” flowing through our bodies. A Reiki practitioner gently moves her hands just above or on the client’s clothed body, helping reduce stress and promote healing by encouraging a healthy flow of energy.
Research suggests Reiki helps your body return to a state of relaxation, which allows it to heal from damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease.
Benefits of Reiki
There is evidence that reiki can reduce daily stress and help with management of some chronic diseases. Reiki is also linked to a range of physical and emotional health benefits including;
and pain relief
There is also evidence that Reiki, used as a complementary therapy with other standard medical techniques, can help people recover after surgery and manage symptoms of cancer.
What to expect during a session?
Practitioners will typically give Reiki treatment in a peaceful, private setting. However, the treatment can take place anywhere. During a session, the client will sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a table, fully clothed.
The practitioner will then place their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the client’s head, limbs, and torso. They will typically keep their hands in these positions for 3 to 10 minutes.
If there is a specific wound, such as a burn, the practitioner will hold their hands over the injury
Shifts happen/present differently to each individual:
Some notice physical sensations such as feeling tingling or changes in temperature.
Some experience seeing colors, feeling lightness or heaviness within the body.
Some report feeling sleepy or relaxed.
Some may not experience any sensation at all. Which is completely acceptable.
It may take your body and mind some time to process the session.