What is Reiki anyway, is it some ancient witchcraft?
Well NO, it is not some ancient witchcraft, but it is a form of Healing and an old form of healing at that. If you want to know the history of Reiki, or how it started, how it is passed down, and all that Jazz than I invite you to go reiki.org to learn more.
I find that most of my Reiki clients are more interested in my personal experience with it rather than me giving them a history lesson.
So here is my story, Back in 2014 I was enrolled in my 300 RYT training course, which my teacher was offering the three parts of Reiki certification also, so luckily for me I was forced to become a Reiki Master (although I would've done it on my own at some point anyway). I did my three levels of certification, practicing on my classmates, and always had great feedback, but that was really it. I didn't start seeing clients until some time later, honestly I wasn't so sure I was a believer of this "Healing Energy", but hey it was part of my training right.
So I warmed up my hands, which is what we do, or I should say I do (not every practitioner does this). I went over to Shady and placed my hands on his belly figuring he had a belly ache, and he cried. It scared the shit out of me!! All I could think of was something is terribly wrong. So I called my husband over and had him touch his belly, and he was fine. So I thought maybe that was a freak thing, and I should try again. So I did, and well.......... he cried......AGAIN!!!
So this time I said okay I will leave you alone, but we are going to the vet tomorrow. Now remember at this time I wasn't really sure of what I was doing with Reiki, I just knew what I had learned in my classes and that I had be attuned.
I quickly also text my teacher asking her what was going on, and why I was making my dog cry if he clearly was not feeling well, wasn't I suppose to be helping him, not causing pain. Isn't this called Healing Energy?
She reminded me of how it is so powerful and intense, that especially animals can feel it on a more intense level. Animals like children are so naturally open to the the spiritual realm, that there is no convincing them this works, they just feel it. They just BELIEVE, because it's simple they KNOW, they don't doubt things like us adults do!!
The next day I took Shady to the vet, the Dr. did X-rays and blood work, and saw a few things by his liver, he wanted to send me to a specialist. I knew right then and there that Shady had something most likely terminal. I made the appointment, but I had the answers in my heart. I'm pretty intuitive and can feel it, but I took him to the specialist anyway to know what we were up against.
Then on September 23rd, 2014 I got up in the morning and Shady again wouldn't eat his cookie. I could see the look in his eyes he wasn't feeling well. So I decided to take him back to the specialist to see how things have progressed.
They took me into that God awful room, I had my 2.5 year old with me, and she kept asking me, mama why are you crying. The Dr's then came in and told me, I can put him to sleep there, or take him home and enjoy him but he would only have a few days. I called my husband not being able to make the decision on my own.
Ya see Shady was ours, but he was really his. We had went to the shelter when we were both 20 years old, and he wanted a dog. I had always wanted a Husky (I had a lab growing up) and there was a sign with 3 puppies "Husky Mix". T.J. (my husband) kept going over to look at other puppies, but I locked eyes with Shady and I would say what about this one! He wasn't sure, but once we took him out , that was all the convincing he needed!
Anyway back to my story, I wanted to throw in a nice sweet picture in, since the story gets a little heavy here.
I clearly couldn't make that decision on my own. So when I called my husband he said he would come right there, that was when my gut said NO, not here, not now. I would take him home, and I did.
I was in a panic because they told me a few days, well in a few days was also T.J.'s birthday, I couldn't bare the thought of him having to go through that on his birthday. So before T.J. got home from work I sat down with Shady and I had a heart to heart with him. I told him
"Look buddy, I know your getting tired, but Daddy's birthday is coming and I don't think you want to do that. So here is what we are going to do, I am going to research some medicine for you, and I am going to give you Reiki, but I am going to touch you now. I know it scared you last time and it was intense, but it's your body's way of healing itself, I am just helping. Those sensations, although they are a lot are going to help you, just so we can get through the next few days"
From that day forward, I would touch Shady every morning giving him Reiki to ease his pain, I knew he wasn't ready to leave. I knew I would know when he was.
They told me he wouldn't make it to the end of the week, but my boy made it to the end of the month, he even made it to the end of the next month, and he almost made it to the end of the year. However the night of December 23rd, 2014 he laid down for the last time, he looked into my husband's eyes, who told me "He is ready"
I spent the whole night lying on the floor with him, giving him Reiki on and off, this time not to heal him, but to make his journey to the other side peaceful and painless. He took his last breath the morning of Christmas Eve, and I told him he couldn't have picked a better day to join the party in Heaven.
The point to my story is how I became a believer in Reiki, how it touched me, and how POWERFUL it is. They told me I would have a month, and I got 3 more, than they told me a few days and I got almost another 3.
Our bodies know how to heal themselves, it is just we let things get in the way. Have you ever heard that disease comes from Dis-Ease. When we aren't working at our optimal level, the discomfort and pain starts to manifest in the body if forms of aches, pains and sometimes disease!. We ALL have the innate gift to heal, heal one another and more importantly heal ourselves. That is what Reiki is. The Reiki master or practitioner is just the guide to help your energy flow optimally, and bring back healing to whatever area it is that needed to be healed or unblocked.
Since this story I've gone on to have quite a few Reiki clients, and I have all sorts of experiences with them from having them crying as a clear away a blockage in their broken heart, thanking me for healing their back , opening up things to flow for fertility, to helping my dog live just a little bit longer.
When my clients thank me, I tell them it's not me, I'm just the guide, your body and spirit know what it needs to heal, it just forgot, so I reminded you!!
And that my friends is what Reiki is.
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