What is Reiki?
Reiki is the balancing of the body's 7 energy systems, which are referred to as Chakras.
Here is a quick breakdown of the Chakras:
1) Root Chakra (base of the spine): represents safety, stability, comfort, and security. A block here will disrupt all other chakras.
2) Sacral Chakra: located below the naval. Represents creativity, emotional intelligence, and sexuality.
3) Solar Plexus Chakra: located in the stomach area. Represents personal identity (personality, ego, and self-esteem).
4) Heart Chakra: located in the chest. Represents love, compassion, and acceptance.
5) Throat Chakra: located at the center of your neck. Represents communication (expression, clear thought, writing, and speaking).
6) Third Eye: located between your eyebrows. Represents awareness and intuition.
7) Crown Chakra: located at the top of the head. Represents thought and knowing, and leads to transformation, self-realization, and enlightenment.
How did I get involved with Reiki?
As I grew older and went through different experiences, I knew there had to be a way to connect more spiritually and dig deep within to truly heal from anything, and restore energy and become the best version of me.
For a while, I was looking outside myself for happiness. Looking for attention and approval in ways that didn't serve me or help me grow as a person. They also didn't help me fulfill my soul purpose here on earth. I knew I had to change and heal myself, and no one could do it for me but ME.
So I started meditating. I would go on YouTube and search "meditation for _______(letting go, anxiety, inner peace, forgiveness-there are meditations for everything). From here I began to meditate as often as I could. Whatever came to me during meditations, I would write in a journal afterwards. When you meditate and try your best to shut off your brain to the day's to-do list, or the kids, or work, you tap into your unconscious mind, and that's where the magic happens. You might have spirit guides (loved ones w
ho passed on, for example), that have messages for you. You might have spirit animals, too. There may be colours or landscapes you see in your meditations as well. It all has meaning.
When I was done meditating, I would write, and then use Google to help me decode certain things I didn't understand. In one very powerful meditation, I was give a white dove and released it. I immediately started crying. It was a huge healing moment for me. But I didn't know exactly why. When I researched afterwards, I found out this:
"Doves that appear to you in synchronistic ways represent hope, faith, renewed purpose, compassion, purity, and intuitive communication. They may show up when hard times are ending, and a new understanding of one’s self is emerging. The presence of a dove brings energy back into balance, harmony, and invokes an internal sense of peace. "
This helped me understand that a new path was emerging for me, and I have to keep diving into my spirituality to understand more.
In January 2020, my husband and I went to Costa Rica. We meditated daily and renewed our vows on the beach. We were scrolling our phones and I saw that there was a Reiki course being offered when we got back. I told my husband and he said, "I was looking at that too. Let's sign up!" We journeyed together through Reiki 1, 2 and the Masters course and it was a very rewarding spiritual experience for us. Doing it together made it so special because it strengthened our relationship and allowed us to understand each other on a deeper level. We regularly give each other Reiki treatments at home or from a distance.
What to expect from a session:
Receiving a Reiki treatment helps you to dive a little deeper into your chakras and balance them so that your energy is in a good place to move forward in your life. A discussion will be had between myself and the client about where they are blocked and how they can release the blocks to live a more fulfilling life.
In addition, I also do oracle card readings that will help the client to see more clearly the path their life is taking, or actions they need to take to ensure they are living their life to the fullest and able to maintain the renewal of energy they feel when they leave the session. Things will become more clear, and a write up of all our findings, both through Reiki and the oracle card reading, will be given upon leaving the session.
I truly believe we all have a soul purpose here on earth. With so much going on in our busy lives, it is important to stop and take time for ourselves and figure out the things that will bring us love and joy. It is absolutely possible to be in love with your life, and I look forward to helping you find that in your journey through Reiki.