My Reiki journey started nine years ago when I was going through a really dark period in my life. I have had a lot of dark periods in my life, lets be honest, but this time was a little different. It was my 20th birthday and I spent it with a very good friend of mine in Kingston hanging out, not drinking and received my first Reiki treatment. This was a two hour experience as she did a full front and back session. I was exhausted afterwards. I remember my body was sore the next day. I did not know what to expect. What I had just gone through was my boyfriend who I had been with for 4 years and on and off for 2 had just cheated on me - all of my best friends knew, no one told me. I was betrayed by everyone closest to me, and all they said was "we didn't want to get in the middle of it." How was I suppose to feel? I was shattered, broken open in a million tiny pieces. Someone I was with since I was 15, who I poured my entirety into treated me like a door mat, like I didn't matter. The best part, he didn't even bother to wear protection.
BACK TO REIKI
Okay, so what was mind blowing to me, I was an atheist and very practical. I read about metaphysics, quantum physics and I loved it, I still do. I am still practical, maybe that is why I love Reiki and eastern medicine. It follows ancient sciences that in the West we dismiss.
After my Reiki session, I was exhausted but I felt clear, a sense of peace had broken open within me. I was hooked. I received my Reiki level l that weekend as well as a gift from my dear friend. I had my Reiki level l for like 6 years before I went for my level ll. I never thought in a million years I would be where I am today, I don't think anyone would have guess it. That goth girl who lives for death metal to be walking around talking about energy healing and mental health. I definitely didn't think I would become so intuitive/psychic; but here I am. Loud and in complete awe at what I have witnessed.
My first experience with Reiki changed the way I see the world and the way I saw myself. I had accepted my depression when I was 18 and started meditating before bed, it really helped my insomnia. When I met Reiki energy, something shifted. It provided relief without the need for drugs, alcohol, or any substance for that matter. In fact, whenever I get a session done, I don't smoke any weed, similar to how I meditate. I ensure I am sober. The mind is funny, so I like the challenge of working with the sober mind, I spent some time diving deep into drugs and alcohol as I feel so many of us have.
When I met Reiki, the atheist inside of me was happy. Here was something I could use that was practical and something I could study and continue to learn more and more about.
The other beautiful thing about Reiki is that it is different for everyone. Everyone experiences it differently and everyone offers a session that is a little different.
Reiki opened up my mind and body in a way I didn't think possible.
That one day with a trusted friend, who held her hands over my body with minimal touching was able to break through so much pain, so much trauma, sadness, disbelief that it started me on the journey I still walk today.
I am honoured to have Reiki beside me as I walk through this life and into the next. Reiki has opened me up to past life experiences, deep ancestral connections, access to the Akashic records, I have even channelled those who have passed over into the next for those on my table. Spirit guides, animal totems, tarot cards, I have met them all and I have become a channel. Something I was always drawn to was the occult studies, who knew Reiki would take me there.
That is the beauty of Reiki, it is organic and holds no intention. It takes you exactly where you are suppose to go.
I hope by reading this I have inspired you to get a session, if not by me then by someone.
Don't get stuck in the West, there is beautiful medicine in the East and it wants to be seen.
xox thanks for reading, leave a comment if you feel like sharing your first experience with Reiki.
I love you, Jessy