I found Reiki in the late 80’s but never actually started using it until I began training in massage in the 90’s. I love it, it just flows from my hands when I think “Reiki on!” I have been told that it comes through in my work when I’m treating people. They can feel my hands are really warm.
I did Reiki 2 training in 2003, and trained as a Reiki Master in 2018. So it’s been a long journey. Here’s my story as to why I decided to become a Reiki Master:
I traveled solo around Peru in 2016 for 4 months. I was able to use Reiki and Bowen on local people and found I was getting great results very quickly – perhaps the energy of the land was contributing?
I volunteered in a healing centre near Iquitos, 14kms into the jungle. The woman who ran the centre was a Naturopath who came from Germany. She had healed her colon cancer many years previously through help with a shaman there, so she decided to open this centre and moved everything from Germany. When I arrived at the centre she was extremely ill, she’d lost so much weight, lost her appetite and had no energy, she really looked like she was at death’s door. She had given so much to the local people freely, helping women heal from breast cancer and to recover quickly from strokes. She had not been outside for weeks. Her family were very worried about her.
She asked me if I would give her Reiki which I did, only once a day for an hour for five days. I told her that if she wanted more I would be willing to give her more but an hour a day seemed to be sufficient.
By day four her energy started to come back, and her appetite, she actually got out of bed and started to cook for herself as she was so hungry. By day 5 she decided to go to the cinema with her friend, she got up, put on some make up and nice clothes and waited for a taxi to take them the 14kms into Iquitos. To me this was truly miraculous – how could someone seemingly come back from the dead and look and feel like this after 5 days only using Reiki? It was then that I realised the power of pure energy, Love on tap!
I knew that when I got back to Australia I would have to train as a Reiki Master so that I would be able to attune anyone whowass interested in having healing in their hands, as the people in Peru asked me “can you teach me how to do Reiki?”
So that’s my story on how I became a Master of Reiki. I can run a small course if you can gather a few interested people together, in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2. It’s very easy to learn and everyone has the ability to open up to the Reiki energy.
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It is given by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. It can be given seated or lying down.
If your own “life force energy” is low, then you are more likely to get sick, or feel stress, and if your energy is high, you are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” How beautiful is that.
During a treatment, it can feel like a wonderful glowing radiance and warmth that flows through and around you. Some people may not feel this radiance but the energy will still flow through you. Some people see colours or images during a session. Reiki treats the whole person: body, emotions, mind and spirit. This creates many beneficial effects that include peace, relaxation and feelings of well being and security.
Reiki is a natural, simple, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can benefit from, from babies to the elderly.