My personal journey with Reiki was a long and slow process. You see, I was coming out of a lifelong love with a religion that could no longer be part of my life. And while I was certainly wanting to find something that could bring meaning to my existential needs, I was also quite guarded and wounded as I walked forward on the path.
Little steps along the way helped move me closer to my desires and I did not allow my fear to win out. One of those little steps was when a dear friend of mine gave me the book, Positive Energy? by Judith Orloff. This book was so eye opening for me as it shifted my view of what was once more narrow in the religious views I had brought up to believe to a macro view of what I now see and understand as the way life just works. This book explained that we are all made of energy and that energy is always moving, or vibrating. Then it explained that there is a continuum that goes from high vibrating energy to lower vibrating energies, and yep, you guessed it, corresponding feelings and health states etc. are connected to where our energy is vibrating on the continuum. Lower vibrations are experienced when we are in ill health, low or ?bad? moods, experiencing stress and higher vibrations are experienced when we are healthy, happy and balanced.
Of course, it is always fluctuating due to the ever-changing nature of our situations in life but the idea that we can influence where we are on the continuum of energy was an amazing concept that really hit me and made so much sense.
When I went through my first Reiki training, I had quite the ?reaction both physically and spiritually as I felt my ability to vibrate on a ??higher level of energy increase through what is called an attunement. ???My journey on the path to becoming a Reiki Master and eventually Teacher has ??been what I can explain as an upward spiral as I have learned and deepened my ??own connection to what I now call Spirit (previously I referred to this as ???God?).
Reiki is a deliberate way that you can move closer to your own spiritual nature and have your own felt experience of energy to truly build on your relationship with your spiritual team in each healing and/or teaching experience that you have.
In the first level of Reiki that I teach at S.A.G.E. Holistic Health & Wellness Center, you will receive a plethora of information to answer all of your questions about Reiki, what it is, and how to begin using it immediately, during class. It is my hope that if you are called to quiet yourself and begin a spiritual journey of awakening, that you will give yourself the opportunity to experience and/or learn Reiki to begin your own process of becoming aware of the great Spirit and Energy that resides within us all.