How has practising Reiki changed my life?
After suffering from yet another episode of depression and anxiety attacks in my late twenties, doctors, again, wanted to fob me off with tablets. I was desperate to find an alternative way. I wanted to take back control of my life without ingesting chemicals. And I wanted a permanent change, not just a bandaid. I looked for courses that would teach me how to self-heal because books can only get you so far. I saw a Reiki Course advertised and something inside me said “go for it”. So I did.
Learning about my own energy levels and centres (Chakras) and how my personal energy can affect my surroundings was mind blowing. It also showed me how to protect myself from outside energies, to keep me “sane” in this sometimes crazy world. This was particularly useful when living in London and working with challenged youngsters as a full-time teacher and health worker. With Reiki, I managed to reach a higher perspective which has helped me to heal what happened in my past and made me enjoy life more in the present.
Reiki allowed me to see the connections of events in my life and taught me how I can influence my future for the better (Law of Attraction).
Reiki is logical and very real, as you can actually feel the energy in form of heat and tingling when channelling or receiving it. And the beauty of it is that you don’t have to subscribe to anything or anyone. All you need is a willingness to heal which may mean to confront your own demons and having an open mind.
I’ve always suffered from cold hands and feet.
When I lay on my hands when intending to give Reiki, either on my own body or hover over someone else’s, I can feel the heat coming through them.
That for me was proof that something was definitely happening here. I give Reiki to myself every night and to other people and beings, every day either in person or over distance healing.
One thing I’ve learned is that distance and time don’t really exist when giving Reiki. Everything is always connected. That’s why I, and everybody, can connect with someone who’s not visibly in front of us. Just like Whatsapp, but energetically. It’s tough to get your head around it, but it works.
I haven’t suffered from panic attacks ever since I did my Reiki course six years ago because I can read the signs early on and then allow myself to take a step back and reaI find it easier to accept things in my life and have also felt that my diet has changed naturally, which obviously has also had an impact on my mental health, going from omnivore gradually to vegan.
As a domino effect, I changed my job and the country I live in and now lead a very balanced, healthy and happy life.
Many of my clients have had similar experiences and the key has always been that they wanted to take back control of their lives. Reiki has been a kick-starter for many!
But it does take time. All major and deep changes take time.
I thank Mikao Usui Sensei and Michael Kaufman Sensei for bringing Reiki into my life. Namaste