Reiki Does Every Body Good!
The Reiki Principles
Just for Today...
I will let go of anger
I will let go of worry
I will count my many blessings
I will do my work honestly
I will be kind to every living thing.
My Reiki Path
Reiki aids in stress relief and relaxation and is helpful on all levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki has helped me with so many different things including healing from foot surgery in half the time predicted by my doctor, stopping smoking after a habit that started in college and just being able to relax and feel less stressed on a day-to-day basis.
People ask me every day how I first got started with Reiki. Almost four months after the death of my beloved fiancé, I was still overcome with grief. Physically my body ached all over and I felt exhausted as though I had been walking through mud. At the same time, inside it seemed as though every nerve in me was trying to jump out and run away. I have often heard the term “heartache,” but I was experiencing a physical heart “ache” so real that it felt like a lead weight in my chest. I was having several spontaneous crying episodes a day, never knowing when they would strike. I was isolating myself from others, feeling out of control of my life and like a failure for not being able to pull myself out of it. My medical doctor suggested that I take antidepressants to help balance my mood swings. While that sounded like a good idea, I had some reservations about medicating the natural feelings of grief over the loss of a loved one and was hoping for a more holistic approach. My daughter had studied Reiki and had told me about it's stress relieving benefits, but truthfully it was a little hard for me to believe that something so simple could make a difference in the way I was feeling. Somewhat reluctantly, I brought up the subject of using Reiki to treat the symptoms of my grief with a therapist. Amazingly, she not only was familiar with Reiki but had studied it. After some discussion, it was decided that a good treatment would be a combination of Reiki, meditation and exercise.
During my first Reiki treatment I experienced a sense of peace and calm that I had not known for many months. Physically, my heart rate and breathing slowed and I felt less tension in my body. Emotionally, I felt a relief from anxiety and a glimmer of hope that I could actually take a full breath again. Spirituality, I felt a reconnection to God and the universe along with a general sense of well being.
After reading about Reiki and praying for spiritual guidance I decided to enroll in a beginning Reiki class so that I could give myself daily treatments. As I thought back over the long months of suffering that my sweetheart went through with pancreatic cancer I realized how much Reiki would have helped him to cope with the anxiety, depression and physical pain of his disease. I think it would have also enabled me to have been calmer during his illness. With this insight I first felt a spiritual calling to teach Reiki to others so that they could also experience the blessings of peace that comes with the regular practice of Reiki.