It was over 15 years ago when I first experienced the energy flow of Reiki. My dear friend and teacher had decided that I was ready for the next step on my journey into energy healing. I had taken a couple of energy and “Healing Hands” workshops and was in the process of reading and learning more about it.
When she came to visit me she gave me the surprise and honor of my first attunement. She sealed it with a powerful Reiki session. She taught me and advised me to keep a journal over the next 30 days of my experiences. She explained that as the energy moves through you, it will release blocks which will stir up old emotions and pains. This is because it releases them out of your system, helping your body to let go of the things you no longer need to carry. I can also bring immense feelings of joy. It can be a bit of a roller coaster ride for some or gentle flow for others. Everyone can have a different experience.
For me, it was a roller coaster ride. I think this was mainly due to the attunement and not the Reiki session itself. I generally have very calming and relaxing experiences during a regular Reiki session as most people do. After this first attunement, I felt amazing. My vision changed and everything seemed so clear. I could see colors and details like I never had before. I felt connected with nature and would find myself staring at trees. There were also times where I felt like I could feel the pain and sadness of the world; I understood the phrase “to have the weight of the world on your shoulders.”
I documented my feelings in my journal which helped me process everything that was happening. I had been advised to drink a lot of water, which I did. My teacher guided me and advised me whenever needed. It was an amazing experience and I would not have changed a thing.
It gave me a profound respect for energy flow. I was (and still am) a very skeptical person. It’s just who I am. I tend to question everything and need proof. Maybe I had a strong experience because that is what I needed… It is different for everyone.
It’s been many years since then and I now have the honor to watch my clients as they experience the soothing and relaxing energy of a Reiki session. Their childlike smiles and relaxed gazes after a session are the greatest reward on my journey of energy work.