My personal experience of Reiki

There are many sites online explaining what Reiki is, so what I’m going to do is offer my personal experience with Reiki.

I came across Reiki when I was studying Holistic Hypnotherapy and Hypnoenergetics, so I was already learning about energy when one of my teachers brought up Reiki. We asked her what it was and she simply pulled my hand out in front of me and held her palm above the top of my hand. I felt a magnetic force and a warmth flowing down from her hand into mine. It was pleasant and soothing, and I wanted to close my eyes and enjoy it.

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After many discussions I commenced my Reiki level 1 (and then Reiki 2) with the same teacher who had introduced me to the energy healing practice. My partner was doing Reiki with me which was great as we could practice on each other. What I noticed the most was Reiki was helping me understand my own energy, my moods more, as well as the moods and emotions of other people.

The best thing from Reiki

The biggest ah-har moment came when I discovered I picked up energy (moods/emotion/thoughts) from other people. And realising that for all of these years, I’d had been thinking they were mine. It explained a lot! For so many years I’d become scared of social situations because I could never trust how I’d feel or be. I’d leave home feeling great, and then within the space of few minutes after meeting up with my friends, I’d feel completely drained, introverted and self-conscious.

What I learned studying Reiki

How to tune into how I was feeling, and change it. I learned how to transform my own energy at will.

How to tell whether it was my energy or something I’d picked up, and I was amazed that most of the time it was energy I’d picked up. I also learned how to clear it and within a few seconds feel energised again.

I discovered I could call Reiki energy into my body and direct it into another person, which they would feel, usually as a soothing energy flowing through them.

I learned that my biggest block was myself, and that I carried beliefs such as “other people can do Reiki but not me” and “no-one will feel any energy from me” which was preventing me from giving it my all.

That Reiki and energy healing is all about practice. It’s like learning a new language, you wouldn’t expect to suddenly be able to speak fluent French just because you want to, you’d understand you have to practice a little bit everyday. Energy work is the same, it gets stronger and more tangible the more you work at it. Healing partners, friends and family as guinea pigs are the best!

I experienced that Reiki could take away my headaches! I’ve always had headaches from small headaches to migraines, and undertaking my Reiki journey my partner would practice on me whenever I’d get a headache and they’d go away!

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My partner Dave and I, photo taken on the rocks outside our new healing centre in Wellington!

What was different about doing a Reiki Mastership?

My mastership experience could easily be a whole different article, but what I discovered most was how much ‘stuff’ I still carried within me. How much I was triggered by others everyday, and how it was getting in the way of growing into the loving being I wanted to be. I learned that all of this stuff was garbage from my past that I was dragging around with me, and it was actually covering up my light. Through healing work I discovered it was more of a process of letting go and acceptance that could heal me, and that could only come from me.

I also discovered that intention can be passed through energy, without ever using words. Connecting into different patterns and symbols I experienced picking up and writing down what energy was carried within them, and what those symbols could be used for in healing – before I ever knew what they were for. The accuracy when my Reiki Master eventually revealed to me what each symbol was for was a life-changing experience. I understood that the energy was contained within them, and that’s what we tap into.

Reiki is for everyone!

Completing my mastership training also allowed me to teach Reiki to others, which is an incredible experience. We are all capable of calling in healing light, universal life force, and directing it to another being (or directing it to whatever / or who ever we want). I experienced many limiting blocks along the way in my journey, so I understand when people feel they won’t be able to do Reiki, and they feel intimidated. I love helping those people in particular discover the wonderful world of energy, and in particular Reiki, and that they can do it. And the first time they really feel the energy for themselves is like a light turning on inside of them.

If you’d like to know more about Reiki you can visit Waking Life Reiki Healing and I offer Reiki sessions in Wellington, NZ as well as teach Reiki levels and mastership training.

Also, I’d love to hear your experiences with Reiki and with Energy Healing!

By Sharon Cavill

 

 

 

 

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You can talk to the angels – here’s how.

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Let’s get one thing clear, making a connection to the spirit world is possible and can be a reality for all of us. Whether we’re aware of it or not we all have this ability.

It might help to think of it as a seed within all of us, that some people water, feed and nourish and others don’t. As we know with plants and grasses they have the ability to grow without any care or nourishment provided, such as out of cracks in walls or pavements, but sometimes they need a lot more nurturing and attention to get going.

If you’re interested in making a connection yourself, then initially you need to just allow the possibility to be there first and then start working on it. Give it a chance to develop before cutting it off and believing that you can’t do it.

It’s easy to just believe that it’s possible for others and not you, it’s harder to give it a go again and again and again, even when it seems nothing is happening. It’s harder to persist and decide you want to work at something you don’t even know for sure is possible. Choose this route 🙂 and a whole new world can open up for you.

If you do choose to dare and give it a go, the most powerful place to start is with your own heart. Beings, spirit guides, loved ones who have passed over, and angels all vibrate at a very high frequency. And we, alas, as human beings vibrate at a lower, much denser frequency. This is how we can exist all around each other but so many people aren’t even aware there is more than just our physical reality, the most dense of all, existing.

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So if you feel like this is something you really want to do, then start with hanging out with your heart. Breathe into your heart space and notice what it feels like when you feel loving towards someone or something. What does that physically feel like inside your body? What else do you notice?

Do you feel tingling? Buzzing and flutters in your chest? Like something is gently touching your hair, or blowing on your hand?

The higher you can get your vibration to be the easier you will find connecting into the spirit realm.

An exercise to try:

Take a few deep breaths and set the intention to make a strong connection to your love energy centre. You can also ask for help with this – just say – I call out to my angels and guides, and ask for your assistance with helping me feel love within. 

Next focus your attention on your heart chakra – the centre of your chest. Continue breathing as though you’re breathing right into that spot and blowing it up like a balloon.

What do you feel when you do that?

You might feel like your heart is hard or like there are walls, continue breathing into that space until it starts to soften. You can also breathe out any heaviness that you carry in your heart.

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Then say aloud or in your head:

I invite in my guardian angel and ask for your help to make a strong connection to the spirit world.

I open up all my senses, including my knowing. 

Notice how you feel as you do this. Continue breathing into your heart the whole time, and notice any sensations. I usually feel tingling going up and down my back, and flutters in my heart when the angels are connecting in with me.

You might feel inclined to repeat the above statement 3 times, even though you’ll probably notice a sensation or feeling before you’ve managed to get it all out.

What do you notice?

Another way to do it is to ask for help from someone. I help people all the time to make real, tangible connections to the spirit world in one-on-one sessions via skype. And yes, even people who have never connected in before or don’t believe they’ll ever be able to. Contact me today and arrange your free skype consultation, or for more information you can visit my business website here: http://www.wakinglife.co.nz/#!spiritual-hypnotherapy/c1s88

With love,

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