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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I’ve been on a journey of spiritual awakening and want to develop my psychic gift. What is it that I need to know or do?

Hi Amy, I’ve posted the answer to your question here, as we’re are all connected and the answer originally intended for you, can also help others…

I love that you write psychic ‘gift’ as if you have only one, you have many and I feel for you especially it’s about dabbling in them all, not favouring one over the other, but beginning to play and strengthen each one, they will bounce off each other grow more easily that way. I see a tidal wave, implying a surging forward on your journey. Does that make sense to you? Maybe even, if you haven’t already, join a spiritual development group where each week you try a different way of connecting in. They are all there for you.

Also, alongside your spiritual / psychic development, also work on your mind. It is time to fade out the doubting thoughts that arise. Everyone has those thoughts and it’s really about whether you choose to listen and have doors close, or you hear them and choose to not listen.

I also see healing work, healing hands. Can you feel energy in your hands? Heat, tingling sensations? They are calling to you! Have you started or looking into Reiki or energy healing? You’ll have fun with this!! Getting into energy healing will also help open your other gifts as it’ll quieten your mind and help you focus, then messages and images etc will arise.

There is one guide in particular that is coming through very strongly. If you don’t know of them already, just invite them in. Start journalling or talking, and see if you can pause – like the pausing between breaths – you’ll ‘hear’ them in the stillness, but not necessarily through words.

When you’re working to increase your gifts, don’t aim for the obvious ones straight away – like seeing spirit or hearing words. Open up to the wonderous ways that spirit connects in, it’s not always so obvious so. There is a book that is important and helpful for you to read however I’m not getting the name. Have you come across a book recently, however not purchased it yet? If that makes sense, or comes to make sense soon – just get the book. Order it online, borrow from the library, or whatever, just know that it is a great tool for you and will help.

Keep your lightheartedness about your psychic / spiritual work, about this whole realm. The world you wish to connect into more is very light, so humour and a lightness of spirit really helps. So often when people delve deeper into this world they are all serious about it, however that lowers your vibration and makes it harder. It’s all about play 🙂

I hope this helps and I’d love to hear back after you’ve read it!

With love,

Sharon

 

Experience: Distance Healing

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Spirit Matters

This week I am going to experience a distance healing for Abundance. A distance healing is performed by a practitioner who is in a different physical location to the client, however under the guise that energy knows no boundaries and that healings can be just as powerful without even needing to be in the same room as the client – or even the same country!

This is my first Distance Healing for Abundance so I thought it would be fun and interesting to document my experience and share it with you all, so we can gain an understanding of what healings are all about together, as well as you will share in the experience from the client’s perspective.

The practitioner conducting my healing is a gifted Psychic/Medium/Healer called Spirit Matters. Spirit Matters offers distance healings to people all over the world, and works with higher beings, angels and guides to channel the healing. I will write about my experience in three parts; an article before the healing, one soon afterwards, and then the final chapter two or so weeks down the track.

In preparation for the receiving this energy healing I completed a short process in order to set myself up for receiving a distance healing. To do this I sat in a quiet place and closed my eyes, breathing deeply I began to repeat a statement of permission, granting Spirit Matters full permission to send healing to me on all levels; Mind, Body & Soul. I also set the intention to be fully open to receiving. I repeated different statements such as ‘I am open to receiving’ and ‘I intend to receive healing on all levels’. Finally, I completed this meditation by sending thanks and gratitude to Spirit Matters for the healing.

None of this is required to receive an energy healing, however I intuitively felt this would help me gain the most from the experience.

Stay tuned for the 2nd installment later on this week, which will detail what I experienced and felt during the healing and in the days immediately afterward.

For more about Spirit Matters visit her Facebook Page by clicking here.
Note: this article is in no way commissioned by the practitioner.