I took my initial Reiki training on September 11, 2001. I will never forget the date! I did my Level 2 training in June of 2003 and finished my Master Level in January 2009.
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How Reiki Changed My
suffered with depression for much of my adult life and, as a consequence, have
also been in therapy for just about that long. One of the last therapists I was
with recommended Reiki to me. I had no idea what it was or what to expect from
it, but I had been married to a chiropractor for a while and was into the whole
alternative health movement so I was more than willing to give it a try.
Fortunately for me, there was a group in existence at Seven Rays Bookstore (the local New Age bookstore) every
Saturday morning from 10AM to noon for a sliding scale donation. So in August
of 1999 I received my first Reiki treatment. I can’t say I went every single
week, but I was there more often than not. It had a dramatic effect on helping
to integrate my mind-body-spirit issues.
I can remember one treatment in particular where I was just overcome
with such sadness that I couldn’t stop crying for what seemed like forever,
although it was probably only 15-20 minutes. It was quite a breakthrough! I felt
so cleansed afterward.
After I had
been attending the Circle for about two years, several of the practitioners
mentioned that I could take the training even if I only wanted to do Reiki on
myself. That sounded like an excellent idea to me. So I signed up for one. It
happened to be on September 11, 2001. I will certainly never forget the date of
my Level One Reiki training! About a year and a half later, I took my Level Two
same time, my daughter was taking a Yoga class at the local community college and dragged, I mean
encouraged me to come along with her because she just knew it was something I’d
enjoy. The Yoga class just further continued the mind-body-spirit integration
work that Reiki had started. It was at the Yoga class that I really got
involved with Meditation.
Almost eight years later, I feel
like such a new person! I rarely have bouts of depression. I maintain a
positive outlook on life (for the most part). I took the
Master Level Training (hey, slow and steady wins the race!) in January 2009. I’m still working
on staying centered, grounded and balanced, but at least I have the tools I
need to continue the work. My life has been one of “When the student is ready,
the teacher appears.” And that’s how Reiki has changed my life!