If you have read about how I started my healing journey, then you know that before a couple of years ago, I had never heard of Reiki.
However, if any of you have ever suffered from chronic pain, then you know how draining it is – physically, emotionally, and mentally. I used to feel as if my body hated me and joked about getting my brain transferred into a cyborg body. I just wanted the pain to stop, but found no effective treatment in traditional medicine; so, by this point I was willing to try something that sounded like hocus pocus. However, willingness to try different things sometimes can lead to something amazing.
For me, the something amazing was at the end of the first year after my first attunement. I could tell a big difference in my body. Getting rid of stuck stress, patterns and programs – the way I held myself, the way I thought about my body, and the way I thought of my life underwent a dramatic transformation. Letting go of stress, anxiety, physical tension energetically allowed me to let it go physically in ways that massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, exercise, yoga, acupuncture, hot packs & cold packs didn’t. The Reiki actually went deeper than anything else and treated root causes.
After the second attunement, I underwent another shift. I realized how much I had stored in myself emotionally that was seriously affecting me physically – tense shoulders, tense hips, tight core, clenched jaw. Once I began releasing the emotional components, the physical aspects released even further. By this time I was a believer in Reiki.
I continued classes right through to the master level of Usui Reiki and into Karuna Reiki. It has been a couple of years, and the transformation for me from a pain-filled individual to one, who has no pain physically is in itself astonishing. I still give myself Reiki at least weekly, often at night as I go to sleep because it helps me to release any tension, to relax my mind, and to let go of anything that is bothering me.
With Reiki every aspect of my life has been positively affected through the healing process. I have become a happier, more joyful, and more positive person. I feel differently, think differently, and choose differently. The best part is being able to move forward with my life, no longer stuck in pain, physically, emotionally, or mentally.