Years ago, I became interested in Reiki…so many years ago, I don’t even remember to be quite honest.
I also worked two full time jobs so I was always busy with my pets and keeping up with my house cleaning, laundry, errands during the work week and on my days off.
On one of my days off I drove to Palm Springs to attend a Reiki class held by a Reiki Master, and to this day I can’t remember her name and I don’t find her in Google.
The class was a couple of hours long and there were about 20 people there. At the end of the class we were lined up for our attunement (A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class. … The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student)…as best described by The International Center For Reiki Training.
Each of us in this class experienced something different during this attunement process. Mine was a vision of Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist (You can read more about him by searching in Google), as well as a profound experience of peacefulness.
We were to practice our self healing exercises for 21 days, it is a cleansing period you go through and you can read more about that here
I did my exercises, I practiced on not only myself but my cats, plants, any foods I prepared. Since I was always on my feet with my two jobs my hips, knees and feet were important to me and I focused strongly on those areas which to my surprise helped me greatly. I also use to get headaches from time to time and once again Reiki helped.
Work and time didn’t allow me to take a master attunement class with her, so a few years went by and I found someone on line actually that did attune me with a distant attunement to the master level.
My experience with this attunement was totally amazing. The energy received was practically tangible, but I didn’t want to open my eyes and ruin this attunement. I experienced a small pink rotating cloud right in front of my face and the energy was very strong yet gentle. (This is what I saw with my eyes closed).
Thereafter, it seemed as though my hearing was heightened considerably. For instance, someone was walking by in a pair of flip flops from the mailbox and I could hear those flip flops walking clear around the building after this lady passed by my window as if she was still just passing past my window! I thought ‘wow’!
Once again, work and an employment change, new training and hours got in the way of my interests outside of work so I never really did anything with it except for myself, cats, plants, foods…
Once you are attuned, it is with you for life however if over the years you haven’t used it, it can be a pretty weak self healing experience!
There is nothing that says you can not be re attuned and I have read from a few other Reiki practitioners that they have at one point had themselves re attuned as they too got side tracked and felt they were ineffective.
Therefore, I located someone to help me with this and I am going through the entire process from the beginning so I can use Reiki effectively with my cancer diagnosis. Starting all over is exactly what I wanted to do since so much time has passed.
There are many articles on it when you do a Google search, and of course Reiki is not going to remove cancer from your body, but it may be helpful to reduce some common symptoms cancer patients experience with their treatments. Some symptoms I may be experiencing myself. I found this article here last night and if your interested, you can read about it too.
I personally do not want to stress myself out with anything at all…I dislike stress, drama, worry, pain and the like. So I feel personally this will be helpful to me, especially since I am familiar with Reiki already.
Have a beautiful day.