My Journey to Reiki
“The Reiki Energy finds you.” Thats what my Teacher told me when I went for my Level 2 Attunement. I strongly believe the energy has been with me all my life, until I discovered it had a name. As a child growing up in Jamaica. I thought the heat I sometimes randomly felt in my hand was because I lived in a tropical climate. Later, when I moved to the United States while in College in Ohio. I attended a church that was Christian/Non-Denominational. I remember during prayer service I felt my hands starting to grow hot. I could not use the excuse of “living in a tropical climate” anymore, because it was winter in Ohio. I was asked to come to the pulpit and the Pastor told me to lay my hands on a lady that was standing there. I did and she started to cry, intuitively I knew when to stop and when I did, my hands went back to their normal temperature . That was the first time I knew about “healing touch.” I read this in the Bible numerous times where Jesus laid hands and healed the sick. I just didn’t believe that I had the gift to do this. This experience was eye opening for me and I began my search to learn more. I studied the Bible, other Metaphysical books and teachings, but I still did not feel convinced about my findings. I gave up, but the energy was still there. It kept me warm in the Winter. (imagine the smile emoji).
Years later I met a friend when I lived in Chicago and she told me about Reiki. Believe it or not at the time I found one Reiki Master and she was charging an exorbitant fee for her services. I gave up again. Finally, I moved to Maui and one month after moving I found my Reiki Master and got my first Attunement. This was the beginning of my growth and development into becoming me and finding my path. Reiki made sense and I was at peace. I finally understood what the “heat in my hand’ represented, how to use it and what to do.
Reiki is called the Universal Life Force Energy. This is one of the names given to this Energy. Various names based on certain religions or cultures will refer to it as Chi, Prana, Mana etc. It comes from the Creator and as a Reiki Healer you are a vessel that the gift flows through to help others. In my studies, “laying on of hands” was commonly done in other countries and cultures, such as India, Africa, Asia to name a few.
Reiki was discovered in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1800’s. He was said to be a Principal and also a Christian Minister. He went on a quest, to find out the methods Jesus used for healing. In his quest he travelled, studied Buddhism and learned to read Sanskrit (an ancient language of India). All failed, until finally after fasting, meditating and praying for twenty one days in seclusion at Mount Koriyama in Japan, he received the revelation. He taught many and years later Reiki was brought to Hawaii by a brave female Hawayo Takata. She lived in Kauai, Hawaii. She left Hawaii to visit Japan in search of a cure for her illness and discovered Reiki, she is the one who introduced Reiki Healing to the West and I am grateful.
Reiki transforms your life from the core of your being. It puts you on your path, guides and protects you. I am grateful for this gift and will gladly share it with you, whether in person or through distance healing. When you are ready.
**I am a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals**