My Reiki Journey
I began my Reiki journey in 2007 when I took my Reiki First Degree in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki (translated as ‘the Usui System of Natural Healing’). This system of Reiki is the traditional Eastern lineage, which can be traced back to Mikao Usui, and was brought to the West by Mrs Takata. It is the most popular and widely known tradition and places emphasis on self-treatment as well as the treatment of others, and recognizes Reiki as a life-long practice and commitment.
After my attunement I felt very emotional but also completely calm and relaxed. I wanted to learn more, but spent a year learning and honing my craft, self-healing and practising on any friend or family member who would let me! In 2008, I took the Reiki Second Degree, the next step on my Reiki journey.
The attunement was a blissed-out feeling, less intense than the first, which I now understand had been an energy clear-out from old hurts and past traumas held in my chakras.
I began to treat clients about 6 months later and received great feedback – I was also able to pick up on certain ailments that were verified by my clients.
I was very satisfied with being a Reiki practitioner for years, never feeling the need to take my Reiki to Master Teacher Level, until 2014, when I was given various signs and symbols to encourage me to push forward once more on my Reiki journey. I gained my Master Teacher Level Reiki (Third Degree) that year and have taught and continued to practise Reiki ever since.