Reiki made its first impression on me as a young 18 year old when I received my first Reiki session and I can still remember it clear as day 20 years on. Truth is, that reiki has continued to be an intrinsic part of my life throughout my adulthood. I remember the sheer amazement I felt when undertaking my level 1 and finding out that Reiki could be used for objects that were no longer working, such as radios, fridges, washing machines and anything. It had never once occurred to me that reiki could be broken down in scientific terms. That if we and all living matter, organisms, as well as inanimate objects are made up of cells and energy can flow through all cells, then in fact, we can channel energy to inanimate objects too! I remember being totally blown away by finding that out and to find that it works too!!
I have used reiki to keep dead hoovers going far beyond the point of their scrapheap death, used it on microwaves, even on the walls of my old home that I’d moved into that felt an ominous and just generally had an uncomfortable atmosphere in. I managed to change all that with a few days of blasting reiki all over every wall in every room and went on to spend a very happy 10 years there.
There are such simple tricks to utilising and benefiting from Reiki to its fullest that they are often overlooked, from giving your cup of tea or water a blast of reiki before you drink it, or draw a reiki symbol on a bit of card and use it as a coaster to charge your drink, so you get to drink pure reiki water, or a reiki charged gin and tonic if you are anything like me. Who says a gin and tonic can’t be medicinal?! Another favourite of mine when I’m feeling weary and run down is to run a nice bath, throw in some Epsom salts, a few drops of lavender oil and send some reiki to the bathwater before immersing myself into healing goodness! Divine! You’ll emerge feeling like a brand new woman, or man as the case may be. I honestly cannot recommend it enough!
In actual fact there is nothing and no one for that matter that Reiki won’t accompany and support in the most gentle and soothing way. What I love most is that irrelevant of the intention you give it, Reiki will go to where it is needed most. I have had clients come to see me for support with their emotional wellbeing, however the reiki decided it was needed most elsewhere. I remember one client in particular who had a knee injury from a fall 2 years previously which she had now grown accustomed to the discomfort and rarely gave it any thought unless she was suffering a flare up ,phoned up to tell me that within2 days of the reiki treatment her knee pain had come back quite intensely. When she called again she told me that as it had appeared it had gone again and now had much less pain or discomfort.
My philosophy over the years has come to be “would you like some reiki with that” you can keep your fries! (Well…unless they’re sweet potato fries that it, in which case we may have some negotiating to do!)