Before starting on this journey, I had never experienced Reiki before. The name Reiki came up once or twice, but I never questioned what it was or what it was used for. Then a friend mentioned she did a Reiki course and how she started treating her husband who had a very stressful job. This didn’t really sink in until a few months later when my 9 year old daughter started showing signs of anxiety and stress.
At the time I was also looking to learn a skill, that I could take with me wherever I went. Having moved from country to country in the last 25 years for my husband’s job, I always needed to re-invent myself professionally and thus learning a skill that I could practice anywhere was a tempting thought.
In my research I came across Omegapoint Singapore offering a free Reiki course preview and I thought, this might be a good idea in order to find out more about this “Reiki thing” and if it could be of interest.
At the event while the teacher gave some insightful information about the history of Reiki, there were also volunteers present, who offered the participants to feel the Reiki energy by placing their hands on their shoulders. I sat in front of this 20-something guy who had just completed his training a few months before and thought to myself “no harm in this, I will just sit and see what happens” while listening to the speaker.
The moment he placed his hands on my shoulders, a feeling of electric buzz started to spread through every nerve in my body. It felt so incredibly warm and safe, I was totally in awe. I can’t tell you how long I sat there, I didn’t see or hear anything anymore.
After the guy released his hands from my shoulders, I sat there for a good 10 minutes, unable to move, I was in a complete state of relaxation and calm.
I didn’t question the “why” and “how”, I just knew I wanted to learn more about Reiki and the rest is history as they say.
Ever since completing my Reiki trainings, my hands have been on people mostly, but also animals and plants. It truly is amazing to see what the energy does every time.