Long story short - there was a spiritual transformation for me that very slowwwwly crept up on me in the last few years. A sense of wondering what else what out there. Questions about how the universe worked. A knowing that we all had the ability to heal ourselves and others around us if we really focused our energy on it. After spending years reading books about meditation, past lives, quantum mechanics, and famous healers I was ready to take a baby step towards experiencing energy work. I began by attending Kundalini yoga classes. It was so profoundly different than the last 20 years of Vinyasa or Hatha classes I had been going to. Kundalini activated something inside me - my spirit. I left my first class feeling pure joy. Now I practice regularly at home with my own Kriyas. In Kundalini Yoga a kriya is a series of postures, breath, and sound that work toward a specific outcome. Practicing a kriya initiates a sequence of physical and mental changes that affect the body, mind, and spirit simultaneously. In that pure state, I was made aware that I use my hands to beautify people every day, so why not go even further and help heal those same people?
Reiki is not a massage, nor is it based on a belief or suggestion and it has no affiliations with a religion or religious practice. Anyone can get Reiki! The goal is to get your mind and body in a positive state of health and to facilitate healing on all levels - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. The technique was developed in Japan and hinges on the belief that pain, illness and other negative conditions occur because spiritual energy pathways in the body are either disturbed or blocked. It makes so much sense right? I'm sure you've had plenty of these blocks. For instance, have you ever been angry at work and felt a headache coming on? Have you ever been dumped and feel like your heart is shriveling up with chest pains so bad you could barely breath? How about when you are stressed - do you get an irritable stomach? To put it lightly - when you have bad juju around you, it effects you! Why do we insist on carrying around these negative energies when letting go seems like the easier route? I think a majority of people wouldn't talk openly about this "woo-woo" stuff but 80% of the population believes in something bigger than us that we can't quite put our finger on.
So, I began to train. I studied, I read, I practiced every single day. I continued my workshops until I attained my Master Reiki Teacher certificate. I do a fair amount of my Reiki practice via distance, which frequently prompts the question: "Does distance Reiki really work?" And since the answer is in fact yes, please allow me to explain how.
As a Master Reiki Teacher/Practitioner I receive many sacred symbols, one of which is the "distance symbol." When invoked and used by a Reiki practitioner, this symbol allows the practitioner to send healing Reiki energy across time and space.
This symbol can also be used in-person to help clear blockages from the past, or across large parts of the body. Similarly, it can be used to cleanse neighborhoods or geographic places. When practicing Reiki on someone who is not physically present, this symbol is used to connect to his or her energy.
Distance Reiki works according to the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all energy matter and part of a larger whole. As such, invoking this law during a distance Reiki session allows the practitioner to link an object to the energy field of the recipient. I typically use the recipient's photo along with a healing crystal. Distance Reiki provides just one of many ways to link to and channel this energy for the healing benefit of others.
I created V(EYE)BES, pronounced vibes, to be able to share my gift with the people who need it. And now, I'd love to be able to share it with you. For those who are interested in receiving Reiki, please contact me. I would love to help.