I have the most unusual relationship with Reiki. In fact, I would be the most unlikely person to be a Reiki Master Teacher.
This is my story, I have a friend I have known for like 20 plus years lets just call her Kate. You can say that I have known Kate for a very long time. We have always been close, we have been keeping close tabs on one other for all this time. Lets’ just say know each other well enough, I have seen her through most of the phases of life. During the time, I know Kate was going through one of the most challenging periods of time. In fact, challenging would have been an understatement. It would have to crumble anyone.
The point of the story is that we were meant to have a reunion of good friends over a friend’s wedding.
The moment, when Kate enters the room she was glowing. Everyone in the room noticed that. She was definitely glowing, as she sat down all the ladies on the table had the same comment. Long story short, the conversation on the table was mainly about whatever she is taking, they wanted some of that.
She responded, “It got to be Reiki “. We were all like what is that? It sounds like Voodoo to me and besides, I remembered that somewhere I read that my faith is against anything like what she is describing. I tried to brush off any ideas of it but my wife was definitely interested to know more.
Fast forward. We were at the Reiki Centre to listen to the intro talk to understand more about it. To be honest, I was not one bit keen. I am the most sceptical person there. It’s just not possible, besides the faith is really against it. We were then given “attunements” to experience Reiki for ourselves.
I feel that I need to emphasise that no matter how much the stories and the sharing of other people’s experience with Reiki didn’t appeal much to me.
However during and the attunements, there was clearly something. I clearly felt something. Later we had some time to exchange giving Reiki and there was clearly something there too. There was clearly something in this madness. It actually made me feel connected to something higher. That’s just me, that’s how I feel about it. I need to know more about it. It is not about how others feel about it. I now need to know what that was about.
As they say, the rest is history. However, I had never been what you called a complaisant student. I never took the default answer, I questioned everything. You can say, I took everything apart and had to make sense of all. In becoming a Reiki Master teacher was not a planned goal. It just happened as a result of wanting to understand deeper. It did change me profoundly.
I feel strongly that everyone has the right to their own experience and option but before they make a judgement on something its just fair that they need to know and explored deep enough into the topic or go deep enough into it before you qualify to make comments on a subject. For anyone that is stumbled by religions to even dare to explore Reiki you are not alone for your reference please visit Reiki practitioners who happen to be Christians.
I for one, personally feel more connected to God and I now have my own stories that are profound and I do give Reiki and Elaine Grundy my teacher credit for this. Every new day still unfolds the wonders of Reiki and for that, I am forever grateful.