How Reiki Energy Heals

Dec 05, 2023

I stepped into my cozy yoga studio in Chicago one fine winter morning ๐Ÿฅถ and glanced at the bulletin board for weekly events. At the bottom was a post to become reiki certified ๐ŸŒˆโœจ on a Sunday at the end of the month. A jolt of excitement and feeling terrified spiraled through my spine ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€. I had recently started dipping my toe into spirituality and was fascinated with energy healing, auras and mediumship. The thought of having higher knowledge on what type of healing they needed and giving them messages to further their growth seemed out of a page in Harry Potter โšก๏ธ. I wanted in.


I remember not telling anyone that I was going to this training. I knew how it looked on paper. "You are going to spend 100s of dollars on a training to heal people with energy?" This was also my first look into the spiritual world and I didn't know what to expect. "Did doing this training mean I would be going against my Catholic upbringing?" The guilt alone made me zip my mouth shut.


The day of my reiki training, I was oozing with joy ๐Ÿ’“ to have my attunement. Back then, attunements were performed in a traditional sense where the teacher would place her hands over your head and ignite the reiki energy within you, so you could then share the gift of reiki to others. Me, being the big dreamer I was, thought my experience was going to be nothing short of the episode of 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' ๐Ÿช„ where she wakes up on her 13th birthday suddenly having magical powers. I was deeply disappointed when I didn't receive an eight of that experience ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. We were then told to start practicing reiki on each other. I had no instruction and felt completely lost as to how to suddenly start practicing reiki. I ignorantly hovered my hands over another practitioner's body, feeling a sick feeling in my stomach that my family was indeed right ๐Ÿ˜ซ. 


I left feeling bummed and then thought- "Oh well!! You live and you learn ๐Ÿคญ." A couple years later, I am leaving my kundalini class, chakras wide open, and a Reiki II training catches the corner of my eye. The same allure I felt for the first training came back again. There no logical reason for why on Earth I would invest in another training. It was obviously all hoopla to begin with ๐Ÿ˜…. I left shutting down the voice within me. But in the following weeks, each time I left the kundalini studio, a voice within me kept telling me to look into. So I reached out to the reiki instructor and inquired more before just willy nilly signing up. I told her about my past experience and felt consoled knowing that it was actually common to not feel a shift right away. It can depend on your willingness at the time and also connection to your teacher. I ended up really vibing with her experiences and understanding of reiki and signed up to get reiki II certified โœŒ๐Ÿผ.


At this point in my healing journey, I was in a much different place. I let go of a lot of self doubt ๐Ÿค”I had about mystical forms of healing, because of my personal experiences. I had significantly healed my digestion with Ayurveda and even had a few wild reiki healing sessions ๐ŸŒˆ from different healers. My beliefs were transforming and my devotion to my spiritual studies were growing. I decided to go ALL in on my reiki training and really prepare for it this time. I did an Ayurvedic cleanse leading up to the training, so that I would be clear ๐Ÿงผand open ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผto receiving the attunement.


During my reiki II attunement, I remember feeling energetic breaks in my body. It felt like a belt was unbuckling in parts of my body, and then, my body would shake to release the energy ๐ŸŒ€that had been sucked in. I had visions of myself in an etherical realm, surrounding my water, bathing in healing energy ๐Ÿ›. I felt an immense amount of love warm my heart chakra and vibrate throughout my armsโœจ. Although these intuitive experiences sound extraordinary, in my practical fashion, I wrote them off as nothing and left training feeling a bit deflated ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. I was still holding out for my 20/20 psychic vision experience ๐Ÿคฉ.

That evening and next morning, I really did feel amazing. I felt grounded and deeply connected to my body ๐Ÿ˜š. I attributed it to my cleanse, of course, but as I went to the bathroom the next morning, I noticed I received my period after a three year absence ๐Ÿฅณ. I was completely mystified and in shock. How on Earth was it possible that after one reiki healing, I was able to finally get my period back ๐Ÿ˜ฑ?


I truly believe I needed this highly tangible moment to prove to myself just how real reiki energy is and what a huge part it is for my healing journey. I had changed my diet, my lifestyle practices and everything physical there was to do to get my period back. But, ultimately, spirit reminded me that I am not just a physical body, I am a spiritual one too๐Ÿ˜‡. I also believe I had this experience, because I was open and devoted to whatever experience I was going to have. Although, I still wanted a flashy one, I accepted that there were mystical experiences happening within me.


From this moment forth, I have surrenderedtrusted and welcomed the miraculous healing powers of reiki energy into my life. With having led over 10 reiki certifications ๐Ÿค“ (yes, I now laugh at my initial investment, because I have made that back ten fold), I have witnessed such synchronistic moments between students exchanging energetic healing from 100s of miles away. I laugh ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ when my healers have their first 'holy shit' moment during their first reiki exchanges, because one healer is able to identify exactly where they have an energetic blockage and how it relates to their current obstacles ๐Ÿคญ. I have seen healers dig to the depths of their healing journey to find the truth of who they are, what has been lying there all along- their soul's purpose.


They dance with their intuitive gifts- claircognizant, clairvoyance, clairsentient and clairaudience, to name a few and orchestrate a symphony of healing for their newly created communities. I have seen healers transform their therapy sessions by adding in reiki healing at the end. Some healers couple reiki with physical therapy and bodywork. Others have used their certification to strengthen their intuitive gifts that guide their spiritual businesses and add great wisdom to their client sessions. What brings me the greatest joy is hearing from my clients that they finally feel spiritually fulfilled after their client sessions again, because they are able to go deeper with them ๐Ÿ’“.


I would be lying if I still didn't have my moments of doubt and skepticism still ๐Ÿคฅ. I always think that is healthy to admit, like when I was forced to lead my first reiki training virtually vs. in person. Sheesh- I did NOT want to do that ๐Ÿ˜‘ and thought it totally wouldn't work. But the reiki energy has proved to blow me away each time ๐Ÿคฏ. It was in that training that I was brought to tears ๐Ÿฅน seeing how each woman had the same visual attunement experience that was so specific it is almost laughable. A sweet message from spirit letting us know, yes, we are all still connected ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡.


If you have a spiritual desire to dive into the mystical world of healing, but have your doubts, I say, doubt it. Ask all the questions. Raise an eyebrow even ๐Ÿคจ! Then, dig deep for that voice within you that keeps repeating itself. The one that keeps sending you signs to follow your interests, no matter how impractical and silly they look on paper. Listen to the voice that says to do that training, get that certification and activate your intuitive gifts. Intuition may not ever make sense, but it just might lead you to find your soul purpose ๐Ÿ˜‰.


Doors are officially open for my Reiki I + II certification that is available virtually and in person. This is a four week program to clear energetic blockages ๐Ÿ”ฎ and learn how to activate your intuitive gifts ๐ŸŽ. You will also have resources to setup your intuitive business, so you can start charging for your magical services directly after the course. Explore, learn and sign up here.