On one such occasion my sister, who was supposed to go out for the day with her boyfriend, was curled up on her bed moaning in pain from a horrible migraine. She was at the "end of her rope" so to speak. On that day, I had the courage to try something that I had always felt compelled to do when she would get into such an agitated state, but as of yet hadn't had the courage to bring up. So, I asked her if she would try something for me. She looked at me like any older sister would, with limited patience for what I was going to propose. But intense pain has a way of making you consider things you may never have considered otherwise. She agreed.
I asked her to lie down and close her eyes. I then asked her to concentrate on her breath, helping her achieve a meditative place in her mind and body. How I knew to ask her to do this, again I have no idea. Next, I started the "laying of hands"- just placing my hands on areas of her body- that just felt like she needed it, and held them there feeling them tingle and burn. I asked her to concentrate on her breathing and we did so together.
After several quiet minutes of breathe work and hand placements, she relaxed to the point where she felt in control again and after several more she looked at me in complete surprise. Her migraine, which had left her thrashing in pain, had lessened to such a degree that felt like it was a wondrous release. The gripping talon squeezing her skull had uncurled itself releasing her from its grasp. She was amazed- and I felt like it was the most natural thing in the world! She then got up off the bed, gave me a rare happy hug and bounced out of the room, calling back a "Thanks, I'm going to call John now". And off she went. Just like that.
Over the years many cumulative events have come to pass in my life's journey and led me to become a Master Reiki Practitioner. Life has a way of turning full circle and hearing your intuition plays a part in it. Call it fate, or synchronicity but what I knew as a child and I had kept under wraps - was to become part of the cycle of my life and learnings.
The circle of Reiki swirled into view on a day in 2011, when I stumbled across an article. It explained about a Japanese healing technique that involved the ‘laying of hands’ and about the sacred Reiki symbols,invoking healing energies and the art of sharing that energy with others. My stomach did a little flip of recognition, and I didn’t need any more convincing, as things that I had been doing naturally all my life- were in that article! I had been dealing with the recognition of some of my 'gifts' and how to bring them out into the world without looking like a nut bar. I try not to ignore signs from Spirit and I signed up for the course the next day!
If I thought for a moment that it wasn’t Spirit and fate to find that article that day-then what happened when I got home - hammered the point home.
As part of the course, we were formally taught the sacred symbols of ‘cho-ku-rei ‘and ‘sei-hei-ki’. I found them incredibly easy to draw during class while some others struggled with the form and flow of them. I didn’t think much of that at the time until later when I got home.
As I passed by the phone- it happened to ring. I stopped to answer it and grabbed a pen and paper and started to doodle like I always have when I speak on the phone.
I found my fingers looping and flowing like usual. Just then- some of my older doodles caught my eye. I grabbed the papers and stared at them. I found myself rubbing my eyes and my mouth fell open with what I saw, as I knew that pattern like the back of my hand. I had been doodling it for years and years. There on my papers I had carelessly left near the phone, was the sacred symbols of healing that I learned that day- and it turns out I had been drawing them all my life!
A full circle wake up call…
Since then, I have learned a great deal about the "just knowing" part of me . Reiki sessions with clients have helped further my development of understanding of my intuition skills in my work as a psychic intuitive medium and deepen the knowledge that we truly are all connected in this journey. And that journey has brought me here to share this gift with you.