Some people have no clue what Reiki is. Some think it’s related to religion, but it is not. It can be a spiritual practice, but it does not conform to nor is it derived from any religion. You can practice any or no religion and benefit from reiki. In basic terms, the word reiki comes from two words: rei – which basically means higher source wisdom, and ki- which is the non-physical energy that is in every living thing. Reiki is a form in the Healing Arts and is often associated with holistic ideals.
I decided to title this post, “Why I chose Reiki.” But the honest truth is that Reiki chose me. It’s important for me to mention that here because across almost all platforms, I have heard the same thing from most Reiki practitioners. Reiki chooses us; it comes to us at just the right time, when we need it most. And that is exactly what happened to me.
My wife and I were having a spa day to celebrate our anniversary. The location offered many services and I figured, I’d never tried Reiki, so why not. I didn’t go into it with any preconceptions. I got there, laid on the table and was given a basic idea of what reiki was. And then it began. A reiki session is different for every person; I was blown away by the experience. My reiki healer changed my life in that session and onward. Nathaly (you can check her out at The Lotus Experiment) changed my life. Our session was incredible, for both of us. It was then that she shared with me that she believed that I was a natural born healer. I had felt for a long time that I am meant to help others. And I have been doing that in many ways in my life. But that moment was a luminous, light bulb moment. My calling lay before me, drenched in white light!
I had been a long, long time sufferer of anxiety. The smallest thing would frazzle me. I had many scars from a bad long-term relationship. I had hurts from childhood. I had confidence issues. I had a LOT of stuff. I am not saying that after that one session, everything was better. What I AM saying is that it began to change. My healing commenced after that first session. Reiki works on healing your energies, aligning your chakras. Within a week, I could literally feel the shift in my existence. I felt calmer. I felt like I could start dealing with my issues. Reiki will sometimes bring an issue to the surface, but that is so that you can deal with it and heal from it. That is what happened for me. I noticed it the most with my anxieties. They began to lessen drastically. I saw Nathaly several more times and then I decided that I needed to become a Reiki practitioner, that this is one of my purposes on Earth, to share this amazing gift with others. I am lucky that I had the opportunity to attune to level one and two of Reiki with the person who made such a profound impact in my life. We will have a life long connection.
Reiki also busted my intuition wide open. I began to work with Oracle cards to hone my intuition and I instantly found a connection to Spirit. I still marvel daily at the accuracy and gentle guidance that comes through me in the Oracle Cards. They have offered me guidance, and every single person that I have done a spread for or pulled a card for has resonated with the guidance as well.
So now, I am a Reiki Practitioner and Oracle Card reader. It felt really good to be able to put that on a business card, to connect with those titles because I do feel connected to them. I am well on my way to growing in both, and the potential is limitless. I practice Reiki for myself, my family and others. I can do either reiki or oracle readings via distance because both deal with energy, which travels through all time and space. If you are thinking about trying Reiki, I encourage you to do so. If you do, remember, whether you feel anything or nothing, the reiki is working.
I am always open to questions and inquiries. You can email me below and if you like, follow me on Instagram, @maraliswrites for positive vibes!
~Thanks for reading.