My journey into practicing Reiki aka Spiritual Healing…
I know I’ve been MIA for a while, and it’s with good reason. 🙂
I’ve been busy in my personal life and really had to think about whether I wanted to go there on here, but ultimately I decided I will, because like always, I believe in sharing things with you guys that makes life easier and if this is one of those things that can help even just at least one of you, then I’m going to put it out there. 🙂
My entire life, I’ve always had a deep connection with spirituality. It’s kind of hard to explain unless you’ve been in it too. Growing up I was raised Catholic, but had a hard time believing some things. I had a lot of questions, and at the same time also felt like I knew things differently.
I always felt different, like I didn’t really fit in, and found myself always feeling way older than my age which made it hard to relate to people on many levels.
Even now, most of my best girlfriends are much older than myself, and it’s mainly because of life experience. I just turned 31, and in that short time period I’ve gone through numerous traumatic life changes including a near death experience during labor with my daughter.
I’m not saying this to throw a pity party for myself 😉 Just explaining a little of the backstory of what led me into this journey I now find myself on.
Last year I came in contact with a soul mate. To say it was a life changing experience is an understatement. It was one of the most beautifully wonderful, and excruciatingly painful experiences I’ve ever gone through and am still going through to this day. It catapulted me onto a path of self actualization and spiritual awakening. There was no warning, no lets think about it…It was out of my control and I was forced to take a good hard look at myself whether I wanted to or not.
After going to therapy for the trauma, and realizing that this was beyond what a therapist could help me with, I found an incredible Reiki healer (who became my teacher) about 45 minutes away from my house after googling “psychic wound.” Which is basically what had happened to me. My spirit was torn. I was spiraling into a deep, dark depression and didn’t know how to get myself out, but I did.
After going to her a few times and feeling an almost immediate difference (I was super skeptical at first) I knew I wanted to learn how to do this for myself and others. I also felt a “call” to do this. This was my purpose…
I found this article on 30 signs you’re born to be a spiritual healer, and I have every. single. sign. It also explains why I’ve always been in this “caretaker” role my entire life, from taking care of a mentally ill father, to a mom who passed from cancer, to being a stay at home mom…and I seem to attract people into my life that want to be taken care of.
The only problem with that is I never discovered who I was in the process of helping others.
What made me happy?
What did I love to do?
I lost myself, not purposely, but it just happened. So for months I’ve been doing soul searching and trying to figure out who I am. What am I guided to do with my life. What makes me feel whole and happy, and in the process found Reiki.
If you’re feeling imbalanced and just like you can’t get a grip on life, I highly encourage you to give it a shot.
I’m a big believer in the fact that life is full of lessons, and that we should never stop improving ourselves when it comes to all aspects of our life…This includes mind, body, and soul.
I’m pretty excited about where this journey is taking me, and not so focused on the destination. After all, I’m a taking the back roads/scenic route type of girl. 😉
If you’d like to hear more about Reiki or more about my journey, let me know in the comments below. I’m thinking I’ll be making a spiritually tab on my homepage as well. Of course, I won’t stop sharing delicious recipes, home decor, DIY and organizing tips…after all, those are things I feel passionate about too. 🙂
I’d love to hear any stories you have if you’ve had any experiences like this.
Talk to you soon friends, take care!