Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. During a session, the practitioner lightly places their hands on different parts of the body, or alternatively above the body within the biofield (which many people know as the aura). Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction, pain reduction, and overall healing by opening or unblocking the body's meridians and chakras, and clearing stagnant energy within the biofield. These treatments can be done in person or distantly, such as over the phone or over Skype. The best part about Reiki is that it is beneficial for everyone and everything from babies to pets, your home, and even plants! ReikiSpace was created with the sole purpose of sharing Reiki with the world. It is the first piece of the holistic healing collective known as The Sharing Spaces.
Growing up, I was always a curious child. I liked conducting experiments and doing research. I had a microscope, anatomical models, and an archaeology toolkit. I was always drawn to science because it gave my inquisitive, young mind answers, and I loved information. I went on to study science in university, and I ended up majoring in biology and environmental science. For the last 15 years, I was an environmental scientist for a consulting firm. Now I am fully embracing a new role as both a spiritually-based business owner and a Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher. It may seem like these two careers are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but my background in science has helped me to better understand the biology and physics behind Reiki. The links between science and spirit fascinate me!
So, how did I find Reiki? In 2015, shortly after I turned 30, I had this general feeling of uneasiness. I had a constant nagging weight sitting on my chest...all day, every day. I knew I was not living my best life. I knew I needed to make some changes, but I was unsure where or how to start. At the suggestion of an aunt and uncle who are both Reiki practitioners, I scheduled my very first Reiki appointment. After the first session, it was like a door to a new world had been opened and I started to remember who I really AM. This was truly a turning point in my life. That feeling of uneasiness (which I later realized was chronic stress and anxiety) subsided for reasons my scientific mind could not understand. How is it possible that laying down for an hour with the gentle touch of Reiki could result in such a light and blissful feeling? How could all of these emotions be released through an energy I could not see? I just knew I needed to learn more. So, I did what I have always done since I was a little girl - research!
I read anything and everything I could find about energy healing (and of course, the science/physics behind it all) and continued with my monthly Reiki sessions, since I considered this part of my research, as well (I mean, what's better than first hand experience!?) It wasn't long before I was attuned to the first level of Reiki. I started giving myself Reiki healing on a daily basis and I saw bigger shifts in my life - more synchronicities, more abundance, more positivity. After my second level of Reiki training, I started practicing on family and friends (and pets!) and whoever else in the world would let me practice with them. As time went on, I discovered my passion for hands-on-healing and being in service to others. For the first time in years, I was clear on how I wanted to show up for myself and for others. From that clarity I tapped into the energy of the idea for The Sharing Spaces, and ReikiSpace was born. It's been quite a journey and I am so grateful to be here with you!
If any part of this story resonates for you, feel free to email me and let's set up a time to talk about how Reiki can help you on your journey!
On a basic level, Reiki provides a space for relaxation and stress relief, which promotes overall healing. If you just want an hour to lay down, relax and unwind...perfect! I believe Reiki is a wonderful self-care tool that can benefit anyone.
I also believe we all carry a silent wisdom. We all have the innate ability to heal ourselves on every level; mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Sometimes we forget this wisdom. Sometimes we get caught up in fear-based narratives that become ingrained in our consciousness and manifest as mental, emotional, or physical symptoms. So, what can we do? How do we break free from these narratives? How do we feel better and live our best lives?
Reiki is a tool (one of many) which can be used to "remember" or "re-awaken" to the silent wisdom within us all. When you receive Reiki, the session is about YOU. You get to choose how deeply you approach the space and energy provided in a Reiki session, and as a result, every session will be unique to the person receiving the energy. My only role is to act as a conduit through which energy flows. During a session, there is no "right" or "wrong." There are no judgments about what you do or do not experience. Whatever comes up during a session is intended to assist you in aligning with your highest and best, keeping in mind that when we are in alignment, we can foster healing on all levels. Reiki meets you wherever you are at, and I am happy and grateful to meet you there, as well.
Please feel free to send me an email with any questions. I look forward to working with you!
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