When I first signed up for online Reiki classes and learned about the 21-day detox that occurs after an attunement ceremony, my mind worried. I heard stories about people suffering from headaches, colds, and flu-like symptoms while the Reiki or universal life force energy removed blockages from their mind-body-spirit. Well, I made it to my final day of the detox and knock on wood, I think I was fortunate.
But let me back that up. I have been on a spiritual path since my 20s and I’m now in my mid-50s. I already released emotional and spiritual baggage through Emotional Freedom Technique tapping, self-Reiki which I began prior to the attunement ceremony, and DNA ancestral clearing which I’ve had done for the past several years. This doesn’t mean that emotional issues didn’t surface or that I didn’t experience an emotional ride during the 21 days.
Astrology plays a role here since half of the planets were retrograde and the spiritual planet Neptune was stationary on June 16 when I experienced my attunement ceremony. And Mercury was turning retrograde and the Cancer Solar Eclipse happened on June 21 and the Capricorn Lunar Eclipse occurred on July 5 and then I had my Solar Return on June 29 (that’s my birthday). Meanwhile, we are all experiencing Chiron in Aries (which is squaring my Natal Sun and Natal Mercury) and Mars in Aries (which is squaring my North Node or was during the Capricorn Lunar Eclipse).
There are no mistakes or coincidences in life. I feel that the Universal Life Force chose June 16 as the correct date for my attunement, even though I started taking the Reiki classes in April. There was a two month lag between completing the coursework and receiving the attunement for every student enrolled in the program and we just had to live with that.
So, from here on out, I have dedicated myself to the path of the Reiki Master. I’m watching old behaviors and habits fall away as I replace them with healthier lifestyle choices. In the past, I struggled with making monumental changes in lifestyle, but now, I’m not batting an eye. Besides the coursework, I’ve picked up books on Reiki and I plan on visiting websites and reading articles. I’m blending Reiki with my other tools and practices.
I have the ability to channel Reiki for humans, but I have chosen the path of working with animals and the natural world. I also am certified as an animal communicator so I’m combining animal Reiki with telepathic communication.
The beauty of Reiki is that anyone can learn it. However, not everyone has the right frame of mind for the modality. A Reiki master channels energy so that the client or recipient heals themselves. A Reiki Master does not take credit for the healing that takes place despite their gifts and wisdom. This is because a Reiki Master is a humble vessel in which the energy travels to where it is needed.
A true Reiki Master also follows the five principles to the best they are able.
- Just for today, I will not worry.
- Just for today, I will not be angry.
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
- Just for today, I give gratitude for my many blessings.
- Just for today, I will be kind to myself and every living being.
If you told me a year ago that I would learn Reiki, I wouldn’t have believed you. And if you told me a year ago that the world would shut down because of a pandemic, I wouldn’t have believed that either. The point is, no matter what happens, we have a choice of either complaining about the bitterness of a lemon or making lemon aide.
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