My Reiki Story
I had been suffering with a very painful condition in my jaw called TMJ, which was caused by grinding and clenching my teeth. My jaw clicked constantly, I had an almost permanent headache and even had to have dental work done to some of my shattered teeth. For years I tried various consultants, none of... View Article
I had been suffering with a very painful condition in my jaw called TMJ, which was caused by grinding and clenching my teeth. My jaw clicked constantly, I had an almost permanent headache and even had to have dental work done to some of my shattered teeth. For years I tried various consultants, none of who were able to help so I started to look for an alternative. I tried acupuncture, hypnotherapy, counselling to name a few but although they helped a little I was still plagued by the awful ache in my entire face, neck and head.
I had started going to a yoga class taught by Marilyn Heginbotham locally to help me to relax. I told her about my jaw and she suggested I try Reiki. I had never heard of this, but was willing to try anything and went along knowing nothing about it with a completely open mind. Once comfortable I could feel an intense heat around my jaw area from Marilyn’s hands even when she was holding them away from the skin. I felt very relaxed and peaceful and in my head witnessed a multitude of vibrant colours. As she worked around the body, it was if I was floating out of my body and that was a beautiful feeling. When the session was over I had a huge urge to go home and sleep, which I did. I woke feeling very tired but the pain in my jaw had definitely lessened. I had 2 more sessions close together and to my amazement the pain and clicking had improved dramatically to almost nothing.
I was so taken by this that I decided to learn this technique for myself by taking the level 1 Reiki which is aimed at self healing and integrating the energy into your life. Some huge mental and physical changes happened over the following months allowing me to change things in my life that I hadn’t thought possible. I then started on a period of growth by taking various courses on Massage so that I could work in the type of field that I was happy in. I later continued over time progressing with the Level 2 which intensified the connection to Reiki and my mind opened even further. Taking meditation classes then helped me to be more focused in the way I channelled the energy and further connecting with my higher self.
At Master degree, I found that limiting beliefs and negative self talk completely collapsed and my confidence grew, allowing me to take more risks and to step outside of my comfort zone. At this level Reiki intensifies, so that you start to really live the ‘Reiki Way’ as taught by Mikao Usui.
The 5 Reiki Principles
- Just for today, I will not be angry
- Just for today, I will not worry
- Just for today, I will be grateful
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly
- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing
In my view Reiki should be available as much as possible, to as many people as possible, which is why the simple teaching methods work perfectly. To make Reiki Universal again as it once was and needs to be again more teachers are desperately needed to help heal the Earth, creatures and people of this planet to help in such troubled times. Bringing Reiki into your life and to others help us to connect with kindness to people and animals, something that has become painfully forgotten and out of balance in modern day living.