My journey with Reiki energy healing began almost 25 years ago. I was searching for other ways to connect with the deeper yearnings stirring within my spirit. My children were young, I was managing a very busy household, and there was an unspoken need to find a more tangible way to center and direct my own energy and pathway. So knowing very little about the energy of Reiki, I scheduled an appointment with a Reiki energy practitioner at a retreat center. That day was the beginning of a profound personal journey of healing.
I recently read a children’s book entitled Night Song about a little night mammal sent out into the night by his mother to explore his gift of flight in the night skies. She gave the instruction to the little bat “there are other ways to see and other ways to help you make your way in the world.” He tentatively set out on his solo flight not knowing how he would navigate these unknown energies. Each moment brought new understandings about how he sensed trees, the sky, and the flight of a flock of birds. He grew more excited as the night progressed, his world expanded and he linked into the intuitive nature of his species. His mother knew his ability and trusted his pathway through the night skies. His ‘subtle energies’ treated him to a glorious night of knowing a new way of knowing!!
Energy work helps facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal.
It is important to note that self-help techniques and energy work with a practitioner do not substitute for professional health care when it is needed. However, when illnesses do hit there is much that can be done to establish an energy field that promotes healing and complements conventional medicine.