I remember the first time I heard the word “Reiki.” When my co-worker explained the energy healing modality, it sounded woo-woo to me. Because chronic fatigue, as a result of post-polio syndrome, had taken over my life, what did I have to lose? Little did I know the decision to experience a Reiki session would change my life.
When the Reiki practitioner placed her ever-so-warm hands on my body, it felt relaxing and calming. Then, I felt a shift occur. The extreme fatigue that had plagued me for the previous years lifted – never to return again. That session was in March 2001. Soon, I took Reiki training and have used Reiki on myself every day since then.
Although there was a dramatic change during that first session, my healing process has been a continual journey. The alleviation of fatigue was simply the first step. Other physical improvements led to stronger, and straighter, legs and feet.
Even more important though was the emotional and spiritual healing that came into my life. Reiki introduced me to a new world of possibilities. There is an Universal Life Force energy, accessible to each and every one of us. This Life Force is simply the Divine Spirit of Unconditional Love. This Spirit works with all aspects of our beings – mind, body and spirit.
So often, we try something new and expect the one-hour miracle! Certainly, that is possible. However, Spirit usually works with us step by step, day by day. Perhaps, that is the best way for us to appreciate and know the Divine Life Force. The process itself is exciting, full of learning and challenges, each time we make the choice to accept Spirit’s invitation in the next step of the journey.
Spirit only wants one thing – for each of us to heal and become whole again – by connecting to the Divinity that lives within each of us. Find the healing modality that will assist you in becoming whole. Reiki was only the first step for me, and it opened me up to other alternative modalities that became part of my healing journey. Each journey is unique, and Spirit is waiting to help you on yours – become open to this Source, listen to your intuition, and say “yes” to what is presented to you.
Deborah Lloyd is a Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner, living in Asheville, NC. Deborah Lloyd is author of “Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons.” For more information, see www.deblloydhealing.com.
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