Twice a month I hold Reiki classes. One full day to teach Reiki level one and another to teach Reiki level two. You will always find the scheduled Reiki classes on my calendar. However, I’m also happy to hold classes to accommodate the schedule of anyone who is interested in learning Reiki and receiving their Reiki attunement.
I remember when I was growing up that I thought I was destined to become a nurse. That’s what almost all of the women in my family did, they went into nursing. Seemed like a good idea, but a part of me balked at the idea, all of those bodily fluids I suspect. While I thought I was supposed to go into nursing, another part of me wanted to be a teacher.
Well, that’s simply not the way the cookie crumbled. For one reason and then another, I traveled a different path. It’s been a bit twisted, I even doubled back on more than one occasion and the truth is that I stumbled and even fell more than once. Still, it’s been interesting, fun and most fabulous.
Eventually, I found that the path brought me to Reiki. Once there, I found myself wanting to experience the blessings that come with Reiki more and more. Marvelous! Of course, this led me to continue practicing and learning until I had become a Reiki master/teacher. Ahhhh, that felt very good. Now I was not only able to share this blessed healing energy with others, but I was able to share the gift of Reiki in still one more fashion. Being a master, teacher I now had the ability to pass along the Reiki attunement which ‘switches on’ one’s ability to channel Reiki.
Again and again, I have heard others refer to me as a healer. Again and again, I remind myself and them (very gently of course) that I am most certainly not a healer. The energy of Reiki is healing and allowing the receiver of the Reiki energy to heal themselves. I am simply the channel, a bit like the faucet in the kitchen. The water does not come from the faucet, but is channeled through the faucet, see my point?
It recently occurred to me that becoming a Reiki master/teacher was what I was intended to do, at least in part. I know that more is coming. I suspect that the part of me that thought I was supposed to become a nurse was the part that knew I would be offered the opportunity to share this healing energy with others at some point in my life. The little girl who wanted to become a teacher is satisfied each and every time I discuss Reiki with others, and most specifically when I teach and attune others to Reiki.
When you take one of my Reiki classes it may be a bit different from what you experience with other teachers. We all have our own style of course, which is why I encourage you to learn with as many as opportunity allows for you. When I teach it’s really not about me lecturing you, it’s much more interactive than you may expect. I’m excited and very interested in your Reiki experiences and I am happy to share mine. We learn from one another in the most wonderful way. Of course, I will teach you what I have learned about the history of Reiki, traditions and the beliefs which hold true for me. Mostly, I will encourage you to trust, allow yourself to be guided by your own intuition, your gut if you will. You already have most of the answers; I will do my best to teach you to learn how to listen to those answers.
You will be encouraged to experience, question, and share. Each of us takes a unique journey; we all have very different experiences with Reiki. If there is anything at all that I hope to teach you when you take a Reiki class with me, it is that once you have been attuned with Reiki, you have it, it can never be taken away and will never dissipate no matter how much or how little you use it. First, last and always, it’s about trust and intention. If you intend that the Reiki be offered with love and for the highest good of the receiver, the Reiki will do all of the rest. You may be a newly attuned Reiki practitioner or someone who has been Reiki for years when you offer Reiki it is all the same.
Teaching Reiki gives me more reason to smile. It’s simply one more wonderful blessing in my already silly happy life and I am grateful to be able to share this with others. Reiki does the teaching; I’m just along for the wonderful ride.
I saw this post in the LinkedIn group and thought I would reply.
I too was drawn to learn self-healing and it started with Reiki, I was only interested in healing my own issues which led me down an incredible path that I am still walking! I found that I wasn’t able to hide anything, in my experience, Reiki brought everything to the surface and I had to deal with it. So I just kept giving Reiki and experienced other classes in self-help that aided me.
I never anticipated being a Reiki Master Teacher until I was working on a project teaching and starting a massage school in Nepal that made me step up. I knew I had knowledge to share based on my own experiences that no one had shared with me during my Reiki classes.
But I didn’t have the confidence to have an energy healing practice full-time, until I did a lot of soul searching and worked through that issue and just started taking baby steps and I finally realized that I needn’t pressure myself into inaction, but just allow myself to not judge myself and take a baby step as small as I needed and I have been doing that ever since. I have stopped comparing myself to other success stories of other types of businesses I have a unique way of doing things and I have to honor that or I get so frustrated and fearful to the point of not taking a step at all.
I am curious about the way you teach as I also like a lot of hands-on in class and try not to talk for too long. Also, what type of certificate do you use? Did you buy a template or did you make one?
Thanks for sharing your story!