A beautiful moment…

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As you know I’ve been teaching Reiki for about a year now, in fact I was teaching two very different and unique level one students last week and so I thought I’d write about the experience. With this post, my aim is to capture Reiki at its best, and inspire you to want to know more!

If you’re thinking of learning Reiki, I can’t stress how important it is for you to choose your teacher well. Remember, we take responsibility for our own learning, and so it is important to choose a teacher that you connect with. That’s my first bit of advice to you. Whenever someone expresses an interest in learning, I offer to have a conversation with them either on the phone or in person as it’s important that we connect. Everyone is right for Reiki level one, but I may or may not be the right teacher for you so talk to other teachers and find one you connect with.

So my students last week both came to me as clients in the first instance. They came for a healing session with me, and I was humbled that they chose me to teach them. They had not met each other before, but they were brilliant learning with each other. One was quite shy and reserved, the other mildly sceptical with an open mind. This just goes to show that Reiki really is for everyone! They gave each other so much help and support, really learned from me and from each other and I could see a deep respect in the way they were towards each other. Both had natural ability and were gifted in their own individual ways, and I can’t wait to see where their journeys take them!

When I teach, I teach at home as Mikao Usui would have done. Usui is the founder of the Reiki system of healing. There are many different types of Reiki, but they stem from this system and philosophy. For two days, my home is your home and you are welcome. I find that this creates an environment conducive to learning. My students feel at ease as they are welcome, and genuinely welcome with an open heart. For me, it is also part of showing trust and respect to my students. As a teacher, I think this is an important part of who I am and I love to give in this way. Teaching, for me, is just as much about learning myself and with each course I teach, I affirm more and more my own philosophy on life. In “A Course in Miracles” the teachers manual says that we teach what we believe to be true, and teaching helps us to learn and affirm what we believe to be true. This resonates with me very deeply. What I teach, effectively, is who I am and I have a lot of gratitude for this as it is a blessing indeed.

On the Reiki level one course, we learn about the history and origins of Reiki, we learn the Reiki principles and the philosophy behind the approach, and I attune you to Reiki energy. The attunement is an important part of the course as it deepens your connection to the life force energy. There are three attunements on the level one course, and each one feels progressively more intense as you deepen your connection and develop. We also learn about self-healing and developing ourselves. Another important part of the course is the daily Reiki meditation. Learning to meditate and heal yourself is an important practice in becoming the best version of you possible.

For me, the most beautiful moments in the course are when my students feel the energy for the first time. It doesn’t matter how many times I teach, the first reaction is always unique and individual but there’s always that spark of “wow!” It’s where two worlds meet and the look of wonder and amazement is priceless. In that moment, there’s also something else. It’s almost like a beam of light from within the student that radiates across their whole being. It’s magical, and it opens the way for more magic. In that moment, everything seems possible and that’s what we are in effect teaching.

Students also get the opportunity to give and receive Reiki healing and it is an important part of the course so that students can experience this first hand and put what they are feeling in to practice. I train intuitive Reiki practitioners. As I watch my students working, it is an amazing thing to see someone in the moment they begin to trust themselves and what they are feeling. In giving Reiki, I ask students to feel and respond to the energy using their own intuition and as they learn to do this in the healing room, I realise that this is a metaphor for what happens in their lives as a result of Reiki. Reiki really does change your life and it is a beautiful thing to watch someone grow in this way. This is why I do what I do!

Curious and want to know more? I am holding a Reiki share on Sunday 25th October (11am – 2pm) at Castle View, so if you’d like to find out more, you are more than welcome. If after reading this, you think I might be the right teacher for you, I would love to hear from you.

Anything is possible…you have to believe in the magic for it to work…..

Love & Light,

H

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