What is a Reiki Session like with me? Hmmm. Where do I begin?
As I have continued to grow in my practice, I have shaped my own way of doing things. A session with me definitely isn't a be still and silent experience. It doesn't mean I am against it, but that just isn't what happens. Surprisingly, most of my clients have been long-distance over the phone or via-skype. When I first started, I thought I would be this traveling Reiki practitioner making house calls laying my healing hands on random people. I am not ruling it out, but so far it has been done in the comfort of my home, and the people are not so random. I love the hands-on part of the practice, but I love to communicate and move freely even more, and it seems like the people who are attracted to me like to do the same. So against the format I was introduced into, I just let people talk and I do my thing on the other side. What has evolved out of it is an awesome Distance Reiki session and a healing conversation. The conversations are great, transformative, and even quite comical. I think love-filled laughter is sometimes what we need the most and I have plenty of that.
Though I am light-hearted, I am also very serious about what I do. I don't give Reiki for entertainment or for simple curiosity. Anyone who comes to me must be ready to work on themselves. No one gets off the hook, not even longtime close friends. I do not play. I give out reading material prior to the session and homework after the session. I love this journey I am on and know and live the benefits, so it wouldn't make sense for me to support the contrary.
I feel the people who come to me now, know what I am about and I have no problem laying down the law if they are not sure...but it is all in love. Someone described working with me as "gentle and loving" and I can resonate with that. The atmosphere is non-judgmental and open. I can truly talk about anything and I know that is what makes this format work. It helps that all kinds of crazy things are known to fly out of my mouth. I have a knack for crude metaphors.
I work with all kinds of people with different reasons for wanting to have a Reiki session. The overall consensus is that they feel they need to heal something or move past something, broken hearts, stagnation, creative blocks, physical pain, depression, insomnia, and the list goes on. People also tend to come to Reiki when they are ready to make a big shift. At least when they are working with me. Usually they are diving deep in spiritual exploration and are learning that they need more answers. Does Reiki give them answers? I wouldn't say that exactly, but I do notice that those answers tend to come a little faster. No matter what, it is the recipient of the energy who makes the magic happen, and Reiki is like a really powerful yet gentle boost in their efforts. Our conversations help to bring up the stuff they are ready to start working on. I do deal with physical ailments, but I work to get to the root cause of why the discomfort is there in the first place. With Reiki, it is all about root causes. We really go deep.
I don't care what anyone says or how they do it, but to me, Reiki is fun. No matter how a session starts out or how many tears are shed (not all the time), it always ends with mutual gratitude, lots of smiles and giggles. When I get off the phone, I run around the house excited and full of joy, every time. I truly love what I do. At a certain point in my life, I committed myself to making sure whatever I do is fun. It's a life rule and I definitely bring that commitment to the sessions.
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