How did my Reiki journey begin?
In 2010 I had a bad injury, a broken ankle that took twelve months to heal, and I went through four surgeries. After the fourth surgery, I developed an infection in my ankle. I was in much fear of losing my leg. An energy healer offered to help with my recovery from the infection and after just a few sessions, I felt an improvement in my ankle. The pain subsided, the redness went away, and I began to regain movement.
The recovery triggered my desire to learn about energy healing and heal myself.
I researched and found many different ‘energy healing’ modalities. I was attracted to Reiki as it resonated with me deeply. I learned that Reiki originated in Japan and is based on universal life energy. The technique was discovered in 1922 by Mikao Usui (1865-1926), a Japanese Buddhist. It was further spread in Japan by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi and to the West by Mrs. Hawayo Takata.
I found a Reiki Master in my area and completed level one. Once I attuned to Reiki, I felt empowered and confident and knew I had a tool to heal myself.
After a little while, I became aware of the energy in my hands, and I remembered what my teacher told me: “Don’t waste your hands” (referring to the energy in my hands). So, I kept my hands on me all the time, and with my intention, I brought Reiki energy into my body and experienced the gentleness of this natural healing.
I also learned that Reiki is the ‘Secret Art’ of ‘Inviting Happiness’ into our lives and can be achieved by working with the five principles. The principles helped me understand that improving my outlook in life is an essential part of Reiki healing:
‘Today only: Do not anger; Do not worry; Be grateful; Be honest in work; Be kind to all.’
The more I practiced Reiki, the more I wanted to help others heal. A couple of my friends who live interstate wanted to experience Reiki themselves. I went back to my Reiki Master and completed level 2. I learned the three main Reiki symbols, and one of them was the ‘distant’ healing. I sent them distant healing and had great results.
I was impressed and wanted to know more about energy healing and spirituality. Reiki healed me physically, and I knew it could heal me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I wanted to learn more about Reiki, and I decided to study further. I had the opportunity to learn from renowned international Reiki Masters and Teachers: William Lee Rand from the USA, Frans Stiene from Australia, and Hyakuten Inamoto from Japan, and I completed three Masterships.
Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei has a special place in my heart.
In 2015 I went to Japan on a pilgrimage with twelve Reiki Masters from Australia. Our goal was to visit Mikao Usui’s (Reiki founder) grave in Tokyo and go to Mount Karuma near Kyoto, the birthplace of Reiki. And in Kyoto, I had the honour to meet Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei at his temple, where we attended a Reiki Share with others from the USA, France, and Japan. Sensei welcomed us with open arms and a big smile.
Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei is a Pure Land Buddhist Monk, Reiki researcher, a renowned International Reiki teacher and the founder of ‘Komyo ReikiDo’ a Japanese Reiki system. Komyo ReikiDo means ‘Komyo’ – Light or illumination; ‘Reiki’ – Sacred Energy of the Universe; ‘Do’ – Spiritual Path or Way.
Sensei offered to be our guide to Mount Karuma, and we were very grateful to have him with us and learn more about the Japanese history of Reiki.
On the top of Karuma mountain, there is a Shrine where Mikao Usui received Reiki after 21 days of fasting. We meditated in front of the Shrine, and Hyuakten Inamoto Sensei offered us a ‘Reiju’ attunement – Reiki blessing. We all had a blissful experience.
Hyakuten Sensei came to Australia and offered his course in Komyo ReikiDo. I was fortunate to attend the training and completed all four levels: Level 1 Shoden, Level 2 Chuden, Level 3 Okuden (Master), and Level 4 Shinpinden (Teacher). I loved this simple and effective hands-on healing modality based on spiritual development. I also loved Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei’s teachings, kindness, and compassionate heart.
After learning Komyo ReikiDo I decided to teach it, and since then, I have had numerous students learning different levels of this system.
Reiki had a significant impact on me.
I started to look at my life differently and appreciate what I have. It healed me physically and mentally and opened the doors to my personal and spiritual development.
Apart from Reiki, I learned a few more energy healing modalities, including Pellowah, Rahanni, Arbah, Past Life Assimilation, Reconnective Healing and became a certified Intuitive Guide.
Reiki was the foundation for all my other energy healing modalities and a catalyst for change. It was an essential step in my awakening and triggered my desire to learn more, advance my spiritual journey, and find my passion and purpose. And to these days, Reiki remains my first love!
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