Reiki is one of those things I am aware of, much like crystals and astrology, but I don't know much about. However I had heard it is great for shifting energy and so I jumped at the chance. I didn't know a huge amount about it other than the fact it involved healing with a sort of universal energy. In fact I think it is similar to the energy I have been trying to connect with in my own healing meditations (which haven't been going so well but that is another blog post). I have since stumbled across this related blog - How to Raise Your Vibration, which I have been finding really fascinating.
So how did the session go for me. Amazing and frustrating, brilliantly and unexpectedly, but absolutely worth every minute. I started with a real block, I was tired and stressed and found it monumentally hard to relax and go with it. The longer it took to relax the more stressed I got and the more I was resisting the process. This was all the more frustrating because I was trying *so hard* (ha ha ha!) not to block anything. After a while though things began to loosen up and I could feel the energy start to move. Which was a huge relief!
What did the process feel like?
It was unlike anything I had experienced before. It was not like meditation or hypnosis. It wasn't like shamanic journeying either. In meditation I feel like there is nothing in the world but my consciousness which is vast and endless. In shamanic work I have experienced the sense of travelling outside of myself. At the peak of this experience I felt tiny, that my consciousness was incredibly small compared to awareness I had of the vastness of the universe. I also experienced a profound sense of a shift in energy and a really staggering awareness of my heart chakra.
At the end of the process...
Upon coming back into the present moment, I felt significant changes in my own energy and in my awareness of everything else. It was only at this point that I realised how cut off I had become from the ebb and flow of the universe.
It felt like I really appreciating the magical universe again in a way I hadn't in ages. In fact it reminded me a bit of the Delphiniums I photographed last year. I remember seeing them and feeling like I had never really seen "blue" before that day. The photograph in no way does these flowers justice!