My story before my Reiki “wake up” is a fairly common one. Getting on with life, juggling too many things, and feeling the strain. With 3 small children in baby & toddler years, I didn’t have much time for myself. I didn’t MAKE time for myself. I didn’t even know what I wanted to do for me, what would light me up.
I was disconnected from myself and running purely on the adrenalin of stress and constant worry, always living in my mind and not feeling with my heart and body – unless it was physical pain. I desperately wanted to step off that treadmill but felt powerless and unsure about how exactly.
Mother, wife, employee, friend, daughter, business woman; who are we without these labels? What happens when we are so busy giving everything to those roles and nothing to nourish ourselves? I found out the hard way, and it wasn’t pretty.
Back then I was Ms Analytical, and I scoffed at believing in things that I couldn’t see and prove. Working in the IT industry, I’d been surrounded by logic and systematic thinking for most of my life, they were much-prized skills. But I was also depressed, numb, and anxious, with a load of underlying health issues. I didn’t know what really excited me, what my passions were, what filled me with life and energy. Whatever I’d been doing, it wasn’t working.
Reiki showed me that there was more to life than what I could logically understand. That I needed to listen to my inner guidance and trust THAT rather than getting stuck in the constant, exhausting chatter of my mind.
I came out the other side of my Reiki training knowing that I’d found an amazing connection to something important. My transformation began. From the outside now, things would look pretty much the same but how I react, how I deal with things – totally different.
Reiki has helped me to reconnect with myself. Instead of being caught up in a cycle of stress and burnout, moving through life on autopilot, I’ve got practical, simple tools that support me to feel more balance.
If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without – Eckhart Tolle
We often think we’ll be happy when get this job, or that house, or a person who loves us. Only to find that there is still the emptiness inside, because what we are really seeking is deep connection to our heart.
When we rely on someone, or something outside of ourselves to make us happy, we are giving away our power.
What I’ve learnt is this; I need my support team and most importantly, a toolkit of mind-body-spirit practices as my foundation. For me those bedrock tools are Reiki, journal writing, and a regular dose of the outdoors. It’s remembering to keep making time to check in with myself and make use of these practices to reconnect.
Healing literally means “to make whole”, and this wholeness is unique for each of us -Tami Lynn Kent
The approach I’ve taken to wholeness may not be the same path that’s right for you. What I want everyone to know deeply and fully is that you have it within you to find your own path. That feeling a deep connection to your truth is the key to creating a life you love.
Reiki has taught me to connect with what is true for me and it’s a tool I want to share with anyone on this path of self re-discovery. When I live from this energy, when I am present and connected, I am tuning into what’s true for me. In much the same way as mindfulness and meditation practices work, Reiki helps us to peel away the layers that have been keeping us stuck, and allows us to feel more clearly what it is that we really want and need.
Have you ever asked yourself:
- What’s in your toolkit to keep you humming?
- Who’s on your support team?
- What are you doing to keep your inner spark alive and flourishing?
- And most importantly – do you use your tools daily, not just when you are already at breaking point?
If that all feels completely overwhelming and you don’t even know where to start, get in touch – let’s chat.
You can also find tools, rituals, practices, and ideas to experiment with on my blog – all centred around reconnection and getting your energy buzzing.
Related Training & Qualifications
Reiki Level 1, 2, 3a Degrees
Reiki Master Teacher Degree
Member of Australian Reiki Connection
Experiential Focusing Therapy Level 1, 2 & 3
CPR First Aid