When I first learnt Reiki level 1 back in 2008 I felt like a fraud. I couldn’t really feel anything. I placed my hands over peoples bodies and just set the intention that I was channeling Reiki. And I trusted that it was working.
The first time I felt something I got a shock. I was at a pamper evening doing Reiki taster sessions for a charity. I had one space left at 830pm. One of the volunteers came over and asked if she could have the space. Yes I replied. I started giving her Reiki and closed my eyes. I feel energy better when my eyes are closed.
All of a sudden I felt a chill. I knew someone was next to me. In my head I asked who it was and I got Grandma. I felt as if she was peering over my shoulder saying ‘Why are you doing that?’ ‘What are you doing that for?’ I had to ask her to back away a little bit. When the treatment ended I was in two minds as to whether I should tell this lady.
I said, I think your Grandma was with us. I felt as though she was being nosy asking what I was doing it and why. The ladies eyes filled up. She told me ‘It was the first anniversary of my Grandmas death today and I’ve just been to the graveyard to put flowers on her grave. It sounds like her. ‘I got another shiver as I had been right!
Over the last 10 years my Reiki has developed and I often feel spirits, angels or spirit guides around the person I am giving Reiki to. Sometimes my helpers put an image or a word in my head so I often know if someone is in pain, why that pain is there or what they are suffering from.
When I first started learning Reiki I never for one moment thought that I would be able to help people the way I do. If you are just starting out on your Reiki journey, the biggest lessons to remember are Trust and Intentions. Hand positions are important but trusting yourself and setting the intention that you are a channel for Reiki are more important.