Every time I give a Reiki session, I fall in love with the practice a little more. Nothing in my life has ever given me a deeper or more tangible connection to the divine than when I’m acting as a channel for Life’s pure energy to work through. Reiki is guided by a higher intelligence, and as such, I cannot direct it with my mind or will it to go anywhere I believe necessary. It knows, and goes, exactly where it needs to. Nonetheless, serving as a practitioner has taught me the most remarkable gift - something which makes me delight at the thought of my next session, and which I can carry with me as I strive to embody my practice in everyday life:
There comes a point in each session, as my hands are guided wherever they need to be, that I touch something of pure light within a person’s core. It is the moment of encountering the divine in another; of reaching out and touching the very fire that fuels their spirit and illuminates their true nature. In the glow of their inner flame I see this person for exactly as they are: a masterpiece in human form, and a great smile radiates from within me as I’m overcome with love and admiration. When this occurs, the energy which was once flowing through me as a gentle stream comes bursting forth in what feels like a colossal power surge; except that Reiki, this Universal life force energy, is the electrical current and I am the wiring it’s running through.
There is nothing quite like it, and the experience serves a powerful reminder that love truly is the greatest force in existence. It is my abundant joy, and the goal of my practice, to share that feeling of absolute and unconditional love with anyone who finds themselves on my table, and everyone I meet in my lifetime.
ANDREA’S REIKI LINEAGE
Dr. Chujiro Hayashi
Phyllis Lei Furumoto
Elizabeth Valsala (nee Phillipi)