What matters is that you find peace and share it with others. Acceptance. Acceptance. Acceptance. Accepting yourself as perfection. Accepting others. Accepting that life is in divine order— Marla Mervis, Usui Reiki Master
When I first became a Thai Yoga Therapist, I had to complete 120 hours of healing sessions. Many of my clients commented that my hands emanated a lot of heat. At first, I took it as a good sign that my touch and energy resonated with them. Then I began to notice energy increasing in my body. So could my clients. A yoga colleague told me about Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) and when I researched, I found a concept called “source energy” that accounted for the heat. Apparently, some people are naturally attuned to source energy. Well, it was a fleeting thought, soon lost in my whirling, bustling urban life.
Months later, I attended an event at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica where the universe connected me with Marla Mervis, a traditional Usui Reiki Master. My interest in Reiki sparked brightly. I attended one of her monthly Reiki Circles at the Rose Temple in Venice and was warmly welcomed by a group of seekers, interested Reiki and its benefits. The evening provided me a with a direct experience of Reiki. A male practitioner placed his hands on various points on my body called Chakras. These energy centers or vortexes connect our physical and energy bodies. I closed my eyes as his hand hovered over each vortex. There was the heat my clients had described. When he came to my third eye (Ajna Chakra) the seat of intuitive perception, I started to cry. [Read more…]