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Receiving Healing from Your Guides

Article by Lisa Koester

Dear Fellow Healers,

First, I want to acknowledge you for your work as a Reiki healer. It’s a very big undertaking to state that you are going to serve, and to heal yourself and others is to serve in a very deep, transformational way.

It takes a lot of courage to be able to step into your own power and claim what is yours, and to do so unabashed and willing to be judged for it is no small feat.

Second, I want to acknowledge you for being here, on this site, taking the time to read these articles.

It shows that you are committed to yourself, your craft, and to helping others. We are continuously learning lessons and we progress in life. To take the time to seek out information and knowledge along with new skills is to be commended.

Along this note, it took me some time to decide whether or not I wanted to share about an experience I had recently. But after consulting my highest self, my guides, AND my Reiki Master, I decided to share away and find out if others have had similar experiences.

A few weeks ago, I was in a low point in my life. I felt exhausted, lost, scared and alone. I felt I had reached a standstill. I spent much of the week crying, and living in fear and contraction. Soon my gremlins started creeping in, telling me I was no good and that I could not do this much less run a business by doing so.

I had no clients scheduled that day. Or the following week. And so, exhausted from my week, I dragged into my office with the plan of just resting and re-grouping, and doing a self-reiki session on my table.

I lay on my Reiki table, with the intention of self-healing. But I was too tired to even lift my hands into position. Immediately I felt the warmth and presence of Reiki energy flowing all around and through me. It felt as though several hands were on me, transmitting Reiki throughout my being. I lay there with my eyes closed, but I saw light and energy and felt the presence of all of my guides, throughout my lineage, all of my angels and every Reiki Master in my lineage. I rested deeply, but I wasn’t asleep. The Reiki energy was circulating all through and around me. I felt it very deeply.

I stayed there for what seemed like hours, although I’m sure it was only a few minutes or more, I can’t really say. I went to a very deep place.

I awoke soon after that, feeling totally different. I felt as if I had slept for 8 hours. I awoke totally refreshed and renewed.

So, since Reiki works with intention, and our self-healing is really our guides, this makes sense. I always thought that in order to experience Reiki, one had to have a hands on experience directly from another Reiki practitioner. But now I see that it is possible to receive a full treatment just by merely setting the intention, and allowing one’s self to receive.

I hope you’ll try it, and report back on here what your experience is. Or, if you have had experiences in receiving healing from your guides alone, please share about it. I’m sending you all so much love.

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Lisa Koester
Lisa Koester

Lisa Koester is a trained Teaching Reiki Master and Meditation teacher based in Marin County, CA. She helps Reiki practitioners and Reiki masters grow their practice. She speaks at events, leads workshops and retreats, and sees private clients in person or via Skype.
Lisa received Level I initiation in 1998 and continued her metaphysical and spiritual work incorporating Reiki practice into yoga and other modalities. In 2009 Lisa became a professional Teaching Reiki Master, helping people to heal and working with other practitioners. She works with Angelic healing, Ascended Masters, and teaches working with crystals and essential oils. Lisa teaches meditation to individuals as well as groups, and brings her unique style of Living Wisdom Meditation to corporate businesses and private organizations. Locally and globally engaged, Lisa teaches both in person and online, but does attunements in person only. She is available to lead retreats worldwide and speak at events. Lisa Koester may be found at www.reikilightworker.com, Lisa@reikilightworker.com, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/angellightreiki

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  • Angela Lamarche May 5, 2016, 3:24 pm

    As I read the article I experienced a flood of energy and goosebumps all over my body and tears started to well in my eyes. I really appreciate you sharing such a personal experience. This came at one of my low times. Thank you so much!

    • Maria Triano May 16, 2016, 8:47 pm

      I felt the same things, Angela! 🙂 Beautiful.

      • Ayuka September 3, 2016, 11:00 am

        Same here sisters! Blessings to you and Lisa.

    • Shanise A Gosney August 4, 2019, 12:43 am

      I also had the same feelings. The hairs raised on my arm and i shuddered.

  • Nidhi May 9, 2016, 12:06 pm

    It happened with me a couple of times when I intended to give distance reiki but forgot about it. And in both cases I received calls thanking me for reiki and that it worked for them. I was then I believed that it’s the intention that matters and reiki really IS an intelligent energy.

  • Terrie Leigh Relf May 16, 2016, 6:57 pm

    I’ve had this experience before, too. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to the articles, many of which totally resonate with me or one of my clients. Blessings to you all!

  • Maria Triano May 16, 2016, 8:50 pm

    Thank you, Lisa! It’s a yes! 😀 Ask for this nightly as you drift off to sleep at night. It will help you. So happy for you and thank you sharing your experience with us. We all need to stay filled, so we can give from a place of fullness. Love & Light. Namaste.

  • Dipa Chandegra May 18, 2016, 12:35 pm

    You are right. As long as you intend you will always be connected. Even if there is no intention our guides and masters know what we need and when we need it. Love and light. Daily practitioner for myself and other souls I have met throughout life span. I love reiki and I know you do too. X

  • Raymond May 31, 2016, 3:21 pm

    Quite a while back I awoke from a light sleep and felt a vibration through out my body. As I gained my senses I realized both of my hands were planted firmly on my chest and the vibration was emanating from them. They were vibrating so strongly that they felt very hot. I do not know what caused it but I knew it was definitely Reiki energy and it was the strongest that I have ever felt before or since then. If it was from my guides I am sure I would have been told but to this day I have no idea where the energy came from, but I do know it was wildly powerful! Perhaps I will ask my guides for a treatment and see what happens.

  • Louise Fearn October 10, 2016, 11:53 am

    I’ve had this experience many times with my guides but I usually experience it in short bursts. My hands will activate and my guides assure me that they are clearing things out. They also pull cords from me on a regular basis which helps tremendously. If things get too much they are always there on hand and encourage me with such love… I feel so blessed that we are all connected to such a beautiful and loving community of guides, protectors and Angels.

  • Suzanne Rainey June 8, 2017, 3:47 pm

    Indeed. I believe this is tapping into our unity consciousness, from many planes. It’s always there, if we remember to ask and intend. Blessings abound.

  • Emanate Academy July 28, 2017, 1:29 pm

    As soon as I began reading this, my Reiki guides were instantly here, and began giving me healing. Thank you xxx

  • diana balgaard July 27, 2018, 4:43 am

    i have had the experience applying Reiki to myself of my personal jesus, friend, guide, non fundamental, and Mother mary give me a vision and I can feel their healing energy. They come on their own. i just stay open with deep inhale and exhale

  • Abdollahimohammad March 18, 2019, 9:18 pm

    When I was new in reiki, I got sick and and completely exhusted. I felt warm energy on my chest going up and down even without my intention. I did not know what to call that healing. I think reiki is a concious healing method which knows when to heal their healers.

  • chanchal Bhardwaj September 2, 2019, 6:40 am

    I’ve had this experience many times with my guides but I usually experience it in short intervals. I feel blessed that we all are connected to such a beautiful and loving angels around us. Agree with all of you with your great experiences.
    Regularly read your articles.
    Love to everyone.

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