Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self – Karen Salamsoh
I began My Reiki journey as far as I can remember, at about age 5. I remember using my hands to help heal my school-aged friends when I was a teenager; I remember using my hands in a prayer-like way to help heal myself. When I became a mother, I used my hands to help heal my son’s aches and pains. I remember when I was an adult, a friend of mine was having heart issues and I immediately began to pray and ask for guidance to help heal her heart.
I remember when my first grandchild Jax ascended at the age of 4 months and 11 days from this world, I felt like my heart would never be the same. At the time, 3 of my very close friends were all Reiki Masters and wanted to perform Reiki on my heart; I reluctantly agreed but fought them all time in my mind, and of course, the Reiki didn’t work because I truly was not open to Reiki. Then, I learned that in order for Reiki to work I need to be open.
It wasn’t until I became hospitalized with a severe case of pancreatitis and a blockage in my gallbladder that I really started to heal myself. I had to have immediate surgery to remove the gallstone that was blocking my Gallbladder and liver valves. I was in the hospital for 8 days, with the highest doses of pain medication and antibiotics that the medicine blew out all of my veins… That’s when I decided I need to go home and rest. The surgeon recommended that I have my gallbladder removed but it would be about 6 to 8 months due to the severity of my pancreatitis.
I immediately instinctively started placing my hands about 2 inched above my stomach area throughout the lower abdomen and I felt strong sensations and started to feel less pain. I followed up with the surgeon one month after being released from the hospital; she was in disbelief! She said, “what have you been doing? I said, what do you mean?” She said that I had the worst case of pancreatitis she had ever seen in all her years of practice and my results show now that I am completely healed, my pancreas was in the normal range. She said, “OK let’s schedule the surgery to remove your gallbladder.” I asked if there was anything I could do to try to save my gallbladder. I went on all juice diet cleanses, but to no avail.
I haven’t actually taken Reiki professionally at this point. So, I opted for the surgery. The day after my surgery, my son was performing with his band for the first time in over 2 years and I was determined to go to his performance. I walked very gingerly but I made it. My sister was in town for his performance and she was a Reiki Master who had been practicing for many years and offered to give me Reiki. I was very reluctant but honestly, who better to do actual healing on me other than my sister?
During the session, I felt the heat from her hands immediately, I was nervous and tried to relax. I started to hear the drumming and started having visions of ancestors. I asked her, “do you hear that?” She said, “no, honey, try to relax.” Then I felt someone hold my ankles and I felt such a release, I peeked from my vantage point, but my sister was near my chest area. After the session, I immediately went to sleep and during this dream, I had so many visions.
During this dream, I saw fairies and they told me that I was lucky that I could see into the future and they had a special lens for me to use to help see into the future. I also saw the number 44, which later I found out was a Master Healer number.
I thought to myself, what just happened? I need to find out more about Reiki! So, I went to a local Reiki healing store where I met the owner. I told her about my dream and she smiled and said I’m in the right place. She showed me her Fairy Necklace and she told me about a Reiki I course that was taking place the following weekend and that she would be teaching the course. I felt such a connection! I signed up right away.
The 1st class was nothing that I thought it would be. I didn’t feel the energy like all the other students did, I didn’t have any awe moments. I asked the teacher, “maybe this is not for me?” She said she was the same way, nothing came through right away but that I should trust the process. She gave us our very first attunement and we were instructed to do self-healing for 30 days before we could take Reiki II. At this point, I was still a non-believer in Reiki.
I went home and began my 30 days of self-healing, I followed all the hand positions and I wrote down every day what I saw or felt. In the first 4 days, there was absolutely nothing to write. It wasn’t until about the 5th day that I actually felt so overwhelmed I broke down in tears, I actually felt my aura for the first time ever.
I went back and took Reiki II from the same teacher. During this course, I began to have visions before the meditations and knew what she was going to say before she said it. I still didn’t feel the Reiki like all the other students were describing, we were attuned to Reiki II and were to do another 21 days of self-healing.
During this time, I felt it! I felt Reiki!!! I was in complete awe! I began to really feel the Holy Fire and the love of Reiki, and the healing truly was going through my body. I learned everything I could about the chakra system and its importance and the links between the organs.
I truly was HEALING myself; the Reiki was in fact completely warming my mind, body, and soul. That’s when I knew I want to teach this amazingly beautiful healing to everyone! I studied under several Reiki Masters and have completed many Reiki Master courses. I felt that having the knowledge from several Reiki Masters would help me in my teaching.
I felt the beauty of Reiki with my clients, but would I be a good teacher? I was so new to this, what could I offer to my students? Well, the lifelong journey I have walked has taught me to have faith in the process, to learn as much as I can, and to truly live a REIKI life. What is a Reiki life you might be wondering… Well, for me it is to truly live the 5 Reiki precepts daily, to really let go of anger, to really let go of worry! Though it has not been an easy path, it is definitely the path I live each day, and sometimes when I fail, I remind myself to stop, thank Reiki and Dr. Usui for this amazing healing modality and start again.
I taught my first class this year. I was so nervous. I wanted to make sure I got all the hand positions correctly so that the students would feel the Reiki and that I would make a good example. I stopped and thought, “wait, just trust the Spirit and let your heart guide the class!” It was amazing! My students were so happy with the course that they signed up for Reiki II straight away.
What I learned is that if I truly trust in the Reiki Precepts and teach from my heart and let Spirit guide me, it is all in divine light! If you’re wondering if you‘ll become a great Reiki teacher, just let spirit guide you! We need more healing guides and teachers, so if Reiki is calling you to teach, there is your answer! The Reiki Healing Association has all the tools to help you begin your Reiki courses.
Article by Maria Emeterio
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Maria Emeterio is an Advanced Reiki Master teacher, who specializes in Chakra Healing, and she ALWAYS offers FREE Reiki to any parents who have suffered the loss of a child, as a way to give back to her community and honor her GRANDSON JAX who passed from S.I.D.S.
You can contact Maria at https://linktr.ee/BeBlissfullyBalanced.