My Reiki Journey
I had my first Reiki session in the Spring of 2017. I didn’t know anything about Reiki. I’d seen the word before, but had never talked to anyone about it, never felt inclined to look into it. It was not on my radar. Not until, one day, I was sitting outside, desperate, depressed and so very tired of living. Tired of trying – trying every day to not feel the way I felt. Finally, I asked for help. I asked and the answer I received was the word, “Reiki.” Just like that.
I had dealt with my depression all my life on my own. I didn’t trust pharmaceuticals. I thought doctors just tried meds out on you until they decided something worked. Affirmations, self-hypnosis, sound healing… These tools helped as I used them with varying degrees of dedication. The thing was, I was only ever treating the symptoms, not the cause of my depression. I had believed for a long time that the body could heal itself and I guess I hoped that eventually I could heal whatever was wrong in my head.
My spirituality had been my life line. At a time when I felt so tired of always trying to feel better, I reached out to Spirit and asked for help. And that’s when a voice in my head said, “Reiki.” Of course, I didn’t act on it right away. But it kept coming back to me. A week later, I booked an appointment with Melinda Kaur.
My first session with Melinda changed my life forever. I was ready to heal – like really ready. Things that I never realized were at the root of my depression came to the fore and were released. It was the beginning of my Reiki journey. I was able to release generational trauma from my maternal side during that session. Afterwards, I felt as though a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders. For the first time in I don’t know how long, I didn’t feel the bone deep sadness pervading my being. I felt light – and I felt Light.
I began taking classes with Melinda. I was guided to study Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I learned about trauma. And I learned about my own trauma – how significant childhood and adolescent traumas had shaped my whole life. Most importantly, I learned that we can release that trauma and we can heal. It’s never too late to heal.
Healing is a journey. It’s also a wholistic process. Reiki is a powerful tool on my healing journey. Reiki has become an important part of my spiritual path. I am a happier, healthier person because I was open to that one word that popped into my head on that fateful day, “Reiki.”