Reiki Stories ProjectIt’s with great pleasure that I present the following in the ongoing Reiki Stories Project (RSP) .

This Reiki story is a really great example of what’s possible when we’re not only wanting to change, but willing to change and committing to the journey that brings healing and change.

It’s also a great example of what’s possible with Reiki when Reiki sessions are combined with learning Reiki for oneself in a Reiki class.

In this case, I was able to witness the changes happening before my eyes, which is always gratifying, and you’re so welcome T.B.

My intention is to grow this database with help from all of you.

For details on how to submit your own Reiki story, please see this header post.

I can’t wait to read yours. Nothing is quite as powerful as first-person accounts!

I had been introduced to Reiki over a year and a half ago by a close relative. At the time, I didn’t think much of it because I didn’t really understand it and quite honestly wasn’t very open to it. But since that time, my life had seemingly brought me to my knees where I had no other choice but to be open to any and everything available to me.

When I came to the Oasis Reiki Dojo, I was a complete and utter mess. I was a wreck emotionally and my interaction with the outside world was very volatile. I didn’t understand what was going on. I was on the brink of a nervous breakdown.

I was focusing on my role as a wife and mother more than I was actually focusing on me as a person. I put so much of the responsibility of my happiness on my family. I also felt personally responsible for all of the issues we were all having. If my husband or my children weren’t happy, I wasn’t going to be happy.

At that point, I was reaching for anything. I was drinking a lot and taking pain medication because I didn’t know what else to do. I was still functioning in some form but I felt lost and completely alone. I overcame my stubbornness and broke down and started searching for help. I started going to yoga again, but that didn’t seem to reach that itch I was so desperately trying to scratch. I started meditating again but my mind was in such chaos, I felt as if I was doing it all wrong.

And then a miracle happened! Reiki came to me again but this time I was ready for it. I so desperately wanted the healing but more than anything else, I needed to reconnect to myself, to the Creator. I hadn’t realized that was the reason why I felt I was in despair.

Reiki has brought peacefulness to my life. From my very first experience in a healing session, I’ve felt a shift in the energy around me and within me. I’ve also experienced peace in my dealings with the outside world particularly the relationship with my husband. Our relationship seemed to be on the verge of separation or even divorce.

With the help of Reiki, I have begun to heal my relationships within my family but most importantly with myself and the Creator. I’ve also realized that in order to heal my family, I first had to take care of myself and heal within before I could help my family.

But, you know, my family noticed the change within me right away. Like moths to a flame, they began to flutter around me constantly. By seeking out help for myself I unexpectedly began healing my loved ones. I did not see that they too were feeling personally responsible for my happiness and feeling like they had failed me.

I have mostly been practicing Reiki on myself and in my home. I feel that I should continue to work on myself and my immediate environment before I can help others.

I will be forever grateful for Reiki for healing me, and thus healing my family. But mostly for awakening me from the hypnotic state I was in and reminding me of the power within myself given to me by the Creator. Something that I had forgotten along the way and so desperately searched for from the outside world and began feeling hopeless that I would never find it. Thank you!

— T.B., South Florida

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