I fondly remember the afternoon of my very first Reiki attunement in the November of 2007.
As I sat in the sacred space my Reiki teacher had created, I was in complete surrender to the Universe and open to all possibilities.
I did not see lights or feel very different during the attunement. It just felt like a quiet meditative experience.
However, as I made my way back home after the class, I developed a running nose.
This was followed by a high temperature that lasted four days.
My teacher said I had so much pain and darkness to clear from years gone by that my body had reacted strongly to the Reiki attunement and subsequent self-healing practice.
I intuitively felt she was right.
Years of pain and darkness – in the form of terror, anxiety, worry, imaginary ghosts, and manipulative humans who were a pain in the neck- pushed me to have a spiritual awakening.
When I suddenly came in contact with the higher frequency of Reiki, I believe the lower energies stored in my system were shaken up. And that’s why I experienced a healing crisis in the form of the flu.
Once the flu settled, I began to enjoy my Reiki practice.
I felt strong sensations of heat in my palms and also in my body. My palms often felt stuck to particular chakras and I remember heaving huge sighs of relief as energy flowed to them. Most of my chakras were in real need of strength and nourishment back then.
As Reiki flowed through me, I soon saw how it felt to breathe easy instead of tremble in fear.
I saw how it felt to co-create with the Universe rather than try to control every aspect of life.
I experienced the touch of a loving Higher Power rather than one that is inclined to instill fear.
I also developed the unshakable belief that I deserved nothing but the best in the area of human relationships – no more attracting fake friendships, manipulators, and tricksters – only people who are steady, simple, sincere, and authentic. And that is exactly what I ended up receiving.
Every Reiki attunement I have received has been significant in its own way and led to exponential growth. But the first one was truly a game-changer!