I first learned of Reiki in 2013. Thinking back to my first Reiki experience I left the office feeling like I was walking on clouds. A lightness came over me that I had not experienced in as far back as I could remember. I felt a significant release and I knew I had awakened something deep within me. I did not have much of an understanding of what Reiki was in those days, but it spoke to me on a level deeper than the intellectual mind. And so it is.
In 2010, I came to realize how many synthetic toxins were in a lot of the products I used daily and began to transition over. I dove deep into research, learned how to read ingredient labels and began to learn what to look for and what to avoid in a product. I now make a lot of my own products (e.g. shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, deodorant, and cleaning products) and I feel a lot better because of it. Around 2015 I transitioned to a plant based diet – I do not recall the specific day because it all happened as a process over time based on what felt right in my body. I am a fan of supporting what our bodies ask of us and living in accordance with our intuition. Our bodies are wise let us tap in and listen.
Reflecting back, I have always held visions of the future in my being; deeply beautiful and loving visions of humanity. For most of my life I did not know what to make of these visions because my immediate environment did not reflect the love I knew deeply to be true within my core. When I would share out loud, I was often dismissed and written off as naïve or childish and after a while I absorbed the unconscious programming that these were not real, and certainly not for sharing. This left me feeling confused and alone, and not being able to share this love turned into anger and frustration, within. Through internal work, reflection, and awakening, I see that I had closed off the outlet for the sheer outpouring of love within my being, and once closed it felt trapped. I understand now that this was all part of a plan to help activate me into my own souls remembering. Indeed, it was beautifully orchestrated as I reflect on the breadcrumbs my soul left me along the way. Reiki was a significant piece in this journey of not only coming to remember who I am but of also feeling safe to be who I am, out loud. I am deeply grateful to my teacher, Reiki Master Jose Leon, to the Usui lineage and the Holy Fire Reiki. I found my way back home, to myself and to source; indeed, to all of us - because we are all deeply interconnected. I now settle into the visions of love I hold and I energize them into reality. These visions help activate those who I engage with into remembering who they are and why they are here. I have come to realize that I am here in this lifetime to let love out, to love out loud, and to let my radiant spirit and curious nature shine. There is a freedom in finding this truth, a freedom that my soul has been yearning for. A freedom that lets my soul dance and my heart sing. A freedom that was my soul’s intention.
My journey continues each and every day and I continue to dive deeper into my soul’s expansion. My intention is to hold space to allow that deep remembrance to come forth within you. In the way the society is structured, particularly within the West, it is easy to forget who we are and what our purpose is. I am here to hold space to support that in you, to de-clutter the energies that are not yours or no longer serve you, to make space for you, to simply be; to let your soul shine. Because, dear ones, we are here to shine. And, it is safe.