Sunday, July 14, 2013

expect the unexpected

Sometime in May, I had tweeted about taking a class and that I was very excited about it. It was actually a one-day workshop, which I attended last month. It is definitely not something that I would have taken initiative to learn by myself, and I would never have expected to be able to do this. And yes, I learnt it for popo. LOL!

So............yours truly is now a certified reiki level one. =)

If you've heard of reiki, good for you. If not, let me briefly share. Reiki is made up of 2 words - rei and ki. Rei means spiritual, and ki means energy. In chinese, it's commonly written as 灵气, aka spiritual energy. It is a japanese spiritual practice for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. 

Reiki is based on the idea that a "life force energy" flows within each of us. If this energy is low or blocked, then we're more likely to fall sick or feel stressed. So a reiki healing session would consist of a trained practitioner giving life force energy to the recipient. *cue martial arts scene*

I know you must be thinking, "don't bullshit leh". I also feel very stupid for describing it as such. But it really is like that! Initially, I was interested, yet also very skeptical about this reiki thingy. I first learnt about it through one of the local animal welfare groups (i forgot which one). It so happened that the very next day, I chatted with one of the groomers I know and the subject of reiki came up. He was quite surprised I had heard about reiki, so he turned up for lunch one day, and demonstrated reiki on me. 

I was like O_O the whole 3 minutes. The moment I felt it, I knew it was something I wanted to learn. Know what's even more amazing? He didn't even have to touch me! I know it sounds really unbelievable, especially when there's no scientific explanation for it. I guess it's one of those stuff that you just have to experience for yourself.

Anyway, I took the class at Full Circle and my master, Tarra, was very nice and friendly. There were 3 other students - 2 learnt for their massage business, and the other one learnt it for her dog as well! I'm not the only weird one lol. The first half of the lesson was theory-based, then we had our attunements, and the second half was hands-on. Each of us got a turn at having a full reiki healing session, albeit by beginners, but the energy was damn shiok la! I drifted in and out of sleep! XD

Ever since I was attuned 3 weeks ago, I've been doing reiki briefly almost every night on myself and popo. Although, I'm technically not supposed to yet lol. The feeling I got was so intense when I did it on popo; I'm really happy she's getting all the life energy that I can give. 有病治病, 沒病養身! Then I tried on SSD but he didn't have much feeling even though I felt quite a bit. Kinda frustrating really. I guess I need a lot more practice since I could concentrate so much better in the dark and silence, but unable to focus other than that.

I also reiki popo's food before I feed her. It's supposed to kill off whatever contamination there is. I like to think that reiki is helping her ear hair that's growing back, very slowly but surely. Practice makes perfect! ^^

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