As you know, I’m a Reiki teacher, which is a practice/art/modality that this particular linage derives from Japan. While it may be common knowledge that Reiki was “discovered” in the early 1920s, but what may not be well known within the history is the jump that it made from a Japanese practice to something that is primarily practiced in the western world today. Google it, Reiki isn’t that big in Japan, or not in a public way that it is in here, which blows my mind because it’s a practice of Japanese origin! (And while it’s of Japanese origin, it’s for all the peoples of the earth).
Hi! Jerry here. Please welcome Jennifer D., a lovely soul, as she shares her Reiki story.
My Reiki Story: Jennifer D.
A year ago I had no idea what Reiki was or that it would be a major influence in re-connecting with my spiritual side. In the past year, or perhaps the last two years, I have been a journey of immense personal and, more recently, spiritual growth.
This past year has been quite the ride in loss and creating space. My father passed away suddenly of a heart attack in September of 2016. While he was in his 80s and he’s been gradually slowly down in the last decade and he was in rehab for weakness following a hospital stay, the death was sudden, raw and jarring. He was due to come home on Monday and he passed suddenly on Saturday, just 2 days before he was to get his biggest wish, to be at the home he built with my mom and had lived there for 49 years. But he got the next best thing, he passed quickly with my mom, his wife of 56 years, at his side.
My Reiki Life by Jen Gerenraich
A couple years ago, I was going through a really tough time in my life. My business took a massive nose dive south and I didn’t really know what to do with myself. I went into a bit of a depression and I was trying to find my “true self.” I know everything happens for a reason and I have been a dedicated meditation practitioner for many years but, I couldn’t shake this funk I was in. I started to look inside myself and really ask “what gives me joy? What do I really want to do for the rest of my life?”