This is another in our series of “My Reiki Story” posts that we will be adding to the Reiki Evolution blog, where a Reiki person talks about their journey with Reiki. In today’s “My Reiki Story” we hear from Angie Donnachie…
For a few years I had kept hearing the word Reiki pop up but had no idea what it was about and hadn’t looked into it further. I just knew that at some point in my life I would be guided to embark on Reiki when the time was right. During my Counselling course at Motherwell college in 2007, I bumped into an old friend that I hadn’t seen for a few years and during our conversation she mentioned that she had been attuned to Reiki recently and informed me of what it involved, which caught my interest and made me realise that there is no such thing as coincidence, but a gentle prompt to tell me my time was right.
My friend informed me that the Reiki Master who had attuned her was June Moore, and to nip into her shop ‘Inspirations’ at Motherwell for a chat, which I did, and booked myself and a close friend in for Reiki 1 course. This was the beginning of my journey, in many ways, which I definitely believe moved me from a stagnant place in my life, and into total acceptance, and the freedom and courage to change my life to how I would like it to be. Reiki taught me to have an attitude for gratitude in all areas of my life.
I started to value life and my surroundings more, and was aware that we are all one and should start to respect and cherish every living thing.
Reiki actually tied in very closely with the 12 step programme of recovery I was working through the fellowship of Al-anon, which is a Spiritual programme for families and friends of alcoholics or problem drinkers. The principles to live your life by were very similar, and I felt I had definitely been guided again, mainly for my own personal development, originally!
I initially enjoyed working on myself, self-healing, but soon moved on to family, friends, pets, plants, food, water etc everything that I came into contact with was getting a dose of Reiki, and I began to love the closeness I felt to the Universal life force energy that is Reiki. I progressed 6 months later onto Reiki 2, then recently to Master/Teacher level which is fantastic, and very much a big part of my life. My life has changed immensely during this time, and I know who I am, and I believe, why I am here.
The knock-on effect on my family has also been lovely and has brought a great amount of peace, serenity and connectedness with all to my life. I have formed a very close friendship with my Reiki Master June, who is like a big sister to me, and a whole circle of like-minded friends, who meet up fortnightly for a Reiki share, which is fantastic. I would like to think that I live my life by the Reiki principles and that’s the way I shall always keep it. With Reiki, i find, there is no turning back!
Reiki has brought a Spiritual Discipline to my life which has greatly raised my awareness in many ways. Today, I would like to think that I show compassion, love and kindness to the people I meet on my daily journey, and believe my teachings have been gifted to me to pass on to others.
My aim is to be teaching Reiki by the end of this year, once I have mastered it a bit better myself. The future is exciting!!!!
Lots of Love and Light
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