A few years ago had an epiphany that I wanted to learn about reiki. Looking back it really was an epiphany because at the time I had no idea what reiki even was. One evening I was reading a book on an entirely different topic and the author happened to mention reiki in one of the chapters. As soon as I read that word, wondering what it was, I jumped up, grabbed my laptop and Googled “reiki”. Near the top of the search results was an entry for a woman in a nearby town who taught it. The next day I called her and registered myself for her next Level 1 class. Since then I’ve taken Level 2 and Master Level classes with her and also progressed on to complete a Karuna reiki master class and Reconnective Healing classes. I love this stuff and it’s completely changed the way I look “traditonal” medicine. I believe mainstream medicine often seeks to treat, or suppress, the symptoms of a given illness without diving deeper into determining what is causing the symptoms. Reiki seeks to activate the body’s natural healing process to restore physical and emotional well-being.

But, alas, I do not currently make my living doing reiki. And despite the initial impulse to jump right into it I used to catch myself wondering what in the hell I thought I was doing. There are many people in the world of alternative medicine who have been doing their thing for so many years – way before it was in the mainstream – it is rather intimidating to say the least.

One day, not long after my Level 1 class, I was driving in my car on my way home, pondering where I might possibly be headed with all of this and asking spirit to give me a sign. Not just a sign, mind you, but a big, giant road sign please. I prefer my signs to be big and in my face. Like something my little pea brain just can’t run screaming from. I really just wanted to know if I’m just wasting my time with this stuff, and who was I anyway to think I belonged in this unique group of people. Shortly thereafter I was on the on-ramp, merging on to the highway and once I was on I merged over into the middle lane. I drove for a few minutes and then suddenly noticed the license plate on the car directly in front of me. Yessir, there was my road sign! Big as day and right in front of me. The license plate spelled out REIKI. Damn, spirit you sure do have a way of creating a synchronicity now, don’t ya.

As with many things that have come to pass since then, I have found ya just can’t make this shit up. But, you gotta believe it to see it. ; )