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. ; )

Well, hello.

OK, so I’ve got myself a blog. Now what? I guess the place to start is to share a little info about me and what I’m hoping to accomplish here. This might be a little lengthy so bear with me. Once I get this out of the way I hope to get down to making this something more productive.

My name is Kim and I am a happily married mother of three… currently two are grown adults who live on their own and one is a teenager still living here at home. Since I was a child I’ve always known there was more to our existence here on this planet than what we see with our own eyes. I can remember being a teenager and taking out every book in the library I could find that explored life after life—and at that time there weren’t a whole lot of them. I can remember pondering my life and wondering why I ended up with these parents, at this time, in this place. I somehow instinctually knew there could have been other options but I somehow had chosen this one.

As the years went by I often found myself in the company of other like-minded souls who were also trying to figure out the answers to these same questions and through them I’d find myself directed to take a particular class, read a particular book, or participate in a gathering that would help me to understand or explore further these things that interested me so much. I am, and have always been, a seeker of knowledge. I am endlessly curious and I can never get enough. I now know there are many like myself out there who crave to know more, to understand more and to figure out our place in this amazing universe. (In fact, if you’ve read this far you probably are one of those people!) I find all of it endlessly fascinating. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a college curriculum built around this whole topic? To have four entire years to devote to exploring this topic. I would probably have signed right up.

For clarification, I should say that I am not, and have never been, a member of any religion. As a kid I understood we were Roman Catholic but that was really just a label and we never went to church or religious education classes. I am one of those who describes myself as “spiritual, not religious” which nowadays can garner an eye-roll. I fully support — and to some degree I envy — those who have a strong religious belief system. I do believe that the purpose of all religions are to lead us us back to Source. They all do it differently but they have the same mission. If you find your way there in that manner, that is a joyous thing. More power to ya. I choose to do it differently. I believe as our inner abilities are accepted and developed we will come to realize that we have a directly link to Source all on our own. Conscious contact will become the norm.

So, fast forward to this particular point in my life… early 2017. I am a successful, self-employed graphic designer and I love, love, love the work that I do. I love the clients, I love my colleagues, I love the ability to work from home, I love the variety of work and I love the challenges. Pretty much I love it all. And, in recent years I have become a Usui Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, and a Reconnective Healer. Did I mention I am a seeker? I am also a fairly regular meditator and through my meditation practice I have found that I have the ability to channel. I know, WTF, right? It started as written channeling and in the last several months I have discovered that I can also allow it to come through verbally. I AM SO EXCITED BY THIS! Okay, excited and also it brings up alot of HUGE insecurities for me. Like what the hell am I doing here? Who do I think I am, Esther Hicks??? (Yeah, I must admit, I do wish for that). And what do I want to do with this newfound ability? Well, truthfully, here’s the scary thing… I want to do this for the rest of my life. Each and every day. And saying that scares the bejesus out of me because I already make a great living as a graphic designer and I don’t want to screw that up. I have obligations that I am unwilling to give up. I guess figuring this all out is going to be part of the process.

So I guess for now the purpose of this blog, for me, is to try to live an examined life. To pay attention to the things that are going on and see where they are leading me — and I do believe part of my life path is to do this work and share it with others. I’m sure I have things to tell you — from me and from my guides — and hopefully you’re interested in hearing them. And if I even get a handful of followers who can relate to this journey that I am on, then hooray for us. I also plan to be able to offer services through this such as written channeled messages among other things. Lots of percolating going on in this little head of mine. But just starting this blog is my first step onto this path of a new kind of life. So feel free to join me and keep me company as I go. I welcome all who wish to step onto this path alongside me. Well, let me qualify that… I welcome you as long as you’re not a Debbie Downer. Life is hard enough, right? Let’s keep this light, folks. Onward…