Hello folks new and old ::waves:: this post is part of a Reiki Blog Hop and I’m pretty excited to be a part of it! The lovely Joy Vernon of Completely Joyous is the one that wrangled it all together. Thank you Joy! The theme of the hop is Your First Reiki Experience. I wrote about what brought me to Reiki here (thank you Magic Mike), it includes my first Reiki share and other firsts…the first time I saw proof of Reiki, the first time I experienced Reiki, the first time I realized I wanted Reiki. So I decided to go a different route. I want to share the first night after being attuned to Reiki.
I revealed in My Story of Reiki Struggles that during attunement I didn’t really feel anything. No colors, no angels singing, no fireworks, nothing, only inner monologue wondering if I was being attuned to anything at all.
To be honest I was disappointed. I had read about people having massive life changing experiences. Heck, some of my fellow classmates saw colors or heard their guides talking! In the brief time before the attunements we learned about Reiki, the history, the Principles, hand positions, and some key things to remember such as: let go of expectations. Which I forgot immediately upon sitting in the chair to be attuned. Luckily, when we got on the tables to practice I could tell a difference, something was goin’ on and I was completely wired for the rest of the day. I sang to pineapples at the store. I had a ton of energy that I thought going to bed was going to be impossible. I was wrong.
This was a two-day class so I went to bed early around 10pm. I gave thanks for Reiki and intended that Reiki flow. Then I placed my hands over my eyes. “Mmmmm this feels nice, I think it’s my favorite position”. I stayed there for a while, loving the way it made me feel. Slowly I moved down the hand positions and placed my hands on my stomach. “Nope, this is my favorite”. My mind was calm, I wasn’t worried about anything. I laid there enjoying Reiki. Before I knew it, it was the next day. I was totally refreshed and it was the best sleep I had in months.
During sleep I had many wonderful adventure dreams. I was a healer, then I was a dragon, then I was a mermaid, then I was floating among the stars. I’ve always had vivid dreams, but Reiki just pushed them even farther. After day 2 it was again easy to fall asleep with Reiki and it continues to be easy even now 3 years later.
Reiki has changed my life so much. It keeps my anger in check, keeps me calm, my anxiety is at an all-time low, helps me sleep, and tons of other benefits. Now the attunement process is probably my favorite part of it all. You don’t have to feel anything, just trust that you are getting attuned. Trust the process and work with the energies. You can be a skeptic like I was, just notice anything different. Notice your energy levels, notice how you sleep, pain levels, temper, etc.
Now that you read my post you get to “hop” to another post written by someone else about their first Reiki experience. You can hop by clicking any of the three buttons below! Also, if you enjoyed this and would like to share about your first night being attuned to Reiki I’d love to hear your stories in the comments! Lastly, below the hop navigation is a sign-up form for my mailing list that I’d love for you to join if you feel like it, as a thank you, you’ll get access to my free Reiki Resource Library.
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