Reiki is love, love is wholeness, wholeness is balance, balance is well-being, Well-being is freedom from disease...
Dr Mikao Usui
Healing by Design
Having worked in the Information Technology sector, you may ask what has put me on the path of becoming a Reiki practitioner and working with animal. As with all things in life, nothing turns out like you plan but it always turns out exactly like it is supposed to... A few years ago I became progressively unwell until I could no longer work. The doctors put it down to being over worked, stress and depression. The only therapy that would elevate some of the symptoms was Reiki. Although it kept me going, it was not until I did Reiki - level 1 - that I felt a remarkable improvement in my health, and it took a turn for the better.
I was raised by a mother who strongly believed that the closer you stay to nature and her medicinal gifts, the better for your health it will be. I found that western medicine was not able to diagnose me accurately, and only wanted to treat my symptoms. This was a sign that I was on the right path. I chose to stay on that path, and remember my mother’s teachings of natural healing and have found that this has always worked in the past for me. Especially in assisting my body to heal itself. This is where Reiki works so well, as it addresses all aspects of body, mind and soul. Reiki has helped me find my true life path and embrace my talents, which I had been afraid of for many years, and has helped me reconnect with true soul path and stop denying myself true happiness.
Through this experience I have been set on a path not just to help myself but to try to help others. The more I embrace this the more it seems that returning to basics and simple ways is the path to health, balance and happiness. I think that, as humans, we tend to over complicate things and get so involved in our problems that we get wound up and can't see clearly what we need to do. Reiki helped me find the clarity I needed to see my life path and embrace my hidden inherited talents and gave me my passion back to develop them further.
My love for working with animals, particularly horses with behavioural issues caused by abuse and neglect as brought me much joy. Working with people and helping them to better connect with their animals and better understand them is very special. I have been seeing spirit and spirit animal since I can remember. I can now use this to help others connect to their spirit animal guides. Embracing my special gifts instead of seeing them a curse has help not just help me but it has lead to others to starting embracing their true life path.