If you have read past blog posts from me you know I am a committed student of the International House of Reiki.(IHReiki) I have been continuing to further my personal practice as well as teaching knowledge and experience through classes and support from Frans and Bronwen since my March 2008 Shinpiden class. The support and experience I have further gained from them through the years has helped me to take my practice and teachings deeper. I am beyond excited to be listed as a Graduate Teacher with IHReiki. The benefits of this also go along to my students! To see a list of benefits: http://www.ihreiki.com/about/teachers/graduate_teachers/
So if you take a class from a Graduate teacher you receive so many benefits from IHReiki! You will receive guidance from not only me, but also Frans Stiene! What an amazing opportunity! I am beyond thrilled to offer this to my students! I know first hand the amazing guidance I have received from Frans and IHReiki.
http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/08/the-spiritual-journey-of-the-reiki-teachers-teacher-frans-stiene/ So grateful he is my teacher, I continue to delve deeper with his guidance and support. I feel truly blessed to be his student. Frans has a commitment to taking the system to it’s roots that is palpable. He inspires me to keep going, keep practicing and keep teaching in my own truth. I gladly share this article of his experiences from a recent trip to Japan to take his practice and knowledge deeper. I feel he did this trip not only for himself, but the greater Reiki community and the world.
I can not remember the year, wish I did. I am trying to remember, it could have been 2002 maybe. I had already heard about Reiki, but wasn’t focused yet on learning or finding a teacher. My mother in law would go for facials and decided to gift me a facial. I went, not knowing what to expect. It was amazing, and I thought I should get facials more often. The woman massaged my hands and feet, put warmed slippers and gloves on me and pampered me great! She also put her hands under my head, on my temples and held my feet for a bit. I didn’t receive a “full treatment” nor did I know what she wa doing to make me relax and feel so wonderful and at peace. After the facial was over, I felt completely refreshed, balanced, renewed and whole. I hadn’t felt that way in I don’t know how long. When I was leaving the office and she walked me to the elevator I almost didn’t ask her what it was she did, but I ended up doing so. I asked, what did you do to me, and she answered with a very simple: “Reiki, all you need to know is Reiki.” I hope those were the exact words, I think they were. I came away from that facial wanting to do what she did. It wasn’t until January of 2004 that I did take that first level one class. I will always remember more than anything about that fateful day the feeling of complete wholeness. It’s a feeling I can achieve through my daily self-practice. It was my first direct experience of the amazing effects of the system of Reiki.
Feel free to leave in the comments about your first experience with the system of Reiki.