Why Learn Reiki? - Helen Leathers, Transformational Women's Coach, Trainer, Speaker

Why Did I Learn Reiki?

Just Because!

I remember the weekend that I completed my Reiki 1 course. It was over 20 years ago but I remember it very clearly.

I didn’t have a clue about what Reiki was, or what would happen on the course. I had recently finished my Reflexology training and had read about Reiki in the course of my research, but only briefly. I got it in my head that it was the next thing I’d study – but I didn’t know why. Then a friend told me that her friend had just done her Reiki Masters training, she was going to start running courses, and would I like to come along?

Well, you know when a certain subject keeps popping up, or drifting in to your life, and then suddenly an opportunity like that presents itself? Is it fate? Serendipity? Co-incidence?

If you’ve read some of my other articles I’m sure you know how I feel about co-incidences!

My Reiki 1 Experience – In Brief

I was working in London anyway, so stayed for the weekend at a friend’s flat where we also did the Reiki course.

It was like nothing I’d ever done before, but felt quite natural. It was new, yet I recognised it.

I couldn’t explain it… I just had to accept that I was meant to be learning this now.

It is important to remember the start of my Reiki journey because when I teach I have such a wide range of people come along. They often know nothing of Reiki, don’t know what to expect, and aren’t even sure why they are there! That was me on my Reiki 1 Course!

Others have received Reiki treatments (it’s far more widely known about now than it was then) and want to learn it for themselves, or have done a bit of research and have an idea of what it’s all about.

But ALL of them go away from that course a changed person. As did I.

The meditations that we did were profound as well as deeply relaxing. The healing treatments were even more so.

Three major things happened on that Reiki weekend. All very different, and all highly significant.

Firstly I met one of my spirit guides for the first time. I had such a clear image of him that I was shocked and in awe. It was so real! I had worked on my psychic and spiritual journey for some years already but never seen any spirit guide. Alongside this my meditations became highly visual, rather than imagining a guided visualisation as I had in the past, now my mind’s eye was seeing all sorts.

Secondly, I discovered a place where I no longer worried. The meditations and Reiki treatments helped me to find a place where I really could zone out. I could be peaceful and feel at one with myself and the universe more than ever before.

And finally, I realised that I needed to be a teacher. I needed to pass on my love for this wonderful energy and show others how to connect with it.

I truly believe that learning Reiki has helped to shape my life.

Reiki Isn’t A Cure-All, But It’s The Best Place To Start… For Anything

Learning Reiki is the one thing that is perfect for anyone, no matter what your goal.

  • Want to feel more confident and empowered?
  • Want to get your head round your life path and get clear on where you’re heading?
  • Want to feel more in control of your own health and well-being?
  • Want to feel more relaxed?
  • Want to connect with your intuition?
  • Want to develop your spiritual side?
  • Want to develop your psychic side?
  • Want to be an energy worker or healer?
  • Want to improve ….. well, just about any aspect of your life?

My biggest tip would be to Learn Reiki.

Learn Reiki for you. Not so that you can give healing, not so that you can teach others, not so that you can earn money, but for you.

Learn Reiki for your own personal development, for your own spiritual growth, for your own peace of mind and for your own inner confidence.

I don’t believe Reiki was always about healing, although in my opinion it is an excellent healing energy system. I believe it was originally about restoring and regenerating your own energies, self-esteem and intuitive connection. To help you feel more grounded and centred and find more meaning in your life.

If you’d like to learn Reiki for yourself, I am now offering online courses. If you’re interested you can register your details using the button below. You’ll be taken to an information page and you’ll receive a discount code for the fully online course by email. 

Helen Leathers

Womens Coach, Trainer, Speaker & Author

Combining a spiritual outlook, a pragmatic approach, and a sense of humour Helen seeks to help you to understand, accept and develop your true self and be the best person you can be – flaws and all.

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