Why I Teach Reiki

29th August 2012

Through Reiki Teaching I help people interested in well-being and spirituality to experience and understand themselves at a deeper level. This empowers them to create greater well-being and self-knowledge in their lives, as well as to have more energy.  I am passionate about this because I love to see people grow as they connect with and learn more about who they are.  I know what it is like to search for a deeper connection to life and to yourself, and to discover new aspects of who you are along the way.

In 2006 a combination of personal and professional issues came to a head, creating a perfect storm of stress. I realized that the choices I had made about what to do with my life were based on unhealthy and corrosive beliefs about who I was and what I had to do to be happy. To cut a long story short, it was a very difficult year and there were casualties, including myself, my relationship and the people around me. This crisis motivated me to start to look at my problems and to re-evaluate how I had been living and treating myself. In the Summer of 2007, through some serendipitous events, I ended up at my first Reiki course where I received my first Reiki attunement.

An attunement is an energetic kick-start to your body’s energy system: your body already has an energy system but much of it is either dormant or sluggish. By receiving an attunement from the Teacher and then working with the energy, the system is strengthened and developed over a period of time. That weekend, each attunement I received felt different: I felt temperature and pressure changes in and around my body, and my back in particular became very hot at times. These are not unusual experiences, but each person feels it differently.

It was not until the fourth and final attunement on the second day that things changed for me.  The Teacher, Chris Parkes, had given me my attunement and moved onto work with the rest of the group. We were sat in a circle, facing outwards, our eyes closed and feeling very relaxed because of the energy and the music that we were listening to. I became aware of someone crying quietly in the room. I heard them and wondered what was upsetting them; I then thought to myself “I should help”. At that point my life took a new direction, because as this thought came into my mind a bolt of energy coursed down into the top of my head and powered through my whole body. An electric current moved through me for the next few minutes and it feel amazing, beyond words. The closest I can come to describing it is to imagine that you are receiving a very pleasant electric shock and that the electricity feels like the color blue!  Reiki had definitely got my attention and over the next five years, I dedicated much of my free time to practicing Reiki, together with studying, understanding and experiencing many other forms of energy work.

Over the course of the next few years I used Reiki to help me to transform my life. I did this by facing up to the difficult emotions and experiences that I had been carrying for much of my life. An effect of the Reiki energy is to bring to the surface old issues and the emotions associated with them – as the emotional energy connected to events and experiences was released, I became more relaxed, happier, less dependent on alcohol to “be me”, and more in tune with myself and life. This enabled me to love myself and others more freely and openly than I had before.

If you are interested in Reiki and want to know more, then contact me directly to discuss the Reiki courses and the benefits of starting to practice Reiki. I offer all prospective students a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to advise you on the best options available to you at this time. Please contact me by phone on 0207 129 8146 or by email at dominic@ourenergymatters.com. If I am unable to take your call or you contact me by email, please provide your name, a contact telephone number and the best time to contact you. I will contact you within 24 hours to book the appointment.


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