About three years ago I began questioning where I stood, from a spiritual standpoint. It was not the first time I had questioned myself, just as I am sure many others have questioned themselves and their place and purpose in the world. I have always believed in a greater purpose and a design that guides and influences every aspect of life, no matter how minute. This is partly tied into my Catholic upbringing, though I am no longer as devout or as penitent as I was as a child.
The odd thing is, at this most recent occurrence of questioning the whats and whys and hows of the universe, I already knew exactly what my purpose was, at least at that particular point in time. I was a mother to three small children all under the age of six. I had a responsibility to them and their welfare-- which I did find exhausting at times. Sometimes I still do. Although I had a very defined purpose and goal in my life at that time-- to care for these children-- I began to feel an urgency in what else there was to life. I wondered what I could be doing differently to make a stronger connection with Spirit. So I began to pray again, regularly, and I began to meditate as best I could. I sought out healers and psychics and adopted vegan and vegetarian diets. I fasted and meditated several times a day. I researched a multitude of subjects from Earth Centered spirituality to Edgar Cayce. These practices coincided with a period of exciting and sometimes inexplicable experiences that I classify as part of my spiritual development. I found Reiki, and it eventually became part of these practices.
Now I am grateful that I have the opportunity to share Reiki with others. This is a new practice for me, in exploring distance energy healing, and I am excited and curious to see what happens next. More importantly, I am hopeful that we can all learn from each other and together in learning what it means to be spiritual beings.
My path is one of learning and doing, and learning by doing. And though I have learned much, there is so much more to learn. I am so happy that I have this chance.