Up until recently I had heard of Reiki, but hadn’t actually known what it was, so when an advertisement for a Reiki session dropped into my email inbox a few weeks ago, my curiosity got the better of me and I jumped at the opportunity to find out.
I booked a session for Chay and I at Soul Sisters Healing, where Dawn and Taryn, who are both certified Reiki Masters, offer relaxing treatments out of a town home in Kanata. When we arrived at their place we were greeted at the door by Dawn (btw – picture Chay being totally confused because I had booked the session without telling her where we were going, and at this point we are talking to a a perfect stranger on the porch of a home in the middle of the burbs – lol).
Dawn explained to Chay that we were about to receive a Reiki treatment and she was thrilled, but still neither of us actually knew anything about Reiki. So we headed upstairs and into a room where they perform Reiki and integrated energy therapy treatments (aka IET). Inside the room there was a large high bed that looks like a massive massage table as well as Taryn who explained how our treatment would go.
We quickly learned that Reiki treatments tap into the energy centers in our body to promote relaxation, stress reduction and healing. As I lay down to receive the treatment I was thinking, yayuh I’m good with all that! It was very comfortable and with the dim lights, relaxing music and smell of incense, I was worried I might just start napping. Chay and I were lying side by side holding hands, so it was pretty cool.
We closed our eyes to relax and the treatment began with a smudging which is a sacred process of cleansing a burning a small bundle of herbs to clear negative energy. It smelled nice and it was drifted over our lying bodies. I felt warm tingles in my legs.
Next they dangled a crystal sequentially over each of our Chakra energy centers to make sure they were open and that there were no energy blockages that would need to be treated. Chay and I both had no blockages – phew. Dawn said my third eye was wide open which was kind of cool to know, since I had always hoped that my years of meditating might have somehow contributed to some kind of special insight. What is even cooler is that I felt an intense amount of energy just above the middle of my eyes for what seemed like 30-60 seconds. When I later asked Dawn what she put on my forehead she told me she didn’t actually put anything there, just mentally visualized a symbol associated with my third eye. Wow!
Next Dawn and Tayrn used their hands over various parts of our body to break apart any negative energy and raise positive energy and vibration in our bodies. I am not quite certain how it works, but what I can tell you is that I felt very warm, tingly, uber relaxed, and just all around good. Dawn said I was vibrating.
After the session, Dawn and Taryn told us that our energies made it overtly obvious that Chay and I were a couple in love and that we were soul mates in another life. They said we were Twin Flames and suggested we look this up when we got home. Here is what we found.
Twin flames, also called twin souls, are literally the other half of our soul. We each have only one twin, and generally after being split the two went their separate ways, incarnating over and over to gather human experience before coming back together. Ideally, this happens in both of their last lifetimes on the planet so they can ascend together. So you probably haven’t had many lifetimes with your twin. ~ Center for Soul Evolution
Our session ended with tarot-like card reading. A card was drawn to give us some insight into where we are at right now. Chay’s card said she was finding her purpose in life (cool since she is planning a new career). My card indicated that the Angels think I am where I should be and that Heaven is taking care of me and working for me. Double nice!
We checked our watches and realized that we were lying down and relaxed for more than an hour which was a surprise, because it felt like we had only been there a short period of time. We totally lost track of time. We left Dawn and Taryn having learned about a whole new world of energy in our bodies and glowing from the wonderful experience we had just enjoyed.
Learn more about Reiki here >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki