As I approach a year anniversary creating energy healing products and sharing them with the world, I have to talk about how it all started. I have struggled with anxiety for most of my life. As a highly sensitive empath, I had all the classic symptoms; excessive worrying, agitation, restlessness, fatigue, irritability, tense muscles, night terrors, and a host of other debilitating ordeals. Sometimes, these feelings of worry and stress would cripple me physically, causing me to withdraw or even worse, lash out.
After years of struggle and traditional (Western) medicine treatments, I began to search for an alternative therapy for anxiety symptoms. I knew there was a deeper need for healing beyond what talk therapy and medication could ever offer me. I began with yoga and mediation, then added herbal remedies and Reiki. Reiki brought on an "aha moment", as it provided a deeper understanding of how our body processes energy and why balance and flow are so crucial to our wellness.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God