I wanted more.
I wanted to open my Heart Chakra up and let all the demons out of it. I wanted Source light to shine down and cleanse me of my past (hey, I was young and new to all this metaphysical healing stuff. I did not understand how all of it worked. I thought that it would just magically get rid of shit within my life and make it all better).
Maybe it was due to having the Craft on repeat in the DVD player. (Haha)
I was looking at some DVD’s on Netflix one day and decided to look up Spiritual stuff. There it was. A DVD on Reiki by Steve Murray. I thought to myself “Reiki? On DVD? What?!!!!”
Hell yes! I hit the jackpot.
There were three; Reiki I, Reiki II, and Master Reiki attunements.
I received the first one.
It was just 15 minutes of an attunement and music. You did not see him do anything. It was his voice and a picture of clouds moving. I didn’t feel anything.
I did not feel any different.
I waited for DVD #2.
It arrived in the mail
Yes in the mail! I am that old. Remember when Netflix use to only ship out DVD’s?
Well I do.
Anyways. So there I was, DVD in hand, and ready to start my second attunement. There was Steve explaining how the second attunement will open me up more and also how I could use the Reiki symbols to do wonderful things.
I could work on other people.
I could send healing energy to other places and a certain time.
Oh boy! I was ready!
The second attunement was the same as the first. His voice talking and the scene of a beach or sky. Actually he advised us to keep our eyes closed as he did the attunement and we had to put our hands in certain positions when he told us. I have to admit I peeked. (Hehe)
I felt a little different. I started to practice it on others and on myself but the power just wasn’t what I thought it would be like. I thought that rainbow beams would be shooting from my hands and stuff. Even as I write this I am laughing.
Oh young Aaron. How silly you were back then.
The third DVD arrived a few days later and I was just as excited as when the first one arrived. I knew that I was meant to learn Reiki and at this time I was a broke dick dog. I could rent DVD’s but to pay someone $500 to $700 to learn Reiki just was not on the top of my list of things to do. Frankly eating and having a roof over my head came first. As much as I love the homeless look, it just did not suit me. Also I had this obsession with something called Carbs and they soothed my aching fat kid soul.
So there I was watching the last installment of the Reiki series. He did the attunement with the clouds on the screen (yes I peeked again), hand positions set, and also the fourth and last Reiki master symbol.
I went on my way and started to try it out on everyone, but as I came to find out, without guidance or a teacher I did not know what the hell I was doing. I kind of gave up. I moved onto other healing techniques and started to work with the Chakras.
Fast forward a lot of years later.
I know have been formally attuned by a teacher named Brian Parker and it was the greatest investment I could have spent money on. It was something that I had always wanted to do and also I received guidance on how to really use Reiki.
I found out that Reiki is a good base for learning how to heal and it can be paired with many things such as Crystals and Sound Therapy.
You can pair it with working on Chakras and also with meditation.
I am in love with Reiki.
I am not knocking the DVD by Steve Murray. Steve Murray’s intentions are good.
Actually I give him props for doing something so different and also getting Reiki out there to the mass (at that time). If anything he gave me the tool to start my journey of healing. It was up to me to put it to use and also seek out more guidance from other teachers. I dig that he kind of went down a path of "You can study at home on your own time", which is what people are doing with everything now a days. You can learn Tarot on your own time at your own pace. You can learn to enhance your skills with being a medium at home on your own time.
Frankly, they opened me up to the possibility of healing.
I actually want to thank the spirits (and Steve Murray) for sending me the information at that time. I would not have landed in this very spot here and now.
I would totally buy the DVD’s now just to have it for maintenance. I hear it is a good idea to get the attunement every so often. My Reiki teacher even advised me that he would do it if I ever felt that I needed it.
I think I am grateful that Reiki is in my life because I would not have found my most favorite teacher in the world. He has been my mentor, bestie, and fellow Tarot Geek for a while now. Reiki really led me to Brian Parker.
Kudos to Reiki.
Until next time.