Article by Vedant Vikrom Borah
In a previous article my friend Radhika Subramanian said, “It’s always said that Reiki finds you rather than the other way around”. I couldn’t help but wonder – How true! In fact in the Reiki Rays interviews the very first question is “How did Reiki find you?”But why do we keep saying that?
I pondered over how Reiki happened to me. I was a simple kid who really had no clue about the vagaries of life. It was in 1996 after my paternal grandfathers’ demise, loneliness took a toll on my grandmothers’ health. I was in Mumbai taking care of her when my aunty suggested over the phone, “Why does he not learn Reiki and help mother (my grand mom) heal!” I still have no clue how it all happened – the attunement and classes, but for next couple of weeks all I remember doing is Reiki until my grand mom recovered, got onto her feet and we happily returned home from Mumbai. Reiki chose to heal my grand mom through me.
And I stopped practicing thereafter. Fifteen years hiatus, grand mom being old and frail only kept asking for Reiki, “I remember you helped me heal long ago, can you do that again?” And yes after that there was never looking back for me as a practitioner. So did Reiki choose me? Yes it did, as a medium to be able to channel Reiki or cosmic energy wherever it is needed.
The interviews by Reiki Rays of our dearest authors have led me to a conclusion, of sorts, that Reiki chooses its channel either as a kid perhaps for a greater purpose as in case of Sunetra Dasgupta or let’s say you happen to come across and have an immediate pull towards it like in case of Phillip Hawkins and Justine Melton or after a whole lot of challenges Reiki comes to you as a respite – Deborah Llyod and Angie Webster have gone through their own share and only emerged stronger and happier
So here’s what other channels had to say. When they were asked – They say Reiki chooses its channels! So, how did Reiki happen to you? What circumstances led you to your first attunement?
With increasing stress levels in corporate world to meet client deadlines, my immune system was becoming weak and anxiety levels were increasing. As a result, I was falling sick quite often either with cold, fever or tonsillitis. I had become a regular visitor to my local doctors’ clinic. I wanted something that would reduce my stress levels, promote relaxation and take care of my health issues without the use of antibiotics. I searched the net looking for alternative healing therapies and came across Reiki. I read lot of reviews about how people had benefitted from it. I felt Reiki was a complete package that would take care of my requirement. I got attuned to it 2 years back. I started doing self healing every day, my stress levels reduced, immune system became better. I started feeling more energetic and happy. I visit my local doctor once in 6 months now. I can have ice creams, drink cold water directly without the fear of having tonsillitis because I know Reiki will take care of it. In addition to all this, Reiki has helped me to move in right direction of my career, got me connected to people who had similar interests like me, has increased my intuitive abilities and improved my overall well being at mental, emotional and spiritual level. I thank Reiki for choosing me as a Reiki channel