I often get asked when I started my spiritual journey. My answer... As far back as I can remember.
From as far back as I can remember, I have had a very strong spiritual connection. I was brought up in an anglican household. I say that, but my parents were not religious, infact I'm pretty sure that my dad was an agnostic (and probably even identified more as an atheist), although we never really chatted much about that in my early years.
But my parents did the “right” thing, and made sure we knew the Christian Story. We went to Sunday school, and sometimes we even went to church on religious days. We were all confirmed at 16, and it was a big deal...a new white dress, a big family lunch afterwards. It was never dogmatic, but we never really questioned things either. It's just what we did. My grandparents and parents were brought up that way... so shall you!
As a young child, I was fascinated by church and the bible stories. I asked for a bible for my birthday once, and I still have it. A beautifully illustrated children's bible, that still holds pride of place on my bookcase. My best friend growing up came from a very religious family, and I remember being jealous of her, that she got to go to church EVERY sunday, and that she and her family had a special connection to God, that my family didn't have. I prayed (and still do), multiple times a day.
As I grew into my teens, I did start to question things though. I couldn't understand, why going to church separated some people from others. The concept of a God and a heaven that only accepted people that went to church once a week, just didn't sit well with me. From a very small child, I have always known that “my” God is an extremely kind God, not one of fire and brimstone, and certainly not one to forsake anybody. It was inherent in me, this was something I was just born knowing, so subsequently, as I got older, I started questioning so much that was being fed to me.
Through the years, I read anything and everything relating to spiritual matters, and I felt that I had finally started finding answers that made sense to me. I was told for the first time, about 20 years ago, that my life path involved Spiritual work. I never really did anything about it, other than read more, for the next 15 years. I think I was a little lost, as to where to even begin. Then 5 years ago, my Spirit Guides basically held a "tribunal", and I was very sternly told off, for not having made this my path. When I mentioned that I wasn't sure where to start, I was told in no uncertain terms, that healing was my gift. I booked my first reiki course a week later. The minute I walked into that first class I knew I had found what I had been searching for. It literally changed my life.
I started off my journey by studying an in-depth 12 week, Western Reiki course (Usui Shiki Ryoho) after which I qualified as an advanced Practitioner. I followed that with other forms of Reiki, Crystal Healing and Access Bars - I feel like I have only touched the tip of the iceberg and I am continually studying new modalities, so I have more to offer my clients.
I received my Usui Shiki Ryoho Masters in early 2017, which has allowed me to follow another passion of mine, and that is to teach. I am so excited about this next step.
I am so passionate about Reiki, and energy healing. I have experienced it first hand, and now see it, time and time again with my clients. I can say, without a doubt that it has been the most rewarding, eye opening, and goose bump making period of my life. I wouldn't be where I am today without experiencing what I have, and I love nothing better than sharing this with my friends, family and clients.
If you have never experienced it, give yourself a gift and come and try it. I look forward to hearing and experiencing many more amazing stories.
With much love
I am registered with the following Reiki Associations (Please click on the link where provided to Identify Registration):
RMA - The Reiki Masters Association
The RHA - The Reiki Healing Association
The Jikiden Institute
The ICRT - The International Institue For Reiki Training (Reg # ZAP-14-20)
The Lightarian® Institute
I am a registered trainer with the Energy Healers association (The Industry Body for all Energy Healing - the EHO is the body responsible over all for the standards of Reiki in South Africa. It is one of the associations that are in the Energy Healers Organization and are blessed with it's way of training, as negotaiated with the QCTO) In collaboration with the HWSETA (the Health and Welfare SETA) and the QCTO (the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations), the EHO has developed the qualification, Natural Energy Healing Practitioner (Qualification Number recognized world-wide as 532906000). The Energy Healers Organisation has accepted the role of the Assessment Quality Partner, which means that they have to assess the quality of training, in order to protect the public from rogue practitioners, and ensure the quality of care given is to the highest standard