Learning to Practice
I was new to the practice of Reiki, having just been trained and attuned to Level 1. Our son came home from college for a weekend with a miserable cold. He hadn't slept well in days, and his appetite was non-existant. I asked him if he was willing for me to try Reiki for relief. As I knelt beside where he lay on his bed, I was unsure if I would be able to discern what was happening in his energy field, but those fears were soon relieved. The difference in the heavy, damp, almost humid energy that was not moving at all above his waist and the cool, breezy energy that was moving below his waist was clear. I knelt there for several minutes just moving my hands back and forth from below to above his waist and back to be sure I wasn't dreaming. Once I was sure of what I was experiencing and could articulate it, I started the Reiki session using the full scan to assess and then combing through the wet energy before placing my hands in the prescribed positions. When I finished, my son was sound asleep. After a good nap, he came upstairs ravenous and asked for food. It was the first time he had slept well or had an appetite in days. He went back to bed after eating and slept well all night, and woke up feeling significantly better, able to breathe clearly, and with much more mental clarity. My son became a believer in Reiki that night!
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!