Welcome everyone to another episode of Reiki & Life. I am blessed to meet amazing people as they come to me as my clients or students. Today I’d like to introduce John Bray, an artist, and beautiful soul. Read John's little story about his experience with Reiki.
I am sure that some of his paintings were inspired by Reiki.
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021, I was not a happy bunny. Darkness fell around me and totally engulfed me. I was worried about how my wife would cope without me and how I would manage. To sum up, I was a major league worried, which led me to withdraw into myself and spiral down into a dark place emotionally and mentally.
One day feeling lost and low, I started to ask my god for help. Well, god moves in mysterious ways, and my wife heard from a friend about Reiki and how it can help heal the mind and body. I was reluctant with the idea, but after a lot of nagging, I decided to book a session with healing hands and spoke to Maija.
My first session was in March 2022, and it was wonderful. I felt relaxed, calmer, and less angry with life. I also found my physical pain reduced, so I booked a level one course to find out more. In the course, I have learned self-healing and the basics of how to practice on others. I was hooked. I could feel the energy going through my hands, and they felt warm when I was working on myself and another student. I also learned about Reiki principles, which are the bedrock of the Reiki system. These teachings play a valuable part in the new life that I have now. I no longer feel so angry. My mental and emotional state has changed for the better. Just ask my wife!
I feel that Reiki infiltrated my whole being. I am much happier now, smile more and feel
lighter (weird). I am more grateful for my wife, family, and friends (old and new). I seem to like myself more now, which is a big thing for me. I also learned how to meditate, which still needs practice and patience, as I still have a lot to learn.
I have a strong desire to learn more about Reiki and have a plan to move on and attend the Reiki level II course. Hopefully, it will help me connect deeper with this vast universe and give me a greater understanding of myself and why I am here. I don't know my future, but what I do know is that I now live in the moment without fear or worry. Don’t get me wrong, I still have crappy days. But I know they will pass, and the sunshine will come out in my heart.
However, I am enjoying my life with Reiki now. I am lucky.
If you wish to see John's artwork visit his page http://jbrayart.co.uk/