• Shannon Duskie

I AM HERE: My Reiki Session

I am here. I am here. I am here.


It’s no surprise that my root chakra is going completely crazy. I am not grounded. I am not here. I want to live in my own little crown chakra world.


I am here. I am here.


It makes total sense. Given that as I was explaining my intentions to Jaileen, I was waving my arms all over the place saying I’m all over the place. No focus. All the things. All at once. Everywhere and nowhere all at the same time. Constantly stimulated. Addicted, probably.

My thought is - until I am grounded and can meet people where they are...Ya know… like planet earth...I’m not going to relate well. I’m not going to be able to explain the feeling of how coaching or experiences like it help. I’m basically going to be talking jibberish and people will look at me like…


My second Reiki session was so different than the first. I was more open to it, knowing what to expect. In a way, I took a little more ownership over my experience. I verbalized my desires. I opened my eyes at times. I questioned my emotions.


I was frustrated. Frustrated that I could not seem to clear my mind. Frustrated that I felt as though I was judging my experience. What was she doing? Why was she doing it? Why can’t I just relax? I’m so excited. Calm down, Shannon. Enjoy the moment. I tell her I’m frustrated. She responds, “You are safe here.” I take a few deep breaths and as I exhale, she snaps her fingers. Ridding the energy? Heck! I don’t know! I repeat her affirmation in a whisper. I am safe. I am present. I am calm. I am here. I am here. I am here. That one sticks.


It continues into my weekend. I am here.


It continued when I left my session and drove to get my groceries. I am here. I am here. Until I get to Walmart. Then I am there. I laughed at myself.


Knowing that I planned to share this experience, I actually googled “Reiki and the Catholic Faith”. I didn’t think I was getting myself into any sort of witchcraft, but I was curious to know what the Catholic Church had to say about it. I found this article.


Very fitting. I do not believe that Jaileen is the healer. I do not believe that the stones and the things used during Reiki sessions do the healing. They are simply tools and Jaileen is using her gifts.


To me, the energies of the chakras provide an explanation. A reason why. Western medicine does the same thing. It’s just an explanation. One that we’re socially conditioned to believe. Feeling all over the place? Maybe it’s ADHD? Lots of anxiety? There’s a great medication for that.


Reiki provides an explanation as well. An explanation that just seems to make sense and resonate more with me. I’m not saying one or the other is “right”. I’m simply expressing that I dig this chakra shit and it makes sense to me! And of course, I’m having a hard time relating it back to planet earth because my root chakra is all over the place!


When I asked The Google what Reiki was, Wikipedia told me: Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.


I have the energy and the power within me to create balance for my life. I am whole. I am divine. I am balanced.

I AM HERE.

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