By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
First of all, I’d like to say a BIG HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our All Mens Reiki class!! These men put aside all fears and reservations about what Reiki MIGHT be and went for it. And, boy, did they go for it!
A couple of months ago, two of my Reiki students informed me that their husbands, and one father would like to take a Reiki class. “Ok”, I said, “lets manifest that.” I knew if it was meant to be, it would happen, and it did. I opened the class up to all men who would like to take the class and asked my students (who are mostly women) to talk to their partners about the class. Four brave men showed up, plus my husband to add moral support.
Brand Spankin’ New
These men knew very little about Reiki, other than it had helped the women in their lives. The first thing we did in class was make sure that no single man in the room had been hog tied and brought against his own free will. Nope, everyone came on their own. Every man who heard about the class had the choice to come or not. These men showed up. Not only did they show up, they gave it everything they had. This group of men, who were unsure of themselves in a spiritual setting and unsure of Reiki, asked more questions than most of my other classes AND they even asked questions about Reiki that I didn’t know. They are the first class to GIVE ME HOMEWORK!! Cuddos to them.
Never Give Up, Never Surrender
After learning about Reiki a bit, being attuned and practicing Reiki on themselves with success all on their first day, the men started really opening up not just their curiosity but their hearts as well. By day two, they were totally into it, taking it in and even enjoying it–although, still somewhat perplexed and confused at times.
They did not give up. They continued on fully present, fully committed and fully prepared to truly work at making this Reiki healing part of their lives. I was so proud of them, so amazed at their commitment and desire to learn and open up and so honored to be learning as much from them as they were learning from me. Even when parts of the class, like meeting their spirit guides, got emotional and touched their hearts in ways they didn’t expect, these men grasped the experience and allowed it, they didn’t fight it, they just accepted. It was truly beautiful to be a part of.
Normal, Everyday Guys
These men had very little exposure to spiritual classes or events before this class. This truly was their first experience into energy and what is possible with it. They opened up their heart and their minds, and their crown chakras (literally) and totally went for it. That takes a great deal of courage.
We all have choices in our lives, sometimes we don’t feel we do, but we do. Many men had the choice to come to this class and didn’t. The men who showed up could have come, but closed off to something totally strange and new to them, but they didn’t. They chose to come and they chose to jump in with both feet first into the deep end and totally go for it. Because of that, they each had their own true spiritual experience that made the class unique to them and will most likely stand out in their minds as a very important day in their spiritual growth. Having the spiritual experience is what most of us are seeking without knowing it, if you chose to open up to it as these men did, you will get it. Maybe not at first, maybe not what you expect, but you will get it.
Now what they do with Reiki from here on out is truly their choice.
I’m available for help after class to answer questions, hold Reiki Circles and Round Tables, but it is up to each student to DO for themselves, to ‘show up’ for themselves each and every day and actually practice their Reiki on themselves. Reiki is like anything else in this world, we have to actually DO IT in order to feel any difference in our lives. That is a little trick Divine plays on us, we must do a certain amount for ourselves, then we’ll be met part way by miracles. Are you ready for your Reiki miracles?
Have you done your Reiki today?
The DOING comes first, the mini miracles come later…
Much Love and Light to all of you, I’m so incredibly grateful for my Reiki community. I am truly powered daily by Reiki and your Love!! Thank you for your loving comments, I’m so grateful for them as well.
Blessings to you all,
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