I was resistant to learning Reiki many years ago…. why?
I am an Occupational Therapist trained in the allopathic way. This is often called traditional or western medicine. Doctors run tests and give you medication to take care of what is bothering you. In this world, I know ways to directly relieve a patient’s pain. The goal is to rehabilitate patients so that they can return to normal function or to teach compensatory ways. Where did Reiki fit into this?
One day, a friend called and asked me to take Reiki 2 with her. I told her I couldn’t because I hadn’t taken Reiki 1. I didn’t give it a second thought. The next thing I knew her Reiki teacher was calling me and asking me when I might be able to take Reiki 1 so that I could take Reiki 2 with my friend. I was puzzled. I wasn’t that interested and didn’t feel like my friend and her teacher were picking up on that. A part of me started to wonder why this was happening; maybe I was supposed to take Reiki? The universe was not listening to me, so perhaps I was supposed to be listening to the universe?