My first participation in a Reiki treatment was in 2001, in a small town in Far North Queensland with a tiny French Reiki master. The day I opened the phone book and chose a random (perhaps the only)Reiki practitioner in Mossman to help me with my general malaise was the day that Reiki found me. At the age of 31, this precious hour spent in the garage of a lady I had never met before, and would never see again, set the wheels in motion. I had taken the most important step along the path towards finding my life's purpose. I just didn't know it at the time. And, it has taken quite a while to finally get here.
I have always been interested in the spiritual realm. As a child, I saw spirits and spoke to people that others could not see. At five years of age, I wanted to become a nun. I think I just wanted to be really close to God, or Source, or whatever you call the Divine Light. I feel that I was destined from a very young age to experience the fullness of my connection with Source by becoming a healing practitioner.
Like nearly every other human on the planet, I have been through my share of grief. It is all part and parcel of the spiritual experience on the Earth plane to grow through our grief. However, at times, we can come perilously close to losing the battle with the pain. It can threaten to overthrow us if we do not have a spiritual practice that sees us through times not only of brilliant light, but also those of extreme darkness.
My darkest hour came a few years after the birth of my daughter. Parenthood had hit me like a shot between the eyes and totally floored me. I did not cope well with staying still, having travelled almost non-stop for 10 years prior to her arrival. I was a high-functioning anxious/depressive person who had been a flight attendant, a teacher, a professional musician, a case manager and career counsellor. And yet, I did not really know how to take care of another person. For a few years, I was out of my depth and out of my mind. And then, someone I loved very much died, without warning, without saying goodbye. Grief on grief. Raw, unabated, unbearable grief. I was done.
We all have a 'lightbulb' moment at some stage in our lives, when everything suddenly makes sense...a moment of recognition which is powerful beyond compare. For me, my 'lightbulb' came in the months that followed Chris' passing, when I was lying on the floor one day in the foetal position, asking Spirit to let me go. In that moment of suffering and resignation back in 2009, I suddenly experienced the most intense feeling of love I have ever known! It vibrated throughout my entire body as a pair of unseen hands picked me up off the floor when I was unable to stand up on my own. The hands then dusted me off as the tears stopped flowing and the brick in my heart seemed to disappear. In that single moment, my life was turned around forever. And my spiritual practice began.
From that time on, I really accelerated my search for "meaning". What was my purpose here in this lifetime? How could I help others deal with Life's adversities in a constructive way? How could I better realise my connection with Spirit? I was initiated into healing with Reiki in 2012. And the rest has just unfolded perfectly. Reiki has changed my perception of life, my expectations of life, my understanding of myself and my connection with those around me. It is simply one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.
As a sensitive and intuitive conduit for Reiki, I implicitly trust the divine healing energy to go where it needs to flow. However, if you feel that you would like to integrate the healing experience through discussion, I am able to support you through this empowering process by drawing on over 25 years of professional and lived experience across the areas of:
- teaching children and adults
- career counselling
- case management
- team leadership and training
- grief and loss
- crisis support and suicide prevention
- anxiety and depression
- postnatal depression
- sexual abuse