Updated: Jan 23, 2019
After having been led to Reiki by my cat two years earlier, I knew that I had discovered something incredibly amazing. I knew firsthand that Reiki had the ability to heal in ways that are indescribable. That's why I began to become seriously interested in learning Reiki to become a Reiki Master Teacher in 2004. Life seemed to be going great and I had a little extra time to study, but I kept putting it off for this reason or another.
Then out of the blue, like a jolt from the Universe, my family and I were involved in a rollover SUV accident. We were traveling down a residential street not for from home, when a car pulled out of a driveway and hit us on the back passenger side of the vehicle. This caused our SUV to run up onto a van that was parked on the street,fly up into the air, then land on the driver's side. It happened so fast and in slow motion at the same time!
My 5 year old son and I were both ok, but my husband was injured. He had been the one driving with his hand out the window as the SUV fell and landed, crushhing his hand beneath it. We were all in shock. What seemed like a normal Sunday afternoon, turned into a nightmare! My husband had broken bones and glass embedded in his left hand.
After surgery, numerous physical therapy sessions and acupuncture, my husband was still in tremendous pain. He was prescribed an opioid to help manage the pain, but it did very little in terms of pain management. After months of acupuncture and physical therapy, nothing seemed to help him. Hopelessness and despair began to set in. Chronic pain does this to people. It feeds on fear and then the pain - fear cycle begins.
Luckily, I had begun to study Reiki and had been attuned as a Reiki practitioner! Within two weeks of giving my husband Reiki twice a day, he began to feel better. He noticed that he was happy again. His pain had significantly lessoned and he stopped taking the painkillers. He didn't need to go to physical therapy anymore and his life was brand new again!
This was when I knew that I had to become a Reiki Master Teacher and share Reiki with as many people that I could. I couldn't keep this to myself, so I began treating people, animals, plants...you name it! In the past 14 years since becoming a Reiki Master Teacher, I have treated paitents with depression, anxiety, grief from loss, pain & injuries, insomnia, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, tmj, tinnitus, arthritis, migraines and much more!