My Reiki Story - Jeanne Long

Do you choose Reiki or does Reiki choose you? This is a question I have been asking myself for years.

I, along with many of my students, first became aware of Reiki for some time before becoming attuned to Reiki 1. For me it was several years in fact. I don't even know where I first heard it from, a whisper from somewhere. This started a trail that took me, through the generous nature of my sister, to a Reiki introduction day.  I found the day interesting, up to a point, but I made a conscious effort not to pursue it any further. A year or so later my sister took Reiki 1 but I still dismissed it as not being for me. She practiced on me - but still no.

Then, through a chain event, I went to see a medium who's first words to me were that I had to 'go and see Jane'. She explained vaguely who 'Jane' was, gave me her phone number and told me to contact her.

You can imagine the conversation....

  • "Hello, is that Jane?"
  • "Yes."
  • "I've been told I must come and see you"
  • "Really, why?"

  • I explained the circumstances and Jane asked if I wanted 'A treatment?'.
  • "Reflexology?"
  • "No."
  • "Facial?"
  • "No."
  • "Reiki?"
  • "Ahhh!"

We arranged for me to go and visit her just for a general chat, to see why I was being sent to her. A week later I was initiated/attuned into Reiki. Thank you so much Jane.

As I have progressed through Reiki I am finding that many of my students are coming to me in similar fashion. They hear about Reiki from somewhere - they leave it - it taps them on the shoulder again - they leave it and then suddenly the time is right and it is all systems go. Maybe this is a general thing, and this is how it happens. The Reiki chooses you, sews the seed, waters it every now and again until it is ready to shoot and it blossoms.

Richard Ellis, in his book 'REIKI And The Seven Chakras' explains this very well where, on page 18, he writes "The gentle murmur was becoming a lot more persistent!"

So, how many times has Reiki tapped you on the shoulder?