Updated: Apr 23, 2020
As this year comes to an end, I would like to share a few words before I begin the next chapter of my journey. This current year (2018) is a number 11 universal year, which is a master number that brings forth spiritual enlightenment. Furthermore, this year can also be considered a number two universal year as two is the sum of adding 1+1. Twos highlight balance, relationships and decision making. For me, this year has particularly been focused on coming into alignment with my authentic self which involved opening myself up to higher levels of spiritual enlightenment as well as creating balance and harmony amongst my spiritual being and my physical being. I had to make some very tough decisions this year and I think that the biggest barrier for me were relationships. In fact, the toughest challenge was my relationship with myself.
I have been practicing Reiki for several years now and as an empathic healer, I found it extremely difficult to put my needs above the needs of others. This became an ongoing cycle of people-pleasing and seeking validation in order to prove my worth. As a result of this, I began to shut down parts of me that I perceived undesirable due to the lack of acceptance and praise from others. Needless to say, this year has been a very challenging year, however it has opened my eyes to so many blocks in learning how to love myself and I am grateful for each and every experience that has led me to where I am at this moment in space and time.
I went to Japan back in September as a part of my spiritual journey to not only visit the birthplace of the Usui Healing Method within the art of Reiki healing, but to also ascend higher as a Reiki practitioner into Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki®. The entire experience was unforgettable. During my short time spent in Japan my authentic self was revealed to me, I ascended from my physical body into the higher heavens and even made contact with the angels there. This was all very amazing until after I received my third ignition and all of a sudden, my blocks were dug up and laid before me to sort through. I must have cried for an entire hour or more non-stop. I left Japan feeling grateful, yet empty. Something was unfulfilled.
When I returned home (from Japan) my whole life seemed to fall apart and instead of addressing my blocks, I did the best I could to pack them all away and shove them into a dark corner. One thing about receiving all of the Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki® Master Ignitions however, is that whether I wanted to deal with my blocks or not, the Reiki energy flowing through me and around me would ensure that all necessary healing would take place in order for me to fully merge with my authentic self.
That merge began on Christmas Day (which I will go more i