And still, I feel like there's so much more to learn about working with energy, its effects on people, and how to understand the complexities of energy, guides, karma, past lives, ancestors, angels, and life path.
Every time I work with energy or intuition, I learn something new. Every class I teach teaches me more. I'm constantly reading, seeking out classes to help me grow and deepen my knowledge.
And I feel out of my league sometimes.
I don't have all the answers, and sometimes I don't know where to get them.
Here's an example. I taught a Practical Reiki 1 class recently. Everything seemed normal. I spent the morning teaching how to recognize your intuition, and experience the energy. I gave a little Reiki to each student. Every student could feel the energy and identify how it felt to her. (Every student was female in this particular class).
In the afternoon, I taught Level 1 and gave the students their attunements. During the attunement, everyone sat calmly, eyes closed, experiencing their attunement. Except, suddenly, one of the students fell to the floor and seemed to be having what looked like a seizure. She flopped around on the floor, out of control of her body. (I've never seen someone have a seizure, so I am going by what I have seen/ read about them). Shocked, we all jumped up and I asked if I should call 911. I was told to wait, because one of the other students knew her well and rushed over to help her. She held the student tightly (I held my phone tightly, finger ready to push those numbers for the paramedics!) and then the student having the episode started crying and recovered.
She explained that she had started having an out of body experience during the attunement, which scared her and caused a kind of struggle to happen. She had never had an experience like this before. She is, however, very psychic and just discovering these gifts.
The whole thing left me feeling shaken and uncertain. I suggested she follow up with a doctor, just to be sure. I've been processing, trying to align my experience with anything I've ever learned. I haven't been able to do this conclusively. I've heard from her since, and she's feeling fine, better, lighter. She reported that she feels like a big bunch of "stuff" was released.
I've never seen anything quite as dramatic happen in one of my classes. Tears, yes. Laughter, yes. Students reporting amazing visions or physical cleansing symptoms (one student had dry heaves on the way home after her first attunement), yes, lots of times.
I am left with the humbling reminder that this is powerful stuff I'm working with. Energetic transfer, or attunements, is serious business, and needs to be respected. I'm not in control of how a person will react to receiving an attunement. Once I intend the attunement to begin, and the recipient intends to receive, it's out of my hands, so to speak.
But there's certainly no doubt that it works.
And for that, as well as the opportunities to learn more every day, I am profoundly grateful.
What's been your most surprising energy experience? Please share here in a comment.