How I got into Reiki (1) -Beginning of my Reiki Journey
The audio is created using text-to-speech technology.
Some Japanese-based vocabulary and name pronunciations may be inaccurate.
I started my
career as a designer in the fashion industry in Japan. But it didn't take
too long for me to find out that it wasn't a place I could truly enjoy.
I decided to move to New York City to take a little break and experience
something completely new.
New York treated me much nicer than I expected. Everything amazed
me, and I was very excited. I felt like I could finally breathe.
I originally planned to stay there for about 1 year, but it became
10 years. Time flew by very quickly.
The energy flowing
in NYC is very powerful. It could be a lot of excitement, but it could
be a lot of stress as well. At that time, I didn't know anything about
the connection, how energy affects us physically and mentally. Without
realizing anything, I was getting depressed after several years had
passed. Even things that were going well in the beginning weren't going
well anymore. I was drowned in a negative circulation. When I realized
something was wrong with me, it was already too late.
and the City"
doodle expressed how I was feeling at the time in my tiny Manhattan
I woke up in a tiny dark apartment in the middle of Manhattan and
already felt exhausted. I looked at the ceiling and wished I could stay
in bed all day. In such a condition, I couldn't be active nor
productive, and that made me feel guilty that I couldn't push myself
to go forward to make the situation better.
I hated everybody around me, but mostly I hated myself.
I didn't take therapy or any medical advice because I was too tired
that I couldn't even do net surfing to look for help.
The word "Reiki" was somewhere in my head. I didn't know anything
about Reiki at that time, and I had no idea where I had gotten the
word. For some reason, my instinct knew that it was something that
could help me, but it was very subtle, and I didn't do anything to
find out what it was. I was just so exhausted.
office of my apartment building decided not to renew my lease because
they had a plan to renovate the building into a fancy condo since it
was located in the middle of Manhattan. So they started kicking out
the tenants whose lease were expiring. My lease was going to expire in one month, so I had to look for a new apartment immediately.
it seemed unfortunate for me, especially in the condition that I didn't
have much energy.
But actually, it brought me one of the best things in my life.