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My biggest priority
for choosing an apartment used to be its rent and location. If it
was a reasonable price, in a convenient location, and I had a space to sleep in,
it was OK for me. I was busy most of the time anyway.
But this time, my inner voice told me that I shouldn't compromise
until I find the one I really love, and I somehow followed it.
I checked more than 10 apartments. Most of the apartments were quite
nice that I would have taken one of them easily if I were like before,
but this time, I always felt like something was still missing.
One day, I finally
found a place I really liked in Brooklyn. As soon as I walked into
the apartment and looked around, I fell in love with the brightness
The location wasn't as convenient as the former apartment, but it
had more space and a lot of sunshine and breeze coming in from the
windows. It wasn't a "cool" or "fancy" neighborhood, but I could feel
a lot of positive energy.
The park nearby was like heaven on earth. Not only was it beautiful,
but also the people hanging around there looked very happy.
at Sunset Park"
doodle of Sunset Park, the new neighborhood that gave me a lot
of energy. It's heaven on earth!!!
On the first
morning at the new apartment, I naturally woke up around 5 am with
sunshine and the sound of birds' singing from a tree in front of my
I thought it was still too early to get up, so I tried to go back to
sleep But I already felt full of energy inside me and I couldn't
stay in bed anymore.
the time that I realized how much the environment; the energy surrounding
us affects someone's body and mind, and the importance of listening
to what a gut feeling tells us.
I was surfing
on a Japanese SNS to see if there were any Japanese communities in
the neighborhood, and I found a Japanese woman who had just started her
Reiki healing space and was offering trial Reiki treatments at a
Since I had been having the word "Reiki" in my head but never knew
what it was, I thought it was a good opportunity for me to experience
I messaged her and made an appointment. She gave me her address and, to my great surprise, it was only several blocks away from me on the same
I still didn't know anything about Reiki even on the day of my first Reiki session.
I'm a quite lazy person, so I was like
"If I can experience
it, why should I check it in advance?"
I met the woman
for the first time.
First of all, she apologized to me that a delivery person might
be coming to drop off a package which she had missed receiving the
day before. But also, she told me that she had sent Reiki to the future, wishing
that it would never disturb our session. I didn't understand what
"Reiki to the future" meant since I didn't know anything about Reiki
yet. So I felt a little weird.
The Reiki treatment
was just so amazing. I felt the energy flowing inside of me, and it
was something that I had never experienced before. My first Reiki
experience was powerful enough to make this skeptical person believe
that anything could happen in this world.
I was floating somewhere between awake and asleep, somewhere totally
timeless and peaceful.
"OK, the session
is done." she said.
Right after she finished the last word, the doorbell rang. It
was the delivery guy she was expecting. We looked at each other. Our
eyes were just like "Wow!".
so perfect for me. I immediately decided to study Reiki with her.