Cracked Wide Open

A few times in our lives, we experience events that are meant to change us in profound ways if we let them.  We can rise to the challenge & soar to new heights or let fear, doubt, & insecurity stunt our growth.  In mid-July, I had such an experience at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, where  I attended Llyn Robert’s Shamanic Reiki workshop.  It’s no exaggeration to say that it “cracked me wide open” & I haven’t been the same since.

First, some background information about Reiki, Shamanism, & how the two intertwine.  As Llyn describes in “Shamanic Reiki: Expanded Ways of Working With Universal Life Force Energy” that she co-wrote with Robert Levy, Reiki means “becoming a channel to allow the universal energy to pass through so it can be received by another.”  Shamanism, she writes, “teaches that nature can balance & revitalize & shift consciousness; it opens us to invisible & intrinsic energies that most of us are unaware of.”  As Shamanic Reiki healers, we “accept our unique relationship to the greater energies of the universe” with the ultimate goal being the empowerment of our clients as agents of change in their own lives.  Fabulous book & phenomenal workshop led by an amazing woman who studies with shamans & energy workers around the world!

So where does that leave me after such a life-altering experience?  I’m not quite sure yet.  Like a climber on Mt. Everest, I’m pacing myself & getting used to the change in the “atmosphere” & the deeper change in me before moving forward.  I’ve been empowered & accept (with excitement & anticipation) the responsibility of making changes that are for the highest & greatest good of myself & those I love.


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