Yesterday was the first day of my Reiki Master training. I loved it, so much that I might change my name to Reikina someday (only kidding there!). We were attuned to the Usui Master Symbol which pretty much equates to a huge dose of light being channeled into your body. It comes in very handy if you live in a gray and cloudy city like London. In the absence of natural sun, a burst of Reiki Light can really cheer you up. Last night I felt brighter overall and I saw more white light in my 3rd eye than I usually do. I am curious to see what happens when the sun goes down tonight. Today it is too sunny to tell the difference.
During the attunement I also felt my third eye pop open and saw my guides, Archangel Jophiel the angel of beauty, a beautiful nature scene with what could have been fairies as well as a bright light. Violet and blue hues also made an appearance today. I also sensed art, beauty and even abstract art and color. I think this artistic angle was linked to Archangel Jophiel and to one of the Tibetan Reiki Symbols, which we learned about later that day. The symbol reminded me of a splash of color on a white canvas. This Kandinsky painting to the left reminds me of that. I also noticed my shadow side during the attunement. I began to see shadows mixing with light and at first it made me uneasy. Then I noticed that if I move about, the light reaches the part that had been in the shadows. I took that to mean that this next level will shed some Reiki Light on things that I have not dealt with yet. And also that it can bring light to just about any situation. I do like the thought of that.
Yesterday was just the first day of training. I have homework to practice and then I'm going back in four weeks for another round. The day lasted eight hours so it was a lot to take in and it helps to have time to let it sink in and practice. The course ends at the end of May. When we're done with the Reiki Master course we can teach others, though I feel like I still have a lot to learn before I start teaching.
What I find most intriguing though, is that the word Master should translate as Teacher. In the west we have clung to this Reiki Master term which implies that you know all there is to know about a topic. Far from it, I think the Reiki Master course gives us more to tap into, but I am far from mastering Reiki or healing. That comes with experience. Based on two of the symbols that we were attuned to, I think Reiki Light attunement is a better description for what I experienced yesterday. One of those symbols I saw as pure light, the other as beauty. Reiki Light and Beauty. I am not going to invent a new label for myself but as always, I am trying to describe the experience.
Love to hear your thoughts! Also, this gorgeous painting was created by Wassily Kandinsky, one of my all-time favourite artists. Follow this link for more art.