My Journey To Becoming a Reiki Master
My path to becoming a Reiki Master has been a truly incredible one; one of continuous and never-ending discovery. Below is the story of how I got where I am today.
In 2006, my gateway into Light, Energy, Spirits, The Universe and uplifting Mantras designed to raise vibrations came into fruition – and this is thanks to a truly powerful and wise Teacher, Astrologist and Life Enhancement Coach, Chantal Patenaude. Chantal has been teaching and leading conferences in the Toronto area and in Arizona for over 30 years. After years of practicing yoga, mantras and meditation, I wanted to deepen my spiritual connection with everything in our Universe, as well as learn how to harness my own energy.
Completing Reiki Level 1
In 2010, decided to take my Reiki Level 1 with Lorena Colarusso (www.lorenacolarusso.com) – a registered Psychotherapist, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Emotional Clearing Facilitator and Master NLP Practitioner with advanced training in various somatic and Energetic Therapies. Before I was ready to complete my Reiki Level 1, I needed to complete a clearing within myself – and Lorena was the perfect person to help me get started. But due to our differing locations, I felt that it was time to find a new Reiki Master to guide me on my path.
In 2011, I started working with Sandra Levy, who is also an amazing Psychotherapist and Hypnotist.
Sandra studied at Transformational Arts College and currently teaches there. Although Sandra never taught me Reiki, I went for regular sessions with her over the years where she did Reiki on me, and I continue to practice what I have learned. Experiencing the sessions from the client’s point of view has helped me to understand what I want to incorporate into my practice, and has helped with my personal learning. Sandra was the one who taught me about sound as a healing morality, and well as its essential role in creating clearing in people and animals.
Completing Reiki Level 2
In 2015, I was ready to take my Reiki Level 2 – and felt it would be a good idea to start this level with someone who didn’t know me or anything about my life. It would be a new, fresh start. And so, I started studying with Paul Lara (www.qibelly.com), the owner of QiBelly who teaches Reiki, Meditation, Qi Gong, Ti Chi.
Paul was completely different than the other two teachers I studied with, which made sense since he studied in Japan and China learning classic Chinese lineages. The symbols and mantras were different, but I welcomed and enjoyed a newfound energy field. After completing the weeks required to get my Level 2 certificate, I began to practice on family, friends and clients.
Completing Reiki Level 3
In 2016, I felt like I had more leaning to do, as learning is a lifelong process. I was fortunate to have found a teacher and mentor that I connected with in every way by the name of Vivian Osal (www.osal.ca). Simply being in her presence made me want to learn everything she knew.
Vivian is a Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master, Trance Channeller and Intuitive Healer who works with Past Life Regression and The Akashic Records. I decided to retake my Reiki Level 2 with Vivian and continued to complete my Reiki Level 3 Personal mastery level, as well as my Level 1 in learning how to read Akashic Records with her, too.
Where I Am Today
Now, in my late-thirties after years of studying and completing my Reiki courses, life has a totally different feel to it. I’m confident, mature, possess a sense of clarity and am grounded in my roots. I continue to do sessions with Vivian and understand that my journey of learning will never be over.
I have an understanding of the types of people and things I need to surrounded myself with. I keep a positive energy field for myself, my two wonderful children, Dylan and Faith, and my husband, Dr. Aubrey Green. I live out my belief that creating and maintaining a positive space, both in my professional and personal life, is an important responsibility that benefits the important people in my life.
P.S.; Please feel free to check out my teachers’ sites (linked to their names) and, if you feel a connection to any of them, indulge in a session! Having a positive, clear connection of love and trust is the most important thing you need when choosing who to connect with in your session.