🌀 The Unseen Magic: My Path Through Energy and Awakening
🌀 The Unseen Magic: My Path Through Energy and Awakening
When my own journey of personal awakening began, there were a lot of things I didn't believe. I hadn't ever really considered that I didn't need to figure everything out on my own. That I could just "surrender" and "ask for help". These weren't concepts that made sense in my day-to-day reality, and so I ignored them.
When asked what my spiritual beliefs were, I'd often remark with sincerity that I didn't believe in organized religion, but that I did believe in energy. If I'm honest, I didn't really know what "energy" meant. I just knew that was what felt true for me.
Since my first Reiki training back in 2018, I've come to learn a whole lot more about what is possible beyond what the eye can see. And while I can still relate to a healthy skepticism of many of these principles (sometimes they are truly just too wild to believe without experiencing) I've come to rely much more heavily on believing what I don't yet know to be true from lived experience.
Me in Bangkok, Thailand (2018)
My curiosity opened on that hot summer day in Bangkok, as I sat in my Reiki teacher's beautiful home studio - and she gave me my first attunement. I felt the reverbrations throughout my entire body. I felt the vibrations spreading out all around me. I could no longer hear or see or speak - I could just feel this pulsing energy moving through and around me - taking over all my senses, both the ones I knew and the ones I hadn't known I had.
As I looked up into her eyes to make sense of what I was feeling, she just nodded at me slowly, knowing. When the vibrations intensified, I began to cry. All of the old emotions I had been storing in my body and energy field for decades began to come up to the surface to be cleared. It was a shock to my system.
I didn't understand, at that time, what I was experiencing. But I did know that it was something that had been beyond my comprehension - and until I had lived it myself that day, I hadn't actually believed it was possible.
Over the years since that first attunement my curiosity has brought me to many more such experiences. From the psychic courses or mediumship training I completed at the College of Psychic Studies or the Shamanic workshop I took part in on Death and Dying - I have had a taste of the other side.
Some people call it the divine, some say it is parting the veil, some say it is connecting with the universe or source energy.
I never felt comfortable with the word God - and so all of these terms made me feel like something wasn't quite right. I didn't believe in the one, all-knowing source of wisdom, but rather in the intricate play of energy that weaves across and through all of us.
It explains how I spent my childhood apologizing to bugs I'd accidentally stepped on, or desperately trying to free flies and spiders from my home so they could go back to their life of freedom. It explains why the most subtle shift in a facial expression of a cat (or human) will have me in deep thought and conversation trying to better understand what they are feeling in that moment, or how I can sense a sudden shift of the mood in a room.
The web of life wraps itself around us all. It makes sense, then, that it isn't simply the physical world that we can touch which impacts every facet of our lives.
I can see that now. But if you had met me 10 years ago (or even less) I wouldn't have even wanted to engage you on the topic. I simply didn't believe in all of the magic that I now know to be real.
Me feeling the magic of the breathtaking mountains and ocean in Madeira, Portugal (2022)
It is with that that I want to acknowledge you if you don't believe it's real. Or if you haven't yet had an experience which has allowed you to believe otherwise. Though I am willing to bet that, for most of us, we've had experiences throughout our lives where we've tasted magic - even if just for a moment. Perhaps the sensation of a relative who recently passed coming to visit you in a dream, or a painting on the wall which shapeshifts and allows you to see patterns or imprints within that no one else can see, or even a momentarily passing of a stranger on the street in the exact right moment that you needed help.
These moments of magic, if we choose to pay attention, are gentle nudges from the universe, whispering that there's more to this world than meets the eye. When you're ready to peel back the layers and explore further, the right guide will appear, ready to embark on this journey with you.
If this message resonates with you, and you're feeling a pull to explore deeper but unsure where to start, I'm here. Hit reply, and let's start a conversation that could be the first step on your own path of discovery.
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No matter where you find yourself on this vast spectrum of belief and experience, know this—you're not journeying alone. I'm right here with you, cheering you on every step of the way.
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