Personal Growth,  Soul,  Spirituality

Spirituality: How I Went from Skeptic to Reiki Master

I was told I’ve been able to see spirits since I was 3 years old. I personally don’t remember seeing them this early, however that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Nevertheless, I do remember seeing them at a fairly young age. For me, it’s not typically the same as seeing a living person in front of you…sometimes I see a black shadow of them, sometimes I see them clearly, sometimes I can feel their energies and receive messages as to what gender they are, what they look like, or even who they are. When I didn’t know how to ground and protect myself, or know much about spirits, it was very overwhelming to feel and see them around me.

Hence, I somewhat closed my third eye and tried to shut down for many years because I was scared. As well, like many of us, I didn’t want to believe in something that didn’t make sense. I was a science person; I love to be able to see and measure things…to know they are really here and it’s not just my imagination. I didn’t want people to think I was weird or crazy for being able to see these souls when others couldn’t.

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Nonetheless, I still had premonitions. The first one I vividly remember was when I was 13…I was at a party and had gone for a walk with a friend. When we were almost back at the house I locked eyes with the passenger in a truck and had this horrible gut feeling that something really bad was about to happen. 5-10 minutes later they crashed into a light post, the driver and one of the passengers were thrown from the vehicle, and the light post landed on the driver, killing him.

I also had visions and dreams of people I knew getting in car accidents and dying. The day before I found out my uncle had cancer I was staying at my boyfriend’s in Saskatoon. I had a dream where I found out I had a terminal illness and was going to die quite soon.

The next day my sister called me asking when I was coming home. She lied about what was going on with my uncle so as not to worry me, but I knew. A few weeks later I was visiting him at the hospital and gave him some of my ginger tea because he was having throat issues. As we were leaving I held my travel mug up, and just before it touched my lips, I stopped and asked my mom if what uncle had was contagious. She said she didn’t know, but something stopped me from drinking the tea. Turns out he had H1N1.

That afternoon they had STARS take him to Edmonton “in case he crashed, though he was stable”. The next day he ended up in the ICU with ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and was in an induced coma. Over the next few days the nurses thought there may be some improvement in his health and people were hopeful. However, I had a dream that I was speaking at his funeral and knew his time was coming very soon. A few days later he passed.

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There have been many more instances where I have had these premonitions. It is an awful feeling, because I could tell you what would happen and when it would likely happen, however the premonitions typically had me as the victim. I knew someone was about to die and how, but I couldn’t tell you who it was, and there was nothing I could do to stop it. Now if that doesn’t weigh on your conscience, I don’t know what will.

 Even though this was happening, I still didn’t want to believe in the spiritual realm because it terrified me.

Many years later I started subconsciously opening to my spiritual gifts and began seeing spirits again. My dog noticed them as well. One night their energies were so strong I was far from being able to sleep. I kept telling myself I was fine and nothing was there, but my dog was on edge and staring at them as well. Finally, my great grandma decided to demand my attention and literally started rattling her tea set on my dresser. I BOLTED out of the room and didn’t look back…slept on the couch that night. From then on I started telling my grandma I loved her before going to bed every night and all was okay.

Things got so overwhelming I eventually decided I needed to learn more so I wasn’t scared. I needed to learn how to protect my energy so the spirits couldn’t come to me when I was trying to sleep. I bought books for information and decided to start going to workshops.

The first workshop I attended was Intuition and Mediumship. I learned how to see auras, how to work with pendulums and chakras, how to listen to your intuition, and so much more.

Day 2 was the Mediumship portion and I thought, “There is no way I’m actually going to be able to do this!” (Why do we always tell ourselves this?) Because, guess what, I did it! And it was amazing.

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It was also very extraordinary because I took on the emotions of the spirit I was connecting with. When I was reading one lady I had so much love and suddenly wanted to cry. I had never met this lady before but I was able to tell her messages that truly meant something to her.

 I connected with her brother and was explaining this beautiful purple and blue butterfly and what it was doing. She started bawling. After I was done, she pulled up her pant leg and, what do you know, she had that EXACT butterfly tattooed on her calf. It was a symbol for her brother after he passed.

It is amazing how we can help others and what we can learn if we just allow our spiritual gifts to come through.

A couple years later I participated in a spiritual retreat through Spirit2Soul Awakening (Maria and Francie are AMAZING), where I met some remarkable women who I have become good friends with. I learnt more about chakras, auras, intuition, oracle cards, ley lines, mediumship, sound bowls, working with live energy, and past life regression. It was incredible and I felt so refreshed after!  

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(Past life regression is something I never used to believe in, but wow did I ever connect to it, and can it ever make a change in your life! We hold onto so many things from our past lives that we bring forward into this life. For example, if you have stomach issues and can’t figure out why, it could be from something that happened to you in a past life. If you have a fear of fire, that could be how you died in a previous life. If you feel like you have to protect somebody in your life and don’t know why, you might have been a protector for that person in a previous life. Through past life regression we are able to heal ourselves and our relationships in such tremendous ways!)

When I was at this retreat I realized it was finally time for me to pursue Reiki. I had always known I was meant to be a healer (which is why I also work in health care), but the timing hadn’t been right until that moment. Maria recommended an amazing lady to me, and I decided I was going to come up with the money to become a Reiki Master.

I cannot even tell you how much my life has changed since inviting Reiki into it. I am able to help heal myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I have friends who help me heal and let go of things that are no longer serving me. I am able to help others heal and I can change their lives for the better.

I am happier, better able to manage relationships, able to manifest easily, trust my intuition more, able to see and speak with my angels easier, know my life purpose, have less pain after doing Reiki, feel lighter, calmer, and more at peace. There are so many amazing benefits Reiki can bring forth in our lives. It truly is an amazing practice! I highly recommend attending a treatment session.

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But enough about me. I want to know…where do you stand with spirituality? What intrigued you most in this story or what do you want to learn more about?

Sending love, healing, and positive vibes!

XoXo,

Ariana

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