My PERSONAL STORY
I’ve been an Art Director, a Graphic Designer, and most recently, an Associate Creative Director for NYC-based global advertising agencies for about 17 years. I dedicated my everything to achieve this dream – determined to become a Creative in world-class ad agencies.
I had always identified myself as determined, passionate and confident. But buried in an endless pile of to-dos, should-dos, and must-dos in the office, I was losing sight of who I was or why I was here far from my family in the first place. Even when I was in my supposed dream-come-true situations, I was too exhausted to enjoy it. Wearing many invisible layers of armor was something I did to protect myself from other people, not allowing myself to embrace my vulnerability. I was no longer experiencing life fully. I had a hard time visualizing what it was that I wanted, and every idea seemed impossible or unrealistic. I neither liked the person I was becoming nor the direction my life was headed. But I pushed through. Because I knew how to do that and I didn’t know what else to do. Starting over felt like a massive project.
During this time of feeling lost and exhausted, my dear friend suggested that I take her Reiki 1 to learn self-care to regain trust and confidence in myself. And I got so into it unexpectedly; I continued with my training. Her thorough program shed light on a whole new side of me that had always existed somewhere deep inside but was never fully explored. Through self-care and receiving Reiki treatments from a series of professionals and fellow practitioners, I began to feel myself shift naturally. There were many ugly cries of release in the process – I could feel myself gradually shedding layers of crap that piled up over the years.
Of course, the transformation didn’t happen overnight; it’s a life-long process. Taking the time to get to know myself as who I am today was one of the best things I did. Checking in and realigning helps. I feel and think clearer. Things flow a lot better. I no longer seem to attract toxic people in my life. I’m open to giving, and more importantly for me, to receiving. Practicing Reiki has been a much-needed journey of self-rediscovery and self-awareness. Funny, now I look at my life as pre-Reiki and post-Reiki!
My dream I identified myself with for a long time was no longer serving me. And I was finally able to give myself permission to let go. I remain grateful for the experience and the variety of skills I gained; I wouldn’t be where I am fully present without all of my experiences.
Now I have a vision. This chapter of my life is not about labels or a career path to hang on to. I keep myself open to the unknown possibilities and am excited about it. I feel like the sparkly eyed passionate young girl from Tokyo who landed in Logan Airport, twenty-something years ago.
“Reikirei” is a blend word that can be interpreted two ways – Reiki/Rei and Rei/Kirei (means beautiful in Japanese). I want to help you rediscover light and possibilities within you and beyond, as my teachers and mentors did: I find this chain of connections and the ripple effects that come as a result beautiful. We’re in this together.
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Reiki System of Natural Healing is a non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful method of healing technique. It never causes harm. Reiki practice is not a cure for a disease. It does not replace medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, but is a great complement to both traditional and alternative medicine. Reiki is widely practiced in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Reiki treatment is not a religious practice. It’s not a massage, either. So what is it? Please check out my Why Reiki? page or FAQs page to learn more. I’m here to help, feel free to email me at [email protected] or text or call at 347.509.6455 with any questions.