I had my first Reiki class ( level one, the initiation) yesterday and I gotta admit I was a little worried that I wouldnt be feeling much, but this I did not expect. I felt SO MUCH that in normal circumstances would have been frightening.
The teacher was nice; not exactly what I expected , but I guess it was my "fault" for expecting anything at all. He was very relaxed, but for some reason I felt he wasnt in the mood; who knows, maybe it was an "off" day; we all have those. At one point I felt he didnt like me very much cause I was the only one in a group of 6 who said I have done this before ( healing with energy I mean); the rest were there either for curiosity or just to try it. And another lady who was told she has good hands for healing so she wanted to learn. Anyhow, I realized afterwards that he was the same to everyone and maybe he explained more to them cause they seemed to have more questions; idk..
We spend a few hours just talking and getting the reiki energy( that I started to fell was around form the beginning ). So when the time came for him to do the atonements we were all very relaxed. We all sat in chair with our eyes closed and he just went from one to the other and did what he had to do. It wasnt a one on one thing. I was the last one but by the time he got to me I had already felt SO many things. I guess the energy started to work on me before he got to me; idk. I felt a big pressure sensation at the top of my head; like a block trying and pushing to get inside and even though it didnt hurt it felt very weird. I finally gave in and relaxed as much as could so it didnt feel like such a big pressure and it stopped feeling like that. But I felt the energy inside "doing things". I know it sounds weird ( at least to me it does) but I felt all sorts of sensations; in my back, my head, cold, hot, tingling, at the tips of my fingers very strong sensations and at one point I felt the tips of my fingers cracking. It was so weird...sorry if I say this too much but I just did not expect SO much. And I doubt that auto-suggestion could have caused this. I expected not to feel anything. Anyway, by the time the teacher got to me, I just relaxed and felt very warm inside. I felt things in my solar plexus; a big ball of energy, I saw colors, yellow especially and white; very vividly.
The second and third time, cause he did this 3 times, I didnt feel as much, just felt relaxed and saw more colors; more purple.
But what really got to me was that the whole time I was here ( more and more towards the end) I felt like I was high and it felt like the others around me were high as well. And I'm sure There was no weed around :P It was just the feeling of being light headed and very very relaxed; all the "high" sensations without the weird part where you realize you're high and not quite in control. I hope I'm making sense. When we took breaks to have a smoke or go to the bathroom or whenever I had to do or say something I felt fine and normal but when I didnt it was as if I was going in a trance where even the voice of others seemed to loud.
And this stayed with me all day. I felt so tired when I got home; good tired, not the way it normally feels, but unusual for 6 hours spend sitting down; if you know what i mean.
Gosh I just realized I wrote so much. I guess it just had a really big effect on me and made a huge impression. I'm very happy with the way it all went.
i just want to add 2 more things ( there would be more to say about the experience but I dont wanna bore anyone ) : one is I'd like to know if it's normal that I felt so much and if anyone felt like this? Is it an empath thing and I just got very connected to the energy? Or am I going mad and it was autosugesstion?
The last thing: I did the auto treatment last night and this morning again and I noticed something strange. At one point I raise my arms up in a V shape to get a "reiki shower" but when I put them down I feel the energy as it is almost solid...while I put my arms down, I didnt let them drop to the side, but sort of inside the V space and then out; I dindt do that on purpose, it;s just how it happened, and that's when I felt the energy very "solid". I hope I'm making sense.
Am I..or do I need to get my straight jacket clean and ready? :D
edit: forgot to mention 3 effect I got as a result of the class: one is I had to got to the bathroom a lot; I really felt I got detox or something like that cause I didnt drink that much watter :D ; so now I know why I have to ddrink plenty of water
Second is I'm feeling very light headed still; it's on and off; when I dont feel "dizzy" I feel very vibrant and happy; I can feel that somehow I'm getting cleaned of the problems I have in my body and I'm getting the effects of it. So i guess it is working .
Third: my dog - i put my hand on him after connection to the energy and he couldnt stand my hands on him; he got a bit scared; as if he was feeling something there; and I wasnt doing anything, just put my hand on him which he normally LOVES; when I just pet him without connection or without any intention, she;s fine; as soon as i "connect" I can see a very sudden change in attitude and he just looked so puzzled, like "what are you doing" look; Today I went for my horse back-ridding class and I did the same to my horse to see what he does; same thing there.same reaction. And I know animals are more sensitive than humans.