Life can be a bit difficult and extremely overwhelming sometimes. The way I see it is you can either run the day, or let the day run you. About a year and a half ago, I had forgotten what it was like to see the positive in everything and I would question my purpose in life everyday. A little before my 21st birthday, I would feel these strange random episodes of anxiety and depression and I wasn't quite sure what was triggering these awful emotions. I would sit and think to myself, "I have a great family, an amazing relationship with my boyfriend, good friends...I know I have everything I need, what could I possibly be missing? Why am I feeling this way?"
So many things would run through my head, I felt like I was dying on the inside. I would spend my nights crying for NO apparent reason. I had never felt this way before so on top of being anxious and depressed, I was confused and I didn't know where to go for help. I felt desperate and trapped. No one really understood what I was feeling or going through and being a burden on others was the last thing I wanted to do. I struggled with these feelings for one full year and I knew I had to make a change in my life. Six months ago, I somehow came across this angel/ Reiki healer named Elaine on the internet (shoutout to google for that) and to this day, I still can't tell you how I came across her website. Now, let me explain a little more about Reiki healing for those of you that don't really know what it is. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and its based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. I've always been a full believer in Reiki because we are all connected by energy. With the faith I had, I knew that one session with this woman would help and I felt drawn to her when I called to make the life-changing appointment.
The day of my appointment, I felt this wave of happiness and excitement. I was excited to go back to the positive, carefree, fun person I was. Elaine introduced herself and I immediately felt this strong connection to her. Right from that moment, I knew I made the right decision and I was happy that I found someone who understood EXACTLY what I was feeling and knew what I was experiencing. I began to piece things together and all of a sudden everything began to make sense. I was obviously going through a spiritual awakening or in other words, I was growing up. I was transforming and coming out of the cocoon and my subconscious didn't want to accept that.
The day after my incredible session with Elaine, I felt different. Not really sure how to explain it, but I just didn't feel like my regular self. I felt like a switch had been turned on. My episodes of anxiety and depression slowly began to diminish and everyday became easier to deal with. I had a lot more clarity and started to see things in a new light. I never realized how lost I really was until I met Elaine and I'm so thankful that she's a huge part of my life now. She helped me re-discover my path in life and even though I may not have it all figured out just yet, I'm getting there slowly but surely. I've always heard from older generations that your 20's are your toughest years because you're still seen as a child but treated as an adult. You're expected to know what you want to do with your life and you're expected to pay your own bills and work your butt off just to be able to have a fun night out. Yes, your 20's are also your "selfish years". Its a time where you can have fun because you're still young, its a time where you can spoil yourself and spend time focusing on yourself and no one else. Its tough being half child and half adult but its something we all have to go through at some point in our lives. The pressure of having it "all figured out" can weigh you down but you can't let it drown you. Instead, look at it as a challenge to be better and a motivation to succeed. What's meant to be yours will be yours, so there's no need to worry.
With all that being said, Elaine is not only a healer, but a friend and confidante as well. I thank her for having an amazing heart and for having that passion to help others. You don't really find people like that too often so when you do come across a person this special, hold on to them.
Please please please make sure to check her out at http://www.reikitherapybyelaine.com/ and check out her enlightening blog posts as well! https://reikitherapybyelaine.wordpress.com/