My Path to Self Healing
By Melissa Ameika
What got me on this path to self-healing was that I was born with a birth defect and by the time I was 30, I had over 30 surgeries, and I pretty much had become addicted to what the doctors had prescribed to me – pain medications. It was about 18 years ago where I met my first teacher, and he kind of taught me about energy in general, and that he opened up a whole new world for me, as far as alternative healing is concerned. So I started to experiment. First I saw a (unclear) who did craniosacral therapy on me. I was completely blown away with the results and I was not raised in a spiritual family, so we never talked about God or church, or anything spiritual. What I found on my Reiki journey when I decided to learn something that I could do on myself, it just completely opened up a whole new world for me spiritually and healing-wise. Usui, Mikao Usui, the founder of the system of Reiki said that all illness starts here, in the mind. And if we can heal the mind, then the body will follow. So the last 18 years, that’s kind of been what my journey is – healing the mind and my thoughts and just having this incredible spiritual life and now the physical healing is coming around.