Myra Ray: Reiki Master, Healer, Energy Sharer, Nifty Designer, and Inspired Trainer
I am a Mom. And Grandmother.
I am an entrepreneur by nature.
For years, I worked to guide, grow, and educate my children.
In time, I also couldn’t help but also get into doing the same for my clients.
As I said, it’s my nature.
I am a creative thinker, a gifted and patient trainer, and a skilled Reiki Master.
Personally, I am not afraid of new beginnings and adventures. I’ve camped my way across most of the country from North Carolina to Colorado – in a tent. No glamping for me! I also love learning, meeting new people, so much so that I’ve even lived communally – so please feel free to reach out and share your experiences with me.
My clients are people just like you – get in touch if you are serious about growing, guiding, and healing. Reach out to me, if you want me to reach out for you.
Reiki Statement of Intent
I am pursuing Reiki in order to provide more wisdom, peace and healing within my life and to serve others in the same manner of dedication, loyalty and peace. I will use Reiki to enhance life for myself and others both physically, emotionally and mentally. I will share my spiritual growth with the world and strive to strengthen a more positive life force.
My Journey of Finding Peace
Ever find yourself lost? Missing something that you know is there but you don’t know what it is? That was me. I was unsettled. I lived 50 years with good intentions, trying to forgive those that hurt me, trying to forgive myself. And, sharing energy with people.
I believe you meet people when life wants you to meet them. Life told me to go to a luncheon. The speaker was a woman I had never heard of and the topic wasn’t appealing to me. I was overwhelmed with work and didn’t have the money to go. But I went. This is exactly how I met Dr. Barnsley Brown, my Reiki Master. Now, this might sound like a love story, and in a way it is. For this luncheon, this woman put me on a journey of love for Reiki - and a journey of love for myself.
So what is this Reiki stuff? Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the practitioner can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
I felt her energy as soon as she walked into the room. I felt a pull, a sense of, “What the hell.” I turned my back and I think it was then our eyes met for the first time. I don’t know if she remembers this as I do. But I felt her dark, brown eyes meeting mine. The energy was too much. I had to look away. As she spoke to the luncheon crowd, standing in the front of the room, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. I found myself physically moving my body forward to get closer to her energy. Over and over our eyes would meet, and I would quickly glance away. I really can’t remember what she spoke about. I was enthralled with this woman who wasn’t taking my energy and wasn’t giving me her energy. However, I was taken aback when I realized energy was flowing through us.
At the end of the luncheon, I took my financially and personally broke ass to the front of the room where she was busily selling her books. As I walked up to purchase her books that I couldn’t afford and didn’t really want, she looked at me in my eyes and said, “You need to do Reiki.” How did she know I needed this?
That was the beginning. I signed up for her class. Again, I couldn’t afford it but knew in my gut that this was something I was meant to do. In my Reiki I class, I found myself. Or maybe I should say, Barnsley found the little girl -- you know my three-year-old little person who has been hurt all her life from one thing or another. Barnsley taught me how to embrace that little girl. She taught me how I can heal myself and most importantly forgive myself.
Reiki I was huge for me. Certainly not what I expected. I went in with the assumption that I was going to learn how I can give and take energy -- using it to benefit myself and others. Silly me.
You see, Reiki isn’t about giving and taking energy. It’s about letting the energy flow through you - bringing in the positive and pushing the negative out. My greatest surprise was how I opened myself to allow Reiki to push out my negative energy. Healing me in the most profound and enlightening way. I felt myself healing mentally, physically and most importantly, emotionally. I left Reiki I with a sense of self-balance. For me, Reiki I was all about my energy and how I could control it within me. Damn control.
It was easy for me to say yes to Reiki II. I wanted to learn more about energy, how to use it, control it, let it flow through me when I choose. I wanted to learn how I may help others. I learned how I needed to stay positive when doing Reiki so that the energy that flows through me stays positive as it flows into my person I am doing Reiki on.
After Reiki II, I found myself actively using Reiki. I used it long distance on my Grandmother, my Nanny. She has Alzheimer's and is bedridden in a nursing home. I truly hoped that deep within her she felt positive energy and maybe a sense of me. I have also used it while in the trauma room with my son after his motorcycle accident. He was being very combative with everyone. Saying mean and ugly things. When it was just him and me in the room, I laid my hands over his eyes, doing Reiki over him and I said a silent affirmation. I felt him relax. He became quite. This lasted for about three minutes until his girlfriend came into the room and distracted us, pulling my son out of his peacefulness. That incident taught me I needed to strengthen my Reiki.
One of the most profound Reiki experience I have had is when I walked into a church. I was overwhelmed with energy. I sat down. Opened my hands, palms up and took one deep breath after another as I felt the energy flow through my body. It filled me with such happiness and positiveness. I touched my friends’ hand and he looked at me. He felt it.
As I held my first grandchild for the first time, I touched her head and said a silent affirmation as I drew a Reiki symbol over her. I look forward to sharing Reiki with her. I have made a pledge to be her guide, to help her find peace and wisdom within herself. I look forward to sharing this life with her.
I thought long and hard about becoming a Reiki Master. When Barnsley first asked about it, I wasn’t ready. I had to take time and absorb Reiki II. Learn the lessons and feel the power that comes with it. Life got busy, I didn’t take the time to practice my Reiki. I felt myself moving in a downward spiral - doubting myself, my choices and where I desire to be in life.
But then it happened. I went to a workshop/networking event I didn’t want to go to about a subject that didn’t really interest me. Guess who was there? Barnsley. Out of the two or three years, we’ve known each other, it seems ours lives cross paths when I am in most need. My blues eyes met her dark brown eyes met once again - the energy flowing between us. We spoke after the workshop and she once again said that I needed to further my Reiki. That this, our meeting here was a sign. I told her I couldn’t afford Mastership. But I knew different. You see, I learned through Reiki to trust in life and myself. That it will happen if it is meant to happen. To let Reiki flow through me, not to fight it, to let it happen.
I am now a Reiki Master. I was able to make my down payment and make my monthly payments without issue. You see, I trusted in life. I trusted in myself. This story isn’t over. It’s just beginning. I look forward to going from just supporting myself in life to living my life with significance.