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Shoden: The Definitive Guide to First Degree Reiki

Shoden cover
It only seems like yesterday that I first became aware of Reiki. I remember searching online for something to focus on after the death of my mother. As I began to search and read about various complementary therapies Reiki kept appearing, it was just as if Reiki had chosen me. It seemed, on reflection, as if the universe was saying “hey, now it’s your turn”. Have you ever felt like that? Have you ever felt that something or even someone was calling you?
So, yes, I took the Reiki courses: all three levels. I had not intended to move beyond the second degree but as I began to work on clients some asked me questions that I was unable to answer and others wanted to learn how to “do” Reiki for themselves.
When I began to teach I did, and still do, feel honoured to become part of my student lives and, when I connect them to the Reiki source via the Reiju empowerments, I often wonder what changes they will make and how their lives can and will change. Some experience subtle changes and others much greater ones.
After I had been teaching for a few years I felt driven to write my very own Reiki first degree manual. I wanted something that my students could take home with them, something that they could refer to time and time again. I also wanted to provide my students with the tools to move forward on their Reiki journey. This is all now possible as I have just realised my dream. I have just released my third book, ” Shoden: The Definitive Guide to First Degree Reiki” by Marion McGeough.
As well as having information about the history of Reiki, the precepts and how to carry out a Reiki treatment and much more, I have included specific chapters on Mindfulness and Meditation. These chapters take the student through all they need to know to learn to meditate correctly. The concept of mindfulness, so important to Usui and his students, is fully explained and a 4 week beginner’s programme is included to both help the student come to grips with learning how to live in the moment. The book is available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions.
I truly love to write. I find writing relaxing and therapeutic. When I was a child I also loved to write and then as I grew older “life” simply got in the way. Reiki has helped me to re-connect with myself. I am a much calmer, more relaxed person that I was prior to learning Reiki; I feel more deeply connected to the source and I appreciate nature and all that she offers so much more now. I take the time to admire the beauty all around me. If you have studied Reiki and you would like to share your experiences I would very much like to hear from you.
Love and light to you all,
Marion