Back in Germany I found out about a Reiki Second Degree course being held in Hamburg.
During this training my energy felt as though it had been set free.
A few weeks after I had completed the First Degree Reiki I knew already that I wanted to continue learning the Second Degree.
Living in the North part in Germany I came to know about a Second Degree course being held in Hamburg by an American lady called Mary McFadyen. She was one of the few American people trained by Hawayo Takata, who introduced Reiki to the West.
Self-healing reactions during the Reiki Seminar
In November 1982 I did my Second Degree. I still remember very clearly how I felt sick and feverish the first night of the seminar. But the following morning all the symptoms had disappeared.
While sharing this experience in the group Mary mentioned self-healing reactions which may occur during a seminar or after a treatment.
She explained that: "Because the energy in the body is strengthened by the attunement process (Reiki initiation) and the vibratory rate of the body is amplified and adjusts to this “energy shift”, which can trigger cleansing reactions of the body."
A sign that this initiation had worked, I thought.
In the weeks immediately after the Second Degree I felt fiery and strong, as if energy had been set free in me.
I experienced somehow an “inner explosion” and only later it became clear to me that Reiki had opened many new doors in my life.
My intuition and self-confidence were enhanced as well the intensity and effectiveness of my treatments.
During this time I also treated myself daily with “Mental Healing” (a specific form of healing via the mind) and continued to exchange treatments regularly with a friend.
Being able to help to heal others
I felt myself to be in the flow of my own healing process as well as being able to help to heal others.
From now on I felt charged with a strong energy, called “Reiki power” and I instinctively knew I had to share and pass this energy on.
In the beginning of 1984 I started offering Reiki healing sessions in a small Healing Clinic in Freiburg (a city in the Black forest area), where I was living.
Amazing things happened in these Reiki treatments.
Through the deep relaxation some clients entered inner spaces, seeing bright lights and colors and came in touch with memories from past lives.