Happy New Year & Welcome To 2018!

I’ve been a little quiet over the Christmas period recharging my batteries and travelling Japan.

For the last few years, I’ve spent 1st January at one of the Earth’s sacred centres. Here I take time to be present and reflect on the year’s events and make some intentions for the coming year.

Today is visited Mount Kurama in Kyoto Japan. Since unlocking my inner wisdom and knowledge to perform Reiki Energy healing this place has been very close to my heart and on my bucket list of essential travel.

Mount Kurama is a mountain to the north-west of the city of Kyoto. It is the birthplace of the Reiki practice. It’s here Dr Mikao Usui is said to have meditated for 21 days and nights and found the Reiki symbols for healing.

Arriving at the mountain I was instantly in owe of the beauty of the landscape. Unsure if I would be able to communicate through the language barrier I had printed and written ‘reiki’ to show the main office.

My concern was unnecessary – on arrival, a map was handed to me showing a list of 40 scared sights on the mountain with the famous sacred site of Dr Usui being Number 40.

The trek to the anticipated site took around 1.5 hours with various stops to take pictures, mediate and capture moments.

On arrival to the main site, we couldn’t help but be drawn into a magnificent temple with a fire burning, smoke and an array of families of all generations gathering and paying respects.

After lighting a candle and following the locals to step in and out of smoke I continued along the magical paths.

There was a sense of calm and peace that followed my every step. The whole walk I remained thankfully and my heart pounded with gratitude for the universe leading me to this sacred moment.

Sunlight poured through the trees and snow fell onto the ground. It felt like a movie scene; so postcard perfect.

On arrival to sacred site Number 40, there was a deep feeling of returning home. This one experience I will never forget. Spending time meditating and grounding myself ready for an exciting year in 2018 was magical and empowering.

Each year I will continue to start the year in a positive calming manner and create space to dream big and achieve everything desired.

Visiting this sacred site and thanking my Reiki master has been a rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Happy New Year and once again welcome to 2018!

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