I delved into the world of Reiki and meditation/visualisation at 18 years old; my friend learning it first and then I came to it myself as a practitioner maybe a decade later. This was the start of a journey of self knowledge and expansion, maybe a way to connect to oneself and to others who found themselves in the same space of being ready to heal old wounds and move forward. It was a group activity that our friendship group took part in and with that came community and support. All of our friendship group went through the initiation process. It’s now a tradition within our circle and we use it as a tool to help ourselves, each other and now our children. It’s a way of connecting and comforting.