My journey with Reiki began in 2020 during the pandemic lockdown. Like many other people, I found myself trapped in the house night after night drinking wine and watching Netflix. Something had to change…..my amazing wife suggested I take a Reiki class, (Thank You Allison!). After wisely taking her sage advice, I made the decision to take Reiki Level 1. Not in a million years did I ever imagine what a monumental impact this would have on my life. As I drove away after the first day of class, my eyes welled up with tears. I was not sad in any way, as these were cleansing tears. I was becoming “Matt 2.0” and was loving every minute of it. About 2 weeks after the class, I started to notice the large scale transitions. I started to no longer engage in things that did not serve a higher purpose such as drinking, staying up late, focusing on negative thought patterns etc. I also was now allowing myself to bring issues that I had buried deep in my subconscious to the surface so that I could confront them head on instead of stuffing it away. I was developing a “spiritual upgrade” that allowed me to have a more in depth understanding of how everything operates on a cosmic level. The concept of what I like to call “genuine gratitude” was beginning to resonate within me. I'm not talking about just being thankful for things but rather manifesting gratitude for ALL things and situations, pleasant and painful. It is through these negative experiences upon which we gain the most valuable knowledge! My dreams began becoming much more vivid and surreal. It was through these dreams that I realized I was on the correct path with this pursuit. I understood and accepted my “calling” as a healer and intuitively felt I could change people’s lives by using this gift of compassion known as Reiki. I am now a Reiki Master Teacher and I am so excited to teach anyone and everyone who is willing to learn. I guess my conclusion to all of this is once you are touched by Reiki you will never be the same….it is more than just a healing modality. It is a full spectrum way of life!
Always in kindness,
-Matthew Chalifoux, LMT, RMT
Becoming a Reiki Master with my fellow students. The journey of a lifetime!
Allison Blaisdell, MSTOM, Lic.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice at Fitchburg Acupuncture, and also at Massachusetts General Hospital. She offers Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Nutritional Response Testing, and Frequency Specific Microcurrent, as well as online holistic health coaching and consultation. Her mission is to educate and empower her patients to achieve their best possible health.