Hello, my name is Merri-Lee, founder of Soul Journeys Healing & Companioning. My healing journey began in 2008 when I first experienced Reiki and immediately fell in love with the energy. The treatment had been a gift from my husband, who after hearing about a colleagues' experience with it, thought it sounded like something I would enjoy. Although I had heard of Reiki before, I had no idea what to expect so I just went into my appointment with an open mind. As soon as the treatment began, I felt a sense of warmth, peace and safety that I'd never felt before. Even days after the treatment, I still felt 'light', calm and clear, as if I was floating in my own personal bubble of protection. There was no denying the effects it had on me; the mental clarity, the physical relaxation, the emotional well-being and perhaps best of all, the spiritual awareness. From that point, Reiki became an important part of my life; not only as part of my regular self care, but I decided to learn how to channel the energy to heal myself and others. I have seen and experienced, first hand, how Reiki can heal and promote overall well- being, as well as help heal grief, and those struggling with transitioning from this life to the next.