I’m Kandi Leigh, a newly minted Reiki Master Teacher answering the call through the Holistic Institute of Wellness. In 2017, I was ready to reconnect to the healing energy. I didn’t realize that’s what I was doing. I thought I was getting help to understand and heal my relationship issues. The life I had been building for the past 12 years was unraveling and I was quickly walking through a spiritual awakening. I knew I needed help staying balanced and grounded, so when Carolyn A. Jones, HIW co-founder and my RMT practitioner, suggested I get a re-attunement, I listened.
I was first exposed to Reiki almost 30 years ago. I didn’t really understand the energy; I just knew that it felt good running through my body, and I felt connected to it. So, at 15 years old, I took a Reiki I class. I was also starting high school and growing up with deep abandonment wounds. Instead of staying connected to Reiki, I embarked on the journey of learning who I am not.