I often say that the more I learn, the deeper I go, the further I explore on this consciousness journey, the more difficult it is to place a box and definitions around 'who' I am. Having done a fair bit of public speaking, I find writing the necessary bio to be laborious and as time has gone by, it has less and less meaning (so it was a bit of chore to write this!). Everything I do is simply a role that I play in that moment, and I adapt to each given set of circumstances dependent upon what is required.
Of course I recognise that I have a unique role to play in contributing to this grand tapestry of consciousness, just like we all do. I appreciate the talents I was gifted with to enable my engagement with life and put them to good use as much as possible! And, I accept the reflections of others in their testimonials of how they have been assisted, supported and nurtured on their own journey through my interventions and offerings.
Like Rachel, I speak the language of energy, frequency and vibration. I am familiar with my archetypal make up, and I love my Visionary, Alchemist, Pilgrim, Scholar and Wise Guide, I adore my Rebel and am still working on appreciating my Outcast! I love working with the Big picture (sometimes a VERY big picture!) I love diving in and exploring consciousness -sometimes where angels fear to tread - and then bringing back the insights. I love sharing wisdom, or as some would call it, 'teaching'. I am an Inspirer who encourages others to reach for their best Selves.
I am a scientist which was my original profession, so I constantly build bridges between the worlds of consciousness exploration and real science.
For more than 2 decades since I chose to follow my soul's voice and leave my 'normal', corporate occupation behind, my life has been an adventure. A grand journey of highs and lows, incredible challenges, depression and joy and a constant unfolding of ME.
I was introduced to the western Reiki modality in 1998, and embraced it whole-heartedly. In 2003, I was introduced by my own multidimensional Self to the Diamond Light, and as that strengthened, I found my work with traditional Reiki waning. Something just felt 'off' (since then I have also heard from many others that they had been feeling the same thing). I now realise that this was an aspect of the enhanced, higher frequencies of the Diamond Light that I was embodying & that this was not aligning with some of what I call the 'bridging' healing modalities.
In 2014, when Mikao Usui appeared in a number of meditations and I was told I had to bring Diamond Light Reiki into being, I initially resisted it. I didn't see the point of stepping back into that arena, so I dipped in and out, but couldn't seem to fully align the two 'processes'.
With persistence and encouragement, little by little, the pieces of the puzzle began to come together! Through a combination of multi-dimensional inputs, the insistence and support of Ann Menzies-Blythe (a powerful 'diamond anchor'), Rachel's immense insight into the origins of Reiki, along with my continually expanding understanding of the Diamond Light, we have been beautifully steered to the birthing time and place for what we now offer to you. There's a huge amount to be said for surrendering, trusting and Divine Timing!
This is Reiki for a new dimension, a new level of multidimensional embodiment. No more same old, same old. Diamond Light Reiki represents an alignment with the evolutionary impulse that advances all of life.
May you unfold the beauty, light, love and truth of YOU as we guide you in restoring wholeness through the Diamond Light Reiki.
In Lak'esh, Julie
MY REIKI JOURNEY :
In 1998, my healing and spiritual journey began with an intense awakening precipitated by a ‘simple’ Reiki healing session. What ensued from that first treatment was to change the course of my life in every imaginable way. My clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient abilities burst into full flow at an incredibly rapid rate, flooding my entire being with images, sounds and senses that baffled, fascinated and in some ways terrified me until I learned how to work with what I had been opened up to.
My then Reiki Teacher, Fae Tucker, was amazing as she dealt with every question and experience with the utmost patience and understanding, safely guiding me through the often turbulent terrain of rapid energetic and spiritual expansion. Her 30+ years of spiritual healing and deep inner work provided me with a solid foundation for my own emerging journey. Her understanding and teachings in respect of the sacredness of the healing arts have been invaluable to me in my own teachings since then.
Fae initiated me me into the Reiki first degree in 1998, eventually attuning me to Reiki Master in 2000. Over the same period, I trained with a number of other teachers in various healing modalities including Spiritual Healing, Aura Soma Colour Therapy, Metaphysical Healing, Psychoneuroimmunology, Accu-touch therapy, crystal healing and emotional release bodywork. Reiki flowed through everything I subsequently worked with.
In 2002, I followed my Higher guidance and moved from South Africa to the UK, a precipitous decision that ultimately took me to the next level of my spiritual journey and understanding. Between 2003 and 2004, I was ‘given’ (by Spirit), a profound insight into the next stage of development of our energy fields with an introduction to ‘The Diamond Grid of Light’ along with numerous Light encoded geometric forms. This was to occupy most of my time for the next decade, as I not only learned about, but had to personally integrate the downloads I was receiving. During this time, my direct involvement in the ‘Reiki world’ waned along with an unease concerning some of the emerging approaches to teaching and healing. From 2005 until 2014, I did very little direct Reiki teaching and most of my work was focused around the importance of energetic alignment and the depth of the Diamond Teachings.
In 2010, my healing roots in traditional Reiki began stirring again with ‘spiritual nudges’ to somehow connect the diamond energy with what was known as traditional (Usui) Reiki. I sat with this for the next few years, dipping into it now and again, but not really feeling any deep impulse or desire to bring the vision into focus or action.
This changed in 2014, along with the energetics of our current terrestrial environment. There has been a significant ramping up, an intensification if you like, of our exposure and access to cosmic energy (literally). The nature of this energy is such that it focuses spiritual light into our being as if through a magnifying glass. This energy is pushing us to expand, grow, and to reconnect with the sacredness of life.
It was in 2014 that I experienced a connection with Mikao Usui himself, along with a Chinese guide identified as a presentation of Lao Tzu (It took me a while to understand why Lao Tzu was significant in respect of the Diamond Light Reiki!). So, with the insistence and support of Ann Menzies-Blythe, along with sporadic nudges by Mikao Usui, Diamond Light Reiki began to emerge. The first iteration sought to maintain the integrity of the initial symbols and attunement process together with the Sacred Octahedron (diamond), along with a newly received ‘symbol’, however it soon became evident that there was more that needed to unfold. So, I sat with it for a little longer!
Between 2016 – 2019, the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle started falling into place as the journey continued with Rachel Sofia, another long term Diamond Anchor and ‘traditional’ Reiki Master Teacher. Her passion for Reiki led her through her own research to some startling (and fascinating) discoveries concerning the origins of Reiki and its original purpose.
When I facilitated her Diamond Light Reiki Master Attunement in 2017, this opened us both to the true multidimensional aspects and purpose of the Diamond Light Reiki and an understanding that has eventually consolidated in what we now offer you.
REIKI IS THE DIAMOND LIGHT
To truly understand this, is to re-engage with the true essence of Reiki as a journey to wholeness and not just a ‘healing modality’ which is how it has become known in the west. Hands-on work is but one facet of the totality of Diamond Light Reiki.
I am grateful to both Ann and Rachel for enabling the birthing of the Diamond Light Reiki and to the initiation of a new, and expansive body or work that will take your own journey to new heights!
Let's do this together and bring accelerated change into the world!
Isn’t it a strange thing to write words about Who I Am, What I Have Done and What I Can Do? How can I possibly communicate the Essence of Who I Am and Who I Came Here To BE? My abilities are endless, in fact I often don’t know I Know something until I share it with An-Other. Each course, book read, each workshop has activated Memory Codes within Me, so that I can return to Wholeness and Be Who I Came Here To Be. I Am in a constant Evolution as I Connect and Flow with the Energies.
I could tell you my Story and no doubt it will sound familiar to you, but My story is not Your Story and it still won’t describe the Essence of Who I Am as Rachel Sofia.
What I can tell you is that I have touched the Lives of many people in a profound way. Sometimes with a simple but powerful smile. I wholeheartedly believe in supporting others to See Them Self and to be able to access their Innate Wisdom and Knowing. Energy, Frequencies and Vibration have been my language for a long time and so I am able to support Others as I See a higher vibrational perspective on a given situation.
I deliver packages of Codes through different mediums; my Love is Light Languages, or Diamond Light Languages and this will often become activated as I share the frequencies that come through me. The Light Languages can be speaking, singing, toning, hand gestures, writing and beautiful art and are often determined by the energy of the person I am present with in that moment.
I have a deep Love and Connection to Nature; to the Land, the Trees and to All Creatures, no exception.
I connected with Reiki through the western healing modality many years ago and soon understood that you don’t Do Reiki, You ‘Become’ Reiki. That realisation grew into a passion for Self Growth, Self Awareness and Self Expansion. As I raised my vibration I soon became aware of the Diamond Light and the incredible work of Julie Umpleby. I realised that the True Reiki Essence and the Diamond Light were just different expressions of the same thing. So as you Become Reiki, you then Become the Diamond Light. So my passion is to Share and to Inspire Others to See Themselves as that Beautiful Diamond Light, to Embody the Highest Version of Them Self in each moment.
As You Journey through the Diamond Light Reiki, know that I will support you from my Heart with Integrity, Honesty and with Love and Deepest Respect for You as you continue on Your ‘Journey of Life’.
Namaste Rachel Sofia
“Unity of Self through Harmony and Balance” - Mikao Usui
MY REIKI JOURNEY :
It’s safe to say that this has been and is one heck of a journey.
I have always understood that my Journey with Reiki was in connecting to the Divine Intelligence within Me. My introduction into Energy Development and Self Empowerment began about 12 months after the death of my husband in 2002. It was a sudden death, due to a motorbike accident. Everything changed in that moment. I had two young children and my Life partner of 20 years was gone; along with my identity.
My Life before his death had been a continual experience of hyper sensitivity, along with separation anxiety and chronic pain. So everything in Life was frightening to me. He had been the one person who could take that fear away and make me feel safe. So now here I was, on my Own, strangely calm and determined to carry on. I often say that it was as if something had been switched on inside of me. Don’t get me wrong, my heart was well and truly broken. I Acknowledge this as his Gift to Me. It was now time to take a different path and Become the person I came here to Be.
For some reason that I suspect was simply guidance, I went to visit a woman who could connect to people who had died. I had never needed, or wanted to experience this before, even though many friends had previously invited me to a session with a clairvoyant, or medium; it just wasn’t anything I personally needed to do. Looking back, I always Knew things anyway and something now told me that I’d always known I was going to lose him. Anyway, I decided to have a reading, just to know he was alright. I had two sessions with her and after the second session, I was very impressed with what she had told me. We made a connection, and she invited me to join an 8 week Energy Development Course she was beginning. It was like remembering what I already knew and felt before; I then came into contact with people who had been initiated to Reiki. I knew this was what I wanted to do, and so I received my Reiki First Degree Empowerment and my journey began.
I started to understand who I was and who I had been, as my pain started to come up to the surface. After meeting my now Life Partner, I began to release trauma and cried like I’ve never cried before. I now understand that as I aligned more with the higher aspects of myself, I had to raise my vibration and this was a part of the process.
For many years, I just worked on myself, never offering, or even telling people that I could do ‘Reiki’. Then about 5 years later, I began working in a Special Needs school. The energy was quite heavy and the staff were very stressed. In conversation one day, I mentioned to someone that I practiced Reiki and she immediately asked me if I would do a session for her. I had always told myself that if someone asked me, I would share it with them, but I didn’t see myself in a career as a Reiki Practitioner. As word of mouth spread, many more people asked me for a session. This is where I started to learn about boundaries or lack of them and I also began to Feel the different energies and understand them. I felt this urge to help everyone and also to ‘Heal the World’ as many of us do. I charged very little but gave a lot of time and attention to each person. The problem was when their pain began to surface and they would then want me to make them feel better. I understand that this is just a part of my own development, but at the time it felt quite overwhelming.
As I align myself more and more with Reiki and understand its true meaning; Knowing that it isn’t an Energy, but a Presence, I have been able to have the confidence to look at other ‘Reiki’ methods, Shamanic Journeying, Diamond Processes, Sacred Activations and Light Languages. I have seen that Divine Intelligence is working through all these methods, and all we have to do is trust and believe that everything is ALREADY within us.
I have come to understand that what I have been doing since I first began connecting with Reiki, is gaining a greater understanding of Myself; Raising My Vibration so that I can connect to and align with higher vibrational aspects of Myself and Return to Wholeness. To Know that we don’t Do Reiki; We Become Reiki. Ultimately, we ARE Reiki.
We All have our Own skills, or gifts if you want to call them that; with more becoming activated as we raise our vibration. Letting it out into the world can sometimes be a difficult thing to do, especially if we don’t trust in Our Self. I Believe We ARE the Gift, Our Own Unique Soul Expression.
Ultimately Reiki is about our own Personal Life Journey, allowing ourselves to open up to Know who we Are and to embrace our uniqueness.
I would urge anyone thinking that Reiki is about healing other people, to re-think and decide that coming into Wholeness Our Self, actually counts as supporting Other people. We are all part of the same world, when we take responsibility for Ourselves it gives other people permission to take care of themselves. So one way or another we change the World.