My Reiki Secret — Diary of a Reluctant Reiki Master

Andrea’s journey to becoming a Certified Reiki Master.

Andrea Coleman
6 min readNov 28, 2022
Photo by Billy Pasco on Unsplash

I have a secret. Although, it won’t remain a secret for long because I’m about to tell it to you. But before I do, I want to let you know that it’s a baby bird wisp of a thing. You know how new ideas are, they’re vulnerable and precious, easily subject to attack. If ridiculed, they crumble. So it’s with trepidation that I share because it could die on the spot. But also, with a wisp of an idea, if given love and support, it can grow and strengthen. The reflection of others is the very thing that could help it become a mighty oak.

I’m investing in this being a mighty oak experience.

I have a thought to become a Reiki Master.

Growing up in southeastern Virginia I’d never heard of Reiki. I spent a significant amount of time in a Black Baptist church so I’d certainly heard of “laying on of hands.” But I thought it was a practice that had died when Jesus did. I never gave it any additional thought outside of scripture and the walls of my church.

After moving to New York 18 years ago, a friend mentioned that she was becoming a Reiki Master. She likened it to laying on of hands. I didn’t say this out loud to her but inside I thought, “She’s a wack job at best and a…



Andrea Coleman

Reiki Master, Lawyer & Comic with over 815K views: I love rules, writing & laughing.