#2

# 2 is called Vision of the Guru. This one is special to me as it was the last piece I created before I left for my journey to Hawaii, Bali and India.

My 3 month journey during Feb-May of 2013 was my own Eat, Pray, Love journey. I spent two weeks with my partner (and family) in Maui, Hawaii, then set off for 2 weeks in Ubud, Bali for amazing yoga sessions, Balinese sights and sounds and delicious food, and finally 2 months in India, where I met a teacher on a level I could not even fully comprehend.

I had been studying and reading a lot of books prior to my trip, of people's personal journeys to find their true selves and to discover truth. I spent much of that time asking for a real teacher that could help guide my way. I had taken level 1 and 2 of reiki in Canada, but I knew that I would complete my training somewhere in India.

After a week of being in India, I walked through the door of a small reiki school and was face to face with my Swamiji. He seemed very unassuming at first but after I spent a few hours with him, I realized that I had met my true teacher.

My (almost) 2 months with the school was a serious journey of self-discovery, healing, serious insights and growth. I felt love on a level that I had never known before.

The experience truly changed my life. I look forward to the day when I can return to India and see him again.

The piece was the first vision I had of a true teacher. It holds a great meaning to me and I see that it means a lot to many others.

May everyone find their teacher someday and know their full potential.