Corfu is a lush mountainous gem in the Mediterranean. Online I had met the Reiki master, Costas Theologou through our mutual colleague, William Rand. When I told him I was coming to Corfu on my trip, he extended out a warm welcome.
Costas and his lovely wife Janet, met us at the dock when our ship came in and immediately we felt a strong connection and started talking things metaphysical.
It’s an interesting experience to go from 3 days of traveling through Rome and Dubrovnik, as a sightseer, to then putting on my own Reiki master hat and seeing Greece totally focused through that lens.
Costas took us on a tour of his town, and then drove Richard and I out to his amazing estate, amidst hills of olive and fruit trees where he and his wife have been teaching Reiki for over a decade.
Sipping coffee on his veranda, we looked out over the bay, talking about the challenges of teaching Reiki in Greece, which often sees the modality as a superstitious practice. That mindset, combined with the current economic situation in his country was making it challenging to have Reiki as a livelihood.
I mentioned the importance of holding space for the work, regardless of views and opinions. As we talked, the Universe seemed to resonate, and Costas received a phone call from a student interested in one of his classes. We both smiled.
The day ended with the most amazing Greek food I have ever eaten: Grilled lamb, tzatziki sauce, fresh pita, moussaka, and hand pressed olive oil from Costa’s own grove, which he lovingly gave me in a bottle to take back.
He said the olive tree is sacred and powerful, the leaves used as crowns by the ancients. He took a spoonful each morning and claimed it was ‘stronger than Red Bull’!
Departing that evening, I felt completed in the mission of my book, touching the world and being touched by the influence of Reiki, a healing modality that spans the globe and defies any boundary. A uniting force for people and world peace.