How I Met My Archangel

(And how it helps me through Reiki). 

I’d like to share an amazing experience with you. This story started quite a long time ago and it has helped transform me in to the person I am today.

Please allow me to share.

In the beginning

Let me start at the beginning. When I was in my early twenties, I moved from my home in Brisbane (Australia) to live in Melbourne—the city where I was born.

A friend had told me about this ‘amazing’ sand reader, operating out of an obscure little bookshop in a Melbourne suburb. So I booked a session and went along for my sand reading.

During the reading, she told me many things. Most of what I thought was important at the time turned out not to be, and I forgot these tidbits many many years ago.

But one piece of information, which I thought was completely unimportant at the time, turned out to be very important.

She told me something that would forever change me

The sand reader told me emphatically that I should do Reiki. I had never heard of Reiki, nor was I interested in finding out what it was. I was more interested in what career I was going to have, or who I was going to meet. Although she was emphatic, I quickly put it out of my mind.

Ten years later, I am back living in Brisbane. I’m a teacher, and a new mother, although in a difficult and unhappy marriage. In all of these intervening ten years, I had never again thought of, nor hear mention of, nor read anything at all about Reiki.

Coincidence? I think not.

Then one day a leaflet arrived in my letterbox, advertising a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level 1 course coming up. By this time I had seriously developed what began as a childhood interest in spirituality, and so was completely open to this. As I was reading, all of a sudden, after ten years, the memory of that sand reading in Melbourne and her emphatic insistence that I ‘should do Reiki’ came vividly to my mind. That was it. My mind was made up. I was doing it.

When I completed Reiki Level 1, my life began to change. I left my unhappy marriage, and got on with my life in a new way. When the second level Reiki course came along, which was a lot more expensive than the first one, I was concerned I couldn’t afford it, and was going to opt out. But a friend insisted that I needed to do this, and that they would lend me the money. I agreed, but they didn’t have to lend me the money. Somehow, it came.

Have you ever had a vision?

As I was doing Reiki II, I had a vivid vision. It wasn’t the teacher standing at the front of the group teaching and initiating people into Reiki—it was me. The vision was so clear and strong, and I felt utterly that I was going to be doing this at some point down the track.

After Reiki II, I set up a beautiful Reiki room in my home, and began to practice quite seriously, and worked on myself every day. This is when I first saw my Archangel.

I was used to having some surreal experiences working with the Reiki energy, but this was the most beautiful experience of all. As I was feeling the energy, not really thinking about anything, I looked to one side, and saw an angel.

The angel was about 7 feet tall, at a guess. Long wings reaching almost down to the floor. I sensed a ‘maleness’ about the angel. He was semi-transparent, kind of translucent. There is no doubt in my mind that he was there. He remained for a time, I’m not sure how long, until my left brain started kicking in, and I could no longer see him. I won’t say he was gone, because he wasn’t. It’s just that I couldn’t see him anymore. But I never forgot.

The future unfolds

Many years later, when I was having a Reiki healing done by another Reiki practitioner with some clairvoyant abilities, he told me that there was an angel, and Archangel, present during my healing. That the angel was always with me, especially when I was doing healing work, and that the angel was called Zadkiel.

I had not mentioned that I had seen an angel during my own Reiki work, so I was amazed at this information. Now I had a name for my angel.

These days, I always ask humbly that Zadkiel work with me when I am doing healing work. And whether I am self-healing or healing others, when I ask for help from Zadkiel, the energy just seems to strengthen and whatever pain I was sensing eases significantly or disappears.

Heal I must

It has been some years since I’ve done Reiki healings and attunements on others (I also completed the Reiki Master Level in 2004), and have just recently felt compelled to go back to it. Working with the Archangel Zadkiel has taken my healing, and my life, to a whole other level. And I sense that the real journey is only just beginning…

Belinda Burman


About the Author

My name is Belinda, and I am the founder and principal of Reiki Pets. I’m so glad you found me, because I know from experience the difference Reiki has made in my life, and in the lives of many others. It could make a huge difference in your life, too, and in your beloved pet’s life, and I’d love this for you. I’ve been practicing Reiki for 17 years, and I honestly couldn’t imagine life without it–Reiki has been that good for me. I dedicate myself to the practice and teaching of Reiki, and commit myself to the wellbeing of those wonderful clients I work with. I’m also a writer, and have published many articles in the health and wellbeing field for many Australian and overseas publications. I manage several websites including, and and Facebook communities including Cats Remembered Forever, Dogs Remembered Forever, Karma Life Love and Reiki Pets, where people just like you and me can go to share, grieve, and remember together.

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