I can’t wait to share with you what I have learned and experienced about energy work and spiritual growth. It’s my intention to help others through my work and to spread light and love in the world. Get to know me and learn more about Reiki, Crystal Healing, and living a spiritual lifestyle by delving into my articles.
You walk until you come a clearing in the woods. There is pond here, filled by a little waterfall, to one side of you. Notice that there is a small opening behind the waterfall. A little cave. Something seems to be glowing there, behind the water. Move closer and you can see the glow is coming from several dancing little lights. One of the lights comes forth from the little cave. It flies through the water and towards you. you have no fear. Just pleasant curiosity about this beautiful little light.
Just because Reiki does not always take away our aches and pains or prevent our illnesses, doesn’t mean it is not working and bringing healing to our lives. When you look for evidence of Reiki’s benefits for you, don’t focus on what is still bothering you, but rather look for what is going right. Maybe your back is still hurting, but you are able to sleep more soundly; or your migraine didn’t go away, but some old emotional wound that may have contributed to it is a little less painful and easier to accept. Your body may not be perfectly restored, but your soul is healing.
A limiting belief is a belief we have taken on over time that sets false limitations upon us. Limiting beliefs usually begin to develop during early childhood. Often, they are the result of ideas and opinions of others being forced upon us. We were told we what we could and couldn’t do and how the world works and what to expect from it from the people that we looked up to and trusted to guide us. However good intentioned they may have been, most caregivers will inevitably pass on some type of limiting beliefs to their charges. This is just a consequence of their attachment to their own beliefs. It is not something to be judged as good or bad, it just is.
It is one of the most difficult lessons of helping people as a lightworker. You learn that you are not a healer to anyone but yourself. Everyone must do their own work. By working on your own self-healing you raise the collective vibrations and make things a bit easier in the world and you are able to lead by example and you are in a position to hold space and inspire hope, but you cannot heal anyone else.
Many Reiki practitioners feel guided to other metaphysical studies, such as angel healing and spirit guides. Either the studies led them to Reiki, or Reiki opened their interests to such things and drove them to want to learn and explore more. They often incorporate what resonates with them into their lives and Reiki practice. It seems to come naturally to many of us, one modality or belief system flowing into and with another.
Everyone gets nervous or worried sometimes. Anxiety is a natural emotion that puts us on high alert so that we can better deal with tough situations. But, for people who suffer from anxiety disorders, it can become debilitating. Our anxiety can be triggered by everyday things that do not cause a moments distress to someone else. A knock on the door, standing in line at the store, talking on the phone…so many things can become a source of distress for someone with an anxiety disorder.
When the longing gets replaced by the sense of enough-ness you start to vibrate at a higher frequency that attracts more good to you. You realize how much there is to be grateful for in your life. This…this is where the magic really starts to happen.
At the time of the appointment, I use symbols and visualizations to make an energetic connection to you. This is made possible by the interconnectedness of all life and the life force energy of which all things are made. I then perform a scan of the energetic body with a crystal pendulum and take note of the energy flow of each Chakra. I will pick crystals based on concerns mentioned on the intake form, the energetic scan, and my own intuition. I place the crystals in pockets over the Chakras of the surrogate doll, which is connected to you, sending the vibrations from the crystals to you. I will then do a full Reiki session just as I would if we were in the same room. When I am finished, I will do another scan with the pendulum and take not of any changes in the energy flow.
You see, healing doesn’t always come fast. It is an ongoing process. Especially when you suffer from something chronic, such as depression. I’ve learned a lot and my spirituality, and my work have given me new skills to get myself through it while doing long term work that makes these incidents less severe and further apart.
Reiki is the ancient Japanese practice of balancing energy, and can also be used to “charge” or “empower” objects with healing, protective, positive energy. These objects can then be given as gifts to someone who needs a bit of a boost, used to increase the effectiveness of a healing session or placed around the home for protection or to improve situations. Any object can be charged – your car, a crystal or stone, your home, jewelry, a piece of paper with an affirmation.
We’re in the midst of a great war. A war that we cannot win by fighting. A war that calls us to love. We are called to love in the face of our own fear and that of others. For it is fear we are ultimately trying to overcome. Fear that keeps us separated from each other. Fear of our differences, but maybe even more so of what we may hold in common.
I think that sometimes our message of self-love must be misunderstood. It's not that no one will love someone that doesn't love themselves. I think what most people mean is that, it is easier to attract healthy, well balanced and loving relationships when you love yourself first.
Master Usui titled the Reiki Principles, The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness/The Miraculous Medicine of All Diseases. That double title is very fitting. The Principles are a guide to living that can brings us peace and contentment. When we attain the inner peace that comes with living life by the Principles, much of the inner turmoil that is at the core of our physical dis-ease will dissipate. Whereas hands on Reiki helps to treat dis-ease once it has set in, I have come to think of the Reiki Principles as preventative care. They help us to live in such a way that we can stay in alignment with a healthy and happy life, minimizing our chances of becoming ill in the first place.
The Reiki Principles were inspired by the Buddhist guidelines for harmonious living originally written by Emperor Meiji and then adopted my Mikao Usui for his system of. Master Usui had his students recite the Principles and spend time meditating on them as part of their Reiki Practice.
Distance Reiki is really not an accurate term. I believe it would be more accurate to call it Connection Reiki. When a practitioner “sends distance Reiki” what they are actually doing is tapping into their connection with a person or situation despite the physical distance and/or linear time.
Do you ever feel like there just isn’t enough time to fit in self-Reiki treatments? I think we have all been there. Life just seems to get in the way, and we end up putting off self-care activities until there is more time. I have discovered many ways to fit a little Reiki into my day here and there. One of my favorites ways is to perform Reiki Shower Sessions.
If you have children, I encourage you to introduce them to Reiki while they are young and if they have an interest, help them to train to be practitioners themselves. Children are so open to new things and the magic of Reiki fits well into their lives. Their open minds and imaginations give them an advantage over adults who have learned to be skeptical and doubt what they cannot see.
Charging for Reiki is one of those controversial things that each practitioner will have to form their own opinion on. On one side of the argument you have those who feel Reiki should always be given free of charge as it comes from energy that the Universe has provided for us all. On the other, there are those who believe it should never be given away free.
After looking around for a good meditation to use, I decided to write it myself this month. To prepare, I took some time to center myself and activate Reiki with gratitude and intention. I used the power symbol to help charge my energy, the mental/emotional symbol to get into my creative zone, and the distance/connection symbol to connect with divine guidance for inspiration. I wanted to share the results with you.
I had a discussion with a woman who told me that the abuse wasn’t that big a deal. It was normal. All men hit eventually. Either that or it must be her. It always happens to her. It must be something about her that causes it. Her fault. It broke my heart to hear.
As a Reiki Master, part of my job is to train others in Reiki. I want to help fellow Masters spread this wonderful modality throughout the world. I want to help people discover Reiki and what it can do for them. In my endeavor to reach students, I asked myself what it means to be a healer and what clues are there to let a person know if it is the right path for them.
I believe that self-love is the most important factor in a happy life. When you love yourself, anything is possible. Good self-care is a big part of a healthy self-love. There is a wide range of activities we can do to care for ourselves, from meeting our basic needs to working on self-improvement.
Reiki has become a fairly common practice in many parts of the Western World. There are still places, however, where it is largely unknown. In the Midwestern United States, many people have never even heard of Reiki, let alone have any idea what it is. As a Reiki practitioner in Missouri, I often have to explain to people exactly what it is I do and answer the question; what is Reiki?
There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Usui Reiki attunements. Do I really need an attunement to practice Usui Reiki? Do I need to be attuned to Animal Reiki to treat animals? There are so many types of Reiki, do I need to be attuned to them all? Do distance attunements work? Can I download my attunement automatically by reading a book about Reiki or by watching an attunement video on YouTube? These are a few questions about attunements that I hear regularly.
Life force energy surrounds and permeates all things. This is the premise of any energy healing system. This truth is what makes it all work. And since life force energy is everywhere, it is freely available to us all. You don’t have to be trained or attuned in any particular system in order to have access to this energy.