This week…

Sometimes, small steps are better than trying to create big leaps. In our lives, we move from day to day, week to week. The big life changing events do happen, they happen when you least expect them. But, after the weekend, Monday morning and the rest of the week lay in front of you and it is easier to concentrate on what will happen for the rest of the first day of the week than that life changing event you are hopping for.

Dr. Usui set out the five principals of Reiki and they can help us on Monday morning, and every morning to get us through the day and the week ahead.

The five principals start off with the words… “Just for today.”

Use these words as the start of the affirmations that speak to the day ahead, the week ahead. And as you get practised in recognising what you are affirming, the thoughts will become easier and you will recognise yourself in them. Let’s try a few sentences of what I mean, and, if you are attuned to Reiki, visualize the Reiki Power symbol, Chokurey and connect it to your affirmation to give them energy and purpose.

  • Just for today I will live in the moment, in the NOW, of the moment. If it is the start of the workday, I will not be wishing for lunchtime to arrive, or, the end of the day. NOW is the most important thing to me because this is where I am, sitting, standing, walking, breathing…
  • Just for today I will be at peace. Being at peace will allow your thoughts to be peaceful. If this sounds strange there can be a disconnect between your thoughts and emotions. If there is a line up at the copier, come back when you think the line will be shorter or there will be no line at all. Do not be angry at the people in the line, do not be frustrated. Do not let thoughts of what will happen to your plans for work because you cannot get the copies you want at that moment.
  • Just for today I will enjoy the world around you that you see and smell and hear in the moment, in the NOW of the moment. If it is spring, there will be birds singing their mating songs. Appreciate the songs but also appreciate what they mean. The birds are singing their song to attract a mate and start a family, to continue their existence.
  • Just for today I will appreciate myself. I woke up! My life and existence and gathering of experiences will continue.
  • Just for today I will be happy that I woke up, even if I am challenged in some way. Perhaps I don’t walk as fast as other people. Maybe I do not hear or see, or speak as well, but I am happy for the abilities I do have.
  • Just for today I will be grateful for the moment, the NOW, but also the time that will pass while I appreciate each moment. Personally, I have found that while I am absorbed thinking about the moment, the moment seems to eb longer and gives something back to me recognizing and appreciating it.
  • Just for today I will recognise how important my partner is to me.
  • Just for today I will recognize how important my friends are to me.
  • Just for today I will recognize how important my family are to me.
  • Just for today I will recognise how important my pets and animals who share my life are to me.

Just for today I will spend some time meditating focusing on only myself, what is inside of me and what makes me so special.

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This post is taken from our Reiki Level II Student Manual

Mark is a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner under the Canadian Reiki Association – CRA.

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Healing Relationships

Healing Relationships

Life gives us many things and takes some away. Deliberately or not, we move forward looking, hoping for more good things than bad.

It is impossible to see the future, the future that actually arrives, not the one we hope for. The difference can be subtle, it can be serious. We want a red car, but we get a blue one. We want a new one, a real new one, not one that has been sat in, bumped into, and repaired by unknown mechanics before. We hope for new furniture, but cannot afford what we think we need. Instead, we get what we need.

Relationships are somewhat of the same thing. The person who enters our lives may not be the one we dream of, but he or she is what we need for our souls, our life path purpose. But it is not just us that they have an effect on. Our existing friends, family members and acquaintances are all affected by that new person who arrives.

Through the people around us, we learn how to relate toothers, how to feel about others, and make judgements. All of these emotions and mental and spiritual patterns we carry with us through our lives. 

These patterns help or hinder us in life and give rise to wanted and unwanted results. Learning to understand our traits and which ones need to change, which ones need to evolve, and those that are “just right” is part of life and what we are here, in this physical container called a body, to learn. At the end of our lives, the manifestation of what we have learned and changed, or not makes up the balance of our karma and how we will be reincarnated into the next life. 

Taking a moment of peace and quiet, mediated by Reiki will help you understand where is the balance of your existing relationships, and prepare yourself for the next.

When looking at the balance of your existing relationships, look at what it is you need to let go. Is what you need to let go within you or within them?

If the imbalance is within you, pay attention to thoughts of letting go resentment, bad feelings and old hurts that you are carrying with you that only drag you down. This is a time to release so that you have the energy to be open to new experiences, people, and feelings.

If the imbalance is in them, and they are passing it on to you, do you have to have that person in your life? Do they have to be so close to you? As much as we may dislike letting people fade away, sometimes it is necessary, and beneficial. 

People come into our lives to bring things to us and let us share experiences. Good or bad, we have to decide which it is. We have to take charge of the relationship, we need to, have to, do what is best for ourselves. We have to recognise when we are being drained by a relationship that is not good for us. At one time it may have been beneficial to us, but times have changed, we have changed and the other person has changed. We cannot control their behaviour or feelings, or the way they express themselves to us. When we refuse to recognise how a relationship has changed and how it is affecting us, we are blocking new people, new experiences from coming in to our life because we are devoting time and energy to something that does not benefit us. 

When we devote energy to something that does not benefit us, we do not have the energy for something good, nourishing, and beneficial. Beneficial not just for you, but for the other person as well.

If you are attuned to Reiki, then calling on your Reiki Guides and allowing the energy to flow through you is something you are familiar with. Ficus that energy on to your feelings, your intuition and look at the future of when the relationship is healed you are healed. Look at a time when not only are you healed but you are also free to receive new experiences, new people and new happiness. 

While you are considering being happy and at peace with the healed relationship. Spare a moment and think of the other person. They too will receive healing, some form of healing. It will be unique to their needs and need not be what you receive, but be pleased for them. Release is a two-way street. To you, from them, and from you to them.

At the end of the session, concentrate on the feelings of openness and energy to receive new experiences, people, places, and pets.

To learn more about our Reiki and Shaman offerings information and to book an appointment click here

This post is taken from our Reiki Level II Student Manual

Mark is a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner under the Canadian Reiki Association – CRA.

Click here for more information and to book a remote session

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Mark is a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher under the International Association fo Reiki Professionals Click here for more information

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