Reiki and Gratitude

Reiki is all about essential energy from the universe, from Spirit and our connection to all living and growing things. Gratitude is one of the Five Principals of Reiki as taught by the founder of Reiki, Dr. Usui.

The five principals of Reiki taught by Dr. Mikao Usui are:

  • Recognize and release angry feelings
  • Recognize and let go of worry
  • Practice gratitude
  • Recognize your own consciousness
  • Practice kindness

In this post we focus on the third principal, Gratitude. Other posts will focus on the other principals.

Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness, from the Latin word gratus “pleasing, thankful”, is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity,[5] towards the giver of such gifts.[1]

The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions. It has also been a topic of interest to ancient, medieval and modern philosophers, and continues to engage contemporary philosophers. [2]

The deepest gratitude we can feel is for ourselves, what, and who we are. What we feel inside is what we express to the greater world. But gratitude goes deeper. What, and who we have around us is the next most important part of being grateful. We have attracted material assets and by working hard for what we have. Life often has a way of leading you to acquire things that don’t immediately seem to be useful, but which turn out to be in the future, right when you needed those things the most.

When you have been a good friend and helper to others, we feel their hands in ours as they help and support us. We can be grateful for their help.

Daily blessings can be seeing the sun rise, or sunset, feeling the warmth of the summer day at lunch time. Thank your Reiki guides, for these things and what they have brought into you, in your soul, and how they have helped you. 

Sit quietly before you go to bed. Cover your heart with your hand and tell yourself you are grateful for being the person you are and what you have learned and are grateful for that day. Believe in yourself, and that the next day will be as good or better.

A wish scroll is a piece of paper on which you write what it is you want to manifest. What you want can be material such as wealth, a new vehicle, money in the bank. It can be a better relationship, a new relationship or a change in an existing one.

It is best to write what you want to manifest by hand, pen and ink or pencil, whatever is convenient for you. Make the wishes simple and clear. I usually roll up the paper into a scroll and write the date on the outside and then put an elastic band on the paper and put it away. I look at the scrolls later, maybe six month later, to see what has manifested.

Another way is to have a jay or a box, can be a shoe box, in which you put pieces of paper carrying your messages of manifestation. 

If you are attuned to Reiki you can use the Reiki Symbols you are attuned to. Draw the symbols in the air over the completed scrolls or pieces of paper.

When you have manifested something, write that down on a piece of paper and match it with a piece of paper carrying a message from the past of what it is you wanted. A scroll will require you to tick off what it was you wanted to manifest.

Anything on the scroll that is not ticked off, or a piece of paper in the box or jar should remain there.

Gratitude can bring the small things in life. Being able to sit on transit for a long journey that normally does not make room for you to sit. Having a weekend or an evening with people and friends that give you good feelings. Things that sometimes are overlooked, such as a bird singing on a gold but sunny winters day. 

Reiki attunement and what you learn in the process will help you appreciate your life and all that is in it. You will be happier, more joyful and loving in how you conduct your life, and how you treat others.

Gratitude is not the same as indebtedness. While both emotions occur following help, indebtedness occurs when a person perceives that they are under an obligation to make some repayment of compensation for the aid. The emotions lead to different actions; indebtedness can motivate the recipient of the aid to avoid the person who has helped them, whereas gratitude can motivate the recipient to seek out their benefactor and to improve their relationship with them.[3]

Lastly, be grateful for the small things in life, do not spend energy searching for and hoping for the large things. There is a lot of beauty in our lives appreciate all of it and let Reiki help you, guide you and teach you to look for all the good things you have in your life.

Bibliography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude. “Gratitude.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude, “Gratitude,”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.


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Practice Kindness

Be Kind…

The five principals of Reiki taught by Dr. Mikao Usui are:

  • Recognize and release angry feelings
  • Recognize and let go of worry
  • Practice gratitude
  • Recognize your own consciousness
  • Practice kindness

In this post let us focus on the fifth and last principal, Kindness. Other posts will focus on the other principals.

Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward.[1]

Kindness can be allowing someone to go ahead of us at the grocery store checkout, it can mean waiting for an elderly person to cross the stress. It can mean helping someone who is sick. Kindness comes naturally to some, not to others.

At the core of kindness is kindness to ourselves. I have been a spinning instructor in a gym and a scuba diving instructor. As an instructor I had to learn how to be kind to myself first in terms of those worlds. Spinning is a high intensity cycling activity, requiring fitness, strength and cardio vascular capability. Scuba also requires fitness and strength, but it also requires a certain psychological control as you will be under water, sometimes quite a way, 100 feet or more. You have to be prepared for the mental challenge. 

Once I learned and acquired the ability to participate in a spinning class, I had to learn how to teach it. I had to recognize the how others would respond to the challenges of the activity. As a scuba diver, I had to see and to teach and help people understand what it meant to be under water.

In both worlds I have seen people be unkind to themselves. 

A participant in a spinning class who felt they did not keep up with the others and performed poorly could not see that they did as well as their body and their physical ability allowed. 

Perhaps the scuba diving was not the right activity for a student who could not tolerate being underwater for more than a few minutes. In the end they had to leave the class, disappointed and disillusioned by what they had just learned about themselves.

In both cases, telling them not to be so harsh on themselves, not to place blame on themselves, not to be harsh emotionally on themselves for something they have just discovered about themselves that was always there.

The participant in the spinning class had to learn not to judge themselves by how they felt others saw them. Most of all not to judge themselves. Instead, exercise as best they are able and enjoy what they are able to do.

The scuba student who left early has many other sporting opportunities, not being able to hold your head underwater for more than a few minutes is something not many people are able to tolerate. This is not strange and not something to be disillusioned about.

Everyone is beautiful in their own unique ways and we should be proud of who and what we are. We should be grateful for what we can do and enjoy it. In the same way our pets are unique, happy, each cat and dog are as fully a cat or dog as they can be. They give us unconditional love and help us treasure them. Plants blossom and are happy to provide us joy from their special and unique beauty. Be kind to them and they will live longer and be a shining light in our lives.

Being kind to ourselves helps us be kind to others.

Reiki can help us learn about ourselves and about how we can be kind to others. How we can learn not to judge but help. How to avoid criticizing others and support them instead.

Your connection with Reiki will help you understand the healing energy of Reiki, but it also helps you learn how to help others. As you progress through your Reiki attunements you will learn more and more about yourself and be kind to yourself.

Reiki energy is gentle energy, it is from the universe and the Great Spirit. As you learn more about Reiki, and become attuned, if that is where your intentions take you, the better able you will be to see and help all things that grow and live. Even those that seem to be in a harsh and unforgiving life, they are the ones who need positive Reiki energy most.

Practicing Kindness may the last of the five Reiki principals but it is no less important, no less powerful and no less a way of living out lives.

Bibliography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindness. “Kindness.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindness.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindness, “Kindness,”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindness.

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Water, Water, everywhere….

The earth is more water than land. It is a fact that the surface of the earth of 71% water, and the oceans, contain 96.5% of that water. 

Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers, and even in you and your dog.[1]

Water is never sitting still. Thanks to the water cycle, our planet’s water supply is constantly moving from one place to another and from one form to another. Things would get pretty stale without the water cycle! [2]

Think of what you need to survive, really just survive. Food? Water? Air? Facebook? Naturally, I’m going to concentrate on water here. Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.[3]

According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.[4]

Each day humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. Of course, this varies according to age and gender, and also by where someone lives. Generally, a adult male needs about 3 liters (3.2 quarts) per day while an adult female needs about 2.2 liters (2.3 quarts) per day. All of the water a person needs does not have to come from drinking liquids, as some of this water is contained in the food we eat. [5]

Of course, the 3 liters water a person needs to survive must be fresh water. Salt water, the water that makes up the oceans, cannot be drunk by humans, or most animals. 

Plants, like people, need a certain amount of salt to survive, but too much can be poisonous. Most plants can tolerate saltwater on their leaves and stems, but they will dehydrate if they drink saltwater from the soil. Even if they don’t dehydrate, they may be poisoned by an excess of salt in their systems. The takeaway is to avoid watering your plants with saltwater if you want them to thrive.[6]

Water is part of our conciseness. We can go without food for longer than we can go without fresh water. When it is scarce, or we perceive water to be a scarce resource, it dominates out thoughts and actions. 

It is winter in the Northern Hemisphere where I live and the ground, plants, and trees are covered with snow, which is after all frozen water. Taking a walk-in winter is to get to know the land when it is quiet and covered by water. When the weather warms, as it will in spring, the snow will melt and the water that is it is will nourish the plants and trees it now covers.

Being sensitive to Reiki energy brings winter to us as a season for quiet and rest. It is a time when plants and animals hibernate, building their energy for the coming spring. Winter is a time when energy, like Kundalini energy in our bodies, prepares for the future and gets ready for the coming warmth of the sun.

Shaman look at the Winter Solstice as a time to rejoice, the old year is past, a new one is about to start. Be ready! Be ready for what it brings you. The new year is full of potential.

When you sit down to eat, or fill a glass with water, consider for a moment the intention of infusing Reiki energy into the food and the water that is part of your meal. We bless the meal by drawing the Reiki symbol Cho Khoury [sometimes spelt Cho Ku Rei] over the food, sending Reiki energy into the meal and the water in the meal we are about to take in.

The first Reiki symbol CHO KU REI. Its main values: “God is here” and “Direct the energy at a given point”. Vector illustration

 You probably used water to prepare parts of the meal, when you are about to start preparation, make the sign of Cho Khoury over the ingredients and the liquids you are about to use to create your meal. Even foods such as Olive Oil can be energized by Reiki energy. The olives that were harvested and pressed to make the oil you are using grew on trees that drank water from the soil. Infuse it with energy!

There are times when we are about to eat food, or drink water or liquids that are prepared by others, perhaps in a factory somewhere. It is still beneficial to draw Cho Khoury over your meal or drinks. If you are in public, or somewhere you feel self-conscious about drawing the symbol over your meal or dinks, call up a memory of the symbol in our mind and think to yourself how the symbol will energize what you are about to consume.

Perhaps one of the other most intimate connections we have with water is when we bathe. In a shower it first touches our head, our Crown Chakra to be precise, and then the rest of us, passing over all the others chakras until it runs off our feet, our hard-working feet that support us as we move around and which also grounds us to Mother Earth… Mother Gaia.

Lazing… soaking in a bath, is another occasion when we can be close to water. Bless the water filling the tube and the water in the tube with Reiki energy, again Cho Khoury, and then immerse yourself in it. 

Believe in the energy that is passing through your skin from the water into your Chakras.

Believe in the energy that is passing through your skin from your Chakras into the water. This exchange will take away stress, emotional and physical pain. Let go of the negative and used up energies that no longer serve to you.

Water is a celebration which you can share with others, with a child, a parent, a pet, and anything you are growing in your garden or window box.

Lastly, when you have a moment of peace and quiet in your life, think for a moment about water all around you, in the air as moisture, as snow and rain, and give thanks for it.

Bibliography

https://sciencing.com/happens-put-saltwater-plants-6587256.html. “What Happens When You Put Saltwater on Plants?”  https://sciencing.com/happens-put-saltwater-plants-6587256.html.

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-water-there-earth?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. “How Much Water Is There on Earth?” https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-water-there-earth?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects.

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. “The Water in You Water and the Human Body.”  https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects.


[1] https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-water-there-earth?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects, “How Much Water Is There on Earth?,”  https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-water-there-earth?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects.

[2] Ibid.

[3] https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects, “The Water in You Water and the Human Body,” https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/water-you-water-and-human-body?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] https://sciencing.com/happens-put-saltwater-plants-6587256.html, “What Happens When You Put Saltwater on Plants?,” https://sciencing.com/happens-put-saltwater-plants-6587256.html.

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Reiki and Goals

2020 was a difficult year. The pandemic challenged all of us in so many different ways. From those who lost a family member, to those who suffered through an infection, and those who lost jobs we were all affected at a deeply personal level.

The New Year is a traditional time of making goals and plans. Promises and resolutions. Focusing our determination on what we want to manifest in the year, how the challenges we will face will be overcome and how we will commit our energy through all this to come. We may even raise resolutions about what we will not do, rather than what we will. 

Some of these plans and result ions will be deeply intellectual such as completing courses and training or highly personal such as giving more love and attention to aging parents or a child who has a disability to challenge.

If you choose to write these things down, so they are clear in your mind and intention. The first thing you need to do is ask the Archangel Michael to stand guard over you as you create your list free from worry about influence from dark or lower energies. With the Archangel standing guard over you, engage with Reiki guides and Reiki energy to give energy to what you write.

When I saw write, you can of course, type at a laptop, smart phone, or tablet and store what you have written as a file. If you choose to record your goals electronically, I strongly recommend you print them out. You can pin the page up somewhere where you can see it every day. I have seen people write sticky notes for things on such a list and put them on the back of the door they use to leave their house. This way they have to read it before they go out into the world.

Read your notes over and correct, add or delete anything that is not relevant. Do not be tempted to rewrite your notes. We are not seeking perfection. We are seeking authenticity. What you think, want, and desire should be recorded naturally as they occurr to you. 

Roll or fold your note sup and put them away where they are not out of mind but you can find them easily.

While you are still under protection of the Archangel, think about what you have just written and the way it will affect your energy in the coming year. If your hopes and dreams are diverse and you will be asking yourself to do a lot with many different things, recognize that this can lead to exhaustion and exhaustion means resentment about the variety and depth of tasks. Look for a path through your goals that reinforces a sense of direction and purpose.

Do not let a feeling or sense of chaos over take you. Even if it means slowing down for a moment, clearing your mind or even meditating for a few minutes, let Reiki energy fill you with the feeling that you can achieve what you wrote and find a way through the challenges ahead. Now is the time to be calm and peaceful before you start. Now is the time to align with your energy. Now is the time to bring Reiki energy into your feelings about your plans.

Thank the Archangel for standing guard over you. Now is the time to rest. Concentrate on Reiki and inviting its energy into each corner of your plans and hopes. Invite Reiki energy into yourself. Now is the time to ask for cleansing of your chakras, taking each one in turn from the root to the crown. Take it easy on yourself, if you do not feel you can cleanse all of your chakras, do the ones that speak to you.

Depending on what level of Reiki you are attuned to, with your finger, write the Reiki symbols on the palm of your other hand and direct the energy to the chakras that speak to you, those will be the ones that need the most attention.

If you can, take a nap or go to sleep for the evening. Do so. In the morning, or after your nap, there will be a sense of clarity about how what you plan for can be achieved.

Bring something of the hopes and plans into each day. At the end of your day, take a moment to think about what you have achieved that day that will bring your hopes, plans, and dreams into reality. Appreciate them and recognize what you can do tomorrow to help bring closer to being completed.

As you gather your thoughts about the day and what will happen tomorrow, include Reiki energy. Let it refuel you after today and prepare you for the next steps. Draw Reiki symbols over your hand and over anything you have written down to record your day and thoughts about the next.

Crystals can be a big help. I have several that speak to me, you may have the same or something different. Before I leave the house, I will select 2, 3, or even 4 and have them with me through the day in my pocket. During the day, when I think about my goals or I am doing something to further my goals, I will hold them and concentrate on them. 

Because each day has different spiritual and crystal needs, I do not use the same ones all the time. Whatever speaks to me is what take with me or hold.

One thing I find the crystals do for me is install a sense of flexibility and ability. I am flexible in terms of outcome of any event and I feel assured of my ability.

If events during the day did not turn out as you had planned think about them and what they taught you, what lessons you have learned and instill Reiki energy into the lessons and teachings. It may not appear so now, but something of value has taken place and being flexible enough to be grateful that you had the opportunity to do the best you could.

Now is the time to channel Reiki energy into your rest and preparation for the next day.

Peace!

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Reiki Symbols – Sehekey

The second symbol of Reiki – SEI HE KI. Its main values: “The key to the Absolute” or “Man and God come together ” . Vector illustration

Sehekey pronounced “Say He Key” is used for mental healing, accessing the subconscious and calming the mind. The translations mean “as above, so below” and represents Divine Source and human coming together. The use of this symbol is to address the emotional component behind physical diseases or energy blocks.

Using Sehekey for a Reiki Session

This symbol is a direct line to the other person’s subconscious or to your own and with this comes responsibility to be “clear” when using it.  If your mind is not clear, take some time before the session to ground yourself and reach a place of tranquility and peace to clear your thoughts.  You can also use your breath to reach this “clear state” by breathing deeply and on the inhalation repeating to yourself: “breathing in I claim my body” and on the exhalation repeating, “breathing out I still my mind”. If you are not able to clear your mind. DO NOT use the Mental Healing symbol on someone else as you will only confuse his or her mind with your own mind’s chatter. This symbol is intended to calm the conscious mind and allow the subconscious memories of pain or trauma to come to the surface and be released. 

If you do not feel motivated to use this symbol during a Reiki session assume that it is not needed.

  • use to protect and purify self and others from mental control by drawing symbol over self or putting self-inside symbol
  • to protect your car, put it inside a Mental / Emotional Symbol, then seal with a Power Symbol
  • it will help to release negative attachments
  • use to guard a room from negative emotions or entities
  • It helps to release mental or emotional conditions, addictions, pain emotional, nervousness, anger, fear, depression, sadness by bringing them to the surface and gently releasing them.

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2021

2020 has been a difficult year. Even if you, personally, did not encounter difficulties, you know people who did and probably still are. Lockdowns and restrictions on activities have affected our ability to enjoy the sunlight of spring, summer and fall. The snow and brisk cold of winter that is enjoyable on winter walks or snow shoes or Skis, simply did not happen for many of us. 

Taking breaks into the countryside for a long weekend “to get away from it all,” and destress have not happened either.

Some of these restrictions have brought on feelings of frustration, anger and loneliness.

Now we have entered 2021, we all wonder what it will bring, we hope it will bring a sense of release and peace we have not felt for a long time. Above all, this New Year is loaded with expectations and hopes for a release of toxicity that surrounds us, we hope for positivity, happiness and a return to activities we enjoy.

I am not a fortune teller so I cannot promise any of this. No one can. But we can, with the help of Reiki, take time to bring into our souls the energy of the universe.

Take time to prepare the space where you will “Bring in 2021.” And, no it does not have to be done on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, the following can be performed at any time of the year. It may also be done many times during the year to reinforce release of the old and engagement with the new.

Smudge or clear your space. If it is your home, smudge and/or clear the entire house. Go behind every door, into every corner, into every cupboard, under every bed, into every closet and space where dark or lower energies may hide.

If you are unsure of what smudging or clearing your space means, we have a separate blog posting for that.

If you are attuned to Reiki, you can now sit and take a moment of peace and quiet to engage with the energy. Still your busy egoic mind. Above all, if you have any worries that the mind is repeating over and over, now is the time to stop it and stop those thoughts.

Ask Archangel Michael to be present. He is always available and limitless in energy. Ask him to use his word and shielded to protect the session you are creating form interference by dark or lower energies, or any energies that try to disrupt the session.

Ask the Archangel to cut and destroy any etheric cords of negativity attached to your spirit, soul, aura, heart, or physical being. I am a bit more emphatic and ask that he cut and destroy the cords. These cords I see as being like the arms of an octopus complete with its suckers. They take hold and will not release. The source of the cords I am also not interested in being reconnected to in any way, shape or form.

At the end of this part, ask the Archangel to surround you with his protective energy and fill you with is pure white light.

Once you are quiet and engaged with Reiki energy, reinforce the connection with Reiki Symbols. Which symbols are available to you will depend on the level to which you are attuned? 

Place your hands in Gassho. Gassho literally means “two hands coming together”. Dr. Usui taught a Gassho Meditation at the start of each of his Reiki meetings and is meant to be practiced daily by those who have learned 20-30 minutes each day either in the morning or before going to bed. 

When doing Gassho, sit with closed eyes and hands placed together in front of your chest. Focus your entire attention at the point where the two middle fingers meet. Try to forget everything else. If your mind wanders merely observe the thought and then let it go. Simply relax and maintain your focus on where your middle fingers meet. 

You may notice your backbone or your hands becoming warm however after noticing, return your attention to where your two middle fingers meet. If you must change your sitting position, then move in slow motion deliberately.  Maintain an upright posture and think that your head is attached to a helium balloon in order to accomplish this. You may sit also in a straight back chair or against a wall also.

Visualize the Reiki Power Symbol Hunshazishuneen pronounced “Hone sha say show nun”. This symbol carries the meaning of “The Divine Power in me greets the Divine Power in you to promote enlightenment and peace”. The direct translation is “The Buddha in me sees the Buddha in you”. This symbol transmits Reiki across distance, space and time and is used primarily for distance healing. 

If you wish, you may use a finger of one hand to draw the symbol on the palm of your other hand, or in the air in front of you.

Bring your mind back to 2020, events, people, emotions, and things that happened. Do not dwell on the events, people, places or feelings. The important things is to recognize the negative feelings and any baggage that you are carrying into this New Year.

Concentrate on release. Release the negativity. Release the baggage. If it helps, think of release like spring cleaning the home. It is a time of clearing away things that no longer serve you.

Concentrate on 2021. Now si the time to make sure there is no baggage and negativity that has made it into the New Year. Be bold and think. The New Year is such a bright and bold, mysterious place that not even Oracles can really tell you for certain what it will hold for you.

Let the energy flow into your hopes, plans, and thoughts for yourself, those close and dear to you and your wider family and friends. 

Sit still and allow Reiki energy to flow. Inhale it, and breath in the strength and energy of the universe and let it wrap around all that you feel is possible for 2021.

At the end of the session, draw Chokurey pronounced “Cho-koo-ray” is used to increase power.  The symbol means “current” and the symbol and its related words make a statement to the universe:  “Put the Power Here”.

The translation for Chokurey means “command to the universal life energy”.  The symbol draws energy around you and brings it to focus where you want it. The symbols should be made quite large with your palm over the recipient and then repeat silently the word ‘Chokurey’ three times. You can repeat the command while making the symbol or after you have completed it.  

Chokurey is a curving sword, which makes space by penetrating nothingness and filling it with spirit or power. It is the great accelerator which directs and focuses power wherever used, repeating the work Chokurey increases the power. 

Always draw the symbol once and say the name three times. The Power Symbol is the only symbol that can be used by itself and it is the activator of the other symbols. It opens up, brings in and seals the light. Draw it on the palms of both hands and the client before you start a treatment. When the treatment is complete draw it over the client to seal in the light. 

The left-hand spin activates the immune system and creates space, which allows the light/energy to enter, with it you can send light to a person, thing or situation.

Close out the session after a few minutes of meditation on positivity and release of negativity. Do not close off the flow of Reiki energy, but think about it being an essential part of your essence, which flows throughout the day and night of every moment of 2021.

Thank Archangel Michael for protecting and overseeing the session. 

Now si the time to drink some water and sit quietly doing something you enjoy, such as reading a book, listening to music or watching a movie. Avoid watching or reading anything “news” related until the next day. 

Have a special and wonderful New Year – 2021!

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Reiki II Sacred Symbols – Hunshazishuneen – Other Uses

Hunshazishuneen can be used for other purposes other than during a Reiki session. Consider the following:

  • It is the heavenly connection used to send absentee healing
  • Always draw the symbol once and say the name three times
  • It should always be used in combination with other symbols, especially Power Symbol which activates it
  • It always comes first
  •  Use to send treatments to past, present, future or to other dimensions
  • Use to tune into a person or situation
  • It accesses the Akashic Records life records of each soul’s many incarnations, karmic goals, debts, contracts and life purpose of each incarnation
  • Past life patterns and karmic debts can be uncovered and released using the symbol during hands on treatment

This article is derived form our Reiki II Student Manual available on Amazon.

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Prepare for a Reiki Attunement

Attunement is a very special event at each stage of your Reiki journey to Mastery, and teaching if you aspire to do so.

Attunement comes after a period of learning and experience with a Reiki Master, and Teacher. 

Attunement is a very special event. It signifies your soul is ready to accept the greater connection to Reiki energy, and that your Reiki guides are welcoming you with open arms.

There will be changes in you as a result of Attunement. Do not underestimate them.

Preparation for Attunement is important, being prepared will help you have the best experience possible. Here are a few things to help you in your preparation. Some simple cleansing will encourage attunement energies to work more efficiently and create greater benefits for you. 

Attuning to Reiki energy in large part is learning to listen to the signs and signals that your own body and higher Self is sending you. Being in the now and experiencing what and who is around you as well as what Reiki energy is communicating to you. Attunement at Level 1 is one of your first experiences of this.  

  • Consider a water or juice fast the day before the Attunement Ceremony 
  • Coffee and tea, as well as caffeine drinks. Reduce them, on the day of the attunement or eliminate them. The energy they create in your system will not be needed on the day of attunement. 
  • No alcohol for at least 48 hours prior to the attunement. 
  • Stop using sugary drinks, candy or chocolate the day before Attunement.
  • Cut back, and or eliminate all tobacco products as well as marijuana starting the day before attunement.
  • Meditate if you are meditating already, but do not try to start as this will place too much strain on your attention. If you do not meditate, spend time in silence.
  • Reduce or eliminate watching TV, listening to the radio, or reading newspapers. The objective here is to allow the worries and cares of the world, especially all traumatic events and happenings from your mind. 
  • Sleep, give yourself time for rest and especially a good night’s rest. 
  • Do not make plans for the evening of the day you are attuned. You can think of Attunement as a graduation ceremony, but it is unlike any you have experienced at school or college. This is a spiritual graduation and the changes it brings may cause you to want quiet and solitude rather than to go out celebrating. For one thing your spirit is open to changes and things around you. You want… you need to be in control of what you experience and with whom.
  • Release all worries, fears, anxieties, stress, jealousy, hate, worry, doubts. This can best be done in your quiet space/times referred to earlier. 

Being welcomed into Reiki, you are allowing the Reiki energy to pass through you to Self, others, and contributing, beautifying and healing the energy of the Earth. 

After your attunement you will go through a clearing process which may last up to 21 days whereby you may feel a shift within yourself (this may manifest a variety of different ways; cold like symptoms, increased emotions, deep calmness) however will culminate in a steady and balanced state of mind, body and Spirit allowing healing energy to always be flowing to you, through you and from you. 

By extending great care in your choices that you make for your own physical body, emotional needs and spiritual sensitivities aids your ability to conduct Reiki energy optimally.

This post is intended for all levels of Attunement except for Master Practitioner and Teacher. Start with our I Student Manual

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Reiki II Sacred Symbols – Hunshazishuneen

Hunshazishuneen pronounced “Hone sha say show nun”. This symbol carries the meaning of “The Divine Power in me greets the Divine Power in you to promote enlightenment and peace”. The direct translation is “The Buddha in me sees the Buddha in you”. This symbol transmits Reiki across distance, space and time and is used primarily for distance healing. 

NOTE: There is an integrity requirement for doing long distance Reiki as there is for doing hands-on Reiki and that is to get the person’s permissions first. Distance Healing should never be done on someone without permissions, as they will feel it, and may not know what is happening to them and get upset.  Hunshazishuneen is a bridge between two worlds, transcending time and space.

This article is derived form our Reiki II Student Manual available on Amazon.

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Reiki II Sacred Symbols

Mankind has always sought to communicate, before words there were pictures. Pictures drawn on cave walls to tell tales and to pass on information. These were our first symbols. Symbols are a way of linking the conscious mind to the subconscious mind, or sometimes deeper to the super-conscious. We ‘feel’ symbols rather than ‘reading or thinking’ them. 

A different part of the brain operates when seeing or drawing symbols. A symbol is Universal and needs no explanation. Lines and drawing set off a vibration unique to themselves; a vibration or change of current in the electromagnetic fields.  Soft flowing or circular lines create peaceful moods or feelings; while sharp squares or jagged lines create another kind of response. With highly advanced state of the art equipment, changes within people can be observed and measure.

Meditation on geometric forms helps us tap into the collective unconsciousness. Here we have access to Universal symbols that are not inventions of the conscious mind. They become a source of knowledge, such as those that appear in dreams, visions and psychic phenomena.  

Almost all geometric designs, like spirals, cones, crosses etc. give off energies of various frequencies that have a molecular/electric influence upon the neuro-muscular system of the body. 

You have a way to call those energies to you and to access the knowledge, help and healing contained with them. The Reiki Symbols themselves are not powerful or spiritual. But when used in conjunction with the Reiki initiations, they become useful tools for raising your vibrational frequency, directing energy and transcending time and space. Welcome them into your knowing; into your experience. 

The Reiki symbols are sacred. Do not show or discuss them with anyone who is not Second Degree or above. Reiki is spiritual energy, which the symbols tune into. 

Please refer to the diagram of the Level II Symbols and their sacred names. These are symbols that will be sealed into the palms of your hands and are your Level II Symbols. It is important that you draw the symbols exactly as they are and pronounce the names correctly. Please note the symbols taught by other teachers and schools may differ slightly, there are approximately 20 versions of Hunshazishuneen.

This article is derived form our Reiki II Student Manual available on Amazon.

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