Reiki Principles and Gratitude

The Five Reiki Spiritual Principles are that for today, I will not:

The Five Reiki Principles
The Five Reiki Principles laid down by Dr. Usui

Reiki Principles and Gratitude, for what we have and what and who we are just as powerful. We are all happy for different things in our lives. Some feed us emotionally, such as relationships and friendships, others are material things, things that allow us to do things, go places and be happy and connected to others and all the living things that come from Mother Gaia.

Gratitude is energetic, we become more grounded and at peace which shifts our energy both internally and externally. 

If you do not see gratitude listed in the five principles, well, I see compassion as a synonym for gratitude. 

A simple morning ritual that tells the universe you are happy, and grateful is simply to say “I am alright.”

Let’s see how to Practice!

Take a few moments each morning to…

  • Play with your pets, don’t just feed and water them, and clean up after them. They give us unconditional love. They need some love back. And, they need some gratitude for being the loving animals they are. We are fortunate to live with them and have them in our lives.
  • If you are attuned to Reiki, you may be aware of your guides, they are with you before birth and will be with you after you pass over. Tell them you are grateful for their presence and ask them to help and guide you through the day to come.
  • Make sure your family, your spouse, and children all know that you are grateful for them being part of your life. 
  • Think of your health and wellness. All aspects of your health and wellness. If you can run do something dramatic such as run a marathon, or cycle a long distance, or swim, be grateful for the body and spirit in you that takes you to the places those sporting activities take you to. I used to cycle long distances, 100km or more. The journey and the places I saw were as important as the end goal. I was then and still am very happy with this wonderful body and all that it does to make those things happen. 
  • Material things such as our vehicle, money and abundance are all important to us. They are expressions of our work and dedication, to our ability to manifest things that help us go about our modern lives.
  • Food and water, our home, the roof over our head. These are nurturing and sustaining us.
  • To be grateful for experiences life gives us. I will always be grateful for my experiences as a scuba diver, being able to see and do things the majority of people cannot, or do not know how.
  • Be grateful for the things that have come to an end. This can be anything or number of things that are meaningful to you. Sadness may surround your thoughts of a relative that has passed over but we should have gratitude for their lives and what they did and how they lived. We may have ended a job and moved on to another, but now is the time to be happy about the gifts that job gave us in challenges and opportunities to personal growth.

My last thought is for Reiki, it is part of my life, an enjoyable part and something takes my mind to it and every day, for which I am grateful.

In the end I am just grateful for all that I think of. The blessings you think while you close your quiet moment do not have to be all of the blessings you have; tomorrow is another day and you can think of other blessings to express your gratitude for then.

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I Forgave

As we move through life, looking back or looking around and saying “I Forgave” is or should be important for us. There will always be situations that are trying and testing, emotionally taxing, and seem unjustified. If we look around as say I do not understand why this is happening to ME!” we have missed the point. 

We have missed why we have been given the opportunity to learn from it. Imagine for a moment a new relationship appears and there seems to be so much right about the other person. Then, there is something wrong that comes to the surface. At least it is disruptive to us, they are behaving as they feel is right for them, regardless of how it hurts us. They may not even be aware of what it is doing to us.

If we do not express our hurt and frustration, they will never know how we felt and the damage they are doing. If we do speak up, they still may not change their behaviour because they see now reason to change, or they may not see what the feelings they are inflicting on us a being damaging.

When eventually we look back and see what happened, forgiving them, even if we do not communicate forgiveness to them, it is important because when we think about them if we have not forgiven them, what hurt us in the past, will hurt us again.

When we have emotional challenges and hurt a blockage, or blockages appear in the Heart, Throat or Crown chakra and will be detected by a Reiki Practitioner. If you are a practitioner or attuned, you will be able to sense these blockages.

The Heart Chakra represents your ability to give and receive love, your capacity to love yourself and your sense of compassion and empathy for all beings

Blocked symptoms include heart disease, lung problems, relationship problems, commitment issues, fear of intimacy, being judgmental and an inability to feel compassion and you’ll struggle to relate to other people. You will be less compassionate than usual and may be impatient. You’ll commonly find it harder than usual to trust, and you won’t feel at peace. Rather, you’ll feel restless and disgruntled. A blocked Heart Chakra can also manifest physically. Some Chakra experts think such a misalignment may be linked to issues like high blood pressure and low immune system function.

Overloaded symptoms include chest pain, breast problems including cancer, self-sacrificing behaviour, codependency, ignoring your own needs in the constant service of others

Balancing suggestions include taking care of yourself, practicing breathing exercises, doing yoga that opens the chest (back bends) or nurture the heart Childs pose and by loving in better balance, giving and receiving love without sacrificing yourself or taking energy from your other Chakras

This chakra is center for communication, sound, vibration and the TRUTH. Clear expression through vocal expression, drawing, writing and/or musical ability as well as good listening abilities are all part of this balanced chakra. Speaking your truth, hearing and UNDERSTANDING the truth in what others are saying are continued strengths here. Honoring the vibration and rhythm of your voice [spoken voice, written voice, musical voice] aids in the healthy balance of your Throat chakra.

The Throat Chakra represents your ability to communicate, express yourself, listen, speak truth, hear the truth, and understand the meaning behind and beyond words

Blocked symptoms include a weak voice, laryngitis, throat pain, neck pain, stiff neck, jaw pain, hypothyroidism, dental problems, writers block, lack of musical ability and problems expressing yourself, there is an inability to say what you really want to say. You may feel like you’re stuck holding onto secrets. Similarly, you may believe that people don’t want to hear your thoughts, or that you can’t find the right words for your feelings. 

Once again, a small blockage may mean you only struggle with self-expression at work, or with a particular friend. Meanwhile, a significant misalignment may mean you constantly feel thwarted in communication. Physically, a blocked Throat Chakra may present with pain in the neck, sensitivity to hormone fluctuations, and discomfort in throat tissue.

Overloaded symptoms include neck problems, hyperthyroidism/ talking too much/ talking too loudly, interrupting, speaking without regard for other people’s feelings

Balancing suggestions include singing, humming, listening to music, writing talking to people, listening to people, practicing silence, getting a shoulder and neck massage.

The Crown Chakra is where the ‘real you’ comes together in that it reflects the human spirit – higher brain function, our connection with the higher power or universal energy, and also our ability to connect to the ‘big picture’ in different aspects of our physical world and how our spirituality, our connectedness is reflected in that. The lotus flower is associated with this chakra as the actual flower is able to extend its system through various depths of water and is rooted in deep, murky, muddy bottom of ponds much as we are sometimes mired in the physical elements of this world and yet able to extend ourselves up to the top of the ‘water’ and produce a beautiful result, connection with our higher Self and Universal Energy. This chakra is depicted with the colour white however is sometimes known as purple.

Represents your intellectual ability, your spirituality, your connection to spirit, God, universe or higher power.

Blocked symptoms are headaches, brain abnormalities, amnesia, feelings of isolation, depression, lack of inspiration and spiritual crisis, you might not see much beauty in the world at all if your Crown Chakra has been disturbed. You may also feel spirituality adrift and experience symptoms of depression. If you’re only starting to develop this type of block, you might just notice a decline in overall excitement or motivation. Physically, a blocked Crown Chakra can also occur at the same time as problems with physical coordination or chronic headaches.

Overloaded symptoms are headaches, addiction to spiritual or intellectual practices, out of body experiences, dissociation with the body, over -intellectualizing and feeling ungrounded

Balancing suggestions include meditating, praying, spiritual study, learning new things, grounding, physical exercises.

Forgiving the ourselves for being part of the situation that caused us hurt, for staying in the situation too long and forgiving them for being the way they are or were at the time.

Forgiveness of ourselves for being in that situation is part of the process. Loving ourselves again and not feeling any blame for allowing it happen, and for lasting as long as it did is another part of the process. 

Only you can love yourself. If you are attuned, engage with Reiki to help you become friends with yourself again and then love yourself.

Carry a crystal and hold it in your hand or between your fingers often during the day and sit quietly for those moments if you can and concentrate on your inner heart and the love you have for yourself.

Rose quartz – semiprecious gem used for jewels and also in esoteric and alternative medicine

Rose Quartz Crystal-Heart Chakra

  1. known as the “Love stone”.
  2. opens Heart Chakra to all forms of love, self and other
  3. lowers stress
  4. soothing and happy stone
  5. brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance.
  6. raises self-esteem and self-worth
  7. emotional balancing stone
  8. aids in healing emotional wounds and bringing a sense of peace and calm
  9. removes fears, resentments, guilt and anger
  10. eases and aids in releasing childhood traumas
  11. helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth
  12. helps in healing the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, throat problems, depressions, addictions, earaches, slowing signs of aging, spleen problems, fibromyalgia and maintaining an ideal weight. 
  13. color – pink

A stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. Promotes receptivity to beauty in all levels – including love and self-love. An emotional healer, releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache soothing internal pain and opening your heart so that you become receptive. If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief.  Invokes self-trust and self-worth. Excellent for trauma or crisis, it acts as a rescuer and provides reassurance and calm. Draws off negative energy, strengthens empathy and sensitivity and promotes necessary change. 

Aquamarine Crystal – Throat Chakra

  1. known as the “stone of courage” than can bring great power
  2. assists with quick intellectual response
  3. brings inner peace and self-love
  4. helps with shielding auras
  5. brings Angels for guidance and protection
  6. excellent crystal for meditation
  7. dispels anger and fear
  8. assists with past life recall
  9. beneficial in bringing about good luck
  10. calms communication issues
  11. being attuned to the sea, it protects travelers on water
  12. helps in healing chronic fatigue, the endocrine system, eyes and eyesight, fluid retention, headaches, intestinal disorders, the nervous system, phobias, teeth and gums.
  13. color – greenish blue

Aligning all Chakras however clears the throat chakra and opens third eye also. A wonderful stone for meditation, it shields the aura and encourages service to humanity. Breaks self-defeating programs and leads to dynamic change. Useful also for closure on all levels, understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. Clarifies perception as it removes extraneous thought and filters information reaching the brain.

Clear Quartz – Crown Chakra

  1. known as the “Universal Crystal”
  2. is a power stone
  3. is the most recognized of the crystals
  4. enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing & transmitting
  5. channels Universal energy
  6. beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling
  7. harmonizes and balances environment
  8. energizes and strengthens healing qualities of other crystals
  9. can be used to amplify healing energy and to perform diagnostic healing
  10. dispels and clears away negative energy
  11. enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom
  12. increases inspiration and creativity
  13. assists with concentration, studying and retaining information
  14. used in crystal healing to fortify and strengthen all systems of the body
  15. helps in healing arthritis, bone injuries, depression, intestinal troubles and also improves mental and physical energy, stamina and physical strength.
  16. color – clear, white

Powerful healing and energy amplifier. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Works at a vibrational level attuned to specific requirement of the user, it takes energy to most perfect state possible. Deep soul cleanser, enhances metaphysical abilities and attunes to spiritual purpose.  Quartz harmonizes all chakras, aligns the aura and cleanses third eye chakra to enable truth to be seen in Self and in situations, and signs and symbols to be recognized and understood.

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This post is taken from our Reiki Level II Student Manual

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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Blue Moon Thankfulness

Being aware of celestial events and happenings such as a Blue moon is important. Celestial events such as this are dates when things happen in the cosmos that affect us and are also opportunities to gather energy from the universe and which help us in our lives, both physically and Spiritually.

There is a Blue Moon on October 31, 2020. It’ll be called a Blue Moon because it’ll be the 2nd of 2 full moons in a single calendar month. October 31st is also Halloween, a time when the energy of the spirt world is closest to ours.

The Moon is not Blue, of course, it is still silvery white and reflecting the light of the sun down on us to brighten our evenings. So, if you see images of the moon that show it as being blue, the image was taken or manipulated with blue filters.

But you may see a Blue Moon when conditions are right. A Blue Moon in this case is caused by smoke and dust particles in the Earth’s atmosphere that scatter the red wavelengths in light coming from the moon. The result is blue light making through the smoke and haze. 

The Blue Moon may also be defined another way, as the third of four full moons in a single season, with a season being between a solstice and equinox. The next seasonal Blue Moon will be August 22, 2021.

When you are attuned to Reiki, you recognize that New Moons are time to meditate and engage with Reiki energy to plant the seeds of manifestation and Full Moons are the time when to reap the harvest from those seeds. A Blue Moon is one special time to make sure the seeds you planted are ready to be harvested and above all, you are open to receive what you have manifested.

At the New Moon, take a piece of paper and write down clearly what it is you wish to manifest. Do not number them because what you are trying to manifest may not appear in the order you write them down.

What you write may include what you do NOT want to happen as well as what you DO want to happen.

Place the piece of paper with your pen resting on it on a window sill where it is in the light of the full moon. Do not worry about clouds and mist, the New Loon is still up there, shinning down on us even if we cannot see it.

Take a quiet moment to meditate on what you have written and be open to Reiki energy infusing the paper and your manifestation desires. If you are attuned to Reiki, speak to your guides to help you with manifestation and being clear on what it is you are asking the Universe to gift you. 

In the morning, roll up the piece of paper like a scroll, do not fold it! Put the scroll away.

Moons such as Blue Moon’s or Blood Moons, are associated with a color. The Chakra symbols have a distinctive color. The Root Chakra is Red, the Blood Moon. The Throat Chakra is Blue, the Blue Moon. The Crown Chakra is Purple, and closest to the Pink Moon.  The Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow, the Yellow Moon. The Sacral Chakra is Orange, the Orange Moon.

On the evening of the full moon, take out the scroll and rest it on the window sill and meditate for a moment on manifestation in general, not anything specific you have written on the paper.

For example, you may want a new vehicle, it may have certain attributes, such as seating you and all your family with all the stuff they usually take with them. It might be really nice if it could be a certain color or a certain style. These things do not speak to the make or model, color or manufacturing year. Be open to the universe gifting you what you need, not necessarily what you have asked for.

It is also time to think of the color of the moon and the Chakra associated with the color.

For the Blue Moon, and your Throat Chakra, channel Reiki energy through your Reiki Guides into that Chakra. Sit quietly, clear busy mind from your thoughts and meditate on the Chakra and the color blue and Blue Moon above you. Call in Reiki Energy and the energy of the moon. With the index finger of one hand, draw the Reiki Power Symbol Chokurey. Focus on te energy it gives you and your meditation.

The Throat Chakra engages – throat, trachea, esophagus, neck, thyroid gland, cervical spine, mouth, jaw, teeth

This chakra is centre for communication, sound, vibration and the TRUTH. Clear expression through vocal expression, drawing, writing and/or musical ability as well as good listening abilities are all part of this balanced chakra. Speaking your truth, hearing and UNDERSTANDING the truth in what others are saying are continued strengths here. Honouring the vibration and rhythm of your voice [spoken voice, written voice, musical voice] aids in the healthy balance of your Throat chakra.

Represents your ability to communicate, express yourself, listen, speak truth, hear the truth, and understand the meaning behind and beyond words

Blocked symptoms include a weak voice, laryngitis, throat pain, neck pain, stiff neck, jaw pain, hypothyroidism, dental problems, writers block, lack of musical ability and problems expressing yourself, there is an inability to say what you really want to say. You may feel like you’re stuck holding onto secrets. Similarly, you may believe that people don’t want to hear your thoughts, or that you can’t find the right words for your feelings. 

Once again, a small blockage may mean you only struggle with self-expression at work, or with a particular friend. Meanwhile, a significant misalignment may mean you constantly feel thwarted in communication. Physically, a blocked Throat Chakra may present with pain in the neck, sensitivity to hormone fluctuations, and discomfort in throat tissue.

Universal Reiki Energy, the energy of the Blue Moon, have come together to help you with any blockages of your Throat Chakra and also Manifestation. Now take up the scroll and open it. Have a look at what you asked the universe to help manifest. Do not be critical of anything requested that has not appeared. 

Using the vehicle example again. If you went shopping for a vehicle but you did not find one suitable for all that is in your list of needs, that is positive. Buying something less than what you want, or need, will not benefit you and will bring with it continual dissatisfaction. You do not need that negativity.

Roll up the scroll and put it away again and take it out at the next full moon!

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This post is taken from our Reiki Level I and Level II Student Manuals

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Remote Reiki

You do not have to have a picture of someone or know them personally to do a Remote or distance Reiki session, but having a name and location is preferable. You will get an impression of them or maybe see lights, colors or a silhouette. 

First, visualize the person and if you have their verbal permission draw the symbol in the air with your palm outstretched, repeat the words, “Hon sha ze sho nen” and draw the other two symbols, also repeating the name three times. Then proceed with the session. If you do not have verbal permission close your eyes, bring yourself to a peaceful state and ask psychically for permission. You will usually get a definite yes or no. 

If the answer is No, do not proceed with the session. 

If you do not get an answer you can send the energy with the clear intent that it be accepted by free will only.  Intend that if the energy is not accepted by the person you are sending it to, it will be recycled to someone else who needs it or the Planet Earth.

After you have asked permission and received it, I ask Archangel Michael to be present. I ask him to protect the session against any energy, that might try and interfere with it.

I also request that the Archangel cut any energy cords, aetheric cords, or cords of any type that may have attached to the recipient. The intent of the cords is to drain energy from whoever they are attached to. At the other end they are attached to a person, who rather like a leach is taking the energy, and asking for more.

I then ask the Archangel to fill the recipient with his bright white light and surround them with his protective energy.

Then, draw all three symbols and repeat the words three times, you can then proceed to the session. This can be done two ways:

•          See the person in front of you either standing or lying down on a table and move your hands down the body as in a regular hands-on session most recommended

•          See the person as being very small and fitting within your hands as you visualize Reiki energy passing from your hands to areas healing is required

After completing your distance session, visualize your client as being whole and complete and free of whatever problems they were experiencing. 

See them as rested, relaxed and pain free.

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Gratitude

Gratitude and the changes saying the word, feeling the word makes in us is important. The challenges we meet in life, help us to grow, they help us to heal by giving us strength. They can also help us grow by showing us the extent of our challenges as compared to someone or something else. There are loved ones that stand by us, and support us, food on the table, a roof over our head, and so much more. Some of this we take for granted. Some of it we do not appreciate as much as we should. 

Taking a few minutes each day to relax and consider what it is you are grateful for. Doing this in nature is, your own back garden, a park, a place by a lake, for me, by the lake is best. But also recognize that parks and public places also bring energies you may not want around you and that you will need to engage with the Archangel Michael to protect your space from these unwanted spiritual intrusions.

If you have a strong guide who can support and protect the session, they will do just as well as protector of you and the session.

If you cannot be outside, somewhere peaceful in your home will do!

I usually burn incense. If you do, the one you choose is your choice, not someone else who may share the space. You will be guided to make the choice. Light it a few minutes before you start so that the scent has already permeated the room you are in.

I like to have a crystal with me. Again, hold the one you feel guided to.

Close your eyes and allow the busy, egoic mind to stop its chatter. As you spend time quietly like this you will become more proficient in stopping the chatter very quickly. Be at peace with yourself and the space around you. The crystal you are holding can be a center of concentration because you can feel it in your hand.

Breathe. Breath brings air, which contains oxygen into your body. Oxygen is life, we need it to sustain our cells and the physical container in which our soul is experiencing the physical world.

Appreciate and say thank you for these things. Show gratitude for the time and space to be able to do this.

The physical container, your body, has challenges. You see through your eyes, touch with your fingers, well, almost every part of your body is sensitive to touch, but the fingers and hands are the most important. Ears through which you hear. The nose that brings in air also smells the environment. We taste the world with our tongues. We express ourselves with our voices. Our bones muscles, tendons etc. allow us mobility to change our location and see things. Our skin, a complex organ in its own right is both the barrier between what is inside and what is external to us, but it also heals us when we cut or damage it. It depends us against disease.

For each one of these things we can be grateful and express our gratitude by a simple statement: “I am grateful for…”

Gratitude can also be expressed by sensing through one of our sense. Before you started this session, you lit some incense. Use your sense of smell to detect and appreciate the incense. Appreciate the fact that you can smell the incense and show gratitude for it.

As you practice and repeat this session of gratitude. Change the sense through which you are appreciating and showing gratitude. The crystal may be smooth or it may be rough and natural. Use your hands to sense its shape, size, smoothness, roughness, weight. In your hands, in your fingers, on your leg. Express your gratitude for the sense of touch.

As the session comes to the end, place your hand over your heart and sincerely, tell yourself you love YOU! As you do this your soul is communicating with your physical self. 

It is the moment when it tells the physical container, no matter how strong and vibrant, or, how imperfect and restrained the body is, it appreciates what it can do. It is the moment when the blind person says thank you for touch and smell and the other senses. When the deaf person says thank you for sight and feeling. 

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Self Healing

Healing yourself. Self Healing. Self-Care. Since being attuned to Reiki as a Master Teacher and Practitioner, my focus has been outward to those who need reiki services and healing. Part of this is because I am healthy. It is hard to see that the gift I have received should be spent on me, and not others. Selfishness has become selflessness. 

But there comes the time when a Reiki session for “me” has to be performed. Back ache, a sprained ankle or wrist, a violent cold. If I am not well, how can I help others. 

The first thing you must agree on is that you have a right to be ill and you have a right to devote your attention to yourself. So many people, not just those attuned to Reiki forget this, they do not give themselves permission to devote their time and effort only to themselves.

When we spend time healing ourselves, we benefit others. We are able to give greater energy to the healing work we do that benefit those in need. If we are ill, we are not able to put the same level of energy into our sessions. When we heal ourselves, not only are we stronger ourselves but the essential energy of Reiki flows through us more clearly and effectively.

A person in need of healing does not want to hear that the person who is going to work with them to channel Reiki energy is sick and unwell. The immediate reaction is to decline the offer of a session, saying instead that the Reiki practitioner should get better first and turn away.

How to heal ourselves?

A self-Reiki session is the same as any Reiki session we do for another. The steps are the same, the actions and wishes are the same.

For me, I ask Archangel Michael to stand guard over the session. I do not want any dark or lower energies to interfere with the session. Hey must be banished and sent back to where they came from. I can think of no better guardian than the warrior Archangel.

I ask Archangel Michael to cut and destroy any energy or etheric cords that may be attached to me. They can drain my natural energy and take Reiki energy from me and a session I am involved in. I ask Archangel Michael to fill me with his pure white light and surround me with his protective energy.

Then, I follow the steps I would follow for any Reiki session where someone has a particular illness or problem. For example, if I have a painful sprain that is the focus of my ask and work with Reiki energy. Having some knowledge of what a sprain is, is important. Reduction of swelling, reduction of inflammation, healing of the tissues that have been torn or broken as a result of what caused the injury. Flushing out the scar tissue, circulating blood and nutrients to the site of the sprain to help the tissues heal. Use Cho Ku Rei, the Reiki Power Symbol to energize the healing session.

Form the specific to the general takes a moment. Cleaning and empowering the chakras. Removing any blocks that may be present. Clearing thoughts and feelings that may be blocking my ability to help others after this session is important. Clearing and unblocking thoughts that may be bocking me personally as needs attention. Think of the things that are blocking you. Look at the doubts, worries, fears, and anxieties need to be surrendered to the angels and guides. Use Cho Ku Rei, the Reiki Power Symbol to energize the healing session.

Self-Reiki sessions are not just for aches, pains, and sprains. Colds, and other illnesses and imbalances in our lives can also be the reason for conducting a self-Reiki session. Just being tired, perhaps because of people around you or the environment you are in all of a sudden. Being drained when you get home form a busy and challenging days is understandable, a self-Reiki session can help you rest at night and defuse the burdens you have brought home. Use Cho Ku Rei, the Reiki Power Symbol to energize the healing session.

At the end of the session, I thank my angels and guides as well as my Reiki guides for helping to heal me and restore the essential balance that keeps me on an even keel as well as balanced so I can help others. Use Cho Ku Rei, the Reiki Power Symbol to energize the end of this healing session.

The last thing I do is thank Archangel Michael for standing guard over the session.

Now it is time to take a moment for yourself, rest, and relax in the understanding that Reiki energy will be healing you.

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Emotional Emptiness

Emotional emptiness can be the result of several things. Loss of a loved one, a loved pet, or a material objects or objects to which we have an attachment is one form of emptiness. An emotional void had opened because of a loss of something. Another form of emptiness is the lack of something we want or need. Lack of a person in our life, such as a father or mother figure, feeling the need for a brother or sister. We feel the need but cannot satisfy it.

Another form of emptiness is a disconnect between what we have and what we expect. We may have more friends and relatives than we need but we feel they are not living up to our needs or wants. We have a higher expectation of what they can do for us than what the person is able to provide. 

This may be confusing and hurtful to us because when our expectations are not met, we can soon turn to feeling they do not think as much of us, as we think of them. Either we accept this and recognize the gap between our expectations and what the other person can deliver or we disengage from them. We may also come to terms with the level of expectation we are expecting others to be able to rise to. Perhaps those expectations are too high?

Reiki can help with these feelings and needs.

Reiki can help heal the void of emptiness we feel from a loss, or, an absence of something we cannot find in ourselves or the people and things around us.

The loss of someone or something relates to grief and a void. Reiki can help you focus on the happy memories and the reason why you feel loss. When someone or something leaves your life, it is because it is time for them or it to leave. 

Their role in your life has been important and beneficial, now it is time for you to move. An overly strict parent may have been too strict and as a result, you feel scared, but as they pass out of your life, freedom and openness are now available to you. How you will manage your experience and memories with that parent and the life you make for yourself and the way you treat your own children will be defined by your past. 

Reiki can help you through this change and forming the new behaviors and expectations you have of your life and others. Let it help you as you grow and change. The emptiness left by the strict parent can be filled with love and caring, openness and an ability to accept.

Emptiness resulting from absence, brings with it longing and sometimes doubt that you are worthy of receiving what it is you feel is missing. If you do not have a close loving relationship Reiki can help you be open to the opportunities to create a relationship with one special person that is around you.

Reiki can help you recognize what is good and fun around you that you can engage with. It will help you meet the person that is right and good for you by your being open to receive, not empty and trying to receive.

Engage with Reiki either as a receiver during an in-person Reiki session, or remotely, let it give you the rest you need to be able to think clearly and comfortably about your emptiness and where it comes from, why and how.

Engage with Reiki as a student and become attuned to Reiki. Teaching and helping others is part of your own healing process, through helping yourself, you are helping others. 

Reiki is a flow of universal energy and can permeate all parts of you. It leaves no part of you unhealed when it enters you. While the unexpected challenges and surprises of life appear, it is a constant. As someone attuned to Reiki it something loving and caring ad fulfilling for yourself and loving and caring you provide to others. As you fill your emotional emptiness, so you also fill theirs.

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Let Go

Letting go of attachments that are not doing you any good is part of the process of moving on bigger, brighter and new things that come into our life. An old relationship that once defined us but now you have not seen the other person for years, you have not heard from them, they are not part of either your physical or virtual social world and yet you still think of them almost every day. 

Why?

It seems they have moved on from you, but you have not moved on from them. And it may not be simply a person. It could be something material. I am a photographer; I did a lot of work and had a lot of fun with some film cameras. I kept them in good cameras bags for years past the time when the world had moved on to digital cameras. But, one day, I decided to trade them in and go digital. Some would say I held on to the too long. If I had traded them in earlier, I would have gotten more for the value of my dear film cameras.

That value for value comparison might have been true but the timing was not right. The digital cameras heralded an explosion of creativity and a desire to get out and take images again. Now, you might say that the explosion of creativity was waiting for me to trade my film cameras in, but the fact was, that the new physical camera and lenses in my hands made me want to go out, the film cameras did not. It was timing. Time to open to the door to getting out and doing what you should be doing and allowing what needs to come into your life to do so.

So, when it comes to releasing relationships, even when they are to physical and material things, we need to consider the timing.

Being open to releasing what should no longer being part of your life is important. Reiki can help. As I became attuned to different levels of Reiki, I became aware of my angels and guides and the roles they play, in my life and their ability to help me.

When I want to release something, anything from my life I will take a moment to do so. Usually, this is in the evening after all the business of the day has ended and before I go to sleep, or, it might be on a Saturday or Sunday. I mentioned those days of the week because there is usually time when the action of releasing can go longer if needed.

Trying to release when I know that in a few minutes I will have to get dressed and leave to go to work can be negative and stressful. It places too much burden on me and my angels and guides. It limits my ability to channel the Reiki energy to the emotions and thoughts I want to release.

When I have quiet time I:

Clear my mind of busy egoic mind. Egoic mind loves to go over and over the same things, churning a mix of confusion and regret, things that are passed and cannot be changed, churning “what might have been, what could have been” but which can never be now.

Recognize what is that needs to be released and engage Reiki to help with this. Ask your angels and guides to be present to help with the release. With your finger, draw Chu Kho Rei, the Reiki Power symbol on the palm of your hand and ask for its energy to help you release.

Recognize what it is you want to release. Remember, what you release is not what you have learned from the relationship with a person or something material. Those experiences will always remain with you. What you are releasing is seemingly never-ending attachment that is stopping you accepting new things and people into your life.

As you release and close off egoic mind from churning on those people and things, consider that you are not empty of the experiences.

As you release, affirm you are open to new people and things entering your life. You are not just open; you are happy and looking forward to and accepting of the changes these new people and things will bring.

There is no fear, doubt, worry, anxiety or confusion about what or why you are accepting.

There is no limitation on what you are open to receive. Reiki will support your free will to reject something that is not good for you. You have that right to say NO, but you have to be open to seeing what you are saying no to. Don’t make the mistake of saying NO before understanding what it is you are declining. 

As you used the Reiki Power symbol to add energy to your desire to release, now draw it again on your palm with the intention of giving energy to being accepting of new things coming in to your life.

Lastly, and this can come now or later, recognize that what you learned from the experience of having that relationship or thing in your life is different from what you have released which is attachment to them or it and the churning over what might have been/could have been but which can never be. What we have learned is important, it will always be part of you. What you have released is not important.

Release is part of healing. Do not place any pressure of expectation of how long it will take. It will not be instantaneous, it may be a few hours, or a few days. You know you are healing when you realize you are not thinking about the relationship or the material thing you are releasing.

Close the session by thanking your angels and guides for their role in helping you release.

If you are not attuned to Reiki, book a Reiki Session with a professional. It may be in person or remote. They will help you release what should go. They will help you be open to new experiences entering your life.

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Patience

They say, Patience is a Virtue. It is a virtue that is increasingly being forgotten in this world. When you look at job postings, they all emphasize that the job, the company is fast paced and by implication, don’t apply if you cannot keep up. Yet, I never see a job description for a company that operates at a sensible pace and that you will not be worn out and frazzled at the end of the day.

Newspapers are getting thinner, and with less sections. News that once took days to be gathered, reported on, printed, and distributed can now be seen live on TV. If a news program takes less than a few minutes to report on a topic, it is ignored and gone. There is no patience for a more in-depth analysis. If there is no analysis, we do not have the full picture, we do not have the information we require to be able to develop our own opinions. 

We are no longer informed and we no longer have balance in the opinions and statements we make because we have not slowed down enough to give ourselves the time, we need to make them.

Our lack of patience extends to just about everything else we encounter. The person at the cashier at the gas station. There is only one cashier because it is assumed that transaction will be completed quickly. If transactions are completed quickly, only one cashier will be employed. So, when a person is having a problem with the passcode on their credit card, a line up quickly forms. Frustration mounts.

All of a sudden everyone involved is annoyed and some are becoming aggressive. Our egoic mind that loves to dwell on problems, errors, frustrations and anger sweeps into action to magnify and amplify what it perceives to be wrong.

Take a moment to diffuse what is happening inside of you and look at life through the moment. Be in the moment. Enjoy the things around you. The sun is out and the weather is mild and nice for the time of year. A lot of effort has gone to getting you where you are today, waiting to be served at the gas station. Breakfast, fresh clothes, you arrived at the gas station free form accident and your car is running well.

There is a lot for you to be pleased about, happy even. The moment when the sun warms you, is a wonderful experience to be cherished and thankful for. Take a moment to thank your angels and guides for being with you and brining you to this moment so you cane experience all that is good.

Be patient with the person at the cashier having problems with their passcode. In the past, that has been you and may yet be again sometime in the future. Of course, your egoic mind says it will not be because you have your pass codes sensibly stored… bit perhaps in the future you may forget this and still have problems.

Use Reiki to help you disengage the egoic mind that is behind so much instability, fear, worry, and doubt. Take some time at the start of each day to separate yourself from that part of you that is annoyed the coffee maker is not brewing as fast as it did yesterday. Separate yourself from the fear, worry, and doubt that you have for the day ahead. 

Breath deeply, calm yourself you have not even left the house yet and you are worried about what you will say at work or what will be said to you. This will energize you. The egoic mind not only worries about things it, and you cannot change it saps your energy and reduces your ability to be in the moment. It deprives you of seeing, experiencing and appreciating all that is good and rich and enjoyable around you.

As you experience this change in you, appreciate all that is available to you, just “smell the roses.”

At the end of the day, take time to release everything that has happened to you today. Most important disengage from the egoic mind. The day is past, you cannot change it, stopping the egoic mind form churning, on and on about what happened will not change anything, just, deplete you. Release everything and replace it with peace and quiet. If you are attuned, the Reiki Energy symbol Chu Kho Rei will add energy and dynamism to the release. Draw it on the palm of your hand or with your finger in the air in front of you. Let it help you be patient with yourself and the people, things, and events around you.

Patience

They say, Patience is a Virtue. It is a virtue that is increasingly being forgotten in this world. When you look at job postings, they all emphasize that the job, the company is fast paced and by implication, don’t apply if you cannot keep up. Yet, I never see a job description for a company that operates at a sensible pace and that you will not be worn out and frazzled at the end of the day.

Newspapers are getting thinner, and with less sections. News that once took days to be gathered, reported on, printed, and distributed can now be seen live on TV. If a news program takes less than a few minutes to report on a topic, it is ignored and gone. There is no patience for a more in-depth analysis. If there is no analysis, we do not have the full picture, we do not have the information we require to be able to develop our own opinions. 

We are no longer informed and we no longer have balance in the opinions and statements we make because we have not slowed down enough to give ourselves the time, we need to make them.

Our lack of patience extends to just about everything else we encounter. The person at the cashier at the gas station. There is only one cashier because it is assumed that transaction will be completed quickly. If transactions are completed quickly, only one cashier will be employed. So, when a person is having a problem with the passcode on their credit card, a line up quickly forms. Frustration mounts.

All of a sudden everyone involved is annoyed and some are becoming aggressive. Our egoic mind that loves to dwell on problems, errors, frustrations and anger sweeps into action to magnify and amplify what it perceives to be wrong.

Take a moment to diffuse what is happening inside of you and look at life through the moment. Be in the moment. Enjoy the things around you. The sun is out and the weather is mild and nice for the time of year. A lot of effort has gone to getting you where you are today, waiting to be served at the gas station. Breakfast, fresh clothes, you arrived at the gas station free form accident and your car is running well.

There is a lot for you to be pleased about, happy even. The moment when the sun warms you, is a wonderful experience to be cherished and thankful for. Take a moment to thank your angels and guides for being with you and brining you to this moment so you cane experience all that is good.

Be patient with the person at the cashier having problems with their passcode. In the past, that has been you and may yet be again sometime in the future. Of course, your egoic mind says it will not be because you have your pass codes sensibly stored… bit perhaps in the future you may forget this and still have problems.

Use Reiki to help you disengage the egoic mind that is behind so much instability, fear, worry, and doubt. Take some time at the start of each day to separate yourself from that part of you that is annoyed the coffee maker is not brewing as fast as it did yesterday. Separate yourself from the fear, worry, and doubt that you have for the day ahead. 

Breath deeply, calm yourself you have not even left the house yet and you are worried about what you will say at work or what will be said to you. This will energize you. The egoic mind not only worries about things it, and you cannot change it saps your energy and reduces your ability to be in the moment. It deprives you of seeing, experiencing and appreciating all that is good and rich and enjoyable around you.

As you experience this change in you, appreciate all that is available to you, just “smell the roses.”

At the end of the day, take time to release everything that has happened to you today. Most important disengage from the egoic mind. The day is past, you cannot change it, stopping the egoic mind form churning, on and on about what happened will not change anything, just, deplete you. Release everything and replace it with peace and quiet. If you are attuned, the Reiki Energy symbol Chu Kho Rei will add energy and dynamism to the release. Draw it on the palm of your hand or with your finger in the air in front of you. Let it help you be patient with yourself and the people, things, and events around you.

Lastly, before you go to sleep, think of patience and releasing everything that drains your energy. Let the universe know that you are OK, and that you are grateful for Reiki and that it is the universal life energy; it is the universe in the simplest and most elemental form. If you are attuned to Reiki, you will already be aware of this, if you are not yet attuned, now is the time to book a Reiki Session. It may not be in person because of the COVID pandemic, but a remote Reiki session is just as valuable. Just as effective. Embrace Reiki.

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Vision Board

A vision board is a creative way to visualize the things you desire to manifest in your life.

Over the years I have created many vision boards, including ones that are text only. The intention behind the board is that creating or writing out what you want to manifest is a way of reinforcing your desires and communicating with your angels and guides as to what it is your need or want.

In the past I have created vision boards where the three big desires, health, wealth, and happiness are each described separately.

For example, I envisaged wealth as a pot of gold, and where do you find post of gold usually? At the end of a rainbow. So, I found images of rainbows and pots of gold, I even printed out the claim form of a lottery corporation and put them all together on my vision board.

For health I printed out pictures of myself when I was a lot lighter heavy and in better health. I looked at You Tube videos and wished to have good health to walk long distances to photograph landscapes. 

For happiness, I decided that meant a female companion and printed images of women that stood in place for a style or type that I felt I could live and like as a companion.

The images were all glossy, clean and I have a magnetic clip board so I could put them up in combinations that seemed to speak my needs and intentions.

The images were all separated, the interconnection between them was lost. Wealth would give the house, condo, or physical space I needed but being healthy would help me enjoy it and much more to. I needed the companion to change physical space in to a home.

I rearranged the pictures so they were closer together, but there was still nothing that showed how one would work with another. The companion was not linked to the space I wanted to manifest and health remained separate as well.  

My most recent vision board has no immaculate images, it is all on one large sheet of paper, and rather than pictures of rainbows and pots of gold, or pictures of me from history when I was fit and healthy, or ideal women who may not look like the one my angels have aligned for me, the drawings are simple stick figures and shapes. 

As I drew each for my vision board I realized there were smaller things that needed to be included. With a companion I can take a much needed and better holiday than going on my own, or with friends I am not connected to. The relationship is now not an idealized version, or even someone I know. She is someone I am vacationing with and I accept that I have not met her yet and have no preconception of what she will look like, be like. We are shown as being happy together.

I drew a circle around each and showed how each connected to the other and those all connected to something else, rather like laces that close a shoe, the connections closed the small and big pictures into a whole. 

I appear in each circle as a simple stick figure with the word ‘Happy’ next to me.

Things like health are indicated by simple words, ‘fit, trim, and healthy.’ The earlier board with images of me as I was in the past did not represent the now or the future. I am not interested I trying to relive or recreate an old me, I am interested in the new me that will come into existence.

The vision board in the end should not be perfect it is the unexpected that brings amazing things to our lives. The risk of a perfect vision board is that what we receive may not match what we see on the wall. We are disappointed because life did not live up to a perfect image and we may ignore what we are given.

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Kundalini is energy. It is dormant at the bottom of the spine, in the Root Chakra until awakened. It has been there since birth as one of the gifts people receive. 

Kundalini awakening offers a profound opportunity for those called to follow a spiritual path.  It gradually releases many patterns, conditions and delusions of the separate self.  It can be threatening to the ego-structure because a person may feel a loss of interest in their old life and identity, and consciousness may go into unfamiliar expansive or empty states that are disorienting.  It also makes people who are unfamiliar with it afraid they are ill or losing their minds. So, understanding it is important.[2]

Once awakened it travels up the central Nadi – also called Sushumna, alongside or inside of the spine, it depends on the awakening and the individual. As it travels, the energy flows through each Chakra generating various levels of mystical experience for the individual. When it reaches the Crown Chakra, a change in consciousness, some say profound change, takes place. The awakened person may use the brain to transmute the energy into the highest form of energy called ‘Ojas’.

Dumo is the Tibetan Master Symbol. It represents the swirling fiery heat of the kundalini. Dumo or Dumo fire is the heat which ascends over the spine as a result of kundalini awakening. The unification of mind and body produce the emanation of heat. Heat is the lowest range of vibrations, radiating out to produce form or body.

It ignites the Sacred flame or kundalini fire. As kundalini is awakened and ascends up the central channel, it revitalizes and energizes the centre of each chakra, purifying the astral channels related to each of the chakras. 

Dumo unifies the mind and body and works with the fire in the base chakra. It rapidly travels from the healer’s brain/hand to the area of the receiver’s body where it is most needed.

Reversing the spiral in the Dumo Fire Symbol to clockwise direction, starting at the base, inner Ki expands to connect with Ki beyond the body. When the expansion is complete, the direction automatically reverses bringing Ki within. A spiral creates a vortex that intensifies the energy. It pulls negative energy and disease out of the body and releases it and heals the soul.

It can be used on crystals, asking the stones to self-clear henceforth and forever

Use when making flower or gem elixirs; add Dumo Symbol and Power Symbol to the water while they are infusing in the sun

Its focus is healing

Can also be used in the attunement process with Violet Breath.

This post is taken from The Practical Reiki Master available on Amazon in eBook or full colour Paperback

 

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