Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
Our children are adults, with families of their own. We now have the luxury of frequent travel – often, to visit our children and families! And, at least one trip a year is scheduled for fun and relaxation. One of our favorite things to do is to learn about the culture and history of different areas in our own country, as well as other countries. Reiki is now our constant travel companion.
There are countless ways to bring Reiki into travel plans; here are some that have become part of our travel routines. To begin, we like to use Reiki while making plans for vacations to a new destination. We ask for, and receive, guidance on where a good place to travel would be. That can come in the form of a growing desire in our hearts, hearing about a trip a friend recently made, a television program or movie, a book – the list goes on. As our curiosity grows, a new place rises to the surface.
Then comes the real planning. For us, staying in luxurious accommodations and dining at fancy restaurants are not our goal. We enjoy moderately-priced hotels and restaurants where the locals eat, and we’d rather spend our money visiting interesting sites. With the Internet, it is much easier to find reasonably-priced places. When I ask for guidance and send Reiki to our travel goals, while doing computer searches, it is amazing how easy it is to find exactly the right places. After our arrival in a new city, we ask for guidance to find good places to eat. We are always pleasantly surprised. As we have become more sensitive to energy, it is easy to discern the energy emanating from hotels, restaurants, tourist sites and local shops.
Whether we fly or drive to our destination, sending Reiki to the traveling portion is always a good idea. It is creating a bubble of protection around our mode of transportation. We invite our spirit guides and angels to keep us safe, as well as those travelers around us. We also ask for help if we are not sure what mode of transportation is the best in a large city; which direction we should go, at a crossroads; or, where to ask for assistance if we need specific directions.
It seems no trip is complete without some kind of physical ache or injury, due to the changes in our routine. Whether it is a case of walking too far, extra step-climbing or having a dinner that did not agree with a tummy, Reiki is the best medicine. A quick Reiki treatment can ease the aches and pains, and prepare us for the following day of tourist ventures.
It seems the more we use Reiki, the more enjoyment we have on our trips. On a recent trip, it seemed we had the friendliest, and most kind hotel managers ever. Not only did they make sure we were comfortable, they were happy to share their stories with us. We learned about the culture and history of this country, from a more personal perspective.
The more we work with the Universe, the more blessings come our way – not just in travel, but in all aspects of our lives! We have had some amazing occurrences happen on trips that are simply unexplainable. One time, we were on a house tour in a city over 400 miles (?) away from our home. After the tour, the guide asked us where we were from – she shared she had lived in our city for several years; and the questions continued. To make a long story short, she and her husband used to own the house in which we were currently living! Another time, we went to a castle tour and found out it was the queen’s birthday – complete with a full day of special events. Perhaps, these things happen because our own personal energy is calmer and more relaxed, creating an opening for the Universe to work in our lives.
Again, we are reminded that the more open and trusting we become of the spiritual guidance that is always available, the more blessed our lives will be. There is no area where Spirit does not want to help us and guide us. Bring Reiki into every part of your life – you will be blessed.
Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner. She also is a licensed clinical social worker, working with a hospice agency in Asheville, NC. She grew up on a farm in rural Indiana and was stricken with polio at the age of three. To relieve fatigue from post-polio syndrome, she learned Reiki. This complementary technique led her to explore other alternative modalities. Her personal journey, along with life lessons learned along the way, is detailed in her book, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)