Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master
The path of healing is chosen by several souls as part of their life purpose on Earth. Many people feel an inner calling to heal and to help. They feel inspired to make a positive difference in the world. Many potential healers and lightworkers are drawn to the path from a young age and it feels very natural to them. Others have life altering experiences that launch them on the path. Either way, once the desire to heal is awakened, life takes on a whole new meaning. There are several paths that one can choose as a healer and Reiki is one of them. Many people start off with Reiki and eventually explore other modes of healing, while others commence their journey with different practices and land on the Reiki path sometime later. Many of them integrate several techniques of healing, while some stick to just one mode. There really is no right or wrong. Each path is unique and we do best when we choose the path that our inner self resonates with, for that is the calling of our soul.
If you have chosen the healing path, are you doing justice to your choice?
So often we make great choices but fail to follow through on them. We give in to lethargy and get distracted by a million things happening around us. In the process, many of us do not utilise our healing potential to the fullest. We all know someone who got attuned to Reiki but gave up in a few days or months. There are others who begin to communicate with their spirit guides and angels and then abruptly stop all communication. It happens to almost everyone and has happened to me as well. I did not practise Reiki for almost four years after my second degree. Reiki then gave me a powerful wakeup call and brought me back to the path. Even after resuming my Reiki practice, I did not utilise my potential for a very long time. One day, in meditation, I received a message from my guide that I was not utilising my complete potential. I was rather taken aback because I was perfectly content with what I was doing. I tried to explain this to my guide but the message kept returning to my awareness, “You are not utilising your complete potential.”
I did not take this seriously until I started receiving messages from different sources that I was indeed not living up to my potential. That was when I decided to take action and set out to live my purpose to the fullest.
Considering that it relatively easily for us to get distracted and lose focus, I discovered that one of the best ways to stay focused was by forming a team with spiritual helpers from the higher realms. It is also great to form a team with our human healer friends, by catching up with them, attending workshops, participating in group healing sessions etc. However, this is not practically possible for most people on a daily basis. On the other hand, working with our celestial friends is an everyday possibility. Working with them brings a lot more focus and commitment, besides polishing our healing skills. We can literally ask to be trained by them. Right from the comfort of our homes, we can interact with them every single day and we can get trained to unleash our complete healing potential. We can receive the necessary support and inspiration that will help us blossom into powerful healers. We all have this potential in us and once we set an intention to fine tune our skills, the Universe supports us in a multitude of ways.
So, how exactly can we awaken and utilise our healing potential to the fullest? Here are four tips that may be of help.
- Do What You Already Know – Start off by doing the best that you can. In Reiki terms, that would amount to being committed to daily self healing. That’s the least that we can and must do if we are indeed serious about progressing on the path. Whenever you practise, request the Masters, Guides and Angels to shower their grace on you. When we are touched by divine grace, our innate capacity to heal gets strengthened and activated. This is exactly what happens even during a Reiki attunement. Most of us did not utilise our innate capability to sense or work with energy until we got attuned to Reiki. During the attunement, we were touched by a mysteriously divine energy and boom…. we found that we were indeed sensitive to energy! The same principle can be applied even as we continue to practise. When we request that we are blessed, blessings are showered upon us. Our celestial friends are very happy to help us hone our skills and we experience great learning.
- Offer Healing to Others – Whenever someone requests you for a healing, accept the opportunity with gratitude. Of course, there are times when people seek something other than what Reiki offers and then we are forced to politely refuse. But if all seems OK and your intuition gives you a go ahead, take up all requests for healing, even if you are a beginner in the field. Even a Reiki Level 1 practitioner has the potential to share the joy of Reiki with several others. Again, request the Masters, Guides and Angels to help you with offering healing to others. Invite them into your healing space and request them to oversee your work and to guide you if necessary. If you surrender to the process, you will often be surprised at some of the things that happen. You may sense more powerful energies flowing through your palm. Or you may suddenly find yourself offering healing in ways that you have not consciously learnt. Things just seem to happen on their own and you can sense the difference.
- Music and Drumming – Music has a powerful healing effect. It can add power to healing sessions by helping awaken some of our latent healing abilities. It is well known that music, especially drumming, forms an integral part of healing in the shamanic world. Experiment with drum music and see if it helps you. It is not necessary for one to follow a Shamanic approach in order to benefit from the power of drum music. Simply listening to it also brings profound benefit. Music can also help us form a stronger connection with the higher realms and thereby make it easier for us to communicate with them.
- Meditation – Silent meditation is another powerful complement to Reiki practice. It helps us tune into the divine essence in us. As we practise meditation, the mind becomes still and the light of our soul begins to glow brighter. So, rather than being controlled by our minds, we allow our soul to take the lead and all our healing efforts are directed from that level. Meditation also helps us listen to the guidance that our guides and angels often try to communicate to us, which is nothing but the wisdom of our own Higher Self. Even ten minutes spent in quiet meditation everyday can bring great benefits to healers.
Love and Light!
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Haripriya is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer, and Spiritual Teacher. She was drawn to Reiki right from her childhood and Reiki went on to become part of her life’s purpose. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is also deeply connected with the angels, with Angel Healing being an integral part of her Reiki practice. After reaping the fruits of Reiki practice in her life, she was inspired to spread the joy of Reiki and the light of the Angels. Haripriya offers courses in Reiki and Angel Healing as well as distance healing services. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at firstname.lastname@example.org and Angel Light on Facebook.