We all look forward to our vacations whether it be an extensive period of time, a weekend, a day trip, travelling across the country or abroad.
I am fortunate to live in an area where tourists visit often for skiing, kayaking, fly fishing, sunbathing, hiking, and much more. While relaxing and enjoying a sunny day at the lake, it came to me to add Reiki to my special time. By letting Reiki flow, it helped me to be more present in the moment and enriched my time at the lake.
Because of that experience and how it extended into other parts of my time, I wanted to share it with the hope others could benefit by Reiki being added when preparing, travelling and enjoying vacation trips.
Extensive preparations are made for our vacation trips which we deserve. Sometimes we make preparations to the point we are stressed and drained before beginning our trip. That is where Reiki enters.
When wrapped up in the preparation for a trip, we sometimes forget how helpful and healing Reiki can be. Calling upon Reiki helps when preparing a to do list, arranging a travel itinerary, shopping and packing.
The following are areas that can benefit by the flow of Reiki and the addition of symbols where appropriate
1. To do list
Make a list of what you need to get ready for your trip. Call upon Reiki as you do. Hold your hands between the paper and set the intention that you will complete the list easily and without stress. Allow Reiki to flow. If you have been attuned above Reiki I, draw the symbols over the paper. It will help to minimize stress when over packing as we often do.
2. Protecting the mode of transportation
Whether you travel by rental car, train or plane, set the intention of a safe arrival at your destination. Draw the symbols around the car for a certain amount of feet for protection. You can do the same for your luggage. Upon entering the airport terminal, allow Reiki to flow and set the intention that you are protected throughout the check-in process.
3. Sending long distance
Reiki protection to a traveler I have a brother who has travelled internationally for business and vacation pleasure and an adventurous nephew who has travelled the world. When they are travelling, I always give long distance healings. The person travelling should give you the destination and travel dates for the trip. I call upon Reiki setting an intention and drawing the symbols for a safe trip in the beginning, throughout and upon returning with long distance Reiki. I make sure to include the day before the trip starts and end with the day after the trip ends. You can do this for anyone who is open to receiving Reiki. Remember to do this for yourself when travelling a long distance.
4. Hotels, cafes and shops
Upon entering a café or shops, let Reiki flow and place the Reiki symbols around you. When the meals arrive, bless them with Reiki. In a hotel room, call upon Reiki and let it flow throughout the room. You can also place symbols in the four corners of your room setting the intention of protection.
5. Playdate for yourself or with a friend
Though you may plan a lengthy vacation, try planning a day play date for yourself and a friend. We are sometimes very busy giving to others and we forget to do the same for ourselves. Allow yourself time to enjoy your interest, whether it be painting, music, sports or something else special for you alone. Whatever you plan to do, allow Reiki to be a part of it.
6. Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking
Spending a day in nature is enjoyable as well as healing. When taking part in any of the activities mentioned, incorporate Reiki protection into them. For example, allow Reiki to flow in your hands and surround yourself a few feet for protection before starting your journey. Do the same process for the equipment you use.
7. Sunny beach day
You may wish to nurture yourself with a day at the beach or lake. While sun bathing, call upon Reiki and let it pass over your body. It will be an amazing addition to your sunny experience. Allow yourself time to relax and eliminate stress from your body.
8. Listen to your intuition
If your intuition rises at times throughout your travels, listen and allow Reiki to flow. You do not need to know why it has risen, only that you are recognizing it and letting Reiki be present. It protects and helps eliminate stress, which allows you to enjoy your vacation travels.
Whether you are trained in Reiki or not, I believe you can apply many of the above methods to assist in bringing happiness and yes, fun into your life. Reiki raises the vibration level. In addition, you may call upon Reiki, angels, meditation, prayer or other modalities to contribute to whatever your plans may be. The more you allow Reiki into your life, the more it becomes routine and present every day.
Article by Patti Barker Kierys
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Patti Barker Kierys is a Reiki Master-Teacher, artist and author. She is trained in all levels of Usui Reiki and is certified in Ligtharian Reiki I and II. She has been practicing Reiki for almost twenty years. She is a lifetime member of the Reiki Healing Association. Upon retiring after 45 years in the legal field and as a Senior Paralegal, she decided to expand the Reiki experience to the next level. In 2014, she formed The Art of Reiki and offers training in Reiki as well as individual Reiki sessions. Patti can be reached at email@example.com and on Facebook – Patti Barker Kierys