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Reiki Yourself and Your Children to Sleep with the Help of the Angels

Article by Justine Melton

I am a Reiki Master and have used Reiki for all sorts of things from healings, to room cleansings to protection, to charging things. I have my own Reiki business and feel it is my calling in life. But even with all of this, it was in a moment of desperation, and burnout at the end of my day from being a single parent of two little girls that did not like bed time that I came up with a way to easily put my children to sleep.

While laying in bed one night completely and utterly exhausted from 2 hours of bargaining, tears and deal making about bedtime with my children I thought to myself that there has got to be a better way to do bedtime. Then it hit me like lightning. Why had I not been using Reiki and all of the other work that I do? I use it in every other area of my life. Why not bedtime with my children? At that moment I formed a new plan. The method that I used uses a symbol that you must be attuned to a Reiki Master level to use. However, I believe that use of the other symbols would have wonderful effects as well and get you to the same peaceful place. I do call in the help of Angels here. If you are a Reiki Practitioner but do not believe in angels you could just use the Reiki and color work alone.


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My new routine is as follows:

  1. I put my daughters in their bed and Reiki their room.
  2. I put the Master Symbol on every wall, window, bed, ceiling, floor and door.
  3. I create a ball of white light in my hand that I then visualize going up and expanding throughout the room removing all that is negative out.
  4. I then begin a guided meditation where I call in the Angels. I have a special connection with Archangel Raphael so that is the angel I start with but any will work for you. I go through my mediation with each Angel standing around my childrenโ€™s bed throwing a color up into the room that clears the room, goes down through their body (starting at their head then working slowly down to their toes). Then finally the light goes down into the ground taking all of their troubles away and then heals the Earth. I go through the chakra colors here, one color after another.
  5. I then end it with the Angles giving thanks for allowing them to bring these loving colors to the children and do one big master healing symbol in the center of the room.

The beauty of this routine is that you can make it as short or long as you like. When I do it the session averages ten min and my kids are fast asleep by the end of the guided meditation. These are children that normally fight bedtime. They look forward to this routine and bedtime is no longer a struggle. I use this routine on myself as well and it puts me in a deeply relaxed state. Allowing Reiki and Angels to assist with bedtime with their divine light has been one of my favorite experiences with using Reiki so far.

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Justine Melton

Justine Melton

Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the clientโ€™s highest good. You can follow Justine on her website SerenityOfTheMindAndSoul.com and on Facebook atย Serenity of the Mind & Soul.

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  • nivedita November 12, 2014, 4:59 am

    Thanks a ton.I needed it badly as I m suffering fm lot of pain due to cervical spondilysis in neck region.also guide me to reduce pain.I m going through hell.

    • Justine November 13, 2014, 4:29 am

      Hi Nivedita.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Thank you! I’m sorry you are going through so much. Stay tuned to this site. There is an article I wrote that will be out soon about Archangel Rapahel (the Angel of healing) that may be of some help. I have pain relief listed as one of the topis I plan to cover in depth soon! If you send me your email I will happily send you a basic guided meditation that you could do that may be of some help. Best of luck. -Justine ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Anita Dudas July 6, 2018, 4:30 pm

        I would be interested in this if you wouldnโ€™t mind sending it to me.

  • Sharmila November 12, 2014, 5:58 am

    Thanks a lot .I was really in search in my thaughts for such reiki guidence for my sister’s daughter.please help me to know about Angle’s guided meditation.

    • Justine November 13, 2014, 5:03 am

      Hi Sharmila.

      Thank you! I am so glad you liked the article. I have some more Angel ones coming out soon. If you’d like to contact me directly you can find my contact info on the “reiki near you” section of this website. I’m even on facebook.
      Love and light,

  • Baraka November 12, 2014, 7:29 am

    While I don’t have children anymore (my son’s in his 40s) I have been a travel and home nanny for a very special girl since she came from China at 6 mos, and she just turned 8. When she was small, I went all over the US, Canada and Europe while her mum played and taught chamber music. Now that she’s in school full-time, I stay with her at home while her mum is working.

    It’s always been hard for her to go to bed when Mama is out of town, and since I started practicing Reiki 3 years ago, we’ve made our own bedtime ritual. She knows that I do Reiki but I haven’t gone into detail about it, so this is the “child’s version” I have worked out just for her.

    When she gets in bed – especially if it’s been a full day of school and after-school activities and play dates – we read a story or a chapter in a book, and then she settles down in the bed and we “swoosh the wiggles away.” As I brush her aura down, I make a “whoosh” noise with every movement, working down from the tip of her head, down her arms, her torso and her legs, and we swoosh all the extra energy out the soles of her feet and down into the ground. She definitely feels the energy moving; one time she asked where it went and when I explained we sent it into the ground and could bring it back up if we wanted, I reversed the direction of the swoosh and she immediately said, “No, put it back in the ground, I want to go to sleep now.”

    Admittedly, this isn’t as formal as what you are doing, but it serves the purpose of calming her and preparing her for a peaceful night. She used to have night terrors, but since I’ve been doing this, she hasn’t once awakened in the night. This is just our ritual, she and her Mama have their own, but it seems to calm the “missing Mama” nerves and she’s usually asleep within 10 minutes.

    • Justine November 13, 2014, 5:11 am


      That is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed reading that. That is funny because sometimes I do the exact method with my children that you just describe. I tell them that I have a magical angel feather in my hand and I make the wish sound and do the exact same thing as you. There are so many variations you can do here. Also, I too was a nanny but it was before I had my own children. I wish I had known reiki then as I worked with special needs kids! If you’d like to stay in contact please look up my contact info in the “reiki near you” section of this website. I will remember your name. I really enjoyed hearing your version!
      Love and light,

      • Baraka November 13, 2014, 6:56 am

        Thanks, Justine! I wish I’d known about Reiki when my son was a child, but I use it for him now (only at his request) and wish I could do more! I’ll be seeing my little friend this weekend, can’t wait for another swooshy evening!

  • Glenda November 12, 2014, 8:52 pm

    Thank you, very nice, thank you for sharing.

    • Justine November 13, 2014, 5:44 am

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna November 12, 2014, 8:59 pm

    Any suggestions on best way to send insomnia relief by distance?

    • Justine November 13, 2014, 5:42 am

      Hi Donna.

      Insomnia can be tricky! It is in my list of things to write about so stay tuned I will be sharing all of my experiences with it soon. A suggestion I would have is that after using the distance symbols and starting your reiki session use the color blue and then purple. Visualize each color coming down and washing over the clients body and then creating a bubble that seals that healing color around them. Insomnia can be tricky and can stem from so many things! Be sure to inform your client that the insomnia may get worse before it gets better. Often Reiki will bring up the emotions causing the issue until they are released. If you would like to communicate more feel free to look me up under the reiki near you section of this site. All of my contact info is there.
      Love and light,

  • nivedita November 21, 2014, 5:44 pm

    Thanks justine for ur concern. This is my email. Id- niveditajadhav.nj@gmail.com
    pls send some tips to reduce pain due to cerrvical spondilysis in neck

  • Felicity November 27, 2014, 1:55 am

    Lovely article thankyou. I am suffering from bereavement after still born twins and already having PTSD. I ask the Angel’s for help every night and they have helped me a lot. I have experienced the worse before better but it was worth it. I am suffering severe insomnia which is drastically effecting my physical and mental health. Some advice from you regarding insomnia, Reiki and Angelic help would be hugely appreciated please

    • Justine December 2, 2014, 9:36 pm

      Hi Felicity.

      Thank you and I am sorry to hear of your loss and of everything else that you are going through along with it. I actually suffered from PTSD myself before Reiki. Reiki really helped me with this. As I’m sure you already know insomnia usually stems from something you are blocking (underlying issue) or because you are not grounded enough. When I had PTSD it was VERY hard for me to sleep. I would recommend trying a lot of guided meditations. This really helped me with my PTSD. Also, daily self-reiki. I don’t know if you have tried cognative behavioral therapy for PTSD but this combined with Reiki completely turned my world around!!! I have an article on Reiki Rays today “Crossing Over Part 3: A guided meditation for bereavement” that I think you may like. I would also recommend looking at my article “A guided meditation for after a reiki attunement.” I think that meditation would help you as well. If you need more help feel free to contact me through my website. All of my contact info can be found in the “reiki near you” section of reiki reys.

      Best of luck to you!!! -Justine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • carla Nogueira Duarte December 2, 2014, 4:50 pm

    ola Justine,
    i am from Portugal, i made my Reiki level 1 and my life became must better since i started. I do Reiki daily….i love it and i want envolve . I have 3 childrens, 2 boys and one daughter Leonor she have 7yrs old. how can i do reiki to her bedroom without symbols…..i do believe in Angel’s help. She loves stories … i wonder if there will be any history of angels to tell her? i hope to do reiki level 2 to help her and my family in a few months!!!
    thanks you
    i wish all love, light and joy

    • Justine December 2, 2014, 9:48 pm

      Hi Carla.

      Have you not been attuned to any symbols? Usually in Reiki 1 you are attuned to the Choku Rei symbol. If so use that symbol! You use it on every wall, door, closet window, etc. If you are not attuned to any symbols (or as an added bonus) ask Archangel Raphael to help you heal the energy in her room (cleanse the room). Also, ask that Archangel Michael keep watch over your daughters room and not allow anything of a lower vibration to enter. Imagine a big ball of divine white light in your hand. Imagine that it is full of purifying, radiant, positive energy. Imagine it growing bigger and bigger until it bursts into a million pieces and instantly clears the room of anything dark. Another easy way is to just imagine a tornado of white light in your daughters room. Visualize it sucking anything negative into it until you feel the room is clear. If I can be of any further help please contact me through my website. http://www.LetTheWhiteLightSine.com
      Thank you! – Justine ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Justine December 2, 2014, 9:50 pm
  • Hema R December 25, 2014, 3:03 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing the article !

  • Justine December 29, 2014, 10:46 pm

    Hi Hema.

    You are welcome! This article seems to be a big favorite of everyone’s! So glad other’s get something out of this as well.:)

  • Anish M.Tataria January 12, 2015, 6:59 am


    Thank you for sharing this wonderful technique, which will surely act as a double benefit scheme, one can meditate and also give a very beautiful sleep to the children without any stress.

  • Anna MacKay March 18, 2015, 4:23 pm

    Good Day, Justine, I have been reading the comments after your description of how to do get your 2 daughters to sleep. In one of the comments you mention that you have a guided meditation to heal pain. I have an autoimmune disease, psoriatic arthritis, that has plagued me with pain for over 45 years. You mentioned to the other person who commented about her pain, that you could send her a guided meditation if she sent you her email. Would you also be able to send it to me? My email is annagary@pei.sympatico.ca. Thank you so much. Anna MacKay

  • Dr Sangita May 16, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Thanks. For sharing wonder ful. Experience Justine,a question,For Archangles , how we use the healing,for that also attunement. Is required??? How can we learn??

    • Justine May 27, 2016, 2:41 am

      Hello Dr Sangita.

      Thank you so much for your kind words. No attunement is needed to ever call in the help of angels. Just ask any angel that you would like help from to please come and help. It is as simple as that! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best of luck to you.


  • dr sunita August 31, 2015, 2:09 pm

    This is really wonderful , let your intuition guide you and keep experimenting and sharing wonders of wonderful reiki .

  • Eric September 11, 2015, 8:58 pm

    Nice ! I ‘ll try the white cleaning ball !
    I do quite the same for my kid (and some for me too!) . If i feel sthg “dark” i just call Mickael (who helps me when i do Reiki to clean my clients with “sad things” on them) ; and Master symbol obviously !!
    Just a technique i’d like to share for a kid to sleep soon : 5 delicates lovely strokes from head to feet on his / her right side. My son sleeps at once !!
    A lot of light my friends !
    Eric (France)

  • Carin Richardson October 1, 2015, 4:09 pm

    Hi Justine,

    Thank you so much for this article! My daughter is a little medium in training and sometimes the spirits around her do not let her sleep. My little guy who shares a room with her is a sleep walker with night terrors so I will start to do this for them. I am not Reiki trained, can I still do the master symbol?
    Also, I am very interested in the insomnia help, my oldest son has suffered his whole life (he’s 24) of insomnia.

    Thank you!

    • Justine May 27, 2016, 2:51 am

      Hello Carin.

      Thank you for sharing and for the kind words. You are not able to do Reiki if you have not been trained and attuned to the different symbols. However, the power of love, human touch and comfort is great. There are many healing modalities out there. You may call in the help of the angels just by asking for their help. Also, seal yourself and your children with white light. Visualize a ball of white light surrounding you and your children. Say (you can adjust this to whatever your beliefs are), ” I surround myself and my children in the white light of God’s love and divine protection.” Do this every morning and night. You can also teach your children how to do it on their own. If they are able to sense and/or communicate with the other side teach them to tell anything that is bothering to immediately leave. They cant ask it quietly and politely. They need to learn to stand their ground and say, “All bad things MUST LEAVE NOW. This is something that is very important to teach gifted children and is a great thing to practice so they get used to doing it whenever they feel something around that is not positive. They have the power and need to use it right away. Hope this helps! Also, be sure to have your home cleansed routinely. Sending you love! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Yamuna February 24, 2016, 11:44 pm

    Hello Justine ,

    Thanks so much for the beautiful article which will be so helpful to all . I’m a second degree reiki holder and have not been yet attuned to master symbol , what other symbols can I use instead ?

    Thank you so much .
    Love and Light????

    • Justine May 27, 2016, 2:37 am

      Hello Yamuna.

      Thank you for your kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚ The power symbol would work just fine. The most important thing in Reiki is your intention. Sending love to you! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Nas March 13, 2016, 9:07 am

    Hi Justine,

    You mentioned that we get attuned to symbols in Reiki 1. My teacher never told me this, does it mean she failed to inform or that I am attuned but wasn’t informed and its part of Reiki 1.

    Would love to start using cho ku rei but confused as the internet also gives conflicting information. I have no time right now for level 2 so adding this symbol would be a bonus.


    • Dr sunita gupta March 13, 2016, 10:02 am

      hi Nas ! what i have learnt that many people have different & at times conflicting views . though what Justine has said here i do agree in toto with he
      reiki is your personal journey also . first you learn then just let your self flow with Relki . . while learning from other’s experiences let your intuitions also guide you
      love you !

    • Justine May 27, 2016, 3:01 am

      Hi Nas.

      Please contact our Reiki Teacher and ask them what signs they teach, at what level, and what they are attuned to. Not everyone teaches in a traditional way and that is just fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending love to you!:


  • Nas March 14, 2016, 4:58 am

    So last night i did this with my 2 year old who has trouble falling asleep and always comes into my bed making it hard for me to sleep as she moves alot.

    Did the light cleansing, reiki on her, the cot, called angels and cho ku ray symbol.

    Fell asleep quickly but then woke 3 times during night screaming and refused to let me take her crying for dad but would not let him take her out of the cot either and when he did she crawled back in the cot.

    Fourth time she let me pat her but not take her out of the cot.

    Woke miserable and for the first time refused to go to nursery which was never an issue before.

    My goal was that she sleeps in her own cot through the night but not peacefully not all the rest like she was terrified or fearful. Not herself.

    What did i do wrong?

    • Justine May 27, 2016, 3:05 am

      Hi Nas.

      It does not sound like you did anything wrong. Reiki heals. It does this by soothing anything that is bothering us. It does this by bringing forward anything that is bothering us so that it may be healed. It sounds like there may be something bothering her that she is not able to communicate to you. I would keep up with the Reiki and contact a practitioner or teacher in your area who can meet with you and offer advice.

      Sending love your way! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Mridu khanna May 25, 2016, 7:09 pm

    Thanks a ton for the article. Please guide me as l am suffering from lot of pain due to cervical spondilysis in neck region and back. Pl guide me to reduce pain. Thanks.

    • Justine May 27, 2016, 3:10 am

      Hello. ๐Ÿ™‚

      You’re welcome and thank you! While meditating picture that blue light is flowing over any area that is causing you pain. Then do this again but picture pink light the second time. The blue light brings healing properties of relaxation and relief, while the pink brings the healing properties of love.

      Sending love your way! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Samantha Mc Collum July 5, 2016, 12:04 pm

    Hello Justine , I have a five month old baby girl who dose not sleep well. Up most nights three to four times. I can get her to sleep it’s keeping her asleep. She is also very attached to me I Darnt leave her. I would love your help I don’t know how to do reki my sister suggested it. Thank you. Sami

  • niharendu August 5, 2016, 9:41 am

    thank you,good advice.but i got a problem,when i call angels i am not sure whether they are coming or not.can you pl. help?

  • Just Lynne March 11, 2020, 6:12 pm

    Hi, I am not a Reiki anything, but I need help with sleeping, I also have a 13 year old grandson who still wets the bed, he is also ADD, and picks up habits easily ( tics maybe) how do I help him and myself?
    Thank you

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