A client of mine who is also a Reiki practitioner expressed her frustration at not being able to keep up with Reiki practice. And she is not the first one facing this issue. It would not be an exaggeration to say that at least 80% (possibly even more) of people who are attuned to Reiki do not practise daily self healing. Have you ever wondered why this is so? What goes wrong midway? Why do people lose the motivation to practise? The same people who are thrilled about getting a Reiki attunement and becoming Reiki healers lose their enthusiasm. They begin to treat daily self healing as yet another task to accomplish.
The root cause of this widespread problem in the Reiki community is a lack of understanding about how Reiki works.
Reiki is not a magic pill. It is a way of life. Why do we brush our teeth and take a shower? We don’t need a reason to brush and shower. So is it with Reiki. We do not practise Reiki because we want to witness miracles every day. We practise it because it is meant to be practised every day. A Reiki self healing is like a shower for the energy body.
The occurrence of miracles is a by product of Reiki practice and not the goal. Soul mates may not appear within a week of practice. Illnesses do not disappear with one healing session. And life does not transform into an unbelievable miracle overnight. A lot of people come into Reiki practice with such hopes and tend to believe that Reiki will solve all their problems in a jiffy. However, it is not Reiki’s job to create miracles for us. It is our job. If this is not understood, people lose the will to practise. Even when someone says they cannot find the time to practise, the underlying reason is that Reiki did not live up to their misconstrued expectations. If Reiki could indeed create miracles everyday while we sat back and did nothing, even the busiest and laziest among us would find the time and energy to practise!
This is not to discount the blessings that Reiki brings us. Reiki does bring us amazing blessings. It can help us find our soul mates, heal our illnesses and transform our difficulties into opportunities. But notice the wording: Reiki can help US. We need to do our homework too, which means we take responsibility for our lives. And the moment we take responsibility, Reiki helps us create miraculous and purposeful lives. It does this by helping us shake off toxic energies and stepping up our vibration. When our energies are clean and pure, we experience more power and freedom. We become masters of our destinies. Expecting Reiki to do all the work, while we sit back and relax, just does not help.
The best way to allow Reiki to help us is to practise daily self healing. A small shift in perspective will help us see that daily self healing is not such a difficult task after all. We do not have to fast or do penance. We are not required to do complicated rituals or difficult meditation practices. All that is required is that we relax for about forty minutes and bask in a cocoon of warm healing energy (with soothing music and aromatic incense if you please). It is like indulging in a divine spa therapy in the comfort of home every day! How much easier can things get? Think about it.
We owe this time for daily self healing to ourselves. Life is not about always rushing around to get things accomplished, meeting everyone’s needs but our own and not having even a moment to ourselves. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The more quality time we give ourselves, the more everyone around us benefits too. When we are committed to daily Reiki practice, we are high in energy and spirit. We have more love to share, more joy to spread and more miracles to create. We may face challenges along the way, but we also acquire the power to turn each of our challenges into opportunities for growth.
My dear friends, do hurry up and fasten your seat belts! You don’t want to waste a moment more. You signed up for this exciting journey and also got your ticket during the attunement. So, what are you waiting for? Board the plane to Reiki Land and fly high!
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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.