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Three Ways to Use Reiki for Personal Development

Reiki is mostly regarded as a healing technique, but advanced practitioners know that it’s more than this.

It’s a way of life, and also a great tool that can be used for personal growth.

Here are three ways that Reiki can assist you in your personal development journey.

Empower Your Affirmations with Cho Ku Rei

If you’re using affirmations, the power symbol will augment their effectiveness. Just invoke its vibration while affirming.

If you’re saying your affirmations out loud, draw the Cho Ku Rei with your hand in the air, or draw it with a pen on a piece of paper and look at it while affirming.

If you’re saying them silently to yourself, in the bus for example, draw CKR with your tongue :), or have it written on a piece of paper which you hold in your hand.

If you’re writing your affirmations down every time, draw the power symbol before and / or after each sentence.

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One thing to keep in mind is that Reiki works in its own intelligent ways, so your agenda may not always match what Reiki has in store for you :).

Tip: It’s a good idea to always end your affirmations with “for the highest good of all.

Resolve Inner Conflict with Sei He Ki

One could argue that conflict is an inherent part of growth, and that if there was no conflict, we wouldn’t have a “reason” to grow, as there wouldn’t be anything for us to outgrow 😉.

We often find ourselves facing choices, and that’s a wonderful thing we should be grateful for – the free will, the power to choose. But the mind sometimes tends to see this abundance of choices as a conflict: “choose something and give up something else”.

The truth is, there is nothing worth having that must be given up in order to have something worth having. Or in other words, we can have everything we want, and if there is conflict, it’s because we don’t know what we want yet. The mental healing symbol can assist here.

Write down or symbolically draw the conflict situation on a piece of paper. Look at it, and start the flow of Reiki. Draw Sei He Ki and “detach” yourself from the situation, allowing the energy to flow freely.

Intend that Reiki “clears the milky waters”, or “allows the dust to settle” over the situation, so that you can see it clearly. Redraw the SHK and reinforce it with CKR (and make free use of symbols if so guided by intuition), while you keep on sending energy.

Allow for as much time as needed, until you gain the insight into the situation and reach a decision. Many times, it feels like a moment of extreme clarity of the mind, when the path is well lit, signaled, and clear.

Tip: Sometimes it takes quite a while, and energy blockages or old attachments get released, leaving you feeling relieved and tired at the same time. If that’s the case, it’s good to write down the decision and take a nap if conditions allow.

Drop Negative Self Talk with the Precepts

If you’ve been into personal development for a while, you know that the most important conversation you have every day is the conversation you have with yourself. Negative self talk can not only hold you back from reaching your goals and living your dreams, but it can even make your life a constant struggle. It’s a happiness killer.

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You can reprogram your mind’s negative self talk and turn it into positive using the Reiki precepts. Whenever you catch yourself thinking negatively about anything, recite the precepts to yourself and bring about the feelings of gratefulness, joy, and tranquility.

If you stick to this, within days, your whole perspective of life should change. Within weeks, you’ll see opportunities all over the place, where problems were the norm. And you’ll notice just how easy it is to accomplish your goals when you don’t (unconsciously) create obstacles for yourself anymore.

Tip:  After a while, you’ll find that you can use an abridged version of the precepts, or even just a keyword (one of my favorites is “amazing grace”). You could say just “I’m grateful for my many blessings” and that would dispel the negativity and replace it with positive, healthy self talk, and feelings of gratefulness and abundance.

Aye aye, Reiki is a great tool for your personal development toolbox, indeed it is.

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{ 38 comments… add one }
  • Gordana March 3, 2013, 1:54 am

    Thank you,thank you,thank you 🙂

    • Reiki Rays March 3, 2013, 2:21 am

      You are most welcome 🙂

  • jayanthi March 9, 2013, 5:19 pm

    Thank u ,it’s a great tip

  • richard huigen June 22, 2013, 8:04 am

    It’s always a pleasure to read your articles, tips and tricks

  • Reiki Rays June 26, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Thank you Jayanthi and Richard! God bless!

  • Divya Saxena November 17, 2013, 5:26 pm

    Its a great tip.

  • Ken. T. June 15, 2014, 11:27 pm

    Thank you so much for all your information that you publish. May you be filled with blessings and unconditional love. I am very grateful. Thank you.

  • sushma June 16, 2014, 1:09 am

    Thank you for restorating my faith in reiki now I m doing it more serious ly

  • Visual echoes July 16, 2014, 3:28 pm

    Thank you so much for setting this site up. I am striving to live and breathe Reiki. And my path is leading me to my masters. And your site will be put forward to my future students. And us also very helpful indeed to me. Even as confirmation to what and how I practise and develop today. Many blessings I sent love and light x)o(x

  • Madhuri July 23, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Thank you very much!

  • Rajesh August 13, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Thank you. I’m grateful to you, for the tips.

  • Sigrid Frosst August 16, 2014, 5:07 pm

    Thank you so very much for the helpful tips you have shared with us .

  • bonita August 26, 2014, 6:50 pm

    Thank you so much for the information. Taking my Reiki up to the next level of learning is most important and some of this is not in any books I have read. Thank you and sending love and beautiful Reiki colors your way. May your day be happy, healthy and beautiful.

  • mona September 9, 2014, 6:04 pm

    What if I am only attuned to reiki 1… How can I use for personal development

  • Karina September 9, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Thanks a lot for your knowledge, experience and information you share with us. You are an Angel. Love you and bless you, xxx….

  • Uma Bordoloi September 11, 2014, 5:15 pm

    Thank you for clearing the confusion and not knowing how to proceed.

  • Kim September 28, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Thank you so much!!!!

  • Jeff Theah October 1, 2014, 7:12 am

    Thank you for sharing, may you be filled with love & lights.

  • urvashi chopra October 2, 2014, 1:47 am

    very useful tips

  • Lim Soo Lian October 9, 2014, 11:25 am

    Tqso very much for all your good articles, learnt so much. Should you ever come to Penang, Malaysia pls let me know . Would be very happy to meet you and be your guide. I have done Mastery class and would like to embark to give lessons, what is your advice pls. I will be able to attune Level 1 2 3 and 4.
    My class will be Levels 1, 2 and 3 for 2 full days.
    Mastery class is 4 full days where the students are also taught to do attunements.
    Do you think you can wats app me +6012 473 2848 as I am not computer savvy.
    Thank You with great appreciation. Wat I receive on FB are all 2013s postings, how is it that I do not receive 2014 postings please? Tqtqvm again Namaste

  • John October 11, 2014, 4:45 pm

    I always read those article from this site with a such a great pleasure^^
    Thankk so much and blessing from God for entire team^^

  • Angela October 11, 2014, 8:58 pm

    I don’t recognise the symbols you’ve shown are there more than one symbols for ckr & power?

  • Rajeswari December 28, 2014, 9:35 pm

    Thank you very much for this great advice

  • Kelly Boyles January 8, 2015, 5:38 pm

    Beautiful article!! Simple, clear, undeniably positive and optimistic. Thank you!!

  • Subhadra January 11, 2015, 12:45 pm

    It is wonderful. I “ll practise everyday as per ur advice. Already I am doing reiki with affirmations and symbols . I am yet to get the desired results. Probably reiki is keeping something great for me so with that hope I” ll continue to do reiki for the highest good of all. Thank u.

  • Jokootifa January 18, 2015, 1:52 am

    This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rinku February 21, 2015, 3:23 am

    One of the best article I came across

  • Debbie May 3, 2015, 1:26 pm

    your tips are inspiring , thank you! do you know where I can get reiki information in Spanish? Thanks!

  • Uttam August 2, 2015, 12:38 pm

    Thank you.

  • Jessie August 23, 2015, 2:35 am

    I have a question can we use Om or Ekomkar or other symbols given by Hindu or Sikh religion with Reiki symbols please advise as wherever I am doing reiki I feel to use them and chat my religious mantras

  • dr sunita October 9, 2015, 9:02 am

    Really wonderful way of getting the best from universe and that too being in gratitude with humility ….. your article a wonderful guide

  • Patricia November 8, 2015, 12:53 am

    So very true. Thank you ????????????

  • Pankil Kapadia December 11, 2015, 8:28 am

    I have been reading your articles for the past 4/5 months and have become an addict to all the informations, tips and articles. It has improved my knowledge @ reiki and healing. I am very much grateful. Thank you.

  • Kenny June 12, 2016, 5:36 pm

    I have just registered for Reiki training in the U.S., however reading your article always gives me a lot of encouragement and relieving me of fears as a result the negative things I read about Reiki online. with your articles I am begining to feel that my proposed long journey to America would never be a waste.

  • bharati June 24, 2016, 11:09 am

    The articles always give us positive attitude and all the tips are very helpful and wonderful. They are very simple yet very precious. Thank you.

  • mohini purani July 17, 2017, 6:00 pm

    Piease also post about Karina reiki.Thanks.

    • Monika December 6, 2017, 7:00 am

      Monika Gupta thanks for this article.I will certainly
      Follow Your guidelines as I’m facing problems thanks

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