Article by Justine Melton
One of the things that I love most about Reiki is how easily it can be used to teach children about spirituality and how to be mindful in today’s busy world. I am the mother of two children and have 15+yrs working with children. Being able to use Reiki with children is something that is very special and enjoyable to me. I could write a separate article on each method that I use here but I’d just like to briefly touch on a variety of different ways to show you how easy it is to add Reiki in!
How exactly do you incorporate Reiki with kids? It is so easy! I use it daily. I make white light protection bubbles around my own children everyday. After I (or they) make the white light bubble around themselves I simply draw a master symbol on top of it. A short description of exactly how you do this can be found at the end of this article. One way to make it fun for kids is to crouch down on the ground like you are in a little ball. Then stand up lift your arms in the air and say, “I surround myself in a white bubble of love and protection.” As you say this expand your arms as wide and as far as you can and pretend to be making a large ball around yourself from your head to your feet. This works great for kids of all ages but is especially good with pre-school aged kids.
A good way to teach children how to be mindful is just the basic exercise of pulling back the peeling of an orange. Many lessons can be taught here of how things can look different on the outside than on the inside. Planting seeds and watching them grow is another way to peacefully teach about mindfulness and the stages of life. Using art and the color wheel to express emotions is another way to tap into mindfulness and the spiritual world.
One of my very favorite ways to incorporate Reiki with kids is through the use of guided meditations. I do so many meditations with children. A lot of them I come up with as I am going but some I like so much that I take the time to write down. A few of them I have shared here on Reiki Rays including one of my favorite ones, “Put Yourself and Your Children to Sleep With Reiki & The Help of The Angels.” There are so many endless possibilities with meditation. It teaches children grounding, relaxation, mindfulness, creativity and to celebrate having an open mind all in one! Use the Reiki symbols during the meditation to add an extra special surge of positive energy to the meditation.
If you practice Animal Reiki this is a big way kids can get into Reiki and be mindful. A lot of time kids just know what message the animals are trying to get to you. They are more open and more freely able to communicate with the animals. It is a beautiful thing to watch and be a part of.
Lost animals offer a great way to have children practice sending Reiki. I teach children to send Reiki to animals that they see that are lost on the side of the road.
Being outside in nature, having children close their eyes and just listen to everything around them is a great way to calm down, center and practice grounding with Reiki.
Using the Reiki symbols on food, drinks, bath water, etc can be taught to children as sending positive energy to all around you!
How to create a white light protection bubble around yourself or other’s:
- Make the Reiki Master symbol (or Choku Rei) in front of yourself.
- Visualize a bubble of white light going around yourself or whoever you are wanting to protect.
- Say, “I surround myself in the white light of God’s love and divine protection.”
- Make another Master or Choku Rei Symbol on the bubble of white light.
That’s it! You are done.
Wishing you all love and light.
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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 client’s highest good. You can follow Justine on her website SerenityOfTheMindAndSoul.com and on Facebook at Serenity of the Mind & Soul.