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10 Ways to Use Reiki in Everyday Life

Article by Angie Webster

Reiki is not just something I practice on myself to stay well or on others to assist them in their well being. Reiki is an integral part of my life. It is something I acknowledge throughout my day, from the moment I wake up until I fall asleep at night. I see it as a vast and living energy that connects me, in a very real way that I can feel, to my Higher Power. I ask the Reiki energy to assist me, for the greatest and highest good, in most everything I do throughout my day. I understand it as a critical part of my spiritual path.

Here are some ways you can incorporate Reiki into your day. Use your creativity to see what other ways you can think of to invite this beautiful energy into your life.

1.  Infuse your intentions and prayers for the day with Reiki when you first wake up. Also consider doing self Reiki for a few minutes first thing in the morning.

2. Send Reiki to your food as you make breakfast (or any meal) and also bless it as you sit down to eat the meal. You can send Reiki to your groceries when you harvest them from the garden or buy them at the store as well.

3. Meditation is a wonderful time to tune in to the Reiki energy, allowing yourself to become more familiar with it or to allow the energy to flow to yourself for self healing.

4. When you leave for the day, take a moment to send Reiki to your car and to the trip ahead. You can also send Reiki to the destination you are headed to and to any situation you will be arriving into.

5. Incorporate Reiki into any spiritual practices you have throughout the day, contemplating ways that this life force energy surrounds and interconnects us all. Think of how this understanding might affect your spiritual practices of compassion, kindness, forgiveness and gratitude.

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6. Most animals very much enjoy Reiki! It is often preferred from a distance, though your own pets may love it hands on. You can also treat their food, water, bedding and toys with Reiki.

7. If you have houseplants, cut flowers or a garden, honor and nourish them as they honor you. Give them an energy exchange by offering them Reiki! It is also useful to treat their soil and water with Reiki.

8. Use Reiki to cleanse and protect the energy of your home or work environment. Reiki chi balls are very useful for this. You can also use Reiki to quickly clear and charge your crystals.

9. If you are having a difficult time or a conflict in a relationship, you can send Reiki to the situation and to yourself to help ease the difficult emotions and bring about a resolution to the issue.

10. At the end of the day, you can send Reiki to your final prayers and to your sleep, asking that you be shown the resolution to any issues you are struggling with as you sleep.

Remember the Reiki precepts each day and practice using Reiki in as many ways as you can think of and you will soon find that it becomes a part of you. Your spiritual practice and Reiki will be intertwined and your life will be a spiritual practice. That doesn’t mean you will be perfect, but you will see how to honor life and yourself in more ways all the time.

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Angie Webster
Angie Webster

Angie Webster is a Reiki Master, Teacher, and Author. Angie’s primary focus is animal Reiki, which she adores. She teaches online classes on energy healing, flower essences, herbalism, and personal growth. Angie often works with nature healing and Earth healing, hoping to better understand our connection with Mother Earth. Angie is the author of Animal Reiki: How it Heals, Teaches & Reconnects Us with Nature and Reiki from A to Z. You can follow her at: angie-webster-healing.teachable.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/angiewebsterhealing).

{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Ashwita January 12, 2015, 5:24 am

    Nicely put!

  • caterina Findsen February 11, 2015, 3:00 am

    Hi Angie. I love your article. Keep up the fab postings – I love to share them with my Reiki friends XX

  • Nivedita Jadhav February 11, 2015, 7:05 am

    Thanks Angie for ur suggestions.As i do not hv my own website or page i want to share one more suggestion through u that to draw reiki symbols on ur front door i.e. main door with intentions n send energy to ur whole home.

    • Lisa August 17, 2016, 8:59 pm

      That is a wonderful use of reiki. Thank you for sharing.

  • Ishvar Mantrannavar February 11, 2015, 8:49 pm

    Dear Reiki Masters, please suggest me how to get rid of mosquitoes and bedbugs using Reiki.

  • Nemani Bala February 12, 2015, 7:13 am

    Very informative information about Reiki.

  • Carol February 13, 2015, 5:51 pm

    Thank you, well worth using for everyday and very calming too

  • Tara February 16, 2015, 11:54 am

    Hi Angie that’s a lovely reminder. Been having a bit of a tough time lately and have stopped doing these things! Love and light ♥

  • Robin February 17, 2015, 1:39 pm

    I love the endless ways there are to use Reiki… or as many as your imagination can think of, anyway!

    I’d like to add a few more ways I use Reiki; Infuse your drinking and bath water with Reiki love & light for healing/health. Send Reiki to heal the Universe/World, as it will go where it’s most needed <3 You can Reiki your bed before going to sleep or meditation, Reiki your car keys or car before each trip, long or short & I even Reiki my husband's wallet 😉

    Don't forget to thank your T.E.A.M.S. every time you use Reiki! I do this by sending Reiki back to my T.E.A.M.S (teachers, enlightened ones, angels, masters & source) ☼

  • Justin February 24, 2015, 5:08 am

    I enjoy your perspective on the fluidity of reiki. I’ll be adopting this into my daily journeys. Thank you for sharing.

  • Andrea Roa April 5, 2015, 2:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I’m just starting into Reiki and never saw all the uses it can be given in the daily life. Will start implementing them for sure!

  • Jackie July 24, 2015, 6:00 am

    How do you infuse reiki into these situations do you just use the CKR symbol or do you need to hold your hands for so long over the object . Thank you

    • Serenity Energy Healing December 23, 2015, 8:30 pm

      Hi Jackie, You don’t need to use the symbols, nor is there a prescribed amount of time to hold your hands over anything. In fact, you don’t actually have to hold your hands over anything at all! It is the love and the the intention for Reiki to flow that activates the flow and connects it to what you are thinking of.

  • Karen Julien August 8, 2015, 3:37 pm

    I use Reiki for most things – from reiking my family’s food & drink, to reiking plants, to pets, whilst driving, etc. The correct intention is important – always for the Highest Good, and knowing that this intelligent, divine energy will carry out your request in the best possible way always.

  • rupert December 21, 2015, 2:49 pm

    HI,
    Thannks for the articlew. Very informative. One question When you say sens Reiki. How do you ‘see’ the flow of reiki – as a white cloud, for example, or what?
    thanks,
    r

    • Serenity Energy Healing December 23, 2015, 8:39 pm

      Hi Rupert, It is not necessary to see the flow of Reiki at all. Not everyone does and it will flow regardless of whether you can ‘see’ it. If you are referring to visualizing the energy flowing, in order to facilitate it’s movement, practitioners vary on their views on this. Some say that there is no need to do this and that you should simply leave the energy to do its work. Others say it is wise to visualize the energy flowing into the recipient and through their energy lines. Personally, I fall somewhere closer to the latter. I do feel the energy goes where it is needed and is intelligent. It does not need us to tell it what to do. However, our intention sets the energy in motion and it works with and through us. Visualization is a powerful way of establishing intention and I often make use of it, particularly to help clear blocked energy channels. How you visualize the flow of energy is not terribly important. Go with whatever comes to mind in the moment that makes sense to you. For me, it seems to often be a silver white light, but it may be different for you or for different situations.

  • Lawrence Bousquet October 5, 2018, 3:22 pm

    Great article and wonderful reminders on how to include the wonderful healing energy of Reiki all day long. I use Reiki protection on my front and back door every night after locking them. For travel I almost always call on arc angel Michael but I should now add Reiki too.
    Thank you Angie.

  • Izzy December 15, 2018, 1:51 am

    Such a great article and helpful and valid comments also. I will try and apply many more uses of Reiki into my life and practices after reading this. 🙏🦋🙌

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