Article by Taryn Walker
I’ll never forget my second degree Reiki course. I was going through a bit of a massive transformation involving an important decision to do something about all the grief I’d been carrying for over ten years. I learnt Reiki while fasting at a sweet little detox center in Thailand. It was the perfect opportunity to let go of a lot of heaviness. Detoxing my body physically caused a ripple effect of purification on every level of my being. Receiving Reiki attunements while on a fast is incredibly powerful and to this day when I attune students I try to fast on the day to enhance my sensitivity.
After learning about the distance symbol and how to use it, my Reiki teacher left me in the healing room, a very sacred and special space, with the instruction to send Reiki to a past trauma to bring healing to that version of myself. I sat quietly in the company of crystals and enlightened dudes on the walls, lit incense and put on some gentle healing music. I closed my eyes and reconnected with my 19 year old disturbed self in the moment of receiving the shocking news of the sudden death of my mom and brother. I allowed her to receive all the Reiki love she needed. It was beautiful. She felt nurtured and protected, like a child embraced by the unconditional love of a mother. I began to release the painful emotions that had been too difficult to face and this was the beginning of a beautiful journey of healing that turned into a life of Reiki.
Sending Reiki back in time to traumatic situations can be profoundly healing. It can help us to let go and set us on a fresh path free of the weight of the past. By connecting with past selves Reiki teaches us to love and forgive ourselves. It helps us to accept that all our experiences are a necessary part of something much greater which is helping us to evolve if we surrender to life’s wisdom. I’d like to share with you some guidelines for sending Reiki to a time in your past.
- Create sacred space using whichever ritual you feel comfortable with.
- Consecrate the session to the highest consciousness.
- Connect with and ask for Reiki to be sent to the situation that needs healing.
- Draw the distance Reiki symbol in your mind and connect with the past self or situation knowing that distance is an illusion and there is no separation between then and now.
- Allow Reiki to be drawn naturally by your past self, repeating the distance symbol if the connection weakens.
- Gently repeat an affirmation such as “I give myself permission to let this go” or “I allow myself to move forward”.
- Close the session with gratitude for the healing that has occurred.
According to quantum physics all events are happening simultaneously, although we experience them in a linear way in this reality. Healing a past self is really healing your present self and clearing the way for a life lived more freely in the here and now. Enjoy this intimate process of self-nurturing and feel free to share your stories of past-self healing. Letting go of the past is hard for us all and hearing the stories of others inspires our own mission to keep moving forward.
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Taryn Walker is a traveling Reiki Master Teacher who wishes to inspire people to realise that they are miraculous! She believes that Reiki can reveal our natural ability to heal ourselves and this empowers us to take responsibility for our lives. She works a lot with distant Reiki and loves the way it allows people to experience the illusion of separation. Taryn is grateful for being able to connect with her Reiki clients even while traveling. She usually lives on a little island in Thailand, where she practices and teaches Reiki, but finds ‘home’ wherever she is. Taryn enjoys yoga, nature, creating art, cooking and finding magic in “ordinary” places. Follow her here: http://reiki-alchemy.com/, http://www.facebook.com/alchemyhealing, and http://bit.ly/reikialchemyoutube.