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Maintaining the Vibration of a Healer in the Face of Daily Life

Article by Tracy Morrow

As we train to become Reiki practitioners, we learn how to begin living the Principles, become attuned to the utterly beautiful and subtle energies that we had been previously blocked from, and learn to share the energy with others. This is done as a journey which at first calls us to leave our normal life behind while we study and practice. Along this new path our identity expands to include our newfound skills and way of life. Yet, merging this new identity into the rest of our life can seem quite challenging. In fact, it is common for most practitioners to wonder how to better maintain the vibration of a Healer in the face of daily life.

While even the most dedicated practitioner will spend time in reflection of the Reiki Principles every morning, clear their energy and invite Reiki into their day, the day seems to quickly take over. An accumulation of events call out for our attention and at some point we realize we have resorted to operating from lower energy realms. We may find ourselves acting out in anger, succumbing to stress symptoms or otherwise acting and feeling very “un-healer like”. We may even begin to doubt if we even have an ability to truly be a healer or not. Fortunately, most of what we struggle with is our own minds. Let’s look at how to overcome that.

Awareness and acceptance are two of the most integral qualities to develop as a Reiki practitioner. Awareness that you are an emotional creature and will continue to experience darker emotions such as anger, resentment, stress and so forth allows the space to accept those feelings with equanimity. This acceptance is paramount as all emotions are deserving of our compassion. Where we may stumble is in reflecting on the Reiki principles. These principles admonish you to not anger or worry. This does not mean to refuse to allow the emotions of anger and concern. Instead, it means to refrain from becoming or acting out in those emotions.

Maintaining the Vibration of a Healer in the Face of Daily Life

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When you embrace darker emotions, you are able to hear the messages they offer. Anger for instance, is a great message that says that a boundary needs to be set. That boundary can be set in love and using the highest energy of a healer.

You can refrain from becoming the emotion of anger, while still accepting it is a part of you. This goes the same for any other emotion that you might think is “un-healer” like. Find the message in the emotion, treat it with Reiki and choose the healthiest response, even if that response is to accept that there is nothing to do other than cradle the emotion with compassion until it subsides.

As you develop awareness and acceptance of what inhibits you from maintaining a higher vibration in the face of daily life, surrendering becomes an integral activity. Specifically, surrendering the resistance of what is. When you capitulate to the present moment, exactly how it presents itself, and aside from expectations or how you might like to control it, you will find great peace. Surrendering in this way grants the power to respond to the moment from a higher vibration, instead of reacting out of old, and perhaps dysfunctional, habits.

Awareness, acceptance, and surrender will allow you to excel in maintaining the vibration of a Healer in the face of daily life. Therefore, practicing these qualities takes on a profound importance. Pursuing activities such as remaining diligent with the Reiki principles, taking time for meditation, yoga and other mindfulness exercises will help you strengthen these qualities. As you gently guide yourself daily within these practices, they will begin to naturally spill over into the rest of your life. Before you realize it, you will be maintaining high vibrations no matter what the moments of your day present to you.

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Tracy Morrow

Tracy Morrow

In passionate pursuit of timeless living, Tracy Morrow is an NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Trainer and Writer. Tireless in her commitment to service, she is currently invested in helping create better lives by opening minds and resources in order to improve wellness and recovery for families living with behavioral health challenges. You can find more about Tracy at Inspir3.com

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  • Anita January 28, 2015, 4:16 pm

    Always I was thinking why we Reiki practicioners so much struggle with our emotions, but here is answer. Thank you Tracy!

  • David January 28, 2015, 4:18 pm

    What a wonderful,enlightening article.thank you.x

  • João Henrique January 28, 2015, 6:55 pm

    Wonderful Tracy !
    This is the same I was thinking about on the last days.

    When I first started as a Reiki practitioner level 1 I imagined that Reiki would sweep away all sort of bad feelings, bad atitudes and I would have a shield around me to protect me from all of this.
    As I started practicing I could see that the effort to become someone better was on my hands !

    So joyfully I restarted walking on the reiki path redescovering the wonders of being a human being. Sometimes feeling love and some times feeling angry about something or about somebody.

    Dealing with this on my daily living is a challenge, but I feel the best thing I can do is like you said: “Awareness, acceptance, and surrender” as a daily exercise. That will for sure guide us for the best !

    Now I am Reiki level 3 and I can say that the good challenge is the same !

    João Henrique

  • Ronfladonf January 28, 2015, 8:51 pm

    Thanks for that
    Exactly what I needed now
    Thank you so much

  • Justine January 29, 2015, 7:32 am

    loved this piece! Thank you 🙂

  • Danny March 6, 2015, 4:07 pm

    Replace the word “healer” with “empath” . There is no difference between a reiki practitioner and anyone else who is on this planet at this time. We are all purging the collective unconscious. Some are more focused with heightened sensitivities than others. We all are becoming more sensitive. Feeling safety, grounding, and forgiveness will help you rise in ways that are safe for you as practitioner and everyone else. Everyone is sensing changes and ” subtle energies” this is the new age. We are all here together. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. I love this site. Blessings

  • Jackie March 7, 2015, 8:45 am

    Thank you for this I have had an extreamly challenging week and slept on a very negative mind set. I woke up read this have done my principles self Reiki and feel balanced and recharged. I feel inspired.

  • Patience June 7, 2019, 8:56 pm

    I really needed to read this..funny how the universe works to give you exactly what you need when you need it. I have a self care routine that I’m building on daily but feel like I struggle once I step out of that bubble in time where I practiced these things. This is a great article in that it explains this concept in a way that’s simple but profound. Thank you. Many blessings 😊

  • Tracey May 13, 2020, 11:11 am

    Thank you for this wonderful article. Sending you gratitude and love for sharing this.

  • Rose August 14, 2020, 4:37 pm

    Great Article.
    Very enlightening.
    Thank you

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