Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master
Many of us Reiki healers integrate Angel Healing with Reiki. We take the assistance of the angels all the time. We enjoy being cared for and loved unconditionally by these Higher Beings. We are empowered by the loving warmth that envelops us when the angels shine their light upon us.
Can we also make the effort to be Angels for others in the world; for our Reiki clients, for our friends and family, for plants, animals and even so called non-living things?
Here are six ways that we can be Reiki Angels on Planet Earth:
Smile – When was the last time you smiled from your heart? Smiling is contagious and puts people at ease. Smile at your clients and make them feel welcome. People are often nervous when they come in for healings and classes (much like how one feels when waiting to meet a doctor). When you smile from your heart, it breaks the ice and makes the person comfortable. We often forget to smile at our partners, children, family and friends. We may not even find it necessary because we see these people all the time. But that’s the whole point isn’t it? The people close to us share their love with us. They do so much for us that we may not always be conscious of. Make frequent eye contact with people at home and smile. Be an angel and make them feel loved and cared for.
Be Gentle Yet Firm – The angels are very gentle beings. They never intimidate us or force things down our throat. But when we seek their help, they are firm and expect that we follow the divine guidance they send our way. There is no way we can manipulate the angels into helping us with things that are not in our highest interest. Nor will they interfere with our free will unless we give them permission to help. We can help our clients best when we follow the same approach. Never promise to do things that you know are not in a client’s best interest. Just to keep clients happy, don’t offer to give Reiki to heal situations or force outcomes that don’t feel right. It is not going to work anyway. It does not matter even if clients don’t like you for not listening to them. View every case form a higher perspective and guide people like an angel would do.
Empower – The angels guide and help us when we call on them. At the same time, they also encourage us to connect with our innate power and wisdom. They strive to empower us. When clients seek help, it is our job to guide and support them to the extent necessary. But rather than make them dependent on us, we can empower them to connect with their own source of strength. It is not healthy to encourage relationships in which the teacher is viewed as the ultimate authority and the student becomes overly dependent on the teacher. Support your clients but draw the line where necessary. Ever heard the saying:
“You have to be cruel to be kind.”
This is valid in certain cases and is a necessity with clients who seek comfort in dependent relationships. It is ultimately for their higher good.
Drop Judgement– This is tough but it must be done if we are to shine our light on the world. The angels see out true colours but they never judge us based on what they see. Instead, they radiate loving kindness, peace and compassion. In order to be an angel on Earth, try your best to drop all judgements. No matter how much someone may put you off, try to view him or her with compassion. People do the best they can with their level of awareness. So, drop judgement. Often, just being in the company of someone who does not judge can have a healing effect on others. Your clients are bound to heal faster when you create an environment of non-judgement and work with them from a place of compassion. Our job is to help people heal and not to hurt them more than they’ve already been hurt.
Lead by Example – The angels never blow their own trumpets to display their love and magnanimity to the world. Instead, they just radiate their love and inner beauty. This has a healing effect on everyone around them. Being human, we can never be perfect all the time. But we can strive to become the change that we wish to see in the world. If you want more kindness, be kind. If you want more love, radiate love. If you want more peace in the world, be peaceful yourself. Inspire others with your being rather than with talking and doing. Just this act of being the change you wish to see in the world can cause profound healing for those around you and for the planet.
Bless – Shower Reiki blessings upon everything you encounter. Bless the plants, trees, birds and other creatures in your environment. Bless the people who help you directly as well as indirectly. Bless you family, friends, children and clients. Bless things that appear to be non-living too. Whenever you have a moment and can remember to bless, just bless whatever is within your reach in that moment. The more we bless, the more love and light we create. In short, we live like angels.
Starting this moment, unfold your wings and be a Reiki Angel on Planet Earth!
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Haripriya Suraj is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer, and Spiritual Teacher. She was drawn to Reiki right from her childhood and Reiki went on to become part of her life’s purpose. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is also deeply connected with the angels, with Angel Healing being an integral part of her Reiki practice. After reaping the fruits of Reiki practice in her life, she was inspired to spread the joy of Reiki and the light of the Angels. Haripriya offers courses in Reiki and Angel Healing as well as distance healing services. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya on her blog at lightworkersonearth.com, on email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Facebook at Angel Light.