Article by Patti Deschaine
If you are attuned to Reiki, but find yourself drifting out of practice, now is the time to take charge and bring your energy work back into focus. We all know the importance of self healing, but how many of us remember to make this a priority every day? It is easy to get distracted by the demands of the work we do to pay bills, the needs of our family and friends, and the multitude of other tasks that we are told must get done in a day. Of course it is important to make a living, keep a clean space and tend to our families. Still, if we want to stay energetically healthy, reserving a small portion of “me time” is absolutely essential. It’s not possible to take care of others if we are not in fit spiritual shape ourselves. Here are some ideas that you will stay focused on your practice and keep your life in balance.
Gather together with like minded people.
Healing power is multiplied many times by the power of collective gatherings and having face to face relationships with other healers is soothing and emotionally strengthening. Nurture friendships to support your daily efforts. The buddy system works in so many areas, why not energy healing? If you are unable to find someone locally, introduce Reiki to someone new or cultivate a distance friendship. Even if there is not another healer available to you today, there could be one soon. More and more of us are awakening to Reiki every day!
Join or host a Reiki share.
A Reiki share means many hands sending pure universal energy into one body, clearing blockages and relieving stress in a big way! Send your Reiki to your neighbors and be sure to take your turn on the table. This is a great way to promote healing, meet new friends and enjoy fellowship.
Heal your local town.
Send energy to troubling situations or communities that are struggling in your area or anywhere in the world. When this is done in a group setting, the healing vibrations are raised even higher and will absolutely have a positive effect. Do you doubt this will work? Look at the chaotic energy generated from a huge sporting event or a riot. A group coming together to send healing energy has that same powerful impact, but in a positive, healing way.
Connect with nature.
A walk in the woods or along a beach or river can change your perspective immensely and immediately. Practice listening to see if the trees have wisdom to impart. What animals or birds do you come across and what are they doing? Use your intuition to see if they have message for you. For example, if you continually see hawks circling, they may have a special connection to you. Open your heart chakra to the animals. Do you have a spirit or totem animal? Do some research on this subject and open a new path to connecting to spirit. Much can be learned by connecting to the natural world in this manner.
Full your lungs and let energy flow.
Breathing exercises and meditation will assist you with connecting to spirit whether it is out in nature or on your couch. Practice taking full complete breaths down to your belly, then release slowly and ground your feet to Mother Earth. Smokey quartz, jasper, hematite or black tourmaline are great grounding stones. Use them when you are feeling scattered or unsettled.
Dance or practice yoga.
Nothing raises your vibration like getting your body moving. Do something good for your physical side while releasing that which no longer serves you. Rhythm and movement has been uses for centuries to move spirit. No matter what your age or physical ability, you can appreciate the ability of your body to transfer energy into movement.
Your voice is also a powerful tool for releasing stuck energy. It will expand your lungs to full capacity and elevate your mood. Just listening to music can calm and take your to a care free place. There are many great music and meditation video options on the internet. Listen at bedtime to help you fall asleep.
Share your thoughts and feelings in writing.
It will help keep you from being stuck inside your own head and help others to benefit from your energy experience. Use your own handwriting as opposed to typing. Your written word is personal to you and therefore is very powerful.
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Patti Deschaine is a traditionally trained Usui Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki Master, and owner of Maja Energy Works and Reiki Healing. She resides and practices in Wilmington, NC. She enjoys all types of Reiki and particularly loves using Reiki on animals. Patti can be found at MajaEnergyWorks.