Article by Angie Webster
One of the best ways to use Reiki on a daily basis is with a Reiki box or a Reiki list. This is an efficient way to send healing to several people and situations all at once, in a short amount of time. This makes it possible to treat quite a few people with a bit of Reiki every day over a long period, which can be very helpful for those who are chronically ill or for situations that are ongoing and will need continued treatment over a long period of time.
A Reiki box can be anything that you place the names of those people and situations to be healed into. You could use an old shoe box, a recipe file, an index card holder, or even a simple pocket folder. Use a clay jar or a bowl. You can also use the free Reiki Rays app for your phone. Use your imagination. The idea is to have one place where all of the Reiki energy can be focused each day. One place where you can focus on each name and situation as you send healing energy.
You can decorate your selected box, if you choose. You could place a crystal in or on your Reiki box, as this will amplify the healing energy. You may want to find some way to distinguish it from other items in your home, even if you choose not to decorate it. Something that designates it as a special and sacred place for healing. One thing you could choose to do is to smudge the box to cleanse its energy.
Write a list of names and situations to send Reiki to, or write each name on an individual card or strip of paper, and place it in the box. You could add any situations that trouble you from the news, or world situations that you are aware need healing. You may add the names of loved ones who are ill or going through difficulty, as long as they would consent to receiving Reiki. If you are not aware that they would be OK with receiving Reiki, you may wish to keep a separate list or box for simple prayer. Now you are ready to use it each day.
To use your Reiki box, simply focus your intention on the names and situations that you have on the list in your box and let the Reiki flow to them for several minutes. I usually do this for 3-5 minutes each day.
This really works wonders. Paths to healing and peace seem to open up, sometimes in amazing ways, where none were available before. It seems so simple and so unlikely that it would have an effect treating a list of names for just a few minutes each morning, but I see the incredible shifts that happen each time I pick the practice back up again. There is no doubt in my mind that it works. Give it a try for yourself and see!
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).