Article by Angie Webster
In addition to doing daily self-Reiki, doing Reiki meditations can be a very useful practice. It can give our healing a boost, help us tune in more deeply with Reiki, learning how it moves through us and is working with our bodies and energy systems. I have come to have a fuller understanding of how the energy system works and how to work with it by doing regular Reiki self-healing meditations. It has greatly strengthened me, accelerating my healing process and it has also helped me use Reiki more effectively with others.
Reiki self-healing meditation can be done alone or in combination with a Reiki self-treatment. It is nice to use this when you are not able to do a full self-treatment, such as when you are in public. I have used this meditation when I was very ill and simply didn’t feel up to lifting my arms to the upper hand positions. I can imagine it would be very beneficial to someone who had been in an accident and was incapacitated in some way. All the Reiki self-healing meditation requires is your mental focus and your imagination.
To do the meditation, close your eyes and begin to relax and settle your attention into your body and your inner world. Notice your breath for two to three cycles. Allow yourself to settle into the rhythmic flow as it moves in and out of your body. Next, see if you can notice the beating of your heart in the background as it pulses blood through your body. If you cannot hear or feel this, then simply imagine the pulsing flow of blood from your heart, coursing beautifully through all the vessels of your body, keeping you healthy and alive.
Begin to allow Reiki to flow naturally along these pathways of air and blood, carrying Reiki throughout your body as it goes. Infuse the symbols into the flow. Perhaps begin with the Power symbol to bless the process, but use whatever symbols feel appropriate to you. Each time you use this process, you will feel led to use different symbols in different areas and that’s fine. Follow your own intuition. Take your time adding any symbols you feel are correct for you, or use none and simply send Reiki.
Next, turn your attention to the brain. Ask your brain to open, relax and release anything it needs to let go of at this time. Pause for a moment and allow this to take place. You may feel a coolness expand across the head or a lightness. Whatever you feel is OK. Allow the sensation and notice what it is. Imagine yourself as a very small being of light, standing in the center of your brain. Look around and notice what you see and feel. Do some areas feel or look lighter or denser? Do you have a sense that some areas would like to receive Reiki energy? Begin to direct Reiki to the areas that seem dense or that you feel led to give to. Again, infuse any symbols that you feel you are led to, wherever you feel they are appropriate.
When you are finished, turn to face the spine and ask it to open, relax and release anything that it needs to let go of at this time. You may feel a sense of opening, lightness or coolness flowing down the center of your spine. Have your small light being self begin to direct Reiki energy down the spinal column and into the back muscles, nerve tissue and all supporting structures. Once again, infuse any symbols that feel appropriate to you.
Take a moment to scan your body. Tune in to the energy pathways and the physical sensations. Do you notice any densities or areas or tightness? Pain? Perhaps you feel or sense areas of thickness or other uncomfortable energy. Take this opportunity to ask your small light being form to move to any area you notice these things in and begin directing Reiki energy. Make use of the symbols wherever you feel the need. Place your attention in any organs that are in need of attention and ask them to open, relax and release. Then direct Reiki energy to them for however long they need it.
Lastly, scan the aura and send Reiki to any areas that feel dense or weak. Place all the symbols in the aura to seal it. You may choose to place them wherever, and in as many places, as you feel is correct to you. This may change from one time to the next and you are encouraged you to follow you intuition. Consider areas such as above the head, below the feet, at each chakra (front and back) and at each side, yet if you are guided to place the symbols elsewhere, or to leave out one of these areas, please do that.
May this Self-Healing Reiki meditation lift you to your greatest and highest good.
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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).