Article by Taryn Walker
While it is wonderful to receive Reiki through someone else, being able to give yourself a treatment opens up a beautiful opportunity to develop a special relationship with Reiki through daily self care. Once you’ve been attuned to first degree Reiki the focus should be on developing your self practice. A simple way to incorporate Reiki into a busy life is to treat yourself in the mornings as you wake up, even before you open your eyes. Make sure you are in a comfortable position so as to fully enjoy the session. I find that lying on my side at first is the most comfortable way to do a head treatment. I then turn onto my back and treat my neck and torso. Usually I move downwards placing my hands over each chakra and then let intuition guide me to other areas that need attention.
Starting with a Reiki session is a great way to enter each new day from a place of grounded calmness. Of course Reiki is also known to bring up unpleasant emotional and mental issues, but I find that daily practice gives you the centered awareness to witness and process these challenges with greater clarity. This helps us to learn how to gently integrate new insights arising from difficult lessons rather than be totally controlled by the weight of any accompanying emotions.
Daily Reiki reveals what needs to shift and we learn to kindly ask ourselves if we are ready for the next transition.
Over time self Reiki becomes a beautiful spiritual practice. It is a special daily communion with the deeper parts of ourselves and ultimately the Divine Consciousness that exists everywhere. It helps us to know ourselves on all levels of our being and we begin to move towards wholeness as we heal and become more familiar with our multi-layered selves.
“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.” – Eckhart Tolle
Reiki self treatment is a simple yet powerful practice of self nurturing. Caring for yourself every day by connecting with Reiki is a beautifully intimate act of self love, which can be incredibly empowering in different ways. It makes feeling better something you can do for yourself at any time. It also helps you to accept yourself as you are in the present moment, which opens a door to gratitude for what is, guiding us away from thoughts that keep us from the loving presence of our true nature. It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life really opens up.
So if you’ve received a Reiki initiation and especially if you’re a practitioner offering Reiki to others, make sure to practice self Reiki every day. Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity for self growth and realisation that comes with daily self treatment. It is quite literally in your own hands. What a blessing!
Taryn Walker is a traveling Reiki Master Teacher who wishes to inspire people to realise that they are miraculous! She believes that Reiki can reveal our natural ability to heal ourselves and this empowers us to take responsibility for our lives. She works a lot with distant Reiki and loves the way it allows people to experience the illusion of separation. Taryn is grateful for being able to connect with her Reiki clients even while traveling. She usually lives on a little island in Thailand, where she practices and teaches Reiki, but finds ‘home’ wherever she is. Taryn enjoys yoga, nature, creating art, cooking and finding magic in “ordinary” places. Follow her here: http://reiki-alchemy.com/, http://www.facebook.com/alchemyhealing, and http://bit.ly/reikialchemyoutube.