Article by Taryn Walker
A Reiki box can be used as a wonderful way to energize something. The idea is to create a space that can receive all your Reiki requests and to supercharge it with Reiki to amplify it’s potential. What is put into a Reiki box and how it is used differs slightly according to the uniqueness of the practitioner. Here are some ideas:
How to make a Reiki box
1. Find a suitable box. The size will depend on what you intend to put in the box.
2. Personalize your box by decorating it and making it beautiful. You could get really creative here. You might like to paint, draw or add stickers, glitter, images from magazines. Have fun with it!
3. Line your box with something soft and beautiful. A piece of scented satin cloth would be nice.
What to put in your Reiki box
1. Distant Reiki requests, either written on a piece of paper or photographs of the receivers.
2. Personal healing of past events. Write down what you wish to be healed. This could be a memory from childhood, a painful relationship, a lost friendship, any trauma.
3. Personal healing of future events such as a job interview, performance, challenging situation, a vacation. Remember that Reiki cannot change or determine the future but it accompanies our positive intentions for our highest good. When we offer Reiki to a future situation we are asking that situation to be receptive to the benefits of Reiki.
4. Send a positive message to any part of yourself that needs it e.g the part of you that has been so strong to help you deal with a trauma, the part of you that is exhausted, the part of you that feels anxious or afraid.
5. Crystals that you wish to clear and energize for healing or meditation.
6. Personal trinkets, jewelry and talismans that you’d like charged.
7. Drawings of any Reiki symbols you’d like to assist your requests.
How to send Reiki to your Reiki box
1. Place your hands on the box and connect with Reiki in the way you usually do. Reiki flows by Grace so nothing needs to be done here except to get out of the way and allow the energizing to happen naturally. In addition to Reiki you may choose to create an intention or affirmation to state during the charging of the box.
2. Another way to charge your Reiki box is by distance using the same technique you’ve learnt for distant or remote healing. You can charge the box from wherever you are. This is perfect for traveling when you can’t take your Reiki box with you.
3. You can also create a virtual box for yourself on your phone or computer device. This is especially useful if you travel a lot or just don’t want to make a box.
You may choose to put one thing in at a time but it’s okay to put as much as you want into your Reiki box. It will depend on the personal affirmations or intentions that you’d like to accompany the Reiki. It could get confusing for your subconscious mind to process too many changes at once in which case one request at a time is more suitable. Charge your Reiki box as often as possible to keep it energized.
When you decide to remove and replace your Reiki requests either tear up the pieces of paper or burn them, releasing them for good. You can then burn some sage or palo santo as a ritual of clearing and welcoming the new requests that are finding their way to your magical Reiki box.
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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.