Article by Justine Melton
One of the biggest shifts I noticed when I learned Reiki was the amount of people that suddenly started flooding into my life. People were drawn to me out of nowhere everywhere I went. I would go to the grocery store and people would ask my opinion on green onions or bananas. I started to receive compliments out of nowhere from strangers constantly.
I had opportunities spring up out of nowhere from people that had just bumped into me and started a conversation up with me. When people would come up and start talking to me often times within a few minutes they would then share very personal stories with me and would almost always add that they had no idea why they were sharing them with me. It was not unusual to have people tell me that they never shared personal things with anyone but couldn’t help telling me for some reason. Often times people would actually be apologetic about what they had shared.
Although I loved that people wanted to confide in me, at times it felt like I was being flooded with a mass of people.
Not everyone that came up to me was pleasant. When you learn Reiki you move up the vibrational ladder and begin to emit a brighter light. I liken it to being like a lighthouse. You send light out to everyone. Unfortunately, with negative people it can have one of two effects on them. The first is that it is like that of a moth being attracted to a light bulb. They are drawn to your energy and are what we in the spiritual world term “spiritual vampires”. The second is that they are repulsed by you and want to stay as far away as possible from you without knowing why. This lead to a lot of frustration for me. While it was an honor (somewhat ☺ ) to have people feel comfortable to unload on me it was not at all pleasant to have negativity drawn to me.
I get a lot of signs from the Universe for different things. This is extremely helpful to me and I am grateful for it. After learning Reiki I noticed that people would come to me in waves with a lull in between the waves. Before a new set of waves were to come in I would always be shown the number 616. After talking to other’s I found that 616 is a pretty common thing to communicate that new relationships are on the way, that old relationships may be reignited or to expect current relationships to deepen. Everyone is different so watch for any signs the Universe may be sending to you and use them as a guide.
It is important as a Reiki Practitioner to be able to welcome people into your life who are seeking healing or are just seeking a positive friend in general. However, you do need to be able to have healthy boundaries for yourself. Below are the two methods that I use to calm my mind and stay at peace when people (in large numbers) start to flood in.
- For Positive People Coming To You: Picture a group of people in your mind. Place one Master symbol over the group of people. Know that every encounter is sent to you from the Universe out of love. Beam Reiki to the group for 5 minutes with the intention that a healthy boundary is set for all and that the greatest outcome possible comes to this group of people. Make another Master symbol over the group and ground yourself. If you are not attuned to the Master Symbol a Power Symbol may be used instead.
- For Negative People Coming To You: Use the same method as above. However, have your intention be that they are receptive to your positive energy and begin to heal or that they will be immediately repelled and stay away. After you have beamed Reiki to them for 5 minutes encircle the group with a white light. Make one around yourself as well. Finish with a Master Symbol and grounding.
Sending you all love and light.
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Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the client’s highest good. You can follow Justine on her website SerenityOfTheMindAndSoul.com and on Facebook at Serenity of the Mind & Soul.