At its essence, Reiki is about giving peace and love to others. The release, relaxation contributes to healing of the body and mind. For me, this beautiful energy also brings the gift of intuition, information from helpers and angels. It enriches the work within ourselves and with a client.
I had experienced the magic brought on by the high vibration of Reiki when I was being attuned to Level One. I heard “Hello, Mommy!” as my teacher worked over my head. It was Jonah, a newborn I lost sixteen years ago. I had communed with him only once when I was in trance with a hypnotherapist. Others in the room for the attunement also felt his vibe. Reiki opened a channel for us, and I have been able to communicate with Jonah ever since. As my Reiki training progressed, this soul revealed he is one of my healing guides.
Over time, I have integrated my intuition into the work as a Reiki Master. The connection with guides offer valuable information and has been a great tool for me. I remove cords, entities, decipher internal dynamics, with positive feedback from clients. It is a gift to be shared.
Here is how I approach it.
Set intentions for Reiki receiver’s healing. This dedicates the treatment for the client’s benefit. Let her know you may get insight from guides that can help with the intended healing process. This keeps the messages relevant to the topic at hand.
Be open to your perceptions, in images, sounds, smells, words, ideas, and/or sensations when you invoke Reiki. Symbolic or literal, they can reveal energy patterns or inner dynamics. In my earlier Reiki work, I used to ignore the images that came to my head. With encouragement from my Reiki teacher, who happened to be a medium, I accepted the information as a bonus to help with treatments. For the client, the insight provides an affirming way to consider the health issue or crisis. The acknowledgement of internal dynamics can bring about conscious release of what no longer serves a purpose. It empowers the client.
Ask for meaning of message if it’s unclear. As you get comfortable with working with intuition, integrate the messages with what chakras represent. It is a two-way communication when working with guides. We can ask for clarifications. For example, while treating a client’s swollen wrist, a ball of sticky dough was shown to me at the second chakra. It was removed. The client could not think of the dough’s significance when I mentioned it. I asked guides for explanation, and it was revealed the client have a female yeast problem, which resonated with her. I mentioned eating less bread, and she said it was one of her goals. Yeast or candida was related to inflammation –the guides offered another way to help with the wrist and overall wellbeing.
Another time, a client set the intention of relaxation and bringing new business. As I worked on her second chakra, on power relationship with others, I was offered an image of a little girl with an ax hacking hard at a tree stump. I told her about it afterward and her face lit up. When she was four, a neighbor’s boy took an ax to her head and she had to go to the hospital. She had not thought of the incident since. The treatment brought up her anger and power issues. Our work released some deep-seated fears she was holding. She felt lighter after the Reiki session. Next day, she had a great conversation with a potential client.
Believe that Reiki is high vibration energy and love. It does not attract negative entities, as some practitioner may wonder. Before I give a treatment, I ground myself and ask for Archangel Michael’s protection for extra assurance. This way I can be free and open to receive information. If you sense something negative or untruthful, invoke AA Michael and ask him to clear the room of energy that doesn’t serve you and client’s highest good.
Relax and discern. As you open yourself to the Reiki and guides, the information will flow. How can you tell the information is from healing guides? Its tone and content is positive, supportive, and compassionate. It brings peace and comfort, which is the goal for giving Reiki. If you are getting something else, like judgment and absolutes, be sure it’s not ego-based.
Always check if the messages resonate with client. If not, surrender to the moment. We are the conduit, not the source. Be mindful that this is not about you, your performance as an intuitive or healer. There is no right or wrong information when you offer them with the goal of helping. Sometimes it may not immediately ring a bell with the client. You can only plant the seed and wish her a good outcome.
Go ahead, and ask for assistance from helpers, angels, and guides while you practice Reiki. Explore the possibilities with yourself and clients. This takes the healing art of Reiki to another level, and makes the work more meaningful for the practitioner and receiver.
Article by Sue Wang
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Sue Wang is a Reiki Master, ICF-certified Professional Coach, a psychological astrologer, and an author. She helps creatives, empaths, and seekers to step into power by nurturing self-relationship via the mind, body, and spirit. Sue became a Reiki teacher after experiencing a miracle at her Level I attunement, of reconnecting with her newborn who passed. She integrates intuition and spiritual guidance in her Reiki practice. Before fully delving into healing and coaching, Sue worked at top U.S. universities as a senior career counselor. In addition to MESSAGES from the Black Recliner: A Memoir of Healing Body & Spirit, Sue wrote Assert & Thrive in a Busy World: Self-Care with Reiki e-book and created Career Success Using Reiki online course.
She lives in the lush hills of Vermont. Visit her at www.Connect2Self.com.