Article by Angie Webster
If you practice Reiki in your daily life, I’m sure you have noticed the warm and loving feeling that comes upon you as you send healing energy to something. No matter if you are sending healing to yourself, to another or to a situation, Reiki fosters and increases unconditional love. In fact, you could even say that Reiki flows from pure unconditional love. As we feel ourselves bathed in this loving energy, which awakens within us, we become more peaceful.
These are the kinds of energies and feelings that we wish to encourage and strengthen in our everyday relationships. Yet, everyday life can sometimes create stress and friction between parent and child, friends, siblings and partners. The bond between the two can feel weakened or damaged when this happens. Or perhaps you simply have a difficult time reaching out to each other and finding a common connection, though you love each other greatly. If the bond is not strong and reinforced regularly, then it can be more difficult to repair after an argument or after life crisis, such as a serious illness or death in the family.
There are many ways to reinforce a bond you have with someone. A hug is probably the easiest way, and maybe the most popular. Spending time doing a shared activity that you both enjoy can also strengthen your bond. Shared activities not only reinforce the bond while you’re doing them, but they form memories that the two of you will share. Each time you fondly remember doing something with a loved one, you are reinforcing the bond once again.
Each time you share Reiki with a loved one, you are strengthening the bond you share with them and enriching your own connection to unconditional love. Reiki allows us to connect more readily with the energies of forgiveness and gratitude. These things are important for building a strong bond with someone you care about. They are really critical for helping to rebuild a bond that has been damaged or weakened. Reiki can help center you with those aspects of yourself that are more in tune with unconditional love, helping you to re-connect with those same aspects in the other person, at least on some level. It can help us to feel close and loving at a soul level.
To use Reiki to help build, strengthen or repair a bond between you and another, it can be very helpful to work directly with the person involved. If they are not available, due to distance, this can be done remotely, as well. Always have the permission of the other party, as this is a very intimate exercise. If you are working with someone who is unable to give their permission, such as a young child or a partner who is very ill, then it is alright to do the exercise distantly without permission.
- If the session is done in person, sit across from each other, close enough to touch. Set the intention for Reiki to flow to you and to the other person and use all the symbols.
- Ask Reiki to help you to repair and strengthen the bond between you and the other person, if it is in the best interest of all concerned.
- Envision Reiki and loving light flowing from your heart to the heart of the other person. You may see a light or color flowing from your heart in the direction of the other person. If you don’t it is fine; it is still flowing. Smile and send your appreciation for this person into their heart, from your heart. If the person is present, you may wish to place a hand on their heart and allow them to reciprocate, if they wish.
- Envision Reiki and loving light flowing between you and the other person from your Third Eye. Imagine your inner being, the truest part of you, is sending healing vibrations and peace into their inner being, the truest part of them.
- If this is your child or your partner, you may see or feel loving energy flowing from several other places between the two of you, such as your Sacral chakra and your Solar Plexus. Allow the Reiki and love to flow there as long as it feels right.
- Close the session by drawing the symbols again. Put your hands in the prayer position and bow to the other person in Namaste. Offer your gratitude for them and for their participation.
This can be very helpful to do as a regular couple’s exercise to improve the bond and the harmony in the partnership. If both partners are attuned to Reiki, then it will be even more moving and powerful.
Another wonderful use for this exercise would be for parents who have had to be separated from their babies, for example in cases of premature birth or prolonged hospitalization. It may even be useful for parents who are adopting, to strengthen the bond with their new child.
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).