Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master
Let us consider two points A and Z.
Point A represents a troublesome issue in need of healing. It could be related to health, relationships, career, finances, love or just about anything else.
Point Z represents a new reality that is healed and whole.
The path to healing is not always a straight line. In other words, we do not always traverse from Point A to Point Z in a straight line. We are bound to encounter several points between A and Z that may take us on a detour. Maybe C, D, E, F. Maybe many more! And we are also likely to go back and forth between points. After making some progress, we may find ourselves taking a step back every once in a while. This is normal and does not mean that healing is not occurring.
It is often assumed that healing practices are able to solve all problems like magic. To put that in the context of Reiki, many assume that a couple of Reiki sessions can take them straight from Point A to Point Z. However, this is not always the case.
Any issue or block that needs healing is indicative of a soul lesson that we need to learn. The soul chooses most of its life lessons before incarnation into physical form. These lessons help the soul evolve until it is finally free to merge back with Source. Life in physical form constitutes a learning adventure for the soul.
When we approach any issue with this awareness, it can take the pressure off us. When we realise that we made most of our choices prior to incarnating, we receive an incredible amount of freedom with responsibility. We will need to take complete responsibility for every block in our life for only then will we receive the power to learn our soul lessons and heal.
It may also be necessary to view every issue from multiple standpoints and to heal ourselves at multiple levels as we traverse from Point A to Point Z. The beauty of Reiki is that it assists us on this journey, provided we practise regularly.
Some of the factors that must be considered on our pathway to healing are as follows:
Bringing blocks into conscious awareness
For any block to be healed, we must first be aware that there is a block on our path. Reiki practice helps bring blocks to our conscious awareness, thereby encouraging us to heal them. There are some kinds of blocks that heal without our conscious awareness. In such cases, our Higher Self works with Reiki to help bring about healing. However, other kinds of blocks require that we work more consciously on healing them.
Willingness to let them go
Once a block comes into our awareness, we must be willing to let it go. This is a crucial part of healing. Unless we are willing to let things go and to heal, no healer or healing modality can be of assistance to us. Being willing to let go of blocks is something that only we can decide to do. However, if we find it really hard to let things go, there is no need to despair. We can always take the help of our Reiki Guides, Ascended Masters and Angels. The Ascended Master Ganesha provides specific help with clearing blocks on our path, including our unwillingness to let them go. Connecting with him can help us drop our resistance to healing and to instead open up to it.
Working on healing the blocks
Once we are aware of our blocks and willing to heal them, we may need to do additional work to facilitate healing. Many blocks we encounter as adults are often related to our childhoods, family ties and past lives. Doing Inner Child Work and Past Life Work with trained therapists can help heal many deep rooted issues. Another healing modality known as Family Constellation Work which is an extension of inner child work is also very helpful. It goes much deeper than inner child work as it also helps to open the heart along with healing the inner child. This is a very liberating healing experience and helps several people experience profound healing. All of these modes of healing go very well with Reiki and complement the healing that Reiki brings about.
Some kinds of blocks do not seem to heal despite our willingness and best efforts to heal. But notice the wording- they do not seem to heal- which means that it only appears that nothing is happening at the moment. However, it is not so in the bigger picture because every step that we take towards healing has some positive impact irrespective of whether we notice changes immediately or not. Sometimes, complex soul choices intertwined with karmic factors may prolong the healing period. In such cases, it is wiser to go with the flow than to force a healing. Higher Wisdom knows what it is doing and the best thing we can do is listen to our inner guidance, take guided action steps and trust that things will work out exactly as they must.
Making new choices
All the troublesome issues that we face are the result of past choices made consciously or unconsciously. In order to heal completely, we must also make empowering new choices. For instance, someone facing financial trouble must make the choice to adopt empowering new beliefs about abundance and then take a few action steps towards the same. This will be in addition to healing any limiting beliefs he may be carrying about abundance, feelings of self-pity and the like. An empowering choice may need to be made several times before the new belief is firmly embedded in his energy field.
Trust in Divine Timing
This means we do all that we can in our power to heal and then surrender to the Universe. This is especially true if the blocks we carried came in the way of achieving specific outcomes. There is something called Divine Timing, which means there is a specific time for a desired outcome to manifest. We may not understand the significance of this timing on a conscious level but our soul understands. It is wise to let Higher Wisdom lead the way than to create rigid deadlines for the achievement of outcomes.
So, we understand that there are multiple factors to keep in mind while healing any issue. Every issue is unique and so is every healing process. Being aware that healing is not a straight line will encourage us to keep our efforts going. Always remember that every small step counts in the larger picture. So, continue to take small steps towards healing your life and do not feel discouraged when issues seem to take longer than anticipated to heal.
Sending you Love and Light!
Haripriya Suraj is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer, and Spiritual Teacher. She was drawn to Reiki right from her childhood and Reiki went on to become part of her life’s purpose. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is also deeply connected with the angels, with Angel Healing being an integral part of her Reiki practice. After reaping the fruits of Reiki practice in her life, she was inspired to spread the joy of Reiki and the light of the Angels. Haripriya offers courses in Reiki and Angel Healing as well as distance healing services. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya on her blog at lightworkersonearth.com, on email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Facebook at Angel Light.