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Treating Anxiety with Reiki – Part I

Article by Jason Grace

Anxiety is a ubiquitous problem in our society today. Anxiety comes from our animal responses to our civilized environment. We feel the physical response our body produces to stimuli, which then translates up to an emotional and then mental response. This is where most of our anxiety comes from, a genetically inappropriate response to negative stimuli. Our ruminative thought process then latches onto this energy coming from the body, magnifies it and holds on to it.

There are many techniques that we can use to work with the energies of anxiety. Now, most would apply Reiki directly to the feelings using the Sei He Ki symbol. This is a very good technique, especially when used in conjunction with Cho Ku Rei in a “sandwich” format with the mental/emotional symbol (CKR<SHK>CKR). One can visualize the feelings of anxiety in one’s hands. Some people will get a physical sensation with their feelings of anxiety like a knot or a ball in the navel chakra, this too is a good site to apply Reiki. When doing this I have found that it is most effective to place the hands on both the back and front of the chakra at the same time. There are other areas associated with anxiety that can be good hand positions which are the shoulders, knees, temples and any that have feelings of tension. Every person is different so you should always pay close attention to your body or your client.

Treating anxiety with reiki

Image by Anne Worner

The second technique I’m going to discuss uses the distance symbol in addition to the first two. You use the distance symbol to send the CKR and SHK to the future situation that is causing the anxiety. Let the Reiki energy permeate this causative experience. Sometimes the energy that is creating the anxiety comes from the past in the form of traumatic experiences, we can send Reiki to these as well. The light of Reiki infuses the thought forms until they are too bright to see and they are only of the light. Let the negativities disappear like shadows in the sun.

By sending Reiki to ourselves in the future we are ensuring that this experience will be for our highest good. You have changed the nature of the event. Visualize yourself as relaxed, at ease, comfortable, and natural knowing that this experience is being infused with Reiki. It will now support your soul growth in full. Take a little time to appreciate the changes to the quality of the energy in your body.

I will discuss some techniques for dealing with more specific circumstances in my next article. I hope these help, hang in there! Love and Light to All!

Jason Grace

Jason Grace

Jason Grace is owner of The New Hampshire Meditation and Spiritual Center. He is a Western Vajrayana Buddhist Ngakpa who has been practicing for over 25 years. His focus is on ancient practices that can be applied to any tradition. These practices are to reconnect us with our true selves, nature, nirvana and to relax into our natural state of being. He also does energetic work using several different lineages of techniques like elemental recovery, Reiki, sacred sound and crystals, just to name a few. The karmic vision of his tarot readings is truly unique in its scope and application. His main goal is promotion of peace, healing and harmony through practice and development of our spiritual qualities. Reach Jason at http://NHmeditationcenter.com/, by email at NHmeditationcenter@gmail.com and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nhmeditationandspiritualcenter/.

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  • Harini November 7, 2016, 11:26 am

    Dear Jason,
    Jai Reiki.Too gud, very useful in our daily lives…it really helps when we are out of control of our emotions in certain situations wherein our subconscious mind triggers traumatic memories…thanks for sharing. Shall practice. God bless. Lots of love and light.

  • Chaya February 22, 2019, 6:30 am

    Good morning sir
    Thank you very much for sharing new thing about anxiety

  • William Dannie Lane May 8, 2020, 7:43 pm

    I really hope someday soon people will move past the training wheels that the Reiki symbols are and move to a better understanding.

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