Article by Patti Deschaine
We are what we feel. Think about this for a moment. We are what we feel.
How are you feeling today? Are you relaxed and ready to start your day or tense and worried about work, home, kids, money? If you are falling more toward the low end of the scale, how can you find balance and bring more light into your day? Did you know you could use Reiki to raise your vibrational frequency and improve your day, your week, your life circumstances? You can and here’s how!
Feeling positive emotion increases your energetic vibration. Think of people you meet on a daily basis. You can tell the difference between those who radiate calm and confidence from those who are stressed, anxious, and tense, right? Now place yourself on that scale, where do you fall? Somewhere in the middle, or closer to one side or the other? Be honest. It doesn’t matter what side you land on. What matters is that you have the awareness and the tools to positively increase your vibrational frequency and improve your day.
Here’s how it works – If you are radiating a low frequency, your perception is low. Your ego restricts the natural flow of energy and connection to universal intuition and love. You feel constrained by negative thoughts and your world is small.
In contrast, when you radiate a high frequency, your perception is heightened. You radiate pure love and it raises the consciousness of those you come in contact with. You are open and see the world and its opportunities for growth through a much higher consciousness.
In order to raise your vibration, choose your thoughts carefully. Pay attention to and focus on your positive feelings. Feel emotionally good. Use Cho Ku Rei to connect to energy, taking yourself to a safe and happy place in your mind, if only for a few moments. I like to go to the beach, but you can go anyplace that brings you peace and lightens your mood. Use your powerful mind and all your senses to fill in the details. Hear the rhythmic ebb and flow of the surf, the squawking gulls- feel the sun on your face and let grains of sand sift through your fingers. If you are not a beach person, any good imagery will work. Call on your memories of your cat’s crazy antics while chasing a butterfly in your yard, put yourself on the side of a mountain watching the sunrise, or next to a happily babbling brook with the smell of pine. Feel better? Good then you’ve got the idea! Now take that good feeling and try to carry it into your day. If you practice this on a regular basis, you will be able to summon this place of peace anytime you need it.
To keep your newly raised vibration, you may find it helpful to remember that you can send Reiki to anything. Having a rough day at work? Send Reiki to that continually ringing phone or slow moving computer. Place a Reiki infused crystal on at your workstation to focus on or hold during tense times. Holding a good vibration at work can actually improve the quality of your phone or computer collaborations. You’ll have a better day and your clients and coworkers will too. Tell the universe, “This is going to be a great day!”
Even though we do our best to surround ourselves with positive people, there may be times when this is not always possible, particularly in the workplace. When interacting with those who may not be as attuned to your positive vibration use unconditional love and focus on the good you can see in them. Their bad mood is usually not about you. They are often struggling with things we can’t even imagine. Take a mental step back and observe from an emotional distance. Be fully present and interact without judgment. Strive to see them as healed and happy. Focus on what can and will be. If you are a practicing healer this is especially important. It is difficult, if not impossible, to heal without being able to envision the patient as being restored back to health.
Remember that you are human and sometimes will get your feelings hurt. If this happens, discharge that bad energy. Acknowledge it and move on. Talk to someone trustworthy who understands or write your feelings down on a slip of paper. Fold it up and put it in your pocket. If you want, you can tear it up or ceremonially burn this later. Most importantly ask the universe, your higher power or the angels (whatever works for you) to remove the “bad” energy and direct your attention to what your abundant future holds.
If you are really stuck in negativity, meditation may be the best way for you to reset. It is easier to replace negative thinking with positive if you can halt the process by first clearing all thoughts. Use Reiki to quiet and clear your mind. Connect to energy with Cho Ku Rei and ask your spirit guides to assist you. They are just waiting for you to ask! Brush negativity away with Sei He Kei using long downward strokes.
Try this meditation exercise: Sit quietly in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Breathe deeply, full, long calming breaths, moving fresh, clean oxygen down deep into your belly. Listen to the sound of your breath Grow roots from your feet to the floor below you. You are completed grounded and supported by Mother Earth. Relax and empty your mind of all thoughts. Feel your connection to the chair through your root chakra. Now imagine a pure white ball of healing Reiki light starting from your feet and slowly making its way up through your body. See the ball rising up your legs and hips and connecting with your root. Let it slowly rise up your spine through your sacral, your solar plexus, your heart, your throat and third eye chakras, exiting through your crown and clearing any blocked energy. Sit quietly, alive with vibrant energy and breathe. Inhale Reiki healing and gratitude for your blessings. Exhale letting your breath take with it anything that no longer serves you.
Here are some methods for channeling positive emotions to increase your vibrational frequency. Use the ones that work best for you.
Drink Reiki charged water
– encircle your drinking glass by connecting your thumbs and the tips of your fingers. Breathe deeply and use Cho Ku Rei to infuse the water with the pure Reiki energy from your hands. Drink.*Make conscious positive choices*. Ask for guidance in the form of oracle or angel cards. I often use the Doreen Virtue’s Archangel Oracle Cards because they are encouraging and supportive. Choose one card and carry its positive message with you for the day!
Listen to Music
– it has power to lift a dark mood quickly. Dance if you can. It will release stagnant, stuck energy in your body and elevate your mood. Move a muscle, change a thought!
– find humor in your situation. If this is difficult for you, it may be time for you to get out and socialize with like minded people. If you have never tried a Reiki healing circle now is the time!
Connect with Animals
– interacting with our pets is the absolute best spirit lifter ever! Throw a ball, take a walk, play tug or just plain cuddle. It’s great for both of you!
Get out into Nature
– you don’t have to hike Yosemite. Just grab a chair and sit on your back stoop. Let Reiki flow and listen to the sound of the breeze whispering in the trees. Get as quiet as you can. You may hear a message if you listen closely!
Finally, use positive affirmations to create and manifest prosperity and blessings in your life
– “Abundance is coming.”, “I enjoy a full and abundant life.”, “I have a happy and safe home.” are just a few that work well for me. Make up your own affirmations based on what you want to see manifested in your life.
If you are consistent with applying these tools you will see an immediate improvement in raising your vibrational frequency. It is so simple, but requires your continual attention. The thoughts of a lifetime are sometimes slow to turn around. Be patient with yourself and keep trying! There is a huge payoff waiting for you.
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Patti Deschaine is a traditionally trained Usui Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki Master, and owner of Maja Energy Works and Reiki Healing. She resides and practices in Wilmington, NC. She enjoys all types of Reiki and particularly loves using Reiki on animals. Patti can be found at MajaEnergyWorks.