Article by Justine Melton
Have you felt a shift in the air? Can you feel any changes or extra energy around you? October is here and with it comes a very special time of the year. If you are lucky enough to live somewhere with tree’s that change colors you have a visual representation of the changes happening all around you as well. Crisp fall leaves turn into an array of gold, orange, red and yellow and then fall to the ground in a cleansing motion. This time of the year is thought to be magical and is an amazing time to practice Reiki.
In the United States Halloween is celebrated across the country giving the month an excited but spooky feel. Then comes All Souls/All Saints Day and Dia De Los Muertos. What is it that spurs up all of this energy? What makes it so special?
Halloween finds its roots in several different places. One of which is the Celtic Holiday of Shamin. This holiday marked the end of harvest and the beginning of winter. The weeks in between the shifting of seasons was thought to be a time period of transition. People believed that during the transition (most notably between Halloween Day and All Soul’s Day) there was a bridge to the other side where it was much easier to communicate with departed loved ones and spirits. Although any changing of the seasons was thought to provide a bridge the one found in Oct/Nov was thought to be the most powerful of all.
Halloween and All Soul’s Day can be a very special time for Reiki because Reiki already harnesses the power of the Universe for healing and for the greatest good of all. All of this extra energy that is present at this special time of the year can be harnessed and used during Self-Reiki, Reiki sessions on other’s and in any other area that you use Reiki for.
Harnessing this extra energy is quite simple and requires just respecting the universe and asking permission. Since Reiki is all knowing there is not much that you need to do. Before performing Reiki of any kind simply ask the universe and Reiki energy to gift you with this extra energy and allow the healing Reiki light to be paired with the special energy of October/November. You can also ask this when using Reiki to help communicate with the other side. For those of you just starting to use special psychic gifts that you might have this is the perfect time of the year to do so as well! Just make sure to always protect yourself in Reiki’s white light and enjoy the special gifts that come with the transition period in October and November.
Wishing you all love and light.
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Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the client’s highest good. You can follow Justine on her website SerenityOfTheMindAndSoul.com and on Facebook at Serenity of the Mind & Soul.