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Back to the Basics

Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master

Is there anyone among us in the Reiki Rays community who is not living a too busy and complicated life? Is there anyone who is peaceful and calm, all the time? Is it even possible in today’s world? How can we hope for world peace, when it seems we cannot find it individually?

Reiki teaches us, again and again, that calmness is a possibility, beginning with intention and loving energies. Often, we are reminded our individual goals are attained through mind/body/spirit balance. Reiki assists in reaching, and maintaining, this balance no matter what problems and challenges we face in our daily lives.

Reiki reminds us to get back to the basics of this essential balance. Here are some basic areas we can explore each day:

  • Spirit:

Do I take time to meditate and/or pray?
Am I aware of the spiritual guidance available to me?
Do I check in with my spiritual guidance throughout the day?
Do I forgive those who hurt me, or slight me (or, do I hold grudges)?
Do I express gratitude for all the blessings in my life?
Are my actions based in love, not fear?

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  • Mind:

Is my self-talk positive (or negative)?
Am I aware of my thoughts during challenging times?
Do I think of myself as a beautiful being?
Do my thoughts lead to intentional, positive actions?
Are my thoughts about other people positive (or negative)?
Do I appreciate the power of the energies of my thoughts?

  • Body:

Do I eat a balanced diet?
Do I allow enough time for a good night’s sleep?
Do I exercise on a routine basis?
Have I eliminated harmful habits (smoking, drinking excessively, drugs, etc.)?
Do I love my physical body?
Do I give gratitude for my physical body?

The “basics” of any topic, thing, or intention is the foundation. It is not possible to build anything strong and long-lasting without a foundation – whether it is a bridge, a charitable organization, or a life. Frequently, in our own lives, we get so involved with all the minor, “surface-y” details, we tend to ignore the underlying and necessary structures. Before we know it, we have developed a stress-filled life, finding it difficult to live in peace and calmness. World peace will not occur until the vast majority of people live in a harmonious state.

Reiki is one of the best tools available to us to rediscover this essential balance. During Reiki, we rest in pure, perfect harmony, and we want to stay there. The solution is not to spend 23 hours a day in stress, and 60 minutes in Reiki peacefulness. The solution is to take the Reiki peacefulness into the other 23 hours of our days! Going back to the basics of mind/body/spirit balance is the foundation of establishing a Reiki lifestyle – and the first step to the establishment of world peace.

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Deborah Lloyd
Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner, providing Reiki sessions and training in Asheville, NC. Deborah is the author of two books, 22 Messages from the Archangels; and, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. She is also one of the co-authors of Reiki 101: 101 Answers for Your Reiki Questions. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, deb@deblloydhealing.com and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)

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  • Vee November 20, 2015, 3:11 pm

    Lovely reminder in this busy season, thank you.

  • Deborah Lloyd November 21, 2015, 2:03 pm

    Dear Vee,

    You are so correct – this is especially important for us to remember, during this busiest of seasons! Thank you for your comment.

    Peace to you,

  • R.k.sinha December 24, 2015, 10:06 am

    Well explained .Thanks for valuable basics.

    • Deborah Lloyd December 24, 2015, 10:46 pm


      Thank you so much for your kind words.

      Many blessings,

  • modesto December 25, 2015, 12:52 am

    thank yuo muchas graciass

    • Deborah Lloyd December 25, 2015, 10:55 am


      Thank you and many blessings to you during this holiday season.


  • Hiren May 4, 2016, 8:13 am

    Thank you once again to make us understand basic fundamental of life which makes life more easy , light and help to reach to destiny as decided by God.

    • Deborah Lloyd May 4, 2016, 12:28 pm

      Dear Hiren,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Many blessings on your journey,

  • Rosemarie August 31, 2016, 10:10 pm

    Hi I have been trying to communicate with reiki ray to see how I can download your ebooks or physical books can you please email me with a reply , I would so appreciated it thank you kindly.

    • Deborah Lloyd September 1, 2016, 10:31 pm


      Thanks for contacting me. What books are you interested in? If you would like to contact me directly, you may send me an email at deb@deblloydhealing.com.


  • Lena Öberg March 23, 2018, 10:37 pm

    Beautiful, thanks 🙂

    • Deborah Lloyd March 25, 2018, 1:26 pm

      Thank you, Lena – many blessings, Deborah

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