Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master
Anxiety is something that almost everyone experiences from time to time. However, for a few people, anxiety is a constant presence and eats into their lives on a daily basis. It can severely affect the quality of life and leave one feeling drained and exhausted.
Anxiety prone people do realise that most of what they feel anxious about never comes to pass. Unfortunately, this realisation does not prevent them from feeling anxious and they continue to suffer.
Can Reiki help with anxiety troubles? It most certainly can, provided we remember to seek its help.
If you are a Reiki practitioner and you suffer from anxiety, it can be hard to remember to seek Reiki’s help when you find yourself feeling anxious. However, if you can remind yourself to do so, it can help you calm those nerves and encourage you to shift your focus on to feelings of love, safety and peace.
Those of us who are attuned to Level 2 and higher can work with the mental emotional symbol Sei Hei Ki to help heal anxiety. You can also teach the following techniques to your Level 2 students.
- As we all know, prevention is always better than cure. How about making a conscious effort to stay calm before anxiety can take over? It helps to start and end the day on a calm note. As soon as you wake up in the morning, stand with your feet planted on the ground and draw the mental emotional symbol all around you. Take a deep breath and visualise a stream of Reiki entering your body. Feel this gentle energy flooding your nerves and enjoy a feeling of peace washing over you. Then draw a big power symbol to seal the energy and intend that it stays with you all through the day. Do the same practice before going to bed at night and fall asleep feeling calm and peaceful.
- In the morning, draw a small mental emotional symbol on your dorsum (back of the hand) or on your palm. If you find yourself feeling anxious during the day, look at your hand and connect with Reiki through the symbol. Allow its healing energy to flow to you. This will help you feel supported and enable you to keep calm.
- Draw the mental emotional symbol on a tiny piece of paper and put it under your pillow at night. Before you drift off to sleep, request Reiki to help you heal the root cause of your anxiety. The root cause of many anxiety troubles can be traced back to early childhood and past life traumas. Also request Reiki to help you release any resistance that you may hold towards letting go of anxiety. Anxious people often harbour an unconscious attachment to anxiety and have a hard time letting it go.
- During Self Reiki sessions, draw a large mental emotional symbol over you. Visualise the anxious energy trapped in your body floating up to the symbol and being transformed into light.
If you are attuned to the third degree, you may also use the Master symbol alongside the mental emotional symbol if you feel guided to do so.
Remember that healing is a journey of uncovering layers of blocked energy, transforming this energy into light and eventually recognising our true innate state of wholeness. Healing takes time. It is best not to focus much on the end result but to flow with the journey instead. Flowing with life helps us heal much better than setting targets and expecting healing to occur as per those targets.
Love and Light to You!
Note: If anxiety is severely affecting your everyday life, do not hesitate to seek additional professional assistance alongside helping yourself with Reiki.
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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 at firstname.lastname@example.org and Angel Light on Facebook.