Article by Abhishek Jhaveri
Earlier I was not regular with practicing Reiki for self. Sometimes weeks passed by and I was not practicing. I was honestly just being LAZY. Less Reiki means less introspection. I soon started seeing myself being irritated, hurt, and low more often.
Then I made up my mind to do Reiki every day before I sleep. It worked well for few weeks but there were days where I was very tired and had to struggle to do Reiki. That’s when I decided that I will do Reiki first thing in the morning when I get up. I started getting up one hour before my earlier regular time. Then I could not find any excuse not to do Reiki. If I had to leave early on any given day then I used to get up even two hours earlier to my regular time. This way I started sleeping early too. It was a great way to start my day. Even if I got up with a bad dream I know I could change my frame of mind early that morning with Reiki.
Automatically I started seeing a big difference in my schedule too. I could do things faster. I could accommodate more time for other work. Find leisure time.
Discipline is not only with regards to time management. It is also to do with negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, hurt, lust etc. Reiki shows you the bigger picture. I always used to feel to be in good terms with some friends and family I had to match their expectations such as matching their economic status, being well read to have a conversation with them. To be updated with Bollywood gossip to have conversations. But with Reiki I realized is this really worth it?? Should not people like me for who I am rather than like me for my economic status or how entertaining I can make conversations for them with gossip or other pleasures? I realized any kind of unhealthy pleasure taken by gossip only increases void within and it surely affects your karmic account. With Reiki, my need for taking unhealthy pleasure went down tremendously. I was more focused in my life and only trying to see how I can help someone in their life. I realized I did not lose my ability to make interesting conversations. The good this is that it was not at anyone else’s expense. I started cracking more jokes on myself more which helped always.
Your jealousy also goes down because you stop fearing that someone will stop talking to you because they are richer now. If they have stopped talking to you because they have become more successful, then it was not friendship in the first case. They have made space for you to create new friends.
Earlier I used to splurge money on clothes etc to be presentable. But did I really require that many clothes? Did I really have to treat all my friends always to be praised? Did I have to travel with my expensive cars which consumed a lot of petrol to impress people? I started questioning a lot of my activities. I actually saved up on money every month which I could use for more noble causes such as donating to cancer hospitals, donating to crowdfunding websites for people needing funds for their operation etc. Reiki made me more compassionate as I started seeing everyone as how I would view my brother or sister. This I feel is really important. If everyone helps someone then the world becomes a more beautiful place.
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Abhishek’s spiritual journey began few years back when he was very depressed. He realized that his happiness was mostly dependent on external factors. Peace of mind too eluded him. Abhishek learnt many tools to counter his depression and see a new meaning to life. Abhishek is an Angel card reader and a Reiki Grand Master. He has also written a play which was showcased in October 2016.