Article by Justine Melton
If you are like me, Reiki may have started as just a hobby for you. When you enter the Reiki world it is so fun and amazing. You start to explore it and realize that there are endless things you can do with it.
After a while, you might start offering Reiki to others. At this point, you realize that you might need to invest some time and money into your business to make it be successful. You will need some Reiki Practitioner basics like a Reiki table, Reiki Insurance, Client Forms, and of course a Reiki space.
As healers, it is common to feel guilty about spending money on ourselves or our business. I have heard so many times, “I’d love to create a really cool space but I just don’t have the money. I know I could attract a lot more people if I do.” This goes for websites, flyers, teaching classes, getting different certifications, and so forth. You have other financial and time obligations. Guess what? This is completely normal and something you can easily work through.
When I first started doing Reiki I felt very guilty about spending money and time on myself. If I’m honest this feeling still tries to creep up every once in a while. I have a family, children, and several other commitments that at times take priority over anything else that I am doing.
However, investing in yourself and in your Reiki business is not something that you should ever feel guilty about. You must invest both time and money in order to grow and be successful. The more you put into it the better it will be and the more people you will help.
The feeling of guilt is actually a lower vibration and something that you want to send healing energy too. You have to be the best that you can be in order to bring your best self to others. Would you want to go to a practitioner that had a million things going on and Reiki was at the bottom of a long list of tasks they were completing during the day? Or would you rather go to a practitioner who is calm, cool, collected, and has made Reiki and healing other’s a priority in their life?
Investing time and money into yourself and your business is not an arrogant or selfish thing to do. It is, in fact, a form of self-love and a form of love for others as well. Feelings of guilt may pop up from time to time but they can be easily dispelled. How? By Reiki of course! When this happens to me I immediately send Reiki to it. Over time it will help alleviate the feelings and will always steer you in the right direction if you are open to it.
Method to Relieve Healer Guilt:
- When you first feel guilt about spending time or money on your business immediately stop whatever you are doing and close your eyes. Take a short 30 second break. Sit in that space.
- Thank yourself for this thought and make a Power Symbol over yourself.
- Say, “Investing time and money into myself is a sign of self love. I release any lower energy bringing feelings of guilt with love and acceptance.”
- Next, place your hands cross crossed over your chest (or however you feel comfortable beaming Reiki to yourself) and send Reiki to yourself for 5min.
- At the end of the 5 minutes give thanks and move on with your day.
This method can be done in any amount of free time that you have. For example, if you are at work or in a busy environment when you have the feeling of guilt, just take a short min to do all of the above quickly. Then, later in the day when you are at home or in a peaceful environment go through the method again in its entirety. Remember, you are bringing so much love and healing to the world as a Reiki Practitioner. You have a gift. Never feel guilty!
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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.