Article by Anna Marks
Reiki loves children! And children also love Reiki!
This is coming not only from a Reiki website but also from a Reiki work team whose members have all at least one child. Working with energy and thinking in energy terms comes deeply natural to all children despite their age. Isn’t unusual in nowadays to hear a child asking for energy healing after a nasty bump, calling upon and speaking with angels while going to bed, transmitting messages from beyond or sending healing through their touch and embrace.
The souls being born into the world now are very different than the previous generations. We are using terms like indigo, crystal, rainbow children, star souls but the essence remains the same – they are highly sensitive and greatly divine gifted. The old paradigm of perceiving the world we’re living in cannot match their inner truth so the hope to be seen, heard, understood and supported remains on their parents. To avoid further wounds, depressions, confusions and inner torment, they need new ways and methods to approach in life. Our children are the pathfinders of a new system and a new reality.
Since the existing system cannot offer a proper environment for these children to develop, it’s of utmost importance that their parents do it for them. Reiki is one of the great paths we can choose to raise our children with the sense of love, light and compassion, a world where you can enjoy being alive, a path which will not alter their inner self and uniqueness. Learning about and utilizing Reiki at a young age promotes a healthy way of seeing the world we’re living in and see themselves as having an active role in creating it, focusing on the greatest good of all. A balanced child will end up in becoming a balanced grown up.
There are two people who inspired and enlighten us in writing this article and raise awareness towards the benefits of Reiki in children’s lives.
First is a dear friend of Reiki Rays who has shared the Reiki experiment made with his child. We are going to share it with you now to offer some inspiration and enthusiasm to start having Reiki activities with your children. They began by doing the well-known Dr. Masaru Emoto’s rice experiment and the child was so impressed that another one followed very quickly. This time, four identical plants from the flower shop were bought – two for the child and two for the father. After buying then, they wrote on two of the flower pots “I Love You” and on the other two “I Hate You”. Each received two different labeled flower pots. After one week, both “I Hate You” flowers have dried in a way that they could no longer be saved. As for the “I Love You” flowers, the father’s plant was healthy and beautiful while the son’s was twice as healthy, beautiful and tall as the other one. Interesting, right? And besides the valuable experiential energy learning, you also get some quality father-son time.
Second is the dedication and passion showed by RM Elaine Grundy in teaching Reiki to children. She is the founder of The Reiki Centre Singapore which also offers Reiki Classes for Children. During one of her classes, she challenged the children to do their own first healing experiment using one apple and daily Reiki energy. Each child received an apple to cut it in half. After cutting it, each half was placed in similar sterilised containers – either glass jars or plastic containers. One half had to receive about 1 minute of Reiki a day while the other half was kept as the control. The results astonished all the children. After just one week, the difference in mold growth was quite significant. Then they tried with organic apples and the difference between the two jars was even greater, showing that Reiki is not of the imagination. It’s very important to give our best in finding attractive and interactive ways to present Reiki to children and make them commit to the daily practice even by sending Reiki to an apple. It’s a great start!
As a Reiki Master, there is a great honour in teaching Reiki to a child. It’s our way to pass forward to the further generations the teaching about love and light. It’s bringing your contribution to creating a better world. And it’s easier with children than with adults. Young children have a natural affinity for Reiki and they are seeing it as a normal everyday state of being.
We are recommending you to introduce your children to Reiki world and leave them to choose if this energy has a place and role in their lives. You can try the experiments mentioned above with the plants, rice or apples. Or an aura scanning in the attempt to see its colors. Or receive hands-on healing while being blindfold to guess the areas where Reiki energy was sent to them. Another activity suggestion is to draw and color Reiki symbols. For those of you who own a pet, teach your children to send him energy. Dolls and teddy bears can also be used. You can always use your creativity and intuition to add more or simply google it for extra tips and activities.
If the children show interest in any of the Reiki activities, maybe enrolling them into a Reiki Class for Children will be a wise decision. These classes are both playful and fun, support creativity, communication, compassion, and empathy, enhance relaxation and sleep, improve concentration and help the children make good choices in life. Above, their entire immune and energetic systems will be fully restored. And these were just very few of the many benefits of teaching Reiki to our children.
As Dalai Lama said, “If every eight years old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation”. Children hold inside themselves the vision of a pure light world where instant healing is a natural and normal occurrence in the everyday life. We are making them the Reiki gift and they are making us all the Heaven on Earth gift.
The Reiki playtime is a gift for both of you, adult and child alike.
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Anna Marks is part of the Reiki Rays Team since 2016. She is a freelance writer and a freelance soul. Although she got in touch with many healing methods and teachings, her journey made her realize we are our own authority and there is only one Truth that unite us all – unconditional love. She has only one thought for you – Learn to love yourself just as much as God loves you. Reach Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.