Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
Celebrations of special anniversaries can be significant in our lives. Many couples celebrate their wedding anniversary every year, with special emphasis for ten, twenty-five, forty and fifty-year milestones. Others may acknowledge the number of years since a graduation, working for an agency or company, when a disease was declared to be cured, or living in the family home. Birthday celebrations are another form of anniversary awareness; it is the acknowledgment of the day a new human being came into the world. There are endless possibilities for anniversary celebrations. A particularly touching celebration that I’ve become aware of is when parents celebrate the anniversary date of a child’s official adoption date.
These celebrations denote dates when life-changing events occurred. When we look back on the differences in our lives since our first Reiki session as a receiver, our first class to become attuned to Reiki, or our first session as a Reiki practitioner, we can easily see how much our lives have changed since that “first.” As we integrated Reiki into our daily routines, our lives changed in unforeseen, and remarkable, ways. It is important that we recognize, and celebrate, the gift of Reiki, on at least an annual basis.
Since we know everything we think and everything we do brings energies into our beings, we open ourselves to positive energies during all happy celebrations. We reminisce and reflect on the most meaningful aspects of these life-changing events at least once a year.
In the same way, it is important to take time out of our busy lives and acknowledge some of the beautiful moments we have had in our Reiki practices. Reflect on how much your personal healing journey has been affected by Reiki energies. Recall your new beliefs and ways of thinking. Remember some of your clients and what they shared with you about significant healings in their lives, as a result of Reiki sessions.
There can certainly be times when we may have doubts about our work, or we may wonder if we are really living our life purpose. Reflecting on these healing moments can encourage us to continue on. It is important to remember our “success stories.” With Reiki, however, we must also remember that our definition of success – and the Divine Source’s definition – may not be the same! Too often, we and our clients, desire a certain outcome. We must always remember Reiki will give energy to a client’s highest good – and we may not know what that highest good is. But, we can be assured that healing is always occurring, whether it is visible or not.
Another aspect of anniversary celebrations is the concept of recommitment – whether it is to a spouse, an agency or corporation, or promoting your own good health. Recommit to your Reiki practice, on a regular basis. Scheduling a date to do so (one of the anniversary dates suggested above) is one way to renew, and maybe some years, revive your practice of Reiki.
Take a few moments now and think about your Reiki “first’s.” Examine all the changes in your life since then. You will see how Reiki has served your highest good. And, always, give gratitude – as that energy will only enhance your own healing journey, and those of the people with whom you share the gift of Reiki. Consider setting some Reiki anniversary dates – and then celebrate them with love and joy. It will make a difference!
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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/, firstname.lastname@example.org and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)