Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
Are there times when you feel stuck in your life? Would you love to understand the reasons you do the things you do, or feel the emotions you feel? Do you feel unhappy or frustrated with where you are in your career, or your love relationship? If so, Reiki can be a help to you.
All of us believe that Reiki brings healing to the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves; however, we may not understand how that actually happens. Some may think it is magical – after a Reiki session, our world is good again. While we may feel more relaxed and calmer, it will not be sustained, unless we have gained some insights and do some things differently.
When used frequently, preferably daily, Reiki can lead us to mental and emotional healing. Reiki bestows gifts upon us. And, we have the choice to work with these gifts, or we can choose not to do the work necessary to create healing in our lives. We must cooperate with the blessings of Reiki energies.
Let us look at some real-life examples.
- During a Reiki session, the practitioner discerned a lack of energy in the client’s Solar Plexus chakra. She intuitively knew the client struggled with living authentically, due to not having strong self-confidence. After the session, the practitioner suggested that seeking individual counseling may be helpful. Reiki energies guided the practitioner in making this suggestion. The client understood lack of self-confidence was a lifelong issue, and he could not resolve it by himself. Over the years, close friends had suggested that he work with a professional therapist but he always resisted this idea. For the first time in his life, he became open to this suggestion. He now had the insight this was a deep-rooted belief within himself, and he had been unable to heal it on his own. He made the choice to find an experienced therapist.
- Another example is when James, a Reiki II practitioner, did a self-treatment session on himself. He was experiencing feelings of dissatisfaction with his career choice but did not know how to determine what his next steps should be. At the beginning of his Reiki session, he set the intention to find a way to leave this profession and find a more fulfilling one. No answers came during the session. However, within 48 hours, he learned about a new book addressing the underlying issues of career changes. Then, it outlined practical steps in forging a new career. When he googled the author, he discovered a youtube video the author had, outlining the entire book. It seemed to be a perfect fit! He bought the book immediately and studied the concepts. James gained many new insights and soon developed a plan for moving forward.
Developing insights into our thoughts and feelings is one of the most important factors of the discernment process. The good news is that we do not have to do this work alone! Connecting with the Divine Spirit always provides excellent guidance. Spirit works with us through inspirational thoughts and guides us to the right people, books and yes, even youtube videos. Reiki opens the channels of communication between us earthlings and the Spirit World. We simply need to listen and respond in positive ways.
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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)