Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
It seems everyone has a bucket list these days. What is on yours? Most people list places where they want to travel, adventures they want to do, or personal goals they have not yet accomplished. With the new year 2019 at its beginning, perhaps this is the year each of us should consider a variation of the typical bucket list – a Reiki bucket list.
A Reiki bucket list is comprised of those things we’d “like to do someday,” related to Reiki. It could be as small as reading a Reiki book that has caught our eye, or as life-changing as becoming a Reiki Master. Let’s think about that again! Maybe, reading that Reiki book is not so small after all – how many times has, reading a book or even a paragraph on a Reiki website, been significant in your life? Maybe, there is something different about a Reiki bucket list….
A Reiki bucket list can be so much more significant in our lives than traveling to an exotic place or participating in a skydiving adventure. Because Reiki is a connection to Divine energies, even the seemingly smallest intention, or activity, can have powerful effects in our lives. Each of us has already experienced some form of a Reiki miracle. Just think about your past experiences with Reiki, and you will be able to identify some specific moments when Reiki brought great benefits to your life.
The process of developing a bucket list should be fun. The first question should be: What do I want to make sure I do before I die? The exercise pushes us to identify the things we’d love to do, or to have, in our lives. Often, the list is comprised of unnamed or hidden wishes. Up to this point in our lives, we may not have taken the time or energy to comprise this list; or made the efforts to take the time, energy or money to accomplish them.
All of us have some unfulfilled desires when it comes to our Reiki practice.
Here are some ideas for a Reiki bucket list:
- Schedule a Reiki session with a practitioner you do not know.
- Attend a training class for a different Reiki tradition.
- Do Reiki trades with someone new.
- Go to presentations in your community about other energy-healing modalities.
- Start doing Reiki self-treatments on daily basis.
- Add Reiki to current meditative practices.
- Become a Reiki Master.
- Open a Reiki practice or join an established group of holistic practitioners.
This is a sample of some ideas. Your Reiki bucket list may be quite different – it is yours to figure out and make your decision to pursue. Connect to Divine Energies, through self-treatment, and listen to the guidance you receive. Your Reiki bucket list will be new and exciting – you can’t wait to do the things on it! Make 2019 a truly memorable year.
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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)