Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
It seems many people in the modern world define success in terms of material wealth – whether it be money in the bank, a large home or expensive cars. Others define success with college degrees or moving up the corporate ladder. Others may focus on a love relationship or having children. Some may seek spiritual enlightenment. This article is not a judgment on any, or all, of these ways to define success. The purpose is to help all of us to develop a greater understanding of how energy works in our lives.
When we practice Reiki, we gain more and more knowledge and insight as to how our energy works! We learn the power of our thoughts and intentions. We can manifest what we want in our lives. We learn about the power of the Law of Attraction and other natural laws. We gain in our understanding of how we create our lives and become more aware of how every choice we make impacts both the small and major events of our lives.
During a recent Advanced Reiki training, a student shared how her understanding of energetic impact has changed her life. One example she gave is that she no longer has feelings of frustration when every line in the supermarket is long, and her wait is longer than she had hoped. She understood the real reasons for this frustration. She recognized her aggravated energies went beyond her physical self and impacted the energy of others and the environment. She now sends energies of love and light to everyone in the supermarket. She senses the difference in the store’s energy.
She continued with how this affected her attitude towards success in her life. In the past, she saw success as rushing through the “insignificant” parts of her day so that she could focus on her high-level job. Her trips to the supermarket usually occurred between her daytime hours in the office, and the evening hours she spent on her work computer at home. She had viewed what she judged to be long waits in lines as interfering with her work life which was her number one priority.
Not only is she spending less time with her work activities, she uses Reiki and meditation daily. While she is still putting a good amount of energy into her profession, it is balanced with times of calmness and connection with Universal energies. And, now she views this balanced life as success.
Where we put most of our time and energy should match the priorities in our lives. While many of us are working fulltime jobs – whether it be in Reiki and other energy modalities, or in other workplaces – we can find ways to develop energetic balance. It is not always an hour-for-hour equivalency. For example, half an hour of self-Reiki may energetically balance an eight-hour workday, if you are able to bring the calming Reiki energies into your being. It will take practice but it is definitely possible.
Reiki always helps us to realize we live in a world of endless possibilities; it is a wonderful way for us to create a happy and harmonious life. Let each of us define what a successful life would be.
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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)