Article by Durga Pillai
I’ve always connected “Yes” to positivity and “No” to negativity. It took me a couple of decades to come to terms with my power to say no to people and things that pulled me down from my highest best.
A Reiki healer understands this concept throughout their journey with Reiki. It’s not about cutting off people that don’t fulfill your needs and interests. Let’s face the truth. There is a huge difference between people who you need and who nurture you.
Honor Your Power, Honor Reiki
It all starts with Reiki’s energy exchange principle that insists Reiki’s energy should be exchanged and not given away freely. The exchange can, however, be decided by the mutual agreement of the healer and the healee.
We believe Mother Nature is a caregiver and in return, we are her caretakers. In recent times, there have been several instances of energy imbalances across the world. My healing instincts hint at Mother Nature’s power to say “No” to the drastically increasing or rather, accelerating energy imbalances on Earth.
Reiki has equipped me to intuitively understand my power of free will as a human being. When I was 15 and received my first Reiki initiation I wasn’t aware of the possible consequences of choosing a healer’s journey. I wasn’t even sure what healing is but then, Reiki chose to help me heal my unguarded empathetic nature.
Usually, when I said no to a person or situation I crib and cringe for several days and weeks. It always thrills me to see how things pan out over the course of time and then, I feel like Reiki pointing out to me that there was a bigger picture which I failed to see at first. The decision to say no was the best for me and others who were involved.
A real-life example with Reiki
I would like to narrate a real-life example when I received an offer to join as a professional Reiki healing practitioner contributing towards one of my Reiki teacher’s healing practices. I was one of the first few students who was approached with the offer. My mind said that I owe my Reiki teacher and so, I should say yes. But, my heart was stubborn about saying a no.
I sat with Reiki and HSZSN came to my rescue as always. The symbol strengthened my solidarity and integrity as a healer. Whether I practice Reiki as a healer or a common woman, I will do so with my heart and soul. I don’t want to heal for an exorbitant amount. That’s definitely not true to my commitment to Reiki.
I’ve always tried to honor my heart in every situation. So, I half-heartedly said no to my teacher. I didn’t have a job at that point in time and this could have been the only source of income for me but I couldn’t say yes. I had to say no and then, I realized why my heart was not ready to do it about 6 months later.
I came across my Reiki friends a few months later. They shared with me that they realised the path they chose wasn’t for their highest good and decided to move ahead in their own paths. We often fail to see situations for what they are since we are busy building illusionary images of them in our minds.
Reiki Empowers Healers To Say No
Now when I think about Reiki’s role in my life, I feel empowered with my sense of empathy. I don’t feel exhausted and guilty while honoring my Self with self-care and self-love. Though I was a problem child in my relationship with Reiki. I’ve been unruly and unfaithful to the power of Reiki and still, the mother never abandons her child.
The Reiki symbol HSZSN is the most compassionate and communicative Reiki symbol in my life. I feel the symbol calling out to me when I’m faced with dilemmas to decide whether to say yes or no to people or situations. I seek Reiki’s guidance even when I’m traveling to new places. There have been instances when I’ve canceled my travel plans owing to Reiki’s guidance. The guidances are always spot-on honest and genuine straight to my heart.
How has Reiki empowered you during your life journey?
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Durga Pillai is a writer, Reiki healer, and spiritual seeker. She channels Reiki Distance Healing and currently lives in a beach town in the southernmost part of India. She enjoys alone time, music and books while charms her luck with candle making, quilling and anything that awakens the creator within. She believes in spreading light, love, and spirituality to kids and women in the remote parts of the world. Follow her here: themeraki.org