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The Importance of Self-Reiki

Article by Gemma Rose

As Reiki practitioners, we are the next generation of light-workers and healers that will bring the world into better balance.

Self-Healing is an important part of Reiki practice, especially if you identify as an empath. Healing also enables us to better understand ourselves and to increase our spiritual connection to the Divine/Universe. I feel that it is important to set aside at least an hour a day for meditation and self-Reiki, be it in the morning or before you go to bed in the evening.

For me, I feel very much affected by other people’s energies, requiring me to shield and protect my aura using either the Reiki symbols or by visualizing a white light around my body and aura, like a spiritual Reiki shield.

After all, if we do not take care of ourselves first, we cannot treat others and clients to the best of our ability.

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I have divided some healing techniques into three parts that I’d like to introduce to you for your self-Reiki sessions.

Part 1: Meditation and Music

Meditation combined with music helps set the mood and tone for the remainder of the day. I personally prefer instrumental and non-lyrical music when meditating as it helps me get into my inner healing space. Listening to calming music helps set the tone of your self-healing and concentration.

  • As a Universal life energy, instrumental music also complements the energy that is in each and every one of us. Music like our aura, has a unique frequency and affects the tone of the room and person.
  • High-frequency music has the ability to raise your vibration and is a fast and easy way to focus inwards to your inner-self.
  • Calming music can be found via various social media apps or playlists that are wonderful in general.
  • I highly recommend classical, New Age or singing bowl music that you could incorporate into sessions.

Part 2: Scanning and protecting your aura

  • Settle comfortably into your self-Reiki practice by placing your hands about two feet away from you. This reaches the edges of your aura and is on the seventh layer of your auric field.
  • Focus on the aura that has more of warmth or a pulsing sensation via your hands. If you feel drawn to a chakra, or perhaps even see a bright pursuit of color in your mind’s eye, it is a sign from the universe to focus more on that chakra. Remember the colors and if you like, you can also write down what you feel or see during or after your practice.
  • Protect your aura by visualizing the Power symbol or the Master symbol surrounding your aura like a shield.
  • If you feel drawn to use one or more Reiki symbols, do so.
  • Ground yourself after your self-Reiki practice. Imagine a deep red color or tree root anchoring you to the ground from your feet down.

Part 3: Give thanks and acknowledge yourself

  • Focus on giving thanks to the Universe and the Reiki practice. Healing starts from within and we have to be intuitively guided to which chakra needs more work. After all, chakras work in harmony and sometimes, some chakras may be unbalanced, requiring Reiki to settle and work with your body for a longer time.
  • It is wise to acknowledge that your body is simply a system made up of many parts. It is normal for emotions and sometimes negative and old feelings to come up after or even during your self-Reiki session. Let your emotions flow. It is important to accept the emotions that are released and always be kind to every living being (including yourself).
  • Give thanks to your spiritual guides or light-beings that you have asked to assist you during your session.
  • Repeat the Five Reiki Principles as taught by our founder, Mikao Usui. I believe that this helps us better understand our body – focusing on our inner-being and light together.

Wishing you all the best in your self-healing journey – with love and light always!

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Gemma Rose

Gemma Rose

Gemma Rose is a Reiki Master from Singapore and has been practicing Reiki since it came into her life in 2018. She hopes to introduce like-minded people on its healing benefits and believes that healing starts from within – enabling us to reach our fullest potential.
Gemma can be reached via email bluelotusreikii@gmail.com and her website bluelotusreiki.wixsite.com/reiki

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • sreekanth k.g July 15, 2020, 10:48 am

    nice article. thank you!
    kind regards

  • Nigel July 17, 2020, 10:46 pm

    Sometimes I feel guilty and selfish doing self Reiki when so many others need help more. This is a nice reminder that we need to treat and be kind to ourselves. Thank you for the reminder and encouragement.

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