Sometimes, at night, as I’m laying down to sleep, I send my family a hug using Reiki. There’s no physical touching, nor are there hand positions. I use visualization, intention, and affirmation to ensconce them in a protective bubble filled with Reiki and some elemental energy.
Here is the process that I use, in a step by step format.
To begin, I am already laying down in bed, moments, before I fall asleep. I visualize what my body looks like, as though being viewed from above. Then, I feel the connection that my body has to the bed to help keep me grounded. Next, I imagine energy coming through me, down to the floor, and continuing past until it connects to the Earth. I view it as tendrils of moving energy much like little fairy lights. In the next step, I visualize energy from my body going up towards the Sky. It looks exactly the same as the energy connecting me to the Earth.
Through these connections, Earth to Sky, there is a constant movement of energy. I visualize it meeting at my core or Solar Plexus chakra. At that point, I visualize a white light entering me and ask that Reiki begin channeling through me. As the Reiki enters through the Crown chakra and makes its way to the Solar Plexus chakra, it meets with the Earth and Sky energy.
It’s a powerful combination that results when the elemental energies of Earth and Sky meet the Reiki energy. There’s a powerful bright light, like a star illuminating the night. These energies, together, then begin to flow outwards through my finger tips. I ask that it go to each of my family members (we all live together, so there’s no distance involved. Also, my dog is included as a family member).
I visualize these tendrils of energy reaching my family. We all become interconnected like a web. The energies are still in constant motion and begin to move in a circular fashion. The circular motion blooms and we each are then protected by a sphere, which looks like a bubble. We each have our own sphere but are still connected with the tendrils of energy.
It’s at this point that I ask Reiki to seek each member of the family and help them for their highest good. I ask that each of us have a restful sleep and that we might awake refreshed and renewed. I continue channeling the energy for a few moments. Then, I visualize the spheres dissolving. Slowly, the tendrils of energy retract from each family member. I send the energy back to the Earth. I send the energy back to the Sky. Then I visualize the Reiki energy being released through the soles of my feet. Finally, I thank the Universe for allowing me to channel Reiki, Earth and Sky.
It’s in this way that I am able to connect my family, one last time, before we all drift off to our night-time dream filled journeys.
Article by Carrie Anderson
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Carrie Anderson Carrie earned her Ph.D in Metaphysics and Energy Healing through World Metaphysical Institutes. She is a Reiki Master with additional training in Grief Reiki, NOW Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Reiki Space Clearing, and Animal Reiki. Her focus is on Distance Reiki. She also has certifications in Teen Guided Meditation, Chakra Cleansing, Meditation Guide, Manifestation Practitioner, Energy Healing with Color and Art, Reflexology and Acupressure. Additionally, she is a Yoga Instructor with a focus on Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Children’s Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. She is a teacher at SilverMoon Glade Academy of Wicca and Witchcraft. Carrie is a co-author with Mellisa Dormoy for the book, “Easy Mindfulness for Today’s Teens”. She is an active member of the Natural Healer Society and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org