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Reiki & Me

To me, Reiki is an active form of meditation that is allows me to be a conduit for God’s healing power. It is an amazing process that always leads me to experience incredible joy.  So much so, that I have called my business “Healing Joyfully.”

I was born with the gift to heal energetically, but didn’t realize what I was doing until I was 30. (I haven’t figured out if I’m unobservant or just a slow learner).  I always thought my friends were being kind and sweet when they told me that being around me made them feel better.  I finally figured it out with help from a distressed friend.  She came to visit me when she was at an emotional low.  At the time I was on a spiritual high from being able to meditate everyday for a couple of hours.   When she arrived I hugged her, thinking I wish I could take away her emotional pain.  Within a few minutes, she was giggling and I was crying.

Once I figured out that I was a healer, I actively searched for knowledge and training.  I eventually came across Reiki and it just speaks to my soul.   Reiki is not just a healing technique it is a spiritual path.  There are five principles to follow (see my jpeg or yesterday’s post).   Just in case you were wondering, now when I do energy work on someone I do not take on their pain, I observe it and let it go.

A little history: Reiki is a technique that was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1920’s in Japan.  The word “Reiki” was formed from two Japanese words that together mean guided universal life force energy.  Reiki heals on many levels: spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

As a Reiki Master I put my ego aside so I can become a conduit of God’s healing powers for my client.  My greatest talent as an energy healer is my ability to get of God’s way.   Because of limitations of the English language there isn’t a word other than healer to describe what I do.  I’m not the true healer, God is.

During a Reiki session, I gently touch my client’s body in various places such as the eyes, face, head, neck, shoulders, stomach, back, legs and feet.   I let God guide me as to where I should put my hands and how long I should keep my hands still so each Reiki session is different.  As God’s healing power comes through me and out my hands to the client, my hands heat up.  Sometimes both my client and I are sweating despite the fact my air conditioner is running perfectly.   Then there are the rare times, my hands become ice-cold.    It’s an amazing experience.

In order for me to be the best conduit I can be, I have to feel love for the client i.e. universal love.   We all know that some people are easier to love than others, so at times I have to call on God to assist me in feeling the love.  He always comes through for us.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Just for Today, I will…

Just for Today

I have learned to live for today and not hold on to the past or look to the future for better times.  I first learned this lesson through the medical problems I was experiencing; then when I studied Reiki I learned about the five Reiki principles that are “Just for Today:”   1.  I will not be angry; 2.  I will not worry; 3.  I will be grateful; 4. I will do my work honestly; 5. I will be kind to others.   For me this is a recipe for living in the now, which is important to me.

I do not want to cling to the past, because frankly my past wasn’t all sunshine and flowers.  If I lived in the past I would be negative person who radiates angry and rage.  I  know how I would react, because I used to live in the past and I wasn’t a pleasant person to be around.  I didn’t even want to be around me.

I do not want to look to the future for all my hopes and dreams, because that means I would be waiting for someone or something to rescue me.  Again I know, because I did this for awhile also.  I became resentful, because I would look around and see that everyone, but me was getting what they wanted.  At least that was my frame of mind at the time.  I do not want to envy anyone or be jealous, because it robs me of my future.

I do want to live in the present, in a “For Now” or “Just for Today” frame of mind.  I feel hopeful, joyful and full of sunshine, because I can see the good in my life.  I see people fulfilling their dreams and goals and I think “How awesome is that?”  I do not carry negative emotions – if…no make that when I feel a negative emotion I stop and take care of it.  I turn the negative thought into a positive thought.  For instance “I can’t believe that fool just cut in front of me and now is going 10 miles an hour slower than the speed limit.”  Can you feel the anger in that?  Instead I change it to something like “I am where I need to be, when I need to be at this present moment in time.”  When I look at it this way, I no longer have the anger instead I feel so calm and at peace.  I like this much, much better.

Where do you live: in the past, future or now?

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

Just for Today, I will…

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