Sound Reiki: Life Happens—Reiki Helps

At the low points in my life Reiki has shifted my energy and perspective, helped me to get moving again, regain my balance, and see the gifts in all of life’s experiences.

Crows in the trees outside my window are talking politics over their morning coffee (or so I imagine). A beautiful orchid given to me by a student has begun to release its blossoms. My beloved brother-in-law of 46 years made his transition recently after a long battle with cancer. A few weeks later, a dear friend also succumbed to cancer.

My grandson celebrated his first birthday and took his first steps. I celebrated my 69th birthday and reflected on the richness of my life’s tapestry in all of its joys and sorrows, pain and pleasure, losses and gains.

ferris wheel

Life is a bit like a ride on a ferris wheel.

Friends and I celebrated my birthday with a delicious seafood dinner and a ride on the Seattle Ferris wheel. It occurs to me that life is a bit like riding a Ferris wheel. You get on, and you know you’ll have to get off at some point, whether you’re ready or not. At its low point, you can’t see much beyond the gondola; at its apex, you feel as if you’re on top of the world.

The key to a Ferris wheel is balance, both in the engineering and in the way the gondolas are loaded. That’s true of life also. If we achieve balance, we know, even at our lowest point, that the wheel will turn; the gondola will rise and our vantage point and perspective will shift.

At the low points in my life Reiki has shifted my energy and perspective, helped me to get moving again, regain my balance, and see the gifts in all of life’s experiences.

I’ll be sharing three visualizations that have been key for regaining and maintaining balance in my life during a workshop on August 7 to be held at East West Bookshop in Seattle. Click here for details. I hope you’ll join me and bring your friends! (No Reiki training is necessary.) If you aren’t local, the visualizations are in my book, pages 71-75, and recorded on CD, Three Visualizations for Self-Healing.

Note: This article is reprinted from my monthly e-zine, The Reiki for Living News, June/July 2013 issue.

Marianne is a Puget Sound-based Reiki teacher and practitioner. She is a former editor, contributor, and columnist for Reiki News Magazine (2004-2010) and the author of Reiki, A Guide for the Practice of Levels I and II, which other Reiki teachers have called “one of the best Reiki books out there.” See her current class schedule. To make an appointment for a distant or hands-on Reiki session, click here.

 

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