Sound Reiki: Using Reiki to Ease the Burden of Grief

In the early light of a clear, cold Lynnwood morning, I stepped gingerly onto my balcony, seeking a moment’s respite from cabin fever as I entered the fourth week of homebound recovery from surgery.

A deep sense of peace flowed through my body as I breathed in the crisp air, smiled at the sparkle of sun on heavy frost, took in the skeletal beauty

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Sound Reiki: Fall Into Good Habits

Fall into good habits for increasing your Reiki time and harvest the benefits.

Even a few minutes of Reiki can make a difference in your sense of well-being and help bring balance to a busy day. Committed, consistent Reiki over time can result in significant improvements in overall health, according to a 2010 survey of more than 500 practitioners.

Habits to cultivate:

  1. Begin your day with a brief self-treatment before getting out of bed. Morning Reiki helps me wake fully, feel centered and better prepared to start my day.
  2. Treat yourself before going to sleep at night for a more restful night’s sleep. If you are wakeful during the night, use Reiki to ease back into sleep.
  3. Quietly place a hand(s) inconspicuously on your body at odd times during the workday—during a break or a meeting, for instance—and allow Reiki to flow. This can reduce stress and aid in re-centering when you feel out of balance.
  4. If you have a formal Reiki practice, or a dedicated Reiki area in your home, prepare the space just as you would to receive a client; get on the table and treat yourself to the session you give clients. These are the best sessions I give myself. Afterwards I feel deeply rested and refreshed.
  5. Exchange sessions with another practitioner(s) on a regular basis. Working with a committed exchange partner(s) consistently over time can be life changing. It has been for me!
  6. Attend Reiki Circles/Shares. The brief treatments received and given during a Circle can bring about significant shifts for participants.
  7. Schedule a hands-on or distant session with me. Longer sessions (2 hours for a hands-on session and 1 hour for a distant session) help to facilitate the deepest healing on all levels—mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.

I invite you to share ways you work Reiki into your self-care regimen. Thank you for your comments!

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©2017 Marianne Streich, Reiki for Living.

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