The beauty of Reiki
You’ll see in the manual here, that the more you are Present when you’re working, the better the conscious experience is for you and others. When you are balanced mentally, emotionally and physically and in your Inner Awareness, you’ll be able to hear your Inner Guidance system at work and the better “healer” you will be.
The good news is that channeling the reiki energy whether for yourself or others, will help you to be more Present too.
And here’s the even better news. You don’t need to be in that kind of beautiful balance for the Reiki energy to work. In fact, you can be out of balance, even overwhelmed and turning your Reiki on will still work.
So long as you’ve been keeping yourself topped up with the Reiki energy, you are placing the power of The Universe HERE. You’ll see how to do that with the symbol you’ll learn shortly. And if you’re afraid in an emergency and you turn your hands on, you too will gradually become calmer and calmer as the energy runs.
The most important use for your Reiki
The most important use for your Reiki is for yourself and that is the primary focus for Reiki 1. However, your horse, other animals and loved ones are going to love it too. (Not necessarily in that order of priority!)
I use my intuition (following the same feel good feelings of rightness that I use with horses) to know where to put my hands and the symbols OR I put my hands on one place and set my intention for the energy to run to wherever it’s needed.
But I understand that some people are going to prefer more structure than that, so you’ll find the classic hand positions for treating yourself, other people, your horses and different animals in the next few pages.
I used to think that it’s a good idea to experience the classic hand positions at least once, but some people just won’t enjoy that, so be guided by your own Inner Guidance system. 🙂
Creating your reiki habit
21 Days of treating yourself with this energy will establish the habit of treating yourself daily, keeping yourself topped up with the Reiki energy. You need to be topped up before the energy flows from your hands to another, so keeping yourself topped up is crucial. I fall asleep every night with my Reiki running in whatever position feels most comfortable to sleep that night and I prefer to wake up each morning to the feel of my hands running the energy as well.
Creating your Reiki habit is so important to your long term success, that I’ll send you an email a day for 21 Days, to keep you on track and expand your experience. 🙂
Be kind to yourself, specially after your attunements
Treat yourself with kindness and give your body time to integrate this new energy. Drink lots of water, rest when you need to, sit with a tree in your Quiet Mind space, walk barefoot on the earth / at the beach / in the ocean, walk out in nature, eat nourishing food, smile a lot and get as much gentle sunshine as you can, for both the Vitamin D and the uplifting energy of it.
Put Cho Ku Rei on your food and bless everyone and everything that brought that food to the table, then eat while allowing the appreciation to flow.
Use your Reiki in your garden and for your plants – the life force in plants responds to Reiki energy visibly. Watch the plants respond.
Your natural talent for finding a Quiet Mind
You’ll hear me talk a number of times during this program about Quietening your Mind (the capital letters are to emphasize the importance! 🙂 ) and the Inner Awareness and Inner Guidance system.
You can quieten your mind actively while doing something physical, like walking or running or you can find it just staring up at the way the breeze moves the trees or you can find it sitting out with your horse. For those who haven’t seen this before – click here for the first lesson from 21 Days to a Quiet Mind to help you understand this very important concept. The password for this lesson is… kind
Healing ourselves is the priority of Reiki 1
When you’ve had your attunement, before going on to all the hand positions for self healing, grab a pillow and lay on the floor or couch or lean back comfortably in a chair and take your attention inside yourself to notice and Feel everything about this first self Reiki experience.
Draw Cho Ku Rei in the air in front of you with the palm of your hand and then put your two hands over your heart (remember that Cho Ku Rei means place the power of The Universe HERE as you put your hands over your heart) and fill up your heart with this beautiful energy.
You can also do this in the presence of your horses for an additional experience. 🙂