And my personal favorite Reiki benefit... Feels so wonderful and magical!
And my personal favorite Reiki benefit... Feels so wonderful and magical!
While anytime is a great time to send Reiki, focusing the healing Reiki energy on a particularly special date in our history as human beings is sure to be extra potent, don’t you think? We here at Reiki Training Classes do, and that’s why we have already sent Reiki ahead of time to tomorrow and have also turned on our Reiki for the next twenty four hours.
Regardless of what you believe will happen tomorrow (December 21, 2012, the end of one of the Mayan calendars), take advantage of this special time. The Mayan Elders whose ancestors created the calendar have not said it is the “end of the world”. Quite the contrary, they see this special date as the end of a 5,200 year cycle in humanity. And as all cycles move within a circular system, when one ends another starts.
Astrologers, physics and so many people have predicted what this date means. Perhaps a rise in human consciousness all over the world, perhaps a day when the Earth will undergo massive changes, perhaps an apocalypse, an ascension… who knows really?
We particularly like one astrologer’s belief that the date marks the end of a cycle, but the energy has been building up to it and will continue for a few hundred years after it. Another energy worker believes the veil between us and the spiritual world is extremely thin at the moment and a great time to connect with your ‘people’ and beings on the other side.
December 21, 2012 also marks our Winter Solstice, which is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and think about what lies ahead. It is also an 11 Master Number day in numerology, so if you see 11:11′s or 1:11′s everywhere you go, take them as a sign you are on the right track! (Even though we never really fall off, the rails beneath us connecting us are often much stronger than we think.)
We see this date indeed as a powerful one, indeed, but perhaps for a different reason. Just as all Reiki and energywork healing is essentially self-healing, all love begins with self-love. The way love works is simple: it begins inside you, for you, and then radiates out further and further until it reaches other beings and life around you. We see the “ascension process” as an internal one, and that the Mayans perhaps saw this date as marking a new cycle when humans will finally start recognizing what powerful beings they are.
We can do anything, people, we just have to recognize we can. And what better way to be empowered than to give yourself the Reiki Power symbol? Perhaps even picture it in every cell of your body, or power it up times a million for your healing pleasure.
One Mayan Elder we spoke with by the name of Miguel Angel Vergara sees this powerful time as an especially important one for women (and for the feminine energies within us all.) Women have been disempowered for so, so long, and he sees this new age as a dawn, if you will, for the new feminine to emerge. So embracing your nurturing side with some self-healing with Reiki and by giving yourself the unconditional love and support symbols is a good idea too.
So, on the eve of this special day, a day when the planets are aligned just right for a massive shift in human consciousness, we wish you the best of the best in your life.
This world is a beautiful one, made even perhaps more so by the healing gift of Reiki, and days like December 21, 2012 are when we can remember that. So, celebrate the miracle that is you tomorrow, and every day thereafter too.
Today we wanted to talk about the freedom you have available every time you practice the healing art of Reiki. Yes, there is a traditional way to send Reiki that we teach all the students in our Reiki training classes, and yes, Dr. Usui and others have received specific symbols for specific purposes.
However, you should feel free to do what feels right whenever you practice Reiki. We teach our Reiki students to say the disclaimer before they turn their Reiki on, as well as to call in their guides, ancestors, the seven directions, angels and anyone they feel called to help them with the Reiki session. But at the same time, maybe you just want to say to yourself, “Reiki On” and have that include everything.
Or perhaps you’re driving down the street, and you see a dejected boy walking with his head down who could surely benefit from some Reiki. Are you going to say the disclaimer and go through the whole “shibang”, or are you just going to picture in your mind’s eye the Power symbol being sent to every cell in the boy’s body?
The beauty of knowing the symbols with every part of your being is that you can do whatever you want with them! Additionally, once you receive the Reiki attunement, which we do at the beginning of the first class (a Reiki I training class, for example, meets once a week for an hour for four weeks), you will forever be attuned to the beautiful healing energy that is Reiki. If you don’t use the Reiki it will lie dormant until you use it again. And the more you practice your Reiki, the stronger it will get. But it is always available to you for the rest of your life.
Perhaps for all your future lifetimes as well, the jury is still out on that one. Although, we here at Reiki Training Classes believe your soul receives the attunements. One of our Reiki Master teachers, upon receiving her Reiki Master attunement, broke down in tears and kept saying, “I’ve waited a long time for this.” She felt that had come out of nowhere, since hadn’t waited very long in this lifetime. But when Dr. Usui first began to teach Reiki, students had to wait years before receiving the next level of attunement. Often, they never made it to the Reiki Master level.
So, who says you have to adhere to a strict use of Reiki? Or that you simply must spend one minute on each position on the body? While there is certainly a benefit to honoring tradition and not reinventing the wheel, when we follow a dogma or certain way of doing things religiously without sometimes asking, “Why?” we deny ourselves the pleasure of discovering new ways to use Reiki.
Obviously, when Dr. Usui discovered Reiki, there was no Internet. And many people, ourselves included here at Reiki Training Classes, believe the Internet came about mainly to allow people to exchange ideas. This is the Information Age, after all. And what better way to change mass consciousness than through online means? That’s the main reason we’re developing our online Reiki classes curriculum, because we believe it to be the best way to spread the healing Reiki as far and wide as possible.
We also attune all the students in our Reiki Master training course with the blank symbol so that any symbols they are supposed to receive can be downloaded directly to them. They may be meant to share the symbol they receive with others, or it may be specifically for them to utilize and take full advantage of. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the magical powers of Reiki.
So be creative with your Reiki! If everything is energy, as the quantum physicists have proved, why not combine Reiki with other techniques and healing modalities? Try different strategies.
Maybe you want to send Reiki as you massage a loved one and picture it flowing through your hands; perhaps you put a Power symbol over your head as you meditate and intend for it to stay there all day long, giving you support and positive energy.
We humans know what to do to heal ourselves and others. The inherent wisdom we each hold inside is astounding. If we just become still long enough to hear that voice inside, we could surely heal this world.
So while you will learn how the proven, set healing structure of Reiki works, also know this: You will always have the Reiki energy available at your fingertips (literally). How you decide to use it is up to you.
There are a number of ways to manifest: affirmations, visualization, action, using the Reiki manifestation symbol and sending positive Reiki forward in time toward the desired outcome… the list goes on and on.
Today we want to focus specifically on using Reiki with affirmations so you can allow what you want to happen to actually happen. In other words, how you can get out of your own way : D.
We assume most of you are familiar with what affirmations are, but just in case you’re not, affirmations are proclamations that you say to yourself that will greatly help you have the life you want. How do affirmations work? You can either say them aloud or silently, put them on post-its around your home or on flash cards you look at each day.
Affirmations work through repetition. Essentially, every time you say or read an affirmation, you alter your subconscious beliefs about the world and yourself. Thoughts we think over and over again create grooves in our brain, and eventually become deep-rooted beliefs. But the good news is that you can create new grooves and render the old ones obsolete. When you think new, positive thoughts, the old grooves literally get replaced by the new ones. Amazing, huh? We think so.
Types of affirmations You Can Empower with Reiki
You can literally create affirmations for anything you want to see in your life. Here are a few common examples…
A great idea is to say them aloud as you look at yourself in the mirror. Mirror work isn’t necessarily easy, and it may be really hard at first, but the more you do it, the stronger those thoughts become in your day-to-day.
You can say ten a day, or maybe just pick one for each day and focus your intention on that particular affirmation for the day. We love to put them on flashcards and then choose one “at random”, even though our spirit guides and angels and higher selves and what not probably have a good laugh over the idea of “randomness”.
Sometimes you may not believe your affirmations at first, since they may be contrary to the existing grooves you have in your brain. You may want to add, “I love” before your affirmation. For example, if your affirmation is “I have more than enough money,” but your rational mind just doesn’t quite believe it, you can say, “I love having more than enough money.” Since that is most likely true (!), your rational, conscious mind won’t interfere with the affirmation.
And since the focus is on adding Reiki to your affirmations, power them up! You can Reiki your flashcards, draw Reiki symbols on your affirmations and even imbue them with the healing Reiki energy with the Imbuement Symbol. In our Reiki II Course, we attune our Reiki students with the Manifestation Symbol, the Imbuement Symbol and the Long Distance Healing Symbol. The Long Distance Symbol heals through time, so you can send Reiki into the future.
There are literally unlimited ways to incorporate your Reiki training into your everyday life. Starting the day with Reiki, affirmations, and visualization too can really start your day off right, as can filling your mind with positive thoughts and Reiki right before you go to sleep at night.
Our bottom line is, always remember how powerful you are. You can create the life and the world you want, and using Reiki to lend powerful healing energy to your thoughts will only help you manifest that much faster. So, try Reiki-ing your affirmations and see for yourself how you can use your abilities and gifts to your full advantage. The healing Reiki energy and affirmations are, indeed, a winning combination.
We at Reiki Training Classes can’t stress the importance of good body mechanics when you give a healing Reiki energy session enough. For both you and for the recipient, you want to have a straight, yet relaxed spine.
At the beginning of every in-person Reiki class we teach, we inevitably have to remind our students of this again and again. Students of our Reiki courses are usually focused so intently on “doing it right” (which you can’t do it “wrong” by the way!) and on their client that they forget about themselves.
While you DO want to get out of the way as much as possible in terms of thinking and your mind, you always want to make sure you stay comfortable. Why are body mechanics so important when you practice Reiki?
Let us count the ways…
After all, Reiki is known as “hands on healing”! You are “sharing” energy with the client during the session, which means they can easily pick up on any stress or tension you feel. And if your body feels uncomfortable, you will likely be noticing that, as will they. (As an aside, this is also why we teach all our students to separate their energy from their clients after every session.)
And there you have it… the four main reasons why you want to be comfortable and have good body mechanics during your healing energy session. The Reiki will flow better, you will protect your back and the client will feel more relaxed and at ease.
So many people take Reiki training classes and courses because they are healers and want to help others. This is a noble intention, but remember that all healing is essentially self-healing. Only when you feel whole, healthy and comfortable in yourself can you help others heal themselves.
So practice good posture during your Reiki session, and save yourself from needing Reiki for a sore back afterward!
As human beings, our fascination with past lives will probably never go away. Does your previous life as a servant contribute to your less-than stellar self-esteem today? Does your love of beautiful things come from when you lived as royalty? Do certain writers, actors or stars of yesterday seem to speak directly to you? Perhaps more interestingly, when you just know the person you just met and feel an instant connection, does that stem from a past life too?
Luckily, with people seeing mainstream movies like Cloud Atlas, we as a culture are becoming more and more familiar with the concept of past lives. The beauty of Reiki, (particularly the long distance healing symbol) is that you can send Reiki to your past lives and watch your world transform right before your eyes.
Because we know that you deserve to live the life you came here for, even if previous experiences (either in this lifetime or others) have clouded that vision a bit. Time to get your confidence in all that you are with Reiki!
In our Reiki II Online Course, you receive a Reiki attunement that includes the distance healing symbol. This powerful Reiki symbol, handed down to Dr. Mikao Usui from Spirit or Source itself, allows you as the Reiki practitioner to send the healing energy across space and time. Which means you can definitely send it to yourself as you were in past lives, as well as the soul part of you that lives eternal.
So, if you know the Distance Healing Symbol and are ready, here’s how you can heal your past lives with Reiki energy:
Viewing your Akashic records in a past-life Reiki healing session takes practice, so go very easy on yourself and know that whatever arises is absolutely perfect. You may see yourself in a library session, images or feelings may arise, or you may see absolutely nothing. Still, you can trust that the Reiki will be healing even if your mind is blank. Everyone’s experience is different.
Regardless of whether the experiences are loving and feel good, or scary and sad, stay with them. They are being shown to you for a reason, and you need not know what that is for you to heal. These memories are coming up so you can feel them, experience them, process them and then let them go. Just think of all the room for positivity you’ll have afterward!
You will just know when your Reiki session is complete, and finish the session as you normally would. You may want to write down any memories that you had while they are still fresh in your mind.
A wonderful book to read about past lives is Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss.
So there you have it. Try and see! You may just find (as we did) that by getting rid of old emotional beliefs and patterns you hold from previous lives, your life will change dramatically. You will understand your soul, and hopefully have that much more compassion and love for yourself. So have fun meeting you…
The beauty of working with the healing Reiki energy is that you can use it alongside virtually every other healing modality out there. Are you a massage therapist? Turn your Reiki on before every session. Hang the power symbol above your table and watch your clients’ reaction. Do you use another type of energy medicine or energy work? Blend your Reiki seamlessly into it too!
The intelligent Reiki energy only works for the highest good of all concerned, so you never have to worry about it backfiring or creating any “negative” or unwanted effects. Reiki can be the perfect complement to any medications or supplements you may be taking as well. For example, if you currently take probiotics or Salmon Oil or any tinctures, Reiki the bottles and ask that the Reiki energy help your body receive the nutrients and benefits.
More and more hospitals are recognizing Reiki as a valuable addition to surgeries and people with illnesses. The prestigious Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York allows Reiki practitioners to work with people recovering from surgery; the National Institute of Health has used Reiki in their palliative care unit since 2000.
As anyone who has received a Reiki treatment or received a Reiki attunement can attest, the power of healing with hands and Reiki’s potential is undeniable. So, turn your Reiki on anytime you need it. Why not use all the powers at your fingertips? (pun intended.)
Here at Reiki Training Classes, our online Reiki I class lasts for three weeks and meet virtually once a week. You receive a course packet and syllabus explaining the courses and what will be covered each week. At the beginning of Week One, you receive your Reiki attunement, and then after that we discuss the Reiki principles and concepts.
A common question our students ask is, “What’s the best way to study?” They want to know how to best apply what they learn and have it sink into their brains.
Well… the good news is that the conventional idea of “studying” is not what we recommend for remembering what you learn in your online Reiki class. Yes, really. Going over the material because you feel like you have to, or because you want to make sure you are doing it perfectly is totally unnecessary.
First and foremost, above anything else, practicing Reiki is fun! It is an amazing tool to use throughout the rest of your life that will help you heal yourself and others, manifest what you desire to create in your life and a beautiful way to connect to Spirit.
And though Reiki is a skill that you can definitely how to practice, and knowing the different symbols lets you use the Reiki energy for specific purposes, remember that you are not doing the work when you practice Reiki. Reiki is “spiritually-directed life energy,” not life energy directed by you. So the best thing you can do is get out of the way and let the Reiki flow through you!
Also, remember that in our online Reiki classes you receive the Reiki attunement at the very beginning of the first class. Therefore, you have the Reiki energy in you, and you will forevermore, regardless of whether you use it or not. If you don’t use your Reiki, it will lie dormant.
Just as an interesting aside, one of our instructors cried when she received her Reiki Master Attunement and kept saying, “I waited a long time for this.” She was relatively new to Reiki at the time, so we’re convinced she was referring to a past life. So, your Reiki attunement just might stay with you throughout any future lifetimes!
The more you use your Reiki, the stronger it will get. So all you need to do is practice! Family and friends (and pets, of course) are great clients, and luckily you have the best client of them all always at your fingertips: yourself.
We strongly recommend our online Reiki class students to practice Reiki on themselves every single day for the 21 days following the online course. That way, their Reiki is getting stronger while at the same time it may help them get through any Reiki “healing crisis” that may happen.
So, practice on yourself. We cannot stress this enough. At the Reiki II and Reiki Master online class levels, you may want to make flash cards with the symbol on the front and the name, invocation and meaning on the back. The fun part with making Reiki flash cards is that you have just created a divination tool for yourself as well. You can pick a card from your deck each day, and then work with that particular symbol throughout the day.
You can also make sticky notes with your favorite symbols and hang them above your bathroom mirror and on your fridge. Whatever you do, make it fun! We’ve tried our best to keep the Reiki I and Reiki II online class packets down to the most important information so that it sticks more easily.
And remember, every time you turn on your Reiki, you are studying for your online Reiki class. See how easy that was?
As we all know, hearing music can be exceptionally healing. Sound healing works by transmitting the vibrations of the music into your body, where the healing vibrations work to balance your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Your fight-or-flight response, which gets turned on in times of stress or anxiety (and in this modern world we live in most of us have more than enough of that!), is calmed by healing, soothing music.
Drumming in particular is very tribal, and can return us to memories of times ago. If you believe in past lives, (and we are very much believers) drumming can serve as a bridge between this world we live in and the underworld. Now, the underworld is not what many people have been brought up to know as “hell” or of a lower vibration. Quite the contrary, the underworld houses our spirit guides such as spirit animals, archangels, ascended masters and so forth.
And when you add Reiki to the mix, well, forget about it. The combination of the two healing modalities can bring people into a state of well, just knowing that everything is, has been and always will be okay.
Although technically any drum or instrument can be a “Reiki drum” if you put symbols on it, imbue it with the healing Reiki energy or intend for your Reiki to flow alongside the sound vibration, a specific practice known as “Reiki Drumming” has emerged in recent years in the healing world.
Whether you just completed your online Reiki class or are an experienced Reiki practioner and want to learn more about healing Reiki drumming, here is a basic rundown of the one of the many techniques involved:
First off, you start the Reiki drumming session as you would a typical Reiki session. You ask your client to pick a particular issue they want to heal or let go of, and have them speak of their desire to transform the issue.
Set that as the intention of the healing, and ask Spirit or Source that you are able to step aside for the healing Reiki energy to work through you and complete the task. And, as always, invite your Higher Self, your client’s Higher Self, any ascended masters, angels and spirit guides that you work with to assist in the drumming.
Next, draw the Reiki symbols over your drum, “turn on” your Reiki energy and let the games begin. Picture the traditional Reiki Power Symbol over yourself, the drum and your client, and then imagine it seeping into each of your’s and your client’s chakras. Invite the seven directions to join in, and start to drum over the client. As with a traditional healing Reiki session, you will be guided to go to the best place for the healing. Wherever you are drawn to is where you should be. Drum for about five minutes or so, a couple feet away from your client. Because the client’s ears are closer to their upper chakras, once you get to the heart and up, drum more softly.
And there you have it! Perhaps more than anything else with Reiki drumming, have fun and enjoy yourself. Music is one of the great pleasures in life. Now, get to drumming!!!
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Many students feel a combination of excitement and fear at finishing a course at the same time. They may want to start doing Reiki and getting paid to do so, but may not know exactly how to go about marketing themselves and getting out there. How do you let the public know that you are armed with positive Reiki healing energy and ready to start practicing?
Well, first things first. You’ll need to establish yourself as a Reiki practitioner in your own mind. This is key. As such, you’ll want to have business cards that you can hand out to people.
That way, you’ll be ready to go if you meet a woman at the library who’s always been fascinated with Reiki but never had it done or a college student who had her Reiki I but wants to take it to the next level. Business cards are not only extremely useful, but they put it out into the Universe that you are ready to start your business.
And of course you will Reiki your Reiki business cards for maximum positivity and clientele from them, right? Just checking.
If you know how to create a website or have someone who can help you with one, a website is your next step. Having a website ups your authority as a Reiki practitioner exponentially, and establishes you as a Reiki practitioner. Not to mention it attracts business for you!!!
If you do long-distance Reiki, you can put up a PayPal account and do long-distance Reiki for people all over the world. Well worth it for the hassle it may be up front, if you’re not technically-inclined. Luckily, we over here at Reiki Training Classes have a phenomenal webmaster (who just so happens to be a Reiki master too.)
So, you have your business cards, you have your website… next, always remember to let people you come across know about your Reiki practice. People can surprise you and be interested in Reiki even if they don’t physically “fit the part.” One of our strongest practitioners in our weekly Reiki share is a Latino electrician in his late fifties who you never would guess is an extremely powerful Reiki Master and healer. Feel people out, obviously, but make it known.
Finally, practice practice practice! Practice marketing yourself, offer highly-discounted sessions for your family and friends and put healing Reiki energy toward becoming the person you are meant to be.
Remember, every positive step you take moves you forward, even if it may not seem like it at the time.
So put your Reiki training course knowledge and wisdom to good use, will ya? What are you waiting for?!?