Or maybe you expect me to remind you to do the Gassho meditation – how you start every Reiki session, with your hands in prayer position at your heart center, giving thanks and opening up to the healing Reiki energy – every morning and night before you go to bed. Wrong again.
Because although you may have every intention of doing these practices – which are both wonderful, by the way – “life” will inevitably get in the way, and your child will need his lunch packed for school, or your dog will need to be walked, or your demanding boss will require your full attention yet again, all all your good intentions will go out the window.
And over time, without a clear plan for how you can make headway on your biggest dreams and lifelong goals, those little day-to-day necessities can end up taking priority over your larger mission here on Earth. The reason you came to this planet in the first place can get pushed deep inside or “saved” for that rainy day, which never quite ends up coming.
So, without further ado, the absolute best thing you can do to make your Reiki practice as strong and powerful as can possibly be is to do something, no matter how small, each and every day that makes your soul sing. For when your heart is happy, your vibration is high and you will emanate Reiki. Best part is, the outcome of whatever you end up doing at that moment is completely irrelevant.
Let’s say Bella wants to go part-time at her job and start her own private Reiki practice. She took my Reiki healing classes online and will be the very first Reiki practitioner in her town.
How exciting! And most likely terrifying at the same time, right? : ) Of course it is! Those things we truly want usually are. So Bella’s brain can easily move to, “Well, what if I don’t have enough clients?”, “What if my income isn’t enough to support my family?”, or “What if I fail?”
Sadly, those irrational fears often prevent us from doing what we most want in life. And if we continue to ignore what our heart and soul is encouraging us to do, over time we start to vibrate at a slower frequency. The fear literally grows inside us and creates an energetic blockage inside our body. The vibration we put out to the world becomes slower and slower when we’re out of sync with our true nature, with that frequency that vibrates at the same rate as Universal Consciousness.
In truth, it doesn’t really matter whether Bella’s Reiki practice actually succeeds or not. Rather, it is the fear that might prevent her from even pursuing it in the first place that will eat away at her soul. Once she begins to pursue her dream, she is fighting the good fight. Que sera, sera (Whatever will be, will be).
Luckily, Bella may just succeed, since the Universe often rewards us when we take those risks we long to take. Once we’re in the flow and going after what we want, those good feelings that accompany our courage will attract more good feelings about ourselves and our capabilities. Our positive ball of energy will continue to grow inside us until we eventually succeed, one way or another.
So if your true love is dance, then move. If being a mom to your son is why you incarnated, then make time to enjoy him every day, even if that simply means being present for a couple minutes before he falls asleep at night.
The best thing you can do every day to strengthen your Reiki practice may very well have nothing to do with Reiki at all, at least not at first glance.
But when you let your light shine, which you do naturally anytime you pursue something you love, you dissolve any energetic blockages of fear and doubt residing within. And not only are you practicing Reiki in that moment, you are Reiki.
Now, off you go!