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…supporting other practitioners

I recently had the opportunity to provide feedback to a couple of Level 1 Reiki practitioners.  We serendipitously met; and while talking, I found out they were fellow practitioners.  Although they were attuned several months ago, they weren’t confident in their skills.  We sat down and discussed many questions.  In the end, I provided a few exercises to improve Reiki confidence and skills.  Today, I want to share these ideas with you.
1.  Keep practicing, no matter how short the time frame.  Whether 5 minutes or 60 minutes, Reiki will be there.
2.  Remember, Reiki is flowing to where it is needed.  It is all about setting your intentions for Reiki.  Don’t worry when you find your head focusing on errands, and not the treatment.  Just catch yourself thinking about the errands, tell yourself “if it is important enough, it will come to me after the treatment,” and then revert your focus back to the treatment at hand.
 3.  If you have pets, practice on them.  **But only if they agree to it.  (If you are uncertain they have agreed, start giving it to them and they will either walk away or remain close by you).  Treating them will provide you with feedback.  The sensations you feel during a self-treatment may be different from the sensations you feel when giving it to your dog.  It is good for you to have these different sensations.
4.   When giving a self-treatment or treatment on others, place your hands in one position and evaluate any sensations you feel.  After a few minutes, move your hands to another position and evaluate any sensations you feel.  Lastly, move back to the previous position to compare sensations again.  By doing so, you should be able to feel Reiki flowing at either a stronger or weaker intensity at different positions/chakras.
I hope you choose one of these exercises in your practice.

…I am meant to share this


We're Moving

I recently moved from a place I called home for 12 years.  The move forced me to learn about myself; how I manage, what I don’t need, and what I love.  I am a member of Reiki group that gets together twice a month to practice.  It was one way I was able to give others Reiki; and with this group as an integral part of my life, I knew I needed to find a similar group when I moved.

After two months away and not finding a new group, I was in need of going back.  I decided to return for one of our regular public Reiki offerings.  Although I still give myself weekly treatments, Reiki feels different when someone else is cleansing your soul, caring for you, and ridding you of toxins.

But what is more are the feelings I have when I treat others.  After being away, my mind was afraid that I was out of practice and my senses would be muddy.  But my faith knew there was no reason to question my ability–and it was right.  From the moment I set my intention to treat my first recipient, vibrant energy surged through my entire body.  My thinking was clear and my ears were ringing.  An overwhelming thought came to my mind…why on Earth would I want to wander away from this?  I am great at it, yet it makes me humble; it rings true to my soul; and, it is powerfully peaceful.

To top it off, I feel so honored and blessed when the receiver looks to me and says with astonishment, “Thank you, that felt amazing!”  To me, I value making others feel comfortable and at ease.  So, when I hear this my heart pours over with love because I know I helped the stress of their world diminish.

I am meant to share Reiki, whether it be paid or voluntary.  Although everyone has the ability to learn it, not all do.  If others just want to receive, then let me be the one to share it.  Although not all may feel as strongly as I do, that is okay.  This is one of my passions; and this is why I maintain this blog–to teach and to share.  I am here if you want to experience it.



…short treatments are just as marvelous

Sometimes I observe people at work or in coffee shops, and they unknowingly display actions with hidden notes of stress.  They don’t tell me they’re stressed; but I can hear them breathe long and deep or the direction they walk is swift and uninterrupted.  These actions don’t always signify stress, but for a friend of mine they did.

I mentioned to my friend that she looked busy; and she responded by listing off the things that needed to get done.  She then divulged to me that sometimes she suffered anxiety attacks when things got that overwhelming.  As soon as my friend mentioned this to me, I realized that I had to offer a Reiki treatment.

I’ve treated my friend before, so I didn’t spend time introducing Reiki as a form of stress relief.  But I did have to guide her with this decision.  She was already overwhelmed, so I knew it would be difficult for her to agree to adding another commitment to her full day.  So, my approach was to let my friend have control of the length of treatment.  I informed her that the Reiki treatment could be any amount of time.  Further, I encouraged the idea that she owed herself some personal down time.  My friend took me up on my offer for 20 minutes.

At the beginning of the treatment, I promised to watch the clock for the length she agreed to.  This way, I decreased any additional anxiety that would come from worrying the treatment would run over.  By doing so, my friend devoted this time to herself by just relaxing.

And for me, 20 minutes gave me a limited amount of Reiki hand positions to choose from.  I decided to first focus on the feet to ground and balance.  Secondly, I focused on the head to slow the spinning wheel.  Lastly, I placed one hand on the solar plexus and one hand on the heart for control and love.  And as promised, I closed up the session after 20 minutes passed.

Although the treatment was brief, my friend gave me immeasurable feedback that validated the healing of her Reiki treatment.  Those short Reiki treatments are just as marvelous as hour-long treatments!

Since you interact with so many people each day, give yourself time to interact with yourself.  You deserve some self-time to breathe, to quiet, to calm down.  ~Christine

…I relieved a breast cancer survivor

I once had the opportunity to treat a breast cancer survivor preparing to return to the doctor’s office for another battle.  But before she went in for another treatment, she wanted Reiki.  Nowadays, it is common to hear that chemotherapy and radiation patients couple those treatments with Reiki.  Recent studies show that the nausea and pain experienced after chemo/radiation treatments decrease.  What is more is that patients say they feel more calm and accepting about the fact that they are undergoing cancer treatments.

If you have the opportunity to provide Reiki to a cancer fighter, there are a few questions to ask.  First, if you think the individual may have a medical device on their body, please ask.  Since Reiki energy is very concentrated and intense, placing your hands directly over the device could overpower it.  And if the individual answers yes, learn the device’s location and modify your hand positions to evade the area.

Secondly, be sure to study human anatomy.  Our bodies may have separate organs, but these organs also build connected systems. Practitioners may choose to focus only on the cancer-affected area.  Some practitioners, such as myself, choose to work on individual organ, as well as supporting organs.  Either choice is reasonable because Reiki travels to where the body needs healing.  So even if your hands are in one location, the energy may move to the organ suffering the most.

  • During this treatment, the individual wore an external device and had the freedom to remove it from the body.  I treated this woman alongside three other practitioners, and I focused on her head.
  • I first decided to help slow down her busy and worried mind.  I placed my hands in Position 1, and then envisioned the energy sent through my hands slowed down the electric impulses traveling through her neural pathways.
  • After a few minutes, I then placed my hands above her chest area to treat the breast cancer itself.
  • After a few minutes above the mammary glands, I began to think about the various organs in the immune system.  I chose to treat the thymus because one function is to mature the T-cells.  The T-cells, a type of white blood cell, fight against infections.  I moved my hands over the location of the thymus, posterior to the sternum bone.  I stayed there for several minutes and focused on sending powerful, strong, fighting energy.
  • Lastly, I remembered that the woman mentioned suffering from insomnia, or lack of sleep.  Since I knew the pituitary and hypothalamus glands regulate sleep patterns, I wanted to give Reiki to those glands.  They are centrally located within the brain, so I positioned my hands above her forehead.

She was very grateful after her treatment.  I am blessed to have given her a moment of peace and relaxation.


…I still experience amazing results

Once a month, my Reiki group meets to give each other Reiki.  This past week, my treatment was amazing.  Not just because of the sheer relaxing experience, but also because of the connections I made with two new practitioners.

It all started with my intention.  I asked the group to help focus energy at the base of my skull and neck.  I then had a second intention, clarity.  But as I said the word clarity, internally I was thinking, “maybe I should say exactly why I need clarity.  Clarity could mean so many things; clarity for my vision, clarity within my relationships, clarity for my digestion, among other things.”  I decided to remain obscure because it would have taken too long to describe the root of my intention.  So I left my second intention at just “clarity”.

Other than the amazing experience I had, two practitioners I met 45 minutes prior told me they sensed a few things while they were treating me.  First, one practitioner needed to tell me it is now safe to do what I want, I am free.  The Archangel Haniel is beside me and ready to guide me in manifesting my wishes.  Then, the second practitioner shared that I should follow my passions.  Don’t try to understand, just go with how I feel.

These are messages that I have heard over and over again, but tonight I really listened.  How did these strangers hit the nail on the head so clearly for me?  How did they know my innermost questions, especially when my intention of “clarity” was so broad and obscure?

The connections made between a Reiki practitioner and receiver are powerful.  Something connects at a deeper and higher level.  My experience is another testimony that Reiki is not a hocus pocus or woo woo belief.  There is something phenomenal happening here, there is something more…..


Also, do any readers out there have information about Haniel?  I would love to read and hear stories about your faith and her guidance in your life.

…today may be the day of change

It is not my place to pass judgments towards others, because every individual has their own story.  And the reason why they end up in the same place that I am is not always under my control.  With that being said, one of my recent sessions was out of the ordinary.

She was just trying to view the inside of the building.  She wanted to get a feel towards whether this building was a place she felt comfortable in.  On this very same day, my practitioner group was offering free Reiki to the public.  As he walked into the building, another Reiki Master greeted him.  He didn’t know what he walked into, but he listened to the Reiki Master share about Reiki and its healing energy. She sat and observed practitioners treat recipients.  I could tell he was interested, but also taken-aback by the concept.  So my group remained patient, knowing he would approach one of us if and when he was ready.

Then after about an hour of watching, she was ready.

Alongside two other practitioners, I had the blessed opportunity to treat her.  I could see the grimy nails and protruding belly.  I could smell the stagnant cigarette smoke.  I could see her missing teeth.

I could make out his colorful tattoo that portrayed kindness and love.  And I could feel his willingness and hope for change.  He was neither dangerous nor harmful…he just wanted to feel better.

Although there were poor hygiene standards I was not used to dealing with, who am I to deny someone treatment?  Please understand that it is every practitioner’s right to choose who he or she wants to treat.  But for me, I chose to treat because I was so satisfied knowing that she experienced Reiki for the first time.

For that day may have been his first day of a new kind of wonderful life.  Namaste.


…I learn from my experiences

A few weeks ago, I met with a friend for an afternoon walk.  And about one hour prior to our walk, I ate something that didn’t settle well in my stomach.  Consequently, I felt uncomfortable and sporadic pains in my lower abdomen.  However, the pains were not enough to keep me from our visit; and, it would be a good way to digest the food that caused the pain.  Moreover, it was a chance to get exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and good conversation.

While we walked, I gave myself Reiki by placing my hands on my lower abdomen.  My friend noticed and offered to give me some energy work.  Gladly I accepted; and we found a bench alongside the trail.  Although my abdomen was the location of my pain, she stood behind me and did not place her hands on my body at all.  Her intention to decrease my pain was enough to channel the energy where it was needed.  During the short 15 minute treatment, my stabbing pains subsided and my abdomen was only slightly tender.

From this experience, I learned two things as a Reiki Master.  First, remember that intention is powerful.  Thinking about where you want to focus your energy (whether it be Reiki energy or your daily energy) will guide you towards change.  Second, even though I can treat myself with Reiki, sometimes it is nice to let another heal and care for me.

~Namaste,   Christine

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