Reiki and Meditation

Creating Focus

Usui Sensei taught his students the first pillar of Reiki, the Gassho meditation. Gassho means “two hands coming together”. Dr. Usui taught his students to place their hands in the Gassho position every morning and evening. Gassho teaches the art of quieting the mind and creating single pointed focus in meditation.

One basically places their hands in prayer position, closes their eyes, and brings all their awareness to the tip of the fire (middle) finger. When the mind wanders, gently press the fire fingers together and refocus. This technique is detailed in “Reiki the Healing Touch”.

I begin my daily sessions with Gassho, and then I offer prayers for myself, for others and the planet. Next I send distant Reiki to all who have requested it.

Below is a sample of a 21 day reiki meditation programme

A 21-Day Reiki Meditation Program

You can use this 21-day program to learn more about Reiki, develop the ability to focus, to empower my prayers, goals and visions; and to receive answers.

Days 1-7 – Begin by creating an intention or a question. Draw the Usui power symbol in front of your body and with your hands, move the energy into your solar plexus. Breathe deeply, imagining that you are breathing in the essence of the symbol. As you exhale allow the energy to permeate every cell of your body, and expand out into your emotional body, your mental body, all the way into your spiritual body.

State your intention or ask your question. Sit quietly with this energy for 5-15 minutes. If your mind wanders, simply invoke the name of the power symbol three times and visualize it.

When you finish, acknowledge that you are holding the full light of the Reiki energy and it will be with you through your day.

Write notes about your experience in a journal. Include any thoughts, words, images or feelings that came to you.

Do this even if there seems to be no logic to it. Often Reiki and the Divine speak to us in symbols, or with pieces of a puzzle that will come together later by reflecting back on your journal.

Days 8-14 – Begin by creating an intention or a question. Draw the Usui mental and emotional symbol in front of your body and with your hands, move the energy into your heart. Breathe deeply, imagining that you are breathing in the essence of the symbol. As you exhale allow the energy to permeate every cell of your body, and expand out into your emotional body, your mental body, all the way into your spiritual body.

Imagine any unhealthy mental or emotional patterns being rewoven into healthy thought, feeling and response patterns. State your intention or ask your question. Sit quietly with this energy for 5-15 minutes.

If your mind wanders, simply invoke the name of the mental emotional symbol three times and visualize it.

When you finish, acknowledge that you are holding the full love of the Reiki energy and it will be with you through your day. Write notes about your experience in a journal.


Days 15-21 – Begin by creating an intention or a question.Draw the Usui distant healing symbol in front of your body and with your hands, move the energy into your entire body beginning by moving the energy from the crown and down through your feet.

Breathe deeply, imagining that you are breathing in the essence of the symbol. As you exhale allow the energy to permeate every cell of your body, and expand out into your energy field.State your intention or ask your question.

Take a moment to imagine or visualize the symbol taking the form of a bridge of light. This bridge reaches through time and through space. Allow the bridge of light to carry Reiki energy back in time as it permeates all levels of your consciousness and the multiple dimensions of your being.

Next allow the energy to flow forward in time creating harmonious energy in your future. Now bring the energy into the present moment.

Sit quietly with this energy for 5-15 minutes. If your mind wanders, simply invoke the name of the distant symbol three times and visualize it. When you finish, acknowledge that you are holding the timeless healing power of the Reiki energy and it will be with you through your day. Write notes about your experience in a journal.

This 21 day program is designed for those who are attuned to level two Reiki. Level I practitioners could modify it using level I energy instead of the symbols. It is possible to also extend the program for another 21 days by replacing the symbols with the three Reiki Master symbols, or with the Karuna symbols of your choice.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful, and that you are willing to explore the importance of creating special time to deepen your relationship with the Divine and the love of the Reiki energy.

Discovering New People!

 

The more I research into Energy Healing  the more people I discover amazing new techniques to learn and practice.  I am finding that there is a theme that seems to underly most of them.  Meditation, Forgiveness, Love and Compassion, to be aware of thoughts and emotions, breathing practices and a presence in the moment.

I do love how many of these people were scientists, quantum physicists, chiropractors, doctors.  I think I like this as it proves what I have been practicing with Reiki and also for the mainstream people who may be put of by Reiki and energy healing as they think its just for hippies and New age People…

Eckhart Tolle – The power of Now and A New Earth

Dr Joe Dispenza – Breaking the habit of being Yourself.

Bruce Lipton – The Biology of Belief

Dr David Hamiliton – I love Me

Gregg Braden – The Divine Matrix

HeartMath

Frans Steine – Reiki

gaia.com

Bradley Nelson – the emotion code

Byron Katie – it works

Wow these are just some of the people that I have discovered over the years who are making such a difference to peoples mental health.  There is such a shift happening Now, and it is so desperately needed at this point in time.

Let me know what books have really changed your mental health, I love reading and finding out new techniques

Happiness is a skill

Over the past few years I have been working on my inner self instead of focusing too much on the materialistic side of life.

I discovered mindfulness which helped me deal with my physical pain which turns out was brought on by my mental chatter which I was unaware of!.go figure!!

Meditation became part of my life, and from here my consciousness grew. It isn’t easy in this world to be conscious, empathetic and happy. With so much going on in the world that seems so wrong it can get very easy to be fearful of everything. I have two kids and practicing mindfulness in the beginning made me realise that everything I say and do impacts there life. Then I went on to study neuroscience and wow..did that bring more fear into my life. From before birth to 6 those tiny beautiful children are being programmed by mainly…ME…..Ahhhhhh seriously, if I didn’t find life difficult before I bloody well do now!!

It was then I really put all my effort into becoming a better version of Me.

I stopped reading News, I no longer scroll through the newsfeeds on social media.

I listen to motivational speeches every day, meditate, yoga and keep practicing being present, Even if it’s just to listen to which ever kid is having a tantrum over how I cut their sandwiches.

Being happy I feel is a skill especially after living life with so much fear. Knowing that the brain was just doing its job trying to protect me from the dangers that lurk in the supermarket!! Knowing now I can connect new neural pathways in my brain by thinking different thoughts and repeating these to create better emotions.

I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy……doesn’t quite work..but over time…and creating the feeling of happiness inside whilst meditating each day is better and better. Namaste and happy days.

Four Ways of Changing Your Mind

All of us, yes including you, can safely and easily rewrite limiting subconscious programs using one of four fundamental ways to install new subconscious behaviors: (1) through hypnosis, the way we learned the programs in the first 7 years of life; (2) through repetition and the creation of “habits,” the primary way we acquire subconscious programs after age 7; (3) an individual may rapidly rewrite programs after an overwhelming or psychologically-traumatizing life experience (e.g., being diagnosed with a terminal illness); lastly, (4) there are new belief modification programs, some known as energy psychology, that engage the brain’s super-learning processes, allowing programs to be changed in minutes.  (Bruce Lipton

Some Energy Healing Modalities, Psych – K, Eft, Tft, Mindfulness, Hypnosis, Affirmations (Tony Robbins Incantations) Done Daily, repeating New behaviours in order for it to be stored in the computer part of our brain – the subconscious mind.

Be mindful of our thoughts in order for us to change our emotions.  Practice repeatedly the  new behaviour instead of focusing on the old behaviours.

Be Who Ever You Choose to BE

You actually have the power to be and to feel however you want. And anyone that has a vision for who they want to be and their life should be doing this. Every day.

Here’s how it works, in a super abbreviated nutshell:
• Your brain is a record of the past and a reflection of your external environment.
• You basically do the same thing every day — in essentially the same way (think of your routine: you brush your teeth the same way, you have your auto-pilot shower routine, take the same route to work, etc). This is your reality. You produce the same experiences that create the same emotions. You see the same people that push the same emotional buttons. You are thinking the same thoughts, performing the same actions, and living by the same emotions.
• You process 60-70,000 thoughts per day. And a whopping 90% of these are the same as the day before.
• The same thoughts will lead to the same choices. The same choices will create the same behaviors. The same behaviors will produce the same experiences, which will create the same emotions, and then — back to square one — drive the same thoughts.
• The good news is that you can change the pattern.
• But to change you need to think greater than your environment, greater than the circumstances of your life.

These are words from the great Dr Joe Dispenza.  I started to do his meditations, along with mindfulness.  Changing your thoughts is a full time process in the beginning, becoming aware of all the thoughts and keeping an eye on them to see what loops that are playing.  Then change them, visualise, self talk, creating the new emotion and repeat.

Personally I watched mind movies and listened to motivational speeches everyday.  I practice mindfulness, energy healing (donna eden energy routine) Exercise and eating well.  Do not give up, it takes a while for it to sink in to the subconscious mind but over time it will change.

Clearing energies

Detoxing the energy of your mind, body, and spirit can do much more than clear a few heavy vibes. It can change the way you see your day, your life, your experiences, and your relationships. But what exactly is an energetic detox?

Recieving regular reiki whether by a practitioner or from yourself can do wonders for your energy levels

Some days, you may not even realize that your energy was heavy or you felt off until the day is almost over. That’s OK. The more you practice these body scans and detoxes, the easier it will become to cleanse your mental, physical, and spiritual energy.

Clearing mental space

Before you start your day, take a few moments to connect to your mental, emotional energy, noticing what comes up. These tools can help you do it:

1. Essential oils

I always recommend smelling a few drops of orange or peppermint essential oil to cleanse and open the mind first thing in the morning or during the midday slump. This can help clear any dusty energy left over from a poor night’s sleep or the grogginess that sets in halfway through the day.

2. Energetic movements

If you already have a yoga or fitness regimen, that’s great. Another way to move energy during the day is by simply making some arm circles or doing a few lunges to get the blood circulating.

3. EFT

For those of you who haven’t tried emotional freedom technique (aka tapping/EFT), give it a try and see if it helps soothe the mind’s anxieties, worry, fears, and overall negative, unhelpful vibes. Tapping has been known to help relief stress, anxiety, and bring clarity to the mind.

Clearing physical space

How do you feel when you walk through the front door of your home? Are you energized, light, and open? Or heavy, cluttered, and depleted? If it’s the latter, it might be time to give some of these tools a try:

1. Sage smudge sticks

Light some sage or palo santo and carry it around your space with the intention of dissolving any negative, unserving, or heavy vibrations. Once you’ve done a walk-through, thank the space for its guidance and set a prayer for what you want to call into it. Then, burn some incense to help lift and energize the space with your prayer.

2. Decluttering

If it’s been a while since you’ve gone through your desk, office, closet, or shed, take a few hours and get decluttering. By letting things go in your home, you’ll release stagnant energy in the body as well.

3. Crystals

If you have the ability to spend a little money (or a lot, depending on your stone!), consider place crystals around your home, bedroom, office, and car to keep their energies protected, cleansed, and uplifted. I recommend amethyst near the bed for dreams, rose or crystal quartz inside the bedroom for love, and tiger’s-eye and black tourmaline on the desk to bring clarity of thought.

Clearing spiritual space

Remembering the triad of mind, body, and spirit can help you move the negative space in your life and start attracting all that you desire and intend. Here are a few techniques for cleansing your spiritual clutter:

1. Disconnecting

Let’s say you’ve just completed a task or project, finished an intense meeting with someone, or had an interaction that lingers. Now, it’s time to close the energetic connection. Lift your arms up like you’re going to make a big circle, then cross them in front of the chest making an X. This energetic technique closes the energy between two connected beings or things.

2. Breath detox

If you are feeling tired, sore, depleted, or heavy in the morning or at night, place your hands on your heart and send some love and light into your body through a round of five deep inhales and exhales. Fill your essence and energy up by simply being with yourself and your breath. I find doing ten minutes of slow deep breathing to be very energising

3. Morning ritual

Setting an intention for yourself for the day. This helps clear my mindset, focus my energy, and bust through lingering negativity.

Pause, Breathe and Change

“Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?”
Joe Dispenza, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Been reading and practicing daily Dr Joe Dispenza Meditation for improving the emotional aspect of my personality that I have no use for.  I do not need to feel anxious or live fearfully that anxiety may show its face so I say CHANGE out loud when I feel that horrible anxiety feeling inside my stomach.  Okay so I don’t shout it out loud in the middle of a supermarket but I will say change, I then bring about the new personality that I am creating for myself.

So how do you choose this new personality – Look at someone that has the personality that you would like and pretend you are them.  I am not saying – don’t be yourself and change your whole personality.  It is just one aspect such as irrational fear or anger, this is not useful to us and we must show our self compassion and love.

So who did I pick…now I like the calmness of the Dali lama, I love the ambition and confidence of Will Smith, I also love the light heartedness of Peter Kay.  So depending on a situation, I choose one of these dudes to emulate.  I don’t crack jokes or sit and share my wisdom from my years of sitting in meditation, but I do visualise in my head how they would deal with a situation and take a few breaths in feeling pure joy and I have a little word with myself.

I like to listen to motivational speeches on youtube or Spotify and generate that feeling within me of being happy motivated.

One day I will Master my mind, but for now I do lots of things daily and am on my way to a calmer more confident patient mind.