Reiki impacts the world. Children love it and it's helpful for caretakers, healers, and change makers. Most of us can benefit from integrating Reiki into our everyday lives.
Here are nine ways I employ Reiki on the daily. I hope you find inspiration here to create a ritual or practice with Reiki and feel the difference it makes when you weave this healing art into your day.
1. Calming Children
I use Reiki on my daughter to help her calm down, to go to sleep, or to help her in the middle of the night (on her bug bites/ growing pains etc). Reiki is extremely helpful for injuries. Every time my daughter gets a bump or scrape or unexpected ouchie, we use Reiki for a blast of healing energy right then and there. It is a fantastic way to bring her into mindfulness and her inner world.
2. Daily Global Peace Prayer
The world is hungry for healing. Taking a moment to pray for peace of all sentient beings and our planet, and using Reiki to back up the prayer with universal healing energy, is one of the highest uses of this powerful tool. You can create a place on your altar to feed the prayer of light and healing for the planet.
3. Setting Intentions/Activating Water
It is life changing to begin the day with prayer. Charge your daily intentions, or sankalpa, with Reiki to focus your day the way you like it. Try charging your morning water with Reiki.
4. To Pray for My Life, Health, and Healing
I use Reiki to pray for my life and my body and my own healing. As a healer and mother, it is vital to make the time to nourish and renew myself with prayers and intention. Some examples of these: 'Reiki please help me enjoy my life more. Reiki please help me love more deeply. Reiki please help my mind slow down enough that I can reside centered in my heart. Pro tip: ask for what you want rather than what you don't want. Rather than ask for less anxiety, ask for more peace.
5. Before Eating, Beam Reiki to your Food
Having a quiet moment of reflection before eating is a tradition across cultures. I Reiki my food before I eat it. Silence or words are fine for your gratitude prayer, but you can embody this with your hands. You can also Reiki the food from under the table if you are with company who may find it too weird.
6. In the Bath
Sometimes I combine my self Reiki sessions with a warm bath. This helps me relax after a long day of caring for other people. Ritual, prayer, and intention are what make activites sacred.
7. Before My Meditation Practice.
You can program your meditation practice with Reiki. For example, use the Reiki symbols with the intention that I will have quiet in my mind for the time I am meditating to allow for a deeper level of peace and respite.
8. For Falling Asleep.
Place one hand on your heart and one on your belly as a perfect position to drift off into a dreamy and deeply restful sleep. This also works when helping my daughter wind down from the day. You can also help a partner who may be experiencing insomnia or sleeping difficulties. Reiki one another (if someone doesn't fall asleep first!)
9. Combine Reiki with Yoga
I like to integrate my yoga and Reiki practice together.
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