By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
Well it took two weeks, four classes and eighteen hours, but we completed the Reiki I class with a nursing baby and it was FABULOUS!! I’m posting a few photos here for fun. We knew this class would take a little more time and patience due to having an 8 month old baby with us, but really, he was the most well-behaved and the quietest of us all. LOL. Baby M rarely fussed at all and when he did we knew it was for a good reason, diaper, nursing or I was just talking way too much. Usually the last one.
He liked watching me talk a lot, as long as my hands were moving too. He watched all the attunements with great interest, 35 minutes straight and he watched each person while they did the practice healings on each other, until he got bored with that and was more into his teething and rolling over.
The ladies involved in the class had great questions that provoked interesting conversations thus causing us to have a wonderful time but also go a bit over on time. But, as we learn in class IT’S ALL GOOD! I had a great time and I believe they did too. Hopefully some of them will comment here so we know. Hint hint.
When working with Reiki I teach that there is no wrong. It’s important to remember this when you leave your class and go home to practice. I’m not with you but your Reiki guides are. They will remind you, you cannot do it wrong. Even if you do something ‘wrong’, you learn something from it and thus, it was perfect all along. Therefore, IT’S ALL GOOD!! This allows us to open up our box of possibilities and try new things, stretch our abilities and imagination and thus, learn more, do more and be more. It is one of the things I love most about doing and teaching Reiki. I cannot do it wrong! Even not doing it, is a lesson in and of itself.
The practice sessions went really well. Each person was able to FEEL the energy both giving and receiving. The practice session is the most important part of the class.
It takes everything we have learned through the days of class and brings it all together in action. DOING and having an EXPERIENCE with energy is critical to being able to go back home and feel confident practicing by oneself. During class each person gets to practice on oneself and on one other person, cementing in their new abilities.
I find that each and every class had a common thread to it. We have something that brought us together, something we all have in common. This class, among other things, was, of course,our love of children.
Blessings to Baby M and all the ladies who participated in this experiment. I’d call it a success all around!!
Love and Light to you all,
More photos of this class can be found at my Facebook page. Click on the LIKE for FB on the right hand side of my site and you can do there and view them.
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