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Hummingbird Reiki – Reiki That ANYONE Has Time For!!

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA


I teach in Reiki I that there is no wrong way to do Reiki.  IT’S ALL GOOD!!  JUST DO IT!!  Are some of my favorite ‘catch’ phrases.  If we make a ‘mistake’ while doing Reiki, we can always learn something from it, and therefore, it was not a mistake.  However, even by NOT doing Reiki we are learning how we feel when we do not do it.HummingbirdBlueFlitting

This doesn’t work as well if the person doesn’t practice Reiki from the start though, because they never get a chance to feel how good it feels while actually doing Reiki practice.

So, it is my focus as a teacher to motivate my students to DO daily Reiki, every day for the first month after their class, both to create the habit, but also so they can FEEL a difference that Reiki makes in their lives.  I have seen this work quite well with many people.  However, everyone is different and there are many different reasons people stop practicing their Reiki.  Each person is an individual, it helps a lot if I can have a one on one session with them to FEEl in them, why they are not being successful with their Reiki practice.  This was the case with my client, Nancy.


My client, Nancy, has been coming to me for Reiki sessions for over a year for pain in her body and stress relief.  She also became a student of Reiki and has come to some Reiki Circles so she could work on herself in between our sessions. She felt an extreme difference in the beginning when she did Reiki on herself every day and had mini-miracles happening in her life on a weekly basis. Then, she hit her busy season and stopped her daily Reiki practice.  Nancy owns her own business and works very hard at it and loves it.  But, often times, she finds herself working too much at a job that is very physical and hard on her body.  Reiki and meditation help her to support her body while keeping up a challenging schedule.

Even hummingbirds sit and rest now and then.
Even hummingbirds sit and rest now and then.


While working on Nancy’s heart chakra I received some information about why consistent Reiki self-healing has been a struggle for her.  My guides told me that Nancy is a very busy and active kind of person, doing a full half hour session feels like too much for her to do.  She likes to be busy, and active and not sit still for long.  She’s a doer.  I admire this, would love to be more this way at times so I can admire her for her great enthusiasm for her work and life.  She loves it and has great passion.  However, she also meditates and enjoys the benefits of Reiki and down time too.  But, when it comes to Reiki, a full half hour or more session on herself just seems too overwhelming for her.  She created a belief in her subconscious mind that Reiki must be done in half hour self-healing sessions. Probably because that is how we do it in Reiki I class.  But, if we remember first and foremost, THERE IS NO WRONG, then we can retrain our belief systems to do Reiki in any way that works for us.  Let me repeat that, WE CAN DO REIKI IN ANY WAY THAT WORKS FOR US!!  This is what I explained to Nancy and she said “Oh yes, I’m a hummingbird.  I flit from flower to flower.  That will work much better.”  I said “Ok, we’ll call your Reiki, hummingbird Reiki for you.  And, maybe others would like to try it this way too.”


Simple, remember that you can do Reiki in little bits that fit into your life and your schedule.  Instead of doing all the hand positions like in a 30 minute self treatment, just do one or two of the most important areas.  Trust your intuition on where you need it most in that moment and do it.  REMEMBERING to do it and start this habit may be the most difficult part.  Do what you need to do, to keep Reiki in the forefront of your mind while creating this new habit.  A string or rubber band around the wrist is a good reminder and an easy one for at least the first month or until you feel the habit has been engrained within your subconscious.

Make any small moment in time a chance to do self Reiki practice:HummingbirdOrangeFlitting

  • Reiki when you are waiting for the gas to finish pumping
  • Reiki while in the line while waiting to pick up your kids at school
  • Reiki on yourself while posting on Facebook.  Just let it flow.
  • Reiki  to calm your nerves or settle a tension headache before a stressful event
  • Reiki on your sacral or solar plexus while you are using the facilities for a minute or two, or three
  • Reiki while watching T.V. or listening to music
  • Reiki while you meditate or do yoga
  • Reiki on your kids while they are arguing in the other room. (Reiki them through the walls until they stop or calm down.)
  • Reiki yourself while your kids are arguing in the next room.  (LOL  Either one is good for you.)
  • Reiki beamed at yourself from your hands resting on your lap while waiting for a client or prospect to come in. A very subtle way to do Reiki on yourself in public places.
  • Reiki yourself while waiting at your table for your food to be brought out.
  • Reiki on yourself while you have a 15 minute break at work.
  • Reiki while on hold waiting for a customer service rep.  Chances are you’ll need to be very calm by the time they come on the phone.

We have endless amounts of bits of time in between our busy moments where we can do 5 minute or less Reiki on ourselves.  ITS ALL GOOD!!  Even five minutes, built up here and there, can do a lot.

“Any Reiki is better than no Reiki at all!!”  Josslyn Streett, just said that!!

Remember, if it truly is ALL GOOD and we truly can do NO WRONG, then what you can do with your Reiki ability is endless.  If you have other ideas on how to do some Hummingbird Reiki or have examples of how you HAVE done this, please share with us here in the comments section.  We all learn from each other.

Many Reiki Blessings to Nancy for allowing me to share her story and to all of you for reading, commenting and DOING REIKI!!  Even the smallest actions towards Love and Light are powerful!!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn or 360-460-829






3 thoughts on “Hummingbird Reiki – Reiki That ANYONE Has Time For!!

  1. This is a really good blog but since I have only practiced the half hour Reiki, using my book to tell me what to do, how do I do 5 or 10 minutes of Reiki.  I do yoga but how can I do yoga and Reiki at the same time?  I am ignorant when it comes to this.  Carol

  2. Good questions mom, thanks for sharing these with other readers.

    QUICKIE SESSIONS- I teach in Reiki I and you can review this in your manual, three ways to get your Reiki started.

    1. Full Gassho (prayer of intention) is typically used for longer sessions but you can chose to use it any time.
    A. Place your hands in prayer position at the heart chakra asking Divine Source to send down the Reiki. Other intentions are also intended at this point, such as: I am grounded, I am a clear channel for the Reiki energy, my client and I are both healed by this process, and both blessed by this process, my ego is also receiving a Reiki healing, etc.
    B. Move hands in prayer position to the third eye chakra and ask Divine to send down your Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki Guides to guide you.
    C. Hands back to your heart chakra to wait to feel the energy flowing, then put your hands on yourself where you feel you need it.

    2. Raiji-Ho (Ra G-Ho) means method for the Reiki power- this is simply a quickie Gassho to get the Reiki flowing. Same procedure as the first one but with less intentions included.
    A. Heart- Send down the Reiki
    B. 3rd eye- Send down my Reiki guides
    C. back at heart – Reiki go! Place your hands on you where you want to run the Reiki energy.

    3. Hands on Reiki on. Simply place your hands on your body where you want to run the Reiki and with your mind and intention tell Divine Source to run the Reiki. This is good in quickie situations and emergency situations.

    Any of the three will work. I do personally feel the energy flowing more powerfully in a quicker way with the #1, but everyone is different so try all three at times and see which one feels right for you in which situations.

    This is all in your manual but if you want to call me and go through it again we can do that. It would be best to Skype it if you want to that way we can see each other. This offer stands for any of my readers, not just my mom.

    Yoga- For Reiki during yoga or any movement activity, simply do your Gassho (like above) prior to the yoga to get your Reiki flowing. Hold the intention in your mind and with your Reiki guides that the Reiki will flow through you the entire time you are doing the yoga or whatever movement activity it is that you are doing.
    This is called Reiki Un-do (Un-doe) Reiki with movement. It is in your manual for you to review it, after the ‘practice on self’ section. You can also state in your intention “Reiki Un-do!” to help get the Reiki flowing for your purpose.

    I hope this helps. Please feel free to contact me with further help on any of these issues. I want you to feel confident with your practice. It is practice, we are all practicing. The more practice we do the more confident we feel. But, however you DO it, DOING it is the most important part!!
    Thanks mom, Joss

  3. Carol, mom, It occurred to me last night as I was going to sleep that you may have meant in asking HOW to do small amounts of self-treatments that you may have meant, how do you do a whole treatment in 5 minutes. Well, you don’t. You do one or two hand positions and leave it at that. If you do a bunch of these throughout the week, you’ve gotten in quite a bit of Reiki practice. Trust your intuition as to where you need to place your hands the most in that moment. If you are not sure and are not used to trusting your intuition, start with your heart chakra, it’s right in the middle and our hearts can always use some Reiki. Any place you chose to do Reiki on yourself is good. Head area for relaxation and headaches, heart, solar plexus and/or sacral for stress and any place that may hurt. Good places to start.
    For some of us busy moms and working people, this is some pretty good Reiki practice and we can feel good about it. Of course, if you have the time and ability to do a full self treatment every day then yes, this is preferable in all ways. But, if this doesn’t fit into your life, adjust it so it does. Be flexible, the Reiki is.
    Blessings, Joss

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