By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
IT’S ALL GOOD!
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.
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.
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.”
HOW TO DO HUMMINGBIRD REIKI
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.
- 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,
Rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-829