By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I’ve had enough middle schoolers interested in Reiki lately to have a class just for them. Most of them have parents who are students or clients of mine, or both. This works best I have found as the parents and kids can do Reiki together at home and reinforce the practice of Reiki together. These kids are amazing as you could have probably guessed. They know they are different from other kids in many ways but spiritually is definitely one of them. It is not always easy for teens to talk to other kids about spiritual issues. At Reiki circle they get the chance to talk openly about their spiritual beliefs with no one making fun of them or condemning their thoughts and actions. It’s a very open and safe forum for everyone.
“I am grateful for Teen Reiki class that I was able to be here with these wonderful people and have this experience. I’m grateful for Reiki because it can be used for healing and cannot be used to harm. And I will always have it with me, because it is an infinite source.” E. W., age 12 1/2
After introductions, we started the class by teaching the kids a blessing ritual to cleanse our auras with sage. Then we moved on to measuring each person’s aura with diving rods. We talked about how to work with spiritual tools in a safe and effective way. They learned how to bring in their God for protection beforehand, how to program the divining rod for what they want to find and then to find it. Each person got a turn with the rods. We measured our auras before the class and again after the class. Every single participant, including the parents, were able to increase their aura size by the end of class, most were able to double their aura size. (We measured the auras the second time right after doing a self-treatment with Reiki.) We talked about how when our auras are cleaner and clearer from doing Reiki, we are happier and healthier on all levels. We also talked about other ways to achieve this such as; listening to beautiful or happy music, thinking positive thoughts, talking with a trusted friend, running Reiki on our food and drink, eating and drinking healthy food and liquids, and getting plenty of exercise out-of-doors, just to name a few.
“I am so grateful that I now know how to run Reiki on anyone and anything. I ‘love’ that it heals the body physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually and you can use it on any animal, with their permission of course. Josslyn is such a great teacher and person. She has taught me so much today and that makes me happy.” A.C. age 12 1/2
To my surprise, a few of them said that the meditation was their favorite part of class. I guess I thought the Reiki on animals or the diving rods would be their favorite part, but they really liked going into their minds and seeing what they ‘saw’ there. That impressed me. These teens proved to be deep and introspective when they shared what they saw in their meditations. They were also very good at visualizing even with little or no prior experience. Most of them asked to do more long meditations in the future at Reiki circle.
“I am grateful to be able to have this experience. What I like most about Reiki is that it is an infinite Source, that is very reassuring.” J.D. Age 14
Mandy’s Favorite Part
I can tell you for sure, our dog Mandy’s favorite part of class was when all the kids did Reiki on her for practice. Mandy does love to be the pet example for animal Reiki classes. She basks in it and soaks it up. The teens also worked on our cat Cosmo but that was before I remembered to get the camera out and take photos.
I have found that after taking a Reiki class, kids tend to do Reiki most on their pets. Unless they are encouraged by their parents, the children are a little more shy about doing Reiki on other people. Even in class this seemed foreign to them, touching others in this new way. This may take more help from their parents. I like to encourage and help them along in it, not force them. Working on pets is a beautiful gift to them and their pets. If that is all they want to do with their Reiki, I’d say that is a whole lot. But, I have also found that if I am truly hurting or in pain in some way and I ask my kids to do Reiki on me, they jump to any chance to be able to help me feel better. If your kids have Reiki in their hands, ask them for help to feel better. What a wonderful gift they are giving you, and what a wonderful gift you are giving them as well.
A BIG THANK YOU to all my Reiki kids and their families for supporting them in their Reiki adventure. I’m so grateful for all of you!!
In Love and Light of our Divine Source,
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