Friday, July 13, 2012

Did You Wake Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed?

Do you ever wake up feeling like you are not reaching the peak of your potential?
I do. Sometimes I wake up and feel just a little off. I check in to see what is happening and sometimes I just can't pinpoint what is going on or why I feel off. So instead of dwelling in the feeling of less I choose to take a different approach.
One of the exercises that I do was developed by Tony Robbins, life coach. It is simple and you don't need much - just a mirror and you. Stand in front of the mirror, look at yourself and smile. Smile as long as you feel you need it. In the beginning you might feel like a fool but if you can go past that thought and keep smiling you will notice that a shift is happening inside of you - you will notice that your mood changes, that you feel like you have more energy and enthusiasm. Now you can get on with your day.
Another thing I like to do is to think of a simple, catchy song or a tune and sing it. You don't have to sing it out loud; it can just go on in your mind. Pretty soon you will notice that everything looks much brighter than before.
This is one of the songs I like to sing:

You can also just sing it as "I am opening up" rather than "We are opening up" when you are singing it for yourself. This chant opens up the heart and the heart chakra.
If you don't have time to meditate or do some physical activity, you can take some deep breaths and repeat affirmations until you feel like you are back on track.
Sometimes for some reason we can't shift our energy on our own so we need some help.
Reiki can lift you up to higher vibrations as it removes the blocks and restores the energy flow. Reiki can bring clarity of thoughts and feelings.
Reiki can help you live as close to your highest potential as you allow.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Reiki Treatment a Healing Ceremony

"When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely. The bodies of participants become filled with energy of life, and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new; everything becomes sacred."
~ Sun Bear, Chippewa teacher and author

According to Wikipedia a ceremony is "... an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion".  
We can also say that ceremony is a set of actions with specific intention preformed to connect participants to the spiritual energy that flows through everything in the Universe.
Reiki treatment is a healing ceremony as the Reiki practitioner connects the client and him/herself to the universal Reiki life force energy that flows through all creation. The practitioner uses symbols and prayer to connect to the higher energies and facilitate healing for the client.
Preparing for the ceremony is one of the keys to success. Those who seek healing should set an intention for it. Which means that we need to drop into our heart and see what are we ready to let go of, what are we ready to heal, what are we ready to bring into our life. It is really important that we want this healing to happen, that we really want to make a change in our life and the universe will respond accordingly.
The healing ceremony can be as small as two people or it can have more than 50 participants. If each participant has a set intention - Reiki can heal what each asked for.
All Reiki ceremonies close with us giving thanks for our powerful yet gentle healing. Coming out of the ceremony doesn't mean that it is over as Reiki will be working on you for several days to come.
Enjoy the experience of connectedness and healing.