Once we begin the spiritual journey, we begin to look within. Our senses begin to detect more subtle vibrations, and there is a peace that emanates from radically simple things. We feel such peace from such simple actions: a hand on the knee, a hand on the heart. Our breath.
Slowly, over time, we begin to loosen our concepts and preconceived notions about what is required for happiness. We let go of standard societal notions of “success,” and we, instead, dive deeper into a happiness that is unshakable by any outward, external force. We find a happiness that lasts. We find a love—within.
Dear Reiki practitioners: It is so important to remember that our self-healing practice is the foundation for our lives.
As we heal ourselves, we realize that time spent on the self is not selfish. We realize, rather, that the love, time, and attention we give to our own beautiful self is the greatest gift we can give to the world. We realize—quite paradoxically and quite amazingly!—that there is no greater step to healing the world than through the loving-kindness we bring to our own heart. Our heart is the catalyst for all change. Our heart is the beginning.
Whether our eyes are open or closed, whether we are sitting up or lying down, whether we are listening to music or are sitting in silence, the feeling of fullness, of wholeness, of enough-ness that comes through during a Reiki self-healing session is always apparent. Once attuned to the Reiki energy, we return, again and again, day after day, to that moment where we can relax and let go…into our beautiful selves. The Reiki container gives us permission to excuse ourselves from the concerns of the day…and we open up, we receive.
It is wonderful to receive healing sessions from other Reiki practitioners at various stages of our awakening journey. They can help us jumpstart our journey or help us push past plateaus. However, the conclusion to the healing can only happen within our own two hands.
There is a time when we must relinquish our reliance on other healers, teachers, and outside authorities, and look within, to our own natural abilities. To our own love.
For, truly, a Reiki self-healing session is all about love. Given and expressed by the self to the self. It is claiming our own true authority to be the most powerful and perfect healer we are privileged to know. It is claiming our birthright.
As we heal our hearts, may we know the peace that surpasses all understanding. May we dive deep into the richness of our own glory. And may we, each of us, know the love that can only come from within.