You can use all of these steps, or some of them, and feel free to add or continue those actions that have already worked well in your life.
Sit in a relaxed, meditational position.
Get in touch with Earth energy for grounding — imagine you have roots growing down from the base of your spine (root chakra) all the way to the centRE of the Earth, connecting you securely with Mother Earth.
Draw the symbols that you are attuned to into the palm of each hand.
Place your palms over each chakra, beginning at the crown and working down. Skip the third eye but when you have reached the root, place one hand on the root chakra (your back, bottom of spine) and the other on your forehead over the third eye area.
As you place your palms on each chakra, take a deep Hara breath (breathe all the way down to the belly) and envision that the symbols are entering that particular chakra and filling your entire being with their energy.
Do Kenyoku (dry bathing) technique to dislodge any negative energy and make way for positive energy.
Go into Gassho position and recite the 5 Reiki Precepts three times slowly, reflecting on them as you state them.
Do a personal “invocation” or “invitation” to Reiki to fill your being and your living space. Ask to be surrounded by healing light as you go about the tasks of your day.
Give thanks to Reiki for being part of your life and for healing you.
Take a few deep cleansing breaths, let your face and heart smile — and you are ready to begin your day!
I have been practicing Reiki for 10 years and use Reiki in my daily life. I use reiki on my family/pets/food/plants and of course myself. I find it gives me a sense of being present and when practiced daily you too will find the wonderful benefits of this calming treatment.
My own personal experience with Reiki has been my own unique journey and yours will be too. Reiki came into my life when I needed it the most, when I was experiencing anxiety and panick attacks
Looking back on my journey now I am so thankful that I had experienced these anxieties within my past as it is a part of my journey. Reiki and Mindfulness Meditation has made me face myself, my fears and emotions that I buried inside my subconscious mind. During my time with reiki I have gone through many emotions myself and discovered a lot about the way my mind works.
I felt a fake at times as I was experiencing anxiety and I was the one trying to help people. This lead me to delve a lot deeper into how the mind works (chimp paradox- mind management book – highly recommend this one if you experience negative emotions surfacing) along with daily practice of reiki and meditation.
You don’t need to have health problems to be a great Reiki Master but what I will tell you is that throughout your own life’s journey with Reiki you will experience many different emotions and revelations within yourself.
Reiki is not just a course you do then you get a certificate and that’s you a Reiki Master. This is a lifelong commitment that you make to yourself to fully immerse yourself into this.
I must admit I didn’t understand this at all when I did my Reiki one and Two. I thought it was just a nice course I could do to help myself and get money from people to help them.
It is so much more than this. It is a way of life, a daily practice, it really does make you a better person if you truly want to be. Everyone wants to grow both emotionally, physically and spiritually and with Reiki you will grow in all areas of your life.
How Distance Reiki Works
A distance healing session can be done in a number of ways. The practitioner can:
Use a projection of Reiki energy (beaming)
Use any combination of these methods
Sending Distance Reiki
To send distance Reiki energy to someone else, you must be attuned into a second degree Reiki. Visualize the person you are sending the energy to. Draw the Dai Ko Myo, Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, Sei He Ki, and Cho Ku Rei. Draw each symbol three times.
Sit in a quiet place, where you will be undisturbed. Focus on sending energy to the person, and focus on his or her name as you do this. Keep your intent on sending energy for 10 to 20 minutes. Send the energy without a specific location – don’t focus on trying to heal a patient’s headache. Allow the energy to move freely and go to where it needs to go to provide the healee with the most benefit.
To receive Reiki distance healing, you don’t have to do anything, but it’s best to lie quiet and still if possible. You and your healer can agree upon a time together beforehand, and you’ll either sit or lie down for a certain amount of time, typically a half hour or so.
Keep in mind, each Reiki Master will likely have his or her own methods for sending Reiki distance healing. If you work with multiple healers, realize that their own personal methods will not affect the quality of your session. The one thing they all have in common is the use of the distance Reiki symbol to evoke the energies and send them where they need to go.