REIKI PRACTICTIONER DAILY PRACTICE

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!

 

 

My HeartMath Experience

I discovered Heartmath techniques along with so many other’s when I was at a lower point in my life.  My energy was low, I was anxious for no reason!!!None that I could find as my mind was working overtime.  I am not one to wallow in it, yes I hit hurdles but I get back up and keep on trying…what other option is there..  LOTS..I later discovered.

So I discovered HeartMath, bought the earpiece and hooked it up to my ipad.  It felt like a futuristic way to meditate but it is so much more than sitting clearing your mind and if you stick at it you will feel the difference.

Below are the steps for heart focused breathing – once you get this down, add some of your fave tunes.  I found my face aches after doing a session, I just smile all the way through it really relishing my memories of amazing adventures and loving the good tunes along the way

There are three steps:

Step 1: Heart Focus. Focus your attention on the area around your heart, the area in the center of your chest. The first couple of times you try it, place your hand over the center of your chest to help keep your attention in the heart area.

Step 2: Heart Breathing. Breathe deeply but normally and feel as if your breath is coming in and going out through your heart area. As you inhale, feel as if your breath is flowing in through the heart, and as you exhale, feel it leaving through this area. Breathe slowly and casually, a little deeper than normal. Continue breathing with ease until you find a natural inner rhythm that feels good to you.

Step 3: Heart Feeling. As you maintain your heart focus and heart breathing, activate a positive feeling. Recall a positive feeling, a time when you felt good inside, and try to re-experience the feeling. It may be a memory of your family or your children when they were young.  One of the easiest ways to generate a positive, heart-based feeling is to remember a special place you’ve been or the love you feel for a close friend or family member or treasured pet. This is the most important step.

Quick Coherence® is especially useful when you start to feel a draining emotion such as frustration, irritation, anxiety or stress. Using Quick Coherence at the onset of less intense negative emotions can keep them from escalating into something worse. This technique is especially useful after you’ve had an emotional blowup to bring yourself back into balance quickly.

Pause, Breathe and Change

“Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?”
Joe Dispenza, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Been reading and practicing daily Dr Joe Dispenza Meditation for improving the emotional aspect of my personality that I have no use for.  I do not need to feel anxious or live fearfully that anxiety may show its face so I say CHANGE out loud when I feel that horrible anxiety feeling inside my stomach.  Okay so I don’t shout it out loud in the middle of a supermarket but I will say change, I then bring about the new personality that I am creating for myself.

So how do you choose this new personality – Look at someone that has the personality that you would like and pretend you are them.  I am not saying – don’t be yourself and change your whole personality.  It is just one aspect such as irrational fear or anger, this is not useful to us and we must show our self compassion and love.

So who did I pick…now I like the calmness of the Dali lama, I love the ambition and confidence of Will Smith, I also love the light heartedness of Peter Kay.  So depending on a situation, I choose one of these dudes to emulate.  I don’t crack jokes or sit and share my wisdom from my years of sitting in meditation, but I do visualise in my head how they would deal with a situation and take a few breaths in feeling pure joy and I have a little word with myself.

I like to listen to motivational speeches on youtube or Spotify and generate that feeling within me of being happy motivated.

One day I will Master my mind, but for now I do lots of things daily and am on my way to a calmer more confident patient mind.

The Root Chakra – How to Balance it

 

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Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.”

This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above. Imagine that you’re laying the foundation for a house in which you’re going to live for a long time. A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need to create a home filled with joy for years to come.

The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.

Imbalances in the Root Chakra

If there is an imbalance in the root chakra you may experience anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares. Physical imbalances may manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, leg, or feet issues. In men, prostate problems may occur. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.

How to Balance Muladhara

While meditation does connect you to a higher spiritual plane, it also serves to ground you. You may not always be able to trust that the world will give you what you need to survive, but connection to your higher self and trust in a power higher than yourself will give you what you need to feel safe.

It does not matter if you call that higher power Consciousness, Mother Nature, God, or Spirit. Connection to universal energy will bring you a sense of peace and stability. The animals in the forest have no idea if and when they will find food each day, yet somehow they trust in

This is an exercise to strengthen this connection to the ground.

Stand up straight and relaxed.
Put your feet shoulder width apart.
Slightly bend your knees.
Put your pelvis somewhat forward.
Keep your body balanced, so that your weight is evenly distributed over the soles of your feet.
Sink your weight downward.
Keep in this position for several minutes

Imagine in  your mind that you have roots like a tree and they are going through your root chakra and deep down into the earth until they hit the centre of the earth and a bright white light then comes up through the roots and back into the base of your spine.  Do this three times whilst breathing in slowly through the nose and out through the nose.

Another Technique to Unblock your Root Chakra

Relax and clear your mind. Once you are fully relaxed, take a moment to center yourself then visualize each of the chakras opening like a flower. When doing this exercise it is important not to force them to open. It is also alright if they do not open fully on your first try. If one does not open, try again tomorrow. One reason for this is because they have been dormant. Please remember if they have been blocked, to go slowly with this exercise. Once they are open, you might notice a tingling this is normal and it means you are receiving the energy your body needs. The whole exercise should take about five minutes.
The crystal you need for the root chakra is Ruby, Garnet, Tourmaline, smoky quartz, Bloodstone, Black onyx and Agate.   Pick one.

 

 

Gratitude Jars

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Starting a Gratitude jar in your  home is such a great way to notice all the little things that go on during the day that you can be grateful for.  The little  moments that pass by unchecked can be written down and popped into the gratitude jars and will help to promote the good and make you really appreciate your life.

From that few minutes you got to sit down and read a page out your book whilst tea was cooking, to the hug from your little ones or the one time the dog didn’t bark when the door went.  Really noticing all the people, things and situations around you that you have to be thankful for opens up a whole other world.  When we appreciate what we already have  it makes room in our life for more good things to come our way.

So take a moment now and think about what happened in your life today, no matter how small it is and pop a note in the jar.  Get the family involved, its such a great thing to do and see what everyone else has to be grateful for.

Thank you to anyone who reads this, I am truly Grateful.

Namaste

Meganni Franklyn

 

Note To Self – Always Be A Kid

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You can be a child by enjoying small things and being happy with almost anything.Don’t mistake “being a kid at heart” for immaturity. As adults, we learn to become more mature and responsible individuals. Ironically, I believe one of the biggest signs of maturity is choosing to be a kid at heart.Part of me melts every time I encounter children because I observe their carefree, happy, innocent nature, from which adults could stand to learn.

Here are 11 reasons why you are a kid at heart:

1. You always smile.I absolutely adore when a kid smiles at me. It’s highly contagious and impossible for me not to smile back. Children smile because they are truly happy, as their lives are not complicated or filled with much responsibility.They find joy and pure happiness in the simplest things, and they share those giggles with everyone. Charlie Chapman said it best: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

 

2. You forgive freely and know every day is a fresh start.Have you ever noticed that children have the uncanny ability to see every day as a new beginning? They forget about the past easily and don’t hold grudges.When two children fight, they are upset for that time period, but then, the very next day, they are best friends again. As we grow into adults, this becomes tougher and we find it difficult to forgive and let things go.It’s never too late to forgive and start all over.

3. You believe and dream big.In a child’s world, nothing is impossible. The ability of children to believe sparks faith and optimism to never give up. Many adults lose this ability because we tend to see things for how they were or are, rather than how they could be.If we made an effort and believed in pursuing our dreams, we would be more likely to achieve them, even if those dreams seem nearly impossible to accomplish

 

.4. You are carefree and fearless.Children have the most amazing ability to be carefree and fearless. They are limitless and have no boundaries because they are not yet confined by the fear of shame or failure; they do things because they just don’t know any better.As we grow into adults, we tend to worry or fear the unknown and what others may think of us.Embrace what life has to offer in a carefree and fearless manner so you can be unstoppable

 

.5. You are active.I remember when I was a little kid, I played hopscotch, jump-roped to “Cinderella, dressed in yellow, went upstairs to kiss her fellow,” ran around the grass with the sprinklers on, had mud fights and did cartwheels for days. I found joy in doing these everyday activities without even thinking of them as forms of exercise.To be honest, I still do some of these things and for the same damn reason — it’s fun.6. You take pleasure in little things.When I was a kid, I would get so excited every Sunday when the ice cream truck made its way around our neighborhood. But, it wasn’t the ice cream I was enthusiastic about; it was more so the song that made me giddytime I heard the truck’s tune, I ran to my dad, asked him to open up the garage, sprinted outside and busted out crazy dance moves to my jam.My dad would then proceed to buy me my favorite rainbow popsicle, which I found fascinating because my tongue turned different colors after licking it.Those simple things made me so happy. As we grow into adults, we take things for granted and stop taking pleasure in the little things. Why do we stop noticing the simple things that have the potential to bring us joy?

7. You love unconditionally.The best thing about children is their love. They could care less about your flaws; they don’t care what you look like, who you are, where you are from or what you do because their love is limitless.It’s true what Mahatma Gandhi stated:The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.

 

8. You use your creativity and imagination.I remember losing myself in creative activities as a child. I drew pictures for hours, played with clay, built spaceships and rockets out of LEGOs, pretended I was on the “Lizzie McGuire” show, and then bust out, “Hi, my name is Sheena from ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and you’re watching Disney Channel!”For some reason, as we get older, we get busier. We stop seeing these creative activities as meaningful and worthwhile. The truth is, creativity is the reason our world is so advanced. One should never lose his or her imagination.

 

9. You have endless curiosity.As a kid, I remember continuously asking my parents questions: Where did we come from? Why do people die? Where is God? What does this mean? I was curious but clueless.Children know they don’t know everything, so they ask a million and one questions to gain knowledge and understanding. Answer this: Isn’t asking questions better than not asking any questions at all?

 

10. You ask for help.I remember when two boys bullied me in second grade. Call it tattletaling if you must, but for me, it was simply asking for help. Children always ask for help because they don’t know what they are doing or how to handle certain situations.As we grow into adults, we sometimes look at asking for help as weakness. Always feel empowered to ask for help, whether it be on how to do something or how to get through something. We aren’t alone; we all need help every now and then.

 

11. If you fall, you get back up and run.When a child takes a tumble, he or she might need to be comforted for a bit, but then, the child quickly recovers and runs off to play.As adults, we may be hurt, but as long as we pick ourselves back up and move on, the bruises begin to finally heal.Subscribe to Elite Daily’s official newsletter,

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