I attended a Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) share last night. There were about 10 of us there. Each of us took turns giving and receiving Reiki. For those who don’t know, Reiki is a spiritual healing art whereby a practitioner can channel energy into the patient through touch or direction. It can heal both physically and emotionally.
As a Reiki practitioner myself, I love these shares because they are an opportunity for me to practice and get a feel for the Reiki energy. It feels differently to everyone. Some feel it as hot or cold spots, some see colors or energy fields, some feel vibrations. Personally, I feel vibrations in my hands. When there is a place that needs healing, the vibrations are strong. Once that spot has had a bit of healing, I feel less vibration in my hands. Then it’s time to move on to the next place that makes my hands vibrate.
After each person received Reiki, we were asked to share our impressions. Again, this is great practice for me. It allows me to get a feel for how I personally experience Reiki. As I stated, it’s different for everyone. The only way to find out how I feel Reiki is to both give and receive Reiki as often as possible.
The impressions that people had after I received Reiki were pretty much spot on. I was told that my fear was keeping me from receiving the energy (which I basically knew.) Each struggle I’m facing is a possibility, as well. Each challenge has so much potential for good. The Universe is proud of me and the way I’m handling things. I keep showing up, every day. Sometimes just showing up is the hardest thing in the world, but here I am.
I’m at a crossroads and not sure which way to go. In a way, this means that I’m earning my street cred as a healer. After all, if I can’t heal myself, how can I heal others? It’s difficult for me to figure out what I need because I’m not sure which direction to go. Do I choose stability or sanity? That is the challenge I’m facing right now.
This also means that I’ll know what it’s like for the people I’m trying to heal. I’ll have been in their shoes. That’s a good thing. However, suffering is never fun. I don’t really want or need to experience the full range of challenges out there. Just the ones I’m going through are enough, thanks.
Understand that you are good enough, just as you are. Keep showing up.
The Universe is proud of you.