Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about Reiki and explain what it is and how it can help you in the most amazing ways.
The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words – Rei and Ki. It is pronounced RAY KEE.
Rei is often defined as ‘Spiritual’ and Ki as ‘energy’, so roughly translating the Japanese word we get ‘spiritual energy’ or ‘universal life-force energy’
Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.
Ki is flowing in everything that is alive including plants, animals and humans
<3 EVERYTHING IS ENERGY AND I MEAN EVERY SINGLE THING! <3
YOU are energy, I AM energy, animals are energy, objects are energy, the table, the chair, the ceiling the floor are all made up of energy.
So when we think of ourselves as being ‘energetic beings’ we can understand more easily that if there are any energetic imbalances within our body then we can become sick, or not function as we should.
That can affect our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Think about this as an example, when you were a child and you hurt yourself and you went running to your mum and she kissed it better, that is actually a form of energy work!
If we have pains in our body, we instinctively hold our hands over our bodies where we hurt or where the pain is, and instinctively we know what to do. Again you are working with your own energy!
<3 Everyone can use Reiki <3
All you need is to learn how to do it and receive an ‘Attunement’ – where the Reiki Master gives the sacred energetic codes & symbols to the Reiki student and opens up their channels for the energy to flow through so they can perform Reiki. This is done on a 1-1 basis. Or I do it on a 1-1 basis. It can be done in person or distantly. When energy work is done ‘distantly’ it is called ‘remote’ healing, or ‘remote’ Attunements, ‘remote or distant’ healing.
Reiki is a non-invasive, completely benign healing technique which has become THE MOST POPULAR energy healing modality.
As Western medicine continues to explore alternative methods of healing, Reiki is destined to play an important role as an ACCEPTED & RESPECTED healing practice which is now widely used in hospitals and hospices.
<3 SO WHAT IS REIKI GOOD FOR? <3
Reiki reduces stress, illness, emotional and physical dis-ease.
<3 WHAT HAPPENS DURING A REIKI SESSION? <3
During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands on or above the client’s body and they activate the energy so it starts to flow from their hands. They place their hands over specific areas of the body BUT the energy will go EXACTLY where it is needed. Reiki is a really intelligent energy and it’s a beautiful energy to work with.
<3 INTENTION is vital during ALL modalities of energy work, remember even our THOUGHTS are energetic so you always set the INTENTION that the Reiki is used for the highest and greatest good of all concerned.
It is also really important to remember that we are only CHANNELS or VESSELS for the Universal Life Force Energy to flow through. <3
<3 CAN I FEEL ENERGY? YES, YOU CAN, TRY THIS:- <3
Rub your hands together briskly, then put your hands in front of you with your palms facing each other, (as if you are going to clap), slowly, very slowly push your hands together and slowly move them apart. As you do this, you will find a ‘resistance’ type feeling, keep doing it and you will find that you can really ‘feel’ the energy between your hands……
This is energy, you can now feel energy!
Try the exercise again and try to mould that energy into a ball. If you’ve done that, you’ve made a chi ball (a ball of energy)
<3 WHO CAN LEARN REIKI? <3
Anyone can learn Reiki, absolutely anyone and when you can use Reiki you can use it for every single thing in your life, (as I mentioned before), you can send Reiki to your food, your drinks to infuse them with healing energies, you can send it to objects like your car, (so it starts up) you can make a huge reiki chi ball and place it completely around your home – may be so nothing goes wrong with your home or to keep it protected and safe – Reiki can be used on crystals, technology, relationships, projects, your house. It will work on everything and anything, how amazing is that?
Animals are very energy sensitive. I have 6 cats & 2 dogs and whenever I do Reiki they gravitate towards me. I often give my furbabies healing when they are sat on my lap or beside me. When they have had enough they get up and move away. You can also give Reiki to wild animals and that’s a lovely thing to do.
Plants and trees love Reiki. I often re-energise my plants & flowers. If I see a plant wilting I will send some energy & in no time it’s thriving again.
Water (infuse it with Reiki energy) – I ‘Reiki’ my water and my food. It can all be infused with the universal source energy.
Crystals can also be charged & infused with Reiki energy.
So to re-cap, Reiki can be used on crystals, technology, relationships, projects, your house, it will work on EVERYTHING with your intention of healing.
Reiki is like a muscle the more you use it the stronger it becomes.
<3 IS IT SAFE TO USE REIKI ON PREGNANT WOMEN, CHILDREN & BABIES? <3
It is safe to use Reiki on children and pregnant women & babies. It is 100 % safe & totally natural.
Reiki can do NO HARM whatsoever.
You can also use Reiki to help people pass over to the other side when they are dying (or making the transition). It is now widely used in many hospices and hospitals.
When you get more advanced in energy work you can also use energy work to help lost souls (attachments) or whatever you like to call them to transition smoothly.
REIKI BOXES AND INTENTIONS
You can write your AFFIRMATIONS AND INTENTIONS on paper and put them into a Reiki Box and send healing to your Reiki Box on a daily basis.
You can put people’s names in the Reiki Box who need healing and send healing to the Reiki Box with the intention that it is going to the relevant people.
You will see significant changes in all areas of your physical, emotional and spiritual health & wellbeing if you use Reiki on a regular basis.
I absolutely LOVE Reiki and am so passionate about it so I want to share it with everyone.
If you are interested in learning Reiki then feel free to contact me.
This is my Love Bubble Technique that I’m sharing with you all 🙂
It’s a simple exercise to align your vibration and open you to the experience of more love in your life.
By having unconditional love for yourself invites self-acceptance, self-love and self-forgiveness, also aligning and raising your energy accordingly.
Love Bubble Technique:
Visualize yourself being surrounded in a bubble of pale pink light. Imagine this pink light of love surrounding you and immersing you in the energy of love, washing away and dissolving any resistances to that love (any past hurts, wounds, loss, grievance, loneliness, pain, isolation, grief, etc.).
Imagine and feel this pale pink light entering into your body and being absorbed into your cells, nourishing and soothing you with the wondrous healing power of love.
Bathe in the vibration of this pink bubble of love and enjoy!
You can also imagine putting people you love or objects (such as your home or car) in a pink bubble to send them love! I do this regularly and I also put my fur babies in a bubble of love and protection 😊
This simple technique is also especially useful to use with a negative person as it sends loving energy outwards and inwards.
“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” ~ Louise Hay.
To be grounded is to be fully present in your physical body.
Your energy feels very centred and present. You are functioning in the now time rather than your energy being stuck in the past or worried about the future.
When you are well grounded, feelings like anxiety and stress disappear. Your breathing also slows and you feel calm and centred. This is so good for your physical health, your emotional health and spiritually too.
If you’re not grounded, you can feel anxious, stressed, emotional and even unsafe at times, your mind is wandering, you may daydream and subconsciously you can feeling really ‘spaced out’ and your energy body is really scattered.
Being grounded is an energy state. When we are grounded, our energy is fully rooted in our body through our awareness and our presence.
We all become ungrounded sometimes from time to time. If you find that you are feeling ungrounded, disconnected and scattered, then don’t worry because you can really quickly ground yourself.
SO HOW DO I GROUND MYSELF?
A really easy way to ground your energy to the Earth is to visualise roots growing out of the soles of your feet and spreading deep into the Earth. Really visualise those roots going deeper and deeper and spreading far and wide into the Earth. You can then draw that energy from the Earth right up through your chakras (energy centres) in your body and right up through your chakra column starting with your base chakra, your sacral chakra, your solar plexus chakra, your heart chakra, your throat chakra, your brow chakra and your crown chakra. Draw that beautiful energy up from Mother Earth right up through all of your chakras and right out of the top of your crown chakra (which is placed on the top of your head).
Keep sending that energy up until you connect with the Universal Source energy, then INTEND (intention is vital in any sort of energy work or spiritual work) that you are connected to the Universal Source energy and draw that energy back down through the crown chakra, the brow chakra, the throat chakra and into your heart chakra. You are then connected to Heaven and Earth.
An even easier way to ground yourself is to walk barefooted on the Earth, you can even stamp your feet as you INTEND you’re being grounded.
Clicking your fingers around your aura is another really quick way to bring all parts of your energy back into the now time.
Crystals are another really really useful tool for grounding yourself. I like to use Black Tourmaline and I can recommend a lovely lady who sells the most amazing crystals. Her name is Mojo and her facebook page is Mojolistic – Crystals with Mo Prowse
I often use essential oils and essences for grounding myself. I use Astral Clear which is a really high vibrational essence and something every energy worker should have in their tool kit, but even if you’re not an energy worker it’s lovely as it really lifts your mood, your energetic body and your aura. It smells gorgeous and there are loads of ways you can use it. You can inhale it, dab it on your wrists, rub it into the palms of your hands and dab it on your chakras (they are the energy centres in our body) or you can apply it to your aura. I will do more in video form explaining these things in the future.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GROUND MYSELF?
I ground and protect myself every morning and I sometimes ground myself again throughout the day if I feel I need to.
Try it and let me know how you get on.
I will talk next about how to ‘protect yourself’ ~ How to protect your energy against things like energy drains, energy vampires, any form of psychic attack.
As Empaths as many of us are, it’s so important to know how to ground and protect your energy.
I hope you feel you’ve learnt more about being grounded – if you’ve got any questions just drop them in the comments and I’ll come back to you.
As part of our Level 1 Reiki training, we are certain to learn of Usui’s precepts and the benefits that these bring to our lives as we start to apply them daily.
When I’m teaching, I love to explain how the precepts can gradually change our way of thinking and acting/reacting as we apply them on a daily basis. I also like to emphasize what my original Reiki teacher told me, on my Level 1 course, about how very clever Usui was by adding the simple preface of “Just for Today” before each precept making them attainable for us all.
But today I awoke with a very specific thought about how the precepts can help raise our vibration.
How The Precepts Affect Our Vibration
As we know the precepts begin:
Just for today…
Do not be Angry
Do not Worry
Worry and Anger are both low vibrational emotions. In fact, as far as the spectrum of emotion goes, they’re pretty much the bottom of the pile (except for despair and hopelessness).
So, it’s no wonder that Usui then went on to add…
Just for today…
Be filled with Gratitude
This is a far more positive emotion and one that is far higher on the vibrational scale.
The fifth precept also states…
Just for today…
Be kind to people and yourself
What is this teaching us other than to show compassion and love for everyone (and by extension, everything) and very important to ourselves? The emotions of love and compassion are pretty much the top of the pile when it comes to vibration.
A Way to Apply This in Daily Life
Daily we are bombarded by news of things that are focused on the negative. That is focused on bringing down our level of vibration. Even if you avoid newspapers and news programmes you will not be able to escape the barrage of information about the terrorist threat, climate change and Brexit etc.
Think about that for a moment. What is that potentially doing to your vibrational state?
Over my lifetime there has been a constant supply of such fear-inspiring issues: Cold war, the threat of global nuclear destruction, oil running out, global financial crises, housing market crashes and the list goes on and on.
Looking back at my own life, for more than four decades, this led to me living in a state of fear and trepidation. For example, as a child, I had repeated nightmares about war!
When we live predominantly in this emotional state it weakens who we are. It suppresses us as individuals. It stops us from reaching our real potential and living a contented and fulfilling life. This is a HUGE deal! We cannot, MUST not, allow this to be the case!
So, what if we connect all of these kinds of negative emotional triggers to our five Reiki precepts?
If we do, then we will no longer worry about them. We will no longer be angry about what is happening around Mother Earth. Instead, we will be moved by LOVE and COMPASSION and act on that basis. As we do, we move and act from a far more empowering emotional standpoint. AND, through our example, we lead others to do the same!!
So, Just for Today, can we avoid acting from fear and anger?
Can we move to a place where we never act from worry or despair?
If we can, then we can become moved and motivated by LOVE, by COMPASSION, and a desire to help mankind and this beautiful planet upon which we live from a far more empowered stance.
I’ve been thinking what to write about for this blog so I thought a good place to start would be to talk about being an Empath and what it’s all about.
So what exactly is an Empath?
Have you ever wondered why people who are strangers or people you hardly know open up to you and share their most trusted thoughts? Do you have an instant connection with animals? Are you unable to watch violence, cruelty, or tragedy on television or in the movies because your soul just can’t bear it? Do you have an instant knowing about the character of the people you meet upon first meeting them? Are you highly spiritual and find the physical world and everything in it heavy? Are you often tired and have physical ailments that cannot be medically explained? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions you may be an “Empath.
Empaths are people who are highly sensitive to the energy and the emotions of the people, animals, and sometimes even the spiritual imprints that exist around them. Do you ever walk into a building and pick up on the ‘negative vibes’ or the ‘energy’ of the building? Does this sometimes overwhelm you where you feel you have to get out of there? Do you pick up on people’s moods and feelings without them saying a word? Do you walk into a room and ‘feel the atmosphere’? If so you could be an Empath.
Just as with every other healthy minded individual, Empaths have the ability to empathise with whom they are interacting. We are able to relate to how others feel and understand what they are experiencing. What sets Empaths apart is our higher-than-average level of empathy, the ease at which we can connect to the feelings of others, and the range within which we can do it. And where others experience feelings of empathy that are cued by interacting with others, empaths do not always. We do not have to rely on the physical senses of sight, hearing, or touch, or clues from our interactions with others, to pick up on the emotions and energies around us. We can feel and internalise emotions from people near and far. I personally feel it can be a gift and a curse all in one. It’s important for Empaths to be fully grounded and protected spiritually at all times so you don’t ‘feel’ the pain of the world all the time. Can you relate to any of these feelings? If so it’s important that you also ground and protect yourself daily too. In my previous newsletter I talked about how to ground and protect yourself – you should do this on a daily basis. I also cut cords with everyone each night before I go to sleep. This isn’t a ‘bad’ thing and sometimes people ask why cut cords with people you love? What I do is ask and intend that I am cutting cords with all ‘that does not serve me for my highest and greatest good’ and by doing this I know only the right cords will be cut.
If you read my blogs on Grounding your energy & Protecting your energy, you will have even more insight as to how as an empath you can look after yourself.
Psychic attack is a very loose term for different types of negative energy being directed at you, either intentionally or unintentionally.
Psychic attack can be from one individual to another or it could be a group attack and that would generate more energy because of the group as a collective and the power of their intentions would be multiplied.
An intentional psychic attack can come in the forms of cords, curses, black magic, someone wishing you harm either physically, emotionally or both & any other negative thought forms.
Cords can be thick like rope or even like barbed wire. You know generally that if you are corded from behind it has been done intentionally. You can cut cords yourself or get an energy worker to cut the cords for you.
Negative thoughts directed at someone are a form of psychic attack. An example might be something like jealousy, maybe your neighbour got a new car or you got overlooked for a promotion at work or you have been betrayed by a partner because they cheated on you and had an affair with someone else. If you feel angry and resentful towards that person or people, and start thinking of ways to pay them back, to get even, any form of revenge is a low vibrational energy and will result in psychic attack (not to mention the karma that will come back and bite you on the ass).
The power of your thoughts and intention are so powerful.
We are all human and we all have human moments when we are mad at someone, or maybe feel annoyed or jealous, but it’s so important to always remember that your thoughts are energetic and where intention goes, energy flows.
Keep your thoughts as positive as possible and be conscious of what you actually are thinking.
It is our job to protect our own energy by properly getting grounded and protected each and every day and cutting cords each day with ‘whatever does not serve us for our highest and greatest good’.
It is not a bad thing to do, to cut cords with people. It’s good energy hygiene.
It is also imperative to have good energetic boundaries in place, especially from people who drain your energy.
I don’t really like calling these people energy vampires as it’s assuming that they are doing it on purpose and sometimes that is not the case at all. They might just be in a bad place and you pick up on their energy.
We can protect our energy in lots of different ways. We can visualise ourselves in a bubble of high vibrational white light and intend that nothing can penetrate the bubble unless it is of the highest and purest vibrational light.
We can ask our Spirit Guides and the Angels to help protect us. You can call upon Archangel Michael each day and ask him to come into your energy body to cut all cords that don’t serve you.
You can also ask for St Germain to blaze his violet flame right through your energy body, blazing away any negativity.
You can have a Reiki shower, draw the Reiki symbols above the shower and intend that all negative energy is being washed down the plug hole.
You can shield yourself by visualising a shield around your body, you can make the shield reflective so that anything that is sent to you is bounced right back to the person sending. (I personally don’t like that method as I always have ‘karma’ in the back of my mind.
Also, as I said previously, having good boundaries with people is good energy hygiene too.
How do you know if you are under psychic attack?
I know if I’m feeling different to how I normally feel and if it goes on for a few days, that I may be under some form of psychic attack. If I feel emotions that aren’t normally mine, if I feel teary or depressed or anxious, have bad dreams or nightmares and things generally start going wrong for me, or if I feel as if I’m being watched, I then start to think I might be under psychic attack. I can also sense the energy around me is different and denser, I can’t really explain that but it literally feels to me like I’ve got a dark cloud around me and I actually feel as if I’m suffocating if it’s extreme.
Objects can move or break too. It depends on the severity of the attack and the extent of the intention behind it.
So what do you do if you feel you are under psychic attack?
The first thing I would do is ask someone to check me out to see if I’ve been the subject of some form of psychic attack or whether I’ve picked up some negative energy from somewhere (like a hospital or nursing home where maybe there maybe spirits who attach themselves to your aura/energy body). Then, I cut cords with everyone and keep cutting cords. I have an Epsom salt bath, sage and smudge the house, give myself Reiki and do everything I can to raise my vibration. That might be using certain crystals for protection, using power shield and astral clear, essential oils and essences. Putting salt above the doors and across the front door is something I do, I also have a wind chime in the hallway that helps to break up the energy in that area. But I always make sure I really ramp up my self-care. Keep affirming that you are safe and protected.
Do not go into fear if you feel you’re under psychic attack as you are then giving more energy to the situation that you are wanting to release.
Psychic Vampires and Energy Vampires
That sounds really really scary, doesn’t it? But they may be friends who are going through a particularly bad time in their lives and they are feeling low and you pick up on that energy because you’ve not put good boundaries in place.
An example of this is if you go to see them and you’re feeling good when you arrive but when you leave, they feel better and you feel absolutely drained and feel like shit and literally, as if you’ve had your life force energy drained from you (which you most probably have)
This is especially true if you’re an empath or sensitive to the feelings of others. This can be a form of unintentional psychic attack.
It is your responsibility to know who drains your energy and to act accordingly by protecting your energy. Someone who is ill and feels really sick may unintentionally take your energy. They are not doing this on purpose so this is another reason to keep your protection ramped up especially in low vibrational energy places like hospitals, care homes, hospices etc.
There are also such things as power objects that can cause energy imbalances too. You might have inherited an object from someone and since that object (say for example a vase) has been in your house things start going wrong and you ‘feel’ that the energy in that room is out of kilter. You can check for these power objects by dowsing and testing to see if the object is a power object. If it is, then give it away. Get rid of it! If you are no longer friends with someone or an ex-partner for example, you may want to get rid of the things that they gave to you especially if the friendship/relationship ended in a bad way.
Houses can be imbued with negative energy, think of builders, say for example who were being poorly paid for their hard work, the energy they imbue into the building of the house can cause negative energy and negative thought forms which results in an unpleasant energy. Houses get sick too. Your house may be built on ley lines or have a lot of EMF around it that is detrimental to you. If something has happened in a house or building, say for example someone took their own life, then this energy can remain until it is cleared by someone who knows how to clear energy or if there was a lot of dis-harmony or domestic violence then the negative energy can remain there too.
This is specialist energy work and you may wish to ask someone who is able to do this to check your property and see what the problems are.
So, you see there is a lot to think about with psychic attack, if you feel you may be under attack then please do not hesitate to contact me or an Energy Worker.