THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF REIKI

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF REIKI

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF REIKI

<3 REIKI ~ WHAT IS REIKI? <3

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 of 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 the 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 or visit the Reiki Online Course I have here – just click on the link below.

https://awakeningtouch.co.uk/reiki1programme/

Love Trudy x


 

 

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDING YOUR ENERGY

THE IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDING YOUR ENERGY

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GROUNDED?

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.

Love Trudy x

 

MY MORNING RITUALS

MY MORNING RITUALS

MORNING ROUTINES & RITUALS

I thought today I’d share with you what I do each morning.

By doing my little morning ritual it makes a huge difference to my day because when I do my ritual I generally have a great day and I’m in the right mindset and I feel calm, balanced and positive about the day ahead.

We all know what it is like when you jump out of bed and rush out the house after pressing the snooze button a few too many times and the snowball effect that can have ~ you can’t find your keys, you spill coffee on yourself, you get caught up in traffic and end up frazzled and a stress head before you’ve even really started your day.

To avoid doing this I’ll let you into a secret and how I make my mornings 100 times better.

I get up a little earlier than anyone else in the house so I’ve got about 30 mins to myself.

I light a scented candle and I ground and protect myself.

I listen to a short guided meditation and set my intention for the day.

I use Affirmations, crystals, essential oils or essences (all the goodies in my energy kit), whatever I’m drawn to help me through the day.

I choose an oracle card for the day

I practice ‘deliberate gratitude’ for all the blessings in my life by writing them in my journal.

I send a blessings ball of light to the planet, humanity and all the animal kingdom. It is so very easy to do a blessing ball of light. Simply rub your hands together, visualise a person you want to send this precious gift to, then simply visualise this person totally encased in a bubble of the highest vibrational white light and intend that you are sending love to that person and it is done. I do this on a regular basis and sometimes I have to smile to myself because someone might message me and say ‘hey I felt something warm and fuzzy today, did you do anything or send me any healing?’ and I tell them that I did send them a blessing ball of light. It’s something that takes only a few minutes but it’s such a lovely gift to pass on. My version of paying it forward but with love.

By doing these simple things that take no longer than 20 mins, I know that I’m going to have a great day from the outset.

Have you got any little routines or rituals that you’d like to share to help others?

Love Trudy x


 

 

7 GREAT BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

7 GREAT BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

 

There are numerous benefits to the daily discipline of meditation, many of which the majority of people simply aren’t aware of. However, by spending some time every day in meditation, you’ll be surprised at just how much long term good it will do your entire mind, body and spiritual being.

Here are just 7 benefits of meditation.

1. Stress Reduction

One of the biggest and most obvious benefits of meditation is a reduction in stress. As you meditate, you actually begin to get control over your emotions which can reduce feelings of anxiety. Since there are a huge number of people that are currently using anti-anxiety medications and the number keeps going up, it’s clear that anxiety is something that needs to be addressed.

2. Make Better Choices

One thing that many people have found once they start meditating is that it encourages them to live a healthier life. Some people are able to quit smoking just by meditating, and others simply begin to crave more natural foods. Imagine how much healthier you could be if taking some time to meditate was all that it took to give you a desire to eat healthily.

3. Improved Concentration

This is something that has been studied in depth by some researchers, and it has been discovered that people who meditate are not only able to concentrate better, but they’re also able to multitask much more easily, which means getting a lot more done in a shorter amount of time. As meditating allows you to centre yourself, you can better focus on everything you need to do.

4. Self-Acceptance

For many people, it can be hard to accept themselves, whether it’s accepting who they are as a person or physical problems. But either way, meditation can help you accept yourself as you are. This can then make you a better person and allow you to more confidently share yourself with others, leading to deepening of relationships.

5. Be Happier

One study that looked closely at brain activity during meditation found that meditation decreased activity in the right side of the brain where negative emotions are formed while increasing activity in the left side where positive emotions are produced. So in addition to greater self-acceptance bringing more happiness, your actual brain chemistry changes to make you happier.

6. Be Healthier

Another physical change that happens in your body as you meditate is that blood pressure is lowered as nitric oxide is released, which increases blood circulation. In one study, 2/3 of participants were able to lower their blood pressure through meditation enough that they were able to stop taking blood pressure medicine. Other studies show that the immune system is also boosted by meditation.

7. Reduce Ageing

Although there’s no evidence that meditation can lengthen your life, it does keep your brain from ageing. In fact, a study done at Harvard University showed that those who meditate have larger quantities of brain cells and their brains actually physically stopped ageing. It’s uncertain exactly what causes this, but it’s clear that meditation has a profoundly positive impact on the brain.

I hope you find these 7 reasons for meditation useful.

Trudy x

 

ENERGY HEALING FOR ANIMALS

ENERGY HEALING FOR ANIMALS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMAL REIKI HEALING AND HEALING WITH HUMANS?

In my experience, I’ve always found that when you’re working with animals, it’s just that, you are working WITH them. You are not doing anything TO them or allowing your pre-conceived ideas of how the Energy Healing Session should ‘go’ – it’s not that way at all.

When you’re working with animals – you LET THEM LEAD always, and I can’t stress that enough.

Animal Energy work comes from the heart and that is what you’re doing when you are working with them, you hold space and connect with their heart space and that is the bridge – the connection of love.

You can either work in person with the animals or distantly. You can work with pets or wildlife, when I say wildlife I don’t just mean the lions and tigers, I mean the birds that come into your garden for food, the hedgehogs who arrive at night for their food, feral cats who will only approach and eat from a distance. And when you can send distant healing to animals it doesn’t matter where in the world they are as Reiki transcends all time, space and dimension.

I often send healing to the birds and my squirrel in the garden and I know whether they want to receive the energy or not. Not by verbal communication as with animals, it’s all done by non-verbal communication but you can pick up on cues as to whether they want to receive healing or not.

I daily give energy healing to my pets, in fact, if I am doing any energy work they always gravitate towards me even if I’m working with a client at home 🙂

But when I work with my own fur babies, I connect with them through my heart space (which is where you communicate with animals too) – ‘heart to heart’ so it’s a bit like meditating with your pet, you be quiet, allow the connection to be made and you just ‘be’ and allow that energetic connection to begin.

As well as healing your pet you’re also healing yourself at the same time, Cats are very energy sensitive so sometimes they don’t want hands-on healing but they bask in the energy that is being sent, and when they’ve had enough they’ll let you know, they either get up and move out of the way or leave the room. When you’re doing hands-on healing with a cat or dog or other pet, you need to forget all about stressing about the hand positions needed (as in human reiki) – remember I said let the animals lead, and you will find that they move their own body as to where they want you to place your hands, they tell you. They roll over, or move so your hands are around their tummy or back, they’ll rest their head on you, they will sit on your knee or lay down beside you.

Being able to do energy work with animals is one of the greatest gifts you can have and you also build such a precious bond with them too.

They are so precious and are a gift to us so if we are able to help them then what is better than that?

Love Trudy xox

STRESSED

STRESSED

 
 
3 SUPER EASY WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS.
 
Today I want to talk about stress. We all get stressed from time to time but some people are far better at managing stress than others.
 
So, why do some people always seem to stay calm and collected whilst others seem to get really easily rattled and overwhelmed?
 
Good question.
 
How you react to stress is dependent on a number of different factors. The world is experienced through our five senses; however, our individual experiences of the world differs from person to person.
 
Your interpretation of reality is a different version of reality to that of someone else. Your appraisal of the situation, that is, how well you think you can handle this situation, determines your stress production.
 
Stress results from initially doubting that your individual resources, skills and coping mechanisms will actually work, and hence, the situation is interpreted as stressful.
 
This means that you can change your interpretation of the world, and manage your mental state in order to feel good and decrease stressful events. So how do we do this?
 
Let’s focus on this line of thinking …
 
You can change your interpretation of the world in a few different ways.
 
By changing one of the following, you can decrease your experience of stress.
 
What you focus on.
 
How you speak to yourself (your inner dialogue and that negative self-talk fairy that keeps saying unhelpful and unhealthy things to you, she’s there, chipping away at your psyche)
 
How you use your body (your body language ) so you can decrease your ‘experience of stress’ by changing what you focus on.
 
For example, if you find it difficult to fall asleep at night, (I’m using this example because I’ve struggled with insomnia for years), because you’ve got shed loads of shit whirling around your head, your mind is so full of thoughts and you start to focus on how little sleep you’ll get . Well instead of doing that, write down your thoughts instead.
 
Writing down your thoughts helps you move your focus from what’s inside your head onto the piece of paper, and you will find that it’s easier to relax once you’ve written that down what’s troubling you. Another way of changing your focus is to count sheep – you will move your focus from the lack of sleep you’re gonna get to woolly sheep. (and how cute are they?)
 
The third way is to relax one part of your body a time, (like in a guided meditation that starts from the crown of your head, and in turn, begins relaxing you all the way down to your toes)
 
This exercise changes your focus and increases your ability to relax, which then helps you with falling asleep.
 
Start to change your inner dialogue. Your inner dialogue is a constant presence, and it’s been estimated that you have around 60000 thoughts a day. Don’t be afraid to question this ‘inner dialogue’, (or mind chatter or monkey mind) as to why you have certain thoughts, and in what way these thoughts are helpful.
 
Your own thoughts can make you stressed, and by questioning your thoughts, you learn to see things from a different perspective.
 
For example, if you’ve been having thoughts such as
 
“I will never be able to finish everything that needs to be done today” you can question this.
 
“Who says I won’t be able to finish everything that needs to be done today?”
 
And just by thinking that, it makes it less of an issue.
 
As you learn to do this more often, you’ll learn to formulate better questions for what your inner self-talk is saying to you, and you’ll be able to focus on a more positive type of question and have better focus.
 
Also, if you constantly think about all the things you need to do, there’s an added risk of tensing up your body. Your body will then communicate ‘stress’ – Instead, if you stand up, stretch out, breathe in deeply, and expand your chest, this will send signals of energy and strength to your brain, which will make you feel less stressed and help you focus on what needs to be done.
 
The same strategy works if you feel a bit blue.
 
If you’re feeling blue or fed up, there is a risk of you lowering your head, collapsing your back, and focusing on your thoughts about ‘what’s wrong’ rather than trying to think of positive thoughts.
 
If this is how you feel, change your posture, stand up, and straighten your back.
 
This will break your thought pattern and make you feel stronger.
 
One of the best ways to change how you feel is to engage in a ‘physical activity’.
 
Think about how you feel after a workout session after a long day at work.
 
You may feel physically exhausted, but you no longer feel stressed, you feel more alert, and your thoughts and more focused on solutions and opportunities.
 
Do this exercise to become better at changing your mental thought processes by utilising the previously described strategies
 
Change your focus
Change your inner dialogue
Change your body language when experiencing daily stress
 
Notice and register changes to what you feel and experience. What happens in your body? What happens in your breathing? And what happens to the tension in your shoulders?
 
What works and what doesn’t what work for you?
 
Over time, you will notice, that you will become better at handling stress and that it will become easier to reduce your stress by applying the above strategies
 
So, change your focus and inner dialogue and body language.
 
If you do this exercise once a week for a couple of months, you’ll be creating a less stressful life yourself.
 
YOU have the ability to change how YOU react to stressful situations
 
This might not happen overnight, but if you practice changing your focus, you can become better at handling your reactions to your ‘perceived reality’.
 
There are a number of ways that this can be done as I have suggested in the three different tips and exercises.
 
So to summarise ~
 
Change your focus
Change your inner dialogue
Change your body language
 
I hope you find this useful if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed. And one more, really quick way, is to take some deep breaths, send your energy down to the ground out through the soles of your feet into the Earth (grounding) and thereby grounding your energy whilst you keep taking some slow deep breaths.
 
Trudy xox

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