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The Reiki Beginner's Bible

 

The Reiki Beginner’s Bible

How to Increase Your Energy, Restore Your Health and Feel Amazing Every Day

By

Tai Morello

Shakespir Edition

Copyright © 2015 by Tai Morello

Table of Contents

Introduction – A Brief History of Reiki

Chapter 1 – What is Reiki?

Chapter 2 – The Five Principles of Reiki

Chapter 3 – The Importance of Initiation

Chapter 4 – The 7 Chakras

Chapter 5 – Reiki Level 1

Chapter 6 – Reiki Level 2

Chapter 7 – The Three Pillars of Reiki

Chapter 8 – Healing Relationships

Chapter 9 – Transforming Negative Situations and Problems

Chapter 10 – Aura Cleansing Exercises

Chapter 11 – How to Increase Your Life Force Energy

Chapter 12 – Using the Power of Reiki to Attract anything you want

Chapter 13 – The Importance of Diet and Exercise

Conclusion – Tips to Maintain a Daily Practice

Bonus: Free Guided Meditation Series (5 Audiobooks)

[]Introduction -[
**]A Brief History of Reiki

While many of the world’s great religions and spiritual paths talk about hands-on healing, the art and science of energy healing had been mostly lost to the western world. Dr. MikaoUsui, a Buddhist monk from Japan, revived it in the 1800s. According to various sources, Dr. Usui, who dabbled in many different professions throughout his life, was once working as a college teacher. One of his students came up to him and asked him how Jesus had performed the many miracles talked about in the Bible. Dr. Usui became deeply intrigued by the question and he set out on a mission to find the answer.

Determined to find the answer, Dr. Usui set out on a journey of self-discovery. At one point, he sat on Mount Kurama fasting and meditating for a period of 21 days. At the end of the 21 day period, Dr. Usui received enlightenment and an initiation into the sacred healing practice of Reiki.

Dr. Usui started practicing Reiki on himself and the people close to him. After achieving great success through the practice, in 1922, Dr. Usui decided to open a training hall in Aoyama, Harajuku, Tokyo. Soon Dr. Usui’s fame and popularity spread like wildfire. People traveled from far and wide to receive healing from him and to learn the art of Reiki healing. While in traditional Japanese society, healing arts were usually closely guarded as a family secret, Dr. Usui decided to empower the general public with the ability to heal through the power of Reiki.

In a handbook that he authored, Dr. Usui talked about his intentions of making the method freely available to the world. He was against the idea of only a select few people possessing this healing power. He envisioned a better and healthier world, wherein, everyone would be able to experience the grace of the Divine.

In September 1923, a catastrophic earthquake hit Japan’s Kanto district. There was massive destruction everywhere with many people left homeless and injured. Dr. Usui asked some of his students to extend a helping hand as a gesture of unconditional love.

Due to the charitable work that Dr. Usui and his students did, his fame and popularity grew even more. Around the year 1925, Dr. Usui was visited by a party of naval officers. In this group, there was also Chujiro Hayashi, who later became an advanced student of Dr. Usui and was also responsible for the initiation of one of the world’s most famous Reiki teachers, Mrs. HawayoTakata.

Reiki became extremely popular with the officers of the armed forces as it does not require any equipment and can be done anywhere. Thanks to his rapidly growing popularity, Dr. Usui kept receiving requests to teach in many different cities. He graciously accepted these requests and traveled to the cities of Hiroshima, Kure, Sage and later on, Fukuyama. It was in Fukuyama that Dr. Usui died of a stroke at the age of 60.

However, it was Chujiro Hayashi and Mrs. HawayoTakata who are largely responsible for bringing Reiki to the western world. In order to increase the receptivity of her western students, Takata introduced Dr. Usui as a Christian. However, later on, her students discovered that the idea of Dr. Usui being a Christian was likely a far stretched one.

Dr. Usui’s memorial stone introduces him as a man who studied many different religions. His liberal attitude led him to adopt a mission to help build a better world and teach everyone who wanted to learn the art of Reiki healing.

MRS. HAWAYOTAKATA

Mrs. HawayoTakata was an Hawaiian-American woman of Japanese descent. After the passing away of her sister and husband, her health took a serious downturn. She traveled to Japan in order to find a doctor who could perform an operation that was deemed critical for restoring her health. While in Japan, she tried exploring other healing modalities and finally found herself in the clinic of Chujiro Hayashi.

With regular practice, Mrs. Takata’s health improved dramatically over a relatively short period of time. She was amazed by the results and requested Chujiro Hayashi to teach her how to initiate others into the practice. After about a year, Mrs. Takata returned back to Hawaii and set up her own clinic. Later on, she not only initiated many into Level 1 and 2 Reiki but also made more than 20 Reiki masters. It was through the work of these masters that Reiki spread all over the world.

Current practitioners of Reiki all across the globe, therefore, owe their legacy to Mrs. HawayoTakata and her teacher, Chujiro Hayashi. Without their work, Reiki would have likely remained unknown to the western world.

[]Chapter 1 -[
**]What is Reiki?

The word ‘Reiki’ has been formed with the root ‘rei’ meaning Higher Power or Divine Wisdom and ‘ki’ meaning life force energy. Reiki is, therefore, a flow of grace that heals the entire person. A session of Reiki involves sending life force energy to all the key energy centers in the body. This removes blockages which are considered to be the root cause of all diseases.

Reiki brings about powerful positive results in not just physical diseases but also in the case of mental and emotional problems. A typical session of Reiki feels deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. All Reiki practitioners and receivers of Reiki energy report feeling a sense of deep inner peace and calmness.

THE 21 DAY PERIOD

Upon initiation, every student takes a pledge to continue the practice for at least 21 days. The number 21 is considered to hold an important significance across many different religions and spiritual paths. Even Christianity recommends fasting and praying for a period of 21 days as a necessity for spiritual growth.

In the practice of Reiki, the student experiences a deep inner transformation and healing during the 21 day period. Upon initiation, a lot of hidden traumas and health issues might come to the surface. It is similar to homeopathy in this respect as the problems might come to the surface in full force. However, one must not get discouraged as these issues are coming up to be resolved and released completely. If, instead of getting overwhelmed, the student continues his practice with grit and determination for the 21 day period, then his life is guaranteed to change.

Talking about my own experience, when I was little I suffered from severe nyctophobia which is an irrational and extreme fear of the night. I couldn’t bear being alone and every time I would find myself alone in the dark, my heart would beat so hard that I would feel as if it is going to bounce out of my chest. I can’t recall how many times I lied awake in bed simply staring at the ceiling completely covered in sweat and my heart beating so hard that I could barely breathe.

As I grew older, I logicized and somehow managed to make myself believe that I was no longer afraid of the dark. However, inside my heart, I always knew that this wasn’t completely true. I was distracting my mind every time my phobia started coming on the surface but that didn’t imply it was gone for good.

After receiving initiation into Reiki, my phobia came back in full force. I couldn’t get even a minute of sleep for almost a week. It would only be after daybreak that I would manage to get a little rest. To add to my woes another health condition I had for a while, allergic rhinitis, came to the surface with full force.

Every time I developed allergic rhinitis, I would be so sick that it would be impossible for me to get out of bed for 5-7 days. That one time it was worse than ever. I called my teacher up and shared what all I was going through. She assured me that there was nothing to worry about and soon I would be fine.

I decided to trust her and continued my practice. It wasn’t easy as I was questioning everything. I wasn’t even sure if there really is anything known as ‘life force energy.’ Even if it is there, how was it going to heal me? What I did know was that every time I gave myself Reiki, I felt deeply relaxed and my extremely active mind also managed to remain calm for a certain period of time.

Believe it or not, at the end of the 21-day period, I was a completely different person altogether. No, not all my problems completely disappeared but I was happy and calm. This was a great achievement for someone who had suffered from severe depression for almost 10 years.

I kept practicing and my life kept changing for good. I know that the idea of everything getting amplified initially might be difficult one to accept but trust me, if you decide to take this incredible journey into the world of healing, you will be amazed by how much you and your life has changed. We don’t get rid of our fears by denying they exist. We get rid of them by facing them. Through Reiki you can not only face all your health issues and life problems, you can release them to reveal a blank slate on which you can write a new life script.

[]Chapter 2 -[
**]The Five Principles of Reiki

Healing is powerful only when we embrace purity in our words, actions and conduct. The purer we become, rising above the five vices, the more potent our healing experiences will be.

Dr. Usui developed the five Reiki principles in order help each Reiki practitioner transform from the inside out. When we change from the inside, our experiences in the outside world change as well. Outer reality is only an extended manifestation of inner reality.

The best thing about the five Reiki principles is that these are daily pledges that you must take every morning when you start your day. The mind loves timelines and clearly cut-out goals. It is easier to give up on anger for one day than it is to get our minds to accept the idea of giving up on anger for the rest of our lives. Yet one tiny step taken every day can add to an entire life of transformation.

Every morning, right after waking up, you must say these five principles out aloud to yourself. You can even stick these on your bedroom wall or on your desk. Having them in front of your eyes all the time will help you remain connected to the idea of following these principles. Every time, you find yourself falling in the trap of negativity, you can read these principles and remind yourself what your goal is (to heal your body, mind and spirit).

However, following these principles religiously will not only heal you from the inside out but they would also transform your relationships with others. So let’s quickly capitulate the 5 Reiki principles here:

PRINCIPLE 1 – JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL NOT BE ANGRY

No other emotion is as toxic and paralyzing as anger. Anger might give you a false sense of power but, in truth, it is your greatest enemy. Emotion creates a powerful fight or flight response in your body inducing the release of toxic stress hormones in the body. Stress is the root cause of every disease. Also, at an energetic level, anger creates major blockages in the body preventing the free-flow of life force energy. Think about how you feel when you are angry. After the emotional surge has mellowed down, don’t you feel completely drained? Besides, anger ruins relationships. It prevents mutual understanding from happening.

While Reiki is a powerful tool to remove anger blockages from the physical and subtle bodies, it cannot work on current anger if it is still occurring. Letting go of anger not only releases one from the shackles of a destructive emotion but it also empowers and enables you to find constructive solutions to difficult problems.

Now, the question is how not to be angry. Well, I would suggest that every time you are angry, instead of focusing on the negative emotions, you can start chanting a mantra. I have personally experienced miracles through this. You can chant the universal mantra ‘Om’ or if you are initiated into level 2 Reiki practice, then you can chant the Reiki mantra.

Bringing about a shift in focus is key to transforming your anger. So every time you find yourself slipping into the negative pattern of rage and destructive thinking, shift your focus on chanting a mantra. It will not only calm you down but it also has the potential to miraculously transform a negative situation into a positive one.

PRINCIPLE 2 – JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL NOT WORRY

All the world’s great religions talk about the root cause of suffering as being man’s inability to live in the present. Worry is always in the future and for things that are likely never going to happen. Also, the law of attraction states that what we think, we attract. Do you really want to attract in your life the very things you are worried about? From this moment onwards, remember that you are not ‘worrying,’ you are actually creating. Your thoughts are your power – you can use them to create a beautiful life or you can use them to create one disaster after another. Trust that only good things will happen and your faith will start manifesting into reality. I know this is not easy so here’s a suggestion. Every time you find yourself worrying, write down all your emotions on paper. Allow yourself to feel all your fears and anxiety as you go about writing your letter. Once you have poured your heart out, light a matchstick and burn the letter. Flush it down the toilet with the intention that you are asking the Universe to take it away from you. Do this every single time you feel overwhelmed by your negative emotions.

Also, create a journal and start writing your goals and vision for life. Write it in the present tense as if everything was happening right now. Soon you will experience a dramatic shift in your life as your subconscious will start attracting wonderful things in your life.

PRINCIPLE 3 – JUST FOR TODAY I WILL BE GRATEFUL

Gratitude is a powerful emotion. It is the master key to unlocking the door of manifestation. The more gratitude you express for all the wonderful things you have been blessed with, the more those things are going to grow in your life. Apply this principle and you will be proven right without any doubt.

You can start maintaining a gratitude journal wherein you write 10 or more things that you are grateful for every night. Obviously, you can do this any time of the day but incorporating any kind of program for positive programming works best during the first hour or so of waking up and before going to sleep. The doorways of the subconscious are wide open during this period and whatever you are going to put into it would have a deep impact on your experience of life.

Also, one of the most powerful principles of manifestation is to become grateful in advance for what you are trying to manifest. Gratitude is like a powerful magnet which would immediately set the forces of the Universe into bringing into material reality the fulfillment of your heart’s deepest desires.

PRINCIPLE 4 – JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL DO MY WORK HONESTLY

Each one of us can only have what is truly our share. We might sometimes feel clever stealing a piece of someone else’s pie but remember that we have to pay for everything one way or the other. You can only have what is truly yours. Even if you don’t snatch someone else’s pie, the pie would eventually come to you if you are destined to receive it.

Live with honesty and work with integrity. Even if you feel you aren’t being rewarded for your efforts, trust that you would be eventually. It is the law of the Universe that every good deed will be rewarded. Sometimes it takes time but it is destined to come.

PRINCIPLE 5 – JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL BE KIND TO EVERY LIVING THING

Kindness heals not only the giver but the receiver. Kindness is a balm that can soothe everyone’s wounds. Even if not physically, we are all psychically wounded in some way or the other living on this dimension of duality. When we give kindness, it comes back to us manifold. I have a simple principle for this: never do to anyone what you wouldn’t like for yourself or as Jesus said it, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Start by being kind and compassionate to those around you. Treat them the way you would like them to treat you. You will be amazed by how deeply content and happy this one thing would make you. Eventually, your circle of kindness will naturally start extending to all living beings. Every day, just pledge to live with greater compassion towards all living beings. Your life will become filled with love, gentleness and kindness.

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**]The Importance of Initiation

The concept of initiation is a common one in Asian spiritual practices. Almost every spiritual practice is given through a teacher-disciple relationship. The teacher initiates his disciple into a practice, ceremoniously marking the ‘beginning’ or initiation of the disciple into a new way of life.

But the question is do you really need an initiation? If Reiki is all about using the Universal life force energy then can’t you yourself tap into this energy and start healing yourself right away?

It is hard to explain the process of initiation at a purely logical level as it is, at the core, a mystical experience. The process of initiation cannot be explained in words. It is an experience and an experience can be understood only after one has had that experience.

After initiation, almost every person I have ever known reports feeling a greater sense of calmness and peace. It is an exchange of energy between the master and the student. Energy cannot be seen but it can certainly be experienced. During the initiation practice, the master transfers a part of his meditative energy to the student. People report experiencing dramatic changes in their life and major shifts in perception after the initiation process.

Therefore, to make a long answer short, initiation is indeed a necessity. Why? I think it is best to discover the answer for yourself. You will certainly understand the ‘why’ after going through the process.

[]Chapter 4 -[
**]The 7 Chakras

There are 7 chakras in the human body. While they are not visible to the physical eyes, any person with clairvoyant abilities can see them. Each chakra appears as a revolving vortex of energy. When one has a too many unresolved emotions or issues in life, these chakras become blocked. A clairvoyant person will be able to perceive this as a cloud of dense black energy in the affected area.

Diseases first occur in the subtle bodies as the chakras become blocked. Think about it; a lot of people complain about feeling an ache in the heart but when they get an ECG, nothing comes out in it. However, this person continues to feel the ache and finally, one day, after a few months, the diseased heart condition shows up in test reports. Isn’t this true?

The good news is that regular practice of Reiki removes all blockages enabling a free flow of life force energy. Since the root cause of every disease is psychosomatic, if you stay true to your practice, you will certainly be in the best of health for life.

CHAKRA 1 – THE BASE/ROOT CHAKRA

Located at the base of spine, this is the first chakra. Symbolized by a deep red color and a lotus with four petals, it forms the foundation of the entire chakra system. This chakra is associated with survival or with the basic necessities of life: food, security and shelter. Traumatic experiences wherein we experienced any kind of threat to our survival needs could lead to major blockages in the root chakra. This blockage can manifest in the form of irrational fear of loss, a deep feeling of insecurity, spinal health issues, etc.

The root chakra is associated with the earth element. Since earth is heavy and solid, when in balance, this chakra gives us a sense of stability and security.

CHAKRA 2 – THE SACRAL CHAKRA

The second chakra is located in the lower abdomen region between the genitals and the navel. Symbolized by the color orange and a lotus with six petals, this chakra is associated with the water element. Therefore, it is associated with liquid-related bodily functions: circulation, urinary function, reproduction and sexuality. The sacral chakra is the seat of our sexuality. It governs our sensory experiences, emotions, creativity, pleasure, nurturance and movement. Sexual abuse and traumatic sexual experiences could cause serious blockages in the sacral chakra. The individual might also be overly sensitive to other people and their emotions which could result in frequent dramatic emotional episodes. When the second chakra is open and functioning properly, the individual experiences a heightened sense of creativity and sensual/creative awareness.

CHAKRA 3 – SOLAR PLEXUS

The solar plexus is located at the bottom of the rib cage in the abdominal region. Symbolized by a yellow colored lotus with ten petals, this chakra governs our actions, our sense of personal power and our vitality. It represents the fire element and governs our will and desire to take actions. At the physical level, it is associated with the function of digestion. Any blockages in this chakra can manifest in the form of stomach ailments, digestive troubles, ulcers, addiction, diabetes, etc. People with blockages in the solar plexus also tend to suffer from a general lack of energy. The individual might also feel jaded, tired and withdrawn. They could come out as being too serious with little light-heartedness or laughter.

CHAKRA 4 – THE HEART CHAKRA

Symbolized by a green colored lotus with twelve petals, the heart chakra is associated with the feeling of compassion and love. It is located around the same region where the physical heart exists. Associated with the air element, this chakra is said to be the seat of the Holy Spirit. Traumatic emotional experiences, relationship breakups, betrayal, etc. cause blockages of the heart chakra. When the heart chakra is closed, one might experience a general sense of apathy and a lack of compassion towards others. When the heart chakra is healthy and harmonious, it radiates unconditional love. However, the path of love always begins with self-love and total self-acceptance. With regular practice of Reiki, the practitioner gradually begins to shed all kinds of social conditioning that teach one to practice self-annihilation and self-abnegation.

CHAKRA 5 – THE THROAT CHAKRA

The fifth chakra is symbolized by a bright blue lotus with 16 petals. This chakra, located at the base of the throat, is the seat of communication and creative expression. Associated with the ether element, it is this chakra that facilitates our ability to communicate. One must remember that communication effective communication is a two-way street. It isn’t just about our ability to speak but it also relates to our ability to listen. Any kind of blockages in this chakra can result in an inability to express one’s thoughts and feelings. On the other extreme end, it could also make a person so verbose that they might find it hard to listen to others. Regular practice of Reiki awakens us to our highest creative potential as it removes energetic blockages from the throat chakra.

CHAKRA 6 – THE THIRD EYE

Located in-between the eyebrows, the third eye, is symbolized by an indigo-colored lotus with two petals. When the third eye is awakened, an individual is able to perceive that which lies beyond the five senses. It is the seat of psychic power and awakening the third chakra endows the individual with clairvoyant facilities. The third eye corresponds to the pineal gland and directly affects its functioning. Blockages of the third chakra can manifest as an irrational fear of ghosts or as excess worry of the future. It can also hinder our ability to perceive the truth and process information in any given situation. Regular practice of Reiki can awaken the third chakra enhancing one’s intuitive faculties.

CHAKRA 7 – THE CROWN CHAKRA

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. It is symbolized by a violet-colored lotus with a thousand petals. The crown chakra is the seat of Higher Consciousness. It represents our connection with the Universe. When the crown chakra is fully awakened, the individual experiences enlightenment. In a regular person, there’s likely to be some amount of blockages in the crown chakra. It is from this chakra that we draw into our physical and subtle bodies, the life force energy of the Universe. Severe blockages of the crown chakra can result in chronic depression, a feeling of disconnection, lack of direction in life, loneliness, etc. Reiki energy can harmonize all our chakras transforming us into perfect vessels for drawing in the infinite life force energy of the Universe.

[]Chapter 5 -[
**]Reiki Level 1

Every Reiki practitioner begins his practice with self-healing or level 1. The hands-on practice of level 1 is deeply relaxing and grounding. After each Reiki session that you give yourself, you will come out feeling more refreshed and rejuvenated than ever. You must do this practice every day without fail for at least 21-days post initiation. It is going to change your life and you would know how far you have come at the end of the 21-day period.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Remove all jewelry and watches before starting a Reiki session as metal can interfere with the transmission of energy.

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p<>{color:#000;}. If you are suffering from any kind of disease, then you must keep taking your regular medications. Reiki will not only enhance the results but will also enable a speedy recovery.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fix a time for your practice and stick to it no matter what. You can do it before going to sleep for excellent deep sleep.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The 21-day period is a period of detox. This detox is likely to take place not only at the physical level but also at an emotional, mental and energetic level. Unwanted emotions and unwanted memories might also come to the surface. You must make a promise to yourself to not quit your practice before the end of 21 days. Trust me, in the end it will be all worthwhile!

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p<>{color:#000;}. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and maintain a clean diet throughout this period to get maximum benefits.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Avoid going to parties and crowded places as they can drain your energy while you are going through a critical period of energetic detoxification. Likewise, avoid the company of negative people altogether.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Keep your intentions pure and your mind focused on what you want. Wish everyone well and good things will come to you as well.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reiki is an energy, therefore, it works even on top of clothing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You can practice Reiki anywhere and anytime. Whenever, you feel a need, feel free to invoke the Reiki energy and start giving yourself healing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Touch yourself with tenderness and love. Look at and feel every part of your body with gentleness and gratitude.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Inculcate self-love. Treat yourself the way you would like others to treat you.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Trust that everything is happening for the best and eventually, all the bits and pieces would fit together in perfect harmony.

THE LEVEL 1 PRACTICE

Each session of Reiki must begin with an invocation along with a recitation of the five principles. The invocation will immediately increase your vibrational frequency aligning you with the purest of the pure healing energy of the Universe.

Your teacher will give you the exact words to be used during the invocation. However, it could be something like this:

“Right at this moment, I am invoking the purest light of the Universe in my heart

I have become a perfect channel for the divine love of the Universe

My being, my heart, every part of me, is illuminated by the light of God

As His power flows through me and into me.”

After the invocation, gently lie down or sit in a comfortable chair and start placing your hands on the different energy centers.

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energy centers.

TREATING OTHERS WITH REIKI LEVEL 1

Right after receiving your initiation, you can immediately start treating others as well. The hand positions are pretty much the same except that they are placed differently on the patient’s body.

You can ask your patient to lie down and take deep breaths in order to slip into a relaxed state which would automatically make him more receptive to the healing energy of Reiki.

However, before starting the treatment, you must practice Kenyoku or dry bathing. Your teacher will initiate you in the actual practice. It is the practice of disconnecting yourself from all unwanted energies in your surroundings including those that your patient might be harboring. Kenyoku will also help you in transforming all your negative and worrisome thoughts.

[]Chapter 6 -[
**]Reiki Level 2

Level 1 Reiki is geared towards self-healing. In order to become ready for the next level of Reiki, one must have practiced level 1 for the prescribed 21-day period and regularly thereafter. Regular practice of level 1 leads to intense purification which in turn increases one’s capacity to receive and channelize the higher vibrations of level 2 Reiki.

Also, the healing and life transformation that takes place after the level 1 practice strengthens one’s faith in the healing power of Reiki. Usually, there is a powerful inner knowing when one is truly ready to move forward with the next level of Reiki.

DISTANCE HEALING

Reiki level 2 involves distance healing which means sending healing energy without being bound by the limitations of time and space. Science is beginning to understand this phenomenon. In one research, scientists discovered that electrons separated by a distance of 1.3 km were still able to affect each other. Religion and spirituality has long advocated the fact that we are all One and science is starting to acknowledge the fact that indeed we live in an interconnected universe.

Level 2 Reiki compels us to move beyond our limited understanding of our own Truth. It compels us to embrace that which is eternal and infinite. Even if one starts off with initial skepticism, healing will still take place and when one’s faith becomes stronger, healing will be more profound than ever.

After level 2 initiation, the practitioner will once again have to go through a detoxification of 21 days. It is likely that many more buried emotions and suppressed traumatic memories will come up. One must not fear this as everything is coming up to finally get resolved and released.

Post level 2 initiation, the practitioner can heal others from a distance while also having the ability to heal his own circumstances and life problems. No matter how difficult or complicated the situation might seem, Reiki has the power to transform anything and everything.

For self-healing, it is still advisable for the individual to continue practicing the hands-on healing method. The only difference that will happen now is that the results will come about faster and more pronounced than ever.

Again, one must not embark on this journey without receiving initiation from a teacher who is also a sincere practitioner of this Divine healing art.

[]Chapter 7 -[
**]The Three Pillars of Reiki

The five principles of Reiki are closely tied to the three pillars of Reiki. The three pillars of Reiki are:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Gassho

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reiji-Ho

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chiryo

Now let us explore these in detail:

Gassho

This is a ritual gesture performed by joining both palms and fingers together in a prayer position. It is frequently used to express respect and gratitude. Gassho helps in focusing the mind by bringing it into the present. This gesture also brings about an instant sense of balance and inner peace. Symbolically, it represents Universal consciousness – the congruence and totality within all of existence.

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p<>{color:#000;}. GASSHO MEDITATION

Dr. Usui recommended the practice of Gassho meditation for 5-20 minutes both morning and evening. He insisted that his students start each Reiki session by first grounding and centering themselves through the practice of Gassho. Here’s how to perform the meditation:

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p<>{color:#000;}. •Sit down in a comfortable position keeping your back straight.

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p<>{color:#000;}. •Bring your hands together in the Gassho gesture in front of your chest.

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p<>{color:#000;}. •Close your eyes and breathe deeply.

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p<>{color:#000;}. •Focus your attention at the point where the two middle fingers meet.

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p<>{color:#000;}. •Allow yourself to simply be. If thoughts come, then acknowledge them first and then let them go. Don’t resist as what you resist will always persist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. •After 5-20 minutes, rub your palms together and place them on your eyes. Slowly open your eyes making your sure that you don’t lose the grounded feeling you have just developed through the practice.

Reiji-Ho

Reiji-Ho refers to a series of rituals performed before starting each Reiki session. Here’s how to perform Reiji-Ho:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Close your eyes and brings your hands together in the Gassho position in front of your chest.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In your heart, declare the intention to connect with the healing energy of Reiki. Do this three times. If you are initiated into level 2, then use the Reiki symbols.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Feel the Reiki energy entering through your crown chakra, flowing into your heart center and into your palms.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pray for the good health and healing of your patient while stating the intention of serving as a pure vessel for Reiki’s healing energy.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Retaining your hands in the Gassho position, take them to your third eye. Ask Reiki energy to guide your hands to those places where healing is needed.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Follow your intuition as you give healing to your patient. Your hands will automatically be guided to the right area. You will also know when to move on to the next region. Don’t worry about how this is going to happen. Surrender fully to the experience and retain purity of intention.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Once the healing session has been completed, you will automatically be guided to place your hands on your thighs with the palms facing downward.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Complete the session by once again bringing your hands together in Gassho.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Remain detached and don’t allow your logic mind to interfere. Trust that the guidance you are receiving is real.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Also, practice detachment from the outcome. Have faith in the fact that healing is taking place even if the results aren’t exactly what you would have wanted.

Chiryo

Chiryo can be literally translated into English as “treatment.” For this, the Reiki practitioner places his dominant hand on top of the patient’s head praying for the patient’s healing while waiting for inspiration to arise. It is important for the practitioner to surrender all thoughts and doubts. Once inspiration comes, the hand will automatically be guided to the right places where healing is needed.

[]Chapter 8 -[
**]Healing Relationships

While society teaches us that relationships are meant to lull us into a state of blissful ignorance, this is far from the truth. In reality, relationships are the laboratories in which every ounce of our own darkness and that of the other must be tested and transformed.

You only have to look back at your own life to realize that our hardest relationships are always with those whom we love most. Have you ever wondered why is this the case? Shouldn’t these relationships be easy and blessed with perfect mutual understanding? Well, these relationships challenge us to the core because there is an important lesson for us to learn through every single one of our intimate connections. However, no matter what the curriculum might look like on the surface, the ultimate lesson is always the same: to forgive and to love unconditionally. Again, Reiki can help in creating beautiful relationships by transforming problems and negativity through the healing vibrations of the Universe.

Reiki Relationship Healing Meditation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sit down in a comfortable position keeping your back straight.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Take a few deep breaths allowing your body to relax completely.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bring your palms together in the Gassho position and set the intention to become a pure channel for Reiki energy to flow through you.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Keep your eyes closed and feel the Reiki energy entering you through the crown chakra touching every part of your body.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Focus your internal gaze in-between your eyebrows where the third eye is located.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In your third eye, see this person with whom you have a problematic relationship.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Now, write down the Reiki symbols covering their entire body.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Visualize yourself in front of them and write down the Reiki symbols covering your entire body.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Now, go ahead and hug this person. Say whatever loving words you would like to say to them. Witness how their feelings are transforming.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In your third eye, retain the ideal vision that you have for this relationship. Watch yourself living in harmony with this person while both your hearts are radiating with the purest light of the Universe. Notice how this picture is contained within a globe of beautiful pink light.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Write down the Reiki symbols on top of a harmonious picture of your togetherness. For instance, write down the Reiki symbols over a mental picture of the two of you holding each other in a tight embrace.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Keep your focus on this mental picture while continuing to write down the Reiki symbols on it several times. Follow your inner guidance to know when you are ready to come out of the meditation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. When you are ready to open your eyes slowly move your palms and fingers, rub your palms together and place them on your eyes. Gently open your eyes.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Do this meditation every day without fail. There is no restriction on how many times you can do it. Do it whenever it feels right and good to your heart.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It will take some time for the healing of the relationship to take place. You must continue to believe that you have a beautiful relationship with the person in question even if their current actions are antithetical to this idea. Trust that your relationship has already transformed and that the only thing which exists between this person and you is pure love.

Another important thing to remember here is that sometimes healing of a relationship might bring about a completely unexpected result. For instance, the person might choose to walk away or the relationship might come to an abrupt end. Trust that everything is happening for everyone’s highest good. Healing happens the very moment we ask for it, no matter what the outcome might be at the gross physical level.

[]Chapter 9 -[
**]Transforming Negative Situations and Problems

No matter how hopeless a problem or situation seems, it is never too late for Reiki to create miracles. Believe in miracles and you will experience them.

Here’s how to go about transforming any difficult situation or major/minor life issue:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sit down in a comfortable position keeping your back straight.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Take a few deep breaths allowing your body to relax completely.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bring your palms together in the Gassho position and set the intention to become a pure channel for Reiki energy to flow through you.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Keep your eyes closed and feel the Reiki energy entering you through the crown chakra touching every part of your body.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Focus your internal gaze in-between your eyebrows where the third eye is located.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In your third eye center, visualize a blackboard. On this blackboard, you can see the problem or issue you have. Allow yourself to feel all the emotions that are coming up.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Now, take an eraser and wipe off the entire picture. Watch how a new picture has taken over the place of the old one. In this new picture, everything is positive, joyous and harmonious. There is a bright glowing purple light surrounding this picture.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Write down the Reiki symbols on top of this picture several times.

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p<>{color:#000;}. From this moment on, retain this picture in your mind and never let the previous vision of the problem emerge again. Every time you find yourself worrying or being anxious, bring your awareness to this new picture and write down the Reiki symbols on it.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Follow your inner guidance to know when you are ready to come out of the meditation. When you are ready to open your eyes slowly move your palms and fingers, rub your palms together and place them on your eyes. Gently open your eyes.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Practice this meditation every day without fail until the situation has transformed completely, which it definitely would. However, you must remain detached from the outcome and not question when and how it is going to happen. You have to trust that the transformation has already taken place. Very soon you will find out that you are indeed right.

[]Chapter 10 -[
**]Aura Cleansing Exercises

Your aura is the unique magnetic field surrounding your physical body. Every person and every living thing has an aura. The size of one’s aura depends upon the level of one’s spiritual growth. A fearful and negative person’s aura might be only a few inches wide while a spiritual master’s aura can expand up to several kilometers.

Every thought we have affects our aura in either a positive way or a negative way. Clairvoyant individuals can clearly see the changes in people’s aura as the person shifts from positive thoughts to negative or vice versa.

Protecting our aura from negativity and keeping is clean at all times is necessary for spiritual hygiene. If your aura is clean and relatively free of negativity, you will feel energetic and happy. Other people will be drawn to your positivity and you will attract more positive experiences into your life.

You must perform this aura cleansing exercise every morning and evening before starting your Reiki healing sessions and other meditation practices. Here’s how to go about it:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sit down in a comfortable position while keeping your back straight.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Take a few deep breaths and allow your body to relax completely.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Imagine a globe of bright white light 6” above your head. Experience how this light is descending down and surrounding your entire body.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Now, imagine a large golden comb with huge bristles 6” above your head. Visualize an invisible hand combing your aura from top to bottom. With each brush stroke, all the negativity is falling down into the earth where it will be transformed into pure white light.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Continue combing your aura until you intuitively know that it is clean and free of all negativity.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Now, visualize a golden pyramid surrounding your body and set the intention that from this moment on, only pure positive energy can touch you. If any negative energy or experience comes close to your aura they will only be able to touch the outer walls of this enormous golden pyramid which would then reflect it back to the Universe so that the energy can transform into the purest light of the Universe and return as a blessing to the sender. Remember, the more you bless the world, the more blessings you will experience in your own life.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Perform this aura cleansing exercise as a precursor to the rest of your practice. Think of this as being similar to the act of taking a shower before getting dressed for the day.

[]Chapter 11 -[
**]How to Increase Your Life Force Energy

Every living thing has life force energy. The more life force energy one has, the healthier and happier one is. Have you noticed how some people seem to be extremely attractive even if they might not be conventionally beautiful? This is again because of a higher amount of life force energy. Similarly, people who are negative or those who constantly criticize and talk ill of others have a repulsive aura. We don’t enjoy being in their presence even if they aren’t even saying anything at all in the moment. Remember, everything in the Universe is energy and energy never stops communicating.

Take these steps to increase your life force energy. Not only will you experience a positive change in yourself but your life will also transform from the inside-out:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Maintain a clean vegetarian diet (of possible) and stay away from intoxicants including alcohol and cigarettes as much as possible.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Eat lots of raw or lightly cooked organic vegetables.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Incorporate plenty of fresh organic fruits into your diet.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bless everyone you meet. Every time you bless someone else, the Universe is bringing those blessings back to you manyfold.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Treat everyone with love and compassion. Practice unconditional love towards every creature. Nothing increases life force energy as profoundly as practicing unconditional love. This kind of love has the power to heal any disease and miraculously transform any situation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Refrain from anger as anger can rapidly deplete life-force energy. This holds true for all negative emotions. Every time you feel angry or negative, bless the person or situation and send unconditional love to it.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Remain pure in your intentions and speak from your heart. If you are saying something while feeling something else in your heart, your words and actions are not pure. Ensure that there your inner feelings and outer words/actions are in sync at all times.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Always remain honest and act with integrity. Dishonesty stems from a place of fear and fear can rapidly deplete your aura of life force energy.

While these steps sound simple, if practiced with sincerity, they will completely change your life. Your face will radiate with an extraordinary inner glow that others will find mystifying and yet, at the same time, irresistibly attractive.

[]Chapter 12 -[
**]Using the Power of Reiki to Attract anything you want

Reiki is a powerful tool to assist with manifestation. However, before starting your practice, you must write down on paper exactly what you want. You must write your desires as if they have already happened in the present. For example, instead of saying, “I will work at a wonderful and rewarding job,” you can say, “I am working at a wonderful and rewarding job.” Also, be as specific as possible. For instance, don’t say, I want to have a lot of money, instead, specify exactly how much money is enough for you and write your desire down as if you have already received this amount.

One important rule here is to never write the name of a specific person with whom you desire a relationship or a specific company where you want to work. Always write down the qualities you would like your partner to have or the qualities you would like your ideal company to have.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Write down your goals with so much precision that you can form a mental picture of them.

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p<>{color:#000;}. At the end of your spiritual practice or meditation session, bring this picture up and watch it unfolding with precision in your mind’s eye.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Imagine a golden globe of light descending and surrounding this picture.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Write down the Reiki symbols on this ideal picture of your goals and enjoy feeling all the good emotions that you are already experiencing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Retain this happy and positive feeling as this will make you a vibrational match for your heart’s desire. Don’t doubt or slip into negativity as this will negatively impact the vibrational harmony you have managed to achieve through this practice.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Every time you think about you goal, visualize this ideal picture within a golden globe of light. Emotions are your power here, so allow yourself to keep feeling good at all times.

[]Chapter 13 -[
**]The Importance of Diet and Exercise

Maintaining a clean diet and a regular exercise regimen is pivotal to any spiritual practice as they purify the body and mind making it more receptive to the higher vibrations of the Universe. Below are some simple diet and exercise tips to incorporate with your regular Reiki practice:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Eat a clean vegetarian diet. Even if you can’t totally give up on meat, increase the quantity of vegetarian food you include in your diet.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Stay away from refrigerated water as it is not good for digestion. Instead, develop a habit of drinking lukewarm water or water at room temperature.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Try eating fresh home-cooked meals as much as possible. Cook every meal with love and happiness. If you have received the level 2 initiation, then you can also mentally write the Reiki symbols on the food that you are cooking. This will further enhance the life force energy of the meal. Any person eating that meal will not only receive the nutrition of the meal but that person will also absorb the healing energy of Reiki.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Stay away from processed packaged food.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Don’t consume food items with chemicals, colors and additives.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Start your day with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in warm water.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Practice yoga and pranayama if you can.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Engage in some kind of vigorous exercise that makes your body sweat (for at least, 20 minutes every day).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Avoid eating right before your Reiki and meditation practice. If you must, then make sure you are eating something light and easy to digest.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reduce your intake of sugar and salt.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Maintain a regular schedule for eating, sleeping and waking up. Stick to this schedule even on weekends.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Take regular walks in nature.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Laughter is a wonderful exercise for the mind and the soul. Therefore, laugh as much as possible.

[]Conclusion -[
**]Tips to Maintain a Daily Practice


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p<>{color:#000;}. Set aside a particular time for your practice and do it every day at the same without fail.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In order to make yourself more relaxed, you can light a candle and/or incense before starting the practice.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You can have some kind of soft soothing music playing in the background. The sound of a waterfall can be especially relaxing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You can create a special meditation room or even a meditation corner. This space can have objects that you hold sacred.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Creating a meditation altar with symbolic sacred objects is also a great idea.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Set your goal as doing the practice for 21 days without any break. Repeat this at the end of every 21 days.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You can maintain a journal writing down how long you practiced, what all you did, the changes you are experiencing, your goals, etc. This is excellent for keeping track of your progress and to keep yourself accountable.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Don’t lose heart when problems come up. Instead, increase the amount of effort you are putting into your practice.

Remember, consistency is the key here. Little by little, your life is guaranteed to change. Just stay on the path and NEVER GIVE UP!

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The Reiki Beginner's Bible

  • ISBN: 9781310754159
  • Author: Tai Morello
  • Published: 2016-06-09 01:20:11
  • Words: 8761
The Reiki Beginner's Bible The Reiki Beginner's Bible