Since the start of the first Reiki healing circle-share I have had several encounters with inquisitive spirits wanting to know more about Reiki circles and how to approach a healing circle when you have personal space or touch requirements. Then there are the many gifts that have been bestowed upon me from members who have attended our Reiki Healing circle-Shares. They have approached me with experiences that have turned into questions and suggestions.
As the facilitator I strongly feel that I am the vessel to provide the guidance and nurturing that keeps our sacred space alive and well with positive energy built from the love and light that we bring to the circle. This position requires me to set my ego aside and only come from a place of unconditional love and acceptance, a place of the heart. So as I address these questions of great opportunity and offer only nurturing suggestions, please trust that I am only guided by Divine Source of Universal Loving energy.
As practitioners in the light working arena I think we are even more obligated then western doctors to provide a knowledge based environment of information giving and receiving. Compiling a hologram view of their health history gives the practitioner the foundation for a clients personal health plan. This builds the foundation to provide the client with a complete holistic view of their healing process. Engaging the client in the co-creation process of their future health goals, step by step, supports a healthier lifestyle. Answering all of a clients questions is the right of the client, this helps them to make informed decisions about their own mind, body, spirit; furthermore answering questions fosters the sense of control that we all need to know we have over our lives. Client's questions allow us to build trust with them and provides a great teaching moment for us to learn about treating people with dignity and respect and to help clients learn about healthier ways of interacting with life. In the case of a Reiki Healing circle a participant may not know what modality you are using and may have questions about your technique, wanting to know more about the process and why you are placing your hands in a certain way. I believe it is our duty to answer these questions.
Breathe in deeply, and release all tension as you exhale. Do this a few times, allowing yourself to relax as you do. If you feel tense, at this time do a full relaxation. To do this, start at the top of the head, consciously relax it, then move down to your eyebrows, eyes, etc, and at each point totally relax the area. Continue down through the throat, the lungs, heart, arms, hands, torso, abdomen, legs, feet, etc. When you feel relaxed begin to breathe any tension, etc down into the earth. As you breathe in, bring up the earth energy from deep in the centre of the earth - fiery energy. Let this energy come to rest in your heart center. Next breathe up to the sky, and as you breathe in, bring down sky energy (sun, star, cosmic, or sky) and let that fill your heart centre, mingling with the earth energy.
boundaries of your physical body, and let the light and energy fill your aura - creating a 6 to 8" inch sphere surrounding your body.
Remember our clothes can also hold on to our energetic residues,so its a good idea to keep them fresh and aired, do the same thing with bedding if you have had a nightmare or a restless nights sleep give all bedclothes icluding your pillows a good shake then leave them in a sunny place for an hour.
As light workers we do not want to create an environment of co-dependency, turning our clients into uninformed zombies; western medicine has already done that. We want to give our clients (back to them) control and care over their own bodies. We want to teach them how to make healthy, informed decisions about their options and ultimately provide them with the tools they need so they can heal themselves independently with out the need to depend on anyone. However, when all else fails they can turn to their doctors, herbalists and light workers for assistance. We know we have done our job when we have taught people the skills and passed on the tools for them to heal themselves. and we as health Care professionals are no longer needed full time.
Written by Jasper M.F. Salach