Reiki is a wonderful relaxation technique as well as healing energy work. If you are a Reiki Practitioner you might know that when Reiki treatment is done for oneself it is like meditation by itself. Place your hands on your body for several minutes, allowing universal life-force energy to flow through you, your hands to your body. Take time to relax and to go deep into a very meditative state.
Usually, a Reiki practitioner places his/her hands on the receiver over the chakras, working along the back and the front of the body. There are seven major chakras on our body (to read more check Chakra Balancing Meditation) and hundreds of manor ones - all the acupressure points are our energy centers.
Although, to be a Reiki channel you will need to get an attunement from Reiki Master and/or to take a class you might try the following Reiki Meditation using Reiki hand positions and sending to yourself a beautiful loving and healing energy.
1 - Sit or lie down comfortably with your back straight. Take few deep breaths imaging that the most pure loving and healing energy is entering your body. When you exhale imagine that all tension, all negativities, pain, anger, frustration, depression etc are flowing away from your body together with your breath out. Let them go….let them go….
2 - You will place your hands on each major chakras on the front of your body and hold them over each one for about three minutes unless your body will ask you to hold them a bit longer or shorter. It is a perfect opportunity now to get in tune with your body. Listen to it and trust. As you hold your hands over your chakras, imagine life force energy from the universe entering your body and feel it flowing through your hands to the rest of your body for the highest good of all concerned. Feel the peace, deep relaxation, vitality in whole your body.
3 - Place your both hands with fingers together over the top of your head. Hold and listen to your body - gently with loving attention. Breathe in and out - nicely, slowly and deeply. Focus on positive qualities and let go of negatives.
4 - Very gently take your hands and place them on your forehead covering your eyes if that feels comfortable. Hold and relax.
5 - Gently move your hands to the back of your head. Find the position there which is the most comfortable for you and hold your hands there.
6- Next, place your hands on your throat, very gently, do not push too much as you need to breathe and feel comfortable.
You might put both hands on the front of your throat or one on the front and the other one on the back of your neck.
Find a position which works for you, hold and relax.
7 - Now place your hands over your shoulders behind you with fingers pointed down. Hold and relax.
8- Place your hands now on your chest covering your heart. Do it very gently. Hold and listen and relax.
9- Now gently move your hands to your lower chest near the bottom ribs. Hold and relax.
10 - Place your hands over your stomach. Hold and relax.
11- Next, move them gently and place your palms over your lover abdomen gently touching just over your pubic bone. Hold and relax.
12- Gently place your hands on both hips. Hold and relax.
13 - Move your hands and place your palms on each knee. Hold and relax.
14 - Next place your hands on your both feet - cover either top or bottom of your feet whatever is more comfortable for you. Hold and relax. Do this position only if it is comfortable for you.
15- Now, bring your hands together in a praying position or just put one on the other one and hold for about three minutes breathing naturally and feeling the energy moving through your whole body. Feel that all negativity were flushed away and replaced with love, healing and joy.
May you always be blessed with Love, Light, Joy, Peace, Happiness
REIKI MEDITATION –
SENDING ENERGY TO YOURSELF
& THE WORLD
from Renu Kakkar
Sit down in a relaxed manner on a straight back chair or crossed legged - which ever way suits you.
Hold your hands palm upwards on your knees, in a prayer form or in your lap - which ever you feel convenient.
Tune in to OM Chants or some light music.
Close your eyes and say OM three times.
The chakras are wheel like centers of energy which control the body organs.
Upon energizing the energy centers we not only heal ourselves but also strengthen these centers.
Meditation on the chakras with Reiki, the universal life force, and with colors, gives you deep relaxation which is very helpful for the body organs (by deep relaxation here I mean the relaxation of the body mind and emotions).
Steps for energizing body and mind.
Take a deep breath. Close your eyes slightly, just listen to the sounds. Do not try to identify them. Tell yourself that your senses are getting relaxed.
To relax the mind
Take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. Keep breathing deeper and deeper like this three times. To relax further/ go into deeper relaxation, count from 10 to 1 slowly and you will go into deeper relaxation. Now your mind is completely relaxed.
To relax the body
Relax the body organs one by one. While relaxing them thank them for their support and request them to do so throughout your life, in a healthy way.
Relax the right toes, right foot, right ankle, the right leg, the right knee, right thigh and the right hip. Now your entire right limb from hip to toe is completely relaxed.
Relax the left toes, left foot, left ankle, left leg, left knee, left thigh, left hip. Now the entire left limb from hip to toes is completely relaxed.
Now relax your pelvic region, and the organs there. Relax the back muscles, relax the abdomen , relax the stomach, liver on the right side and the spleen on the left. The ball bladder and the pancreas bowels in the center and the kidneys at the back. Now the total abdomen and the connecting organs are completely relaxed.
Now relax the chest, heart and lungs . Feel them completely relaxed. Now relax the entire rib cage and the shoulder blades. Feel them completely relax.
Relax the right shoulder, right upper arm, right elbow right forearm, right hand and the right fingers. Now your right upper limp from the right shoulder to the right fingertips is fully relaxed.
Now relax the left shoulder , left upper arm, left elbow, left forearm, left hand and the left fingers. Now your left upper limp from the left shoulder to the left fingertips is fully relaxed.
Relax the neck muscles from the front and back. Feel them completely relaxed. Relax the face muscles around the mouth the eyes and the forehead. Relax the eyes the mouth and also the skull and muscles.
Now your total body is completely relaxed. All muscles and all the organs from the head to toes are completely relaxed. Feel the relaxation. Enjoy the relaxation of the body and mind.
In this state repeat mentally: ‘I have full faith in Reiki. Reiki will energize and heal me’.
Now let us proceed to energizing the chakras.
Take a deep breath; inhale through the mouth and exhale through the nose.
Visualize a beautiful golden glowing ball floating above the top of your head, see it float down and blend with the violet chakra of the head. See the golden violet rays spreading to the various systems energizing the nervous system and the right eyes.
Say to your self: ‘I am divinely protected, guided and at peace’.
Now imagine the golden ball gently separate from the violet chakra and floating down to merge with the brow chakra and blend with the beautiful indigo wheel of the brow chakra. Visualize the golden indigo rays energizing the pituitary, hypothalamus, nose, the left eye and ears and repeat to yourself:
‘I am open to new ideas, people and situations and follow my gut feelings’.
See the golden ball separate from the brow chakra and slowly floating and descending into the glowing blue wheel of the throat chakra. Imagine the golden blue rays energizing the entire throat, upper lungs, digestive track, bronchial and upper stomach areas.
Say to yourself: ‘I feel safe to express my feelings. I love, trust and respect my creative gifts’.
Now imagine the golden ball all separate and descend into the glowing green wheel of the heart chakra. See the golden green ray flow into the thymus, heart, blood, lower lungs, upper liver and arms.
Repeat to yourself: ‘Love is the purpose of my life. It is everywhere’.
Now see the golden ball separate and enter the solar plexus chakra and blend with the yellow wheel there and spread the golden yellow rays into the entire digestive system, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, intestines and spleen.
Repeat to yourself: ‘I trust my worthiness. I am worthy of the best in life’.
Now imagine the golden ball separate from the solar plexus chakra and floating down to the sacral chakra, to the orange wheel found three fingers from the navel. Imagine the golden ball blending with the orange wheel and the golden orange rays pass into the entire reproductive system.
Repeat: ‘What I do is enough, what I have is enough’.
Now see the golden ball separate and floating down to the base chakra, the seat of kundalini energy. See it blending with to the red colored wheel. The golden red rays are spreading into the entire excretory system and energizing the kidneys bladder, spine and lower limbs. Feel the warmth.
Repeat: ‘I am safe and secure all the time. I love my feet, they show me the way. I love my legs they support me’.
Continue breathing in through the nose, out through the nose. Feel totally at peace. Feel the centers are all flowing with abundance of love. All disruptive emotions have flown away. You are calm, fully relaxed/grounded.
Now imagine that all light is surrounding you. Feel your aura expanding and being protected with white light. No negative energy can harm you. You are fully protected. Relax Relax Relax.
Now you are fully energized with Reiki. Imagine yourself in front of yourself. Pass Reiki to yourself. Heal yourself, your family members. Forgive yourself, your family members.
Now with Reiki energize the 5 elements.
Imagine the earth in your hands, thank the earth, energize the earth and bless the earth with Reiki.
Imagine water in your hands, thank the water, energize the water and bless the water with Reiki energy.
Now imagine the fire in your hands, thank the fire, energize the fire and bless the fire with Reiki.
Now imagine the air in your hands, thank the air, energize the air and bless the air with Reiki energy.
Imagine the space/sun/stars/moon/planets in your hands, thank the space and energize the space with Reiki energy.
You can thank god/angles/spiritual guides etc in a similar manner.
Your meditation is now over. You are beginning to come back, slowly. From your head, your ears, your torso, your legs to the tips of your toes. Stretch arms and legs slowly. Slowly open your eyes and become aware of the environment. You are fully charged and feel fine in every aspect.
Relax here means relax not sleep. If you imagine sleep you will go to sleep’.
Renu Kakkar – Reiki Master/Teacher from India. She said that this meditation was passed to her by her Reiki Teacher who got it from another Reiki Teacher…