I love teaching Reiki, sharing Reiki, and just plain being in it. The greatest thrill is to see the light go on in someone’s eyes when they get it. I mean really get it. When that happens you know they’ll never forget it. Reiki is after all, all about the Light. It is said that Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy and while I do understand why it is perceived as such I have wondered over the years if Reiki isn’t really just Light.
In the context of the Reiki attunements and treatments I, as a master practitioner try to encourage the student and client to embody a greater quotient of light than ever before. If I am successful I know that the student/client will feel ‘lighter’, will experience ‘lights’ of swirling colors with their eyes shut, will see clearer and brighter than before, will feel slightly ‘light’ headed, and ‘lighter’ in their step and in their being.
A Sacred Calling
Reiki appeals to us on a mystical level. As human beings we all crave to be touched deeply by something magical and powerful that resonates within our soul. Inherently we already know that we are part of something bigger. When we meet Reiki we can feel that vast potential coursing through our veins. So often I hear people describe their sense of having realized a huge power that feels like it is trying to explode from within them. Something perhaps, that had only whispered to us in the past. But I don’t think that Reiki brings us something new. I believe it exposes our original unique essential being. In the light of Reiki we see ourselves as we intended to experience life prior to arriving in this particular expression of form. Reiki begs us to remember our truth.
Reiki’s power is to awaken us to the latent life force that flows throughout this universe within us. We come to understand that we have been sleeping and waiting. When this force awakens we feel called. We feel like we have heard the whisper of God’s voice in our ear. A sacred flame has been ignited. Once the fire has been lit, it is up to us to fan the flames and shine brighter.
The Truth is in the Quanta
Once people have been attuned to Reiki they feel the need to share it, but the truest blessing of Reiki is to be able to own it for your self. If the students of Reiki could but understand that Reiki is not something to do but rather to become; specifically a radiant being of Light, the sharing of it would be automatic. Reiki is a force of our natural world to which you can attune your being, not something to turn on or turn off. With commitment you can learn to brighten your being with consistent light, gradually overcoming the shadows of fear and doubt until peace and clarity are sovereign in your world.
So what does all this mean? I am not only referring to our ‘spiritual light’, that is only one part of who we are. I am also talking about our physical being. This takes us right into quantum mechanics. The word quantum means packets of light. In the world of science they are discovering that we are far more ‘light’ than dense physical matter. And that our world which seems so physical is but a virtual reality. The implications of this are vast. But for us lowly Reiki practitioners it simply means that just by turning our focus towards the light we can shift our attention away from a heavy reality of pain, suffering and fear. In the world of quantum, the heavier denser an object is the lower the frequency and hence the lower the quotient of radiant light. Also illness, depression, and fear are of lower frequencies than health, joy and love. Healing therefore, on any level, requires the turning on of light. Reiki teaches us to turn on the Light. The attunements, the precepts, the symbols, and the practice of it are all designed to dispel the darkness.
We find the purpose of this practice in the words of Goethe, “Light, light, the world needs more light!” Become the Light of Reiki and shine it out of you, sharing generously with all you meet. Let the Light set you free!
Andrea is a full time practicing Reiki Master, metaphysics teacher and energy practitioner. She has been assisting people in their life transitions for over 15 years and is passionate about teaching people the tools they need to feel empowered in their own lives. She is a popular teacher and offers many programs, seminars and workshop in self-empowerment, metaphysics, meditation and Reiki. When she isn’t teaching she’s busy working on her book. Find out more on her websitewww.centreforappliedmetaphysics.com and her blog at http://www.andreathielconnell.wordpress.com/