Reiki can be a wonderful tool to help with everyday life. I’ve posted link above for an article I found on Reiki Rays concerning how a Reiki Practitioner can protect and guard their own energy during a session. I’ve used similar practices when doing a Reiki session, but I’ve found these practices to be helpful during my clinical practice.
When I do a Reiki session, I typically ground myself with a few minutes of meditation, focusing on my feet, and much like this article mentions, allowing my energy channels to receive and transmit.
As a physician, I found doing something similar is a lifesaver. I’m much busier in clinic, so its a luxury to have more than a few minutes between patients. Once I enter an exam room, I ground myself as I sit to speak with the patient. I also invoke Reiki, but as you can imagine this isn’t so easy in a busy clinic. I can use my feet as I sit to ground during the patient’s appointment.
I feel that everyone needs some kind of grounding throughout the day. Simply engage with the Earth through your feet and take a few deep breaths. If time allows, you can do a few minutes, but even a few seconds can help build a protective shield as well. Taking a few deep breaths at the same time helps even more.
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Happy Spring Everyone! I have recently been through a wonderful and challenging transition of starting a new job in a new city and state. I have been so busy I’ve been neglecting my blog but I want to use April 1st, a new month (not an April Fool’s) to reconnect.
One of my favorite sites for inspiration is Reiki Rays.
Every month they are releasing a calendar of daily activities using Reiki. Having been so busy, I’ve been meaning to write about the power of Reiki in the real world, which I’ll get to in a later post.
Today’s schedule is to “Embrace your Reiki Angel role on planet Earth”.
I have discussed my path to Reiki in a previous post. I have been a practicing physician much longer than I have been a Reiki Practitioner, but I am so thankful to my teachers and to Reiki for this wonderful practice that brought back compassion to my role as a physician. Prior to being lead to Reiki, I loved my job as a physician, but I was quickly losing touch with what I was doing and why. I felt pulled in so many directions to produce, see more patients, make more money.
Reiki helped me to connect with myself, then connect to others. As a physician, Reiki is a gift beyond description. I rely heavily on evidence based medicine and scientific research. But when I’m face to face with a patient who is struggling, Reiki helps to find an answer that is not so “left brained” and logical in nature. Reiki helps me to have empathy in a meaningful way. I hope all of you who are Reiki practioners feel the same. I also hope that if you are considering getting closer and learning Reiki, you will. You won’t regret it.