Fewer Excuses and more action for your heart’s desire
This May I decided to challenge myself. I love writing for this blog, so I make a daily effort to use the May Calender from Reiki Ray’s is to tap into your heart’s desire and do what you need to do.
Sometimes seeing fire, or imaging it’s warmth can help you tap into your bravery. Or maybe your fire needs to be stoked? If you find yourself taking lots of shallow breaths, try taking deep breaths into your belly. You might even try holding your hands on your belly and feeling your own internal fire.
Today’s inspiration from Reiki Rays is to create an affirmation for difficult times. Recently, I’ve been starting my days with a short intention. Sometimes its serious, such as “Today I keep my energetic boundaries strong”, or its short, like “Don’t run late in clinic all day”.
An affirmation can be any phrase, thought, or prayer that helps you. The real power in an affirmation is that it can be used to replace a thought or emotion that drains you.
Here are some affirmations, simply as suggestions, especially if your in a place in your life in which you may not have your own:
“I am enough”
“I Receive and Send Love”
“Love is abundant”
Happy Monday…feel free to share some of your positive affirmations.
Today’s inspiration from Reiki Rays is to slow down…I think this snail has got the idea. Most of have have to rush and move quickly, but maybe today you can enjoy a moment of too of nothing, or even delibrately take a long time to do something that takes a few seconds. Happy Sunday!
Tight Schedule? ask Archangels to take care of you…
Today’s inspiration from Reiki Rays is simple…ask for help if your rushed. When I’m feeling pressed for time, and there’s so much going on, I simply scream “HELP!” in my head, works every time. Enjoy! Have a great weekend!
Self care is important for us all. Practicing self care can be as intricate as performing a Reiki session on yourself, or simply making outdoors to have lunch if its a nice day. Today’s inspiration is to practice Self Care of some kind.
I have been wanting to reference the Reiki Calender for some time. My daily inspiration for Self Worth is simply to take 7 breaths, into 7 parts of your body. Pulling inspiration from Barbara Brennen’s Hands of Light, you can do Color Breathing, which is inhaling the color of each Chakra into each part of the body.
Here is May’s Reiki calender provided by Reiki Rays. I was late getting this posted but its here now! In addition, please check back for Daily Inspirations I’ll be posting. I’ve been making a conscious effort to start the day with my own energetic boundaries and energy maintenance as the basis for my day. I will share these daily and I hope for you they’ll be a breath of calm in a crazy world.
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.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!
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.