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You all know how I can rattle on after last week’s epic Sunday chat, so I shall try and be succinct this week… ha ha ha!
This week’s question follows on nicely from last week, so I’ll get straight to it.
Here’s the question in full…
Sorry to bother you, but I have a problem I hope you can sort out for me.
Recently when giving Reiki to a couple of different people and more often with animals, I feel drawn to keeping my hands in just the one position.
The first time I was drawn to a client’s shoulders and back and almost wanted to dismiss the rest of her body.
I did continue with all the hand positions but felt I just skimmed them, then returned to the shoulders. It was almost as if I had to force myself to do the whole body!
I always thought, and books I’ve read have said, always treat the whole body.
I usually do follow this rule but as I’ve said there are times I feel I should just go with the Reiki feeling but I am worried that I am doing an injustice if I don’t treat the whole body?
Even worse I’ve been told by other healing therapists people can cause damage or make the person ill if they don’t treat the body and it must be from head to toe?!
Sorry to have gone on, but I’m getting quite confused on this issue and obviously do not want to cause anyone to feel unwell.
I hope this doesn’t sound daft!
Thanks for your time
And my answer…
TRUST yourself – you really do know what is best for you and all concerned at every moment in time.
If all your senses and feelings are telling you that you should be doing one thing – even if the rest of the world is telling you to do another – then following your own inner voice is what YOU should be doing.
Now here is a WARNING… and let me be brutally clear here…
If all your senses and feelings, right down to the hairs on the back of your neck, are WARNING YOU not to go down a dark alley with your friend, then I hope to God you don’t go…
…and if all your senses and feelings suggest that you rest your hands in one position, giving warmth, strength, and love to that part then I hope that, that is exactly what YOU do…
Because, when you are giving your treatments, the intuitive energetic feedback you are sensing, the feelings which are quietly whispering to you is the same energy… and you must learn to TRUST your ability to read it.
The more you TRUST it the stronger it will become for you.
You can call the energy your guardian angel, spirit guide, higher self or whatever you fancy – but it doesn’t matter how hard your angel guide bashes you over the head with a feather if you don’t take any notice… ha ha ha!
Hand positions, symbols to use, rituals to perform, crystals to hold, or whatever, are all suggestions and can never be as right as TRUSTING yourself and what you sense in the moment.
The same energy will warn you of danger and guide you to do the very best thing in a healing session… if you listen and TRUST it.
It will find you a new job, a new partner, or the way home in fog… ha ha ha!
And when people tell you that you will do damage to someone, or make them ill, if you don’t do a full body Reiki treatment…
Well, I’m sorry, but whoever say’s that need their heads examining… ha ha ha!
If you rub a babies toes and give Reiki, it will settle and sleep peacefully – No full body treatment necessary 🙂
If you do 5 or 10 minute ‘taster sessions’ at a Mind Body and Spirit Fair, people feel better for it, not worse!
Need I say more?
Never be afraid to TRUST yourself…
“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”
If what others say doesn’t sit right with you, then ignore what they say.
I am not a pale imitation or carbon copy of anyone else – I simply shine as myself and I strongly encourage all of you to do the same.
And a good way to develop your confidence in recognising and using this energy is to use our smashing Reiki Intuition meditation which you can find here…
…or the Intuition Zone course which you can find here…
Perfick as Pa would say, whilst tucking into a Sunday Lunch with ketchup… ha ha ha! 🙂