Reiki Thinking – How Are You Thinking Today… ? Part 1
In our previous article, we took a brief look at depression, and added a few Reiki, and non Reiki, things we can do to help short circuit this debilitating condition.
This time we thought we’d better take a look at thought – Reiki thinking.
Yes, thought, because depression has – as, indeed, does everything else in our lives – its ultimate roots in the way we think.
You see, every thought we think – positive or negative – DOES create the realities in which we find ourselves to be…
And this is how almost all our problems begin.
Because outwardly we’re SAYING we want one thing – whilst inwardly our THINKING patterns are running in a totally contradictory manner.
For instance we may be SAYING we want to be wealthy, but the deeper, perhaps even hidden, thinking behind the superficial thought is that we don’t really think – don’t really believe – we can be.
Or, we may be saying we want to be healthy – whilst in the background we may be unconsciously enjoying, and wanting to hold on to, our illness because of all the attention we’re getting.
So… without going too much deeper into this subject, it’s the disparity between what we’re saying on the outside and what we’re thinking on the inside that needs to be brought into balance.
And there’s no better way of doing that with Reiki, than by using the Tibetan Raku Symbol.
Okay then. Draw out the Raku Symbol onto two separate narrow strips of paper – of the size to fit comfortably into your shoes – and place them in with the crossbar under your toes and the curves leading down to your heel.
Into your shoes..?
You see, as you may probably already know through Reflexology, your whole body is represented in its entirety in your feet…
…with the great toes representing your head and the inner aspects of your soles mirroring your spine.
Therefore, using the Raku Symbol in your shoes will help ground and balance your thinking.
Bringing you a more earthy clarity, by helping to channel and dissipate your negative energy directly into the ground.
Now, all of the above can be very neatly summed up in the following little story which we love…
An elderly Cherokee Indian was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside of me. It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves…
One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, loneliness, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person.”
The grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied… “The one you feed.”