At a business networking event a few weeks ago I ran into an acquaintance who has used Reiki in her hypnotherapy practice for many years and was pleasantly surprised to learn that I had become a Reiki Master. Of course, the conversation turned to how nice it was to see a familiar face at “one of these impersonal business events” and at that point she asked me how I used Reiki to prepare myself for the event. I didn’t have an answer but it was a light bulb moment for me.
I’ve never been comfortable in big groups, be it family, co-workers or even socially. Awkward, uncomfortable, and overwhelmed are just a few of the adjectives that describe how I feel when there are a lot of people around me. While I can participate in the group and even have fun, it takes me time to get comfortable and is a big drain on my energy.
After meditating on my friend's comment I realized how I could use Reiki in these situations. The overwhelm I feel in a group stems from being sensitive to each person’s energy - all those energies hit me at once when I walk into a room. What I needed was a shield, like a Superhero, to deflect those energies so I could ground myself first. Reiki could be my shield, my superpower.
Reiki is often used to help clients reduce stress and minimize minor pain. But it can also be used to bless, or send good energy to, non-humans – plants, meals, vehicles, buildings, rooms, animals. I was too caught up in my uncomfortableness to realize that I could offer a Reiki blessing to the building, the room and the crowd before I even entered. Additionally, I could use Reiki to prepare myself by making sure that I was feeling balanced and centered in my power before being beset with all those individual energies.
You can learn how to use Reiki as your Superpower as well. On September 16th and 17th we will be offering Level 1&2 Reiki Training at Spa Eir. Once completed you will understand how you can incorporate Reiki into your life to heal yourself, friends and family. Contact me and let’s chat about how Reiki can be used to improve your daily life!