Reiki for Keeping Calm During Changes
Reiki is a wonderful modality for calming during changes in life that can cause us stress. The main purpose of Reiki is for deep relaxation. When we’re in times of transition, that’s when we need Reiki the most. Giving ourselves Reiki and letting that energy from loving Higher Power flow through us can be very palpable: felt as a strong heat or a sense of well-being and connection to Source. This can bring about immediate calm and inner peace. With calm and inner peace, focus and clarity come easier. If we’re too stressed to give Reiki to ourselves, receiving a Reiki session from a practitioner is equally beneficial and quieting for the mind.
Remember Reiki When Feeling Unbalanced
Many times when we’re uprooted or feeling unbalanced because of changes in our life, we forget to give self-Reiki to help calm ourselves down and get clarity on the situation. Just when we need it the most, we put off giving Reiki to ourselves. Maybe we think we can handle the situation without stopping to give self-Reiki for ten minutes or so. Maybe we feel there isn’t time. Or perhaps we’re unaware that we even need Reiki for calming.
There have been times in my life where I’ve definitely needed Reiki for calming during changes: it started with little things (“no big deal, I can handle these”) and then bigger things (“wow, no time to take a break now”) until a big tumbleweed of stressors had formed (uh oh, I’m out of balance!”). During these times of letting stressful changes pile up without taking a break to “plug into” the Reiki, I felt drained and off-center and quite frazzled. Feeling a sense of upheaval in any aspect of our lives can be all-encompassing for our minds; and many times we get caught up in the stressful situation at hand. I get it. It happens to all of us.
It’s human nature to think we can handle stressful situations on our own without stopping for a “Reiki break”. But things are so much easier and smoother when we pause and give Reiki to ourselves first.
Five Signs that We Need Reiki for Calming
So how can we recognize when we are feeling stressed? How do we know when we could use some self-Reiki?
- Feeling of fear, anxiety, dread
- Thoughts are scattered or racing one after the other
- Not feeling secure and grounded
- Experiencing brain fog or overwhelm
- Nervous system is on overdrive, heart is racing, body is tense
So when we’re feeling any of these five signs, we can become aware that it’s time for a calming Reiki session.
Three Ways to Remember to Relax with Reiki
- We can ask ourselves “If not now; when?”
- Remind ourselves that we’re worthy of taking some downtime to nurture ourselves
- Remember that solutions and next steps forward are easier to see when we’re relaxed and calm
To make it easier to incorporate Reiki into our life, we can set a regular time during the day or in the evening before sleep to give self-Reiki. We can also schedule a Reiki session at least once a month with a practitioner if we feel we’d like to receive Reiki regularly from someone. Many people find doing both of these things keeps them balanced throughout the daily stressors of life.
For Calming, Self-Reiki Sessions Can Be Short
We can start with ten or fifteen minutes. People often give themselves a short Reiki session upon waking each morning and before sleep each night. Having regular/daily Reiki sessions is what helps to keep calm and relaxed from day to day no matter what changes come our way. That way we’re meeting situations from a centered place of more clarity and inner calm.
It’s so much easier to navigate our way through life’s changes, whether big or small, when we first pause and experience the relaxation of Reiki. Then we can find which steps to take to move us forward where we’re meant to be.
Whenever I receive Reiki for calming during changes in life, I also end up experiencing much more clarity and I’m able to find my next steps forward. I wish the same Reiki benefits for you!
Yvonne P. Gleason, Reiki Sanctuary of Northern Virginia
Certified Reiki Master Teacher
Certified Meditation Instructor and Life Coach