Reiki — a simple, enjoyable, hands-on treatment you can give yourself every day in 30 minutes
Please understand, when I say "health insurance" or that you can ensure your health by doing certain things, I'm not guaranteeing anything! There are no guarantees in life, period. Your results — when practicing Reiki and/or Macrobiotics, or anything else — will always depend on your level of understanding and practice (there's no escaping that we are always responsible for our own condition). And please understand, I'm not even suggesting that you will never be "sick" again. The symptoms that we often label "cold" or "flu" are, in fact, symptoms of the body's natural healing process — ridding itself of acquired toxins — and it's important that we not suppress that. (See What is Disease? What is True Healing? and "Alternative Medicine" — the Real Alternative to the Health Care Crisis.)
However, my experience — of using Reiki and Macrobiotics over many years — is that the occurrence of such symptoms becomes quite rare and quite minor, as the body strengthens its ability to remove toxins daily, keeping them from accumulating to a harmful level. Even so, as we become more deeply healthy, we are likely to pass through some periods of more extreme symptoms; these are caused by the releasing of toxins that have been held deeper within the body and often for many years. Again, it's important not to suppress their release, but to surrender to it; to endure the process and finally be rid of those toxins! (We can adjust the speed of release, and the severity of symptoms, if necessary.)
Ready, Set . . . . Reiki!
Whether or not you've started following the suggestions for healthier eating already (and maybe even studying Macrobiotics! : ^ ), anytime is a great time to incorporate Reiki into your life! In a previous article I wrote about several benefits of Reiki; and many people like to pamper themselves by receiving Reiki occasionally from a Reiki practitioner. But, if you're serious about using Reiki to maintain and improve your health, you really need to be doing it for yourself — every day or nearly every day. Most people will receive great benefit from just 30 minutes of Reiki per day....
How to Start
There are so many different people selling so many different kinds of Reiki nowadays, just deciding where to start can be overwhelming. Go with your intuition; find a teacher you feel is credible and trustworthy. Ask for a sample of Reiki and see how it makes you feel! And don't flip out over all the different flavors available. Underneath the fancy names and the multitude of techniques and symbols and add-ons, Reiki is Reiki — a definable, energetic state that brings about healing and Self-realization.
My preference is to keep it as basic and simple as possible. If you would like to receive a Reiki "empowerment" (called Reiju), please go here to read about and request it. You can receive Reiju as often as you like, for no charge.
Once you receive Reiju, your inherent Reiki abilities will become activated; and they will increase, the more you receive Reiju and the more you practice using Reiki. Start using it on yourself, 30 minutes a day, and soon you will naturally be giving it to others also.
You can download a free PDF document called You Are The Universe! — describing and illustrating a very simple Reiki self-treatment procedure. It's a full-body treatment designed to take an hour, but you can do the whole thing in half an hour, if you prefer.
After you experience the benefits of Reiki for a while, you may feel drawn to learn more about it. You'll discover that the most important part of the whole method, in fact, is what are called the Reiki Principles or Reiki Precepts. Most important because, when we succeed in truly embodying the Reiki Principles in our life moment-to-moment, we are then in a vibrational state of perpetual health and healing.
I greatly encourage you to download the Reiki self-treatment instructions, to start receiving frequent Reiju empowerments and using Reiki on yourself every day! And I welcome any comments and questions you have; please contact me through YourTango.com or via the email link at the very bottom of any page of johreiki.net.
Stay tuned for the final installment — Part 4 — in this series on improving and ensuring your health....
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See the full list of YourTango articles by Don Beckett (in chronological order)