How to Practice Reiki Self-Treatment
It’s easy to focus on big decisions, and how they altered the course of your life, but the big decisions we make in life are determined by our everyday choices.
Mahatma Gandhi encouraged being the change we want to see in the world. Daily Reiki self-practice is the simplest way I’ve found to engage that transformation.
There are as many ways to practice Reiki self-treatment as there are Reiki practitioners, and the best way to practice is clearly the way you actually will practice.
That said, in case you don’t have a protocol, here is the one I use, and some pointers to help you keep practicing for life.
Reiki self treatment protocol
I’ve practiced daily Reiki self-treatment since I first learned to practice in 1986. To offer myself a full Reiki self-treatment, I place my hands on these areas of my body, in this order:
- Crown of head
- Back of head
- Upper chest
- Lower ribs
- Lower abdomen.
I lie on my side with the pillow doubled over for the first three placements, finding it more comfortable when my head is slightly elevated, and roll onto my back for the rest.
My practice time is when I awaken in the morning, before opening my eyes. My hands linger at each placement as feels right. My awareness is present with my practice, observing my breath and whatever sensations occur as I savor the experience of Reiki essence. Often, I am drawn deeply inside, surfacing only to replace my hands. I linger at the end to contemplate the experience.
That works well for me, but it’s important you organize your practice so it works for you.
For example, you may prefer the structure of having intervals timed for you, especially if you are just starting to practice. If so, consider using a chime timer that emits sweet tones to remind you to move your hands and let you know when your session ends (the sound of a kitchen timer is much too harsh). There are Reiki timer apps available for your phone.
I encourage you to use a protocol. This gives your hands a habit to follow without having to think about it, leaving your awareness open to enjoy your practice. And be sure to support yourself in a comfortable position so you can forget about your body and simply be with your practice. (If you have questions about the placements above, there are illustrations at the back of my book, REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide.)
Don’t be random with your practice. Choose a time of day that is easiest for you, and don’t let that time go by without placing your Reiki hands on yourself.
Of course there will be days when you will not finish all the placements. Self practice for 30-40 minutes seems to be a good range for most people, most of the time, but you want to be flexible and responsive to your needs on any given day. Remember Hawayo Takata’s* encouragement — a little Reiki practice is better than none. When life imposes on your practice time, as sometimes happens, do what you can that day to maintain the rhythm of your daily self-care, and return to the full protocol the next day.
You may want to follow Mikao Usui’s** example and recite the Reiki Precepts as part of your daily practice.
However you customize your practice, keeping it simple means keeping it doable: Practice, observe, contemplate, repeat.
It’s easy to focus on big decisions, and how they altered the course of your life, but the big decisions we make in life are determined by our everyday choices. Become the change you want to see in the world (and in the people around you); practice daily Reiki self-treatment.
What keeps you practicing every day? Please share your tips in the comment section below. And if you start a daily practice, let us know the benefits you notice.
*Hawayo Takata and her Reiki master Chujiro Hayashi, a student of Usui, brought Reiki practice from Japan to the US in the late 1930s.
**Mikao Usui began the practice that has come to be known as Reiki in Japan in the mid 1920s, and is the founder of the living lineage of Reiki masters.
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margaret hardy says
I do daily self treatment, and wondered if you can be opened too much,making
it easier for someone or something to drain your energy,
l get tired very easily quite a lot of time,and wonder if there is any connection,
Thank you so much for all the information on this site 🙂
I am currently carrying out an online course for Reiki. I have received my attunements and I am just starting self practise. I have a couple of queries. I imagine 10 minutes is better than nothing? As some days I find I do less than others. Also, my biggest query, is I would like to know if it matters if I do Reiki after food? I guess it is not ideal but again, if it means it’s the only time to do it then again that must be better than not at all yes?
Finally, do you have to close down the session? So, if for example I do a session last thing at night and fall asleep. Does it matter that I have not washed my hands after?
Thanks SO much and sorry for all the questions!
Pooja Kataria says
Hi, is it necessary to place both hands at the same position while practising reiki on self and others?
Thanks very much Pamela for your every day inspiring words.I have no difficulty to practice reiki now every day, although I have some questions.
1) I heard you speaking about meditation together with reiki.. but I am doing my yin yoga postures together with reiki , such as sukhasana and bending forward. So here my legs are crossed. Is that ok?
2) I teach yoga and like very much the reiki songs … the Buddha in me meets the Buddha in you… the symbols. Is it allowed to let it play to students in the yogaclass? It feels so good, and the meaning is so beautiful.
Thanks for the time you take to answer all these questions. You are a beautiful soul 🙂
Hi my name is Dova and I am not a first timer but I have been to different teachers which I like the same constantly. All seem different. I am new at treatments for myself. I have done 5 times but I’m wondering is it just like yoga and mediation?
I have felt the floating feeling and warmth tears of joy. How can I start my pratice for myself?
Bhadresh Mahendra vora says
Can any one come out of bad situation of life thorough reki or can we give some one reki who has cheated with us please reply
Hi Pamela, I just wanted to say thank you for the resources and for the beautiful patience, compassion and love you clearly demonstrate in dealing with the many comments you receive. Especially those from people whose journeys haven’t yet progressed far enough for them to actually read all of the other comments first before asking the same thing again and again.
You are a wonderful role model.
I have doubt, me and my boyfriend were in healthy relationship. But now he is appearing for one of the toughest exams in the country and hence both of us are facing friction. There is completely no communication between us. I wish to heal this relationship and help achieve the goal together. Even I am appearing for the same exam but I am junior to him. Could you please guide me about the same.
Hi, I just completed my levels 1 & 2 yesterday in a 2 day course and I have so many questions! I took the course just for my own benefit, so that I could do daily self treatments. My instructor recommended a 3 min daily morning treatment. Will this really be valuable? And she didn’t talk about drawing the symbols on your palms before treating yourself, is that not necessary? I feel lost…I don’t know where to start. And everyone said I’d feel reiki flow from my hands as soon as I received my attunememt, but I still don’t. So I’m discouraged. Do you have any suggestions for me?
THANKS FOR ALL YOU ADVICE AND TEACHINGS….THIS DAILY REIKI PRACTICE MAKE HUGHE DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE…..THANKS AGAIN
I have been practicing daily Reiki treatment for 5 years.
I was diagnosed with reactionary asthma in my early thirties and I no longer need to use any of my prescribed inhalers, they’ve been trashed (or in my house recycled)! I rarely experience symptoms of asthma and when I do Reiki I place my hands over my chest as needed. Also, in the last five years I have reduced my meat consumption. I am off most meats with exception of cold water fish and I love collards and kale!! Hello to clean eating!
Lately, I have been reducing and eliminating my exposure to chemicals, preservatives and petroleum in my personal care products. I have been making my own!
I have learned to use natural and herbal remedies that work to treat and support me and families immune system when illness and imbalances show up in our in our bodies. We rarely have colds and when we do they are shorter and less servere. We haven’t seen the flu in a number of years! I balance my hormones by using vitex tincture, it has been very effective! Shortly after discovering Reiki, I started a dedicated yoga practice.
My daily Reiki practice completely relaxes me and supports me in life affirming decision and choices!!
Tricia Nolan says
I have been practicing Reiki (along with other healing techniques) for the past ten years. I give myself a daily treatment going to bed in the evening. I also, send distant healing as part of my meditation practice. Sometimes loved ones seem to have drama, especially if something physical is going on…(healing crises?) My question is, Is it best to stop sending Reiki for awhile until the energy can process. Sometimes, my intuition says to hold off, or could that be fear/guilt? I know it is always for the highest good but just wondering your thoughts?
Can I do a complete self reiki treatment while watching television or does it need to be a dedicated hour away by itself? I’d like to get back to doing my full treatments again but evening is the only time which suits me really
kesavan Namboothiri Krishnan says
I am feel more Reiki at sleep and enjoys melting points of boundaries of Universe and me! I start by Reiki at bed as it gives the kick the whole day long and repeat at intervals thought necessary.Thank You Pamela and Thank You Reiki.
Jade McNally says
Thankyou Pamela for getting back to me I am from Mansfield nottinghamshire so going to have a look through your links
Jade McNally says
So im pretty new to this would love some guidance totally confused with the whole reiki thing.
Background – I have chronic liver disease after having had a Liver Transplant in 2006, followed by lots of on going complications still to this day. I suffer badly with anxiety and depression. M health is very up and down pain is an on-going thing im constantly on meds meds and more meds.
I had reiki done at a spa a couple of years ago and still not stopped thinking about it (never believing in anything like this, I thought i might as well try it). Afterwoods I literally was “speechless” I physically couldn’t speak for hours after. I instantly felt better and felt i was able to turn OFF from everything, relived, my worries had gone and I felt i could carry on and battle anything.
Through constant battling over 2 years now I feel I need reiki back in my life my family felt the benefits I had changed.
This is where I come to you all for help Please.
Because I am new to this I cannot get my head around the energy used and how your mind powers this energy (proberly way over thinking but i do that too !)
there is not alot of people round me that do it and they charge huge amounts of money and i really can’t afford it (£100+ for a spa day and then at least £60 for a treatment)!!
Is there any books/dvds/videos/cds anything that i could use ?
I have got 1st degree Reiki power from one of the Reiki Master from USA in 2008. I practiced it regularly and was doing self-treatment everyday. But since 2011 i couldn’t do it as i got married then kids and things have got changed. But now i want to practice it again.
Is it possible to bring Reiki energy back again in my palms without the help pf my Master?
Thanks for reply Pamela.
I am really inspired to to practice hands-on self Reiki treatment every day and will do definitely. Could you please suggest how much time I have to spend for each point and when to draw symbols,,do you we need to draw for each point.?
Sorry for my ignorance.
I want to loose weight ,and I m attuned to reiki level 3.
Can you give me some suggestions .
Harsh Patel says
i am 17 yrs old from India and i am little bit weak in studies and i wanna increase my concentration via the healing techniques of Reiki….Please tell me how to learn Reiki….Thank you….:)
seva simran singh says
I practice Reiki, usually, every night in bed. Sometimes I fall asleep before I’m through. It is hard to describe the feeling one gets waking in the morning knowing one fell asleep to the Energy of Reiki.
i hv learnt two stages of reiki. i would like to ask how much time should i practise for self reiki
RAJEEV SETHI says
Can you please send me the detailed steps on how to put myself in prism an protect myself?
Hurry Shiksha says
Actually i have got migraine. i feel very weak and dizzy also. When i get my mense it is even worst. i have done 2nd Degree reiki but can you guide me exactly how should i proceed to treat myself. Thank You so much….Always grateful.
Jay Govinda says
Have you seen success treating Sleep Apnea with Reiki? How do I find a qualified practitioner that knows how to do this and help me help myself?Thank you.
Alejandro David says
Listening to a friend talking about how his daughter is dealing with her cancer let me feeling that, even though I could be of help with Reiki, I´m not ready (or so I think) since my practice hasn´t been that consistent. So I made it my intention to practice daily, for me and for others (if needed). Also, at the same time I came to know and read Pamela´s book and it has re-started something inside that I want to continue developing.
Thank you so much!.
Thank you so much for this blog
I started the same day it has been amazing since then,I have been going through a lot of pain since November of 2010(I had ACL reconstruction ) am still going to physical therapy it’s like I m falling apart mentally physically and emotionally,I m 29 and have a 4 yr old daughter she has sooo much energy I couldnt keep up with her but last few days I have been feeling a bit like myself before 2010 and I hope I keep it up every single day I can’t wait till I can help my husband he has hypothyroidism.
I was first attuned to Reiki in 2000 and i practiced for about 2 years (i was living in india then) Then i moved to the U S and due reasons i was not able to practice since then but now i would like to start again I was wondering do i need to take a class again i live in a small town there is no classes available
this blog is very helpful i have been researching a lot and i found this to be very helpful
if you can help i am very grateful
thank you !!!!1
Sherri Behie says
I find all this to be very interesting. I have used self healing for years with my hands and my mind (secretly)but didn’t realize there was so much depth to this. I’m also physic , are these connected? Thank you 🙂
Gene Meenach says
I have just finished my second attunement and cannot believe theavenues that opened up’ I thought the symblos would be tough , but when you really want this, it is simple. The meditation and self healing is the most gratifying to me. I set aside evening when I know calls are eneded and put on my Indian Flute CD which is broken up into 3-5 minutes “songs” that make it easier to remember moving your hands.
I do self reiki daily first in the morning when I am in the shower I find it a relaxing way to wake up and I have this cleansed sensation from the shower. I also like to do reiki at night when I first go to bed. I feel this is a great begining and ending to each day.
Thanks for the note Pamela. Yes, I have a daily self-treatment practice since the day of my level one attunement in December 2009. I like the description of your morning practice; however, my practice time has been at bedtime, just before I fall asleep. It feels to me like I rebalance after the day’s activities and then sleep with my focus being inward rather than on what happened during the day. I have self-treated everyday at least this once and an additional treatment if I’m feeling run-down or upset
My husband has obstructive sleep apnea, he exercises regularly but has adisturbed sleep pattern, and takes a sleep pill every day. I’m sure reiki can help. Which would be the best hand positions for treating him. Thanks.
hi! I a have done reiki upto level 3. at present i have essential tremors in my left hand. what positions would help me for this? thx n rgds
Melissa Caron says
I have found that my hands move into place as my eyes open in the morning. But Sunday afternoons is my time for total focus on self treatment and meditation. I turn off the phones, put on some really nice music, light a candle then begin. Meditation takes on a whole new level for me after a self treatment of Reiki, it’s a fantastic way to start my week!
Joanne Miyao says
I say the 5 precepts first in Japanese and then in English with each hand position. I also include 3 hand positions of the back…the upper back, waist and my bottom. It ends up to be about 20 plus minutes every morning.
Hi everyone, Reiki has been for me a Divine tool for us in the Earth in order to share between each other the love…after i stop for personal reasons my self treatment and Reiki for a while, i restart 2 weeks ago bcoz i was feeling too much anxiety and deep movements due the time im passing for and Thanks God i restarted to use Reiki and now i feel good again, my reactions are much different to all this im living and well, the best part, i restart to offer Reiki and its funny when your essence needs to serve, all the paths and things fall into the perfect balance to put yourself in the path again…Hope everyone of us could be able from wherever we are, to offer Reiki and service to us and to others bcoz after all we are all same and its time to do something for each other…in my case its through Reiki and im very thankfull for that.
Greetings to everyone, God bless you all…
Hello! I am a third-level reiki student and I love it!! I have learned to send reiki throough the distance and try to make it a point to send it to loved ones at least five times a week. However, I recently found out that I have macular degeneration. What positions do you suggest in order to focus on my eyesight as I have extreme myopia and I am very young to have macular degeneration. Thank you!!!
Since I have practiced Reiki daily, I have noticed a profound difference in use on others as well as myself. The Reiki seems to be intensified when used on others and I am more aware of the guidance I am receiving for hand placement. I experience this on myself as well. I guess the old saying–The more you practice the better you become — is actually the truth. I usually do Reiki on myself when I go to bed at night. It is the most quiet time and what a peaceful way to fall asleep.
My Reiki master, Claudia, taught and emphasized daily self-practice and it has stayed with me since my first class 4 years ago. I often do it just before falling asleep or just before getting out of bed in the morning (10-15 min.), but frequently add minutes in the car (one hand on the wheel, one hand on the chest) or other times during the day. Once the habit is established, it’s part of your life, like brushing your teeth! It’s the been the biggest help to me with occasional insomnia (ie: after the death of my mother and during other stressful events), but a comforting additional to regular everyday life. I believe it would strengthen anyone’s connection to Reiki who is not currently a daily self-practitioner.
I do a short self practice every day with my morning coffee. I combine it with other practices including a short meditation. Without fail, my day seems more peaceful and I experience that quiet intagible peace internally, also.
Since beginning daily self treatment, which is wholly due to Pamela’s influence, I have developed a much greater relationship with Reiki. I experience more clarity and peace on a daily basis. It is now something that will forever be a part of each day for me. I have been encouraging other Reiki practitioners to do daily self treatment but will put more emphasis on that going forward! ~ Elizabeth
Barbara Davenport LMT says
I am regretably sorry to admit Reike is not a daily practice and I can still hear your words of the importance it makes in may life. Comments from last visit here in Md.
I will post my reike practice on my shower door and commit to tdhe dailyh pracctice. Thank you for the reminder I do practice Reike with my massage clients ….and always get that ahaa what was that! response.
Thank you for the reminder and updates. Barbara
I’ve been practicing daily self-Reiki since I was initiated two years ago. I do mine at bedtime as I find the experience helps me to go into a deeper, restful sleep. I follow your 8 positions and listen to my crystal bowls CD. There have been a few occassions where I have given myself Reike twice in one day; helps ground me and reduce the stress.
Karen Rapoport says
I self treat every night as I fall to sleep, not a full treatment. I am always up early to meditate, so I will commit to giving myself a full treatment in the mornings. I will be interested to see how this will effect my day.
Practicing daily, thank you for teaching it. It has made a big change in my general well being. Nothing dramatic, just feeling so much better overall on many levels. What made me do it, deciding for a discipline or the improved feeling from self treatments, I do not know. I guess a bit of both. Now I just want to deepen my understanding of Reiki, never believed how multifaceted it is.
Barbara Jackson says
Yes, I practice Reiki self treatment daily, and I really look forward to each treatment.
It really helps me to get going each day. I find that I am becoming more and more comfortable and confident with each client treatment.
I would like to know if reiki energy increases with daily self treatments, or should I have another attunement to increase my reiki energy?
Robin Davis Fesseha says
I have been a Reiki Master Teacher for three years now. I preach, preach, preach daily self-treatments for students after an attunement. To the friends and family I’ve attuned, I’m quick to recommend it when they are going through a tough time.
Finally, at the first of this year, I began taking my own advice. The results have been phenomenal. Frustration, dis-ease and dis-satisfaction had crept into several areas of my life. After purchasing a beautiful, dynamic and rare specimen of green citrine, I was moved to begin daily Reiki.
The results…PHenomenal!!! Peace, joy, and most importantly, satisfaction returned. My full-time work is as a high school teacher. Joy returned to the classroom. I feel like I did when I first entered the profession and saw my students as eager, capable and fun rather than resigned, uninterested and frustratingly disconnected from school. The shift has been real. And it started here with me. It started with being balanced. Daily Reiki is the key to living the Usui five principals with ease.
Bob Silverman LMP says
Wow, Pamela and everyone who has left a blog>YOU ARE ALL such an inspiration to me. Discipline is not my middle name so I have to really stay focused some days and Reiki helps get me going in that direction. I am still new to Reiki(about a year);reading others experience encourages me back to daily practice and commitment. My Gratitude goes out to those who walked this path before me to bring this practice to us and those that walk this path daily which helps build strength and fearlessness to myself and anyone else similar to me;who has fearful moments that can lead to confusion and pain for me and others,in any given moment. Reiki & meditation cut thru that illusion of self centeredness! Thank you, Namaste
Arnold Breisblatt says
I practice Tai Chi daily and since taking a course with you I have added a self-Reiki treatment. It seems to have helped my sinuses and has given me an increased feeling of well being. I have also begun to sucessfully treat other people on a voluntary basis and if everything goes well will start a Reiki practice in March of 2011. Thanks again for your encouragement.
I try and do a self-treatment on a regular basis and I find that when I do take the time to do a full self treatment-my night sleep is restful.
However when I do the self treatment (which usually happens in the afternoon after I get back from work) , I find myself dozing off mid-way-especially when my hand positions are at the solar plexus region. Should I be concered about this.
Deb Bartilson says
Daily self treatment for me is usually just before rising or as I lay down for the night. It washes away the cares and troubles of the day and sets my mind at peace instead of the constant circling of thought. Though I do the hand placements differently, usually one on my forehead and the other on my lower abdomen. Then after a bit I switch to upper chest and upper abdomen, if I make it that far without falling asleep. I always thank those close to me (spirit guides and my Reiki masters in spirit).
I am saddened when I meet a new Level one and they haven’t been given the knowledge to do a daily self treatment. A major failure on the part of the teacher I feel. They have said that “My teacher stated, I’m so in-tuned that I don’t need to do a daily self treatment.” I just raise my eyes to heaven and then delicately as possible give them all the good reasons for doing a daily self treatment.
Getchie Argetsinger says
I am hooked on daily self treatment! Why? Because it is the most comforting and grounding support system I have ever experienced. Reiki self practice is a simple, pure haven amidst inevitable life challenges and chaos.
I’m obsessive by nature, I think, so having a healthy “must do” is pretty terrific. I’m very happy that I’m hooked on daily self treatment. Reiki has helped me “un-hook” from destructive obsessive behavior like eating a bag of chocolate to deal with stress and then starving myself mercilessly to make up for the damage. Maybe that seems like a superficial benefit but it is a real change I can put words around…so many of the benefits I experience from Reiki are subtle and gradual and not so quantifiable, you know?
I feel that Reiki supports all areas of my well being and it has taught me to trust patience.
Betty Gale says
Dear Pamela – I have been practicing daily Reiki since I was initiated into 1st degree – almost two years ago now. I experience the release of toxins, an improved feeling of physical and emotional health, and a strengthening of my spirituality. Every time I have thoughts about how awesome is this great gift, which I believe is from God.
I was initiated into second degree nine months ago and several mornings a week I am Reiki to family members. Like you, I practice my Reiki shortly after I wake up, which is usually very early. Thank you for your support and encouragement and your wonderful website. Blessings, Betty Gale
Nancy Berg says
I too have seen the light of daily self-treatments. I met you Pamela, in Columbia, MD last year and was very inspired by you and other practitioners that I have met.For me, since learning Reiki in 2004- it is ever changing and evolving my life to better myself, so I may help others with my gift of Reiki.
I do my self treatments in the morning, usually waking half hour early. I do the 8 positions you mentioned (sometimes I like treating the crown, it feels so good). I usually begin by reciting the precepts and a personal invocation, draw my symbols on my palms and I’m ready to go. I always end my treatment by sending distant healing to
friends, family and anyone who might like to receive Reiki. Keeping it simple works for me. This is what works for me. I’m very grateful to have Reiki in my life.
Paula Casey Githens says
I practice self-Reiki every day and have since I was first attuned 14 years ago.
As a Reiki teacher/mentor, I coach and encourage practitioners to give themselves the gift of a Reiki session daily as well; it is true that we don’t always FEEL something or NOTICE a change immediately. Over time we realize that it is not necessary to ‘pull up the seed’ to see if it’s germinating; this beautiful healing energy works on so many levels it would be impossible to keep track of what happens when!
I finish my day and fall to sleep giving myself Reiki and focusing on gratitude.
Anne Bendann says
When I began teaching, I started to do Reiki on myself every day so that I would feel like I was practicing what I encourage in others. For several years I’ve done Reiki on myself every morning before I get up; if I rarely have to bound out of bed without Reiki, I don’t feel a sense-of well being and balance.
Glad to hear that Mrs. Takata didn’t teach the Hui Nin – I found references to this in my reading and research and felt like this was not passed down as it should have been. I’m all for the simplicity!
susanne sandberg says
Many mornings before I get out of bed I do self-Reiki for a few minutes, ususally on my abdomen and chest. ( If I skip it, it’s usually because I have to go to the bathroom, and once I’m up, I do other energy work and some yoga)
Honor Freeman says
Thank you both – all help and feedback is welcome 🙂
Honor Freeman says
Thanks so much Pamela,
I learnt the Usui form of Reiki, and my Reiki Master also counts Phyllis Furumoto and Mrs Takata in her lineage. I realise, on reading back, that it was another person’s comment here that talked about 15-20 minutes. I will try using only the hand placements that you mention, and see how I go. I will also stop worrying ( ‘Just for today, do not worry’!!) about the Hui Yin point – maybe that was my Reiki Master’s own addition.
I was gifted my Level One Reiki training by a great friend, and she also bought me your book for my birthday – I love it, and keep coming back to it. Will have to look at the Appendix today. Thanks you so much for not only writing the book, but for this website. It keeps me on the right track 🙂
René Imthorn says
Yes, I try to give myself one or two Reiki treatmens every day. One in the morning when I wake up, and one just before sleeping. It gets me more balanced during the day and peacefull for the night. Thanks for your support Pamela.
Ellen Oliver says
Thanks for putting it out there – Every Day.
First thing in the morning before moving out of bed, Last thing at night before sleep. Sometimes the feeling is almost ceremonial, but it is always soothing, even when very tired. The feeling of connection with the world and things greater than self has grown over time, significant disease healed, heart healed, lifelong phobias disappeared -not from “working on them” as Issues to be healed, one day, facing a situation which before would have me screaming in fear – it just was not there. And then something wonderful happened! Each morning now is filled with such joy I could leap out of bed and dance! Sometimes I do. From Groucho to Barishnikov – Thank you Reiki.
Honor Freeman says
I woke up this morning with a resolve to start practising Self-Reiki every day ( I do plenty of distant reiki and one-on-one, but never seem to find the time to give it to myself…) What was the first email in my Inbox? Yours!! It feels like a big affirmation from my Higher Self/the Universe/my Guides – whatever you want to call it 🙂
One thing that I have found difficult is trying to fit in an hour’s self treatment, because I have been doing the hand placements on my back ( with great difficulty and discomfort ) as well as the foot placements as well as the placements you list. I can feel an agitation in myself at how long it is taking. I realise that giving that time to myself is my lesson, but was surprised to see that you talk about it only taking 15-20 minutes. Could you clarify this for me? I also find it very hard to keep contracting the Hui Yin point – I find that I am concentrating so hard on that that I can’t just drift into the depth of peace of Reiki. I understand that when I do my Reiki Master Level 3B (the level that will enable me to pass on the attunements to others ) the Hui Yin has to be contracted right the way through the whole process…Help!
Carol Wright says
Thank you so much for reinforcing this call to action. Since my first attunement in 2000, I have had the opportunity to study many different protocols. What has been especially helpful to me is to have this simple beautiful process, self-healing Reiki, as my ground zero, the place from which all other modalities can be evaluated and included in my personal practice, and my Practice with others. The self healing Reiki and the clarity it brings because of my familiarity with the process on a regular basis allows me to integrate other healing practices with greater integrety. When working on others, I’m often called to use other protocols, but there have been times when I question a process, I’m lead, then, to my Reiki protocol where everything fall in place because the deep knowing that has arisen from my own daily practice. For this I am grateful. For this site, Pamela, I am grateful. Blessings, Carol
muhammad amin says
thanks all u to share your experiences, from now i will practicing it n let u inform with my experience, love u all
Thanks. With practice, I’ve found a peaceful center inside myself that I can visit daily. Even if in daily life I lose that connection, it is becoming easier to find it again. I can tune in to what I want in a situation without having to poll friends and family. My relationships have improved. And I am so much happier!
Before I learned to practice Reiki self treatments every day, I had a hard time relaxing. It was my doctor who gave me Pamela’s name. It has been a year and a half now of daily treatments and the texture of my life has changed and is still changing. And in two weeks I start yoga teacher training! It is inspiring to read how Reiki practice has lit up the lives of other people on this board. Thank you.
Edith Sarfati says
I have been practicing reiki self-care every evening since early November. I follow the hand placements that you suggested Pamela and take my time to turn inward and allow the gifts of reiki to wash over me. The benefits have been overwhelming and have extended into in all areas of my life… There have been profound changes in my over sense of well-being and I feel so much more comfortable in my relationships.. I like to say its as if years of therapy are finally “kicking in”…. I am at ease and simply put I am happy… I feel empowered!! I am so thankful and cannot imagine a day without Reiki.
I’ve been practicing the Reiki self-care treatment regularly in the mornings before my yoga/meditation/pranayama practice for the past 6 months. I been following Pamela’s sequence for 5 minutes on each area and notice a profound difference in my consciousness. I feel more balanced, present, compassionate and content. I feel a deeper connection to my body and notice the different sensations when I place my hands in different areas, which slightly shifts everyday. It’s a magical discovery everyday during the reiki self-care practice. For me, it’s a powerful practice for enhanced health and spiritual growth. So far, in 2011 I haven’t missed a day and made the commitment for DAILY self-care.
Thank you for sharing your gift.
Melody Glamm says
Hi pamela, I do reiki on myself everyday I end the day with reiki and start my day with reiki. I also do reiki on myself when I am showering (seems like a cleansing time to me). I discovered reiki about five years ago or should I say reiki found me (completely another story in its self). It has been my inspiration and my life safer, I live with crohn’s disease, arthritis and migraine headaches. My crohn’s is under control, I live with less pain in my joints and most of all my migraines are very few compared to them daily at one time. I have given and shared reiki and inspired others into knowledge to help control pain without all the meds. I have met many wonderful people thru the gift of reiki. It has changed me emotionally and physically for the better. I love the reiki principles and what they stand for. Reiki is the sunshine in my life. Melody
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