It’s hard to imagine how effective self practice can be even when you don’t pay attention to Reiki practice, but it’s true. We are used to working hard to get good results, but Reiki practice is different.
Your Reiki practice is carried in your hands, not by your mind.
That means you can practice Reiki hands on — even single-handedly — while doing something else. If your spouse needs to talk during your self Reiki time, no problem!
What if your child needs your support facing a tough homework assignment? Place a hand on him while you talk it through. Got a tough phone call to make? Place a hand to steady yourself during the conversation.
Reiki practice is effective no matter where your attention is.
Relaxed attention adds benefit
If you can pay comfortable attention as you practice, by all means do so. Anything you attend to is enhanced. And when you pay attention and notice benefits, you’re more motivated to practice consistently, which gives you the greatest benefit.
But be sure to pay attention to Reiki practice in a relaxed way. Don’t focus, just observe. There’s no need to block out thoughts or things happening around you. Be comfortable and enjoy your experience.
Why not pay attention to Reiki practice?
If you anxiously watch your Reiki practice to see if anything is happening, you might reconsider. Try distracting yourself with something pleasant — music perhaps — and notice the difference between how you feel before and after your self Reiki session rather than observing throughout.
Once you feel more confident that something positive is happening, you can pay attention to Reiki practice and see if it’s become more comfortable to do so.
Need help finding your relaxed attention?
When I first learned to practice Reiki, I had the benefit of decades of meditation experience. Meditation trains your awareness so you are mindful, not tense in your attention. Being an experienced meditator is one reason I seem to get so much more from my Reiki practice than many people do.
As a Reiki master teacher the past 27 years, I’m always looking for ways to help Reiki students be comfortable in their practice and get more from their practice. A couple years ago, I started teaching Reiki free-writing to help you pay attention to Reiki practice without your mind getting tight.
Like First degree Reiki, Reiki free-writing is a simple practice that’s easily learned. I can teach you how to Reiki free-write in a free online class Tuesday, March 21.
Join us for the live class if you like, or access the recording in the next few days. Please register here!