So, in previous posts I have talked about simple energy exercises that you can carry out every day to clear and cleanse and balance your energy system. I have run through exercises that you can carry out on your own and with a volunteer to start merging with the energy, to help to open you up to your intuition.
We then moved on to practise a Japanese intuitive technique called “Reiji ho” where you allowed your hands to drift with the energy to the right places to treat, different for each person that you work on, based on their individual energy needs.
Here are the links that you need if you’d like to recap:
- Solo exercise for merging with the Reiki energy
- Practise merging with the recipient and Reiki
- Practise Reiji ho with a seated volunteer
In this post I am going to talk about using Reiji ho with a recipient who is resting on a treatment table in frotn of you, and how you can use Reiji ho in practice when you treat people, when you carry out full treatments.
How to start your Reiji ho
Do this exercise for about 15 minutes or so for each person you practise on. It doesn’t take very long.
Practise on as many people as you can.
The recipient lies on a treatment couch and you stand beside them.
Make yourself comfortable and bring your hands into the prayer position. Close your eyes. Take a few long deep breaths. Imagine energy flooding down to you from above, into your crown, and the energy flows down the centre of your body to your Dantien. Feel/imagine the energy building in your Dantien.
A continuous flood of energy keeps pouring through your crown into your Dantien, where it builds.
As the energy floods through you, feel yourself disappearing into the energy and merging with it, imagine yourself becoming one with the energy. Just be there with the energy, allowing it to flow. No expectations. Just merge with the energy for a minute or so.
Now, in your mind, focus your attention on the recipient. Feel yourself merging with them, becoming one with them.
Merge with them for a little while.
Say silently to yourself “please let me be guided”… “please let my hands be guided” … “ show me where to treat”.
Hover your hands in neutral
Move your hands so that they are hovering over the recipient’s torso in a neutral, comfortable position
Your hands and arms are loose, there is no resistance; your hands will drift smoothly and easily.
Imagine the energy is flooding through you: into your crown, through your arms and out of your hands.
Feel yourself disappearing into the energy, merging with the energy, becoming one with the energy… and allow your hands to drift.
There is no resistance; your hands will drift and glide smoothly and easily.
Allow your hands to drift
As you do this you may notice a gentle or subtle pull on your hands. Allow them to drift until they come to rest. You may now have a feeling that your hands are in the ‘right’ place, and you may feel a lot of energy flowing through your hands.
Allow the energy to flow for a minute.
Now bring your hands back to your ‘start’ position (whatever position that was) and repeat the process. You are practising allowing your hands to drift with the energy; you are not practising treating someone at the moment.
Keep on moving your hands back into the start position, and allow them to drift to where they want to go.
Now move to another part of the body, so you are standing next to the hips, or the knees, and repeat the exercise, each time seeing where your hands want to drift, allowing them to come to rest if they want to, and repeating the process to see if they drift to the same area each time.
Some things to notice
- Sometimes both hands will drift and come to a stop, and on other occasions only one hand will move.
- Sometimes a hand will drift further away from the body, or move closer to the body. In the latter case do look to see where your hand is going!
- Sometimes a hand will not come to rest, but will keep moving in an interesting ‘energy dance’. Just go with the flow and accept what happens as the right thing for the recipient on that occasion.
In practice, wherever your hands come to rest, you would rest your hands on the person to treat, obviously depending on the part of the body your hands are hovering over: some areas should be treated with the hands hovering above the body, not resting on the surface, for the sake of propriety.
When your hands come to rest you usually find that there is a lot of energy coming through. This makes sense because you have just put your hands in just the right combination of positions for that person on that occasion.
After a while you will notice that the flow of energy subsides, and you know that it is ok to move on to the next combination of hand positions. If you move your hands away too soon you will simply be guided back to those positions to treat some more!
In practice you will find that you end up with fewer hand positions than you used when following your ‘standard’ hand positions.
In practice I always treat someone’s shoulders for about 10 minutes when I start a treatment.
Then I move on to use Reiji ho on the head. Usually I end up with ‘non-symmetrical’ hand positions. Then after say 25 minutes I move on to the torso and let the energy guide me there, and I stay in each hand position until I feel that it is right to move on.
Over to you
Practise the method I have described on as many people as you can. What you are doing is practising and getting used to ‘giving up and not trying’, just merging with the energy and letting it happen.
That’s the key to success with Reiji ho.
Post a message below to let me know what you did, what happened, and how you felt about working in this way.
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