Reiki Lifestyle Blog
Every Day tips, tricks, and information to help you raise your awareness
Reiki Lifestyle Blog
Every Day tips, tricks, and information to help you raise your awareness
As we begin a new year, we begin the process of creating new intentions. Although time is only a human labeling system, the New Year has become symbolic for renewal and rebirth. Traditionally, the energy of rejuvenation was associated with Spring, which is just around the corner. We humans haven’t strayed too far from the natural cycles of the Earth! This is the time that we make intentions to bring change into our lives. Those of us who are Reiki trained have an additional tool to energetically support the shifts we want to make. As you know, everything starts at the Energetic Level. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to share a Reiki Ritual you can use to help support your intentions for the new year.
Follow These Easy Instructions to charge your Intent with Reiki Energy
1. Sit and Relax in your favorite meditation space or in front of your altar
2. Play soft meditative music or music that makes you happy
3. Light an anointed and blessed candle or incense, if you so choose
4. Complete a short meditation for grounding and opening the Energies. Connecting with the Earth and the Higher Source
5. Bring the Reiki Principles to Mind
6. Recite the Reiki Incantation aloud or to yourself
7. Bring Reiki in through the Crown Chakra. Allow time for the Energy to circulate to your body.
8. When you feel ready, bring your Intent for the new year to mind. If you have a few, spend as much time that is needed for each one. Use your inner guidance. There is no wrong amount of time to spend holding each visualization.
9. Use any Reiki Symbols that may be indicated for your particular intention. Try Symbol 1 for Earthly Manifestations, Symbol 2 for Emotional/Mental Clearing/Healing, and Symbol 3 for Higher Self/Spiritual or all of the above.
10. Visualize your intent as something already done, already integrated into your being. For example, if manifesting patience, see yourself encountering stressful situations while remaining patient. Pro Tip: I like to visualize my manifestations as little bubbles with movie scenes playing. (yes, like Labyrinth). I then imagine the bubbles inside of my hands and Send Reiki to the thought bubble of the Manifestation.
11. Focus on how it makes you feel to be achieving your goal. Really allow yourself to get into the emotions, feel your happiness, peace, contentment, clarity, abundance, etc.
12. Hold the feeling until you feel complete. Knowing that your manifestations are on their way to you. See yourself open-- receiving the blessings for which you have asked. If you have another intention, repeat the process.
13. When you are done, take time to say a prayer of Gratitude. Heartful gratitude for all that you have, all that you are, all that you have to give, and all that is forthcoming.
14. Sit in meditation, vibing out to the amazing feelings you have just cultivated. Enjoy the time you have set aside for yourself as long as you would like.
15. When you feel complete, extinguish the candle with a snuffer or allow it to burn itself out.
Happy New Year and Happy Manifesting, Everyone!
Have you worked with manifestation before? What techniques worked for you? How are your results different when you Supercharge with Reiki? Let me know! I would love to hear from you!
"Energy Work" or "Energy Therapy" is the broader category for all modalities that promote health and well being at the Energetic Level. Reiki, Pranic Healing, Quantum Touch, Qi Gong Healing, Acupuncture and the like are all working on the same human energetic system. Each modality has different terminologies to describe the same energetic system. Each of them contains concepts of what we call Chi or Ki, which is the energy or the information that comprises all things in the known universe. These systems are new and ancient, from different cultures, and have different techniques for how the practitioner facilitates the healing session.
This is a wonderful representation of what your energy system looks like.
Everything in the Multiverse is made of Energy and you are no different!
You have an Energy "bubble" or field around you called an Aura that exists in several different layers. You also have energy vorticies called Chakras that co-exist with your spine.
In Eastern medicine the energy system is explored even further-- you have channels and pathways called meridians through which Chi, or Life Force, flows.
Energy Work or Energetic Therapy is a broad term to refer to therapeutic techniques that move stagnant or blocked energy.
The channels, or pathways, Chakras and Aura can accumulate energy with memories, trauma, and limiting beliefs. The channels can get blocked up like the gutters on your house. Proper maintenance is needed to keep your energy system clear.
Blocked Chi can result in poor health, haywire emotional states, depression, anxiety, fear, financial difficulty, and can keep you feeling separate from family, friends, and potential soul mates.
Your outer world is only a reflection of your inner world. If you have drama in your life, there is internal dis-harmony. Everything- EVERYTHING- changes when YOU change.
Here at illumiNurture, we teach Usui Reiki and all of our practitioners are certified and trained in Usui Reiki methods and techniques. Kelly Raia Light practices a combination of natural intuitive ability with Usui Reiki and knowledge of Holistic Massage Therapy to take you deep into your healing layers.
Energy Scans are done using Reiki and intuitive council. Kelly Raia Light communicates with the higher realms to receive divine guidance for your healing path.
Where do Energy Blockages Come From?
Have you been curious to know more about Energy, Chakras, and our blocks but are unsure of where to begin or even what questions to ask?
Have no Fear-- Here is a short synopsis on your energy system and where blocks originate:
Your body is made up of many parts-- your skin, muscles, organs, and skeleton are just some of the systematic aspects of this vessel we call a body. What about the unseen parts? Your body is made of ENERGY! The energetic parts of your body are organized into systems we call meridians, Chakras and the Aura.
Energy in these systems can exist in 4 states: Free Flowing, Blocked, Stagnant or Rebelious. (Notice I didn't say positive/negative?!)
Your energy system can get blocked in so many ways! Fear, old traumas- physical, emotional, or spiritual, social and parental programs and more can manifest as blocked energy. Here’s an example: You are 7 years old again, riding your bike with friends at full speed when you hit a rock in the road and fall pretty hard. You fall so bad, in fact, that you sprain an ankle or twist a knee. You begin to cry, feel embarrassed, and walk your bike home to get help from mom. Mom makes a huge deal out of your injury, rushes you to the ER where a soft cast is put on for protection. Now you attend school and are mocked by classmates. You, being only 7, internalize all these feelings. You continue to ride bikes with your friends but soon lose interest and begin playing football instead. You twist the same knee and throughout the remainder of your life that knee clicks, pops, or continues to get injured… what happened?
Let’s take a look energetically. When you fell you experienced a great surge of Fear, followed by pain and possibly embarrassment. In that moment your Brain, like a computer, downloaded the fear program and stored some of the files near your knee. The intention of your Brain is to protect further instances like this from happening: survival mode. Your Energy system helps hold the memory in place, physically, in your knee. Anytime your body comes close to the stored memory, your body responds by trying to protect or hold the area, what happens instead is that there is more stiffness and an increase risk of injury. Think about a drunk person in a motor vehicle accident- they are lip and loose so their bodies suffer less injury. Their brain is not in touch with itself or the energy system and is not reading the FEAR program.
Blocks can happen from physical experiences, like the example above, or from emotional and spiritual pain as well. Did you lose a parent at a young age? Were you raised in a strict religion or without any religion? Were you subjected to emotional abuse? These are all examples of early energy blockages.
What if you could override this program? What if you could go back and repair the memory files? Teach your Brain that what happened was not a survival moment; it was only a simple fall?
You Can! This is the magic of Energy Work. Your system exists in many layers, the process may not be exactly easy, however, you can uncover your programs AND write new programs by which to live.
If you want to know more about your current energy blocks and how you can start to reprogram your Energetic System please contact us for a Free Chakra Scan.
Hopefully this helps you understand a little bit about how blocks are created. Remember it is totally normal to have Energy blocks- the fun happens when we start to discover them!
Join us next weekend at Zen Awakening Festival to learn about your Chakra's, their connections to your life, and which life blocks come from which Chakra!
Numerology is the study of the number codes that make up our multi-verse.
Our entire universe is made of numbers and codes. Don't believe me? Numerology, Sacred Geometry, Chemistry, and Quantum Theories are just a few of the branches of study which deal with numerical data and the way this information is expressed in the third dimension.
Remember when you were in High School math class and you had to sit through all that boring geometry? You were actually being given clues to how our universe works. The molecular structure of our atoms as well as the energy patterns we cannot see or measure yet abide by the patterns and laws we find in many mathematical branches of study, especially geometry. I wish Mrs. Sharon Tarkington, my high school geometry and Calculus 1 & 2 teacher, were still on earth for me to tell her how astonished I was to find an overlap between what she taught me years ago and what I am currently relearning as I try to wrap my head around the amazingness that IS Sacred Geometry-- but that's another post and another day!
I often go back to my Chemistry lectures as well-- especially when explaining how Energy Work is possible to a newbie. I use science and math concepts often to explain and support the spiritual information I teach. If there really is a higher intelligence, we should see evidence of that intelligence, right?
I see it everywhere. To me the beautiful perfection that we call God can be seen in the beauty of the perfection of the Human Body (really, your body is an amazing organism!), the patterns of Chemical Bonds, An equilateral triangle, fractals and more! It would make logical sense that the building blocks of our universe would be a microcosm of the creator, just as the stars are a macrocosm of our bodies.
The Number codes that make up our multi-verse can be experienced on a daily basis. The symbolic meanings are derived from sacred books that have been shared with the human realm by the higher dimensions. Even Christianity recognizes there are meaning in the numbers in the Bible. (I actually did a project on Christian number codes my freshman year of high school for math class, I can't even imagine what my teacher thought when the report titled '666- The Devil Number' came across her desk in 1999)
You can check the numerical data for the date and get a general outlook on how the day will go or look at your birth date number to get some valuable insight into your personality, your strengths and weaknesses or how to overcome them.
Numerologic data and the symbolic meanings behind the number code can be utilized for any area of life really. Starting a new job? What are the numbers in the address? What is the date of your interview? Or start day of the job? Check them! Moving into a new apartment? What is the number on your new door? Check them out before you move! Some numbers are known as more auspicious then others.
You also have a number code! Your birth date holds the key to your hidden code and relates to your personality during this incarnation on earth.
Over here at IllumiNurture's headquarters, we have spent some time compiling a basic report for your birth date. If you are curious to know what your Number code says about you, fill out the form below and we will email your report.
Do you consider yourself an awakened person? Do you practice an alternative form of Spirituality? Maybe you call yourself a starseed, indigo, or a psychic. Maybe you are not “spiritual” but you are awakened to the reality that not everything is as it seems. Perhaps your interest is healthy living and raising awareness about the misinformation that has been given to humanity about food and medicine.
There is an overlap between these worlds. At illumiNurture, we call it conscious living, which is to say, living with awareness. Awareness is the difference between everything in this life. Our mission is to assist others who are seeking to live a more awakened experience. Many people we work with have huge breakthroughs on their personal healing, go deeper into understanding the nature of reality, and in their personal connection with the Divine. However, this is not our goal; it is only a wonderful result of our teachings which teach you to raise your level of awareness.
Every day I work with people who struggle at the spiritual process. Being a consciously awakened person means you understand there is a certain amount of responsibility for yourself and your actions. This leads you to self-discovery, self-improvement and ultimately practices, like meditation. At the same time, great challenges come forward to facilitate growth. It is easy to feel like you manifested a “negative” situation or like you are doing something “wrong” during meditation because you still have thoughts. This is part of the path, part of the process of fully actualizing who you are and it is helpful to have a support network as you navigate the waters of awakened living.
Here are 3 Easy ways to increase your awareness on an everyday basis:
1. Make your practice fun
When you live with awareness, you will find that you are drawn to activities that others are not. The desire to meditate, learn how to ground, shield, or lucid dream is something familiar to you. It takes practice and dedication to achieve breakthroughs, just like starting a new exercise plan.
Does your daily practice feel like a chore? Do you sit down to meditation or pick up your dream journal because you think you NEED or SHOULD do these activities? When your Spiritual Practices come from your heart, you will bring in a higher frequency of energy. Do activities that make you feel good! Hang out with other conscious individuals, attend classes with others who are on your frequency, try laughter yoga or dance meditation, whatever brings inspiration!
2. Keep it Practical
Look for ways to incorporate your spiritual practice into your life. Think you do not have enough time to ground every day? Try doing your grounding practice in the shower! Do you want to learn the Tarot? Choose one card per day and observe how its themes play out in your life. There are so many easy ways to incorporate your practice of choice into your everyday living, what is important is that you make it part of your daily routine.
3. Be Present
This is by far the best advice ever given by a spiritual teacher. Thank you Ram Dass! Be Here Now. This one simple phrase can change your life if you keep it in mind.
Be. Here. Now.
When you are fully in the present moment you are living and being pure Spirit. This, to me, is the ultimate expression of the divine: to be right where you are, in perfect acceptance. Hold the space around you; observe the sights, sounds, colors, smells, and feelings. This is your place to experience all of those things you read about and post about.
In our modern, busy lives, it is easy to feel overwhelmed at trying to make changes in your life. Start with a few simple things and build your practice from there!
Are you interested in learning how to work with energy, how to ground, shield, or meditate? illumiNurture can help.