Emotional Intelligence…Why I have decided to focus on improving mine…

position-2What is emotional Intelligence? It is described as: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

As Reiki healers, it can be so easy to fall into the trap…that ego trap…the one that tells us that we are doing just fine…that we are enlightened…compassionate…loving others unconditionally.

Being an instrument in the healing of another is awesome, but we often forget the saying that says: “Healer heal thyself”. We become so immersed in helping others that we forget to help ourselves, and what often happens is that we begin to express ourselves in needy or angry ways; we forget how to express our emotions in a way that is healthy and helpful rather than destructive and damaging. Self Reiki is meant to be a daily practice and one that we practice position-6without fail.

What happens though is that we become complacent, running from one healing session to another, without remembering that this work cannot be done when we are running on empty.

So…Just for today…I will do my self Reiki and allow my body, mind and emotions to be balanced by this Creative healing.

Until next time.

Love

Sue

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Only the ignorant person becomes angry. The wise person understands. (Indian Wisdom)

Ethiopian cross with tumbled crystals
Ethiopian cross with tumbled crystals

For this month of November, I have been writing on how some words of wisdom from the Indian tradition have impacted on my everyday life. This week, the above saying, “Only the ignorant person becomes angry. The wise person understands.” has been playing round and round in my head.

I would love to be wise and know just how to speak, act and react in every situation. Imagine being the Wise One whom everyone comes to, to get advice, or the one who acts with love and compassion in every situation? Or, being the one who can laugh in the face of adversity knowing that “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well” (Julian of Norwich)

However, my truth is that I sometimes still become angry at the slightest provocation; it is easy for me to misconstrue what someone has said and at times to take offence. Road rage remains a very real challenge in my life.

qigong-and-meditation-2 Through daily practice of qigong and mindfulness meditation, I am learning to keep my mouth shut and my ears open, and hopefully, before I die, I will understand “The Other” in love and compassion.

Lots of love, light and laughter

Sue

P.S: Please feel free to join me for qigong and meditation on my front lawn on Thursday morning (6.30-7.30) or Sunday afternoon (16.00-17.00). These sessions are free and everyone is welcome. xxx

 

Feeling anxious…worried…fearful…? How Reiki has helped others…

self-reiki-solar plexusWhen I started learning Reiki, the thing that intrigued me the most was how calm my Reiki teacher was. My fellow student and myself would arrive for lessons harassed and with a hundred and one reasons why it was impossible to practise self Reiki for a full hour every day. The teacher would just smile and encourage us to give it our concerted effort for at least twenty-one days.

Looking back at that time, I can feel compassion for my younger self. In this world of quick fixes and instant access, it is challenging to slow ourselves down, to take a moment to breathe. It is even more difficult to spend time alone with ones self and give love and compassion which is directed within.

The most encouraging and exciting news that I can give you today is that it really does work. With perseverance, and a little bit of self-love, the daily self Reiki becomes a good and healthy habit. The positive outcome of a daily dose of self Reiki is that fears, worries and anxieties subside.

If you would like to learn how to do self Reiki, my next class begins on the second Sunday in July. The classes are once a week for 7 weeks. The lessons include basic energy healing (learning more detail about chakras, auras and meridians) and Reiki 1.

For more information or to book your space, please contact me via email, whatsapp or telephone.
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Are Reiki Practitioners guided by a code of ethics?… Why would this be important?

Reiki handsReiki practitioners use a system of healing that falls under the category of ‘Hands-on healing’. The word ‘Reiki’ can be split into two parts. “Rei” and “Ki”. The first translation of ‘Rei’ interpreted it to mean Universal or life force, and more recently, Sacred or Spiritual, and ‘Ki’ means energy.

When giving a person Reiki, the practitioners hands are either touching the person’s body, or a suspended a few centimetres above the person’s body. Here are some of the promises that your Reiki practitioner should be making if s/he wants to be as ethical as s/he is able to be. (These are part of the Natural Healers Association ‘Code of Ethics. You can research further at http://www.naturalhealersassociation.co.za/index.htm)

1. I always maintain the highest standard of professional conduct towards both the client and to society;
2. I am fair and truthful with my clients and will uphold professional client-confidentiality;
3. I observe, inform and practice within the scope of my accredited training;
4. I do not medically diagnose, prescribe or treat unless licenced to do so;
5. I recognise and respect the validity of other methods of treatment and the ethical priority of referring appropriately;
6. I continuously seek to improve my knowledge and skills, in support of my client’s wellbeing and my own professional competence;
7. I use Reiki for the purpose of identifying imbalances and appropriate balancing corrections;
8. I undertake to confirm this process with my client, thus ensuring full client participation and choice throughout the consultation;
9. I recognise that Reiki is not a tool for precognition;
10. I uphold, at all times, the integrity of my professional colleagues.

When choosing your Reiki practitioner, ask them what code of ethics they follow, they may even have it hanging on their wall in their healing room.
If you are a Reiki practitioner, consider working out your code of ethics so that you have a solid foundation from which to work with each ‘client’ who comes to you.

In love, light and harmony

Sue xxx

“It has to be the Reiki!”

feet and reikiToday I received a very positive, Reiki affirming letter from a past Reiki client who became a student and has now continued on her chosen path of healing… Reiki is life-giving on all levels. Thank you Jessica for sharing.

No one can say it better than Jessica herself…

Hi Sue,

As per our discussion on my facebook post:

I would really like to thank you for your training in Reiki, and assistance in tuning me in energetically; and guiding me to connect to intuition, body, mind, and soul.

Though I was trained on how to pick up on physical problems in Reflexology, I truly do believe that my Reiki training has laid an incredible foundation for my Reflexology; and possibly also for any other alternative therapies that I may learn in future!

When I started my case studies I was excited and anxious,thinking “Okay, I’m going to have to be patient here, I’m sure I will start picking up the signs with more and more practise”.  However, I was astounded at the rate that I was tuning in from the first client!  And…I was able to often give detailed accuracy on physical problems as I worked on their feet.

JessicaI thought to myself, “It has to be the Reiki!”

Thank you so much for all you have taught me Sue.  I would like for you to please share my account with your students, old and new. Training in energy healing can be very helpful in other hands on modalities.

Much Appreciated!
Jess