Q: How can I make my Reiki stronger?
A: First, let’s clarify the question. You want to feel the energy flowing more strongly when you are working on yourself and others. Many times beginners to Reiki don’t feel the energy strongly, or they work on another person who says that he or she doesn’t feel anything happening. You may think the energy is “not working” or you are “not good at Reiki.” But neither is true. What you want to know is “How can I feel the Reiki energy more strongly?” The reason I clarify the question is because once you are attuned to Reiki, the energy is flowing. It doesn’t discriminate between beginners and masters. The energy flows.
So why would the energy feel weak or not as strong as you’d like it to feel? It is partially about your own ability to feel the energy, and may also have to do with your own state of balance. Here are some pointers for increasing your ability to feel the energy strongly:
- Be aware of your clair. This is a little rhyme I like to use to tell practitioners to know for themselves how the energy feels. Because we all have our own way of sensing the energy intuitively, knowing your primary way that you receive intuitive information helps you to pay attention to that sensory input. Clairs are different ways to receive intuitive information. Simply speaking, they are: visually, audiently (hearing), sentiently (sense of touch), and cognitively (knowing). If you see colors while energy is flowing, you are clairvoyant (visually sensitive to energy). If you hear music or a ringing or buzzing sound, you are clairaudient. If you feel tingles or changes in temperature, you are clairsentient, and if you get a gut sense of knowing the energy is flowing, you are claircognizant. Most people have one major clair and one or more minor clairs working for them. Identify the way intuitive information comes to you, and then observe how you feel through that mode while you are channeling Reiki energy. You’ll notice more and more that way, and the energy will feel stronger to you. If the recipient says that he “doesn’t feel anything” while you’re giving Reiki, try to help him find his own primary clair and observe it. I like to tell people new to Reiki, “Notice what’s different.” That helps them be tuned in to any sensations, rather than what they might be expecting.
- Practice, practice, practice. Your intuition is an energetic muscle. The more exercise it gets, the stronger it becomes. When your intuition gets stronger, you sense the energy flowing more strongly, and become aware of a variety of nuances in the flow of the energy – it becomes more detailed and your senses become more refined. Your confidence increases too, and that helps you and your recipients notice the energy as you are sharing it.
- Do regular self-healing. If you are in need of healing, if you are off-balance, the energy will bring you into balance and make you a clearer and stronger channel for giving healing to others. You’ll be able to sense the energy more from a grounded and whole place. If your own issues are distracting you in some way, you will be less able to focus on the energy you are giving to others. So heal yourself with Reiki regularly. Not only will you benefit, but you’ll live in integrity because you are “walking your talk.” You will be able to personally vouch for the benefits of Reiki from your own experience.
If you’d like personal assistance with Reiki, I offer Intuitive Solutions Coaching – individual mentoring to help you reach your intuitive goals. To learn more about Reiki, or experience Reiki for yourself, please visit ReikiAwakening.com.
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