Reiki Ritual and Circles #21daysofreiki

Since I am both a Witch and a Reiki Master, the combination of the occult magic circle and the healing power of Reiki seems like the natural progression of blending two paths. I love to do this for my healing rituals for the Temple of Witchcraft. I feel that making a sacred space and time to burn the petitions of healing, our healing list, and my own goal lists makes the act of releasing the healing so much more powerful and focused. I know not everyone wants to blend Reiki with their witchcraft or vise versa, and that is okay. For me though it is a ritual of power and healing. The Reiki circle can be used for meditation, healing work, and magic. I have written the following ritual to use at the new moon when I release the Temple’s healing for the healing list so it is focused on releasing healing to those on the list.

To do the ritual you are going to need some things: A cauldron or pot for burning your petitions in, the petitions them selves, a lighter or matches, an altar that it is safe to burn on. I usually do this ritual outside. Some optional things you can add to the ritual is incense for healing, charged candles, crystals or any other healing accouterments.

Set your altar. I like to have the cauldron with the petitions in the middle of the altar. Begin by facing north. Put out your dominant hand and imagine a healing flow of Reiki that shoots out like a beam, making a ring around you as you walk around the space of your circle. Do three circuits around the circle visualizing this ring. I like to set my intention with these words.

“I cast this circle of Reiki to protect the healing work I am about to do, I charge it to draw in healing power and to disperse any energies that are harmful, I consecrate it to be a space beyond space, a time beyond time, Where the highest healing good reigns supreme. So mote it be!”

I clap my hands to cut off the flow and seal the circle. Then facing the north I call to the healers of the elements around the circle.

“To the north I call to the healers of earth, healers of the body and healers of the land, be with me in this circle to lend me your wisdom and your power. Hail and welcome.”

Face the east and say:

To the east I call to the healers of fire, healers of the spirit and healers of energy, be with me in this circle and lend me your wisdom and your power. Hail and welcome.”

Face the south and say:

“To the south I call to the healers of air, healers of the mind and keepers of healing knowledge, Be with me in this circle and lend me your wisdom and your power. Hail and welcome.”

Face the west and say:

“To the west I call to the healers of water, healers of emotion and healers of the past, Be with me in this circle and lend me your wisdom and your power. Hail and welcome.”

Go to the altar. We have created a sacred space around us and now it is time to bring divine energy into the circle. For this invocation you may want to have a charged white candle or other candle of you choice to represent the deity you want to invoke. I invite you to come up with one of your own invocations to your healing deity. Here is a generic one that calls on the great spirit.

“I call to the infinite source from which all Reiki flows. Great Spirit in all your healing guises be with me in this space. Guide this healing work. Bless my circle with your divine presence. Blessed be. ”

I also call to the Reiki Masters beyond the veil to be with me. I like to make this one up on the fly. I encourage you to come up with your own prayer to them and for them.

I then draw the Reiki symbols over the cauldron with the petitions in it. I give them some more Reiki just before I burn them. I like to set the intention with some words of power before I light them. You can use mine or something of your own.

“By the infinite source from which all Reiki comes, I ask that all requests for healing, banishing, and manifestation within this cauldron manifest for the highest healing good, harming none. I thank the infinite for all my blessings and for this healing work. So mote it be!”

Then I light the petitions and let them burn down. When they have turned to ash, I will put the lid on the cauldron to let them snuff and cool.

I then thank the infinite for its presence in my own words. I thank the Reiki Masters in the same manner.

Then turning to the north, I release the healers.

“I give thanks to the healers of earth, the healers of the body and the land, Go forth with my blessing. Hail and farewell. “

Then turn to the west.

“I give thanks to the healers of water, the healers of emotion and of the past, Go forth with my blessing. Hail and farewell.”

Facing the south:

“I give thanks to the healers of air, healers of thought and keepers of knowledge. Go for the with my blessing. Hail and farewell.”

Facing the east:

“I give thanks to the healers of fire, Healers of spirit and of energy. Go forth with my blessing. Hail and farewell.”

Then I walk the circle counter clockwise imagining it expanding out as a wave of healing saying:

“I cast this circle out into the cosmos as a healing wave of energy, may those in need of its healing receive it for their highest healing good harming none. So mote it be!

The ritual is done. Dispose of the ashes responsibly.

I hope you have enjoyed this #21daysofreiki series. Thank you for reading. I hope that you all find the healing you need when you need it. Blessed be!

— Adam

Reiki and the Crystal Ball #21daysofreiki

A crystal ball has become a symbol synonymous with fortune telling. We have all seen the pictures of the woman with a head scarf looking into her crystal ball with mystic passes. Using a crystal ball to get information and guidance is an art in and of itself. Since this is a blog about Reiki, we are going to talk about how a crystal ball makes a great Reiki surrogate for distance Reiki and a great hands-on healer.

There are multiple kinds of crystal balls out there on the market. The lead glass ones are not the ones I am talking about for healing. Though one of my favorite scrying devices is a lead crystal ball inherited from Christopher’s mother, I don’t use it in healing and I am pretty sure neither did she.  I am talking about crystal balls made from actual stones and minerals from the earth. My favorite healing crystal ball is a clear quartz.

The benefits of using a healing crystal ball for your distance Reiki is that it naturally amplifies your healing Reiki. Quartz has been used for years to enhance the energy in our energy bodies and improve our resonance. When you use a crystal ball to do distance Reiki you can also incorporate the “sight” to get readings on what your patient needs most. You can use it to get guidance from their higher self. Using a crystal ball for Reiki also charges up the ball so you can place it where healing will occur to enhance the area.

To use a crystal ball as a surrogate, first cleanse the ball with running water, smudging, visualization of violet flame, or by letting it sit in some salt. Take the crystal ball and hold it in your hands. Draw the empowerment symbol over the ball. Then draw the emotional symbol over the ball. Then lastly draw the distance symbol over the ball and state the intention of where you want the healing to go.

After you have said this, hold the ball between your hands giving it Reiki. Let your focus go soft. Breath deeply. You may notice shapes or symbols in the crystal. Know that this is your unconscious giving you messages in symbolic language about the state of the person or the healing. Gently ask your unconscious to show you the person being healed. Imagine seeing them in the crystal ball if they don’t psychically appear to you. Close your eyes if it helps you get in touch with the picture. Continue to let the Reiki flow.  One of the methods I like to use is to visualize the ball focusing on the chakras one at a time to clear and cleanse them during the healing. The ball may get really hot in you hands. This is okay, just continue until you feel that it is time to stop.

When you feel that the healing is done. Repeat your intention of healing for this persons highest good and put down the crystal ball in its holder. Draw Raku over the ball and then clap your hands three times to separate from the healing.

I use quartz for these healings because of its natural ability to amplify. You could also use amethyst or experiment with other crystal balls. Christopher’s mother, Rosalie, loved using crystal balls for healing and would charge them up to give them to people to meditate with. The ambient healing that flows from a charged ball can give great healing over time. If you are a Reiki master you may want to attune your crystal a ball to Reiki to give it an extra punch. I invite you to experiment on your own to find the ball that works best for you.

Reiki Doorways: The Distance Symbol #21daysofreiki

The third doorway journey is through the distance symbol. This—as I have said before in these posts—is the symbol that connects us to the spiritual level where all time and space dissolve into one. This is why we can Reiki past events to heal them in the present or send reiki into the future to charge a day. This is how we can send Reiki to people thousands of miles away. This is the symbol that opens the way to time and space travel on the planes. You can use it to go to past lives. You can use it to go see what next week is like. You can use it to give Reiki to someone while you are astral projecting to them. You can use it for any journey of healing. Choose a destination when you do this meditation. It doesn’t give a lot of  detail in the middle because you will have an experience of traveling to your destination. Turn off the phone, get comfortable, and make sure you won’t be disturbed.

Imagine waves of relaxation flowing from your head down to your toes. Focus your attention on each muscle group as you relax. Let any tension flow out of your toes into Mother Earth to be recycled. Relax your mind and imagine all your thoughts are clouds being blown away by a gentle breeze. When you have a clear blue sky in your imagination. Relax your heart, letting any emotions or stresses flow away. Let the light within your heart and your spirit protect and guide you.

Now we are going to count down into a meditative state by counting down form 12 to 1 and imagining it on the screen of our mind. bring up on the screen of your mind the number 12. You can draw it or just imagine it appearing like a movie screen. Now it fades and you write 11 on the screen of your mind. Draw 10 on the screen of your mind. Getting more relaxed with each number. Draw 9 on the screen. Draw 8 on your screen. Draw 7 on your screen. Draw 6 on your screen. Feeling a deepening relaxation. Draw 5 on your screen, draw 4, draw 3, Draw 2 on the screen, Draw 1. You are now in a meditative state where all you do is for the highest good.

Release your screen and count down from 13 to 1 just listening to the numbers and going deeper. 13, 12 ,11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. You are now in a journey state and ready to safely explore.

Visualise on the screen of your mind a door. This is a special door that goes to the destination you wish to go. You will see that it has the distance symbol carved into its wood.  Set your intention of where in time and space you wish to go. Trace the distance symbol on the door. It lights up as you begin to trace the symbol. The door opens and you step through. Observe your destination. What does it feel like? What does it look like? Explore.

When you feel like you have gotten what you needed from this destination return to your door. As you come out of your door it closes behind you. The symbol fades. Step back into your body and your door fades from your minds eye.

Begin to count your self up to a waking consciousness by counting first 1 to 13: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13. Begin to wiggle your toes and hands as you begin to come fully back. Count yourself up again from 1 to 12 coming more back into your body with each number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. You are now fully awake and refreshed.

You can use this meditation to go anywhere in time and space. You can also heal things in different times and space by going there and doing the healing instead of sending the energy of Reiki to do it for you.

Reiki Doorways: The Emotional-Mental Symbol #21daysofreiki

The second journey through the Reiki symbols is through the emotional-mental symbol. This symbol transports us to the mental and emotional plane. This is where we can communicate with our unconscious mind and those of others. This is also the place where all the knowledge of the world is stored. Some call this the Akashic Records. This is the place where karma, patterns, and past lives are all stored. It is where forgiveness can happen and the reason behind your experiences can be ascertained.  To begin this journey, get comfortable and make sure that you won’t be disturbed.

Imagine waves of relaxation flowing from your head down to your toes. Focus your attention on each muscle group as you relax. Let any tension flow out of your toes into Mother Earth to be recycled. Relax your mind and imagine all your thoughts are clouds being blown away by a gentle breeze. When you have a clear blue sky in your imagination. Relax your heart, letting any emotions or stresses flow away. Let the light within your heart and your spirit protect and guide you.

Now we are going to count down into a meditative state by counting down form 12 to 1 and imagining it on the screen of our mind. bring up on the screen of your mind the number 12. You can draw it or just imagine it appearing like a movie screen. Now it fades and you write 11 on the screen of your mind. Draw 10 on the screen of your mind. Getting more relaxed with each number. Draw 9 on the screen. Draw 8 on your screen. Draw 7 on your screen. Draw 6 on your screen. Feeling a deepening relaxation. Draw 5 on your screen, draw 4, draw 3, Draw 2 on the screen, Draw 1. You are now in a meditative state where all you do is for the highest good.

Release your screen and count down from 13 to 1 just listening to the numbers and going deeper. 13, 12 ,11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. You are now in a journey state and ready to safely explore.

Conjure the door of the emotional-mental symbol. See it and feel its solidity. On the door is the emotional-mental symbol. Trace the symbol on the door visualizing your tracing of it lighting up the symbol. This is the key to opening the door. Walk through the door into your own interpretation of the Akashic Records. It may be a large library, a crystal cave, or something of your own making. Within your Akashic Records you have a way of interfacing with information such as books, crystals, computers, or something of your own design. Think of an issue you are dealing with. You will be guided to the section that deals with this issue. Read the records to see what the higher purpose of this issue and any information you need. If you feel you can’t find the information you need know that there are guides to this place able to help you find it.

Once you have found the reasons for the issue you can make better decisions and sometimes just knowing the reason for a problem can get you to the heart of its lesson and it will fade from your life. Thank the hall of records and return to the door. As you come out of your door, it closes behind you. The symbol fades. Step back into your body and your door fades from your minds eye.

Begin to count your self up to a waking consciousness by counting first 1 to 13: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13. Begin to wiggle your toes and hands as you begin to come fully back. Count yourself up again from 1 to 12 coming more back into your body with each number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. You are now fully awake and refreshed.

Reiki Doorways: The Empowerment Symbol #21daysofreiki

The Reiki symbols don’t just just give us a connection to deeper healing powers. They can also open us to different levels of reality when we are meditating. Our journey work with the Reiki symbols can help us to learn more about ourselves and get guidance from the other realm. The following is a meditation that can be used with the empowerment symbol to enter your personal Reiki healing temple. Your healing temple is your own space on the planes where you can control what is going on, get healing from your guides, and interact with your higher guidance. Get your self ready to meditate by getting comfortable and making sure you won’t be disturbed.

Imagine waves of relaxation flowing from your head down to your toes. Focus your attention on each muscle group as you relax. Let any tension flow out of your toes into Mother Earth to be recycled. Relax your mind and imagine all your thoughts are clouds being blown away by a gentle breeze. When you have a clear blue sky in your imagination. Relax your heart, letting any emotions or stresses flow away. Let the light within your heart and your spirit protect and guide you.

Now we are going to count down into a meditative state by counting down form 12 to 1 and imagining it on the screen of our mind. bring up on the screen of your mind the number 12. You can draw it or just imagine it appearing like a movie screen. Now it fades and you write 11 on the screen of your mind. Draw 10 on the screen of your mind. Getting more relaxed with each number. Draw 9 on the screen. Draw 8 on your screen. Draw 7 on your screen. Draw 6 on your screen. Feeling a deepening relaxation. Draw 5 on your screen, draw 4, draw 3, Draw 2 on the screen, Draw 1. You are now in a meditative state where all you do is for the highest good.

Release your screen and count down from 13 to 1 just listening to the numbers and going deeper. 13, 12 ,11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. You are now in a journey state and ready to safely explore.

Visualise on the screen of your mind a door. This is a special door that goes to your own personal healing temple. This healing temples door has the empowerment symbol of Reiki carved into the door. To open it you have to trace the symbol. As you trace the symbol you leave a trail of light that makes the symbol glow. The door opens for you. As you step through you come into your own personal healing temple. Each experience of a healing temple is different. Explore your temple.

You may find that you have a guide in your temple waiting for you. Greet your guide and get to know them.  After you have spoken for a while ask them if they have any information that you need to know right now. Know that since they are in your healing temple they are there to keep you in perfect health.

Give thanks to your guide. Return to the door. as you come out of your door it closes behind you. The symbol fades. Step back into your body and your door fades from your minds eye.

Begin to count your self up to a waking consciousness by counting first 1 to 13: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13. Begin to wiggle your toes and hands as you begin to come fully back. Count yourself up again from 1 to 12 coming more back into your body with each number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. You are now fully awake and refreshed.

Know that you can return at any time to receive healing and guidance from your guides. This is your own spiritual place of healing and power.

Reiki for Cords, Thoughtforms, and Aura Holes #21daysofreiki

When you are scanning yourself or another person you will find that, depending on you psychic ability, you may become aware of places in the energy body where the energy is different. You may feel cold, heat, aches, phantom pains, tingling, or motion. These are the usual responses for psychic feeling or clairsentence. Psychic feeling is the most common psychic response because Reiki is based on touch or feeling. Each one of these can tell you something about what is going on in the person’s energy body. Please note that there may be differences between people because our feelings are processed through our subconscious and everyone’s is a bit different.

What I have observed is that cold spots are holes in the aura. These holes can happen for multiple reasons. They can be caused by outside influence or by the person’s own emotional responses. These holes are openings where unwanted energies or thoughtforms can enter. So note this when doing a scanning and go back to this place to fill it in with Reiki.  Often when my hands feel cold to me the person on the table will report that in that spot it felt like my hands were hot or burning. This is not always the case but not everyone is aware or feels things in the same way.

Heat or hot spots are usually thoughtforms to me. These thoughtforms are packets of energy in the aura that have a pattern created by thoughts and emotions. These do not always belong to the person you are healing. They may be someone else’s that have been impressed upon them. Usually if this is the case an aura hole also accompanies it. There are two ways to deal with this. One is to keep the Reiki on the thoughtform until it begins to dissolve under the healing flow. The other is to do a psychic surgery where you or a trusted guide remove the energy packet all together and fill in the space with Reiki. Both work but the Reiki lets the energy get recycled by the aura and go to a different purpose. If they energy feels different than the person you are working on and is accompanied by a hole, scooping it out and replacing it with Reiki is a better option because the energy’s origin was outside the body, which might not be able to process it.

Tingling or motion are my psychic tells that a cord is present. Each of us makes cords in our aura to those whom we are connected. This can be through love, hate, and anything in between. Usually if I sense it it is because it no longer serves the person. There are the rare cases where I feel in my gut not to remove a cord but make the person aware it is there. Sometimes these serve a purpose. To remove the cord, I like to grab it with my hand and give it a shake. I ask if the person can feel anything I am doing. Usually they feel a tugging. I usually remove them and ask my healing guide to take the end somewhere safe to dispose of it. Then Reiki the spot where the cord was attached.

Aches or phantom pains in your own body are caused by sympathetic empathy. Sometimes you can get a lot of information just from observing your own body for places of stress or pain as to the state of your client. When these come up for me, usually I thank my body and my guides for the message and it will fade. After the session telling the client about the phantom pain usually has the response of a past injury in that spot.

These are common clairsentient feelings for body scanning. They don’t include some of the other intuitive ways you can sense these issues. While working on one of my first scans, I told my teacher I saw colors in different parts of the body, which is a part of my natural clairvoyance. I have experienced words and instructions while working on clients. Sometimes I will even have a knowing about why and how an injury happened. Some clients like when you share your insights and some just want to have a relaxing silent Reiki session. I usually leave it up to them because I feel that reading a person who doesn’t want to be read is unethical. Go with the flow of what the client says they need. You can tell them after it is done what you felt during the session, if they want.

Healing a Family Member, a Friend, and an Adversary #21daysofreiki

I used to have this meditation tape from the Edgar Cayce Foundation that I bought from a used book store when I was in high school. I used it in my psychology class in high school when I presented meditation to the class. It was your basic relaxation, focus on your breath, begin to breath in white light meditation. Towards the end of the meditation you would ground out the energy by sending that white light to a close friend or family member, an acquaintance, and to someone who was an adversary or enemy.  This they believed would both make sure that you didn’t overload yourself with energy and make the world a better place. They also gave the suggestion that if some intuition came to you about any of them to share it with them. Depending on how they believed you could just say you dreamed it but always asking them if they wanted to hear it first. That idea of family, friend, and adversary has always stuck with me because it is a great example of a give-away of energy that eases our karma in this world. I think this is also a great Reiki practice  and can have marvelous results.

Ethically, I think it a breach to send Reiki or energy to people who are unaware. I usually ask if I can pray for you to the person if the person doesn’t seem open to Reiki or energy work. Asking is not always an option with every one, especially the adversary. To solve this issue I usually call on the higher selves of my self and the person I want to Reiki and ask the higher selves if it is okay. You can use muscle testing or a pendulum if you are not sure you would be clear around what you intuitively feel the answer is.

Cyndi Dale uses this method of connecting to the higher selves of her clients and calls it Spirit to Spirit. It is usually done with a prayer to your higher self to be present and then asking for the higher self of your subject and asking them to talk and facilitate healing.  She uses this method to solve problems between people as well. Christopher Penczak has a similar exercise in his Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft book.

To do the distance healing for a family, friend, and adversary, First call on your higher self with a prayer. Perhaps something like:

“In the name of the infinite source from which all Reiki flows I ask for my higher self, my Bornless One, my Watcher, the part of my being that holds my truest Will, my unconditional compassion, and my deepest wisdom, to be present with me to guide this work and facilitate communication with the higher selves of those I wish to heal. I thank my highest self and the infinite source for this aid and all favors. So mote it be!”

Then connect to the person’s higher self you are going to work on.

“I ask that Hester Prim’s higher self commune with my higher self as I ask would it be acceptable for me to send Reiki to them now.”

You will either get a feeling of yes or no with in seconds. If you don’t or aren’t sure use muscle testing or a pendulum to check in. When you get a yes send the reiki like you normally would doing a distance Reiki session. Repeat this for the two others on your list of family, friend, and adversary.

You can also do this model of sending Reiki to people more intuitively by calling on your higher self as before. Then asking your higher self to guide you to the person who is willing to accept Reiki and has a need within your family and close friends, within your acquaintances, and the adversarial category, one at a time. For me I usually get a picture in my mind of the person. You may receive a feeling of a person, “hear” their name, or just know who to send it too. If you are doing this method you already know that it is going to be accepted.

This healing method has helped me be closer with family and friends. It has also smoothed the way to forgiveness for my adversaries and to realization of what shadow part of myself is reflected in them. If you want you could also add a situation you want to heal to the list of family, friend, and adversary. Using the intuitive method with the situation can be surprising because situations you didn’t know were really a thing will pop up. This is a great way to share the wealth of Reiki and to act locally to heal the world.