21 Days of Reiki

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

21 Days of Reiki

Healing the Child Within #21daysofreiki

No childhood is perfect. We all have things we go through growing up that shape the people we are today. As adults we have moments where those childhood experiences come into play again. Trauma like abuse, neglect, prejudice, loss, etc. can cripple our abilities to be fully functioning adults. That child still lives in us in our psyche. The child who didn’t feel loved, the child who lived in fear, that child who lost innocence still exist within. They yearn to be loved, made safe, and to be soothed.

Adults who go through traumas as children often turn to things that make them feel they are getting what that child needs. Sex and food to feel love, isolation to feel safe, bravado and sarcasm to hide their pain are just a few of the ways we cope as adults. There are even those who seek drugs and other addictions to numb the feelings coming from this hurt child. Thankfully there are good choices to deal with this as well. Therapy, art, music, poetry, meditation, ritual, and getting to the core of that need. One way to begin to heal ourselves is through Reiki. We are holistic beings that exist on multiple levels, so it may take more then one method to help heal and empower. Reiki is only one way to heal and should be used in combination with other treatments.

To heal the child self with Reiki it is easiest at Reiki Two. Reiki Ones begin to heal themselves as they are now by doing Reiki treatments on themselves. Reiki Two’s and above have the distance symbol to aid them in healing. The distance symbol connects to the spirit realm where there is no time and no space, because they are all one time and one space. With the distance symbol we can heal ourselves in the past as well as the future. My favorite way to heal when healing the child within is to get my favorite teddy bear when I was a kid to use as a surrogate in a distance healing. The bear holds memories of my younger self and aids me in connecting to this time. It isn’t necessary for you to use an old stuffed animal or toy but it does aid the working.

This healing method takes time. You may start healing the younger self and have more issues and memories come to the foreground of your mind. Let them come, be aware of them, and then let them go so you can go back to the healing you set out to do. After the healing write down in your journal what came up. Was there something that came up that you feel also needs healing? In your next healing session, send Reiki to that moment or issue. Healing is like pealing back the layers of an onion, heal one thing and something else arises. Doing the healing is so much more healthy than ignoring the problem, however. This technique can aid you in healing past issues, but it won’t erase what was done in the past. It will effect how it works itself out in your present.

For your beginning session get your surrogate or visualize your child self between your hands. Chant and visualize the distance symbol. Set your intention to heal your inner child. Follow up with the empowerment symbol and emotional symbol. I like to visualize and chant them in my head while I am doing the distance healing. Let the Reiki flow. Be aware of anything that comes up for you from your childhood and then let it go. You can write these down later. Continue to Reiki your child self until you feel the healing is done. This can be five minutes to a half an hour. When done remove your hands and clap three times, ending the flow. I like to draw Ra Ku to distance myself from the work for objectivity. Journal any feelings, memories, or issues that came up. You may also like to journal about how the healing felt and how you feel now.

In your next session, decide on one of the feelings, memories, or issues that came up and set your intention to heal that one issue. Reiki focused on one issue instead of a broad topic or goal sees a greater effect in healing because it is less diffuse. Remember you are healing and give yourself time and space to just be. After doing this work you might need small breaks between sessions or to seek out assistance and support. As long as you continue the work the breaks in-between sessions can be just as healing.