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Getting ready for Reiki with Linda Emslie

You have permission
to receive all that you need
and deserve for healing in
body, mind and spirit.

Get ready to receive Reiki

It’s easy and natural

After you book an appointment and before your session begins, here are some thing things you can do when getting ready for Reiki.

  1. Set an intention.
  2. Give yourself time to integrate.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing.
  4. Have water handy
  5. Bring a journal or notebook to jot down any insights.

Remember, Reiki brings healing to where it is most needed at the moment of receiving: at the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and soul levels.

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Set an intention

You may have a clear health goal you’re working towards, such as reducing your stress load and creating better habits around stress management. Or you may be in a place of complete overwhelm not really knowing what you need, you just know you need something.

Either way, having an intention for your session engages your energy field in the healing process at a more conscious level.

Intentions can be as simple as: “I allow myself to receive all that I need for healing right now.”

Or more specific, such as: “I’m ready to surrender another layer of stress, or guilt, or heartache, or pain; or all of these.”

And if you’re not really sure, that’s ok. It will become clear when we talk at the beginning of your session.

Allow time to integrate

The other thing to factor in before booking is some space after your appointment. The flow of Reiki energy doesn’t necessarily end when your session comes to a close.

You may like to go for a walk in nature afterward, or to sit quietly somewhere to enjoy the peace and quiet that stillness brings. Give yourself space to integrate the change Reiki energy has introduced – whether that’s:

Create space to receive Reiki.
  • releasing emotion
  • laying down the burden of overwhelm
  • freeing yourself from pain and restriction. 

It’s also recommended to give yourself some quiet time afterward to rest. The body needs rest when it’s healing, at whatever level – physical, mental-emotional and spiritual.

Are you ready to receive?

What to do after a Reiki session

As well as giving yourself space and rest, there are a number of things you can do to support yourself after your session.

  • Stay well hydrated
  • Eat light nutritious food
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine straight after
  • Enjoy!

Every now and then you may experience a session that feels stronger, deeper or in some way more powerful than your other sessions. And it could even happen at your very first session, so it’s important that you’re aware and prepared if you happen to feel worse after a session than you anticipated.

What’s a Healing Crisis?

Reiki address whatever presents in the moment. Sometimes it’s not what you expect and some very deep, old “stuff” can come to the surface. This can bring on what’s sometimes referred to as a “Healing Crisis” and you’ll feel worse before you better, whether that’s in your physical body or your emotional body. Symptoms can include:

  • Detox-like symptoms – nausea, fatigue, headache, runny nose, general aches and pains.
  • Fatigue – your body moves into rest and digest mode when deep healing takes place.
  • Wobbly emotions – it’s not uncommon to feel a little teary or irritable in the wake of releasing stress, pain, or strong emotions.

Existing symptoms may appear to get worse immediately afterward. This will usually shift by the next day.

It’s all a natural part of the process as Reiki cleanses your being of toxic emotions, energy blocks, and pain that’s been squashed down and ignored. It doesn’t happen all the time, and the most usual outcome is that your session leaves you feeling calm, light and centred.

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