A Personal Healing Program
by William Lee Rand
Each of us comes into this
existence with a unique set of personal qualities that include aptitudes that
can develop into skills and abilities. Also there are often challenging situations
that affect us. Like the rudder on a boat, our choices determine what direction
we take in life and what possibilities we explore and develop. When we are confronted
with difficulties, as well as opportunities, it is how we deal with them that
determines how they affect us. So it is important that we use our ability to choose
wisely. A life well lived is a life of growth, a life of healing and development.
As we look back on our lives, it is easy to see turning points where we
made a choice that had a powerful effect on where our life went and who we became.
By thinking about our past choices and where they have taken us, it is possible
to learn from our experiences and improve our ability to choose. Life is filled
with many possibilities, and it is important to realize that sometimes it is the
more difficult decision that brings us the greatest benefit.
If you are
ill in any way or if you are experiencing any part of your life that is less than
what you would like, know that it is possible to change, to heal, and to create
the kind of life you want. If you want something you don't have, then the most
important thing you need to do is to choose this for yourself. Then take action.
universe is always in a state of balance. A problem, difficulty or challenging
situation cannot exist unless its solution exists at the same time. If you want
to solve a problem, the first thing you must do is to decide that you are going
to find the solution.
Here is a law of the mind, a law of life that is
very important to understand. Definiteness of purpose, sustained over time always
produces results. Think about that! It always produces results! This is the most
important concept you can focus on in terms of personal healing and accomplishment.
If you want to heal, you need to form this into a definite purpose and pursue
it with a passion and stay with it until you are healed.
The mind is
like a magnet. It attracts what it thinks about most, the stronger the thoughts
the stronger the attraction. If you want to heal yourself, or develop any positive
quality, it is very important for you to make a clear decision that this is what
you are going to do. As you hold this thought in your mind with the definite belief,
and knowingness that you will achieve your result, you will attract to yourself
all the resources and people you need to create the results you want.
each have special talents, qualities and gems of value that we may not be fully
expressing or perhaps not expressing at all. We were born on this planet to fulfill
a purpose and that purpose is to discover our truth, who we are, what makes us
unique, take possession of this precious part of ourselves and express it to the
Regardless of the life situation you find yourself in, it is possible
for you to heal or to improve yourself and your life in a most definite way.
is a powerful tool for healing and personal growth. Its energy comes from the
highest spiritual source and because of this, it will always create the best results
for all concerned. It can be used to heal the body, the mind or the spirit; and
can also guide us through life. It can help us develop latent talents and improve
the quality of everything we do. So, if healing and personal development is what
you want to accomplish, if you have not already done so, take a Reiki class.
In developing your personal Reiki self healing
program it is important to take the time to try different techniques. As you do
so, be aware of the results and if the technique seems to be moving you toward
your goal. If it is, continue with it, if it is not, try something else. In this
way, you will develop a personal system of healing that is exactly right for you.
This will greatly improve your results. There are many ways to use Reiki and I
would like to present a few ideas and techniques that are powerful and effective.
Use of self-treatments is an important part
of any Reiki healing/self improvement program. Set aside 15 to 30 minutes each
day to give yourself a Reiki treatment. This can be a complete treatment using
all the hand positions or you could use Byosen scanning and treat only those areas
you are guided to. While giving yourself Reiki, your vibration will go up and
as this happens I suggest you allow yourself to contemplate the various activities
taking place in your life. As you do this, it is likely that you will find healthy
new attitudes developing about issues in your life, as well as receive creative
ideas on how to deal with them. In order to keep track of this, I suggest you
get a notebook to write these ideas in and then use them in your action plans.
Personal Healing Alliance
Receiving treatments from others is
also important and in fact, this is probably the most important thing you can
do to keep your Reiki energy strong. I suggest you go one step further and develop
a personal healing alliance. To do this, find someone you can trust who also has
a health or life issue they want to heal. Meet at least once a week to exchange
Reiki sessions and share what has happened since your last meeting. Form an agreement
between yourselves that you will support each other completely in finding solutions
to your issues and becoming completely healed. Be willing to share everything
and keep what you share in your meetings strictly confidential. Use all the creativity
and inspiration that comes up to solve your issues or achieve your goals. During
the week set aside time to send distant Reiki to each other. You can also call
each other on the phone if something comes up. These meetings must be taken seriously
and it is important to focus on the steps listed above and not allow them to slip
into just a social event. This is a very powerful process and will bring deep
and very meaningful levels of healing.
Reiki Affirmations and Prayers
Reiki can be used in a powerful way to enhance affirmations and prayers. Place
your healing goal or desired accomplishment on a 3x5 card. Using energy, draw
Reiki symbols over the card. I recommend using all three Reiki II symbols and
any others you may have. Then hold the card between your hands and give the card
Reiki. As you do so, repeat your affirmation and/or say a prayer giving thanks
that your goal has been achieved or that your healing has taken place. Say your
affirmation and/or prayer over and over. Do this with conviction at least once
a day. You can also carry the card with you and repeat this process whenever you
have a spare moment during the day.
Going Aganist the Issue
A process that will accelerate healing is to go against the issue and use Reiki
to heal the feelings and energies that come up. If you have a fear of doing something,
go ahead and do it anyway - go against the fear. This process restimulates dormant
psychological feelings causing them to come to the surface where you can more
easily use your Reiki to heal or release them. It takes courage, but it is very
powerful. Have a Reiki friend work with you to help if possible. As an example,
if you have a fear of public speaking, go ahead and arrange to give a speech.
Before the speech give yourself Reiki, and focus on any feelings that are coming
up. After and even during the speech, give yourself Reiki focusing on the feelings.
Or, if you have a fear of meeting people, decide to attend a party and deliberately
introduce yourself to people at the party. Give yourself Reiki before, after and
during the party if possible. If it is too scary to physically do it, then just
imagine doing it in your mind and direct Reiki to the feelings as they come up.
After treating the issue in this way, at some point you will be able to do it
for real. When using this process, it is important to use common sense and not
engage in any activities that could be dangerous.
Raising Your Vibration
Anything that will raise your vibration will help you heal more quickly. Doing
things such as improving your nutrition, developing an exercise program, meditation,
getting adequate rest and sleep, massage, yoga exercises or stretching, Tai Chi,
social activities and other forms of entertainment will act to raise your vibration.
As your vibration goes up, it will be easier for you to gain insight into your
situation and create more effective solutions. It will also cause all other forms
of healing to work better.
Use of Other Modalities
that Reiki works in a very positive way with all other forms of healing. So, with
your clear intention, and the use of Reiki energy you may be guided to other healing
resources. Be on the lookout for these additional healing methods. Methods such
as other techniques, changes in diet, the use of herbs, and homeopathic remedies,
etc. These could greatly improve your healing process.
There are many excellent medical doctors and psychologists
who are open to alternative healing. If you have a medical or psychological condition,
it is important that you get their advice and follow it if you feel guided to
do so. If you have a serious condition and surgery or drugs are recommended, it
is important to get a second opinion before deciding what to do. Remember, Reiki
works in harmony with medicine and psychology and there may be some important
and even necessary therapies they can offer. It is important to consider them
when developing your healing program.
These are a few ways to use Reiki
to create your personal healing program. Your inner guidance and your clear intention
will cause you to discover others not mentioned here. Being fully engaged in this
process is necessary if you are to derive the greatest benefit. To quote Helen
Keller, "Life is an exciting adventure, or nothing at all." You are
the one who decides which way it will be for you. The challenges we face in life
contain the lessons we are here to learn. Do not withdraw from them, nor attempt
to solve them half heartedly, but instead, fully embrace them. Accomplishment
of a worthy personal goal brings with it more than just the results you were looking
for. It also brings the certain knowledge that we can change and create the kind
of life we want. In the end, when we examine our lives, it is not so much what
we know in our heads that is important, nor even what we do, but what we become.
William Lee Rand is the founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training, author of Reiki, The Healing Touch, Reiki for a New Millennium, and with Arjava Petter and Walter Lübeck, The Spirit of Reiki, editor in chief of The Reiki News Magazine, founder of Center for Reiki Research and developer of Karuna Reiki®. He has taught Reiki classes internationally for the past 21 years.