Managing your Reiki Practice using the Reiki Principles
RMT Member Rickie Freedman outlines how she has consciously built her Reiki Practice using the Reiki Principles and an unwavering trust in the Universe. She also shares the two principles she has added to her daily practice, which she calls the “Rickie Healing Principles.”
“…A successful Reiki practice must be in alignment with Reiki and these principles. Every choice is made from a place of love and service (the essence of Reiki). There is no competition when we remember that everyone is energetically and magnetically attracted to the practitioner meant for them. If you have a client or student that wanders away, there is no need to take it personally. It does not reflect on your skills, ability, or personality. It is simply not the right energetic fit for that person at that time…”
‘Reiki by Rickie – ReikiSpace & Learning Place’, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s first Reiki Center, was manifested and created in 2013 by following intuitive guidance, and utilizing Reiki and the Energetic Laws. ReikiSpace is an extension of me, and I make a conscious choice to live and manage the space in integrity with the Reiki Healing Principles every day.
I am convinced that the reason that ReikiSpace is successful is that love and service are always first. As a Reiki Master, I am very conscious of the energy of my words, emotions, attitudes, and thoughts, and how they impact my well-being and inner peace, my clients and co-workers, and on into the world. Our vibration, and the sum and intensity of those energies, affects our personal wellness and immune system, and based upon the physics of the Law of Attraction determines what we draw to us in our life and work.
The Reiki Healing Principles were created as meditative teaching tools to help us to remember these Truths every day so that we may attract all that is for our Highest Good on our path, and is in service to each other and the whole world.
There are many interpretations of these precepts, but their essence remains consistent. I know during the most challenging times of my personal life “Just for Today” felt way too long to me. For me, this is a moment by moment, breath by breath choice — a walk of integrity in faith and trust that all is well, and in perfect and divine order and timing. I attract more peace as I use Reiki to return to my peaceful place within, which allows me to energetically continue to be a healing presence.
I incorporate and recite these principles daily as I share Reiki with myself and others and have been guided to add the following which I call the “Rickie Healing Principles”:
- “In this moment, I choose Faith”
- “In this moment, I choose Peace”
A successful Reiki practice must be in alignment with Reiki and these principles. Every choice is made from a place of love and service (the essence of Reiki). There is no competition when we remember that everyone is energetically and magnetically attracted to the practitioner meant for them. If you have a client or student that wanders away, there is no need to take it personally. It does not reflect on your skills, ability, or personality. It is simply not the right energetic fit for that person at that time.
It is extremely important that we keep ourselves balanced and grounded. Grounding is the manifestation current that will allow us to take our guidance and inspiration and step it forward to create a concrete lasting practice. Staying grounded will allow us to be able explain and share Reiki in a way that is understandable and relatable to others from every walk of life.
Here are some examples of how the Reiki Healing Principles relate to managing a Reiki Practice:
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Just for today, I release all worry…
Worry is a low frequency vibration. It will lower your ability to magnetize what you truly desire, and, by the Law of Attraction, may also attract more to worry about. My corresponding “Rickie Healing Principle” states “In this moment, I choose Faith.” Every aspect of my journey has been about trusting my guidance and being willing to say YES! Stepping forwards and taking inspired action. I believe in perfect timing, and I can flow with the natural ups and downs of class attendance, weather cancellations, missed appointments etc., trusting that “In this moment, all is well.” Cycles come and go, and I continue to learn and creatively grow from every challenge.
Just for today, I release all anger…
Anger can drain energy in huge bursts. Walking the Reiki path does not mean we do not allow ourselves to experience every emotion, or have significant challenges come our way. Reiki is a path of integrity. Anger can be an impetus for change if expressed in a healthy way in alignment with Reiki. My “Rickie Healing Principle” states “In this moment, I choose Peace.” Peace is what I desire to attract more of in my life and my Reiki practice. For example, when a client forgets or is late for their appointment, I can be in a place of compassion, as we have all done this at one time or another. In my experience, no one ever takes advantage of this, as they never want to miss their Reiki!
I Honor Every Living Thing…
I share my work honestly and with integrity, allowing my inner light to shine, and I am conscious of being my True Self in the world. Reiki honors our connection and oneness with all beings. The more love and compassion I can allow for myself, the more I can share with others. How we treat ourselves affects others and the world. Reiki always begins with us. Keeping ourselves filled-up, connected and grounded allows the energy to flow through us, never draining us, while remaining heart-centered and connected. I can view the behavior of others through the eyes of compassion. For example, I never allow anyone’s healing to suffer due to finances. We offer free monthly mini sessions to those with a diagnosis of cancer or on hospice. ReikiSpace is a non-judgmental place of peace, and everyone feels that the moment they walk in the door.
I Earn my Living with Integrity…
We need to be honest in our work, of course. This principle to me is about our “Life’s Work” – are we following our passion and purpose, sharing our unique gifts, and living in accordance with our own core values? For example, if you say that one of your core values is time with your family, and then choose to work 60 hours/week, you are not living in alignment. Your gut may speak to you by eventually expressing symptoms to help you learn. It is not enough to “Talk the Talk.” People can feel when we are not in alignment and will not feel the safety and trust necessary to allow themselves to be open and vulnerable for their Reiki experience. Always know that you are worthy and deserving of receiving in balance to all you are giving and sharing.
I Show Gratitude for all my Blessings…
Gratitude is a high frequency vibration. When we remember to show and express our gratitude, by the Law of Attraction we will continue to magnetize more abundance to be grateful for. This can be financial – money is an energy which must continue to flow and be shared – but it can also be an abundance of peace, joy, and bliss. It is physiologically impossible to be stressed and grateful in the same moment. Writing 3-5 things we are grateful for every morning and evening is a simple powerful practice that takes little time. It will start and end your day in a positive vibration, and you will catch yourself throughout your day looking for things you are grateful for to put in your Gratitude Journal! ReikiSpace donates time and services to many local community events and fundraisers as a way of showing our gratitude and giving back to the community. We do this consciously from a heart-centered place of abundance with no expectations of “getting clients”. We have an excellent community reputation, and businesses and healthcare facilities seek us out for Reiki for their wellness events and workshops. The intention is to continue to educate and dispel misconceptions about Reiki.
“Just for Today…” we can all make the moment-by-moment conscious choice to provide the peaceful, balancing, connected, unconditionally loving, non-judgmental perspective of Reiki to every aspect of our lives and work. Be Reiki. Allow people to feel your energy radiate and they will be attracted to it and want what you’ve got!
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For over 25 years, Rickie has focused on bringing an integrative approach to holistic health and wellness. Rickie’s expertise spans across many aspects of healthcare, particularly pain and stress management, as well as the reduction of addictive behaviors, anxiety and sleep issues. Her specialty “Reiki by Rickie ~ Gentle Touch, Deep Healing” is one of many tools. Rickie’s Mission in the world is to bring the Inner Peace of the Reiki Experience in a grounded way to as many people as possible in every walk of life.
Rickie’s Website: www.reikibyrickie.com