The 'Heartbeat' .mp3 soundtrack - a beautiful piece of music designed to aid focus and concentration during Reiki sessions
Reiki 1 eHandbook - it is not required to read ahead or bring the book to class. It serves a guide that you will find useful after completing the class.
These assignments are designed to help you begin developing your personal experience with energy. Please begin them as soon as possible for the best results.
ASSIGNMENT #1 - EXPERIENCE ENERGY
Reiki is a subtle energy and it can take some time and practice to get used to sensing it. These two exercises will help:
The Energy Ball
Begin by holding your hands 12" apart, palms facing one another, fingers together
Breathe in Reiki energy through the top of your head and exhale it through your palms
Repeat three times
Slowly bring your hands together and feel the slight resistance in the open space in between
This energy will feel like a large ball for some, a small ball for others
If you don't sense or feel the energy, slow down
Another variation to begin by rubbing your palms together vigorously for 30 seconds and then continuing the exercise
Energy in Objects
For this exercise you will place your hands on several different objects to sense the energy in them. Begin by identifying several different inanimate objects, something:
Soft and furry - example: stuffed animal, blanket, mittens, etc
Soft and smooth - example: tissue, fabric, pillow, comforter, socks, etc
Hard and cold - example: countertop, floor, handrail, golf ball, glass, rock, etc
Hold your hands on the object for 1-3 minutes. Notice what you pick up. Does the object's energy feel:
Start with one object, note/notice your impressions, move on to the next object and repeat.
ASSIGNMENT #2 - SELF TREATMENT
Even though you haven’t been attuned to Reiki yet, you can begin the habit of Reiki self-treatment. Set aside 15-20 minutes for a self-treatment session. Use the hand positions in the diagram below as a guide or follow along this video.
Journal your experience, if desired. If you don’t get to it this exercise, no worries. We will practice in class.
You will get out of Reiki what you put into it. To increase your physical, emotional and spiritual energy, continue to set aside 15-60 minutes DAILY for your own self-Reiki sessions.
Love and light,