After participating in the 6-day Coming Home self practice mini-retreat, Ali Walters left a comment that left me feeling she’d really gotten what I set out to give during the retreat, so I invited her to write a guest post.
I first met Ali when she came to the Copenhagen Reiki & Medicine Intensive. We’ve stayed in touch, and I visited the Royal Alexander Children’s Hospital where she offers Reiki treatment to children in high-dependency (intensive care) unit, their families, and staff through a program provided by the charity Active Lightworks.
Coming Home to My Reiki Self Practice
by Ali Walters
Knocking at the door of my daily Reiki self practice opened a whole new homecoming experience.
Yes I already had a daily Reiki self practice habit. That started in 2016 at the Reiki & Medicine Intensive in Copenhagen. My daily self practice felt comfortable and beneficial—really beneficial—but I now realized it was rather lacklustre. The walls, so to speak, were a little in need of a lick of paint and, whilst I hadn’t noticed, my daily self practice definitely wanted a good airing.
At the beginning of the Coming Home retreat, Pamela asked us to share our goal for the 6 days while introducing ourselves to the group. Two things came to mind. First, the Covid outbreak caused rather a hiatus in my public Reiki practice. Second, despite being trained as a Reiki Master Teacher in 2011 and wanting to teach, I’ve never taught a class. So I wrote, “I’m aiming to use this retreat to bring a greater light on my way forward to sharing my Reiki practice more widely, along with my passion and love for our amazing planet.”
To my surprise, Pamela opened the retreat by sharing the answer to all our questions. She said, “The way out is in.”
Given my regular attendance at the free twice-weekly, global I Love My Self Reiki practice sessions, “the way out is in” was not news to me. I heard Pamela say it many time before. Yet somehow this time, with this repetition, the penny dropped and I found myself blissfully settling into a deeper experience of my Reiki self practice.
By: Pamela Miles
Title: Ever Deepening Reiki Self Practice
Sourced From: reikiinmedicine.org/clinical-practice/reiki-professional/ever-deepening-reiki-self-practice/
Published Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:55:42 +0000