Coming up to 7 months of living an alcohol free life as well as following a regular, early morning self-care practice that includes Reiki self-treatments, I’m noticing a shift in who I attract in my life and how this flows over into my small Reiki practice.
What I have to compare this to is when I was a Level II Reiki practitioner trying to start a Reiki practice and actively drinking on a regular basis; it just wasn’t working – on so many levels. Why? I believe I was talking the talk of Reiki – but not walking Reiki’s spiritual walk because of my struggle with alcohol and how I was using it to numb emotional pain that was blocking me from my authentic self.
Now, at the Master Level while living an alcohol free life plus a more healthy lifestyle, my small Reiki practice is starting to attract more people, especially from work. Coworkers seem to come to me for calm or say that whatever it is Reiki is giving me, they want some of it.
Yet, the opposite happens as well – some coworkers pull away from me – because I’m not the wild, drinking party girl anymore. But, I too pull away from those who I once associated with whose lifestyle it is to drink and party. It’s just not my way anymore.
I wear different hats in my life that steer how I interact with the world. Whatever hat I’m wearing will direct my thoughts, emotions and actions to that particular situation or person. In my personal life I wear the hat of wife, daughter, grandmother and friend. At work my hat is a paraeducator.
I’ve been initiated into Reiki and wear the Reiki Master hat.
To wear the hat of Reiki means this hat never comes off. This hat is under every other hat I wear because Reiki becomes a way of life. The Reiki way of life is taught in Level I as the Principals of Reiki. They are:
Just for today:
I will not worry
I will not be angry
I will do my work honestly
I will give thanks for my many blessings
I will be kind to my neighbor and all living things
I will say that I’m not thinking specifically about these guidelines as a way to get through the day.
However, I am noticing the natural evolution of wisdom that comes with connecting to Reiki every day, and how whatever hat I’m wearing on top of my Reiki hat, I seem to be more clear in my intent and purpose.
It seems that the more I move toward an authentic life, guided by Reiki, the more I notice that the kind of people who are drawn to me are also walking along a similar path….
My feature image is of a young boy playing along a small river that empties into Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka. I chose this picture because while this boy lives in poverty, he appears spiritually full, authentically happy. It seems that the more spiritually full and authentically happy I become, the more I attract those who want to share the same values!!
S, <3 <3 <3