I cannot stress more highly the importance of keeping your body/energy field, sacred healing space and home clear of stagnant, dirty energy on a daily basis. I thought i was doing a pretty good job with this until I ran into several very highly intuitive people in the know. I was lovely given a ton of new ways/information around this issue and would like to share some of them with you here.One of the first very simple things you can do is open the windows and let in some fresh air and light! In your healing space especially. YES that simple!
We are told in Reiki classes to always run cold water over our hands after a healing session (even up to your elbows) but that assumes that we are in an area where a water basin is accessible to us. What if it isn't? Then do Kenyoku or Dry Brushing.. This is a Japanese Buddhist technique for clearing your energyfield quickly. Do it before and after any kind of healing session, when you've been in a crowd, in an argument with someone or been in traffic that felt dangerous and scary. Or use it anytime you feel you need to clear yourself.
You can sage or smudge yourself and your space/home with sacred sage and a feather. Use a set of Tibetan Tingchas or a singing bowl to clear the energy in your space or use specially formulated room clearing sprays (see pic to the far left). Try sandalwood incense in place of sage.
Do things like practice T'ai Chi Chuan, Qigong or Yoga to bring in more universal life force energy into your field/body daily.
To clear your mind, meditate. I recently read that meditating is like defragging the mind. It clears out all the clutter - think of it as hitting the delete button on your computer to remove all the spam messages!
KENYOKYU is a method used to rid the body/aura of negative energy, similar to Taoist massage.
Sit in a chair, feet firmly planted on the ground, sit up straight. Place hands in the gassho or prayer position (thumbs touching sternum, elbows out to the side.) Mentally say, “I practice Kenyoku now”. Focus inward and take a few long deep breaths to center and ground yourself. Place your right hand on your left shoulder, take in a breath and as you exhale stroke your hand down the front of the body to your right hip in a straight line. Make sure you bring the hand over the sternum and that the hand is flat. Repeat on the other side – left hand right shoulder, etc., and end by repeating the brushing technique once more on the left side (right hand to left shoulder)
Now extend your left arm straight out in front of you, place your right hand on the top of the left shoulder, inhale and brush down the entire arm past the fingers as you exhale. Repeat on the right arm and repeat on the left arm one more time.
When you are complete with the process, bring your hands into gassho/prayer position once more over the heart and mentally say” I am now complete with the Kenyoku process” Take a few moments before standing up and then go about your day.
This process can also be used at the beginning and end of a Reiki session or Reiki sending
to break the connection between you and the receiver or the person/persons you have sent
I'll be sharing more techniques with you in my post - stay tuned!