Reiki and Everyday Living
By Janny Adkins
Reiki has helped my grandchildren sleep, find lost keys, difficult parking spaces, and write a book. From the practical to the seemingly impractical and everything in between, Reiki helps. And when I forget, it is always there to remind me.
Keys, Parking Spaces, And Grandchildren
Keys have always been problematic for me. It seems they have the ability to disappear before my very eyes. The mental /emotional symbol is best for finding my keys. Premium parking spaces seem to appear when the power symbol is used. The power symbol is a very versatile symbol. It is often used to seal in light, almost like shutting a door to keep warmth in a room. So perhaps the power symbol shines light on those hard to find parking spaces!!! I am using a play on words, but perhaps it is true. How much more practical can you get?
One of my grandchildren was a very light sleeper. Victoria had more energy than three children. From infancy on, she considered sleeping a waste of time.
I remember nights when we had played and laughed, and it was her bedtime. I always dreaded bedtime, because it was so difficult to get her to fall asleep. The singing, rubbing her back and feet, the reading of stories, and playing music would go on for 90 minutes or more. Her mother and father tried everything. It was difficult for her parents, Victoria, and me, her Nana. I specifically remember the night I realized there was a much easier way to help her fall asleep.
The tape cassette of lullabies, with a money back guarantee to produce sleep, clicked off for the sixth time. Each time, when the music stopped, Victoria would awaken and sit straight up in bed. We would then repeat the same process. I would turn on the music and rub her back. With a bit of luck, she would shut her eyes. I then would begin the ritualistic belly crawl, hugging the floor and praying she would not wake up before I could crawl silently out of her room. One night, it dawned on me to use Reiki. I did and it worked. I used all three of the Usui Reiki symbols, and that child went to sleep and stayed asleep. Oh, Thank You Reiki. No more belly crawls.
My Cooking Secret
Most people love eating whatever I cook. My toasted cheese sandwiches get rave reviews right along with the pasta marinara and a balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing. I love well prepared food that is beautifully served. My cooking style is a little bit country and a little bit gourmet.
Once people taste what I prepare, they often ask for the recipe. But I often cook without a recipe, or modify a recipe. I cook like my grandmother, a pinch of this and a dollop of that. But my secret ingredient is Reiki.
I use the trinity of Reiki Symbols. The power symbol, the mental emotional symbol, and the distance symbol all go into the preparation. Then whoever eats my food is blessed and receives all the blessings of the Reiki energy. The mental emotional symbol helps dissipate any negative feelings. The distance symbol goes ahead in time to create a wonderful healing experience for anyone who partakes of my cooking. It does a body good!
Over the years it has become humorous. When people ask for a recipe I always provide them with a written recipe. They prepare the recipe, and always lament that it never tastes like mine. If my friends have been instructed in the art of Reiki, I always ask, “Did you put Reiki into the food you were preparing?” They smile and shake their heads. The next time, they use Reiki, and they too, get rave reviews. I love knowing that whoever and whenever people eat my food, it nourishes them, mind, body, and spirit.
Reiki And Writing A Book
The Book. Well, for the past seven years, I have been saying, some day I am going to write a book about healing. Some day. You know how some day is. It just never happens.
Ironically, even though I use Reiki daily, I am somewhat embarrassed to admit, initially, I did not use Karuna Reiki in conjunction with writing the book. One morning that all changed. I realized I could use this spiritually guided life force energy to help create the circumstances, discipline, & resources required to make my book a reality.
Reiki Never Goes Away
Each morning, I awaken and mediate and activate all the Usui and Karuna Reiki® symbols to which I have been attuned. Both types of Reiki work well together. It was a unique experience during meditation that helped me understand the innate wisdom associated with the symbols, and specifically a Karuna Reiki® symbol.
It was a wonderful sunny day. The sun had been streaming through the windows because I remember how warm and good the sun felt on my face. I had been meditating for five minutes, when one of the Karuna Reiki® symbols appeared in my mind’s eye.
This beautiful symbol was an indescribable iridescent pink and violet color infused with white light. Words are inadequate to describe the image and the feeling accompanying it. The image lasted for seconds and then dissipated. My cat, Bentley, made weird cat sounds that he previously had reserved for intense Reiki sessions. He has a sixth sense about energy.
Over six years ago, when I had taken the Karuna Reiki® Class, I had studied and learned about this symbol. I had always used Karuna in tandem with Usui Reiki. But my use of the symbol was a very generalized use at the start of Reiki session with a client.
I ended my meditation, and hurried to find my Karuna Reiki® manual filed under K in the filing cabinet. I found the symbol.
A Perfect Symbol To Help
This symbol connects the higher self with the lower self for deep healing. I was very much in need in the deep healing department. Remember, the act of writing about healing brings up opportunities for healing.
It also improves learning ability, assists with mental clarity to organize our minds, and improves communication. Last but not least, this Karuna Reiki® symbol brings greater creativity by inspiring us with new ideas and adding depth to our projects. That pretty much describes what I needed. The wisdom of the Universe never ceases to amaze me.
This beautiful symbol is now posted on the bulletin board above my computer. I have renewed my appreciation, personal experience, and more in-depth knowledge with Karuna. I also discovered there is an additional Karuna Reiki® symbol that works well with the one that appeared in my meditation. The two work well together to manifest the development and fulfillment of creative projects. Yes, indeed, I am using those two, and all of the Usui and Karuna Reiki® symbols.
As I write this, I am thinking, why didn’t I remember to use that wonderful symbol earlier?
You know, we are all so very human. We get busy. And we forget. We get hyper focused on other life details. In retrospect those details don’t seem all that important. It is reassuring to me, know and remember that once attuned to these sacred symbols, they never abandon you. They never go away. They will be there always to support and assist.
Elmer’s Glue Of The Universe
From sleeping children, cooking, finding keys and writing a book, Reiki is like Elmer’s Glue of the Universe. Our intention and focus, supported by spiritually guided life energy of Reiki, creates possibility and connection with our dreams, and highest good. From the practical, to the not so practical, I have used Reiki everyday for 13 years. Usui and Karuna Reiki®, and their associated sacred symbols, act like keys, to open ancient doorways to universal light, love, peace & compassion. This process and the results never cease to amaze me.
Reiki is such a valuable resource. The use of Reiki can be very practical and paradoxically impractical. My positive Reiki experiences list continues to grow longer and longer. I am very grateful.
Reiki is a living tool and a life tool to be used every day. So from the esoteric to the practical Reiki is a dynamic life tool. A living tool, helping us create more compassion, peace, love and light. And know that as you read these words, you are blessed with Reiki. I used all the Usui and Karuna Reiki® symbols to enfold you and bless you with love, light, and peace and possibility.
Educated as a Registered Nurse and certified as a holistic nurse, Janny has dedicated her nursing career to bridging the gap between conventional and complementary health and medicine. She is a natural intuitive and has been certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner, an Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. Visit her website at http://www.jannyadkins.com