How to make sure you’re not taking on other people’s energy during a Reiki session?

People often ask me, how do you make sure you’re not taking on other people’s energy during a Reiki session?

My standard reply used to be, “It just doesn’t happen, that’s not the nature of Reiki”. In my experience, I usually feel great and energized during and after a Reiki session. One of the intention statements that I learned during my Reiki training at Learn Reiki Philadelphia, is “Please keep our personal energies separate”. I usually state this to myself while calling in the Reiki energy during a private session.

This usually worked well, along with the divine, infinite intelligence of Reiki that automatically knows where it needs to flow. And honestly, I would tell them, it seemed that I had more trouble making sure I wasn’t taking on other people’s energy in my daily life rather than in Reiki sessions. This may be because during the Reiki session the pure intention and consciousness are there, while in regular life, I could have been unconsciously trying to heal others, or just picking up on other people’s stuff. One statement that really helped me with preventing that was “I set the condition that only that which is my vibration or higher may enter my field”. -Cynthia Lamb VibrantFreedom.com

After using that statement, along with periodically wiping off my own energy field and connecting to love energy, my energy had improved greatly. Still, as a Reiki Master, I am always on the path of growth and transformation. I’m always open to learning more and improving my own energy vibration. So last week, I was at one of my favorite spiritual vortexes in PA, The Being One Center for the Night of Energy Healing. I was talking to one of the practitioners there and I asked him, so do you have any techniques for making sure you don’t take on other people’s energy? He said, “Think of fertilizer… What’s it made of?”

“Shit, or poop” I replied.

We already know how much plants and trees love and thrive on fertilizer. Well, he went on to explain that the Earth, also thrives when we release our “negative energy” so to speak, down into her. I had heard of this before, but I always felt a bit guilty, as if I shouldn’t be sending this negative energy or shit, down into Mother Earth. This analogy of “negative energy” being like fertilizer for the Earth, really struck a chord with me and opened me up to a new way of looking at things. I could feel the resonance in my body as he spoke on the subject, telling me that it resonated as true for me at that moment. I have definitely had the experience of hugging or holding a tree and then feeling much more grounded and connected.

So the next time you start to feel any type of energy that’s not yours, one thing you can do is to imagine this energy going directly down into the Earth. There it will no longer be yours to carry. And, try embracing this new perspective, that the Earth actually benefits, when you let go and release this energy down to her!

trees-stairs-freeimageIt’s a plus if you can actually get out into nature and feel the magic. If not, and you’re stuck inside, the visualization still works!

I hope this provides an enlightening perspective and can offer you some insight!

Have you ever taken on someone else’s energy? Have you found an effective way to release it that wasn’t mentioned here? Did you enjoy this post? Please let me know in the comments!

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