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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Upcoming Events~Awaken Fair

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Awaken Fair Website

Hello friends,

Sometimes I wonder if I’m making the right decisions. Even down to the smallest things, like where I should spend my time this afternoon, or who to be around so that my vibration can be lifted.

Well, worrying about the decisions doesn’t help. If I make a mistake, it’s a lesson learned and I keep moving. I am really excited that I made the intuitive decision to start working with a holistic and intuitive business coach; Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition! We had our first meeting on Thursday and that’s when I decided it was really time to make a change. I thought “I could wait and save up more money before I start the program, or I could start now and increase my income along the way”. I really feel that this work will help and empower me in the long run and in a sustainable way. The program is 3 months long. Right now I have 1 dedicated client and a few other clients here and there. I am writing this down so that I can come back and check up on it in 3 months and see where I stand! I can envision myself having the perfect amount of loving and generous clients, that are healed by my energy. And I will make a joyful and plentiful living doing what I love.

I plan to teach my first Reiki Level 1 class in Philadelphia by that time as well. If you’re in the Philadelphia area and interested in learning Reiki with me, send me a message! Also, I am excited that I will be taking part in the Awaken Fair once again on July 31st in NYC. I will be doing reiki and sound healing. You can find the details on the Awaken Fair here. They even put a link to my website! I will admit that last time, I did the fair in January, I only had one client! But I met so many amazing people, and I have much more confidence and experience under my belt this time around, so I’m looking forward to filling my day with clients, potential collaborators and new friends!

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I will also be at the Clark Park Summer Solstice Music & Arts Festival  on June 25th, sharing a space with my new friend Elena and her beautiful macrame crystal wraps. View her Etsy page here! I will be doing reiki and sound healing sessions as well as meeting members of my new local community that day. See you soon!

 

 

Love & Light

Victoria

Life~Transitioning Out of College

So, in the midst of watching this video by Ralph Smart, I started crying because of the pressure I feel from my family regarding my post-grad life. There is a lot of stress building up inside of me.

I have been noticing a trend where my parents tell me what they think I should do, or what they would prefer that I do. Lately I have been wondering if there is some deeper psychological reasoning behind this. For example, when I said I would like to be a massage therapist, my mom said, “you could just do that on the side, or for fun”. And when I spent the weekend supporting a Sound Healing Therapist at the Mind Body Spirit Expo, she said “Yes, you will get a job, but I’d rather you don’t sell bowls at a Flea Market.”

I do understand that my college education was worth a lot of money, and that my parents spent money to help put me throught it. But I wish they could be a bit more supportive of my true feelings. Or the idea that doing something I love will make me 100 times more successful. Anyway, the principle I was pondering has something to do with personal regrets, or personal wanting to “live vicariously through me”. I know that she wants me to succeed, but it seems that the advice she gives me is often coming from a place of pressure and worry rather than love and support. I hope I do not sound like a brat. I just want to aim my life in the positive, conscious direction. It is ok to recognize the things that upset me and try to think of a solution.

And my mom is not the only person that has been bothering me lately. My uncle (her brother) as well. He works for a large oil company and he is a very intelligent engineer. I love him, but I never say it because he has never said it to me. Also, he is very uptight and likes to interrogate family members sometimes. After watching this video though…:

I was feeling pretty good about my whole uncle situation. I was telling myself that he wants the best for me, but he always tells me to apply for 50 jobs, and that I should have already applied to 50 jobs by now. Well after watching the video, I learned that “we have the power to choose whether or not we want to invite this person into our temple, which is essentially, within ourselves.” So yes, I wholeheartedly agree and I felt very empowered when I heard this.

But on the other hand, everything that Ralph says is ideal, and I am slowly transitioning to new life principles and ways of living. But I guess I have to be a bit more patient. Right now I am kind of like a lost dog, because I am still under the financial wing (or paw?) of my parents. And since they helped me with my college education, I do feel the need to please them or satify them at least a little bit. I need to hear them out at least. — I am super excited to be starting this book called “You Are a Badass – How to stop doubting yourself and start living an awesome life” by Jen Sincero. In the Introduction she says “This is about getting mighty clear about what makes you happy and what makes you feel the most alive, and then creating it instead of pretending you can’t have it. Or that you don’t deserve it. Or that you’re a greedy egomaniacal fathead wanting more than you already have. Or listening to what Dad and Aunt Mary think you should be doing.”  As you can see, that last line really spoke to me.

I am also in an Intro to Eastern Philosophy class where we have recently covered the philosopher Mengzi. Mengzi believed that all people had essentially good seeds inside of them at birth, but it is a matter of a combination of nature and nurture (and even self nurture) that cause these seeds to grow. So, I always try to see the good in people that I come across in my daily life.

BUT it is REALLY HARD when it is my own family members, and I feel like I do not really belong. When I went to a Tantra Wisdom workshop called Free the Emotions a few months back, I asked the teacher why she came here from California. She said that she came here to take care of her dying mother. And meanwhile, she was also doing her work. I had mixed feelings about that workshop, but overall I admit it was pretty effective. Anyway, she also mentioned that there is a need for more LOVE, and spiritual, conscious people in the Philadelphia area. So I do agree, and I recognize a major need for this. (Although I’m not sure the “market” realizes their own needs for this.) But I think that in this point in my life, I need to find more spiritual teachers that can love and support me from a higher level. I am not ready to be supporting the grumpy masses of Philadelphia!  (Maybe just not yet )

That was my rant for the day. I feel a lot better now. Thank you for reading.

xoxoxo

Victoria