Sunday 24 September 2023

Importance of Self Cleansing in Reiki

The Importance of Self Cleansing in Reiki

Self-cleansing, in a general sense, refers to the practice of purifying or cleansing one's own mind, body, or energy field from negative influences, emotions, or energies. It is a process of ridding oneself of impurities or unwanted elements that may be affecting overall well-being. The concept of self-cleansing is found in various spiritual and healing traditions, including Reiki, meditation, mindfulness, and many others.

In Reiki and similar energy healing modalities, self-cleansing specifically pertains to the practice of purifying one's own energy field. It involves removing any negative or stagnant energy that may have been absorbed from others or from the environment. This is done to maintain energetic balance, clarity, and to ensure that the practitioner's own energy is clean and conducive to healing.

The goal of self-cleansing in Reiki is to ensure that the practitioner's energy is in a positive and balanced state, allowing them to provide effective healing to themselves and others. It's a practice of self-care and energetic hygiene that helps maintain overall well-being and fosters a deeper connection to universal life force energy.

Self-cleansing in Reiki is an essential practice that holds great importance for several reasons:

  • Maintaining Energetic Hygiene: Just as we take physical showers or baths to cleanse our bodies, self-cleansing in Reiki helps maintain energetic hygiene. It helps remove any negative energy or stagnancy.
  • Preventing Energy Drain: When you channel Reiki energy to others it’s important to cut the cords otherwise it leads to energy drain. You can easily prevent this by flowing some Reiki through yourself after a healing session.
  • Promoting Balance: Cleansing your own energy field helps restore balance. Blockages or impurities in your energy field can lead to physical and emotional imbalances. Self-cleansing helps remove these blockages and promotes overall well-being.
  • Enhancing Intuition: Reiki practitioners often rely on their intuition and inner guidance during sessions. A clean energy field can enhance your intuitive abilities and help you better understand your clients' needs.
  • Personal Growth and Self-awareness: Self-cleansing is not only about energy hygiene but also about self-awareness. It encourages introspection and self-reflection, helping you become more attuned to your own emotions and thoughts.
  • Strengthening Your Connection: Cleansing rituals can strengthen your connection to the universal life force energy of Reiki. When your energy field is clear and balanced, you are more receptive to the flow of Reiki energy, which can enhance the effectiveness of your healing sessions.
  • Setting a Positive Example: As a Reiki practitioner, your energy and demeanor can influence your clients. Demonstrating self-cleansing practices sets a positive example for clients and shows them the importance of self-care and energetic well-being.
  • Preventing Burnout: Regular self-cleansing can help prevent burnout, compassion fatigue, and emotional exhaustion, which are common challenges for healers and caregivers who don’t practice self cleansing.

Self-cleansing in Reiki is not only about maintaining your own energetic well-being but also about enhancing your ability to provide effective healing and support to others. It's an integral part of being a responsible and effective Reiki practitioner.

Self-cleansing in Reiki often involves techniques such as:

  • Visualization: Practitioners may visualize a stream of pure, cleansing energy flowing through their body, washing away any impurities or negative energy.
  • Reiki Symbols: Reiki symbols are sometimes used to clear and cleanse one's own energy field.
  • Breathing Exercises: Deep breathing exercises can help release negative energy and promote relaxation.
  • Meditation: Hatsurei Ho Meditation technique is used to clear the mind, release stress, and purify the energy field.
  • Intention Setting: Setting a clear intention to release and cleanse negative energy can be a powerful self-cleansing technique.

There are various ways to perform self-cleansing in Reiki. The specific method you choose may depend on your personal preferences and what resonates with you. Here are some ways you can do self cleansing before and after Reiki healing.

Self-Cleansing Process Before Healing:

Before performing Reiki healing, it's essential to ensure that you are in the right state of mind and energetically clean:

  • Ground Yourself: Sit in a quiet, comfortable place and take a few deep breaths. Visualize roots extending from your feet into the Earth, grounding you.
  • Clear Your Energy: Use the Power symbol to clear your own energy. Imagine the symbol clearing any negative or stagnant energy from your body and aura.
  • Set Your Intentions: Clearly state your intention to send healing energy to the person with depression. Visualize them surrounded by light and healing energy.
  • Invoke Protection: You can also use a symbol like the Power Symbol to create a protective shield around yourself to ensure you don't absorb any negative energy during the healing process.

Self-Cleansing Process After Healing:

After the healing session, it's important to cleanse your energy again:

  • Ground Yourself: Reconnect with the Earth's energy to stabilize yourself.
  • Thank the Universe: Express gratitude for the opportunity to channel healing energy.
  • Clear Your Energy: Once again, use the Cho Ku Rei symbol or any other symbol you feel comfortable with to clear any residual energy from your system.
  • Hydrate and Rest: Drink plenty of water to help release any excess energy. Rest if needed, as channeling energy can be draining.

Remember that Reiki is a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment. It can be used alongside medication and therapy to support the person's overall well-being. Always seek the person's consent before sending them distant Reiki healing, and consider offering it as a supplement to their existing treatment plan.

Sachin Bangera

Reiki Grand Master


About the Author:

Sachin Bangera is the Author of the book 'Benefits Of Reiki Healing: How Reiki Healing can Heal and Transform your Entire Life' is published on Amazon!  The book is available both in the print version and the Kindle version!