Reikied Out?

I recently had a conversation with one of my students who claimed they were ‘Reikied Out’.  I thought it was worthy of some further dialogue.

As caregivers out in the world its a little too easy to over-extend ourselves and keep giving and forget to take time to nurture ourselves.

You know you are Reikied Out when you just don’t want to help for the moment.  It feels like an intrusion.

Honor that symptom.  You need to get back into balance.

That balance is truly key to our own longevity in a field that has us cultivating compassion daily.

What part of the world doesn’t need our help, let alone our immediate family, friends and clients.

The Buddha said that all of life is ‘dukkha’ or ‘suffering’.  But that it can be transcended.

In Buddhism, there’s a whole prescriptive path to alleviate that suffering.

But in Reiki, the ‘cure’ is take time for self.  Stop giving to others.  It’s not selfish, it’s self-care.

Each and every single day I find ways for self-care when my schedule permits.  Some days it is sleeping later, some days it is taking a half-hour of meditation, or a long walk, or playing around in the garden.

When I have more time, it’s getting a bodywork treatment or going for a long walk or hike.

Incredibly necessary.  Part of every Reiki practitioner or master’s tool kit.

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