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Gassho Meditation in Reiki

Reiki is calming, spiritually and physically. When we practice Reiki, we are asking for the Universal Spirit to enter into our energy fields and empower us. Reiki can be empowerment from the healer, as well as to the one being healed.

When we meditate in Reiki, we are signifying to The Universe that we wish to open up the Healing Portal and thus begin to practice our Reiki. It is through meditation, channeling, visualising and sending the Reiki energy from our soul to the body, soul and spirit of the one being healed. The energy is invisible, yet very powerful. It is strong without being a harm unto anyone. It is subtle and gentle. It is relaxing and healing.

A good meditation to try for this Gasshô position is this one which is largely practiced in the Shoden level (Master). It is also a good technique to teach your own students whilst they are receiving your attunements. It will help to calm and focus the mind. It is one that I myself practice on a regular basis.

By joining your hands together in the prayer position, you are signifying the commencement of the act of Reiki meditation. Bring your hands together and up toward your face so that your middle fingers are level with the bridge of your nose.

  • Sit and Gasshô to centre the mind and set your intent. Close your eyes.
  • Breathe in naturally, focusing on the point where your two middle fingers come together. When your mind wanders, use this physical point as your focus to bring yourself back to this pointed meditation.
  • Continue to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. By doing this you will notice that your mind wanders less and your focusing power is greater.
  • Continue the meditation for up to thirty minutes. Gasshô to give thanks.

GasshohandsThis meditation should be practiced on a regular basis. Whilst you are meditating in this way, be aware that you have a body, from the tip of your toes to the top of your head and every part there-in. You could begin from the ground up, which is a good place to start as we walk with our feet every day and this is the area of our body that does the most work. When, after a few weeks of continuing this meditation practice, you have managed to find your head and know how it feels, and then you will be ready to practice on the spot healing with little or no preparation necessary.

Being focused does not necessitate you being out of control of your mind, body or soul at any time of the night or day, nor does it mean that you may be side tracked into another way of thinking at a moment’s glance. On the contrary, it means that you don’t need to be concerned with where you are or what you are doing, that you may indeed switch off in order to do the task at hand.