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Reiki Practitioners: How to Use Reiki Every Day!

Updated on July 25, 2017
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Kitty is a Registered Nurse. She uses what she has learned on the job to inspire and encourage others to take control of their health.

Reiki can be used every single day!
Reiki can be used every single day! | Source

Why Use Reiki?

Reiki is universal energy. Source energy. Loving, all-powerful, relaxing, healing energy directly from the Universe. It can and should be used every day, if you have the ability to use it. For Reiki practitioners, there is nothing stopping you from using Reiki on a daily basis in many different facets of your life.

Reiki not only soothes a weary soul, it also calms an anxious mind. It can relax even the most uptight of people and promotes healing in situations where healing is needed or will be needed. Reiki can also cross barriers of time and distance, and therefore can be sent to other people, places, and events.

Author Nicole Canfield has been a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner for a year and practices daily on herself and others. She plans to go all the way to Reiki Master/Teacher level in the future. If you'd like to learn of the various ways you can use Reiki in your daily life, read on.

1. Cleansing and Protecting Space

Just as we need to clean our houses of dust and dirt, we also need to cleanse them of spiritual debris and energetic build-up. Some will tell you to use sage in a smudging ritual, which is quite effective, but if you are a Reiki practitioner you can easily cleanse your space using Reiki. Use what you were taught in Reiki to cleanse and empower your space with symbols and the passing of the energy from your hands into your home. Cover each wall, the floor, and the roof for full effectiveness. This not only spiritually cleanses the space but also adds an extra layer of divine protection.

You can do this every night before falling asleep. You can also use this same technique in your office or place of work, during travel in any vehicle, and in other public places in which you feel the need. It not only helps to calm you personally, but might also help the people around you in that space and people who may come to that space afterwards.

Reiki can be used to protect and cleanse the space around you.
Reiki can be used to protect and cleanse the space around you. | Source

2. Reiki Self-Healing

You heard it from your Reiki master, probably more than once while taking your Reiki course. Not only can you use Reiki to help calm and promote healing in others, you can do it for yourself. The best part about it is, you can use Reiki on a daily basis on yourself. You can use Reiki any time of day, during work hours if you have a moment to sit down and relax, as you're waking up, or even right before bed (which is when I prefer to give myself Reiki). Even if you're sitting down and watching TV, put your hands on your stomach or wherever you feel called, and let Reiki flow.

You can do a full Reiki session from head to feet, or you can simply choose one spot on which to lay your hands. The choice is yours, and ultimately Reiki will flow where it needs to go. I've found it effective to help me remove unwanted thoughts at night before bed, and it also helps me to balance my chakras. I've used Reiki almost everywhere I've gone, when I've felt the need. You can use it to help with a stomachache, a headache, nerves, or just about anything at any time. Don't forget to use it on yourself. It's one of the greatest gifts you've been given.

3. Sending Reiki Long-Distance

Reiki is effective when used on yourself and others around you. It is also effective in cleansing and protecting a space. Don't forget that it can also be sent long-distance to relatives that live far away. Often we have loved ones living in other states or countries who may need some calm energy at certain times of the day or just in general, and they may say something like "oh I wish you were here to give me Reiki". Offer to send then long-distance Reiki and use what you were taught in Reiki II to send Reiki to them. You can set up a certain time to send them Reiki or simply send it whenever.

Because Reiki is divine universal energy, it transcends space and time. This means that Reiki can be sent back in time and forward in time to past and future events. Time is a man-made concept, and the Universe does not know time like we do, so you can send Reiki in the past and into the future to help calm and heal certain things that have happened to you or others. Some will tell you you shouldn't send Reiki to events that include people who haven't given permission to receive Reiki. The choice is ultimately up to you and will depend on the event and your morals. Use your instinct and intuition.

Because Reiki is divine universal energy, it transcends space and time. This means that Reiki can be sent back in time and forward in time to past and future events.

— Nicole Canfield

4. Infusing Things with Reiki

Maybe your Reiki master taught you this, and maybe he or she didn't. Reiki can be given to people, events, and spaces, and it can also be given to items around you used in daily life. Again, Reiki is universal energy and therefore knows no boundaries. Also, everything in the Universe is made up of this energy in one form or another and so Reiki can be used to empower and cleanse any physical object on the planet!

Some examples of things you can infuse with Reiki in your daily life include: food, clothing, cars, planes, electronics (especially if they're not working right!), plants, water (baths and swimming pools), furniture, and more. How does giving Reiki to these items benefit you? It is all about your perspective and what you use on a daily basis in which you feel could benefit from divine universal energy. If you drive in your car a lot during the day, it can only be helpful to infuse it with Reiki to protect you while driving and also help the car function appropriately. If you infuse your food with Reiki, you are giving the nutrition of the food a boost. If you give your plants Reiki, you are giving them a boost of energy and life and they may grow to be more healthy. Etc.

Reiki can turn on unexpectedly. Let it happen.
Reiki can turn on unexpectedly. Let it happen. | Source

5. When Reiki Turns On Randomly

Sometimes Reiki will flow when it needs to without your permission or initiation. For example, you may be in a public place and feel your hands "turn on" with Reiki. You may wonder why this is happening, but the reason is usually because someone or something near you desperately needs it. The universe (God/The Divine/etc) is all powerful and knows when someone or something is in need of the energy and may use you as a channel in which to send it to the person or thing in need.

You don't have to tell the person or even make a spectacle of it. Just let the Reiki flow naturally and (if you can) wait until you feel Reiki has turned off or until the person or thing is out of your vicinity. This has only happened to me once, but when it did it was very strong and noticeable. I didn't tell the person, I just let the Universe do its job. Otherwise, I ask the person if they would like to receive Reiki for ethical reasons. This can happen any time anywhere, so be prepared. And it can happen often or rarely. It all depends on you, your situation, and what the Universe is willing to give through you.

© 2017 Nicole Canfield

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    Karen Szklany Gault 5 weeks ago from New England

    Hi Nicole,

    Enjoyed this article on Reiki energy very much. In June I was attuned to Level I and have been working with a Reiki Master teacher and a fellow student partner. My chiropractor calls upon Reiki energy when he works on me and my therapist also practices Reiki. I'm surrounded by Reiki energy and I feel the support and love from the Universe through my fellow Reiki pilgrims on this earth.

    Though I have sent Reiki out to others, I am mainly using it to ground myself and balance my chakras so that I can be an effective force of good in the world.

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    MizBejabbers 6 weeks ago

    Of course it transcends all boundaries, Nicole. My point was that although he didn't believe in anything he called "supernatural", he accepted the energies. I also had a boss who would sneak into my office and ask for Reike when she had a headache, but she was a spiritual believer. She used to smile knowingly at me when she knew that I'd given him Reike.

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    Nicole Canfield 6 weeks ago from the Ether

    MizBejabbers - Reiki is an amazing gift. That is a funny story, but I think reiki transcends religious boundaries! Thanks for sharing.

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    MizBejabbers 6 weeks ago

    Nice treatise on Reike, Nicole. You've reminded me that I need to finish my Reike training. I've done all the levels but the Master. I was introduced to Reike by a friend after I was injured in a bus accident, and it has really helped me and my family. My master taught that it was all right to send Reike to a person without asking permission because the person's higher power could accept or reject it, so I do it without feeling guilt.

    Funny Reike story: One person who used to work at the office, a very concrete thinking Christian man would to come to me and ask if I would "do that thing" to his neck when he was in pain. He would say "I don't know what you do or how you do it, in fact, I don't even believe in it, but I just know it helps." We would laugh and then I would proceed.