Reiki and Self-Improvement

by Corey Erickson

Most of us who have learned to use Reiki have experienced the way we are able to channel the Reiki energy to help others heal physical and emotional trauma.

The primary way that we have learned to do this is by using the laying-on of hands techniques passed on to us by way of Mrs. Takata. The history of Reiki focuses largely on healing other people in this way.

At times, however, we ourselves are the ones in need of healing. Several techniques have been developed recently to help us in this area. These are in addition to the benefits that we already receive as Reiki flows though us into our clients.

I found that using Reiki Meditation made it much easier to connect with the calm and loving elements inside myself. Most of the other forms of meditation that I had tried were not as effective for me.

Less stress is only one of the benefits of Reiki Meditation. Have you ever had a flash of insight in which an answer to a problem was suddenly revealed, or you suddenly understood something which had been unclear to you previously? I noticed that the more I meditated, the more frequently these flashes of insight would come to me.

Much of my new insight has been centered around understanding personal experiences. I find it very helpful, after having gone through a particularly difficult situation, to use Reiki Meditation and gain insight into the value of the experience.

Then, by applying the insight, learn the lesson so that I don't have to repeat the difficult experience over and over.

Another benefit of Reiki Meditation has been a gradual releasing of negative attitudes that I had held for years.

I found that negative attitudes had created many negative situations in my life. Now, I find it easier to get out of settings which are unhealthy for me.

People come into my life just as I need the things they have to offer me. Books appear to me just as I am ready to learn what they have to teach. It’s a real improvement to find that the universe is helping one along the way instead of merely being indifferent or even harmful.

Now, I feel confident that I am able to shape my life and make it what I want it to be. One of the things that really impressed me about Reiki was the fact that it can be combined with other forms of mental and spiritual development.

I have a feeling that most of you reading this probably have an arsenal of self-improvement and positive spiritual techniques as I do. Reiki works so well with mental images and visualizing. It is very easy to find ways to fit Reiki into your life, even if you are very busy.

One of the most obvious ways of bringing more Reiki into your life is to simply do a treatment on yourself. The more you use Reiki, the easier it will be for you to relax quickly to give yourself a quick treatment.

Reiki is very fluid and lends itself to be used in a slightly different way by each person. Feel free to use Reiki in new ways in your quest for self-improvement.

Reiki is a wonderful tool to help other people, but don’t overlook the way that it can help you too.


It’s great to want to heal the world,
but you are a part of the world too.

The improvement of the world begins with
the individual and the individual who
makes a difference could be you!

As we all move towards more self
awareness, so we are more centred
and strong and able to meet with
lifes challenges in a balanced


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
                   Mahatma Gandhi(1869-1948)