A Reiki Journey begins by shifting awareness so your mind relaxes which leads to your body relaxing. Native American Drumming music is playing in the background. The slow repetitive rhythm shifts your own “rhythm” so that you can journey. The rhythm of the drum puts you in the right state to journey. The drum beat used is very close to the frequency that is measured from the earth.
Your journey begins during guided imagery and continues with the peaceful healing energy of Reiki during which time you will be quietly journeying. Safe and peaceful and insightful.
What is the Journey For?
Journeying like meditation is a tool for spiritual growth. It is also a tool that can be used for healing, for obtaining information, and in working through emotional issues.
When someone goes on a journey they are able to communicate on a spiritual level. You can go and visit ancestors, guardians and guides and divine beings During a journey you can also examine the health of your body. The journey can also be used discover things about your physical world.
Many people use the journey to work through emotional issues. They may confront a deceased or living relative about past abuse or obtain closure. The journey provides a safe environment to express anger, or to work through grief.
The Reiki journey provides a tool for spiritual growth because you can seek out evolved spiritual teachers. The messages given often have an unexpected depth of meaning. Journeyers often report that their journeys “add up” to a deeper spiritual teaching because one journey has built on another. Sometimes, going back to read a journal of your journeys you see that you were walking a path of deep learning. Journey messages will often come in the form of symbols, which have a depth that only becomes clear over time.
Purposes can include healing oneself or another, spiritual growth, enjoyment, connection with guardian spirits, learning, religious growth and many other things because journeying is a diverse tool.
What does the Journeyer experience?
The way each journeyer experiences the places they visit is different. One journeyer may see really well on a journey or another may not see but hear.
The journeyer will often experience both the room that they are in, and the place they visiting in the journey.. The degree to which the journeyer will experience what is happening in the room depends on the person. Journeyers will often minimize this by placing a pillow over their eyes. Although some people have no problem phasing out their awareness of the room, or have very little awareness of it.
In cases where the journeyer experiences nothing visual they may have more of a knowing of where they are and the people and the animals they encounter on the way. This type of sense can be compared to how it feels when you know someone has entered the room behind you, before you turn to look at them. If touch predominates the individual may feel the grass on her feet, the wind on his cheek.
The senses that are predominant in an individual’s daily life may not be those which are strongest when journeying. In some cases it can be difficult for the journeyer to accept what they are experiencing is real or valid because it does not have a visual component, or because it is different to the sensory way they experience their daily life. In all cases with shamanism, the effectiveness of any journeyer or shaman is measured by results.
After observing the effect and effectiveness of the information they receive, a journeyer will often experience unexpected powerful results over time, and in some cases immediately. You will have time to journal after the session and we will talk about what you experienced as well.
Trust and the Critical Mind
It is usually the person who cannot shut off their critical mind that has the most trouble journeying. This is because it grounds you in your body and makes it difficult to allow your creative mind to journey.
It is best to suspend the critical voice while on the journey. Wait and let your mind criticize and analyze after returning from the journey. The initial senses of the new journeyer can sometimes be delicate, and only become strong over time if you are not crushed by the critical mind. A skeptical mind is not a problem, as long as it doesn’t interfere with your ability to free it for a short time for journeying.
In all energy work the mind must be open to the possibility. Closing your mind to the possibility, is like closing a door. You deny yourself permission to have the experience.
Can I Journey?
Yes, if you can close your eyes and daydream you can journey.