“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” -Ralph Marston.
How many times do we go about in our lives with a long list of expectations with attached unspoken emotions that weigh us down, while we tirelessly exude pretense of how good our life seems? At times we agree to live up to what is considered ‘normal’ or ‘agreeable’ mostly to others although it may seem “non-agreeable” to ourselves. We tend towards these ideas and adapt ways to accomplish things, whereas deep inside we are not settled within and we sense a gap between our souls and mind. These repetitive patterns lead to depression, self-sabotage eventually dis-ease thus giving away our power to others.
With changing times, it is vital to seek happiness within and leverage complementary tools to be able to live life to the fullest. When we use Reiki to self-heal, it provides a sense of protection, guidance, nurturing and courage to avoid or face the dark feelings. With Reiki as a self-healing tool, aspects of kindness, love and acceptance towards ourselves and others are reignited as we step into our power.
When you are around children or people who are happy, notice how contagious their happiness is! They instantaneously spread happiness over the entire space. Reflecting happiness about everything or nothing might sound unrealistic at times however when we are present with our being, we truly care about being happy. It is such an irony that all of us are born happy and then as we turn to be adults, happiness seems to get distant in our reality.
It is said that in the first six years, a child is like a sponge-bob actively absorbing their surroundings, like how their parents/guardians behave, react and perceive life. They imbibe imprints of those life skills and carry them into adulthood. This helps us understand the way our brains are wired since childhood. We replicate the reactions of our parents “thinking” that is how it is supposed to be!
Having had wonderful experiences with Reiki, I contemplated to use it to invite kindness and happiness into my life. The most frequent thing I started doing while giving Reiki to myself or others was envisioning the pink light, engulfing the Cho Ku Rei symbol around me and intending that only love, peace and harmony radiate through it. I also set 3 reminders in a day to consciously feel happy instead of allowing myself to be dragged into dense emotions. My Reiki-box has also helped me to have a swift transition with getting happy. Being happy is our true nature and so if we are feeling unhappy, it is because we have forgotten it or refuse to have it.
The first step towards changing anything is to acknowledge it.
Most of the times, we try hard…