As Reiki practitioners and professionals, we are aware of the importance of properly preparing for a Reiki session. Over the years, I have come to appreciate the true significance of an intentional and thoughtful preparation, primarily because of its effect on the entire session going forward. By taking the time to thoroughly prepare ourselves and our healing space, a vibratory message of caring is set in motion, resulting in an elevated vibration of healing intention.
During my work with Reiki for almost a decade and thousands of sessions, Reiki has lovingly guided me to develop a thorough and effective preparation procedure, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share it in this article. It is my intention that the information provided here will serve as an inspiration for your own Reiki practice, in whatever manner is appropriate and right for you.
From an energetic standpoint, the preparations begin at the time the appointment is made, which sends the message and the intention to the Universe. At that time, I begin sending Reiki to the session in advance by invoking the Holy Fire symbol and HSZSN (Time-Distance Symbol). Please note that the practitioner may utilize any symbols or method that resonates, and to which (s)he is guided.
The client also receives a confirmation email, which includes the appointment date and time along with any pertinent details. It also offers preparation recommendations for the Reiki session, which, in my experience, is especially helpful for new clients, as well as those who are new to Reiki itself. In addition, an appointment reminder is sent a day or two before the scheduled time.
On the day of the appointment, I prepare the healing area, paying particular attention to the healing space where the treatment will take place. The room is always cleansed physically as well as energetically. At the risk of stating the obvious, a physically clean room is necessary – it is not only inviting and pleasant, but the placement of fresh linens on the Reiki table, along with the removal of dust, trash, and debris, helps to clear incompatible or unhealthy energies. Since this area receives daily maintenance, the physical cleaning is a relatively quick process. I also have fresh Reiki-charged gem water available for the client and for myself. Channeling Reiki creates a powerful thirst!
After ensuring that the space is physically clean, the energy clearing begins. The energetic cleansing is just as, if not more, important than the physical cleansing when working with multiple clients throughout the day. It is essential, that energetic residue, be cleared between sessions so as not to adversely affect clients or the Reiki Professional. Fortunately, there are many clearing methods available to the Reiki practitioner. My preferred way is to draw the Holy Fire symbol in the air over the walls, ceiling, and floor of the room, with the intent, that the area, be cleared of all incompatible and/or unhealthy energies. Of…