Worry is pervasive whether you’re a Reiki practitioner or not. In either case, worry occurs but it isn’t a wisdom practice. Worry is about the future and the future hasn’t happened yet. Worrying simply locks your energy up in projections which may or may not happen, and even if they were to happen, haven’t happened yet.

Anything that invests your energy and awareness outside the present moment is not a practice of wisdom. It means that you’re not present to that which worries you.

This is not to say that we don’t have concerns in general, or in our practice of Reiki with others (others including our perts and animals). The question is what serves the life form you’re helping? Does your worry serve their healing, wellness and happiness? Is worry a healing agent or does it get in the way?

The answer is clear. Growing into non-worrying is a practice. This practice begins and ends with the wisdom of knowing that you are not responsible for the results of sharing Reiki with others, or the health of the recipient. You are only responsible for the quality and consistency of being the best Reiki practitioner you can be.

Usui Sensei kept it quite simple:

For today only: Do not anger, Do not worry,
Be humble,
Be honest in your work
Be compassionate to yourself and others.

Although anger is a different emotion than worry, its effect is the same: It removes you from the present. Anger is mostly about the past and worry is mostly about the future. Both are not the present and the present requires your full awareness.

Who you share Reiki with requires your full awareness in the present.

Someone I know said it like this:

We’re probably given such challenges in order to learn how to balance the tension of opposites, to hold both sides of a situation and be strong in the middle of it.

She’s right on! As practitioners of spiritual and healing arts we’re the clear, pure, central conduit in a world of duality. Anger and worry muddy up the conduit. These two emotions also wear us down, tearing at our birthright of true power and love.

I’ve developed a new philosophy… I only dread one day at a time.

— Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz)

Reiki and Worry

2 thoughts on “Reiki and Worry

  • 05/28/2008 at 8:03 AM
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    I think of worry as wasted energy.These days we need to be aware of the ways we can conserve energy…of all kinds! When I catch myself worrying, I remind myself that I am ‘feeding’ an unwanted result by the very fact of my worrying about it! This quote from Mark Twain has helped me too: “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

  • 05/30/2008 at 7:54 AM
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    He also said: “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles…by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.”

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