It's the first Saturday of the month and I already feel the benefits and energy of this morning's coming Reiki Share here at Healing Heart Reiki. As a Reiki Master and the host of several monthly Reiki Shares over the past 10-15 years, I've noticed that a larger energy portal seems to open when there is collective healing, and the healing always begins before the Share even takes place. Secretly, I love this. The energy feels like fairy-godmother dust and fortune. It feels GOOD.
This is our first Reiki Share since last April, so I'd forgotten how that healing energy usually comes rushing in through my crown chakra, hours before we jump on the zoom together. Ahh, for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about...
What Is A Reiki Share?
A Reiki Share is when people gather together to share Reiki healing energy. This can be done hands-on, or transmitted via distance. All of the Reiki Shares I have been to are very nurturing, and people tend to come away with bright smiles and laughter, feeling really great after.
Some Shares require people to be attuned to Reiki, while others are much more flexible. It really depends on who is hosting.
Let's see if I can give you a better Reiki Share description! In a Reiki Share, a gathering of Reiki attuned practitioners offer group treatments to one another. Practitioners can be individually paired to share their techniques, in which case they would simply do one switch mid hour. First one person receives, and then the other.
The more common format for group Reiki healing at a Reiki Share is one in which tables are laid out. Attendees welcome healing together and go over the guidelines for healing, then break into groups at each of the tables, with 3-5 people at each table. All Reiki participants at the table work on a single person for 10-15 minutes. As the Reiki Share proceeds, people switch out at their table until everyone has received a healing.
Years ago I went to a really cool Reiki Share in Petaluma California where the woman hosting placed large pieces of selenite beneath each table to facilitate clearing. The space was an old dance space with muted light and an airy feel. She covered the tables with lavender sheets, and played cool moody new age music. She used a singing bowl in a sound healing meditation to ground us all before we began.
In another Reiki Share I attended years back, the man hosting was a brand new Reiki Master. He chose to lead a chakra meditation to ground and center participants, before we split into groups of 3 at the tables. The room was small, but the positive energy made it comfortable. There was a table top waterfall, and many statues and images that evoked Buddha energy and zen calm. It was lovely too!
I have so many memories hosting my own Shares, but in the online shares I remember people more than space. I remember things that a woman shared from her heart. I remember artworks, and funny moments where our pets and children could be involved.
In all of these versions of healing, we are "healing friends," connected in the spirit of healing.
The Power of Group Reiki Healing
This morning, I'm reminded of how grounding and deeply nourishing it really is to have this single intentional moment each month. The Reiki Share helps us channel life force energy, but it also connects us more deeply to our inner intentions, core power, and quiet mind. When we all connect, there's a collective life-affirming transformation for everyone in the Reiki Share.
Reiki is so healing, and with the fast pace and deep emotions of this year, we need these checkpoints more than ever.
Last week I started to formulate a soft intention to allow each of these 1st Saturdays to be very gentle and loving in energy. I completely trust the flow of Reiki energy to bring peace and healing to all who encounter it.
In past years, I've loved watching people pile into our Grey Victorian when we did monthly in-person shares, but there's also something magical about connecting to smiling faces and warm hearts all over the world. Some people come with great intention, others just by the seat of their pants. I love that we can just show up as who we are, without kindness in our heart. I'm tickled pink each time by our global connections.
We're all bravely living, and the Reiki Shares are such a great affirmation of hope, courage, and love. For 2023 our online Reiki Share will happen the 1st Saturday of every month. Set aside that day in your calendar to attend the share, take a nice nature walk, eat healthy delicious food, and clean house with your favorite tunes.
Whether you are a Healing Heart Reiki alumni, or attuned with another teacher you're welcome to join in the fun.
Can't wait to see you all soon! ❤️
blessings & love,
DAILEY LITTLE is a healing practitioner, transformational life coach, ordained Priestess, and teacher who founded Healing Heart Reiki to help others navigate life with joy. She offers private sessions, and teaches classes in healing and mindset from a magical peaceful corner of the world in Northern California. For more info see: www.SantaRosaReiki.com