Reiki is an ancient energy healing technique that uses the Universal Life Force energy to assist in healing our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Children are natural channels for this energy and learn Reiki very easily.
I taught my niece when she was four years old. When I asked her how Reiki felt to her she said she could feel my heart. Receiving Reiki is like receiving the unconditional love from the Source of all that is. Children, because of their innocents and wonder, can learn Reiki quickly and easily to help themselves and their families. Teaching children Reiki can give them a feeling of empowerment, they can do something to help when someone is sick. They can even learn to work on their pets and plants.
There is no religious aspect to Reiki. Reiki does not interfere with any medical interventions and can reduce side effects and speed healing. It can also help with sleep, anxiety and stress. Children can use Reiki on themselves to sooth them when they are upset. The Reiki principles can be taught to children as a guide for peaceful living:
1. Just for today I will do no harm.
2. Just for today I will do my work honestly.
3. Just for today I will be kind to every living creature.
4. Just for today I will not worry.
Please consider teaching your child Reiki if they are interested in it. It is something that they can use the rest of their life.
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