In my last article, I presented my views on the necessity of shielding while performing Reiki treatments. In this one, I am going to present to you a basic shielding technique that anyone can use to protect themselves. During the process of a Reiki treatment, most Reiki practitioners are doing this technique without even thinking about it.
This particular shielding method is to raise our own energy vibration to the point where lower frequency energies bounce off of us or are instantly neutralized. This technique can be done with various breathing or other energy techniques. So how does raising our energy vibration cause the lower frequency energy to “bounce” off us?
I remember growing up, my mother teaching me to make pancakes. She told me to make sure the griddle was nice and hot before pouring the batter on to it. I asked her how we knew when it was hot enough (since this was quite a few years before infrared thermometers were readily available). She told me to sprinkle a few drops of cold water on the pan; it they danced on the pan before boiling away, it was hot enough. This is called the Leidenfrost effect.
And this is the same principle that protects us. Our energy frequency is so high that when lower frequencies energies come in contact, some of the energy is instantly neutralized creating a push effect on the rest of the energy. The low energy is seen to bounce off of our high energy.
When Reiki practitioners start to channel Reiki energy through their bodies from source – as opposed to using their own energies – they are raising their personal energy vibration. In effect, they are heating up the pan. Lower vibration energies act like cold water and bounce off it.
If you are new to Reiki, you may have a hard time maintaining the flow at a high enough rate to keep your vibration high. In this cases, you can use any pranayama or qigong techniques you already know to keep your energy high. If you do not know any other techniques, you can perform Joshin Kokyu Ho during the Reiki treatment to help you maintain a high energy vibration.
In the next article, I will discuss another shielding technique – this time a general shielding technique for daily use.