by Reiki Master Diana Henderson
Rising above the Current State
As a member of a professional
Reiki network, I received a question posed by a member of the group
about how we can deal with the current global economic situation. Below
is the response I posted along with a few other thoughts I hope will be
helpful to all who seek to move beyond struggle and into harmony
regarding the issue of financial security.
As Lightworkers, how can we deal with prosperity issues and the
current state of the economy?
The answer first and foremost begins within ourselves. We need to work
consciously and diligently to clear/heal our own issues regarding
prosperity. This takes place on many levels.
1. Clear and
balance chakras: All the chakras
play a role in this, but the heart chakra seems to be key. Healing
issues of unworthiness and releasing feelings of lack from the heart
center is vital. Also, working to clear the lower chakras can help
tremendously. We can work to heal survival issues that block the base
chakra and consciously breathe nourishing, supportive energy from the
Earth. We can clear the sacral center for greater ease in manifestation
on the material plane and balance the solar plexus to release fears,
increase a sense of personal empowerment and align the will with the
2. Heal emotional
and mental issues related to prosperity: I recommend the
wonderful book called Abundance
through Reiki by Paula Horan. It's great for anyone
working to overcome prosperity issues whether or not they have taken
Reiki pracitioners who have learned the techniques at Level 2 Reiki can
make use of the emotional symbol to ingrain prosperity affirmations
within the subconscious and the energy centers. Creating your own
affirmation based on self-exploration works best, but you can also find
a plethora of abundance affirmations on the web by plugging that topic
into your search engine. Get ideas from these and then reword the
affirmation(s) to align with your specific needs/intentions and your
way of thinking/processing. Once you have your affirmation ready,
surround yourself with protective, loving energy, center yourself,
align with the light of your spirit through meditation, and impart
affirmations using the emotional symbol techniques learned in Reiki 2.
Getting into a deep meditative state and centering first enhances this
experience. Give yourself Reiki for at least 10 minutes prior to using
the emotional symbol in order to fully relax and open to the energy.
If you have never learned Reiki or haven't moved to Level 2, you can
still use the affirmation technique. Say a prayer to anchor your
affirmation within your subconscious and in your chakras. Then get into
a deep meditative state and center yourself aligned with the Light of
Source above and the core of the Earth below. Imagine a beautiful,
perfect line of golden white light flowing between the center of the
Universe/Source/the Divine and the center of the Earth through your core.
Call on the Divine Life Force to gently flow through you to empower
your affirmation(s). Repeat this daily as needed until you begin to
"own" that sense of abundance as part of your normal way of thinking
In doing this personal work, we are able to hold the energy of
prosperity, which can bring great blessings into our own lives AND also
touches everyone we meet with that frequency. Think of yourself like a
radio tower sending out waves of energy far and wide. What we do
personally to enhance our own vibrations and hold a higher frequency
can affect the greater whole.
3. We also can honor the
concept of energy exchange on a daily basis. We can allow
the circle of that exchange to be completed in every experience in our
lives to the best of our abilities so that no one is left feeling less
4. We can relinquish
fear-based judgments. Getting into the habit of catching
ourselves and clearing those judgments as they're in progress keeps
judgments from anchoring detrimental energy in our fields and allows us
to move beyond the fear-entrenched habit of judging. While "discernment" aligns us with
what is beneficial for each of us, "judgment" simply spreads the energy of fear, which is what we need to clear in
order to move to a higher ideal.
One aspect of judgment closely linked to the fear of lack—something
even the most conscious among us sometimes might miss—is pitying another person. We may think of pity as a form of compassion,
but these are entirely distinct from one another. Compassion says to
the person, "I understand and I love you. I will stand with you in
strength as you empower yourself to move beyond your current state." On
the contrary, pity says, "Clearly you are weak and have no choice but
to remain in this state. I'm sorry this is true, but true it is. Go
ahead and stay right where you are. I will enable you to remain stuck
in your story."
All forms of judgment, even pity, place the judger and the judged
on unequal footing with the latter beneath the former. We are one.
Any inadequacy we see in another exists within us on some level. If it
didn't, we wouldn't feel compelled to judge. We might discern
that which is out of alignment with our own well-being, of course, for
this is simply self-preservation, but the moment we step into judgment, which places someone beneath us, we diminish the other person and ourselves.
The difference between discerning and judging can be difficult to
define. Perhaps this example will help: If I discern that it is
appropriate not to engage a business partner or associate whose values
place money at the top of their priorities, I'm simply aligning with my
values based on the knowledge at hand. If I judge someone as greedy and shun or criticize them, I energize greed within them and myself.
5. Think beneficial thoughts:
In addition to avoiding judgments, we need to be more focused on positive thinking and retraining
thought patterns that no longer serve us. Of course, the Reiki 2
technique for emotional healing also assists with this. Again, getting
into the habit of catching
ourselves and clearing detrimental thoughts in the moment, replacing
them instantly with beneficial affirmations, can assist greatly in
retraining the mind and creating an environment energized to receive
blessings. (Note: If help is needed in this process, energetic cleansing sessions may be of assistance.)
6. Use conscious languaging: So
often we don't pay attention to the words we choose in our everyday
conversations. A vital aspect of retraining the mind toward greater
benefit involves creating an established framework for conscious
language. We can begin by repeating affirmations each day. If we hone
and alter the language in these often to reflect the shifts happening
in our lives, they won't become stale. We need to "up the ante" on
our affirmations to create greater impact over time.
Beyond affirmations, choosing our words carefully will go a long way
toward enhancing our lives. Thoughts given voice are more powerful
than those that simply pass fleetingly through the mind. If we
constantly vocalize dissatisfaction, discomfort, etc., we energize the
condition we rue and create more congestion in our energy bodies.
Therefore, we need to work on improving our vocabularies, having in our
minds all manner of joyful words and expressions, keeping them ever
at the ready for use in our daily discussions. And we need to stop
empowering phrases like "economic crisis" by repeating them over
and over. Toward that end, I altered the title of this article. The
second half of the title had been "Alleviating Economic Turmoil," but I
decided that phrase energized the very conditions I wished to
Another aspect of beneficial languaging, speaking truth can be very empowering. If we present our truths consciously,
shaping our words with an awareness of their energy and effect on
ourselves and on listeners, honoring all parties involved, we can
field of empowerment that takes nothing from another and
energizes relationships toward greater harmony. This requires
diligent attention to the way we speak the truth. Our emotions,
word choices, body language and inflection need to align with our
highest intentions when speaking truth.
7. We need to bring
spirit into business. Certainly in the Western world, for
some time business has seemed to be immersed in greed. This wasn't
always so. When I was a child, the business community seemed to have
much more heart.
Many Reiki Masters have "day jobs" and work in the business arena. Let
us shine our lights and do our utmost to bring spirit back into the
corporate realm so that over time the attitudes can change there.
believe the business
community already has begun to shift.
Certainly on the level of small business, many people are aligning with
the Law of Attraction and practicing a more heart-centered philosophy.
That seems to be infiltrating the consciousness so that big business
will follow suit and in some cases already has begun to shift.
8. Forgive and love:
we're working on uplifting the realm of business, when we discern an
instance of greed, we can practice forgiveness and love. We can
recognize that greed is simply a form of fear, and, although we may not
want to admit it, most of us have experienced a twinge of greed on
those occasions where we aligned with the energy of fear of lack.
actions that we see as harmful to us erases the detrimental energy of
the experience from our energy bodies and opens the way to
Offering love without condition or limitation to those who "wrong" us
enables us to move forward unfettered by the attachments to fear-based
experiences/exchanges and opens the space for gifts from the Universe.
it help to forgive and love the executives who took billions in a
bailout from the
government and then rewarded their people for poor performance, to
forgive and love the Wall Street broker who stole billions in a huge
fraud scheme, etc.? Absolutely! Forgiveness clears the path to greater
wholeness. We can forgive and love every
instance of greed in those we encounter—and in ourselves!
will alleviate the congestion of fear in the collective and most
assuredly within our own beings, and this can help bring
9. Breathe gratitude:
Finally, we can cultivate profound gratitude for what we have. If every
out breath sent the energy of gratitude for the blessings in our lives,
with each inhale more blessings would come. Breathing gratitude is
something I've enjoyed for a long time, and I've seen visible results
in my life. For a profound technique to manifest and embrace gifts from
the Divine, I love the book, The Moses Code,
by James Twyman, which gives you a concrete method for breathing your blessings into reality.
Beyond working on ourselves as individuals, we can also band
together in groups small and large to do this same kind of
work. Bringing together people—as many as
possible—to hold the energy of calm related to the economy
can help ease the fear congestion surrounding this issue.
The internet is a fantastic tool for this. In the near future we plan
set a date/time and ask participants around the world to go into
meditation, give themselves Reiki or another form of energy
healing/alignment (heart and solar plexus especially), and set an
reverberate centered, calming or joyful thoughts/emotions related to
finance and abundance. While channeling Reiki, we will energize a
beneficial intention and repeat an affirmation at an appointed time. If
you want to participate in this event, please contact Diana by clicking
~ Diana Henderson, Reiki Master Teacher
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