Sometimes we feel there is nothing else in our lives but the routine of getting up, going to work coming home, preparing dinner and then collapsing in front of the TV screen for a few hours to relax. Then spending our weekend cooking, cleaning, washing and getting ready for more of the same.

If this is you just know there is another way, there is always opportunity to bring more value into your life no matter how full it feels with things you may or may not enjoy doing. Even within the routine tasks you carry out each day there is the opportunity to choose how you want to show up and how you want to respond to the trials and tribulations those tasks appear to throw at you, as well as the children, work colleagues, other members of your family you are interacting with.

Reiki practice begins to create an energetic space in your life, to feel you are able to step back from the grind and be yourself. This becomes a gift to yourself, when you are in your own space, no expectations, and no pressure, just you with yourself to relax and recharge your batteries. Over time with regular practice you will find that stuff which used to trigger you or upset you just doesn’t have the same effect on you anymore. You become more comfortable with being you more often and this rubs off on those around you. So you become a real positive influence on those you interact with day by day and improve your relationships with yourself and others.

If you are ready to for a change, perhaps Reiki is calling to you so why not give it a try? You can go for a Reiki treatment or just throw yourself straight in at the deep end and decide to learn Reiki yourself. Who knows how much more of yourself is just waiting to come out, waiting to see the light of day, waiting to fill your life with more peace, joy, love and happiness.

As soon as these words came to mind I thought, “Which me?” I then began to think just how many versions of myself I hold. I am a wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, auntie, great auntie and the list continues as I consider other roles outside of my immediate family. Is it any wonder we sometimes feel overwhelmed with life? Not only are there lots of roles but how to be good in these roles is passed down in families, circulated in the media and films, then really pushed to the extreme via advertising.

With all this focus on how we are meant to “show up” for others is it any wonder many of us have forgotten how to “show up” for ourselves. We are so concerned with “doing for others” we often forget to “be ourselves.”

Reiki can help you reconnect with yourself, find yourself, be yourself, fill that gap inside which has no name but you know it is there. The one which you feel when you have a rare moment to contemplate quietly, the knowing that there is something missing from your life but you just can’t put your finger on what that something is. Even if your external life is full of people you love, a well-paid job and wonderful holidays there is still this uneasiness.

Reiki first and foremost is a way to begin to heal yourself and as you do so help you learn about the real you, though regular self-practice and being prepared to listen to your body, mind and spirit. Enabling you to view your outer life from a different perspective, as a result of internal changes you make over time.

To be the best you can be in your own life, give yourself the time and commitment you freely offer to your family, friends, colleagues etc., Choose to bring Reiki into your life and perhaps you will find as I did that the gap inside disappeared and my life is full from the inside out. What I know for sure is that I am 100% of my own life so I deserve to invest in myself too. Everyone else in my life can only ever be a part of it and the better I feel about myself, the more I feel able to support those close to me in handling the ups and downs of life.