The never ending battle of Time. Time is often determined by our feelings and psychological conditions and not just by clocks. If you make time for yourself all of a sudden you create so much more time in your day. For example if you get a chance and take a 10mins walk during the day or first thing in the morning it can create an extra hour in your day why is this? Because when we do something for ourselves we feel and are more motivated to do more in our day. This then will give the sensation of more time in your day to do things.
On the reverse side if we feel that we have no time for ourselves then time can escape us and we may feel that we are chasing our tails a bit.! Also if we feel negatively towards doing something then it can take forever or twice as long to do this thing we are putting off doing.!
There may be the feeling that when you do something for yourself thus creating more time for you that it's a selfish thing to do. But consider this: Other people benefit from your "me time," too. Do things that feed you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and you'll bring greater patience and a more positive attitude to your relationships with others and to your daily tasks.
What can you do? · Reward yourself. Setting rewards for the completion of tasks will strengthen your desire to start difficult or unpleasant jobs. Make the rewards something you usually don’t have time to do, like seeing a movie.
· Ask for help. There is no reason why you need to take on every little thing yourself. Ask those around you to help when you are under pressure.
· Set yourself some limits. A little bit of TV and internet surfing is enjoyable and good for relaxation, but both have a tendency to take over. Set an alarm on your clock or phone to remind you it’s time to get on with things.
If 5 minutes is all you've got, you'd be surprised at how much you can make it count. · Just breathe. Really focus on taking deep breaths. Your mind may wander -- that's OK, just gently lead it back from thinking about everything that's on your to-do list. · Stretch. Get up from your desk and energize your muscles. · Do nothing. Sit quietly. Resist the urge to jump up and clear the table or pick up the kids' toys. Let your mind and body rest.
Take charge of your health and happiness, have yourself some 'Me Time', and you'll lower your stress, have more time, become more productive, and have more energy.
Reiki is believed to be a prehistoric healing technique dating back to the earliest civilisations. The earliest evidence of Reiki in recorded history has been found in Tibet about 10,000 years ago. Reiki was also known in Ancient China, Egypt, Greece and Rome.
The knowledge and practice of Reiki is also thought to have been common among indigenous people around the world but was lost due to western colonisation. In the early 1900’s it was rediscovered by a Japanese philosopher, Dr. Mikao Usui, who had an interest in the method of healing. He found the 7 symbols of life in an ancient sanskrit sutra (text). He decided to go to Mount Kurama and meditate on the symbols. There he stayed and fasted for 21 days and prayed for the knowledge to be revealed to him to assist humanity. He wanted to know how to use these keys to activate and use the life force energy. He successfully reconnected with the knowledge of the entire 7 level system of Reiki.
He was so excited, he jumped up and started running down the mountain, when he stubbed his toe! He instinctively grabbed it with his hands and felt instant relief. He then knew that the energy had already been activated within him and he could share it with others. He treated and healed the sick for many years. He realized that it was important for people to have respect and gratitude for this gift of extra life force so he wrote the Reiki principles.
The Reiki Principles Today, I will feel love. Today, I will feel joy. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will earn my living honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature.
At that time people were taught in the old Japanese style of teaching. The students didn’t know how many levels there were, only what they were ready for, so that the system was kept secret and sacred.
Dr. Usui taught Reiki to many hundreds of people, one of whom was Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a medical doctor who had retired from the navy. He completed his Reiki training in 1925 and ran a Reiki clinic in Tokyo. One of his patients was called Hawayo Takata. In the mid 1930’s she was seriously ill but made a full recovery after 8 months of receiving daily treatments at the clinic. In 1938 she trained in the entire 7 level system. She moved back to Hawaii, where she was born, to practice and teach Reiki. It was only when she was in her seventies that she began making teachers. Most of her students trained to 3b which meant that they could teach Reiki level 1 and 2. This is why so many people today in the west have only heard of 3 levels.
Only 1 lady was trained in all 3 teacher levels (3B, 5B & 7B), Dr Barbara Ray, so that she could make other teachers. In august 1980 Hawayo had a formal reception at Barbara’s home in Atlanta Georgia, attended by 200 people and formally announced Barbara as her successor (Grand Master Teacher). Hawayo passed away in 1980.
Gary Samer was also American and he trained as a Reiki Master teacher in 1984 wth Barbara. He has taught over 10,000 people in 12 countries and brought the 7 level system to Australia in 1985. In 2004 a group of Sydney practitioners and teachers formed the Association of the Original 7 Level System of Reiki, ASLOR www.aslor.org
In collaboration with Roz Lawler, Alex Topic is responsible for writing all the coursebooks and teacher manuals for the entire 7 level system of Reiki. Alex Topic completed his training in 2005 in Sydney with Dez Dalton who was taught by Gary Samer.
In 2002 I started my Reiki training and completed my 7 practitioner levels in 2004. In 2011 I returned to Sydney to learn 3B wth Roz Lawler. In December 2011 I returned to Ireland because I was ready to teach and share Reiki here in my country of birth.