My definition of intuition is simply listening to messages that we receive. Using Reiki daily has certainly helped my intuition to grow. Frequent use of Reiki helps me to stay calm, which is an essential ingredient in listening to Spirit. When my life is too hectic and I am rushing around, thinking of a dozen things at once, it is hard to hear messages! Reiki has helped me to listen, and trust, what my thoughts, and gut, are telling me.
Let me share this true story. When I did psychotherapy work, I often used prayer, deep breathing and other calming techniques, before a session. After I learned Reiki, calming down was so much easier. Calming helped me to shed thoughts from previous sessions, or from my personal life. Often, I asked Spirit for guidance to say exactly the right things to help the client.
I had one especially difficult situation where the client (as well as me) felt stuck, and this went on for several weeks. One day, I sent a strong request to Spirit, asking for guidance. Within a few minutes of beginning the session, the client made a typical comment about her agoraphobia. An unusual thought came into my mind – my first reaction was that it seemed unrelated to what she was saying, kind of “out there,” so different from anything I usually said. Was it appropriate to say it? My next thought was – could it be guidance from Spirit? I decided to trust my intuition, said the thought, and the client looked at me quizzically. She stated, “I’ve had that thought several times this week, but how did you know?” I shared with her that I thought it truly was an inspired message, it just flew into my mind. She became excited and responded. The therapy moved forward, finally.
Reiki not only changed me as a therapist, but it changed every aspect of my life. When I face a decision, or a difficult situation, I ask for guidance – and it is always given to me. My intuition has grown, and I respond to others differently than I would have in the past. It is possible to develop intuitive abilities. Become aware of the messages – and trust them. For me, learning and using Reiki was a major step.