With Love From Grace

Dear Reiki Australia, Thank You 💙

I have spoken to many of you, and been a recipient during healing hour, so I guess its time to lift the veil and introduce myself. My name is Grace, Reiki Australia social media manager, and I want to take a moment to express my gratitude because this community has helped me more than you know.

It was shortly after I returned from my South American journey that borders shut down. So I did what all life forms do best and adapted, learning more digital skills and pushing forward. My mum was the one who informed me about the opportunity (thank you mum 💙).  Reiki Australia was looking for a volunteer to help with Instagram, so I threw my hat in the ring, hoping for a chance to practice all I had learnt, and it was the best decision I ever made!

I was contacted by the lovely Amy. A woman with two language degrees, owns her own business, has a wonderful family and is also studying medicine. I did not know this about her on our first interview.  Amy was the friendly face who greeted me and guided me, was there for all my questions and was kind and comforting when I made mistakes, it was only later that I found out how inspirational she was! So first I want to thank Amy and express my gratitude, absolute diamond! I was given the chance to start anew, and was introduced to the Reiki Australia community who would change my life.

I was struck by the diversity, determination, and compassion of the team and members. This was no ordinary membership organisation, this was a group of people who wanted a happier and healthier world, who knew how beneficial Reiki could be, and who realised that to create a better place you needed to create a supportive network for those in the community who wanted the same. The more I interacted, the more impressed I became. I watched as many of you bared your hearts, openly divulged your struggles, and fiercely persevered with determination as the rest of the Reiki community cheered you on. You all inspired me to push on through self doubt, and I finally took the dive and started my own business, Social Grace, providing social media services for those who dedicate themselves to helping others.

My next step is finding a Reiki Master and I am looking forward to learning this practice to better my mind, body, and spirit.

I have chosen this photo to represent my journey, whilst not always easy, the views along the way are spectacular!

One last note. In social media management they often talk of an ideal client. I never expected my ideal client to be my first.

So today, throughout the entire day, I wish to express my gratitude for Reiki Australia.

Facebook   @YourSocialGrace
Instagram   @yoursocialgrace
Web              www.social-grace.org

Nurture Yourself To Nurture Your Clients

Health practitioners are very aware that when we consistently neglect our emotional and spiritual needs, we deplete our ability to cope with the day-to-day demands of life. This leads to stress, which if allowed to continue, leads to lowered resistance to coughs and colds etc, and eventually to increased risk of more serious physical problems. If we don’t nurture ourselves well, we aren’t able to provide our clients with the nurturing they need for their healing.

Life force energy needs to be regularly replenished

Scientists have demonstrated that everything, including the human body, is made up of energy. The life force energy that powers your body is known by names such as Chi, Prana, and in Reiki we know it as Ki. A healthy level and flow of this energy is essential to the maintenance of health and wellbeing. Your quota of life force energy needs to be regularly replenished to maintain your physical health and vitality.

In the past it was considered that the only means of replenishing the body’s energy supplies was nutrition. However this ignores the emotional and spiritual contribution to health. Nurturing does include the provision of nutritious, enjoyable food, but it is much more than that.

Allow yourself to receive nurturing

Babies and children require adults as their nurturers, as without nurturing a child would die. We know that we were all nurtured to some degree as children, or we wouldn’t be here today. However, the type of nurturing you received, and the way you experienced it will have had a tremendous bearing on the way you now allow yourself to receive nurturing. Your early-formed beliefs about nurturing both direct and restrict your behaviour today, just as a computer program directs and restricts what you can do with the computer.

Out of some of your less-than-perfect nurturing experience you are likely to have formed some ideas that limit the ways you currently allow yourself to be nurtured. Perhaps you relate to some of the following statements or to others like them.

  • I don’t deserve nurturing

  • I’m very self-sufficient; I don’t need much nurturing

  • People only care for me if I take care of them and do things for them

  • If I can’t get real nurturing, I can get by with … (food/sex/chocolate etc)

  • The only time I can get nurturing is when I’m sick/upset

  •  My need for nurturing is a bother for other people

  • If I’m doing something for my own pleasure, I’m being lazy

  • I can’t ask for what I need


Getting Better Nurturing For Yourself

Ideas (beliefs) you have thought to be ‘the truth’ can now be seen to be simply the conclusions drawn by a very tiny child with a very limited experience of the world. Now that you have many years’ life experience behind you it’s time to release your limiting beliefs and allow yourself to get what you need for your emotional, spiritual and physical health.

Consider the following questions: 

  • What are the main ways you stop yourself from receiving the nurturing you need?
  • What limiting beliefs underlie how you stop yourself receiving the nurturing you need?
  • What could you do immediately to receive more and better nurturing?

If you need help to identify and ‘undo’ some of those restrictive beliefs and change your nurturing patterns, find a counsellor or another health practitioner with whom you feel comfortable to discuss these matters. Then discover how great you feel when you begin to treat yourself with the care and consideration that you truly deserve!!

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Getting Better Nurturing For Yourself

Ideas (beliefs) you have thought to be ‘the truth’ can now be seen to be simply the conclusions drawn by a very tiny child with a very limited experience of the world.

Now that you have many years’ life experience behind you it’s time to release your limiting beliefs and allow yourself to get what you need for your emotional, spiritual and physical health.

Consider the following questions:

What are the main ways you stop yourself from receiving the nurturing you need?         

What limiting beliefs underlie how you stop yourself receiving the nurturing you need?

What could you do immediately to receive more and better nurturing?

If you need help to identify and ‘undo’ some of those restrictive beliefs and change your nurturing patterns, find a counsellor or another health practitioner with whom you feel comfortable to discuss these matters. Then discover how great you feel when you begin to treat yourself with the care and consideration that you truly deserve!!  Read More

Where Community Meets Connection – Reiki Australia Membership

Thinking about becoming a Reiki Australia member?

We’d love to have you as part of our community! Reiki Australia is Australia’s leading Reiki network for professional and personal Reiki practitioners. Forward thinking, not-for-profit and Australia-wide Reiki Australia welcomes and honours Reiki practices of all kinds that originate from the teachings of Mikao Usui. Yes! We truly are all-inclusive.

Today, we’ll be sharing with you a few reasons why time and time again, Reiki Australia is the leading choice for practitioner support, education and community. With membership categories for all walks of life, we’d love to welcome you in 2021.

We’re your industry voice

We’re committed to representing each and every Reiki practitioner across Australia through our proud advocacy and awareness raising events. As an association, Reiki Australia will continue to advocate for Reiki to be available where it is needed most – in hospitals, hospices and other community and health care settings. We know the incredible healing Reiki can achieve and together, with our members, we will continue to raise the public awareness of Reiki.

We love to create community!

Even those that aren’t a member of Reiki Australia can vouch for the incredible community we have crafted for our practitioners. Whether you’re a Reiki Master of many years or getting started with Reiki for the very first time, our online community welcomes you.

Our monthly InTouch email newsletter is jam-packed with information about Reiki Australia events, news and latest offers. As members of Reiki Australia, you have the chance to be featured in our newsletter as our ’Member of the Month’ where we dedicate space to telling your story. Our Member of the Month is also featured across our social media platforms where you can share your achievement with your own community and clients.

Moving from offline to in-person, Reiki Australia hosts a multitude of in-person events such as conferences and seminars. These events ensure you can continually enhance your personal and professional development as a Reiki practitioner as well as meet fellow members of this vibrant community. Members of Reiki Australia can enjoy discounted rates to all Reiki Australia events and opportunities to participate in awareness-raising initiatives.

We connect you with your dream customers

As a Reiki Australia member, you can benefit from access to your own online profile, featured on the Reiki Australia website. Sharing your qualifications, treating locations, business information (such as your website and opening hours) as well as your own personal Reiki journey, customers have the ability to find their ideal practitioner and connect with them.

Our online profile is a membership-only benefit that puts your business in front of your dream customers. Ensuring the community is only matched with accredited Reiki practitioners, our online platform supports Reiki patients find a business within their local area and start benefiting from incredible Reiki results, sooner.

We’re passionate about education

As a member of Reiki Australia, you will enjoy access to ongoing education and professional development. Our passion for education stems from our values of professionalism, honour and inclusiveness to ensure that us as Reiki practitioners are offering our clients and each other the very best our practice has to offer.

Reiki Australia offers comprehensive online education courses to assist in boosting business development and confidence. Additionally, Reiki Australia has a comprehensive online store featuring workbooks and online learning resources to enhance your knowledge and practice of Reiki.

In addition to our in-person conferences and seminars where learnings are abundant, Reiki Australia members themselves offer highly regarded training and professional supervision to support your personal and professional journey with Reiki.

We support you every step of the way

From access to insurance, Reiki code of ethics, procedures and committees, the Reiki Australia team supports you every step of the way as a progressive and proactive Reiki practitioner. Our team is available to answer your questions and guide you to the people or resources required to ensure you feel supported and empowered as a Reiki Australia member.

Our vibrant social media community is your own personal cheer squad! We love seeing our members engage with each other online and transform their shared love for healing into lifelong friendships.

Getting started as a Reiki Australia member couldn’t be simpler!

Visit our website to register your interest and start connecting with your new community sooner. 

Visit our membership page to register your interest and start connecting with your new community sooner.