Consider the nature of the helping role that many of us take in our professional or personal lives.
When we try to help someone else, we generally think in terms of skills, advice, input or practical guidance. So whether you are a plumber or a doctor, this is most likely what you have been trained to do – sort something out.
When I first encountered Reiki, also referred to as Universal Life Force, almost by accident, in 1998, I was in such a place where the changing demands of a job which had once filled my heart with love, had turned into pressure and I was beginning to feel symptoms of stress. It’s not that I didn’t like teaching anymore, I did (and I still do), but ‘something’ was missing.
As I am working with my clients, I am reflecting on how the main focus of my work is to facilitate new perceptions and perspectives. When you are stressed, it seems that your attention becomes restricted to a narrow perspective. Let’s imagine that you’re looking through a periscope. You push the periscope up and scan the landscape ahead.