How Can Reiki Help You To Improve Self Awareness?

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Self-awareness may very well seem like an abstract concept, though without it, life can seem more difficult. Excellent self-awareness is required for many careers, but it can also give us the ability to have healthy relationships with ourselves and others. It can help us navigate the course of life and any obstacles or opportunities that come our way. So, how can Reiki help you to improve self awareness? There are many methods of how to do so, so let’s dive right in. 

What is Self Awareness? 

Simply put, self-awareness is recognizing the experience of our own individual personality and self. This includes our values, passions, goals, emotions, thoughts, and everything that makes us, us. By being able to tune into your feelings, ideas, and actions, you’ll not only be able to recognize how others see you but recognize how you see yourself. This means you’ll be more likely to see your own strengths and where there’s room for improvement. 

We can break the term into two categories: internal and external self-awareness. 

Internal Self Awareness

As you may be able to deduce from the name, internal self-awareness is how conscious we are of everything going on in the interior: our values, priorities, desires, and so on. A strong internal self-awareness can offer an array of benefits, from increased happiness and satisfaction, to lower levels of stress and anxiety. 

 self-awareness is recognizing the experience of our own individual
Self-awareness is recognizing the experience of our own individual

External Self Awareness

External self-awareness is linked to how you connect with the outside world. It means you not only understand your values and desires, but can take tangible things or actions to align your internal world with your external one. Moreover, by seeing yourself in an accurate light, you may be able to fix errors you’re making and have more empathy with others. 

Let’s continue on to discuss the benefits of increased self-awareness as a whole. 

Benefits of Self Awareness 

There exist virtually innumerable benefits from increasing self-awareness. Let’s explore the most significant advantages to give you a better idea of what you can accomplish by doing so. 

Better Communication

You’ll be able to better manage and regulate your emotions with improved self-awareness. It’s normal to go through life reacting to situations without thinking much about why we react the way we do. When you’re self-aware, you can step outside yourself for a moment and really develop what you want to say before you say it, rather than going with your gut response and running the risk of saying something you don’t mean. 

Do you ever find yourself feeling anti-social or worried you won’t meet social standards? Being self-aware can help you pick up on social ques and restrain anti-social impulses [1].

Recognize Strengths and Challenges

Instead of wondering why things have been challenging or why something hasn’t panned out as well as you thought it would, with better self-awareness, you can pinpoint what the issue is. Perhaps you are limiting yourself without realizing it, or maybe there are strengths you have that you aren’t taking advantage of to their fullest. 

Increased Creativity

If you consider yourself to be a creative person, you know what a long process it can be realizing a project. Improving self-awareness can offer a more succinct idea of what you’re looking to accomplish and help bring your piece of art to fruition. Instead of encountering conflict and doubt, you may find yourself with a clearer vision for your work. 

Higher Self-Esteem

Experiencing improved self-esteem will undoubtedly improve every aspect of your life. This aspect in itself can help boost productivity, creativity, communication, and much more. It’s also been discovered that those with high self-esteem typically experience more success in academic and professional settings, improved mental and physical health, and more [2]

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This aspect in itself can help boost productivity, creativity, communication, and much more

How to Improve Self Awareness with Reiki? 

Reiki is an excellent way to improve self-awareness, and there’s no “one way” to do so. The following are tried-and-true methods for using Reiki for self-healing and increased awareness: 

  • Support the body in a sustainable posture. Find a posture for you that isn’t uncomfortable, yet allows for relaxation for the body and mind. You may sit on a meditation cushion, lie down, or sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. 
  • Honor your intentions, and make it known that you are there to practice and get more in touch with yourself. Allow yourself compassion, and try to relax and center yourself.
  • Draw your attention to your breath, and do a scan of your body. Bring your shoulders away from your ears, relax your face, and jaw. 
  • Continue scanning your body, being aware of your breath, breathing into the lower belly. By doing so, you are connecting the mind with the vagus nerve, which can help ground us and keep us present. 
  • Recite precepts. For today only: do not anger, do not worry, be humble, be honest in your work, be compassionate to yourself and others. 
  • Express gratefulness. Give thanks to yourself, your guides, and Reiki energy for helping with this process of increasing your self-awareness. Give thanks to the journey itself and the opportunity to be there, and be able to self-heal. 
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Using Reiki for self-healing

Practicing this form of energy healing for a minimum of 2 to 3 times per week can really make a significant difference in improving your self-awareness. Journaling your insights and ideas can also enhance results. 

The Bottom Line

Self-awareness is such an incredible tool to help us navigate any type of situation. The beauty of getting to know yourself better is a journey, but one that can greatly improve quality of life. While it may not be a process that yields significant results overnight, with the help of Reiki, it absolutely will change your life for the better with patience and consistency. Remember why you started in the first place, and select the steps you enjoy the most to motivate yourself.