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An Exercise in Sensing Your Aura

Sensing subtle energies, feeling or even seeing your aura is not as difficult as you might think.  We are sharing a simple exercise in sensing your aura that you may want to practice from time to time to awaken your innate intuitive gifts.

Hold your hands up in prayer position, approximately six inches in front of you, with the tips of your fingers at eye level.  Focus on the warmth of your palms.  Keeping your hands in the same position, slowly ease your hands apart until you feel the coolness of the air between them.  Now move your hands back toward the prayer position until you feel a warmth or tingling sensation.  If necessary, close your eyes and focus on what you feel between your palms.  What you are feeling is your auric field.

Open your eyes, and hold your focus on the empty space between your palms.  Gaze just above your fingertips until your eyes focus on the view just above your hands.  Do you see any colors?  You may literally see colors . . . or you might "sense&quo…

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Reiki Hand Positions

Self-Treatment and Treating Others

Although not part of Dr. Mikao Usui's original teachings, Reiki has evolved to include standard hand positions, These now traditional hand positions cover the seven major chakras. Following these positions gives a whole body treatment, which can give an overall balancing effect.

It is not necessary to spend an equal amount of time in each hand position. In fact, many Reiki Practitioners follow their intuition by spending more or less time in a specific position. A Practitioner may also deviate from these positions to include hands, feet, knees, elbows and shoulders when treating a specific ailment.

During distance Reiki sessions, some Practitioners choose to follow these hand positions on a surrogate. Some clients have even reported being able to "feel" when a Reiki Practitioner changes hand positions on the surrogate during a distance session.

To watch a video demonstration of Reiki hand positions by William Lee Rand, RMT, please visit:


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