_Spirit Guides and Reiki Guides
_ We were not meant to come to Earth alone; everyone has a series of spirit guides assigned to us for help and healing.
Everyone has a life guide, who remains with us throughout the incarnation. This is usually a guide who helps us accomplish our life’s work.
Other guides come for a specific purpose and leave when that purpose is fulfilled. Some remain in contact for a long time, while others may stay only for a day or a week. Some guides appear in groups and work together for specific purposes.
Spirit guides are fully positive beings. Any entity that directs you to do something against your will, or that you know to be wrong, is not a guide. A guide does not tell you what to do and only offers an opinion when asked. They do not violate free will or make your choices for you, or intervene in lessons or decisions. They are instrumental in supervising and overseeing learning processes, providing protection, bringing [spiritual] gifts, aiding your life’s work and helping any work you do for others.
A healer always has guides to help her in her healings. A Reiki spirit guide is assigned to every healer from the time of her First Degree. As soon as the energy begins to flow in a healing, the Reiki guides appear. If they are needed in the session, they take part. By the time a healer receives Reiki 2, their presence is hard to ignore. One guide with Reiki 1 becomes several with the Second and Third Degrees.
For someone who has never worked with guides, meeting spirit and Reiki guides can be a gradual awareness. For a Reiki 2 healer, it is almost inevitable that she will start working with guides. Reiki guides make healing a joy and a wonder, and their presence causes miracles to happen, both in Reiki and in daily life.
Some people will speak of connecting with new healing energies after becoming attuned to Reiki or having worked regularly with Reiki. They often attribute these energies to spiritual helpers or Reiki guides.
To begin working with spirit guides, first be aware of them. Ask to be shown how best you can work with them in healings. At the start of a Reiki session, invite them in – state the request for “all positive healers and guides who wish to help”. Once they know you are aware of them, and trying to make clearer contact, they begin helping you to do so. Once you begin to acknowledge their presence and thank them for it, they become more noticeable.
Some people hear guided information, others may feel their presence, they may even feel as though there is an extra pair of hands doing the treatment or that their hands are being guided to a problem area, although that is also intuition. Others receive visual impressions – perhaps of the guide, of colours or of light forms. Some guides come with a fragrance of flowers or incense.
When you hear that quiet voice, pay attention to it. When there are extra hands in the healing, thank them.
The Reiki guides’ primary purpose in working with healers is to protect Reiki, and to use it for the best good of all. They want Reiki to be universal again, as it once was before.
(taken from the book ‘Essential Reiki’ by Diane Stein, plus other sources)