One of my clients showed me an excellent new book, DailyOM: Inspirational Thoughts for a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Day. One of the exercises in there caught my eye. It was called a ‘Surrender box’. When I read the little story, I discovered that the concept was a variation of what I call my ‘Healing box’ (or ‘free distant Reiki box’).
My Reiki Healing Box
As a Reiki Master I receive far more individual (free) Reiki healing requests than that I have hours in the day. Even if I were to work 24 hrs a day, it would be impossible to help them all. Requests come from all over the world, and often from third world countries where funds for treatment are limited. So, I have created a ‘healing box’ to allow me to send Reiki to everyone in the healing box simultaneously. Yes, free Reiki is in demand.
My healing box is a golden box. It has a place on my altar next to my Buddha, although it can often be found on my nightstand. I attend to its content often early in the morning. In my healing box are many little cards. Each card has a person’s name, below which I write the issue for which healing is requested. Sometimes there are several issues. I date them. Usually cards stay in there for a few weeks, however some seem to stay ‘forever’.
I also include my own wishes, worries, any personal development goals I am working on, any physical issue I am addressing for myself, etc. Also, not to be forgotten, are family members and friends who are ill or otherwise challenged in life and who could sure use a Reiki energy boost.
Every so often (i.e. every few days, or sometimes twice daily) I read through all the cards in the box and send distant Reiki to all people in it, all at once, to help them heal. As I hear back from people with their healing progress, and using my own intuition, I remove some of the cards afterwards as they are ‘done’.
Your Surrender Box
I am sure not the only one with an overflowing brain and an endless ‘to do’ list. I’m sure many people have times in their lives that they have too many things to do and too many worries for the brain to work through. A high school student may need to reschedule a dentist appointment, study for a big upcoming exam, work out a fight with a baby brother, and create a personal training schedule with the football coach ~ all on the same day. Too much thinking required.
The result is that their brain goes into overdrive. But actually, it should quiet down so that the subconscious can furnish all the answers.
So, I suggest everyone to create a personal healing box, or as DailyOM calls it ‘a surrender box’. Put all your worries, plans, dreams, and all your concerns in your box. Below each issue, write down an affirmation of exactly what you wish would happen, the way you want things to be, and add ‘for my highest good’. Then, ask the higher power, Universe, God for help and then TRUST that that help will be provided. In a way, you are giving yourself permission to stop holding on to all those details and to relax.
While you may think you’re not responsibly dealing with the issues, in fact, you are. Relaxation is a required state for healing. As such it is important, if you want to reach your goal and be successful quickly, to let go of worries asap and to be relaxed.
Being relaxed does not mean ‘non-action’. Instead, what usually happens is that ‘fortunate blessings’, amazing synchronicity occur. Furthermore, you will have blissful little insights that mean shortcuts to resolving your problems. Take action based on your inner guidance. Follow your intuitive power and you will heal, be well and succeed realizing your dreams and tasks.
By Astrid Lee, – Copyright 2008
About the author
Reiki Master Astrid Lee offers distant Reiki treatment, distant space clearing, and distant Reiki workshops. Those with easy access to her home-base in Vancouver, Canada, can request an in-person treatment or training. For references and full info about her various healing services, check out her website at http://www.therapeuticreiki.com.