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Have you noticed that as soon as you start on a hiking trail, as soon as your feet begin to feel the soft earth beneath them and your eyes spot the colours around you and you smell the freshness of the air, that you feel really good inside? Your vitality begins to pick up, as your heart beats a little faster, your lungs breathe more fully and all your cells feel the improved nourishment from your enhanced circulation? Being in nature invites my Reiki connection to strengthen. My energy flows more vibrantly and Reiki energy heals.
With Reiki activated, walking through the trees helps clear the heaviness I may feel in my emotional body. Worry, anger, jealousy or other heaviness I may feel in my gut, or heart, or across the shoulders begins to move through me. As the sole of my foot touches the earth, the earth draws the feelings out and relieves me of these anxieties. Energy from the highest power guides the flow.
My brain begins to clear as I breathe in the freshness of the seasons. My mind gradually lets go of the troubling thoughts that were not solving anything and allows a clarity of “what is important anyways” to rise within. For me, hiking in the woods can be like a Reiki session.
I feel awe. Some places seem to have a richness in sensual experiences. I am grateful and connected to life. I feel uplifted, inspired, and any emptiness begins to feel replenished. Reiki offers me this higher consciousness way of experiencing nature more fully. This is why I love Reiki and why I love the Bruce Trail.