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March 19, 2018

The Reiki Healing Principles are the “how to” manual of LIVING Reiki.  They are an invitation to love life………… and to live a life of love.

The Principles are ingredients to the” Reiki recipe”, naked and simple, yet food for a lifetime.  As the layers of my life are revealed, the personal relevance of the principles shift. The buffet is always open, I honor my appetite and it’s needs.

Each principle offers a unique tool for this purpose.  My current working principle is “Just for today, I release all worry”.    Since childhood I shouldered all of the darkness, isolation, anger and pain that came with worry and the desire to control others, letting it define and crush me.   About two years ago, I learned through the gift of crisis that worry is nothing more than a leak in my energy field, a waste of precious time, and left unchecked, ultimately lethal………………But only if I choose to engage it.

Worry is predicated on a false voice, that tells me that I can control what happens in the future, that I know what is best for others, and furthermore can convince them of the right action.  I know now that this is wholly false.  When I forget and slip into that place, I need only remind myself and I am transported back to a place of light.  I am a very practical person, so there is no more worry because it cannot coexist with my belief in its impotence.  Yes, there is sadness, grief, love, happiness and all that life brings……but there is little or short- lived worry.

Now that I know what NOT to do, I am currently meditating on the positive/action/sister statement to this principle, “Just for today, I choose faith”. So………………. it turns out that just leaving others to their own devices is not quite enough! That step gave me peace and respite, but then what? I wanted proof that this would bring good results!

This is when trusting the universe became part of my journey.  I have been shown time and time again through synchronicities that the path is unfolding as it is meant to – I know now that life is a series of challenges, victories, disappointments, change, love, death, ……….and you never “get there”, to some permanent state of painless bliss.

I can’t know in the moment why a challenge or tragedy is part of my story.      But I have a deep faith that although I may not understand how a set of circumstances will fit into the tapestry of my life, there will come a time when I will look back and reflect on its intricate wholeness.

This process of faith in the Universal plan has also taught me that healing is contagious   It truly emanates out and touches other souls, often without words.   And the healing energy radiating from another’s light is available to me.  A soul connection built on this concept is like no other,  the embodiment of peace.

Recognizing and understanding faith and synchronicity has brought such peace, happiness, night time messages from my guides, love laughter, beautiful friends……..……..  And the more I listen, the more I receive.  I am learning a new appreciation for detail, and to hear what my soul is saying.  I am seeing healing around me,  the awakening of  sleeping souls in the absence of advice, recommendations, control.

Just for today………..I  CHOOSE FAITH.


Melissa Nuschke is a Reiki Master, and holds certifications in Reiki Sound and Reiki Voice.  She is also a Registered Nurse.  Melissa has been on a spiritual journey all of her life….and discovering the Reiki way of living feels like “coming home” at last!    Finding her authenticity through Reiki has deepened and expanded Melissa’s  voice and her lifelong writing passions, which she now feels called to share with others.

In addition to Reiki, Melissa loves nature, animals, music and piano.

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