We all have days like that when we wake up late, we rush out the door, work is hectic, and all we want to do is put our heads on our desk and have a few minutes, maybe even five, of peace and quiet. On days like these the blackberry continues to buzz, the phone rings, the email chimes with new arrivals, and we think five seconds of quiet might be too much to ask for.
When our nerves are frazzled and our patience is shot… it’s a reiki emergency! It’s time to do what they taught you in elementary school: STOP, DROP, and ROLL
Stop what you’re doing. If you’re in an office environment and have to look busy, then stare at your computer screen, but blank it out. Simply stop.
Drop your cares. Put your phone on “go to voice mail”. Close your email program. Simply let all your stressors go. Turn the volume off on your computer if you don’t want to close programs for fear of not “looking busy.”
Roll your shoulders, taking deep breaths as you do. Feel your energy centers open and call reiki down to you in the manner that you are accustomed. You can simply say (in your mind if you have to), “Reiki on!” Or perhaps trace the reiki symbols on your desk or on the palms of your hands.
If you can only give yourself five minutes, then take the entire five minutes. If you can give yourself longer, like fifteen or twenty, do so. Know that your stress and your frazzled day counts as a reiki emergency, and it’s time for you to stop, breathe, and give yourself reiki to help calm, relax, and refocus you for the rest of the day.
When things get too bad, or if you’re on a stressful phone call, even doodle the reiki symbols on a piece of paper, imagining each one going through the phone connection to the other person and the conversation. You can “stop drop and roll” in your mind when you’re on hold or before you go into a meeting. Take a moment for breathing and mindfulness, your work, and your spirit, will thank you for it!