Teaching Kids Reiki and them Teaching Me!

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA

All photos property of Rain Shadow Reiki or the families in them.  Please do not use them for your own purposes.

My living room filled to the brim with kids, parents, Reiki Teachers and Reiki pets.  Perfect chaos.  LOL

My living room filled to the brim with kids, parents, Reiki Teachers and Reiki pets. Perfect chaos. LOL

Reiki Kids Class

About once a year I teach a Reiki Kids Class, usually close to summer break.  This is guided by the children themselves and Divine, of course.  When they are ready, they appear and tell me or their Reiki parent and I book a class.  This class, this year, was my youngest group yet.  The program I have is written for  6 and up and I have taught teen classes as well.  This class was mostly 8 and under all the way to age 2.  It was total joyful chaos and I loved it.  I believe they did too.

Sharing Love

Beautiful Isabel, pure love!

Beautiful Isabel, pure love!

Young children have a natural affinity for Reiki.  They see it and feel it as part of their normal every day state of being. Of course, I’m teaching children who are being raised by Reiki moms and dads, so they tend to be sensitive to energy and already in many cases, doing healing work without being taught.  They just do it as their natural life process.  Sometimes it’s the children who motivate the parents to follow through and take a Reiki class as well.  It’s beautiful to watch and even more beautiful if this pretense to love is nurtured into their older years and kept as part of who they are as they grow up.

Allie practicing Reiki on one of our moms, Anna.

Allie practicing Reiki on one of our moms, Anna.

Many kids will forget that they saw angels and fairies as kids or that they used to lay their hands on their siblings or parents for healing.  But, if the children see their parents doing this throughout their childhood and young adult years, they are much more likely to keep these abilities and work with them in their adult life.  This is, I believe, what will change our world for the better.  Love and sharing it daily.  To me, and these kids, Reiki is Divine Love.  And love heals.

Attunements on Children

Amber, one of my Reiki Master/Teacher students and mom to some of the Reiki kids, helped with six of the attunements and I did six too.  Kaia and Allie get their Reiki I attunements first.

Amber, one of my Reiki Master/Teacher students and mom to some of the Reiki kids, helped with six of the attunements and I did six too. Kaia and Allie get their Reiki I attunements first while the other kids color and watch the process.

When attuning children to Reiki, it’s much to me like adults.  I show the kids what the attunement is like first.  I explain to them that this is a sacred ceremony to ‘hook’ them up to the special Reiki healing from our Higher Power.    (We talk about what Higher Power means at the beginning of class.  Most of the kids prefer the word LOVE.)  And, I always make sure it is the choice of the child to be attuned.  Even the two-year olds have been talking with their mom and dad and me prior to the class to make sure this is what they want.  (I do this with telepathy but there are many other ways. reading books about Reiki, Doing Reiki with them prior to the class so they are totally aware of what it is, body language and just simply

It may look busy but the room was actually amazingly quiet.  Performing attunements in this large group of families was quite rewarding.  Also, doing side by side attunements with my friend and co-teacher was something I'll not easily forget.  Blessings Amber.  Thank you for the support my friend.

It may look busy but the room was actually amazingly quiet. Performing attunements in this large group of families was quite rewarding. Also, doing side by side attunements with my friend and co-teacher was something I’ll not easily forget. Blessings Amber. Thank you for the support my friend.

listening to them and how they behave.)  If a child throws a tantrum or shows at the time of the attunement that they are not ready, listen to them.  The right time will appear for them or not, it’s all good.  Go with the flow.

With this class, after explaining the attunement and how it’s important to be very quiet and respectful to each person’s experience, they got it.  During the 12 attunements we did, which took almost an hour, the kids colored their coloring pages, but were quiet and respectful the whole entire time.  They watched and took it in and seemed to understand the full spiritual impact this ceremony had on each of us.  Watching the other children receive the attunements had a powerful impact on all of us in the room.

For some, the whole day was just too much activity.  Vaughn, who was my very first Reiki baby and attuned himself to Reiki at 8months old, got attuned again on this day by his own mom.  These are the precious stories of my life and I couldn't be more grateful to Reiki for what I get to do with my life.  TY God!

For some, the whole day was just too much activity. Vaughn, one of our two-year olds,  my very first Reiki baby and attuned himself to Reiki at 8 months old, got attuned again on this day by his own mom. These are the precious stories of my life and I couldn’t be more grateful to Reiki for what I get to do with my life. TY God!

The parents told me after, how impactful that was to them, to be able to witness this Divine ritual.  In my previous classes I had done the attunements in a separate room while the kids were involved in a spiritual art project.  I wasn’t sure they would enjoy watching each of the other children being attuned or that they would be able to stay quiet for the whole hour.  I had also visualized it in different rooms before the class and saw this as guidance for how it would be best to do the attunements.  It may have been right for those classes and that time.  But, this experience was so great, I’m going to ask the kids from now on, get their buy in to the ceremony and go from there.  The kids are quite amazing, they know what’s best for them.  It’s up to us to trust them.

Reiki Freeze Tag!!  A HUGE hit!

Reiki Freeze Tag!! A HUGE hit!

After sitting for an hour being attuned, the kids were ready for some out-door play, so we played a rambunctious few games of ‘Reiki Freeze Tag’ where the kids got to take turns being the freezer and the healer.  It was chaos again, but hilarious to watch.  The game got especially exciting when my 14-year-old son was the freezer and we had three different healers, one of which was spontaneous and top-secret because no one but he knew he was the healer.  LOL, gotta love kids.  So much fun.

Jose practicing Reiki on his mom, Stephanie.

Jose practicing Reiki on his mom, Stephanie.

I’ll tell the rest of the story with photos, because they really say so much.  (more photos below)  It is my goal to continue to attune and teach children Reiki, to inspire other Reiki Teachers to do the same and to encourage families to do Reiki together.  One small step in the right direction equals one big step towards saving our people and our planet.  Love will make the difference, it always has.

The kids were eager to practice Reiki on their Sensei (Teacher) Josslyn and she loved it.  The more Reiki the better is what I always say.  Loving kid Reiki is the best.

The kids were eager to practice Reiki on their Sensei (Teacher) Josslyn and she loved it. The more Reiki the better is what I always say. Loving kid Reiki is the best.  I think they’ve got me well covered.

We now follow-up the kids Reiki class with summertime Reiki fun.  We’ll meet as often as we can to reinforce the Reiki healing they have learned so they can have real hands on practice.  But, the daily practice with their Reiki parents is the most important.  Our kids do what we do.  They watch us.  If we do Reiki, they will.  If we speak lovingly, they will too.  It’s all up to us as parents to reinforce the positive ideals, or not.  Don’t worry, Reiki will guide you along the path.  You truly are not alone in this.

Reiki Blessings to you all,

Thanks as always for reading and for your loving comments,

I’m so grateful,

Josslyn

for private sessions email Josslyn at rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Jose and Kaia practicing Reiki on each other.  So precious.

Jose and Kaia practicing Reiki on each other. So precious.

 

All photos property of Rain Shadow Reiki or the families in them.  Please do not use them for your own purposes.

 

REIKI KIDS ROCK!!!

REIKI KIDS ROCK!!!                                                          CONGRATULATIONS NEW REIKI KIDS!!!                          All photos property of Rain Shadow Reiki or the families in them.  Please do not use them for your own purposes.

 

Isabel and her mom Stephanie receiving her certificate.

Isabel and her mom Stephanie receiving her certificate.

All the kids received Reiki I certificates to represent their learning, practice and accomplishments.  Congratulations to ALL the children at the Reiki class.  Some who were there I cannot show out of respect for their parents choices but we had twelve amazing children attuned to Reiki on this day.  Twelve precious souls who can now call themselves Reiki Healers.

All the kids received Reiki I certificates to represent their learning, practice and accomplishments. Congratulations to ALL the children at the Reiki class. We had twelve amazing children attuned to Reiki on this day. Twelve precious souls who can now call themselves Reiki Healers.

Kaia helping Allie with a sore neck.  Reiki heals on all levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Kaia helping Allie with a sore neck. Reiki heals on all levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

4 responses to “Teaching Kids Reiki and them Teaching Me!

  1. This is a great blog, It sounds like everyone had a log of fun and got a lot out of the day.  Terrific job you are doing with the kids.  Mom   From: Rain Shadow Reiki To: Sent: Monday, June 1, 2015 11:22 AM Subject: [New post] Teaching Kids Reiki and them Teaching Me! | |

    • Thanks mom, yes, it was a lot of fun. The kids are so into it and have been using their Reiki a lot since the class. From what their moms tell me. We’ll be following up with some kids circles this summer. Thanks for reading, Josslyn

  2. Heather Berry

    So great to see and such wonderful pictures of the beautiful children! Blessings ♡

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