Today we got this wonderful question:
“I was told by my reiki teacher to keep all limbs uncrossed because if we cross them the reiki can’t flow. So, if I cross my legs (or arms) will Reiki still flow? That doesn’t seem right and I’d like your opinion. Thanks! Lane B.”
I’ve heard the same thing as well. Don’t cross your ankles, you’ll stop the Reiki flow. Don’t sit cross-legged. Etc. SERIOUSLY? ….Sooo, we can send Reiki distantly, we can Reiki any and every situation we can think of, but our Achilles heal is crossing limbs? Bullshits.
Think of yourself like an electric cord, not a water hose.
If you kink up an electric cord, the electricity doesn’t stop. You still get electricity going to your appliances. Of course if you believe that you’re a water hose instead, then the flow won’t go, or it goes very lightly. I’m sure I’d rather be the electric cord. Do you stop breathing, does your heart beat slow down, does your brain function stop, does your blood stop flowing if you cross your arms? Or legs? “Don’t cross your legs”, just doesn’t make sense. We are energetic, electrical beings. And no, crossing our limbs won’t stop the flow of Reiki.
If you believe that crossed legs/ankles/arms will stop or stifle the flow, then that’s what’s gonna happen.
The thought got in your head, and you believe it. You’ll believe that your teacher was right so anytime you try and send Reiki while something is crisscrossed you won’t feel the flow.
You did something unusual Lane, something that EVERYONE should do. You questioned what your teacher said. Questioning is how we get to our beliefs. If it seems wrong to you, then you can discard it, no worries.
If you’re reading this and is someone that still believes crossed limbs stops the flow of Reiki, question why. Were you told so and you never questioned it? Then when you tried, you found it true? That’s because the thought was put in your head. Question everything. Before believing, make sure it’s true for you.