This ability to change and influence our vibrations is good not only for us but also for the planet.


We are all living on a planet that has an electromagnetic field and we each have our own electromagnetic fields within this. In this way we are all connected and our vibrational fields affect each other. As you can see with static electricity affecting your hair, everything affects everything – everything is connected.


Our bodies emit a frequency and this can affect other electromagnetic fields around it. So when we change and raise our frequency / vibration we can change other’s frequencies too. Therefore if enough people vibrate at a certain level this can affect the collective environment; ie the world. I’m very interested in this aspect of Reiki moving forward, taking it to a larger scale.


We can all take steps to realise our own personal responsibility for our own body’s energies and to raise our vibration level.


We can all become conscious of the thoughts, feelings and attitudes that affect our body’s vibration, and be aware that we are all feeding this to the collective field every day.


We all have a choice in each moment to take to heart the significance of intentionally managing our energies.


I believe this is what is meant when people talk about oneness and connectedness. Even though this connectedness is fast becoming explained in the realms of science and quantum physics, for me this does not take away from the spiritual aspect of how very beautiful it is to become aware that we are all in this together.


We are all part of something much bigger than any single one of us, and we all have the ability to feel our way to the changes we would like to see in ourselves, in others and on this planet.





It has to be said that positive people do seem to be ill less. This is because they are keeping themselves in a higher vibration and keeping the energy flowing more easily. This enables their cells to work more efficiently and as a result their immune system is kept on top form.


Keeping in this happier, healthier state is not always easy. Last winter a client of mine got a cold for the first time in years. Their vibration, emotions and energy levels were low. It was hard for them to physically raise their vibration to promote wellness when they felt anything but well enough to be happy. I had read an article about laughter and how this can effect the body in a physical way in addition to the emotion felt. After their Reiki treatment I suggested they try this SOS exercise as a way to get back into a lighter energy, and get their MoJo back.


Energy SOS exercise: Netflix style


I suggested my client got themselves cosy on their sofa and onto Netflix to watch their favourite comedy series. For 30 minutes they could try to lift themselves up with laughter and good feelings, then allow themselves to go back to feeling quiet and restful afterwards. Little by little, episode after episode, these small windows of a lighter energy had a snowball effect.


Within 2 weeks they reported feeling much better. This enabled them to feel able to go outside for walks, and being in nature with its natural energy vibrations helped them to feel even better still. Within 3 weeks they were back to a higher vibration and their body could clear the remaining cold and my client’s positive outlook returned.


In this way sometimes we need physical tools and backdoor tricks to guide us back to feeling lighter.




To look at the energy in the body more deeply we can feel differing energy levels or vibrations. These can be higher vibrations; for example feeling grateful or happy, or lower vibrations; for example feeling fearful or angry. When we laugh we feel a much lighter sensation in the body, yet when we are angry, and maybe having an argument, we feel a lot heavier with a lower sensation.


We can start to become aware of these differing energies and learn how to adjust the energy in our body to a higher vibration – a better feeling.


3 minute energy rebalancing exercise


Minute 1

Remember an activity or time where you felt a little fearful, for example trying a new sport or starting a new job. We can remember feeling jittery, unbalanced, a kind of energy that is not very smooth or restful in the body. Energy can be stopping and starting in our body as we tense up.

Now set that feeling to the side and think of things you can be grateful about, write these down if you can. We can be grateful for the big things: our health, the health of our family and friends, and we can be grateful for the small things: the smell of butter on hot toast, getting a seat on the train, a really good cup of coffee. Once you get going you can feel quite grateful for many things.

Now rest in this feeling. It can feel soft, calm, floaty and smooth. When we compare this to the sensation of a little fear in our bodies we can learn to identify the difference in these feelings and aim to refocus to the higher, lighter vibration of being grateful.


Minute 2

Remember your list of things to be grateful for and soften back into this feeling. It’s like steering a small boat back to calmer shores.

Close your eyes, keep feeling this feeling, breath it in, imagine breathing all the calmness from your gratitude list through your nose into your body.

Let your body fill up, let all the cells become saturated with your gratitude. It’s fine however you like to do this, maybe by imagining a mist or a white light saturating your cells, or just feel it.


Minute 3

Keep breathing in the gratitude and now as you breath out instead of breathing out through only your nose imagine your whole body is breathing out through every surface, every part of your skin, through every cell releasing your breath out again.

After a few body breaths now imagine you are breathing out the gratitude through every surface of your body, and you are releasing this feeling back out into the world.

Lastly imagine, if you can, breathing not just out through every part of your body but breathing in through every part of your body as well. Soften your body’s beginning and end so you’re a bit like a jellyfish in action, softly breathing in and out the feeling of gratitude with your whole body.


This is an exercise we can do as part of a daily Reiki or energy balancing practice. This can easily be done for a few minutes on your daily commute, even standing up a train or bus.

It can also be added into your meditation practise if you have one. By doing this exercise you are putting your body and cells into a higher, and healthier vibration.