The biggest mistake you, me, everyone you know and all of humanity are making right now is devaluing our inner guidance system. Humans are born with an internal guidance system that literally tells you what to do to be happy, fulfilled, and loved, yet far too few of us tune into this guidance system and even fewer of us respond to it.
Our language is full of references to our inner guidance and references to how we devalue and disregard it. Expressions like "a chill just went through me" "that gave me the shivers" "I just feel something isn't right" "I can't put my finger on it but..." "my heart wants to" and "do what your gut tells you too" are all examples that we know there is inner guidance but these expressions are often followed up by "its all in my head" "its not logical" "I can't prove it" "it doesn't make sense" "I'm just being silly" and "I'm just imagining things".
What if your wrong? what if your imagination is actually guiding you to your truth? That chill, the tightness in your stomach, that knowing you can't explain are all telling you something isn't right. Our feelings are also telling us messages. If you are angry maybe you let someone cross a boundary, you didn't hold strength to what you knew to be right for you. Sadness is telling you to take time for yourself to reflect & heal. Frustration is telling you to take a different approach. Joy is telling you things are right. You just have to tune inward and listen.
When we tune inward to our inner guidance system we can navigate through the abundance of experiences available on earth towards expressing our true selves in the unique ways that we are designed to express. Reiki teaches us how to listen and connect with our inner guidance system, it also gives us the power to heal our wounds and experience & express Divine Love. Reiki tunes our humanity into the clear expression we are meant to be. It teaches us how to be in service to others without depleting ourselves, but rather improving ourselves at the same time we give. Reiki is not a deity to be worshiped, it is not a program we follow, it is not a set of rules for life. Reiki is Divinely Guided Life Force Energy all of which is inside you waiting for you to listen.
A word on Free Will. Free Will is our ability to choose our actions and our actions are what shape the elements of our life. Action is choice. We make choices everyday as to our attitude, what we will do, what we say, what we think, and what we feel. We must take responsibility for our action and put conscious choice into our lives for we are always shaping and creating what we are living. Sometimes that is a tough concept to swallow because we can't believe we chose to live these current events, but reality is you did and you continue to do so. Most of us create subconsciously, without intention but rather through reaction but once we take the responsibility for ourselves and make conscious choices we start to create with intention what we want. This is when life gets exciting!
Take a self-discovery tour of yourself, really see who you are and what actions/choices you have been making that are shaping your life. Decide who you really want to be and start making choices of actions that align with that person. As you align your actions (ie: your thoughts, words, emotions, expression and actual doing) your life will begin to take a new shape. It is about taking responsibility for yourself. You have complete Free Will, no one is controlling you and no one is making decisions for you. If you want something different then what you have then you must make different choices.