Reiki practitioners are used to the idea of having access to an unlimited source of comfort, patience, healing and peace — the Universal Life Force they tap into and pass along to others in their healing discipline.
Unfortunately, they also sometimes forget that they need to set boundaries in order to stay healthy and free.
It seems to me that only the best mentors I have ever had — which, by the way, include my wife, my siblings, and my parents, as well as my psychotherapy and Reiki mentors — emphasized the importance of preventing burn-out.
While the Reiki energy is limitless, we must understand that we have built-in limits in as a condition of this gift of mortality. We need boundaries, particularly for restoration, and for allowing ourselves time to absorb our realities.
We cannot continually push without learning how to pull. We cannot continually give without receiving so that we can give more. We cannot waste our effort and breath without receiving compensation and respiration.
Above all, Reiki teaches us to be still. We must receive the light to pass it along. We can only receive it if we stop trying to do.
Surrender to be victorious.