One important difference between Reiki Drum journeys and shamanic drum journeys is the presence of Reiki throughout the session. The repetitive drum facilitates the shift in consciousness needed to journey, while the Reiki energy gives protection to you as you journey, supporting the intention that the journey is for the highest good. The healing energy helps release blockages and integrate the insights they receive on the journey.
When looking at journeying we should consider the shamanic concept of the three worlds.
The middle world represents physical realm, or rather its spiritual counterpart. It can represent the present: our present situation, things that are happening in our present incarnation.
The lower world or underworld is the realm where we work on our shadow selves aspects of the subconscious. Many spirit beings can be found here, for example power animals and spirit guides. It can also correspond to the past - whether this relates to issues in our own personal past, past lives or further back in history.
The upper world or the heavens is the realm of the higher self or consciousness, as well as higher beings such as angels. From the upper world our perspective of life is different, e have a view of the bigger picture.
When journeying to the upper world we often see images such as climbing a mountain, moving across a rainbow, climbing a ladder or ascending to the highest branches of a tree.
Travelling to the lower world often entails descending through tunnels, crystal caves or through a trunk of a tree and down its roots.
In shamanism it is the shaman who journeys between the worlds to bring back information, and they would use a repetitive percussive beat to facilitate the change in consciousness required to do the work, usually drums or rattles. In using Reiki Drum technique anyone can journey safely to non ordinary reality to retrieve information for themselves.
One important difference between Reiki Drum journeying and shamanic drum journeys is the presence of reiki during the session. The repetitive drum beat facilitates the shift in consciousness needed to journey, and the reiki energy gives protection as you journey, supporting the journey intention and the highest good. The healing energy helps to release blockages and integrate insights you may receive on the journey.
Journey to find your voice, power loss - a time in your past where you were unable to speak up (emotional trauma, illness, grieving, surgery). Find your voice and reclaim that power for yourself.
Journey to meet your power animal/spirit guide, and allow them to communicate with you. If you already work with power animals or guides one of these may come through during the journey, sometimes others wish to make their presence known to us to assist us.
Journey to a past life, to facilitate healing, gaining insights to help resolve a particular situation, or to receive guidance on how to work through a personal problem or health issue.
Journey for general guidance, if there is no particular aim, asking for insights that spirit wishes to show you, in accordance with your highest good.