Just for today.... do not procrastinate
Hello everyone. My name is Sarina Korotane and I am a Reiki Master. I've decided to start blogging about my life as a Reiki Master and how Reiki on a daily basis helps me deal with life's challenges.
So for anyone who doesn't know what Reiki is. Well, Reiki is a practice/method of energy healing developed by Mikao Usui who was a Japanese Buddhist monk. 'Rei' is the Japanese word for 'Universal' and 'Ki' is 'Energy'. Reiki is basically the 'Universal Energy' that flows through everything that is fundamental to life itself, and within this energy force there are lots of different frequencies that heal, cleanse and support life. It is not something that we can specifically see (though I'm sure there will be some people who have an ability to see it), but it is something that we all can feel and connect to.
I'm not going to go into the ins and outs of Reiki itself, but if you want more background, take a look at my website www.thereikistudio.co.uk for the history etc. If however, you have any questions, make a comment and I'll get back to you.
Now here's a little info about me. I'm a perimenopausal woman, 48 years old, Indian heritage but born and bred English, a proud Witch and living with my fiance on the South Coast of England.
I am the biggest procrastinator in the world! To be fair, there may be a couple of people out there who may actually beat me on this, but I'm not far behind them. I started this Blog on the 2nd December 2020, after spending around 6 months thinking about it... but I am getting this damn thing out today!
I was somehow under the impression, for all of my life, that procrastinating was basically 'being lazy'. I believed for years that all my problems and the lack of material stability in my life, came down to the fact that I was lazy and I found it hard to find any kind of middle ground with this belief in myself. Then one day last year, I came across a quote by David Cain.
'It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It's a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person's sense of self-worth. You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability - which is pretty much everything.'
This quote, slapped me in the face and said, 'there you go, that's your issue!' All of a sudden, I actually felt a little more understood, by myself. I felt as if something was released, something negative left me, and left a little room for something positive. But learning something new doesn't mean that it's going to change your life straight away. I know, I've been sat on this quote for over a year and I'm only actually today finally writing this bloody blog. It's taken me a year but I've come to realise what I've actually learned from this quote.
It's taken me all this time to find the 'brave' in me to finish this first blog. And that's a strange thing to admit to, to try to find the 'brave' in me. People who know me don't realise how 'not brave' I am. Mainly because I'm a bit gobby and come across as confident in every aspect of my life. Don't get me wrong, I am confident in many areas of my life but I am still afraid of failure when I'm standing alone.
I find putting up posts on social media really difficult because I'm not sure how honest to be about me, I'm not sure of how to present myself or if people will like me and want to connect with me.
Procrastinating has affected much of my life and I don't want it to anymore. So... I'm starting a 21 day Reiki cleanse to help release this from me. Over the next 21 days, I'll write about what I've learned over the past year about my procrastinating and keep you updated on the Reiki cleanse.
Ah and I should mention that the reason for starting the 21 day Reiki cleanse today, Thursday 10 June 2021 is because it's the new moon, which is always a great time to start any projects, etc.
Let's see how this goes...
Love Sarina x