What is Reiki?
Reiki is a universal life force healing energy that flows thorough all of us. The concept of a life force is found in most of the ancient cultures of the world. In India, it is called prana; in China, chi or Qi; in Japan, ki; for Native Americans, the Great Spirit. For all these cultures and others as well, the idea of life force is or was central to their forms of medicine and healing.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include stress relief, relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.
A Reiki practitioner is trained to channel the universal life force energy, through them into their hands and into the person they are treating. There is no way to get or give too much Reiki energy. Any additonal gets passed onto our planet and we all know that needs as much healing as possible.
Click here for a link to some studies showing the positive effects of Reiki.
What to expect during a reiki treatment?
Generally you will be laying on your back on a massage table, fully clothed. I have seen it where the Reiki practitioner has you sit in a chair and rarely even stand. (All my treatments are laying on a massage table).
Your only job during a reiki treatment is to just breathe.
The Reiki practitioner will usually start at your head working their way down each side of your body hovering their hands over your body using specific hand positions.
What does Reiki feel like?
Everyone will feel Reiki a little different but some of the things I’ve heard consistently over my years of practice have been
- Warm water running over their entire body or parts of their body
- a gentle beating drum
- a warm hug
Its possible to not feel anything at all. Even if you do not feel anything you are still getting a treatment.
Some people drift off to sleep, some people may see their spirit animal or have a calming vision or experience.
Everyone leaves a Reiki treatment feeling less stressed, relaxed and generally good all over (body and mind).
What can Reiki Treat?
Reiki has been shown to have a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.
Here are some of the results I’ve personally seen.
- Feelings of deep relaxation
- Stress and tension released
- Anxiety and fear gone
- General sense of well-being
- Negative emotions or negative feelings gone
- Reduced feelings of anger
- Pain free or reduced pain
Is Reiki a Religion?
Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners and client are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
Reiki in my opinion is life changing. I’ve seen both ends of the spectrum; people start on their Reiki journey and blossom immensely spiritually and also I have clients who come weekly simply for the healing energy because it works for them but do not participate in the spiritual aspects of it.
Reiki is for everyone and anyone regardless of age, condition, beliefs, etc.
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