What is Reiki?
Reiki is a technique originating from Japan which is used for stress reduction as well as to facilitate relaxation as well as mental, physical and emotional healing. Reiki is most commonly given by the laying on of hands but can be given by holding the hands just over the area being treated if you prefer and will have the same effect. Reiki is based on the thought that an unseen life force energy. which keeps us alive, flowing through us . When this energy is low in us we are more succeptible to stress and illness. However, if this energy is high in us we are more succeptible to happiness and good health.
The word Reiki is actually two Japanese words combined. Rei and Ki. Rei meaning universal, transcendental spirit, mysterious power, essence & Ki meaning life force energy, the building block of life.
The feeling of a Reiki treatments has been described in many ways from a glowing radiant feeling flowing through and around you to tingling sensations. Many also describe a sensation of heat in the area being treated as well as through the entire body. Reiki facilitates healing of the body, mind, spirit and emotions which in turn facilitates a feeling of peacefulnes, relaxation and wellbeing. Miraculous results have been reported by many who have received Reiki treatments.
Reiki is a safe and natural technique of self improvement and healing we all can use. Reiki has been used to help many illnesses and chronic disorders of the mind and body. Reiki is a very simple technique to learn but is not taught in the traditional sense but transferred to the student through various attunements during Reiki classes.The use of Reiki, being that it is energy, does not depend you intelligence or spiritual development and is available to all of us and has been taught to thousands of people of all backgrounds and ages including children.Reiki is spiritual but is not a religion. There is no belief you must have to learn and use Reiki.There is also no dogma involved in Reiki.
Reiki is not a religion but it is still important to live and behave in culturally universal ways which promote harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the docter who founded the Reiki system of healing recommended practicing specific ethical ideals in order to promote peace and harmony.
How Does it work?
In all of us there is energy, or life force, which flows through us through channels called chakras, and around us in what is called an aura. This energy is what keeps our cells and organs functioning. If the natural healthy flow of this life force is interrupted the function of an organ or organs as well as its tissues lessens.Our every thought and emotion effects this life force. It becomes disrupted when our thoughts and emotions turn negative as these thoughts and emotions cling to our life force energy. As a result the fuctions of all that we are made of lessens.Our energy fields functions are restored as Reiki flows to where it is most needed – flushing out the old energy with new energy and for all intents and purposes recalibrating the energy fields. This as a result is how Reiki facilitates healing.
What happens in a Reiki session?
A Reiki session is fully clothed with the exception of your shoes. You will lay on a soft massage table. Often the treatment begins with what is similar to a prayer before the treatment begins. During the treatment, just like a regular massage, you may experience various emotions, tears, laughter, etc. This is completely normal and nothing to be ashamed of. Also, it is quite normal to feel heat emanating from my hands during your treatment. This is a result of the energy flowing into and through you. After your treatment you may lay on the table for a few moments after if you wish. You may be thirsty afterwards so there will be bottled water on hand. I will discuss the treatment with you and give you an informative aftercare packet.
Will you give me attunements? I have read a lot of books on Reiki and I think i’m ready!
Sorry, but no. Attunements are given during classes where you receive instructions on how to properly use them. The only exception is reattunement to symbols you have already beeng attuned to during a class for which you have verified receiving certification for.