What is Reiki and how can it help you?
Do you feel as though you’ve tried everything to improve your life, but nothing changes? Have you struggled to lose those stubborn ten pounds of weight, that just won’t seem to come off? Do you have trouble moving forward after a difficult relationship, or emotional event?
If you are feeling stuck in any part of your life, the natural response is frustration. This is because we feel like we’re unable to resolve the situation. The good news… remaining stuck is only a perception. It does NOT represent your actual reality. Rather, feeling stuck is only a sign that something needs to change in your life.
Reiki treats the whole person, including: body, emotions, mind, and spirit, creating many beneficial effects, that include: relaxation, feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing.
Now, before we get further into the benefits of Reiki, and how it can help YOU, let’s first take a moment to understand what Reiki is.
What is Reiki?
The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words – Rei which means ‘God & Wisdom’, or, the ‘Higher Power’; and Ki which is ‘life force energy’.
So, Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy.”
It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us, and is what causes us to be alive.
Energy can accumulate in various points in the body. These points, also known as chakras, are linked to substantial nerve centers and organs in the body.
There is a very strong connection between feeling stuck and blocked chakras; which are thought to be the result of emotional upheaval or trauma.
Since energy is always moving, it’s vital that our chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow, and we feel off balance. Imbalances can also manifest as physical disorders…anxiety, lack of energy, and depression to name a few.
A beautiful way to balance out the chakras and the body’s subtle energy systems is through Reiki.
Eliminating the Blockages
We are all familiar with our own physical body and its functions, but less so with our body’s subtle energy systems.
Modern-day demands, stressful events, and emotional pain can reside within the body, and create blockages that prevent the flow of vital ‘Ki’; which is essential to our well-being.
The great value of Reiki, is the intelligence of this universal life energy; which knows exactly where to go, and how to respond to restrictions in the flow of Ki. It can work directly in the unconscious mind; which contains negative Ki-inhibiting thoughts and feelings, and helps to balance them.
Everything is Energy ~ Including Our bodies, Thoughts and Emotions
How does it Work?
Most commonly, Reiki is offered through light, non-invasive touch. The practitioner’s hands are placed and held on a series of locations that represent the body’s energy centers. The placement of the hands is not intrusive, nor is any pressure placed on the body.
The experience of Reiki is subjective, changeable, and sometimes very subtle. People often experience heat from the practitioner’s hands, but sometimes the practitioner’s hands feel refreshingly cool.
Other common experiences are subtle pulsations where the practitioner’s hands are placed, that can flow throughout the body. Immediately after a session, clients usually feel a deep sense of relaxation. Stress and tension eases, and a client may report a comforting sense of peace and vitality.
The Benefits of Reiki
The Japanese technique of Reiki is most commonly know for stress reduction and relaxation, and also promotes healing.
Reiki works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to help relieve side effects and to help promote recovery.
Reiki, like many other treatments, is cumulative. Even the people who don’t notice much the first time, usually have progressively deeper experiences when they continue with treatments.
Healing Starts From Within
Negative thoughts, habits, or things that don’t serve us, or contribute to our vitality can manifest as energetic blockages. One of the most powerful methods of cleansing the body, mind, and spirit is the releasing old energy attachments and thought forms that have planted themselves in the body in the form of negative energetic seeds.
Once we let go of barriers, and create space for the flow of our most positive momentum, we are in a state of allowing, providing a fertile ground for all of life’s blessings to blossom.
Reiki is not a replacement for prescribed medical care, but it will also not interfere with any treatments or medication. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement, from which everyone can benefit.
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