What is Reiki?
Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. A non-invasive Japanese technique to promote healing based on the conception that energy flows through all of us and this energy is our Life Force. When this flow of energy is interrupted or blocked one is more likely to feel “under the weather” or “off”, whereas when this energy flow is free flowing or open one is more likely to feel and be happy and healthy.
One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities (immune system), aids in better sleep and improves and maintains health.
- Increase inner peace and harmony. It can be valuable tool in the quest for spiritual growth
- Reiki also balances the mind and emotions.
- Regular treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being
- Reiki offers relief during emotional distress and sorrow. Reiki helps in the grieving process. It cleans and clears the emotions, preventing them from being so draining and offers perspective.
- On the physical level, Reiki helps to relieve pain from migraine, arthritis, sciatica just to name a few. It also helps with symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia.
- Reiki can be an effective way to treat immediate problems, such as physical or mental illness (recovery from surgery, but regular treatments can also improve overall health. By helping to maintain a state of physical and emotional balance, Reiki can not only treat problems, but perhaps even prevent them from ever developing.
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Theories: How does reiki work?
We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
Description of a Typical Session
A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. We will have a discussion and give you the an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues you are experiencing and ask you what they are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, you will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed.
Reiki can be performed with the you sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a you will always be fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a you prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.
The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.
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History of Reiki
What we term today as Reiki was traditionally known as 'The Usui System of Natural Healing' or Usui-do (The Way Of Usui), developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1900s.
Reiki is a Japanese term actually consisting of two words with varying interpretations:
Rei - Universal energy outside all living things, the highest spiritual consciousness, one could also call it Divine consciousness. My personal interpretation sees this as the "Father" energy – corresponding to the Yang Principle.
Ki - Life force energy, inside all living things, surrounds all living things, earthier frequency than Rei energy. In my interpretation this would correspond to the "Mother" energy – the Yin Principle.
Only Rei and Ki combined make the whole - Yin and Yang combined, the Universal Life Force.
Mikao Usui developed the Reiki system as a path for spiritual development and for natural healing.