Reiki – What is it?

Today I am discussing what Reiki is and the basics of how it works, I was going to do this last week and everything just got away from me. Throughout the week though I want to discuss more on Reiki, the history and principles and Ethics.

What is Reiki?

Reiki, put simply, is Healing Energy; and probably the easiest method of Healing to learn and to use!

It is Not a religion, but rather a way of life and a simple spiritual path.

It can be integrated into just about everything we do and any other Religious Beliefs you may follow.

Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words; Rei meaning “Divine” and Ki meaning “Life Force”

It is a Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy; Reiki is directed by the Universe/God/Goddess (however you refer to your Higher Power) that works by Healing – on all levels.

Reiki helps heal us Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually, whichever we most need in that moment.

For more information on the Four Bodies you can read my other blog on that topic.

Reiki is passed to a Practitioner, or Healer, by a Master in a process called an Attunement.Anyone can learn to use Reiki, but they must first be Attuned by a Master and go through some training on how to use it.

This process reawakens our inner capacity to channel this divine energy.

What does it mean to be healed with Reiki?

Reiki is a form of Hands-on healing, meaning the healing energy is channeled through the healer via the Palm Chakras.

Typically the Practitioner hovers their hands above the client, allowing the energy to flow from them and correct imbalances in the recipient.
When being healed it is common to feel the energy as heat, or a calming sensation.

As I said before Reiki heals on all levels; Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual.

But what does that mean?

Physical Healing

Physical healing may be eradicating an illness completely, or it could simply mean limiting or alleviating the symptoms for a time; Allowing us to learn about and tackle any causative issues on the emotional and spiritual levels.

Those causative problems are aspects of your life or lifestyle that are having negative effects on your health.

Emotional Healing

Emotional healing allows you to stay calm, face your fears and reach an acceptance of the effects of an illness. It can help you come to terms with loss or bereavement, and allows you to cope with negative emotions, such as anger, jealousy or resentment.

Mental or Psychological healing helps with stress reduction and soothes anxiety.

It also helps us let go of negative thought patterns and attitudes, or prejudices that hold us back.

Healing on this level helps us get more out of life.

Spiritual Healing

Spiritual healing helps you develop a more loving and forgiving relationship with yourself. Enhancing your self-esteem, and helping you to let go of behavioral patterns that restrict you.

When healed on this level, it allows for greater self-expression and creativity.

These are just some of the many ways in which Reiki can heal us!

How Reiki Heals

Now that I have talked about what Reiki is and what it can heal, here is some information about the basics of the how Reiki Heals!

We are alive because life force is flowing through us.

This energy moves within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us, in a field of energy called the aura.

You can read more about the Kundalini and Aura here!

Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs or tissues of the physical body.

Ki (or Chi), also provides a nourishment to the other Bodies as well.

It is the combination of the Four Bodies that truly makes us alive!

Ki is responsive to thoughts and feelings and can become disrupted by negative thoughts or feelings. These negative vibrations can attach themselves to the energy field which causes a disruption in the energy flow.

When that happens, our body’s function becomes decreased and we feel it as emotional, psychological or physical symptoms – usually in some kind of combination.

Reiki heals by flowing through the energy field, smoothing out the Ki, cleansing negative vibrations & charging it with positive energy. 
It raises our energy’s vibrational level, in and around the physical body, where the negative thoughts and feelings attach.

This process causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away.

When a person’s energy is disrupted, they tend to become run down, anxious/depressed, stressed out and/or sick.

Through a Reiki session we clear, straighten and heal the energy pathways, allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way once more!

Reiki also heals the person channeling it, as they perform a healing session, simply by channeling this wonderful energy!

With other forms of healing you run the risk of taking on the negativity or sickness from the client, with Reiki there is no risk of this.

Reiki CANNOT cause harm, as it is all loving and all healing energy.

~John William


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