Reiki is a Japanese technique that is used to heal physical and mental trauma, and to support mental clarity and spiritual well-being. In Japanese, the word “rei” refers to a higher intelligence that permeates all living and nonliving entities and guides the inherent functioning of the universe. The word “ki” refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, including plants, animals, and human beings—because of this, ki is also often called “life force energy,” and is known as qi or chi from other lineages. The combination of these two words is what defines reiki as “spiritually guided life-force energy.”
To administer Reiki, a practitioner channels life force energy through his or her hands unto another. It’s said that the aforementioned spiritual guidance enables the Reiki to flow through the affected parts of the subject’s energy field and charges them with positive energy. It raises awareness in and around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are contained. This causes the negative energy—such as stress, anxiety, physical pain, sadness, confusion, etc.—to loosen its grip, allowing the touch of the Reiki healer to swoop in and clarify the energy pathways.
Some Health Benefits Using Energy Reiki:
- Promotes and accelerates the bodies own natural ability to heal
- Balances the energy centers (Chakras) in the body
- Strengthens the immune system allowing it to better deal with daily stress and viruses
- Relieves pain ie: headaches, backaches, relaxing the muscles
- Helps to free from addictions
- Clears toxins from the body (something of great concern these days)
- Relaxes and reduces stress
- Treats the root cause of illnesses
- Balances the organs and glands and their bodily functions
- Use in tandem with conventional health practices and Reiki
- Used in hospitals to lesson pain and side effects of drugs as well as shorten recovery time
- Releases blocked and suppressed feelings and emotions
- Improves mental well-being and promotes greater ability to deal with everyday challenges
- Calms and relaxes the mind and relieves stress
- Improves the ability to concentrate
- Facilitates decision making abilities
- Enhances personal awareness
- Promotes creativity and improves memory
- Aids in meditation and positive thinking
- Promotes courage in making positive changes in ones life
- Releases fears
- Deeper self love and self worth
- Improves confidence
- Calms and balances the emotions
- Promotes feelings of contentment, love and peace
- Enhances relationships
- Reduces stress & anxiety
- Increases intuition and other multisensory abilities
- Helps in the progression of spiritual growth
- Deepens the connection with the Higher Self
Some Things You May Experience During A Session
- Some fall asleep
- Some warmth, cold or a tingling sensation from the Energy Reiki energy
- Gurgling and sounds from your stomach
- Most experience a reduction in pain or sometimes an elimination of the pain in first session
- Some more sensitive people may even have spiritual or visual experience
- Temperature changes, hot and cold, wind, some even experience seeing colours, images, memories and different feelings in and around the body’s; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
This is just a short list of what someone may experience during a session. Everyone is different and deals with healing differently. Keeping in mind that not everyone feels or sees things during treatments and that this is not an indication that the treatment is working or not. Energy Reiki healing ALWAYS occurs and you may or may not feel what is happening. And it is said that sometimes when all is calm and quite that this is when the most profound healing is occurring.
What may happen after a session?
During a healing crisis, a great deal of toxins may be pulled out of body tissues and put back into the circulation in order to be eliminated. During this process, some uncomfortable symptoms may occur, such as:
- Release of emotions and feelings
- General fatigue
- Pains and aches, such as headaches, low back pain, joint pain, etc.
- Skin discharges, unusual sweating and body odors
- Frequent urination, diarrhea or constipation
- Temporary cessation of menstruation, or decrease in sexual desire
- Mental irritability, restless dreams, etc.
- Loose motions
The healing crisis may last from a few hours to a few days; only in rare cases will it last a few weeks. The healthier our general condition, the fewer symptoms there will be. The more the body has to clean up, the stronger and/or the longer will be the discharge reactions.