Reiki is various “Universal Energies” that can support the body to heal itself. It is not intended to replace medical treatment, rather it is complementary to it. I believe before we talk about Reiki, we must understand that the Universe is comprised of an infinite number of Energetic Fields of varying frequencies presenting in different forms. For example, common forms include kinetic energy, thermal or heat energy, chemical energy, electrical energy, electromagnetic energy, nuclear energy, ultraviolet energy, sound energy and the energy of color. Reiki is an ancient Japanese “hands-on” or “hands- above” healing technique that channels UNIVERSAL ENERGIES to the client. I consider it a MASSAGE FROM THE INSIDE OUT. As practitioners, we can channel specific frequencies with the use of specific symbols. There are a multitude of Reiki energy frequencies. By building an etheric bridge we can channel the energy over distance and time. I practice Usui and Karuna Reiki® with symbols for numerous healing needs as well as multiple applications beyond healing. Karuna Reiki® also includes symbols for Wisdom & Creativity, Personal Power, and Personal Peace. In April of 2016, I began working with the most recently developed energy, Holy Fire II Reiki energy which is a new Reiki system of energy that is refined yet very powerful and transformational for the body/mind, spirit and soul. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. Rei means "God's Wisdom or Higher Power". Ki means "life force energy". Combined, Reiki is "Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy." Being SPIRITUALLY GUIDED, it can do no harm, and is ALWAYS in the highest good of the recipient.
I personally find it fascinating that humans are in fact energetic rainbows. That is, our energetic chakra frequencies mimic the color frequencies in the same order as rainbows. They are—from bottom to top—red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue and purple. This is a prime example of our interconnectedness with universal energies.
We are going to channel universal energy. With your feet on the floor and hands free on your lap, breathe deeply. Picture and feel a soft energy of bright white light above you, pouring over you…breathe into it for a few moments. Let the light soak into your pores as you feel your own energy expand into it. Now place your hands with palms facing each other—close but not touching. Feel the energy flowing—heat, vibration, tickle, magnetic push. Can you feel it? This is universal ENERGY! If you are not able to feel it, continue for a bit or try again later in the day in a calm, quiet place.
Reiki is a universal energy that we specify and channel with symbols. Humans are electromagnetic beings. We survive because of energy exchanges within and outside the body. Our cellular processes are energetic. The role of energy is basic to our biological processes—our development, growth and metabolism. Our ENERGETIC SYSTEM is as key to our health as are our CIRCULATORY and RESPIRATORY systems. When blockages occur in any of these systems, our quality of health is threatened. Life stresses (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) often block the flow of our own bodily “life force energy”, allowing illness and disease to occur. This is especially true when combined with multiple factors (varied stress, sleep patterns, nutrition, coping skills) and over time. Energies that do not serve us or “blockages” can stay with us sometimes for years, even lifetimes, without our even knowing it… More practiced Energy Healers usually have an increased intuition and can read your energy to help discern areas in question. Reiki Energy is channeled using prayer, symbols and hand positions to flow and clear energy blockages throughout your body meridians and chakras. According to Deepak Chopra, “Chakras are energy centers that serve as junction points between the Physical Body and Consciousness, between matter and the mind. They receive, assimilate and express our vital life energy”. Many people are familiar with the colorful 7 main or primary chakras depicted in many art forms up the center front of the body. They are popular because they are responsible for the energy of our major organ systems and serve as junction points between our emotional self and physical self. In addition to these well-known chakras, we have 21 secondary chakras for our glands and joints. We also have hundreds, if not thousands, of mini chakras throughout our body to keep our energy flowing in all directions. Bottom line, chakras balance, replenish and maintain the healthy flow of our life-energy. Reiki strives to establish harmony and balance to your energy flow…MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY and SPIRITUALLY.
Someone who doesn’t speak their truth (i.e. they hold back from communicating how they feel to others including loved ones, friends, co-workers, life in general) blocks areas that are energized by the throat chakra. They may have frequent laryngitis, thyroid problems, or even ear or hearing problems. Another example is if communication is blocked due to being bullied or overpowered, resulting in a loss of control, then the solar plexus energy center just below the diaphragm may become blocked and digestive issues may result.
Reiki is not related to religion. However, it is a Spiritual or Divine energy that is guided with prayer and Japanese symbols specific to frequencies with intentional clearing, healing, and balancing of our energies MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT.
Stress, trauma and illness restrict the natural flow of Ki life force energy through the body. By restoring KI to the body, Reiki rejuvenates the body’s ability to relax and de-stress, which supports its ability to heal itself. It is in a relaxed and balanced state that our body best heals itself. Reiki is most commonly known as a relaxation energy. The goal of a Reiki session is to channel energies through your body chakras and meridians to clear energies that may be stuck and blocking the energy flow. It can actually help heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. For a list of common benefits reported by those who have experienced Reiki.
I have several suggestions! I am creating a list and will be back soon with it! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.