Reiki is a Japanese healing system which means ‘Life Force Energy’.
It is a wonderful, unique, profound and safe technique for restoring depleted energy and balancing natural energy within the body.
Reiki energy is truly holistic and is not dependent on a person’s belief systems and conditioning. You can happily practice Reiki if you are religious or a non-believer.
What does Reiki healing do? Reiki healing treatments restore balance, increase overall well-being, induce relaxation, speed healing, relieve pain, clear toxins, assist meditation, increase intuition and more.
Reiki healing sessions may feel warm, tingly, and intensely relaxing.
Most people report feelings of absolute relaxation, peaceful bliss, colours, tingles, or heat. Stress dissolves, pain releases, emotions become lighter.
Optimism increases, and you experience a deep sense of well-being.
Reiki was one of the first energy healing modalities that I came across in my early twenties and I was amazed by its powerful healing effects. Following a number of sessions, it stirred my interest sufficiently to decide to attend a workshop teaching Reiki and study just about any alternative therapy that was available to be studied! (The usual blissful exuberance one experiences when discovering non-conventional healing methods!) .
I was relatively young, very naive and also a student in college so it was a little different from what myself and my friends were into at the time. I.e. getting drunk on as little money and as often as possible!
As my mentor says all learning is retrospective and my early encounters with Reiki most definitely brought to the fore my inner feelings of low self-esteem, confidence that I held about myself.
Remember I was an eager student regarding energy work but also an eager socialite so when the two combined the resulting cocktail further reinforced those not so empowering feelings previously mentioned. (This is not to say drinking is bad or wrong but to highlight that my inner world was in conflict and alcohol only accentuated those feelings.)
But in the midst of what would probably be diagnosed as depression there was something in me that was still fascinated by the healing effects of Reiki particularly in alleviating physical pain.
This innate desire to help others is what kept me motivated between the lows of not feeling that I was worth much. This is a key point though. Reiki for me is about the Self first. Over the years it has and continues to provide a means for me to learn about myself and heal internally.
My own experience gives me the authority to share my comprehension of how powerful it can be when in the clinic or teaching a workshop.
It is by no means definitive by any stretch of the imagination.
Reiki is energy. You are energy and I am energy and energy is in a constant state of flux/change.
Reiki helps balance energy which sometimes means that inner physical, emotional, mental and spiritual recycling takes place.
This is healing and growth. It’s not all fluffy wings and halos but it’s not all devils and horns either. Reiki has helped me become at peace with all parts of myself the so-called ‘good’ and the so-called ‘bad’.
For me Reiki is more than just a healing system, it’s a way of life and a very useful tool in personal growth. And what endears me most to Reiki and all energy work is that it can be done in silent reverence for the Self which radiates externally and is felt by those around you.
To your powerful infinite Self,