WHAT IS REIKI AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Reiki pronounced ‘Ray-Key’ – Rei means ‘spirit’, and Ki stands for energy. Together it can be translated as ‘universal energy’. Often those who experience it describe Reiki as love and light. I like to describe Reiki as the light that is already within us, and all around, where we sense oneness. Reiki is us coming home to our purpose and calling – our true self.
The system of Reiki was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui. Teachings are from both Western and Eastern lineages that go directly back to the founding and practising members.
Reiki is not just’ hands on healing’ but a way of life, living consciously, using principles, meditation, breath, sound, and other tools that work in harmony with one another. It works on a quantum level allowing healing to take place mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Reiki is completely safe and shared with all living things and situations, with adults, children, babies, pets, plants, spaces, and so on. Reiki is a complementary or alternative therapy that focuses on energy and spiritual healing. The NHS uses it.
During a Reiki treatment or meditation, the practitioner shares Reiki to allow healing to take place on all levels of mind, body and soul. It works with all other medical and therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
HOW DOES REIKI HELP YOU?
Some benefits include:
- It promotes natural healing
- It reduces the impacts of stress, including physical, emotional and mental symptoms
- It promotes relief from pains, including stiffness and tension
- It helps to alleviate anxiety and depression
- It helps to restore emotional balance and encourages self-esteem and mental clarity
- It aids positive thinking and meditation
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING A REIKI SESSION?
Every session is bespoke, and every experience is unique. I will make sure you feel comfortable, lying down on a comfortable massage bed. I will guide you through a short energy breathing exercise to allow your body and mind to settle into the space that surrounds you, so you feel safe and supported. With my hands placed softly on and over your body, I begin to share Reiki, starting from the crown of your head. If it is your first session, I will work my way through all the primary energy centres, sending Reiki to alleviate any symptoms physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – from your crown to your feet, grounding you before finishing the session. In a session I also work intuitively. Most sessions include sonic healing, where I use ancient intuitive vocals to help you sink into a deeper meditative state so you can experience a true of sense of coming back into a state of wholeness.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Comfortable clothes are best. You will remain fully clothed during your session, only having to remove your shoes.
How long will the session last?
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTERWARDS?
Every experience is unique. As a Reiki practitioner, we trust that Reiki goes where it needs to during the session. You may feel energised. You may experience mental, emotional, physical and spiritual clearing. There may be feelings of happiness and a sense of true healing and connection to oneself. You can ask to receive intuitive guidance after your session.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECOMMEND HAVING REIKI?
It depends on what you want from the sessions. Also, things develop or change after your session, so this is something I can discuss with you. I recommend regular treatments if Reiki is to be part of a wellbeing healing practice.
Is there anything I should do or avoid after the session?
Both before and after the session, try to eat plant-based meals, to rest and to drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol. I would also recommend making some notes after your session, and if you are regularly coming, keep a diary of how you are feeling, noting changes. Please note – If you take any medications, please be sure to get regular blood tests to check your dosage is correct.
WHAT ARE VIBRATIONS?
The whole universe is made up of vibrating particles that the eye can’t see. When I describe Reiki, I often say it is a higher, finer, vibration – love’s vibration. These higher vibrations lift us emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually, opening us to our true potential and supporting us in living more
consciously. When we think of the words’ kindness’ and ‘compassion’, we feel lighter and brighter; this is a higher vibration.
Masuro Emoto conducted experiments with water. He had two glasses of water in front of him. To the first glass of water, he said ‘I LOVE YOU’ repeated over and over again. To the second glass of water, he said ‘I HATE YOU’. The glass of water that received the message ‘I LOVE YOU’ formed beautiful crystal patterns that responded to the high vibrations it received. And when you have a Reiki treatment, these high vibrations flow through you.
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The original article from Gazelli.com