what is reiki?
Naturally as we go through our lives, our subconscious is never unplugged - it records every living moment, every thought, every breath, every emotion. Negative or positive. Gone unchecked, this tape can create unwanted energetic build up and blockage in both our aura field and chakras. This becomes the energetic signal we transmit to the world, and in turn matches what we receive/attract. Energetic build up (known as 'bioki' in Japanese) can be excess, unwanted energy, and/or negative energy. Whether consciously or unconsciously, by hanging onto the old patterns, negative thoughts and emotions, beliefs, judgements, relationships, situations, memories, substances, behaviors, principles that don't serve us, we can spiritually veer off the course of our highest truth and highest path. Many times manifesting in physical illness.
Reiki (ray-key), a Japanese form of energy healing, can help to restore balance, health and harmony to the mind, body, and spirit by cleansing these energetic blockages with 'spiritually guided life force energy'. It is relaxing and stress reducing, and restores a healthy flow of Ki (life force energy) where needed, promoting the body's natural ability to heal itself. This spiritual healing art was rediscovered in the late 1800s by a Japanese Buddhist monk named Dr. Mikao Usui.
how does it work?
Reiki is a gentle, natural, and holistic healing practice. In a session, the practitioner administers Reiki energy through their hands, which can be placed lightly on or above (in the aura of) the recipient's body.
What does it do?
As Reiki is a holistic healing practice, it works the mind, body, and spirit respectively. Reiki can be used to treat people, places, and things (living or inanimate). It is also becoming more widely used as a complementary therapy in hospitals today.
Some of Reiki's benefits include:
Clearing energetic and emotional blockages
Relaxation and stress reduction, promoting the body's natural ability to heal
Aiding substance/emotional/behavioral addiction recovery
Help with healing anger, fear, grief, resentment, trauma from past or present
Opening of the heart and one's capacity to love
Understanding one's blocks which provides insight for healing and growth
Aiding anxiety, depression, insomnia
Help with pain relief
Complementary therapy to aid recovery from existing physical illness, surgery, or disease
Support to the immune system
Detoxing day to day energetic exchanges absorbed that don't belong in one's system
Deepening relationship with oneself and one's own spirituality
Restoring clarity, balance, and integrity
Raising one's vibrational frequency
Attaining a deep meditative state
By deepening our relationship to our own energy, Reiki can teach us how to take responsibility for our energetic footprint. This newly gained awareness can positively impact both ourselves and the world at large. Through this process, you may discover new things about yourself through blocks you never knew you had - which isn't always easy. Just for today, perhaps try to remain as open to healing as you are able. You may find that the benefits are usually matched to your commitment to personal growth and willingness to risk vulnerability.