What is Reiki?
Good question, which I’m asked when I explain I’m a Reiki practitioner. I simply respond, it’s hands on healing which helps to restore your body’s natural ability to heal and balance our body energy system.
However this is a very simplistic way to explain Reiki. According to Lisa Powers, we are born with the power to heal ourselves. However over time we have lost the ability to connect with our inner self, our focus has shifted to our outer self and world. We have lost the ability to see within and connect with ourself. In comparison to our own personal energy field, Reiki is the energy that is connected to our higher self with everything around us. Reiki energy can be used to help align, balance our energy and body. Reiki can be used in conjunction with crystals to assist with balancing and aligning our chakra’s, which when blocked or unbalanced can manifest into emotional and physical problems.
Reiki helps to restore the body’s natural ability to heal and create balance
Reiki is a holistic therapy which doesn’t only look at addressing the symptoms a person’s experiences but the root cause of the imbalance. Looking at both the physical and emotional aspects of a person to address all imbalances.
All things are infused with energy and emit energy, the energy that permeates goes by many names, chi, consciousness. Reiki is not only a tool we can use to heal our physical bodies but for spiritual growth. Reiki was developed by Dr Usui, in Japan he devised it as a tool for spiritual growth, the physical healing was an added benefit of the increased spiritual awareness. Reiki is a gift, In 1922 Dr USUI rediscovered reiki, a system which is believed to have been used for centuries. He began to teach Reiki to others, however these teachings were very expensive and only for the selected few. Today, one of the purposes of Reiki is to spread the teachings and benefits of Reiki to everyone, rather than a selected few.
Reiki energy is available to everyone. There is no single person or organization who holds the rights to this energy.
Reiki isn’t affliliated to any religion Reiki is not trademarked or patented. The only thing you need to access Reiki energy is the intention to align yourself to it and then the willingness to surrender your intellect so your heart can lead the way.”(Lisa Powers, 2016)
Reiki is traditionally used to heal, it is very powerful way to increase your spiritual awareness, personal growth, insight and connection. it’s a way of life, for me this is reflected in the 5 reiki principles, which are:
- Just for today, I will not be angry
- Just for today, I will not worry
- Just for today, I will be grateful
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly
- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing
In a Reiki session the practitioner does not rely on their own personal energy, rather they are conduits for focusing the energy from the world around them. We are born with the innate intelligence of Reiki and it illuminates our body mind, stimulating balance and growth. Over time however, habits and beliefs that do not serve our highest good can stifle that flow of energy resulting in a loss of vitality and eventually imbalance. What sets Reiki apart from other forms of touch therapy are the attunements that the practitioner receives. These attunements open the channels in an individual so they are in direct contact with universal life force. After an attunement, these channels are open forever.
Reiki can be used on yourself, animals, plants, to infuse your food and water before you eat or drink, distantly to people all over the world, for prosperity, abundance, and many other areas in your life. When you receive a reiki session you may feel heat sensations from the practitioners hand or you may feel cold. More importantly you will feel extremely relaxed after a Reiki session, and after more sessions you will feel more balanced, and release any emotional blockages you maybe experiencing.
If you would like a Reiki session or distance healing please contact me.
love JP XX