What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy modality. The following is a definition taken from the International Reiki site at http://reiki.org of which I am a member.
“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.”
What is a Reiki treatment like?
When I am offering a Reiki treatment to someone, I usually begin with some talk time in order to know better what the person is facing along life’s path. Together we come up with an intention to incorporate into the Reiki experience. The intention is usually something that is related to a healthy perspective or being centred or calm or focussed or something of that nature.
Before we begin Reiki itself, I like to help the person relax and I use a guided imagery that is customized to the situation we have been discussing and the intention we have formed.
The actual Reiki treatment usually involves the practitioner placing her/his hands in different positions on your head, shoulders, trunk, legs and feet. Ask your practitioner for specifics regarding the hand positions being used. If you prefer, the practitioner can place hands above the body rather than actually touching. Personally I use a combination of both as I work on the physical body as well as in the energy field.
Once I begin the Reiki itself, I generally can feel the energy come through me. This is both inspiring and highly meaningful for me. I don’t see energy fields but I am learning to trust my intuitive senses. That frees me up to allow Reiki to do what needs to be done.
Yes, I am able to offer these sessions at a distance. We can work over the telephone in the same way at the same fee and with the same results. There are many reasons why this may be easier for clients. Winter weather is one example as are distance and mobility issues.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
The relaxation that occurs is visible and palpable. That in itself is a benefit. This means that Reiki helps relieve stress in the physical body. That relaxed state promotes healing.
I see other positive effects from the relaxation. It seems to help people leave the circular thought patterns that go along with challenges. It clears out the garbage chatter and they are able to view a situation from a different perspective.
What I find most meaningful in Reiki
For me, it is the nature of Reiki, that it is an energy that comes from the source, that inspires me most. It is not connected to any religion but could be connected to all of them. It is also not dependent on any preconceived concept of what God is or isn’t.
So do you have to believe in Reiki or energy?
No. It is optional. I have crossed paths with more and more people who are confused about their beliefs. Their perspective may be agnostic, even though they don’t know for sure what that means. Being agnostic is really a noncommittal belief to a concept of God. Maybe God is and maybe God isn’t. Maybe universal energy is the same as God … or maybe not. Maybe Reiki energy is the same as Christ energy or Allah energy … or maybe not. It really doesn’t matter.
And so Reiki offers us the opportunity to unite in a way that can have meaning to all. I am speaking from my personal life experience.
Will Reiki Classes be offered?
Yes I offer classes in all levels of Reiki. I redid the Advanced Reiki Training and the Masters Level 3 course, this time with William Lee Rand (founder of the International Reiki Association) in Michigan. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from William. I would say that he is the most knowledgeable person re Reiki in at least all of north America. I look forward to incorporating what I have learned into the classes I teach as well as the sessions I offer.
I have also taken the Holy Fire Karuna master Teacher course which means I can also teach Holy Fire Karuna Master Course to anyone who is already a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and has been using that for a while. call me for more information on that topic.
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