WHAT IS REIKI THERAPY?
Reiki, (ray-key) a Japanese word, translates as universal energy. Synonym: Chi or Qi, from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Chi energy permeates every cell of all living things and infuses the very air you breath with life essence vital to vibrant health and well-being. Reiki Therapy taps into the chi all around us, concentrating the energy available to facilitate your body's natural capacity to heal itself.
Referring to the energy as "chi" in the healing arts makes it seem more mysterious to comprehend than it is. Quantum physics observes that all matter, living and inert, has a unique vibrational signature, an energetic pattern, that Eastern cultures refer to as chi. These energetic patterns affect the health and well-being of all living beings, physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.
HOW REIKI WORKS
It's actually a mystery
from the perspective of Western health care.
Eastern traditions teach that pain and illness are the result of imbalances in the way energy flows. Energy therapies such as Reiki help re-attune your body's energy flow, bringing your system back into balance, enhancing your body's natural ability to heal itself.
Reiki is a “broad spectrum” energy healing approach and works symbiotically with the type of focused intention you would apply to meditation or prayer. Then then you step out of your own way and use your Reiki session to amp up the volume and allow your system to make use of the energy according to your best interests.
Of course, your system is incredibly complex – physically, psychological, emotionally. What you most need may differ from what you believe you want. This sometimes produces unexpected outcomes, often better than you could have imagined.
If you're still with me, read on!
RECEIVING REIKI THERAPY
What Occurs During A Reiki Session
First, you have a brief discussion to clarify the focus you want to bring to your session.
Then, you get comfortable, usually lying down. You remain fully clothed.
The Reiki practitioner rests her hands lightly on, or just above your body, remaining for a while at several positions around your body.
Some positions relate to energy centers in your body, some to areas that you indicate as painful or problematic, and some to areas that just seem to need extra attention.
Reiki practitioners do not analyze or diagnose — Reiki therapy works from the heart, not the head.
GET THE MOST FROM YOUR REIKI SESSION
Healing happens in unique ways, on many levels. Trust your system to engage with the Reiki process for your highest good.
Before your session, consider changes you'd like to see in your life. Physical, Energetic, Psychological, Relational, Emotional, Spiritual?
Then, let go of the impressions of what you don't want, and clearly picture yourself living what you DO want.
Keep it simple:
Reiki clears out what's in the way of healing.
"Please help me clear what's in my way."
Reiki recharges your energy for healing.
"Please bring energy to where I most need it."
Reiki promotes insight and clarity for healing.
"Please help me with insight and clarity."
Reiki sorts out what needs resolution in order to heal.
"Please help me sort it out and find resolution."
Reiki transforms what must to change in order to heal.
"Please help me welcome transformation and change suitable
for my highest interest and the greater good."
The immediate effects of Reiki are most often deeply relaxing with feelings of greater ease and comfort in your body.
It's helpful to understand that your deep subconscious or inner wisdom directs Reiki energy where it's most needed. You may notice other results that are less immediate and sometimes unexpected. Occasionally the healing process may stir up less comfortable sensations or feelings for a day or two. You came to Reiki Therapy with a desire to make changes -- change isn't always comfortable, right?
At the end of your session, you and your practitioner may share observations. She'll listen to your questions and comments and may offer appropriate options for follow-up resources. You'll consider scheduling your next Reiki session.
Finally, you move on to the rest of your day, slow and easy, feeling relaxed and refreshed. Plan to give yourself a little time after your Reiki session for gentle re-entry.
Treat yourself with kindness --you deserve it!