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Reiki pronounced ray key is an ancient method of hands on healing. The word rei in general interpretation means universal. The word rei when used in the word Reiki is interpreted to mean higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. Ki means the life energy or also known as vital life force. This is the primary energy of our thoughts and emotions, including our spiritual life. So it is our higher consciousness rei that guides the life energy ki into a practice called Reiki. In other words, Reiki is guided by a higher power. This special energy can only be channeled by someone who has been attuned. Once you have been attuned, you will have Reiki for life. Reiki is considered spiritual in nature, but is not a religion, it has no dogma, you do not need to believe in anything in order to benefit from or to learn reiki. Reiki can boost the physical, mental and emotional well being of both the recipient and the practitioner. It is important to know and understand the practitioner acts as the conduit between the energy and the client, thus delivering energy, but not actually healing the client. The wisdom of the client's own body determines where this energy can be best utilized. This energy exist within us all. This energy is a part of us and also connects us to each other and everything around us. Reiki treats the whole person, rather a specific problem. Reiki works with the body, mind and spirit during the healing process. Reiki energy assist in the balance of the body and its natural healing abilities. Reiki is beneficial in reducing stress and helping with relaxation. Reiki is not a substitue for traditional medical care, but can be added for additional benefit to your health care program.
One's energy or ki is what sustains life. It naturally flows through our bodies. It also exists in everything around us. Illness and disease can occur when this flow of energy in the body is interrupted. The energy can become unbalanced or blocked in places within the body. This can be from stress, environmental conditions or trauma to name of few. When you receive a Reiki session this flow of energy comes into balance. Depending on the severity, this may take a series of sessions to accomplish. Regular maintenance sessions can also be beneficial. Emotions like anger, resentment, grief and anxiety may also cause energy blocks within the body. Over time this can build up and eventually lead to physical illnesses. Reiki can help to release these blocks and eliminate physical tension and then the body can begin heal itself.
A Reiki session can begin with a brief conversation and the completion of a client intake form. The purpose of the intake is so that the practitioner can plan the most beneficial session or series of sessions for your needs. Confidentiality is maintained at all times. You will relax fully clothed on a treatment table or chair. Reiki can be done with the hands above the body or lightly touching the body during a session, whichever is most comfortable for you. Session usually start with your head, shoulders, torso, legs and finishing with the feet. This is usually done in a relaxing atmosphere with soothng music to enhance the benefits of the session. During the Reiki session you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation in the areas being treated. This is an indication that the Reiki energy is flowing and is very normal. There is no manipulation of the body tissue, therefore this therapy is safe regardless of your health or condition. After the session if you would like to talk about your experience you are encouraged to do so. Some common responses after a Reiki session are a sense of calmness, relaxation, relief from pain, and a sense of feeling better overall. It is good practice to keep track of your progress by writing down your thoughts and experience with each Reiki session. It is suggested that you drink plenty of water prior to and after your session, wear loose fitting comfortable clothing, Set your intention by taking a few moments to think about what you want from your session and be thankful for giving the gift of healing to yourself. A Reiki session usually last from 45-90 minutes.
The benefits of Reiki are limitless. Reiki sessions are different for each person. In fact, no one session is ever the same. Our bodies have an intelligence of their own and are able to use the energy for whatever we need most at the time of that session. Benefits include: calming, pain relief, boosting of the immune system, releasing stress and more. Reiki is best understood once it has been experienced. Anyone can benefit from Reiki. Reiki is for overall wellness as well as for specific issues. Reiki works by assisting in the balance of the body, mind and spirit so that healing can take place.
It is interpreted to mean higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. Meaning that wisdom comes from God or the higher self and is also known as God consciousness which is all knowing. It understands each person completely and knows the cause of all problems and difficulties and knows how to heal them.
Ki is life energy. It is the non physical energy that animates all living things. As long as there is life it has life energy circulating through it and around it. Ki is also the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life. It can be accumulated and guided by the mind. Rei is the God consciousness that guides the life energy call ki. Reiki can be defined as spiritually guided life energy. This more closely describes the experience most people have of it. There are many kinds of healing energy. All healing energy has ki or life energy as one of its parts.
Reiki is a special kind of healing energy that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it by a Reiki Master.
Reiki is life energy that is guided by the higher power or God. Reiki is considered to have a much higher frequency than other healing energies.
The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. The Master does not direct the process and is simply a channel for the attunement energy flowing from the higher power (God). The attunement is a powerful spiritual experience for most people.
Once you have received a Reiki attunement , you will have Reiki for the remainder of your life.
An attunement can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feelings and thought patterns that are no longer useful. This does not always take place after an attunement, but when it does, it is important to understand what is happening so you can support its completion.
After receiving the Reiki attunement, all that is necessary to start Reiki flowing is to request it to do so. Just ask or intend that it begin to flow and it will. Simply placing your hands on someone with the intention of giving a treatment will be enough to start it flowing. It flows so easily that just thinking or talking about it turns it on.
Because the practitioner does not direct the healing and does not decide what to work on or what to heal they are in no danger of taking on the karma of the other person. Reiki is safe.
Because it is a channeled healing, the practitioner‘s energies are never depleted.
Anyone can easily learn Reiki. It is a pure form of healing and is not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability.
We are alive because of life energy or ki is flowing through us. Ki flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. It is ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them. Ki nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting their vital functions. When the flow of ki is disrupted it causes diminished functioning within one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. Ki is responsive to thoughts and feelings, when we have a positive optimistic thought we increase our flow of ki and this causes us to feel better. When we have a negative thought and it becomes lodged in the subconscious mind they create a permanent disruption of ki.
When receiving a Reiki treatment the rei or God conscious part of the energy assesses where the person has blocks and then directs the healing energy usually to the block that is nearest the hands. However sometimes it will go to the block that is most important even if it is far from the hands. The Reiki energy works with the negative thoughts and feelings that are blocking one’s natural flow of ki and heals them as well. Reiki raises the vibratory level in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. Once ki is flowing naturally, the physical organs and tissues are then able to complete their healing process.
The aura is a wonderful field of ever changing energy patterns that completely surrounds all living things. It is composed of many layers. Each layer represents a different part of the persons consciousness. With the inner layer connected to the physical body followed by higher layers including the emotional, mental and spiritual layers. The aura is created by all of your thoughts and feelings, both conscious and unconscious as well as the energies flowing through the physical body. Your state of health is affected by the condition of the aura and in fact many feel that the original cause of both illness and health is in the aura. Treating the aura with Reiki can be an important part of a Reiki session.
Chakras are actually transformers of subtle energy. They take the universal life energy that is always around us and transform it into the various frequencies our subtle energy system needs to keep us healthy. The lowest or root chakra brings in the lower frequencies that are needed for physical survival and the highest or crown chakra brings in the spiritual levels of energy. Each chakra corresponds with a layer of the aura. Negative feelings or thoughts can become lodged in the chakras reducing the amount of subtle energy they are able to provide and adversely affecting ones health. Read more.
Meridians are pathways that subtle energy flows through within the physical body. The meridians contain energy points usually referred to as acupuncture or acupressure points. Each meridian is usually associated with an organ or physical system of the body and supplies that organ or system with subtle life energy.
Its long history of use has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like multiple sclerosis, heart disease and cancer as well as skin cuts, bruises, broken bones, headaches, colds, flus, sore throats, fatigue insomnia and impotence. It is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy.
Reiki feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and or a warm feeling or a tingling sensation in the areas being treated. It is a relaxing calm feeling of well being and has many benefits for both the person receiving and the person giving Reiki, including positive states of consciousness and spiritual experiences.
Reiki works in harmony with all other kinds of treatment. Reiki can improve results of any medical treatments by reducing negative side effects such as those from chemotherapy, surgery and invasive procedures. It shortens healing time. Reduces or eliminates pain and stress.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn or use Reiki. Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from a higher self or God, it enables many people to go beyond intellectual concepts and directly experience their religion.
There are no symbols in 1st Degree Reiki and they are not necessary to give a Reiki treatment. Symbols are given starting in 2nd Degree Reiki, along with the attunements that empower them, These symbols are sacred. It is a part of the Reiki tradition that they are kept confidential. By keeping the symbols confidential, you demonstrate your respect for them. Since the power of the symbols comes from the attunement showing them to those who have not received the attunement will not help them and could cause confusion, so this is why it is best to keep to the symbols to students just before the attunement to memorize. Symbols are transcendental. Rather than affecting only the subconscious mind as most symbols do, the Reiki symbols connect directly to the God consciousness. Whenever a Reiki symbol is used by someone who has 2nd Degree Reiki, the rei or God consciousness responses by changing the way the Reiki energy functions. This process operates through the stimulus response mechanism in conjunction with the medulla oblongata of the brain The power of the symbols is not in their outward appearance, but in the attunement energies that become attached to them.
Just for today I will:
Be Grateful
Will not fear
Will not anger
Respect all living things
Work honestly