Reiki which is now practiced Worldwide dates back to the teachings of Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1920’s. Usui was a lifelong spiritual student and teacher. His intense spiritual practices led to the culmination and practice of Reiki, which he then offered his teachings to others, hence the beginning of the Reiki journey.
It is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing, balancing the chakras and cleansing the aura to promote self healing. Trained Reiki Practitioners are able to transfer this energy during healing sessions, to assist with physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health.
When the flow of the “Life Force Energy” is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur. Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts and feelings, including fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self talk, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way.
Some of the benefits of receiving Reiki:
*Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
*It accelerates the bodies’ self-healing abilities
*Aids better sleep
*Reduces blood pressure
*Can help with acute injuries and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions,
*Helps relieve pain
*Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony,=
*Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins
*Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy,
*Supports the immune system,
*Increases vitality and energy
*Raises the vibrational frequency of the body,
*Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing
Who Practices Reiki?
While all healers affect life energy, not all healers use reiki. Reiki is a specific form of energy medicine, and can only be performed by someone that has been attuned to it. Anyone can be attuned to practice reiki, and once you have been attuned you retain the gift of reiki for the rest of your life.
Reiki is part of the Eastern energetic medical tradition, and is even beginning to find a place in western hospitals.
It is practiced in communities around the world, by everyday people and by medical professionals both in the alternative and traditional healing worlds.
Why Learn Reiki?
Reiki is one of the safest energy healing modalities that ANYONE can learn to restore their own energy levels. You don’t have to be naturally born gifted or trained from a young age, you can choose to share your healing with family, close friends and pets.
Reiki also very often opens the door to developing a deeper spiritual connection, through the opening of the third eye, many students feel their intuition deepens over time. Often developing clairvoyance and other spiritual channels.
What to expect during a healing session
During a Reiki Healing you will often feel heat, sometimes intense in certain areas of the body. This is the energy shifting and moving to where it needs to be. Most people feel deep relaxation from receiving reiki, similar to entering a meditation. Others experience seeing colours or images during their time, and very often emotions are released. It can also bring more positive feelings and a sense of clarity.
Finally, it is just a wonderful energy to work with, whether you keep it for yourself or choose to become a Practitioner, it will definitely be a worthwhile journey.