What is Reiki and How Does it Work?
Reiki has been around for years now! It was originally developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui. Its main purpose is to relax the person/animal and reduce their inner stress. This can feel quite healing in itself, however there are also mantras and blessings applied using the hands which help to cleanse the energies in the body and increase the flow of life force energy. This ‘laying on hands’ technique is used to clear emotional pollutants and help to cleanse the body of all negativity.
Many physical and psychological problems can be traced back to life force energy. If you have a high flow then you will feel clear, free and unrestricted. The opposite is as you would expect, a low flow or blockage can cause problems which can easily be fixed by the power of Reiki.
But Where Did Reiki Come From?
The word Reiki itself comes from a combination of the words “Rei” and “Ki” which mean Higher Power and Life Force Energy respectively. The word Reiki as a whole means “spiritually guided life force energy” and this is where the power of healing comes into play.
Some people can feel this energy during treatment, others can’t. If you’re extremely in tune with your energies and your body you may very well experience a warm glow or radiance. This is not a guarantee though, but don’t worry. Even if you can’t feel it during the session, you’ll notice a sense of calm and relaxation around you afterwards. Overall Reiki is considered to be a very safe method of spiritual or energy healing and it is believed that most illnesses or conditions can be cured or improved. Reiki is an incredible complement to western treatments as due to it’s nature it has no side effects.
How Does Reiki Work?
You have to go into Reiki treatment with a strong mindset. Negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, hatred, feelings of wordlessness, depression or guilt can interfere with the life force energy passing through you.
You are a combination of your physical body and spiritual being and Reiki works to heal you through the spiritual side which in turn can improve both psychological and physical issues. Using the already present energies in your body and unblocking the channels through which they flow means you will instantly feel an improvement!
Could I Practice Reiki?
Yes! Anyone can have the ability to practice Reiki, however it is not taught like most disciplines. Interestingly, the gift is actually transferred via and attunement from teacher to student. If you’re interested in learning more about Reiki, you can contact us via E-Mail to discuss a workshop with one of our team!