Reiki….What the —?

I tell people about Reiki and I generally get some weird looks, some rolled eyes, or maybe a slight awkward giggle and glance away. It’s new to many people, and well, slightly out there. To me, there are many definitions as to what Reiki is. I think it’s very personal and I believe that the effects, benefits, and experience, are completely different from person to person. Traditionally, Reiki is a natural healing remedy based on ancient systems from Japan. Reiki is defined as universal life energy. It is based around the life force energy that propels through each of us, within us, unseen. Much like the energy Chakra system, there is a force that flows through us to help us feel more alive and happy. Reiki helps to move this energy throughout the body, to even out stiffness and blockages, and to attune the person to feel better and more complete. That, and its totally relaxing. To me, it’s like floating on a cloud, dreaming away, and relaxing into space. The high after is amazing too. Best of all, it’s all natural, no medicine, drugs, exercise, or talking involved. You lay down on the table, close your eyes, breathe, and let the Reiki practitioner take off. Each session is a bit different, but typically, the practitioner begins by scanning the body, then placing the hands on the head for a few minutes. You feel their palms melt onto you, along different areas of your body, i eventually tune out….It sounds extreme, a bit woowoo, I know, I felt the same way. Then I tried it, and things changes and shifted, I went back, curious as to if it was just in my head, and nope, Reiki really works. It eases the mind, fuels the body, and feels amazing. I would recommend trying different practitioners you feel comfortable with and can connect with. That is important. To me, it’s more about moving your hands along the body and warming different spaces. It me, it’s about connecting with the other person, allowing them in to help, and letting them guide you in how you can begin to transform.

Curious? Want to know more? Confused? My best recommendation is to try it. Experience for yourself.

Benefits of Reiki:

– Balance the body and leave the person extremely relaxed and euphoric, in a Reiki high

– Helps to alleviate pain and tension in the body

– Balances the chakras and energy flow throughout the body….This may include feelings/areas of ‘stuckness’

– Shows people natural healing modality if possible…awakens people to the life force energy that is in all of us

– More mental clarity, less stress, and business in the mind

– Attunes and improves the mind, body, spirit, connection

– Aids better sleep

– Helps internal organs, flush toxins, and increase immune system

Written by the creator of Reiki~

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder , Usui Mikao