Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What is Reiki Really?

Reiki is a hands on energy healing method that originated in Japan.  The Reiki practitioner passes Reiki energy (remember Secret Mystery Steam Off of Cooked Rice) to their clients by tapping into the Universal Energy Stream and Channeling the energy through their bodies and out their hands to their clients energy fields.

This feels wonderful.

When I am demonstrating Reiki to people who have never felt energy healing before - most often this is at a street fair where I have never met the person - the response is consistently "wow that was so relaxing"

When I am at these demonstrations and I have my booth set up with a table and I am standing there with my hands on a persons head or shoulders, inevitably someone walks by and says "you can't expect me to believe that you are Doing anything" and I say, please stick around and try it, you'll see.  Most of the time they do and  when I am finished they say "wow I can't believe that worked"

So what worked, why does it feel so good and relaxing and why don't we get Reiki everyday?

First What worked - the Reiki practitioner is taught to clear themselves of their own ego and just be a channel for the healing energy of Reiki.  So right off the bat you are, as the recipient, being nurtured for who you are at that moment.  This takes a huge weight off your mind and body who are often at odds with each other.  Your mind is really great at imagining possibilities whereas your body and heart just want to be here now.

Why does it feel so good - during a Reiki session I start off with a simple breathing exercise.  Combining Reiki with breathing unifies your mind, body and spirit creating a very peaceful feeling.  Having the light human touch of the practitioner is very nurturing, something we all to often forget is important for our health.  We nurture others, but often forget that we need nurturing too.  So during a Reiki session you are brought back to the here and now to be nurtured by someone who is channeling only love and healing light.  Reiki as a light energy communicates with your energy pathways and centers - meridians, chakras - as well as all the water molecules in your body and your DNA (which at its center is light)  Water is a communicator, amplifier and information storer (storage molecule).  Water takes in the healing light of Reiki and transmits that light to all the cells in your body.  You might have heard it called removing blockages, I think of it also as bringing your wave frequencies back into balance in relation to your other healthy frequencies.  (did I already mention waves and how we are made of light and star dust? See older post below...)

Why don't we have Reiki more often - my feeling is that we live in a world where we are striving for everything to be better.  Better car, better pay, better bodies and so on.  Reiki is really about taking 1 hour for yourself to just be: be nurtured, be one with yourself, be who you are, be accepting, be given light energy. Very simple really, very wonderful.  We can all learn Reiki, we can learn how to nurture and heal ourselves (first) and learn how to heal and nurture others.  What a wonderful gift.  You can use Reiki for plants and animals, for the earth, to heal the past, give light to the future.  

I am positive that we crave acceptance and just want to experience joy.  Come and treat yourself to a Reiki session.

I still want to go deeper into why Reiki works, so stay tuned.

Many Bright Blessings,