"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
It is administered by laying on hands and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy (or chi) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's chi is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word, "Reiki," is made of two Japanese words. Rei which means "God's Wisdom" or the "Higher Power," and Ki, which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery."
Reiki is an energy that can be channelled, much like emotions can be channelled and felt. Joy, happiness, love, warmth. We've all experienced feeling these emotions or sensations and have probably felt them for and sent them to other people. Reiki is a lot like that. Reiki energy encompasses love, warmth, absolute peace and trust; the ability to truly let go and rest deeply. It's a beautiful thing to feel, and it can be channeled from person to person.
Reiki energy comes from a universal source. Like the sun. It isn't something that can deplete the giver because the energy was not that person's in the first place. It just flows through the giver into the person the receiver. Reiki is an intelligent energy -- it's spiritually guided -- so it goes exactly where it is needed to provide the most healing for a person. The Reiki practitioner just has to listen and help guide the energy, but it's really the Reiki itself that's the healer.
Reiki energy allows you to experience deep peace, relaxation, trust, and letting go. It can help recharge your batteries and allow you to simply receive nourishment. If you are depleted from a hard week at work, stress at home, or anything else that's causing you to feel energetically drained, Reiki can help you to truly rest and restore you to a space of softening and health.
My sessions also incorporate intuitive work, which for me is in part about reflecting the images and information that I often receive when I am channelling Reiki. Not all Reiki practitioners work this way, although Reiki is something that can attune you to energetic sensitivities.
Anyone can learn Reiki. It's passed down through an oral lineage, and can be taught to you by a Reiki master. There are three degrees of Reiki, and many people learn the first degree so they can do Reiki on themselves and their loved ones. It's a powerful and gentle tool for self-healing and is beneficial for anybody to learn, regardless of their plans to practice on others. I offer classes, so please contact me if you are interested in learning.