What the Heck is Reiki Anyway?
What is Reiki and How it May Assist in Your Health and Overall Well Being.
A Japanese healing modality using the art and science of activating, directing and applying natural, universal life energy to promote energy balancing, healing and wholeness as well as preventing disorders to maintain a state of positive wellness.* Studies show that Reiki speeds wound healing time, (including major surgeries) assists in better sleep patterns, lowers blood pressure and is effective in reducing pain.
Let’s Break Down the Word:
Life Force Energy
Some Benefits of Reiki include:
- Alleviates stress and anxiety
- Decrease in depression
- Increase in energy / vitality
- Release of core wounds
- Reduce/eliminate chronic pain
- Aids in the grieving process
What Does One Feel in Reiki a Session?
The experience of Reiki is highly personal and varies for each individual. Here are a list of a few examples on what you may experience during a session:
- Deep relaxation / calmness
- Subtle variation of warmth or coolness
- A comforting sensation – sometimes felt in the body as “tingling”
- A sense of feeling “lighter” and more at ease
A Brief History
The founder of modern day Usui Reiki is Mikao Usui. Also know as Usui Sensei, Usui was a Buddhist who spent most of his adult life in Kyoto studying ancient Buddhist medical and healing texts. In 1888, Usui Sensei had a near death experience when he contracted cholera; an epidemic that was ravaging Kyoto and other nearby areas. He miraculously recovered and this experience caused him to reassess his life and where he developed a keen interest in the esoteric science of healing.
The Discovery of Reiki
It was in the late 1890’s when Usui Sensei discovered Tibetan Buddhist manuscripts dating back to the seventh century where he found the keys to healing. Soon thereafter, Usui Sensei traveled to the holy mountain, Kurama Yama where he would test and validate the power of this healing. After considerable contemplation, visions, meditation and finally confirmation, he decided to share the discovery of this healing, which he would later call Reiki, with others.
The Five Principles
Usui Sensei also taught five principles supporting his work in Reiki. He believed strongly in the power and impact of these principles. There are several variations, I’ve listed mine below.
Try reciting these five Reiki principles as affirmations to start your day.
Just for today,
Do not anger, choose love.
Do not worry, choose trust.
Be filled with gratitude,
Devote yourself to your work, (on yourself and in service to others)
Be kind to all living beings.
I find many of my clients are searching for a more integrated approach to their health. Reiki can be a lovely compliment in addition to western medicine practices depending on your health issues.
Here’s to Your Health!
Reiki is a wonderful healing modality for anyone wanting a more holistic approach to their overall wellness and health regiment. It’s effective on all levels (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) and can even be performed at long distances.
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Peace, love and abundant blessings,
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