Our bodies are amazing machines. They automatically take care of breathing, circulation, and digestion without your conscience having to lift a finger. However, there are times when your body may need help. Negative beliefs and thoughts can drag down your entire being or you may have been subjected to a sudden and intensely stressful situation.
In such scenarios, it might be time to reach for ‘Reiki’, a Japanese form of energy healing and balancing, roughly translated as ‘Universal Life Force’.
What is Reiki and How Does it Work?
Reiki is a technique that is used to heal physical and mental trauma and support spiritual well-being and mental clarity. The word ‘Reiki’ refers to a higher intelligence which guides the inherent function of the universe permeating all living and non-living entities.
‘Reiki’ refers to the nonphysical energy which flows through everything that is alive, including human beings, animals and plants. In combining these two words, ‘Reiki’ is defined as ‘Spiritually Guided Life-Force Energy’.
A Reiki practitioner channels life force energy through you by the ‘laying of hands’. This technique allows the affected parts of the subject’s energy field to be charged with positive energy. Using this spiritual guidance, it raises awareness around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are contained. In effect, this loosens the grip of negative energy in the body – such as anxiety, sadness, confusion, stress, and physical pain – allowing the touch of the Reiki to swoop and clear the energy pathways.
One of the core principles of such spiritual healing like Reiki is the all-powerful ‘cosmic law of attraction’. This pertains before a patient can receive healing, they must become resonant with the energy of healing. To create such an energy shift within a person a spiritual healer must have the relevant psychic abilities to perform this.
Health Benefits of Reiki
Physically you can experience more ‘space’ by the energy-releasing toxins, injuries, or illnesses from the body. You can gain an insight into how thought patterns or physical habits need to change to be free from pain or illness. Mentally you can become more focused and have more clarity when it comes to a life purpose and path. While spiritually you become more connected to the universe and to your psychic senses since all ‘clutter’ is moved out.
Reiki is a very simple process and can have some profound effects on your health:
Harmony and Balance:
Reiki can optimize overall wellness and can enhance the body’s natural healing ability, indirectly restoring chakra balance on all levels.
Releases Tension and Pain:
In modern society, we tend to live life on the go. Reiki allows clients to feel relaxed, at ease and instills a calmness within. It also relieves pain and illnesses such as migraines, chronic back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and arthritis. Through the release of suppressed emotions, it can reduce pain levels. While optimizing the flow of energy it facilitates your body systems to function better, again minimizing pain.
Aids Better Sleep:
In practicing Reiki we find ourselves in a relaxed state leading to a better night’s sleep. Through sleep, the body can recover and heal from daily stresses.
Reiki can aid a person’s overall sense of balance, both in mind and spirit. This may lead to an improvement in a person’s mood and help him or her to overcome feelings of guilt or sadness.
Regular Reiki treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being, where a person is better able to cope and enjoy emotional resilience. This can allow you to stay centered in the present moment clearing the mind of past or future issues.
How to Get Initiated to Reiki
Sometimes, sessions can release pent up feelings and you may feel emotional for a few hours afterward. However, these feelings will stabilize, and you should feel cleansed and cathartic. Each relaxing session may involve chakra balancing and clearing, cord-cutting, and healing. Sessions tend to last between 45mins to 90mins.
As your understanding of the methodology increases, you may start to see auras outside of sessions as your intuition improves.
Through Reiki, you can free your mind and live an empowered life that is aligned with who you truly are.