What is REIKI Energy Healing?
Modern physics is now discovering what the ancients knew—that our bodies are not solid entities but rather are interacting fields of energy given to continuous, creative fluctuation. From the smallest subatomic particles to the space beyond the skin to the farthest reaches of the universe, vibratory forces configure and reconfigure who we are in ourselves, in our relationships, and in the world. Substance is composed of energy fields: vast expanses of space in which particles of matter are created by the temporary intersection of these fields of energy.
Extending beyond the physical body are multiple subtle bodies through which vital energy fields interpenetrate each other and the physical body, and thus have a very powerful effect on our well-being, directly influencing the condition of our physical, mental, and emotional health. Though not composed of matter, the subtle bodies are perceptible through touch and are often experienced by energy healers.
Energy manifests as substance, and so it is that specific energetic patterns can be expressed as illness or lack of ease in the physical body. All conditions of imbalance are rooted in the human energy field, and it is the underlying energetic patterns that must be addressed and resolved in order to create conditions for wellness.
Our energy body is made up of our aura (energy fields), the chakras (energy centers) and the meridians (energy pathways.) Like our physical body that takes in food to nourish it and give it energy, our energy body does the same. The energy fields take energy in, the chakras break it down, and the meridians distribute it throughout the body.
Our body energy vibrates at different speeds. Our physical body, our thoughts, emotions, and our spiritual center, all vibrate at a particular frequency or speed. These varying vibrations or pulsations create a field around them which are often referred to as our aura or energy field. The aura is an information center and a highly perceptual system that transmits and receives messages from the external and internal environment.
Each energy layer appears different and has its own individual function. Yet, they continuously interpenetrate each other as well as the physical body. These fields can be felt through touch. It is what we perceive or sense when we scan with our hands.
The Etheric Field is the first layer of our energy body and is ¼ to 2 inches from the body. It is the energy duplicate of the physical body. The Emotional Field is where we experience feelings. It extends about 1 to 3 inches beyond the physical body. The Mental Field is associated with thoughts and mental processes. It can be sensed 3 to 8 inches from the body. The Spiritual Field is made up of four or more layers, which help us relate to our higher self and spiritual dimensions. It is activated when we meditate, pray or channel. It extends 6" to 2' beyond our physical body. These energy fields are also referred to as our four levels of being; or our physical, mental, emotional spiritual selves.
The Energy Healing practitioner conducts vital energy from the universal energy field into the human energy field, where the energy is transmuted into a form that is usable at the cellular level. The vital energy recharges, realigns, and rebalances the subtle bodies, bringing harmony and wholeness to all the recipient’s systems. When the body is in balance, it can heal itself but if left in an imbalanced state, these energies can manifest into disease or physical problems.
This all happens beyond the conscious mind—the client does not need to exert effort to pull in the life-force energy. It all happens independently of belief system, emotional state, or religious preference. The body’s inner intelligence orchestrates the entire session in accordance with the creative intelligence of the universe.
Reiki Energy Healing
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" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" 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." The universal life force energy of Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows where to go and how to help the recipient. While the practitioner will energetically feel where the body is out of alignment or in need of balancing, they need not try to force the Reiki energy in any specific locations.
A treatment 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. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from Source, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
What is the difference between an in-person & long distance Reiki session? Reiki is often known as a form of hands-on treatment with the practitioner laying hands over the receiver’s body. For a full body treatment, each hand position is held for a few minutes before ‘moving on’ to a new position. The practitioner might stay at one location longer than others if energetic leaks or auric tears are found. By sending Reiki to these areas longer, these leaks and tears are sealed. However, Reiki knows no barriers or boundaries. Reiki energies can be channeled to anyone, or anything simultaneously across the world by using the skills, symbols and mantras embodied within me through training and attunements. More often than not, Reiki distance healing is much more effective than an in-person session. This is primarily due to long distance being done in a state to deep meditation with no distractions (including electronics that can sometimes interfere with the connection) so for this reason, it is not done while on the phone with the client. All I need is your full name, location and a recent picture, if possible, and I will be able to ‘feel’ your energy.
How to prepare for a Reiki session? I ask that you drink plenty of water so that you are hydrated and for a long distant session, be in a place where you can relax for an hour or two where you won’t be disturbed. Play some relaxing music, light a candle, darken the room, if possible or you can even go outside and relax at your favorite spot, lake, ocean, park, or wherever you can be comfortable.
What happens during long distance Healing? On your end, all you need to do is to be relaxed. Taking deep cleansing breaths as you sink deeper and deeper into a wonderful state of relaxation, permit yourself to be in a state of allowance. Using your imagination, image each chakra being open as they welcome in the healing energies of the Universal Life Force. The Divine Energy will go where is needed most, by design, as the Universal Life Force Energy knows all, but we can direct it as we can feel blockages, leaks, and emotions in a clients energy and physical body. I always balance the chakras and energy system, removing as much negative and heavy energy as I can.
What can you expect during a long distant session? Especially if you are sensitive to energies, you might feel tingling, warmth or coldness in certain areas of your body as I remotely work with you. Others report feeling spacy, calm or simply relaxed while in other cases, people do not feel anything, and that is ok, as the Universal Life Force Energy is still working.
What can you expect after a Reiki session? Afterwards, you will feel very relaxed, lighter and perhaps even emotional as your system purges that which is no longer serving your highest good. This can include anything within your emotional, physical or spirit body. This is good and should not be judged as anything other than a positive sign that healing is occurring. I advise that you drink lots of water (with lemon preferably), afterwards especially, to help move the energy. You may experience ‘run off” or detox symptoms, such as a cold, headache, lethargy for a day or two, especially if I've move a lot of energy. The better you eat and the more you hydrate, the faster these symptoms will subside (detoxing and getting rid of negative, stagnant energy is well worth it). Some people do not experience any of these things, as everyone is different, but I do like to mention it in case it happens to you. Please allow some time after the healing for reflection and relaxation. Do not go out in public with lots of noise, alcohol or drugs right after or during healing, so the energies can continue to work (as they do for several days or longer).
How many sessions are recommended? If you haven’t had any major recent traumas, injuries or illness', you may only need one or two at most. This helps emotionally, so whenever something comes up that you need help with such as coping with a death, divorce, loss or breakup of a relationship, moving, changing careers, loss of self esteem, or any major life change, just one or two healing's may make a major difference. On the other hand, if you have had a recent illness or trauma, you might benefit from a shorter yet daily session to give you the energy boost and balancing that can help get you back on track. To maintain this and keep your energies consistent, many find a once per month session valuable to lessen the energetic ups and downs many experience. Your body will tell you and you will know when you need another session. Your body is very intuitive so if you listen, it will let you know when another session would be beneficial.