“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”
Reiki is an "Eastern" medicine primarily thought of in the "West" as a form of complementary therapy. It is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive, healing technique that uses spiritual energy (the Japanese word Reiki means spiritual energy or universal life-force energy) to treat physical ailments. It is however much more than a physical therapy; it is a holistic system for balancing, healing, and harmonizing all aspects of the person, body, mind, emotions, and spirit – promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being.
Just as a massage is given via the hands, so is Reiki channeled through the hands. The difference is that Reiki is not given or sent. It is always drawn through the vessel (person giving the treatment) from the Universal Life Force Energy. Let your hand hover just above your forearm. Slowly pulse your hand up and down without making contact with your skin. You may feel the energy moving, or you may not feel anything. We call this Earth Energy, and just because you don’t feel it does not mean it isn’t there. You can’t see the radio waves being sent from a reception tower, but you believe they exist. Each of us has the capability to conduct Earth Energy. Reiki is simply a more detailed, exact way of harnessing and directing Universal energy. Think of Earth Energy as a radio station with lots of static. Receiving a Reiki attunement fine tunes the radio so the channel comes through loud and clear.
What Can Reiki do for You?
Reiki is beneficial for all living things. Your imagination is the only thing that can set limitation on its uses.
THE WAY REIKI WORKS
Medical studies have determined that Reiki healing has the following effects:
Reduces stress and stress reactions
Lowers blood pressure
Lowers heart and respiration rate
Reduces bleeding and pain
Raises the red blood cell count
These are things that are scientifically observable and can be expected/experienced as a result of a Reiki session.
The Reiki Precepts.
I would like to share the gift of these Precepts with you.
If you choose, please incorporate them into your life.
“Just for today I will not worry.”
“Just for today I will not get angry.”
“Today I will give thanks for my many blessings.”
“Today I will do my work honestly.”
“Today I will show gratitude for every living thing.”
Life force energy (Chi) flows within the physical body through energy centers called chakras and pathways called meridians, as well as flowing around the body in a field of energy called the aura. This energy field responds to everything we think, say, feel, and experience, and it becomes blocked whenever we consciously or unconsciously accept and absorb negative words, thoughts, feelings or experiences. If these blockages are not dispersed their energy can gradually become denser, and this is when they can transform into physical illness. Reiki is a spiritual energy vibrating at a very high rate that helps to break though these blockages, flowing through all the affected parts of the aura flowing though the physical body, charging them with positive energy and raising the level of the vibratory level of the whole energy field.
All animals adore Reiki. Large or small, fierce or friendly. Animals are extremely sensitive to the healing energy of Reiki. As with treating humans Reiki will go where it is most needed by the animal. The only difference with animals is that they often guide you to the exact place that requires treatment by moving around until your hands land on the exact spot. Animals will also let you know when they have had enough by moving away.