What is Reiki Healing?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a type of Energy Healing. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical or emotional pain and, in time, these energy blocks can cause illnesses. First of all, the word ‘Reiki’ means ‘Universal Life Force’. This is the Life Force which governs the natural order of everything within, upon, and around the Earth, including the magnetic energy field surrounding the Earth, to which we ourselves are connected. Think of natural energies and the power they contain, such as the sea, the air and the earth itself. With these, you can begin to understand the types of powerful natural energies by which Reiki works.

When there is an imbalance of energy within the Earth, naturally it will create a block in the flow to which the Earth responds. We may experience this as natural disasters. In actual fact, the Earth is a living organism and responds as such. Therefore, the natural law of cause and effect comes into being here, in its own unique and powerful way. The energy of Reiki, in its essence, is practised by many indigenous peoples worldwide. It is well known, widely accepted and has been around since the beginning of time. 

Reiki Symbols and Attunements

To fully use the energy of Reiki, it is necessary first of all to become attuned to Reiki Energy. This happens through a process of attunements. It is a Reiki Master that can provide these. This is a person who was once a student themselves, who has passed various initiations to receive the Reiki Energy via an attunement process. These include the introduction of various sacred symbols all connected with Reiki Energy.

The interesting concept of this, is that all the symbols that are used represent the various movements of energy within and upon the earth. We can clearly see these from the air or in photos taken from a higher perspective. An example is the spirals that occur naturally in the sea connected to air currents.

These reiki symbols contain a power that we can harness for use in healing. Every symbol is unique in its own presentation and form. We also use the lightning bolt as another symbol in the Reiki attunement process. The Reiki Master usually draws from just above the head in a downward direction, along the back of a person, in a space clearing and empowering session.

The attunement process activates our natural receptive energies and helps clear any debris of energies to which we may have previously been connected. It can be quite a difficult process for those who have much to shift; however, the outcome is always for the higher good and leaves us with clarity and peace of mind. Ultimately, it improves our conscious connection overall with our health and wellbeing.

Can Anyone Learn Reiki?

Everyone can learn Reiki, but it will affect each person differently. We are all unique, in as much as we are all connected and our purpose on earth is ultimately the same; to bring peace, to heal all imbalances where there is too much darkness, and to bring light. Where there is fear, we bring trust, where there is confusion; we bring clarity and peace of mind to the heart and soul. 

The Principles of Reiki

There are a number of Reiki principles which students are encouraged to practise. Each  is based on being and living in the present moment. There are two variations: the first including the Japanese Eastern version and the second adapted to the West.

Japanese Eastern:

Kyo dake wa – Just for today

Ikaru na – Do not be angry

Shin pai suna – Do not worry

Kan sha shi te – Be grateful

Gyo-o hage me – Take responsibility and fully do what you’re here to do

Hito ni shin setsu ni – Be kind to others

Western Version:

Just for today I will let go of anger.

Just for today I will let go of worry.

Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings.

Just for today I will do my work honestly.

Just for today I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing.

When we recite these words daily, and perhaps in a repetitive way, we can really feel them inwardly. Thus, they become a ‘Mantra.’ We can use Mantras to live our lives with conscious awareness. The more we are consciously aware of our thoughts, feelings, words and actions, the more empowered we become naturally. 

Fundamentally, this is because we are whatever we absorb. Therefore, if we choose to absorb the positive around us and in the world, we will naturally attune our energies to that which serves us for the highest good. In the same way, we can feel the effects of absorbing the negatives. We can lose power with this negativity, even to the point of feeling lost ourselves. This happens if  negative energy affects us for too long, or when there is too much of it.

It is important to consider what you are absorbing!  Notice how this affects you every day. If  you are drawn into or towards something that feels negative, then use the Reiki Mantra. Even if you have not been attuned to Reiki, these mantras will bring your focus onto what is truly important in your daily life. The more you repeat and practise these mantras, the more power you give them. In turn, the more you will find you subconsciously invite them to be present in your life.

How Can Reiki Help You?

Reiki helps bring us into the present moment. It also helps us rebalance our energy by way of the chakras. These are spinning vortexes of light and coloured energy. We have them connected to our physical body at various locations. Understanding what Reiki is, therefore also means understanding the basis of the Chakras.

There are seven major chakras. They are known as the following: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown. Although in actual fact there are many more which are located at various points throughout our energy field or ‘aura’. You can read and understand more about the Seven Chakras on our dedicated page: What Are the Seven Chakras?

Reiki and Spiritual Healing

Many people who have learnt Reiki go on to learn other methods of applying its wonderful healing energy. For example, practices such as Crystal Healing, Yoga, Meditation, Shamanism, Psychology, and Soul Rescue Work, all have a basis in Reiki Healing!

Reiki offers many insights that will enhance what you innately already know. It will help you access your own spirituality, bring a greater sense of wellbeing to the self, connect you with all living things and bring an improved sense of harmony to your life. At the same time, you will find it gently assisting in your own unique personal development and awareness of yourself as a living being; a spiritual essence inhabiting a physical form. 

With Reiki and Spiritual Healing, you can enjoy the benefits of Chakra Balance and the removal of past blockages. This applies especially to removing your “emotional baggage.” Additionally, you can experience a calming balance of mind, body, and spirit. Feel the benefits of Reiki and Spiritual Healing today as part of your Psychic Reading!

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