Reiki (pronounced “ray-kee”) is divinely guided life-force energy. “Rei” means wise or guided. “Ki” means energy or life-force. Reiki is based on the premise that everything is made of an unseen energy that flows around and through all of us. It is a very powerful and very simple healing technique useful for relieving stress, alleviating pain, and removing emotional blockages. It will also increase awareness, balance energy, increase creativity, heal current life issues, enhance relaxation, and maintain spiritual wellness.
Reiki is capable of healing just about anything because it works at fundamental levels of reality. The recipient’s willingness to cast off old habits and patterns and to accept change and healing play a big part in the effectiveness of the healing. The level where Reiki operates is the underlying energy structure of matter, as the physical matter seen around us is a solidified form of energy. At that level, anything can be changed because all matter is fluid-like and very malleable. Emotional difficulties are just as healable as physical ones since emotional issues are even more directly present in the energy structures.
Medical experts acknowledge that many, if not all, diseases begin as stress. Reiki is particularly effective in the relief of stress and tension. It helps calm the emotions, inducing relaxation and restoring peace. It is useful as a first-aid. Reiki helps manage, reduce and/or eliminate pain. It helps speed recovery from trauma-even from major and minor surgery. Reiki has proven to be a powerful healing tool in treatment of catastrophic illnesses.
Reiki therapy is used successfully in all areas of healing: physical, mental and spiritual. Reiki helps heal at the root cause of a problem and assists in re-establishing homeostasis. It can also aid in the removal of unwanted habits, gently instilling peace of mind and furthering spiritual growth.
Reiki healing sessions are performed in a manner similar to a massage. The recipient relaxes on a massage table while the divinely guided life-force energy is received by the Reiki Master through the crown chakra. The energy is then passed through the healer like an electrical current through a wire and released through their palms into the recipient. Being divinely guided, the Reiki energy knows where to go and what to do. It is directed by a higher intelligence. The energy manages its own flow to and within the recipient. It draws through the healer the exact amount of energy required by the recipient. All this happens without direct conscious intervention by the healer. The practitioner’s job is to get out of the way, keep the healing space open, and watch and listen for signs of what to do. Occasionally the recipient may experience physical sensations while receiving the energy. Some have described it as intense heat while others have experienced it as a coolness or tingly feeling. A session normally lasts 1-2 hours.
Distance or absentee healing is another from of Reiki healing. This type of healing typically opens psychic abilities and enhances psychic growth. The process is one of visualization in the meditative or imaginative state. Any number of pictures or representations may be used to visualize the person who needs healing. Sending energy, sending love, sending light of colors, praying, thinking of someone, and imagining someone are all distance healing techniques.
Reiki is simple to learn although it’s not experienced in the normal classroom and textbook manner. The healing/channeling ability is passed or transferred from the Reiki Master to the student as a series of “attunements”. The attunements are the difference between other touch healing systems and Reiki. Other systems utilize the same hand positions over the chakras while working with Ki (energy). Only Reiki has the extraordinary benefit of the attunement process which opens and expands the capacity of energy flow through the body while clearing and balancing the chakras.
Training consists of three degrees. The first degree introduces the student to the hand positions and healing oneself and others. The second degree teaches the student how to use the healing symbols, healing karma, distance healing, non-healing uses of the symbols, and contact with spirit guides. Reiki III is the most exciting part of a very amazing healing system. This is the teaching degree for those willing and able to dedicate time and attention to Reiki. This degree includes information on passing the attunements and teaching the Reiki system of healing.
We offer classes in all Reiki levels. It is fun and easy and everyone can learn it!