What is Reiki Healing?
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Energetic Healing thru the Reiki Gridline
In my own experience, a lot of the principals in Reiki healing are the same as any other type of energetic healing although the specific gridline of energy is different. If you are considering becoming a Reiki Master, this information may be helpful.
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and promoting healing.
Reiki energy is most often administered by “laying on hands”, where the practitioner places their hands in various Reiki positions on your body to facilitate the flow of energy throughout the body systems.
Reiki may also be sent through distant healing, which means sending the gridline of energy thru time and space to someone at another location away from the healer.
Like other energy medicine modalities, Reiki is based on the “life force energy” or “chi” flowing through each of us. If one’s “life force energy” or “chi” is low, then we are more likely to experience dis-ease or feel stress. The body radiates warmth and energy. This energy is the “life force energy”. A Reiki session can bring that “life force energy” back into balance so that the body can heal itself.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words. One is Rei, which means “Gods Wisdom”, or the Higher Power and the other is Ki, which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “Spiritually guided life force energy”.
The energies associated with Reiki healing are very powerful and will help you to access more of your natural healing essence, as a child of Universal Life Force.
A Reiki session and/or attunement may create feelings of warmth, tingling, or even coldness. All are normal reactions, even the cold. I associate the cold energy with the Divine Feminine and consider coldness after attunement to be a very good sign indeed!
The Reiki energy goes where there is imbalance in the body. It treats the whole person – body, emotions, mind, and spirit, and, for many, creates a feeling of profound relaxation and peacefulness.
Reiki Achies and Other Spiritual Detox and Acceleration Symptoms:
While a session of Reiki energy may be profoundly relaxing, emotionally freeing and spiritually blissful, Reiki is also a powerful healing energy and can sometimes cause a flushing out of physical toxins and/or negative emotions.
The temporary physical feelings of achiness or flu-like symptoms are so common that they are called the “Reiki Achies” by some. Occasional feelings of depression, melancholy or angst can also occur but should be temporary in nature.
The typical reactions are nothing to be alarmed about but do get back in touch with your Reiki practitioner or teacher if you experience them in a way that feels too intense for you, or if they last longer than 24 hours. Your teacher or facilitator can help you facilitate a swift return to balance and will be glad to help in that way.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing that works well with traditional medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery and to help relieve side effects from therapeutic drugs (such as those from chemotherapy).
Reiki healing is tremendously helpful for dealing with our everyday stresses and strains. Regular Reiki sessions, whether self-administered or received from another Reiki practitioner, will help you deal with day to day work, pollutions, traffic, and other stress factors.
However, my path is very much blended tradition so I’d encourage you to explore other healing modalities as well.