The Power to Heal is in Your Hands!
Reiki is a Japanese Healing Art based on ancient wisdom. From health to spiritual and financial abundance, Reiki can be used to create abundance in every aspect of life.
Thus, we can refer to Rei-ki as The Universal Life Force Energy or the vital energy that we are connected to through breath.
Every time we breathe, we bring into ourselves this Universal Life Energy. It is also said that, Rae is the Universal Spirit (also called God or The Source) and Ki is manifestation of that spirit in all living creatures; however, it is important to mention that this healing art has no religious affiliation of any kind.
When we work with Reiki, we are working with the Spiritual Force or the energy that we all share, energy that lies within us and is available to us all. As we work with Reiki our intention to balance the chakras or sacred energy centers from which all of our functions, integration and enlightenment spring from.
When the chakras are in balance we enjoy physical, emotional, and spiritual health. There are seven main chakras: crown, brow/third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and base/root.
Each chakra represents one energy center that corresponds to nerve endings and ganglia that branch out from the spine. Furthermore, each center is associated with stages of development, archetypes, colors and sounds, physiological functions, mental awareness and states of consciousness, as well as other aspects of being.
Basic Characteristics of Every Chakra
|Chakra Sanskrit Name||Color||Location||Area of Influence|
|Muladhara||Red||Coccyx – Base of Spine||Survival, Security, Responsibility|
|Svadisthana||Orange||Below the Navel – Lower Abdomen||Feelings, Connectedness, Sexuality|
|Manipura||Yellow||Above the Navel – Stomach||Power, Self-Confidence, Ego|
|Anahata||Green||Chest||Relationships, Love, Acceptance|
|Visuddha||Blue||Throat||Expression, Loyalty, Organization|
|Anja||Indigo||Between the eyes||Intuition, Insight, Third eye|
|Sahasrara||Violet||Crown – Top of head||Knowingness, Connection to Source|
Reiki works in a comprehensive manner. It offers to empower and balance your chakra energy system as a whole to bring your body, mind, emotions, and spirit into harmony. We work with this energy in a non-judgmental, non-invasive, kind, and compassionate way by positioning our hands in specific places on or above the body (with or without touch) and with a focused intention to heal or make things better.
This healing therapy does NOT rely on physical manipulation like massage therapy, physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. It doesn’t need drugs, medication or herbs for it to work either. Furthermore, there is no need for a diagnosis and unlike Allopathic Medicine, Reiki has not different treatments for specific ailments or diseases.
As you study this healing art, you will come across many different modalities. Last I heard there were over 40. This can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you are just starting to get familiar with this healing art. Therefore, I suggest you stick to Usui Reiki as this is the one from which all those other modalities or practices have derived from.
The main focus of Reiki is on healing the energy patterns that may be disrupted or blocked. These blocks have caused the clogging -or closing- of our chakras which in turn have brought about unwanted signs and symptoms that are creating discomfort and disease. Our energy flow can get obstructed as a result of a variety of energy-snatching causes like negative experiences, worries, feelings, emotions, day to day stress, malnutrition, and even germs and pollution.
Thus, manipulating our energy will help us reestablish the balance in the energy flow within so we can live in harmony within our inner world and with our outer world.
Reiki therapy is totally harmless and has a wide range of uses. As mentioned above, there is no specific methodology for a muscle pain or a headache. And there is no special treatment for depression or anxiety either. The same form of Reiki can be used to heal any ailment and complaint because it focuses in healing the spirit as a whole and realigning the energy flow at its core.
This treatment helps reduce stress and apprehension; it lessens pain, relaxes, brings calmness to counteract the effects of a busy lifestyle, and creates a deep sense of peace, relaxation, and well being.
This healing art can be used on all living creatures -humans, animals and plants- as well as to “cure” disruptions in the energy field of the surrounding environment and even to clear the energy around your business. Yes, as amazing as this may sound, Reiki has also been used to create financial abundance. It aids in the removal of blocks that may be clogging up energy paths which prevent us from moving forward in business.
Another fascinating aspect of Reiki is that physical distance is irrelevant. Distance healing can be performed to help those that are far away, and even to send peace to certain parts of the Globe.
The results of distant healing are not well understood, but it is believed that we share this life force through an invisible net that links us all; so when we are working with this powerful energy, we are directing the healing force through the net –so to speak- to a specific target and with a particular intention.
And for those of us who are more inclined to scientific data and research, did you know that Reiki has electrical and magnetic qualities that can be measured? This document by Bernadette Doran, BS, RMT, Director of Equilibrium Energy & Education, a wellness center in Chicago, will walk you through to the science behind Reiki and the irrefutable proof of magneto-biology which makes Reiki work. You are going to be fascinated by “The Science Behind Reiki“… a free download that will open your eyes to the possibilities!
To bring this all up to a simple definition, this healing art is a gentle, non-invasive, drug-free healing therapy that nurtures a sense of balance and harmony with the intention to heal the individual as a whole… the all encompassing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of being. Isn’t it awesome?
The power to heal ourselves and others lies in our hands… Literally!
Thanks to technology, it is easier than ever to learn this healing art and become a Reiki Master… I invite you to visit my personal Reiki blog where you’ll have the opportunity to learn in-depth information about Reiki and to take a FREE 7 Part Introduction to Reiki Audio Course – the same course that initiated me into this magnificent Healing Art.
May the Force Be with You!
I invite you to relax watching this short video… enjoy the soft music, learn the many ways in which Reiki can heal you, and discover the Reiki Principles for a Blissful Life! Take a couple of minutes to unwind and feel the Reiki flowing through you! Enjoy!