Whether you are currently sick or not, chances are you could benefit from a Reiki Healing Session right this minute.
This guest blog post (below) is a bit off the topic of food, but it is certainly not off the topic of health. A spiritual touch practice based on the notion that human hands can redirect one’s “life force energy” to heal stress and disease, Reiki is starting to make its way into conventional medical practices. Slowly but surely, Reiki healing sessions are being practiced in hospitals and patient treatment programs for people with cancer, fibromyalgia, pain and depression.
I realize the concept of “energy” can be very difficult to understand. But if you were to hold your hand, palms down, about 1 inch above a partners forearm (or any body part for that matter), you would start to feel a warming sensation after a few moments. That’s energy.
The potential healing power of Reiki energy is something everyone should know about, for both themselves and their loved ones. And there is absolutely no downside to trying it.
So whether you have heard of Reiki or not, I hope you will take a few moments to read the article below…
Hello, My name is Kristen McAloon, a certified Reiki Master & Teacher, and I would like to introduce you to the ancient practice of Reiki energy. In this short article, we will cover what Reiki is, why one would use Reiki, and how to practice a Reiki healing session, at home or on the go.
Let’s get started…
What is Reiki?
Reiki (ray-kee) is a non-invasive ancient energy healing modality that works with the whole being, our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual components. It has been used for thousands of years in Eastern Medicine and is now used today in many of our nation’s top medical facilities including our country’s top 3 Cancer Hospitals, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic.
The word Reiki is of Japanese origin and is broken down into two parts. ‘Rei’, which means universal; and ‘KI’, which is translated as the body’s life force energy or bio-energy. This external universal life force energy is channeled into the body or vessel at a higher vibrational frequency. This energy works with but is also separate from the body’s original magnetic field or Ki, also widely known as chi or prana.
Why Would One Engage in a Reiki Energy Healing Session?
Many people use Reiki energy to improve physical wellbeing, reduce pain, increase mental clarity, to release or relieve stress, realize their full life’s potential, or to improve their basic daily performance (whether it be with sports, school, the arts or work.)
How do you know if you are imbalanced or have low energy? Some indicators that your energy is low and imbalanced include:
- Chronic pain
- Having been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (especially if symptoms are active)
- Feelings of stress or anxiety
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Waking up tired each morning
How Can You Experience Reiki?
There are typically 3 ways you can experience Reiki. You can go to a Reiki practitioner or one may come to your home for a private session, attend a group Reiki circle or gathering, or receive a ‘Reiki Attunement.’
Private Reiki Healing Sessions
At a private Reiki healing session, one remains clothed and lays comfortably on a massage/reiki table. The practitioner’s hands heat up as the energy flows through them using light to no touch moving the body’s energy from the head to the feet.
The energy practitioner lightly touches key energy points on and above the body bringing alignment and balance to the energy chakra system. The sessions are usually 60-90 minutes in length and result in an extremely relaxing, stress releasing, healing experience for the body, mind and soul.
If you are new to Reiki, a private introduction session may be a better fit for maximum stress release healing benefits.
Group Reiki Circles
‘Group’ Reiki circles are run by Reiki practitioners and usually consist of a short meditation with a group of people who have come to experience Reiki energy balancing together.
You can experience these relaxing in a chair or laying comfortably on a mat. Here, one usually receives approximately 5 mins of Reiki applied directly to the body. This is also a great way to try out your first Reiki experience or maintain your personal energy balance weekly.
Another way one experiences Reiki is through a Reiki ‘Attunement.’ This is a process given by a Reiki Master and is sensitizing your body to this universal high vibrational frequency energy working with your DNA at a quantum level. This method is usually accompanied by a certified training instructional and is available to everyone at every age.
In just one afternoon you can be attuned to the Reiki energy, learn how to use it for self-healing (Reiki Level 1) and go home that same night able to give Reiki to yourself, loved ones, pets, plants, food and water.
Once attuned, Reiki enhances your innate intuition and body’s immune system as it naturally increases the energy flow nourishing the mind, body soul connection daily.
A short example of a self-healing instructional are hand positions that help guide the energy throughout the body. One would start at the head removing stress from the mental body which would normally create headaches and sinus pressure. This position addresses the crown, frontal lobe, pituitary and pineal glands offering the body more mental clarity and stimulating the release of the hormone serotonin greatly improving one’s feeling of wellbeing. Each guided hand position corresponds directly to an energy chakra center, major glands and organs plus the body’s major systems i.e., Central nervous system, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic system etc…
So what are YOU looking for?
A great night’s sleep?
More stability and emotional control?
Do you want to improve the quality of your everyday life?
Or bring Reiki out into the world to empower others?
No matter what your goal is, the right energy can help you achieve it. After all, all things are energy. Our bodies, thoughts, and emotions we feel, words we speak and hear, the floor I’m standing upon and even the air in which we all breathe. All things are energy, No Exception.
Energy is the glue that binds us all and it creates this time space reality we call life. And because it’s all energy, why not increase your personal energy flow and manifest the life you desire through Reiki?
How to Learn More
Thank you all so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed exploring this brief introduction to Reiki. Namaste