Exploring Modern Energy Healing
Energy healing and energy healing practices in various forms have been around for countless centuries. Today there are many forms of Modern Energy Healing that take its roots from ancient practices. Ancient or modern, these practices enhance the life force energy that flows through our bodies, enabling us to lead healthy and happy lives.
Of all of the forms of energy healing, past and present, one of the most popular is Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese healing practice that falls under the umbrella term energy medicine. It is an ancient technique that promotes healing, relaxation, and stress reduction.
What is Reiki?
‘Reiki’ is a Japanese word that is imbued with much meaning. In Japanese, ‘Rei’ means power or guidance that emanates from a spiritual force. ‘Ki’, by definition, is our life force. This is a universal energy that is present in all people. (Ki is known as Chi in China and the prana in India.) In other words, Reiki is the use of spiritual guidance to enhance our life force energy. Importantly, Reiki therapy is natural, safe and simple.
Reiki is a holistic treatment that aims to heal all aspects of our beings. Body, mind, spirit and emotions are all addressed through Reiki healing. The focus of the healing is on your life force, which flows through the channels of your body. You might have heard these channels being referred to as meridians, chakras, or nadis. In addition, this life force also constitutes your aura – the field of energy that surrounds your body.
The life energy force is a nurturing form of energy. It ensures the optimal health and functioning of all aspects of your being. It is when this flow of energy is disrupted that you experience illnesses and maladies. Reiki addresses this by increasing the vibratory level of your life energy force, charging any affected parts of your being with positive healing energy.
Any negative energy that is present will be disposed of through this use of Reiki. This heals, clears, and straightens the energy pathways in your body so that your energy life force can flow without impediment throughout your Being and restore optimal health.
The end result is a glowing sensation that radiates from your being, flowing through and around your body. This feeling of well-being is accompanied by feelings of peace, security, and relaxation.
What you can Expect From Reiki Treatments
Reiki is always beneficial. It is used to treat almost all illnesses with a positive result.
A Reiki practitioner will not physically manipulate your body, nor will you be expected to ingest or apply substances of any kind. It is a non-invasive technique that is completely benign. However, do not let the gentleness of Reiki fool you into thinking that it has little effect. Reiki is undeniably a powerful form of treatment that can have miraculous results.
Reiki and Other Modes of Treatment
If you are treating your condition with any other medical or therapeutic technique, Reiki can be used successfully in conjunction with these techniques. Adding Reiki to your healing regime will not only aid your recovery, but address any side-effects you might be experiencing from other forms of treatment.
Self-Healing Through Reiki Therapy
One of the amazing benefits of Reiki is that its simple techniques can be learned by anyone. People of all ages and backgrounds have successfully used Reiki therapy to heal themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Whether you lead a busy life and are in need of balance, or you are suffering from a health condition, using Reiki as a self-care method is highly recommended. Reiki, when used for self healing, can bring about a sense of empowerment by conquering feelings of helplessness and despair.
- Fatigue syndromes
- Heart disease
It is important to note that Reiki is not based on any one particular set of beliefs. Whilst this practice is spiritual in nature, it is not aligned with any specific religion. The benefits of Reiki occur regardless of your beliefs. Even if you are skeptical about Reiki itself, this will not prevent you from experiencing the healing powers of this technique.
Reiki training, whether it’s for self healing or healing others occurs in three possible stages. It is not required that you complete all three stages. Many people are content to receive just the first level of training.
Firstly, Reiki training involves becoming attuned to the Reiki energy. You have to receive this attunement from a Reiki Master. This process of becoming in tune with the energy will enable you to channel this energy for the rest of your life.
You will then be taught various hand placements that are used in Reiki healing. There is one set of hand placements that is used for self healing, and a second set that is used when healing others.
If you want to be able to perform Reiki over distance, then you will require additional training and attunement. This is the second stage of Reiki training. This process also involves being able to use the first three sacred Reiki symbols.
The third level of training will qualify you as a Reiki Master. This provides further attunement and introduces you to the Master Reiki symbol. In addition, you will be empowered to attune others to the Reiki energy.
Give Reiki self healing a try…
- Set aside 30 to 40 minutes each day for this purpose. Make sure that you are lying down comfortably and are free of all distractions.
- Allow your mind to be open and aware.
- Place both your hands on these areas of the body (in this order):
- Crown of your head
- Back of your head
- Upper chest
- Lower ribs
- Lower abdomen
- For the first three placements you might find it more comfortable to lie on your side with your head supported by two pillows. Thereafter, lie on your back.
- Allow your hands to linger at each placement, for whatever period feels right.
- Be mindful throughout, focusing on your breath and any sensations you might experience.
Reiki is a powerful energetic modality that creates self empowerment for the practitioner as well as the client. Its ability to bring you back to your center and create a healing mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually is quite profound.
Over the years it has increased in his popularity and effectiveness. If you would like to learn ways to enhance your own health, take the time to investigate and learn about this wonderful healing technique.
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Author: Esateys Stuchiner
Esateys (pronounced Ee sáh teez) is an International Life Transformational Speaker, Author, Master Facilitator, Life Coach and Expert in the Human condition. She is a Nationally and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. For over 30 years, she has practiced, taught and lectured extensively in the allopathic and alternative medicine field.
Esateys is known for her groundbreaking work in the areas of personal empowerment and health restoration using mindset and inner connection as the catalyst for all change.
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