There’s a lot of hype around the wonderful art of Reiki, which has been around for centuries. But, what is Reiki all about? In today’s fast pace high stress world, Reiki can help bring awareness, stress relief, peace, and balance into your life. Today, I’m answering the top 5 most commonly asked questions about Reiki that I’ve come across as a Reiki practitioner who has studied the Kundalini, Usui, and Takata styles of Reiki healing.
1. What is Reiki?
Reiki is the universal energy that connects our higher self with everything around us. It is the life force that connects us to what we need.
All living things are made up of energy. This energy goes by many names such as, ki, chi, prana, soul. Science has confirmed the presence of this energy using tools, such as Kirlian Photography, to capture visual proof.
With this understanding, many disciplines have been developed to help develop and balance this energy. Reiki, qigong, tai chi, meditation, yoga, and feng shui are just a few of the many ways individuals can enhance the flow of this energy.
Reiki is not a religion, but rather a tool for physical healing, mental, and spiritual growth. Hopefully, this helps you answer the basic question, “What is Reiki?”
2. How does Reiki work?
Although Reiki has traditionally been used as a healing system, it is also extremely effective as a way to help individuals increase awareness, insight, wisdom and personal growth.
Our bodies are energetic in nature. Our bones resonate at lower frequencies while our blood, thoughts etc. vibrate at higher frequencies. This magnetic pulse is known as a bio magnetic field. In Eastern traditions, this pulse is also known as Ki or Prana.
When a practitioner is performing a healing session, the energy that emanates from their hands produce a significantly larger bio magnetic reading (7-10Hz – Theta and Alpha range) than a non practitioner. These frequencies are associated with physical healing.
3. What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki may help recipients to relax, bring clarity, and energy. It may relieve physical pain, accelerate natural healing, and prevent the progress of disease. Reiki also has the potential to detoxify the body, dissolves energy blockages, and release emotional baggage.
As Reiki increases the vibrational frequency of the body, it helps change negative conditioning & behavior. Some common observations by recipients include: feelings of contentment, decreased feelings of stress, fear and anxiety, reduction and in some cases elimination of physical illnesses.
4. How do people typically feel after a session?
People sometimes notice physical sensations such as feeling tingling or changes in temperature, seeing colors, feeling light or heavy within the body, feeling sleepy, or relaxed. Others may not feel any sensations at all which is completely normal. During my sessions and attunements, I typically just feel relaxed.
Shift happens and it does not need to be accompanied by bells, whistles and flashing lights to occur. Reiki energy can be very powerful and does not need to make its presence known while healing and supporting the receiver on all levels.
5. What happens during an in person Reiki session?
During an in person Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands on or just above a client’s body. The practitioner conducts universal energy from their arms, and out through their hands where it flows into the client’s body.
During a distance Reiki session, the practitioner channels the healing energy to the receiver. The results of a distance Reiki session and in person session are the same as the universal energy is not limited by time or space.
It’s important to note, the practitioner does not rely on their own personal energy, rather they are conduits for focusing the energy from the world around them. In an in person and distance Reiki session, the energy drawn in by the recipient is done so through the practitioner. The energy will go where it is needed and in the order that the recipient’s body and mind determines.
If you have never had the benefit of receiving a Reiki session, you need to schedule a session with a practitioner you feel called to work with. You must experience a session in order to fully understand it.
If you have any question not listed above, feel free to comment below or book a free clarity call with me!