WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a compassionate, peaceful, healing method of amplifying your inner healing energy "Ki". It nourishes your physical body and helps to balance mental and emotional energy. Many people who experience a Reiki treatment also find that Reiki is a form of Divine healing love which helps them deepen their awareness of their innate spirituality and connection to something greater than the human form.
A Reiki treatment helps to release tension and reduce or eliminate stress and supports the body to facilitate balance and healing on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Reiki is administered by touch, by a "laying on of hands"; or if sensitive to touch, it can be provided by hovering the hands over the body. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands of the Reiki Practitioner into the client promoting relaxation and releasing tension. Techniques like this have been used for thousands of years by healers and those offering comfort.
Reiki works not only with the physical body to promote healing and balance, but with the conscious energy around the body. Science has "proven" what's been known for thousands of years, that the body has layered and overlapping "bio-fields" extending around the body between 8 and 12 feet in all directions. The bio-fields resemble a doughnut laid on its side (sometimes referred to as a "tube torus"), with the hole of the doughnut containing the human physical form. There are two bio-fields. One emanates from the pineal gland at the center of the brain out the third eye (forehead area) and surrounds the head-neck area. The larger of the two overlapping bio-fields emanates from the heart chakra (heart area of the chest) and it's this bio-field that extends outward often more than 12 feet. The actual distance of the human bio-field varies among each individual body.
This bio-field contains circulating energy - energy that flows up from the earth and simultaneously downward from the Universe, Source, God, Spirit, Creation, however you choose to define that which is greater than all that is. This circulating energy is life force for the human body. Much like a machine that has to be "plugged in" to an electrical outlet, the human body has to be "plugged in" to this circulating energy. Without this energy, the body will not maintain health and balance. Science has once again "proven" what has also been known for thousands of years, that when this life force energy around the body gets filled with negative energy and that negative energy begins to form crystals, clouds, spirals, and other negative energy blockages, the organs in the body (which have their own vibrational frequency) begin to vibrate at a different rate, creating negative energy around that organ. When this occurs, dis-ease starts to manifest in the physical body. So keeping the bio-field clear of negative energy and subsequent blockages is very important to maintaining health. Reiki is a treatment modality that can clear and maintain a healthy bio-field and subsequently assist the body to maintain health, vitality and balance.
How the human body gets "plugged in" to that circulating energy surrounding it is by the two energy systems that are the first systems to become manifest in the embryo of the physical body - the Meridians and the Chakras. Acupuncturists use the Meridians to unblock and balance energy within the human body. The Chakra energy system is seldom paid attention by the allopathic medical model and somewhat more attended to by the homeopathic medical model. But it is equally important in maintaining health and vitality in the body.
The third system that is manifest after the Meridian and Chakra systems is the Heart. It is the Heart that controls the body, not the brain. The heart can stand alone and still function for a period of time, not so with the brain. Many people believe that the brain is the center of energy for the human physical form. Not true, it is the Heart, with many thousand times the energy output of the brain.
Maintaining the energy systems of the body, and keeping the energy field surrounding the body free of negative energy are two primary applications of the practice of Reiki. Utilizing Reiki to balance energy in the brain (monkey mind or chatter brain - all negative energies) to move it from collecting and creating blockages in the mental and emotional bio-field and redirecting it to the heart center is also an important function of the practice of Reiki. The good news is that you can learn this simple healing modality. Reiki self practice and Reiki treatment sessions all contribute to creating and maintaining healthy, wholistic body, mind, emotional and spiritual energies. Reiki classes are offered each month at Health & Wellness of Carmel. See my website, www.ACenterForReiki.com for additional class information, dates, times, and class fee. If you wish to learn more about these topics, please see the "Suggested Reading List" tab in the "More" drop down menu on my website.