What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing modality that originated from Japan in the early 1900hrs. It was started by Buddhist monk, Mikao Usui, who received Reiki after several days of fasting during a spiritual journey. He began to spread the word of Reiki to those in Japan and eventually it made its way to other countries in the world via his students. Reiki means Universal healing energy.
Everything is energy. Ki (‘Chi’) is the energy that circulates everywhere and is not limited by time or space. Reiki is the practice whereby a practitioner uses specific hand placements (on or away from your body), has been attuned by a Reiki master, and has the ability to channel this universal energy to the client.
Who benefits from Reiki?
EVERYONE and EVERYTHING! But I primarily work on human clients. From newborns to the elderly. Anyone can receive this healing energy and (in my opinion) should! Reiki has been known to help those who have physical ailments/pains, emotional issues or are needing spiritual guidance. The great thing about Reiki is that it does what it needs to do depending on each person. The practitioner does not decided where the energy goes and so learning Reiki for oneself to give self-treatments on a regular basis is always a great tool. But of course, having a practitioner is a great way to relax and let the universe give you what it is you need at that moment and some extra guidance from whomever it is you are working with.
Where’s the proof?
There have been some studies carried out international to test the benefits of Reiki. Our current technologies have yet to fully find out where and what this energy is, but various studies show there are some benefits. You can find links to these studies at:
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Why did I start Reiki?
I began my Reiki journey officially in Jan 2016, going for my first session with a friend. It was very intriguing to me at the time of the experience due to the visuals I had with my eyes closed. But the next day I had alot of energy moving and trying to work through my throat chakra. It amazed me that something so simple could do so much. I was encouraged by someone I met to consider completing my Level 1, and so in Oct-2016, I took my first Reiki course. It was so beautiful and it really got me to look into myself and my issues that I had been ignoring or not aware of. Don't let me kid you! It required a lot of inner searching and questioning... and crying...but it was worth it! The benefit of doing at least Reiki Level 1 is that you will learn self treatments and can do them on yourself often.
Why do I charge?
I used to question the reasons practitioners would charge for Reiki. I honestly feel like everyone should have the opportunity to receive the blessings of this wonderful gift. After realizing in my own life the need to give and to receive and speaking with other practitioners, I decided that requesting an exchange back for my services was most appropriate. Everything is energy. In the world all things are exchanging this energy and I would not want to keep someone feeling indebted to me/my providing a service. I understand that everyone’s financial situations are different and so I am more than willing to discuss payment options and exchanges as needed. We are all on this earth for a reason: to give to others from the source of our soul purpose. What that may look like for one person may be different for another.