Just for today, I will let go of anger
Just for today, I will let go of worry
Today I will accept and give thanks for my many blessings
Today, I will do my work honestly
Today, I will be kind to every living creature
What is Reiki?
Many of you may have heard of Reiki before, but might not know exactly what it is or how it can be applied to your life. If you’ve already personally experienced this wonderful energy work, then I know you’ll completely understand my passion for it! But for others, this might be your first introduction.
Reiki is a healing technique developed by the Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui, in 1922. The word Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words, Rei and ki:
- “Rei” which is defined as “universal” or “all knowing”
- And “ki” which may be defined as “breath” or “life force energy” that is flowing through all living things
When combining the two meanings, we can say that Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is not a religion or meant to be replacement for religion but tends to be a very spiritual experience because it brings you into alignment with yourself, allowing you to feel a greater connection to whatever you deem your higher power to be. For me that is God, Angels, Mother Mary, Nature, the Earth, Universe, and my Ancestors. For you it might mean something very different. There is no right or wrong. Reiki energy ALWAYS works for your Highest Good and the Highest Good of ALL!
We are energetic beings!
Much of what manifests in our physical body shows up as “dis-ease” in our energetic body first. From the minute we are born, everything that happens to us makes an impact and imprint on our energy field.
When life doesn’t go as expected, when people do things we disagree with, when we are hurt by people’s actions, and when we have negative thinking patterns, it will present in our energy body first as fear, anger, anxiety, depression, etc. Long term, this will manifest in our physical body as aches and pains, migraines, digestive issues, adrenal fatigue, heart disease, etc.
Reiki is Holistic and is the frequency & vibration of love
Reiki promotes healing on a mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical level. It helps you to recognize unhealthy patterns in your life and your emotional responses to them. This awareness helps you gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you, enabling you to develop new patterns and a better way of being.
This beautiful life force energy removes stagnant, stuck or blocked energy from your body and restores balance and harmony, stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
I have heard of Reiki being likened to a “soul massage” and I cannot think of a more perfect way to describe it. Reiki is powerful and effective, yet gentle and non-invasive. It can be performed on babies, children, pregnant mothers, animals, yourself, and so many more things!
The benefits you may see with Reiki include:
- A sense of feeling grounded
- A release and balancing of emotions
- A renewed passion for life
- Increase in self-confidence
- Greater love and compassion towards yourself and others
- Relief from physical pain
- Better sleep
- Clearer thinking
- A calmer mind
- More energy
- Feeling connected and a sense of oneness
What is it like to get a Reiki treatment?
First off, Reiki is not a massage but is a deeply relaxing treatment that involves a gentle “laying of hands” on the energy centers of the body (called your “chakras”). It is so relaxing that you may even fall asleep, but that does not reduce its effectiveness. I perform this service as part of my skin therapy treatments for anyone who expresses an interest. It is easily performed over the sheets, blankets and drapings used during a skin therapy. My standalone Reiki treatments involve me making sure you are comfortable as you are relaxing on the massage table fully clothed.
Reiki is MY FAVORITE way to obtain that inner glow and is a beautiful complement to your skin therapy.
When you leave my studio, not only will your skin be glowing, but your soul will too!
As a Reiki Master, what role do I play during your treatment?
I am simply using Reiki energy as a means for you to discover your own healing.
Through sacred ceremony I have been attuned to this Universal Life Force energy. I hold the intention that I am a clear and open channel and direct and transfer this energy to you for your highest good. This has definitely given me a vast and deeper understanding to the idea of “energy flows where intention goes.”
I create and hold a safe space with pure intention to allow you a quiet moment to turn inward and to reconnect with and awaken this energy within you. This causes a shift in your consciousness and in your body’s ability to heal.
Often times, I receive messages or guidance from Spirit during a treatment, which may provide clarity or meaning in your life.
For me personally, Reiki has given me my life back. The fact of the matter is we all struggle as human beings here on Earth. We continuously face challenges and evolve, learning valuable lessons throughout the course of our lives. I myself struggled for many years. It wasn’t the kind of struggle that had to do with anything external. To look at me you might say, “she has it good,” or “what could she possibly be depressed about?” But that is what made my struggle more complicated and dark. I was inflicting it upon myself! It was an internal battle I was always having, and let me tell you it was FIERCE! In my mind I was well aware of the many obvious blessings in my life. However, even though they were all right in front of me, they seemed so out of reach and I just couldn’t get to them. As a result, I was unable to truly feel the joy in my life. This just fueled the perfect storm of anxiety, guilt, and shame, which created a vicious cycle of negative self-talk and low self-worth. I can go on and on, but eventually I finally hit my low. Shortly after this, I gave up on prescriptions and the doctors that “labeled” me as being this or that, pulled back from life as much as possible and just focused on my husband and kids, and spent TONS OF TIME ALONE! I spent a lot of time journaling, meditating and praying for a tool to help me (NO MORE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS… it had to be something else). And then my prayers were answered! Reiki showed up in my life and empowered me to heal myself.
Reiki is ENERGY MEDICINE!
I want to first say that I am not promoting that anyone use Reiki in place of medical care, but know that it can be a wonderful and significant complement to your plan. I also want to express my gratitude towards the value of Western medicine. I feel very fortunate that I am able to walk into an Urgent Care facility down the street and get the prescriptions and medical attention that my family needs. HOWEVER, in my case, I was not responding to traditional therapies. I tried different things over the course of 8 years but my situation only seemed to progress and the severe side effects from prescriptions were not helping.
What Reiki has taught me is that I am a HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON and that I was “sick” because I didn’t know how to handle my sensitivities. Energetically speaking, all my life I have taken on and absorbed everything around me, which we all do to some degree. However, in my case, this was a heightened experience that negatively affected me on every level. This hugely impacted my daily life!
Reiki expanded my consciousness greater than I ever thought possible and gave me a completely different perspective on life. It allowed me to rebuild a loving relationship with myself, and HEALED ME AT A SOUL LEVEL. For me, physical exercise, talk therapy, and prescriptions didn’t address my soul. And this is why Reiki is holistic… it gets to the root cause. I am now conscious and aware of all the energy around me and within my body, and understand how to handle and control it. What I once thought was a curse or a weakness turned out to be my biggest blessing because my sensitivity allows me to work with this energy and empower others to find their own healing.
Now that I understand what was happening to me energetically, I am the person I am supposed to be. This may sound far-fetched to some, but ask my husband and kids… they live with me (LOL)! They have witnessed the positive impacts that Reiki has had on not only my life, but our family life as well.
Reiki is close to my heart and I would love to share it with you.