What is Reiki?

The Healing Benefits of Reiki:

We all have an energy field, when we are born we are extremely connected to that field. Reiki works with that energy field – like an exquisite dance. The infant needs the calming, unconditional presence of their caregivers (attunement), in order to feel safe in the world. If an infant does not receive “attunement” they can become anxious and listless and develop other problems as they get older. Think of Reiki as a way of receiving this “Attunement”. As you well know everyday life brings challenges that can cause our nervous systems to go out of balance, for example car accidents, any kind of trauma, death of a loved one, the list can go on. The Reiki works the same way for these challenges as well.

When receiving a Reiki Treatment, the practitioner goes into an open, meditative state and draws on the wisdom and gentle, yet powerful presence of the Reiki energy and attunes to their client’s nervous system which provides a lovely calming effect.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei, which means “the Wisdom of God or the Higher Power” and Ki, which means “life force energy.” The Reiki system of healing is a technique for transmitting this subtle energy through the hands (activated by the Reiki Symbols) into the human energy system.  Reiki restores energy balance and vitality by relieving the physical and emotional effect of unreleased stress.  It gently and effectively opens blocked areas of the body and clears the energy bodies, leaving one feeling relaxed and at peace.

For those of you that would like to meditate but find it very difficult, Reiki is an excellent way to get started because it gives you a focus, which is great training for our undisciplined minds.

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