Part 1: Why I love Reiki and the healing benefits it can provide

Why I love Reiki

I wanted to share with you why I love Reiki and the healing benefits it can bring. I also wanted to explain how it can help you manifest and bring balance and harmony to your life.

When I was younger I used to walk around department stores with my mum and admire all of the wonderful things that I couldn’t afford and really didn’t need (mainly because I was a child). I used to think about how one day when I was older I would like to have those things. I believed that if I touched the item I wanted and gave it an active look, that one day I would have that item in my life.

As I trailed behind my Mum I used to secretly place one hand on each thing I thought I would love to have. These things weren’t necessarily expensive things, some of them were just bog standard. But I believed in the power of my touch and by placing my hand on them meant that one day I would have them in my life. It was like I was creating a shopping list for the future. Not surprisingly this was something I never told anyone. Only now do I realise that I think I have always used this method from a child right into my adult life, even with people.

But with people I haven’t always applied the same way of thinking. So it wouldn’t always be that I wanted that particular person in my life, but more in the sense that if I placed a hand on them it would be to let them know that I understand their energy or I could feel their pain or that I’m highly appreciative of them. This might all sound a little strange, but hopefully it will be relative further on.

So why do I love Reiki now?

Only in the more recent years when I started to understand all about the electromagnetic energy we are comprised of and the aura (which is a field of energy) that surrounds us. Have I started to make the relation to the power of our minds and the way we think, the power of visualisation and the power of a hands on healing technique like Reiki.

I truly believe we are all capable of bringing into our lives what we desire. And even though the direct intention of Reiki is not just for manifesting or changing the way we think, it can help bring balance, restoration, power, harmony and clarity by balancing our chakras. This puts us in a more harmonious place to then start to thinking from a place of love which brings clarity rather than from a place with of fear which bring anxiety.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese healing system that has been used in the west since the late 1930’s. This healing system was developed by Japanese Buddhist priest, Dr Mikao Usui (1865 -1926). The Japanese word Reiki is often translated as ‘universal life force-energy’ but the more accurate version is spiritual energy. The word is often divided into two parts

Rei = ‘sacred soul’ or ‘spirit’ meaning the higher intelligence and Ki = is the life force energy, which flows through every living thing.

Reiki is a safe, non- religious, gentle, non-intrusive, healing technique. It is a holistic way of balancing, healing and harmonising all aspects of the persons body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Scientists are finally realising the benefits of Reiki

After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are analysing the benefits of their programs and are submitting them for review and compilation. The results of these Reiki research studies are nothing short of remarkable.

Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study

How does Reiki work?

So you might be hearing the word Chakra a lot and not really know what it means, so hopefully this will help explain. Understanding what Chakras mean is kind of relevant as our Chakras within our system and Reiki work in unison to create balance in our physical being. The word Chakra is a Sanskit word, meaning wheel or vortex, and in the human energy body there are 7 different Chakras. Each Chakra in our body’s energy system is linked to specific parts of our body and our system. When a particular chakra is healthy, balanced and fully open so are the connected body parts, but if a chakra is blocked, damaged or closed. Then the health of that particular body part will start to reflect this.

Talking from personal experience part of my healing involved me expressing how I truly felt and stepping back into alignment that I drifted so far away from.

How Reiki has helped me

I became a Reiki Practitioner over 7 years ago for a number of reasons that I’ll share with you on part 2 of this blog post. But I wanted to share with you that over the last year, especially the last 3 months I have received and practised energy healing every single day for an hour. The reason for me wanting to share my love for this so much, is that I have experienced first hand how much it has helped me and I know that it can help you too.

Around 4 months ago I was told some terrifying news from the hospital about surgery I was going to have in my brain. It would have been life changing. There were so many risk associated, the procedure was invasive, I felt like it just couldn’t be true. That day I made an active decision to change how I was living my life. I chose to not fuel my fear, not fuel any negative thoughts and to let go, I decided to switch my thinking and find an inner place of equilibrium where I could be free. I say with such gratitude that I never had to have that surgery, in fact I didn’t even need the pre-procedure.

There is really only one ‘healer’ of your body, and that is you, because all healing is self healing. Your body possesses the mechanisms to heal itself, so all anyone else can do- whether that person is a doctor, a nurse, a complementary therapist or a Reiki Healer – is to kick-start that natural process in some way, whether by conventional or alternative means.

Reiki for life 2012 (Penelope Quest)

From the 8th -12th December I will be offering FREE (distant) Mindful Reiki Session over Zoom. Session will be held on a one to one basis and will last 60 mins each, this will include the initial consultation. Really look forward to hearing from you.

(places will be on a first come first serve basis)

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