Reiki Healing Touch

Are you aware of the fact that our body contains more energy than it actually uses to carry out its activities? Now, let me make a point! I am not talking about the physical energy that we utilize, but about the healing energy which is unseen to us but for sure, is felt by us. This invisible energy is what we call the “life force energy”. The concept of healing energy is well explained by the Japanese technique – Reiki. The word can be divided into two halves: Rei means “The Higher power” and ki means “life energy”. Precisely, it is a spiritually guided life force energy. The basic idea projected by reiki healing touch is that self healing is the path of salvation from ailments.

Reiki: Healing Energy

Therapies use tools and medications for treatment of ailments. But reiki healing therapy uses the energy of the body. Energy that drives our body can be both free-flowing and stagnant. This therapy uses the power of mind to govern the energies of the body and bring it under control. In due course of time, this therapy works wonders in enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We all are aware of a simple truth of life: A relaxed mind leads to a rejuvenated body. This is how a person feels after undergoing a reiki therapy session. A session usually has the reiki practitioner who first seeks the permission of the patient to cure him (here the permission is for the mental confidence and trust of the patient on the practitioner). And then, the reiki practitioner starts with the reiki session with his hands moving over the chakras of the body, aiding in rejuvenating them with sufficient energy. He often makes use of reiki symbols in reiki therapy and massage. In fact, people suffering from chronic ailments like cancer, autoimmune diseases and multiple sclerosis take the aid of these therapy sessions to alleviate the pain. Mental concerns, addiction to drugs, anxiety, panic attacks and destructive habits (like smoking and abusing alcohol) can be treated effectively with reiki healing touch therapy.

Before a person learns about reiki or is keen on attending a reiki therapy session, he is required to know about the chakras. So what are these chakras after all? Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheels”. A wheel which we identify physically is what spins around its fixed axis, slow or fast. But there are similar wheels found in our body too (not physically but as energies). Our body contains 7 major chakras and each one is closely associated with an organ of our body. Below listed are the 7 major chakras.

ChakraLocationOrgansPurposeInformation containedPhysical ailmentsEmotional issuesSpiritual Lesson
Root chakraBase of spineCovers the entire spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum and immune systemKinesthetic feelings and movementContains instincts, sense of touch, carnal pleasures, pain, superstitions and familial beliefssciatica, lower back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumors, weakened immune system and depressionself-esteem, survival, family, security and survivalmaterial and worldly lessons
Navel/Sacral chakraLower abdomen (Below navel)Contains sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, middle spine and adrenal glandsEnhances fertility and emotional connectionContains emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear, love etc..), controlling patterns, duality and magnetismUrinary infections and disorders, weak libido and pelvic painmoney, sex, power, control, creativity, negative feelings (like guilt and blame)Creativity, Manifestation, Valuing relationships and learning to “let go” of past without losing on the lessons
Solar plexus chakraBack of stomach (in solar plexus)Covers upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines and stomachEnhancing maturity in understanding the emotional aspect of lifeContains personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), self-esteemStomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseasesLoss of self-esteem, fear of rejection, overly sensitive to criticism, indecisivenessLearning to love oneself, respect oneself
Heart ChakraLocated in the center of the chestContains heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, handsEmpowerment of self emotionallyContains connection of love through “love strings” with the people we adore and loveCardiovascular conditions, asthma, lung and breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumoniaLove, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosityHumility to forgive, unconditional love, trust and compassion
Throat chakraLocated in the neck region (throat)Covers throat, thyroid glands, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemusResponsibility for actions taken by selfContains self-knowledge, truth, attitude, sense of hearing, taste and smellSore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, gum or tooth problems, TMJ disordersPersonal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, lack of authorityConfession and absolute surrender to divine force
Third eye (forehead) chakraLocated right in the center of foreheadCovers brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glandsMind development, insight and actions directed by ideasContains clear vision (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, intellectBrain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic and depressionFear of truth, discipline, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion and judgmentThinking with open mind and creating a reality check point for self
Crown chakraLocated at top of headCovers the top center of the head and the midline above the earsIntuitive knowing and connecting to spiritualityContains duality, magnetism, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear) and controlling patternsMystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion, over sensitivity to light, sound and surrounding environmentDiscovery of the divine, Lack of purpose and direction, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, foresight, devotion, inspiration, values and ethicsSpirituality

*Please note:

  • Crown chakra is the most powerful chakra and is not much disturbed even in course of curing ailments, pertaining to any side effects.
  • Reiki treatment should be done only by a reiki practitioner and that is the best and the only way. The reiki healing hands of your teacher will initiate the therapy for you.

Now you know how the reiki healing energy helps in stimulating the chakras as each chakra associates with various organs of our body. There are many audio CDs on reiki healing music available in the market. Reiki music serves as an excellent means of inducing sleep. After all, a peaceful sleep plays a major role in enhancing immune system. Deuter’s Reiki Hands of light is an excellent musical CD which contains soothing musical notes that will aid in complete relaxation of the mind and the body. I am suggesting this musical from my personal experience and it has absolutely worked for me.

Reiki is a huge subject and every aspect of reiki cannot be covered in a single day. So wait for more, readers! Will be back with more interesting facts and finds on this subject, in my next article!

6 Reasons to Become a Reiki Master

If you’ve done Reiki 1, you can already channel Reiki.

If you’ve done level 2, you’ve been introduced to distance Reiki, symbols, mantras and a more intuitive style of healing.

So why go on? Why become a Reiki Master?

What else is there to learn?

Is it only for people who wish to teach Reiki?

Is it simply an ego boost?

This articles looks at six key ways – some practical, most spiritual – that becoming a Reiki Master can change your life.

Reason 1: Work and Teach with Reiki

Okay, it’s true this is a big reason why many people wish to become a Reiki Master, so let’s look at the details.

To begin with, some practical considerations:

First – and obviously! – Master Level teaches you how to attune others to Reiki energy. So from that basic point of view it is a necessary step in becoming a teacher.

Good Master Level courses do more than just teach you the attunements, however, they also help prepare you for teaching.

They discuss the challenges, potential pitfalls and opportunities involved, and they give you the chance to assists classes to gain experience.

Next, becoming a Reiki Master gives you a kind of ‘credibility’ in the world.

Now, I realize this seems superficial, but from a practical standpoint it’s important. Because even if all you ever want to do with Reiki is work as a healer, you’ll find more clients coming your way if you are a Reiki Master.

The title gives prospective clients confidence and helps separate you from the other Reiki healers out there.

That said, I’d never encourage anyone to do Master Level ‘just for the certificate’.

This, to me, would be a pretty miserable reason to do it.

No, you should only do Master Level if you have a serious desire to learn skills that can change both the world – and YOU!

Before I go onto some of these reasons, I’d like to add that learning to attune others to Reiki doesn’t necessarily mean doing so in a professional environment.

One of the most important things you can do with Reiki is attune your friends and family.

Of these, you might pay particular attention to your children (or even nieces, nephews and the like), because just imagine how big an impact Reiki might make to their lives if they learnt it young, if it were second nature to heal with it, if, by the time they are your age, they had already been practising with it for 15, 20, 30 or more years!

Reiki ought to be taught in schools; but until it is, you need to fill the gap – a gap made bigger by the age restrictions many Reiki associations place on course participants.

Reason 2: Learn to Better Heal Yourself and Others

A lot of Master Level courses are divided up into two parts: A and B. Part A teachesskills to enhance personal practice, part B the teaching components.

Whether the course is divided or not (I, personally, teach both parts together), Master Level should supply you with skills you can practise and develop for years to come. Skills that will profoundly shift the way you experience Reiki.

Common Topics Taught:

·Master Reiki Symbol. This is the most powerful and profound of the Reiki symbols and, apart from being a great healing tool, it is designed to help connect you to the ‘Great Bright Light’ – the literal translation of it’s Japanese name. In other words, it helps connect you to something bigger than yourself, helps you energetically expand, helps you enter what I call the ‘flow’: a state of oneness with the world and everything in it.

·Master Symbol Mantra. All sound carries an energetic vibration. Mantras and carefully chosen sounds that create profound energetic shifts both in an individual and the world. Working with the Master Symbol mantra, you’ll experience what is often an exhilarating energetic shift.

·Esoteric Mantras. Not all Master Level courses teach these and, technically, they are not part of the classical system. Carefully chosen, however, these additional symbols can greatly enhance your ability to connect and amplify certain strands of Reiki energy. This can help both your ability to heal yourself and others as well as energetically clear spaces with less than perfect energy.

·Whole Body Reiki. A good Master Level course should teach you to go beyond what I term ‘cheirocentric’ Reiki (i. e. Reiki that exclusively uses the hands to heal). It should teach you to do Reiki with not just other parts of your body, but your entire body and energy field itself!

·Energy Awareness. Here you will learn to better feel the ebbs and flows of energy, to feel energy outside of yourself.

·Advanced healing techniques, for instance psychic surgery and the like.

·Connecting to Spirit / The Flow. Everything you learn is in some way geared towards this blissful skill!

Reason 3: Shift Your Energetic Vibration

One of the great advantages of shifting your energetic vibration is that it will bring you enhanced clarity in your life (for a detailed account of this, please read my recent article, R + M = C!).

This clarity will help you make better decisions and will get rid of the angst often associated with indecision.

The next critical reason you want to shift your energetic vibration is that it will bestow on both you and the world (!) greater inner calm, happiness and balance.

While I don’t like the terms ‘responsibility’ and ‘duty’, I think it is a great thing if we can contribute to the wellbeing of the planet.

Since our personal energetic vibration makes a difference, improving it is a blessing to the planet.

Reason 4: Improve Your Meditation

As humans, we are programmed to move towards pleasure and away from pain.

For meditators this is often a problem because we can so easily be sidetracked by the stream of ‘bigger and better’ plans our mind constantly offers us.

In other words, it tells us that if we will only listen to it a little longer it can show us a way to either experience greater pleasure or avoid pain.

As a rule, it is difficult to resist the incredible magnetism of our mind’s ideas; but there is at least one simple defence: anchor yourself in a state of great pleasure.

Now, I know the meditation purists will object to this. They will say that you are being distracted by meaningless sensations; but the truth is you can actually use these sensations to help ground you in the present moment – the very thing even these critics will admit is the essence of meditation.

How then can you anchor yourself in a pleasurable / blissful state?

Simple.

Connect to energy and then rest in the energetic sensations that arise.

Since Reiki is all about energy, improving it means a greater connection to energy. This, in turn, means a greater ability to use this energy to BE in the present moment without being lured out of it by the mind.

It’s hard to be sold on a bigger and better deal when we’re already living the BIG DEAL.

If we love where we are at present, why move?

Reason 5: Get the Complete Reiki Picture

The classical Japanese Reiki system is highly structured.

That is, each piece builds on the one before it.

The five main building blocks of the system are:

1. The Reiki attunements

2. Reiki meditations

3. Reiki precepts

4. Hands-on healing

5. Mantras and symbols

There is only one way to see how all of these pieces fit together, and that is to do Master Level. Until then, you are, to a certain extent, living in the ‘Reiki dark’. This, admittedly, is a fine place to be; but understanding the ‘whole’ is illuminating.

Reason 6: Charity Work

If doing charity work is your thing, then becoming a Reiki master is a great step in the right direction.

Not only will you gain access to far more opportunities due to your new credentials, you will also be able to empower anyone you meet with the gift of Reiki.

As an example, right now I am working on a trip to Africa that aims to attune up to 1000 locals. For that purpose I need as many Reiki Masters as possible to accompany me.

Could you be one of them?

Conclusion:

Whether anyone can become a Reiki Master in the truest sense of the term is debatable.

Certainly the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui, never saw himself as a realized master of the art.

What Master Level really does, therefore, is initiate you into the realm of Reiki Mastership. It teaches your techniques and skills that you will then need to go away and work on for months, years – and perhaps even the rest of your life.

In that sense, you never really feel that you’ve ‘made it’ as a Reiki Master.

But, with consistent practice, you do notice changes in yourself – sometimes big, sometimes small – that ultimately make a huge difference to the way you experience the world.

And, as these changes flow in, you get more and more excited by the journey.

The journey to an ever deeper place inside yourself.