Reiki (pronounced "ray key") is a Japanese form of holistic healing, which reduces stress, restores depleted energy and promotes healing and relaxation. Reiki is emotionally healing, physically healing, mentally healing and spiritually healing.
Essentially, Reiki is healing energy. The word "rei" is interpreted as "universal," while the word "ki" is interpreted as life force or energy. Without "ki" we are no longer alive. When our "ki" is low, it is then that we are most susceptible to illness or disease.
A typical Reiki Session lasts for one blissful hour! Soft, soothing music is normally played in the background, of a serene, candle-lit room, and pillows/blankets are readily available for your comfort. Unlike a massage, you do not disrobe during a Reiki Session. Fully clothed, you lie down on a table, RELAX and open up to the healing. (I do all the work!) Throughout the Session, I keep my eyes closed, which better guides me to focus on areas that may or may not require more healing. To channel healing energy into you, I gently place my hands on your person.* I typically start at your crown chakra (at the top of your head) and work my way down to the soles of your feet. I will do this two times: once while you are laying on your back; and then again while you are laying on your stomach. After the Session, I will "sweep" any negative energy or blocks that surfaced, so as to eliminate them from your being (as well as mine).
There is only one thing you need for a successful Reiki Session: A Receptive Attitude! If you have a "block" towards Reiki, (e.g., if you doubt its healing abilities), the Reiki energy has to work longer and harder to make its way to you; thus the Session is not typically successful.
*Note: If you are uncomfortable with touch for any reason, Reiki can be channeled to you through your aura, thus eliminating the need of being touched hands-on.
What Is Felt When Receiving Reiki?
There are many different things that can be felt when receiving Reiki.....by both client and Reiki Master! The most common feeling is heat. This heat is not a hot, painful heat; rather, it is a soft, warm feeling that is comparable to that of a heating pad placed over your body. As a client is feeling heat, I as the Reiki Master may also be feeling heat (sometimes to the point where I break into a sweat) or, in the alternative, I could be feeling a sensation of coldness. (It has been noted that the reason for this difference in temperature could have to do with the Chinese philosophy of yin/yang.)
Another common sensation associated with Reiki is a magnetic pull. Oftentimes, as I am channeling Reiki into a client, my hand(s) will be pulled, like a magnet, to an area of my client's body that is in great need of immediate Reiki. When this happens, I know that I will be at this area for awhile, as although I may want to proceed to channel energy into my client elsewhere, my hands are "glued" to my client, and I have to wait for my hands to become demagnetized.
Sometimes, my clients will see visions of past or current events. Although they were not consciously thinking about this event, it comes to them out of "nowhere." This is no mistake. When an event comes to mind, that means there is still some emotional attachment to the event that needs healing in some fashion. It could be that forgiveness needs to happen; it could mean that you are supposed to reach out to a person involved in the vision; or it could mean that you have not yet completely mourned the trauma associated with the event. Regardless, if it comes to mind during a Reiki Session, rest assured that the positive energy of Reiki is encouraging and promoting healing to whatever remains to be healed.
A lot of clients get so relaxed that they drift off into sleep while receiving Reiki; that's how relaxing it is! This really shocks some of my clients, who say that they can "never relax." It's great if you fall asleep while receiving Reiki! Just because you fall asleep...that doesn't mean that Reiki isn't taking effect. Remember, all you're responsible for is relaxing.....I'm the one who channels the Reiki into you! Also, no two Reiki Sessions will be exactly the same. Things you experience during one session, may feel completely different during a follow-up Session. That's because just as life is always changing, so are your energy levels.
Other sensations you may feel during a Reiki Session are: coolness; tingling sensations; pins & needles; different vibrational levels; feeling as though you are floating; an "opening up" of blocked energy; a release of tension....feeling knots of tension untie themselves and dissipate from your being; and/or a state of total peacefulness and harmony.
Peace-By-Peace is a Spiritual Oasis for Faiths of All Faces. As the owner and founder of Peace-By-Peace, it is my personal goal to:
Provide you with an intimate environment wherein you feel safe and peaceful;
Serve as a spiritual channel, promoting the flow of healing energy to you on a physical, mental, spiritual and emotional level;
Have you leave your Session feeling more inspired, peaceful, balanced, re-energized and greater connected to Spirit.
I strive to educate and relax you through the array of services which I offer. With embracing arms and an open heart, I will listen and guide you along your wellness and spiritual journey. I feel blessed to know each and every one of my clients; for from each and every one of you, I too learn and grow. Once a client at Peace-By-Peace, we unite as a Spiritual Team. Thank you and God Bless. Namaste.
"Peace, peace, to those far and near" says the Lord, "And I will heal them." ~Isaiah 57:19