A nutritious diet and regular exercise are important aspects of a healthy life. But did you know that negative thoughts have the power to cancel out your efforts, increasing your risk of disease and affecting you mentally, physically, and spiritually?
Negativity can b?e difficult to control. Harmful thoughts creep up on you. They overwhelm your mind and affect every cell and organ in your body. This leads to all types of disease and dysfunction.
Reiki is a method of stress relief and relaxation that draws out and breaks apart the negativity that blocks the flow of energy throughout your body. A session with a Reiki practitioner produces peace and vitality that promotes healing and tranquility.
Reiki: Synergy Between Wisdom and Energy
Reiki has Japanese roots, but it is by no means based on Eastern religion. People of all backgrounds and beliefs enjoy the healing benefits of Reiki.
The term Reiki is composed of two words. "Rei" is a higher power--the wisdom that orchestrates all of life. "Ki" is the life force that flows through pathways in the body and surrounds it in an aura.
Ki is present in all living things. Food, air, and sunshine are sources of this vibrant, life-giving energy. High energy promotes health; low energy leads to illness.
Negativity Blocks the Flow of Ki
Keeping energy channels clear is crucial for the flow of Ki. This keeps the body functioning at its best, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Negative thoughts--cynicism, low self-esteem, bitterness--create blockages that impede the flow of energy throughout your body.
Blockages weigh down the body, mind, and spirit like heavy chains, making health and happiness impossible. Immunity is suppressed, depression and anxiety gain strength, and the body's systems stop working properly.
The goal of Reiki is to break apart the chains that disrupt the flow of energy. High vibrations produced by positive energy break these chains and sweep away negativity, opening pathways that support the flow of Ki.
Reiki Sessions are Simple and Relaxing
Your Reiki session may last anywhere from an hour to 90 minutes. The Reiki practitioner will tell you about the session, like what she will do, what will happen, and what you might experience. You will discuss any issues that you're dealing with in your life, along with what you hope to get out of the session.
Keep in mind that you may not be aware of all forms of negativity. Negativity can affect you on a subconscious level. Ki reaches all areas through the guidance of the higher power.
The Reiki practitioner will touch you or hold her hands over your body without touching you, depending on what makes you most comfortable. Many will feel a tingling sensation and the generation of heat as energy increases and begins to do its work. Or you may simply feel relaxed and peaceful.
Ki reaches the blocked areas, breaking down the dams that keep energy from flowing freely. Reiki reaches diseased, blocked areas so that the body can once again find balance.
The negative energy that leaves the recipient's body doesn't affect the practitioner. In fact, a Reiki session may provide many advantages. The flow of positive energy has the power to raise the level of consciousness and release any useless thought patterns.
Reiki is for Everyone
You don't have to be a mastermind or guru to become a Reiki practitioner. The ability is passed from Reiki master to student during an "attunement". Life force energy that can never be exhausted may be used to improve the health and well-being of the self and others.
A person who is experienced in Reiki is no more effective than a novice. Ki is directed by a higher intelligence and reaches the areas where it is most needed, even if they are unknown to the practitioner or recipient.
The only qualification required in order to be an effective Reiki practitioner is a desire to help people heal. If you are empathetic and care for the health and well-being of others, those who need help will be drawn to you. A person who is in it for selfish means (for example, those who would try to use Reiki as a money-making scheme) will be ineffective in their pursuits.
Reiki Supports Other Forms of Treatment
Reiki can be used alongside other treatments, both holistic and conventional. In fact, conventional medicine recognizes that the mind is largely responsible for a person's health. Anything that promotes healthy thought is beneficial.
Reiki heals the body, mind, and spirit as a whole by clearing away any negative sludge that clogs up the flow of positive energy. Your mind has the power to eliminate or encourage disease; this idea is widely accepted by practitioners of all paths. Reiki can benefit everyone and is a great way to maintain optimal health.