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Demystifying Reiki

So it’s been a while since I’ve written anything and I had a friend ask me last night “How is the Reiki going?” Well, I replied, it’s not something I have been actively promoting, as those that come to me for Reiki already know about Reiki. As my friend dug deeper, a discussion ensued about how people that have given and/or received Reiki know, first hand, how energising it feels and how one’s worries or ailments seem to melt away after a session. However, people who have not experienced, or even heard of Reiki may naturally be more sceptical and may not want to venture into the unknown, whilst there are those who give uninformed credence to it due to misconceptions of its validity... So sets in the inspiration to write about Reiki...

What does Reiki do?

Reiki helps to energise, re-balance and focus the body and mind through deep relaxation, helping to bring about feelings of peace and security through the aid of the body’s own detoxification process, dissolving energy blockages within the body and bringing it back into harmony and bringing harmony back into our lives.

Reiki is a natural healing energy that treats the person as a whole and works on multiple levels aiding mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

What is Reiki?

The Japanese word ‘Reiki’ means Universal Life Force Energy. It is an ancient Japanese form of healing that dates back thousands of years. Techniques that are used to influence the energy in the body are derived from ancient healing arts found in numerous cultures, races, and religions. This universal energy is called Qi or Chi by the Chinese, Ki by the Japanses, Baraka by the Sufi's, Ka by the ancient Egyptians and Prana by the Hindu's.

In many forms of medicine that originated in the East, this energy is viewed as the flow of energy that sustains life itself. It is believed that dis-ease occurs when this vital energy is out of balance and healing is enhanced when balance is restored. The idea of using energy to heal is also used in Western medicine in the form of electrocardiograms and electroencephalograms to record the electrical energy of the heart and brain. Other forms of Western medicine’s use of energy include: electrical stimulation to suppress pain, electromagnetic fields to help fractured bones heal, and sound waves to heal bone outgrowths and dissolve kidney stones. However, the scientific world is relatively new in their understanding in comparison to what the metaphysical and spiritual teachers have known for centuries.

Demystifying Reiki

It is difficult to understand the channelling of a higher vibrational frequency of energy. The easiest way of explaining this is to remember that the body is energy. If we take the heart, the heart vibrates at its own vibrational frequency. If the heart is unwell, then it will resonate at a lower vibration and could eventually lead to a heart condition. So, if we look at all the organs in the body from the heart, the lungs, the liver, the kidneys, the blood, the bones to the millions of billions of trillions of cells that are in the body – all are vibrating at their own frequency.

Every vibrational frequency in the body equals something. From the moment we are conceived, our womb experience, our birth experience, everything that happens in our lives from that moment, is recorded in a vibrational frequency within the cells of the body. For example, if you were to take a little cell out of your body and have a look at it, it could be vibrating at the frequency of ‘sad’. If you have repressed a lot of sadness in your life there could be an accumulation of these ‘sad’ cells creating our inner sadness. Likewise, this applies to ‘happy’ cells and all other feelings. So, if you are holding on to bad experiences, then those experiences will remain in the body at a low vibrational frequency. Feelings of sadness, resentment and anger are all lower vibrational frequencies, whilst being happy and peaceful and content are raised vibrational frequencies.

This is why in counselling it is so important to go back to the past, to go back to the core issues of our childhood and our birth experiences to clear the vibrational frequencies, thus raising the frequencies throughout our body.

So the vibrations of the body, as you can see, are very unique. By the time you have all these varieties of vibrational frequencies for all the different reasons in your body and combine them, you come up with your own vibrational frequency. The body resides in the third dimension and therefore it is a slow frequency of energy and is solid matter. But we are not merely our bodies. We also consist of a soul. Our souls are of a higher vibrational frequency. When we have an X-ray done, we cannot see our souls because these higher vibrations are not seen in this dimension. They are too fast. The soul resides in the body and the vibrational frequency of the soul combines with the vibrational frequency of the body and there you have your very own unique frequency which will go up and down all the time. It actually has a tone. If we could hear our tones, we would know whether we are harmonious with other people. This is why sometimes, when we meet people, we feel very drawn to them and we feel our energies can merge very comfortably and we get on extremely well, whereas with others, we just do not merge at all.

Our body actually resides within the energy of our soul, our soul is in our body, and the soul emanates energy beyond the physical body and this is known as an aura or the bio-field.

So, as you can see, we are all energy vibrating at a range of frequencies. It works for absolutely everyone and there are no exceptions. Because we are all unique, everybody will have their own unique experiences which can be both powerful and transforming!

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