Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Determined to learn the ancient secret of healing, he was encouraged to study the old sacred books in their original language, by the abbot of a Zen monastery, which meant learning Chinese and eventually Sanskrit. In Japanese the meaning of the word Reiki is ‘mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign or feeling’ and in Chinese Rei –Soul, Spirit– Ki –Vital Energy–. Vital Energy is present in all living things and they all can be affected by Reiki.
Reiki is inexhaustible and anyone can gain access to this energy by spiritual attunements. The therapist channels this energy from him/her-self into the patient by the gentle laying on of hands, to activate the natural healing processes of the client’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
There are three forms of degrees, commonly referred to as the First, Second, and Master/Teacher degree. At the First degree a practitioner is able to heal him/her-self and others and able to read the energy fields of others. At the Second degree is able to heal others distantly (commonly called distant healing) with the use of specialized symbols. At the Master degree (specifically Master/Teacher degree) is able to teach and attune others to Reiki.
What does Reiki Do?
We have 7 energy centers in our body located along our spine, from the base to the crown, called Chakras. These centers are connected to our Psychological, Emotional and Physical state. Who we are, what we do, what we think and how we react to what happen around us, affect the way energy circulate in our Chakras. When energy circulate properly in our Chakras it goes clockwise. Any other way energy can flow in them can denote an imbalanced status. The believe of Reiki is: ‘If I can modify the circulation of the energy in my Chakras I can modify my status’. And this is what a Reiki practitioner does. The effects of it are immediate in the person receiving the treatment.
How Does a Reiki Practitioner Balances my Chakras?
A Reiki Healing Session is a “Hands On” Session. The Practitioner gently touches the body of the client with his/her hands, channeling and transferring Spiritual Energy from source into the client’s body. A Second Level Reiki Practitioner and/or a Reiki Master are able, with the use of particular symbols, to give a Reiki Session from distance (Distant Healing Session).
What Kind of Reiki Session Would I Need and What I Can Expect from It?
A 45’ minutes Reiki Healing Session will balance all the client’s Chakras. The effects of it will be felt immediately by the client and, based upon the Chakras that were affected the most during the Session, the client can either feel the lightness or the heaviness of it. The effects of it don’t last for long time if the client doesn’t make the shifts and changes in his/her being, behavior and thoughts required to keep his/her Chakras balanced.
A 90’ minutes Reiki Healing Session is divided in three parts. The first is a 30′ minutes diagnostic phase: The Practitioner ‘Reads’ the energy fields of the client and find out what the reasons are that imbalance the client’s Chakra/s. The second part is the classic 45’ minutes Session, described above. The third phase is the Grounding Session, where the client and the Practitioner discuss about feelings and thoughts during the Reiki Healing Session. The effects of it are the same than the 45’ minutes Session but the client is aware of what can imbalance his/her Chakras and will be able to keep them balanced a longer time.
A 60′ minutes Long Distance Reiki Healing Session is done over video-conference or over the phone for the first 20′ minutes, where the Practitioner discusses with the client about the imbalanced Chakras. The practitioner will be able to find out which Chakra/s is/are imbalanced in the client and focus the Reiki Healing Session on it/them. This part of the Session will start after the end of the video-conference or phone call and the client is required to lay in a bed for the next 30′ minutes. At the end of the Session the client calls back the Practitioner to discuss, for the next 10’ minutes, about the client’s feelings during the Session and what he/she is suppose to do to keep his/her Chakras balanced.