We have been told by many teachers throughout time that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, rather we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Reiki changed my life dramatically. Everyone is capable of learning and doing Reiki. Reiki helps us all become clear channels of energy and light. It naturally helps us all heal physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. I believe our lives are much like huge tapestries the are woven in combination with our souls, our intentions and Spirit.
In Reiki, we are taught to allow the Universal Life Force to pour through every cell of our being, and then into the person we have put our hands on with intention.
We don’t focus on the person’s pain, illness or complaint. We sit quietly and let the energy flow through our hands into the person, with full confidence that they will receive whatever they need. Some people just feel relaxed. Some experience heat, tingling, fleeting emotional waves and healing at a variety of levels.
In Reiki, one of the important tasks of the Reiki practitioner is to learn to get out of the way when giving a treatment. In Reiki, learning to become a channel or a straw for Universal Life Force is the most important lesson to learn.
Our job is to put our hands on the person with their permission and allow the healing energy to flow through us to wherever it needs to go. There is a knowledge and wisdom in this energy that is beyond our everyday experience. This wisdom is in every cell pulsating through the Universe. Reiki helps that person, no matter what race, religion, creed or class, to heal themselves.
We as practitioners do not need to know how or what needs balancing or fixing.
Unlike massage or other hands-on techniques, giving a Reiki treatment is beneficial to both the giver and the receiver. The more energy the person getting a Reiki treatment needs, the more Reiki benefits the giver experiences.
For me, giving a Reiki treatment turns an hour or a day into a powerful, peaceful healing meditation.
I’ll continue exploring Reiki in the next blog.
Happy Holidays, Patricia