Reiki is an ancient, non-intrusive complementary therapy. A hands on healing technique, Reiki enhances the body's own innate ability to heal itself on all levels. It helps restore balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit. The energy involved in Reiki healing is the universal energy that surrounds all life. Reiki is used to great benefit throughout the world by people of all creeds and belief systems. Reiki is now widely used in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, schools, and by many individuals for personal healthcare and wellbeing.
So, how can you use Reiki to open up your life?
1. Universal Life Force
What better way to open up your life than to open up your connection to universal life force. We're all connected to this energy but for some their connection lies dormant or is weak. Reiki attunes the initiate to universal life force, opening up their healing channels. When the Ki (life force energy) is free flowing, people are generally healthier and happier. It's called universal life force because it draws on the healing energy of the universe rather than the energy of the Reiki Practitioner.
2. Clearing Blocks
We all have an energy field (aura) within and surrounding our physical body. As we go through life we place demands on our energy field. Our energy can become drained, leaving us feeling lethargic. We can also hold emotions in our energy field which, if allowed to build up can create energetic blocks. These blocks can manifest on a physical level as aches and pains or even illness. During a Reiki treatment the energy field can re-energise. Reiki helps to restore the natural balance of the body, providing deep relaxation and a sense of peace and wellbeing.
3. Reiki Principles
Reiki is a way of life, not just a healing modality. When we live by the Reiki Principles, we learn to live a life of grace.
The Reiki Principles state:
Just for today, I will not be angry
Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will be grateful
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will respect every living thing
"Just for today" meaning I will live in the present moment and not be concerned about the past or the future. We restate the principles each and every day and do our best to live by them.
4. A State of Flow
Just as water needs to flow in order to remain fresh, our energy needs to flow to remain vital. As Reiki helps to remove energy blocks, re-energises, heals and restores balance, our energy system is brought into alignment. This enhances not only the flow of energy but also brings about a greater flow to our life.
When practicing Reiki, the primary focus is to first heal yourself, not just from physical ailments but on greater levels - emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When we start with healing ourselves we can then go on to help others to heal. As we are all connected, when we help others to heal, we continue to heal ourselves on even greater levels. Our lives become harmonious, aligned and open up before us.
About the Author
Sandra Rea is a gifted healer, author and spiritual teacher, passionate about helping others to heal and to improve their lives. Sandra is a certified Angelic Core Healer, Reiki Master Healer, Meditation Teacher, and founder of Angelic Bodies Healing Practice. She teaches regular courses and workshops about the angels, meditation, Reiki and spiritual development. For more information go to www.angelicbodies.ie