Reiki is the ancient Japanese practice of balancing energy, and can also be used to “charge” or “empower” objects with healing, protective, positive energy. These objects can then be given as gifts to someone who needs a bit of a boost, used to increase the effectiveness of a healing session or placed around the home for protection or to improve situations. Any object can be charged – your car, a crystal or stone, your home, jewelry, a piece of paper with an affirmation.Read More
On any given day, you will find multiple requests for free Reiki on the internet. There is so much suffering in the world and so many people needing help. After these requests there are streams of replies that all amount to, “Reiki Sent”. Wonderful. It is wonderful that so many people are willing to share their practice to help others. But, are they really sending Reiki?
As a Second-Degree Reiki student, I was taught several methods for sending distance Reiki. I was also taught that with practice the ability would come almost instantaneously. I assume that this instantaneous method is what gets sent the most often in these situations. I would like to share with you my personal opinion of this method of practicing Reiki.
I do believe there is worth in these treatments. You can quickly produce the symbols in your mind, reciting their names and connecting with the recipient. It doesn’t take long to set the intention to send the energy. However, I think of this method of sending Reiki as being closer to sending prayers than healing. Without taking the time to focus and get into that zone where we become Reiki and let the energy flow freely through us to our recipient, I feel that what we are really doing is sending a request for Reiki to send itself to the recipient. Much in the way that some religions will ask God to send healing.
I do a variation of the same thing myself with my Reiki Box. This is why I choose to refer to my free Reiki Box offering as Reiki Box Blessings, rather than Reiki Box Healing. I put multiple names and situations within my box and once a day I draw the symbols over it and spend about 10 minutes channeling Reiki to the contents. I ask Spirit and my guides to allow Reiki to continue to flow to the people and situations that I have been working with. I offer this service for free. It allows me to help several people at once and takes little time or effort. I work a little and I expect Spirit to bless my recipients by doing the rest.
In contrast, when I send a distance healing session, I do everything I would if my client was in the room with me. I clear the energy in my space and set the stage, so to speak, with soft music and essential oils, and any crystals I plan to use. I focus in on the recipient using their name and location, and image if I have it, while I draw and recite the proper symbols. When the connection feels strong and my higher self has met with theirs, I go through an entire session. I use a Reiki Surrogate doll for this, going through the scanning process, placing crystals, and doing the hand placements. I do this because it is easier for me to let my body go through the physical motions, but the real work is being done on a non-physical level. For me, this is true distance Reiki. I am opening myself to the energy and becoming one with it and taking the time to focus and channel it through myself to my client. At the end of the session, I do ask that Reiki continue to flow to my client as long as needed, but I have not left it all up to Spirit and Reiki, I have done my part. This method takes time and skill and I do charge for it accordingly.
I believe we are always doing good when we intend to send Reiki to others and that it will always have some benefit for them. I trust Spirit to help open the recipients of this instant Reiki up to the energy and to help them. I believe that the more people that send the intentions, the stronger the effect will be. However, I think that as Reiki Practitioners, when we take the time to connect and channel the energy in a meditative and conscious way, we are personally doing more to help our clients and that they will receive a greater benefit from the treatment.
Master Usui titled the Reiki Principles, The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness/The Miraculous Medicine of All Diseases. That double title is very fitting. The Principles are a guide to living that can brings us peace and contentment. When we attain the inner peace that comes with living life by the Principles, much of the inner turmoil that is at the core of our physical dis-ease will dissipate. Whereas hands on Reiki helps to treat dis-ease once it has set in, I have come to think of the Reiki Principles as preventative care. They help us to live in such a way that we can stay in alignment with a healthy and happy life, minimizing our chances of becoming ill in the first place.
The Reiki Principles were inspired by the Buddhist guidelines for harmonious living originally written by Emperor Meiji and then adopted my Mikao Usui for his system of. Master Usui had his students recite the Principles and spend time meditating on them as part of their Reiki Practice.Read More
Distance Reiki is really not an accurate term. I believe it would be more accurate to call it Connection Reiki. When a practitioner “sends distance Reiki” what they are actually doing is tapping into their connection with a person or situation despite the physical distance and/or linear time.Read More
Do you ever feel like there just isn’t enough time to fit in self-Reiki treatments? I think we have all been there. Life just seems to get in the way, and we end up putting off self-care activities until there is more time. I have discovered many ways to fit a little Reiki into my day here and there. One of my favorites ways is to perform Reiki Shower Sessions.Read More
I encourage you to introduce your children to Reiki and if they show an interest in it, offer to teach them more about it. Take what you know about Reiki and pass it on them. Here are some tips I have for teaching kids Reiki:Read More
If you have children, I encourage you to introduce them to Reiki while they are young and if they have an interest, help them to train to be practitioners themselves. Children are so open to new things and the magic of Reiki fits well into their lives. Their open minds and imaginations give them an advantage over adults who have learned to be skeptical and doubt what they cannot see.Read More
Charging for Reiki is one of those controversial things that each practitioner will have to form their own opinion on. On one side of the argument you have those who feel Reiki should always be given free of charge as it comes from energy that the Universe has provided for us all. On the other, there are those who believe it should never be given away free.Read More
After looking around for a good meditation to use, I decided to write it myself this month. To prepare, I took some time to center myself and activate Reiki with gratitude and intention. I used the power symbol to help charge my energy, the mental/emotional symbol to get into my creative zone, and the distance/connection symbol to connect with divine guidance for inspiration. I wanted to share the results with you.Read More
I had a discussion with a woman who told me that the abuse wasn’t that big a deal. It was normal. All men hit eventually. Either that or it must be her. It always happens to her. It must be something about her that causes it. Her fault. It broke my heart to hear.Read More
As a Reiki Master, part of my job is to train others in Reiki. I want to help fellow Masters spread this wonderful modality throughout the world. I want to help people discover Reiki and what it can do for them. In my endeavor to reach students, I asked myself what it means to be a healer and what clues are there to let a person know if it is the right path for them.Read More
I believe that self-love is the most important factor in a happy life. When you love yourself, anything is possible. Good self-care is a big part of a healthy self-love. There is a wide range of activities we can do to care for ourselves, from meeting our basic needs to working on self-improvement.Read More
Reiki has become a fairly common practice in many parts of the Western World. There are still places, however, where it is largely unknown. In the Midwestern United States, many people have never even heard of Reiki, let alone have any idea what it is. As a Reiki practitioner in Missouri, I often have to explain to people exactly what it is I do and answer the question; what is Reiki?Read More
There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Usui Reiki attunements. Do I really need an attunement to practice Usui Reiki? Do I need to be attuned to Animal Reiki to treat animals? There are so many types of Reiki, do I need to be attuned to them all? Do distance attunements work? Can I download my attunement automatically by reading a book about Reiki or by watching an attunement video on YouTube? These are a few questions about attunements that I hear regularly.Read More
Life force energy surrounds and permeates all things. This is the premise of any energy healing system. This truth is what makes it all work. And since life force energy is everywhere, it is freely available to us all. You don’t have to be trained or attuned in any particular system in order to have access to this energy.Read More
When a lot of people hear the term metaphysics, they think of people and objects claiming magical powers. While some subjects that seem to be magical in nature are in the realm of metaphysics, it goes much deeper than that.Read More
Becoming familiar with your energy body can give you a clearer understanding of the steps you need to take to keep yourself well balanced and healthy. Today, I’d like to talk about Chakras. The Chakras are the part of our energy body that processes the natural energy flow; the Ki. Chakra means “wheel” in Sanskrit. When the Chakras are blocked or receiving too much or too little energy to keep the flow balanced, our emotional, mental, and physical health can be affected. It is believed that there are seven major Chakra’s in our energy body.Read More
Four years ago, it was not uncommon to find me laying in the fetal position on my floor, crying in pain and frustration. When I was 24, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. At that time, I had pain in the classic tender points that help to define the condition and unexplained, arthritis type pain in my arms, hands, legs and feet. As time went by the conditioned worsened, and by the time I was 34, there I could be found, curled up on the floor crying.Read More
I am an advocate of the ego. I think it gets a bad rap and we should learn how to work with it rather than trying to suppress it. That being said, I worry that the people who believe that self-love is a pass to be self-centered are letting their ego fool themRead More