When translated into English, the word "Reiki" means, "Divinely Guided Life Force Energy". This life force runs through all things, including you, me, and every life form in this universe.
When we experience the daily stresses of life, we can become a bit disconnected from this energy. A Reiki practitioner is trained to tap into this energy and help you to reconnect with that same energy that flows through you, helping you to feel more balanced and refreshed.
I have been practicing and teaching Reiki for 9 years and have experienced the benefits of it for myself in many different ways.
While Reiki is not a one-time "cure-all", it can assist us in many areas of life:
- Stress Relief
- Clearing the energetic field/aura
- Helps to clear, balance and strengthen the chakras
- Can help to heal on the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels
- Can help to break bad habits
- Can help to manifest positive changes that we seek in our lives
- Can help to strengthen the immune system
- Can help with personal and spiritual development
For general energy clearing/stress relief, it is recommended to have a session periodically as you feel the need to.
For deeper rooted issues, such as emotional trauma, grief, anxiety, or depression, it is recommended to have several consecutive sessions until the issue is resolved. The number of sessions can vary for each person.
What makes Reiki different from Shamanic Healing?
While both Reiki and Shamanic Healing can help us in similar ways, they are quite different. Shamanic Healing is a more complex process for the Practitioner, requiring "journeying" and working with incarnate helping spirits, using medicine pieces, and sometimes multiple methods of healing throughout the session. It is also a bit more interactive with the client. It also tends to heal more on the "soul" level of our being, and does not usually need to be done more than once to a few times every so often.
Reiki is a much more simple process for the practitioner, where the client relaxes while the Practitioner gently lays their hands on different areas of the body. Reiki has more of an accumulative affect, so full results may take several consecutive sessions.
My suggestion, if you are trying to decide which is best for you, is to read each description and choose the one you feel drawn to the most. Trust your intuition!
While Reiki is also known to help with physical issues and pain, I personally do not focus on clients for physical healing. My focus is more on the energetic body, so please be aware of this.
When you arrive for your appointment, there will be a form for you fill out before we get started, which just gives me a basic idea as to your current energetic condition so that we can set an intention. I do not need to know much information - Reiki is an intelligent energy and it knows where it needs to go and what it needs to do.
**Please do not expect any type of reading or for me to tell you "what I saw or felt". I am usually in a trance-like state when I do healing work to allow the energy to flow naturally. If I do share, it will most likely be more of a healing message that I may have received or sensed during the session.
Reiki should be received periodically to clear the energy field as our daily experiences, over time, can recreate stress and affect our energy, similar to needing a massage every now and then.