This week I would like to focus on Reiki Healing.
First, a quick over-view:
Reiki is a term used to describe a healing technique that uses the life force energy or, qi, that is all around and inside us. This energy is what keeps our hearts beating and the electrical currents and firing going in our brains. We all use this energy every day to live and we don’t even know it. It is innate in all of us to grow and transform food, water, and sunlight into energy.
Reiki was developed as an alternative medicine in 1922 by Mikao Usui in Japan. It is normally used in addition to other medical treatments when necessary. It can be used for anything from physical pain and injury to emotional trauma.
During a Reiki healing session the practitioner will focus the qi energy by placing their hands on, or more often, just hovering them an inch or so above the recipient’s body. There is a specific pattern that practitioners use to do a full body Reiki session, but it may also be used for specific areas of the body.
Receiving and giving a Reiki treatment is relaxing and beneficial to both/all people involved. At the very least a closeness and healing space is created where you feel cared for, or are fostering that caring and protective environment for someone in some kind of pain. At the most it is a powerful healing technique that can have real results that baffle doctors. At either end of the spectrum and everywhere in between I see Reiki as a great tool for anyone looking to foster or receive healing.
Reiki follows some very basic principles that can benefit anyone in their life. I have this prayer framed in my home just to remind me to slow down and be more spiritually focused.
Our journal exercise, mediation and Science and Spirit articles will all stem from these principles and how we can use these for our practical everyday spirituality.