Deep-Level Emotional Healing with Reiki
What Is Reiki?
Before I became certified to offer Reiki, I didn’t understand it. It seemed too far-fetched to be real or actually helpful. But boy was I wrong.
Reiki is one of my favorite healing technologies and I want to share the many things it can help you with in your life. So, first of all, let’s start with the basics, what is Reiki and how can it help you? While it’s easy to spend money to get our teeth cleaned or lay down some hard earned cash for a multivitamin, if you’re like me, you probably want to know your money is well spent. After all, at least on this planet, money does not grow on trees.
Reiki is a healing energy that flows through all of nature and the universe at large. Because we can direct energy with the powerful wavelengths of thoughts, a Reiki healer is able to send the energy to places by focusing on those places. This follows the law energy flows where attention goes. Reiki energy flows through the energy centers of the healer and into energy centers of the patient. These energy centers are called chakras.
When someone has been through a stressful time, Reiki is very helpful for healing emotions. Stress related to work, love, health, family, finances or other things can all cause negative energy to build up in our energy field and make us feel tired, confused and overwhelmed. Have you ever had that feeling like you were on the verge of tears all the time or your throat was closing up like you were going to cry? That is because there is a build up of energy in your system that needs to be released. The healing that we all need from life experiences can be achieved with this powerful healing modality.
How Does Reiki Work?
Someone that offers Reiki has been attuned to the energy by a Reiki master. Once a person is attuned, they are able to channel that energy for life. The more a Reiki healer practices giving Reiki, the stronger it becomes. The person who offers Reiki allows life force energy to run through them and out of their hands to the person needing healing. The Reiki healer sets their intention to share this loving healing energy and visualizes white light entering the top of their head and leaving the surface of their palms.
You may be surprised to hear that anyone that gets attuned to Reiki can offer it. The energy that permeates the universe does not discriminate against people who have made mistakes, may not be in good health or may not even have life figured out. When you step into the role of being a Reiki healer, it energizes you to have the energy flow through you.
When someone is first learning how to do Reiki, it is essential to first understand the chakras. Each chakra can be a focal point for the person offering Reiki. There are specific emotions associated with each chakra that can become blocked from a traumatic experience or prolonged stress.
Healing With Reiki
If you feel like you have a cloud over you, are unable to shake an experience that keeps playing in your head, are struggling with grief, self-doubt, or sadness, Reiki is going to help. The Japanese word reiki literally translates to life force energy. When we allow the energy to move through our meridians and release the stuck energy, we suddenly feel calm and peaceful. The healing helps your energy flow again and lifts the heaviness out of your aura. The lower vibrations are pushed out with the high vibration Reiki. If you are curious if you can heal with Reiki, you should try it. There are many practical Reiki applications and ways it can help your personal and professional life.
1. Reiki can help you feel relief from heartache.
The loss of appetite and depression that comes after a breakup can be greatly helped by Reiki. It can also help you clear old energy to be open to new love. Even strained relationships with coworkers can find positive healing because your energy will shift to see all relationships differently.
2. Reiki energy can help you heal
Often from surgery or injuries that need extra energy for the body to recover. Whether it’s an infection, a broken bone, or chronic pain, Reiki can help alleviate pain and decrease healing time.
3. Reiki can help soothe you
It can help soothe anxiety and even help you raise your spirits to start to attract positive things to you. Because Reiki aligns you with high-vibe life force energy, you can start to feel more creative and get out of ruts that make you feel powerless in your life.
4. Reiki can help you see more
It can open your eyes and make you see windows where you only saw walls. Reiki helps us see decisions that are best for us. If we have been struggling with an abusive friendship, a substance addiction or spending too much money, we can start to alter the small daily decisions we need to change in order to create a healthy foundation for our life.
5. Reiki can help you find your life purpose
Adopt a healthier lifestyle, and heal emotional wounds from your closest relationships. As the energy gently raises your vibration over time. it can deepen your spiritual life and become a source of inspiration.
Basic Reiki Healing for the 7 Chakras
Here are the basic areas that Reiki healing works to clear through the 7 chakras:
- Crown Chakra:
Connects you to your spiritual calling and support from the spiritual realms.
- Third Eye Chakra:
Allows you to create a strong vision for your future and intuitively navigate.
- Throat Chakra:
This is your communication center which allows you to say what you want and share ideas with clarity and confidence.
- Heart Chakra:
This is where you forgive yourself and accept yourself. It allows you to connect to others and feel safe opening up.
- Solar Plexus Chakra:
Brings a sense of optimism, will power, self-confidence, and activates leadership energy.
- Sacral Chakra:
This helps you know your desires, have strong creativity, and intimacy. This chakra also allows you to manifest.
- Root Chakra:
This chakra allows you to have a sense of security, safety, and foundation in your life so you know you have what you need and can take care of yourself.
If you still doubt that healing emotions with Reiki is actually possible, and I can only say that once you experience giving or receiving Reiki, this will all start making sense. When you feel the emotions release and you feel lighter, more clear and more sure of yourself, you will see why so many people turn to Reiki for deep level emotional healing. Check out this great book, Reiki Healing for Beginners, to continue learning more about this ancient healing practice.
Having offered Reiki professionally now for quite some time, I have had many clients say they felt immediate emotional and physical relief. The sensations during a session can include a slight pressure, a tingling, muscle twitches or energetic waves. Many people will remember an experience they haven’t thought of in a long time as it releases. Some people cry. Some people fall asleep. What’s important in a session is that you don’t try to do anything. Just open yourself to being helped. It’s alright to allow someone to help you. The love you will feel can heal your nerves and can heal your heart to help you see the bright side of life again.
If you’re looking for a Reiki practitioner, check out the International Association of Reiki Professionals at IARP.org. When choosing who to get Reiki from, tune into how your body feels when you see their name or a picture of them. If you feel a positive feeling, that is your intuition indicating that this would be a good person to see. If you see a person who is certified at the Master level, they can offer deeper more specific healing than someone who is only certified in level one but all Reiki is helpful and healing.
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