Reiki is a Japanese alternative healing technique whereby healing energy or “ki” is delivered through the palms of the practitioner to the client. In the west, it is sometimes referred to as a “laying on of hands.” The health benefits of Reiki are numerous. Here are a just a few:Balances and clears the chakras, which are one of the store houses of all our gifts, traumas and memories. This can bring to light issues we have not or do not want to deal with. In so doing, issues are squarely faced, understood, felt, processed, released in a complete way, and emotional blocks are removed. This awakens and heightens our awareness of our natural gifts and talents, some of which we may have never known we had.Assists in physical healing, including broken bones, sprains, migraines, PMS/PMDD and all sorts of injuries. PLEASE NOTE that Reiki is complimentary to and at the discretion of a supervising physician’s treatment for any serious injury.Reiki opens us up to “The Great Spirit” that underlies everything — that holds everything together and is nothing but pure love and light. I like to think of it as “The Force” from Star Wars. When we EXPERIENCE Spirit, even for a moment, we have a paradigm shift in consciousness. This experience may be felt as pure love, compassion, expansion, timelessness or a profound awareness of your connection to all that exists. Reiki accomplishes this because the energy is directly from spirit itself! Remember that your connection to spirit is not intellectual, but experiential.Creative blocks for writers, actors, directors and all artists for that matter can be swept away in a single session. Creative blocks are caused partly by ourselves and by having our “creative well” depleted and in need of time to recover. Reiki helps to quickly refill that well and remove the self-imposed blocks we have created, not to mention the forceful, struggling energy that goes along with it.Old emotional wounds, resentments and current feelings of negativity can be healed through Reiki. The energy calms and relaxes the client to such a state that a great sense of safety (often unconsciousness) occurs — this allows the client to explore and understand their feelings with greater awareness. Memories may arise, and a shift in perception often occurs, clearing a path to self-acknowledgment, to pure feeling, and taking greater responsibility.
The list of Reiki benefits could go on and on, and will continue expanding as more and more people experience the practice for themselves.