What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique which works on the body mind and spirit by stimulating an individual’s natural ability to heal. Reiki is used to restore, balance and connect to the Universal Life Force Energy that flows in and around all living things.

Through the practise of Reiki our intuition strengthens as we reconnect with our heart-centre and the oneness of all things. As we dive deeper, we become more and more aware that all things are connected energetically and that we are all one - Everything is energy. With this knowledge, we understand that the cleansing and healing energy of Reiki has no limitations on what it can achieve and is made available to us at any time as it transcends through time and space.

Reiki also helps to accelerate spiritual growth and can unravel our true purpose in life. It dynamically aids the realisation and achievement of life goals, heals past traumas which hinder growth, eliminates barriers that affect relationships and ultimately leads to spiritual enlightenment.

Giving that Reiki is pure loving source, it can do no harm. It can, however, bring up emotions that need to be released and also detox the body physically and emotionally as this stagnant or blocked energy is moved or released. Releasing is an integral part of the energy healing process and will in turn create more room for beautiful loving energy to enter your being.

You only have the capacity to receive, what you have the capacity to hold.

How does Reiki work?

The energy of Reiki starts by gently opening you up to the understanding that you are the creator of your own reality; there is no greater power than you. With this, comes the realisation that every event in your life is brought to you, by you - we are the creators of our own reality.

Energy is connected directly to our quality of health and has been an integral part of many cultures since ancient times. The existence of Universal Life Force Energy has been verified by scientific experiments, and many medical professionals now consider the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process. If the human energy field is out of balance, the body will be out of balance. Since the body is a manifestation of human energy, disharmony in the energy field can cause physical ailments in the body. Reiki focuses energy on the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, which in turn brings balance to the mind, body and soul.

There are seven main energy centres in the body that control the flow of the Universal Life Force Energy. They are called the Chakras - each chakra is responsible for supplying energy to specific parts of the body. When they are blocked or clogged the body becomes sick and the flow of energy is diluted. A full Reiki treatment reopens the chakras and re-balances the flow of the Universal Life Force Energy around the body. This will stimulate the body’s immune system and natural healing abilities. Normally the body will begin by cleansing itself of toxins and as the poisons are removed, the body becomes re-balanced and the healing process can begin.

Madam Takata explained it best when she described Reiki as being similar to radio waves. We cannot see them, but we know they are everywhere around us. When we turn on a radio and tune into the radio waves, we can pick up a signal and that signal is turned into a radio programme. Similarly, the universal life force is everywhere, although we cannot see it unless we use Kirlian photography.

You can learn more about the chakras here.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

  • Raises vibration which enables us to reach higher levels of awareness
  • Helps to release and transform emotional blockages and wounds
  • Allows us to gain clarity, focus and a better understanding of self
  • Assists in centering, aligning and balancing both the physical, mental and emotional self
  • Helps to balance the energetic system and auric field
  • Aids in promoting self-worth and confidence
  • Can help to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Can bring relief from physical ailments and injuries, or reduce recovery time from such
  • Helps to energise and empower our being
  • Enhances natural self-healing
  • Facilitates the release of fear and judgement of self and others
  • Helps to breakdown and transform old belief systems and patterns that no longer serve us
  • Helps to develop a strong connection with our higher self, intuition and source
  • Helps to release negative conditioning & behaviour

Ways to use Reiki

Once you have been attuned to Reiki, the energy will flow through your hands whenever you touch with the intention of healing or helping. You can use Reiki on:

  • Yourself
  • Other adults
  • Children
  • Prenatal babies
  • Animals
  • Plants/Trees
  • Crystals
  • Food / Drinks
  • Work / contracts / projects
  • Protection
  • Your Home
  • Bath / Shower water

The list is endless, take this as an invitation to use your imagination about the multiple ways you can channel and use Reiki Energy.

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