Healing Energies of Reiki
Ponting, Reiki Master, ITEC, C&G, MCThA
an ancient form of natural 'hands-on healing' that dates back
more than 3000 years. It does not involve drugs or potions or a
belief in order for you to benefit from it. Reiki is a safe,
gentle, non-intrusive way of rebalancing the body’s energies.
help all aspects of the physical body, mind, emotions and
spirit, as well as encourage personal and spiritual awareness
and growth. It is a very beneficial form of complementary
therapy and can be used in conjunction with all other therapies
and orthodox medicines.
It is the
best form of ‘Stress Busting’ there is, in fact you do not have
to be ill to benefit from the Reiki energy. You can enjoy it
anytime just for the absolute peace and relaxation it gives you.
You may be asking yourself "Just what is Reiki?”
start with the word itself – Reiki. The word is split
into two - Rei meaning Universal and Ki meaning Life
Force or Energy.
energy is what we and any living thing are made of; it is all
around us, and it connects us to every living organism and is
that which keeps us alive. Even inanimate objects have energy!
You can’t actually see the Reiki energy but it can be felt and
have numerous energy centres or 'Chakra' points as they are
called. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘Spinning Wheel’.
When our chakras are not vibrating at the right level or
spinning in the correct direction, our bodies can start to
malfunction. In other words we can become ill. Our chakras
loose their ability to synchronise with one another and become
unbalanced; if even one chakra is unbalanced it will put
pressure on the other Chakras to ‘support’ the rest of the body.
energy works with the bodies own energy to help rebalance,
allowing the body to heal itself. It is a very subtle energy
which works on the Aura as well as the chakras. The Aura is the
energy field surrounding the body which has many different
layers and is linked directly to each chakra.
people don’t feel or experience anything during a treatment
because the energy is working on much deeper emotional levels
but this doesn’t mean it didn’t work; it just means that the
client hasn’t felt anything physical.
experience subtle changes a few days later, for instance, if you
have been trying to solve an issue and couldn’t come up with an
answer; suddenly you do after your Reiki treatment. If you
have Reiki because you have a physical complaint or are in pain,
sometimes the symptoms get worse initially before they get
Reiki treatment the practitioner ‘tunes’ into the Reiki energy
and passes the energy to the client by either placing their
hands on, or just above the body in certain positions. The
practitioner does not carry out the healing it is
the Reiki energy that heals. If the practitioner does use their
energy rather than ‘tuning’ into the Reiki energy, their own
energy will become depleted and they may even become ill.
positions usually correspond to the 7 main chakra points of the
body which start on top of the head and run down the central
meridian line of our bodies finishing at the pelvis. However,
there are no hard and fast rules for giving Reiki and the
practitioner may be intuitively drawn to certain parts of the
body where they will place their hands. It must be emphasised
at this point that no personal areas of the body should be
touched at anytime by a practitioner during a treatment session.
energy is an intelligent energy and will flow to the part of the
body where it is most needed. Each one of us is different
and so the Reiki energy adjusts itself to the individuals
needs. Each person will receive just the right amount of energy
practitioner will explain to the client before the session about
the sort of experiences that may occur during the treatment for
example, the client may feel heat or coldness or tingling from
the practitioner's hands. All these experiences are normal.
The feelings of the Reiki treatment ie. a relaxed state,
calmness etc, should stay with the client for a few days after
the treatment encouraging the body to rebalance.
Reiki is a
healing art that is available for anyone to receive or learn.
If you choose to learn or study Reiki, it is advisable to become
acquainted with the lineage of your Reiki Master Teacher
beforehand. This lineage should be traced back to Dr Mikao Usui,
the founder of Reiki and any practitioner should be happy to
talk you about their lineage.
Master Teacher ‘attunes’ you to the Reiki energy by a simple
process. You CANNOT be ‘attuned’ over the
internet, by the telephone or long distance or by anyone who
isn’t a Reiki Master Teacher. A 1st Degree course
is usually studied over a 2-day period where you will learn
about the history of Reiki, how Reiki works, how to treat
friends and family and especially how to self treat. No
prerequisites are required to learn 1st Degree Reiki.
committed a student is or becomes to the Reiki energy, the more
Reiki energy will influence their daily lives. REIKI is a
wonderful experience - enjoy it!
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The above information should not be treated as a substitute for the
medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care