Although I have worked full-time as a professional massage therapist for over 3 years, the desire to benefit society and be of service has been there much longer.
(Blurry Dream-Sequence Montage…)
Way, way back … just after the turn of the century (2001) I attended an 8-week introduction to meditation course at a local community college. It really did change my life. So many of the concepts pried my mind open like a crowbar in a door jamb.
How had I lived for so long with NO awareness?
And why isn’t EVERYONE on this bandwagon?
But something very special, mentioned during the course, drew my attention like a young man made of steel to a magnet factory.
Was I now compelled to tie-dye all my clothes and float through life oblivious to hardship… no. But people started telling me I was looking good – in that I had an enthusiasm, passion, and zest for helping both myself and others. My eyes were bright and my touch was warm. I felt it – and others could see it.
Meditation had opened my mind and awareness, and Reiki had filled it with positive influence. I could feel energy flow through my body, I could feel it radiate into my aura, I could feel when I was tuned-in, and I was now aware of the energy of others.
The first year of this new millennium was like stepping into a new sci-fi world for me. Things I would have thought of as unreal were now very real…
(Fade from Dreamy Montage to present day)
Reiki in Meditation
Reiki is now part of who I am. It is not a tool I use, to pick up and put down … it is always with me … with everything I do and every breath I take.
I would confidently say it has been the biggest single influence in ‘raising my vibration’.
When I lay to Meditate, the energy I associate with Reiki fills me – and bursts into my aura.
But if you are not familiar with ‘Reiki‘, I probably sound like a tie-dyed hippy claiming it will save the world…
So for more factual information, please continue to read Karen Ellyard’s great article below.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is made up of two Japanese words; ‘Rei’ meaning “God’s wisdom or the Higher Power” and ‘Ki’ which is “life force energy”.
If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress whereas when it is high we are more capable of feeling happy and having good health.
Reiki is a Japanese technique of healing that is non-invasive, gentle yet powerful. Reiki treats the whole person including their emotions, their body, mind and spirit.
Reiki is natural, safe and can be used by everyone.
Reiki is great to use in conjunction with traditional medicine, it is not a one or the other choice, as it can be very beneficial in treating side effects and promote faster recovery as it activates the recipient’s own healing process.
Reiki is great for treating all kinds of physical illnesses as it not only heals the body but goes to the cause of the illness helping to eliminate the effects of the imbalance, and conditions as well as emotional issues such as depression, fears, and phobias.
Reiki is also great for healing environments or old impressions that have been left at a place or any forms of negative energy and can assist in the healing of relationships. Reiki also calms nervous tensions, and help reduce negative emotions and can also be used to give protection.
Reiki is highly beneficial by helping balance the body and remove blocks that are stopping you fall pregnant, during pregnancy and during labor.
Reiki can also be used to aid in pain management.
The 5 principles of Reiki are:
- Just for today I will not be angry. Anger at oneself or others can create serious blockages in one’s energy. Anger is a powerful inner enemy. Reiki is an excellent tool to remove anger blockages which have accumulated in the body.
- Just for today I will not worry. Endless worry about the past, present and future can have a major impact on health and Reiki is a marvelous tool for relieving worry.
- Just for today I will be grateful. Simple things like thanks, forgiveness, a smile, a helping hand, a kind word shows gratitude and has a healing effect on both the giver and the recipient. Gratitude also brings joy to the spirit.
- Just for today I will work hard and honestly. Working honestly brings abundance into the Soul.
- Just for today I will be kind to all living things.
Reiki is truly for everyone and I have found the more I work with the Reiki energy the more applications I discover it is great for.
If you wish to find out more or have any questions please call or email me.
I wish for you a time of joy, peace and healing.
Love & Joy,
Nigel: There are many online Reiki courses – but I’m not going to tell you about them. For me, learning Reiki in a group environment is too valuable an opportunity to pass. Sharing the experience, sharing the energy and learning from the questions of others in the group made the experience so much better for me.
And there are physical attunements, in where the teacher traces sacred symbols over various parts of your body (I don’t know how they do that online).
If Reiki is an area to which you are drawn, look for a local class. Having a master / teacher you can call is very valuable, as will be the bonds and friendships with the others in attendance.
I’m the biggest fan of Reiki. I think it should be taught to children early in school.
It makes people better.
In love and Light, We Explore!
“Life is an echo – what you send out comes back.” Chinese Proverb
Crystal Healing uses the innate and natural ability of Crystals to induce healing, by focusing and balancing our bodies, amplifying our minds and thoughts, and raising our vibration.
The History of Reiki – www.Reiki.org
Way of Life Reiki – www.wayoflifereiki.com