Reiki, Crystal Healing & Chakra Balancing
When I received my Reiki Level I attunement, I felt I had finally come home. This is the only way I can explain the total joy, of reconnecting with the universal healing life force that each one of us holds unknown within. I had tried other energy healing modalities and although excellent in their own right, Reiki fits like a glove.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is Universal Life Energy. Reiki, (pronounced "ray key"), is actually two Japanese words: "Rei" means universal life and "ki" means energy. Ki is the same as "Chi" in Chinese, "Prana" in Sanskrit and "Mana" in Hawaiian. When activated, Reiki addresses body, mind and spirit by accelerating one's ability to heal one's self. The body is reminded of its ability to heal physical ailments, the mind opened to the causes of disease, and the spirit to the opportunity of taking responsibility for one's life and the joys of balanced wellness.
Reiki has Two Delivery Methods
Reiki I is the hands-on method, which is experienced as a powerful yet unobtrusive flow of healing energy. The client usually experiences the warmth (sometimes coolness) of the energy emanating from the practitioner’s hands, in varying degrees. Most people experience a sense of calmness and a decrease in their stress level as a result of a Reiki session. It is common for clients to fall asleep during their session and when they awaken they often feel calm and serene. Receiving Reiki is undoubtedly the best way to understand this natural flow of healing energy.
Reiki II is the second method and is also known as Absent Healing. Reiki II practitioners may provide an Absent Healing from a distance with the permission from the client.
(courtesy of Usui Reiki Centre – Camberwell http://www.usuireikicentre.com/index.html )
What does Reiki feel like?
Imagine gentle, warm energy flowing through you. Feel your body and mind slowing down, with every muscle relaxing. You feel so calm, so at peace, that all your stress and worries just float away.
Whilst you are in a deeply relaxed state, the healing Reiki life-force energy is being absorbed into every cell in your body, supporting self-healing on a physical, emotional, mental & spiritual level.
When the practitioner gently brings you back to the now, you feel lighter, and a knowing that you have had a glimpse of living in perfect harmony with the universe.
The Wellness Benefits of REIKI
Reiki can be used safely to treat a range of conditions including:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Pain Relief
- Labour Pains
- High/Low Blood Pressure
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Digestive Disorders
Crystal Healing & Chakra Balancing
Crystals are recognised as being efficient storage and transmitters of vibrational energy. Crystals have been used since ancient times to assist in healing the body, soul & mind as well as clearing & protecting physical spaces.
Each crystal has unique healing properties. A crystal healing involves placing crystals with specific healing properties on and around the body. The practitioner then asks you to breathe deeply, relax and enjoy the healing journey. Divine energy is then channeled through the hands or crystal wands into the crystals which draw out negative energy that clears blockages of the energy chakras, allowing healing energy to flow throughout the body allowing for deep relaxation and gentle healing to take place.
As crystal healing is a very powerful modality, and allows for healing to take place at a very deep level, it can take a number of sessions to help old emotional, spiritual and physical wounds to be addressed and resolved.
With all types of energy healing, it can take up to a week for the healing to be fully integrated. During this time, it is normal to experience a range of emotions, as old issues come to the surface for resolution. You may also undergo a ‘healing crisis’ where symptoms seem to get worse for a few days, don’t worry this is normal and they will pass. As your body will be releasing built up toxins, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water, eat well, get plenty of rest and be kind to yourself. This will give your body the optimum chance for self-healing. J