What is Reiki and what are its Benefits?
Throughout our lives we experience internal blockages that hinder the circulation of energy, so we sometimes feel disharmonized.
When our vital energy (Ki) is strong, we are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy. When our life energy is at a very low level, we can become unbalanced or sick in various ways. One of the ways we can replenish ourselves with Vital Force is by using Reiki.
Reiki is a Holistic technique as it harmonizes and unblocks all planes of the human being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It does not attack the body in any way and does not create addiction or side effects or collateral effects because it does not employ chemicals or foreign elements to the body but only the energy of life that is present in every living being.
It is used in combination with sacred plants:
Reiki Properties and Benefits
The immediate benefits of Reiki are many.
On a physical level, you will feel a deep relaxation, your heart rate will slow down, and you will breathe better. The Reiki will restore your body's energy balance and set in motion the body's natural ability to heal itself.
The most common physical effects are:
- Pain management
- Increased energy
- Reduces depression
- Improves sleep
- Improves digestion
- Gives you a feeling of general well-being
On the mental and emotional level, Reiki reconnects you with your emotions and feelings, allowing you to let go of what is no longer useful, resulting in a state of peace of mind that we rarely experience in this fast-paced world in which we live. You will experience:
- Anxiety Reduction
- Mental clarity
- Increased attention span
- More balance
- Increased self-esteem
- Increased intuition
Greater ease and satisfaction in your personal and professional relationships
The Reiki is absolutely safe. It is non-invasive and there is nothing in it that can interfere with any medicine you are taking. In fact, many of the world's most luxurious spas, and more and more hospitals, are offering Reiki therapies as an ideal complement to their traditional services.
Main Benefits Explained
Reiki has a lot of properties and benefits for those who receive it. Thanks to this technique, some of the results we can achieve are the following:
Promotes harmony and balance
Reiki helps promote harmony and balance. It is an effective non-invasive energy healing technique that enhances the body's natural healing capacity while providing energy and promoting overall well-being.
Reiki works directly to restore balance at all levels and goes directly to the problem that causes the ailments, rather than simply masking or alleviating the symptoms.
When we talk about balance, we mean mental and emotional balance, left and right brain, male and female, labeling things as good or bad, positive or negative, etc.
By balancing all the levels Reiki can help reducing anxiety and depression.
Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension.
After a Reiki therapy, you will notice that you are much more relaxed than when you started. It generates balance and general well-being, by reducing stress, you will feel much better about yourself and your environment.
What many people enjoy about a Reiki treatment is that it gives them time for themselves, a time during which they are not "doing" but simply "being". Patients always say that they feel clearer, more peaceful, relaxed and "lighter" after a Reiki therapy.
Reiki provides a space where you can become more aware of what is happening within your body and mind, to learn to listen to your own body and make wise decisions regarding your well-being from this place. Being more present means that you are in your body, which helps you to access even more of the inner knowledge and wisdom that we all have.
Dissolves energy blockages and promotes the natural balance between mind, body, and spirit.Reiki harmonizes and balances all planes of the person: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. In this way, it unblocks stagnant energy. Often we do not dedicate enough time to ourselves, and that generates some waste of energies, good and bad, within ourselves.
Stagnation becomes a burden that we carry with ourselves and one of the benefits of Reiki is to help us unblock that toxic energy.
Regular Reiki treatments can provide a calmer, more peaceful state of well-being, in which a person is better able to cope with everyday stress. This mental balance also improves learning, memory, and mental clarity.
Reiki can heal mental/emotional wounds and can help alleviate mood swings, fear, frustration, and even anger. Reiki can also strengthen and heal personal relationships.
Because Reiki improves your ability to love, it allows you to open up to the people around you and help you grow in your relationships.
Helps the body cleanse itself of toxins and helps the immune system.
We spend so much time in the stress-reactive fight/flight phase that it becomes our "norm" and our bodies literally forget how to return to balance.
Reiki reminds our bodies how to move into the parasympathetic nervous system self-healing mode (rest/digestion).
Rest doesn't mean you have to stop being active and productive, or 'do nothing'. It allows you to sleep and digest better, which is important for maintaining health and vitality. The more you find yourself in this space, the more active and productive you will be without stress or exhaustion.
Reiki is a booster of our vital energy and electromagnetic field, which is directly related to the immune system. This is why Reiki helps strengthen the immune system, which results in better overall health.
In this plane, Reiki is also advisable to reduce migraines and combat insomnia.
Strengthen any medical treatment.
Applying reiki to medications and at any time of a medical treatment, it will be of great help to facilitate healing and reduce the possible side effects of such treatment.
Clear your mind and improve your focus
Reiki can help you stay focused on the present moment rather than being trapped by regrets about the past or anxieties about the future. It can strengthen your ability to accept and work with the way events unfold, even when they do not meet your wishes or expectations.
You begin to react to situations, people, and yourself in solidarity rather than as a habit.
Furthermore, Reiki increases your concentration, by avoiding stress states, concentration increases, making you a more effective person.
Helps you sleep better
The number one result of receiving a Reiki session is relaxation. When we are relaxed, we sleep better, our bodies heal better, we think more clearly, and we relate more genuinely. Often, clients will experience deep relaxation during their Reiki session and sometimes deep sleep during the session as well.
And this is one of the best benefits of Reiki, it is important to learn that, to love others, the first step is to love yourself. Value and take care of yourself above all else. Reiki is the perfect path for that.
Free yourself from obsessive thoughts.
The daily practice of Reiki helps us to observe the movement of thoughts without getting hooked or obsessed with them. This results in greater mental clarity, improved concentration and sleep regulation.
One of the key aspects in the origin of the illness are the emotions. Knowing how to recognise, manage, heal and transform them is something that Reiki moves easily.
Increase intuitive awareness.
Naturally the more you practice Reiki, the more you expand your awareness of all that we are. This allows us to access states of consciousness where we can obtain information and guidance to help us in our evolution.
To stop repeating patterns of behaviour and to create new ways of relating to existence is another of the benefits of the practice of Reiki.
Balancing and empowering the energy centers.
On the energetic plane, it allows us to keep each of our energy centers or chakras always activated and in harmony.
Accelerating spiritual growth.
The immediate and simple possibility of connecting with divine states of consciousness accelerates our evolutionary process.
Guide you towards spiritual enlightenment.
Enlightenment, not as the end of the road, but as a greater liberation from ignorance and separation, leading to true peace and happiness. It is a very possible state in human evolution. Reiki will not give you enlightenment but it can speed up the process so that you reach the gates of that state.
Did you know that Reiki is recognized by the WHO?
Reiki is a complementary therapeutic practice recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1995, since it does not try to replace conventional treatments, but to complement them to minimize side effects that may arise, as well as emotional, mental and spiritual situations caused by the same disease or its diagnosis.
It is defined by the NCCAM (National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine in the USA) as Energy Therapy, and more specifically as a biofield therapy since it concentrates on the interaction of the different levels of energy in the body.
The Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Policy, and Equality, in its document/report analyzing the situation of natural therapies, says in this respect: "it is a method of energy transfer to facilitate the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of people, rebalancing at all levels. It is an approach to natural self-healing. It uses the concept of universal vital energy (Reiki) which, suitably directed by a professional, either at a distance or by placing his hands on or near a person, aims to improve the spirit and, consequently, the body. The therapist's hands can transmit vital energy to the patient in order to treat mental and emotional problems, as well as to alleviate or eliminate symptoms, discomforts and cure acute or chronic illnesses".
Another classification classifies Reiki within touch therapies, so-called because it is believed that the energy field is touched, an effect that occurs by the application of energy to restore, activate and balance the disorders of the energy fields through manual techniques or not.
It has also been encompassed within Integrative Medicine (IM), which deals with a person's body, mind and spirit in a holistic (total and integral) way, encouraging them to collaborate in their treatment and strengthening their healing/self-healing capacity through the combination of Conventional Medicine and Traditional Alternative and Complementary Medicine (TCAM).
According to the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) the basic principles of IM are:
It reaffirms the importance of the relationship between health professionals and patients.
It encourages patient-centered care by empowering patients to collaborate in their treatment.
Focuses on the person as a whole being: body, mind, and spirit.
Uses evidence-based therapies (conventional and MTAC) to support optimal health and healing.
All benefits of Reiki listed
This is the list of the major benefits of Reiki:
- It unblocks energy that is stagnant somewhere in the body.
- It cleanses and unblocks the Chakras
- It provides joy, strength and vital energy to the person who receives it.
- It releases repressed and stuck emotions
- It increases the energetic level, providing physical and psychic vitality.
- It promotes organic revitalization and rejuvenation of the whole body
- It is a support and a complement for any type of conventional treatment of a disease. It increases the effects of medical treatment when used in conjunction with it, never replacing it.
- It reduces stress and anxiety. It brings a feeling of calm, serenity and inner peace and relieves the symptoms of depression.
- It helps combat insomnia, promoting restful and deep sleep.
- Relieves migraines.
- Reduces physical discomfort and emotional suffering.
- Helps fight depression by bringing a new inner light
- It reduces menstrual cramps
- It improves intestinal transit and prevents constipation.
- Balances energies during pregnancy and postpartum.
- Joint and muscle problems
- Helps with headache and hypertension problems
- Helps treat alcoholism and addictions
- Relieves states of imbalance
- Helps to alleviate stomach and intestinal disorders
- An excellent technique to start healing.
- Promotes increased concentration and mental clarity.
- It generates a feeling of security, tranquility, and harmony.
- Increases self-awareness and confidence.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Reduces pain and swelling.
- It helps with eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia)
- Detoxifies eliminating toxins and metabolites.
- Relieves headaches and tension caused by stress and emotional problems.
- Decreases recovery times from injuries, surgeries, and diseases.
- It releases tensions and emotions.
- It helps you connect with your higher self and your inner child.
- Increases the creativity and the generation of ideas.
- It calms the nervous system and reduces the frequency of brain waves.
- It regulates the domain of the sympathetic nervous system.
- Overcomes or relieves pain.
- It also serves as a spiritual path.
- It helps you recover from fatigue more quickly.
- In the case of terminally ill patients, it may provide relief to both the affected person and his or her family group.
- Can be used to help animals and plants.
To access Reiki you don't need to be sick, anyone who feels that "there is something more" and doesn't know what, and doesn't find much sense in the things he/she does in his/her daily life, can find their reason for being in this life through Reiki.
Through this method, we make our body healthier, our thinking calmer and we increase the joy of living.
Reiki follows the principles of shiatsu, acupuncture, and reflexology. It channels vital energy through the imposition of hands and applying the theory of the body's energy fields. The hands are the tool that balances these channels and unblocks the energy that has stagnated due to some kind of disease.
According to this philosophy, any physical, mental, emotional or spiritual illness appears when an energy field is blocked. When the natural flow of energy is restored, the body recovers its survival system and restores health as well as natural vitality. Reiki operates, therefore, on each of these fields, obtaining different benefits in each of them:
- Physical: it improves the condition of body aches and pains.
- Mental: illnesses such as insomnia, anxiety, stress are treated.
- Emotional: emotions such as fear, anger, discomfort, dissatisfaction are treated.
- Spiritual: works on aspects such as happiness, peace or harmony.
For many skeptics, Reiki is a type of magic without any solid foundation. However, its foundation is very similar to many premises of quantum physics. The people who have practiced it also claim to have obtained benefits. In any case, many hospitals and clinical centers are increasingly incorporating this technique as a complementary therapy to conventional treatments
What is necessary for Reiki Therapy?
To start a Reiki therapy we need a Reiki therapist and a patient. Reiki therapists are people who have studied the technique and can perform it with a patient.
One of the benefits of Reiki is that anyone can be treated, it has no side effects or contraindications. When we talk about a Reiki therapy we are not talking about invasive or aggressive therapies, quite the contrary.
It is not necessary to have a specific problem to receive a session, many people use it as a tool to feel better with themselves, less stressed and less overwhelmed.
Opening yourself to Reiki is like opening the door to a new life.
When we give Reiki to another person, we are effectively channeling the universal energy that flows naturally (ki, chi or qi) through our crown chakra, passing through the third eye chakra and throat chakra, into our heart chakra where the energy divides, descends from our arms to our hands and from our palms to a person. This universal energy is transported in the form of light, and as we know, light is a form of energy and has the duality of wave and frequency.
Then, that energy that we are channeling in the form of light excites the electrons of our atoms (which form our body) and makes them vibrate at a higher frequency, letting more energy flow into the body.
We are also unifying our energy into one field, and this energy field communicates in a sub-atomic way throughout our entire energy system, as well as the world around us.
When we give Reiki, we are channeling white light, and white is made up of all the colors of the rainbow. You will remember this from school experiments in light refraction. We can also imagine different colors of light that have their own signature of frequency. For example, violet has a very high frequency and ultraviolet light (which humans cannot see) even more.
Many alternative health professionals take health problems related to energy blockages in parts of our body that have reduced the flow of energy to vital organs that manifest in physical health conditions. In other words, low energy flow affects the ability of a body part or organ to heal properly and quickly. That's where Reiki comes in. We are directing the universal energy to excite electrons, restore the flow of energy and bring life-giving energy where it is needed, remove blockages and stuck emotions, stagnant energy, information or trauma at the cellular level.
Experienced practitioners of Reiki or other energy healing techniques can also detect energy, blockages and movements of energy with their hands, vision, inner vision, intuition and the use of physical tools such as crystals, pendulums, and feathers. Practitioners can also gain a good understanding of the person's energy system by talking to them about a person's life and current situation. These assessment tools can help us organize a suitable session for the person according to their needs.
Sometimes practitioners use sound instruments such as Tibetan bells and bowls, essential oils, incense, crystals, and whispers. This helps to create a more relaxed, liberating and joyful environment to further facilitate the healing process.
10 Practical Ways Reiki Therapy Can Help Your Life
My most important discovery with Reiki Therapy was that it does work. It is tangible (I can feel sensations on my palms) and gives me results (often an incredible "before and after" effect). There are no special skills needed to learn it, and after an initiation (the initiation ceremony offered in a Reiki course) everyone develops the important function of Reiki, the healing with the hands.
Its use on a daily basis, however, gave me an even bigger surprise: Reiki works on all aspects of my life, from the physical to the psychological, from the changing circumstances of life to a deeper spiritual understanding.
Reiki Therapy goes far beyond what I expected, in other words, far beyond when it was presented as an "energy healing practice". Or, perhaps, my understanding was simply too limited of its meaning, since, after all, the vital energy really means, is that everything is interconnected and can move and transform the reality of your life.
The healing of Reiki Therapy not only applies to physics but includes a complete global vision. And Reiki is not only a therapy, but in fact a personal spiritual practice. In fact, this is how it all began: a connection to the highest levels of consciousness, discovered in the early 20th century by the Japanese erudite Mikao Usui as the result of deep meditation practice.
Here are my 10 ways Reiki Therapy can help you heal your life:
1. Reiki Therapy in Physical Healing:
Reiki promotes physical healing and general well-being and can be used for any disease. Pain is often significantly reduced and the healing process can be accelerated. It is completely safe and there are no contraindications, precautions or no matter whether you use it in a small cut from a kitchen knife or to treat a cancer patient.
2. Reiki Therapy to Complement Allopathic Medicine:
There is no need to separate the use of Reiki from conventional therapies. It perfectly complements them and even reduces the side effects of the medication. Did I mention that Reiki is accepted and practiced in hospitals? Of course, it is.
3. Reiki Therapy for animals, plants, and food:
My dog loves Reiki. A friend treated a bumblebee until it could fly again, and another friend's almost dead tomato plant resulted in almost an industrial production of large tomatoes. It can also be used while cooking, or work on an already prepared meal.
4. Reiki Therapy for inanimate objects:
Whether it's a dishwasher, an electric drill, a computer, a printer or a car, nothing is immune to Reiki.
5. Reiki Therapy in Difficult Situations:
Just think of a situation, and the intention to send Reiki to it. Or connect to the energy before entering a meeting. I'm sure it will work more smoothly and harmoniously in that situation.
6. Reiki Therapy for Harmony and Balance:
Reiki helps you relax and allows us to deal with anxiety, depression and emotional problems. Everything seems more balanced and peaceful and can work wonders if we have a problem in our relationships!
7. Reiki Therapy for Courage and Strength:
"I got out of my old job", "I finally said a few words with my boss", "Now I have the energy to follow my dream". These are some of the many stories I hear from people after learning Reiki.
8. Reiki Therapy and Intuition:
"Where did this intelligent idea come from, where does it suddenly come from?" Reiki opens us to the realm of intuition, guidance, and creativity. Many Reiki practitioners are able to develop incredible psychic abilities.
9. Reiki Therapy and Understanding the Universe:
The use of Reiki (which can be translated as universal or spiritual life energy force) connects us with something beyond what we can grasp with our five senses. What you call the universe, God, love, or simply energy. In Reiki, it often feels like light.
10. Reiki Therapy and Helping others:
Is there anything more satisfying than being able to help others? With Reiki, you can! Instead of only "professionals" believing that they can, actually, everyone in tune with Reiki can give treatments. It can treat your partner's headaches, help a chronically ill relative, or give Reiki to your neighbor’s cat. Reiki turns empathy into practice.
Sound too good to be true? Well, I thought the same thing. Until I started to witness Reiki Therapy on a daily basis in my own life. If you already practice Reiki, I'm sure you agree. If you are new to Reiki and you are intrigued, why not have a treatment, or even learn for yourself...
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