Now, I do find it quite hard to describe reiki to people without feeling like I am sounding a little “cosmic” and I’ve just stepped out of the Woodstock festival in the 60’s (not that I am old enough for that to be true of course)
Basically Reiki is an ancient form of healing that was resurrected in Japan in the last century.
Once a reiki practitioner has been attuned to the Reiki symbols they are able to draw in the universal energy that is all around us and channel that into the recipient rather than other types of healing which draw on the practitioners own energy to heal. So, when a practitioner is giving Reiki they are also getting topped up too. (I told you it sounded cosmic)
The easiest way to describe it is in terms of the energy being vibration which is found on different levels and used to restore and balance the energy/vibration in the body and in the bodies energy field.
Different parts of the body and things in everyday life have different densities of vibration.
For example, your bone will work on a deeper/denser vibration than that of your blood, which kind of makes perfect sense.
Reiki can also be used on the energy field if someone’s a little off kilter.
For example, if someone is feeling really low in mood or struggling to function it usually means that their vibration is too low, so Reiki can help “lift their spirits.
If someone is a bit hyper or buzzing which can effect concentration, sleep and mood swings. Their vibration is too high and Reiki can help bring that down to a balanced state. I use Reiki whenever I give a massage as I believe it helps heal from a spiritual level whilst I am working on the physical level. I am also making sure my energy is protected and charged.
There is no scientific evidence to prove that Reiki can prevent, treat or cure disease but, many healthcare professionals accept Reiki as a useful complementary therapy which may help lower stress, promote relaxation and reduce pain. As such it may help with a range of conditions including asthma, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms and insomnia as well as migraines and muscle / joint pain.
On a personal level
Reiki has helped me “cope’ with many troubling times in my life by keeping me balanced. My friends no longer see furious rants on my facebook newsfeed and I am generally a lot more positive and happy than I used to be, especially since I became a Reiki master and teacher.
The Five Reiki Principles are guidelines that everyone can live by, to promote a healthy, loving way of living.
- Just for today, I will not worry.
- Just for today, I will not be angry.
- Just for today, I will be grateful.
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
Reiki is offered by Darren Currell. You can read more about him here.
Whilst complementary therapies may play an important supporting role in improving your health and well being, they are not intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If in doubt please consult with your doctor.