FAQ Reiki

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What is Reiki?
The awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person’s health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times: Ki, Prana, Chi, Orgone, biofield energy. When your energy is low it’s more difficult to deal with stressful situations, you are susceptible to illness. Reiki is a technique that increases a person’s supply of life energy. When you introduce Reiki into your life, it easier to deal with every days stresses and are less likely to get sick.
Where does Reiki energy come from?
Reiki energy is subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the practitioner’s head after which it flows through the body and out the hands. It seems to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the actual source of Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal power when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.
Is Reiki a Religion?
Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
How is a Reiki treatment given?
In a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioner's hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table, but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the client's body in a series of hand positions. These include areas around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific locations may be used based on the client's needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. Besides, many feel a beautiful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well- being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
What can be treated with Reiki?
Reiki can have a positive effect on all forms of illness and unfavorable conditions. From minor things like a headache to severe disease like cancer. The side effects of medical treatments can also be reduced or eliminated. This includes the harmful effects of chemotherapy, pain, and depression as well as speeding up healing time. Reiki always helps.
Can one have a Reiki treatment while under the care of a medical doctor or specialist?
Yes. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one suffers from a specific medical condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.
Can everyone learn to give Reiki?
Everyone can learn to give Reiki. It simple to learn. It has been successfully taught to over one million people from all walks of life, both young and old. The ability to do Reiki is transferred from the teacher to the student through a process called an attunement that takes place during a Reiki class. As soon as one receives an attunement, one can give Reiki treatments.
What is a Reiki attunement?
A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class. During the attunement, the Reiki Master will touch the students head, shoulders, and hands and use one or more special breathing techniques. The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student. These unique energies are guided by the Higher Power and make adjustments in the student's energy pathways and connect the student to the source of Reiki. Because the energetic aspect of the attunement is guided by the Higher Power, it adjusts itself to be exactly right for each student. During the attunement, some students feel warmth in the hands, others may see colors or have visions of spiritual beings. However, it is not necessary to have an inner experience for the attunement to have worked. Most simply feel more relaxed.
Can everyone be treated with Reiki?
Yes, everyone can receive, and benefit from Reiki; babies love Reiki as it relaxes them and soothes little pains and aches. It has been proven that Reiki has a positive effect on people suffering from Alzheimers or Dementia.
Can I treat animals or plants?
Animals love Reiki too. They seem to have a natural understanding of what Reiki is and its benefits. Once a pet has received a Reiki treatment, they will often let you know that they want more. Plants also respond well to Reiki.