Everything in the universe is made from energy. Although we appear to be solid matter, science has shown that we are made up from atoms which in turn are made from still smaller things with a variety of names including electrons, protons, neutrons as well as more recently discovered energies like quarks, mesons and so on. Each of these can be shown to be a form of energy, vibrating at different frequencies.
Life Force Energy can be thought of as the force which combines these energies and creates the body as well as everything else in the universe. Different frequencies and different energies give different things or creatures.
We become ill when the energies in our body becomes out of balance. This can happen across the whole body but is more normally concentrated in the area where we experience the illness.
The application of Reiki allows universal energy to be channelled through the practitioner and into the recipient. The energy is often known as "smart" energy since it travels to the area or areas where it is most needed. You will normally lie down on a couch or similar, although you can be sitting. You remain fully clothed although loose clothing is beneficial as tight clothes can stop you relaxing. Soft music will be playing to aid in your relaxation and the Reiki practitioner will begin to place his or her hands lightly on you, normally in places which are related to the illness or stress you are experiencing. Some practitioners will hold their hands slightly off the body, others will allow their hands to rest gently on you, I prefer the latter.
Various parts of your body will normally be used to channel energy into and you may feel the energy as a heat, almost as if the therapist is holding a heater over you.
A session can last anything from half an hour to a full hour depending on your needs. At the end of the session, you will feel relaxed and full of energy at the same time. Most people tell of a feeling of overall wellness after a session.
Is Reiki A Religion?
No, it can be considered to be spiritual, but it is more a way of life than a religion. There is no creed or dogma, there are no priests or governing bodies like you would find in a religion. Many people from all religions receive Reiki energy and many of these go on to become Reiki practitioners themselves.
I Have Heard That Reiki Healing Can Be Given At A Distance, Is This Possible?
Yes, it seems strange at first, but Reiki healing knows no boundaries when it comes to sending energy. Think about the universe for a moment. Everywhere there is energy, in us and between us. The air is energy, the ground is energy, even space which was once thought to be a vacuum is now considered to be energy.
So why should it only be possible to channel energy through a practitioner, why not through anything. A Reiki practitioner can, and many do this regularly, channel energy to help heal someone who they are physically distant from. The Reiki practitioner can be thought of as the guide, and this can be done from anywhere.
What About Other Living Things, Can They Be Helped Too?
Again yes. Many practitioners work with animals as well as humans since we are all made up of the same energies and all creatures can find themselves out of balance for one reason or another. The techniques are the same but naturally it can be difficult to get a dog to lie quietly on a couch so the methods of application can vary. Call me if you would like more information about this use of Reiki on 07964 262 288 (leave a message and I will call you back if you get my voicemail).