Reiki means “universal life force energy”
Reiki means “universal life force energy” … the consciousness of the universe that flows through every living thing. The purpose of Reiki is to increase the available life force within us. The benefits of the increased energy flow are numerous:
*** PAIN RELIEF *** STRESS RELIEF *** INCREASED JOY *** INCREASED CREATIVITY ***
as well as healing of both acute and chronic conditions and an increased ability to fulfill one’s potential.
Reiki is based on ancient knowledge and was rediscovered in Japan around the turn of the century. Reiki requires no particular dogma or belief system.
The First Degree Reiki course covers the benefits and uses of Reiki, the origin of Reiki as well as instruction on using Reiki for one’s self and others. The class is highly experiential and includes four individual energy initiations. Only a Reiki Master can perform these initiations that begin this life-long evolutionary process. Upon completion of the course the student will receive a certificate as a Reiki Practitioner.
Once someone has completed the First Degree Course, they are able to use the Reiki energy for themselves and others for the rest of their lives. For those that want advanced training, an optional 2nd Degree course includes another personal initiation, learning the esoteric symbols and how to do distance healing.
Did You Know Reiki Can Make You Nicer?
I often tell a story in my First Degree Reiki class where an acquaintance said “I’m glad to see you again, now that you do Reiki. You are so different!”
I had no idea what she was talking about – and when I questioned her, she finally confessed, “You used to be a B**ch – but I like you now!”
This struck me as very odd, so I approached a close friend and asked if she noticed anything different about me over the past few months (i.e. once I started practicing Reiki on myself.) She said, “Oh, yes! You are much more relaxed and happier!” I then asked another friend the same question and got a similar response.
I realized that if 3 unrelated people noticed a change in me, it was most likely true. It took me a while to recognize what they had all noticed – Before giving myself Reiki everyday, I had constantly felt overwhelmed and never caught up with all my tasks and responsibilities. Even when I was at a social event, my mind was thinking about what I had to get done later that day and the next!
No wonder this acquaintance thought I was a B**ch – I was never present or paying attention to anyone else! I was so trapped in just coping with my life, I never got to really be the warm, loving person I thought I was.
When we are feeling stressed in life, we are not able to be our “best selves.” By simply doing Reiki self-treatments regularly, we are able to be our nicer, “best selves”! Reiki nourishes us and replenishes the energy that is depleted by stress – so we are able to be healthier, happier and ‘nicer’!
Please let me know how Reiki has touched YOUR life!