How to: Practice Reiki
For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in Reiki. There is something about alternative techniques to modern medicine that really attract me. Maybe it’s the nature of them or maybe it’s stepping away from the norm and challenging the techniques that we’ve grown up to trust and use. Now is the time that I really want to start learning about it and hopefully practising in. Of course, many of our readers may be on a similar journey and want to find out more which is exactly what this article is about. I have compiled some of the best recomendations and expert advice together – This advice has helped me and hopefully it can help you too.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a non-invasive, Japanese approach to natural health which reduces stress and promotes healing. Reiki is practised by laying on hands; channelling the unseen life force energy that flows through the body and creates life. If your life force energy is low, you are more likely to be stressed, anxious, and ill. With these sophisticated techniques, you will begin to feel the life force energy flow through you more rapidly. Reiki is a full body treatment, and thus, supports the whole person’s body, emotions, mind, and spirit, and create feelings of peace and well being.
Contributor: Lydia Anderson
Organisation: Quarto Group
The Best Ways to Practice Reiki
Intention is EVERYTHING
This piece of advice comes from a teacher that believes the best place to start is with your intention…
I’ve started using Reiki almost 30 years ago and have been a Reiki Master/Teacher for more than 20 yeas. The concept, awareness, and understanding of energy healing has changed dramatically in that time. It has gone from being something not at all understood to having science support the existence of unseen energy and scientists doing research as major hospitals to validate it.
Everything is energy (every person, plant, animal, thought, action – all of it). The second thing is… with energy, intention is everything. Where intention goes, energy
That being said, focusing simply on wholeness and wellness takes one’s Reiki practice much farther than the need to heal a diagnosis or illness. Every time someone says I have cancer or I have diabetes they are claiming it and anchoring it into the DNA of their cells. When clients and students change this and begin to focus on what it would feel like to be well and possess vitality, they allow the energy of wellness to be carried through them rather than illness. When they begin to talk about how a healthy organ works in harmony and balance with the body, they are allowing
the body to feel this and resonate at the frequency of wellness rather than illness.
Contributor: Debi Goldben
Organisation: The Mystic Dragonfly
Create a Relaxing Environment
This next tip comes from someone that likes to create a loving and calm environment before practising Reiki…
My only tools are a massage table, occasionally some crystals, a feather, and a pendulum. Occasionally I use a magnet when I combine Reiki with other healing
modalities. I like to play meditation music or shamanic drumming since often I incorporate shamanic healing into my sessions. Reiki really doesn’t require a lot of tools.
Contributor: Joy Andreasen
Organisation: Whispers of Joy