Be open to possibilities...
YOU ARE NOT BROKEN... There is no greater healing than to be open to the possibility of the healing to happen from within. The focusing of energy through specific points on the body – there is no good or bad, right or wrong, just the experience of the moment that you are in.
The session: you may feel slight dizziness sometimes and you may also note various sensations throughout your body. This is completely normal. But not all people feel the same things. As noted in the testimonials, each session is different for the person in the treatment.
Use Reiki in addition to...
- chemotherapy / cancer treatments
- alleviate symptoms from various forms of medication
- child birth (pre and post)
- travel / motion sickness
- illnesses of any form
- preparing for death
What is it all about...
In Reiki Chakras are like the "cornerstones" of the body. They link the physical to the non-physical. They bind everything together and help energy flow freely from one part to the next. By pinpointing each chakra, you can actually re-tune and balance your physical with the non-physical. This is where Reiki comes in.
Sort of like cleaning the spark-plug in an engine. If the spark-plug is dirty, the engine doesn't run smoothly. Similarly here, if your chakra points are not tuned, or cleaned now and again, your body engine does not run smoothly either. Reiki is like the "scrub-brush" that cleans off the gunk on the spark-plugs and allows the energy to flow more freely.
- Crown Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra
- Throat Chakra
- Heart Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Hara (Sacral) Chakra
- Root Chakra
Oh yes, you can fully function with "misaligned" chakras, BUT you could tend to find yourself running into things, getting sick more times than not or even injuring yourself even when you're focused and diligent. You may even find that your "luck" is also altered and things don't seem to go the way you intend for them to go.
Each chakra has a meaning as well, imagine your body like a tree or a plant...
- The Root Chakra is like the seed, the beginning of the plant. This is where it all begins. You can even go further and see your limbs (legs) as the ground to which your Root takes hold. This is why in meditation practices it is sometimes a very good posture to sit in a chair, or if you are standing, to have your feet flat and planted firmly on the ground.
- The Hara (Sacral) Chakra is similar to the growth that comes out of the seed like a bean sprout protruding from the husk of the seed. This the beginning of growth and the way we are presented to the world.
- The Solar Plexus Chakra is then the plant coming into what it's purpose is. Am I a bean, a pea, a flower, an oak tree? Your life revolves around this centre point... your life purpose.
- The Heart Chakra is the energy house and connection to the rest of the world and Universe. And the most powerful energy known to the Universe is love. That is why even in your hectic everyday life, one thing that can raise your energy vibration higher than anything else is the act or feeling of love. This would be the sap that runs through the veins of the tree giving it life.
- The Throat Chakra becomes your voice, your outward expression to the world around you. This would be how you would show your intentions to everyone else. With this you are noticed and heard and seen. Sort of like the flowers and leaves of the tree... ever pronouncing to the world the plant's intention.
- The Third Eye Chakra. This becomes your intuition, your decision making. With practice you can even foresee circumstances... foresight and insight can be very powerful when interacting with others. This becomes the fruit that the tree grows. These hold the promise of spreading life.
- The Crown Chakra now becomes your connection to higher powers. When all of your chakras are tuned up and turned on you can then bring forth a very powerful connection to the Universe and, in turn receive energy, intention, insight, through to your physical senses as well. And here are the seeds that the tree has created. They contain the extension of the tree's life into other lives beyond itself.
Our bodies are powerhouses of energy. We consume food and drink to power ourselves. And though we think that our energy is contained and managed just within our bodies, we also transmit this energy outside of our bodies as well. It may be hard to imagine this, but if you can, for a moment, think of the magnetic North and South poles of the planet we live on. We cannot see the magnetic lines that continuously circumnavigated the land, the sea, the ground and everything in between each object on the planet's surface... but they are there. And so like our bodies, we too have magnetic, or streams of energy, that surround our bodies.
A Simple Test — Here is a very simple test to do just to show you or give you a little bit of a hint of what I am describing to you here. Lie down on a bed, couch or floor and bring your hand just above your forehead about 1 to 2 inches away. Close your eyes and let it hover there for about 4 or 5 minutes if you can. If you need to prop a pillow or something between your forearm and bicep to reduce the strain on your arm while you do this then do so.
As you lay there with your eyes closed you may feel one of two things: 1. Warmth from your hand reflecting onto your forehead (Third-eye Chakra) — this is body heat, but also energy flowing from your body through your hand and circulating back into your body. 2. You may experience a tingling sensation, almost electric. This, for some people, may feel very awkward and almost like "water torture" (the act of dripping water droplets on someone's head for hours on end). Or it may feel relaxing and very pleasant to others. This is VERY much the electrical current that is flowing through your body and passing through your hand to your forehead.
On a side-note — Your forehead (Third-eye Chakra) is a very sensitive and delicate part of your body. It is the place of insight but also a very powerful conductor of energy and transference of thought. You may have seen or noticed in some cultures that to honour a person by saying good-bye, hello or wish good-luck on their journey, two people will hold each other's shoulders and bring their foreheads together for a short time. This is a sign of sharing well-wishes and good blessings. Very, very honoured and intense this ritual can be and if you ever decide to try it out... you and the other person will feel very empowered and uplifted and maybe even a bit more energized.
Through the process of Reiki Ryoho and so many other methods of energy healing, practitioners are attuned to channel energy from outside their bodies (like a lightening rod does on one's home to direct a lightening strike) and direct this energy into the patient's body to help realign misaligned energy points within the body. Long story story short, you may feel a slight pulsating through your body or specific body parts, or you might feel a warming sensation, or even relief from pain, or sometimes even a bit more pain in certain places on the body. But all of this is actually energy that is flowing to places where formerly the energy was blocked and not flowing properly.
Coincidence or Energy Flow — Ponder for a moment, how many times you've stubbed your toe, or feel nauseated from riding in a car or flying in a plane, or possibly even when you have monthly cramps flaring up again, or you are constantly getting a cold or flu, or causing injury to yourself or others... these are not necessarily "coincidences" or "happenstances". These are moments where your body's energy is out of alignment with the outside energy that surrounds you. You may look at a friend, co-worker or relative and notice how they always seem so balanced... they don't get sick, they don't show symptoms of monthly cycling/cramping, and they never seem to get injured. This isn't to say that they "never" have these things happen to them, but overall, they seem to be pretty balanced individuals. Take a look at their stress levels for starters. How well do they cope with stress, how well do they manage their time (both personal and business), how is their outlook or approach on life?
These are individuals that have a pretty good over-all balanced energy going on inside of them and around them. They may have their challenging days, but for the most part they take their challenges and turn them into experiences to learn and move on from. This can be an adventure for so many people as the day roles on... appointments, meetings, kids to look after, school, dentist, travel... the list of "stresses" can be long and winding. This is where Reiki steps in. Just like a good massage relaxes tense and sore muscles, Reiki relaxes sore and tense energy points in and around your body. It's like a massage from the inside out. Many people that have had a treatment note that they feel the sensations deep inside their bodies and then also feel external sensations as well... even when the practitioner is not physically touching them.
Energy Signatures — Reiki affects everyone differently because everyone has different energy ebbs and flows. Similar to fingerprints, each person has their own energy signature and this signature is what makes each of us as unique as the combination of eye colour, body shape and height, skin colour and other physical attributes that show our outside uniqueness.
Across great distances...
Almost like bending time and space itself... if you can imagine that... there are waves of energy that extend out from each of us and interconnect outside of the physical space we occupy. Sort of like telekinesis or Extra Sensory Perception. When we are able to focus to acutely on a specific person, time and place, we can almost put ourselves right into that moment. It's just like using your imagination or seeing with your mind's eye rather than your physical eyes. Our minds have the ability to reach out and connect with other's minds.
Most people have the view that what is right in front of them is what is real, but what if... just for a moment, you didn't believe in the laws of our "worldly reality" and just for a moment imagined a reality so different from what you normally experience. Yes, this can be very difficult to do sometimes when we get caught up in our everyday events and experiences. It is possible to reach out with your mind and your core energy and touch and influence circumstances outside of yourself. I would have had a difficult time believing this myself but due to trying this out with some of my patients I have discovered that it works so perfectly... so effortlessly... it is simply undeniable. How can you prove that a bee can fly due to the ratio of it's size compared to it's wing span, but you see them flying. How can you explain you are thinking of someone and then a few moments later they call you or e-mail you?
Some would say this is just a coincidence or blind luck or all in our heads. But when you read some of the testimonials from some of the people I have worked with... we were not in communication by any physical means and they were over 600 kilometres away. They only noticed they had an appointment after she had e-mailed me the day after and told me that she had forgotten about the appointment yet, her hands were buzzing and feeling hot and no more pain from arthritis. Truly and amazing feeling to have something like this happen. I am still in awe to this very day. But I keep my mind open to the fact that anything can happen... and it usually surprises us in ways we never thought possible.
There are so many great reasons to have a Reiki session...
Reiki is non-denominational. It can be linked to spiritualism, but it does not discriminate between belief systems, religious practices, churches or faiths. All sessions are completely confidential and asking questions is very appropriate.
You can be any colour you want to be, preferably the same skin you were born in, but if it's the authentic you... that's all you need. Size shape and hair colour also fit into this category. Just be you! You only get out of the session what you are open to receiving no matter what you bring along with you; be that healing, relaxation or an amazingly rested nap. (Snoring IS allowed.)
You can be fully clothed, the more comfortable you are, the more you will feel from the session. Energy is not blocked because of the amount of cloth, jewelry or barriers between the practitioner and the patient.
If you are seeing other health care professionals, taking medication or going through specific procedures... Reiki is used in addition to these other forms of medical practices, it is not to replace them. Your body is an intricate organism that, similar to a car, needs proper care and maintenance. Not just one form of medicine or therapeutic practice will solve or cure all of your aches and pains.
You do not have to lie on the Reiki Table. Any position you are comfortable in is perfect. Although lying flat does help with session, it is not imperative that you lie flat.
Sessions can be done easily in your own home, office or hospital room... anywhere you are, we can be there. The space we have created here is charged with positive energy already so the sessions begin, really, when you enter the door.
Through the session, if you need to go to the bathroom or scratch an itch, it is perfectly fine to move or talk or ask questions, or just lie quiet and still and "go with the flow". Moving around does not break the cycle of energy going through your body.
There may be incense burning during the session so you may want to inform the Practitioner if you are sensitive to scents and smells so they can avoid any discomfort through the session.
The more you are relaxed and open for whatever to happen, you will feel what you need to feel. Any way that we as Practitioners can start you off in a comfortable relaxed state, the better the whole session will be.
It is recommended to begin Reiki treatments with 3 body balancing sessions. Each can be up to 1.5 hours in length. After that, or at any time, shorter sessions of 20, 30 or 60 minutes are perfect for maintaining your health and well-being. It never hurts to do the full treatments as it is so beneficial to be in a relaxed state. The more your mind and body can be calm, the better it will be at healing itself.