Reiki is a practice that enhances the natural flow of life force energy. It is an holistic approach to health and well being. It can be given to self and used to help family, friends and pets.
Stress relief is often the most immediate benefit of practicing Reiki. With stress relief comes restorative rest, the reduction of pain, and the improved ability of the body to repair. The body has many self-healing mechanisms. Reiki helps the body heal emotionally, mentally and physically.
For those with illness, Reiki supports the body's natural healing ability. For those in pain, Reiki helps manage the pain. For those with stress and insomnia, Reiki helps with relaxation and sleep.
It is much easier to maintain health than to recover from a serious condition. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and using Reiki daily is a good way to prevent many problems and reduce the cost of health care.
On the most basic level Reiki is done by simply placing the hands on or near the body and allowing the healing energy to flow. No effort or mental process is involved. Place hands and relax. Reiki energy flows as needed with absolutely no effort.
Like other health habits, such as brushing your teeth, Reiki is most effective when practiced daily. Prevention avoids many problems.
In addition to hands-on work, an important part of Reiki practice is to contemplate the Reiki Precepts. This builds the foundation for a stress free life.
The Reiki Precepts
For today only—
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be compassionate to yourself and others
The best way to start your Reiki practice is to attend a class. Everyone can learn Reiki. No special talent is required. All living creatures have the ability to heal and the practice of Reiki enhances that natural ability.
During a Reiki class, participants receive a Reiki attunement which helps to clear energy pathways. A Reiki attunement is a brief ceremony involving gentle touch on shoulders and hands. Just as a water conduit gets clogged with debris, our body’s energy pathways become cluttered. The Reiki attunement starts to clear the energy pathways. Giving Reiki to self daily continues the process.
Please note that Reiki is not a substitute for professional medical care. Individuals should continue check-ups, medications, and treatments from qualified professionals as usual. The practice of Reiki does not interfere with other treatments but may enhance their effectiveness and diminish unpleasant side affects.
Pam welcomes your questions!
Pam Myers, B.A., B.S.