What is Reiki and why is it such an important part of my life?
I have been practicing Reiki in one way or another for the last 10 years. I have found it life changing and because of the profound effect that it has had on my life, I have studied it so I can share that gift with others. I feel blessed that I have been able assist many people with Reiki. Often, I am asked “What is Reiki?”, so here is my answer:
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”.
So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Most of us are leading incredibly busy lives. Many people are juggling full time careers, families and relationships with little time left in the day for themselves. Our need for rest and relaxation goes unheeded until the mind and body throw up their arms in frustration and cry “NO MORE!” Often this manifests in the form of an acute anxiety attack, mental or emotional breakdown, or physical illness. This is where Reiki can assist.
Reiki Promotes deep relaxation. Can increase Energy. Removes Energy Blocks. Removes Stress as well as Enhancing wellbeing. Reiki reduces aches and pains and energises the body.