Reiki is a traditional line of hands-on energy healing. Energy healing is done through channeling and working with the Universal Life-Force energy (also called chi, prana, God-Force energy) that is within all living things, including the human body, energy centers, cells, and electromagnetic fields around the body. It works from the inside out and can have profound effects physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
In this article we will explore deeper what energy healing is, how it works, and the effects it can have on your life.
What is Energy Healing?
While many are just discovering energy healing, whether it be through practices like Reiki or meditation, it has been around for a very long time. Many forms of holistic healing from herbalism to breathwork to energy healing are labeled “New Age” but in fact pre-date most of modern science and religion. Many of these helpful tools have been replaced, repressed, and rejected by the mainstream institutions but as we continue to make new breakthroughs in fields like quantum physics, psychology, and epigenetics to name a few, we find that these ancient practices are still highly underestimated in their effectiveness, practicality, and safety.
Energy healing itself is a very broad and diverse field. There are traditional lines of energy healing such as Reiki, Tai Chi, and Yoga that have very complex, tried-and-true methods of working with energy that have been passed down through generations. There are also more open practices such as meditation, lucid dreaming, and breathing techniques that many people learn about through their own spiritual experiences. Anything from journaling to sitting in nature to studying esoteric texts can be included in energy work, as these are all avenues that will take you deeper into the self where there is unlimited potential to not only heal the body/mind, but to also create your reality and the experiences you want to have consciously. Reiki, as a hands-on energy healing technique, may be an incredible aid for you in the journey back to Self.
In hands-on energy healing such as Reiki, the knowledge of not only the bodily anatomy but also the different energy centers/vortices (chakras) and layers of the energy field are often used. As the ancients knew and modern doctors like Joe Dispenza and Jerry Tennant are showing through their own scientific research and data, the field within and around the body is electromagnetic and holds lots of data including emotions, thought-forms, and memories. The healer will observe how the “Chi” is flowing in and around the body and if there are any disturbances in the energy that may be causing imbalances/problems. They will be intuitively guided in how to go about healing these energetic balances, by being a vessel for high, intelligent, loving God-Force energy to come through them and into the healee.
How does it work?
“Hands-on” energy technique literally means the healer is channeling the life-force universal energy through the heart and into his/her hands, and placing the hands on the body or energy field around the body of the one receiving it. In fact, it is a very simple process, as this high-vibrational force that is coming through is quite natural and feels like pure love. It is harmonious life-force energy that, when channeled properly, transmutes disharmonious energy (dis-ease) in or around the body. The Reiki healer is not using their own energy, but rather is acting as a vessel or conduit through their intention, experience, and knowledge.
Anyone can begin to practice hands-on energy healing, and many already do without realizing it. For example, if you accidentally cut your finger, your first reaction is usually to put your hand over it. Or if you have a stomach ache, to put your hands over your stomach. Our hands truly are powerful channelers of information (light) and energy.
Furthermore, you can also do this energy healing/work through the power of your mind and heart through your focus and intentions. By centering yourself and coming into the body, you can hold intention and focus on certain areas/aspects of your Being with quite effective results. The greatest key here is practice and consistency, as truly any human is capable of this ability. Like learning anything, the more you practice and begin to have faith in yourself and your ability to do this, the stronger you will be in your energy healing. Whether it be hands-on or without any contact at all, you can have profound effects on your health and well-being through your focus and intention.
Beyond Time and Space
It is then important and exciting to know that energy healing truly can and does transcend time and space. Time and space are mostly mental constructs, but that’s another topic for another day. Nonetheless, long-distance Reiki is just as effective and powerful as in-person Reiki. Reiki can be done from miles away in space with the same benefits as in-person. Interestingly, Reiki (God-Force energy) can also be sent to past or future “timelines” effectively as well. For example, sending healing, loving energy to traumatic moments in your past has proved to be a great way to heal yourself in the present.
The Effects of Energy Healing
Energy healing is a very relaxing, calming, and often mystical experience. Many that I have practiced Reiki on say they feel serene and dreamy when the session is complete.
While it is assured to calm and center you, the effects can be very profound. You may notice old emotional baggage has been lifted, mental breakthroughs have been had, or spiritual alignments have been deepened. It is common that acute physical pains and aches dissolve. Almost all physical pains and dis-eases start and fester in the mind/emotions, and so clearing any disharmonious, unseen energy can be a great catalyst on your own journey to physical wellness. It’s important to remember that when trying to heal yourself, especially if it is chronic or challenging, the first step is to believe that you CAN heal yourself, as belief is important and what has been called “Placebo” plays a huge role in all physical healing.
Everyone is vastly unique and will experience it differently. For some people the sensation of the energy is very intense, while some may not feel it at all. As many Divine things, the Reiki is both subtle and powerful, especially in these shifting times. You may feel effects right away through an immediate shift, or you may start to notice the changes through the next couple weeks. Your intention and beliefs going in will also play a role.
Depending on your situation, you may want to schedule a Reiki session every month or so if you feel called to this kind of healing/expansion. On the other hand, you may just want it as a catalyst every so often. It is your call and your intuition that will guide you.
The more focus and practice one puts into their energy healing ability, the stronger and more potent it will be. Experience is truly the greatest teacher. I have learned so many amazing lessons through energy healing and I feel my connection as a “chi vessel” gets stronger with each session. For this reason, my goal with my Reiki clients is not for them to be reliant on my abilities but rather to continue to see, know, and use their own healing gifts and abilities so that they may go on to do energy healing for themselves and their communities.
It is also worth mentioning that Reiki works beautifully alongside any other kind of conventional medicine. Many hospitals have begun to hire Reiki Masters and Practioners to help support and aid in the healing process. The doctors often don’t understand why it works, but they do see that it works and has a great effect. So if one is undergoing any kind of medical procedure or is on medication that is vital for their health, Reiki may not replace these things but be helpful alongside the process, to assist with smoother, happier, and quicker recoveries.
Whether you are looking for a powerful and safe way to begin to heal yourself from the inside out, or you are looking to raise your consciousness and expand your own psychic/higher sense perception abilities/gifts, Reiki is a wonderful catalyst for spiritual strength and growth.
If anyone has any questions regarding Reiki, Energy Medicine, or my work, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂