EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REIKI
ISHIL is a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner and a highly intuitive energy healer who likes to integrate the ancient techniques of Usui Reiki and the Shamanic Energy Healing into her work. She is a true believer of the MEDICINE of intention, touch, love and laughter. Each healing journey she offers is a unique and gentle experience and leaves her patients in a wonderful bliss of calm, peace and clarity.
Loving and touching are good medicine for the soul (Reki Chandler- Native Wisdom)
How does Reiki Heal? Everything around us, including ourselves is made of energy. We are alive because life force energy “Ki” is flowing through us. In our body, the energy flows through pathways called Chakras, meridians and auras. When the energy flows freely and balanced, the body is healthy. When the flow of energy is disrupted or blocked, it causes reduced functioning or illness in the body. As Reiki energy is introduced into the body, it identifies the disruption of the body’s energy flow. It then gently clears the blockages, facilitating the body’s natural healing process.
Is Reiki safe? Yes, 100% SAFE ALWAYS, Reiki does not cause any adverse or detrimental side effects. It is believed that Reiki energy works only for the Highest Good of each person and can NOT cause harm. It is safe for anyone and for any situations including pregnant women and children.
Can Reiki be used on animals? Reiki works just as well with animals. Horses, cats, dogs, birds and other animals have been given Reiki with good results. Many pets want to be in the same room if you are giving or receiving Reiki. Reiki energies can be sent to animals or one can actually put the hands on the body of the animal. You can even use Reiki on flowers, seeds, trees etc. (If one holds seeds in one hand and gives Reiki to the seeds they will grow better when planted.)
How many treatments should I have? There is not really a set number. Every person and his/her problems are different. Some people only require one or two sessions while others need several. If you are just interested in seeing what Reiki can do for you then just take one or two sessions. If you have a chronic problem you want to work with then make a plan. Suggestion: Start with one session per day for 4 days and then follow up with one session per week.
Can Reiki heal me? No promises can be made about the outcome of the use of Reiki (or any other healing system). It all depends on you, your intent, your background and the nature of your problem. Healing is a different experience and has different effects on every individual. A big step towards healing yourself is to actually realize your need for healing. Here are some important questions to think about, reflect and answer them truthfully:
· Do you want to become whole or do you simply want to have your problem go away?
· Are you willing to make changes in your life that are necessary for your healing process?
· Do you recognize any patterns in your life that block the flow of energy in your body?
· Have you taken a serious look at your habits and patterns?
· What are your eating habits?
· Do you drink enough water?
· If you are physically capable of doing so, do you exercise, even if it is no more than a walk around the block?
· Do you blame others for your illness?
· Are you holding old grudges?
· Have you had this illness for a long time? Does it define who you are? Who would you be without it? Do you want to be without it?
Now that you have taken a first step, the next step can be to receive Reiki. Reiki is not just energy that you can give to someone.... it is an energy system that will trigger deep-seated issues and patterns in someone’s life. It is life-altering.... causing people to really look deep within themselves.... brings great change in, around and through ones life and surroundings.... heals all levels of imbalances from this life and from other lifetimes as well.
How does Reiki know where to go? One of the most unusual things about Reiki is that when an attuned practitioner is near a person who is sick, the Reiki turns itself on automatically. The practitioner will often know exactly where a person is sick in their body. This intuitive aspect of Reiki is fascinating. Even if the Reiki practitioner is asleep (or even in a coma) and their hands are placed on a person who needs healing, the Reiki energy will start to flow. This example shows that Reiki is activated despite the practitioner, the patient, or the belief systems of either individual. This is also why Reiki is so simple to use! The practitioner doesn’t have to know what is wrong with the patient to help them. The Reiki knows. The energy flow does; however, appear to flow more powerfully when the Reiki practitioner deliberately places their hands on the client in a conscious, loving way. If the practitioner consciously desires to help the client and uses intent, and if the patient consciously accepts the healing energy, the Reiki is more powerful and effective.
Does Reiki RUN out? Reiki does not appear to run out. A Reiki practitioner can treat sick people all day, and the Reiki will continue to flow just as strongly as it did at the start of the day. Also, the Reiki practitioner, having received Reiki’s healing energy themselves during these treatments, will feel even stronger and better than they did at the start of the day. Often, in other healing systems, the healer uses their own physical energy, or chi, to heal the client. This is very draining to the practitioner’s own energy. Therefore, each treatment is dependent upon the vitality of the practitioner. After a long day of healing, the healer can need to recharge his or her own energy. Many forms of spiritual healing fall into this category; however, Reiki does not.
Is Reiki a religion? Reiki is not a religion. Reiki is practiced by people of all beliefs. Christians, Muslims, Jews, atheists and agnostics can all learn, practice, and receive Reiki. Once you have it, you have it for life and should use it. Reiki practitioners are normal human beings who simply have the desire to heal.
How Reiki can benefit YOU:
· Increase your energy levels and vitality
· Experience optimum good health
· Promote personal growth and development
· Effectively treat injuries, emotional disorders, migraine headaches, asthma and most other health problems
· Dramatically reduce stress levels
· Enhance your own innate healing abilities
· Reduce pain and side effects of drugs
· Assist recovery from illness, accidents & surgery
· Release Toxins
· Accelerate the natural healing processes by harmonizing the body’s energies
· Provide your hands with a Natural First Aid Kit
· Treat plants and animals & food
· Restore the whole person to a state of harmony and balance.
Do I need Reiki if I’m not sick? As well as reducing stress, Reiki helps to strengthen and stabilize the immune system. Reiki will boost your own energy and promote well-being.
What is Healing Crisis? Healing crisis is a phenomenon found in many natural healing modalities. One example is the reappearance of prior symptoms, sometimes stronger than before. Another example is when emotional or mental reactions begin to fill the individual’s awareness after experiencing relief from physical symptoms. Why does healing crisis take place? After having successfully balanced the external (or physical) elements of the energy system, the healing moves into the more subtle internal systems—the emotional and spiritual bodies. This causes the physical manifestations of the original imbalance to reappear as the body addresses the cause of symptoms at a deeper level. Healing crisis is a short-lived event in virtually every case, but it is not part of every Reiki experience. It takes place for some, but many people experience no such reaction during the course of their work.
Is Reiki compatible with standard medical treatments? YES! Reiki compliments and enhances standard medical treatment. In many experiences Reiki can act as a catalyst to healing when the healing process of the individual is bogged down or at a standstill.
Does Reiki work for everyone? Reiki works to the degree that a client is willing and able to use the energy. If a person, for whatever reason, is not willing to receive a treatment, no energy will be transferred. If a person is completely healthy and stable in all aspects of life, the effects of a Reiki treatment will be slight, or perhaps too subtle to be noticed. Most of us, however, feel discomfort somewhere in our lives, and can benefit from receiving Reiki. It should also be noted that Reiki assists in the highest form of healing possible in a situation. Reiki can only enhance whatever natural healing is taking place; it cannot guarantee outcomes or change fate. Sometimes, the necessary healing may not match our own desired outcomes. This is often where the spiritual aspect of Reiki is most obvious. Sometimes, if a person’s time has come, being able to feel at peace with death is the highest form of healing possible, even though we would prefer they have a complete cure. In this context, the word ‘healing’ has a somewhat different meaning from the widely accepted meaning, which seems to be ‘curing of symptoms’ (for that is what most medical doctors aim to do in their practice). The other meaning for ‘healing’, used in the practice of Reiki and spiritual healing, is the return to ‘wholeness’. There is an ideal form ~ a wholeness ~ for each of us, being the highest and clearest expression of who we are. Pain or disease comes from any deviation from this ideal form and healing is to bring the physical/emotional/mental/spiritual self into closer alignment with one’s ideal.
By Cynthia Danielson-McReynolds
Dis-ease is everything from cancer, AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses to headaches and depression. Anything that keeps a person from feeling optimistic about life, physically fit, including a healthy love for others and their well-being, is dis-ease. The sources can be as varied as the forms they manifest into. Technically, dis-ease means that somewhere, somehow, energy is blocked in or around the body, so it is out of balance. So, some part of us; physical, mental/emotional, or spiritual needs our attention. Reiki practice avoids treating symptoms endlessly and separately, and instead gives energy to the whole body system, allowing the body to heal itself. It is only a matter of time before it is discovered as the best tool to heal an ailing human body is another human body that is attuned to the correct frequencies to create the harmonics in the ailing body – which is called REIKI.
REIKI FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI DURING/AFTER PREGNANCY? Pregnancy is a time of changes, some eagerly embraced, and others less welcome. Reiki is a wonderful way to relax, increase your energy and relieve discomfort during your pregnancy. It can help you cope with stress and fatigue, and ease aches and pains. It can: Relieve pain in your muscles and joints that must support extra weight; increase flexibility, making it easier for your body to adjust to additional weight; relieve abdominal soreness caused by an active baby’s kicks; help with fears and worries, provide better sleeping patterns, bring peace and calm, ease constipation, gas, and heartburn as general relaxation stimulates intestinal movement; reduce excess fluid retention by gently pushing fluid into circulation where it can be eliminated; slow the progress of varicose veins as enhanced circulation lowers pressure on bulging veins; relieve headaches caused by tension or constipation. Reiki is also extremely beneficial to help new mothers with the post-natal depression.
REIKI FOR CHILDREN
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI ON INFANTS/CHILDREN? The positive effects of Reiki on infants and children have been well researched in many studies. Among the results of the major studies are: Children and infants who were given Reiki show improved sleeping patterns, diminished anxious behavior and significantly reduced stress indicators such as heart rate and stress hormone levels. Premature babies who were regularly given Reiki had better digestion, gained weight faster, had better sleep patterns, performed better on developmental tasks, acquired mental and motor skills earlier, and were more relaxed than other babies. Early touch also benefited the developing nervous systems of these infants. *Institutionalized infants who received extra touch developed visual attentiveness earlier than babies who didn’t. Visually impaired babies whose parents touched them early and often were able to reach towards sound sooner than other babies.
REIKI FOR SENIORS
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI FOR SENIORS? Research shows that Reiki help loosen muscle tension, increases circulation, and calms the nervous system. Specifically Reiki can: Bring peace and calm, relieve pain from tight muscles, improve health and mobility of joints, improve coordination, relieve itchy/dry skin, enhance restful sleep, reduce swelling from excess water retention, speed healing from injuries or surgery, ease breathing, increase vitality, energy and mental alertness to bring ultimately a sense of contentment. Touch is also one of the senses that can provide reassurance and connection with many persons with dementia.