Ok let’s face it Reiki is more than just for your cat, but I thought that the headline was cute. Reiki is great for your pets, your children, your mate and EVEN YOU!
So let’s look at some of the questions people have about Reiki.
Is Reiki a religion? No, it is not you can be any religion to practice Reiki. Reiki connects us to the Source or what some people call the Universe, so your personal beliefs will not be in conflict with Reiki. Reiki knows where to go and how to affect people so that we are simply the vessel in which it flows. Think of a water hose, the water is there, it is the hose that simply is the vessel in which the water flows.
Reiki (sounds like ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that may promote the body ability to heal itself. It is also called energy medicine or energy work. It is generally practiced by the laying on of hands, but can be applied just above the body and not necessarily even touching the person. Reiki has been practiced for thousands of years and can be learned by anyone.
Rei- means Universal Spiritual or Spirit or some people may say God or Universe. What this means is that this energy is everywhere and accessible to all. Ki-means energy. Chinese it is called Chi, in Indian it is referred to as Prana. As Reiki practitioners we must let Reiki do the work, not us. We must remain humble and accept that we are the vessel for which Spirit will work. Reiki does the work not us.
I heard Reiki will drain you? Reiki will never deplete your energy; only you can do that by over reaching or doing too much. Reiki fills the vessel first (think of the water hose) and then flows out to the other party. Reiki does no harm, but we still always seek permission and follow certain guidelines when giving Reiki. If someone says that Reiki is depleting them, usually the question asked is did you get an attunement or did you ‘just practice on your own.’ Many people will just start doing ‘Reiki’ without an attunement, they are not truly doing Reiki, but giving their own energy and this is not healthy for them or the receiver. That is why its important to have a proper attunement with a Master that can mentor you.
Does Reiki heal someone? Many people wonder, how is it that Reiki can heal? When we have blocks in our energy field the life force cannot flow properly. These blocks in the Ki (or Chi) can cause stress and lead to illness. Stress can cause stuck Ki (Chi). Bad Relationships can cause stuck Ki, negative emotions, poor job satisfaction, etc. These things can be conscience or subconscious. Reiki can minimize stress, create better flow in Ki, and thus help the body to heal itself more effectively.
Reiki does not cure dis-ease. Reiki simply helps the body come back into balance and may help the body to cure itself, but ultimately it is the body and spirit’s choice to heal or to let go and move to transition.
What do I get with my Attunement? With the cost of your attunement you get a certificate and manual, via email – I am an herbalist and I like to save trees—. This manual is for your own personal use not to upload to the Internet or share with others. Please be ethical about that. You also get a Master to mentor you along the way. I don’t do drive-by attunements so you get to ask questions at no extra charge.
I hope you found this helpful! Do you know a friend interested in Reiki too? Share this with your friend too! Now go feed your cat! 😀