Healing with Reiki: Learning Another Path to Health and Happiness
We all want greater health and happiness, and we’re continually learning about new and old ways of achieving this. Reiki is a form of healing and energy work that has been passed down from Dr. Mikao Usui from Japan and has retained it’s purity in lineage, effectiveness in healing the body, and creating greater happiness in the life. The Ki (same as Chi or Life Force) is transferred through the hands of the Reiki practitioner and into the receiving body. The practitioner is a conduit for the healing power of Nature (Consciousness), so it is nature that heals. The practitioner must have been attuned through proper instruction and activation for the use of Reiki. It is more than simply laying the hands on the receiver. The consciousness of the practitioner is important, as well. The greater the consciousness, the more energy can easily stream through the practitioner and into the recipient. The receiver also plays a role, in that his or her body will “pull” the Reiki they require through the vehicle of the practitioner. Reiki symbols are used to enhance the healing, with Reiki II. These symbols are sacred and are given to the practitioner through another attunement and activation.
Reiki healers are conscious souls that we simply just want to be around. They typically have a glow about them, as they access Universal Energy and the higher powers of nature on a regular basis. When we are drawn to learn more about Reiki or to have a Reiki session, we are ready for more out of life, greater health and happiness. Getting onto a Reiki table and inviting the healing is the first step. The healing process begins in the session and continues into the life. Individuals will have different experiences of healing. Some will be very aware of energy movement, opening, or releasing. Others will have less conscious awareness of this, but the healing is still taking place. The proof is not in the experience on the table (although it is a soothing and peaceful experience), but rather in the life to come.
Reiki is powerful alone, yet it can also be done in combination with other treatments. Whether done with massage, Shirodhara or Abhyanga (Ayurvedic oil treatments), Reiki will only enhance healing. Other energy work can be combined with Reiki, as well, such as chakra balancing, intuitive healing, and the use of aromatherapy to work with your subtle energy fields. Utilizing Reiki during a Raindrop Therapy session is highly effective in working with aromas and touch to influence spinal alignment (scoliosis or general aches) while purifying the nervous system of viruses and emotional baggage. And it feels amazing… Whatever you choose, all of this work feels nurturing and nourishing, while it is purifying and strengthening. The sessions themselves are loving, but the effects truly have the most influence in the life afterward.
Reiki in Los Angeles
There a many Reiki practitioners in Los Angeles and throughout the country. You can choose to work with a Reiki II practitioner from a distance, or you can choose someone close to your home, so that you have the experience of being in his or her direct energy. Take the time to talk to Reiki students or clients, or to explore practitioners online, so that you’re excited about who it is you choose to see. There is likely a practitioner who will simply feelright to you. You may need to meet in person or talk on the phone (you can call to schedule or ask questions) before you have a sense that a practitioner is the right one for you. Simply choosing Reiki, with a qualified practitioner, is a healing step and will help to enlighten your life.
When asking about the qualifications of a practitioner, the lineage should always go back to Dr. Usui. When the lineage lines up, you can be assured that the practitioner was properly attuned to Reiki, and they can effectively stream Reiki through to you.
Chakras and Reiki
Reiki can be pulled from any area of your body, or directly through your chakras. We have chakras all over our bodies, but there are 7 primary chakras along our spine. These energy centers literally create our life. Each of the 7 chakras are like data bases for certain areas of our life, each one holding energetic blue prints for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. For this reason, Reiki is often focused directly into the chakras. A Reiki practitioner may scan the chakras first, assessing which ones are in balance and which ones need more life force. Then he or she can focus the Reiki into the particular chakra in need. The recipient often feels a shift, subtle or sometimes dramatic, when the Reiki has realigned some of the energy. Reiki is wonderful as a one-time treatment, or can be optimized with regular sessions. You may find there are times when you need more Reiki than others. You can also become a Reiki practitioner yourself, and pull Reiki every day, for you or others. It takes healing to a new level and life simply becomes more beautiful by the day. To your health and happiness…
Wendy Arneill, RN, Ayurveda Practitioner, Reiki II Practitioner, Intuitive Healer