What is Reiki? I am asked this often, so I’d like to answer for those of you who may not be familiar with this form of self-healing.
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." Simply put, it allows the client to tap into and direct the healing force of the Universe, or God, to help restore balance and harmony.It can affect the body, mind and Spirit. The Reiki practitioner provides assistance in accessing this energy, but the client is totally “in charge of the session” (usually in a subconscious manner as there is no “effort” needed on their part).
Sessions are almost always very relaxing, and they can provide relief from a variety of issues: physically, mentally, emotionally or Spiritually.
Who is the Reiki Practitioner? The ability to use Reiki is not “taught.” Instead, it is passed through attunements from a Reiki Master Teacher to the student to enhance access to the Universal Life Force Energy, which can improve health and one’s quality of life. It is available to everyone, including people of all ages, plants and animals. You can also use it on yourself!
Reiki is not a religion or based on any specific beliefs. But from my personal experience, becoming a Reiki practitioner strengthens one’s Spiritual growth, whatever your faith or belief.
I hope this explains Reiki for you. If you have questions, please contact me. Here are some links you might find interesting for more information:
Want to become a Reiki practitioner yourself? You're in luck! I have Reiki I classes coming up:
REIKI I January 26-27, February 16-17 or April 6-7 Saturday/Sunday (1-5pm both days)
Cost: $150, includes manual and Certificate Deposit: $50 (refundable up to 1 week prior to class or can be applied to a future class)
Class description: I’m excited to offer Reiki I classes! Learn the origin of this ancient healing technique and how you can use it to help yourself and others – including animals and plants. Reiki also promotes spiritual growth and awareness. Reiki II and III classes will be offered in the future to those who want to deepen their practice. This will be a two-day class.