Have you ever heard of the term Reiki energy? If you have, there’s a better-than-average chance that you’ve wondered exactly what that is. Unless you or someone you’re close to is a Reiki healer, you may not be all that familiar with this type of energy. Even if you know a Reiki healer, you may not fully understand how Reiki energy works unless you have taken the necessary steps to become a healer yourself. If you want a better understanding of Reiki energy, you’ve come to the right place.
What exactly is Reiki?
Reiki involves allowing the body to heal itself naturally, whether from a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual standpoint. It utilizes touch therapy but in some cases it’s done without ever touching the patient at all, such as in distant Reiki healing. In short, it’s designed to tap into and positively manipulate the body’s life force, more commonly known as the energy that circulates through and around your body. It’s believed that physical ailments as well as mental, emotional and spiritual issues cause blockages throughout the body. Since the body is connected to the mind and the spirit, a blockage in one area has an adverse impact on everything else. For example, a person who experienced a great deal of childhood trauma may have a number of underlying issues with regard to their sense of self-worth as well as a basic lack of confidence. These issues tend to manifest in other ways as well, making it difficult for them to concentrate and even causing physical problems such as metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and heart disease. It’s possible that these types of issues can even affect a person on a spiritual level if the problem is not dealt with quickly enough. That’s where Reiki comes in.
How does it work?
Chances are, you’ve heard of the term chakra once or twice before. Chakras are the energy centers of the body. By manipulating the energy in these centers in a positive manner, negative energy such as that created by childhood abuse can be cleared away, thereby allowing itself to be replaced with positive energy that refuels and recharges the body. If you ever had a massage, you probably remember how relaxed you felt during and immediately after the massage. You might even remember that you felt a sense of renewed energy later on. Reiki essentially does the same thing, only you’re not physically manipulating the muscles themselves. Instead, you’re aiming for the energy centers in the body and you’re working on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Therefore, Reiki doesn’t just help the physical body, but also serves as a type of mental and emotional therapy. In fact, it’s been well known to help combat things like depression and anxiety.
Still not convinced?
If all of this sounds confusing to you or if you’re just not sure you’re actually buying into it, think about it this way. It’s been scientifically proven time and time again that the body does indeed have energy flowing through it. That is not something that even the staunchest skeptic can deny. The term Reiki itself translates to life force energy that is spiritually guided. If you stop and think about it, this makes perfect sense. Have you ever met an individual that practically seems to glow? They have this energy that absolutely radiates outward from within themselves. You can see it when they walk into a room and you can definitely feel it. That positive energy comes from someone who is spiritually connected and has a great deal of positive life force. This isn’t something that just happens by accident. These individuals are unique in the sense that they have so much of this life force energy that it literally radiates from them. While that’s not necessarily the case for everyone, regular Reiki sessions can definitely help you move toward that particular goal.
When it’s all said and done, Reiki in its purest form works directly with a person’s aura to help heal the scars from negative events and emotions. Once these scars are healed, the individual is likely to experience less anxiety and depression and more self-confidence. Remember, the mind, body and spirit are all connected. Therefore, removing this negative energy and replacing it with positive energy helps a person feel better not only mentally and emotionally, but also physically. Don’t be surprised if it helps you find a renewed sense of spirituality as well.