Reiki (Rei-ki) is pure Ki, life force. This life force balances emotion and nourishes every cell in the body. It is the vibration that keeps us in alignment with the universe, with nature. Ki (or chi or prana) is the subtle energy that flow through the meridians and chakras, the body’s energy systems. Rei- is the universal power that unites us all. Acupuncture and reflexology are two common modalities that affect this energy.
Because wellbeing of mind, body, and spirit can only be attained when we are in homeostasis, or balance; when life force is low, we experience symptoms of a weakened system like low mood, worry, sleep issues, brain fog, and fatigue. We also become more susceptible to dis-ease states and illness because our vibration is lowered.
In 1992, Bruce Tainio at Eastern State University in Washington built the world’s first frequency monitor. He found that a healthy human body has an energy signature of 62-78MHz; however, cancer resides in 42MHz, Epstein Barr resides in 52MHz, and colds and flus set in at 58-62MHz. When frequency drops, the immune system is weakened. It is paramount to keep our vibrations high!
Daily thoughts and feelings that are negative in nature (anger, worry, resentment, fear, guilt, etc.) can easily impact life force or vibration. These harmful thoughts and feelings disrupt the flow of Ki throughout the body, and the energy force given to organs is diminished. Many people who live with anger experience low energy to the liver area, for example.
External factors that deplete our life force are media, violent movies or television shows, bodily trauma through accidents, music with negative lyrics, unhealthy relationships, disrespectful workplaces, substance abuse (alcohol, cigarettes, sugar, hard drugs), and environmental chemical and electromagnetic toxins. Just the opposite, positive thoughts and body loving habits raise our frequency.
Reiki, whether in a distant or one-on-one session or given to oneself, is also superb for increasing life force energy or vibration. It promotes relaxation, instills a deep sense of peace, and reduces the harmful effects of stress. By increasing life force throughout the body, you feel more centered and heal more quickly, and begin moving toward your ideal set point for mental, physical, and spiritual balance. Your natural healing mechanisms are ignited.
Reiki is a touch therapy, as hands are placed lightly on or over various energy centers of the body or wherever life force is needed. Healing energy, ki, flows from practitioner to client. While receiving Reiki, many experience relaxation, clarity, easing of aches and tension, a sense of calm, and increased wellbeing. The body enters a parasympathetic state, which is needed for rest, healing, sleep, and optimal digestion.
The proven benefits of Reiki include
- Stress Reduction and Increased Relaxation
90% of illness is stress-related. Stress can create irregular heart rhythms, increased cortisol (ultimately depleting it), digestive issues, weight gain, mood issues, sexual dysfunction, and so much more. Reiki begins to unwind the harmful effects of stress.
- Uplifted Mood and Greater Calm
Studies have demonstrated the increased sense of wellbeing with Reiki. These benefits are more pronounced in those with negative mood states. As mood improves, consistent feelings of worry, anger, and sadness soften. Sleep often deepens becomes more effortless as thoughts and feelings become more positive and in alignment with a higher vibrational state.
- Improved Wellbeing during Cancer Treatment
The journal Integrative Cancer Therapy reported that when Reiki was received for five straight days followed by a week without treatment and then two more Reiki sessions, those undergoing treatment for various cancers reported significant decreases in tiredness, pain, and anxiety, and improved quality of life.
Reiki is becoming one of the most accepted forms of complementary alternative medicine in many hospitals around the world. It is noninvasive, gentle, and safe. Reiki can benefit all aspects of being from preconception to pregnancy and infancy to elder years.
Begin a journey toward wholeness and greater wellbeing. Schedule a Reiki session (in-person or distant) or learn to give this incredible healing modality to yourself and loved ones by taking a Reiki 1 workshop. It is truly life changing!