REIKI can seriously improve your health.
Side effects: You may see yourself and others as they really are.You may experience loss of excess baggage, resulting in major life changes. You may become the person you were really meant to be.
The 5 Reiki Principles
These form an ethical guide to living the Reiki way, which encourages acknowledgment of the beauty of life and promoting harmony in the world around us.
Worry takes up a lot of time and causes much mental and physical stress resulting in ill health. The first Reiki principle asks us to choose to trust that the day will bring something of value. We can do this by living in the present moment and thus reduce our level of anxiety.
Anger is a powerful force which is necessary to highlight areas where we are unhappy or out of balance with a situation. Acknowledging anger gives us time to reflect and identify it's cause. From this point we can see what changes need to be made to restore our equilibrium. Unchecked, anger can be extremely destructive, causing much pain to both others and ourselves. It is much better to heed anger's warning and create positive change.
Honour your teachers whoever and wherever they may be. This principle encourages us to recognise the value in each person we meet on our path through life. Parents, school teachers, young people and pupils of our own can all enrich our lives. Every person has a right to live their own life in their own way without judgement.
Earning our living honestly is the principle that reminds us that the way we work is important. If we aim to work with integrity we are more likely to find more peace and happiness in our lives. However large or small the task that occupies us, it is an opportunity to practise mindfulness - living in the present moment. This principle can encourage us to seek work we really enjoy and therefore truly engages our spirit.
Gratitude is a means to give yourself a blessing. A simple tool is to keep a gratitude journal. The daily act of writing down 5 or more things for which you are grateful puts you into a positive state of mind. This change of attitude, reinforced on a daily basis is perhaps the most important principle as it works with the others.
What to expect at a Reiki session.
It is vital that you feel at ease in order to get the maximum benefit from your session. So here is a little guidance to help you prepare for your first visit.
First of all I will ask you for a little background information about your health and lifestyle and for what you are seeking help. All the information you give is held in strict confidence. People seek Reiki for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you have long-standing health problem, are suffering from stress, anxiety or are just curious about it.
You remain clothed for the duration of the session apart from shoes and perhaps jewellery or belts which may cause you discomfort or interfere with the flow of Reiki. It is up to you whether or not you want silence during the session. Some people like to talk or have a commentary on what is happening, others go to sleep. I have a selection of soothing music which you can have playing quietly in the background. The choice is entirely yours. You will either lie down on a therapy couch or sit in an upright chair, whichever is most comfortable.
The first session is usually a full-body treatment starting with you lying on your back and lasts from 40 - 60 minutes. I will begin at your head and work down to your feet. My hands will either be placed gently on your body or hover a little way above.
You may feel warmth, tingling, a cool flow or see colours and/or shapes in your mind's eye. You may feel or see nothing at all. It doesn't matter one way or the other. Most people however feel relaxed, which helps the healing process.
Reiki is what's known as an intelligent energy meaning that it knows where it is needed in the body. It works in cooperation with your body's own higher self to work for your highest good.
At the end of the session you will be given a glass of water to help ground you so that you are ready for the rest of your day. It is a good idea to note down any observations you may have for a few days following the Reiki session. For example, you may notice differences in your sleep pattern, pain or energy levels or changes in your attitude to life.
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