Peace and safety begin with how we feel and experience in our own bodies, and from here a world can change.
Reiki is one somatic energy practice that treats from a place of unity and wholeness, recognising that our true nature is already one of health and radiance. Bringing us back to the recognition of this at a cellular, emotional, psychological and spiritual level brings fresh joy and peace into our lives and to those around us.
Inviting in peace is needed perhaps more than ever, and it is beautiful to see these consciousness practices growing consistently and becoming less ‘side-lined’ or ‘alternative’ than in the past.
I love how Reiki activates the body and mind into healing itself. A little willingness and openness to experience that we have so much of what we need within us to heal, is all that’s needed, (and then ultimately to see that our essential Self never needs healing.) In our human lives it is so empowering to live in this compassionate, discerning and gently skilful way.
The nervous system is calmed and out of automatic reactions of fight/flight/freeze, freeing a space to experience, with an awareness of what is taking place in the body via sensations, emotions or physical pains. We can remain unattached and witness without identifying the pain or emotion as being ‘who we are’. Once seen and experienced, the sensations and energies often quickly dissipate. Reiki assists this energy movement, working on the ‘four bodies’- physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Known benefits of Reiki include a decrease in anxiety and fear, a reduction in pain, fatigue and depression, with an increase in peace, happiness and quality of life as clarity increases, along with decision-making, ease, self-empowerment, self-kindness and spiritual awareness.
Reiki always flows for the highest good and is innately gentle and loving. It also knows where to go, where it is needed most and the quantity needed.
It is universal life force energy – ever pure, ever fresh and infinite. How beautiful that we can be open to receive this and channel for others too.
Thank you so much for reading this short initial post on Reiki, and I’d love to hear your experiences.
I intuitively practised touch healing on my pets, plants and myself since very young and was always amazed when feeling the sensitivity and buzzing warmth in my hands. I’ve known about Reiki since my teens and now, so many years later am ‘formally’ training and practising treatments on other people. It’s such an honour and a joy and have completed my First Degree (I) and will be taking Reiki II soon.