How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “Universal Life-Force Energy”

Rei – means universal, omnipresent – present everywhere at the same time. Esoterically Rei means spiritual consciousness, the omniscient wisdom from God/Universe or the higher self.

Ki (the same word as Chi or Qi) – is the non physical vitality that gives life to all living things. Many cultures understand and recognize the importance of Ki energy and how it impacts our lives and well-being.

Madam Takata, the first female student of Reiki, explained it best when she described Reiki as being similar to radio waves. We cannot see them but we know they are everywhere around us. When we turn on a radio and tune into the radio waves we can pick up a signal.

This non physical energy gives life to every living organism. For many thousands of years we have known of this energy and have sought to develop ways to harness its power to heal and influence our lives.

We are alive because vibrant life force energy (Ki) is flowing through each and every one of us. Our life force energy flows within our physical body through energetic pathways (sometimes referred to as chakras and meridians). It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura or energy body. Life force nourishes the body, supporting it in its many vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

Our health is more than just physical, it is energetic as well. We have a physical body as well as a subtle energetic body. When your Ki energy is low because of stress, trauma, loss, environmental toxins or because you are healing from a physical injury you become more susceptible to disease and sickness.

Ki energy can be activated for the purpose of healing. Reiki is a system for channeling that energy to someone for the purpose of healing. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances as well as helps harmonize the body, mind and spirit for yourself or anyone you administer Reiki on.

There tends to be a focus, especially in Western society, to put emphasis on physical creation. But visible light, ie. everything we can visually perceive in this dimension, is only 20% of the electromagnetic spectrum. Leaving 80% of our reality to consist of unseen forces. With a cultural and political focus on material reality Reiki reminds us of our inherent internal landscape, and emotional and spiritual connection to self.

As we learn to become more aware of energy and that which seems invisible, we open our awareness to more of our wisdom – through a felt sense of the energy, light and movement, in the body. It is from this place of understanding that we can activate our relationship to emotion and spirit.

For example: The human body is comprised of nine systems including circulatory, digestive, endocrine, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary.

-> Those systems are made of tissues and organs.
-> Tissues and organs are made of: Cells
-> Cells are made of: Molecules
-> Molecules are made of: Atoms
-> Atoms are made of: Sub-atomic particles
-> And Subatomic particles are made of ENERGY.

Accessing this universal energy flushes out lower vibration or dense energy (prime conditions for disease and illness), blockages, stored patterns, ancestral codes, and conditioned beliefs. It allows that which is not serving you to be moved, cleared and transmuted. It’s like pouring fresh water into a glass that has a lot of mud and settlement at the bottom. As it pours in new energy, the old muddy water comes up to come out.

The inherent wisdom of our body and energy field supports us in clearing and transmuting the old density to renew with fresh energy in order to heal and connect more consciously with ourselves and others.

Sometimes the only way to access and understand, from the perspective of the mind, what may be misaligned (and why) is after it leaves the place where it’s been stuck in the body and energy field in the first place. Once we move the density out of our field or from the tissues, muscles, bones, organs and nervous system of the body we may come to know what we’d been carrying around and the story of it can be understood and released.

Everything is energy and vibration. The denser the particles the more unhealthy the cells. Bring in more energy and vibration of pure source energy and the cells WILL be changed.

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