Reiki is a simple but effective gentle touch therapy that accesses universal life energy (also known in various cultures as prana, chi, or ki) to promote healing on all bodies: physical-etheric, mental, emotional and spiritual. All life has a physical body and an energy body that works together in a way that is often hard to explain in words. Reiki works on the physical body by stimulating the immune system and on the energy body by eliminating blockages which hinder energy flow on the subtle level. Healing can be immediate or take time depending on the higher wisdom of the person’s body.
Health challenges are the soul’s way for us to pay attention to something which needs our consideration. Challenges always have the potential to lead to greater peace and happiness in our lives. But the choice is always ours.
The good news is that even though healing can be a complicated subject, Reiki is extremely easy to learn and practice. Anyone can learn Reiki regardless of age or health conditions. Reiki is always gentle and does not interfere with conventional medical treatment or other complementary therapies. For those in good health, Reiki increases well being and creativity. In short, it makes you feel terrific.
During a Reiki session, the practitioner lays their hands lightly on various parts of the body. In some traditions, the practioner may keep their hands in the energy field of the body and not place their hands directly on the body. Either way is just as effective. Reiki energy can feel warm, cool, tingling, or magnetic depending on what the body needs. Some people become so relaxed that they fall asleep. Reiki sessions lasts as long as necessary and can be 30 minutes or longer depending on the health of the person.
A Japanese man by the name of Mikao Usui rediscovered this healing method during a 21-day meditation retreat on Mount Kurama near Kyoto, Japan. Usui sensei found Reiki to be very effective and established his first healing clinic in Harajuku Aoyama Tokoyo in 1922. Chujiro Hayashi, a student of Usui’s and Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the U.S. around 1938. Reiki is now taught throughout the world.
Classes are forming all the time. I teach in Easton and also on the western shore of Maryland. New for 2013 are Animal Reiki and Equ