You are already using Reiki! You probably do not realize it but you have been practicing a form of Reiki therapy all your life. When you are hurting, what do you do? You reach out and take hold of the part of you that hurts. This is Reiki... seeking relief from pain by channeling energy to the area that hurts. As a child, when you hurt, yourself, your mother would touch the hurtful area and perhaps kiss it better, right? This is Reiki healing in its purest form... love and healing. What could be better than that to make a person feel better? Imagine if you could take that same healing energy and apply it to everything in your life. Well, my friend, you can! Reiki is all about using the energy that surrounds us all to help us heal our aches, pains, diseases, physical, emotional and mental illnesses and conditions. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Our bodies are composed of trillions of vibrating, active cells of energy. We are energy! I recently heard it said that if you took all the non-energy components of our bodies and compressed them, it would amount to the size of a sugar cube. The rest of our body is pure energy so it makes sense that when we are suffering from an illness, physical or otherwise, the reason is quite likely because of a blockage in the natural flow of energy that constantly courses in, out, and through our body. We are 99% energy! Science tells us that every living and non-living thing is made up of energy. I recommend reading Biology of Belief by well-known author and microbiologist Dr. Bruce Lipton. Okay, so we are 99% energy. How can we correct energy blockages that affect the way we feel, act and live? This is where Reiki comes in. It takes energy to fix energy-related problems. Reiki follows the path of ancient wisdom set out thousands of years ago, and rediscovered about 100 years ago in Japan after being lost for millennia. This path is called Reiki (Japanese for Rei... Universal or sacred and Ki... Life Force) and the seven chakras or main points in our bodies through which healing energy flows. If your energy flow is interrupted, you will feel the effects in disease, illness, aches, pain, headaches, depression, or other reaction. Your body is telling you that something is wrong and needs to be corrected. An energy blockage needs to be removed. Because you are mostly energy, energy is the most likely way to rectify these problems.
Not sure about an unseen energy flow? It is quite normal to be skeptical about something you cannot see, right? Well, let me ask you... what about radio waves? TV signals? The Internet? Microwaves? Wi-Fi? Smartphones? We don't see any of the unseen waves that make these devices most of us could not live without... and yet we are prepared to accept them. Why? Because we know they work. Reiki is proving it works every day in homes, businesses, hospitals, farms and gardens and is being accepted more and more by the medical profession to the point that in the USA alone, over 900 hospitals now offer Reiki as a supportive therapy. Reiki is not an alternative process, though. It works in support of traditional medicine advocated and practiced by doctors and other health care professionals because, even though they may not fully understand how it works they know it does. The key words? It works!
Reiki... the Gentle Therapy Reiki is a gentle, relaxing therapy that relieves stress, headaches, aches and pains and can be beneficial in helping people deal with emotional and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, frustration not to mention the rigors of cancer treatment, heart surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder and other debilitating conditions. As noted above, it is being used in clinics and hospitals more and more every day.
Energy and Your Body As far back as the 1920s, a researcher at Yale University School of Medicine, Harold Saxon Burr, suggested that diseases could be detected in the energy field of the body before physical symptoms appear. Scientists use SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) instruments to map the ways diseases alter bio-magnetic fields around the body. In the early 1980's, Dr. John Zimmerman began a series of important studies on therapeutic touch, using a SQUID magnetometer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Zimmerman discovered that a huge pulsating bio-magnetic field emanated from the hands of a TT practitioner. The frequency of the pulsations is not steady, but "sweeps" up and down, from 0.3 to 30 Hz (cycles per second), with most of the activity in the range of 7-8 Hz (Figure 2). The bio-magnetic pulsations from the hands are in the same frequency range as brain waves and scientific studies of the frequencies necessary for healing indicate that they naturally sweep back and forth through the full range of therapeutic frequencies, thus being able to stimulate healing in any part of the body. (Source: The Reiki Organization Science Measures Page). Put that all together and you begin to see why Reiki can be an important addition to your life. Once you extend putting your hand wherever it hurts to a full session with an empowered Reiki practitioner, it can lead to better health and faster healing - thus less expense. With the cost of clinics, hospitals, uncovered medications, treatments and procedures, you could dramatically cut down your medical costs. One thing that is important to note is that while Reiki practitioners always work with your best interest at heart, you need to believe in the power of Reiki to help you heal or correct a situation or issue you have. If you don't believe Reiki will help you, you are creating negative energy and this will definitely affect the outcome of any Reiki therapy you have. On the other hand, if you sincerely believe Reiki can help you, your positive energy will be felt and will help to a positive difference to the outcome of your therapy. Caution... don't expect miracles. Doctors cannot treat diseases overnight and neither can a Reiki practitioner (although occasionally it does seem to happen). Besides your health, there are many other ways that Reiki can make a difference in your life. Let me give you a few. Reiki works well in healing pets and other animals, in gardens to increase yield, in business to stimulate production and income, in relationships to help resolve situations you or a loved one is facing and, yes, it can even help someone to prepare for final exams!). I hope this article gave you enough reasons to learn more about Reiki therapy and why you should seriously consider making it a daily part of your life. It will make a difference. How much depends on how often you turn to Reiki for answers. Remember, we are mostly energy and the energy of the universal life force can play an important role in helping you lead a better and healthier life.
Dr. Robert W. Taylor is an educator, accomplished artist and Reiki Master/Teacher. He offers Reiki therapy sessions in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada as well as healing by distance. His 'Golden Hand' original paintings are energy-charged and each one is a personal connection to the healing energy of the universal life force that surrounds every living thing in the universe. These are only available through his website where you can also find much more information about Reiki: [http://ReikiUniversalEnergy.org]
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