What is Reiki?
Reiki is a holistic, light-touch, energy-based healing modality. Mikao Usui introduced an energy-based healing system called Usui Reiki Ryoho in Japan during the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Pronounced Ew-suey Ray-key Rye-oh-ho, translated from Japanese, means Usui Reiki Healing Method.
Today, Reiki has been expanded and diversified under various names, but One Source continues to teach the original three level format known today as Usui Shiki Ryoho.
Reiki re-establishes a normal flow of energy (Ki) within the body to heal all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual (Note: life-force energy is also known as Chi/Qi [China], Prana [India] or Mana [Hawaii], etc.). Our physical body is sensitive to the energy of thoughts and emotions. When we experience negative feelings or thoughts about ourselves, develop negative thought patterns and beliefs, or experience a physical or emotional shock, this affects our energy field, creating emotional and physiological blockages that eventually disrupt our health. Reiki frees and aligns the body’s energy system, which in turn releases pain on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki aids the body in releasing stress and tension by creating deep relaxation and it restores energy balance and vitality by relieving the physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress. It gently and effectively opens blocked meridians (energy pathways) and chakras (energy centers) and clears the energy bodies, leaving you feeling relaxed and at peace.
For Reiki to be more effective, the client should be open minded and willing to take responsibility to alter unsupportive life patterns or issues to create their own healing. Reiki is simple and provides measurable results - in essence, it is power, light and love.
How Reiki Can Benefit...
- Balances the body’s energy flow
- Beneficial for plants and animals
- Energizes and balances glands, bodily functions and strengthens the immune system
- Energizes body, mind and spirit
- Frees blocked energy and emotions
- Increases creativity and awareness
- Increases endorphins released by the brain to relieve pain
- Relaxes by working at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels
- Releases toxins and impurities from the body
- Relieves stress
- Used for distant/absentee healing and healing the planet
- Used to heal past, present and future experiences
- Used to clear and charge gemstone elixirs, medicines, herb tinctures, or homeopathic remedies as well as clear food and beverages of impurities
What usually happens during a reiki session?
The client remains fully clothed, receiving the energy whilst sitting or lying down. The healer’s hands are then placed in various positions above or (with permission) on the body.
Each experience is unique. Some people may experience bodily tingling sensations, warmth or cold. You may visualise colours whilst giving or being healed. Some may experience an emotional release or find they have unusual dreams/visions.
Experiencing a healing session by a Reiki Master/Teacher is the best way you can learn more about Reiki. A private reiki session gives you an opportunity to gain first-hand experience and also the opportunity to find out more and to be able to talk to your Reiki Teacher with any questions you may have.
When you are keen to develop yourself and are ready to learn how to heal other people, animals, etc, then you can learn more about Reiki healing on a weekend course.
Private Reiki Healing sessions are offered by Nicole in Christchurch and Rolleston, NZ. Distance Reiki Healing are also available via Skype.
Nicole offers unique and holistic insight into the root cause of pain, discomfort and disease and helps inspire, what she refers to as “Radical Self-Love”.