Reiki is a Japanese word composed of two parts. "Rei" is "the Higher Power" and "Ki" is the "life force" on a personal level. It is the energy that animates and enlivens us. Therefore, Reiki is the uniting of what we would think of as "our higher self" with our personal self. How could that be anything less than healing?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is administered by the Reiki practitioner simply placing their hands on those in need of healing assistance. It really is that simple.
The basis of Reiki is the belief that when our "Ki" or life force is low, this will likely manifest as stress or dis-ease. If our life force is high, then we are more capable of being healthy. A Reiki practitioner acts as a cosmic gas-pump, bringing the "Light" or fuel to the body-vehicle. The vehicle is refueled with the Light of the Higher Power flowing through the Reiki practitioner.
A treatment feels different to everyone but its results are the same for all: a calm, grounded, balanced sense of well being. Because the Reiki is spiritually guided life-force energy, it can do no harm. It always works only for the highest good of the recipient. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.
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.
All humans have the innate ability to heal. For example, when we hold a crying baby, we use "magnetic" healing. The weaker babyís energy pulls at our own to assist with itís growth and healing needs. This happens because energy seeks to balance itself. You have the stronger energy and it has the weaker. When you connect by holding the baby, you become as one and the energy seeks to balance between you. This can leave one feeling drained afterwards. This is also true when we assist adults in need. Their healing is accomplished often at our own expense. Fortunately, a healthy individual can soon recover some of this energy and allow them to continue assisting those in need.
Unlike magnetic healing, Reiki is "channeled" energy. Channeled energy is simply energy from another source outside yourself that moves through you like water moves through a river. Reiki is a universal healing energy that is available to us all. Just like all radio stations are always available, it is not until we tune our radio to a particular frequency, that we get the desired station. Once a Reiki Master attunes your energy-body to the frequency of Reiki, this wonderful, healing energy is then able to flow through you. From that point on, this energy will flow out your hands as soon as you intend for it to. One attunement is all that is necessary for your lifetime.
In a standard Reiki treatment session, clothing is left on and I move and hold my hands in various
positions around your body. I begin the session by opening what is known as a "Healing attunement." This calls in the attunement energies (which are more powerful than regular treatment energies) but unlike a regular Reiki attunement, this process does not attune you to Reiki. (See
During the session, any time that Iím touching you the Reiki is flowing into your energy system. Once you relax into the experience, your energy system begins to open. The healing attunement helps the process to occur. This is when I administer Reiki directly to your
On August 5, 2007 I completed the Karuna Reikiģ Master training. The class was taught by
In October of 2008, I began training in the BodyTalk Systemģ. Iím very excited about adding this technique to my practice. BodyTalk is a highly effective system of accessing the bodyís innate wisdom to heal itself. It does this through reestablishing or enhancing communication between all aspects of the body-mind complex in order of priority, resulting in healing from the inside out.
The body has built-in mechanisms to initiate the healing process. If we cut ourselves, the body automatically sets up a process to start healing the wound. Although this is obvious to each of us, most people do not fully realize just how wonderful the bodyís healing mechanism actually is. The BodyTalk Systemģ facilitates communication with the innate wisdom of the body by using neuromuscular feedback. By following a comprehensive protocol of questions, we can establish exactly what balancing your body needs and in which order of priority to harmonize the body-mind function.
Clinical results have shown that once the communications systems of the body have been reestablished and the body-mind complex synchronized, the body is capable of healing itself at a deep and lasting level. Most clients immediately notice a greater sense of well-being and relaxation after the treatment. They feel more at peace with themselves and often report sleeping better, having more energy and feeling more balanced. Additional information on the BodyTalk System can be found at
The wonderful thing about the BodyTalk system is that we are being guided by your bodyís innate wisdom. This means that I donít need to diagnose you or rely on my knowledge to address the issue. Your subconscious is what ďruns the showĒ behind the scene and that is what is responding to the questions Iíll ask to determine what your body seeks to balance. Your subconscious is what signals your body to digest your food, to breathe, heal wounds, grow your nails and all the other activities that your body does without you ever having to even think about it.The body is a complex organism performing billions of synchronized biochemical processes every second to maintain proper functioning. When a body is operating at its best, each system, organ and body part, down to the cellular level, are in constant communication with one another at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, environmental influences, accidents, trauma, diet and other factors, these lines of communication can become compromised which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental health. Reconnecting these lines of communication then enables the body's mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus preventing disease and rapidly accelerating the healing process.
This training is probably the most difficult to describe, most "out there" and subtlest of all the techniques that I employ during a session. As with all the other techniques and teachings that I have listed here, there are many aspects of this training and I only use certain ones during a session.
Once we are together in my studio, I surround us with a "Hologram of Love Merkaba." This is an energetic bubble composed of all the known (and unknown) geometric shapes that compose the "flower of life". There are lots of sites on the web which talk about the "flower of life" but a nice simple example and description can be found at
This bubble, or Merkaba, surrounds us and creates a healing space outside of time and space and it takes us to the Source of unconditional love. In this space, deep healing can occur. Oftentimes at the end of a session, clients are amazed at how much time has passed in what seems like such a short period of time.
This technique is based upon the theories of quantum physics. For the most part, when Iím using these techniques you really wonít notice anything in particular happening, except for something that feels like the occasional mild jolt. It doesnít hurt -- itís just your body making a physical change and that often registers as a mild twitch or jerking sensation. You may also feel as if youíre asleep but yet know youíre awake. Iíll use this technique initially if you are having any physical pains before we begin the hands-on portion of our session. Other than that, I will use bits of it near the end of the session.
Quantum Touch is an amazing technique for almost instantly removing pain from the body. With this technique, by raising my vibration and bringing my hands into contact with the center of the pain together we can chase the pain out of the body. On the outside, using this technique, it looks simple but it requires a good deal of concentration on both our parts. Because of that, I use this technique only when you have specific, current pain and it isnít part of my regular session but can be incorporated as necessary. To find out more about Quantum Touch, please visit their website.
Often those who come to me for this work are looking to heal some sort of wound. Wounds can simply be a belief that no longer works for you, that certain types of activities are wrong or that we are anything less than Divine exactly as we are right now. Wounds can also come from physical abuse or neglect. We all have wounds whether we can fully recognize them or not. If we can recognize and acknowledge them we can begin to heal them. The work Iím doing is healing my wounds. As the healer heals, the healer heals.
Alchemy is the science of combing energies (both physically and energetically) to create a new elixir. For some time now I have been working with Tom Kenyonís ďWhite Gold AlchemyĒ teachings and have begun to incorporate parts of it into the energy work I do with some wonderful results. While it is a very small portion of the overall work I do, I include reference to it here in an effort to fully disclose all the techniques that Iím aware of that I use. (I say that Iím aware of because my guides are constantly showing me new techniques to use. It isnít until sometime later that I come to understand what it is and why I do it.) This technique involves the mixing of the energies from the Solar and Lunar channels within my body to create a white-gold energy for healing issues within your body.
SHAMANISM Ė MEDICINE WORK
There is a lot of myth and mystery surrounding Shamanism and that often leaves people feeling afraid of Shamanic work. There are a lot of techniques that fall under the Shamanism teachings such as Soul Retrieval, extractions, and journey work. These are all techniques that for the most part are beyond my skill level and are not part of my work. The aspects of the teachings that I do employ are listening to my Spirit guides and using my Medicines.
The Native Americans believe that we each come into our earthly walk with certain medicines, typically represented by animals, that we use to heal others and ourselves. I am aware of my medicines and this knowledge is part of my decision process for determining whom I will and will not work with. Some medicines are just not right for some people and as such it will be difficult for these people to get along. I recognize this and do my best to prevent that from occuring.
"The only way that I will ever be great to myself is not what I do to my body, it's what I do to my mind."
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