Common Questions About Reiki

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy healing and spiritual system. Reiki is universal life force energy that breathes life into all living things. It is channeled through a Reiki practitioner’s hands and directed into the body to create balance through the body’s energy channels (meridians) and energy centers (chakras).

Like all physical matter, our bodies are made up of energy. The extent to how freely and fluidly our body energy flows is based on the purity level of our body and mind. If our body accumulates toxins and our mind is full of negative thoughts and stress, the energy flow will be disrupted and disturbed which will ultimately lead to mental and emotional imbalance and physical diseases. Reiki treatment helps to reduce stress levels and purify our body creating balance, harmony, and free flow of energy.

Reiki has deep Buddhist roots and as such, it is a full spiritual path for self-realization. Learn about the Reiki history here. Through Reiki, we create calmness of the mind and we raise our energy vibration connecting us to our inner essence and leads to deep insights into the true nature of reality and who we really are. 

What does Reiki mean?

“Rei” means universal” or spiritually guided and “Ki” is life force energy. 

Is Reiki difficult to learn?

Do not be intimidated by Reiki energy. It is a beautiful, yet simple, practice once initiated. The energy flows as a part of our natural instinct. Think of a child that has fallen and hurt their knee. The child will sit on the ground and hold their knee. This is taking the time to allow healing energy to work on an area that needs attention. 

Who learns Reiki? 

Everyone can learn Reiki. Some students are drawn to it, some are interested in deepening their experience with their personal energy. Other practitioners were interested in their personal growth or helping others on their path. 

Does Reiki require a specific spiritual belief? 

Every background and every belief system can practice and learn Reiki. There is no religious doctrine. Thus, it doesn’t conflict with Christian, Buddhist, or agnostic beliefs. Students can be religious/spiritual or non-religious to learn and practice. Many find that they deepen their self-aware practice after awakening themselves to Reiki.

What are the benefits of practicing Reiki?

Reiki Energy affects anything and anyone at any time. Reiki brings deep relaxation and release stress,  boosts the body’s natural healing ability, help with pain and chronic problems and helps prevents the development of disease.  releases emotional wounds and past traumas.  brings clarity and calmness to the mind, creates protection of the self or personal space. Increase inner power and vitality, connect us to our true self and so much more. 

You can use it on yourself as well as pets, plants, even your food to boost nutrition. 

How does Reiki flow?

The energy flows from the top of the head, filling the heart, and flowing out the hands of the practitioner. 

How does Reiki feel?

Reiki energy feels different for each individual. Some common sensations include heat, vibration, or tingling. 

What is a Reiki initiation?

It is a blessing ceremony of empowerment which opens the chakras and connects you to the unlimited source of life force energy. During the initiation, and for a time after, changes will be made by the Reiki energy to open your energy system and raise your vibration.

What if I doubt my ability to perform Reiki?

Reiki is a natural flow of energy, it is anl ability we all have. This flow works whether you doubt it or not. Many students do not feel the flow right away, but with practice, most will feel sensations in their hands, arms, heart, or entire body during a Reiki session. 

How can I learn Reiki?

Reiki is taught over three courses.  Reiki level 1 is focused on self- healing and increasing sensitivity to energy. Reiki level 2 is focused on healing others both in-person and from a distance and the use of Reiki symbols. The Reiki master course is focused on self-realization and becoming a Reiki teacher. 

Want to experience Reiki? Check out our Reiki courses.

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