FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING REIKI ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS...
Q: WHAT IS ENERGY?
A: It has many names throughout the world. Ki, Chi, Qi, Prana, Hara, Reiki, and may more. Energy is everything & Everything is energy. Thoughts are energy, emotions are energy, music is energy, light is energy, even motion is "kinetic" energy. Everything is energy... and everything is in motion, just at different speeds and frequencies. We call this vibration. Everything is vibrating at different frequencies. Energy is vibration, frequency and is the most fundamental element of all of life, animate and inanimate. That means that we all have energy too. Within and a bit without, our physical bodies. Heard of auras? Heard of quantum physics? Please reference Kirlian Phortgraphy for more info regarding the energy of objects)
Q: HOW CAN ENERGY BE FELT OR PERCEIVED?
A: Have you ever felt the energy of another person? Can you feel if someone is in a sour mood, happy, joyful, or upset, even if they aren't saying a thing?
Other-worldly energy can be felt in MANY ways as well. We feel it as fluctuations in atmospheric temperature, varying vibrations, sound resonance, seeing colors or flashes of light, a quickening of the skin (goosebumps), electric impulses, undulating waves, high-pitched ringing in the ears, sudden temperature change INSIDE of our bodies, and many more including a pari of comforting hands on your shoulders when feeling helpless. Angels... see the workshops tab for more info...
Q: WHAT IS REIKI, SPECIFICALLY?
A: REIKI is an ancient tradition of hands-on healing using light touch to bring BALANCE to the Human Energy Field (HEF) or AURA. In Reiki, chakras are the "doors" by which we can access this human energy feild in Reiki. Chakra in sanskrit, stands for "wheel", because it acts like a spinning funnel or vortex that spins your energy through, and around your body and into and out of your aura... constantly.
Sometimes, however, those chakras can get clogged, your energy field can tear or ripped, and energy can be hindered in its flow to certain areas of the field. Reiki energy helps to remove the blocks, heal the tears, and remove metaphysical debris that might be stuck in your field.
Q: WHY IS ENERGETIC BALANCE IMPORTANT?
A: Have you ever experienced a friend or loved one who is "all over the place", scattered, or just a bit "off". These are classic signs of being out of balance and possibly even ungrounded. Reiki energy healing will help to bring a person back to center promoting a peaceful, blissful state of being.
Q: HOW DOES REIKI WORK?
A: Essentially, energy is intelligent. Your body knows what it needs energatically to "heal" on whatever level (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) it needs. The Reiki practitioner just serves as the channel or conduit through which higher vibrational energy is transferred to the recipient. Through a process called resononance and entrainment, your energy will shift as a result of the introduction of this higher vibrational energy. It's like a blood transfusion... but for your energy field.
Q: IS REIKI PART OF ANY RELIGION?
A: Reiki is an Energy Healing modality and does not belong to any specific religion. I will however, mention that "hands-on" healing has been a part of every religion since the dawn of time.
Q: WHAT EXACTLY DOES "HEALING" MEAN, WHEN IT COMES TO REIKI ENERGY HEALING?
A: "Healing" is a term we use interchangeably with the word "balance". The intent of Reiki healing is to encourage the body to return to a state of balance and harmony (homeostasis) on all levels (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). That return to balance is what allows the body to return to a healthy state, but also includes a bit of homework for the recipient, and some subtle life-changes.
Q: WHY DO I NEED SOMEONE ELSE TO DO REIKI ON ME? CAN I ENCOURAGE MY BODY TO HEAL ITSELF?
A: The short answer is... you DON'T need anyone else to do it on you! Some find it easier to just lay down and receive treatment as opposed to researching self-healing modalities. I find that it helps to be in a state of complete relaxation (non-activity) for a deeper and more effective result, especially in the beginning as you get used the energy.
Q: CAN REIKI ENERGY HEALING REMOVE PHYSICAL ILLNESSES?
A: While i am not a medical doctor, I CAN say that there have been MANY happy coincidences where phsyical ailments have "oddly" disappeared after a client has received 1 or more Reiki energy healing session. Those ailments include an abatement of cataracts, anxiety, Hashimoto's Disease (and other thyroid conditions), migrains, joint pains, as well as an increase in recovery time after surgeries...
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A REIKI SESSION?
A: I always ask my clients to bring intentions for "healing" to each session, but to also be open and receptive to WHATEVER may happen. I ask them to expect NOTHING. Too often we will have an idea of what we WANT to happen (expectation), and if anything less happens, we are disapppointed thinking it didn't work. Better to staty open and receive... like a sponge... Soak it UP!
Q: DO I KEEP MY CLOTHES ON DURING REIKI?
A: YES! Reiki is a clothes-ON process of energy movement and balancing. If anynone asks yout ot ake your clothes off ebfore a Reiki treatment, you should be a bit suspect.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW REIKI IS WORKING?
A: Trust. Even if you don't feel or notice anything, often times a 3rd party observer WILL. I didn't even feel anything the first few times I received Reiki. I believe my energy was in a place that disabled me from feeling the subtle energies at first. That quickly changed during my 4th session.
Often times when someone's energy is in a place that makes it difficult to feel the energy flow, they will hear from a coworker or friend or relative who notices a change in them. 3rd-party validation is VERY powerful, because often times the 3rd party doesn't know that a healing took place. They only notice the change as a result. So, for those who didn't feel the energy the first time, I encourage repeat visits, with less expectation and mental chatter. I have received numerous messages and comments from clients who "felt nothing" and then received many comments from those around that something about them was different... better, even.
Typical comments from 3rd party noticers...
You "feel" different... more alive!" "You look HAPPY" "You look radiant" "You're glowing" "You look high!"
Q: HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL REIKI ENERGY HEALING SESSION:
A: A standard Reiki session takes about 40 minutes to complete. At On The Table, the session is a bit more involved and includes a discussion, a treatment (based on your intentions), a sharing of intuitive infomartion gathered during the session, as well as an oracle card reading afterwards for guidance and helpful "next steps". Please budget about 90 minutes for a healing session with us.
Q: CAN REIKI ENERGY HEALING BE PERFORMED FROM A DISTANCE?
A: Yes. Healing energy is transmitted from the practitioner to the receiver/client, through intent. In fact, think of it like this... Energy can be compared to radio waves, satellite signals, sonar, or whatever unseen vibrational frequency... cell towers... Intent is the signal and you are the atellite that directs the signal to the appropriate location geographically (in the world) as well as phsyically (if ailment is inside the body). Many distant healing recipients report feelng as though I was standing right next to them before during and after the session.
Q: CAN REIKI BE PERFORMED ON PETS?
A: Yes, in fact animas are the LEAST resisitant to energy healing. They LOVE it. Often times, they nestle under the table (with the crystals) and other times they just go lay down in their beds, if not on top their owner's lap on the table. So, yes, and they NEED it too. Too often they are kept inside all day and have only a few hours outside when, in fact they are supposed to be spending their entire lives outside (much like we are). Many doctors posit that this simple disconnection has been instrumental in the rise of disease in this and other "modern" countries.
Brain waves and heart waves can be measured AND do have a MEASUREABLE effect on the life force of animate objects.
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