FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ): REIKI ENERGY HEALING
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. The pracittioner becomes a channel for higher virbational energy to pass through them to the recipient through their chakras in order to return the energy field to a state of balance. It does this by replacing old energy with new energy and repairing holes and tears in the aura. The practitioner gains acces to the energy field with permission from the recipient, through their chakras... like doors to a building.
Q: WHAT IS ENERGY and THE HUMAN ENERGY FIELD?
A: It has many names throughout the world: Ki, Chi, Qi, Prana, Reiki, and many more that all refer to it as the energy that pervades the universe. Universal Energy. Long story short... Energy is everything & Everything is energy. Thoughts are energy, emotions are energy, music is energy, light is energy... motion is kinetic energy. EVERYTHING is energy... and EVERYTHING is in motion... vibrating... just at different speeds and frequencies. Subatomic particles have no shape!
We call this vibration. Everything is vibrating at different frequencies. Energy is vibration, frequency and the most fundamental element of all of life, animate and inanimate. That means we all have energy, too... within and a bit outside of, our physical bodies. Heard of auras? You will! Heard of quantum physics? it is the bridge between science and spirituality. Google Kirlian Photography for awesome pictures of the "coronal discharge" or energy field of many different animate objects.
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Q: WHAT IS AN AURA?
A: In science it is called a bio-energy field. In energy-healing we call it an aura. These terms are interchangeable for the energy that pervades our entire being. It the energy you feel when you feel someone standing next to you that you idn't see standing there. The same way you can feel if someone is sad, or happy, or energetic, lethergic, depressed, etc. You are feeling their aura (energy field) mixing with yours. Hve you ever been rubbed the wrong way the minute you shook hands with them? You are feeling something sdissonant in their feild... or possibly it is something in yours. :) Your energy field (or aura) can develop weak points, tears, or even rip, hindering the energy flow to certain areas in your field. Reiki energy helps to repair the thining layers, tears and fissures that emotions and other energies can create.
Q: WHAT IS A CHAKRA?
A: Chakra in Sanskrit, stands for "wheel", because they look like a vortex, spinning energy into and out of your energy feild/aura. We have seven major chakras that correlate to the physical body that all correlate to particular organs, glandular and other bodily systems depending upon the location on the body. The chakras are the doors through which the practitioner (with permision) enters the aura and affects change to the energy field. There's much more to say but for our purposes here, it will suffice to say that chakras are the pistons to our energetic "engines".
Sometimes, chakras can get clogged or "blocked". Liken this to the way hair clogs up the shower drain and impedes the flow of the water. If you have hinderences or blocks... your energy will slowly feel lethargic and as if it gets depleted easily. Reiki energy helps to repair the blocks, heal the tears, remove metaphysical debris that might be stuck in your field but also restore high energy and magnetism to your energy field. In Reiki, chakras are the "doors" by which we access this human energy feild.
Q: WHY IS ENERGETIC BALANCE IMPORTANT?
A: Balance is important in all of life. Our physical bodies have mechanisms in place to conastantly try to keep us in homeostasis. Just like doctors have a goal of heping your body return to a state of physical balance (homeostasis), so do energy healers f=do for your energetic bodies. Stressors of all sorts can take us out of balance. Quick spats of anger, srutration, anxiety, and such are all signs of imbalance on some level (spiritual, mental/thought, or emotional... esecially if occuring repeatedly. Reiki energy healing helps to bring you back in balance promoting a more peaceful state of being.
Q: HOW DOES REIKI WORK?
A: Essentially, there is practitioner and a recipient (lying down or seated). The Reiki practitioner states an intention and becomes a channel or conduit through which higher vibrational energy is transferred to the recipient. Through a process including vibration, resonance and entrainment, your energy will shift to higher virbatios naturally. The energy is usually directed through the chakra system. I usally tell clients that it's like a blood transfusion... but for your energy field. Energy has in intelligence to its flow. And.. just as your lungs know when to breathe and your heart knows when to beat, your body knows what is needed and where. The energy is directed to affected area as is enters the body, no matter the location of pratictioners hands. The energy is also transferred to whatever level (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) for which it is needed and/or intended.
Q: HOW CAN REIKI BE FELT OR PERCEIVED?
A: Energy can be felt in MANY ways. 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? Sometimes we experience 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 throughout the body, high-pitched ringing in the ears, sudden temperature change INSIDE the body... and many more, including the comforting hands of angels on your shoulders while in a moving truck and metal barrier behind you. Come to a discussion about angels to learn more... more details available if you click the Workshops tab in the menu bar.
Q: IS REIKI PART OF ANY RELIGION?
A: Reiki is an ENERGY healing modality and does not belong to any specific religion. "Hands-on" healing has however, been a part of practically 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 energy healing is to encourage the body to return to a state of balance and harmony (homeostasis) on all levels (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) WHOLEistically. That return to balance is what allows the body to return to a healthy state, but it also involves 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 lie down and receive treatment as opposed to researching, and implementing self-healing modalities. I find that it helps to be in a state of complete mental and physical relaxation (non-activity) for a deeper and more effective result, especially in the beginning as you get used to the energy.
Q: CAN REIKI ENERGY HEALING REMOVE PHYSICAL ILLNESSES?
A: I am not a medical doctor however, what i can say, is that there have been quote a few happy coincidences where phsyical ailments have "oddly" disappeared after a client has received one or more Reiki energy healing sessions. Those ailments include an abatement of cataracts, anxiety, Hashimoto's Disease (a thyroid condition), migraines, joint pains, frozen shoulder, as well as a reduction in expected recovery time after surgery...
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A REIKI SESSION?
A: I always ask my clients to bring intentions to each session, but to also be open and receptive to WHATEVER may happen. I ask them to expect NOTHING. Too often we have an idea of what we WANT to happen (expectation), and if anything different happens, we might be disappointed, ad think that it didn't "work". Reiki always works. Better to staty open and receive... like a sponge... Soak it up, KNOWING it is working.
Q: DO I KEEP MY CLOTHES ON DURING REIKI?
A: YES! Reiki is a clothes-ON process of energy movement and balancing.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW REIKI IS WORKING?
A: Trust. Even if you don't feel or notice anything, often times someone eles WILL. I didn't 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 fourth session.
Often, when someone's energy is in a place that makes it difficult to feel the energy flow, they will hear from a coworker, friend or relative who notices a change in them. Third-party validation is VERY helpful, especially when the third party is unaware that a healing took place. So, for those clients who don't feel the energy the first time, I often will encourage at least one more visit, with perhaps less expectation and/or mental chatter. I have received numerous messages over the years from clients who "felt nothing" but then received many comments from those around that something about them was different... even better.
Typical comments from third parties... You "feel" different... more alive!" "You look HAPPY!" "You look radiant!" "You're glowing!"
Q: HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL REIKI ENERGY HEALING SESSION:
A: A standard Reiki session lasts about 40 minutes.
At On The Table, however, the session is more comprehensive and includes a preliminary discussion, a treatment (based on your intentions), a sharing of intuitive information 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. Intenet is not bound by distance. Focused thought is intent and intent can travel just like cell-phone waves. Just like you feel someone love for you ove teh phone. You are feeling their intent. Many distance healing recipients report feelng as though the practitioner was standing right next to them before during and after the session. Intent, via brain waves and heart waves, can be measured and DO have a MEASUREABLE effect on the life force of animate objects. For more info, click this link --> https://www.heartmath.org
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I RECEIVE A SESSION? HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS LAST?
A: the frequency is always something i leave up tot the client to feel in to and decide for themselves. I personally like to receive healing at least once a month. It helps me stay at a high vibration for my clients and many other around the world whom I serve. However, depending on what I might be experiencing, moving through or releasing, it may take more frequent sessions to assist the process.
Q: CAN REIKI BE PERFORMED ON PETS?
A: Yes, any living being can benefit from Reiki and, in fact pets usually LOVE energy healing, relaxing under the table (with crystals), curling up on their owners' laps, or lying in their beds during treatment. And like humans, pets feel the rebalancing that Reiki facilitiates. Like humans, pets can also get out of balance. For example, they are often kept inside all day and have only a few hours outside when, they are naturally supposed to be outside most, if not all day. Reiki can hep alleviate the physical and emotional effects of such modern living conditions, just as it does with humans.