Reiki is gaining in popularity as more and more people are seeking out complementary therapies for their health and overall wellness. Reiki is currently offered in well known hospitals such as Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic as well as more than 60 US hospitals where Reiki has been adopted as part of patient services, according to a UCLA study. With more and more hospitals offering Reiki as a complement to traditional medical therapies, the benefits to energy healing are beginning to be recognized and implemented in the medical field. Reiki not only enhances traditional forms of medical treatments but it also helps to alleviate side effects that may be experienced during treatments and recovery.
Reiki allows a deep relaxation of both the body and mind, calming the nervous system and releasing deeply held tensions in the body. It accesses the intelligent energies within the body that knows what the body needs for healing. The body is comprised of very complex energies that all work together for optimal health and overall well being, if the energies get blocked or stuck they may get out of alignment and can cause physical or emotional problems. Good health and happiness are how we are supposed to live so when we get back into energetic alignment our health and happiness get activated a positive way and we live our lives from a pure natural state of ease and flow. Energy healing can help balance the energies so they move in more cohesive patterns supporting both physical and emotional health.
Reiki is very gentle and non-invasive, and can be combined safely with all medical treatments and medications. It is a great gift to both your body and mind to receive a session. Knowing what to expect can help you feel more comfortable when trying Reiki for the first time. You will be asked to lay fully clothed on a massage table except for your shoes, generally the lights will be dimmed and relaxing music is played. The practitioner will lightly place their hands on different areas of the body which activates the flow of energy. The practitioner is only the vessel and does not provide the energy, the energy is life force energy that comes from all living things that we all have access to. A session is deeply relaxing and afterwards clients often feel a deep peace and well being in both body and mind. There are many reasons to get Reiki as it can help with just about any health condition from stress and anxiety to reducing pain and helping with addictions. It is also widely used in Cancer treatments and other chronic health conditions. One of the best reasons to get Reiki is it can make you feel better. Reiki soothes the body and mind and makes one feel more connected and grounded leading to an increased awareness to what you are thinking and feeling. So often illogical thinking and conditioned reactions make us waste a lot of time not living in a purposeful way. We are angry, irritated, impatient or fearful and so are not relaxed or peaceful in our interactions with friends or family. Reiki can help you feel more in control of yourself and your life and allows you the chance to choose your thoughts and reactions helping you live a more peaceful and centered life.
Reiki can help you begin to dissolve the familiar patterns of worry and anxiety by living more grounded and in the present moment. As Byron Katie says "It is not the world that makes us suffer it is our thoughts about the world that cause suffering." Reiki can help keep your thoughts in check by making you more aware of the thoughts that can keep getting recycled over and over, the ones that have been telling the same story for 20,30 or even 40 years. These stories never seem to get old but elicit the same emotions of fear, anger and generalized anxiety. Most of the time these thoughts never come true but it seems that the threat is always looming. Reiki can help you discover that your mind is taking you for a ride and you are no longer in control but are just at the mercy of fearful and irrational thought patterns.
Reiki can help reduce fatigue, when you are feeling lethargic or unmotivated. It can replenish your energy and allow more ideas and creative solutions to surface on there own without as much effort and struggle. Often when we are entrenched in problems we are struggling so hard to try to find a solution we get stuck and paralyzed. Reiki can help you relax and allow the solution to surface from within. It lifts you out of a stuck place and frees up your energy so you can get out and enjoy life.
Reiki can help you have more clarity of what you want in life. It helps you to be able to make better decisions about how to spend your time and work toward your goals. It can help you be more clear about your goals so you fall less into the trap of doing what you think others want and more spending time on what you want to do. Reiki can help you get in contact with a deeper part of yourself that always feels calm and centered allowing this connection to naturally lead you to your truest desires and life purpose.
Reiki can also help you make changes in your life, which is not easy for lots of people. Change can be letting go of old habits or releasing responsibilities that no longer serve you and take up too much of your time. Change often requires moving in a completely new direction and getting out of your comfort zone. This can be unsettling and scary but Reiki can help you feel guided and reminds you that there is something bigger and more intelligent at work. It helps you have the feeling we are all here for a larger purpose and everything is going to be okay, it will all work out just fine if we relax and trust, this is the gift we can give ourselves when we silence the mind and feel the well being that is all around us.