Understanding Reiki

The Universe is made up of energy, we are all energy bodies, the mountains, the lakes, the animals in the Andes, the dogs and cats in your house they too are all made of energy.  Out of energy everything was created.    Some energies can be seen and some as yet cannot as they vibrate at such a high frequency like our own life force energy.   Life force energy can however be felt.

Reiki is a natural energy that can help us regain our vitality and restore our mental and physical balance, it comes from the heart, not the head.   Used on its own or in conjunction with a person’s existing medical regime it brings balance and peace on all levels, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and energetically.  Reiki is a hands on healing therapy that is simple, safe and easy.

When we are attuned and learn about Reiki we are then at a vibration to allow us to access this universal energy to help others heal.   We have become more in tune with ourselves and our own energy bodies and have gone through our own clearing processes after each attunement.   We are then in a position to channel the energy specifically to a certain part of a client’s body with our intention.  This energy has an intelligence of its own and so the saying “energy goes where is it needed” comes into play.   If we have our hands over a client’s head during a healing session the energy may actually go to their backs, if that is where it is needed most and this of course can often be felt by a client.  This is because of our body’s own intelligence.   Our body has in fact the capacity to heal itself which can be seen when one cut’s a finger and the wound eventually closes up.   During a Reiki session we are actually facilitating the body to heal itself and rid itself of the blocks that have formed.

It is important to note that a Reiki Practitioner does not heal someone else, what we do is in fact we facilitate another to heal themselves.   To think of ourselves as healers is to be on an ego trip!   Everyone including children from around 8 can learn to become a Reiki channel to both heal themselves and facilitate others to heal themselves and of course plants, animals, and anything made from energy!  We can also energise our food.

Reiki is not part of any religion, you do not have to believe in any particular God to be a Reiki practitioner, but however, if one does believe in God and the angels they can certainly be invoked and asked to help throughout a session – the more help the better!  Some practitioners work with Archangel Raphael who is the healing Archangel and whose emerald green light can bring comfort to certain healing sessions.   Many practitioners including myself combine crystal energy within Reiki sessions.   Certain crystals help with certain problems, but that’s another story!   Reiki treatments can be combined with lots of other therapies including massage, acupuncture etc.  at the end of the day it is the client that is the important part of the equation and as a practitioner you want to give the client the best healing session you possibly can.   Always ask a client first though if it is ok, it’s just best this way!

If you are a complete novice to energy work here is a simple exercise to allow you experience energy for yourself.

1.                 Raise your hands in front of your face with your palms facing each other and about a foot apart.

2.                 Slowly push the palms towards each other until they are about 6 inches apart, then bring the palms back to their original position.

3.                 Repeat this several times until you can feel the build up of energy between your palms.  When you are trying to bring your palms together you should feel some sort of resistance from the energy between your hands.

See you are an energist after all!

You can be a complete novice with energy work to start on a path of Reiki and you may just have a desire to improve your life in all areas.  It is with practice that we get more in tune with both ourselves and our clients.  We learn to trust ourselves and to work more intuitively, again intuition is something we all have and need to just trust and believe this.   It is also good to know if you are a complete beginner that there is nothing you can do wrong in a Reiki session so long as your intention is pure and for the highest good of the client!

For information on Reiki attunement with me which you can contact me at www.celticsoulessence.com.   After completing these attunements you can then go on to use Reiki on yourself for self healing of anything from physical ailments, to addictions, to inner child work, or just general well being. You can do Reiki sessions of your family and friends or work professionally at Reiki – the future is in your hands.

So as always … keep the faith,

Dolores Andrew-Gavin, EFT Master Practitioner, Reiki Master, Quantum Touch Practitioner


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