Reiki is another word for life force, chi, prana, bio-electricity etc. It is the energy healing modality that originated with Mikao Usui in Japan in the 1800’s. It closely resembles the Christian practice of “Laying on of Hands”, being a channel for energy through the hands and intention/prayer.
Once attuned, Reiki is used by a person channeling their bio-energy to feed/or charge their or another’s energy, much like using jumper cables between cars.
It is very simple. We are batteries! With our bodies being 70% water, we can generate and hold charges. As our energy tries to adapt to stress and the many other things that have been shown to be harmful to our health, our batteries can run down, literally. In a weakened state, illness and injury can cause pain. Therefore, recharging your batteries, often, is good for vitality and prevention!
This life force energy can be directed by focused attention. Calming our minds from emotions reigns in our power (or energy) and helps us focus it. This is not avoidance, just a quick break to re-center.
As I mentally walk through each of these above statements, I allow my emotions to feel it and take a breath. It helps me put down the issues I have been allowing to well up and take over my mind sort of like the chaos of unattended children left too long without supervision.
Right now I can feel relief. I can always come back to justified anger or obsessive worry, but for now I am un-bothered.
It’s just a momentary pause for a breath, but now my shoulders feel lighter and I feel like I can breathe! My chest and throat relax. I have come back into my physical presence from “out there”. I am in here, and now 100%. I can go back to moving with a sense of focus and being able to be present, with recharged energy.
See how easy that can be? Just like taking supplements, eating right, or getting exercise, our mind and energy can be trained to healthy emotional habits. With daily practice your energy can grow stronger.
-And try a Reiki session. You’ll like it!