What is Reiki?
Reiki is natural hands on healing using the universal life
force energy present in all living things. Reiki can work
on all levels – mental, physical, emotional or spiritual,
wherever you need it to flow.
The knowledge that an unseen energy flows through all living
things and is connected directly to the quality of health
has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient
times. The existence of this "life force energy"
has been verified by recent scientific experiments, and medical
doctors are considering the role it plays in the functioning
of the immune system and the healing process. Reiki is a technique
for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to
tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy"
to improve health and enhance the quality of life.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use
Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred
to the student by the Reiki Master. Its use is not dependent
on ones intellectual capacity or spiritual development and,
therefore, is available to everyone. It has been successfully
taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that
flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole
person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates
many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings
of peace, security, and well-being. Some have reported miraculous
results. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of healing
that everyone can use.
Reiki is a Japanese healing art that was synthesized into
being by Mikao Usui in the late 1800's in Japan. Mikao Usui
was a devout Buddhist, who, in his intense desire to understand
and work with methods of medicine and healing, developed Reiki.
"Reiki" is a Japanese word for the concept: "Universal
Life Energy". Reiki's initial stages can be learned by
anyone regardless of their personal philosophy and/or spiritual
belief system. Through the initiations of Reiki comes a "re-awakening",
a re-opening of the stronger healing potential that lies within
In Reiki, the healing energy is allowed to flow into ourselves,
and then WE, act as a vehicle - through which this energy
can be passed on to another individual via our hands. It becomes
natural to touch someone and allow this healing energy to
flow when someone is in pain, and to assist in relieving this
pain. A Reiki treatment restores balance and harmony to the
whole person, bringing about a sense of wellness.
A client remains dressed while receiving a Reiki treatment,
as Reiki will go through the material, including plaster casts.
The person being treated is not "healed" by the
Reiki practitioner. The client's healing comes from the "universal
life force" that flows through the practitioner. The
person giving Reiki is not drained of their own life energy,
but actually is replenished in the process. Reiki also protects
the practitioner from taking on the pain and dysfunction of
Reiki can relieve pain and acute problems quite rapidly.
Chronic illnesses may take a series of treatments, depending
on the specific nature of the disease. Whatever manifests
itself physically usually also has components on the emotional,
mental, and spiritual levels. Reiki honours the ecology of
the person by working on all these levels. Reiki goes beyond
the symptoms to treat the root cause of the dis-ease. When
we treat only the symptoms, we do not always get to the true
basis of the illness.
Reiki for horses (and all other animals).
I offer treatment sessions and training for reiki practitioners
in equine reiki. Horses are very perceptive and sensitive
and are very receptive to reiki healing, as are cats. I have
had some wonderful experiences with horses who have suffered
abuse or neglect in the past. I work with clair sentience
in that I can feel emotions in the client. By listening to
the horse I am able to feel what or where an issue may stem
from and help you and the horse move forward. Reiki can also
be very useful in speeding up the physiological healing from
injury, following the appropriate professional care. If you
think your horse might benefit, or you would like to learn
how to do reiki healing on your own horse, please contact
me for more details and to make an appointment.