Friday, May 18, 2012

Intro to Reiki

Introduction to Reiki
There is no belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive or learn to give a Reiki treatment, the only prerequisite is the desire to be healed.

A Reiki treatment.
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient just lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position and the practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole (clothed) body. A full treatment usually takes about an hour with each position held for several minutes.
Which conditions can Reiki help?
It is possible to heal at any level of being: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Acute injuries can be helped to heal very quickly but more chronic illness takes longer. Reiki healing can be given anywhere at any time as no special equipment is needed.
Reiki supports all forms of treatment both orthodox and complementary.

What are the Reiki degrees?
In the first degree, four of your energy centers are reawakened and attuned. The energy centers are known as chakras. The first degree attunements are primarily focused on the physical body, so that it can respond by opening up to accept and transfer quantities of the life force energy. The attunements will raise the vibratory level of the four spiritual centers: the crown, the third eye (forehead), the throat, and heart chakras.
In the second degree, you learn distant healing and the symbols that are used for sending and projecting this energy. It is good to wait at least 3 weeks before taking the second degree in order for the energy to 'settle down', but this is up to the student. After the Reiki Two attunement, students often find themselves more aligned to their Higher Selves.
`The third level is sometimes separated into 2 stages - stage one gives a further initiation and stage two gives the knowledge to be able to teach.

Dr Usui set down Five Spiritual Principles written by the Meij Emperor which are probably more well known written like this -
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings,
Just for today I will not worry,
Just for today I will not be angry,
Just for today I will do my work honestly,
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.

These five principles are not set down to constrict you but to help you expand.
Prior to your attunement it is good to drink plenty of spring water, eat fruit and raw vegetables in order to start the cleansing of your body because after the attunement a period of detox. can take place. This can and I repeat 'can' but not necessarily last up to 21 days. It can be anything from snuffles, crying for no reason, headache, a general malaise and a gassy tum!! If you have no after effects it does not mean you have not received your attunement simply that your body doesn't detox in such an obvious way.
If possible take yourself into a quiet place, light candles, burn incense or essential oil, play some new age music and very important - take the phone off the hook!!
Take some time to meditate and calm your mind - maybe imagine walking through a beautiful garden or a crystal cave or swimming with dolphins but try to avoid writing the shopping list or planning your next party!!

The attunement process takes about 15 mins or so , your own intuition will probably tell you when your initiation is over. You may like to have a notebook to write down any experiences you may feel or sense. You may see colors or feel a presence nearby.
Do not get up quickly as you may feel a bit spacey so don't rush off to do the shopping if possible - simply take it easy for 30 mins or so and drink plenty of water.
Then start using Reiki. First on yourself; and then on your family and friends. Don't forget your pets and your plants. All living things benefit from Reiki.
Even the car can benefit when it refuses to start on a cold morning!!
But there are no hard and fast rules here. Your own intuition often will tell you where to put your hands and you can be reassured that Reiki is a bit like an aspirin - it goes where it is needed!

Until next time....  Be blessed.    

(I did not write this, I got this from a group that I belong to, but it's great information on Reiki, so I wanted to pass it along to others)


  1. This is great info. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    1. Thank you Debra Ann for stopping by and enjoying my blog. That means a lot to me. I do post things on the metaphysical which some do not believe, but I enjoy it and I live it, so it's a part of who I am. :-) I also post about my family or our situations. Tomorrow's post will be about the ghost tour I'm going on tonight and if I find anything. Then next week I start talking about animal spirit guides. :-)

  2. I saw this post in your archives and had to read it! I've actually completed Reiki Level 1 and was thinking of moving on to Level 2, but then things got crazy and it just never happened. At any rate, I was led to Reiki by some physical problems...I have severe fibromyalgia, which caused me to have to leave my job and give up a lot of what I loved to do. I was in such severe pain every day, and the pain pills only did so much. I was looking for relief any way I could get it, and honestly, at the time, Reiki seemed sort of far-fetched to me, but hey, I was desperate so I tried it. I really didn't expect to feel much of anything during my first treatment, so imagine my surprise when, 20 minutes in, I felt like I was floating in a tranquil sea of purple light...I felt no pain, no tension...just peace. It was the first time in years I had NOT been in pain. Of course, it didn't last forever...once I "came back down" I was back in the pain again, but I decided that I wanted to learn how to do it for myself so that I could help myself out if I needed to. Hence, I took the Reiki 1 class.

    Anyway, it's been a long road (I was diagnosed 11 years ago), but it's amazing how suffering can transform the soul. I was forced to grow because of the address underlying issues that I didn't even know I HAD, and as a result, I was able to let go of a lot of spiritual pain. It's so ironic how my physical body hurts, but my spirit has been freed. I now live each day in love and joy...despite the pain...and I've let go of a lot of the "hangups" tied up with the ego and the world. It's so odd, but my illness has freed me to see things as they really are--I see what's truly important, and also what doesn't really matter at all. I don't worry about what people think of me anymore...I don't worry about whether people will like me...I know who I am, and I know I radiate love and acceptance to all around me. And I've gotten so much love returned to me!

    Anyway, I'm totally blathering on here...but you have opened up so much on your blog about who you are and what you felt like a safe place to do the same!

    I'm wishing you continued blessings!
    Smiles, Jenn

    1. Hi Jenn,
      I used Reiki on my tiny brain aneurysm, it was originally 4mm when I was first diagnosed, but with doing reiki treatments I've been able to shrink it down to 2.5mm. My aneurysm is very old the doctor tells me, so it poses very little risk to me and the doctor feels that I've had it for many years. It was found when I had an MRI/MRA on my brain because of severe migraines. I also suffer with severe back pains - I have 3 different diagnoses in my back so I use reiki on my back as well. Like you said, the pain pills only do so much and then your body gets used to them. So far I'm good because I will only take a pain pill if my pain level is at a 7 or above, usually by then I'm almost in tears, so I just want the pain to stop.

      Reiki works on the spiritual level as well, which I love. It has helped me accept me for who I am - I'm a medium who finally came out of the closet a few years ago. I know that I am a good person with a lot of love in my heart, I am a social person and enjoy being around people, but I'm not worried about what people think of me anymore. Some would say that I'm strange and that's ok... I love me for me. Have you ever tried Zimbate? It's a stronger form of Reiki. It's harder to find people who are trained in Zimbate, but the energy that is produced is extreme! I would give it a try, usually the first treatment is 1 1/2 hrs to 2 hours long, but you are so tranquil that the time passes quickly and you are so relaxed. It's also a great time to connect with your loved ones who have passed because there is so much energy flowing around.

      I'm glad you are enjoying my blog! Like I said, every day it's something new. :-)

      Many blessings to you as well!