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Looking for an Alternative? Try Reiki!

We are opening to a new time where people are looking for new ways of doing things, new ways to feel better, new ways to heal themselves. So many people are finding that the old ways of doing things just don’t work anymore. Instead of masking problems with prescriptions people want to get to the source and finally heal. Many hospitals and medical communities are looking at more holistic and alternative options to offer patients that are considered complimentary medicine. Many people are questioning that there must be a better way. Collectively people are ready to move into a new time where we incorporate more into our well being and healing. We are understanding there is more than just physical symptoms to evaluate and heal. Because of this more people are becoming aware of Reiki and all its benefits. Over the past few years Reiki has become more well-known and it is becoming more accepted.



Reiki.org defines Reiki as a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."


So what can cause our energy to be low? Stress is a big factor as well as emotional issues. Did you know most physical symptoms are caused by emotional issues that are never resolved or healed within ourselves? These emotions then build and build until they finally manifest into a physical issue. Do you ever notice you might have some of the same physical symptoms flair up over and over again? This is because you never healed the emotional issue that is the root cause. We are so trained to just deal with the physical issue we never think where it all originates from – our emotions!


One of the main benefits of energy work such as Reiki is moving those stuck emotions before they manifest into a physical issue. I always like to describe Reiki as an oil change for your body’s energy. Get out the old ick and fill you up with new shiny energy. It is like taking a layer off and feeling lighter and more energized.


We carry so much extra energy around that we don’t need to. Whether that is worry, stress or even other people’s energy or their worry and stress! We carry old thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve us. We carry old memories of traumatic events that play over and over. All of that is like carrying around old baggage that we no longer need. We can put this down and let go and be free of it. We can have more energy for ourselves and feel better, lighter and happier. And part of what Reiki does is allow that old energy to be moved out of our bodies. It helps us speed up the healing process that we may have trouble doing on our own.


We also absorb so much energy from people and places around us. Without proper boundaries we can be like little sponges absorbing all the energy. Do you ever spend time in a place or around certain people and walk away feeling icky or heavy? You could be picking up those negative energies around you without even knowing it. Negative energy can also be so contagious it is hard to pull yourself out of it and move into a positive space. Have you watched the news or social media lately?! Try and be conscious of who and where you spend time and try to limit absorbing up that negative energy.


Also be sure to watch your own thoughts. Sometimes we can be so negative to ourselves that it can also manifest into physical issues. If you are constantly telling yourself how awful you are, or how you are not smart, pretty, successful….or “fill in the blank” enough. These thought patterns can cause harm to yourself emotionally and over time can turn into other health issues such as depression.


Do you see how we can absorb so much toxic energy either from outside or ourselves or internally? Then this energy can build up over time and eventually lead to physical issues within your body. Because our body is made up of energy. We don’t realize how much we can build up over a lifetime. Imagine if you never washed your car. How much dirt and grime would accumulate on it? How would it look, feel or run? Our bodies are exactly like that car. We can accumulate so much ick and it just keeps building up until we do an energetic cleanse such as Reiki.


So, if you’re looking for an alternative or want to try a new way Reiki is a wonderful option. It can help remove that layer of ick and help you feel better. There have even been physical healings that can happen as you remove the emotional issues. It really depends what you are open and ready to heal and release. Reiki is a great option to help you through that process.


If your already receiving Reiki treatments, then you know how beneficial they can be! Share your experiences with people when they are looking for a new alternative. Listen to your own body and know when it is time for that energetic cleansing. Get a fresh start with a Reiki treatment so you can feel more energetic and see things more clearly. Be open to all the benefits that a Reiki treatment can bring to your life!


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